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The words of the secret book are sacred symbols that only have their meanings activated when the mind of the practitioner awakens to their truths. Thus, when the words are understood and can be ably be put into practice then their reality can be brought into this world and turned into a transformative and magical experience. The secret book is opened, a verse chosen, and a candle stands lit, symbolizing the desire to receive or pass on illumination (knowledge), upon the altar to signal the start of something magical.
The call of a wild animal in the distance invokes the beginning of Ceremony and announces the start of the ritual that will unfold as the music continues. A low note drone is revealed and acts as a backdrop to the guitar strings playing a dirge to concentrate supernatural forces into the mind of the sorceress so as to electrify their tools which are placed before them on the altar. The wild animal calls out again as if aware of the power the magician is conjuring in their secret ritual chamber.
As the intensity of the practitioner’s attention focuses ever more greatly on the meanings of the words as sacred symbols revealing a deeper truth, the spell begins to work. Ceremony highlights this fact with a cue from an electric guitar with a single note, with string bent, to signify the altering of a natural event with forces capable of changing their course. With this, there’s a quickening of magical power infusing with the sorceress’s props giving them a usefulness beyond acting as an aid for focus and instead becoming tools with which to channel specialized forms of energy in whatever direction according to the owner’s will and whim.
Along with the right ingredients, combined and assembled by her own hands, collected as an offering, the sacred words and carefully selected tools in which to infuse power, the practitioner as a person must be worthy to receive and act as a vessel for doing the Will of the Great Work. Rather than only using the power with which they’ve been entrusted for their own purposes, they must also be willing to allow that Power to work through them, to act as Its agent in the world for good or evil. So that Its Will shall be done and not always his or her own will, for their own purposes.
The low note begins to rise, up a short melodic scale, as the influx of forces into the ritual chamber increase more strongly evoking an ominous tone. Then at last, the magical words are mimicked by being intoned with the guitar solo. Through the guitar melody the sorceress speaks the sacred utterances that only those who have ears can hear and those who have minds alert to the work of spiritual matters in our world can understand. The words, through these crafty tones, repeat the spell and repeat it again until the intensity of the Ceremony is increased and reaches its full fruition by becoming realized in the person of the sorceress. Through her the power which was waiting to be harnessed from the other side has passed into our world by means of this Ceremony. And with her props, by being shrouded in magical power can now act as a tool in the hands of the sorceress. Moreover, the Ceremony was a knock that opened a door to provide her with a gift which she came to receive, prepared in advance and showing how she was worthy.
Now in exhaustion, the sorceress collapses on the altar, faint from the influx of energy from another realm, and from communing with the energy of a higher power. Rest in very much necessary as a time for reflection and to meditate on the lessons learned. This is the time when the practitioner can integrate their experiences through the Ceremony into their very being, since the act of being chosen means also being transformed. For when it comes to power, there are no rights without responsibility. The exhaustion beckons a time for recovery through meditation and the state of meditation leads to sleep wherein dreams can assist the dreamer to explore the use of their newly acquired powers in the environment of the imagination. The dream provides the magician with a unique environment similar to but not the same as when awake, which is why through dreams the sorceress’s powers can come alive and through the imagination life is nothing more than a dream.