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 on: April 23, 2015, 11:08:26 
Started by JackNorth - Last post by no_leaf_clover
1. What the hell is magic?

I like Crowley's definition.  It's simple and to the point: It's "the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will."  Also "every intentional act is a Magickal Act."

2. Can I do Magic Shocked?

You already do, by the above definition.    o.o

3. Is it dangerous

It could be, if you prefer.

4. Is it a negative/dark practice?

Only if you take or use it that way!

Negative/dark and positive/light come from a dualistic way of thinking.  For brevity I will say that Taoism and the Tao Te Ching make a pretty convincing refutation of the ideas of good/bad as being anything other than arbitrary opinions.  But, having said that, I would redefine "good" and "evil" as "service to others" and "service to self," respectively.

So my question would rather be, are you using magic to serve others?  Or are you only using it for yourself, at the expense of others?  It's possible to serve others and yourself at the same time, or to serve yourself in a way that doesn't exploit others.

5. Can it bring happiness and light?

That's more of a philosophical question.  I personally think that if you need reasons to be happy, or if you have to do stuff to be happy, then that's not real happiness and it won't be permanent.  You have to be happy for no reason, to really be happy.  But yes magic could bring these things I suppose.

I think this is a great way to explore ideas, with sets of questions.  It can become a game of trying to ask the right questions in this case, because magic is a very broad and diverse subject, and if you can find the core of what it's actually all about then you've found something important and relevant to everything in life.

 on: April 23, 2015, 11:01:30 
Started by Bert23 - Last post by Bert23
My daughter is suffering from depression and her situation got worse because of abusing drugs. I've been trying to convince her to quit for a long time but never listens to me until finally she hits the bottom. She admit her mistakes and be the one to ask for help. I'm planning to send her to a drug addiction treatment centers but I also read on the web about support groups like NA and AA. Does anyone of you have experiences to these support groups? Help me decide.

 on: April 23, 2015, 10:45:20 
Started by Hfeline - Last post by FuzzyQuills
Welp, when I finally head out for the first time, I shall tell my experience here. (Could be VERY SOON, or a year away! Wink) And that way, I would be able to help you a bit more. Good luck! Smiley

Hopefully I can get out soon as well... Cheesy

 on: April 23, 2015, 10:38:02 
Started by personalreality - Last post by FuzzyQuills
@BranStark: Well, I did read that happens sometimes! Smiley Must be annoying when you think you just hit a gold mine of an opportunity for something then you wake up... Cheesy

 on: April 23, 2015, 10:35:26 
Started by astralm - Last post by FuzzyQuills
I haven't been round these parts for very long either (Heck, I can't even project yet! Cheesy) But just as I was scrolling through posts, I found this thread...

...and thought of another one I had read a couple of days ago: It was a beginner explaining how he got out. It's actually quite good, and he mentions Frank in there. (Yet to try his technique though, haven't gotten much time to myself lately...)

Anyway, once I go fully astral (Probably a month away, but no one ever knows really until they do it for the first time!) I was thinking of going and finding him if possible. As for physical records, has anyone bothered checking other places, such as Australia (Highly unlikely, but who knows!) Africa, Japan, etc. to name a few?

On that note, I am thinking of searching Australia's records right now... Wink

 on: April 23, 2015, 10:35:04 
Started by personalreality - Last post by BranStark
You know what's tricky, though? When you do a reality check and still fail to recognise it as a dream. grin Happened to me many times. sad

 on: April 23, 2015, 10:33:21 
Started by Bluefirephoenix - Last post by no_leaf_clover
John Titor's model makes it so that he is both correct and incorrect in his predictions.  Many worlds says everything that will happen, does in some reality.

I tend to agree with this.  I'm not sure if literally everything that is possible occurs (like to the extent of one atom's difference between parallel universes, to infinity), but I think at the very least every individual has the ability to steer his or her own timeline/experience of reality/consciousness.  Probably major group consciousness themes are explored in various ways as well, such as if a war did or did not occur, etc.

I actually don't just theorize about this, but practice employing this kind of philosophy in my life.  Like any good spiritual work it involves a lot of digging through my subconscious for hidden beliefs and habits of thought, but it seems more effective than any other esoteric system of "magic" or whatever you'd like to call it, that I've tried.

PS, Greytraveller, it's nice to see you here.  I remember you from years ago.  I checked your profile and we're like twins!  XD

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Seriously, what are the odds?   shocked

 on: April 23, 2015, 10:16:14 
Started by Hfeline - Last post by Hfeline
I've already read that a time or two.  If it were going to be that easy for me, I probably wouldn't have come here to benefit from other people's experience. 

I was wondering, what should I expect from these affirmation specifically.  I know I'm to expect something, and I can give an example from experience, which is sort of why I'm asking. 

When you load a game onto your computer, if you look into the file, you notice that there are likely hundreds of files, right.  No doubt everyone here is familiar with the different windows settings for a file, thumbnail, icon, and tiles.  If you were to try and pick the column where the set ends, I have a one in three chance with tiles, one in six with thumbnails, and one in ten with icons.  I generally set it at thumbnails, and noticed that for a long while, I would consistently pick the accurate ending column.  Then I said, "this can't be real, can it?"  After a few days of this, my accuracy dropped dramatically.  Obviously, saying, "It's really real, isn't it?" increased my accuracy, though not quite as quickly.  Actually, maybe I should use that as a trigger for speaking my affirmations.  : )

 on: April 23, 2015, 09:09:05 
Started by darksidessj25 - Last post by darksidessj25
What mantra are you using?
Kleem. Just to improve relationships.

 on: April 23, 2015, 08:53:25 
Started by Tongo - Last post by FuzzyQuills
Can't say I have experienced this, but what you're describing sounds similar to a near-death experience, IMO... Cheesy

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