“Philemon: “That is the third point that you must note as essential:
namely; that there is nothing for you to understand.”
Jung: “Well, I must confess that that is new and strange. So
nothing at all about magic can be understood?”

 

Philemon: “Exactly. Magic happens to be precisely everything that
eludes comprehension.”

 

Jung: “But then how the devil is one to teach and learn magic?”

 

Philemon: “Magic is neither to be taught nor learned. It’s foolish that you want to learn magic.”

 

Jung: “But then magic is nothing but deception.”

 

Philemon: “Watch out-you have started reasoning again.”

 

Jung: “It’s difficult to exist without reason.”

 

Philemon: ”And that is exactly how difficult magic is.”

 

Jung: “Well, in that case it’s hard work. I conclude that it is an
inescapable condition for the adept that he completely unlearns
his reason.”

 

Philemon: “I’m afraid that is what it amounts to.”

 

Jung: “Ye Gods, this is serious.””
— Carl Jung- The Red Book/Liber Novus

 

When doing anything for the first time, it is necessary to get past the idea that it cannot be done. If we start thinking about all of the reasons we have not successfully done it in the past then we are lost in a trap. We need to go forth in whatever we are attempting with full confidence that it is possible even if that confidence defies reason. This is true whether we are performing an act of ceremonial magick, going for our driver’s license or putting together Ikea furniture. If we think of magick as accomplishing something through use of will then anything that challenges our will works against us. Thoughts of failure no matter how logical will make what we wish to accomplish all but impossible. Therefore, there are times that reason like an unruly dog must be set outside in order to get anything done.
Blessings, G

 

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AttackedAttacked by G A Rosenberg

 

I HaditI Hadit by G A Rosenberg

 

ForneusForneus by G A Rosenberg

 

Point of Freedom (Redux)Point of Freedom (Redux) by G A Rosenberg