BANISHING Banishing is a way of preparing a space for ritual use.There are many elaborate banishing rituals available, ranging across the full spectrum of pomposity.
The magician dives into the Immense Other in search of tips and hints and treasures s/he can bring home to enrich life in the solid world. HOW TO BE A MAGICIAN 2 Read lots of books on the subject to get in the mood.
Make a note of everything, from the intent to the fulfillment.
Make a note of dates, times, moods, successes and failures. Exploit your own weaknesses to create desired changes within yourself.
EXPERIMENT: As a first exercise in magical consciousness spend five minutes looking at everything around you as if ALL OF IT was trying to tell you something very important. Why does the murder victim in the newspaper have the same unusual surname as your father-in-law?
Why did the phone ring, just at that moment and what were you thinking when it did?
Theoretical magic is all the mad ideas you come up with to explain what’s happening to you. THE MAGICAL RECORD Always keep a journal of your experiments.