I have been exploring the concept of the purpose and function of the energetic body in the use of magic. Seeing how much is actually set in stone and how much is based on the individual. here has been my findings:
The acausal body(I use this terminology because I see it as encompassing the physical, mental, astral, etheric, etc. basically I see it as the total product.) is defined by individual exploration. this is one of the reasons individual “fade away” after death. it is because they were never that solid to begin with. this is also the reason you have so many systems for the energetic body(such as the system with 3, 5,7, and 13 chakras), the are creating/developing the systems as they use them.
the normal individual is closer to a fetus than a developed energetic being.
Once you understand this concept you can augment the body, both physically and spiritually with different “programs” at your discretion. on a physical level this allows you to tune up or strengthen muscles and slow down aging. this may also be the secret behind shape shifting. the other side of the coin is techniques like shielding(though that is a very simple use).
the only limits on your body is your beliefs.
the key to all magic is the individual acausal body and states of consciousness. everything else is just a tool to strengthen this body.
For example when you first start working with a spirit they will probably be doing most of the work, leading to some mixed results. then as you continue to use this spirit the pathways necessary in the body become strengthened(like a muscle) leading to more successful results. eventually leading to where you can manifest your desire without any prompting or barely any effort. this is because the energetic body has been strengthened to the point of being a finely tuned machine.
this is why strengthening the physical body is so important, as well as working on your own psychology and emotional states.
emotions are extremely important to evocation as they are they key to tapping into the entities “frequency” I don’t know if those emotions are what the entity feels, or what their energy feels like and the emotions are just a metaphor. I’m not even sure that emotions are the right word to use as through contact with certain entities you will enter states that we do not have word for but feel similar to emotions in a way. think of your emotions as a radio and the key to contacting the entity is tuning the dial. this is the reason prepatory immersion is so important.
so to the more experienced magicians does this sound right to you? what specifically is off?