There is this myth on the right-hand path that there is some conflict between the spiritual and material. As such, those on the right-hand path tend to have less material success as they pursue spirituality more. They think the material is unspiritual, so to pursue success is somehow wrong, selfish, or egoic.
On the left-hand path we know better. We know that magickal success and material success go hand-in-hand. We know that the black magician deserves to live the life he or she chooses.
If you’re successful in magick, you should be successful in life. You should have the relationship you want, have the money you want, have the health you want. If you don’t, then you’re not yet successful. It’s OK—it’s a work in progress. But no black magician should be a failure in life, or at least shouldn’t excuse their failing. A successful black magician is also a successful human being in the mundane world. If not, what’s the point?
Success is whatever you define it as. It’s basically the answer to the question, “Do I have what I want?”
Of course, what you want will always evolve. But this is more of a dynamic state. Are you generally moving in the direction of the things you want? Is your life overall a reflection of the vision you hold for it? You’ll always be striving to improve it, but is it generally pretty enjoyable?
That’s the measure of success. Nothing else.
We’ll talk a lot about the path of Dark Ascent. And this is indeed important. But it’s not important in exclusion to mundane success. Indeed, can you really be said to have ascended if your life is in shambles?
That’s the problem with white magick. Aleister Crowley is widely regarded as one of the best magicians in modern magick. Yet he died poor, addicted to drugs, and relatively alone. So what did all his magick do for him?
If your magick doesn’t have a real, measurable effect on your life, then it’s mysticism, not magick. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with mysticism, but call yourself a mystic then, not a magician.
Magick should not be an escape from the mundane world, as it is for all too many people. It should be your catalyst to get your life together.
Therefore, you should be able to measure the success of a black magician by his or her success in life, of course compared to what that magician actually wants, as that is the only real standard of success there is.
If they make some excuse like, “Well the material really isn’t important, anyway,” or “The material is only temporary,” then you have a white magician on your hands.
If you haven’t reached your own standard of success yet, that’s perfectly OK. You’re just taking your first steps upon the left-hand path, and so it will take some time to gain your footing and start getting real-world results.
But don’t put off those results forever. They are important, to validate your magickal power.
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