Why Practice Magick?  The Power of Magick

Why Practice Magick? The Power of Magick


The Power of Magick!

Do what Thou Will shall be the Whole of the Law

Recently I got a question from someone asking what the reason for doing the Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram. They felt like it was not a good idea to do the ritual because they felt they were in control of their own mind.

Though I was able to respond to what he said, it got me thinking, why would anyone want to actually practice Magick at all? Better yet, why would anyone want to practice Ritualistic Magick, especially considering it does not have the The Pentagrampromise of material gains like spells do?

I never really thought about that question until recently. I always thought it should be pretty obvious why a person practiced Magick, but then I did some introspection, and realized that I had forgotten my reason for starting Magick as well.

So today I would like to talk about the Power of Magick, and why a person would want to actually practice it. If you like what you read here, be sure to check out other posts!

Reason 1- Magick is more than making things happen

The power of Magick is deeper than what many people realize. When people think of Magick, they think of spells, that can bring money, love, or other things. That is not all there is to Magick though! Dare I say, it is only a small part of Magick.

Perhaps the most important part of Magick, especially in the Occult sense, is to uncover to the deepest Truth’s of the Universe. This is not just some empirical Truth, but one that reaches the very depths of the Soul.

unconscious powerMagick unleashes parts of the Unconscious that would normally be unavailable otherwise. It is sort of like Meditation, and indeed, with Magick, meditation is a recommended practice, because it helps tame the mind and focus on the task at hand.

Magick goes deeper than meditation though. It digs into the Collective Unconscious, and the Archetypes of the Mind. These Archetypes are symbols of the gods, and they are ingrained into the very nature of humanity.

Perhaps one of the most recognizable parts of the Collective Unconscious, would also be the part that is within the individual unconscious, and that is the Shadow. The Shadow is repressed, primitive personality traits that we do not want others to see, as it is improper.

If you want more insight on the Archetypes check out my articles posted on this page!

Reason 2- Magick prepares us for our Will

Many of you may notice that at the beginning of all my blogs I put, Do what Thou Will shall be the whole of the Law, and at the end I put, Love is the Law, Love under Will. I don’t do this on reviews but that is because they are not as personal.

However, I do put them on my blog posts. I do this because I believe in the teachings of Thelema. Actually, Thelema comes from the Greek word meaning “to will”.

So it is natural that I talk about the Will. Different people believe different things on what it means to follow the path of one’s Will. I believe to do one’s Will basically is the action of doing to reach the True Will of a person.

sigil of thelemaI believe this is basically the same as reaching the process of individuation in Jungian Therapy, or the top of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs known as Self-Actualization. The person is free to follow their Will and do what they need to for the Great Work of Magick.

Magick prepares us for this primarily because it unlocks that Higher Self from within. The Higher Self is especially shown within Ritualistic Magick practices, where the Self can be seen as a priest, knight, six rayed star, and many other things!

This is why I like ritualistic Magick so much. It focuses a lot on the Elevation of the Higher Self, which can be found in all of us. I know for many it is important to do spells and Magick that focuses a lot on the worship and praise of gods and goddesses. I’ve got nothing wrong with that, and I do that from time to time, but I like the Inner Enlightenment that comes from Ritualistic Magick.

Reason 3- Because it is FUN!

If all else fails, remember this, Magick is actually a very fun thing to do! It is a personal, yet collective thing! It’s personal because you do it, and can add your own spin to some of these rituals.

I have made two post on the Lesser Pentagram Ritual, and have a great respect for it done the way that Crowley writes it out in Liber O, but I have deviated from this to add my own personal spin to it as well.

I have used, instead of the Divine Names, some Gods of Chaos, including Set, Aries, Hundun, and Loki. I know of one person who used the four Ninja Turtles and Splinter! That is how personal Magick can be for each person!

It is also collective because there are so man people who do it at once, and it can be used in ceremonial rituals as well! There is something to be said about how great it is knowing that you are connected, through the web of time and links of the Collective Unconscious, to thousands of other people!


Conclusion- Is Magick for you?

So is magick for you? That is up for you to decide, but I will make a wager that it probably is for everyone! With its psychological benefits, and the meaning that it brings to each person, it can be a great asset to you!

I know for many people it can be awkward, and you are not sure where to start. I will attach a video here. It’s from YouTube so it’s free. It’s a step by step instruction video on how to do the Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram. It’s a good place to start.

If you are not a visual person, and like myself, prefer written instructions, here is a link to Liber O. It has a step by step way of doing the Lesser Banishing Ritual.

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, complaints, or comments in general, please leave them below. I will get back with you within a day, usually around 12 hours or less!

Love is the Law, Love under Will

Frater C.P.T

24 thoughts on “Why Practice Magick? The Power of Magick

  1. Interesting. So how much of this is to do with inner reflection and how much of magic is to do with connecting with the demonic? Or did I always have the wrong impression that magic got to do with the connection to demonic forces?

    1. It depends on who you talk to. I don’t believe magick always deals with demonic forces. In fact, for the most part, it involves angelic forces. However, that can get a little tricky with the wording. I believe that those forces come from within. The demonic and angelic forces are within the Collective and Individual Unconscious, and they are made real through the Unconscious into the Conscious, and then into the physical world.

  2. godtruth

    Do you think it’s fun to do something that will send you to hell?

    1. Well, if that’s how you want to say it, I suppose so. Why come on just to say that?

  3. My question is why you choose to spell the word magic with a K ? Was it because the word magic with a C was taken? Or is this another form of the word and does it have different principles? Also I was never to believe magic actually worked or than in movies? The magic that we see at magic shows are more of illusions correct? I know people do ritualistic practices but I wasn’t quite sure they actually worked since I haven’t been in the presence of one.

    1. I use the K Mostly because it is more ancient and it deals with a more occult, esoteric meaning. I believe magick works, just not always the way we wish it would.

      1. Jimmy

        I feel the need to clarify. Magick with a K is not more ancient. Crowley added the K to differentiate between ritualistic magick and stage magic. As was pointed out by Dallas, magic is illusion done to trick the audience. Magick is the act of stripping away all illusion from reality.

        1. Jimmy, thank you. I probably was not clear in saying that or something. When I said it is more ancient, i meant the meaning behind. I probably should have used better punctuation lol.

  4. Nimrodngy

    Hello. Thank you for this article. You really got me. 

    For me magic is a fun thing that arouses your curiosity and you always ask yourself the question “how it happened?”
    Many try to find answers and uncover mysteries but magic must not be discovered but understood.
    I hope to see more posts from you.

    Good luck and all the best ! 

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Thank you very much for this comment!  You are right that Magick is more about understanding, but remember, to understand it, one must practice it.

  5. R.J.

    Hey Jessie, awesome article. I’ve always been fascinated with magick and I want to go on record as saying that your article really inspired me to begin picking up the “books” again. Also, I always felt like I was magically imbued but haven’t really mastered how to bring it to the forefront but you did awesome in detailing what other things magick can do and that was great. Awesome job!

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Thank you R.J!  I think we all have magick within us, but it can sometimes be tucked away within our unconscious, and all we need to do is tap into that source of magick!

  6. Henderson

    Wow, this is really  interesting  because I have a couple of friends  who might have asked this same question  before as well as to why  they will want to practice  magick like I do.  I didn’t have much do say to them but now that I have read your post,  I fell like I have just the right words now.  I have never thought  that the act was fun and you have opened  my eyes  to that.  Thanks! 

    1. Jessie Mosley

      You are welcome!! I try to speak from the heart!

  7. KingAndrea

    Its a very common notion about magic that it is somehow connected to a hidden dark force that makes it work for some people, I don’t really believe in magic but I’ve seen many videos of people claiming to perform magics. Well, I believe everything deals with the mind and as you’ve said, it connects to the unconscious. Thanks.

    1. Jessie Mosley

      You are welcome!  Magick, to me, is within the mind, but that does not mean it is fake.  That means our mind causes things to happen, especially within our own lives.

  8. Wildecoll

    The truth is we all have different reasons for indulging in what we do and magic is one thing I believe is associated closely with the determined mind, it’s a choice that I made and not forced. It’s good to know about the benefits of magic and how it can help us unravel the unconscious. Is it true there any difference between the magic that s used to destroy and that which can be used for good?

    1. Jessie Mosley

      I don’t think there is a difference, personally.  I believe that Magick is Magick.  There is not black and white Magick.

  9. Benson

    Magick is a nice act to practice, but the misconceptions surrounding it have been a barrier to those who have interest in it andiit’s quite nit cool at all. Before having a good knowledge of it, i usually feel it’s all about invoking jinn, and spirits to help you carry out evil activities, and just like me, there are lots of people who still have such feeling. But it’s not their fault because they lack the true knowledge of it. Great article.

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Thank you very much!  If I may, were or are you a Muslim?  

  10. julzdk

    I like your occult blog. I’ve dabbled in magic over the years but have always struggled to find my higher self. Alestair Crowley was quite the remarkable person especially for his time. The quote of his that you put at the beginning of blog posts has long been one of my favorites as I believe in free will almost above all other things, in a way at least. I hadn’t heard of some of the things you mentioned in your practice the power of magic so I’m going to go do that now, thx

    1. Jessie Mosley

      You are welcome!!  There is so much in the occult that anyoone can get into and learn!

  11. Twack Romero

    I’ve read a couple of your other articles and found them fascinating but have never actaully managed to get a handle on what it’s all about. I’m sure you’ve had that before. Now, I’ve read this I have a much better understanding, at least in so much as how this particular area benefits ‘self’ if that’s a good way of putting it.

    I watched the video and at one point the ‘penny dropped’. It was when raising your vibration was mentioned. I’ve read and practised, as well as I can, the Law of Attraction. I’ve also researched more into the frequecy and actual vibrational side. Now, thanks to this article I have another area I can add into the mix.

    This resonated even more when put in conjuction with references to ‘will’ and that in turn gave me some insight into where we’re trying to get to, within ourselves. I think I have much more to read and learn, thank you.

    1. Jessie Mosley

      You are welcome!  Never stop learning, it keeps you young mentally!

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