“An Old Point That Bears Repeating”
Subject: It’s an old point that bears repeating.
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 17:59:40 GMT…
[edited & re-posted here, Wed, Sept. 19th, 2018]
………….“…I do not know much about “Chaos Magic[k]” — in any academic, “I-read-it-in-_____”, sense [of the term]. Here is my recent experience with [what I feel is] “Real” Chaos Magic[k].
………….A good friend of mine was in pain — and in-an-effort-to lessen her pain — I “healed” her. A’long-the-lines-of an old post [that] “Lauranz” made — entitled, “Occam’s Pot Scrubber” (or something similar) — I should, more rightly, say that she reported feeling less pain after I perceived an action on my own part.
………….We got into a discussion of how I do it. My answer did not satisfy me completely, because I’m overly-analytical. I told her that I healed because, “I know it works… That’s all”.
………….No paradigm… No invocation… No visualization… I lay on my hands, and I concentrate on the knowledge that, “It Works”, and… It Works.
………….They call it, “Faith Healing”.
………….I can analyze it. I really can. But my friend made an astoundingly concise and insightful statement that removes my desire to do so. She said, “Steve, it works because it is yours. You did-not read it in a book. It will-not fail because you are not doing it “Hine”‘s way, or “Caroll”‘s way. It will work because you are doing it YOUR way.”
………….Similarly — her house is “haunted” [not sure how this is “similar” ~Az]. By this, I mean that: upon entering a particular room for the first time — I commented that it felt like someone had hung themselves there. They have or will. Her name is/will be, “Colleen”. The same night — this entity moved into the room we were sitting in, and caused me great discomfort (in addition to lowering the ambient temperature).
………….Rather than invoke some great deity to cast it out, or banish this “ghost”, I simply calmed my self inwardly — felt my inner temperature — and concentrated on feeling my temperature rise. I, then, asked the spirit to bide it’s time — that the pain it would cause us would, in-no-way, lessen it’s own — and that, in time, I would help it if I could.
………….Nothing I have read or put supreme effort into has worked [trans. Nothing, “Magick-Wise” which the author has tried that was read in a book… ~Az]. When I want results, I simply focus on what I know is true; that I have a modicum of Power with-in my Self — and that I can use it externally. It is My Chi; My Soul; My Life-fORce, and My Aura.
………….“Chaos Magic[k]”? This is “Chaos Magic[k]”. “Chaos Magic[k]” is doing what works, for you.
Enjoy the story folks. And I’ll be seeing you in your dreams,
[yeah, I’ve heard that before… from people who thought that they were far more “Magickal” than they were… but thanks for the article ~Az]
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