The practice of sorcery is dependent on the understanding that the world is an intelligent system, and because it is an intelligent system it is subject to influence just as we are. Sorcery traces its roots back to early shamanic practice. They saw the intelligences of the world as another form of people, and attempted to influence them as they might have members of another clan or tribe.
The techniques of sorcery are more of a craft that can be refined and advanced than anything mandated by a religious dogma. In order to affect change, they would seek to communicate with the spirit behind the person or situation that had authority over it, and motivate it to action.
“I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.” Luis Barragan
In brief, what are your thoughts or experiences on magick? A state of mind I’ve been used to for many years. That it doesn’t come from thin air. It’s in your blood. It’s a way of looking at interconnectivity. A… Seek More
There are many schools of sorcery, from those practiced in Mesoamerican culture, to the Obeah men of African tradition, to Arab Sha’irs. It’s actually a long list each with its own culture of sorcery. In modern western society, we are… Seek More
How do the different types of sorcery differentiate themselves? By types of spirits they deal with or techniques used? Mostly by the types of spirit, spirit cultures. The maho-tsukai of China focused on what their culture considered dark kami, and… Seek More
To use an example from Semitic sorcery. In Semitic sorcery if you wanted to cause jealousy between a married couple, you could communicate with the spirit known as Ashmedai who was a notorious horn dog, and his behavior in their… Seek More