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    Lightbulb Occult Study Techniques

    Hello Everyone,

    Im currently in the process of trying to establish for myself a personal "Occult Study Technique" what i mean by this is that by adopting philosophies, schools of thought and techniques employed by university students and just general intellectuals in a professional setting, i can establish a technique that mirrors a mainstream institution.

    Now i already study, quite seriously, i come home from work and immediately study, bar the odd distraction of ringing my girlfriend, showering etc.

    However by establishing a "study method/ technique" to my works, to EXPAND on my current methods, this will enable me to learn more, retain knowledge faster, and thus progress through my studies with more efficiency, as with the occult there is much to study.

    What works for one person may not necisarilly work for the other, however it is true, there will be some universal techniques and methods to studying, currently i adopt the practice of, read it, write it, and the speak it, and then repetition until i have memorized something perfectly, i then form a structure and repeat this information every single day as "revision" if a mistake is made, i re study etc etc, however the purpose of this thread was not for me to bang on about my study method but rather...

    To start a discussion pertaining to various study methods you have discovered, be it through your own personal experience somehow, things professionals or academics have taught you, or through providing material to websites, books, etc that are related to the topic.

    Some of you may think, what has this got to do with the occult? Everything! Knowledge is the gold of the universe, and Occult Knowledge is what we all have an interest in.

    The great witch, wizards, magicians, magi, magus's of the past, that wrote the books we all read, the philosophies we ascribe to, etc did not do/ and become what they did, by simply visiting forums and flicking through books (not to imply that's what you do) but they applied their intellect and focus and attained results.

    With that in mind, wether you are a novice or a expert, you still have more to learn, but without focus and persistance, knowledge learning will become stagnant and you will simply stay at the level your sub conscious has become happy with.

    SO SO SO my fellow ladies and gents....

    - Do you apply study techniques/methods if so discuss them
    - Do you Know any websites relating to study techniques/methods in some form?
    - What have been your experiences of using specific study techniques?
    - Do you know any books relating to study techniques/methods in some form?
    - Anything else you would like to mention on the topic of study?


    Just this morning i found this website ACADEMICTIPS.ORG - Study Techniques, Memory Techniques, Studying Skills

    Look forward to your replies.

    Blessed Be
    ~V~

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    Best study technique is practice.

    You can memorize the information all you want, but you will get nothing out of it. You must understand the information, which takes experience and practice. You will not be able to cover large amount of material any faster with any sort of study technique. To learn more, you must practice and experience more.
    Your mum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serpent View Post
    Best study technique is practice.

    You can memorize the information all you want, but you will get nothing out of it. You must understand the information, which takes experience and practice. You will not be able to cover large amount of material any faster with any sort of study technique. To learn more, you must practice and experience more.
    I am well aware of that sir, however if one wishes to be accurate in the practical aspect of magick, one must also be equally well versed in the theoretical side of magick.

    I of course designate an equal amount of time to my practical studies, however this thread was designed to focus on the theoretical aspect.

    Practice Practice Practice is what i live by my good man, both in the form of practical study and theoretical.


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    Well that's good. Unfortunately I don't really have any study techniques myself. Other than finding somewhere quiet to read/study. And keeping records of experiences I guess. I'll try to share though, never really considered this aspect of learning.
    I've never used the read, write, speak technique. Although I have heard about it, or similar techniques a lot during my education career. I usually just read it, then try understand it, usually by trying to visualize it somehow. Then maybe write something about how I understand it. A small picture or a few sentences. Not a very orthodox technique i guess. But it works for me. Although all my notes would look like a bunch of non-sense to anyone else that found them i'm sure.
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    Somethings I think that may help-
    1. Set occult targets just like you would set targets for academic studies. Think of the long term, medium & short term targets & split them into yearly or monthly as the case may be. Yearly targets may be split into monthly targets, monthly maybe split ito weekly & weekly into daily. You might even split daily into hourly. I do it since I have ADD & its very hard for me to concentrate
    2. Do not just skim through things. Skimming is not bad but we tend to waste a lot of time in it sometimes. Do not read 10 books at a time. It might be confusing & you will not be able to focus on any one of them since you may keep forgetting what you read last & might have to revise it again. Read at the most 2-3 books.
    3. If you want, take some notes from the books, note the key words or underline them or if its an ebook u can save them in your notepad.
    i am new to study techniques/planning myself. Setting time tables helps me to manage time in a better way& also curbs wastage of time.
    "Here I sit, a foolish bore
    no wiser than I was before
    No dog can live like this
    knowledge gained is far from bliss
    So I resolved my soul to free
    through blackest magic and dark alchemy"

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