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Introduction to Map of what we do magickally

This may assist us in the exploration of contexts/sets/tools we could use.

Have a consider on this...

Energy and Information

The Universe consists of: Energy & Information.

Information structures form the circuitboards and plumbing for transmitting, storing and
manipulating energy. For getting the primal creative energy down into manifestation

You have 4 levels of such information structures (or 4 levels of manifestation)

1. The Archtypical - the impulse

2. The Concept level - description of the thing in general
3. The level of specific constructs - the blueprint
4. The Physical - the thing itself

(You could also say, 1. Spiritual, 2. Mental, 3. Astral, 4. Physical.)

Energy & Information. Together they form a vibration. This vibration comes into a space/time
continuum at the Concept level and moves on down the line to the world of Matter/Physical things.

The job is to get the powers of creation from the top level down here into manifestation. You are a
lens that moves up and down that column of light....

Any creative act can be modeled this way. I feel an impulse to create, a concept of "car" is
imagined, a specific blueprint for this particular car is drawn, this single car is produced.

You can imagine this like a pyramid. One impulse, many concepts, each concept - many
blueprints, each blueprint - many cars.

Using the levels to understand context

The reason I am going here is to highlight the different ways in which the various "paths" or "sets"
or "contexts" can be cut.

Each has its own levels.

• Spiritually - it is One, an impulse and there is really no difference.

• Concepts - The pantheons and principles even philosophies - (concepts of and often
personifications of the powers of creativity
• Blueprint - The rituals (processes and words)
• Physical - The actual physical tools, (Rattle, dagger, pentacle, crucifix)

Symbols are the thread that goes through all the levels and creates a coherent system. Our word
for such a system is a “set”. You can use whatever words you like.

Cultures invest energy in these information structures or “sets” and that energy hangs around.
Huge amounts of it.
To be clear, let's trace the dagger in a cultural "set"

You are playing an Dungeons and Dragons style game.

1. Select Character,
2. Select Culture - Tibetan
3. Select Weapon - dagger

It will look like daggers look like in Tibetan culture. If you had chosen a different culture the
dagger would have looked different.

Vertical and horizontal affinity

To organize all this we use Taxonomy (tree) structures, that cuts across all of them, both
vertically and horizontally. Vertically is used to describe one pipe that gets energy from the source
to the physical. Horizontally is used to describe the plane across the various cultures.

The top down creative process happens essentially the same way every time
And daggers, no matter what they look like, are basically used for the same things in whatever
technology and in whatever cultural "set".
(Cutting and stabbing are cutting and stabbing, no matter what plane they are used on, demons
or your peanut butter sandwich)

There are certainly generic tools, and technologies, basic building blocks, that take on the
"flavour" of whatever “set” they are being used in. They also become able to store energy/power
when the energy flows through them. A culturally specific tool will be able to hold more energy
from that particular vertical “set”.

The more symbology and layers and cultural attributes, as well as cultural history, the more
powerfully that energy is held. A greater percentage of the energy that passed through is left
hanging around in the tool. Tools that are used across various “sets’ will be less good at holding
that particular energy, but they will have the ability to hold energy coming down through multiple

By becoming very familiar with the basic types of tools, you can also gain access into other
"families" who use the same tools. Or you can be instantly competent when given access. This is
the synthesist method.

What you get is “islands” of competence, familiarity, and power that go across cultures and
vertically within certain sets.

Typically cultures have ways to:

• create
• access the divine
• use sexual energies
• define desired events
• divine the future
• defend oneself
• attack others
• establish harmony with the divine
• strengthen the body
• clarify the mind
• control the emotions
• unleash spirit
• deal with uncontrolled energies
• understand the forces acting upon them
• manipulate and store energy
• travel to far away places
• establish communications with other entities
• healing & cursing
• create symbols/sigils, transcend the limitations of the physical
• bind things
• cut things away
• honor ancestors
• mark the seasons
• ….etc…..

Using other “sets”

There is advantage to using a whole symbol/technology "set" (tools, rituals, deities) because you
can access all the energy that is stored up in those batteries.

• Some sets are very universal and accessible to anyone - like Egyptian or Buddhist.
• Some sets are easier to access if you have the cultural/bloodline connect ( pictish, inuit
• Some are closed to anyone who is not of that culture (parts of Siberian, parts of native

When a magician becomes evolved enough to attain to the top-end of the power spectrum they
can sometime override the cultural controls, because at that high level they truly are no longer a
"cultural" entity. The power comes less and less from the cultural set, and more directly from the

There is always a blend of energy. Part of it comes directly from the source. Your very own
pipeline to Heaven. (This pipeline starts out very thin and painful) Then part of it comes from the
generic carrying capability of the nature of what you are doing, and a third part is the energy that
comes from the “set” itself. The energy contained in the deities, rituals and symbols of that set. As
you can imagine the ratio changes over time.

(Similarly, the tools you use across “sets” become more independent of the “sets” and more

Another way to gain access is to gain experience in the universal sets and use your good
standing and power in those sets to request access to the semi-private sets and from there you
can sometimes get an invitation to the "closed sets". A sort of "recognition of rank".

Of course those who have special diplomatic passes can negotiate use of "sets" that they don't
usually have access to for purposes that serve those who control those sets.

So for example, if you are a born white girl, but with a "diplomatic" role, then you might negotiate
with Loas to be able to use their stuff for a limited time and a specified purpose that suits both.

In fact most deities will be up for such bargains, and their willingness to go into such a deal is
dependent on a number of factors.

For instance
• How badly do they want the job doing
• Is there anyone from their own "family" who will/can do it.
• Do you have access to "sets" outside their control that will help
• How close is your "family" to theirs
• What is your history of clean transactions
• How powerful are you
• Whether you have a "diplomatic" office
• Who is sponsoring you
• Etc...
(a bit like the missions in Earth and Beyond)

There is much stealth value in using "sets" for stuff you should not have any access too.

Two dimensions of progress

So you have a two dimensional monitor for progress. One is raw attainment. The highest you
have reached in any vertical. The other is horizontal or adaptability, - the number of verticals you
have access to and the skill with which you weave your own combinations of tools, rituals and
constructs. This is about “reach” to get things manifesting in the world across as many cultures as
you possible. Now you see the value of powerful generics that work in any cultural context.

This is also the use of “correspondences” to pinpoint as many parts of the horizontal as you can.

The lifecycles of deities as cultural power batteries at the construct level.

Deities are not static either. They have their power from the amount of energy that is invested in
them by people, and they go through a lifecycle,

Some lost Inca godform is much harder to talk to than a universally accessible and much used
icon like Tara for instance.. There is also a danger that non use makes them weakened and they
are then vampirised by something else.

As an example: Inca stuff was pretty violent to begin with. For a very long time their gods were
forgotten and neglected. These went into a decline over time. A bunch of Nazi's escaped after the
war and went to South America. They sought out the structures with a compatible vibe and not
too much use. Then they did a lot of work with it when nobody else was.

Try tapping into some Inca stuff now and see how it feels. Not wrong at the beginning. But feels
off now.

Compare with Egyptian gods like Isis or Thoth - enough people continued to work with this to
keep the flow going and so also the "pipes clean".

Kabbalahs and Translating

A side note on Kabbalahs: a Cabbalah is a programming language. For it to be such it has to be

wired from the Archetype level. It has to be a part of the operating system.

The Universe provides energy/information portals for people to interface through. Then it also
provides programming languages to manage those interactions.

Cabbalahs include Hebrew, Greek, Enochian. Sanscrit…

These allow new rituals and interpretations to be formed within their own vertical “set” , but also to
allow translation to other verticals. These are just descriptions, equations, coding, for means by
which energy may be manifested.

Different Kabbalahs with different strongpoints for doing different things. Just as different cultural
“sets” for doing different things.

Meta systems – to bring it all together

When you think off all the possible permutations and combinations of purpose, tools and cultural
context it gets mighty big and unwieldy. But there is a straight forward way to deal with that.

You look to a level where the cultural variations don’t apply anymore. That is to say, beyond
Paroketh/Chapel Perilous/whatever. And you seek a meta-system. A non-cultural layer of
programming that can map and manage all the other systems. Kind of like a content management
system for an intranet, with its taxonomy and cross referencing tools.

There are not all that many meta-systems. Mathematics provides one but it is so abstract that it
becomes a little unwieldy and hard to penetrate. The trick is to base the categorization system on
things that all human beings experience. For the levels near the physical you have the elemental
forces. Earth, water, air, fire. The next level up uses the planets. The level beyond that is of the
stars. All humans experience elements, planets and stars though they might categorise and name
them differently..

The Enochian system provides one such meta-system, but there are others. All the deities of this
world can be seen as being composed of a number of the meta-entities gathered in a certain
committee and given a specific cultural form. This creates a kind of container for energy to pool in
and to flow down through. Many, many of these have been created to serve specific cultures in
specific times. The interaction with those humans make those deities more than just a form. The
deities take on their own “existence” and then go into their own “life cycle” as described above.

You would think that if you have access to the meta-entities making up a particular deity that you
therefore have access to that deity and all its rituals and power. But that is not always so. Some
do have these inbuilt codes and keys and you cannot access them unless you hold that key, or
yourself transcend that level.

Think of it as having the CEO of a very large firm as a personal friend. This does not allow you to
go into their bank vault.

For mapping we tend to use the Tree of Life, in part because it does map out all the levels, in part
because other maps are easily transposed onto it. Maps like the Tarot, the Taoist world view, the
views of Arabic astrology etc, John Lilly’s work on the human biocomputer.

Ways – think/feel/do

Of course there is another area to consider as you jump into the mind-map. All these “ways” (or “-
Do” as opposed to “-Jutsu” in the martial arts traditions) have to be learned. You can categorise
the “ways” by how they are best learned. Then you may also find it easier to plot the path you
may take through the wilds.


• Think -- study first, do later, integrate somewhere in the

• Feel -- conceptualize and integrate, then do and study
• Do -- play with and do things, study, and then integrate

In the end you will need to learn to Think/Feel/Do with equal speed and competence. But for now
you can choose part of the system that are most suited to your preferred learning style for you
main tool-sets. AND do pick one or two from the learning style least preferred to keep things

In a similar way a specific blend of generic and cultural tools. You may deliberately choose some
aspects from an area not immediately comfortable to you for the sake of the development it will
bring you to learn that tool. And the freedom you will gain once you have transcended its cultural
context. It forms a kind of no-bullshit test.

Anyway, all of this is to set the background for having a look at a map of a good part of my world.

If I could I would draw you a cube…to plot out these things.

The vertical axis would the scale from physical to spiritual

The horizontal axis would be the “set”
The other horizontal axis would be what the things are used for

Perhaps they would be colored by the societal culture that that particular set was associated with.
Perhaps the intensity of the color would be determined by how much I used them
And perhaps there would be faint traces of the path I took to get to that particular

I’m sure you can imagine the cool shapes and morphs this would produce if you then ran that as
a time-movie

In the end it is really about what you are DOING:

In the words of the Taoist lineage holder Bruce K Frantzis, martial artist, Taoist philosopher, and
kick-ass Warrior Magician…

I did all the things that you do with those types of practices and some of the
subsidiary things. I learned arts like exorcism, sending people off when they die,
empowerments, charging spaces, providing helpful events for people and things
of that nature…. - you could do a lot worse than
having a quick read of this interview.