Excellent advice. I get chest pains just glancing at that huge paragraph. I’d bet there are tons of run-on sentences too! Hahaha!
Pro tip: if you don’t know anything about magick whatsoever (which is absolutely fine! We were all there once) then we can help you best if you focus on the goal/s you hope to achieve from learning magick - scattershot questions about different techniques, like chakras, how to summon demons, cast spells, etc., tend to be the type of things it would honestly take a book to answer - and may not get you closer to your goal!
By all means research these using the Search function, and of course, normal search engines, but it helps members here to help you, if you try to keep things a bit focused and specific.
Magick is about results, and staying focused on those might save you time and feeling overwhelmed, especially when it comes to the different methods used to contact spirits or build personal power.
This has come up a few times in recent weeks so I’m posting this, not as a “Rule” or anything, just a friendly guideline to help people get the targeted help they need.
Some other useful things:
✦ there’s no rule on here against “thread necromancy” (finding a really old topic, and replying to it to ask a question or make a comment), so if you find a post from maybe 2012 using Search and want to reply, go for it - there’s some really good stuff buried away!
✦ the older posts on this forum aren’t an infallible and complete guide to magick, so unlike some other forums, we don’t expect you to have read them all and verified that there’s nothing remotely like your question before asking.
However, using the Search function is advised, because it will save you time, and also, the number of people who will be logging in at any one time and have nothing better to do than reply in depth, when they’ve probably already posted their amazing experiences (and answered follow-up questions) and don’t wish to repeat themselves, will be smaller than the combined mass of topics covered here over several years, so don’t miss out by not using it!
✦ if someone posted something cool and you need to know more, click on their membername to see their profile, and find out when they last logged in - if they haven’t been online for weeks or even months, they may not see your question, but hopefully someone else will respond in a helpful way. Just a tip there to avoid hurt feelings!
✦ All forums thrive on new members and the enthusiasm that you bring, your voice is welcome and your eagerness to learn is respected, so if in doubt - ASK - post in this section, New Magician Help or if you want, PM me to find out where to post something, or post a reply to this thread - I’ll reply as soon as I can.
I don’t offer any paid magickal services whatsoever, and don’t usually have time to take on magickal projects for free (I have a life!), but I can usually direct you to a thread or other resource that might help, and other members may have some helpful suggestions as well.
Finally, if in doubt, hire a pro! Look on BecomeALivingGod.com, under Rituals & Consultations.
Or view the Program Catalog for in-depth magickal training and detailed instructional books and video courses.
Hope this helps, and avoids anyone feeling put upon (older members) or put off (new people who join every day!).
This website of the golden dawn has great resources and pdfs of a lot of classics that are discussed often that are public domain goetia, grimorium verum, grand grimoire, abremalin etc. Scrolled down to magical grimoire section.
Oh no not The Golden Dawn! Kidding. They have great stuff. I own the big hardcover edition of their work. It is not easy to digest, but filled with gems.
I’m adding this tutorial link here:
In spring 2017 this forum was upgraded to new Discourse software which has functionality, fluidity, and features we could only DREAM of on the old system!
However while many thousands of threads dating back as far as 2012 were successfully imported, a small number of internal links were broken in the process, and I’m posting this because a member just contacted me with one such example.
What you can always do is, see the broken URL, like this example:
The bit right before the message numbers in the URL (in this link, /msg21806/#msg21806) will be the topic’s original title.
In this case, the URL contains elixir-of-manifestion and this is the original topic title.
If you paste it into Search and remove the dashes (these things - ) to create elixir of manifestion (complete with the typo from the OP!) you will see the thread.
This is the post with the recipe:
Thanks to @TheStorm for raising the question and prompting this post.
Wondering if magick is worth it?
Take a look at this AWESOME compilation by @verdo of member’s most striking successes, complete with full, juicy, details:
And thank you for the reminder of something I meant to post:
- Because this forum’s software doesn’t make threads into pages of 20, 25 posts, you can use temporary bookmarks to easily return to the last post, if you find yourself reading a very long thread, or anything that’s too much for one session.
This saves a lot of catchup-scrolling, especially if your internet’s slow or your system’s not crazy about anything too complicated. It also saves you having to store weirdness in your browser’s bookmarks/favourites, if other people use that device.
Delete the bookmark when you’re done, use it as a short-term placeholder.
People have been having success using a method given by forum member @AdamThoth so I’m going to link this here as well:
Couple of quick usability tips:
- If you drop in a link but it looks weird
This is a onebox, it’s where a link turns into a curated mini-preview of the site:
If a link you are posting oneboxes badly (by which I mean the page shows, for example, just an image from that site or looks wrong in some other way) you have the option to post a screengrab if it’s helpful or summarises the link, and then the link below.
To prevent ANY link oneboxing just put something before it on the same link, for example “Link” or another short description, so long as it’s on the same line it won’t try anything smart. Example using the same link as above:
On some occasions it will also have the name of the link, as with the link for this thread: Some Member Resources & Tips
- Handling PMs
Some people asked me if it’s possible to delete PMs, the answer is no, but you can mass dump them in Archive to keep your Inbox nice and empty, which gives a great feeling of inner peace.
Just click the menu icon (above Topic) to the top left of where the message titles are, it will open checkboxes, select all, and dum them into Archive - messages that are replied to later will pop back into your Inbox, but it clear the clutter.
You may have to run this a few times if you have vast numbers of messages, it seems the system will only move so many at once.
- Dark skin for the forum
This forum has an optional dark theme, which can be more restful for long reading sessions, you will need to be logged in to set it, information and a preview here:
PM me with usability questions or anything technical, if I can’t help I can find the information for you.
Bookmarked. Thank you for this @Lady_Eva.
Cool. Thank you
Member tutorial that’s incredible:
Also, this is pretty decent:
Since many come here looking for spells to get their ex back, this link should be their first stop.
Looks like I’ve got some reading to do.
Bump for this: