What is The Doctrine of Signatures?

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The European Mandrake root resembles a Man!

The European Mandrake root resembles a Man!

 

The Doctrine of Signatures reflects the idea that an all powerful God created every plant and animal for MAN, and that man can determine the purpose of every plant, flower and root, by means of the shape, color, smell and taste of the plant, flower or root.

This is an old idea and seems to be an idea that is generated independently by every people and/or every Shaman. The herbal magic of middle ages grimoires belies this approach.

The famous European Mandrake Root – has lore suggesting its immense power, and happens to look a bit like a human being with 4 limbs and a head.

This is actually how herbal medicine got its jump start. The Doctrine of Signatures used to establish a best guess, and then, trial and error. After a while you figure out what works.

With regards to magic, because belief is so important and because the results, while real, are still interpreted – the causality of the herbs is far less black and white.

The herbs and magical associations I am most familiar with are those of Hoodoo, and my information is mostly from cat yronwode’s excellent book, Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic. Hoodoo is the African American folk magic, featuring strong American Indian and Pennsylvania Dutch, and Jewish influences.

In the Hoodoo Tradition, John the Conqueror root is highly esteemed for granting masculine power, sex appeal, dominance: the root has a look comparable to that of human balls.

Asafoeitida or ‘DEVIL’S DUNG’ – is a resin used in Indian cooking and called ‘hing’ – in its raw form is a stinking dark thing reeking of sulfur. In Hoodoo it is used to protect your from evil or do evil to people that have wronged you. In India, where it is cooked in oil and it then becomes like sweet onion in smell – it is thought to stimulate the brain. In old Europe it was thought to prevent illness.

Things that are naturally sweet are thought to ‘draw’ to you luck and love. Sweet smelling flowers, like roses, are used to draw love.

Pyrite, a mineral often mistook for gold – in hoodoo is believed to ‘draw’ gold and wealth, to you!

So you get the idea.

I remember reading the account of one Hoodoo Dr. online whose approach was to take a plant from their garden or that they found on their property, and sit with it. talk to it. And it will ‘tell you’ about itself and how it can be powerful for you. Now this will not work for just anyone, you have to take on believing the plant has a spiritual nature and that it will communicate with you, that it wants to prove how useful it can be. Play with those ideas, set your imagination free and you too may get a message from the plant, flower or root.

That’s likely the best way.

I found when using cinnamon, established as a wealth and luck drawing spice in hoodoo, I really had to imagine the cinnamon had a spirit, and intend the cinnamon to influence those that ate it (often in oatmeal). THEN it would have an impact, I’d be repaid a loan something as nice.


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Help KitschChaos.com rank better for ‘Chaos Magic’ in search engines!

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MIKE_SEO

 

Search engines are now ranking websites higher for given searches, based on the link you click in the search engine, and the amount of time you spend on that link.

What this means is that there are new ‘crowd search’ services that accept your money in exchange for a ‘crowd’ to click your link for a given search term. And people with commerce sites will spend money on ‘crowd search’ to get their site ranking better.

This website is me, sharing what I know about Chaos magic and business, freely. And honestly, this site ranks very poorly in search engines. Over 95% of visits to this website are from bookmarks and direct links from email or Facebook. People aren’t coming to this site from search engines for the most part. And this is a problem. Because the content in this site is really more valuable to people unaware of it, and those people will find this site online – but are not likely to given the link to this site may be buried on the 14th page of search results.

So I am asking readers for a FAVOR. Search for ‘chaos magic’ in your favorite search engine, find the link to KitschChaos.com, click it and spend a few minutes reading an article or a blog post or two. This will help this site rank better, and if we can get this site on the first page of results, people that can benefit from the content on this site – will FIND IT.

I’m not paying strangers to do this, I can’t afford to. People reading this post probably like this site overall, and if you agree more people should read stuff like I write – take the trouble to find my site through a search engine, searching for ‘chaos magic’. That is a powerful way to help this site rank better organically!

thank you for your support!


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What is Chaos Magic?

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Austin Osman Spare, in a ‘ChaoStar’

 

Chaos magic is a post modern Occult, or magical, paradigm. The principle concepts come from a collaboration between the writings of Austin Osman Spare and Peter Carrol, specifically  in Peter Carrol’s books, Liber Null and Psychonaut.

Chaos magicians use ‘belief’ as a tool, on the understanding that it is the belief in other magical paradigms that is the engine of their success. Such that a formula: Belief + ‘gnosis’ + desire = result, is promoted by Peter Carrol and accepted by most Chaos magicians. The ‘gnosis’ in this sense refers to the magician’s state of consciousness, one wherein the conscious mind is absent, such as in trance, sexual orgasm, exhaustion or ‘being in the zone’ when playing a sport or video game.

In practice Chaos magicians may seem like ‘eclectic magicians’, borrowing magical ideas from a variety of sources and paradigms, and developing a system that is personal and perhaps unique, corresponding to what they personally find easiest to believe or found they had the most success with. It is in this way chaos magic is ‘chaotic’. Chaos magicians tend to focus on the result, the result being the one thing that can be verified.

The writing of Robert Anton Wilson, in such books as Quantum Psychology, establishes the idea that people live their life interpreting the world through a ‘reality tunnel’. For example a Zealous Christian might go through life understanding God or Satan is behind all they experience in life, whereas a materialist Scientist might go through life understanding everything they experience correlates with scientific principles that are understood  or perhaps yet to be resolved. Some Chaos magicians build upon this concept with a practice of ‘paradigm piracy’.

Paradigm Piracy, this would be a practice of adopting say, Roman Catholicism, as a belief and practice, and working with it until you too can have success with faith healing – and THEN switching to something entirely different, Taoist magic perhaps, and working with THAT until you have what you consider to be ‘success’ and then moving on to something else….

Chaos Magic has little magical technique unique to itself, but it is strongly associated with Sigil Magic and secondarily with Servitors. Sigil magic is a brainchild of Austin Osman Spare and is a simple and brilliant technique that often involves masturbation, leading to some dismissing chaos magicians as people ‘wanking over doodles’. The Servitor technique borrows from the TULPA concept originating in Tibetan Buddhism, and is comparable the the ‘invisible friend’ some people have as children, albeit ‘weaponized’ and given ‘powers’.


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Google hummingbird and question and answer SEO bonus

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Okay, I’ll start doing some question and answer posts. Makes it easier to repurpose blog posts, and hey, the new Google ‘hummingbird’ algorithm is updated to favor answers to questions in voice assisted apps like SIRI, Google Now and Cortana.

It’s really not complicated, especially if you have a blog. Title your post or page with the question and answer it properly. That page will rise in google rankings! Because good answers to serious questions are valuable!


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New Years magics!

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New Years Magics!

Beans are of awesome good luck for the New Year!

Black eye peas for LUCK, Collard Greens for MONEY and pork for HEALTH is a traditional recipe for a lucky New Year! Delicious too!
If you are vegan or vegetarian, replace the smoke and fat of the pork with tempeh bacon or smoked tofu, chipolte peppers are also smoked if you don’t mind heat – and use olive oil or coconut oil to replace the fat.

For seasonings I suggest salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, cumin, garlic and ginger. I would also add some chopped onion because it’s good.

For the New Years toast, I suggest everyone write a new years wish, a big important one, and make a sigil of it. If unfamiliar with sigils – reword the wish to be as concise as possible.

Draw the sigil or write the sentence on a piece of rice paper (a common base for rolling papers), and at the stroke of midnight – swallow the paper and wash it down with Goldschlager cinnamon schnapps!

Goldschlager is a clear clean tasting cinnamon schnapps, with real gold flakes in it. It’s almost as if it were a prosperity elixir created by a Hoodoo Doctor, give that cinnamon is ‘spiritually’ associated with wealth (its history includes a time where cinnamon was so rare and valuable as to be the basis of value for a currency!) as is real gold spiritually associated with wealth, and ‘sweet’ being something that draws love, luck and money.

ALSO, Mojo Wishing Beans! These are fava beans, a particularly large bean and distinctly with a lore of being a ‘wishing bean’: 3 beans per person. Write a wish or sigil on each bean, and on your way home or first thing after New Years – toss the three beans into a stream of running water (or onto the ice of what otherwise would be such a stream). Your wishes will come true!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Photo on 12-29-15 at 4.36 PM


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Black Magic

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blackmagic‘Black Magic’, to this Chaos Warlock, is kind of silly. And that’s because I’m no longer Christian perhaps, and the Zen Buddhism doesn’t deal in Good or Evil – just compassion.

There are modern Satanists, as Satanists the ‘Black Magic’ comes with the label. I myself, credit Anton Szandor LaVey’s Satanic Bible with my first successes and  for selling me on a psychological magical paradigm. I progressed to Zen, Hoodoo and Chaos Magic. For others, LaVey is a primary instruction in a magical left hand path that expands beyond him.

I could generalize that ‘Black magic’ is magic that either uses suffering or death to produce power, or generally is a magic meant to produce suffering and/or death. The Irony of course is the magic this definition  of ‘Black magic’ describes is none other than Christianity! (salvation thanks to the suffering and death of your Savior).

From a fluffy white light space ‘Black magic’ can be the category of magic meant to impact specific people in specific ways. Because it interferes with their will, hypothetically.

I avoid the magic on people by focusing on what I want instead. That person I know may not be what I want after all, so allows for a better result.

But is Chaos Magic a left hand path? and the answer of course : “Would you like it to be?”

Now the one thing working with Satan or Cthulhu gives you that, say working with Santa Claus, does not give you – is a taste of TABOO! And this fuels belief and delivers results!

So yes, Nudity, blood, sex – all those elements are taboo to varying degrees, incorporate this in your magic and see if your results become more certain!

Yes killing animals is taboo… but not fun unless for food, animals are better living. Sex orgasm is so awesomely powerful in magic – it blows everything else out of the water. So if you feel you need more power, choose sex and more than enough power becomes available.

What about DEMONOLOGY? that’s Black magic! And here your concept of what a demon is, will determine your experience. If you conceptualize that the ‘demon’ is a recycled pagan God, you may have a great deal of fun with that. If Christian conditioning has wired you too strong, it may be that demons represent ‘ick!’ in various respects or something even less fun.

I had the invocation like experience with Solomon, giving me a reformed approach to ‘demonology’, where you pray to God for an entity to solve a problem, and you receive a name and sigil the next morning. Confirm the name and sigil with divination, tarot perhaps. if it seems promising: you now have an invitation to work with an entity, the entity is the best for what you want (business success, stop global warming, get Bernie Sanders elected). No need to threaten these guys with old testament. just share your result with the sigil and the name, online, or with 9 other people – if they help you realize what you want. That’s what they want.

Feel free to be as elaborate and traditional as you care to be when summoning. But that may not be necessary – because ‘God’ already handled introductions so to speak. It may be perfectly safe to just call the entitie’s name and invite them over as a guest. That said, my Solomon did specify using a circle of protection – non standard only in the sense that it contains words of power in your language that you understand, that are meaningful to you.

My Solomon was of the opinion that grimoires list demons that belong to the author’s consciousness, and the demons that were right for that author are maybe less right for you. Though I must admit there’s a kind of Pokemon fun in ‘gotta get them all’, and trying to evoke every demon listed in the Goetia or another grimoire. To the extent these entities have been around for centuries, they may be empowered by their use by magicians in way that a new entity given to you by ‘God’ is not.

So to summarize: Black magic is defined by dualistic paradigms like Christianity.

It is ‘left hand path’, as in ‘using your own power’, also an insult to the Christian God by placing yourself over HIM!  There are exceptions, for example Satanists that actually WORSHIP Satan, theirs is a right hand path like Christianity, but ‘Black Magic’ because it’s the wrong deity.

If you aren’t trying to hurt people or bend them to your will magically, which should never by necessary if you are focusing on what you want, you still get to be a ‘Black magician’ if you deal in demons or simply want to pretend to be a ‘Black magician’.

What works and makes Black magic powerful is taboo, taboo brings up your atavastic primal intelligence and its more magical than you! So stuff like Blood and semen and nudity is magically powerful. Working with a taboo entity like SATAN, even if just as metaphor, triggers emotions and belies belief. It need not be Satan, others have worked with Set, Loki or Cthulhu to a comparable effect.

When it comes to working with entities, servitors that you create yourself can be pretty damn powerful and may be all you need. And if you do choose to evoke something you have not created yourself, read up on others experiences of that entity to get an idea of what to expect.

And be clear about what you want to manifest in your life.


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Masculinity and the Gay Chaos Magician.

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Photo on 10-26-15 at 3.30 PMGrowing up gay for me. I wasn’t really a butch boy, I was always an art kid, a smart ass, but not really feminine.

I was drawn to Barbie dolls, not because I wanted to dress them or anything – because my action figures had explicit bolts in their movable limbs, and Barbie has a fake skin so the bolts are not visible. I wasn’t allowed to play with them much, I likely would have taken a knife to that fake skin, looking for the bolts. But I generally was jealous that my action figures didn’t merit the same attention to detail.

I did play with the EZ bake oven more than my female cousin a year older than me. I lived with that cousin when raised by my maternal grandmother from age 4 to 6 or 7 – I liked to make stuff – usually gross, like sugared breakfast cereals and egg – cooked by light-bulb.

I didn’t do sports, I really wanted to – but because I was so small and young looking I wasn’t selected for sports teams and I never developed sport skill sets. I took to skateboarding, later I found some aptitude at gymnastics.

It was around age 11 I figured out what ‘Faggot’ MEANT, and that I was a faggot. I came the realize the intense feelings I would have for some of my friends, were actually the same stuff my friends were feeling for girls.

And it was at this time I intentionally became self aware that I wasn’t perfectly masculine, and began trying to be more masculine and I developed a great fear of rejection should anyone ‘find out’. I did have a feminine flair for fashion a little , and I squashed that – but for the most part it was anxiety over a femininity that was subtle if it existed at all.

I made it through my teen years by playing at being asexual, which people in high school did ask me about, but were heterosexist enough to never imagine I am gay.

It took me till I was 23 to come out. And I did, and to my family first. I’ll not go into detail. But it was a huge deal, I was prepared to be rejected by everyone and that didn’t happen. The believing everyone in your life will reject you – that’s a common subjective reality for the closeted gay person and is WHY it’s a big deal, any gay person coming out.

After I came out, I realized I no longer needed to try to be more masculine than I am. And this introduced a rather deep question: AM i masculine?

Because I was severely conditioned by the stereotype that gay = effeminate, and I believed if I am gay I MUST be effeminate and the only reason I’m NOT effeminate is because I tried so hard NOT to be for the years I was closeted.

And this belief in a true self that isn’t the ego I’d developed already, put me in a year long existential crisis, an intense thing with weird mental effects. I lost the ability to read for a week or so – not because I forgot anything – but because I became keenly aware of the arbitrariness of letter shapes and the sounds words are meant to elicit. Like how if you repeat a word over and over and over it loses all meaning – but that process becoming instantaneous and for EVERY WORD, Every letter….

I resolved the conundrum and ended the crisis, not with the truth, but with an answer that was ‘true enough’: I do not exist at all – everything I am is made up.

And this has profoundly shaped my thinking and my life – it prepared me for the writing of DT Suzuki about Zen Buddhism, and Robert Anton Wilson’s ‘reality tunnels’, it made chaos magic’s emphasis on belief as a tool, simple and easy to grasp. It allowed me be the person I want to be, that as long as who I am is self actualized – knowing that I have a say in WHAT I actualize. Granted, my ideas of what ‘cool’ is are no less socially conditioned, but I’ve made them mine and I own them and indeed, I am them.


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Small business, brick and mortar, marketing on the cheap.

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Okay, if you have little money, and your business is OFFLINE. How can you market that business if you have little to no money?

Okay, first, your LOGO.

Because this is a chaos magic applies to marketing site – the logo is where your magic is at.

Understand, a logo is a magic sigil. Just like a magic sigil begins with a statement of intent, you need to create a statement that capture what your business is about, and your intention. Think about your ‘unique sales position’, USP, the thing you can offer with your business that distinguishes your business, that no one else can offer. Your business statement should contain your ‘unique sales position’.

Some examples: you mow lawns, a USP might be “We compost lawn clippings” or “we fertilize mowed lawns”. The thing about your business that makes you better. And maybe you need to think to over to create something.

Once you have your USP, you are ready to write your business statement. And once you have your business statement – THEN create your logo. And it is important that you, the business owner, dictate this logo, make it yours, make it an expression of that business statement.

It is good to give an artist some business to make your logo look its best, but make life easy for the designer and tell him everything.

And here’s a secret of logo design, the difference between a good logo and a bad logo is if you use it EVERYWHERE, or you do not. An ‘ugly’ logo is as good as a ‘pretty one’ as long as you use it all the time such that it BECOMES the name of your business.

Make no mistake, this is sigil magic. You do this right, anytime someone absent mindedly gazes upon your logo – they empower a magic spell that helps your business statement become more true than it already was. Notice of BIG companies, they often spend millions on advertising that may ONLY feature their logo. It’s money well spent.

A logo should be black and white, so it can be make into a rubber stamp, and be printed cheaply in one color. The digital format should be VECTOR ideally.

Second: YOUR MARKET

Who is buying what you are offering? This is important to understand, and as an inquiry to maintain. DO think about when you were in the market for the service or good you are offering, how did you find a business? how did you distinguish a good offer from a bad one? Write down your impressions of who you expect to be paying you.

And as you do business, you may be surprised who you do business with – update your understanding of who your customers are as you learn more about them.

Marketing

Use your logo EVERYWHERE. It’s your magic spell, and you need to create the association of that logo with your business. And you do that by using it everywhere.

Marketing is simply getting the message of the service or good you have to offer in front of the people that will give you money for it.

Inexpensively you can:

1. Print posters with tear off tabs with your logo address or phone number. Post theses on bulletin boards where your market is likely to see them. Such boards are in libraries, laundromats, some restaurants and cafes..etc.

2. Use Google ‘my business’ services, they are free. and having your business on Google maps, a page with information about it on Google plus and more. It will put your local business ONLINE, where people that use the web to find a business will find YOU.
https://www.google.com/business/befound.html?

3. Use Craigslist, it’s also free, you can post images and it’s targeted to your town!
http://Craigslist.org

4. Do you sell to businesses? Collect the contact information, telephone numbers of the businesses that are local to you. CALL THEM! Make it a game, give yourself 5 points for every call, 10 points if you reach a ‘decision maker’. Try to get 50 points every day! At least until you run out of businesses.

5. Anyone you DO BUSINESS WITH, get their email and mailing address. You can give them a form asking them to tell you what they think of your services that requests their contact information. A few times a year, send your customers discount coupons, and MORE THAN ONE – so they can share them with their friends! also the occasional friendly ‘happy holidays’ is always appreciated – and is another opportunity to share your LOGO!

6. If you have SOME money to spend, Google advertising and Facebook advertising are inexpensive and VERY WELL TARGETED.

7. Use divination, like I Ching or tarot, they will break your mind out of its rut and maybe help you see what you otherwise cannot see because you are too close.

8. Do GOOD for your community, sponsor a soup kitchen, volunteer as the face of your company sporting that LOGO – it will give you good karma for your business – it MIGHT get your logo featured in a local newspaper!


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How to do REAL magic, like fire from fingertips!

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A spell to shoot fire from your fingertips:

You will need these ceremonial tools: 1 can of Lysol aerosol disinfect, a match.
invoke the forces of FIRE
Press the Lysol button to release the aerosol, light  the aerosol with a match.
You now are shooting fire from your hand!

A spell to be invisible to security cameras:

You will need these ceremonial tools: 1 can aerosol spray paint, opaque
Invoke the forces of TRANSPARENCY
spray the recording lens of the security camera
you are now invisible to the security camera!

Now I know this may seem either funny, or a let down. But it’s not. This is how its done.

Understand that Stage magic and Mystical magic were not always distinct, in antiquity they were ONE. So the romantic ideas of the powers of a magician, turning staffs into snakes or what have you – magicians in antiquity DID do all of that! But it wasn’t that they had a mojo that doesn’t exist today. It was that they were doing stage magic. To build belief, because belief is key if you want to manipulate coincidence and produce results!

Of course if you’re doing stage magic and telling people it is real, it opens up a world of negative exploitative possibilities. And it is to combat that, that a strict distinction between ‘stage magic’ and ‘occult magic’ became manifest.

It’s important to think of magic like a hack, or a cheat, in your game of life. It doesn’t change the rules, it just give you a psychological edge and maybe a helpful coincidence. if you want to produce a light, a flash light works well. If you want to shoot a ‘magic missile’, maybe you want to get your hands on a gun.

Whatever you do, don’t do your spell and do nothing else and expect anything to happen. If you do nothing else, the message you send to yourself is “I don’t really want/need this”, and even that duality of desire is enough to sabotage your magic and make it inert. Do the magic, and then do the thing you would have done anyway. And find yourself doing it BRILLIANTLY!


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Apologies, and the idea of True Self

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Photo on 6-21-15 at 10.10 PMYour Author, Michael Robin Cooke

I’ve not posted any new content to this site in a long while.

I told myself it’s so I can work on my comics and on my new website, so i can work on a book on ‘reality hacking’, so I can redo this website so maybe facebook will let me post to it (it thinks this blog is toxic because once this site and blog was hacked – and it took a while to restore everything).

I’ve not gotten any of that done, but I have made some meager progress on the comic.

My magic has mostly been targeting my capacity to make more money, and the part time job I have has been giving me a raise, and full time hours almost all spring and hasn’t stopped yet. So that’s a success.

I’ve taken on helping a young gay black man in Africa. It’s not been easy, but the opportunity to leverage my modest income to make a big difference in the life of someone else appeals to my selfish selflessness.

Seems a key to making more money is taking on more responsibility. Is an important lesson there. Power and responsibility are the same after all.

But I still don’t have the wacom cintque I wanted. I do have a new Ipad air, won it at a raffle at work, and magic was involved, and a lot of hours which I wanted and needed. I may get health insurance this autumn as a function of working so many hours. So magic is in place to keep the hours available.

The new idea of reality hacking, and yeah, I feel I should get the book started at least. It’s presenting life as a game, and ‘magic’ as a cheat. I have my one sentence explanation of magic: Because Placebo, it’s NOT just for medicine anymore!

The presentation of life as a game allows for the explanation of an idea from Buddhism and Thelema that can be hard to understand, to be expressed very clearly: Life is a game, You are the player, your Ego is the character, you pick the game – play well!

The idea that ‘you are the player, and your ego is the character’ is the tough idea to digest. Because commonly we imagine we ARE the character. I am the child the was abused, that was bullied, that went to an elite science/math public high school… who is this ‘other’ self that isn’t the product of those experiences?

A clue lay in meditation, where in attempting to control your thoughts – you find yourself observing thought itself. The ego, your identity with your life history, cannot observe thought, it IS thoughts. The self that is observing yourself thinking – THAT’S the player!

In the  language of Thelema, that’s your ‘TRUE SELF’. In Buddhism it may be, “your Buddha nature”.

But if you’ve played a role playing game, the idea that you are the player and the ego is your character, that’s simple to comprehend.

It’s a distinction I can leverage for a magical paradigm. Because if you are NOT your ego, you can as a player do some work to improve the character you play. You can take on challenges as if they were a game, and try again when you fail, because that’s how every game is played. And it puts an empowering spin on invocation – you ARE altering the character you play!

That’s all for now. I promise to update more frequently.


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