Out there, there are many misconceptions about magick. Ever since the dark, medieval ages, occult sciences have remained on the fringes of society. Now that we are ready to welcome magick into the mainstream, we need to start addressing the myths surrounding this millennial science.
Magick and the cult of the Devil
One of the most misleading ideas about magick is its ties with the forces of evil. Often than not, magicians are depicted as allegiances of the big bad red guy, drawing their power from demons themselves.
For adepts of magick, it might be easy to laugh off this belief. But for the neophyte, it represents a sometimes insurmountable obstacle. Naive as it might be, the association of magickal practices with the Devil has its roots in something much deeper than religion: the belief that power is inherently evil.
Pointing out this fact it is not to say that magick can not be evil. It perfectly can. But just as some people use knives to prepare delicious dishes and others to commit gruesome crimes, the nature of magick depends entirely on the heart of its practitioners.
Like with any other science available to the human being, magick’s final applications strictly depend on the human being. This is why many different belief systems introduce early concepts such as Karma or the Ten Commandments. For the magician, the whole spectrum of human behavior is available.
The different languages of magick
Additionally to the limiting belief that wielding power is evil, the diverse array of magickal traditions out there brings more confusion into the matter. With so many systems to choose from, the distinctions between magick and religion becomes unclear and obscurity arises.
The truth is, magick and religion, in the modern way we conceive them, are two different things. While in many cases their origins are linked together, religions are, simply put, languages of magick.
Let’s think about it. The laws of physics don’t change depending on the system of measurement that you use to run your calculations, (either the English, the international, or the metric system). Why would magick change if you believe in Hindu, Greek, Roman, Buddhist, or Christian deities?
Truth is, you might not even believe in any deity at all, and magick would still work. Because this science is based on the invocation of universal energies. Love. Gratitude. Abundance. Wisdom. Sex. All energies that are available for everybody all around the globe!
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It is perfectly normal to have doubts when first approaching magick. This science has remained hidden from the public eye for a reason. Not everyone is ready for it. Just less than a thousand years ago, we could have gotten burned at the stake for writing these lines!
In Episode 23: “The Cult of The Devil and Other Misconceptions About Magick” Cian and I explore the main roadblocks we have found in our students! From the limiting beliefs around power to straight-up blasphemy, we’ll clear the shadows away and make sure that you step into your power without fears!
This “Alchemize Your Life” episode is based on our experience teaching high ritual magick, and dealing with real-life concerns and worries that keep people from fully embodying powerful practices. If you are feeling hesitant about whether to start or not your magickal studies, then this episode is the one for you!
And if you’re looking for a safe space to discuss your concerns about magick, make sure to join us at The Prysm Institute of Quantum Alchemy, where you’ll find a community of practitioners just like you!
We hope this episode helps you dissolve any of the fears that are holding you back, lightbender!
Til the next one!
Sophie, Cian, and The Prysm Team