Monday, 31 October 2005

Magickal Politics | Key 23 | Occulture Evolved

The one thing all magicians seek from politics then, is for a world that allows them to live their life the way they want to live it. The political differences between magicians tend to come as a result of the degrees by which the magician is prepared to extend that same freedom to others.

Some magicians take an authoritarian stance, supporting one of the many authoritarian political ideologies out there that they imagine would give them the greatest potential to live their life the way they want. They seek positions of control and authority within magical groups and orders and see it as the magicians right or destiny to rule over the less powerful. Magicians of this nature have been labelled 'archontic magicians' by some of their opposite number.

At the opposite extreme is the anarchist magician. We must be wary of the term anarchist, for their are groups of 'anarchists' out there that have fallen foul of varying degrees of dogma, but I use the term here in its loosest sense. The goal of the anarchist is freedom from all oppression and non-consensual control.

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