posted on Feb, 8 2008 @ 05:37 PM
I've been practising and studying various branches of the occult for a good few years now, and have had mostly successful results so far.
Yes, it is all in the mind, but the mind should not be underestimated.
I think it's important to remember that everything we have created is the product of a thought, and some of our most brilliant scientists have come
to the conclusion that even the very uni/multiverse we inhabit is all in our minds.
Everything we perceive could be seen as a product of our mind's interpretation of sensory input.
Some people believe that the subconscious mind is better communicated with via symbols, hence all the strange sigils and glyphs prevalent in most
literature on this subject.
Apparently, symbols bypass the conscious mind's analytical function, allowing them, along with their latent desire to reach the subconscious strata
becoming a sort of blueprint for the desire to become manifest.
Orgasm, and various other blackout techniques temporarily open a kind of gateway between our conscious and subconscious minds, allowing the sigilised
desire to pass unhindered, and forgetting stops us getting in our own way so to speak, and allows the desire to become a reality.
We cannot see atoms, electricity, gravity, magnetism, God, dark matter......etc, but we generally accept that they exist.
As for the effects of magick being provable, I've proved it to myself to my satisfaction, but obviously I can't vouch for anyone else.
I could, of course be totally wrong in all this, but it makes sense to me and answers a lot of my own questions about the workings of this kind of
Hope this is at least interesting.