How Real Magic Works
Practical Magic & High Magic are Two Ways to Focus the Same Energy
Real Magic (often spelled Magick or Magik to distinguish it from card tricks and pulling rabbits out of hats), is all about using our i-magi-nation to change consciousness, by which we attain inner harmony and manifest what we want in life – but there is a catch.
Ancient people knew about the Law of Attraction, but they noticed that sometimes it didn’t seem to work!
- They discovered long ago that there is a part of us that does not always respond to our conscious intentions.
- We now call it the subconscious or unconscious mind.
- They knew that they had to get this part (that governs over 95% of our actions) to support their conscious goals.
- They discovered that this subconscious part of us responds to symbols and ritual – the natural language of the subconscious mind.
- Using symbol and ritual, they developed what we now call “magic” as a way to communicate with the subconscious mind.
Celtic mythology and lore is full of magical references and secret instructions for magical initiation.
Even though magic was kept secret for thousands of years in the Mystery Schools of various cultures, the secret is now available to anyone who is willing to learn how to use it.
- Magic is an ancient practice with a modern purpose.
- You can think of real magic as the practice of combining Law of Attraction with cutting-edge psychology and epigenetic “biology of belief.”
- Magic can open doors to realities you never dreamed possible.
- Your life will become a Magical Mystery Tour!
What Could Be More Fun?
Using Real Magic in Your Life
Can you actually use magic in your daily life? The very word brings up images of wands and cauldrons, witches on broomsticks, and the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, but in reality it is simply the use of your imagination combined with intense positive feelings, plus tried-and-true methods of engaging your subconscious mind.
Most of us have been taught to distrust our imagination. We’ve all been told things like, “It’s just your imagination,” as a way of invalidating our inner perceptions. Yet, our imagination may be the most powerful tool we will ever have to change our reality. When we use imagination to focus on something, it WILL come to us sooner or later. It is Universal Law.
- Practical Magic is the CONSCIOUS use of imagination to make changes in our outer lives.
- High Magic is the CONSCIOUS use of imagination to make changes in our inner lives.
- When we fully realize that we attract whatever we focus our attention upon, we take the first step on the path of the Mage (the Persian word for magician).
- Instead of allowing our thoughts to run rampant, we start to pay attention to what we think about and, especially, to how we feel.
- We learn as much as we can about the Law of Attraction and how it works, including how our feelings indicate the positive or negative direction of our thoughts.
- We learn to communicate with the subconscious mind in its own language of ritual and symbol.
Feel the Magic!
According to the Abraham-Hicks Law of Attraction teachings, your feelings are the most important signal of whether you are attracting what you want or what you don’t want. “There is nothing more important than that you feel good.” — Abraham
- When you are feeling positive, you are aligned with Creative Life Energy (God-Goddess, Source, Oneness, All-That-Is, the Universe, or any number of other names).
- Whatever name you want to call it, there is a Universal Energy that responds to your every thought!
- You are aligned with that Energy and open to receiving what you want when you feel:
- or any sort of positive feeling
But when you get caught up in doubt, despair, anger, hate, fear, or any other negative emotion, you shut yourself off from all the things you have wished for – even though they are already there, waiting for you to experience them.
Most of us have deeply ingrained habits of negative thinking that we may not even be consciously aware of, and a whole host of limiting beliefs about what is possible for us to do, or be, or have. The amazing thing is that the Universe will give us whatever we believe! That is why Magic is so useful. Magic is a pathway through the landscape of our subconscious fears, doubts, and limiting beliefs. Magic allows us to suspend belief long enough to create real changes in our lives!
If you don’t believe in Magic, the Universe will supply you with ample “proof” that it doesn’t exist. So we have to take a leap of faith even to allow the possibility that Magic could exist and work for us. It helps to listen to other people who have been successful at using Magic in their own lives, but you won’t even notice them unless your mind is open to Magical possibilities. Once you take that leap of faith by opening your mind, you will begin to find proof of Magic everywhere you look.
Scientific Proof of Magic
Quantum physics now supports the reality of Magic! Laboratory experiments have proved that our thoughts affect the outcome we perceive. The expectations of experimenters shape the results of their experiments, but this information is not really new. It has been taught in the Mystery Schools for thousands of years, kept secret from the general public.
See the film What the Bleep Do We Know for a fun introduction to Quantum physics.
Magic Through History
Through fiction and mythology, we have always kept our sense of magic alive. The Celtic myths and Arthurian legends, among others, are filled with magic and sprinkled with secrets that only initiates will understand. You will begin to explore these in the Celtic Mystery School Magic Foundation Course.
Even now, in spite of our modern, scientific mind-set, Harry Potter books are runaway best sellers, topping every other novel in the history of publishing; and this at a time when reading has lost popularity to films and computer games! What we generally don’t realize is that these fictional tales of magic actually open our minds, on a subconscious level, to the possibility of real magic.
We are seeing a resurgence of interest in real Magic awakening in public consciousness as a direct result of widespread immersion in the fictional life of Harry Potter. People all over the world are beginning to realize that they are not really muggles. Magical things are happening in their own lives.
It’s about time!
We have all heard stories of magicians, witches, and wizards using magic wands, incantations, candles, and cauldrons. These are symbols that communicate directly with the subconscious mind. Our subconscious, which governs over 95% of our actions, interprets everything literally and through symbols. That’s why every country has a flag, and every religion has a cross, or a star, or some other symbol that represents it. We naturally understand symbols at a very deep level of our being.
Lighting a green candle to attract money, or pointing a wand when we make a wish, can reinforce the power of our imagination by getting the subconscious mind to cooperate with our conscious wishes.
The way to know if using a particular tool is helping your dreams come true is to pay attention to your feelings. If you feel uplifted and joyful using a particular tool, then you can be sure it is helping you connect with the positive flow of Universal Energy.
If a particular tool, symbol, or ritual
doesn’t feel good to you DON’T USE IT!
What About “Dark Magic?”
Even though “defense against the dark arts” gives the Harry Potter stories much of their drama, there is really no need in real life to defend against dark magic. The Universal Law of Attraction is always at work and you can only attract what matches your vibration.
When you focus on negative things, even subconsciously, you can indeed create horrible realities for yourself, but not for anyone else. And nobody else can attract anything to you. Everyone has the option of attracting whatever they choose to focus on.
We can be affected by negative experiences only by focusing on something negative. It never comes from someone else, unless we accept or believe someone else’s reality. Of course, we all have our own dark side – dark memories, fears, shadows, and false beliefs lurking in our subconscious minds. That is why we use grounding and shielding rituals in magical work and seek to attain a healthy balance of “dark and light” in our daily lives. Grounding and shielding are rituals that the subconscious mind understands and accepts.
What we call “dark” is simply that which is hidden from our conscious awareness. In psychology we call it the subconscious. In some religions it may be called “Satan” or “evil,” but in truth, it is nothing more than the misunderstood and repressed aspects of ourselves that we have shoved away into dark corners of our consciousness. Darkness is nothing to fear. Like everything else, it only needs to be understood and loved. Turn on the light!
Trust Your Intuition!
If you allow it (and even if you don’t), everything in the universe will conspire to uplift you and make your life a dream come true. Believe it and you will see amazing things unfolding in your life. Share it and you will see changes happening all around you. We have the power to consciously shape our world and create Paradise on Earth.
There will always be those who don’t understand. They may be creating their own miserable experience, but you can create a wonderful life right in the midst of them. No matter if there is war, or famine, or mass destruction, or economic collapse all around you, it is in your power to create a bubble of peace, abundance, and joy that will radiate out into the world and actually shift the balance toward a more positive experience for everyone you meet, if they are open to it.
Sharing the Magic
There is nothing at all wrong with using magic to attract your own “selfish” desires, but real fulfillment comes when you share magic with others and they begin to understand that they too have the power to shape their reality. Imagine a world where everyone knows they can have the life of their dreams! There is no need to fight or kill or steal. Everything we ask for is given!
That is why I feel it is so important to share what I know about magic. I want everyone to know that they are safe and secure, and that their every wish can come true. There is nothing more thrilling than seeing people take on their own power to shape reality!
Magic and Religion
There has been a lot of confusion about religion and Magic throughout the Western world, due to a mis-translation found in the King James version of the Bible, “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.” (Exodus 22:18) The Hebrew word, translated here as “witch,” actually means “poisoner” in the original text. But the word “witch,” if you look at its root, means “spell caster.” A spell caster is not a poisoner! A spell is simply an intention that is enhanced with words (spelling), ritual, and/or symbol.
This simple (and perhaps deliberate) twist of meaning led to the torture and burning of hundreds of thousands of people, 75% of them women. The Catholic Inquisition burned “witches” at the stake over a 400 year period. Even today, there are a number of fundamentalist religions that preach against anything having to do with Magic, to the point of denouncing the fictional Harry Potter books and films! This comes from an unfortunate misunderstanding of what Magic really is.
Magic is all about aligning with the Universal Energy that religions call God. It is against the ethics of most magical practitioners to try to control or harm another person, or interfere with the balance of nature. As magical initiates, we honor all creation as the embodiment of Creative Life Energy. Though we may effect changes in the physical world, our main purpose is to align ourselves and balance our inner reality, so Magic is essentially a personal spiritual pursuit.
Earth-based or Pagan religions of all cultures are usually the ones associated with Magic, because they are still connected with the ancient practices of their ancestors and are closely aligned with nature. Yet every religion has roots in a Magical or esoteric tradition that only a chosen few were able to access. Kabbalah, Rosicrucian, Mason, Knights Templar, and other so called “secret societies,” are all based in Magical tradition. Though much of their history has been lost, we can trace all Magical Mystery Schools back to the religions of ancient cultures like Egypt, Greece, Persia, and the Druids of Ireland. Some speculate that all these Mystery Schools had their roots on the lost continent of Atlantis, or even as far back as Lemuria.
Since the Western world is so heavily influenced by a Christian tradition that has sought to stamp out Magic, it makes sense for us to look at Magic in the context of Christianity. The first mention of Magic found in the New Testament of the Bible is the story of the three Magi (Magicians of Persia), as they visited the baby Jesus. It is no coincidence that the Magi went to visit the child Jesus, nor that they brought the magical gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. They knew from their study of the stars that Jesus was destined to be a great Mage and they quite possibly contributed to his education.
There are also striking correlations between this story and other mythical accounts of virgin births (i. e. Mithra, Krishna, Dionysus, and even Osiris), all connected with the movement of the zodiac through the heavens. Read about that here. Our focus now is on the recorded history of the life of Jesus.
Jesus taught the Magical Law of Attraction to the masses (i.e. “Ask and you shall receive.” and “As you sow, so shall you reap.”), which was seen as threatening by those who wanted to keep the power of Magic to themselves. Whether you believe that Jesus is God, or man, or a combination of both, it is clear from the records passed down to us that he knew and taught the principles of Magic. (i. e. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”)
At the Last Supper, Jesus shared an ancient alchemical ritual with his initiates, now known as “communion,” or the transubstantiation of bread and wine. This ritual was common in ancient, pre-Christian magical practice and is still used in modern magical rituals. It was passed down through the Order of Melchizedek, which is an order of teachers and healers from the mystical Great White Brotherhood.
The Order of Melchizedek and the Four Sacred Hallows
One of the purposes of The Order of Melchizedek is to safeguard the Four Sacred Hallows of the Faery realm – the Cup or Cauldron, the Spear or Wand, the Sword, and the Stone.
The Cup, the Sword, and the Spear play important roles in the Gospel stories (from the Last Supper through the Crucification) and perhaps the Stone is represented by the stone rolled away from the tomb on Easter morning. These symbols have since appeared repeatedly in the Arthurian legends in connection with the Holy Grail.
Where did these Hallows come from? The origins of the Four Sacred Hallows are shrouded in mystery, but legend tells us that they were first brought to Earth by the Tuatha de Danaan, the original Faery race of Ireland. Why, as a priest of the Order of Melchizedek, would Jesus bring the Faery Hallows to the attention of his followers? This is one of the deep magical mysteries of Christianity.
Though some fundamentalist Christian religions make a point of condemning Magic, they fail to recognize that Jesus often taught and performed Magic, and encouraged his followers to do the same. Since Magic is nothing more than using the unchanging Laws of the Universe to improve our lives, and Jesus (as a teacher and healer of the Order of Melchizedek) was most likely trained in the magical arts, it makes sense that he would share these Laws of the Universe with his followers. The Gospels clearly state that Jesus was “a priest of the Order of Melchizedek,” and they are full of references to the Law of Attraction, which is the very basis of Magic.
Unfortunately, there were leaders in the early Christian churches who wanted to keep all the power to themselves. They made a point of teaching their followers to mistrust their own Inner Guidance – their intuition and their feelings. They taught the faithful to trust only external guidance from priests, ministers, and popes, threatening them with excommunication, burning at the stake, and Hell fire if they did not follow their teachings.
Out of fear, people were persuaded to give up their own personal connection with Spirit and to trust the priests to guide their spiritual direction. Even today most Christian churches, aside from Quakers, continue to follow this model, yet it is far from what Jesus taught – “But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father/Mother in secret.” (In the Aramaic tongue the word now translated as “Father” also means “Father/Mother,” the balanced Source from which all things come.)
I will not repeat all the related New Testament verses here, but if you are interested I encourage you to read the words and accounts of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels, as well as in more recently discovered documents (such as the Dead Sea Scrolls), with a magical eye. If your mind is open you will certainly find ample proof that Jesus repeatedly taught the Law of Attraction, and performed miracles to prove its validity. Look into your own heart and find the truth within. Trust what you know. “The truth will set you free.”
Learn more about the Four Sacred Hallows, the Order of Melchizedek, and other magical mysteries – sign up for the Celtic Mystery School Magic Foundation Course.
Learn more about using real magic in your daily life here – Practical Magic
We hold the world in balance (or out of balance)
through our own state of Being.
And that’s really what Magic is all about.
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