Despite my lengthy absence from contributing to this forum (with the exception of my post on Timothy’s new booklet), I still enjoy reading others’ posts.
I have mostly been just too tired from working construction in the heat. But also, I have been trying to re-evaluate my goals in life and what tools are the best for getting me there.
When I first got into magick, I (like a huge majority of aspiring magicians I think), was hoping that it would be an easy way to bring me two things: money and love/sex. With a bit of experience and the confirmation of other magicians on this forum, I have learned that those are the two of the hardest things for magick to provide. I have come to the conclusion that mundane means work much better. So that is what I am focusing on. To loosely paraphrase EA from one of his videos: Alchemy can definitely convert substances into other substances. Straw can be turned into gold. But it would take a lifetime just to produce a tiny amount. Just think about how much more money you could make by simply going to school and getting a job."
However, that doesn’t mean that magick will not have a place in my life. Meditation has given me some pretty accurate premonitions. It also helps me just calm my mind and have a better day. The law of attraction has given me a couple cool, small accomplishments.
I am pretty sure that evocation is not for me. I just can’t get it to work. I’m too much of a science minded empiricist to successfully “act” like I am feeling their presence when I don’t. EA once said that if western magick fails to work for some people, sometimes he will recommend Haitian Voudon. Maybe that will be in my path someday.
But I still may consider trying to use western magick for bigger things at some point. So here is a question: What would be the best way to use magick to help bring an enjoyable career into my path for which I am already qualified? I’m not necessarily talking about a field that requires specialized training like a doctor. But, rather, a career that would value my general college background. Is this something that anybody has had success with doing?