By Donald Michael Kraig
I recently read a blog which claimed that the author’s magick was improving because he was witnessing increased synchronicities in his life. Is this a valid point? Well, I have to answer both yes and no. Yes, his magick is increasing but not in the way his blog implied.
Blinded With Science?
Today, the concept of “do a ritual and get a result” doesn’t satisfy all practitioners of magick. We’ve become more scientific and simply getting a desired magickal result isn’t good enough. We want to know how the magick actually worked: The ritual caused x, x caused y, y caused z and z caused the result. Without knowing xyz we end up doubting that magick took place. “Perhaps,” we think, “it’s just a coincidence.” Of course, if you do rituals dozens of times and usually get the results you desired, that should remove this from a “mere coincidence” interpretation. How many times do you need to be hit in the head with a hammer to know that when you get hit in the head with that hammer, it hurts? But for many it does not. They want magick explained in scientific terms.