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the way to throw magic
How To Cast Magic According to Crowley.
Looking for real spells for beginners ? Read On!
- The Goetia of the Lemegeton of King Solomon.
Thus its fundamental conception is identical with that of modern science; underlying the whole
system is a faith, implicit but real and strong, in the order and uniformity of nature. The magician
does not doubt the same causes will always produce the same effects, that the performance of
the suitable ceremony accompanied by the appropriate spell, will necessarily be attended by the
desired consequences, unless, indeed, his incantations should chance to be thwarted and foiled
by the more potent charms of another sorcerer. The supplicates no higher power: he sues the
favour of no fickle and wayward being: he abases himself before no awful deity. Yet his power,
great as he considers it to be, is by no means arbitrary and unlimited. The can wield it only so
long as he strictly conforms to the rules of his artwork, or to what may be called the laws of nature
as conceived by him. To neglect these rules, to break these laws in the smallest unique is to incur
failure, and may even expose the unskillful professional himself to the extreme danger. If he
claims a sovereignty over nature, it really is a constitutional sovereignty rigorously limited in its
scope and exercised in exact conformity with ancient usage. So the analogy between the magical
and the scientific conceptions of the universe is close. In both of them the sequence of events is
absolutely regular and certain, being determined by immutable laws, the process of which can be
foreseen and calculated precisely; the components of caprice, of opportunity, and of accident are
banished from the course of nature. Both of them open up a seemingly boundless vista of
possibilities to him who knows the reasons for things and can touch the secret springs that set in
motion the vast and complex mechanism of the world.
- Dr. J. G. FRAZER, "The Golden Bough".
This is no small service rendered to humanity. And when we remember further that in another
direction magic has paved the way for science, we are compelled to acknowledge that if the black
arts has done much evil, it's also been the source of much good; that if it is the kid of error, it's
been the mother of freedom and truth."
"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good".
- St. Paul.
"He must teach; but he may make severe the ordeals.
"The word of the Law is THELEMA."
- LIBER AL vel xxxi: The Book of the Law.
This publication is for ALL: for every man, woman, and child.
My former work was misunderstood, and its range limited, by my use of technical terms. It has
attracted just overly many dilettanti and eccentrics, weaklings seeking in "Magic" an escape from
reality. I myself was purposely brought to the subject in this manner. And too many scientific and
practical heads have repelled just, such as I most designed to influence. But MAGICK is for ALL.
I would like to clarify in several words how it came about that I blazoned the word MAGICK upon
the Banner I have endured before me all my life.
Before myself touched my teens, I was aware that I was The Beast whose number is 666. I didn't
comprehend in the least that's connotation; it was a ecstatic sense of individuality.
In my third year at Cambridge, I devoted myself consciously to the Great Work, understanding
therefore the Work of becoming a Spiritual Being, free from the constraints, accidents, and lies of
I discovered myself at a loss for a name to designate my work, just as H.P. Blavatsky some years
earlier. "Theosophy", "Spiritualism", "Occultism", "Mysticism", all involved undesirable
Thelema chose therefore the name "MAGICK" as essentially the most sublime, and actually the
most discredited, of all the available terms.
I vowed to rehabilitate MAGICK, to compel mankind to esteem, love, and trust that which they
feared, despised and scorned; and to identify it with my own vocation. I've kept my Word.
But the time is now come for myself to carry my banner into the thick of the press of human life.
Thelema must make MAGICK the essential factor in the life of ALL.
In presenting this publication to the world, I must then clarify and justify my position by inventing a
definition of MAGICK and setting forth its main principles in this type of way that ALL may
understand immediately that their souls, their lives, in every relation with every other human being
and every condition, depend upon MAGICK and the right comprehension and appropriate use