How do I learn real magic?

If you want to learn to do real magic, the best place to start is within your ancestral mysticism. This may mean finding the mystics who operate in your current belief system or going back to your pre-Christian or pre-Islamic roots if your people were converted to a level that brainwashed away any mysticism that would empower the people above the authorities.

It is not a good idea to go looking for magic from foreign sources until you are well trained and stabilized in the practices born from your home culture because nobody in the spirit realm has as much interest in your wellbeing as your own ancestors. Jumping into foreign practices requires either working on behalf of someone else’s ancestors or bypassing all of that to forces of Nature interpreted through a lense of perspective that you may not relate to very well.

This bypassing the ancestors is why many “witches” and “Pagans” today don’t actually function as they should. Some get trapped in energy funnels in which their leaders teach them just enough to open up but then don’t teach them anything that would empower them or bolster their strength and defenses.

Some others make a monotheistic flavored religion out of what should be a more balanced polytheism and then start doing the same kind of cultural imperialism and judgement through privilege that many monotheist authoritarians do.

Some simply just don’t connect to deity and get bored and disenchanted because they don’t see how the vague Goddess they read about in a book at all connects to the nurturing of their actual mother or grandmother. Because many of them are co-opting other people’s cultures and lineages they can’t relate to, someone like Auset is a mere archetype and not an honored ancestor. They don’t understand why the legends around her are as they are because they did not grow up in a culture in which such things would make at least symbolic sense.

So start with your own people. Learn what the wise people in your culture know. Then branch out from there if needed.

K. Sis. Nicole T.N. Lasher

Sheloya (Sis. Nicole) is a licensed U.L.C. Modesto minister, spiritual counselor, sorceress, and king of Ile Baalat Teva. She believes in education and empowerment of individuals with a holistic approach to spirituality. Order a bone reading from Sheloya to find out what the Spirits have to say about your future.

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