It’s possible to spend your entire life without ever having an occult accident. You’re imposing your will on the world, and changing reality, so you’d think magick would be more dangerous. Magick is generally quite safe. For those of us who grew up experimenting with magick, it wasn’t always so safe.
When I was a teenager I would happily evoke any spirit, without any protection, in the hope of actually seeing a demon. I shiver when I think of the risks I took. But it was worth taking those risks, because that is how I learned. The whole reason that the Gallery of Magick has managed to develop a workable system is that we experimented. Early on we found that experimentation is powerful, but risky. So we learned about protection.
That protection is now being shared in the new book, Magickal Protection. You shouldn’t go out and take the sort of occult risks I was taking. But if you want to use magick to protect yourself, you can.
There are lots of books on psychic self defense, and so on, so I’ve included magick that covers general protection; to avoid robbery, accidents, violence and other real-world problems. This isn’t just a book about stopping occult accidents or curses. It also contains the silent banishing that we use daily (or whenever we need to get rid of anything unwanted), along with the Master Protection Ritual, and a host of rituals for dealing with unkind people.
I spend a lot of time making my books as safe as possible, by using systems that constrain all the entities, or give you such authority that you will be kept safe. Soon, though, I will publish books that contain darker workings. A lot of people won’t want such dark magick, but for those that do, Magickal Protection will be essential.
Despite all this, I don’t want to encourage fear. Two of the greatest barriers to magick are fear and desperation. This book should give you sufficient protection that you can be courageous in the world, and experience everything you want to experience.