Magical consciousness is a particular way of seeing and interacting with the real world. I experience it was what I can only describe as a “head-click”, a feeling of absolute certainty accompanying a perceptual shift which gives real world transactions the numinous, uncanny feeling of dreams. Magical consciousness is a way of experiencing and participating with the local environment in a heightened, significant manner, similar to the effects of some drug trips, Salvador Dali’s “Paranoiac/critical” method, near death experiences, etc. Many apparently precognitive and telepathic latencies become more active during periods of magical consciousness. This is the state in which tea leaves are read, curses are cast, goals are scores,poems are written.
As a first exercise in magical consciousness spend five minutes looking at everything around you as if ALL OF IT was trying to tell you something very important. How did that light bulb come tobe here exactly? Why does the murder victim in the newspaper have the same unusual surnameas your father-in-law? Why did the phone ring, just at that moment and what were you thinking when it did? What’s that water stain on the wall of the building opposite? How does it make you feel? Five minutes of focus during which everything is significant, everything is luminous and heavy with meaning, like the objects seen in dreams. Go.
Next, relax, go for a walk and interpret everything you see on the way as a message from the Infinite to you. Watch for patterns in the flight of birds. Make oracular sentences from the letters on car number plates. Look at the way buildings move against the skyline. Pay attention to noises on the streets, graffiti sigils, voices cut into rapid, almost subliminal commands and pleas.Listen between the lines. Walk as far and for as long as you feel comfortable in this open state. The more aimless, the more you walk for pleasure of pure experience, the further into magical consciousness you will be immersed. Magical consciousness r resembles states of light meditation, hypnagogic pre sleep activity or alpha brain wave activity.
From the awesome Pop Magic by the uber-Aquarius Grant Morrison.
I would have thought Theta brainwaves more magic but anyway, speaking of Magical Consciousness, I’d just like to remind us all that the Sun ADORES being in Leo.
Leaving aside jests about stage-hogs & hair obsession for the moment, the Sun in Leo operates brilliantly and in general, it is a good time for anyone to get some healthy ego & self-belief happening. You know?
Looking your best need not be an arduous duty – you could see it more as an extension of your Divine Will.
Image: Clarisse Rocha Ribeiro