As as Liber KKK instructs, I am keeping records of what I do in my training. One part of that record is this blog, and another part is the grimoire that I’m currently building. The grimoire is where I am recording all of the successful techniques that I am developing, and any other pertinent information that I glean along the way. The question that I am facing is this: When I am done with my training, should I share this information with others?
The part of me that says ëno’ to the idea thinks that I should keep my magickal workings secret for a couple of reasons. The first is, if people don’t know what I’m doing, it makes it harder for them to counter my efforts. The other, louder part of me says that I shouldn’t confuse people with my workings, because they could hinder them on their own path. As far as countering my magick goes, it is a matter of countering my will, not countering my conjuration processes. So, that argument is easily discounted. The second argument I have with myself is not quite so easy to brush away.
Being no exception myself, people are inherently lazy. If they can read something that gives them instructions, they will gladly follow it rather than learning for themselves. I’m not saying this is a bad trait, it’s just the way it is. If I’m going to change the brakes on my car, it’s a lot easier to look up how to do it than it is to figure it out as I go. The problem is that magick is about the journey, and less about the end result. Even if people are focused on the result, the journey is what will let you achieve your goal. If I put out information on the specifics of how I work my conjurations, I’m afraid that others will just mimic them rather than searching for practices that are meaningful and powerful to them. I do things differently than most other people do, but because I have made that customized set of practices, even my early results are very powerful.
What I want for others is for them to find their own path of practice, and not simply copy what anyone else has done. Luckily, it will be a while before my grimoire is completed, so I can ponder the answer until I’m truly comfortable with the decision I make.