Ofcourse, there's some laws... But I know what made those laws in the first place.
It's in my book, which I'm still working on minorly when I'm not hiding all my files and locking them on a thumbdrive I keep hidden away from prying fingers-
Anyhow, I would like to reitterate that Belief IS the fuel, but the spark isn't some complex set of laws. The SPARK of all Magick comes from within. The Metaphysical isn't like the physical (although it's effected by the physical realm plenty). I've seen many things that defied a few metaphysical "laws" that make up the Unseen world as a whole, and I have felt powers that defined all logical reason or concept.
I was talking to a particular witch I had hooked up with at Church Camp (ah! the irony! Her parents had sent her there to straighten her up) and we decided to sneak out one night and go swimming in the lake. Now she told me to match close, and not to blink. I thought nothing of it at the time, but she ran at the water, and physically took 5 steps out (on the water) before stumbling and coming to a splashing ending a good distance out.
This true story is just one of the several (5, to be exact) stories where I had encountered something DEFYING what I had once called Reality, and went beyond my ability to comprehend how she did it. I was stunned so much that she had time to swim back to the shore, and laugh at my face (she said I looked constipated). But I was simply in shock of how- well, how can someone run on water?!
My first words, to be exact, were "What the f*ck?"
She laughed again, and gave me an almost riddle-like answer.
"Don't think so much. Thinking comes from the mind, and the mind is physical. Stop wondering how it's done, and do it... Then you can do what you want!"
Needless to say, I had no freaking clue what she was talking about, and when I tried it I simply faceplanted into some mud along the shoreline. I thought about it so many times (and tried with many failed asttempts in our pool outback) that I finally came upon the answer one day:
It worked because, simply, she made it work. It's the only answer I could fabricate in my mind! Did she simply believe it would work, and it did? Certainly I would have felt the magick radiating off of her if she was carrying some ancient artifact that could unlock the power over water (not to mention that she couldn't fit it in that standard churchcamp 1-piece), so that couldn't be the answer. She had a significant presence, but it wasn't so much that it suggested that she pled power and made the water solid beneath her feet, or any other kind of spell that could do that. I didn't hear any spirits around there talking or casting their own presences to solidify the water or to carry her feet (well, of hers. There's always spirits). And, I don't recall her calling upon the Spirit of the Lake for any grantings, or invoking it's name to allow her to pass like it was stone.
So, that's the only answer I could come to. It worked simply becouse she made it work? But how did she make it work? She Believed she could do it. And not some poppycock "I CAN DO IT" belief either. I think that she made her own Reality, by raw and unfurdled belief. I think she had not a single doubt in her mind that she could run on that water untill she reached the other side of the lake. I think that she could have sprinted across my pool if she wished to.
That, or she's a Changeling of some kind with absolutely no identifying marks of one, and is simply a Spirit imprisoned within a mortal vessel for kicks, or a punishment.
DAMMIT! I thought there was a point to this whole thing!
Wait. Now I remember:
The point of the matter is that Laws and Rules are a fabrication of the mind and (although helpful if followed) should be treated as such. Yes, it helps if you know them and use them, but if you never bother with such ridden concepts that the mind attempts to put on the world then you might have the same success rate. Even -I- think that you need some representation of a target (in this case, Target meaning someone to be effected. Not an enemy. It could simply be negative energies) to effectively empower or whatever you want to do. I follow Metaphysical laws because I believe they will work bettewr aswell, despite my enlightenment otherwise.
And (besides having some success with the Necronomicon's summonings) I believe that the Necronomicon can be used for reference and summoning, even if you think it's just some trash. It's still an intresting read and has the power you want it to have. I believe that the Necronomicon works- but I must then follow its ban on talking about it's contents.
Wow, this post (and this thread) has grown much more than I expected.