For me, the core of magic is about two things, finding your unique gift, genius or bliss and expressing that to the world.
Are we at harmony with ourselves and the world around us, or at a dissonance?
Finding our personal bliss, allows us not only to navigate the constant distraction of modern life, but to thrive in the chaos. To turn the lead ( or in some ancient texts, the crap) of daily life, into beautiful, valuable gold.
Seriously, ask yourself what are your deepest desires? To become richer than Queen Elizabeth? More enlightened than the Buddha? Or maybe just to live peacefully in a quiet cottage by the sea. There are no wrong desires (as long as no harm comes to others). There is no shame and there is no guilt.
No desire is too small, nor are they too big. What you want is what you want. Own it.
So how do you wrap your pretty little fingers around the object of your fascintation?
"As above, so below. As without, so within."
- Hermes Trismegistus -
Magic is the art of manifesting your desires. You do this by creating a symbol of your desire, a picture, a sigil, or a necklace. This symbol acts like a battery that you charge with your emotions, your desires, your personal magnetism. The battery then supplies the focused energy that allows you to manifest your specific dream.
A clear, focused desire and an intention to create it are the secret keys. And, of course, a beauitful necklace.