I enjoy using good old chaos sigil magick on a regular basis, and over time I have noticed a trend, both with myself and others I have spoken to/ listened to and read from. Every so often we get a manifestation that begs the question: Was my choice of intent due to my subconsciously picking up the thought, almost like a radio signal?
In example: The system I use for chaos magick involves mixing sigils for things I do not care remotely about with ones that I do care for. About two weeks ago I figured I would make a sigil for something I do not care for, so I made one to have a newspaper brought to my home. I drew it out, gave it a pre-charge, and went about my day. My mate comes home and she had gotten the mail on the way in. There is a local newspaper mixed in with the envelopes. "What’s the newspaper for (she sometimes uses them for projects)? “Oh, nothing. It was in the mailbox.” It turns out the local rag was running a promotion and sending all town residents free newspapers for a week to drum up sales.
Now of course I did not cause this. That paper was printed and on the mail truck before I had even decided to sit and make a sigil that day, and I never read the newspaper where I am; I consider them all crap. The fact remains that I picked up on this.If this had been a solo incident, or one of a very few, I would chalk it up to coincidence (yes I know that magick is directed coincidence but sometimes a cigar is just a cigar), but over a long period I have noticed it happen enough times where I have ruled that explanation out in my mind.
I think it is a case of unintentionally getting a “download” from a collective subconscious. Someone knew there was a paper on it’s way to my home, this thought was out there, and my third eye picked up that thought like a radio receiver. Not in a miss Cleo, bullshit sense, but in an as yet unexplained function of our minds that is an atrophied option for our species as a whole.
This kind of thing is why I tend to lean towards an external model regarding spiritual energy. There is a common element all things have, in terms of being, but it seems like there is an autonomous aspect that is often unappreciated, and it goes beyond the subjective experience of the individual. It’s kind of like the age old conundrum: If a tree falls in the woods and there are no ears to hear it does it make noise? My answer is this: It will make a vibration from the impact of the fall, but there are no ears to perceive that vibration in what we could call noise. The trees that surround it would feel those vibrations, but in a range of senses and perceptions that we cannot appreciate because we have no way to translate there experience in a way we could understand. Regardless, the vibration resulting from impact is objective and separate from the ground, the falling tree, or anything else able to have some kind of interaction with that vibration, even though all of them are still intrinsically linked in the scenario. The vibration enters the physical forms around it and do their thing, but those same vibrations would not exist without the entirety of it’s surroundings; perception is moot in this case, because inanimate material with no consciousness is still part of the equation.