The Basics Of Magick

Amber K - Our Lady of the Woods

  1. Ethics
    1. The Wiccan Rede
    2. The Law or Return (sometimes called the "Threefold Law")
    3. Perfect Love and Perfect Trust (among partners in magick)
  2. The Witches' Pyramid
    1. Faith in your abilities and powers.
    2. Imagination to vividly create in your mind that which you desire to manifest.
    3. Will to achieve your goal despite all obstacles.
    4. Secrecy to keep your magickal intention concentrated and pure.
  3. The four Qualities of the Mage
    1. To know
    2. To will
    3. To dare
    4. To keep silence
  4. Preparatory Skills (hatha and raja yoga are good aids to developing these)
    1. Cleansing, clearing and stilling
    2. Grounding
    3. Centering
    4. Concentrating ieving one-pointedness)
  5. Defining the Goal: Form vs. Essence
  6. Working with the Power
    1. Confining it (casting the Circle)
    2. Raising it
    3. Sending it (channeling it)...for immediate effect or into storage
    4. Earthing the excess (grounding it)
  7. Systems and Techniques
    1. Spellcraft
    2. Words of Power and affirmations, charms and incantations
    3. Dance, postures and mudras
    4. Meditation, trancework and hypnosis, fascination
    5. Stone magick
    6. Candle magick
    7. Amulets and talismans; power objects or "psychic batteries"
    8. Healing
      1. Psychic (visualization, laying on of hands)
      2. Herbal
      3. Energy channeling with auras and chakras
      4. Color therapy
      5. Other systems listed above
    9. Divination
      1. Scrying
      2. Astrology
      3. Tarot
      4. Runesticks
      5. Lithomancy (casting the stones)
      6. I Ching
      7. Other systems
      8. Pendulum or radiesthesia
    10. Astral travel
    11. Thought forms; wraiths, fetches, artificial elementals
    12. Extra-sensory perception
      1. Clairsentience
      2. Clairvoyance
      3. Clairaudience
      4. Precognition
      5. Telepathy
      6. Telempathy
      7. Psychometry
      8. Telekinesis
      9. Teleportation
    13. Sympathetic magic (poppets and such)
    14. Runes
    15. Mediumship, necromancy, and spirit guides
    16. Philtres and Poteins
    17. Cleansing, purification, protection and blessing; exorcism; ligature, binding
    18. Power animals, totems and familiars; shapeshifting
    19. Tree magick
    20. Dreamcraft
    21. Ritual tool magick
    22. Invocation, evocation and going into aspect
    23. Symbols, sigils and images; Tattvic symbols; numerology
    24. Conjuration or summoning; banishing or exorcism
    25. Commemoration or linking
    26. Past life regression or recall
    27. Pathworking on the Tree of Life
    28. Ceremonial magic
  8. Timing
    1. The lunar cycle
    2. The Wheel of the Year
    3. Astrological conjunctions
    4. Planetary hours and days
    5. Individual biorhythms
  9. Creating your own reality, following your True Will

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