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 I'd reccomend having a leaf through some books aimed at beginners at practicing magick, such as Crowley'​s Book 4, Regardie'​s One Year Manual, so on and so on I'm sure you've come across them. Regardie'​s is good, it will take you slowly through general exercises in training your consciousness,​ as in, training your concentration,​ imagination and willpower, which will be of the upmost importance. I'd reccomend having a leaf through some books aimed at beginners at practicing magick, such as Crowley'​s Book 4, Regardie'​s One Year Manual, so on and so on I'm sure you've come across them. Regardie'​s is good, it will take you slowly through general exercises in training your consciousness,​ as in, training your concentration,​ imagination and willpower, which will be of the upmost importance.
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-==== An Anon explaining Crowley ==== 
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-Crowley states in a number of his works, most notably in Book 4/Magick that it's basically metaphor. and not just the demons. the whole thing.\\ ​ 
-Here's some excerpts referring to the sword, with mention of the cup and wand as well: 
-> //as the wand is the magician'​s will, and the cup his understanding,​ so the magic sword or dagger is his reason// 
-> //the sword represents the analytical faculty// 
-In reference to the astral plane: 
-> //we may admit that any aspect of any object may be represented in symbolic form, whose relation to it's being is irrational... we may thus refer to a certain set of qualities as Ratziel or a certain impression as Saturnian without pretending to know what anything is in itself.// 
-and finally in reference to the entirety of magick: 
-> //in this book it is spoken of the sephiroth and the paths; of spirits and conjurations;​ of gods, spheres, planes, and many other things which may or may not exist. it is immaterial whether these exist or not. by doing certain things, certain results follow. students are warned against attributing any form of objective reality or philosophic validity to any of them. the advantages to be gained from these practices are a widening of the horizon of the mind, and an improvement of the control of the mind.// 
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-The point is this: Crowley'​s ideas of demons and such are nothing more than aspects of the mind. hence when a "​demon"​ or stray idea threatens to invade the circle, we use the sword (our logic) to analyze and "​dispel"​ that demon/​thought,​ and stay focused on the task at hand. Basically it's Jungian psychology, but instead of given the concepts abstract terminology,​ which is difficult to visualize, it uses more poetic/​religious terms to allow you to give an abstract idea form, making it easier to appropriately deal with it. to "Face your inner demons"​.\\ 
-It's all just tools to manipulate and adjust the mind. 
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