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Magick / Lost all faith
« on: July 20, 2016, 02:54:18 PM »
If you've lost all faith in magick what do you do? Hang up the cloak and be like everyone else? Try to rekindle the flame or accept it's death?

I will say that at this point I am effective spiritual dead. I have no faith nor belief in anything paranormal, supernatural, or magical. So where does an ex-magician go from here? Is there recovery or simply the end?

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Magick / Inner Magick Vs External Magick
« on: May 16, 2016, 06:26:50 PM »
I just wanted to open up a casual discussion about which is better, inner work or manifestation work. For me I think inner work (changing the microcosmos of the self) is. I spent too many years looking for external validation. Sure I found it from time to time, however when I started directing all my effort and energy on the inner self, life changed swiftly.

So what are your thoughts. Inner work better or external work?

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Magick / Looking for suggestions.
« on: March 27, 2016, 06:48:21 AM »
I've been on a very long break with magick. Doing mostly creative visualization. I'm wanting to get by into the game but I'm having trouble deciding what direction I want to go in. On one hand I've always had my standby of sigil magick, yet have very few things to cast for, same for chaos magick and DIY ritual work. This leaves me with the energy worker paradigm. Since I can do that daily. Even though creative visualization works, I again have very little big stuff to cast far. Then again I also have the same issue with all system. The point and purpose as I tend to look at the functionality of a system. What can I do with it? that's always my question. There are no 'magical wars' going on. Most pop culture magick is boring to me, sigils leave me feeling lackluster, and I have no clue what to engage in. Spirit work has never been a strong drive for me. I guess I'm at a point of personal refinement, yet I do not know what I'm trying to refine. So here are a list of methods I've thought about being completely dedicated to. Advice and suggestions are welcome.

1)Direct Magick: Basically L.O.A. or Creative Visualization.
2)Chaos Magick
3)Old School Ritual Magick.
4)Energy Work (Constructs and the Like)
5)Sigil Magick including Servitor creation and custom system
6)Quit for good

Personally I've gotten to the point of indifference. Is magick real is it fake? Are the Gods/spirits real, is that a delusion or imagination? To me I no longer care. All I do care about is the results of my efforts.

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Hello and Goodbye / It's been good....sort of.
« on: February 14, 2015, 11:08:17 AM »
I'm not exactly leaving but this goes out to anyone and everyone. Don't PM me anymore. I'm not going to work spells for you and I won't help you with petty desires. I've moved on to bigger and better places.

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Main Hall / So does anyone meditate.....
« on: November 29, 2014, 01:23:17 PM »
For the heath benefits of it. I'm not asking if you do it for metaphysical practice. I'm asking if you do it for relaxation and focus, not superpowerz. I've been doing brief and frequent bouts of breathing meditation throughout the day when I feel a bit overwhelmed. I've kinda quit training for supernatural skills and am now more focused on myself. Internal work I guess you could call it. My use of sigil falls in line with more self-help and posing questions that my deep mind (subconscious) can work on.

So am I alone on this?

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Main Hall / What if it's really all in our head?
« on: November 02, 2014, 05:27:58 PM »
I'm sure at some point you've asked yourself that every question. What if everything I'm doing is just confirmation bias, cognitive bias, and/or magical thinking? And if the results we obtain are just in our heads, what's so wrong about that? This would mean we shape our reality intentionally. Perhaps the only way to change the external reality is to change the internal reality? Shall we discuss?

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Main Hall / What is the value of willpower......
« on: October 27, 2014, 05:25:09 PM »
In metaphysical practices? Just as the title ask? What is it's importance? Does it truly aid development? Does increasing one's willpower speed up manifestation? If all it takes is a strong will and the ability to focus a thought to work magick/psionics, then what is the need for anything else? Thoughts?

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Main Hall / Why so serious?
« on: October 21, 2014, 02:53:59 AM »
Within the realm of metaphysics there are people who are so serious about everything. I wonder why that is? I figure that if you can't have fun and enjoy what your doing then what's the point. I've had some hard kicks in the nuts over then years concerning this stuff. From realizing how ignorant I was on some things, to finding my own limitations, then going through the dark night of the soul which woke me up some more. Everything became fresh and new after that. It caused me to take a more practical and enjoyable time with my practices. I've made leaps and strides over the past year even though I haven't "trained" so to speak. I quit being serious about it.

So I ask YOU. Why So Serious?

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Magick / Thoughts on Thought-Forms
« on: October 15, 2014, 05:17:51 PM »
I've been spending a great deal of my time researching and working on thought-forms. Something I've found to be interesting is that thought-forms are basically just idea's. Purpose driven idea's. A mental construct/thought-form is an idea given shape and form buy the imagination of it's creator. These's thought-forms reside within the mind and/or the collective unconscious. Those who believe in certain gods might connect through this thought-form. Becoming a hive mind in a sense. These religious thought-forms can be built up (due to your constant attention) to have power over you and/or become a source of personal power. People connect through common idea's. All thought-forms have a nature life expectancy, to exist till your will is manifest. Once it's job is done it "dies". A though-form that is strong enough to create a visual and auditory hallucination is a Tulpa. When magician say the have a visual manifestation, this is what they mean. They have cultivated an idea so strongly in their mind that they "see" the entities they summon. Which could explain why I've had very few visual manifestations. In the case of demons it's the same. Your own demons made "flesh". I think Spare mentioned something similar.

I know that when we cast a spell, fire a sigil, or create a construct all we are doing is building up an empowered intent (idea). We send this idea out to do what it does. In my opinion we send it through the collective unconscious to influence those individual who will most likely help bring about it's manifestation. For instance if you cast a spell for a job. You fill out applications everywhere that's hiring, but somehow you feel pulled to a certain store. Low and behold you get hired. I think this is the effect I'm trying to talk about. Your thought-form went out and found the most receptive individual to manifest your will. You were drawn to that person. I find that when I hold strongly to a desire, thinking about it almost all the time, even for days, it will manifest in some form or fashion. I've spent a great deal of time building up a thought-form of my will and it got the job done. Not sure if I'm correct on any of this. Good chance is that I'm not. There are limitation to this as with everything in life.

Don't grill me if I'm wrong. I'm still researching and learning about this. So far it's the only thing keeping me in the occult. Constructive criticism welcome. Trash talk isn't.

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Hello and Goodbye / I'm gone.
« on: July 28, 2014, 04:36:18 PM »
I've grown tired of all this stuff. So I'm moving on. It's been fun, learned a lot, so it wasn't a complete waste. There has been nothing of an substantial value keeping me in the occult for some time  besides idle curiosity. It been nice knowing many of you. Take care and I wish you all the best.

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Spirituality / I was there
« on: July 08, 2014, 05:16:06 PM »
I was there when all began. The moment creation started I was there. You were there also. At least what would make us was there. Each of the elements that make us was there. We existed in the birth and death of stars. When worlds were created we were there. Somehow for some reason we came to be here. On this one world. All the right elements came together to create our home. From the primordial soup that started life, through the countless changes during this process we were there. And when we are gone we shall still be there. Somewhere out in the abyss. So that one day we may be again. How can we create changes in our lives? Because the potential has always been there. Each thought we think is a potential future, a possible act of creation. From the beginning it has been this way. Because every potential existed once it all began and we are a part of that potential.

This is more just some random thinking I was doing today.

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Magick / Magical Thinking
« on: July 06, 2014, 04:41:34 AM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_thinking
Are we all a victim of it? In some ways I think so and in others I doubt. Seeing an object move without being touch is not magical thinking. I'm very much of the psychological paradigm of magick. That changing my thoughts, changes the "world". Even making a thread about this here.http://forums.vsociety.net/index.php/topic,22036.0.html

I still feel that if we get our heads in the right place, events flow smoothly. There is little to no internal resistance.

Magical thinking seem to be a rampant thing is metaphysics, I've tried to gear my practices away from it as much as possible. Which is why I used the method above. So do you think your a victim of it? How can you tell the difference? Does it even matter?

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Psionics / What is a Construct?
« on: June 30, 2014, 03:18:05 AM »
I'm still trying to figure out what a construct is. I've read that they are visualized images that are created through focused intent. Even to the point of becoming a visual hallucination. I can sit down and spend hours (if I chose) imagining something but that doesn't make that something happen. To me constructs, thought-forms, and servitors are all the same thing. I've even read that when a spell is cast your sending out a thought-form of that intent. Which to me sounds like a construct. Omnimancy from my understanding is using a lego version of construct creation. I've even wondered that sigils are a type of construct.Makes me think that any if not all the spirits that people work with are constructs. So could someone please clear this up for me. I've spent the past 7 years being confused by this question. For some reason I still can't grasp the concept of them.

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Magick / Is it worth it?
« on: June 14, 2014, 01:44:27 PM »
All right confession time, I haven't done jack for a long time. I have no desire to restart my training nor any motivation to continue a spiritual/chaos magick practice. None. Most of what I do is just mental influence. Taking time each morning to I-M how I want my day to go. Or subtle mental suggestion as needed. The thing is that I'm content with this. I've used maybe one sigil this year. I'm wondering if it's even worth getting back into this hardcore or just continue on my merry little way doing mind magick?

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Magick / Starting all over again.
« on: May 26, 2014, 02:47:07 AM »
I've been on a semi-magical break for about 2 years. Casting my will very infrequently. Since I've just past a very tough spot in my life, I've decided to start new. Taking baby steps based on what I think will benefit me the most. The routine isn't meant to be hardcore like I used to strive for. It's just to get those metaphysical gears loosened up. Here it is.

100 breath meditation (used for vital force accumulation)
Energy Work (with the accumulated element)
Solar Banishing Rituals (2x per day)
Shielding
Focal Meditation (20 minutes only)

I hope to stick with this for the remainder of my life. As it is a simple routine. With the passing of time (perhaps 6 months maybe a year) I'll get back into ritual/energy magick again. Any thoughts on starting fresh? Anyone done it? As you may have noticed that I've combined some Psi and Magick practices together. So say this shouldn't be don't, I do a lot of shouldn't's.

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