2. Human place in the universe

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What is human like energy wise? There are plenty of theories explaining the main question of life, Universe and the like, but oftentimes they contradict each other. Let us examine several examples based on the lore of russian magic.

Firstly it is worth mentioning that in any esoteric tradition there is separation of an individual into two parts, Spiritual Being and Material Being. First of which is immortal, as he carries a godly spark, the second one is perishable. This separation is not always appropriate, it is mostly used as a metaphor to facilitate understanding or reach certain goal, because everything in this world is a creation of God. The main differential characteristic of a human being is his or her unity as spiritual and material creature, and the proportion of both is always different and dependant on a choice.

Magical vision of the world as a Spiritual System filled with the energy of life allows to come closer to a more complete understanding of the essence of being human. It is a mistake to find exclusively demonic or saint qualities about the person, all those aspects reflect the unity. The world cannot consist solely of positive moments or solely of suffering. The world is diverse and every event in it is important, and magic is a way to change the course of events in your favor.

Every human if examined consists of three parts of sides.They are spiritual, emotional-mental and physical aspects. If we look closely to the spiritual aspect, we can see that human is nonmaterial immortal creature of energy. This creature exists eternally and governs a body and its external environment with the help of thoughts and emotions.

The most fashionable way is to examine a human being with the help of indian chakra system. There are both advantages and disadvantages to this approach. Firstly, of course, the existence of points of concentrated energy, nods of a kind, is obvious to every esoteric. However, secondly, there are too much false and misleading information around this approach to even attempt to use its terminology. However, it is clear, that european tradition of seeing a person as a soul and a body, where soul is immortal and destined for heaven or hell, whereas body will turn to dust, seems primitive in comparison to hindu tradition. The problem lays in globalisation, where everything is mixed together, which doesn’t add value to new teachings. Those teachings lack something of their own, something significant and pleasant, that can really give a person something really new.

Let us examine the energy structure of a human based on ancient russian spells.

 What is most significant there for an attentive beholder? These are feelings and desires, that fill the spell with energy, that allows it to become a unique formula. Here are some of them, the three most important feelings:

1. Positive or a will to possess, meaning love, passion for something or someone, willingness to reach a goal etc. For example: getting someone to love you, make a child happy, become rich, satisfied, find your purpose in life. Therefore the Will to Possess drives a person to something new, to things not yet accessible to him or her.

 2. Negative – a Will to Destroy. It is a whole spectre of emotions from hatred and meanness to jealousy and stupidity. All those feeling are destined to stop something from happening or halt something that is already happening. For example, jealousy towards anothers’ spouse, hatred towards an enemy and similar negative desires.

 3. A null condition or emptiness. In this concept one might put depression, sadness and other feelings close to apathy that lead to self destruction. Generally, depression is a first step towards death.

 Those three feelings or desires are the basis in Russian as well as any other magic system. A wish to get something from life or obtaining someone, having a Will to Possess we come in conflict with other people and their wishes, and  therefore fighting them for happiness. In case of failure we feel emptiness, and in case of success, wish coming true, we only create more and more wishes.

However, russian magic tradition shows one more unique feature of ancient attitude and place of a human within Universe. In spells that seem christian on the first sight, there is a standard introductory part – “In the name of Father and Son and the Holy Spirit”. If we look at this aspect from a perspective of an ancient whip sect, that was very common on the banks of Volga, we will observe a surprising concept. Father – is Supreme and Primordial God, “sky father”. Son is a human, carrying the divine spark and embodying Gon on earth. And the Holy Spirit – a prayer, a connection between the Human-Son and God-Father. If one looks at spell introduction this way, the a lot becomes clearer. Also christian motives become not as confusing when used in pagan spells.

Human carries the divine spark and therefore cannot be evil or good, because his every characteristic in primordial. However a person, not the God, has to live with his qualities, therefore creating a balance of light and darkness is a personal matter of every human being. It might seem peculiar, but godly spark is present in your neighbour as well as that annoying colleague and even in your enemy. Keep this in mind!