12 Ways to Increase Your Magick Power

The best thing about making your magick powerful is that it’s easy. You don’t need to train yourself in visualisation, meditation, or any special kind of breathing. You don’t need to spend hours learning to say magick words. And you don’t need to buy anything else. You just need to notice what you probably already know about magick and put that into practice.

Magick works, and we all know that, but I get asked all the time: how can I make this more powerful, how can I become a more powerful occultist? The answers might not be what you expect. They might seem repetitive, or they could feel utterly new and thrilling. There’s a lot of truth here, so I hope it shines through

ONE: See the Reflection

Reflect on the nature of magick power. Wait! Did I just say reflect? That sounds a bit boring. Can’t we just rub the Three Magick Coins of Mystery together and get instant magick? Lovely thought, but no, they don’t exist. Instead, reflect on why you want to increase the power of your magick in the first place. Magick is powerful. It does what it’s meant to do. If you were attracted by the idea of increasing your magickal power that’s completely great and to be expected (I still try to improve my magick power, all the time), but if you’re really, really desperate to increase the power of your magick, it could mean that you’re filled with doubt about the inherent power of magick. Reflect on the fact that magick works. When people say, ‘It doesn’t work,’ you know they are wrong. Hold on to that feeling. Embrace that feeling when you’re planning a ritual, when you work a ritual, and while the results are shooting toward you from the future to your present. This sounds like a minor idea – magick works, yeah, yeah, big deal, show me the power… But trust me when I say that if you reflect on the feeling that magick works, you can improve your magick power. Doing this just once, or every now and then, or even every morning, has more impact on your magick than you might think possible. It’s not a ritual, an obligation or a ten-minute meditation. Just a reflection, a little think about magick, and noticing how you feel when you know it works.

TWO: Use the Magick You Already Have

If you find yourself saying, ‘I want a better, more powerful sigil,’ I bet you don’t need it. I bet there’s a way to get where you want with what’s already in your hands. Does this mean I’m telling you to stop buying magick books? Yes, if you’re only reading them and never using them. Use them! Make sure you’ve got a few good magick books before you take this one too literally!

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THREE: Welcome Imperfection

Be cool when magick doesn’t work. Don’t demand results all the time. Perform magick expecting the best, but be relaxed when it doesn’t go exactly the way you hoped. Magick is a practical exploration, where you find out what style of magick works for you. This can take time, and then it can change. Your relationship with magick will evolve. Magick that doesn’t work for you now might one day be the magick you turn to first. Be open to this evolution. You don’t learn to ride a bicycle without falling off and scraping your knee. Magick is safer than riding a bicycle, so when it doesn’t work perfectly, get back on and keep riding. But maybe take a different path.

Magickal Riches by Damon Brand

FOUR: Look Down from Above

Every once in a while, take stock of where you are and where you’re going. After six months of magick, you are not the same person you were before. Have a look at what’s changed, and see if your needs are the same. Don’t pursue an old dream out of habit. Use something like The 72 Sigils of Power to contemplate  what it is you really want. Knowing what you want can save you years of splashing around in the wrong desires.

FIVE: Do Intuition the Easy Way

Trust yourself, because intuition is nothing more than a confident guess. That’s not technically true, because I really think intuition is a lovely blend of self-knowledge combined with time-bending psychic power. But when you think of it like that, it seems impossibly difficult to obtain. So think of it as just a confident guess, and use it! That’s all. In practice, intuition is no more mystical than a hunch. Get used to using your intuition. Magick responds.

SIX: Go Minimal

You might want to light a candle, wear a necklace with a symbol on it, and do other things that might empower your rituals. That’s OK, so long as it’s not a form of procrastination or an expression of doubt. But you don’t need any paraphernalia.  The more magick you do, the more you learn about magick, so put the stuff away and do magick.

Archangels of Magick

SEVEN: Perform The Daily Practice

A lot of people don’t want to read Wealth Magick, because it’s a very long-term working and some of the rituals contain demons, and that’s all ok, but there is a very simple (completely non-demonic) ritual in that book that is more powerful than you can imagine. The Daily Practice might read like a sort of New Age mindfulness trick rather than a ritual, but there is so much more to it than that. If you perform the Daily Practice, everything improves. Not just your magick. (For those who will never buy Wealth Magick, an advanced version of The Daily Practice will appear in another form at some point in the future.)

EIGHT: Add Some Empty Time

I do a lot of magick, but I make sure I spend a lot of time walking, sitting around gazing out the window, driving with the radio off, floating in the pool… (Not all at the same time!)  It’s not meditation; it’s just lazing around, on my own. Lots of people swear by meditation, as a way to make room for the insights that magick can provide. But the problem with doing meditation to get magickal answers is that it stops feeling passive; it feels like a result-based task, and that backfires for most meditation. The solution is to have some empty time. Time when you’re just doing very little, without input from earphones, screens or other people. You can do something during this time if you want – doodling, wandering, baking – but don’t do much. Or you can do nothing at all, and just sit around for a while. You are not looking for answers or pursuing ideas. But if you spend some time every day in this empty time, after a few weeks your magick will seep into this time. All those thoughts that the angels are trying to nudge at you; this is where they will manifest.

NINE: Monitor Your Motivation

People sometimes tell me they just can’t be bothered doing a full eleven-day ritual. OK, fair enough, we all get overwhelmed. But if that’s the case, don’t do it. Resentful magick fills the magick with resentment. If completing a ritual makes you think, ‘Wow, phew, thank goodness that’s over,’ that’s the wrong feeling. Magick should be a treat, a moment where you get to dive into your desire and feel the alchemy when your desire changes to satisfaction. It should feel good. If it doesn’t, stop for a while, or try magick that only takes a day, or a few moments (like Words of Power or Sigils of Power).

Demons of Magick by Gordon Winterfield


TEN: Rediscover Secrets

The best films are always more interesting the second time you watch them. It’s true with books too. The best authors always try to layer their work so that you are rewarded when you re-read. If you’ve only read a magick book once, read it again now that you’ve spent some time working the magick. Never do this if it feels like it’s going to be boring, but if your curiosity ever tingles, then have a glance through and see if any chapters catch your attention. You should find that something new reveals itself, and your connection to magick improves. Even the books that you don’t use contain techniques and ideas that can be applied to your magickal work.

ELEVEN: Speculate Less and Experiment More

Readers sometimes ask which ritual to use, and then many weeks later they write again, still undecided. In that time, you can try out three or four rituals, or more. Four weeks of pondering are four weeks of potential change down the drain. When you try four different rituals, you learn more about yourself, and what magick feels right for you.

TWELVE: Dream of More

When you want a lot, magick responds more powerfully than when you only want a little. It’s important to keep your head when considering this. As you probably know, demanding huge change with magick can lead to poor results; lusting after the impossible leads to disappointment; and small, gradual changes are often the best way to find magickal success. But despite these truths, magick loves a dreamer. Every time you get a result, you feel gratitude, and in the glow of that gratitude, see where your feelings take you. What do you imagine could be possible? In satisfying a desire, what do you feel about your potential? In these moments, you gain insight into the possibility of who you are going to be, and what you are going to do.

– Adam Blackthorne

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‘Extremely powerful. After reading the book and following the simple instructions, I’ve been able to literally create magic.’

‘This book of Sigils works. Sometimes instantly. More often with a deep subtle power that gradually shapes your reality in a few days according to your exact wishes yet beyond your expectations.’

‘The simpler rituals are almost foolproof.’

‘I can say I have gotten EVERYTHING I ask for and more from the information contained within.’

‘The procedure is simple, clear and discrete, yet the results are powerful.’

‘This is the simplist magick yet! It works!’

This is a small sample of Amazon reviews, used under Fair Use provisions.

46 Comments on “12 Ways to Increase Your Magick Power

  1. dear Adam and Gallery 0f Magic thank you for the books and tools I enjoy.
    However I have a Jinx entity that is proving very stubborn to remove. Please help me to eliminate this pesky thing. Thanks again Chris

    • Hi Christine. Have you tried everything in Magickal Protection, or the angelic rituals in The 72 Angels of Magick?

  2. Hi Adam,
    Firstly let me say that I have only been using magick for a short time, and I’m loving the results. The GoM books are exceptional and luckily the first books on magick I stumbled onto. So the GoM magick is pretty much all I know 🙂
    I have a question, I have noticed that some people use symbols in their PowerPoints (similar to your symbols in your image for this post) to improve impact, communication, persuasiveness etc. I have your SOP book (amongst others) and I’m wondering, having done the 3 day communicate clearly to a group ritual, whether I could use that symbol in a powerpoint to increase the presentations power? A) would it work? B) are you happy for me to do so? C) are there other better symbols, from other GoM books? D) are you releasing a book about this kind of thing?
    Cheers, A

    • I’ve occasionally seen magick symbols show up in logos, and sometimes I think it’s coincidence (the graphic designers just stumbled on the same patterns), and sometimes it’s deliberate. There’s also a practice of dropping sigils into images, and fading them out, so they are absorbed by others – I cover this in The Master Works of Chaos Magick. It works when there’s a created sigil with an intent. But I think it’s less likely to work if you drop in a sigil that is meant to affect you. A sigil from Sigils of Power is a gateway for you, and to other people, not knowing how to use it, I doubt it will bring change. Course, you could do a chaos ritual to empower it to affect others, and then you could make it visible. So A) maybe, B) Reproduction of images is always ok if it’s for personal use, which means it’s ok up on a screen in a public venue – but not where it will be passed on to others. Not on YouTube, not on a document you hand out. That’s just the plain old law. C) The self made ones from Master Works and D) Not a whole book, but more on this is planned for another book, but it’s not coming soon. Cheers. AB.

  3. Just to let you know Adam, out of all the gallery books, Sigils of Power has worked the best for me. I’ve had so many results from it, it’s amazing. But the question is, why is it that some forms of magick work or don’t work for each individual? What works for me, won’t work for somebody else and vice versa. Would be interesting to know why? Keep up the good work Gallery of Magick, look forward to your two book releases in the Summer of 2017. Cheers.

    • Thanks Jim. I’m so pleased to hear that. I hope my passion for the system came through in the book. Why do some things work better for you, and why does this change? It’s not that different to the way we have different skills and affinities in the real world. We all have different ways of experiencing the world – the music I love will make others leave the room. A view that moves me to tears might be dull to somebody else. And this goes deeper, to skills and passions. It changes over time, too. What we once loved and were good at becomes dull, and new things begin to obsess and shape us. How and why these changes occur is, in my humble opinion, one of the interesting mysteries of life. With magick, sometimes what you’re good at is purely down to simple things; if you have a hard time believing in angels, then sigils might work better. If you are stuck with a money consciousness that refuses wealth, no money magick will work. I was like that, and then after some gradual money shifts, and some big ones, it became very smooth and easy. A lot of it is just that – how the magick meshes with your ordinary beliefs. But other things go on to, things that are deeper, and I don’t have a straightforward answering, but I think that watching how you shift and change and how you relate to magick is a fascinating and important part of the journey.

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