The Star Game has three main functions:
(1) It develops certain higher levels of consciousness
(2) It is a new form of magickal working appropriate to the twenty-first century and beyond; and
(3) It is an aid to developing certain magickal skills - adding mindfulness, concentration and visualization. In addition, it contains the whole esoteric Septenary tradition, as well as being simply a 'game' that can be played to a conclusion against an opponent.
The first of the aims detailed above involves, in part, a new way of thinking - for the Star Game develops the capacity to think and understand in symbols. This 'thinking' however is not the rational, causal, logical type associated with 'science'. It is rather the intuitive or 'wholistic' type - the poetic/mystical/magickal which sees connections between things, which brings insight and understanding through breadth. Yet, in tandem with this, it develops the qualities which also lay at the foundation of our conscious development as rational beings: the critical, analytical faculty which is so often lacking in some who study the Occult in general and magick in particular.
In short, the Star Game is a tool - to be used according to the desire of the user. To learn the Game, even as a 'game' takes time and a certain mental effort. Like all genuine magick, it is not intended for the idle or the dilettantes.
Those who are seriously interested in learning the use of this esoteric tool should first construct the Septenary game, and practice playing it, either alone or with an opponent, for some time. Then, they should study its magickal symbolism - the seven boards as the seven spheres of the Tree of Wyrd, the black and white pieces as 'light' and 'dark' (or causal and acausal) personal and cosmic energies, the changes of these pieces over the boards as the changes in individual psyche/Earth-bound/cosmic energies and so on - and then should they wish, undertake magick using it. Those who wish to go further, should study the aeonic attributions and then, should they wish, construct and learn to use the advanced form of the game. Those who do this will have the satisfaction of belonging to an elite: of being at the very summit of our conscious evolution. It will then be up to them whether they take the boundary ever higher. All genuine Black Magick is an act of defiance against the restrictions imposed by the mediocre and the cowards, and in this sense (as well as others) the Star game is an act of supreme Black Magick. It is a comment on the mediocrity of the present that only a few will understand this statement.
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