Ceremonial and ritual magic, many people use these terms interchangeably as synonyms and indeed their dictionary definitions are quite similar, however, in the magical philosophy there is an important difference:
Anyone can practice a ritual, can be a magical ritual
or any other type of ritual, and the ritual of shaving, in which you shave as a particular model, after a period of practice some rituals like shaving become a habit, break the ritual, ie follow unusual model can cause problems, surely you would feel uncomfortable and could be really harmful, if not believe me try shaving in a different way than usual and do not be surprised if you end up cutting off and leaving marks.
Never let your magic rituals become habit, always practice them conscientiously, even though you have done every day for years.
My definition of ceremony, is that this is a group ritual, it only takes one person to practice a ritual, but it takes several to perform a ceremony, as well as to practice ceremonial magic you can count with a group although all explained magical techniques are presented so that it can perform them individually.
In notes below for how to practice certain rituals in a group, this leads to the question of the advantages and disadvantages of the groups.
The benefits of magical groups (This has nothing to do with the
Sects) are of three types:
1st. - Camaraderie: Sometimes the magician can offer insight lonely, and it's good to have friends with similar interests.
2nd. - Specialization: People who form a magical must have knowledge similar to a certain level, but no one can be an expert in all fields of the occult, a group or a person may be specialized in the Tarot (although all of group should be familiar with the Tarot), another may be specialized in astrology, another in the history of occultism, other ceremonies and rituals, so that, against more people in the group, the greater the chance that some member know a particular subject and provide the group when someone needs information on this topic.
3rd. - Power: Although some people denied it, the truth is that the more people in the group the higher the levels of psychic energy is generated, perhaps you experienced energy flows in a rock concert, in a football game, this is just poorly controlled psychic energy, magic teaches us to control this energy through the techniques you've been learning.
Obviously, the intensity increases in proportion to the number of bystanders, especially the amount of energy increases geometrically, not mere addiction, this means that if a person generates a lot of psychic energy "E", then:
Two people could generate 2 x "E"
Three people could generate 4 x "E"
Four people could generate 8 x "E"
Five people could generate 16 x "E"
Six people could generate 32 x "E"
Seven people could generate 64 x "E"
As you can see, even a few people working together can cause a larger effect than a larger number of people, working individually, it certainly is not a theory that I have invented, is a theory based on Einstein fields and is accepted by most occultists know.
This does not mean however, that the fact of having a group of people you directly entailing the success of their work, an individual magician can control much better magical psychic energy that a group, sometimes for the same reason an individual may have more successful than a group.
That is why I suggested that a group of people could generate more energy than an individual, a group of incompetent certainly not be able to overcome a well trained magician.
Geometric progression drawing force energy fields
This leads us to talking of the drawbacks associated with the groups, a respected author of many books on magic, believes that group work are outdated and impractical, this review is due to their personal experiences with some groups, the problems associated with the groups are based on one and only one problem:
For personal psychology, always form cliques, and people who are outside feel hurt and rejected, the person "A" does not work with the person "B" because the person "B" is too: List, silly , ugly, beautiful or any other attribute.
Anyone can start a conspiracy against the leader, someone wanted to change the group to adapt to what he thinks it should be, "instead of changing it" to suit the group, all this is very stupid.
This nonsense has happened for years among the various groups that have formed, or groups that call themselves Rosicrucians Rosicrucians or insist that only they all are authentic and ensure that others are frauds, several groups of magic and WICA also committing such follies.
A magical group is currently known about 5 or 6 people who each claim to be the true leader of the group, and accuse the rest of impostors, this lack of agreement has led to offensive insults and have come to court (insane) .
What can a person do you want to work in a group with others of similar interests:
First the person, as here we can forget about getting it, but if that's what you want, you can start a group from scratch (I advise that if you create it, is for the sole purpose of helping and connecting with divinity), then, as you go adding more people, each person and in the tradition of Freemasonry, must be accepted by all members of the group cost before allowed entry thus people should known first in a socially before you start as a group performed magic, (I repeat and I shall never, beware of leaders and sects, this is not the purpose of these groups).
The important thing is that it should be a small circle of friends, some argue that a group magicians magic should not exceed 13 members, hence 13 is the maximum number of wizards for many assemblies, and the aim of all the people who make a magical group must be "unique", as stated above, none of the people in the group must have other objectives, if not break the bond of the group (it's better than if it occurs some disharmony, you ask the person I think that, to go away).
Unfortunately most of us do not have time or inclination to go to an analyst, and also many people can not afford, on the other hand, the quality varies many psychotherapists, how do we know if we have found a good one, one that do not panic when I say that we are immersed in the occult Elestudio?.
Fortunately, we have an answer, it is a technique using very powerful magic and psychotherapy that the IOD Entities:
We will give a brief explanation of what it means to contact
With a spiritual entity, what are the types of entities that exist and
What are the 'pros' and 'cons' of such contacts and entities.
Another important point to consider is the reality of who you contact, excessive care should be taken, not a game, one of the main advice I give is that when you try to connect to some higher entity LIGHT, keep its very high state of consciousness, are very relaxed and in prayer.
So, if you communicate with a spiritual entity Superior and decides to follow the advice of that entity, you will be responsible for the karmic result of this act, however, if you decide to act on the instructions of Higher Spiritual Entities and says "no "will karmically correct to disobey that entity, and even that from his way if necessary, but remember that you will be karmically responsible for what happens whatever.
For a magician, and mainly due to the condition of magician must accept responsibility for all acts arising from contact with the entities that he wanted to be his own decision, which the magician is now is a direct result of the he did, what he sowed, collected.
The process of discovering aspects of superior spiritual entities that are among other planes of existence and decide to follow, is called to find our true will.
As St. Augustine said "your good will obey all the law would" occasionally tabloid tells the story of a man or woman who has done something terrible, like beating to your partner, or your child because the victim "was possessed by the devil", some of these people add, that "God commanded me to," the teachings of this paper will not increase the chances that you can lose your head at this point.
There is also an easy way to tell if something is right or wrong for us, and is applying intuition and common sense, so if something does not seem right or feel uncomfortable, do not do, is as simple as that . If you have the feeling that someone you know is owned by
the devil, and you want to hurt the person that devil possessed to go, then it is you who needs help.
The systems I will present are quite safe, some people worry about communication "directly" with spiritual entities
Superior communication unlike "something indirect" magical evocation, I will repeat something that I said: "Nothing contained in these writings, and the rest of them" is dangerous, nor endanger either you, or others, if the context is well written, nothing is taught which will lead to generally considered bad morals. Earlier I explained that when we contact Higher Spiritual Entities must listen to what they have to say, but be wary of organizations that are not of the Light, that is, as you may have guessed I did not mean to be obey small malevolent
(They are devils and very heavy), these are people of what some people call the lower astral plane, not Higher Spiritual Entities, when discussing Higher Spiritual Entities, speak of beings of light, Earth Beings are in the light and the Heavenly Court and I refer to three things that are important: direct manifestations of the divine, the Archangels and Angels Orders.
Moreover, you should test them to see if these entities are spiritual beings who pretend to be, to differentiate one must have a very high state of consciousness and being in prayer, as indicated earlier.
But before we present some ways but are ethereal entities and inhabit other planes, "There are spiritual entities Superiors", these are:
When the body dies, moves quickly to the higher planes of existence to reincarnate again, while in the unset state, is too busy to devote their time, only when linked to the ego of a person is considered Body Astral.
Higher spiritual entities are not tied to any particular ego.
The entities that are connected are the physical plane and are usually too busy to bother you at this level, there is an entity type that lives at the top and that is problematic: They are their own ways of thinking, here "forms" is the word key in the higher thoughts take several forms representing nature, unfortunately it is not necessary that we consciously.
So it is possible that in the higher planes come into contact with nasty aspects terrible monsters, which try to prevent us from achieving our goals are but our own fears, anger, prejudice, jealousy, etc ...., can not us any harm for themselves, because their destruction would harm us but, like most people are too afraid not dare not even consider looking at a dark side, terrorized fleeing their own forms of negative thinking, this could prevent him from reaching his goal of direct communication with the