The God of All Possibilities.
I’ve been asked questions about why magicians are religious. In response I’ve written the first section of an article from the point of view of Lawrence Weston.
The God of All Possibilities. By Lawrence Weston.
As Magicians, we have, within the quantum particles that make up the atoms of our biology and DNA, strings that vibrate and resonate through all the possibilities and universes that are constantly arising. In this way we are physically aware this universe is not the entirety of all that exists.
This attribute means we have no choice but to accept that as magicians we are connected to the Creative Force that exists as and existed prior to everything that arises or could arise.
In order to channel the creative energy, we have to connect with it. This is done by turning our energy and attention to the spaces between realities. This act makes us aware that we can be conscious without having anything to be conscious of – unconditional consciousness; thus we have an inherent recognition there has to be a profound relationship between unconditional consciousness and the magical energy we channel. That this consciousness is also itself an expression of the Creative Force – which itself is simply another aspect or form of this Consciousness. In this way we have a sense of the Divine as a fundamental Truth. Incidentally, this is also why magicians simply can’t lie. the closest we get to lying is telling jokes or sarcasm.
But back to the Creative Force. The fact that the Creative Force has resulted in not just one but an infinite possibility of viable universes, is proof itself of the Inherently benign nature of this Energy.
For this reason the term “God is Love” has a simple and natural Truth to us and is just as powerful an explanation as the term E=Mc2.
Thus, as conscious beings we can never use magic for purely destructive purposes or to end the life of another conscious being.
But because the term “God” has in common language come to refer to an entity associated with religious institutions, we prefer to use the term ‘Divine Being’ so as to avoid any confusion that might arise.
The “God Is Love” principle, fuelled by the Creative Force, is always true, active everywhere and at all times. Even to the point where the Force will incarnate as a human in order to communicate this Truth. Thus we have seen Prophets, Gurus, and sometimes even animals, with the ability to impart the Fundamental Truth of all Existence – by their mere presence or through their teachings and actions.
Some of the great spiritual leaders throughout the ages were magicians and sorcerers. They had a sense of the greater reality beyond their knowledge and perceptions – but their understanding was limited to the beliefs and knowledge of the times – absent of scientific knowledge and rationality.
So, to summarise:
The Divine Being exists prior to all that arises – that includes this and All Universes.
The Divine Being is The Creative Force out of which all realities and possibilities arise.
The Divine Being is Unconditional Consciousness.
The Divine Being has no Intention, does not ‘make things happen’ It just IS – constantly arising, omni-present – not omniscient but simply Unconditional Consciousness.
Everything that happens occurs in line with the natural laws of physics and biological nature. “God” does not make things happen, they just do.
The Divine does not judge or discriminate so does not act to reward or punish. Discrimination amongst and between people is rooted in primitive, animal instincts necessary for survival. Emotionally immature people continue to resort to all forms of discrimination, bigotry and hostility to both justify and hide their fear of what they perceive as a threat to their ego / identity.
Today as magicians we still revere the core teachings of all the great spiritual leaders. we read and understand their sayings, teaching and actions through the scientific knowledge and understanding we have today. We do not adhere to or follow any of the conventional or institutional religions that have arisen around the great leaders and which blindly ignore all scientific knowledge and sensitivity to the fundamental experience we have of what The Divine, God, truly is.