Magick is also the art of rewiring your brain. It is the art of changing oneself—and therefore changing the universe as one would perceive it.
- If you change your life story, you will change your life.
- If you change how you perceive the world, you will change your experience of the world.
- If you change how you remember the past, you will change your future.
Over the course of our entire lives, we've been building up an intricate model of existence. We've constructed it from all of our experiences, education, expectations of others.
In fact, we've been doing nothing but building up this model since we were born, trying to understand the universe and our place in it.
We've been doing it for so long, that we've forgotten that it is indeed just a model. We take our constructed map of what the universe is and mistake it for reality. We fall asleep. This is what human beings have been doing throughout history—mistaking their maps of existence for existence itself.
Sometimes people get so caught up in their maps that they're willing to fight, die and kill for them. This in itself is the great tragedy we call history.
But our maps are just that, maps. And the universe is potentially infinite. Magic is the art of rewiring your brain. Redrawing your map. As above, so below. If you purposefully make changes to your map, you will experience life in a completely different way.
What's the key to doing this? An altered state of consciousness. It's within altered states of consciousness that we can reach into our unconscious mind and start reprogramming ourselves.
ii-wy em Hotep - Patrick Gaffiero