Let’s talk Magic. There is no right or wrong way to do magic. No superior method. Magic is a tool or vehicle to move from point A to point B.
Magic is not bound by human religion, culture, morality or understanding.
Magic is Creation, Chaos and Destruction that can yield Order.
If you are not willing to be part of that turmoil you are not practicing Magic. You are participating in a psychodrama to direct mental narratives. Magic is wild. Be wild.
For example in my culture we view Magic as a Song. We are part of the Weave of the World. As it unfolds and evolves it is the Song of the World. When we practice Magic we are becoming a co-creator of that Song. The Song is Creation, Chaos, Destruction and Order. Our Heart-Song is aligned with purpose, desire and destiny. When we give ourselves to the genuine expression, that is Magic.
I deeply appreciate the Models of Magic. Which can be broadly broken into: Psychological, Energetic and Spirit Mediated. I do not believe that we can credit the Models to any one person or system of Magic when we see these delineations all over the world.
Psychological Magic is a framework that views Magical operations as a psychodrama. A way for the practitioner to change their thinking and therefore the perceived reality. This Model can be largely seen in Chaos, Ceremonial and Goetic systems of Magic.
Energetic Magic is the framework that focuses on the subtle energies of the caster and potentially materia. Sympathetic, Folk and Ceremonial Magic all can be applied to this model.
Spirit Mediated Magic focuses on evocation, invocation and theurgy. Working with the Spirits to assist the caster in their Magic. Folk, Ceremonial, Goetic and Astrological Magic all fall into this category.
In my own personal practice of Secular Animistic Necromancy, I work primarily with Energetic and Spirit Mediated Models of magic.
Animism, Ancestral Veneration, Sorcery and Necromancy all fall under the umbrella of Spirit Mediated Magic. When we acknowledge the relationship we have with Spirits. Give them offerings and veneration and work to establish a relationship with them. We can have much more reliable and focused Magical outcomes.
While compartmentalizing the composition of Magic into the simplified Models of Psychological, Energetic and Spirit-Mediated, may seem reductionist. I know that in my own experiences being able to break large Magical goals into smaller actionable steps. Greatly enhanced my success in Magical Work and achieving verifiable outcomes.
These concepts are explored with Practical application in my Sigils & Sorcery class. (Dates to be advised.) As I considered the building blocks of effective Magic to be easy to establish when viewed through the lens of the Models.
Love and Manyfold Blessings