In ‘Magic. A Rough Guide’ all magicians follow a religion. This might sound a bit weird but when you consider the source of magicians powers, it makes perfect sense.
Magicians are inherently aware that the reality experienced by most people is the thinnest sliver of a vast truth that spans universes and dimensions.
Magicians derive their ability from the ‘strings that make up all the matter and forms of energy that exists in all realities. These are the Strings that, depending on their vibration, determine the creation, make-up and subsequent behaviour of the stuff that atoms are made of.
Magicians have the ability to draw forces, energies and creatures from these other ‘realms’ into this world. What is perfectly normal and ordinary in its own realm is seen as impossible or ‘magical’ in our reality.
What’s this got to do with religion? Magicians reason that behind everything that exists in all the universes and dimensions arise from a single creative force.
Experiencing the elegance and infinite beauty of how all the universes, dimensions and realm exist in harmony, magicians reason that the creative force is, in simpler terms Love as pure Consciousness energy out of which everything arises. They further believe that everything that arises out of this energy retains a quality of its source – which gives rise to their phrase ‘Everything is Connected.’
This Consciousness has no intention; the beauty, order and harmony of All Reality is a simply an inevitableconsequence of the inherent Benevolence or ‘Love’ of this Consciousness.
When it comes to religion, magicians believe that the great teachers of all religions were simply individuals who where attuned in some way to this unconditional, creative force and were conduits or instruments of this Consciousness.
Being pure, simple, indiscriminate and unconditional in its expression, magicians reasonably consider the force of energy to have Divine qualities. What conventional religion call God, magicians refer to as The ‘Divine’.
This understanding explains who magicians adhere only to the words spoken by the Great Teachers themselves. Magicians completely disregard the academic and/or intellectual interpretations and commentaries. Similarly, magicians see no point in religious institutions or cults. Their experience is a personal one of direct communion with the Divine through the words and Teachings of their chosen Teacher – be it Christ, Muhammed, Nityananda, Buddha, or any other Prophet, Sufi, Swami, Guru or Great teacher.
Furthermore, magicians recognise the inevitability that each of the Great Teachers were only able to understand their connection to the divine through the language, culture and traditions of the time. Thus magicians, through the unique quality of their ability and point of view, can take account of and see through these cultural and linguistic limitations and how they might impede the Full Resonance of the message being communicated.
Magicians, led by their experience of a transcendental reality, see their faith as a self-transcending spirituality. a faith that serves one purpose, to bring them closer to an experience of the Divine. A Destiny beyond their current, human ‘self’ and the limitations of the body-mind, a destiny that offers a direct unity and relationship with The Divine.
In simple terms, God Is Love and there is, ultimately, only God.
It should be clearer now why magicians are seen as a threat not only by the government for being able to act outside the law; by corporations for being able to create and transform matter and so bypass the need to buy stuff; but also be seen as threat to the conventional religious institutions, many of whom now exploit and profit from the fears ordinary people have of religions.