Magick is fundamentally about connections. They let magickal structures influence physical objects. They carry energy to heal a person. Connections make magick work.
Direct magick begins with the conscious control of connections. It never really stops being about connections. Improving my connections improves everything else I do. It’s become one of my focuses when practicing magick technique.
Connections have several signatures.
The surface signature comes from the connection’s moment-to-moment activity. Carrying a particular energy, powering a particular structure, etc.
The underlying signature determines the type of connection. Connections to physical objects have a different underlying signature than connections to magickal structures like systems. A connection that ties a magickal system to a physical object will shift its underlying signature.
The fundamental signature is the building blocks that make up both the underlying signature and the surface signature. Fundamental signatures are unique, like fingerprints. Once you’ve worked with someone, you can recognize their magick by the fundamental signature.
Better connections have:
- A surface signature more closely matched to the signatures the connection will carry
- A smoother transition from one underlying signature to another
- A better match of the target’s fundamental signature, and a smoother transition from your fundamental signature to theirs
Connections as Rope*
Connections come in different scales.
Not different sizes. Different scales.
People come in different sizes. Some people are big, some are small, but they’re all people.
Rope comes in different scales. Heavy rope is made by braiding normal rope, which is made by binding twine, which is made by twisting thread…
Wire has different scales too. Co-axial cable is made of insulated wires, which are made by twisting bare wires together…
Large magickal connections are made of smaller connections, which are made of smaller connections, which are made of…
I used co-ax cable for visualizations. It carries current, like connections carry energy. Unlike real co-ax, I visualized every wire as made of multiple insulated wires, all the way down.
*Yes, I plagarized myself. This comes from advanced direct magick: fighting.
Connections to physical objects go through physical space. They can be interrupted, and are hard to maintain over long distances.
Connections to magickal structures go through a different space. Physical distance doesn’t really matter.
To connect to a physical object over great distances, use a connection to the object’s energy layer (a magickal structure), then shift the connection’s underlying signature as you go from the energy layer to the physical object.
A connection to a physical object is called a “physical connection.” A connection to a magickal structure is called a “magickal connection.” Sometimes I use “magickal” to make it clear I’m talking about magick, rather than threads or rivets. If I say “a magickal connection to a physical object”, I mean a physical connection.
At first, you will make connections by sending energy to a target. Your first goal will be to make a connection reliable enough that people notice it.
As you improve, you will aim to make your connections less noticeable. Quieter. More precise.
Quieter connections more closely match the signatures of whatever you’re connecting to.
Quieter connections let smaller-scale threads move freely, so each thread can adjust to the target’s signature independently.
Quieter connections don’t carry energy. By not forcing energy along the connection, it won’t alter the target as you look around.
The posts this week will have exercises to learn to use connections better. See all posts tagged Connections.Other posts in this series: