I think the world is seriously lacking videos that depict actual rituals being performed. With movies showing people that they can expect demons to full on manifest in a video for all to see with smoke, fire rising from thin air, evil laughter in the distance, light flashes, orbs, too many people just have an unrealistic expectation of what ritual really entails. Both skeptics and new magicians are quick to dismiss something as fake if it doesn’t take on a Hollywood appearance.
E.A. has started to show the world what a live ritual really looks like and aside from his channel, various youtube searches only brings up movie clips and amatuer home videos made by kids attempting to further Hollywoodized ritual with stupid kids popping up in the screen dressed like halloween creatures and special FX that have been added in. This kind of stuff only serves to make people take ritual even less serious.
What I plan on doing is releasing a series of video showing what really goes on during a ritual. I have been filming myself doing various tasks and will be uploading some of the footage to youtube starting tonight. I think showing people what magick really looks like up close will not only help keep the thrill seekers at bay but help new magicians understand what NOT to expect. Not only will this educate newer magicians so they don’t come to magick with delusional and false expectations but it may help to decrease the number of newbies all together when people realize that magick simply does not appear on film in real life like it does in the movies.
I don’t know about you, but I get sick and tired of the continuous fashion trends created by these wannabe vamp goth kids who think magick is a fun way to entertain themselves and they tell all their friends which every year, leads to a new wave of hopeful new magicians who are only getting involved with the occult because they think it’s something it’s NOT. It’s just a fad and a trend for these people, one that quickly fades away when they realize how it really works and looks on film and because they were lead to magick with such high unrealistic hopes, when it turns out to be not what they expected they can’t simply embrace it and learn to live with it, they give it up entirely and then make fun of it, telling others it’s not real.
So if my videos can help educate others on what magick is NOT then hopefully we can get a new trend started where only serious occult seekers attempt to join the ranks of others like us, those who still like the idea of magick even after discovering the truth and push some of these idiot thrill seekers to the curb before they even get started.