There’s only so many people you can ask totally off the cuff “what’s it like to be dead” and not only do they not mind you asking, they’ll try their hardest to tell you.
M is coming to visit me this week and he’ll be here Wednesday and ahhhhhh I can’t even tell you how excited I am I could cry
The heart wants what it wants
Seriously if you can’t enter gnosis without the help of drugs I think that might be a serious problem.
That’s not to say you can’t use drugs to get there or shouldn’t use drugs in rituals but it shouldn’t be your crutch and there will come a time where you a) won’t have the drugs you need on hand and b) won’t have the time to consume them and wait for their effects. Imagine if that’s all gnosis was! I’d hate to be suddenly in the midst of an exorcism or something and be like “oh noes I can’t rid myself of this spirit because it looks like I’m all out of Grand Daddy Purp, well fuck me.”
Like that’s just
I wouldn’t want to be that person
And I’ve had the opposite experience. Weed makes me interested in everything around me but myself. I have a much easier time expanding my energy outward with weed. Of course I also pair it with pranayama breathing so it’s not like I’m depending on weed 100% to get me there, and that might help. I think that’d be sort of nonsense, like depending on psychedelics to get you through an invocation as opposed to pairing psychedelics with proper techniques like fasting, ritual baths, the Middle Pillar, etc. The magician does not live by drugs alone!
You raise a good point though in that rituals feel quite different both sober and high. Personally, I find both can be effective, they just tend to “feel” different. Very different. And I prefer to smoke weed and banish only when I’ve paired the smoking also with prayer or meditation beforehand (separate from the pranayama breathing.) Usually if I’m banishing sober I have not prayed beforehand, or I take more time to do the breathing exercises. So as opposed to smoking and doing ten minutes of breathing, I’ll do fifteen to twenty minutes of breathing and then banish straight up.
I’m glad you asked this question because I want to dispel any notion that my entire practice is based on weed smoking to get me from point A to point B. It isn’t, it’s just a tool, like the dagger, the wand, or the chalice.
Thanks for calling in. n_n
So happy to me up with abwatt today! Every time we get a chance to talk, it’s such a boost. :D
abwatt is an awesome dude
So do any of my followers live in New Mexico, USA? What’s it like? Is it affordable for a fresh-out-of school undergraduate? Are there jobs? Are there other Occultists or well-known Occult communities in the state? How about the art community? Is New Mexico a kind of up-and-coming place that needs…
Albuquerque is a cool city. Very liberal and the art district is nice. Las Cruces is a small college town outside of el Paso. Rent is super cheap there that its insane. Idk about Santa Fe tho. Never been.
Oh my god can you imagine if we lived within walking distance of each other
That means you’d automatically have two more magicians in your area to do stuff with than you did before.
Actually M and I were thinking about Taos on the recommendation of an older friend. We google imaged it and got really excited because it looks hella Jodorowsky, haha. But we want to make sure the place is not only beautiful but affordable. Most of New Mexico seems to be mesa and high plains, which I’m also okay with.
So, New Mexico is a good place to live then?
So do any of my followers live in New Mexico, USA? What’s it like? Is it affordable for a fresh-out-of school undergraduate? Are there jobs? Are there other Occultists or well-known Occult communities in the state? How about the art community? Is New Mexico a kind of up-and-coming place that needs new blood or is it fairly saturated? I know the politics tend to be fairly conservative so I’m not interested so much in that aspect. I’m a Mid-Atlantic native born and raised and I’m tired of my culture of looking to need and act busy and also of having to deal with winters of 100 inches of snow average every year. Would much rather take scorpions and lizards over icy roads and winds off the Great Lakes.
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