Last Chance to Take Back Your Mind.

Take back your Mind - facebook (1)The new cycle of Take Back Your Mind begins on Monday, January 11th.

Rather than talk more about the class, here are some words from Diotima Mantineia, who took the course last year:

“Jason always delivers solid, in-depth knowledge based on personal experience, and Take Back Your Mind was no exception. Given that I started my meditation practice back in 1972 and have studied a wide variety of techniques over the years, I wasn’t sure I’d learn anything new. I had fallen off the meditation wagon recently, and took the class because I thought it would help me get back on track. It did that, and, as it turned out, I learned quite a bit, and not just new techniques. I also got deeper insights into techniques I was already familiar with

If you think you can’t meditate, or it’s never worked for you, or whatever your excuses for not meditating are (there are plenty, and I think I’ve tried them all) give this class a shot. You’ll learn a number of different ways of meditating, and having the support of a group is very helpful.  (And yes, meditation really is the foundation of a successful magical practice!”

Diotima Mantineia
www.uraniaswell.com

 

READY TO TAKE BACK YOUR MIND?

Every other Monday for six month you will wake up to a recording in your inbox that gives the mind-training instructions I want you to focus on. That Thursday night at 9:30pm eastern time there will be a conference call where we do a Q&A and practice session based on that material. If you cannot make the call live, you can submit questions by e-mail and will receive a recording of the call after it happens

What I require from you is dedication. That’s it. You need to do it to get it. 20 minutes a day for meditation and a few minutes scattered here and there throughout the rest of your day is all I ask of you. You do not need to practice at a particular time every day – but you do need to commit to a practice.

Fee for the course is $108 a month, payable by paypal subscription.





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Good Advice From a A Teacher

CONSULTThe last weeks of the year are stressful for me. The kids are home for a week and, since I work from home, I pretty much spend every waking moment in their presence.

It has been a solid week now.

I was talking to a friend, someone I consider a meditation teacher, and confided: “The kids are driving me so crazy right now, I feel like a total fraud running a Take Back Your Mind program“.

His response, was something that I think all meditators need to keep in mind: “It’s been over a week now of being pretty much constantly in the presence of two six year olds? You aren’t yelling or freaking out, you are making a few sardonic posts on facebooks and talking to a friend. That is pretty much ideal.”

“You are aware of your mindstate and managing it in distress. More than that, you aren’t playing the spiritual teacher game of hiding feelings and pretending to be zen.”

Good spiritual friends, even ones you cannot mention by name on social media, are important to have at all levels.

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HEKATE/HELIOS begins in two days!!!

Hekate+Helios banner01On one of the first four nights of the New Year, along with hundreds of students and alumni, you can perform the Hekate Global rite asking her to be a guide in the dark, initiate you into the mysteries, and help unfold the secrets of Sorcery. The Next Morning or afternoon you will perform a ritual honoring Helios and the powers of the Sun. You will ask him to increase your wealth, power, potency, and grace.

Not only are we beginning a new calendar, and still in the darkest nights of the year, but we are also reaching the perihelion – the time when the earth is closest to the sun. At this time calling upon Helios and Hekate as a pair has been shown to be especially effective.

If you are already enrolled in the Strategic Sorcery course, you already have the rite in your inbox. If not, then now is the time to join!

BEGIN A YEAR OF THE BEST SORCERY TRAINING AVAILABLE AND PARTICIPATE IN A RITE DESIGNED TO BOLSTER YOUR SUCCESS.

STRATEGIC SORCERY ONE-YEAR COURSE AND GLOBAL SUCCESS RITE- $150





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TAKE BACK YOUR MIND IN 2016

12373210_791479174294302_1176616549859692809_n“This is a great depiction of my mind before and after Jason Miller’s Take Back Your Mind course. The before’s me, struggling up the mountain, with my mind all scrambled, just like the one on the head of the guy climbing up that mountain. And the after is me, sitting sitting zen-like and calm, with my mind finally ordered and settled, just like the guy meditating on the top of the mountain. LOL, Okay…I’m really nowhere near that yet…that’ll take years for me, even with a course as great as Jason’s! But still, it was a hell of a lot closer to that after his class!”  – L.L.

I received the above picture and comment from one of last years Take Back Your Mind students.

I am so happy that she is closer to solved mind depicted above, but I am also glad that she is not sitting meditating on top of the mountain. So many systems are designed with that as the ideal, and treat anything short of that as sort of a contemplative consolation prize. Like if you can’t be a monk or wandering yogi, at least you can do something

But that’s not how I see it.

I see contemplation and mindfulness as the birthright of every person on the planet, one that has been stolen by our own lack of awareness as well as a world that seems almost designed to keep us stressed, paranoid, and distracted.

The Take Back Your Mind program provides exercises that have an extremely high return on investment, to make the best use of the time you have. Rather than stripped down monastic practices crammed into a non-monastic life, this program integrates fully into your life.

Heres are the details

Every other Monday for six month you will wake up to a recording in your inbox that gives the mind-training instructions I want you to focus on. That Thursday night at 9:30pm eastern time there will be a conference call where we do a Q&A and practice session based on that material. If you cannot make the call live, you can submit questions by e-mail and will receive a recording of the call after it happens

What I require from you is dedication. That’s it. You need to do it to get it. 20 minutes a day for meditation and a few minutes scattered here and there throughout the rest of your day is all I ask of you. You do not need to practice at a particular time every day – but you do need to commit to a practice.

I don’t want this to be just another New Year’s Resolution, so I am giving you a week to recover from the Holiday celebrations.

The first class arrives on January 11th. 

Fee for the course is $108 a month, payable by paypal subscription.





 

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The Christmas Post: Immanence and Transcendence as One

I was chatting with an apprentice at the beginning of the season about the whole Jesus thing. He felt this attraction to esoteric Christian work, but strangely balked at the name Jesus.

He liked the Logos, the word of god and divine spark. It was suitably Cosmic in his mind to be divine. He could deal with Christos, since it is a title and is again could be kind of non-specific. But every time he used the term Jesus, it would be “The Gnostic Jesus” or something like that.

We investigated this and he had a hard time reconciling the idea of immanence and transcendence. That one could be so mired in the dirt and slime and ego of this world yet still be fully and completely divine.

This being the Christmas Season and all, I reminded him that kind of talk will get Santa Clause to punch you in the face! 

For me, the whole mystery is the paradox of being fully divine and fully human. That’s the whole damn reason for the story as I see it.

It is also why I am always stressing to my students to keep working on Spiritual and Sorcerous practice at the same time. Awaken to the reality of your primordial divine nature and your actions in the world be the rays cast by that light.  Jesus is, in this way, a great role model for the aspiring Sorcerer Saint.

Which brings me to my yearly sermon on the three Keys of Christmas.

When it comes to Christmas, there are three things to the story that I think are important.  Three sacred keys to understanding what the story of the nativity is really trying to communicate. They have fuck-all to do with accepting Christ, or proclaiming yourself a Christian, or anything at all about what you believe.

Since I do not have the time to delve supply multiple sources, I will confine myself to one passage from the most holy and sacred Christmas scripture in existence, one that reveals all three of the keys. I am speaking of course of “A Charlie Brown Christmas”*.

 “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.’”

Here are the three mysteries. The three things about Christmas that I think are important.

1.  “The Glory of the Lord shone round about them”. This is HUGE, and very few people get it. The Glory of the Lord is the Shekhinah. It is not figurative, but a literal light that indicates the lords presence. Until this point in Jewish history, the Glory of the Lord shone in the temple and only in the temple. It was the response to the efforts of the hereditary line of High Priests. Now, it is appearing to lowly shepherds in a field! Christ is not of this priestly line, which is why Paul refers to him as being of the Order of Melchizedek – the Priest King who Abraham paid tribute to in ancient times.

2.  I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. The key words here are “all peopleIn our age it is easy to lose sight of how territorial religions were at the time. Gods were the god of a particular people – not of everyone. Buddhism was one of the first religions that was for anyone that wanted in – no race, culture, or caste requirement needed – the truth was for anyone or it was not the truth. This statement is saying the same thing. Divinity is too big to be contained in such a small vessel as a race or culture. It is beyond that or it is not divinity.

3.  And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. This is not just instruction on where to go find the child, it is a SIGN. Divinity manifested in one of the quietest, meekest, and lowest possible manners: as a defenseless child laying in an animals feeding trough. The idea here is that Divinity is not the providence of kings or priests or even the well off. The highest possible level of divinity can and IS manifest in the poorest and meekest.

These three keys are not just for those that call themselves Christian. Christ never drilled people on belief . They are sacred keys of understand a truth. Divinity is accessible not only to a select lineag or special vocation – it is available to everyone, even shepherds. Divinity is for all people, not just a single group or race. Divinity manifests from the highest to the lowest in status or stature. Becoming “Christian” is about the least important thing you can take away from it.

Merry Christmas.

 

*Ok, its a quote from the Gospel of Luke, but I always hear it in Linus’s voice.

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THE OCCULT CORPUS ASKS ME ANYTHING

12301637_10206498037744561_4250070104552226100_nI recorded an AMA for Occult Corpus Forum this afternoon. If you want to hear me blather for 80+ minutes about magic, this is RIGHT UP YOUR ALLEY.

Topics include:

  • Eastern vs Western Magic
  • Why to have a mentor and how to work with one.
  • How I fit daily practice into a busy day
  • Why I read the VGW three times.
  • Lion Faced Dakinis
  • The Necronomicon
  • Unhelpful Angels
  • The ceiling of what can be done with Magic
  • Magic and Politics
  • A whole bunch of other stuff. 

Listen to PART 1 HERE

Then when you recover give a listen to PART 2 HERE

Or check out the OCCULT CORPUS FORUM. 

** Strategic Sorcery Students: this is not the AMA I am doing for you guys That will be out next week and you will get links in an e-mail. 

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Going For What You Feel You Don’t Deserve

One of the great gifts of being a teacher is that you get to learn from your students. This is especially useful when your students take your teachings and find new framing to express them. In the Strategic Sorcery group students are always cheering and challenging each other. Yesterday Student A.M. threw down the glove in a way that struck me as particularly useful, and I wanted to share it here on the blog so that others can pick it up and do it.

Its a very simple idea, and here is A.M. expressing it in his own words:

I’ve got a christmas challenge I’d like to set – conjure something that you want, but think you don’t deserve. Maybe it’s a raise that you think you haven’t worked for, or the attention of someone special that you think is out of your league, or just some fun or pretty gift you’d like to give yourself.

This has been a pretty powerful mental short-circuit trick for me – a lot of the time I get distracted by thoughts of whether or not I’ve ‘earned’ (in mundane or spiritual terms) the result that I’m summoning. Doing this every once in a while helps me remember that it doesn’t really matter who ‘deserves’ success or not. What matters is whether or not we make it happen for ourselves.

Those of you that have taken the course or read Financial Sorcery know about Set Point theory already – what better way to shift that point than by doing this?

The degree to which people who are ostensibly dedicated to causing change in strange and subtle ways are often trapped by ideas of what they do and don’t deserve has always amazed me.

Fuck what you deserve or don’t deserve: just go get it because you want it.

Don’t come up with some faux cosmic “it is my true will” justification; go for it just because you want it.

Don’t invent some reason you “need” it. Just do it because you want it.

If there is some kind of karmic-rewards point system that monitors what shit people get based on their actions, trust that it is FAR too complicated for your slightly evolved monkey brain to figure out, and assume that if you want it, it’s ok to go for it.

If you are concerned about God or Gods having a destiny for you, than let them worry about that. Assume that your desire for a car with third row seating is in fact part of that plan.

I am NOT saying to just do whatever you want and screw the consequences. That’s a whole other ball of wax. I am not suggesting you screw people over, swindle your neighbors, or in any way act rampage through the world less ethically than you normally would.

I am also not saying to drain your bank account of crap you can’t afford. This is not about treating yourself because you deserve it.

It is about blaspheming against the idea that you do or don’t deserve anything.

 

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Take Back Your Mind like a Jedi, and a little like a Sith too.

Take Back Your Mind is kicking off the first week of January and there are only 21 spaces left.

One of the students from the last course told me this week that they felt more like a Jedi after taking the course.

Like Yoda raising the X-Wing out of the swamps – the size of the obstacle or goal no longer matters. We are luminous awareness, not just this crude matter. We are capable of amazing feats.

Like Qui-Gon Jinn, we can be serene even in the midst of battle. Though we face foes that try to make us feel anxious, and stressed, and angry we can choose to hold our mind how we will – calm and focused yet sharp and ready to spring to action at the correct moment.

Like Luke, we can still the mind enough to feel for the good in people and to hear the still small voice of our guides, be it our own intuition or guidance from the spiritual world.

Yet, in a way the Take Back Your Mind program has a little Sith in it too:-). Instead of rejecting passion, we take it and use it as fuel for our clarity. We  don’t seek to be dead-dead-from the neck down calm-zombies all the time. We seek to embrace the full spectrum of the mind and rest in its primordial nature. You can enjoy the play of awareness without attachment driving your every action. Passion and Peace can go hand in hand.

Want to come on board and Take Back Your Mind? Here are the details…

WHAT IS IT? Every other Monday for six month you will wake up to a recording in your inbox that gives the mind-training instructions I want you to focus on. That Thursday night at 9:30pm eastern time there will be a conference call where we do a Q&A and practice session based on that material. If you cannot make the call live, you can submit questions by e-mail and will receive a recording of the call after it happens

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS? Dedication. That’s it. You need to do it to get it. 20 minutes a day is the minimum that I ask of you. You do not need to practice at a particular time every day – but you do need to commit to a practice.

AVAILABILITY: There are a total of 50 slots  There are only 21 left.

THE COST:  Fee for the course is $108 a month, payable by paypal subscription.




NOTE: The course does not mention Star Wars or anything related to Star Wars. I am not interested in pretend Jedi training. I just couldn’t resist sharing the comparison amidst all this Force Awakening.

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What Makes Strategic Sorcery Unique?

I WANT YOUAs we approach the HEKATE/HELIOS GLOBAL SUCCESS RITE at the end of the year, I like to make people aware of the course and all it offers. Rather than just hear me prattle on about it, I like to get input from my students, and thankfully they seem enthusiastic about helping market the course.

This time I asked my students a question: What makes the Strategic Sorcery Course unique? 

Here are just a few of the responses:

“What is unique is that the course cost $150 and I have made that back many times over! Through methods I have learned in the course  I have started a successful business and have plans for others.  So, the unique factor is the ROI for the course.”
– JF

“I feel like my magic – in a cause an effect way at least – has always been effective, but this course and this group has encouraged me to change the way I approach the work and that’s what’s leading me to better results and a better life.”
-AM

“Jason, the thing I came to perceive as your hallmark and it is what first drew me to you: 
1.That resolute focus on practicality,
2.Utter absence of bullshit and the grand,
3. Overarching strategic paradigm.
This trinity is, in my perception, an extremely powerful and persuasive element. I have read my share of books and met some interesting people – but as of yet, nothing magick-related came close to your approach. The depth and breadth of your scope and understanding is in a league of its own.
-TB

“I think the people in the Strategic Sorcery group are what makes it so wonderful. It’s just a particularly great group of people. I have gotten a lot of tips, practical ideas, inspiration etc. Opportunities arise from this group. You definitely set a tone of mutual respect and helping each other and it carries through.”
-MF

“It’s the most direct and beneficial working system that money can buy. All you have to do is apply the slightest of effort to achieve real and lasting results in your world. The community support is bar none and filled with real and working practitioners.”
– CL

“The Strategic Sorcery group is excellent and full of very helpful knowledgeable witches, sorcerers and all kinds of cunning folk. Not trying to rub honey on anybody’s mouth but the group is worth the price alone.”
– HA

“I am a member of a well established Traditional Craft group and have been for decades. I was introduced to your books by a respected member of my Tradition. I was very impressed with the methodology in Sorcerers Secrets and it’s succinct – clear presentation. As I was considering joining the course I discovered that others I have worked with over the years were alumni. “
– OR

I would say the practical and “strategic” approach to the course is what I like the most about this course. I find it unique in that the practices are grounded in down to earth, manifest strongly in your world techniques. I also like the cross cultured and multifaceted non denominational type magick that I can fit into my practice without having to been raised within a particular group.”
– JF

I love this course because it literary fills in all the gaps you might be missing- this has shaven years off my practical magickal development…this is seriously the best investment anyone can do for themselves”
– DCP

“You can do this course at your own pace!!! This was and still is important to me. You have several years if need be to finish the course. Gives me time to reread chapters and not panic and cry like I did because of my own insecurities and ignorance on the subjects.”
– LL

“Many people are arm chair occultists. This course and Jason’s other work gets you out of the arm chair ànd into real practice. He greatly helped me overcome my fears and I now have a regular practice and have been practicing for some time. Also the global rites kick things into gear that were stagnant before. In my opinion Jason is the best teacher. I get results.”
– JR

“You have all levels taking the course. I was truly intimidated at first with how advanced everyone is, but reading others post and admitting my own “sorcery for dummies” …. I’ve learned to share what I don’t understand and get much needed advice.”
– LL

“The way this course approaches offerings as an alternative to constant banishing is very unique and extremely helpful. Learning how to work with different spirits and pantheons for the goal in mind, while still respecting tradition. The Planetary Seals and way you teach to perform the rites is a very easy to understand way. I feel anyone can do these planetary rites and have effect, even total noobs.
-DC

“Jason Miller is raw, funny, experienced beyond what we can ever imagine. And he has a beautiful family that he shares with us on FB out of all places. Not the type of teacher or course I was expecting. I was expecting the wizard of Oz. just a book, a curtain and a voice through a loud speaker . I recommend this wonderful course to anyone!”
– LL

“The fact that, unlike any other magick course I’d taken before, the work that I did for your course gave me substantial real world results, that improved my life vastly for the better. A lot of systems I’d worked with in the past promised that–but yours was the first that truly delivered.”
– SA

“This is the only course I have found that is packed full of tech anyone can use no matter what their tradition is, without going down the slippery slope of “anything goes!”. ”
-AAK

“It is also a unique course because it focuses on working on all levels, instead of focusing only on prayer or only on energy work or only physical materia etc . The global rites produce real, tangible results FAST, and by joining the course, you get the opportunity to join a very diverse community of some of the most dedicated and awesome sorcerers I’ve met online. 
-AAK

“Why I choose Strategic Sorcery for the following reason – I was watching a podcast with Joshua Gadbois and Jason Miller. Im paraphrasing but Joshua said something about initiation and ascending and how that made them different. Jason laughed and said something like “Im no better then anybody else”. He gained my respect at that moment. Jason writes with humility and I feel honesty. HIs work written with experience and not bolstered by ego. As in results? Shit is changing overnight for me. Garnishments getting removed from a company that would not work with me before, attitudes and performance changing at work. I cant believe it, i feel like all the pieces are falling into place. I for once feel like perhaps I can have control of my own destiny and the confidence that comes with that. I cant recommend the strategic sorcery course enough.”
-SA

JOIN THE COURSE, DO THE WORK, GET THE RESULTS.

To find out more about the course send an e-mail to me at strategicsorcery@gmail.com with the words STRATEGIC SORCERY in the subject line. I will send you the information packet.

Or just go ahead a click the button below to sign up immediately.

STRATEGIC SORCERY COURSE $150





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TAKE BACK YOUR MIND IN 2016

Take back your Mind - facebook (1)“This was the hardest, but best thing I have ever done”
– T.S., Student of TBYM 2015

The project I started in 2015 that I am most proud of is my six month TAKE BACK YOUR MIND training course. It just wrapped up last week, and I am very excited to offer it again so that people can start off 2016 with proper training in mindfulness and meditation that is actually designed for the type of lives that we are living.

What is different about this course than other meditation courses? 

Most teachings on meditation talk about finding calm and peace. Calm and peace are important, and you will attain those for sure, but that that is a side effect, not the goal. The goal is to take back what has been stolen from you: you attention span, your self-awareness, your ability to act from will rather than habit. The Goal is to wake up: to be present, self possessed, and in command of tools and powers you did not even know you had.

Some meditation teachers make it sound like they want you to be dead from the neck down, I want you to be fully alive. Fully transcendent and fully engaged with the world at the same time.

Heres’s the details

WHAT IS IT? Every other Monday for six month you will wake up to a recording in your inbox that gives the mind-training instructions I want you to focus on. That Thursday night at 9:30pm eastern time there will be a conference call where we do a Q&A and practice session based on that material. If you cannot make the call live, you can submit questions by e-mail and will receive a recording of the call after it happens

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS? Dedication. That’s it. You need to do it to get it. 20 minutes a day is the minimum that I ask of you. You do not need to practice at a particular time every day – but you do need to commit to a practice.

AVAILABILITY: There are a total of 50 slots  There are only 43 left.

THE COST:  Fee for the course is $108 a month, payable by paypal subscription.





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