Thursday, March 31, 2011

Comments Fixed!

I was not aware that comments settings were restricted on my blog. I just thought that my readers were shy! Well it is fixed now. I would love to hear from you all. Comment away!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Frag Out!

About a week or so ago I came across someone asking what they were doing wrong when it came to spell casting and in particularly casting to get a job. Of course he was bombarded with replies to the tune of "you are doing it wrong", or "you may have astrological elements against you" etc. These things may indeed be a factor. The person also mentioned that they only cast one spell which in this case was a candle spell. I advised that he cast multiple targeted spells and recounted my own process that I used last year to acquire a job. Here is that process.

1. First I fixed and burned a 7 day glass candle for a job spell. I laid copies of my resume under the candle. Within the week I had two interviews. For each interview I took one of the resumes that was charged under the candles.

2. I carried charged gravel root in my pocket on the interviews which is traditionally used in getting a job .

3. One job I liked in particular so I decided to do another spell directed at the hiring manager. During the interview I got her full name , she also commented on me being a libra so I knew her sign as well. I decided to do a "sweetening" spell on her. In a shallow bowl I laid down a name paper with her name and my desire anointed with libra oil. I then covered that with job getting herbs and poured honey and commanding oil and fast luck powder over it. I stood a white candle up in the middle of the honey anointed with commanding oil and set it light on my Baron Samedi altar. I let that candle burn all the way down and lit a new candle in it's place each following day. I got the job 3 days later but kept lighting candles on the spell until the new hire paperwork was all finished. Of course I called on the aid of Baron Samedi which was certainly a help, but this spell stands on it's own. One could also direct prayers to a saint, angel or higher power of your choice.

That's pretty much the entire process I took. While you can completely knock it out of the park with one spell it never hurts to utilize a number of strategically targeted workings to achieve your goal. Of course backing these magical acts with as much physical/"real world" effort as possible. Jason Miller champions this sort of approach as Strategic Sorcery and I highly recommend that you check out his blog and book for a better understanding of his technique. I like to call it the sorcery frag grenade myself.

As always...

With Regards,

Brother Ash
"You must have the Devil in you to succeed in the arts." Voltaire
"Don't quote me boy cuz I ain't said shit." Eazy-E

Friday, March 18, 2011

Do What Thou Wilt: Kenneth Anger

Interesting talk from Kenneth Anger just thought I would share it.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Prayer of Design

About a year or so ago I discovered Andrew Chumbley's "Qutub: The Point". One could write volumes trying to interpret the message and all of the symbolism contained in the 72 verse poem that comprises the main body of the work. However the book ends with a beautiful and simple ritual called the, "Rite of the Opposer".This rite consist of two parts, "The Prayer of the Design", and the "Formula of the Opposer". The Prayer of the design struck me as one of the most direct creeds to encompass the aim of the sorcerer. In regards to the prayer Chumbley writes; "The Prayer of Design may also be used in isolation or as an adjunctive/declaration in other such ritual/meditative procedures." I have begun to use the prayer as part of my own meditations (admittedly not daily as I should) and thought I would share it with those of you who have not yet had the pleasure to read it. May it strike the same chord in you that it has in me.

The Prayer Of The Design

As my words punctuate the silence, and the silence my words
so doth their resonance align and magnify power
sufficent to reify their intent.

As I begin, so doth the design which at my Words shall Become!

My Words encipher me and create reality;
As I speak so these Words ensorcel Possibilities.

That which I shall become will transcend aught that hath been

I will become Other than that which hath been named.

Chaos is the Primogenitor of my Forms--
From whence come my Manifestations.

Existence Itself will be eclipsed by my Shadow.

Chance is my Circle without Circumference;
Fate is my Center without Position.

Magick is my Force: Energy beyond Limitation.

My Body is Transition: From Now unto Now.

My words encipher me and creat Possibilities;
As I speak so these words ensorcel Reality.

As I cease--so doth All--but the design of which I speak.

As I cease--so doth All--but that which I am.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

By The Book (A Rant)

I apologize up front because this is about to get ranty. But hell, what's the point in having a blog if you can't vent now and then?

About a week or so ago I posed a question over at . I wanted to know why some Goetic magicians place so much emphasis on summoning spirits to full physical appearance, and assert that somehow achieving this feat ensures a greater chance of success of the goal for that evocation. A few people actually stayed on topic, but like most topics in the realm of evocation eventually it came down to an esoteric pissing match with at least one person proclaiming that they get better results and full manifestation because they do everything "by the book". This person went on to elaborate about his experience with spirits moving objects, breaking things within the room, etc. I am not going to reject that this is all possible, and certainly once you start calling spirits into your working space things will get "weird". But what do those theatrics have to do with Sitri getting me laid, or Bune bringing me some money? Nothing, zilch, nadda, zero.

I think what irks me most about the holier than thou by the book Goetes is that when you ask them if they get by the book results, mums the word. What I mean when I say by the book results is, have they had a spirit instantly transport them from one place to another? Have they had a spirit build them towers and then fill them with munitions and weapons? Of course not. They will then tell you well not everything in the grimoires should be taken literally. It's so easy to pick and chose which things to take literally isn't it, and then pass it off as an initiated point of view?I say screw the books for the most part. Work in a manner that feels right to you, with respect to tradition, and most importantly respect for the spirits. Let your results speak for themselves. If you are not getting the expected results. Go back to the source material, but most importantly ask the spirits. The book won't tell you anything. Results are all that matter. Experiment, and adjust accordingly.

As always...

With Regards,

Brother Ash
"You must have the Devil in you to succeed in the arts." Voltaire
"Don't quote me boy cuz I ain't said shit." Eazy-E