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walking the path.

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Another great post from the efficiently-named Rob’s Magick Blog. I am going to go out on a limb and say that it is my favorite magick blog. And I read a lot of them.

It’s important to note that the tree of life is really just a model of an abstract, and not a true spatial map of the universe. Each of the ten spheres are infinite in both space and size. Each one is near to each other. And the spatial relationships are simply the order which we decided to lay them out. If you’re in Binah and moving towards Kether, Chokmah is not to your right.

Qabalah jokes crack me up. This one made me feel like I did reading Lon Milo Duquette’s Chicken Qabalah. I had the great urge to share all the funniness with someone, but in order to explain the humor, you’d have to explain the entire Qabalah.

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July 5, 2010 at 2:00 am

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the meaning of obstacles.

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Frater POS did a nice job today clarifying a tricky issue for a reader:

I think Crowley wrote that if a person isn’t doing his true will, the Universe will constantly put up obstacles and resist your efforts. The inverse implication is that if you are doing your true will obstacles will not arise. This is too simplistic. More than likely as I can’t recall the exact source, I am doing his words an injustice.

There are a lot of subtleties to your question that no one can answer for you, especially one that does not know you. However, I can share some general thoughts.

When I was with my first group, there are all sorts of obstacles. In my second there were all sorts of difficulties. Obstacles are meant to prevent a path. Difficulties make you stronger and wiser.

(Emphasis mine.)

image by motionographer.

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July 1, 2010 at 1:58 am

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it’s starting to happen.

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I’m at my lowest weight yet.

As for the image, I saw something similar in a vision yesterday. This image also resembles what I saw. I don’t know the meaning yet.

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June 15, 2010 at 12:47 pm

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Feeling okay today, and my eating has been fine. Did a lot of HGA work this afternoon. Beginning to feel spiritually connected again.

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June 14, 2010 at 8:16 pm

friday, june 11, 2010.

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This is my sobriety date.

image from here.

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June 11, 2010 at 5:16 am

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my new diary.

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I’m obsessed with my spiritual life. This doesn’t mean I am some kind of great practitioner; I lack discipline. In part to inspire myself, I started a whole blog about spiritual discipline. (Amusingly, I haven’t updated it in a week or so.)

I belong to a religion called Thelema. In Thelema, we are encouraged to keep a diary of our own spiritual self-transformation. The whole purpose behind the magical diary is to leave a useful and legible record for the practitioners who come after you. Today, I decided that this blog might as well be my new diary.

If my diary is sitting in a notebook on my shelf or hidden away among my Google Docs, who would ever read it? Of course, by making it public, I’m afraid someone might read it.

image from here.

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June 9, 2010 at 10:48 pm

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