Happy Halloween and the Global Hekate Rite


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Happy All-Hallows Eve!

Just a quick note to say that the Global Hekate Rite can be done anytime between today and Sunday – the Day of the Dead. Same with getting in on the beginning of Cycle 19 of the Strategic Sorcery Course. 52 lessons for $150.

If you haven’t joined the course yet, come on in.

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If you want even more info, write me at inominandum@gmail.com

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Three Days Till the New Cycle of Strategic Sorcery and the Global Hekate Rite

Halloween 2014Just a reminder that there are only three days left until the start of Strategic Sorcery Cycle 19 and the Global Hekate Rite on October 31st.

Its $150 for 52 weeks of lessons, lifelong membership in the Strategic Sorcery community.

To sign up, just click the paypal link below or write me at
inominandum@gmail.com
for more info.

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This is a recent testimonial from one of my students.

“I am someone who has dabbled in the occult arts with no solid ground to walk on. I have known people before who claimed much but offered little in return. I can say without a doubt that Jason Miller’s course and additional items of work and knowledge have left me a much more successful and accomplished worker in the occult. The basics and foundation have given me an increased base from which to work in and improve my own form. I have had incredible results from his planetary work especially. A client of mine was helped immensely due to a talisman created with Jason Miller’s “advanced planetary” magic book along with additional material from his strategic sorcery course. The client with a wooden solar talisman carrying the sigil of the sun received 17,000 dollars from a sale of two vehicles the same day and a reimbursement check from a company that owed her. I cannot begin to thank him for the changes he has caused in me and others”

Here is the full list of lessons:

Lesson List

1. Meditation Part 1
2. Subtle Bodies and Channels
3. Zone Rites
4. Thought management
5. Offerings
6. Offerings 2
7. Subtle Body Power Centers
8. Prayer
9. The Elements
10. The Elements Part 2
11. The Planets
12. The Planets Part 2
13. Azoth
14. Materia Magica
15. Materia 2
16. Materia 3
17. Amulets and Talismans
18. Tools
19. Magic of Place
20. Dream Sorcery
21. The Planes
22. Astrral Projection
23. Astral Mechanics
24. Artificial Spirits
25. Spirits of Place
26. Necromancy
27. Necromancy 2
28. Grimoire Spirits
29. Grimoire Spirits 2
30. Grimoire Spirits 3
31. SS Mini Grimoire
32. Spirit Houses
33. Meditation 2
34. 10 Principals of Strategic Sorcery
35. Set Point and how to Move it
36. Tactical Timing
37. Will and Willpower
38. Intelligence Gathering
39. Information Sorcery
40. Persona and Influence Work
41. Time Management
42. Strategic Sorcery Group Work
43. Healing
44. Attack Magick
45. Causal Level Magick
46. Financial Sorcery 1
47. Financial Sorcery 2
48. Financial Sorcery 3
49. Working for others
50. Sex Magic
51. Advancing the art of Magic
52. The Strategic Sorcerer

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A Simple Strategic Sorcery Rule of Thumb

I did a short Q and A thing for a Money Magic oriented group last week and came up with this simple rule of thumb for planning any kind of magical strategy that is meant to achieve real-world results:

You should be able to take the magic aspects out of your strategy and explain it to a non-magician and have them think it makes sense.

Basically at no point in your plan to get from A to B should there never be “The Underwear Gnome Gap”.  If we actually have something specific to achieve there should never be a part of the Strategy where we say “and now we see what Bune brings to us”. Unfortunately the more I do consults, AMA type things, so on I find that this is very often the case.

Because I am known for driving home this non-magic aspect of the work some people even come to me saying “yeah yeah Jason I know I have to do the work, so please lets just talk about how to summon Bune“. But that’s the problem without knowing the steps you have no way to really channel Bune, or Tzadkiel, or your candle spell, or your Dzambhala sadhana, or whatever it is you are doing effectively.

This is the cause of all the stories about magic working amazingly well but in ways that are not all that beneficial. Do a spell to get a job that pays $20 an hour and someone asks you to help them clean their basement for that rate – but its just a one day gig. Do a spell to find a lover with certain qualifications, and you do but find he/she is just visiting for the weekend. Do a working to lose weight and contract adult measles, losing 30 pounds for a month or so then being worse off than before.

When you think about it, the results are amazing in and of themselves, its just not what you really want. Channel that through an effective strategy and you can do amazing things.

Think like an ancient general preparing for a battle. You go to see the wizards or priests so that you can get a forcast of the outcome with divination, a blessing on your soldiers to increase their effectiveness, and overall luck with environment weather and no on. At no point does the wizard say “ya know what? I got this. Don’t even worry about how you are gonna win. Just send the troops out and you can stay home and binge watch Netflix.”

A good question came up during the talk: Doesn’t being this specific hamper opportunities for the magic to manifest?

Answer: Yes and No. At the head of your strategy you want to do one major working over the whole goal – something that guides the rest and creates opportunities that you may not have even considered yet. I call this the MACRO-ENCHANTMENT. You grab the opportunities that you want and create a full strategy to achieve those. Even more importantly though: you reject the opportunities you don’t want. Just because Astaroth thinks its hilarious to grant your request for a government job with good benefits by getting you an offer to be Security at a hospital for the criminally insane does not mean that you have to take the job.

The opportunities you DO want to seize should be met with a strategy that makes sense even without the magic. Magic works best at teetering tipping points in your favor, not re-writing reality from scratch. Your strategy should make sense and get you there even without the use of magic. Thus the rule above.

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Hallows of Hekate Global Rite – Oct 31st

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As you may know the next cycle of the Strategic Sorcery Course is beginning on October 31st and will be kicked off with a Global Hekate Rite. During the rite you will be joined by new students, current students, and alumni all over the globe.

The focus of the ritual is to ask Hekate to open the doors to your ancestors, open your eyes to the world of spirit, act as a catalyst for learning the arts of Sorcery. Our lady who is “beyond” has been an active force in the class from the very beginning and her influence can be seen in the seal of sorcery. She has proven very effective at boosting the potential of new students as well as focusing and empowering experienced occultists that take the course.

If you want a course that will teach you how to do magic that manifests materially and has thrown open the doors of adeptship to over 1000 people, this Halloween is probably the best possible time to do it.

To join the course write me at inominandum@gmail.com with the words Strategic Sorcery in the subject line, or click the paypal link below:

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Statements of Intent Part 2

A few weeks back I made a post about statements of intent. In the comments Rose Weaver, from the excellent blog Weaving Among the Stars, mentioned that “I modify statements even more so they reflect “is”. In the “now”. This practice of framing statements of intent, or visualizing outcomes to seem as if what you want to happen already has is a very common practice. I did it for decades and started back in the 80s when I read the Necronomicon Spellbook, in which Simon advised holding your goal as having already occured. As far as I can tell the practice made it’s way into magical practice from New Thought movement.

I stopped doing it many years ago, and as the concepts behind the strategic sorcery approach came into focus I actively teach against forming statements of intent in this way, or spending too much time visualizing things happening like this.

The reason is simple: strategic sorcery relies upon figuring out the most cunning steps to achieve your goal, then enchanting each of those steps along the way. There is a Macro-Enchantment that ties you to your goal – say your “spell to find a job”, but the micro-enchantments that impact every phase are what make the system particularly effective.

Look at Untitledthe chart to the left for an example of what I mean. The Macro Enchantment directly effects the goal, but so does each individual step. People that focus on the goal as being already achieved tend to skimp or skip on the steps needed to get there.

Focusing or stating that a goal is already achieved makes you feel good, but it does little to get you towards your goal, in fact often people mistake this feeling of success with success itself. See my earlier post “Setting Goals is not an Accomplishment” for more on how this feeling of success can blind us to what actually will bring us to the real thing.

Recent research into the effects of positive thinking have affirmed my observations. One study showed that participants who were made to feel parched and who visualized themselves drinking a cool glass of water were less motivated to actually get up and quench their thirst with real water. In study after study research shows that visualizing yourself as having actually achieved something makes you less motivated to go out and achieve it.

In the article above, they teach a mental contrasting technique that does involve visualizing a desired outcome, but following it up with visualizations or affirmations of the path that will lead to it, obstacles that you may encounter, and what you will do when you hit those obstacles.

I myself have often been far more successful fueling my passion and my magic by contemplating the negative implications of NOT doing something. It was only after I had children and needed to increase my income that I started my business – which in turn has led to my most creative and important pieces of magic. It is only after I get paid on a book that I can actually force myself to write it.

If you are looking to make big changes in the real world with magic, I recommend engaging in as little fantasy as possible, and instead focusing on the details of what needs to be done, and how magic can hep you achieve it.

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Tarot de Marseille for Modern Life – 5 Modern Teachers

No sooner do I make a post about how awesome the Tarot de Marseilles is than I find out about this amazing thing: Five teachers giving five talks on reading with the Marseilles, for just $150.

Check out the details. 

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New Strategic Sorcery Cycle and Global Hekate Rite

Halloween 2014

Five Years ago, I noticed a problem in the way many people were using practical magic. The spells, spirits, and rituals they were using were just fine, but they way that they were being used was not getting people anywhere. It was not being integrated into real life strategies that way that I knew it could be. I decided to offer something different.
On Halloween 2009 I started the first cycle of the Strategic Sorcery Course, and since then over 1000 people have taken the course and benefited from an approach to magic that makes real and lasting changes in their lives.

I am very excited to be announcing the next Cycle of the Strategic Sorcery Course which will begin on Halloween – October 31st

Every cycle of the course starts on an auspicious date, but the Halloween cycles are always special to me, and I like to celebrate them with a Global Hekate Rite.

GLOBAL HEKATE RITE

To kick off this cycle I will be releasing a special Hekate rite that can be performed between October 31st and November 2nd. This rite is optional, but will link you up to a root power of Sorcery, as well as other people performing the same rite all over the globe. Reports from prior global rites have proved the powerful catalyst that these rituals can provide.

THE DETAILS

The course consists of 52 lessons arriving by e-mail every Tuesday morning for a year. In addition to this there is a student’s group and access to me for questions.

The cost for the class is $150

To sign up for the course simply write me at INOMINANDUM@GMAIL.COM for an information packet or click the paypal button below.

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A RECENT COMMENT ABOUT THE COURSE FROM A STUDENT

I treasure any feedback about the course, but I place extra value on students who already  have years and years of experience. I received this letter three days ago from a student who has been practicing magic for almost fifty years:

“I first became interested in the Occult around 1965 (I was in my early teens). Over the years I have belonged to a couple of occult fraternal organizations, read dozens of books, and performed some very dramatic attempts at ritual magic (with a little witchcraft, from time-to-time).  My results were less than spectacular.

For the past year I have been working slowly and carefully through the Strategic Sorcery course, and have only applied the most elementary material.  However, I have learned more, and had more tangible, verifiable results (financial magic, specifically) from Jason Miller in the past year, than I gained from anything I’ve previously attempted.  His instruction in the art of proper meditation is worth the price of the course all by itself.

I have paid more, and gotten less many times.  Thank you Jason!”

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Tarot de Marseilles

20141014_150507All my life I have been told, and read here and there that the Tarot de Marseilles was the “truest” Tarot. One early teacher even went do far as to say that everything that came after was not really a Tarot but an oracle deck as you lost the original postures and meanings.

Still, I dismissed the Marseilles for flashier decks with more overtly esoteric flavor, and most especially for minor arcana cards with helpful scenes on them.

About a month ago I was telling someone that I felt like Khabbala was the worst thing ever to happen to Tarot, and that I got much more out of the cartomantic interpretations than the Levi/GD derived stuff. I decided to delve into the Tarot de Marseilles and suddenly every other deck I have seems flat by comparison. There is so much “there”, there.

If someone tells you that Tarot is for psychological analysis, contemplation, and big questions while Lenormand and playing cards are for real world stuff, don’t believe them. Those systems are great too, but Tarot does the same thing and can be read the same way.

Though I have been reading playing cards for years, it is only recently that I have been reading Tarot in the same sort of manner. Only now just learning all the little legends and that people apply: the rope around IUSTICE’s collar is the one that LE PENDV hangs by, the woman in LASTOILLE becomes the woman in LE MONDE. etc. All that is less important though than interpretting the image in front of you in a straightforward manner. What direction do they face? What is their relation to other cards? Why are the magicians feet pointing away from one another? It is a very different Tarot than the Waite and GD derived decks.

If you want to dig into Marseilles a lot of people steer you right to Jodorowsky and Yoav Ben-Dov, but thus far I have found that no one speaks more clearly on it than Camelia Elias on her blog Taroflexions. The writings of Enrique Enriquez have also been very illuminating. I am waiting for Castle of Crossed Destinies to show up in my mailbox soon to see what it unlocks, and maybe pick up some tips from translating some Colette Silvestre.

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Tarot de Marseilles

20141014_150507All my life I have been told, and read here and there that the Tarot de Marseilles was the “truest” Tarot. One early teacher even went do far as to say that everything that came after was not really a Tarot but an oracle deck as you lost the original postures and meanings.

Still, I dismissed the Marseilles for flashier decks with more overtly esoteric flavor, and most especially for minor arcana cards with helpful scenes on them.

About a month ago I was telling someone that I felt like Khabbala was the worst thing ever to happen to Tarot, and that I got much more out of the cartomantic interpretations than the Levi/GD derived stuff. I decided to delve into the Tarot de Marseilles and suddenly every other deck I have seems flat by comparison. There is so much “there”, there.

If someone tells you that Tarot is for psychological analysis, contemplation, and big questions while Lenormand and playing cards are for real world stuff, don’t believe them. Those systems are great too, but Tarot does the same thing and can be read the same way.

Though I have been reading playing cards for years, it is only recently that I have been reading Tarot in the same sort of manner. Only now just learning all the little legends and that people apply: the rope around IUSTICE’s collar is the one that LE PENDV hangs by, the woman in LASTOILLE becomes the woman in LE MONDE. etc. All that is less important though than interpretting the image in front of you in a straightforward manner. What direction do they face? What is their relation to other cards? Why are the magicians feet pointing away from one another? It is a very different Tarot than the Waite and GD derived decks.

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Statements of Intent

If simple religion is asking for the will of god and the spirits to be done, then a part of what differentiates magic is surely in asking for something specific to occur. Even if we then use a weasely modifier like “but your will be done” we are still at least asking for what we want.

This is a huge part of what makes magic, yet I see even advanced people give surprisingly little attention to what they actually are asking for. Whether you are standing in front of an angel, a demon, or exercising your power you should frame your intent as clearly as if you were in front of a cartoon genii. You never want your last words to be:”Genii, make me a ham sandwich!”

Here is a good example of what I mean:

AMATURE: I want a job that pays X and hour.

ADEPT: I want a career that offers steady and secure employment at no less than X per year with the possibility of advancement.

MASTER: I want opportunity for steady income that leaves X$ per month after all bills, expenses, emergencies, and investments are made.

With the amateur statement you leave open the possibility that you get a job that lasts for a couple hours one day clearing out some ladies yard. Probably not what you were hoping for, but technically correct.

With the adept statement you get the sense of a solid career, but leave open the possibility of increased expenses sapping away the increased income. This happens all the time – you get a book with money magic, and suddenly you crash the car which costs all the money.

With the master statement you leave open the door for all kinds of income streams and opportunities rather than just a career, but also clarify steady flow rather than one time boon, you also frame the numbers in what is left over rather than what you take in, which helps eliminate the potential for emergencies and new expenses tapping the new income

Of course if you are doing the master statement you already have your emergency savings and investments automatically deducted from your income and thus they get counted as bills or base expenses, so that bit is unnecessary. Right?

*note on image: The pic is from DJ Format’s album Statement of Intent. 

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