I get a lot of questions about my Satanic magic, and it’s no surprise: I tout myself as a successful witch because I am one. Still, I’ve never crawled in bed with psychology, and I certainly haven’t studied hypnotism or the occult in any capacity beyond mere passing curiosity. What makes me a successful witch is that I’m willing to try things that others aren’t; and that includes advanced magic practices that combine the different types of magic in Satanism. If you haven’t familiarized yourself with the two types of magic in Satanism at this point in your research you should probably do so before going any further to avoid potential confusion or misunderstanding of what I refer to when I describe my personal magical practice.
The concept of combining magic isn’t anything new, but it can be tricky to imagine how to do it correctly. There is no actual guidebook when it comes to magic, but there are things that you need to understand about the core fundamentals before you try to use them alone, let alone together. A simple way to consider magic in Satanism is thus: Lesser Magic is for all that you can control, and Greater Magic is used for all that you wish to control. Take these concepts to heart and remember them! Using magic incorrectly will guarantee it backfiring on you, and it may even increase your chances of losing ground rather than gaining it!
Let’s talk about the least considered yet overwhelmingly important aspect to blending magic styles. Like a broken record, you will hear my words skip over and over again: TIMING IS CRUCIAL! Whether you are using Lesser Magic or Greater Magic, you must have a feel for when to act and when to wait. (The abstinence of action is an action itself, remember!) I’ve described this in the past as a dance, said that the universe has a pulse to it, and the successful witch knows how to flow with the music. Although this is particularly the case when dealing with Lesser Magic alone, it is also the case for Greater Magic, and when combining them you are faced with far more advanced challenges. Not only do you need to be able to read the nuance of reality in your manipulations through Lesser Magic, but you also need to know when you’ve reached your limit and when you need to discharge pent up energy and emotion with ritual magic, and you need to perform your ritual magic at the most impactful time or risk the fiery aftermath of failure.
The hybrid of magic performance that you would be using here is, in a nutshell: the use Lesser Magic to set up your success, and then using Greater Magic to fill in the gaps. Metaphorically speaking, Lesser Magic is your dominant presence and Greater Magic is your demonic. This isn’t a reference to Anton LaVey’s “The Satanic Witch" as much as I am suggesting that Greater Magic deals with your inner, subjective world while Lesser Magic deals with your external reality.
Satanists recognize that relying on fictitious characters to deliver results will never achieve anything at all. We Satanic witches use Lesser Magic to get what we seek in the world because it is quick, smart, powerful, and it really works. In my opinion, the exclusive use of Greater Magic by comparison to achieve one’s desires is an irresponsible, incomplete, and inaccurate use of the system. To me it’s no better than striking a match and saying a prayer: you can’t rely on your emotional vacancies to deliver the changes you crave, even if it does feel better to perform a psychodrama to lessen any emotional weight on your shoulders. Some individuals will say that Greater Magic can deliver real-world results, but to me it’s playing the lottery named “Coincidence” when used in this fashion. Even in the case where a ritual can give you the confidence to make a difference in the outer world, it’s your Lesser Magic which allows you to connect the ritual chamber to the throne of victory.
Satanists don’t delude themselves. If they deceive themselves, they always know in the back of their heads that they’re willfully going along with their own concocted plot, and in the end they will always be able to identify the truth. Ritual magic is a helpful element of the religion to release pent-up energy and emotion when your back is against the wall and you don’t have another method to do so. Our intent is to curse people in rituals. Our intent is to bless people in rituals. Ritual for me is a way for me to release all of that emotion in a real sense toward a metaphorical end. We don’t, for instance, tip our swords to the west and expect a lightening bolt to shoot up from the Pacific Ocean to supercharge our ritual. (Haha, what a sight that’d be though.)
It's pretty easy to charge your ritual magic with your lesser magic, and you can go about it one of two ways, depending on the situation. First, you can use your lesser magic as a direct feed for your rituals. To do this you should focus on doing things in daily life which will enhance the storm that will become your energy discharge. So—for example. Let’s say that you want to curse somebody. Use Lesser Magic to place yourself in situations where you’d become frustrated and would be unable to release it. Save that energy for your ritual, and if you do it right you’ll be plenty frustrated. I prefer the second method of using it though since I think both types of magic are only powerful when you use them at their fullest potential. The second way to charge your rituals with Lesser Magic is to do everything humanly possible to get as far as you can first. Here’s what this does: it prevents you from losing out, losing time, and losing untapped energy. At the end of the day, we must recognize that there are some things in the world which we cannot control: it is at the point when we are staring this in the face that we would shift from Lesser Magic to ritual magic. Done correctly, the ritual magic will, in my belief, psychologically reinforce your angle, and make it that much easier for you to get what you want.
In the end, using this system will project you forward with renewed energy in instances where your peers would succumb to failure. When they’re staring at the wall, saturated in the sweat and tears of their dead end, you will instead be collecting those energies and putting them right back where they should so that you can continue to blaze your path through any obstacle that dares stand in your way. Of course, it’s important to always remember to keep your perspective about this goal of yours—if it’s impossible, it’s impossible, but it’s also true that there are many a thing in this big wonderful universe of ours that is only attainable through the use of magic. If you keep yourself aware and your receptors tuned to those opportunities and cues that the universe signals off to you, you’ve already won half the battle. The rest of the journey is about maintaining your endurance, your focus, and that burning black satanic passion of yours
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