There has always existed a fascination
with the riddle of life and death, and Magick.
For many years Magick has been
frowned upon by scholars deeming it unworthy of scientific study
and a deterrant of the social
This misconception is no longer valid,
even amongst the truly learned,
who now recognize Magick as an integral
part to the understanding of Man's social, mental,
and spiritual progression.
Tracing back to Cro-Magnum Man it
is evident that both religion and Magick were prominent in everyday life.
This evidence is supported by the
existence of the
cave paintings depicting Man's desire
successful, productive hunt.
It is believed that these paintings
stand as example of Man's visualization and determination to manifest his desires into a reality through the power of his
drawings and the faith he instilled within them and himself.
Among the many historical findings
of such evidence,
discoveries have been documentated
at such infamous locations as the caves found in Ancient Crete, India, China and especially Egypt.
These findings go back as far as
the Mousterian period,
dated at aproximately 40,000 b.c.
During Paleolithic times,
Man's deep concern for survival spurred
his interest in ritual Magick ensuring his survival by use of his faith.
The use of caves in ritual Magick
dates back to Prehistoric Man in the Old Stone age,
and can be considered as the
Magickal practices of Homo Sapiens on record.
In later periods,
it is thought that these paintings
were considered to be entrances to the netherworld.
From this history,
it is evident that Magick and religion
were very much a part of man's early existence.
Both practices have been described
as attempts to deal
with the supernatural.
Both are concerned with ritual,
The difference being,
religion teaches to have faith in
where Magick dictates to have faith
Many theories have been propounded
on the origin of religion,
though none have been proven in cold
One could say that in religion Nature
whereas in Magick Man conquers Nature.
In Magick we see the highest manifestation
of god in Man.
Thereby Man becomes the god within.
In primitive times as well as now,
Magick can be viewed as a form
that intently developes
the will of Man.
During any Magickal rite,
Man is clearly stating,
"I can, and I will".
The simple reason Magick has survived
and is slowly
overpowering the dogma of religion,
is completely logical.
Of the two,
Magick is the stronger.
Religion is but an off-shoot of Magick.
This is because it actually has no
roots of it's own.
Thus it lacks true credibility and
the endurance of the existence of Magick.
Magick has been proven to have been
a part of life since the beginning of time,
this outdates religious factual findings.
Magick is undeniable,
hence it commands belief.
Magick is proven.
Hence it commands self worship.
In Magick Man encounters the transcendental.
As such he comes face
to face with his inner god.