You can’t teach power.
Like wealth or desire it is completely personal and intricately woven into the life-body-being of the one who possesses it.
Ergo, if Black Magick is primarily concerned with increasing the Power of the Magician, then the perspective-mind-thoughts-beliefs of said Magician, are- Is the most important part of the equation.
Video courses, rituals, archetypes, entities, materials (all-of-it) are useless, without a grounded sense of power.
So what is Power?
In my personal opinion, Power is the blanket term we use for a series of conditions we associate Strength, Influence, and Change.
In other words,
- you can’t weild Power, unless you HAVE SOMETHING to change
- you can’t desire or expect Power (in a tangible visceral sense), unless you have a SERIES OF GOALS to excel THROUGH.
- you can’t weild or desire Power, if you think “Everything’s fine, just the way it is” (RHP thinking)
So for example, careers that tend to cultivate Power/ Power-minded People include:
- lawyers, business owners, sales, marketing, Artists, Musicians, Performers, (the entertainment industry), security agencies (police, CIA, etc), politics, inventors, entrepreneurs, bankers, gangster, black market, (to a lesser degree religious orders) etc.
In other words, any kind of employment that has a LIMITLESS ASCENT can, and most often will, BREED a desire for power.
Because the job itself, with all the intricate details, endless goals, and higher benchmarks, provides the 2ND HALF to the Equation of Power.
All these processes, visualizations, tools, and inner works, NEED an outer criteria, to measure their power. (Perhaps… Even Demons and Gods look to the Flesh Incarnate (that’s us) for the measure and value of THEIR Power, else what’s the point of building and destroying a thousand kingdoms in the blink of an eye, unless the joy and terror of those experiences can be trangibly measured/ evaluated/ given human significance?)
I suppose I’m railing against the obnoxious question of “What is Real?” when we ask “What is Power?”
Eastern Mystics and RHPers down play Power (as dangerous or foolish or quaint) while modern Materialists treat it like radioactive plutonium, urging those to (Be careful, or “think of the children” or “What if Everyone did what you’re doing?” - Golden rule logic)
The Black Magician (as were calling ourselves for now) is the only Archetype capable of both possessing Power (its potential and consequences) and and acting on it.
But you’ve got to have an unfulfilled desire, for Power to swoop in and bridge the gap.
And you’ve got to be surrounded by opportunities to change and exploit, to develope and sustain an insatiable appetite for Power.
Personally, I believe the #1 thing EVERY Demon/ God/ Entity desires themself-
Is to see the collective appetite for Power, GROW RAVENOUSLY, exponentially, almost ruthlessly, in every direction.
This is the true Evil of the Left Hand Path. This is the root cause of fear and discomfort amongst Magick practitioners, and societal elites.
Power is Currency,
And our economy (made of each one of us, one at a time) ought to break out of these quaint little cottage communities, and build industrial cities’s worth of Desire and Power.