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How to become a Mage / Spellcaster??

To: alt.magick,alt.pagan.magick,alt.paranormal.spells.hexes.magic,alt.magick.tyagi
From: (nagasiva)
Subject: Re: How to become a Mage / Spellcaster??
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2000 08:27:01 GMT

50000204 IVom time to post the FAQs again.

"Tobby" :
> How can I become a Mage?

know thyself o mage. look inward. develop your insight.
lock on to your intuition. follow it, attaching all of
your will to its sightings. construct your Word and
present the Formula of the Age.

> What is the difference between "Black" and "light" magic?
> I heard the Black magic is the magic of Evil, and Light magic 
> is the magic of Heaven/good or God, is this truth?

black magic deals in power, struggle and antagonism. light
magic focusses on healing, assisting and reconciliation.
the source of magic varies from mage to mage, but black magic 
is often derived from the Cosmic Antagonist (if any is 
accepted by the mage within hir cosmology) and light magic
sourced to the Cosmic Protagonist (creator God or no).

> Where can I find some materials online to learn be a Mage?

> Or is there any teacher who may teach me online?

alt.magick is full of would-be teachers.
be careful of any who you select as a teacher, slow to select.

>Is it danguroes to become a Mage? even a good one?

yes it is. the traps are many, the snares are set about
the entire adventure. movies and books sometimes
feature these as a part of their story. role-playing
game supplements about magicians will occasionally
also do it justice.

>Is it possible to become a Mage of Light and Black magic?

specialization typically restricts the studies. only the
wizard comes to know about all aspects of magical skill.

> Anything I shall be warned about when teach magic spells?

never give yourself away for power. never abandon love.

> Do I have to sell my will or soul to evil powers to 
> become a Mage? 

your will need never be sold. your soul can be sold but its
import will depend upon your background and beliefs. there
are many tales of mages that never sell such things and are
successful in their quest. the question of whether "evil
powers" are ever any real help should be seriously asked.

> even a godd one?

the good ones (angels, gods, etc.) will leave the greatest
possible liberty to you. relish them.

>Is there anything else I shall now about magic?

it can be as simple as a spell, as murky as a mystery.
its technique depends upon representation and attention.
a deception concealing the cosmos.


what is a "sorcerer"? isn't that a black magician?

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