Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Goal Magick

Goal Magick is the most powerful form of magick that exists. Having goals and sitting down to generate goals results in real magical results. Goals force you to determine what you want and sometimes more importantly, what you do not want. Goals force you to determine where you currently are in relation to where you want to be. Goals are the driving force that pushes you forward to achieve what you want, instead of just floating along through life.

Crowley defined magick as; "Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will". So by definition, goals are magical. Further, a magician is someone who sees the world around him and changes it to suit himself. If you are not causing real change, how can you call yourself a magican?

I am always surprised by a lot of people I see in the occult community that seem to think inaction is the sign of a great adept. They will banish and meditate every single day, endlessly study texts and debate them with others, yet never actually do anything. Their lives and situations will be awful and yet they bear it as a badge of honor instead of shame, as if they more they can bear means they are more spiritually advanced rather than a coward or a weakling who is unable to change their lives for the better. A great hermetic treasure puts it best so I will leave it at that:

"The possession of Knowledge, unless accompanied by a manifestation and expression in Action, is like the hoarding of precious metals-a vain and foolish thing. Knowledge, like Wealth, is intended for Use. The Law of Use is Universal, and he who violates it suffers by reason of his conflict with natural forces." -Hermetic Axioms, chapter XV of the Kybalion

Goal Magick done correct must apply the wisdom and powers of the sphinx: TO KNOW, TO DARE, TO WILL, TO KEEP SILENCE

You have to know your will if you are ever going to do it. You have to know yourself, your motivations, your dreams. What do you want? It cannot be anymore simpler or get more powerful than that.

A guest named Keith418 on a popular podcast Thelema Coast To Coast once said; "People like to talk about their will all the time, but never want to sully it with specifics." He is correct and if you come up with goals you are going to have to get into specifics.

You have to dare to change the world around you. Part of this process of using goal magick is to see the world the way it is. Then dare to imagine and dream of a world you create and not the one around you, the one that just happens to you. People are often afraid of change. They do not want to rock the boat. Putting up with their crappy lives and situations is easier than dealing with the anxiety of the unknown of what might happen if things begin to change. It sounds silly, but if you begin to examine your own life and motivations then you will see these fears and hangups hiding where you never suspected before. They hold you back.

There is nothing more fundamental to being a magican than knowing what you actually want, dreaming of a world where it is possible, then actually going out to do it. To will that situation or world into existence. You must act.

Finally you must be silent about your work. If all you do is go around bragging about the things you have done and are planning to do, then you are wasting all the available energy you could be putting toward your goal. You are talking instead of acting. If you are truely focused upon this your magical act, then you will not have time to talk.

1 comment:

Theodora said...

Keep up the good work.