Most magical people seem to reach a point in their lives where they go beyond their point of no return, which is to say, beyond the point at which they can maintain denial of their magicalness and the world’s magicalness.
Usually this point is past after they’ve experienced synchronicities and visions of such potency that their whole world view shifts and can never snap back to secular materialism (our society’s dominant dogma).
Past this point, magical people are what I call outlaws because they’ve internally stepped outside the laws of reality that muggle society holds to be true. They stop seeking approval or confirmation from the conventions of our culture because they realize those conventions to be irrelevant to their true depth and power.
Magical people who have gone beyond this point of no return may still choose to pass in muggle society most of the time.
They may hold down straight jobs and dress in an unassuming fashion. Indeed, some of the most powerful of them do exactly that – choose to work from within the system to accomplish feats of stealth subversion and institutional transformation.
Many other magical outlaws (myself included) end up deciding that we can no longer stomach most muggledom after we go beyond our point of no return. Myself, I left a cushy position in academia.
These system-shunning outlaws tend to either become monastics and mendicants or else they strike out in self-employment or entrepreneurship of some sort – prostitutes, builders, artisans, healers, teachers, coaches, writers.
Reaching your magical point of no return can be a nauseating process.
It’s so very uncomfortable because with it you gain bone-deep knowledge that “there are more things on heaven and earth, Horatio, than are compren’ded by your philosophy.”
With this realization you often discover that you must re-orient your whole relationship to the world. You end relationships. You drop out of school. You quit your job. Your friendships change.
The whole shebang of your life goes into upheaval while you try to discover a mode of living in accordance with your true magical will.
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