This attempt to see mind from a biological point of view is weak at best.
You don’t have to learn elaborate rituals to use or understand the role of the magick circle in your life. You can find them readily enough in your daily activities, in the routes you take through your community as you go about your daily affairs, in your pattern of sleeping, really any cycle you care to consider.
The magick circle I visit everyday is the toilet bowl. Indeed, even the toilet where you proceed to manifest, bring forth from your being in a very natural way. What you stand to learn from the toilet experience is the same as with any magick circle. What needs to intersect with the toilet besides you?
Toilet paper? Water flow? Maybe even reading material. You have a hermetic triangle right there. Can you comfortable manifest in that magick circle if the triangle is incomplete?
Maybe you personally don’t want or need reading material. You might need fibre in your diet. The triangle remains complete, or maybe instead of reading material or fibre you need privacy. Some people just can’t go in public toilets. Still, the triangle remains complete, which by the way is one of the most basic magick circles. The triangle in the circle. The other would be the cross in the circle. A triangle situation is much more simple and concrete than a cross pattern circle. The solar cross, as it’s also called, tends to be too vast for much other than spiritual seeking.
I am thinking that “western” thinking has created layers of complexity that occlude the simplicity that nature demonstrates constantly. Simple on the one hand is complex on the other. The organic or amorphous is perhaps just as complex as the structured and codified.
But its lessons are simple and it seems mankind makes them complex to justify the need to be more. Much is to be said for intuitive realization.
So have I adequately described how and why magick circles are made and what they are for? The only thing missing from that process is the call, but that follows an entirely different path all it’s own. I do hope something was useful in tonight’s topic if only to add a little clarity to an otherwise seemingly obtuse topic.
It went in an entirely different direction than I had anticipated and so was most interesting. I just pick my way through the forest in my mind.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.