How Magick Connections Feel

by Mike Sententia on January 11, 2013

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Readers often ask, “When you notice a connection, how does it feel?” It’s a fair question — they want to know what to look for, how to know if they’re successful, and generally what doing magick is like.

The problem is, it doesn’t feel like anything. But last night, I figured out how to explain it.

Noticing a connection feels like proprioception. It’ll make sense in a second. First, try something for me:

Close your eyes, and raise your right hand. Then stick it out in front of you. Then touch your nose.

Through all that, you knew where your hand was, yes? Even though you couldn’t see it, even though it wasn’t touching everything, you somehow felt where it was. You somehow knew. That’s proprioception.

Proprioception doesn’t feel like anything. It’s like you just know, but in a different way than you know your phone number, or than a psychic knows what will happen tomorrow. The knowing is a second-by-second update of some physical sense, but one you can’t describe.

That’s what it’s like to notice a connection.

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Dark Arckana January 11, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Mike, that was a perfect explanation!! Kudos!

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zach January 12, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Since you started this very early you may not remember what it was like.. but can you tell me when you started to be able to tell the difference between the false knowing and the true knowing? Because I’ve been trying to go with my instinct and do the whole yoda thing and stretch out with my feelings and I think I’m below 50% accuracy on everything. Even the things I know in my gut. Guess I’ve reached a magical plateau.

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Mike Sententia January 14, 2013 at 5:23 PM

I’ll try to write something on this. But let me ask you: What are you trying to know? Psychic intuitions? Noticing connections? Energy signatures? It’ll be different depending on what you want to sense accurately.

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