The Law of One, Book III, Session 69
Questioner: There are many techniques and ways of practicing so-called white magical arts.
Are rituals designed by a particular group for their own particular use just as good or possibly better than those that have been practiced by groups such as the Order of the Golden Dawn and other magical groups?
Ra: I am Ra. Although we are unable to speak with precision on this query, we may note some gratification that the questioner has penetrated some of the gist of a formidable system of service and discipline.
I am Ra. May we thank you again, my friends, for your conscientiousness.
All is well.
We leave you rejoicing in the power and the peace of the one infinite Creator.
Go forth with joy. Adonai.
The Law of One, Book III, Session 71
Questioner: You have made the statement that pure negativity acts as a gravity well pulling all into it.
I was wondering first if pure positivity has precisely the same effect?
Could you answer that please?
Ra: I am Ra. This is incorrect.
Positivity has a much weaker effect due to the strong element of recognition of free will in any positivity approaching purity.
Thus although the negatively oriented entity may find it difficult to polarize negatively in the midst of such resounding harmony it will not find it impossible.
Upon the other hand, the negative polarization is one which does not accept the concept of the free will of other-selves.
Thusly in a social complex whose negativity approaches purity the pull upon other-selves is constant.
A positively oriented entity in such a situation would desire for other-selves to have their free will and thusly would find itself removed from its ability to exercise its own free will, for the free will of negatively oriented entities is bent upon conquest.
Questioner: Could you please comment on the accuracy of these statements.
I am going to talk in general about the concept of magic and first define it as the ability to create changes in consciousness at will.
Is this an acceptable definition?
Ra: I am Ra. This definition is acceptable in that it places upon the adept the burden it shall bear.
It may be better understood by referring back to an earlier query, in your measurement, within this working having to do with the unmanifested self.
In magic one is working with one’s unmanifested self in body, in mind, and in spirit; the mixture depending upon the nature of the working.
These workings are facilitated by the enhancement of the activation of the indigo-ray energy center.
The indigo-ray energy center
is fed, as are all energy centers, by experience but far more than the others is fed by what we have called the disciplines of the personality.
Questioner: I will state that the objective of the white magical ritual is to create a change in consciousness of a group. Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. Not necessarily.
It is possible for what you term white magic to be worked for the purpose of altering only the self or the place of working.
This is done in the knowledge that to aid the self in polarization towards love and light is to aid the planetary vibration.
Questioner: The change in consciousness should result in a greater distortion towards service-to-others, towards unity with all, and towards knowing in order to serve.
Is this correct, and are there any other desired results?
Ra: I am Ra. These are commendable phrases.
The heart of white magic is the experience of the joy of union with the Creator.
This joy will of necessity radiate throughout the life experience of the positive adept.
It is for this reason that sexual magic is not restricted solely to the negatively oriented polarizing adepts but when most carefully used has its place in high magic as it, when correctly pursued, joins body, mind, and spirit with the one infinite Creator.
Any purpose which you may frame should, we suggest, take into consideration this basic union with the one infinite Creator, for this union will result in service-to-others of necessity.
Questioner: There are, shall I say, certain rules of white magic.
I will read these few and I would like you to comment on the philosophical content or basis of these and add to this list any of importance that I have neglected.
First, a special place of working preferably constructed by the practitioners;
second, a special signal or key such as a ring to summon the magical personality;
third, special clothing worn only for the workings;
fourth, a specific time of day;
fifth, a series of ritual sound vibratory complexes designed to create the desired mental distortion;
sixth, a group objective for each session.
Could you comment on this list please?
Ra: I am Ra. To comment upon this list is to play the mechanic which views the instruments of the orchestra and adjusts and tunes the instruments.
You will note these are mechanical details. The art does not lie herein.
The one item of least import is what you call the time of day.
This is important in those experiential nexi wherein the entities search for the metaphysical experience without conscious control over the search.
The repetition of workings gives this search structure.
In this particular group the structure is available without the need for inevitable sameness of times of working.
We may note that this regularity is always helpful.