How To Use Magick With A Straight Face 7 Psychology

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The explanations so far require new way of thinking about the universe, but those entrenched in the mechanistic paradigm need not miss out. Psychology has enough respect as a science to offer hope. If you replace Little Self with subconscious, the principle is the same. Although there is no longer a source of infinite power or non-physical change. But influencing the subconscious is the next best thing in a mechanistic world.

Psychologists would say that magick directs all your unconscious efforts toward your goal. It also eliminates those unconscious efforts keeping you from your goal. This may not sound like much, but it is primarily these efforts that determine success or failure. It is easy to overlook because, for the most part, the conscious will is the same as the unconscious will. Thus, we succeed at endeavors such as waking up, getting to work on time and fixing dinner. This may seem silly, but when your subconscious doesn't share a goal, even simple tasks are exceptionally difficult. The power of the subconscious can either fight you or help you. Where ever you succeed, it's almost certainly helping. Where ever you fail, it's almost certainly fighting.

The subconscious represents everything the mind does that we do not think about. This involves a most of what we do. When you are driving on a familiar freeway in good conditions, you are usually thinking about the music on the radio or salient problems. At such times it is your subconscious driving. If you notice something strange in the road, it was your subconscious that brought it to your attention. This is very helpful, but that isn't necessarily the case. The subconscious can throw up all kinds of barriers, prevent-ng even the simplest tasks. It can make you late for work when it doesn't feel like going--you can wake up late, feel ill, misplace car keys or even have an accident. This influence sometimes goes to the extremes. People can even be paralyzed by hysteria, a
condition that lies entirely within the mind. Pathological fears are another example. An agoraphobe, for instance, can have such an extreme reaction to being outdoors that he cannot leave his house no matter how badly he wants to.

The subtle action of the subconscious can be almost as profound. Even when the influence of the subconscious is indistinguishable from chance happenings, on larger scale the effect is dramatic. Psychologists try to ensure that experiments are "double blind" for this reason. They must set up an experimental group and a control group. In the latter, there is only the single element, the target of the experiment, that is different.

In drug testing, experimenters use placebos on a control group. The act of administering a substance can have a profound mental effect, even when that substance is inert, a placebo. When they expect effective drugs, people can have great results with a placebo. But the "placebo effect" is purely psychological. If either the experimenter or the subject think that they know which is being administered, that is enough to throw off the results. The subconscious of the subject reacts to what the subject expects. If the experimenter knows what he is administering, then the subject's subconscious reacts to cues from the experimenter's subconscious. This is sometimes called the "Clever Hans effect" after a horse which seemed to be able to do math. In reality, clever Hans but was reacting to cues from the people around him. When someone near him knew the answer, the horse could sense that person's expectation. It was sometime before researchers even considered these nearly invisible clues. Although such subconscious actions are very subtle, they can dramatically change the results of an experiment.

The subconscious similarly affects results in your life as well. Magick programs the subconscious to work for you. This is not as potent as the metaphysical concept, but it will make you as effective as you can possibly be in a mechanistic world. A unified will directs all your efforts, conscious and otherwise, toward your goal. Since the subconscious can present insurmountable barriers, working out these barriers is all it takes to be on the road to success.

Some may be disturbed to think that magick may be misrepresenting how it works, but that should not be a problem. In one experiment, scientists gave placebos to a group of subjects. After the placebos "took effect," the scientists explained what they were. Even when the scientists made it clear to the subjects that the placebos had no biochemical action, many subjects still wanted a prescription for them. (It would be interesting to see how much more effective prescription placebos are versus over the counter placebos.) Were these people stupid? Or were they wise to stick with something that worked?

Also try this free pdf e-books:

Aleister Crowley - Magick In Theory And Practice
Aleister Crowley - Book 4 Part Iii Magick In Theory And Practice

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Magick 04 Elements And Forces

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The Ancients divided the world into four basic principles or *elements* -- earth, water, fire, and air. That viewpoint has mostly changed with advances of science, but the four elements are still accepted in magick, for they are more closely linked with emotions, the human psyche, and with nature than are modern explanations of the world. These *magical elements* are also of some importance in astrology. Many occultists think of the magical elements as forces, or as *qualities* of energy; especially within the astral world. Each element has a symbol and color. (Common symbols are -- fire: a triangle pointing up; air: a triangle pointing up and with a horizontal line through the middle of it; water: a triangle pointing down; earth: a triangle pointing down and with a horizontal line through the middle of it.) Colors of the elements are -- earth: brown and green; water: blue; fire: red; air: yellow...The Eastern tattvic system uses different symbols and colors. (The tattvic symbols are briefly described later on in this course.) The elements are often used in magick ritual.

Magick sees relationships between things. These relationships are called 'correspond-ences'. Although magical correspondences are not literally equal to one another, you can think of them that way (such as gold equals sun). Tables of these relationships, called 'Correspondence Tables', are available (an important one is Crowley's '777'). Thus one thing or symbol can be used to suggest another. This is important in magick, for the magician may surround himself with as many appropriate correspondences as he can to vividly affect the senses; thus making his magical contact with the inner planes more lucid.

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The magical elements have correspondences with the tarot cards as the four suits. The four quarters (directions of the universe as used in magick ritual) and the Archangels also correspond with these same elements:

Element: earth
Suit: pentacles
Quarter: north
Archangel: Uriel

Element: water
Suit: cups
Quarter: west
Archangel: Gabriel

Element: fire
Suit: wands
Quarter: south
Archangel: Michael

Element: air
Suit: swords
Quarter: east
Archangel: Raphael

Astrological signs also correspond with the elements. Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn are earth signs. Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are water signs. Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are fire signs. Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are air signs.


The magical elements are said to be peopled by spirits and mythological entities called elementals or nature spirits. These are grouped into four main categories:

Gnome (earth): dwarfs, elves, brownies, lepricauns
Undine (water): nymphs, tritons, mermaids, sirens
Salamander (fire): jin (genies), storm, hobgoblins, harpies
Sylph (air): fairies, angels, mermen

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Elementals are usually only visible to those with clairvoyant sight and are more likely to be seen at night in the mountains or country away from cities -- especially if you are tired or sleepy. Although elementals exist naturally, it is also possible to create one which will exist for a limited time -- no elemental has immortality. A created elemental is called an 'artificial elemental'.

To the Ancients, elementals were the physical explanation of the universe. However, some contemporary occultists see them only as symbols for forces and otherwise not 'real' at all. Another word sometimes used for elemental is 'familiar' (usually in medieval witchcraft); the term is ambiguous, as it might merely be an ordinary household pet such as a dog or cat.

Yin Yang

Chinese philosophy and acupuncture talk of yin yang. This is the idea of polarity, or opposite pairs, as shown --

YIN -- -- YANG

-- --

water -- fire
contraction - expansion
cold -- - hot
feminine -- masculine
moon -- sun
negative -- positive
passive -- active
ebb -- flow
wane -- wax

The list could go on. In Chinese literature it is quite long. Some occultists suggest every-thing can be similarly arranged into related opposite pairs.

Simple Magick

Here is a simple magical technique you may wish to try. It is a variation of affirmation, which was discussed in an earlier lesson...To help you to achieve your goal (magical or otherwise), find a word or short phase which sums up what it is that you want to accomplish. Write the word (or phrase) down 10 times each day until you achieve success.


1) List the four elements.
2) What is an elemental?
3) What are correspondences?

by Phil Hansford, 4/88

Recommended reading (pdf e-books):

Anonymous - Wicca Beliefs And Practices
Aleister Crowley - Magick In Theory And Practice

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Chakra Balancing Meditation

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Chakra Meditation is an old form of meditation originating from Hindu texts and Magick focused around the concept and belief of 7 main energy centers on the body. Each of which is similar to a vortex of energy can control and manipulate various parts of the body. As an example someone may say, you use your third eye Chakra too much and so you are imbalanced, you need to focus more on the heart. This is one example of balancing.

Each Chakra is said to be a force center consisting or whirlpool whorls permeating form a point on the human body, each whorl different to the next in color and balance. By the common belief of Chakras, each vortex or whorl of energy, each Chakra is a transmitter of energy to different parts of the body. While some parts of the body may consist of more than 7, it is the common understanding in the West that the 7 part system are the main functions of the Chakras and so they are the most focused on.


In a nutshell of understanding a Chakra sucks in needed energy to certain parts of the body, in a way it is a spiritual plug - in point for the spirit to get fuel. It also is said to expel negative energy from these areas as well. By keeping the Chakras in balance with meditation it is said to help keep the body in spiritual shape as well as the organs each one governs.

Each Chakra can be used in forms of meditation techniques to heal certain parts of the body as well as heal others by focusing on there energy centers. So as well as balancing Chakras can be used for spiritual healing as well. It is also believed Chakras help the body go deeper in meditation attaining more levels of enlightenment or meditation bliss in another word.

"All in all there are said to be 21 minor chakra excluding the common 7 as seen above, which are all more reflected points of the major chakras. As an example of some of these other Chakras, there are 10 bilateral minor chakras that correspond to the foot, hand, knee, elbow, groin, clavicular, navel, shoulder & ear."


On another meaning of Chakra's it is believed to be a epi center of activity that receives, assimilates, and expresses life force energy in the body. The word CHAKRA itself commonly translates to mean wheel and therefore suggests to be a spinning sphere of bio-energetic activity that runs along the spinal cord of the body. Generally, six to seven of these wheels are described, stacked in like a column like style of energy that moves from the base Chakra of the spine to the middle of the forehead (Third Eye Chakra), the seventh Chakra lying beyond the physical world (astral body influence). It is also believed that the six major chakras of the body all correlate with basic states of consciousness.

As can been see in the images of the Chakras on this page, each Chakra correlates as well to a different color.


Chakra balancing meditation is a form of mediation set on exactly that, to tune each Chakra to the balance it needs in the body for better health and well being. Each person is different in this balancing as you can imagine by the way we are all different in how we feel and how are Chakras are aligned.

To do this one must learn the right form of meditation that can tune each one in the right way. By practicing alignment wrong it is believed to be able to cause problems rather than help.


* Muladhara - Base or Root Chakra (ovaries/prostate)
* Swadhisthana - Sacral Chakra (last bone in spinal cord, the coccyx)
* Manipura - Solar Plexus Chakra (navel area)
* Anahata - Heart Chakra (heart area)
* Vishuddha - Throat Chakra (throat and neck area)
* Ajna - Brow or Third Eye Chakra (pineal gland or third eye)
* Sahasrara - Crown Chakra (top of the head or commonly called the soft spot of a newborn baby)


Just like other forms of spiritual balancing crystals can also be used to help make the process easier and certain crystals are said to focus better on certain Chakras than others.

Recommended books (downloadable pdfs):

Jaroslav Nemec - Witchcraft And Medicine
Alan Wallace - Lucid Dreaming And Meditation
Aleister Crowley - Book 4 Part I Meditation

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Angel Guardian Blessing

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Dear Guardian Angel,

Bless me with peace, strength and valor. Fill my heart, mind and body with God’s wholeness and healing. I am grateful for your blessing presence and loving compassion at every moment, as I know that through your angelic love, the sacred wisdom of God flows through me and enfolds me as rays of sunshine upon all on earth. Help me to learn in having patience and tolerance allowing to embrace harmony and balance and truthful happiness in life. Thank you for lovingly guarding my wellbeing always looking for my highest good. Amen

Recommended reading (pdf e-books):

John Alan Halloran - Sumerian Lexicon
Aleister Crowley - One Star In Sight

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The Dark Hand Revealed

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Since the very first episode of the Golden Dawn Saga, you have heard about The Dark Secret in the Golden Dawn. At long last, the moment has come to reveal the identity of who has been hiding behind the scenes, trying to pull the strings of the Golden Dawn.

Let us recall the Golden Dawn is an order with deep Qabalistic roots. Already in the first knowledge lecture, Golden Dawn initiates are presented with the Hebrew alphabet. The entire grade structure is based on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. In fact, Qabalah informs nearly aspect of the structure, rites and magick of the Golden Dawn.

How is it possible then, that there are Golden Dawn orders that openly discriminate against Jews, Muslims, Pagans, and Thelemites, refusing to advance all but Christians to their Inner Order?

How is it possible that there are Chiefs of Golden Dawn orders, who are supposed to be illuminated, who belong to organizations like the SRIA, which openly discriminates against Jews, Muslims, Pagans, and Thelemites? The following image is taken directly from the website of the racist SRIA, which admits only Trinitarian Christians.

"Admission is limited to Master Masons...who accept and believe in the principles of the Trinitarian Christian faith."

SRIA Supreme Magus John Paternoster

Here, on their own website, SRIA proudly proclaims it discriminates against Jews and other minority religions. How is it possible that well placed Golden Dawn leaders belong to such openly racist organisations? How could a Golden Dawn Chief ever even contemplate actually LEADING such an openly racist organisation like SRIA?

One American Golden Chief became prominent in SRIA, introduced to Metropolitan College by R.A. Gilbert. Another Golden Dawn Chief from the same order became Supreme Maga of SRIA in America - and she openly brags about it.

The websites of the two SRIA orders in America are located here and here. According to Wikipedia:

"The SRIA (A for "America") was chartered by the SRIA (in England) in Philadelphia in 1878."

The Two SRIA Orders in America

In my early years in both Freemasonry and the Golden Dawn, I was misled by the notion that Mathers had been a member of SRIA. I therefore naively joined an American SRIA order, the SRICF, sponsored by a Jewish friend of mine. I left SRICF in disgust, however, when my friend was later expelled from SRICF, merely because he is Jewish! The racism rampant in SRIA and SRICF is abhorrent.

SRICF Grand Magus William Koon II

Last year, I revealed here on the Golden Dawn Blog how SRICF Supreme Magus Koons announced at California College in August, 2010, how SRIA had proclaimed one Golden Dawn order the "official Golden Dawn." This is the order led by the Supreme Maga of SRIA in America together with her husband, also a high ranking SRIA member. Let there be no doubt about it. The Golden Dawn is not a racist organisation and anyone who participates in the discriminatory philosophies of SRIA has no business leading a Golden Dawn order.

I have in recent years years discovered that SRIA has infiltrated the boards of directors of numerous Golden Dawn orders. Every time one such infiltrator, T.F., is discovered on corporate records, he claims he once belonged to the order, but has since resigned. Interestingly, he used the same cover story regarding his involvement in the SRIA and in the reconstructed Fellowship of the Rosy Cross of A.E. Waite within the Secret College of the SRIA.

Let he who has an ear, hear the words of the Philosophers in the books of Moab:5 and Moab:6 - "I am protected with the Shin of divine fire in the house of the Lord."

R.A. Gilbert, another high ranking SRIA member, has trafficked in Golden Dawn documents for decades, on numerous occasions providing documents later profaned through publication.

T.F. of SRIA, on the other hand, is personally responsible for the recent profanation in America of the Alpha Omega's 6=5 Adeptus Major (6=5) ritual, published by the Grand Maga of SRIA in America. To inflict maximum damage to the Alpha Omega, T.F. leaked only the fourth point of this ritual, thus enabling Nick Farrell to falsely claim Mathers had eliminated all magic from the order and had taken the Alpha Omega in a purely Masonic direction.

The AO was protected from these attacks by the Secret Chiefs of the Golden Dawn's Third Order, who assisted me to reform the AO's initiation rituals before the previous versions could be published. The Secret Chiefs also gave the Alpha Omega additional magic for our Second Order, to replace other AO materials profaned by Farrell as well.

But why exactly does SRIA hate the Alpha Omega so much?

To begin with as Imperator of the AO, I am Pagan, and SRIA can tolerate enither Pagans nor Jews in their midst. Moreover, we admit and advance initiates in the Alpha Omega of both sexes on an equal basis. Thirdly, we do not discriminate due to religion, race, or sexual or political orientation.

Finally, the Alpha Omega foiled SRIA's secret grand design of many years, to sieze control the Golden Dawn using the Golden Dawn trademark, held and licensed by the Supreme Maga of SRIA in America.

The Alpha Omega, however, opposed this plan, and ultimately prevailed in court, forcing the other party to settle with us in a way that gave us the right to license other Golden Dawn orders on an equal basis with them.

This is why I have an historic announcement to make here today.

To begin with, I urge my fellow Chiefs in all Golden Dawn orders to thoroughly investigate if leadership of your order has been infiltrated by SRIA members, or if any trademark license you hold could ever be used by SRIA to try to manipulate your order.

Here is the historical announement:

As Imperator of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and Archon Basileus of the Rosicrucian Order of AO, I pledge today to grant an unconditional trademark license to any Golden Dawn order seeking to avoid control by the SRIA. The Alpha Omega pledges to protect freedom and independence in the Golden Dawn community. As Imperator of the HOGD and Archon Basileus of the AO, I promise there will always be a free and independent Golden Dawn!

Today is by no means the first time that SRIA has tried to sieze control the Golden Dawn. Already at the establishment of Isis-Urania Temple No. 3, the SRIA was already attempting to steal the Rosicrucian lineage of the Golden Dawn. The reliability of the SRIA itself possessing any sort of legitimate Rosicrucian affiliation has been seriously compromised by two false stories about its origins historically propagated by the society.

According to the first story: "An 18th century Italian Ambassador came to England who possessed certain Rosicrucian secrets, the authority to confer grades and to pass on to disciples that authority. Among the last of those disciples was Grand Secretary, W.H. White. White initiated R.W. Little into the secrets of the fraternity and gave him the authority to recruit others. Little later found some Rosicrucian papers in the cellar of Freemasons' Hall which became the ritual of SRIA."

A version of this story was deliberately propagated by the society with the knowledge of the High Council, when W. Wynn Wescott published it in "The Historical Notes of the SRIA." The only proof of this story cited by Wescott was the first page of a letter written by Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of England, T.F. Ravenshaw. This story was later proven to be false and every shred of evidence refuted in a paper by Freemasonic researcher Bruce Wilson in 1947. The aforementioned letter had been published by Wescott in incomplete form, for example. Bruce Wilson found and published the entire letter, the second page of which clearly demonstrated that it had nothing whatsoever to do with the SRIA, but rather with the Red Cross of Constantine.

The second SRIA story concerned Kenneth MacKenzie (1833-1866) and was first circulated after his death in 1892. The story alleged that: "MacKenzie had early in his life been the tutor of Count Apponyi in Austria, where he was initiated into the Gold und Rosenkreutz Order (FA+RC) and given the IX degree. He was further given the authority to establish a Rosicrucian society in England, which he then communicated to Little."

MacKenzie was listed as a Past Magus of the SRIA on a leaflet stating the aims of the society in 1892, signed by then Secretary General W.J. Ferguson. The attempt to posthumously frame MacKenzie as the founder of the SRIA, and thus claim for the SRIA an affiliation deriving from the Fraternitas Aureae et Rosae Crucis in Germany, reached new depths of depravity when even the original Society register was altered.

MacKenzie's name originally stood as number 114. This was altered to 0. This story was also refuted and the relevant forgeries exposed by Bruce Wilson. Wilson also explained how the fiction of MacKenzie as the founder of SIRA was quickly dropped, but survived in a modified form wherein MacKenzie was said to have unofficially helped Little in founding the order in 1865.

In his 1947 paper, "The Origin of our Rosicrucian Society," SRIA Researcher Bruce Wilson revealed an astonishing discovery. It turns out that Kenneth MacKenzie had indeed been initiated into a Rosicrucian society and had received a Rosicrucian warrant from Count Apponyi. Moreover, MacKenzie did actually use this warrant to found a Rosicrucian organization in England, but it was not the SRIA! The warranted organization was none other than the first phase of the Golden Dawn, as a branch of a Continental society called the Brothers of Light.

SRIA knew that Kenneth MacKenzie had a legitimate Rosicrucian lineage, having been initiated in Austria by Count Apponyi, a representative of the Continental European Hermetic and Rosicrucian Order Mathers called the "Secret Chiefs of the Third Order." This Rosicrucian lineage was never meant for SRIA though. It was meant all along for the Golden Dawn, as were the Cypher Manuscripts.

The truth of the matter is that SRIA tried to steal the Rosicrucian lineage of the Golden Dawn from the beginning, and they have still not given up trying to control the Golden Dawn using its trademark even today.

As a Pagan, I am appalled that fanatical Christians are still trying to deprive Pagans, Jews, and Muslims of our rightful initiatic heritage. As an initiate of a Pagan clan persecuted nearly into extinction in Italy, I admit I can not be fully objective of on this issue. We in the Golden Dawn are told by SRIA minions that lineage does not matter and we Pagans have been told the same by Christians about our initiatic heritage and our roots in antiquity.

There is no Golden Dawn order today SRIA racists hate more than the Alpha Omega, because the AO has consistently blocked their plans to control the Golden Dawn.

Unlike minions of SRIA racists, the Rosicrucian Order of Alpha et Omega will always admit and advance initiates solely based on merit, regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexual or political preference.

Today, the Alpha Omega takes a stand for the right of Jews, Muslims, and Pagans, as well as Christians, to receive traditional Golden Dawn initiation without interference from religious bigots.

The SRIA may continue to try to control the Golden Dawn...

But we, the Adepts of the Alpha et Omega will always be here waiting for you, vigilant, observing you, shoulder to shoulder in an impenetrable barrier against the darkenss...

In a place where evil may not pass, and shadows flee away!

And remember:

"The bigger they are, the harder they fall"

David Triumphant


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