Magic for Sceptics

Do you want to clear up once and for all the question of whether magic is for real at all?
Do you want to explore magic but without having to leave your common sense behind?
Do you want to avoid being ripped off or taken for a ride in your researches here?
Do you want to learn how to do magic that really does work?

That’s the nub of of it all, isn’t it?  That’s what everybody wants to be sure about.   When someone posts on an internet forum a thread beginning, ‘So, like, how many of you guys have actually made stuff happen?’ or, ‘tell me about your magical successes,’ they’re asking to know:  does magic really work?  Or am I wasting my time here?  Behind all the internet BS is there something serious going on that you guys know about or are you all just jerking each other off here?

Well they may or may not be jerking each other off, but the question whether magic works is one you can answer for yourself.


Yes.  Yourself.  In fact, it’s a question that can be answered only by yourself.  Nobody can prove it for you.  Magic is a way of gnosis, researching your own experience.  Nobody can have your experience for you.

Now you may have had some experience already, and nothing happened.  Doesn’t do much for your confidence in what you’re doing does it?  You might have gone into some piece of magic thinking ‘I don’t know if this is going to work,’ and behold, it doesn’t.  You get to thinking you have to believe in magic, banging on like Steven Spielberg, ‘Believe in the magic.’ but this isn’t Spielberg and it isn’t Disneyland.  Deep down you know that believing in the magic is just plain childish.  It’s infantile.  It’s time to grow up.

And so you tie yourself in a knot and it all goes nowhere.  In fact, even the thought of this scenario is enough to put you off even getting started.

And that’s why we’re here, really.  My job is to give you the resources for you to take up magic and make a success of it.  This is the beginning of a blog so your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to use the resources, especially the ongoing conversation on the blog, and learn to ride the magic for yourself.  I’m here to help.  And you’ll be able to answer the question at the top, with a smug smile as the memories of your successes run through your mind.

So there you go.  Over to you.


ps I’m expanding on this post a little in a video I’ll be putting up soon.  Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Magic for Sceptics”

  1. Yo,

    I posted elsewhere that, “…This couldn’t be more timely for me”. I’ve been trying to approach this with as much scrutiny as possible. Funny thing is, I have been doing a bunch of results magic in the last year (as was your suggestion) and it all has come true, but never in the way I wanted, merely in the way I instructed. I’ll give you an example. In the beginning of my foray into this crazy bullshit I did a little spell to keep my landlord from raising my rent. I created a sigil where the instruction was, “He won’t raise the rent a single cent.” And he didn’t. Instead he raised it $25. This was a huge lesson. That clarity is power. But the doubt comes in when I say to myself, “Am I just rationalizing this with wishful thinking, or is there some truth to what I’m doing?”

    1. Hi Evan. Yeah. You get what you ask for, not what you want. A colleague of mine was enchanting for a new boyfriend, and specified in the spell “a prick of greater girth.” Guess what her next boyfriend turned out to be like. Anyway, we’ll be looking at the sort of issues you’ve raised: precision in describing what you want, doubt and belief, isolating the magic in results, that sort of thing.

      Quick question to get started: do you keep accurate records of your spells and results? All of them? I’d like to know.
      Be happy,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Chaos Magic, Magic for Sceptics, the Urban Druid