There are several books and teachers who either imply or explicitly state that intention is the key to magick. The entire basis of the Law of Attraction as popularized in The Secret is that intention is everything. This concept states that if you have an intention and focus on it strongly, you attract to you the heart of your intention. One of the most popular books in history virtually says this in its title: Think and Grow Rich.
I have encountered this same, "intention is everything" attitude among Pagans and ceremonial magicians. I have attended many hundreds of rituals where we are instructed to "write our intention on a piece of paper" which is then burned or returned to us to be
In my previous posts (#1 here, #2 here and #3 here) in this current series, I described how author Michael Snuffin (in this post) describes the concept of the powers of the Sphinx and how they are centered on the writings of Eliphas Levi and Aleister Crowley. These powers are:
• To Know
• To Will
• To Dare
• To Keep Silent
For Pagans reading this, those powers are often called The Witches Pyramid, sometimes adding a fifth quality, to go. In this current post, my previous posts, and my next post I’ll be discussing these four powers and how they’re associated with magick. I previously discussed "To Know" and how knowledge, in an of itself, can help you achieve change
For about two years I worked full time in the computer industry. I worked in quality assurance for two computer game companies (including Disney Interactive) and then taught basic computer operation, graphics and 3D animation at USC. Later, I returned to QA (quality assurance) at another company and also did some customer support.
When you help consumers, to keep track of how you spend your time, you keep a record of each call and how you handled it. There is an abbreviation often seen in the record: RTFM. Without going into details, it basically means that the consumer could have avoided their problem and not wasted our time if they had just Read The Freakin' Manual. (The "F" doesn't
Neuro-Linguistic Programming, NLP, consists of a large set of techniques for achieving excellence. The result of such excellence is improvement in your life and your ability to interact with others in such remarkable ways that it seems magickal. Indeed, the first book on NLP was titled The Structure of Magic. The cover implied that the book was occult oriented, so I looked at it when it first came out decades ago. At the time I wasn't ready for it and I bypassed it. I now recognize it as my loss, but I'm making up for lost time. I even include one very magick-oriented aspect of NLP in the new edition of my Modern Magick and you'll discover even more in books such as the forthcoming