[quote=“Illustrious, post:8, topic:4522”]Ahh. This makes a lot of sense… And confirms my suspicions that something has been missing… Something very important.
When I think of magick, I think of having the power to affect the world as one sees fit. As I studied, and learned, gradually I came to see that that is basically seen as impossible… And I just couldn’t accept that.
Now it all makes sense…[/quote]
You CAN shape the world how you want it. Maybe not fling fireballs at the guy who cut you off this morning, but dating a Ten, landing a sweet job, destroying enemies, get out of legal trouble, read minds, divine the future, all of these and more are possible. The magician shapes his world exactly how he wants it.
In fact, all of the above is, in my opinion, the only thing that objectively separates a deluded, schizophrenic fool from a truly enlightened occultist.