Magick, Technomancy and Witchcraft
Basic Principles of Magick
To understand how magick can even be considered to be real, one must understand physics. All objects are comprised of atoms, be it living, or inanimate objects. Atoms are comprised of a nucleus, and electrons which orbit the nucleus. How is it then, that some objects are hard, and others are soft? It all has to do with how the atoms bond together, as well as the specific atoms in question. Bonding occurs when electrons from one atom, are shared and exchanged with electrons from another atom. Since atoms are basically free floating, and electrons are shared with other atoms, everything in the known universe are linked together by a common theory - Electron bonding. Humans share their atoms with every object or life form that they come in, or close to, contact with. The exchange of electrons is a form of energy. Since magick is the act of manipulating and working with the energies in nature, all one has to do is tune themselves into this concept just presented. Using ones mind to control matter is magick. Hence, we get the term "It's all mind over matter." Items used within magick are tools used as a means of making focusing much easier. The flame of the candle is used to help fix a gaze, so one can have a clear mind.
(for a more detailed picture, see Magick and Science by Dr. Scott Baldwin)
Principle of Affinity
The Principle of Affinity is the study of methods for creating attraction or affinity between entities. It causes object to want to behave like other objects or be in close proximity of them. Examples would be spells of attraction, location and spells for luck or wealth.
Principle of Disparity
The Principle of Disparity describes the action of making aversions between entities, such as spells of protection and warding, where one attempts to keep something or someone away from them.
Principle of Melioration
The Principle of Melioration describes efforts to make a thing more of what it is -- improve it or increase it. Plant Growth spells, blessings, healing and similar spells use the Principle of Melioration.
What is a Spell?
Spells, are somewhat like prayers and are used to create needed change in one's own life or the life of a loved one. But while prayers are a petition to an external Deity to create the change, most Witches believe that Deity is present in everything, including ourselves. Spells, then, are the channeling of our own divine selves, our own energies, to create the change.
Spells such as those which use love magic to gain the attention of a specific individual, or curses, are considered "manipulative". Many Pagans believe that anything manipulative-that goes against the free will of another-is considered wrong, and that the responsibility for their actions will lie with them.
Laws of Magick
This emerging tradition holds tightly to the principles of the Law: What you put out comes back threefold.
Energy is the central theme of this tradition. It flows and returns, constantly giving shape to our world - the world that we create. Therefore, whatever you put out is energy and truly will return.
Energy is constantly moving, it moves through us, is in us, we are a part of it as it is a part of the all. Thus, we are Energy, Energy is Life, and Life itself is the Divine.
Every bit of energy that we "conjure" up, effects us - once as we think or feel it, once as it effects others, and once again as it comes back to us in the guise of their reactions to us. But moreover, it continues to come back to us as those we touch interact with others, who interact with others, and when those "others" eventually interact with us, we feel the effects of the energy we once put out, come back to us yet again. It is rather like Chaos theory that states that a butterfly flapping his wings in the rain forest may cause a tornado in Africa - the smallest change in one instance can have unforeseen repercussions. However, by controlling our thoughts and being in touch with ourselves, we have the chance to control and focus the energy that we put out.