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I practice self actualization and a process of affecting the outside world through inner focus and mastery.
Very different from the ritualistic pagan traditions but I've had some fun with a celtic group and chosen a pantheon and built an astral castle(safe zone), done some dreamwork and journeying with my pantheon to get to know them.
Had some fun with some demon/dragon magick, interesting that was... however i prefer the route i mentioned above.
This sounds a lot like the old "mind over matter" adage, which is alright by me. Affirmations can be very helpful if used properly, and all change—magical or otherwise—begins with the Self.
If you allow yourself to get wrapped up in the psychodrama and suggestion of ceremonies and ritual reenactments they can be very rewarding experiences. Most of them emerge out of the black abyss where ancient history and the subconscious meet. They're made up of the same things as dreams, and that can have a very profound effect on the mind and body.
I do very little with "demons" in the Christian sense. I'm no stranger to try and work with the demonic manifestations from my personal faith, as everything has a place and purpose within it, but I figure it's kind of rude for me to go around hitting up the refuse of world religions for so-called enlightenment. After all, you seldom go to the town fool for the wisdom of sages.