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Everyday Magic in Different Forms

 

The Artist was the first to convey Desire and Dream to an objective state, he thus manifested the exteriorisation of our earliest fantasies that by the sympathy of Image to Reality they would become True. The role and function of the First Artist and the First Sorcerer are identical and inseparable, that is to fulfill the Dream and bind it to Reality. The more we embrace this primitive function the more effective we become as practitioners of the Arte Magical.’
— Andrew D. Chumbley

 

I am a cave dweller. Tomorrow I will hunt the wild beast to feed my family. Tonight I draw the animals I will kill on the walls of my home to draw them to me.I will provide and I will live.
I am an oracle. I lay my symbols out in the way I will have the future unfold for my king, for my family and for my home.
I run planning workshops. Tomorrow as my clients discuss what they wish for the future, I will draw out their plans. They will see the images on paper and that will help them to see them out to fruition.
Magic takes many shapes and forms and whether we are aware of it or not, we all practice magick every day whether it be by art or by dreams that we will strong enough to manifest.
Blessings, G

 

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The Night's OfferingsThe Night’s Offerings by G A Rosenberg

 

Woodsman BelialDark Woodsman by G A Rosenberg

Wake-Up Call

 

“Much of magic as I understand it in the Western occult tradition is the search for the Self, with a capital S. This is understood as being the Great Work, as being the gold the alchemists sought, as being the Will, the Soul, the thing we have inside us that is behind the intellect, the body, the dreams. The inner dynamo of us, if you like. Now this is the single most important thing that we can ever attain, the knowledge of our own Self. And yet there are a frightening amount of people who seem to have the urge not just to ignore the Self, but actually seem to have the urge to obliterate themselves. This is horrific, but you can almost understand the desire to simply wipe out that awareness, because it’s too much of a responsibility to actually posses such a thing as a soul, such a precious thing. What if you break it? What if you lose it? Mightn’t it be best to anesthetize it, to deaden it, to destroy it, to not have to live with the pain of struggling towards it and trying to keep it pure? I think that the way that people immerse themselves in alcohol, in drugs, in television, in any of the addictions that our culture throws up, can be seen as a deliberate attempt to destroy any connection between themselves and the responsibility of accepting and owning a higher Self and then having to maintain it.”
— Alan Moore

 

There is something inside of us that calls to us no matter how hard we resist. We can drink, do drugs, watch violent movies and sports, treat each other like shit yet still even when we try to quiet our inner self it speaks out. Perhaps it is in acts of self-sabatoge as that inner self tries to rouse us from our self-induced slumber. Perhaps we have an experience where for just a second we are connected to that higher self and know beyond mere belief that what we have been running from all this time is both fierce and beautiful. It may be just the right conversation at just the right time that does it but few of us can resist it when it happens. For at least a brief time we wake up knowing that there is something more to strive for. Tho we may choose to hit the snooze button and return to our slumber, once heard that voice cannot be fully ignored.
Blessings, G

 

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The Path Leads Quickly Inwards on Many LevelsThe Path Leads Inward on Many Levels by G A Rosenberg

 

Wired EyeWired Eye by G A Rosenberg

 

Spirit of the Dark WoodSpirit of the Dark Wood by G A Rosenberg

 

Changing Symbols

 

The Magician will always be looking for opportunities to create his own magickal system of the world. He will always be looking for ideas and the simplest of elements, to be found anywhere, from which there will emerge a picture of reality, his reality. The creative energies of spider-magi, who are true practicioners of this art of this art of cosmic creation, are collected from here and there and fused together into a very wonderful picture of being. This is the basis of magick — your imagination is making the world to be as it is in itself.

– Michael Bertiaux, “Voudon Gnostic Workbook”

 

If we create our realities than what do we create them from? What are the symbols we use to represent the elements of which they are comprised? Do we choose them? Do they choose us or is it some combination plus hidden keys that are part of a deeper reality that we all share? By manipulating these symbols, weaving them into new patterns we can alter our lives. The most common symbols most of us use our words. Think how much our language affects our day to day lives. It can be overwhelming. Simple changes such as what we say and what we wear can make huge ripples in both how and what we perceive and how we are perceived by others. Changing our personal symbols such as the animals we relate to or the deities we pray to or invoke can cause even greater changes. The more we learn to manipulate our symbols, the greater control we have over our reality and the more we become conscious (rather than unconscious) magicians.
Blessings, G

 

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Spider ReachingSpider Reaching by G A Rosenberg

 

Teaching Fools to Fly (Zagan)Teaching Fools to Fly (Zagan) by G A Rosenberg

Banishing Doubt

 

“What we need to do to allow magic to get hold of us is to
banish doubts from our minds. Once doubts are banished anything is
possible.”
― Carlos Castaneda

 

My doubt would have me believe
that I cannot do it
My doubt would have me believe
that if I do do it, I will not do it well
My doubt would have me believe
that it or I will not be well received
My doubt would have me believe
that I cannot believe.
I hear my doubt’s whispers
in the sinking of my heart
and then I say a resounding “F**K YOU!”
I will do it
I will do it well
It will be received as it will
and belief is not as important as doing
I send my doubt packing
at least for the moment
I do this as often as needed
for doubt don’t stay away long
Still, no reason to let them unpack anyway
they are the unwanted solicitors of my being
always trying to sell me something.

 
h4>Blessings, G

 

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StarfallStarfall by G A Rosenberg

 

Star Well MandalaStar Well Mandala by G A Rosenberg

 

Golden Web2Golden Web by G A Rosenberg

Venting My Liver

“Real magic can never be made by offering someone else’s liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back.”
― Peter S. Beagle

 

That’s right. If we define magic as the ability to make changes according to will, then the only way to effect change is to know and understand (grock in fullness) whatever it is we wish to change. If we wish to make changes in ourselves than we must be willing to tear ourselves open and examine what’s inside. Of course the very act of understanding ourselves to that extent will cause changes so that the live we get back is never quite the liver we offer (metaphorically speaking anyway). Understanding, transformation, consequence and balance are each steps in performing any kind of magic whether ritual or psychological.
Blessings, G

 

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She Lives in Multiple WorldsShe Lives in Multiple Worlds by G A Rosenberg

 

ProtoplasmProtoplasm by G A Rosenberg

We Are All Magical Stars

“The faerie represent the beauty we don’t see, or even choose to ignore. That’s why I’ll paint them in junkyards, or fluttering around a sleeping wino. No place or person is immune to spirit. Look hard enough, and everything has a story. Everybody is important.”

― Charles de Lint

 

“Every Man and Every Woman is a Star”

— Aleister Crowley

 

Touched at sunrise
your hand in mine
as we gaze at new day’s promise
reflected in water.
At noon, the homeless man
helps a young woman
carry a burden.
The burden shared
along with something sacred.
In the evening
Shooting stars
Everyone looks up
the driver stays aware enough
so the puppy can cross the street safely
At night we make love
another piece of magic
that completes the day as it began..

— G A Rosenberg

 

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Alien DreamsAlien Dreams by G A Rosenberg

 

CentredCentred by G A Rosenberg

We Are All Magicians

“Not only do we all have magic, it’s all around us as well. We just don’t pay attention to it. Every time we make something out of nothing, that’s an act of magic. It doesn’t matter if it’s a painting or a garden, or an abuelo telling his grandchildren some tall tale. Every time we fix something that’s broken, whether it’s a car engine or a broken heart, that’s an act of magic.

And what makes it magic is that we *choose* to create or help, just as we can choose to harm. But it’s so easy to destroy and so much harder to make things better. That’s why doing the right thing makes you stronger.

If we can only remember what we are and what we can do, nobody can bind us or control us.”
― Charles de Lint, The Mystery of Grace

 

Have you created anything today? Have you written a poem or filled the air with music? Have you raised a smile on someone’s face where there wasn’t one before? Have you drawn a picture or made a mud pie or established a business transaction? Congratulations if you have done any of these or about a million other things than you are a magician. You have created something out of nothing and that kicks ass. It’s amazing the number of things we can bring into this world that can make it a better place. There is also negative magic where we create something that is intentionally harmful and unfortunately many of us do this without realizing our power. It’s amazing the amount of power we have for happiness or sorrow. So often we feel powerless and all too often that is an excuse because we are frightened of just how much we wield.
Blessings, G

 

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Volcanic ThoughtsVolcanic Thoughts by G A Rosenberg

 

The Tower From BelowThe Tower From Below by G A Rosenberg