What We Mean By "Magic"
by Silvia Hartmann
What do we mean by MAGIC ..?
Firstly, we mean magic. Much as some people mean
magick, only that I have decided I won't leave that very magical word to the
people with the card tricks who have truly made a sham of its usage. I won't be
driven out into a small corner esoteric re-spelling of the word but indeed,
choose to simply reclaim it and define magic as follows.
Magic is when something happens that is OTHER THAN building a brick wall with
bricks, cement, the operating instructions on a sheet.
It is something that is BEYOND the ordinary root digging endeavours and that
is why it appears magical to those who can't look any further than the gold coin
in front of their noses.
But magic isn't spooky.
Quite in the contrary.
Only when magic is allowed to re-enter the world of the living does the world
slowly begin to make any sense at all.
It is the science of those realm that TOTALLY AND ABSOLUTELY EXIST WITHIN
CREATION but have been just as totally and absolutely ignored, and
misunderstood, by a great many very, very stupid people over the last few
hundred thousand years or so.
So here is my personal definition of "magic".
The Creative Order created the universe. It is the ultimate force in the universe
and to study the Creative Order and its unbearably wonderful ways is THE HIGHEST
POSSIBLE HUMAN ENDEAVOUR.
The Creative Order is totally logical and totally sensible in all ways. It
just sometimes seems chaotic to those who don't understand how it works just
There is much, much more to the workings of the Creative
Order than any
living human being (and including all dead human prophets!) can ever understand.
It is vast, immense, immortal and immutable and if it could laugh, it probably
would at the megalomania of men.
However, we can try and study it. We can try and understand it, try and BE
TAUGHT BY THE EXAMPLES OF THE CREATIVE ORDER that we actually are and which of
course exist all around us, all the time.
That study or exploration or homecoming I call "magic".
It is simply so that if you KNOW that the Nile will flood its banks at
regular intervals, the people who DON'T KNOW THAT and are constantly surprised
that it is happening again think you to be a "magician".
And indeed, you are.
Much like a pigeon, really, who can detect a power line from 30 miles away is
a magician to those people who can't.
The Creative Order is magical in nature, and the more we understand it,
re-learn to move with it and basically stop fighting the one true order of the
Universe, the better life becomes, the easier all manner of things become very
practically and the happier the life you lead.
It is simple and has nothing to do with reward or punishment, other than in
the sense that if you stop bashing your head against rocks, eventually you will
find that your headaches recede in a very simple cause-and-effect.
The Creative Order gave birth to each one of us very personally, and us as
humans with consciousness in particular.
The creative order doesn't make mistakes.
Only human beings do.
When we stop aligning ourselves with the faulty learnings of humanity and
strike out on our own and take as our teacher the creative order and our own
selves instead, that is when we start to actually work with true magic. That is
when the "powers that be" get very nervous, because they are about to lose
control of such individuals forever and that's why there is so much utter
nonsense and so many scary old wife's tails (!) attached to the topic.
I don't believe in black or white magic, only pure magic. Pure, true clear
magic that does nothing but celebrate the splendour of the creative order and
seeks to celebrate it in every way.
You can't make pure magic when you are terrified of your own dark side, or
your head is full of half lies and chinese whispers of the past.
You can't make pure magic from a place of anger and injury, or from a place
of need and desperation.
All of that has got to go first for it lies in between ourselves and the
wonders of the creative order, our own true parentage, our only real home and
hearth. So there is a strong component of "preparation and healing" as we each
begin to get ready for the high energies of the creative order that you simply
cannot handle without burning to cinder if your channels are still a Gordian
knot of fear, terror and unresolved injuries.
The closer you get to the high energies of the creative order, the more your
power to create true magic grows. The more magical you become in every way. The
further away, the more the same energies if called upon will burn you, hurt you
and create havoc in your life. It's all very simple and very logical, very
And indeed, in my estimation there is no holier endeavour, no truer effort
nor more extreme rewards than to engage in the study of the creative order, and
to begin to re-learn the lessons of true magic which were our birthright and
given to us just as a standard by the Creative Order itself.
The Creative Order did not give us legs so we would crawl on the ground. It did not
give us eyes so we would shut them to the pure beauty of its existence. It did
not give us a heart so that we would be stones and never sing or cry and it did
NOT give us the minds we have so that we don't do anything with them but churn
out rotely repeated nonsense all our lives.
We are more than that. Much, much more.
All of it, all the time, everywhere.
Let's see if we can't go and meet it half way.
© Silvia Hartmann 2004
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