This may end up being a controversial topic, which I welcome, as I am interested in opinions, beliefs, personal experiences. I am, after all, on a journey on the Left Hand Path which at its nature is antimonial to begin with, as well as chaos magick and choosing what works for myself.
That being said, what titles, labels, would you use in your craft or workings? Magus? Priest? Shaman? When do these apply, under which circumstances?
Personally I haven’t been doing rituals or performing spells yet. I want to have a solid foundation. I want to be sure that I will be able to handle what I do. My focus right now is theoretical before the practical application. Reading as much as I can. Meditation. I am following along with both Mason’s DRB as well as Kelly’s Apophis as they are specific to the path I have chosen, and have received my awakening flame project from the Temple of Awakening Flame to begin my initiation. I am taking my time to prepare before I begin the project.
That being said, clearly I have not been initiated or accepted into the temple. However I am committed to my path and my purpose. So I refer to myself as a black Magus.
Some may agree. Some may say it’s too soon and I haven’t earned the right. Opinions? Thoughts?
I’d also welcome suggested tags for this topic as I was unable to find some that are appropriate to the post.