The lost art of transmutation (intro to Magic in Everyday Life)

Anna will explain the Alchemy of self-transformation. Each sentence has impact, although it takes some time to embrace her incredible writing here, This passage is one of my favorites.”Without this self-mastery, attempting to consciously manifest our desires is useless or, at best, a hit and miss process, since what will usually manifest is not what we consciously desire but some unconscious resistance that contradicts it. And after attaining self-mastery, the nature of desire changes so completely that manifesting a shiny red Corvette or a mansion with a swimming pool become meaningless – the adept realizes those things can’t bring lasting satisfaction. It is only by absorbing one of the magical systems in their entirety, and passing through the long process of disintegration, revelation, re-integration, and transmutation that we can find real fulfillment and a sense of genuine power that comes from our own self-expansion. Everything else is giving our power away to someone else – or even to something else, a mere technique or a tool – that promises to help save us” Thank you Anna for my chance to share this!!!

Profane Light

“We all start out knowing magic. We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us. We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls. We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out.” – Robert McCammon

I remember when I was six years old and I saw my first magic film. It was a cinematic adaptation of a Russian fairy tale about Ruslan and Ludmila. I was absorbed by the screen and transported into an enchanted forest inhabited by tree sprites, fire spirits, mermaids with painted skin and green hair, talking birds and dancing bears. I was there alongside the princess Ludmila, when she was abducted by a sorcerer-dwarf with an enormous white beard, when she fought off his army of elvish-blue…

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