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Preface

Table of Contents

Magic sign

The Bible tells us the following about the Magi. "But when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, 'Where is the King of the Jews who has been born? For we have seen his star in the east, and have come to worship him.'" (Matt. 2:1-2) The New Testament translators called these strangers from distant lands "wise men" (in the English version) or "magi" (in the Russian version), but in the Greek original Matthew resorts to the word "magi," which can be ascertained from the Greek originals or from a verified translation giving the Greek term in the notes. In turn, the Greek word "magus" was borrowed from other languages, its most accurate meaning being "a great man." In those ancient times the title "magician" was highly honoured.

So how do we define: what is magic? The world is infinitely more complex than what we can imagine. The infinity of the world gives birth to an infinite number of interpretations of it, true within its limits. The multitudes of any concept, be it science, art or religion, are finite-dimensional subspaces that attract human consciousness. A true perception of Infinity [hereinafter capitalised words denote concepts that emphasise the presence of spiritual content] is possible only by moving between the attracting subspaces. Therefore, a person who has detached himself from scientific concepts and discovered the existence of other worlds and consciousness, in order to continue moving in the magical space of Infinity, it is necessary to keep in the unstable state of "between".

В existentialismIt is argued that it is in this state of "in-between", the leading philosophical movement of the twentieth century, that the human being is able to understand the essence of himself, the world and God.

В qualitative theory of dynamical systems The sensitivity of the dynamical system to external influences is justified at bifurcationsWhen the system "has a choice of itself" in the sense of the existence of two or more equal variants of the solution of equations describing the motion, and the choice of a particular variant determines the entire future dynamics. The theory of bifurcations, which has been developing rapidly recently, is devoted to the consideration of theoretical problems and practical conclusions arising in this case.

The state of the Way, in my opinion, is the state of "between". One cannot allow oneself to be drawn back to science, nor to other sets of concepts, for example, to esotericism. One's self will inevitably be drawn to one of the finite-dimensional subspaces. Hence, one needs the constant guidance of an Infinity Teacher to help keep one's consciousness in the intermediate state. Our book is not a call to change modern science or to correct existing religion, but an attempt to describe the experience of reaching a state of "in-between", when magical experiments break away from the usual affairs and perceptions, and the consciousness tries to understand and explain the manifestations of Infinity in finite terms and models.

It is impossible to study the magical world only on the basis of a huge number of works of religious or esoteric literature. In contrast to science, where special education is necessary, in magic following the patterns and concepts described in literature prevents personal discovery of oneself in the magical world and movement along one's Path. To achieve understanding and possibility of action one needs personal experience, one's own discovery in the course of magical experiments.

Towards a definition of magic.

Before proceeding to the presentation of magical experiments that took place in the course of my training in magic, I would like to discuss the definitions of the concepts used, which will serve us as a basis of several common starting points for the presentation of experimental and theoretical material.

There are the most bizarre ideas about magic, so before reading the book, let's define the subject of our conversation and the basic concepts. - "witchcraft, sorcery, sorcery, magic, rituals designed to influence the world in a supernatural way".

In philosophical dictionary [Philosophical Encyclopaedic Dictionary. - Moscow: Soviet Encyclopaedia, 1983. - 840 p.] gives the following definition of magic: magic (lat. magia) - witchcraft, sorcery, sorcery, magic, rituals designed to supernaturally influence the world.

From the Theosophical Dictionary [H.P.Blavatsky. Theosophical Dictionary. - M.: Sfera Publishing House of the Russian Theosophical Society, 1994. - 576 p.] we can draw the following information to define the concept of "magic":

Magic. "The Great Science. Magic was considered a sacred science, inseparable from religion, in the most ancient and educated peoples. Magic is the science of communication with the divine, Aboveground Forces and their control, as well as power over the forces of the lower spheres; practical knowledge of the hidden secrets of nature. At the same time magic is not something supernatural. Magicians "by means of priestly theurgy are able to ascend to the more sublime and universal entities, and to those who have established themselves above destiny" .

Magician (from Latin Magician or Magus). The word is derived from "magh, magician", Sanskrit "maha" meaning great; a person versed in esoteric knowledge. This term, once a term of fame and distinction, is now completely devoid of its true meaning. Once synonymous with all that is respected and honoured, with the possession of knowledge and wisdom, it is now degraded to an epithet referring to one who is a pretender and a magician, in short, a charlatan, or to one who has "sold his soul to the devil, who has "sold his soul to the devil", who abuses his knowledge and uses it for low and dangerous purposes, according to the views of the clergy and the mass of superstitious fools who believe that a magician is a sorcerer and a "sorcerer".

Analysing the above definitions, we see that the key in the definition of magic is the notion of "supernatural". The philosophical and theosophical dictionaries contradict each other in the use of this concept: the philosophical dictionary considers magic to be a manifestation of the supernatural, while the theosophical dictionary says that magic is not something supernatural. Who is right? The boundary between "natural" and "supernatural" passes in human consciousness. The history of the development of science and society shows a continuous expansion of the area of "natural". At the same time, with the increase of "natural" there is no decrease of "supernatural". It is more correct to define magic not through the supernatural, but as a manifestation of Infinity. In my view, magic is a PRACTICAL ACTIVITY based on the Infinity. Such definition includes mysticism as a sensory perception of the Infinite.

The place of magic in the system of human knowledge.

Let us characterise the place of magic in the system of human knowledge. Let us emphasise at once that magic cannot be believed in, so it is by no means a religion. The basis of religion is faith, the basis of magic is knowledge. Faith is given by God and directly leads to Him. Knowledge is given by Gurus and serves as a means of facilitating the Path and accelerating the movement on the basis of already accumulated experience of passing.

Magic is similar to science in its methods and place in the system of human worldview. The difference between magic and science is that the unknowable is outside science, but inside magic. Besides, modern science in comparison with magic is based on a narrower materialistic paradigm [paradigm - a system of explicitly or implicitly accepted axioms and postulates underlying a field of knowledge], and fundamentally separates human consciousness from the object world.

Practical methods of interaction with spiritual reality and with unreality in magic dock with art. Practical magic in comparison with art is characterised by qualitatively different power of influence and depth of penetration into the inner world of a person.

Man was created in the image and likeness of God. Man is destined to become the Creator. The forces of transformation of the world are beyond the control of man, but are controlled by magic. Magic is a science of practical creation. A magician is an acting sage.

About the whole series.

Let us dwell a little on the nature and structure of the book, and its place in a series of introductory courses on the theory and practice of modern magic that is beginning to be published.

The book offered to your attention by its nature is a monograph devoted to the description of magical experiments, which serve as an introduction to the circle of concepts and methods of modern magic.

Usually the idea of an experiment is associated with actions, the objects of which are located in the external world of a person. The subject of this book was experiments in which the phenomena of both the external objective and internal subjective world of man were investigated. The exit to magic lies between science and religion. Magic is based on knowledge, but knowledge that is spiritual, knowledge of the supersensible. Magical experiments, aimed at studying the supernatural, are themselves scientific in nature, so their presentation refers to the genre of scientific literature.

Magic leads to the science of the future, where consciousness and matter, subject and object, inner and outer world are inseparable, because they are only different sides of a single whole. Therefore, scientific experiments in magical research inevitably have a subject-object form, which dictates the appropriate form of description.

This book contains an experimental introduction to modern magic. It describes the actual magical experiments that accompanied the path of learning magic.

The next book in this series will be devoted to presenting a karmic introduction to modern magic. In it the author's example shows the worldview evolution of a scientist who encountered unexplained phenomena, first of all - with the Channels [Channels - conscious communication between different levels of Being. A person can communicate with beings and entities of non-physical worlds through a Channel. In the book under Channels is meant, first of all, communication with Spiritual Teachers]

The third book will contain a theoretical introduction to modern magic. As such an introduction we have focused, firstly, on those concepts and models of modern scientific knowledge, which can help in the theoretical understanding of magic, secondly, on the information received through various Channels, thirdly, on the published historical information about various magical schools.

Guidance.

All the Channels quoted in the book when describing magical experiments have arisen through contacts with the Infinity Teacher or have passed under His control.

BASIC CONCEPTS

Before proceeding to the description of magical experiments, it is necessary to define the basic concepts or give an idea of them.

In a purely scientific book it would be expedient to clearly and formally define all the concepts used, but in contact with magic it is impossible to do so. Any definition belongs to the limited space of theoretical knowledge.

The infinity manifested in magical actions cannot be reduced to any of its finite-dimensional projections.

Do not speak or write in My Name, for My Word is distorted through the prism of your consciousness. Only the Disciples of Infinity of Higher Initiation are allowed to express a part of the knowledge of Infinity. (From the Infinity Guru's message to Tyrone)

We shall therefore proceed as follows. We shall first refer, with the permission of the Teachers, to the available recordings of the Channels where the basic concepts were discussed. The record of the Teacher's answers on the Channel is reproduced in large italics without any literary correction, because the Text, besides information, has an energetic content.

Then, in the course of recounting the magical experiments that accompanied my training in magic, I will comment on the exact sense in which I use this or that concept.

Magic.

Magic is much more than all that the human mind can imagine about it, for it includes everything that lies beyond the reach of the human mind. For some it is miracles, for others it is a profound comprehension of the self, for others it is the discovery of the secret patterns of Universal causation, for others it is something else, but magic includes the first, the second, the third, the fourth, and an infinite variety of what lies beyond the world of human understanding and intuitive foresight. Magic includes man as a special case of Infinity, for Magic belongs to Infinity, and Infinity manifests itself through Magic.

The difference between modern magic and ancient magic.

Magic is inviolable in its "absolute Takness, but infinite in the shimmering of individual facets - Qualities. Even the Teachers cannot see "the whole Crystal", but the Teachers know and control the reflections of individual facets".

Magic itself guards its own Secrets and decides what can be "communicated" about Itself. There is no written source that comes close to defining and describing Magic.

Magic is not divided into modern and ancient, or any other way. It is there or it is not there. No means that, despite its presence "everywhere and nowhere", it does not exist in the perception of the seeker, because his perception is filled only with distorted general ideas and sick projections of his own subconsciousness.

Magic can only be categorised by the level of perception of Magic. Only the Magician is directly related to Magic.

Mag.

The Infinity Mage falls into the Abyss of Eternal quest and wandering in the Magical Void, and in one of its manifestations, Incarnate Infinity.

A magician is not driven by the achievement of some results. He is identical to Infinity, which has no Purpose, Results and Criteria for evaluating what is happening.

Literally, the Path of Infinity is "the overflow from emptiness to emptiness," for everything comes from the Void and returns to It.

The magician is only able to observe and, if he is able, to control the Universal Kaleidoscope of the emergence, development and destruction of the totality of the Qualities of Infinity.

Magical Void.

No definition will even be identical with Her, for She "transcends Herself" in everything, even in definitions. The magician works only with Her fragments, Her limited manifestations. He is as if immersed in the Unknown Ocean, but if for other structures immersion in this Ocean means total annihilation of this structure, then "under the water column the Magician's eyes see, his ears hear, his spirit manifests itself, the void cannot or will not" embrace the Magician's spirit, for he himself becomes consonant with it.

Infinity Teacher.

The Teacher of Infinity manifests Himself in any structure, including man, to the extent that man himself is identical to the Fullness of Infinity. The more limited the structure is, the more limited is the manifestation of Infinity in it, the less consonant the manifestations of this structure are with the Quality of Infinity, and with the embodied manifestation of this Quality - the Teacher of Infinity. The limited exists in the limited. Those who aspire to Infinity are endowed with the Infinite totality of qualities and manifestations.

The League of the Faithful.

The League of the Faithful - a totality of embodied manifestations of the Qualities of Infinity - Teachers, manifesting themselves on all possible plans of Infinity, including the manifested physical world.

Governed by the League's internal laws, inaccessible to human perception, but the mage is able to pick out individual manifestations of these laws.

Straight Path.

The Straight Path is an illusion of human intellect. To create this illusion it is necessary to have a starting point and a final point of movement in the Infinity. Everything is one. Everything goes in a circle, or rather - in a spiral, closing in on Itself.

The Structure of the World.

The World is structured only in human perception, for the Teachers the World is "here and now", which has no exact definition and precise differentiation. However, any conditional structuring of the World will "work" because it is "limited identically" to this World and the Laws of its "unfolding". The World unfolds itself in Infinity. Attempts to describe this process with the help of Structuring by the human mind are adequate the more, the less restriction and limitation there is.