People struggle with fatalism, also known as defeatism. It calls into question our feelings and desires, our hopes and dreams, and seems to crush them under foot almost completely.
Real magick is a system of observations, actions, and practices based on the little lattices of probability, cause and effect, and it works with the assumption that with the right cause being initiated, you can be confident of the desired effect. In magick, you look at what could be called quantum systems. Coincidence, in a sense, in that they state that things occur in whole patterns, and that these patterns consistently reproduce themselves. Your life can’t change only by parts. You can’t change one habit and not have it affect other habits. In time, it affects all habits. We do live in a quantum world.
In magick, everything and anything we would influence is seen as whole and thus holographic. If you would change it, you have to have some part of it. The purpose of practicing magick is to establish a resonance with a power in the world you would seek to master. People say they didn’t ask to be alive. Which is fine, it doesn’t matter if they asked, they can decide how it will all go. By owning it, you can control it. By disowning it, it controls you.
“Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.” Honore de Balzac (French Novelist, 1799-1850)
Today we are talking about fatalism, and yes, it was inevitable. 😛 There are questions of causality that come up in any magickal practice. Sort of the principle of damned if you do and damned if you don’t, and some… Seek More
Why would anyone try to practice magick? To exert control over events, the same reason people pray. Yet the structure of the practice is different. It would seem that structure would be largely if not completely meaningless, yet we do… Seek More
Changing the future can affect the past? Indeed. Changing the future can change the past, because there are not two things to change, just one. The world is full of these crushing forces of probability, like huge glaciers sliding down… Seek More
I need to back track a little bit. Let’s work with a magickal thought. Sleep brings change. Can everyone agree with that? Can you really die from lack of sleep? Yes. There is a rare genetic disorder that stops people… Seek More
In magick, everything and anything we would influence is seen as whole and thus holographic. If you would change it, you have to have some part of it, but any part is as good as any other part. They all… Seek More
We can only sing one song at a time. The purpose of practicing magick is to establish a resonance with a power in the world you would seek to master, and just as music follows a sliding scale, so do… Seek More
Now using my wife and I as an example of how two instruments could harmonize. She is order. It is what she is being forced to do/be. The force is beyond any one person, any single situation, and it is… Seek More
I see the need to get rich, but not the motivation. Be fruitful. Are other people trying to tell him how to get rich? No, but they are telling him how to be productive. He sees getting rich as the… Seek More
Now shall we discuss your order? What is it you feel called on to do so much? Forced to do. Put things away, sort things. Keep things, and you want to keep things, all things, people too. I did throw a… Seek More
I take people’s ideas when I should be giving ideas. You take them and digest them. Yes, and though this is a part of my natural process, it isn’t the goal. It isn’t my goal. My goal is to affect… Seek More