1st Enchantment in Lesser Magic
It’s true to say that there have been many questions about Lesser Magic and very few posts explaining what it is and how to successfully employ it. I think a major part of this is caused by the familiar quip of “A magician never reveals his tricks,” but more than that you can’t start a discussion about Lesser Magic without also acknowledging that just Satanism it’s different for everyone. That doesn’t mean that the principles aren’t the same or that the methodology is different, but more like… Everyone is allowed to go about it a different way. There are plenty of Satanists that are going to reject every single word after the first letter of this post, and that’s okay. My experience isn’t theirs and they’re welcome to do exactly what works for them. Here forward it’s your new job to remember that this is an account of my own experiences and I cannot and do refuse to speak on behalf of others in this area.
In order to get the most out of this blog I hold the expectation that you’ve read the Satanic Bible and you know what Lesser Magic is. In that case: you know what you’re in for when I say, “This is a lesson in first enchantments.” Luckily for you there is very little prepwork that can be applied here even if it were desired. Although there are some types of enchantments that do require preparation for a successful carryout, if you were to do it in this instance you would be operating exclusively from hearsay and the opinion of other people clearly isn’t going to cut the mustard here. If they’re fellow Satanic magicians you can bet your bottom dollar that they’re not going to give you the information that you need to successfully make your first enchantment your puppet. In this world information is power and sabotage is just another breeze that passes through your day. Be careful about using specific information from others. Hone your skills of observation (both internal and external) and you’ll be a fearsome force to be reckoned with in no time. In fact, the only reason why I’m sharing this information with you is to demonstrate what a spell in Lesser Magic looks like in pursuit of serving community interest in an amino that I care for, and you can trust that I’m not going to share all of my tricks in this one little post because even if I weren’t too lazy to do so, they wouldn’t all work for you! Remember: the strengths of every witch is different and the key here is to recognize your own and play to them—and play to them hard.
Let’s get started. When I talk about your first enchantment, I’m talking about your first “opportunity” with somebody who can bring you something that you want. I’m talking about your first impression. I’m going use an example in a professional setting since it seems like I meet people more often through work than through any other medium, so if you don’t have a career you may need to think about the logic behind this rather than taking it so incredibly literally so that you can apply it to your own practices.
Often introductions will catch us off guard. We’ll be focusing on something, and we’ll feel a tap on the shoulder accompanied with the distant crescendo melody of, “Hold on, I want you to meet somebody.” You can usually tell by the name or pitch that follows this little phrase if the person behind you is a male or a female. Being a woman myself I approach this from the perspective of a female and this is important since culturally speaking it doesn’t matter what you’re actually like, what matters is what you look like you’ll be like. For this example I’m going to assign the gender of this new-comer “male,” because I tend to see more males in my male-dominated industry, and I’m going to assume that I’m being introduced to this fellow from my desk since that’s where I usually am at work. My boss likes submissive women who lift him up on a pedestal, so I’m gentle in the way that I pull my eyes from the computer, and after making sure to give my boss a soft inquisitive glance I let my gaze land on the new face. I have 0 shits about what I actually think about this person because it doesn’t matter. My eyes fall in a breezy sort of way from his shoulders to his hips and back up again at the same rate that my brows begin to lift, my features begin to brighten, my eyes open, and my lips begin to tug into the faintest of smiles: that’s for my boss’s benefit. This only lasts long enough for me to gauge what sort of personality I’m working with, and I can tell just by how he’s standing and how he’s looking back at me. Usually they’re uncertain and they’re waiting for my cue of how to respond, and I do it by extending my hand. If he’s the dominant personality type like my boss, I’ll give him a nearly watery handshake. If he’s the sort who comes off as boisterous and loose I’ll give him a handshake which is firmer and shorter. If he’s the strict one I’ll stand and give him a longer handshake with medium firmness. If he seems nervous to shake my hand I’ll give him a firmer squeeze intended to remind him of something else.
I’m not negligent on my other body language in any of this. If he’s an open or dominant sort of person then I keep my limbs and chin modestly or shyly close to my body. (Note: not freakishly close. You’re not up for acting unnaturally here, just be aware of yourself.) If he’s uptight or meek I’ll generally be a bit more animated and extroverted in my movements and posture.
My voice (pitch, pace, softness, volume, accent), is another tool that I use which varies according to the situation, but it’s far too complex to jump into for this blog.
If I’ve done everything correctly, I’ve made quite an impression. While my boss is rattling off everything that he’s proud of me for, all of those things that he counts on me for since I’m his “Pocket Ace,” I can play up whatever role is lacking in this new face’s life and guarantee that I’ll have made quite an impression—this is called enchantment. You need him under your spell before you can use him to help you achieve your ends, and first impressions are critical toward this process. You don't need to do anything more right now with this guy. You've implanted yourself into his mind and laid groundwork for the future in your next spell, whenever that happens to be, and if he's lucky enough to receive it!
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