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The Solitary Path

There is a reason they call the path of the magician a solitary path. Magick tends to show you the world on a different level. The practice of magick makes you analyze yourself, your nature, your own existence, your relationships with others, and your place in the world and universe. It makes you more carefully cultivate the people you surround yourself with. It makes one acutely aware of one’s individuality and differences(so you may feed disconnected from other people on a level you’ve never known before). It makes you realize just how significant and insignificant each of us is.

You see the cruelty and beauty of the world simultaneously. Some magicians react to this by becoming nihilists, others cope by adopting toxic positivity, and others still react by accepting the strange dichotomies of life. The wise magicians learn to change the things they can, and accept the things they can’t. They find beauty and joy where they can.

There are so many choices each magician will make- and no one else can make those choices for you. While others can sympathize with your path and what you need to go through to grow and change and live your Great Work, no one else will ever traverse the exact same path that you’re on or understand your exact situation or feelings. You are utterly alone in this magical journey. Just you and the elements and energies that make up the universe.

Steph is an award winning and bestselling author of thrilling steamy and paranormal romances, dark urban fantasy, occult horror-thrillers, cozy mysteries, contemporary romance, sword and sorcery fantasy, and books about the esoteric and Daemonolatry. A Daemonolatress and forever a resident of Smelt Isle, she is happily married and cat-mom to three pampered house cats. Her muse is a demanding sadistic Dom who often keeps her up into the wee hours of the morning. You can contact her at

One Comment

  • Sara Levati

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts , it is exactly what i needed now. Now that i realize i am the master of my path , i take courage to do things that have to be done, this is the focus your article helped me to get.

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