Talking About Blue Magic

integralMagic-logo-smallThe Secret Fourth Step of Initiation into the Integral Identity and Worldview

In various discussions that we have, it’s hard enough to talk about things, do we really need to take a meta-perspective in which we talk about the hidden structures of consciousness which govern the ways that we talk about things?

Not at all, if you are not inclined towards such talk and the requisite homework it entails in Integral Theory and the domains of knowledge (structuralism, psychology, systems theory, etc.) which fall into your reading list if you start taking an Integral approach.

But let’s say you really have no choice. This means that you have found that your former worldview is Green (a.k.a. postmodern or First-Tier) and you have outgrown it. In order for you to maintain some semblance of psychological equilibrium, you must discover the new identity which is emerging within you. You have read some books or followed online discussions or spoken to friends and learned a secret: you are probably Teal (a.k.a. Yellow vMEME, Integral consciousness, Strategist ego-maturity, etc.) You’re pretty sure that’s not just wishful thinking or your worst nightmare coming true.

What do you do about it? You create a To Do List. Continue reading “Talking About Blue Magic”

Nine Bold Colors of Magic, Nine Technologies for Realizing Human Potential

nine squaresBlack Magic, Red Magic, Brown Magic, Golden Magic, White Magic, Green Magic, Blue Magic, Violet Magic, and Silver Magic Described

LOVE, GROUNDED IN LIGHT, PARTNERED IN LUCK, AND FULFILLED IN LAW, IS THE CENTRAL MAGICAL PRACTICE OF SILVER MAGIC, the ultimate Station of Consciousness. — Joe Perez

Gone are the days of Black/White opposition in magic. The New Magick is rich with vibrant color, each of nine different colors representing different styles residing at nine different Squares, which are like the stations of consciousness in Integral Theory. The nine Squares are depicted in the New Kalendar (Nine Square Kalendar) and are the nine points in the Enneagram of the New Kosmology, distinct arrangements which help to visualize the interrelations amongst the colors.

At each Square are human potentials, developmental lessons and aptitudes, and styles of relating which are unique. Magic performed at each Square taps into sets of concerns and methods of operation that have a particular fit at that particular station. Integral Magic™, as we have seen, riffs on Aleister Crowley’s famous definition in its own definition of the New Magick: “Magick is the science and art of aligning change to conformity with Unique Will.” Based out of the Violet Square, the New Magick is basically a form of Violet Magic. Out of the Violet Square, the New Kalendar and the New Kosmology arise in tandem, giving rise to the worldview in which there are nine distinct styles of Magick!

Remember one of Aleister Crowley’s clarifications on his definition of Magick. He stated that “Magick is the Science of understanding oneself and one’s conditions. It is the Art of applying that understanding in action.” Thus we need to forget the images of black cloaks, crystal balls, and Tarot cards. To the extent that a brain surgeon or a real estate mogul or a socialist Senator is applying an understanding of themsleves and their conditions, and putting that understanding in action, then they are practicing magic. What Crowley called “Magick” is similar to the notion of an “action-logic” in developmental theory.  In sum, one’s preferred color of Magic is closely aligned to one’s action-logic or stage/level of consciousness.

While this is a new schema and so it’s difficult to pronounce generalizations, I suspect that most magicians will find themselves gravitating to merely one, two, or three of these different styles of Magick. Many occult books in what is today called “magick” are basically Black Magic or Red Magic with some insights from other colors thrown in for good measure, hardly an Integral approach. Aleister Crowley’s vision was a Violet Magic in its own day, and so are works by other visionary and revolutionary “systems integrators” in the Western esoteric tradition, but in 2016 Uncle Al’s work is no longer the cutting edge of Violet technology, which is rapidly moving on.

Generally the Magician’s preferences match their level of ego-maturity as it would be measured by appropriate developmental tests such as those performed by consciousness researchers such as Susanne Cook-Greuter or the StAGES tool among many others. Magicians who test at Individualist or Context-aware (Green or Teal altitude) would by and large gravitate toward Green Magic or possibly early Blue Magic, and Magicians who test at Achiever (late Orange altitude) would tend to prefer White Magic, and so forth. But simply because one is situated by virtue of one’s ego structure as having an affinity towards a particular form of Magic does not mean that one simply stops there.

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Welcome to The Integral Cauldron!

blog-logo Today inaugurates my new daily blog, a major undertaking but one I expect will be absolutely essential for the success of the amazing venture/adventure of the bold new Integral Magic™ system. This is the place to …

  • Climb from the “conceptually cold” Blue Magic of Integral Theory to the “fiery hot” Violet Magic of the Integral Magic system!
  • Learn advanced tools for navigating the choppy waters of Construct-Aware Consciousness.
  • Advance from Thelema to a more expansive, theoretically and philosophically sophisticated system of thought and practice.
  • Deepen your appreciation for the innovative magical system introduced in The Kalendar Series: Book One, The Black Stone.
  • Learn useful new tools for distinguishing the so-called “pre-rational” from the so-called “trans-rational”, refining the boundaries between Magenta Magick and Violet Magick.
  • Gain a foothold for approaching Lingua-U, Meta-Language of Subtle Energy (which is the seventh of nine techno-magical interfaces).
  • Study the New Zodiac, building conceptual bridges between Enneagram and astrological wisdom, potentially revolutionizing your understanding of psychological Types!
  • Examine the Yang Deck of the New Tarot, a fantastic new tool for decision-making grounded in the Yang strata of the New Map of the Archetypes.
  • Explore the New Kosmology, a new system of Elements which provides an awesome new schema for the Sacred Word traditions in which Deity Mysticism is grounded.
  • Find sneak previews into future developments in the New Magick such as the New Atlas, New Klock, New Kalendar, Wheel of Wholes, Tai Hsuan, and Map of the Subtleties.