You can revere the heros of our history who otherwise often lead sordid lives and will avoid any loss of faith because you are seeing the truth. The sacred is here in this life that you may have judged profane.
Isn’t everything part of the truth? Everything is part of the truth, but people often miss chances to see it because their point of view is showing them something others call a lie. The nightmare is just as enlightening as the dream, but we are told just not to think about nightmares, to put them out of our mind. The black magician embraces the nightmare, and if they are wise they find the still point in the fear and chaos. That is where you arrive at black magicks light.
In white magic I would let it go and let the universe bring it to me, and in black magic I focus intensely on the object of desire and pull it to me? Loosely, yes, but in white magick you focus on service, and let the universe provide you with the means to serve which is arguably a means to prosperity. In black magick, you focus on self-assertion, and careful seeking or hunting, and through understanding the way of conflict achieve your goals.
“Careful” being the key. Yes. It’s easy to trip up. It will punish foolishness severely.
It’s easy in white magick to become a doormat too, isn’t it? Yes. There are failings in white also, generally sins of omission rather than commission.
White magic used at the wrong time gets punished too by those using black. They do say no good deed goes unpunished.
We are meant to use all aspects of magic. And both hands. I offer today’s topic as a way of letting people accept that they may be left handed. They do still need to use their right as well. Both paths need to avoid the blindness that comes from obsession. Zeal that leads to ignorance defeats any purpose, no matter how noble or well-intended.
Is there another word for magic? Oh, there are many words, and some perhaps better than magick as its meaning has gotten twisted. In China, it’s called Wu-xing. In the African tradition it’s called Ashe. Ah-she is how it’s pronounced. In Buddhism it’s referred to as the Siddhis. In the Norse it was called Weirding.
To be weird was to be magical. Yes. The term witch comes from the same source as the term weird.
Yes, both meant set apart. And referred to wisdom. To be set apart was to be sacred, a mystery, thus its connection to the runes.
If we understand this, we see it is all sacred? Exactly. Eat the harmless little bunny. Don’t eat the harmless little bunny. Both are part of the way of the world, but avoid lying to yourself about what you think or feel about the bunny.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.