|Step Two Along the Path of the Magus
||[Sep. 4th, 2005|04:03 pm]
Anti-Politically Correct Occultists
Note: Again, this is cut whole clothe from my journal.|
With my last post I made comments about what the first step towards magical power is, the lesson of self-actualization. In a discussion on this matter, walkingbear summed it up as such:
"Malkuth is the sphere of self realization and self claming. You *must* take the positive step into Malkuth in order to grow as a magician, mystic or priest. Without that first, responsible, self claiming step, you can never be more than a spiritual child. Malkuth is the 10th seperoth and is the gateway to the tree. It's at the base. outside of malkuth is the klepothic pit, or realm of chaos and disorder. Anotehr way of looking at the klepoth is a realm of undefined life. That of the maleable, unformed, unexamined child. That of pure potential but no guiding influence or drive."
From here we progress to a point where modern society limits a great deal of potential. Language is the great limitation for people. You see, we live in an age where connotative use is more important than denotative meaning. The truth, however, is words are power but the why of this is often forgotten. Words are power because they have a specific meaning. Words are an expression of a concept, and it is through concepts that we understand the world around us. The very act of will working is the imposition of concept. To impose our will is to impose our vision of a concept. When we do not command the language we use, we are unable to declair our will.