Black 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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