The title is a renowned truth of magic but what is magic. I am not talking about the illusions and sleight of hand acts we see on TV and in theatres but a natural human ability which we all have within us to connect with the energies of nature.
Natural energies are in everything, within ourselves and the world around us and everything is connected by these energies. Magic is the control, manipulation and consequence of these natural energies to achieve our desire, or something close to it.
In the Order of the Golden Dawn, SL MacGregor Mathers states “Magic is the science of the control of the secret forces of nature.”
In all the books I read, again and again, the word ‘control’ appears. So is magic about controlling what is going on around us? No, it is not but it is controlling the natural energies within self. These natural energies flow through thoughts and emotions and it is when we take those in hand we allow ourselves to see what it is we really need and want and also we open our minds to the possible ways around us that can help us achieve what we want.
Magic is not about miracles or making something appear out of nowhere. It is about understanding self and the world around us.
Love and Light