Women and occult.
Woman vs man. Intuitive freeform vs repecting the system.
What do I want from my practices with the occult.
I want to cultivate my inner peace.
I want to express my creativity.
I want to facilitate that sense of interconnectedness to the world.
Respect for Culture
A form of appreciation of history
It works like a machine
Strengthen “muscles” of a sort- like going to the gym
A feeling of belonging
more relevant to self
Need to have sense of self mythology
Methaphor/archetype of the weaver- is traditional
More to the point.
I am a scientist, yet I treat my occult workings more like a religion. I can’t prove what I feel. I can’t prove that I manifest anything. I only have my happy coincidences. Also, I treat the scientific method in conjunction with magic as a hobby. Probably because I only care for what works, not proving that it works to others.
I used to see strength in ignoring the “rythyms of nature” only when I felt weak, did I wish to use astrological correspondences, as if the planets could push my will.
Ceremonial magic on surface looks like one of those trendy cookbook spells, also as a pagan with a Christian chip, didn’t like any refrerernce to god.
So yeah, this is what I have from an initial brainstorm. I'm hoping that someone will comment, and maybe I'll inspired with something concrete. Maybe there is a submission in there?