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This ain't about You

Discussion in 'Wild Card Forum' started by fifthcolumn, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. fifthcolumn

    fifthcolumn Active Member

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    If you believe that "magic" or "superhero" is found in books, you're not doing it right- as far as I'm concerned. Books will assist you, but you don't need them. Books teach me what somebody else's version of magic and superhero looks like. Thank you, those are some good ideas, but my superhero is gonna be mine.

    I don't have to mix eye of newt and bat scrotum to call on Hecate to assist me in whatever magical endeavor I choose to undertake. I got a clean, sterile, science based way of getting the results I desire. Speaking to my subconscious. I don't even need a God! But I heard I should get one- heard a couple people singing their usefulness. So I tested it out.

    Totally worth it. Never going back. Built Him from the ground up. He's mine, get your own.

    I think what people don't get is that "look inside yourself" and "know yourself" are about learning to engage in the observation and study of you. Most people don't wanna hear that bullshit. They know they're not important. They know that if there was some magical key that unlocked their superpowers, it wouldn't be under their nose.

    Now you tell me a better game than that? Each one of us carrying the keys to the kingdom right under our nose. Our own individual story. Our own individual archetypes. The toys you played with as a child. The things you love. The things that sooth your savage beast. And the things that light your fires. All those things that speak to your own subconscious mind so melodically...

    No, no. This story's not about me! Ha! That's laughable!
     
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    "First, stand feet together and fold your arms over your chest."

    Um... What if he just leg swept me and I'm sprawled on the deck?

    "Next, call on the power of Umfufu, Lord High Guardian of the storm."

    Hey, man, I just wanted to shoot lighting from my fingertips... Not get hitched.

    "And be sure to only do it on the high calendar days and Thurdays between 4 and 10. Umfufu owns Thurdays 4 to 10."

    Yeah man... This don't look like the droids I'm looking for. Thanks for your time, but I'm gonna mosey.

    When I first started out I told myself I was going the psychic road- not the magic road. I kinda think it's all the same thing now, but there's an eye there toward style. No robes, no candles, no tomes, and no scheduling. If it can be done without those things, I want to know. I'm shootin for that.

    The minds I respected most in magic, at the time, all said a magic wand was a dumbo feather. How much a that other shit is dumbo feathers? And how much of it is absolutely necessary?

    Like astrology. Does belief trump alignment of planets? I wanna know. Planets sure seem to have an effect, but how much, really? What are the percentages there? If I feature it highly in my belief structure- do I become something of a slave to its rythyms? Can I have my ascension without all the scheduling? I'm gonna find out.

    That having been said, on my "Friends To Make" list - right underneath Combat Engineer Turned Astrologer is Astrologer (Any). Just cause I don't wanna use it, don't make it not useful. The Law of Rythym is one of the 7 Hermetic Principles. There are few models I have taken and not modified and upgraded for my own use. The 7 Hermetic Principals remain untouched so far. If you can see how they are flawed, please tell me. I use them pristine.