I'm sly, I'm ruthless. I don't do a single thing without knowing exactly what that energy is being put towards. I'm a "project manager" of people in business, and the game has brought me to the most unexpected places you could imagine. It's a blast. It's a thrill. It's ALL just LESSER MAGIC.
Lesser magic can be dumbed-down to the concept of "Manipulation." It's how you get what you want by doing things that ordinary sheeple don't think of. I think a lot of the time Lesser Magic is abused by the fallacy that it's "passive" magic or just something that is easy and comes naturally to some people.
Oh no, no no. If you're going to be a successful witch (neuter) you'll quickly come to honor it for what it is. Lesser Magic takes more energy than Greater Magic and it's produced more concrete results in my world than Greater Magic has. Why? I'll tell you why:
When you mess with Lesser Magic, you are turning a wheel that can never come to rest. If it does, your enchantment will come to a screeching halt and your target will not only become more attuned to what you've done, but will become more resistant to your efforts in the future.
In the Satanic Rule of the Earth number seven, Anton LaVey cautions against turning your back on Lesser Magic, but what can this mean for a religion that prides itself on the pragmatic and logical approach to even dogma itself?
One day I got tired of of spending my attention on the slime I worked with. It wasn't that it was too easy to manage them, but I had acquired most of my goals, and I didn't have any point in manipulating them anymore. My ego got the better of me: I didn't think I could lose what I'd acquired and I began to rest on my laurels in that comfy chair--well guess what? I lost ground. My targets became affected by my disenchantment and my cease of enchanting them, and I nearly lost it all, and it makes sense.
People are clever. If you paint a narrative and suddenly fail to nourish it, it'll die like any little sprout will. My negligence to keep that little hamster wheel turning for my targets is what created the backlash. I turned my back on Lesser Magic, and it was nearly my downfall.
The energy it took to enchant those who I had released was enormous compared to what it took to hook them in the first place and especially gargantuan in comparison to what it took to keep the magical inertia alive. This is because people don't forget. You need to provide them with a reason for the anomaly, and take care to never allow that anomaly rise again.
Lesser Magic isn't a passive thing: you must always contribute to it. However, when you get good at it it becomes second nature and less and less effort goes into perpetuating it, and I find that the cost of currency to obtain what I want is well worth the attention and effort of the journey to get there.