Tarot & Initiation, one note revised…

Tarot-Occult Note, Lang-8 corrected

© Andrè M. Pietroschek, all rights reserved

Tarot is conceptually portrayed as the ‘toy-version’ of real hermetic magick. While Satanism, Shamanism, Wicca, and many other occult ideologies, along with their pseudos, claim a much better understanding of this magick… Reality has proven that it can challenge everyone, and my occult notes were never about money, nor about seeking attention, aka indulged narcissism.

I consider the triumph of my stalkers to be a beneficial side-effect, as it knocked me into urban homelessness. My ordeal in making it back to a stable lifestyle resulted in my final departure from the occult, and renewed focus on the reality of living.

More than two decades of practice never gave me any appreciated results, when attempting to pursue my own, ego-focused goals. This reminds me of a note which said that finding a woman to die for is much easier than finding a woman worth living with, as it involves voluntary sacrifices from both…

I have a final note for practicing Occultists: Is the Magician-High Priestess, as potential-indicating personality aspect, really the best possible mix? Of course not. It highly depends on who you are, and how your existence is defined by reality. Furthermore, especially in Magick, from where the majority of Instant-Magi & Black Magicians spawn forth, people should know and admit that every card is equally powerful in context, and that the “rest” depends on how skilled we are in making use of them.

Summary: Real Initiation is a development-process which brain, mind, and central nervous system have to run through. There are no cheats, nor fully functional short-cuts. Considering the fact that nobody begins to practice while in the womb, it is impossible to develop an adept worth entitling as such in less than ten years of training, meditation, and study. These ten years would include absolutely no distractions by one’s job, desires, family, or anything else! Henceforth a typical adept, who lives in the western democracies, requires 12 to 20 years to become an independent magus-spawn-mystic-whatever in both theory AND practical competences! Of course my chosen definition is above the traditional-hermetic “adeptus minor”, who is an adept in name mostly, a glorified lackey or indoctrinated follower, without any real individual advancement. One should also note that neither achievements, nor prudent book reciting, alone transform anyone into a minor adept. Logically, it is a practical and empirical self-transformation. It needs the training, study, and years of meditation to overcome the submissive-to-tradition-defined approaches. And if your life has no need for it, then it was just an esoteric-exoteric waste of time and effort!

The improvements made were due the help over at http://lang-8.com/ and the helpful translator was Zurich899 at http://lang-8.com/1540550