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4.0 -- Magic

4.1 -- Black Magic

What is Black Magic? How does the Temple of Set teach it?

Black Magic is consciously-directed alteration of one's environment through obscure natural (Lesser Black Magic) or non-natural (Medial Black Magic) means, or apprehension of the Forms/Principles of the natural/non-natural universe (Greater Black Magic). Black Magic inverts the formula of religion from "Thy will be done!" to "My will be done!"

The Temple of Set teaches both theory and practice of LBM/MBM/GBM, along with individual and social ethical considerations to which the Initiate must be sensitive in order to use such magical knowledge creatively, constructively, and responsibly. [Descriptions of "Black Magic" as involving human or animal sacrifice, rape, or other illegal or reprehensible practices are merely Judaeo/Christian propaganda, and have no basis in truth whatever.]

4.2 -- Ritual Practices

Setian ritual practice is generally not discussed in public forums. However, some specific questions seem to require answers.

  • Do you sacrifice animals (or children)?

    No. See the REF document for a more detailed discussion of this, and for other questions/answers concerning our ritual practices.

4.3 -- Occult Studies

Discussion of other occult studies (such as Astrology, Thelema and Crowley), are found in the REF document.

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