Monday, May 09, 2011

Beyond 101

On the cover of Jason Miller's Protection and Reversal Magick, it says the book is part of the "Beyond 101" series of books they offer at New Page. I love that phrase. I like to think I write at that level. I figure if you're reading this blog and keeping up, you've been through all the intro stuff a few times and you've got some basic definitions that don't need to be reiterated.

As a result of this approach, I've gathered a readership of really intelligent, experienced, and gifted magicians. That was why I started blogging in the first place, and I've totally succeeded.


Yeah, that's all I've got to say right now. See, I'm cutting down on my nicotine consumption at the moment, and I really want to just rip someone's fucking head off for sport. So I'm thinking about nice things. Good things. My smart readers. My practicing magician friends who get the Work, and mold their theories on observation instead of the other way around. Not the idiot. Not thinking about him. Nope. Not that other one either. Breathing... breathing... Ahhh... peace. Acid Peace. Peace that travels up the spine like jagged lightning spikes, herkin' left, jerkin' right. Highly energized frenetic peace that just wants to beat something's face in because it's just that time already...

fuck it. quitters never win.


  1. If you have decent insurance go to your doctor and ask for a low dose Welbutrin prescription. I tried to quit smoking for years and would literally become borderline psychotic. Went on a low dose Welbutrin (roughly 1/4 of what they give as an antidepressant IIRC) for about 4 months and have not had a cigarette since. That was maybe 4 years ago. It basically shuts down the receptors that cause the nicotine cravings so you smoke until it kicks in then the cravings just go away. Then it's just a matter of breaking the social conditioning that makes you want your preferred form of nicotine.

    At around the 4 month mark I actually started forgetting to take the pills, so obviously no dependency problems either.

  2. Two Things

    Be careful with Welbutrin. Other people have other experiences. Mine were, while not dangerous, quite unpleasant.

    And, what about us 101 folks? I'm pleased to be reading about people who are actually DOING STUFF that gets results. I just can't figure out where to find the correct 101 books to read, or how to find a teacher or what.

  3. Anti Kate,

    Having trouble finding good material and teachers? Have you checked out RO's website? How about Jason's blog and website? Both publish excellent books and offer courses in magic. RO has an intro to Neo-Platonism for the reading on his site.


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