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Originally posted by Caggy
whjat i'm going to explain comes from my own simple mortal magical self (wtf with all the ck, j... magic is magic. Period). My mom was involved in a serious "bad" magic work made to inflict her pain and steal her boyfriend (i was 9 by that time). The most weird and strange things appeared in my house, even a hellhound... she made a lot of rituals involving candles and things like that and summoned the pressence of Archangel Michael. It worked very, very nice, my house started to smell nice and the new potplants we bought lived till now (when the "bad" spell was there, all our potplants died overnight)
Crappy sorcery. But that background always stayed on me, even when my mom quited magic after some years because she didn't had the time to do rituals and the like. I always had the interest living on me, and when I was 18 i met a guy who called himself a chaos magician. The guy was a sort of punk guy, that lived alone in his parent's house (his parents left the house out of the blue), had a little kid and a girlfriend. He always talked to me about magic and the like, he used to say i had "potential" but i didn't believe on him, because i thought that all things in magic where black-white and everything he talked to me sounded like black magic. I was so religious by that time. He lended me some boks i never had the time to pass them back to him because he suddenly dissapeared from my life. I didn't read them, and they were just there for years.
Some months ago i was bored and in lack of new books to read. I was completely concious about how the world worked and all (i was already awaken by that time, it was pretty recent) and I took a certain book from Phil Hine and I loved it. I gave it a try and... my complete perspective of magic changed. And I started to love the concepts. Several books later, and several small triumphs too, now i'm trying new ways to approach magic. I think that it involves something psychologycal indeed, but still, i have fun and i truly believe it works (or had worked). It's not easy, but it's so freaking funny! create new rituals, not following any ritual that was already created by anyone else, or doing it just to try is a real challenge. Magic is not good or bad, it's the intenton what makes it good or wrong, and that's not given by the magical system you're using but by your own morals.
I know the risks, I took responsability about what I'm doing and the most important, if it doesn't works i don't care because I had a lot of fun anyway!!
The most important thing for me is I have a lots of fun and i've learnt lot of things about myself while doing it. I'm more tunned with the real world since then and the vibrational rate in muself is higher than before. Maybe it's just my imagination but who cares?
If you ask me, read about all the systems you want, and see wich one resonates the most with yourself. But always, take care and make yourself responsible of your acts. That's the most important deal on this.
Originally posted by Millions
This is a question for all ATS readers with experience, knowledge or simply an interest in the area of magick :
- Does it work?
- Please tell us about any personal stories or experiences where you have witnessed magick in action.
The aim is to create a thread which can act as an introduction to the subject.
I recently read with great interest a number of threads related to this subject, but to be honest - they went into far too much detail for someone just newly coming into the field to understand. My aim for this thread is to try and determine through reading personal accounts whether magick does in fact work. My logic is that if this proves to be so, I will be much more willing and motivated to delve into some of the more complex areas surrounding the subject.