I’m probably not making any friends here, but fuck it.
WHAT IS UP WITH THE LAZINESS AND LARPING IN OUR COMMUNITY?!?!?!
I think we have all seen a post like this. Something like “I never did magick before. I just called upon (spirit x) and he told me this and that and this and it was beautiful!!!”.
What the serious fuck. It is goddamn insulting to anyone who has actually put in the time and work to get where they are to have to guess who is full of shit and who had a rare spirit encounter. Newsflash, unless you are a highly gifted psychic or a schizophrenic, there is about a 99% you most certainly did not have a full manifestation of an entity complete with touch, sight and sound, right off the bat.
I may not be the fastest learner, but even if you triple the speed of my own progress, the timelines presented by most folks are off by more than a little.
I can tell pretty quickly who is doing the work. Reading, practicing daily. They ask certain questions, and very very often feel discouraged by their lack of progress. Those also happen to be the ones that will end up being the more powerful, competent and HONEST magickians.
It amazes me how many people never banish, or in some cases do not even know how to do so properly. Yet somehow they never have anything to say but how awesome all their experiences are.
It amazes me how many people want to go for evocation, the holy grail of many magickal systems, before they can even work a pendulum or understand the energies involved in tarot or runes.
I am shocked at how many people have no history building their astral senses or meditating, but they have full blown conversations with spirits that stand before them.
I am also shocked that none of these folks ever have any horror stories to tell. I have a few if anyone wants a goddamn reality check. A few. Like most people who are actually doing the work. Not nightly social events with daemons. In my life I have had a handful, a SMALL handful of ‘holy shit!’ moments. Most competent magickians worth their reputation will tell you the same thing.
I am also completely shocked that you rarely see these folks ever mention being scared shitless. And please, save me the schtick about swallowing your fears. If these folks cannot even be bothered to learn to banish or read energy then what are the odds that they have full control of their fear when a fucking daemon pops up for real?
I normally would not give a rat’s ass, but I noticed that very often some piss poor advice is given to beginners, and this should almost be considered criminal. Here’s an example:
“I’ve never done magick, where should I start?”
"Brah, just evoke a demonic King."
Yeah, nothing could possibly go wrong with that…
Now, granted, some folks are genuinely gifted with spirit sight, but most of us are not. From the amount of folks I see talking about constant conversations with entities right off the bat, I would have to say half the population was born a gifted medium. Which they were not.
If it was all this easy, don’t you think half the fekkin planet would be in the middle of a ritual, even as I type this?
If I have offended you, you are probably exactly the person I am describing. If not, it means you are either doing the work or have enough faith in your own UPG that my meager opinion means nothing.
Now, for the love of life, can we get back to doing some magick?