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Spells, Rituals, and Magical Careers

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From: 333 
Subject: Spells, Rituals, and Magical Careers
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2003 19:06:58 GMT

50030304 VII om Nulatix-3

>>> I'm curious what magick has done for folks.

Fr. A.o.C.[to the maxx!!!]:
>> Made me healthy, wealthy, and wise.

health -- apparently therefore having at least a dietary if not
some actual physical component (like martial arts?).

wealth -- a common application of magic, actually, though there
are those who claim that magic cannot be utilized for this
purpose without some kind of (dark) consequences.

wisdom -- another common application of magic, especially as it
pertains to the religiomystical dimensions. sometimes this is
said to be temporary, as when one is attempting to use magic in
the taking of a test or when making a particular decision.

"RPM" :
> Did the spell you cast?  Will you tell me about such?  
> (I suppose I am a simple fellow.  If you are being abbreviated 
> in the context, and have not legitimately gained such through 
> the direct casting of a spell, please say; I would certainly 
> be interested to know all about such.

I can't really answer for my kin Fr. AoC here, but I can say that
quite often in magical traditions the rites engaged and practices
sustained by magicians are not called spells so much as rituals,
and are repeated as a kind of formatting or discipline through
which one may grow at that time and place in their development.

this is not always true, though it seems commonly-construed by a
good number of those posting to magick forums. luckily, you've
asked someone who is promoting an "open source" version of their
magical vehicle (the OhSOGooD), and thus you are more likely 
to get a straightforward answer which addresses your question.

that said, it may be a bit more complex than Fr. AoC can identify
here, since it may pertain to an overall "career" and how any
specific magical practice affected him during that course in the
circumstances in which he placed himself. this is one of the many
important reasons that magicians recommend the Magical Record (or
at least some kind of written wake) -- because it may allow those
who come after to correlate raw material, stimulus, and 
trajectory, and thereafter see how it might be applied to oneself.


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