The modern world subsists through the need to simply survive, contrive a constructed order in life, and to show deference to the most rudimentary ideas; whether the sensationalism is a form of vestige of antiquated religions or the most coveted product/service which most up-to-date. The non-sophisticated have been so beguiled by coaxers to be entrapped in the grasp of media and the freshest frenzy. At the crack of a whim people flock like sheep being herded to the closest destination with the autonomous life; the sheep have little thinking to do, but they serve 2 simple tasks: to be sheared of their wool and enjoy the pleasures of provender without any thought. The shepherds, media masters, tame and keep the sheep in order with resolve with experience and practice.
Oft a person who can see through the veil is bereaved by the sheer gluttonous travesties plagued in ignorance; however, the virtue communed from cultural egoism does not reflect an individual. The magician who gulps from the chalice of magick becomes infatuated with written composition that made the occult sciences prevail and, consequently, caused civilizations to remunerate their peoples in various social classes. What can I verily say is this native source that transforms the average man into a chiefly powerful person?
The answer is quite simplistic and well-shunned in the eyes of the wide-eyed (who cannot see in the blizzard of propaganda); the answer is reading, writing, and literature.
Writing is the vitality of the mind into reality manifested; it is the wind conceived from the air flowing from high pressure to low pressure; writing is the womb of order in a chaotic environment. Most of all, it is the doorway to innumerable discoveries to be acknowledged with endless capabilities. It also allows the perusal art of reading for trenchant critiques that could not be concocted within the parameters of the mind alone.
It is from my experience whether a writer has abridgments in his works or elaborate expressions to the conveyance of an idea that should be considerable. A person of literature is a person of power when their knowledge is perched in the tongue and the mind, but that is not the key equation to success. The primary concept in writing is to comprehend the information tightly enough for the application of life.
Magick is quite simply meant to derive the Will in a very sprightly way to enrich the fortunes of a person through hard work; it is almost implausible to count the good-will we obtained without organizing our thoughts into words. Writing is a cognitive sign of intelligence and problem solving, a written language is an elaborated speech. The desensitization and discern for literature is not the trait a magician of understanding desires not, thus, he has no need to adapt it either. The greatest of the magi are those who understand the tactical utilization of writing to his advantage in verbiage and a magical record. The magical record of the magician should be the utmost habitual act adapted in his daily life before the pursuit of magick.
The books, scrolls, and records were preserved in Alexandria, Egypt for the betterment of their citizens seeking wisdom of the ages. Books were even held more dearly than money to the Egyptian government. This is by far one of the finest acts of benignity an ancient establishment could serve their community. The Library of Alexandria was representative the propitious nature to produce the next great magician, mathematician, or scientist. It was a true lamentable act against humanity when the legendary library was engulfed in the fires and became speck of dust in time. It is an arduous task to fathom the myriad of books entrenched on shelves filled with deep occult mysteries and sciences that were inflamed on the tragic day.
A magician should not be petrified by the act of writing or espying upon it as a minor inconvenience, but rather it should be embraced as an infant habitually. The magician and mystic who is the inveterate penman is a seeker of the mysteries of self, external world, and the nature of things. Gnosis is the highest eminence of dedication housed in the magical Will; the beginning manner to attain this level of crowning begins with self-knowledge. Writing is the most immaculate and acute approach to begin this journey of knowing the self.
Journal everything meticulously without apprehension, cast out all doubt instilled by societal assessments. In magick keep a personal record of all practices, some magick practitioners may refer to this magical book of data of the ‘Book of Shadows’ and others by ‘grimoire’. When the magician comes across a spell, incantation, herbal recipe, ritual, resonating formula, or information they can integrate into their magical system it needs to be documented thoroughly without hesitation. Each and every part of the data should be articulate enough to the individual’s needs. Various customs of magick require unique contrasting levels of complexity. It is wise to note that every word in a magical journal is expedient to the particular practice.
The mystical practice of writing is an extension of speech. Magick formulas have been conjoined synchronously with oral words, the classical Abracadabra triangle, this literally translates to “I will create as spoken.” This is amulet design is derived from Bereshit (Genesis) in the lines, “God said let there be…,” as the Bible and Tanakh thoroughly quote. The Abracadabra amulet is one of the oldest known for manifesting in the occult.
However, the power of word and speech is not only relevant in monotheistic values of magick. Basic sigil work presented from Austin Osman Spare is a modern method of making words labor in the magicians best interests through the unconscious, thus, the sigil of words are regressed to pictographs that serve a magical Will. Although this is a 20th Century method, his methods have been widely accepted with little vilification form modern occultists.
One of the greatest figures in most occult traditions is Thoth (or Tahuti); he is ancient Egyptian god of writing, science, mathematics, and magick. He is oft equated to graceful Roman god Mercury, the Greek messenger god Hermes, and the Hermetic defied man name Hermes Trismegistus (or thrice-greatest Hermes). It is a daunting task to conceive the correlation between Words (that are written or spoken) and magick; but it is the art of writing and speech that manifest a world of possibilities. It so happened these revered deities understood the power of words. A magician carefully chooses his manner of virtue in his speech to manifest, as he is careful about every word ink soaked word into his paper because it all stands for his manifesto of he intent.
Essentially, the power of words in oral verbalization and written can make a man into a god of sorts. The ancient Egyptians believed this so heavily they had the inscription showing deference to the ren of the pharaoh. The Ren was an ancient Egyptian word for “name”. For as long as the pharoahs name was not effaced from the memories of people he was always alive. The Ren is only one of many parts of the Egyptian soul every man and woman possesses. In Homer’s Iliad, Achilles so freely believed his the name being linked to immortality that his own vice was his name being engraved in history (with the consequence of death).
To the ears of the individual who is not in the mystical chasm of the occult then this entire work presented would be a mere bough of extreme conjecture. While the non-occultist or overly-skeptic person are in a congregation of lust to the material world or in a little box of conformed ideas, the magician is espoused to the mysteries hidden within himself or herself and seek answers of mystical nature or factual enough that house their Will. If a person declares they cannot do something then they have limited themselves, but a tactful problem solver is unstoppable with ambition that is superfluous. Writing is the marriage of the body, soul, mind, and external world for adaptation as we change, it is through this art we find the answers to life with much less obstacles.