The Art of Magic by Moriel Yamanu

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with the unknown. The mind cannot react and stops talking. It falls in silence. Then the lesson is
taught. The Apprentice understands that he is no longer part of everyday life. He became part of
the Magic.
Invocation of Intention and merging with the Flame are achieved after much effort and are a
learning process. In some people, they occur spontaneously, which does not mean that they can do
it consciously. This only puts them in greater danger. That is why in the beginning the Master-
Magician is the one who "pulls" the Apprentice into the Flame. This can be compared to learning
how to ride a bicycle. If you explain to a child about balancing, the power of inertia, and kinetic
and potential energy, not only the child will not understand anything the first time, but the
explanation will not help him learn to ride a bicycle. Riding a bicycle is more of a feeling, a specific
sense, an intuitive action that cannot be explained, but can be shown. Anyone has learned to ride
a bicycle for the first time because of someone's theoretical explanations. In this way, the Adept-
Magician puts the Apprentice behind the wheel and, keeping him from falling, runs with him. After
a number of attempts, the Apprentice learns to balance the bike on a slight downward slope,
moving in a straight line. Then he starts to make a turn and steers the bicycle wherever he wants.
Just as the awakening of Intention, riding a bicycle once mastered is never forgotten. There are
also cases of people who learn to ride alone and this again is not done with theoretical explanations,
but on the principle of trial and error, which can mean many falls. In the study of the Art of Magic,
some "falls" may be the last for the Apprentice.
Another example is teaching someone to swim. As in the example of riding a bicycle, here you
can learn alone by jumping into the water, but you can also drown. Those who learn to swim in
such circumstances are more likely to learn just not to sink in water, but cannot be called
swimmers. These are self-taught magicians who do "something" without knowing exactly what.
They do not sink, but they do not have the skills of a professional swimmer and cannot swim a
greater distance in a stormy sea. When the Adept-Magician teaches someone to swim, he must
first show him what this miracle called "sea" (or lake, etc.) is. So, we come to the point that
someone should introduce the beginner to his new skills. If a person lives in his village all his life
(his consciousness) and knows nothing else, he cannot imagine what a lake or a sea is. It would be
even harder for him to imagine what "swimming" is. The Adept-Magician leads the Apprentice to
the sea and teaches him to swim first in the shallow waters, teaches him how to relax his body,
how to paddle with his hands and clap with his feet. And so gradually the Apprentice became
The same analogy applies to the Study of the Art of Magic. If the Adept begins to explain to the
Apprentice what Magic is and how the Magic Act is reproduced, it will be like explaining to a
child what it is like to ride a bicycle or to explain what it feels like to swim to someone who has
never seen the sea. He will turn on his mind and compare what he thinks he knows with what he
has never seen or felt.
For this purpose, the Adept-Magician places the Apprentice in an elevated state of consciousness
or in other words the Magical State (places the Apprentice behind the handlebars of the bicycle or
places him in the water). This can be done in several different ways, but they all come down to the
Eye, the Hand, and the Voice. Each of these three main methods has an active and a passive side.
Eye. These are the methods of Magical Vision (which has nothing to do with physical vision).
Active side: The Adept summons the Sign and looks the Apprentice straight in the eye, conveying
a specific Intention. The look can be short but strong in intensity. It can be long and "tense". The
Apprentice is then forced to look away and thus accepts the "charge" of Intention.

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