Welcome to the LearnMagick.com
Learn Magick is dedicated to exploring Urban Magick and Urban Occultism. The articles are dedicated to occultists who live and work in modern urban environments. These articles were written during the time that the author worked for a government department, and considered the various possibilities for putting into practice various techniques and principles to continue his work of magickal development while modern working environment.
Anyone with an interest in the occult and magick needs to know that it is possible to be both a magickian and a member of mundane society. Within some cultures it is required that those who practice magick (e.g. the shamans or medicine men) are also functional members of the society, performing mundane tasks, with their magickal role being additional to their responsibilities to the society. In a similar fashion, some Kabbalistic groups also insist that members spend a portion of their time each day performing mundane (preferably physical) tasks as well as performing meditations, to stay grounded in the physical world and not escape into fantasy. Within our modern society, an aspiring magickian may well choose to work in mundane roles rather than withdraw from society and attempt to exist in isolation.
The articles presented on Learn Magick provide a starting point for exploring various concepts and aspects of magick and the occult. Wherever possible the preference is for experiential practices over merely acquiring knowledge. Remember, the magickal path is a journey, not something to be achieved. “A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving” and “Be passersby” are perhaps poignant quotes to keep in mind when embarking on this journey.
A note on language usage: The spelling of the word “magick” with the terminal ‘k’ is used to differentiate occult practices from magic tricks and illusionism. This was popularised by Aleister Crowley, and a large number of occult authors now use this convention. Likewise the spelling of the word Kabbalah has been chosen from the various transliterations (Cabala, Qabala) for its common usage by many Western occultists.
About the author
As the author of Learn Magick I choose to remain anonymous. You may judge my work on its own merit without the distractions of my personal beliefs, circumstances, or personæ. Suffice it to say, I have many years experience within the occult, having explored and worked with both right hand path and left hand path approaches. I have studied modern psychology, particularly the Jungian and Transpersonal schools. I am familiar with esoteric subjects such as modern magick, shamanism, Christian mysticism, Freemasonry, psychic abilities, spiritual alchemy, European paganism, Kabbalah, tarot, trance, meditation and creative visualisation. I make no claims as to achievements, grades, abilities, attainment, enlightenment; I am a humble traveller along the spiritual path and believe that I have learnt a thing or two along the way.
I have had many teachers during my journey. Most of them have been unable to answer the multitude of questions I have had, which has emphasized the necessities for learning techniques to discover the answers for myself. I am fortunately tho have have been able to learn various magickal techniques and practices so that I am able to find the answers I seek. Another aspect of learning has been through the conflict of personalities, which has taught me many valuable character lessons, both about myself, and about other people in general.
Finally, I offer this information freely to whom ever chooses to read and learn from it. It is my belief that knowledge is there for whomever seeks it, and as such I place this information into the public domain with no restrictions on use. While this particular expression of the ideas and concepts is unique, the actual ideas and concepts themselves can be found in numerous sources, works, and systems, or discovered through intuition. The articles on Learn Magick should be considered living documents and will change and grow over the course of their existence.