May 16, 2009
We spoke about The Witches' Pyramid last time. This time,
we're talking about how to get the most if its (and your)
So often, new students ask questions that begin with "What's a good spell to do...?", or "how would you use magick to...?" and so one of the first things I usually do with those who learn from me is make a comparison between someone who cooks burgers at a local fast-food franchise, and a top chef.
The burger-flipper knows how to follow instructions in preparing pre-manufactured ingredients into something you and I are supposed to be able to eat. Most openings for such jobs do not have too stringent qualification requirements, and pay starts somewhere in the neighborhood of minimum wage.
It takes years to make a chef, and a chef knows food well enough to create recipes as needed, and make variation as required by occasion, need and availability. While a shortage of some key ingredient will inspire the chef to be creative to meet needs in spite of the shortage, the burger-flipper might only know that there's no point in asking if you want fries with that if a potato shortage means that fries are not available.
Likewise with a Priestess or Priest. It is entirely proper that learning begins with learning how to do something from someone who already knows how to do it. But eventually, this learning creates an assimilation of principles which will give you the ability to create on your own.
And this is when it gets good - when it's uniquely and specially yours. You'll see. It's here.