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Welcome to the World of Magick Blog

This post was written by Donald Michael Kraig
on July 22, 2009 | Comments (2)

Thank you for taking a look at the first post in my new blog for Llewellyn the World of Magick. If you aren’t familiar with me, please look at my profile on this site. If you are familiar with me—and even if you aren’t—I’d like to tell you about the focus of this blog.

I’ve been writing and teaching about magick for several years. One of the things I’ve tried to stress is this:

Magick isn’t something you do.
Magick is something you are.

This means that magick isn’t simply about some ritual or spell. It’s a way of life. It’s a way of approaching life. It’s a way of living in this world. So my goal with this blog is to share how I live magickally in this world, ways to view the world from a magickal perspective, and how you can apply magick to the issues in your life.

Recently, while stopped in my car (a VW GTI “pocket rocket”), a big Ford truck plowed into me from behind, pushing me into a large Toyota SUV. A few days later the air conditioning broke down in my home (and where I live, in a desert, where it regularly gets above 90 degrees for weeks at a time, you need it!). I posted this on my Facebook page and several people asked me what it meant from a magickal perspective.

My response was that I felt it meant I was not paying attention enough to the physical world. Contrary to novels and movies, modern mages don’t live hidden away in distant castles. They’re all around you and me. That means magicians must deal with issues just like anyone else. Sometimes we get so caught up in the mind we forget the body. That’s not a path followed by magicians today. How can you be magickal and spiritual in a physical world? I’ll be covering that in future entries to this blog.

Well, that is my intention, but sometimes intentions can radically change. Where would you like to see this blog go? What would you like to have me discuss. What do you feel that other writers on magick and occultism have ignored? I want to share what I feel, and I also want to respond to what those people following this blog would like to know.

Reader Comments

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#1 
Written By doublegoddess
on September 9th, 2009 @ 7:34 am

Why did you stop the Spell of the day. I have been reading that for years and now you just stop with out a warning? just confussed
Bright Blessings
DB

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#2 
Written By Donald Michael Kraig
on September 9th, 2009 @ 9:50 am

Hello, doublegoddess!

I really like the appearance of the new website. It’s modern and sleek and certainly has a wow! factor that the previous more utilitarian site didn’t have.

One of the difficulties with changes is that sometimes the jar of peanut butter we always put in one cabinet gets shifted to another and we don’t know where it is. Stop the Spell-A-Day? No way! It’s just been moved to a different cabinet. Sorry for the confusion. You can find it at this URL: http://www.llewellyn.com/spell.php

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