I’ve been fighting illness since before I came to Indiana. Sinus infections from stress and working twelve hour shifts in the mall and sucking polishing compound. Seasonal allergies and the freshmen plagues that come with life at any school and doubly at a residential campus. The restless sleep that comes from uprooting my base of power and trying to form a relationship with a new place. The inevitable weakness that comes from loneliness.
Witchcraft draws its power from the here and the now and from relationships with the flesh and blood and bone of the corporeal world. From what I’ve read and done so far, ceremonial magick seems focused on separating oneself from that world – the king is not a part of the kingdom, he is above it; to be at the center of the universe is to be separate from it.
I was sick as fuck, bedridden for a day, after performing the LBRP two days in a row.
Am I working against myself? Are my ceremonial experiments undermining my attempts at integrating myself here? Or is this a manifestation of what Frater Acher is talking about? That in order for the work I’m doing to make me strong and rooted and integrated, I must first be weak, disconnected, and adrift?