I’d like to get everyone’s opinion on a somewhat controversial topic. There’s that ever present issue with what is right when it comes to magick. Most people simply go with the old advice of the Rule of Three or Karma. Then there are the ones that adhere to Crowley’s only rule which was ‘Do what thou Will shall be the whole of the law.” Remember that he means by Will, he means the true Will of the person. He’s not simply saying do whatever you want to do. He’s saying that you should do whatever you need to do to stay on your personal path to enlightenment, and to never stray.
I, personally, am a follower of Crowley’s laws. Instead of trying to convince you to do things for your common man, he instead points out that becoming the best that you can be is far more important. That doesn’t mean that you should kill people, do negative magick for no reason, or even insult people. These things break his law quite quickly because they do not put you further on the path to finding your True Will. They actually create road blocks by creating enemies. On the other hand, if someone is doing something that is keeping you from becoming a better and more full you, then you should absolutely do what you need to to remove that negative influence from your life. That doesn’t mean to kill them because, again, you are simply creating more obstacles for yourself.
On the other hand, the Rule of Three and Karma are based on a system of right and wrong. It feels a little too reminiscent of heaven and hell style ideas. I don’t think that there’s any reason why you can do something that is wrong if it’s your soul’s true path, yet that may mean that you have to banish someone who is continuously interferring with your life. In the Rule of Three and Karma world, you should let the Universe take care of bringing the problems back to bite them in the ass. In the mean time, they are interferring in your life. Yes, you could put up protection spells, but at the same time, pushing them out of your life completely (and usually displacing them by some strange coincidence…) is usually much more effective. Some people will argue that you won’t get bad Karma because of this, but you’re moving a person out of the area they enjoy, you could be moving a parent out of the life of his/her child, or you could be moving a teacher out of the life of a student. You aren’t just giving someone what they deserve and protecting yourself; you’re also causing a lot of negative effects for a lot of people. So you should be getting some bad Karma on this one. Yet I’d do it if it was necessary, and I don’t think that I should have negative outcomes because of it. If that’s the case, there’s negative outcomes to everything we do.
What is the big draw to the Rule of Three and Karma then? Is it that people have experienced the effects of it? Couldn’t that just as well be the effects of not living out your soul’s desire? The world could be trying its hardest to push you away from these unnecessary actions that are pushing other people off of their soul’s paths as well.
So the next question is, “What’s my soul’s path then?” I really don’t have an answer for you on that except to ask other questions, “What have you ever done that made you feel ecstatically happy?” and “What makes you want to be awake rather than be sleeping?”
Oh yeah, and I’m pretty sure it doesn’t involve TV.