folk-magic, occultism and divination
not sure, but it prompted the thought that it seems odd to me that alot of people seem scared of using the words "Holy" "Divine" "sacred" at least when it comes to contemporary alternative spiritualities in all of their modalities. I embraced those words a few month ago, and I have become very aware of how they almost never appear in many books out there.
when i read the title blog i thought "YES! anything that is done in devotion along with spirituality will succeed" those are my humble thoughts...
Hmmm.....I would wonder what the Sacred where triumphing against. The profane, but which profane? I'm going to say against crass materialism, mostly 'cuz I'm sick of it. It's infectious and everywhere, always reducing meaning into profit, and then valuing based on that profit. So, Sacred....please triumph over that!=)
I have been thinking about it a little since posted this and I must admit it does provoke a duality; the sacred versus the profane. And then it occurred to me that in every situation of the most crass, materialistic, horrific, violent, sinister, malignant, boring, stupid, petty - at the end of any of all of that the sacred always dawns again as a kind of inevitable counterpoint; an insight. That in the worst of life always lies this potential for us to see, or for their to be triggered some fundamental value. The sacred triumphs in the end - in death, in birth, in illness, in recovery. It's always there waiting.
I would interpret it as a successful manifestation of an intention ~ as a result of being aligned with cosmic rhythm
Coincidentally, I'd come across something of the same spirit in a book on Stregheria which I was quickly browsing through."But for the Strega there can be no other way than Nature. A Strega must live in Harmony with Nature... Do nothing to Earth that shall take away from the purpose it serves in Nature, for this is the Natural Balance. The Earth will always move against us to restore itself."..And not just the Earth/Nature. It's the same as the Great Work, the True Will, the Orbit of the Star within all of us that Crowley spoke of... whos orbit is the said "saacred". to follow that is to triumph and move as one with the universe. and, by its nature, the universe always triumphs. Nature would have it no other way.
Very profound, Chad! I feel the Holy Spirit when I do white magic, like Abramelin or Honorius. Its very powerful and healing, and it makes my magic work out in a much more natural and effective way that works in harmony with God and Nature. The triumph of the Sacred, I think, is what is symbolized by Gabriel blowing the horn of resurrection in the Judgment Tarot card. We come alive again every incarnation of our existence; we all have to rediscover the fundamental truths of Life in our own ways and on our own paths. The miracle is there are at least 365 different ways to do things, if not 1001!