Stepping in Poo: An Essay on Non-Dual Ethics
In my younger years of study…..I frustratingly contemplated good/bad and when and when not to apply spiritual tech. No system of beliefs or values every seemed to present a cohesive method for decision making. If you poke long enough at moral ideologies….you eventually find some cracks.
After many years in the field, experimenting and slinging sorcerous tech…..I’ve come to some simple approaches, regarding how to practically “handle oneself” on a spiritual and sorcery level. This approach is non-dual and uninterested in moral frameworks, but rather focuses on the notion of “Stepping in Poo”.
What I mean by “Stepping in Poo”…..is applying sorcerous tech or moving through reality, in a way that turns your life into a “mess”. We’ve all meet people…usually baby wizards who go around slinging curses, love spells summoning demons, and consuming psychedelics en masse, without any understanding of the long term implications.
The goal of this post, is to share my strategies on navigating the Wheel, in a way that empowers you to step on “less” poo, than you would normally. This strategy, is rooted in the practice of Divination. I’ve done a good deal of card-work and observed a great variety of situations and how the actions we take in the present, can shift the future and cause feedback from the “Web” of reality in which we all intermingle. As a result of observing....how the present flows into the future and the role that sorcery plays in crafting that flow….I feel I have at least a simple understanding of how to govern fate.
The following are 2 divination questions, useful to do prior to sorcery:
2. Web feedback?
-Intent….is the root of the magick your performing. Two people can perform the same magickal operation….but with differing intentions and get very different results. If you look at the core Intent of an operation....before all the surface makeup Is put on….it gives an idea of what the snowball will turn into….once you push it down the hill. Heavy intentions like Fear, Despair, Jealousy, Hatred……etc….these are all very “challenging” forces and when they form the core of your magick….it can cause a “mess”. Sorcery of any sphere….has a quality of “sticking to us”, so whether your constantly summoning angels, cursing your enemies or meditating with trees..…that energy will linger, for a time…..you will become “more of that”. The changes of continual activity in a particular “current” of magick, may not be noticeable at first…..but do have significant effects….and once you jump in the river….it's difficult to see the forest for the trees. As a result, examining the initial “Intent” of a working….enables you to consciously choose your path….and if you still get thrown in a mess…you’ll at least know why it is so.
-The Web…..a keystone of Spider Mysteries…..the idea of existence as a network of Ley lines (small and large). For example, if you for a second think about an ex-lover….you’ve just created a small line of energy between you and that individual. You shot an arrow of mental energy and temporarily created a connection. Whether it’s a thought, touch, emotional cord or you sitting at your local Ley line in the city park…..both physically and subtly, we are rubbing shoulders with the rest of the cosmos…..and the cosmos can be both Loving and Wrathful.
A consequence of ley architecture, is that you cannot touch one part of a spider-web….without shaking the whole system….to greater or lesser degree. If your slinging around spells in your astral neighborhood….its important to divine and see what kind of “feedback” your going to get. Usually the “intent” being pushed through your spiritual tech, will reflect what kind of feedback you get from the Web. Other-times..….weird shit can pop up in divination, maybe the work your doing is pissing off some local land-spirits or the person your cursing prays to Jesus every night and your making spiritual enemies. Always check on what ripple effects you’ll receive back from the Web….it’s practically useful….but can also teach you a ton about how reality works.
Intent and Web….these are the 2 “safety valves” that I’ve developed over the years, that can help you steer clear of “poo” and make your ride on the Wheel, a little more pleasant. My strategy may change in the future….but so far….this approach has been solid. Cheers.