Thursday, October 06, 2011

Hermetic Magician, Keeping to Agrippa

Heh, Jason forever cracks me up. At Crucible, he had a tinge of jealousy because he and Andrieh were all over the place describing their paths, and I was able to sum it up by saying I kept to Agrippa.

But as I recently mentioned, I do chakra work too. And a lot of my spiritual understanding is heavily influenced by Crowley. And Taoism. And I did Eckankar and Soul Travel too. When he mentioned that I was all, Sugmad! Good times! And I've done GD stuff, and Modern Magic, and ADF druidry, and Celtic Wicca. I've been an Erisian Mystic, ever so much more advanced and understanding than those stupid Discordians. Chaos Magic? Well, yeah. Rootwork? Maybe sometimes, something similar. I use the oils made by root workers. I'm really fond of the charms of Pow Wow. I'm into charismatic Christian Kerygma magic, and I make use of various Catholic stuff in most of my rites these days.

My main goal is to accomplish the Rainbow Body of Dzogchen and become a Powerful Dead, like the Egyptians did.

But at Crucible, I was presenting an overview of using Hermetic Magic, based on Agrippa, to rule your world. So I kept it to that. It summed me up for the purposes of that particular space and time.

We're all more than a label can cover. I like "Magician" because it fits well enough, but I firmly believe all labels are lies, and no word can accurately and fully communicate the Idea it represents fully. Words are shit, but they're the best thing we have to communicate with.


  1. True indeed, Frater.

    I was unaware you did any work with chakras. Also, I'd be interested to hear what you have to say about the rainbow body.

  2. I didn't know you did ADF! Let me know if you ever want to come with to my grove, we're the tent revivialists of ADF. Going to other ADF groves is always weird to me because they're so . . .different. It shows that just because you all use the same basic format there's still a lot of room for things to be completely different.

  3. @Fr. SeA, haven't we talked about that before? And you've seen the early drafts of the Astral Warrior thing, didn't I mention chakra work in that? Maybe not. Hmmm. Well, it's nothing I do that's really traditional or in keeping with the tradition it comes from, so I don't generally talk about it in public because I'm not an expert, I'm a dabbler, and I might be doing it wrong. I mean honestly, my Work with chakras is all based on newage drivel and Theosophy's interpretation of it. Jason's recommended a better source than Leadbetter, but I haven't made it that far yet.

    @Deb: Yeah, I was the Heresiarch for the Baltimore Grove for a while. I made up the office, ran unopposed, and won. My job was to make fun of everyone's sacred cows.

    I don't do anything with it at all these days, haven't in over a decade. A tent revival ADF event might be interesting though, I'll put it on my list of things to do before I die.

  4. So true; we are more than our labels.

  5. Your post and that of Jason Miller got me thinking of my own path, and how its evolved. Then I had to rant about it on my own blog. Now I may have a fatwa placed on me. LoL.


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