Monday, December 14, 2015

I sell house tools, not houses!

As a Sun Pisces, one of the more difficult things I deal with are frequent "HELP! HELP! Save me!" e-mails. Some poor soul is in dire straits, usually financially and is desperately seeking instant change in their unfortunate surroundings. I'm careful to explain that I can't guarantee the results of talismans and I strongly advise clients not to spend their last dollar on talismans in hopes of being instant billionaires. I flat out tell people that ask about the lottery not to buy a talisman.

Certainly from the client standpoint the results are what matters. That's what the client thinks they are buying. They want to buy a house, so to speak. From the perspective of the mage/talisman seller, the talisman is a tool. If you want to build a house, i.e. get results, talismans are very useful, in fact you might not be able to get the result, i.e. build the house, without a talisman. But just buying a lot of house tools and wood, won't get you a house, you will have to get the land and then pitch in and build it. One of the things I really like about Jason Miller's financial magic, is that he says you can't do it in vacuum, you need to budget and make other practical financial steps with magic one part of the overall plan.

While I'm definitely sad about the end of my jeweler's casting metal talismans, I am increasingly feeling pulled away from talismans as instant panacea towards being a celestial priest. The priestly focus is more on establishing and maintaining a positive relationship with these incredibly benefic spiritual beings. More on aligning ourselves to positive spiritual forces and getting the ego out of the way so they can manifest through us as opposed to a sort of spiritual "gimme, gimme" Obviously we need to take care of our physical wants, but having that as our main purpose and single goal in our magical work is problematic.

The happiest clients I have tend to be experienced magic users, they understand what's possible with magic and appreciate the power of the astrological spirits. But I don't want to foreclose newbies, instead I want to keep moving towards the idea of talismans and other magic work as tools that need our contribution and depend on our situation, rather than instant guaranteed results.


Peacewind said...

I appreciate your approach, Christopher! As a leader of a moon circle which is beginning to embrace the use of the Mansions to "fine tune" the energies we work with, I have just been getting into all of this, but agree very much and like what you said about getting to know the "benefic beings", the ruling spirits of the Mansions. As an eclectic Pagan and Taoist, I respect and honor the gods and goddesses and all beings of all realms as Manifestations of Tao and so seek to work with their specific energies and emanations as best as I can. I welcome any insights you may have in your own workings as to the nature of these beings, and perhaps one day I may share with you the same.

vt said...

I´m not a newbie on talismans, I´ve been with them for awhile now. I pretty much know about them, and what´s matter is ourselves, manifestation is the secret, we have to go to the battle field shield with talismans.

Anonymous said...

I've bought about 5-6 Talismans from you over the past 2 years. They have proven to be indispensable tools and incredibly powerful meditative devices.

When I bought my first one, 2nd pentacle of Jupiter, I was working in fast food at age 26 and was struggling to make enough to pay rent. Almost instantly my luck began to change.. fast forward 2 years later.. I have my own house, car, a job where I'm making way more money than I've ever made in my entire life, found favor with people I never thought I would and am generally blessed.

I've experienced countless anomalies that seem to defy the laws of nature. These talismans seem to envelope me in some kind of magnetic field. I've experienced countless electronic disturbances, and as recently as last week I was working with electric and accidentally grabbed a live 240 volt wire and absolutely nothing happened (was wearing my Moon talisman), I've had pictures jump off walls when I approach them. People look at and treat me with incredible respect, and I seem to have been endowed with king-like attributes. This is all coming from a poor kid that came from actually living on the streets.

You have provided such a great service for the magician that doesn't have the time and resources to produce Talismans, and I'm sorry to hear that production has ceased.. so once again I will give you an emphatic THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

-Aaron W.