Magick is ancient. Its traditions are scattered throughout the present day in unconscious remnants from the act of blowing a dandelion,
to making a birthday wish. The Christian calendar has retained many pagan practices: Christmas trees, Mistletoe, Yule logs, Easter egg
hunts. Even the practice of lighting candles in worship has pagan roots. But just what is Magick? What traditional witchcraft is really
about on its practical side is accessing the hidden powers of the human mind and finding the links that echo through the Universe. For
every spellcaster knows that there is a truth that is greater than he can see or comprehend, but that by acting on that which he can
understand he may perhaps influence other things associated with it.
SO how does magick work? The four tenets of magick are 'To Know, To Dare, To Will, To Keep Silent' But just what is magick?All spells
are symbolic acts first conceive in the mind, and believed in the mind, to become reality. So before something can come to existence,
someone first must visualize it....and it goes back to early civilization....When early man settled an area that allowed plant life to
flourish, agricultural societies prospered allowing for the pursuit of higher ideas. In areas where grain could thrive, civilizations grew,
cultivating religion with man's evolving ability to sense the changing seasons and note the motions of the celestial bodies.
The modern spellcaster still strives to connect to this natural energy following the natural progression of the agriculture year as it falls
into four quarters based on the movements of the sun at the solstices and equinoxes. Seasonal awareness, awareness of the solstices
and equinoxes and reflecting seasonal changes in our own personal practices, allows us to calibrate our energy to the energies of the
natural world. Celebrating these ancient rituals is a way to attune ourselves with the magical tides, to recognize the rhythms of life,
death and rebirth. Living in tune with the seasons is a way of living and working with nature to harmonize with the world and to
recognize that we are a part of it.
Introduction to Energy Work