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Best Systems

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.magick.serious,alt.magick,alt.pagan.magick
From: (Andralphus)
Subject: Re: Best Systems (was Magick)
Date: 2 Aug 2002 10:02:07 -0700

nagasiva  wrote in message news:...
> 50020801 VII 
> xganon :
> > What is the best system to start practicing in 
> > and integrating Magick into your life. 

The Secret is one.
The paths are many.
None of the paths lead to the Secret.
But if you get some practice traversing them, you may just figure out
how to blaze your own trail to the Secret.

As long as your remember that the Secret is important and not the
> it's not already there? can we detect it somehow?
> > The Kabballah, Golden Dawn, an Eastern System, 
> > or another system of magick?

Kabbalah is more a system of theosophy than magick.  Although there is
some Jewish folk magic that gets called practical Kabbalah; but you're
not likely to find a Llewellyn book on that.

Golden Dawn is a system of magick.  Most people who do ceremonial
magick use GD or some variation thereon, like Aurum Solis (AKA Golden
Dawn in Greek).

Eastern magick is a bit of a toughie.  Some of what we consider
Eastern magick, Easterners would consider religion.  Probably
vice-versa as well.

> an interesting array. out of those, I'd select 
> something to do with Wicca, BOTA, the Golden Dawn,
> or if you're daring, western alchemy. Jewish and
> Asian things might be difficult to start with on
> account of the cultural differences.

I'd say get a good book on meditation and work it.  I'd recommend Book
4 Part 1 by Aleister Crowley, but there are others.

Meanwhile, read up on all the magico-/mythico-/religious systems you
can get your paws on.  If a snippet of ritual or text appeals to you,
add it to your meditation practice.  If you are at all interested in
GD-style magick, the LBRP would be a good one to start with.

If you choose judiciously and work diligently, your powers of
concentration will increase and you will begin to experience
mind-blowing internal phenomena.  Once those abate, you might just
find something important.

- A.
(getting free-form in his old age)

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