My Dear Young Magi,
My last post began your journey, a trip down a distance learning course, a catalyst to an altered state of consciousness from which you will never fully return. I encourage most to keep their day job and not travel here without being contelligent of entrainment.
Magick is the study of effectiveness, a discipline banned, and strictly forbidden, by most Catholic dirivative churches.
I am blessed; I spoke at Pat O'Bryan's Unseminar 6. The most common question asked of my performance was if I intentionally brought bad energy to stand in contrast to good energy. The word choices of puritanical minds has yet to cease to amaze me. This good/bad cosmography appears to me as littered with lens-skewing presuppositions of a dichotomous universe, a 3rd-world education, church educated propaganda dressed up in the unscientific guise of the emperor's favorite robe spun from the wool of objectivism, an imaginary tapestry woven by arbiters of various academies.
So iT goes...
A seminar attendee asked: "Why do you need to be so abusive?" The interviewer's causal chain placed me as the cuase of Erica Douglas' dramatic sobbing during my close of my show on Pat's stage, at Pat's Unseminar Sex. This seminar attendee appears to me as suffering from a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a constant state of anxiety connected to traumatic youthful events endured from a raging parent. They hear the word "strict" and they report reliving being beaten with a belt. Bummer. Their ploy for free NLP help appears to me as cute. This man brags one minute of a net-worth of 8-figures, then commands my attention, then just wants to talk to me as friends. No thank you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. I'll love you from a healthy distance thank you very much.
FRIENDS, strict is the basis of 6-Sigma, not puritanical abuse...
1. characterized by or acting in close conformity to requirements or principles: a strict observance of rituals.
2. stringent or exacting in or in enforcing rules, requirements, obligations, etc.: strict laws; a strict judge.
3. closely or rigorously enforced or maintained: strict silence.
4. exact or precise: a strict statement of facts.
5. extremely defined or conservative; narrowly or carefully limited: a strict construction of the Constitution.
6. close, careful, or minute: a strict search.
7. absolute, perfect, or complete; utmost: told in strict confidence.
8. stern; severe; austere: strict parents.
In Germany they swear with excriment, in The Netherlands they swear with viruses and in The Americas we swear with church approved shame.
My Dear Young Magi, angry emus like the woman to the left will spurr up energies, that's what unconsciously competent magis do... They get angry because they are blind to how they weild their power. They are generally benign. Wendi is a good witch; not a rager, a person who lashes out when a magi is weak, and then continues a power-hungy attack.
We began our course on Magick with a perspective of professionalism, a lens of money... For me money and professionalism are not inextricably linked. My perspective of professionalism spawns from an inquiry into sustainability. Professionalism is the craft of survival. There is little room in survival for anger. Anger and Propriety are well connected in Carse's Finite & Infinite Games. Propriety is temporal, when spellcrafting a temporary autonomous zone, their are times I see stages as belonging to folks. This is a cosmography of convenience and is easily trampled when a performer doesn't play their role. This usually emerges from a lack of perceived safety. They rage in ways they don't see. Jesus instructs me, "Forgive Liz Bosswells for they know not what they do."
DR. WILLIAM FINK:
You know you switched subjects very abruptly? What are you talking about?
Sorry. Bucky was reading The Illuminatus Trilogy. He used it as source book from which he might glean Sufi etiquette. The Illuminatus Trilogy presented Bucky with a new idea for a structure of world order. The counter establishment consisted of people who were united by cause, yet un-linkable, unthinkably connected because there was no label under which to associate them. He viewed this to be the code of the Sufi. The irony is that by this dictum, they wouldn’t call themselves Sufis. Whatever. He viewed the Sufis as united by a common value system. It was a similar structure to what he imagined a secret agent must work within. If you ask a secret agent if they’re a secret agent, they say no. Having Trudy say “no” felt like proof that she was a Sufi. This is flawed logic. But, at the time, it made perfect sense to Bucky. Robert Anton Wilson suggests that part of the code of the intellectual warrior is to write. Deny any association, and write about your observations and values; describe your visions.
For although in a certain sense and for light-minded persons, non-existent things can be more easily and irresponsibly represented in words than existing things, for the serious and conscientious historian it is just the reverse. Nothing is harder, yet nothing is more necessary, than to speak of certain things whose existence is neither demonstrable nor probable. The very fact that serious and conscientious men treat them as existing things, brings them a step closer to existence and to the possibility of being born.
DR. WILLIAM FINK:
Who said that?
Hesse wrote it. Don’t know if he ever said it.
Bucky was craving a life more intense than he thought he was experiencing. He wanted a fuller experience on this planet.