metaphorge23 (metaphorge23) wrote,

Magic as Perception

I have been doing a lot of thinking about magick in terms of an alteration of perception rather than as a means of altering reality.

"It is not the spoon that bends, but yourself. Just remember that there is no spoon."

I think it is important to understand that the practice of magick or interest in the occult is not an end in itself, but a means by which someone can percieve reality differently and therefore change reality through force of Will alone.

I have had a number of epiphanies lately--genuine moments of contact with the ineffable through simply deciding to look at things in a state of no-mind. These moments as such have provided me with a glimpse of what I consider Reality to be--a permanent and indescribably beautiful experience and not simply a mutable movable feast. The "reality" that we superimpose over this fundamental world of experience is indeed malliable, but Reality itself is not transcendental, but immutable.

I am glad that I have been able to interface with it and am trying to cultivate more moments of "non-intellectual knowledge of Reality." I am still being heavily influenced by Castenada and Gurdjieff at the moment rather than a Ceremonial/Crowley view of things. I will post more about this as my perspective evolves
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