Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ripped Off from BJ Swayne

This is from BJ's Facebook with his permission, my italics.

Solomon for Thelemites

So, one of my ongoing arguments concerning modern magic is that many modern magicians miss the fact that much of what is included in contemporary magic and magical initiation systems is intended to prepare the student to become a magician and is not the be all end all of magical practice. Once the student reaches adepthood the real magic begins by synthesizing all those things learned before and using the new perspective and authority which initiation has conferred. Unfortunately for a lot of people it seems the goal is to just do whatever has them at the moment and they forget about knowing themselves, finding their angel, becoming adepts, or whatever else one would like to call it...let alone all the stuff that should come after that...

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