I think like most of us, I’ve always been attracted to magic. To the forbidden and hidden side of human experience.
When I was 12, I tried to summon a spirit to be my girlfriend. It’s probably for the best that that didn’t work out. Sometimes, the spirits are kind in their neglect.
In my university days, I begin searching in earnest for the “secret teachings of all ages”. At the time, I thought those could be found in books. So I read a lot of them, thousands. Desperately looking for the SECRET!!!
If only it was that easy. Open up a dusty old book, turn to page 42, and there you have it… the secret: “all is mind”, or “all is love” or “fake it ‘til you make it”.
But, alas, true understanding can’t be found in any book, even really old ones.
So when I was 25 I moved to Vietnam and took up a part time job as a university lecturer. This gave me ample time to get into the real “Praxis” of magic.
There are millions of practice instructions on the internet, breathing, yoga, meditation, visualization, ritual invocation of gods and spirit, spirit journeying, dream work…….
As I had no idea what I was doing, I tried to keep it as simple as possible. Daily meditation, visualizations, simple physical exercises and a banishing ritual. For about 3 years I did that pretty hardcore. A couple of hours a day. Essentially, I starred at the wall a lot.
And then one day, I was meditating in my little corner, staring at the wall, trying not to think about my motorcycle, which I was in fact thinking about, when it suddenly occurred to me. My thoughts don’t mean anything, I don’t have to listen to them, I don’t have to believe them.
I could just let them go.
And I did. Not identifying with your thoughts, emotions, opinions, judgments, stories gives you a great freedom.
Because if you don’t like something, you can just change it. You don’t have to be a prisoner anymore.
So I decided to change my life. I decided to create my dreams.
And what do most 29 years old men want? Money, and lots of it. The quicker and easier the better.
I focused my magical practices on that. I visualized and meditated on financial/business success.
I created amulets to focus my desire and provide a constant reminder of my dreams and my progress toward them.
But, crucially, I also acted on it. Full time, and with a hint of desperation.
I had to make this work.
And I did.
Within 5 months, I had gone from 200usd in my bank account to over 100k. Within a year my company was making 200k a month in revenue. We did over 3 million in revenue our second year. The company was just two people, my partner and me.
I know this sounds unbelievable. As if it just happened by magic. And well, it did. Magic and a lot of hard work.
But a funny thing happened on the way to successville, it didn’t make me happy.
I had achieved my dreams, but it turns out they were the dreams of a 16 year old. Money, material success, cool things, partying. All fine and good. But not exactly deeply satisfying.
Now I’m chasing another dream. I’m trying to share the power of magic to make positive changes in your life.
So I created Aythr to help you achieve your dreams.
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 dream 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 fascination?
"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.