Defining the 3 levels of Magick...... - Comments

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  • Posted 22nd March 2020, 12:16 PM
  • By Felicia

I have just posted in 3 forums, beginners, intermediate and advanced magick about this but sometimes the easiest way to get an answer is to simply ask others.

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I think I'd define it by the complication levels of the workings and the level of control necessarily needed to manage those spells. Different people are going to be better suited towards different types of spellwork so there isn't really a clear cut, hard line on how that can be broken down. Others might disagree, and that's fine.

I think of beginner work to be things that were designed to help one to learn to control energy in the first place. Learning to ground and center energy, learning to shield, learning to direct energy to cast a circle and do a basic ritual to control that energy all count. Spells specifically I'd think basic protective measures, basic wards and sigils, basic charms and that sort of thing to learn to charge and focus that energy into something might also count. To be honest I feel beginners should be focusing more on the research part than the casting part at first unless they have a guide to help them figure out what to do if something goes wrong… but that's just me.  Too many make a mess they don't know how to clean up, or worse, don't even realize they made the mess and leave it for someone else to manage.

Intermediates in my mind should be familiar with research and practice to be considered intermediate. They might expand on those things along with adding smaller ritual work, possibly working with entities past spirit guides and haunt banishings, if they so choose to work with them that is. It might be a good time to do join group rituals or spells. I wouldn't say leading at all but being in a group to see how that works and lending energy in a controlled fashion (which is why I would consider it intermediate, not beginner, the energy control leve… don't want them over shooting or blocking inadvertently). Also working on other people in the way of blessings, healings, bindings, etc. I think taking time before getting into these things to lean control first is just too important. Without a basic control such things can go pretty haywire pretty fast and I'd like to be sure they can actually feel and control what they are doing before turning them loose on society on a whole.

Years of practice in both beginner and intermediate range of spell casting is clearly part of advanced.. If a person is not able to effectively maintain their energy levels as well as control their flow in the basics and intermediate levels then they can become quite dangerous to themselves and others at a high level. Bigger, more complicated spell working, heavy ceremonial magics and working with possibly questionable entities to be an advanced topics. I think this is also where leading some group rituals or spells would also fall as well.

Now I don't object to people learning about advanced things before they are ready to actually practice them as long as they keep their head about it. Focus on the basics and be honest on how well those are learned and managed before trying anything more advanced and complicated. I consider myself more intermediate/adept because I simply just don't like dealing with the more complicated or bigger world things.  I don't care for ceremony and I don't like working with others, never mind leading others. I can, and if absolutely needed I probably would, however doing it long term would cut into me in ways I don't think I could handle. So I focus more on home and family and personal well being. Call that selfish or self serving if you like but I know myself, I know what I need to be doing.  I'm good with that.


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When it comes to guidelines for the different levels it would be impossible because we are all on different paths. I also think it's important to talk about the basics and beginners a little bit. There is something missing in most beginner material that I think is important. I think in a way beginners are put through it, especially by other practitioners, and that they can suffer from it by being held back. You know how you'll get "Baby witch" questions that show how little they understand what their actually working with, but they "know" - were told or taught - what the correspondences are. They get it in theory but they don't know what it actually feels like, how that type of magick really goes down and what to worry about when doing it, and there isn't much to help them unless they try. Many of them, you can feel it, they are overwhelmed. And with them being pressed so often to find established schools/religions or to connect with their guide/ancestors/divines, we know teens (which many are) don't need to be going through that crap and using up lots of energy, especially when they cold have just done many smaller workings and learned more about themselves. They seem to be lacking very simple energy manipulation exercises and being able to feel the rage of even just one type of working (say candle magick). I think if anything, beginners should focus on meditation and feeling energies, especially in nature, even without being told the correspondences of water, earth, etc. They need to get more in tune in general, and not be overloaded with the TONS of research we do or have done, but of course that's just my opinion. I also think that with the right groups, it's best experience for a beginner to witness rituals while not taking part because they can still feel the environment and those around them, which again meditation especially outside might help them be able to pick up on these sensations. I don't think many beginners have even seen rituals on youtube. I also wish there were more study groups/partners/buddies idk how to say it.. I wish beginners could have someone of their level? to do magick with. Little things, even if one person did their offerings and said a prayer before the other one does their own little ritual, and the two people wouldn't even need to meet in person.

For any upper levels I think it depends on the range of perception and manipulation the person has, how much they can have going on at once, and not being too winded at the end of it. If you and a few people can actually do rituals together where nothing was missed, all present did their thing and even results come from it, you're already in a way different class than the beginner. At least the ability to notice others' energy and put any necessary boundaries up. Doing rituals by yourself is one thing especially if done in secret. What was your first magick with others like? It feels so different!! And it only goes up from there in intensity. If someone is "advanced" I would think they must be able to deal with the highest class of negative entity or even another coven working against them, on their own. What if the world was ending anyway? Can't just grab people and make them do intense ritual, you have to do it yourself. I think if you place yourself high on the scale of magick ability, then you better be able to show it. I do think being able to work magick on other people effectively is an intermediate to advanced thing, even blessings and such like was mentioned. I also think of safety with higher levels of magick, that can lead to crazy backfires or mishaps. A decent magician shouldn't have a bunch of set backs, and should have had other tools to help him investigate his ritual before doing it and getting bad results.

Again, IMO.
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Thank you for this post. I like that you know what serves you best and I think that's the least selfish thing one can do.
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