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The Habits of the Magi

Hey there sinners

It’s Adam Knox and welcome to another episode of The Cult of you


it’s a beautiful Sunday here in my country and I was busy prepping and cleaning the space for ceremonies especially for things that I’m working on with those in my private mentorship group, The deamentorship.


As we move into different stages through the current group and I was thinking about something that I find is consistently important yet it’s something that’s not often spoken about and it’s not something that’s usually found in various forms of occult literature but there is four fundamental principles which I refer to as the principles of the Magi which are certain core ideas that I believe that every magician or every practitioner of The Craft should hold dear to their heart and always consider inside of their practice these are ones that have come to me through my years in the practice and things that I’ve discovered are psychologies beliefs or patterns if you will that have really helped me kind of steer my course and consistently achieve results those four principles is broken down into these simple ideologies or these simple phrases that you can easily remember the first one is that all things are at all times in relationship and in communication with a locally or non-locally that’s the first precipise the second one is that the law of the Magi requires him to at all ways and in all times find a meaning that him is empowering the next the third one is one that I say is to love thy mystery more than thy history and the final one is to seek surrender and not release not to fully expand upon these kind of phrases these ideologies would take quite a lot of information or take quite a lot of episodes and I hope to bring some of those in the coming episode to you but for today’s episode I’d like to focus on one perhaps two of these just to help you understand the relationship and how that core principle could be a soft discovery of where you may be stuck right now in your practice and how you can get to the next level let’s get in that episode today and remember to live deliciously [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] thank you foreign deliciously is something that I’ve consciously pursued now for the last few years and it really came to me as a result of a painful breakup I recognized in a very close and intimate relationship when I finally found the one which happened to be you know as that goes I discovered that this was not the one this was my Imago this was my own psychological prediction of various internal inadequacies or states or you know stages of the development of my archetypal models that I was projecting over another person and essentially unconsciously making this other individual responsible for states that existed Within Myself now yes we can enter in our society today and say that look there’s a role of exchange that we go into there is that’s part of the beauty about being really in relationships is that we can go and we can give to other people and that’s great if we enter relationships from the dynamic where both parties are seeking to give this is a very functional and healthy relationship but when we’re unconsciously seeking when we’re unconsciously desperate we’re unconsciously projecting having certain of our needs of ourselves trying to be made through the other person this is when we are struggling and this is one of the core ideas that we need to come back to because it is an actual leak of our power it’s a position at an unconscious level of something that is then hijacking or common during our Behavior and the reason for that is because quite frankly most of us don’t want to come across as needy and we see that very bespoke in this world that we have today where everyone’s trying to demonstrate how none needy they are yet fundamentally this is still part of human nature we need to connect these are actual fundamental human needs connection as a need being significant or feeling like we matter is a need these aren’t things that are going to go away these are simply just components of ourselves that we need to develop healthier vehicles in order to experience so that we could have more abundance of them because we’re not just meeting our needs selfishly looking at that you know or small narrow-minded view but in fact looking at the broader Spectrum in fact one of the great interpretations of the difference between the hero and the villain is that both have had pain extreme pain the difference is that the one looks at that and says the World’s Gonna Pay they’re not going to do this to me I’m going to get them right the other one goes the world did this to me I’m not gonna let this happen to anyone else that’s one of the core fundamental differences it’s also one of the fundamental differences in what we would Define as being mature and immature in terms of how we experience our concepts of life it’s this fundamental differentiation between associating to a limited self and associating to an unlimited software Transcendent self which is truly the essence of our spiritual practices how do we experience ourselves as the Transcendent self but the problem is that we actually are fundamentally a transcend itself we only hallucinate ourselves as this temporal cell and as such get attached to that because it starts to meet a lot of our fundamental needs and that as such becomes an addictive pattern now the problem inside of this is that it creates a series of complexes to which we become unconscious because we want to keep an enlightened version of ourselves in our head everyone is secretly the hero of Their Own Story or maybe sometimes they begrudgingly become the Martyr of Their Own Story which at least was true for me living as a martyr of recognizing how everyone else had this but I had to carry the Boon I had to carry the you know the cross which is something that we’re almost most promoted for in religious paradigms and programs right the how humble we are through suffering by this extreme point of suffering and this is a very perverse interpretation of some of the initial ideals it is not that we are humbled by suffering it is indeed true that suffering does humble us but the fundamental purpose of these interpretations we find in the practice of logo therapy right in the work of Victor Frankel he discovered that one of the core differences between people that were in the concentration camps during the Nazi you know run with a national socialist run so to speak of Hitler the difference between people that almost instantly gave up and became physically ill and died versus ones that actually seemed to become stronger was the difference in meaning the difference in interpretation so when somebody comes to you and they’re trying to give you all this empowering knowledge around suffering and pain which I myself do it is not to make pain Noble it’s not to glorify suffering and as such make it almost an addictive Batman it is simply to recognize our capacity to find meaning within the shadows and in finding meaning within the Shadows within the pain within the darkness of Our Lives we are able to liberate ourselves from our enslavement to it this is very edged into the left-hand path because we see as the shattered tree occurs of the clip off that it still contains within itself there’s a essential part of the body of God that’s still within the Demonic which helps us to recognize meaning finding meaning inside of this demonic with this darkened or this painful aspect of our nature or of our life becomes the very instrument of liberating that part and the reason for this is because when we go through those experiences throughout our history if you think through the timeline of your life from where you started to where you are today every single stage in that Journey has had various intense emotional events now the catch with virus of these emotional events is they create anchors right anchors are very simple to understand it’s you know somebody that just hears a dog and then suddenly their body freezes or you’re just driving down you know a road and you’re suddenly hearing a siren from a police car even if you did nothing wrong your body still reacts in certain cases and this is often because at some point either in your event or in someone else’s event they were emotionally impactful Journeys and the Brain anchored it this is very much what we do in a call practices when we look at symbols or sigils we create a Sigil that’s representative of certain States or desires or goals and through conditioning we anchored this into our nervous system or into our unconscious and this thing formulates upon itself the behavioral patterns that then become expressed in the personality and as Joe dispenser so rightly points out that personality creates personal reality because your personality sits at the root of your life right it determines where you’re going to go what you’re going to do now there is a far greater expanded model behind that which is what the occult worldview is about how that then entangles itself to all of reality and every other person place time and thing and event that is out there but that’s a little bit beyond the scope of our discussion today if however that’s something you’re interested in exploring I suggest looking at Dr Joe’s work or my own work to help you deeper dive into that or just pick up a good book on neuroscience and explore that I recommend deeply looking into the subject of neuro theology you know to help break some of those biases and start to understand the patterns happening within ourselves but what we recognize by this pattern is as the timeline of the Journey of the individual goes we see very much the same depiction that we see in the tree of life we become we start off from this place of shall we say almost ain soph right this place of of limitlessness and from this place of limitlessness we then begin to limit our potential through these emotionally intense defining moments of our life These then eventually become the architecture the governing principles of our personalities they formulate our perceptual models of reality and this physics will indicate to us that it’s the Observer that turns the wave of infinite potential into the particle of limited manifest experience or reality as such as our perceptions of reality formulates throughout these various experiences we thus produce reality it becomes to be where we perceive the world to be at the level of our heart these things then fundamentally build up to become the experience of who we are and we see this kind of Journey of Liberation oftentimes depicted of the Journey of inanna down into the underworld or the same repeating of this mythology in the journey of Persephone also going down into the underworld you know to join with Hades this is all a call a recognition of a journey down our timeline down the inner world that we may discover these various complexes these governing powers of our personality and thus our personal reality so that we can begin to liberate those experiences untangle those electrically and emotionally charged events that have formulated who we are at this core level you see this is one of the key Essences of magical initiation magical or occult initiation is these systemic transmutation of the self concept the magician Begins the journey and maybe sees themselves as a neophyte then moves into the elemental Graves where they start to if the teacher is correct and intelligent or experienced enough in their guidance connects them with the archetypes of the K of The Sovereign the magician Warrior and lover these four Elemental manifestations in our psychology and in how their impact is on the larger world the greater world of ourselves but throughout this progression something very fundamental happens the Saints of self that gets lodged into these different places because it’s serving a purpose it’s meeting some of these fundamental needs of the soul of the spirit trying to express itself in reality these get liberated piece by piece and we recover from this vast ocean of the unconscious ourselves we begin a form of Soul retrieval and this is very much the essence behind the statement that I give seek thy mystery more than thy history love thy mystery more than thy history you see because we are unconsciously governed by our history in most cases you know we live with a certain set of ideas or events or experiences that happen in our life we become intensely emotionally charged by this event creating a neurological anchor in our brain we repeat this over and over how many times were you in an argument where somebody at work or someone in traffic or a lover or a spouse and then for weeks you’re having that argument still in your head the events pass the situations over but you’re still angry about it you’re still emotionally feeling this event right you’re still living in the past you’re still very much in love with your history you’re loving your history more than you are your mystery and as such you keep emitting that vibration all of magic all the occultism all of all these things really boils down to a science of vibration right a musical cacophony of sound but through the form of feeling is what we’re trying to admit so if you’re stuck if you’re caught up with a very limited range of emotional experiences and they’re dependent on what other people say do and behave and how the economy in the world outside of you is functioning that would make you in magical terms a slave that means you are fundamentally more in love with your history than you are with your mystery in other words you are creating reality from the external references you’re letting the events of your childhood and of your life and everything dictate who you are and as such determine what is and is not possible inside of your reality right now now this is not some holier than that information this is not some idea that says oh if you’re doing that you’re bad we all do this this is the function of the human being events that we don’t take seriously you know that have impacted us throughout our lives the way our parents treated us or did not treat us affected our attachment wounds within ourselves Afflicted how we pause or fail the marshmallow test if you will you know our capacity to deny pleasure short term for long-term pleasure is the statement behind the idea seeks surrender not release you see because as we start to understand the first this principle of Love Thy mystery more than all our history it recognizes that the reason my desired goals are not coming into actualization is simply because I have more of an emotional tie in to repeating my history to being justified in my pain and my trauma then I have in actually emotionally experiencing my reality and you can experiment with that quite simply go into meditation and meditate and experience only your desired goal your desired dream reality and notice how quickly your body tries to resist or come back out of it because your body is physically Addicted To The Past because that is the program that you’re repeating over and over that’s the one that has the most emotionally intense charge so when we say you love your history more than your mystery we’re not talking about intellectual choice we’re talking about a biological choice right the process of Love is the process of Association in other words you are more Associated or a such more identified with your past self than your potential self so to love thy mystery more than thy history is to be more identified with thy potential self and this then gives us the premise of the idea of the marshmallow test right the taster experiments done with kids and no they didn’t initially use marshmallows but it’s how the article became popular where the practice became popular when they were looking at young boys and girls and they basically said to them okay here is programming Sega marshmallow you can have this one right now or you can have double that if you wait for an undefined time for this person who’s running the experiment to go back or they’d usually be more than just one but it’d usually be some kind of variation of that and it was an exploration of what was done you know would the child wait for the immediate pleasure would they go for the immediate pleasure or would they go for the long-term pleasure you know getting more as a result of it now find yourself in the society today look at the addiction that happens in your body from dopamine as the result of social media the constant clicking and scrolling and all that stuff has been proven to weaken our concentration span if anything it promotes the ADHD of our culture at a super intense level because we’re being rewarded very quickly for short-term pleasure so we no longer develop the world the very fundamental tool of Magic the sort of guardian was well noted for saying that the two most important instruments that the magician must cultivate is the will and the imagination the world cannot be cultivated when we’re looking and chasing quick releases this is known as addiction so to seek surrender over release means that we are no longer allowing ourselves to settle it requires us to raise the standard you know by which we measure our life and our goals and our objectives it’s when you start saying no to things more than you say yes to things it is saying no to subclass relationships subclass forms of income that is killing your soul as a result of it but you need that now I’m not saying that you just quit your job or you just step out of the relationship immediately I am saying however that you need to recognize and start taking stock of the long-term pain and sometimes looking at the long-term investment one of the problems in our culture is that every social media marketer out there is trying to sell you this quick win lifestyle right this one little technique that’s going to make you a billionaire and it feeds on that part of the psyche that wants to seek release it’s the undisciplined animal self within our own nature and there’s a phrase that I’d like to say around this subject is that a man who is not mastered the Beast Within will ultimately have that Beast tamed by other men you see if you are allowing this portion of yourself to go running a month quote unquote then that constantly brings you outside of presence that constantly proves that you are being run or controlled by these unconscious forces of yourself and this is what magic is the magician is one who is risen in the hierarchy by actually dealing with these complexes and components of themselves and as such can see them more evidently in others and not everybody has pure intentions in heart and if you don’t consciously cultivate Mastery over this stuff you become the slave of marketers you become the slave of others who have others who see the patterns you yourself have not seen this is why I love the old statement by ramtha make known what is unknown it’s one of our greatest purposes you know or as Carl Jung would say until we make the content of our unconscious conscious it will rule our lives and we will call it destiny when you find yourself in a situation where the pressure or the frustration or the need to release is overcoming you recognize that in this moment that is an addiction that is something to which you have become a slave and the liberation of your slavery in your life on a global scale starts with the liberation of yourself at an emotional scale it requires you to liberate yourself from the Tyrant Within and realize that the Tyrant about is often times a projection of that one and I’m not saying that the world outside doesn’t have tyrants it’s quite evident in our time that there are many but the question is why are they there in the first place then I would Usher the idea that sometimes many of our tyrants and the systems of control outside of us exist because we were happy to give up control like how Elliot points out in the classic TV series Mr Robot it’s not that we voted for the election poll but that we voted for it of our time with our energy right it’s that which is the problem or the poison inside of ourselves and our society and change does not begin by us just making more content even though that helps to bring about the message change comes by creating the transformation with ourselves and that’s the true difference between low magic and eye magic low magic is the spell of influence that we cast upon the world very quickly to create moments but that’s pretty much as good as a motivational talk that inspires you and gets you a hype for a bit until the old habits or unconscious patterns resurface High magic means the fundamental transmutation of our experience of ourselves the shifting of these Behavior patterns the transmutation of these archetypal relationships within ourselves so that we unlock within us the kingdom of heaven and Thrones and powers of hell that we resolve within us that duality of good versus evil of right versus wrong which is the pain and pleasure mechanism that keeps us enslaved that others can then utilize in order to influence and persuade us and I’m not saying that influence and persuasion is bad because sometimes it is necessary to educate an uneducated mind to discover the infinite potential within themselves this very show has influence all content is influence saying good morning to somebody is an influence because it makes an assumption of the quality of the morning you cannot eat food without manipulating your jaw influencing your jaw we cannot avoid our capacity for influence our butterfly effect is affecting what we can do however is take responsibility for it take ownership of it and as such become conscious beings instead of unconscious beings and then is when we begin to create change in our lives and in the world we are not creating change by posting likes or necessarily even donating to causes even though that does help that does support those but the true change that we seek in the world must come from within and that is the initial purpose of magic magic is not about what I can get it’s not how many people approach it like it’s the lotto you know I’m gonna throw a few words in there as the equivalent of a scratch ticket maybe I win or maybe I don’t this is a very immature approach to Magic promoted by a culture that’s more interested in selling books and making money than doing actual fundamental in her work so I want to just leave you with these two principles today we can talk about the other ones on a later occasion but as you go into your life as you progress throughout the day as you unfold ask yourself when you’re in reaction to a moment when you’re stepping in to a place are you operating from your history or are you operating from your mystery because as Jordan Peterson well points out that the purpose of memory is not in fact to remember the purpose of memory is to extract lessons that Empower us for the future that allow us to articulate a personality or vehicle that we are better able to handle similar events as they come into our lives and the other component seek surrender not release you wake up the morning and you’re scrolling all the way through on that social media because you’re trying to affirm your old self your old personality and you cannot create a new reality by constantly affirming that your definition of insanity expecting something new by doing the exact same thing you must love your mystery more than your history You Must Fall in Love daily with who you can be and what your life could be you must program that as you wake up every morning early starting your meditation with a Clear Vision of your life and you’re forcing it to the point where that is more emotionally intoxicating than the reality you had and you must seek surrender not release when you begin this journey of transformation it will be painful you will go through what we call the morning of Isis the time period where your cells and your body die from the old patents and new ones are reborn but if you keep knocking the door will open if you continue to impregnate Consciousness with the reality that you desire eventually the entire system will accept it and this will become your new identity and once it becomes your new identity your reticular formation in your brain will activate and find evidence of it in the world around you this will support the inner State and the outer State they will merge and this will change with electromagnetic level to bring about the shifts in your reality seek the Kingdom of Heaven within first all else shall be added unto it with words from the gospel of Saint Thomas the living sayings of Jesus but if you’re still looking at a cultism from this left versus right this amp versus down then you are a slave of Duality you yourself are subject of the slave of God I do recommend if you’re new to the channel and you’re new to some of those ideas look at my mini Master Class it’s one of the playlists go through that familiarize yourself with those ideas but think about their relevance in your current life many people explore magic not because it takes them within but because it takes them without because they suddenly get to live a Fantasy Life instead of becoming aware of the inner fantasy of active imagination and then working with that to make known what is unknown so that the true Alchemy of the Magus can begin and we can restore the kingdom within ourselves that we again become aligned to our Authority I hope this has been insightful for you and if you’ve enjoyed it and you’re new to the Channel please do like subscribe you know the Jazz if you’d like to work with me I open up my dementorship training every few months for new students that I work with personally and a weekly intensive process but whether you find yourself getting this work with me or you find that work with someone else listening to more podcasts doing your own research exploring it the greatest investment you’re ever going to make is in this work within yourself because the thing that sits the center of your universe is you and that my friend is God and it’s time to let that component of yourself work with you because you have the right to live deliciously you do not have desires Latin root of the word desires of the father you have information of the world that is possible for you to be living in life now and it’s time to open your mind and your heart to that life because you’ve been configured with a certain set of capacities to bring it about magic is not what you do it’s who you are


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