Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Life Magic is Simple (and Secret)!

There's definitely magic in the beauty and pageantry of ritual. I
love the rhythmic chant and flow of putting up a full-cast circle. But not all life magic has to be so complicated, nor is it practical to do a full-cast circle for every one or at any time.

That's where life magic comes in. Life magic is magic for life. It is magic that can be done during the flow of life, without anyone actually noticing. There is, indeed, magic in secrecy.

Life magic is the practice of conducting magic while appearing to do everyday activities. You get the effect of the magic without the weird stares from other people!

Life Magic--Some Definitions
Before we dive into how you can create life magic rituals that
fit perfectly into your life, we first need to discuss a couple
of definitions, or magical principles.

1. All magical acts are intentional acts, and all intentional
acts are magical acts.

2. Any magical ritual you create has the significance that you
empower it with.

3. Secrecy, or the shielding of your magical ritual from others,
has its own magical power.

So now you know the three principles necessary for you to create
your own life magic rituals.

Life Magic--Some Examples
As you think about what might make a good life magic ritual for
your life, let's work our way through the three principles
discussed above.

The first one says that all magical acts are intentional acts,
and vice versa. This means that each time you perform your life
magic ritual, you need to pause (at least internally) and put the
majority of your intention and attention on your ritual. For
instance, if your life magic ritual is to clasp your hands
together, with your right thumb crossed over your left thumb, you
need to put your attention on your hands. You may still be
walking or talking or doing other activities, but your attention
and intention need to be focused on your hands. It's kind of like
walking and chewing gum.

Next, your magical ritual has the significance you assign it.
Suppose you tell yourself and the Universe that when you clasp
your hands in this particular way that you are connecting with
your guides and angels. This then becomes the magical power of
this ritual. You may want to make this significance more clear by
writing down the meaning of this gesture, or doing some ritual in
which you communicate the significance of this life ritual. You
may also want to have a word of power you think or say when you
clasp your hands, such as "Connect" or "Guide Me." Choose what
works for you.

Finally, secrecy can add an element of magical power to your
ritual. It is tempting to get all excited about your life magic
ritual and want to tell everyone about it. Don't. Be silent. Be
secret. Be magical. If you are able to practice your life magic
ritual for at least 40 days in a row without talking about or
having it noticed by others, you will feel an extra burst of
magical force with your ritual. Try it and see. Chefs like to say
that the secret is in the sauce, but magical practitioners like
to say that the secret is in the secrecy!

Enjoy the magic!

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  1. Alan,
    I really enjoyed your post on Life Magick. I really never thought about it before until your post!
    Many Gracious Thanks!
    Now I have something to think about!.

    1. Thanks for your comment. Glad you enjoyed it. Would love to hear if there are any specific topics you'd like to see covered on the blog.


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