By Norman R. Kraft
For the individual wishing to embark upon a competent path in magic, in a position the place a operating team isn't tested, or for the person that easily seeks a solitary perform, Ogdoadic Magick is the ideal resource. every little thing the start up might hope is located in those pages: a starting place in magical ethics, an exploration of Jungian archetypes as magical instruments, wards and warding, tips to create a paranormal gown, an creation to the 5 parts and the Qabalah, in addition to good directions for setting up a regular and weekly perform. Norman Kraft's Ogdoadic Magick begun as a coaching guide for participants of a latest mystical order, the Aurum Solis, of their first initiatory measure. This publication takes the beginner step by step via a whole 12 months of magical perform. Kraft's paintings features a transparent definition of magic, drawing on resources in the Aurum Solis and from different revered traditions. He solutions the query "How does magic work?" with an insightful dialogue of the real paintings of magic: the invention and enlightenment of the real self.
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Feel the vibrations of the sound transfer to your body and enter your visualization, as if a large and ancient bell had rung from somewhere within the castle above. Make sure you can clearly hear the bell within your visualization. Strike the bell again, gently. Again, integrate the sound into your visualization. After two or three times, you will find that you can ring the bell in your visualization without needing to ring the physical bell in your hand. When you can do that, go on to the next step.
Ahead. Several Egyp- If, for reasons of health or environment, it is distressing or not tian gods are shown possible for you to hold your lungs empty for three heartbeats, sitting in this then reduce the counts from 6-3-6-3 to 4-2-4-2, holding your posture. breath for just two heartbeats at the end of the inhalation and exhalation. This pattern of breathing alone is a powerful form of meditative practice, and is of great assistance in the performance of magical ritual and visualization. At first, merely keeping count and breathing as instructed will fully occupy your mind.
Read that last sentence again. When a mind is concentrated and focused, turned to the subtle aspects underlying our apparent reality, everything comes under its control. Many authors from the great Eastern traditions have written similar ideas about the incredible powers of concentration, focus, and meditation, as have Western magical authors such as Dion Fortune and Aleister Crowley. In modern quantum physics, there is a theory postulating that, at the subatomic level, merely observing a system changes it, thereby biasing all such observations.