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It’s Magick

 

“You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness. In this case, it comes from nonconformity, the courage to turn your back on the old formulas, the courage to invent the future.”
— Thomas Sankara

 

I can think of no better time to talk about magick than in this space of Samhain, All-Hallows and Día de Meurtos. A definition of magick that I like is causing changes to happen in conformity with will. From the viewpoint of this definition, an act as simple as walking to the store or eating can be considered an act of magick. The ritual in ritual magick is a way of preparing both one’s conscious and unconsciousness with triggers that awaken one’s focus on the objective. In other words if you want to become more organized, you would surround yourself with symbols of logic and order. If there is a deity or saint that symbolizes that desire, you may call on them. Ultimately what is involved is the manipulation of symbols. The fact that many of these same symbols are hard-wired into our psyche by means of our collective unconsciousness brings more force to the ritual. There is nothing in it that is inherently evil or satanic. Anyone who has gone to synagogue or church has participated in rituals all of their life. It’s a matter of making symbols work for you and learning which ones will work the best for any given endeavour.
Blessings, G

 

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Expansion Into New AwarenessExpansion Into New Awareness by G A Rosenberg

 

Side by Side on SamhainSide by Side on Samhain by G A Rosenberg

 

Not So Unusual

“That proves you are unusual,’ returned the Scarecrow; ‘and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed.”
― L. Frank Baum

 

Alike in our differences
delight in them
yet inside regret at separation..
We stand out and know
no hammer that can force our fit
We’d break before that
yet many hammers have broke before me
and many more to come
— GAR

 

I have known many people who try to fit in with the norm. They attempt the facade of the trendy or the conservative in their actions, views and words. Yet talk to anyone for long enough and you can see past their image and into their heart and that whether it be in secret love, fetish or thought that they are unique and to be treasured. Most people are worth the effort of getting to know that well tho some make it more difficult than others to be sure
Blessings, G

 

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They Talked Until MorningThey Talked Until Morning About Many Things by G A Rosenberg

 

Against a Purple SkyAgainst a Purple Sky by G A Rosenberg