To The Great Work!
Friday, 20 March 2009
Being A Magician - Is Dam Hard Work!
There is no beating around the bush here, the sheer amount of work involved in becoming a good magician is staggering. I have been reading The Golden Dawn: An Account of the Teachings, Rites and Ceremonies of the Order of the Golden Dawn by Israel Regardie and looking at what various other orders require of initiates, including the order I am currently seeking to be initiated in. Most orders have a daily routine which includes some kind of yoga or meditation work, this is the basic work of an aspiring initiate. Also, some simple rituals such as banishing rituals are required to be practised and memorised, and some orders also require certain things to be memorised (the GD required lots of information to be memorised, including the details of the grade rituals). Is it worth it? I believe so, a magician is like a surgeon, however, they take not only others lives in their hands, but their own as well, and this takes a lot of skill, knowledge and practice. A surgeon knows the secrets of the human body, a magician knows the secrets of the universe.