** This article has been reposted from Secrets of the Serpent.
I get criticized from fellow Witches and Wizards that my teaching are dangerous for the muggles. I usually respond with an eye roll and say, “If they can’t handle, it they will run”. Lately I have been getting some really hateful feedback that my teachings are dangerous. They tell me I that I don’t understand what Im messing with. I know exactly what Im messing with! Im gonna help change the world. The orthodoxy of this world is getting ready to fall off a cliff. People have only used the ego side of their mind for far too long. So long that patriarchy is running on autopilot in the subconscious of most people. I understand that most want the autopilot life, but for those who want to take control, Magic is for them.
I realize Magic is not for everyone. One has to question why they are pursuing Magic. The more I study Magic the more I can interact with people and listen to how they have used Magic or failed at Magic. Magic is uniqued to every person. There is no right way or wrong way. Your life and your path are yours. It is totally unique to you. Everyone has their own fears, limiting beliefs, upbringing, genetics and trauma. The path of Magic is different for every single person. I will say that it is much easier for women an young people who want to learn Magic because they are more in touch with the feminine side of their mind. Ultimately Magic is about letting go. Letting go of trying to control every last thing. Letting go of all your limiting beliefs. Letting go of how you were raised. Realizing your parents, teachers or any other authority figure didn’t know jack.
Life is the pain of a God or Goddess. Magic will help you see who your are. All people are not equal. Sorry. That was made up by religion and government because they see us as herd animals. Are all people equally looking for the truth? Mankind is in such a state that even if you show them the truth or show them they are a God or Goddess, they can’t handle it. They are not ready. This world does not want anyone to ever be ready. Very few are ready to let go of the material. Its not that the rulers of this world understand Magic either. Some do, don’t get me wrong, but for the most part they are stuck in just as much ego, greed and materialism as everyone else on this planet. They just want to be in charge of everyone and most don’t want the responsibility of being in charge of themselves, so the masses happily hand off the controls.
There is nothing wrong with enjoying what you think is pleasurable, fun or good. You must engage life to actually live. Most just want the pleasurable and don’t want the pain that goes along with life. We are so worried about pain the we try to keep our kids away from pain. Parents used to tell kids, “Go play” so kids would go play out of sight and do what they wanted. Then parents said, “Go play, but only under my supervision”. This is how the term helicopter parents originated. Parents literally hovered over their kids. Today parents are bulldozers. They bulldoze the path for the kids, so their are no ups and downs. It has gotten to the point that governments are doing whatever they can to keep a recession from happening. Anything to keep the rich from feeling pain. The world is about ready to find that you can not stop duality. Having only good and pleasure with no pain will cause one to stagnate. Stagnation causes people to get left behind.
There is only one reason that people start Magic. They want to know the truth. It takes people being fed up with the way life is to start Magic. How do people get fed up? Pain and discomfort. Once you get into Magic and understand it, you realize that there must be ups and downs in your life. Magic will not stop the ups and downs, but it will help you deal with them. I’m not saying I know what happens after one dies, but I know Nature goes in cycles. I always look to Nature for my answers. Everything has cycles in Nature. You can not stop the cycles. So why wouldn’t your lives have cycles. In Magic you understand these cycles. Magic will not stop the up and down cycles within your life, but it will help you deal with them.
Magic will make you question your life and values. Using the subconscious or the sacred feminine will bring truth. It will show you the software that is running your life. It will mean the loss of certain people, things and ideas. Magic can be lonely, but as the world awakens it will get less lonely. Awakening is a form of Magic. This is why older people will not accept Magic. The lies of their life are exposed and could cause dangerous side effects. Most older people are set in their ways and will not change. If you try it will be detrimental to you, them or both. For this reason I leave my parents alone. They have an open mind for their age. As open as an old patriarchal mind can be. But the truth would literally kill them.
The path of Magic can get dark. You will have phases of being depressed and doubting yourself. You may misinterpret what the Goddess is showing you because you are trying to interpret her with the ego. The mind will still interpret all information, but if both sides are not working together you will misinterpret what the Goddess is saying. This is why there are so many religions, spiritualities, and self help categories. All the information is going through a persons human filter and their ego thinks it knows what to do. Throw out all the spiritual and religious garbage. Do you see anything in nature praying, meditating, hurting itself, secluding itself for years, recruiting others, doing sensory deprivation, going to church, going to retreats, walking on hot ashes, sweating in a tent to cleanse themselves, or any other nonsense. No! Nature does not have an ego to filter things through. Nature just is.
Magic is a hardcore path. Gurus will not give you answers they will give you things to do till you find the answers yourself. Magic takes work and effort. There is no right way for Magic, but Magic demands you do the work and be truthful to yourself. How can you expect the truth if you can’t be truthful to yourself? Magic drove me to the brink of suicide. Eckhart Tolle was on the brink. It doesn’t mean you will go to the brink. Not everyone has the same journey. You must conquer your own ego. Everyone’s experience will be different. Once you are reborn you must accept the truth that your life is yours. You are living your life as a God or Goddess. You have been told how to live your life your whole life and now you have Magic to help you live your own life.
Be prepared for all sorts of things to come up. Depression, inner demons, meaninglessness, thinking you are losing your mind, etc. Dark moments will come and go with Magic. Because we have egos you will regress back and forth between clarity and non clarity. I don’t care what these gurus, priests, monks or other spiritual leaders say, you will never get rid of the the ego. It just a matter of getting the ego to work for the subconscious instead of the other way around. You will not win every battle with yourself. You must take it slow and steady. Magic will last the rest of your life. There is no hurry to become a great Witch or Wizard. It is just like everything else. You can’t jump in and expect to be an expert dancer, musician, athlete or artist. You must work at it. Its the same logic with Magic. Sometimes when you go slower you get there faster than when you try to rush. The ten thousand hour rule works with Magic too.
It is hard to not try to make Magic dogmatic. This is why I get people telling me to leave the muggles out of Magic. I even had someone tell me I should not teach Magic to the goyim. Bad things will happen to me for doing it. That is what’s wrong with this world! Everything has to be an idealism or set in stone! I get it. Our minds want a set of points it can memorize and execute. But that is not Magic. Magic is a genuine teaching. Nothing is set in stone. Everything I teach you must be held loosely. Magic is not the truth it is a way to seek the truth and find it for yourself. Because Magic is such a good system it has been hidden so only the worthy get to use it. Bullocks! Everything these magicians see they are looking through the lens of Magic and that in itself is wrong. Magic is not the only path. If it resonates with you then great. But it is not the only way and its not just for certain people. This is the ego using your awakening in a deceptive way for its own agenda. The ego wants to be in control and will do anything to stay in control. Magic can be for anyone who wants to be responsible for themselves.
Don’t think that because Magic helped you wake up that you need to get away from the life you built and go find others who are awake. Less than 1% of the population in this world is awake. Of that 1% only a fraction are fully awake. If you drop the life you built, you will be alone. Literally. This is why most Witches and Wizards in stories are living alone in the forest or somewhere secluded. I started this website to help those who want to wake up and to attract and meet others who are awake. This world is a lonely place for the ones who have awaken. Understand that there will be peaks and valleys. Magic will not make them go away. It helps you not make rash decisions.
Ultimately Magic will help you speak your own voice. You will learn to act as yourself. Which is the hardest thing in the world to do. Magic may not be the only way, but in my opinion its the best way. Of course I am bias because it is what I am. Others need to be challenged in a different way. Zen masters know this and that is why they give students riddles, chores and activities that have no logical reasoning. They are trying to get the student to not only give up but think with their Higher Self mind. These activities silence all the other voices in our head, so our voice alone can speak. Doing something over and over again until we stop stop trying or give up makes your rational mind think you have exhausted all angles. The voices in the head cease to tell you how its done because you already tried it. That is when the Goddess speaks. It is how new ideas manifest. Magic will release the truth that lies inside you. To this world, that is the most dangerous thing of all.