Do you practice Magick? What Religion are you? Does your religous choice effect your Magick?
I couldn't stand Magic.........I was a Knicks fan in the 80's & 90's. Magic was a pain in the butt to play against.
I'm an Atheist and I do believe Magick doesn't exist.
Adding a "k" doesn't make it any less make-believe....
And NO, I don't.
Yes I do magick....I don't label myself with any religion or term, but I am a former witch. It makes no difference whatsoever to my practice, but there are many different ways to practice magick depending on the person's path.
Not as it's commonly understood. My own. Yes.
What does the extra "K" do?
I practice magic. Or at least, that's my term for personal growth, internal change and self-actualization through symbolism, positive reinforcement and self-hypnosis.
All my religion dictates is that I do what works, within the confines of my morals. (And so far, there has never been a conflict. Especially since I don't really believe magic can change anything but the person using it.)
No I don't practice magic, I am Heathen and I suppose it sort of effects it. Not many of us practice magic. Not to say you can't, we just don't. The gods are magic enough I guess. LOL
Yes, I do. I am a Pagan, and a Thelemite. I see Magick as an inner process, a way of attuning myself with the Universe, and coming closer to an understanding of my True Will. I work with several different traditions of Magick, particularly the works of Crowley, and the classical Grimoires. I do adapt the workings to be compatible with my religious beliefs, mostly by "Paganizing" Christian and Jewish Grimoires. It seems to work well for me. This practice actually started with Crowley, who added an invocation from the Greek Magical Papyri to his translation of the Goetia.
Yes. I practice Daemonolatry, and my religious choice does effect my magick because I am partial to the use of certain symbols, sigils, invocations and I'll often use magick for self-work. However, I still have my own eclectic style. I'll perform kitchen witchery just as often as I'll practice ceremonial type magick. Whatever suits my purpose.
I believe in energy.
I don't have a religion per se, however, the things I've learned by looking at various religions I've adopted into my own philosophy.
Much of it coming from Buddhism, Native American writings, Hinduism and Christianity.
Yeah, I know, out there.
And yes it affects my view on energy and how I use it.
You know I do. But if I have to "label" my "religion" I am an adherent of Advaita Vedanta, which is a Hindu philosophy, and I have sympathies with Kashmir Shaivism (a slightly different Hindu philosophy that goes under the umbrella of Tantric Hinduism) and Yoga Tantra. I am strongly drawn to Hermeticism and Neoplatonism (and Alchemy) because, to me, it closely corresponds with the eastern beliefs--and practices--that I ascribe to. I regard magickal ceremonial in the same way as I regard Tantric rites, rituals, and practices that I've performed. From the outside it looks different, but it is exactly the same and the mystical effect is exactly the same. I think this is a great thing, because I feel as if I have come home to something in my own western tradition that I heretofore didn't appreciate and didn't know was there--like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz.
I am currently taking instruction in a group that focuses on magickal Christianity. When I get far along enough with it and my peripheral studies, I have ambitions of studying with the Aurum Solis or one of its offshoots.
Not really, I am Asatru and it is really not a part of ritual in my beliefs. But I have always thought of magick as a way to attune ones self to the energy that surrounds them and use it for personal need. I do it through meditation.