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Thread: Donald Michael Kraig's Modern Magick

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    Default Donald Michael Kraig's Modern Magick

    Would most people advise this book as a good starting point?

    There are so many practices of magick that I'm not sure which to engage in. I really like the Kabballah practice but I find many, many other things interesting.

    It wouldn't be a bad idea to practice several things later on would it?

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    I have the book and am working through it at the moment. A friend gave it to me as a good starting point. I've had it for 3 months and have just finished Chapter 2, performing (or trying to) the rituals each day.

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    said by Kem74
    I have the book and am working through it at the moment. A friend gave it to me as a good starting point. I've had it for 3 months and have just finished Chapter 2, performing (or trying to) the rituals each day.
    You are EXACTLY where I am. Nice

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    :-)

    and how are you finding it? It seems quite straight forward and was given to me by someone who has been involved with the occult for a number of years. I've tried reading Crowley's "Book 4" at the same time and it seems the grounding in Kraig's more basic text is necessary before tackling something like that seriously.

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    It is a good book, and he is a good person, and a friend.

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    I know my brother liked it. Personally I stay away from most books that have the word modern in the title or spells magic with a (k). Simply like the old stuff better.

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    I read everything even popular mechanics.

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    Not saying all modern stuff is bad but its been an inflation in modern magic that I do not find positive. Mostly caused by bad research or rather they base their conclusion on already faulty material. I have also found that most modern magicians have a very different opinion then I have on what magic really is. It seems like to most modern magicians it is mainly an inner search or a way to either get close to God or become as a God them self. For me magic is mainly about getting things and not a way of reaching some kind of higher self.

    All that being said most of my magic friends have started with Kraigs book and most of them have done great so it is not a criticism towards the book i any way.

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    [QUOTE=MrK;26853] It seems like to most modern magicians it is mainly an inner search or a way to either get close to God or become as a God them self. For me magic is mainly about getting things and not a way of reaching some kind of higher self.

    To me those material things are a side effect of a developed higher self, and creating a positive karma for one's self. one for ten, sometimes you get two , every once and awhile yah get more then you gave. Always expecting ten for ten is not the way karma works unless one wants to strictly stay in the material world.

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    Is it not funny how everything today is called "inner" something. Like inner magic, inner alchemy, inner process and so on. Crowley saying that the Goetia demons are just a part of your inner mind. Not just Crowley but most modern magicians saying that there is nothing but the self.

    Everything is replaced with words like inner, higher self, gnosis, godhead and so on. Another interesting feature of many modern magicians is how they always try to speak as mystical as possible. Something I also think comes from Crowley. Often people judge a modern magicians skill from how little they understand of what the magician is actually talking about. Modern magicians often live in a world where they think everything is a "blind" and everything actually means something other then what the text is actually saying. Not even Kafka was as paranoid as many modern magicians are.

    Think I am gonna post this on my blog as well.

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