reply to post by truthseeker1984
Ok.. where to start.. First, I've been on a self imposed hiatus from the internet and most things electronic because as I've probably stated in this
thread.. I get really fatigued in the long term by being around them. Odd choice that I'm a computer tech, but you work with what you're good at..
and I'm logical and observant. Thinking it's time for another field.
This week has been... turbulent. I attended a funeral I didn't actually attend since I was too tired out from setting up the reception and dinner
afterwards and slept on the floor of a storage room through the whole service dressed in a suit.. I've had a lot of dreamless sleep which I'm
thankful for and the nights that weren't dreamless were rather innocuously pleasant. The days were filled with minor accidents due to clumsy balance,
being completely unfocused from all the distractions, screwed up sense of time and very little downtime to truly rest.
The symptoms persist, the world sinks deeper into chaos.. flooding on the Mississippi River to the point of having to inform a bunch of people their
homes would be 14 feet underwater because they had to flood one area to save another. Earthquakes, unrest.. you say this is the weekend of change, I
say this is just the first gale of the storm.
I'm.. not at ease. Not at all. The physics of energy are just not working properly lately. One of you mentioned devices going haywire in your house.
When you just mentioned the laptop I was going to suggest the power supply may be inadequate or malfunctioning. That's a shadow symptom that's hard
to diagnose and effects everything in the computer. The only way you get around it is to get a new power supply and plug it in and see if the symptoms
disappear. With a laptop that means simply replacing the cord and maybe the battery.
When you said all your appliances for the most part are doing it... The most simple answer I can give is Dirty Power. The electric coming out of the
line isn't to tolerance of 115v or whatever it is in your country. Improper power can screw up ANY electronic device with some nasty side effects. If
it's happening to all of them or most of them in one room, chances are that's the culprit.. unless your personal energy field is so strong that
you're warping electronics in the area and that HAS happened to a couple people I know of.
Even my mom can't wear a wristwatch with a battery if the body of the watch has metal touching her skin. She'll drain the battery dry and leave the
watch dead within three days... and she's the farthest thing from a practitioner you'll find. Undeniable precognitive and empathic senses though.
Seems to register the most when family members at a distance are in big trouble. She just "knows" and calls them or knows right when they'll call
her and who's calling before the phone rings.
Next topic. Chaos Magic isn't a school to be studied lightly and I'm glad you found a mentor, I just hope they're along the same moral lines
you're willing to tread. I know a couple practitioners of Chaos Magic that really let the idea of it corrupt their logic and morality and tended to
feel that their magic was superior and could overwhelm anyone they decided to control/attack. I'll just say the first didn't have much experience
with subtler magic and didn't comprehend that they were slowly being drained and neutralized over the course of three months to the point of
impotence and the second learned from the first's recklessness and made themselves scarce.
On that note I feel obliged to give you a little advice. You don't need a mentor. You don't need knowledge, spells or rituals. They're nice.
They're powerful. But they're NOTHING in the face of rigorous discipline, focus and sheer observation. Simple, well thought out exercises will do
more for you than any fancy accoutrement of magic. I refuse to use any long term tools or items of any kind. My personal belief is they make you weak
Magic simply IS. It's an energy.. more than one energy, many energies, a whole law of physics governs it that no person will every hammer out a
universal theory to... but the greatest scientific minds of our times have been keen, logical observers.
It only took an apple to establish the law of gravity. It only took a telescope to lay out Keppler's Law of Planetary Motion. Time, records, testing,
observation... and a ridiculous amount of persistence. Master these and you need no mentor. In time you'll find people asking you to take them under
your wing. I personally don't have the patience for it anymore. Those who want knowledge can ask what they want provided they truly intend to use it,
but the most interesting and able people I know would rather learn for themselves and only seek help when they're stuck. They may not get far as
someone who sought out higher education but given time and knowledge, the extra work in the foundations will give them a stronger tower than those
that rushed in their construction.
I've said a lot and I'm in desperate need of some kind of distraction that isn't a book and possibly involves shooting pixellated baddies or
lopping the head off an orc with a vorpal blade of some kind. I apologize for the stumbling, flailing post but I had a lot to get caught up on.