I got this question from a friend the other day: “Dude, you are writing so much about processes and strategy and habit change that it feels like you are never gonna write about magic again? How about getting back to some straight up Sorcery?”
My answer is this: if you don’t understand how this relates to Sorcery, I am not doing my job.
I started the Strategic Sorcery Blog because I realized that people were, in general, not getting the kinds of results from their practical magic that I thought they should have. The problem was not in the magic that they were doing, it was how they were applying it to their lives. This was a problem that no-one I could see was addressing, and instead people kept chasing after new and shinier spirits and spells. “Saint Expedite didn’t make me rich, maybe Bune will.” “Bune, didn’t make me rich, maybe Tzadkiel will…”
From Chaos, to Hoodoo, to Sabattic Craft, to Grimoires, people move from one thing to the next hoping for the magic that will finally do what they want, when the real issue is application.
There are lots of pieces of straight magical tech that I have to teach. Most of it gets put into the courses and Strategic Sorcery Group and some of it will wind up here on the blog, but for the most part I think what people need to hear is about applying magic that they may already know rather than searching for the silver bullet.