There is an old adage in the martial arts: Energy follows intent. Sounds like a definition of magick, doesn't it? Since the perfect striking technique is eighty to ninety percent energy or chi, one could say that martial arts are really full contact magick. This is the concept that inspired the title of my latest book, Full Contact Magick.
Not long after the release of Wiccan Warrior, I taught a series of workshops in various parts of North America. I had the people in these workshops perform simple exercises derived for Chi Gung to get the chi flowing within them. Immediately afterward, many of these people would announce to me that they had experienced sensations of heat, cold, or pins and needles. Many would tell me that they'd never felt anything like this before. Some of these people had been practicing some form of magick for years. This was how I discovered that many people in the Pagan community don't know how to use energy. This was one of the reasons that I wrote Full Contact Magick.
The other reason was the tremendous response that followed the release of Wiccan Warrior. People wrote asking for more detailed information on how to follow a Warrior Path.
Direct Your Energy
More Than Ritual
Amber K once said that once you call yourself a Witch, you can no longer be a victim. You are announcing to the world that you are powerful. It is this idea that draws a lot of people to the magickal traditions. People want control of their destiny. The trouble is that a lot of people within the Pagan community desire empowerment without having any idea how to achieve it.
Full Contact Magick is about coming into your power. This book more fully describes the Warrior path that I introduced people to with Wiccan Warrior. The Warrior path is one of empowerment and effectiveness, not a path of violence. It is about accessing your internal energy and strength in order to control the direction of your life, to find ways to overcome obstacles and problems, to heal yourself mentally and emotionally, or just to know yourself better. Full Contact Magick is about accessing your natural gifts. This book will teach you how to forge your reality into your dreams. The Warrior path is about taking charge of your life.
If you already have a Book of Shadows, Full Contact Magick will show you how to personalize it to maximize your magickal power. If you don't, my book will serve as a manual to help you develop one. Either way this book will make you more effective.
A former Air Force officer, Kerr Cuhulain (Vancouver) has been a police officer for the past twenty years, and a Wiccan for thirty. He's served on the SWAT team, Gang Crime Unit, and hostage negotiation team. He travels ...