A big humbling experience is when you sit in conversation with a bunch of scholarly magicians. I am very blessed to have such experiences. People who willingly study the great magicians of the previous centuries and seek/read the reputable researchers of mystical documents....for FUN...and have TIME...Most of the time, I sit there quietly, trying to soak in and process all of the information I can. Somethings go way over my head but other things, I can add my own perspective to. One such discussion was related to invocation and evocation.
I have always felt that some magicians get into their head too much or they become so disconnected with the mundane, they lose the context of their Work, the world around them. The beauty surrounds them and yet they are so lost, they lose sight of the Divine gift of our Life, Love, and become bat-shit crazy. I think Robert Anton Wilson best described the problem in his references to the forehead chakra:
So yeah, I agree with Wilson. The Work should include working on yourself, evolve as a human being. If you are having bunches of problems yourself in your private life, such as your love life, physical health or mental health, you do not have any business, whatsoever, to be handling certain magickal processes for other people. If you're not in the greatest health, maybe it is time to work on eating better and purifying the toxins in your body or if you're considered obese, maybe it's time to take on some yoga or go to the gym. If you're suffering from paranoia, perhaps it's time to seek some counseling.
My biggest beef, especially with some so called "healers" is that sometimes they work on other people in a mode of insincerity or ignorance or the lack of that "context"... what it is to be a human. I mean... REALLY???... people have to go to years of college and training before they can be a therapist so who the HELL thinks they can help someone with a mental illness if they do not have a background? Even certain therapists are not appropriate for some people, What happens is that these "healers" end up ascribing a whole buttload of other health problems and/or mental illness on their client. How the HELL is a healer gonna heal someone if they cannot even pass a physical at the doctor themselves? We are all human and we are blessed/cursed with certain problems but I think the objective is learning from and overcoming those obstacles, be a better human.
So I was watching a movie my Jupiter Angel has watched dozens of time, Finding Nemo, and I realized the following scene portrays what some magicians go through in their own Work: working on themselves and processes such as invocation/evocation:
|SEEING THE LIGHT OR FACING A DEMON?|
So the question is, when you're doing your Work or possibly leading a friend through the Darkness, what exactly are you encountering or summoning? Is it the True Light or actually some fucked up demon that dwells within the depths of your soul?
PS: A quick prayer to the sick:
O Divine Goddess. Grant the sick with your blessings of health and strength, the wisdom to provide their own healing and guide them to someone who can actually help them. Amen