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.

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Written by Donald Michael Kraig
Donald Michael Kraig graduated from UCLA with a degree in philosophy. He has also studied public speaking and music (traditional and experimental) on the university level. After a decade of personal study and practice, he began ten years of teaching courses in the Southern California area on such ...