Hi everyone. As someone who’s new to magick, all I know and all I have working from are the teachings of EA, his videos and writings. I’m not kissing his ass or anything but, sincerely, from what I’ve seen in the books and from you here in the forum, pretty much anything you could ever want, well most mundane desires at least, like money,success,love,sex,admiration and so forth, could be manifested by means of evocation, or simple candle and sigil magick.
A few years ago when I first started researching into the occult, all this stuff seemed extremely over complicated. People would recommend extensive knowledge of the occult and recommend like hundreds of books, from authors like Crowley, Franz Bardon, Waite, and the like. And the books themselves were kinda tricky to fully grasp cos many aren’t like practical stuff but seemed to teach lots of history, literature and not something you could apply right away like I’ve been able to do right now. And so far, that’s exactly why I’m really satified with BALG because of the “dogma free” kinda thing, so you can start changing your life pretty much instantly if you’re really serious.
So finally my point is, in your oppinion, for beggining magicians such as myself, to what extent such general understanding and knowledge of the occult could be helpful and must be acknowledged?