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October 18, 2017, 05:31:37 PM
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What are the problems and pains you're is facing with your magical evolution?

What causes you pain (e.g. finding legitimate teachings, creating your own rituals, etc.)?

What problems are you having (e.g. inconsistent practice, understanding alchemical symbolism, etc.)?

November 05, 2017, 08:13:14 AM
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What are the problems and pains you're is facing with your magical evolution?

What causes you pain (e.g. finding legitimate teachings, creating your own rituals, etc.)?

What problems are you having (e.g. inconsistent practice, understanding alchemical symbolism, etc.)?
Nihilism in short.

November 06, 2017, 03:07:01 PM
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For me it was over-study and information-to-text ratio.


As for the over-study, my personal library contains hundreds of books (I am a collector), half of them are occult related and another half is the "rest" (historical books, classics, psychology related, medicine related, etc). I have read every single occult related book from beginning to end and in some cases like in the case of astrology encyclopedia, it was a very tiring experience, which brings me to the second point. Information-to-text ratio in occult books is horrible, you literally have to read pages to get one bit of useful information, usually said just from the eyes of the author and everything around that information is just decoration and fillers...


It also pains me that chaos magick doesn't get enough respect, especially because it is not enough "ancient" or "mystical", as opposed to those mystical grimoires written by Solomon, who obviously lived even in 17th century and wrote in English :-P.

December 02, 2017, 04:21:49 AM
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When I was younger, it was primarily lack of trustworthy guidance, mentors, and translation/understanding.

These days, I've chosen to not practice anymore, but to more or less preserve the knowledge, and to take on my studies in theology.