Once your sigil has been fired, you're supposed to forget the original intent and let the Butterfly Effect or whatever take its course. Forgetting what you just did can often be the hardest part of the process. It's not so bad if the intent is something you don't really care about (hence beginning with sigils for things you aren't really too fussed about is a good way to begin experiments), but is more difficult if it's something you really want to happen. As long as you don't dwell on the thoughts when they pop up, it shouldn't matter too much. Time for another analogy.

The ever-changing tangle of desires, wishes, fears, fantasies etc jostling around in our minds can be likened to a garden, albeit a somewhat unruly and overgrown one; flowers, weeds,

Phil Hine creepers, and the occassional buried gardening rake. Going through the sigilisation process can be likened to becoming suddenly enthusiastic about tidying the garden up. You isolate one plant (i.e. your intent), seperate it from the others, feed it, water it and prune it 'til it stands out from the rest and is clearly visible on the landscape, and then suddenly get bored with the whole job and go indoors to watch television. The trick is, next time you look at the 'garden', not to notice the plant you so recently lavished attention on.

If the intent gets tangled up with all the other stuff in your head, you tend to start projecting various fantasy outcomes -what you'll do with the money when it comes, how will it be with the boy/girl/anteater of your dreams, etc and the desire will get run into all the others, thus decreasing the probability of it manifesting in the way you want it to.

A useful attitude to have when casting sigils is that once you've posted one off to the multiverse (which, like Santa, always gets the message), then you're sure that it's going to work, so that you don't need to expend any more effort on that particular one. Such confidence tends to arise out of having had some success with sigils previously. The result often comes about when the intent has become latent - that is to say, you've completeley forgotten about it and given up on it coming about. The experience is similar to trying to hitch a lift on deserted road in the dead of night. You've been there for hours, it's pouring down with rain and you 'know' with an air of dread certainty that no one's going to stop for you now, but you stick your thumb out anyway. What the hell, eh? Five minutes later, you get a lift from the boy/girl/anteater of two sigils back, driving a porsche and asking you how far you want to go. Maddening isn't it? But sigilisation often seems to work like that.

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Fundamentals of Magick

Fundamentals of Magick

Magick is the art and practice of moving natural energies to effect needed or wanted change. Magick is natural, there is absolutely nothing supernatural about it. What is taught here are various techniques of magick for beginners. Magick is natural and simple and the techniques to develop abilities should be simple and natural as well. What is taught on this site is not only the basics of magick, but the basics of many things.

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