Thursday, November 17, 2011
Energy of City Magick
Hopefully city magick opens the doors to a new urban magickal world. Magick is hiding everywhere, wanting to be found. Cities do have their problems. They have lots of problems. Wouldn't it be great to create a 'shining bright city, perfect and clean' as mentioned in an obscure song called "Mysteries of the Unexplained by pop singer Tanya Donelly. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X76UWdo3qUs) We all have a collective archetype of an Utopian city in our minds and are constantly reminded of it by our artists, our true visionaries of what was, is and will be.
There is a mythological ideal of the city that have not really achieved in this world. Did it exist on forgotten continents? If so, we have no evidence of it. We will never know how to create it if we do not honor the energy and spirits in the cities we have already built. Even modern science is coming to the conclusion that there is more to us than the merely physical. We have energy component. Not only people, but the entire world, has an energy aspect. Perhaps by honoring it and working with it, we can transform our urban dwellings from potential engines of destruction to bright and shining centers of learning and prosperity. We need to honor the spirit in all things to find out. We need to try and work with what we have. The world may not be changed with a wave of the magick wand, but if we work collectively toward something, our power to transform is great. It works in our mystical lives and in our daily living.
Honoring starts at home. Start with yourself, your family, your home and your tools. All are sacred. If you have only been an armchair practitioner till this point - interested in magick, but never taking the leap because you weren't close enough to the natural forces - then get up off the sofa and open your eyes. You are a natural force - one with all the other forces around you. Open the door, walk down the street, and let the adventure begin.
[Parts of this post come from Christopher Penczak's book City Magick ]