Archive for the Daily practice category

Why so negative?

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

I've recently made a series of posts about things which are bad for magick – magick, in this context, standing in for all spiritual practices.  It's just that magick is what I tend to do most of when it comes to spiritual doings, so how I tend to think of spiritual practices.  This series of […]

Computer Games are bad for magick

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Okay, before I get into this I should make this clear – I really like computer games.  Rarely will a day go by where I don't fire up my computer, X-Box, iPhone or other device of choice to pass at least a bit of my time with a computer game.  They're fun.  They've involving.  They're […]

Being happy is bad for magick

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Well, this is a depressing idea, isn't it?  Being sad is certainly bad for magick, but, after all, surely one of the great quests in life is to be fulfilled and happy.  One of the main reasons people practice magick and spirituality is to be happier.  And yet success in being happy is bad for […]

Being sad is bad for magick

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Fortunately, I've not had to struggle with this too much recently – moving house may have been bad for magick, but it didn't induce very much stress and sadness.  But it's certainly one of the great battles of spiritual life – how to keep going when you're feeling bloody miserable. As I wrote about in […]

Moving house is bad for magick

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

I moved house about three weeks ago.  Whilst we're very much 'here' in the new house, there's still a whole list of things on the 'to do' list, stuff to be organised, sorted, laid out appropriately, and so on.  One thing I realised very early on when moving – moving house is bad for magick. […]

Being ill is bad for magick

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

As I'm trying to write a blog about the real experience of living a magickal life, of trying to prioritise spirituality and what-not, I think it's important to point out that it doesn't always come easily.  In fact, sometimes it hardly comes at all.  Certain events, moods, or times in life just make it hard […]

Cycles in daily practice

Friday, February 18th, 2011

With time and experience I've come to realise that there are a few recognisable stages I go through with my daily practice.  The first stage is when things are exciting but I'm incompetent – the practice is new, and interesting, but I'm not terribly good at it.  I won't have memorised it, I won't be […]

Daily practice – keeping on keeping on

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

One of the issues with daily practice is sticking to it.  When you first get going there's a lot of enthusiasm, lots of energy and the novelty is great.  But after a couple of months its harder to muster the enthusiasm every day. I was thinking about how to keep myself motivated and realised one […]

Regular practice

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

One of the things I'll be writing about here is my regular magickal practice – the stuff I try to do daily to try and progress my magickal life.  So to begin with I thought I'd just lay out what it is I do at the moment. Currently I take an hour a day to […]