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Phil
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on: January 21, 2018, 10:34

If Not That, Than This

If the acquisitive, psychotic version of a megalomaniac isn’t exactly what we’re talking about here… what exactly are we talking about?

We’re talking about people who have set large goals, sometimes world-changing goals, and developed the means and power to achieve them. Good and sane people can also use the same skills as evil, insane megalomaniacs, to achieve higher aspirations than mere possessions.

What goal(s) give your life meaning?
What would you like to offer the world while you are in it?
What would you like to be remembered for?

Since you have joined, I suspect you’ve already got a plan for world domination. What is it that you’d like accomplish with what you learn here?

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on: January 21, 2018, 18:39

I want to become a famous musical artist, singer as well as musician in the french-speaking world. I want to move to Cambodia and teach NLP and give workshops to businesses about creativity and communication. I want to make "Cambodia wise again" since communists mass murdered intellectuals and people with an education in general in the 70's.
I want to become a working actor, write scenarios and direct movies that will make people doubt their own perceptions.
I want to be known for being an agent of change and a killer of sacred cows. I want to work in a Kaufmanesque way where I elicit confusion and chaos in order to glorify and praise Eris.
I want to bring the world more freedom and love of freedom.

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on: January 22, 2018, 10:27

I would like to build a tiny home and live as green as possible. I would like to make a good and comfortable living as a visual designer doing interesting and fulfilling work that aligns with my values. I would like to develop other creative aspects of myself. I would like to develop myself spiritually completing the ten steps of IIH. I would like to have an expressive love life with a whole lotta taboo.
I would like to offer love and friendship and a way to serve creatively.
"He always had a smile and a sense humor and was curios about everything".

Ashley
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on: January 23, 2018, 19:06

1. Goals that give my life meaning-Achieve financial wealth and security, prosper in every area of life, experience friendship and happiness and do what I love as a career and through accomplishing these goals first, I can lead by example and both inspire and show others that they can have do or be whatever they want, no matter where their starting point is.
2. I would like to offer the world encouragement and be a living example of what you can do when you DECIDE (I love this word because it feels so powerful to decide something!) to make it happen in your life!
3. Making a difference in people's lives by showing them the way, the path, lighting the flame of passion and guiding them to their "jump start" place, the place that gets them moving in the direction of their goals!

Phil
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on: January 25, 2018, 10:20

These are awesome. Who else has life goals you'd like to share?

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on: January 27, 2018, 14:32

Goals that give my life meaning: I would like financial security, with my car and mortgage paid off, and the option to retire at a decent age, with the means to travel and enjoy my life. I would like to have a home that is warm and welcoming (right now, it's small, crowded, and really messy). I'd like to have the money to build something that will last.

What I want to offer the world:: I want to be the best teacher I am capable of being, and I want to be a positive influence in the lives of my students and co-workers. On the home front, I want to be a good mate and a steward of the land. We have a small farm, and I'd like to offer locally-produced foods to feed myself and my community.

I would like to be remembered for helping to build my local community through my teaching, my art, and my efforts to make connections between "the locals" and the newcomers like myself.

Lana
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on: February 10, 2018, 00:06

I have been exploring and digging for my motives for quite some time. Sometimes we think we want something for one reason when in fact we do it for some secret reason. I’ve seen my mind do that sort of thing.

But one thing that I am absolutely certain about is the following.

I don’t know if this is the result of my Tibetan Buddhist training and programing… but it seems to be consistent with who I have always been… I have had a belief for quite some time that living a life for myself alone is simply a wasted opportunity. If one works for one’s own benefit alone - one might as well jump off the bridge for wasting air.

What goal(s) give your life meaning?
Spiritual ascension/evolution/enlightenment; ranscending my limitations, overcoming afflictive aspects of my mind, liberating myself from myself (namely my compulsions and fears) and generating positive states of mind such as love, patience and compassion - all of the above naturally for my own benefit, but also
to use everything I know to share with other human beings; and to offer the resources I have to help people grow, get better, feel happier.

What would you like to offer the world while you are in it?
The best gift one can offer is the gift of wisdom (relative to my capacity at any given time - and I feel like mine is growing), knowledge, and advice that comes from personal experience. Material things break, become obsolete, spent or lose their value… But the power that comes from knowledge has a capacity to change one’s life completely and utterly. Clearly I can share knowledge but I can’t pour wisdom into anyone’s mind - yet what I can do is share the steps and use skillful means to guide others to their own wisdom and empowerment. I want to help people in every capacity (but hoping for the highest possible capacity). Also - one thing that I seem to have entered this world programmed with - is unreal level of optimism and capacity for joy. I know that for this I am truly one of the luckiest people on the planet - and I see that just the way I am can help shift people’s state - effortlessly. So I think this enthusiasm and joy is def my natural and spontaneous medicine. It makes me realize - who we are inside is directly affecting the world around us (and ofc studying NLP this is evident too). So while I do witness that there are many foul tendencies among humans - I do my best to be fair, to recognize my neurosis that comes from overly self-protective mechanisms and fear-based attachments - I am able to use my rational mind to control my emotions fairly well and I think that in and of itself is serving - not only me - but people around me as well. So sort of - talking the talk, and offering an inspiring example for others.

What would you like to be remembered for?
I want to be remembered for my capacity to love unconditionally, to be generous, to have wisdom - and my ability to share them all with the world.

And what I'd like to accomplish with what I learn here - first and foremost the primary intention for everything I do is to know and understand myself. So this program is no different. Also by engaging here - I am becoming more knowledgeable in the field of my work - which is self-development, self-improvement. So I see it as another set of steps that will bring me closer to my ultimate goal - using my energy to help bring the world to a higher vibration. So I am getting in touch with a true Megalomaniac inside of me - but that is totally OK because it's coming from a good place.... And wouldn't you say Bodhisattvas are def Megalomaniacs in their own right? One of my Buddhist teachers would say something within the lines of the following: "Bodhisattvas have a HUGE Ego - but it's the aspect of the Ego that's healthy - self-confidence, self-empowerment needed to save the world" So that's where I'm headed - I'm gonna become a big headed Bodhisattva Megalomaniac darn it - if it's the last thing I do!

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Post Re: Week One - Exercise #4 - If Not That, Than This
on: February 10, 2018, 00:07

Judging by the size of my post I'm clearly the biggest Megalomaniac here haha XD

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on: February 10, 2018, 10:54

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on: February 25, 2018, 10:00

Might be interesting to compare some of Johan Hari's ideas about mental health with our mega!o goals. https://www.alternet.org/personal-health/it-will-take-political-revolution-cure-epidemic-depression?akid=16767.2479.bU_VQy&rd=1&src=newsletter1089177&t=4

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  1. Phil

    Welcome everyone to the Meta-Magick Forum where the discussion is open to any topic related to magick, NLP, hypnosis, neuroscience, memetics, meditation, and consciousness exploration.

  2. cable123

    Looking for someone to practice with James in Essex County, New Jersey
    contact me at jmcc527200@comcast.net

  3. mduxx3

    hi.can u practise alone Brain Magick or practising depends on a group,if so which Phil’s book can i get to practise alone because the are no study groups here S Africa.

  4. BrandonB

    Breakthrough

    We started out with set and setting. Candles, Shpongle, comfortable chair, handmade warm blanket (it was in Chicago in the winter after all) the pipe was prepared in advance. 80MG spice with some cannabis to support it in the pipe and keep the DMT from burning. I closed my eyes and breathed deeply for a few moments. My guide, my friend of many years, had volunteered to help me and she waited patiently until I was ready. I took the first hit and held it as long as I could, handing the pipe off to my guide.

    It was deep, and I thought, was that it? It was very comforting and full of love, I felt so good. I rememeber just laughing and laughing. Then it hit me, I wasn’t done, not by a long shot. I asked for the pipe again and took another hit, even bigger, clearing most of the material in the bowl. I held that until the room started to come apart.

    I knew then that I had enough. I was out of my body in an instant, rushing right through the barriers that had always held me back. I remember sending the signals back to my body to keep breathing, keep my heart beating. I felt the autonomous nature of my body shudder and stumble a bit, but that didn’t last long. At first, I saw the cartoony hallucinations, monkeys banging cymbals, geometric shapes spinning in endless variety and expanse. When I looked closer, I realized that was just another barrier, a projection from my own thoughts. I… pushed on it, for lack of a better word, and it fell away. Then I was gone. I ceased to exist. My once cohesive sense of self was scattered over an area so large, it dwarfed the capacity of human understanding. It was everything and nothing. The entire universe flew though me in an instant. In that instant, I knew everything. I had a perfect clarity of understanding. I knew then that I wouldn’t be able to remember it all, the gray matter wasn’t capable of storing it all, but it didn’t matter. I knew I would never again need to wonder about the WHY of it all. My brain was not constructed to contain it.

    There was a moment of fear, a moment of wondering where I was, how I would get back. In that moment all my prior experience came back to me, and two spirit guides appeared to me. I call them the architects, and they had been present for most of my smaller DMT experiences. They comforted me through that period, and then I understood that fear, the meaning of ego interruption, the loss of self and why so many people were scared to do it. I rememered all the other DMT experiences that I had helped with and witnessed, and the challenges I had seen and I understood all of it. I was full to the brim with understanding beyond words. An eternity of knowledge coursed through me. It was the ultimate satisfaction of every curiosity I had ever felt. It was sublime, but incredibly difficult to maintain for long.

    I knew the source of every religion, every ideology. I knew how an incomplete understanding of it could be distorted into almost anything. My own understanding is woefully incomplete but I could see that, know why, and release myself of the burden of attempting to understand it. I didn’t need to share it, I didn’t need to explain it.

    There was a point of transition, a magnetic field of some sort that interacted with the scattered particles of my now completely shattered sense of self. It was very scary, but my guides were there to remind me that I had nothing to fear. Passing through that barrier was slower on the way back, I felt those particles begin to collect back into a familiar shape. I had a strong sense of a field of white and blue waves or particles. It was warped in a way that defies Euclidian geometry. I felt the overwhelming feeling start to fade and I knew the DMT was breaking down in my body, the exquisite tuning of my brain into the greater cosmic reality was fading, retuning to the shared reality tunnel of this physical world. I remember opening my eyes for a second and the room was hugely distorted. I could hear Terrence McKenna’s voice on the Shpongle track talking about gnomes. I told him that I didn’t see any gnomes but I saw everything else and started laughing, cackling. I could feel the love and support from my friend as she watched, making sure I was OK, it was a beacon that helped me to slip seamlessly back into my body. I knew I was alive, but I also knew why and how in a way I had never understood before. I knew that I was alive by choice, not because I was afraid to die.

    The layers of understanding that remain are disjointed and chaotic but coalescing. There are so many things that I was relentlessly hunting that I no longer need to look for. I can’t explain or describe everything I experienced, but I knew in that moment that it was all according to plan and there was no need to try to put it into words this brain could process. What I brought back, I feel like has value beyond anything I have ever experienced as it is. I don’t need to name it, I don’t need to define it, I know beyond knowing that for one moment I knew that it was set up for a reason, a good reason, but something that I have no context to understand, and my physical body lacks the means of fully comprehending it. Some would call it God, I’m reluctant to use that term, but it was certainly a realm of thought beyond the material.

  5. Mikhael

    Looking for someone in the Sierra Foothill near Fresno, Ca to practice with.

  6. Tatiana

    I’ve had an interesting experience with symbols, language, and gestures throughout my life, far before discovering the labels that “Magick” put on these things. Magick gave me the collective words that could help me communicate what I was already doing with others for them to understand. This was treasured and priceless since I quite know what it feels like to not be able to communicate with the world. I moved from Italy when I was seven years old, not knowing much English (although my family did their best to teach me ahead of time). Thrown into American schools not knowing the language gave me a unique perspective on other ways to communicate, the gift of solitude, the collective importance of gestures, and much more. From this point on, gestures, sound, various ways of communication became crucial to me. At 17 I began formalizing it… into small rituals with more structure than when I was 7. I made recitations that functioned to clear the air between people entering my space… since I realized I was an empath early on. This is why this exercise makes me smile.

    This exercise formalizes something I already do… which is nice. 🙂

    My activity: taking a walk
    The Ritual Frame: ( i struggled with this… making it way too long, academic and hard at first) simplified it to, “I will walk as a clear channel to the divine.”
    Gesture: Drawing down of light from Keter to Tipareth… a finger above the head touching white light and pulling it down to Tipareth at the Anahata chakra.
    The Closing: a simple adoration of “thank you” and touching the Anahata chakra

    I will test it out walking to the bus tomorrow after my morning routine.

    tatiana

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