Advanced Magick for Beginners by Alan Chapman

By Alan Chapman

The writer assumes no earlier wisdom, just a willingness to discover what magick deals, but it’s obvious to a person with a heritage within the topic that Alan Chapman is drawing on quite a lot of event, from classical Crowleyean Magick to japanese metaphysics, and again back to Discordianism and Chaos Magick. Chapman’s writing-style is funny, direct, seductively logical, and his enthusiasm for the advantages of magick is either tangible and infectious.The amateur magician will certainly locate themselves outfitted to begin every kind of magickal operations: trance paintings, attraction, divination, or even a few of the larger different types of non secular improvement. To skilled magicians, Chapman bargains a subtler problem: he revitalizes magick through slicing it loose from the intense relativism Chaos Magick bequeathed, provocatively redefining it as: “the paintings, technology and tradition of experiencing truth.”

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I'll tell you what—you become an artist. The emphasis shifts from anxiety over results to aesthetic consideration. What's stopping you? You can make your magick funny, witty or serious; ecstatic, absurd or deranged; profound or delirious. Want to get laid? Why not cover yourself in jam and stick photos of attractive ladies or gentlemen to yourself? Got a disease? Rub a sponge on the affected area, and then throw it off the top of a rollercoaster. You can even make yourself rich by baking your credit card in a butter cream layer cake, and have a tasty treat to boot!

THE AMNESIA M E T H O D This method usually goes hand in hand with sigilisation. After the act, you make a willed effort to forget the act, and the sigil. In the subconscious aesthetic, this ensures the desire remains in the subconscious, where it will come to fruition. This is the only explanation I've ever come across for the amnesia method, but even if you are not working with the subconscious aesthetic, experience has shown that forgetting your magical act helps to ensure your desire will manifest.

EXERCISE 8 1. Bearing the outline in mind, create and perform four rituals using the first four methods given in the table overleaf, without performing the fifth. 2. Record the results. Outline Sympathetic method Gnosis 1 sigil method 1. Decide what you want to occur. My manager will resign My manager will resign 2. Ensure that what you want to occur has a means of manifestation. I do have a manager and there is the possibility for him to resign. I do have a manager and there is the possibility for him to resign.

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