Thursday, November 6, 2014

Esoteric School Discovery Guide to Magic – Part VIII

How to Learn Magic

If you have started looking into the world of magic, you may be overwhelmed by all the different disciplines, traditions and types of magical practices that exist. So where do you begin? While looking around at magical topics you may have already discovered a discipline that has resonated with you or that you are attracted to. If so then great, you have an idea of where to start. If you haven't gotten that far then we invite you to explore our website and our blog that cover a variety of magical topics for ideas. One of the basics that is a good place to start to learn magic no matter what tradition or discipline you end up following is learning the four elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth.

How to Learn Magic: The Four Elements
Everything in the Universe is made up of some combination of the four elements of Air, Water, Fire and Earth. If you understand this and know how to work with these four elements, you can understand and create anything you wish to. This is the place we start with our students who want to learn magic because when we say the four elements are what everything is made up of that also applies to magical powers and abilities. For example, if you are drawn to and interested in developing your clairvoyant or telepathic abilities then you will want to work with your water element. Water is the language of Spirit. Any magical study you decide to pursue will advance by having an understanding of the four elements and which to work with in your chosen path. The four elements also help you learn to listen to Spirit guidance, live a more creative and peaceful life, understand the driving forces of life and follow your birth vision.

How to Learn Magic: What Next?
After getting a good working knowledge of the four elements, we can use our hands and bodies to conduct these energies for a variety of magical topics including self-defense, healing, divination and more. Each element also has a tool associated with it and we can learn magical techniques using these tools. The tool for the Air element is the Wand, for Fire the Athame, for Water the Chalice and for Earth the Plate. Then there is the Firebowl that almost every spiritual, magical and religious system throughout history has used in some form or fashion. This tool also sometimes called a thurible, can be used for cleansing, purification, to help in meditation and divination. After mastering the four elements and how to use them with and without magic tools, there are many different magical pathways you can decide to follow and various magical techniques that you can explore to see which ones interest you. For example, divination is the art of accessing information that is not directly available to the normal five senses. There are a variety of magic techniques to use for divination according to what information you are seeking. The Tarot, pendulum, scrying, I-Ching, and Runes are a few examples of divination techniques. And then of course there is spellwork to move into in your magical studies. A magic spell is a magical operation that combines the four elements in a particular way with a specific intention and can also have factors programmed into it to produce a specific result over a period of time. Chants, litanies, prayers, sonics, voodoo dolls (simulacra magic) and directors and limiters are all spells. Prayers are also spells. Spells are energy matrices programmed to build momentum and overcome obstacles until the end goal is manifested.

Magic is a fascinating study that can change your life. It is important however to find a way to learn magic that will give you the skills and techniques, but also that teaches you how to use magic safely. For example, before you create a spell, you must also know how to work directors and limiters into it, understand basic magical operational laws and understand the terminology associated with spellwork. Otherwise your spell might work and reach the end result that you intended, but happen in a way that you did not intend to happen and can sometimes be disastrous. The Universe doesn't care what you intend, just what you actually do, so undertaking an operation without a good understanding of it can cause backlash to you. Magic is a precision science and altered procedures produce altered results. You can avoid this by studying under an experienced teacher. Our website gives you resources to get you started learning how to learn magic in a safe and effective way. From free articles to online courses and ebooks to magical materials and tools you need in our online store, we hope you find the offerings we provide at a place to get you started exploring the wonderful world of magic.

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