posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 07:52 PM
This is my first post, hopefully it's not something somebody else has said.
I'm not Wiccan, I'm a ceremonial magician. I don't know about wiccans, but we do record results, and we do reference other people's data. A
great many books on magic contain 'scientific' systems, designed by previous occultists, that when used properly will achieve the desired result.
For example, The Lesser Key of Solomon - The Goatia, contains little more than a basic description of each entity and its sigil. When the sigil is
placed around the neck, the proper circles created, and the triangle of the art is in place, one may then use formulae to summon said entity.
Usually two people are present during this type of ritual, one acts as the 'seer', the other is the actual magician. It's this way not because the
magician can't see what is happening necessarily, but because the magician has the responsibility of keeping said spirit bound to his will.
In many ways, magic is similar to science, but also similar to art. One of the reasons a layman may not see any results from magic is because he
hasn't developed the senses to perceive the higher vibrations. Not sure if this is the right way to describe this, but as one develops their astral
senses, they begin seeing these higher vibrations. Along with seeing the higher vibrations, you learn how the energy moves throughout the world. I
get glimpses of other people's thoughts and feelings, glimpses of the future, and synchronicity got even stranger. Now I think it would be difficult
for a typical scientist to perform his measurements on something he can't even observe. He can't observe it, because he doesn't have the tools.
I personally have great respect for science, and I incorporate science into my magical understanding of reality. Unfortunately, many scientific type
people only see reason, and in a sense have created their own religion out of it. It is now popular opinion that science holds the truth about where
we came from, what we are, etc. Science is a work in progress, it will always be a work in progress. With everything we know today, there is still
so much more that we don't know.
Anyway, that's my opinion on the matter.
- The Possum