Thursday, July 29, 2010

What These Guys Said...and a question

I have nothing to ad to these posts but someone should make them required reading. If you only have so much time, blow off this space for the next two weeks and just read these two posts.


RO's post encapsulates my long term objection to thaumaturgy perfectly. Though, I've never articulated it that well. I surrounded it. I was close but he nailed it. Funny, that came after I have actually dabbled in more thaumaturgy. HD has a reputation for a lot of practical magick but when I get close to that topic It is really harsh. I have no idea what that means but I do make note of it.


Reveals an excellent teaching moment.

And now a question...

It has been said that those who know remain silent. Or as someone recently posted in the comments: "It really is a truism that he who talks does not know."

First of all, that means all the bloggers are f---ed! Smile. But more importantly, this has always confused me.

Let me get this right, those that know remain silent, then how do they teach? This is not a flip question as I have a teacher who is annoyingly silent right up to when he hits you over the head with a clue-by-four. I have a few insights into his methods, some of which I agree with and others I look at differently. He isn't the only teacher. So, those of you that have been taught...enlighten me.

Secondly, on silence be wary and look at the whole picture of the whole person not just one trait. I know all of you know that but for some reason I think it needed to be said. If I am wrong, no harm. 

1 comment:

Asicath said...

Hi! I just found your blog when search on ideas for ways to paint my new holy table. I'm always excited to find others posting about their experiences with enochian, so thanks!

When teaching, to talk is to do, as in its not just talking because its actually accomplishing something. I think "he who talks does not know" is a warning against those who are all talk and no work, no experience to back up what they are saying.

So the question a person who considers himself a teacher must ask is "Am I talking with a purpose and is that purpose more than just to cast illusions about and fluff my ego?" or "Do I have the best interest of my students at heart when I talk?". It might be that I am capable of teaching quantum mechanics, but if my students don't even know simple arithmetic, I would be doing them and myself a large disservice by lecturing on those higher subjects.

Now when it comes to sharing experiences had when scrying, Paul has the best advice on this:

1 Corinthians 14
[1] Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.
[2] For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
[3] But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
[4] He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

In other words, unless you can make your visions make sense to others, there is very little point in sharing them. Take that raw material of the visions and refine it into things that will reach into the core of your students and show them the true splendours of our art.