Art is Magical

the_f****ing_what wrote:

…Even before I practiced magick, my short stories had an uncanny tendency to come true. I wrote a story about a barista whose car broke down. A few hundred people read it, and bam; I get a job at a coffee shop and my car breaks down. I wrote a story about a kid who moves to the city from rural Florida, and we get a new roommate from rural Florida. These weren’t read by many people, and the manifestations were minor but uncanny. Hell, I’ve even experimented with writing journals for future dates, without consciously putting any magick into them, and those have come true more often than not.

Now I have two comic series plotted, and the artists are working hard. I don’t have much artistic leeway in these two, but suffice to say, they’re dark books and I do not want any part of them manifesting in my life or the lives of others.

First question: What can I do now, before they’re released to the public, to ensure they stay 100% fictional?…

I wrote:

…Art is sort of revealing and it is an intersubjective interaction between audience and artists where experiences are refined and amplified. That plays a tacit role in magic. In other words, the creative and experiential energies of art are magical. The more intimate the piece to you or others, the stronger the rapport and resonance. Technically all art is magical because it is rooted in the vision of the artists intentionally arranging elements per what they want to reveal. If you have magical power, your art will as well.

Both art and magic consist of intentionally arranged elements, so both art and magic are constructs. In this case, your comics would be constructs that are extensional of how you have decided to write things; your will and intentions.

I write comics and novels myself.

See my blog post on how to use parts of your comic for magic:

Journal Notes: Enchanted Fantasy Literature?

the_f****ing_what wrote:

Now I have two comic series plotted, and the artists are working hard. I don’t have much artistic leeway in these two, but suffice to say, they’re dark books and I do not want any part of them manifesting in my life or the lives of others.

The potential is there. Think of it like this. Pick up a rock and hold it in your hand. The rock is being held in your hand, but if you were to drop it, it would fall to the ground hard. So, even though you’re holding the rock, the rock has the potential to fall and break something. The book is about dark things, so the book is a collection of dark intentional things – intentionality is the thought about something. This implies that the book has the potential to manifests dark things like a rock has the potential to fall out of your hand. Implicit in any intention is “energy” and when you order those intentions, like in say a book, those intentions become more potent. Sorry to tell you, but by virtue of being written, the book has the potential to manifests dark things where all you need is a bit of resonance to push it. Resonance can be facilitated via the rapport it has with a reader – the intersubjective interaction between artists and the audience I spoke of, which can cause increases in the potential impact in a direction that can manifests. Art takes an individual experience, which you can think of as a tone, and adds a whole bunch of others to it. This creates a type of harmonic where parts of those harmonics add up. Think of it like this. You can have different experiences where you can experience different things at the same time. One experience can change into another. In other words, there is the potential for experiences to change. That’s tacitly energy. Since art invokes different experiences in the audience, it consequently manipulates energy and when given a push, that potential can cause things to happen. Desire and lust and horror are my things. Horror tends to tap into am atavistic part of our brain in regards to primal desire.

… Whenever we exhibit or perform our art, it allows us to interact with and manipulate the energy derived from the audience’s experience.

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