There has been a debate on the internet concerning the future of magick. I saw a discussion about it on Aaron Leitch's Blog. There, Aaron discusses comments by Jake Stratton-Kent concerning the future of magick.
One of the problems in this discussion is the use of jargon. Aaron reveals, "Jake is a goetic magician, but that doesn’t mean what you probably think it does. When Jake uses the term “goetia” he’s not talking about the Renaissance grimoire of that name (which we will refer to as the Goetia of Solomon) – nor about something so simplistic as “working with demons”. Instead he is referring to one of the most primordial foundations of Western occultism: the ancient
It seems like many times when I personally meet some people, get friendly, and spend some time with them, at least one of them gets into this conversation with me:
Let's do some magick!
"Great," I say! "I'd love to do magick with you. What shall we do the magick for?"
And a few times this brief conversation has resulted in that person not wanting to talk with me any more.
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Once, while I participating on a very active online forum, a young man—a self-professed practitioner of Chaos Magick—proudly explained, "The really great thing about chaos magick is that it doesn't matter if you get your goal. All that matters is that you do it."
"If it doesn't matter
According to Thelemites, followers of the beliefs of Aleister Crowley, we entered the new age (or more accurately, New Aeon), in 1904.
According to astrologers, we are either at the cusp or beginning of the new Age of Aquarius.
Some say that this new age is an era of invention and universal brotherhood. Others say it is an age of advanced spirituality where love will be part of all levels of life. Soon we'll all live together in peace with our human brothers and sisters, our animal brothers and sisters, and extraterrestrial brothers and sisters.
Life is on the way to becoming beautiful and we're all going to live in an impressive Garden of Eden that is both natural and futuristic.
When Aleister Crowley was initiated into the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, he was initially impressed with the intensity and seriousness of the vows he took never to reveal any of the secrets of the Order. He quickly became disappointed, though, when those "secrets" were revealed to be relatively mundane—or at least well known—things like the Hebrew alphabet and the signs of astrology.
Aleister Crowley Giving the "Sign of Pan"
The title of the book next to him, Perdurabo Magister, means "Master Perdurabo"
Perdurabo, "I shall endure to the end," is the magickal name Crowley took in 1898
when he was initiated into the Golden Dawn
It's true that the Hebrew alphabet and basic