In Mark Passio’s work, which Julian and I have distilled, there are 2 basic distinctions to Magic: Sorcery and Wizardry.
We have expanded on this to extrapolate the core principle at work in each modality. WE ARE ALL Magicians of consciousness, and what that means is, we create at ALL moments of NOW using either form of manifestation. In addition, the universe we are a part of is predicated or based on FREE WILL, which means there are no victims, only Contracts of varying degree’s of honor-ability. While your awareness of how this perfect harmony unfolds maybe limited, it operates fully and completely with or without your conscious awareness. It is when we begin to acknowledge Natural Law, Universal Law, and the Contractual Nature of our reality that we see the 2 forms of manifestation swing into focus.
Manifestation of our Desires using our WILL, is how ALL things come into BEing within our reality. How we choose to make our desires a reality is where we begin to see the differentiation between Wizardry and Sorcery.
Wizards, use co-creation to achieve their goals and ends. Co-creation, just like with Contracts, requires full transparency, responsibility and liability in order to be honorable. Which means, if you have a desire, then you work with others transparently to co-create your desire. Consent of ALL beings who are impacted is the key. For example, if you want to create a Permaculture farm, in order to gain consent, you would need to reveal your intentions and ideas to ALL who would be affected by your actions, and if even one person does not fully understand, you take the time to expand their awareness so that they can understand; even at the cost of your desires. Do no HARM is another guiding principle of Wizardry.
Sorcerers, use manipulation and deception to achieve their goals and ends. Taking the example from above, if you desire to create a Permaculture farm, instead of gaining consent of all who would be affected, you just begin your project regardless of who is impacted. Sorcerers generally are only focused on the ends being achieved, regardless of the effects they may have on others; a Service to Self Modality. Manipulation involves only revealing what you need in order to get your way; non-transparent dealings with others. For example, if you want to live in a clean house with your room mate, instead of making this intention known and working to co-create with your roommate, you instead resort to outbursts of anger and insults to compel this person to adhere to your will.
The KEY Concept: is Wizards offer expanded consciousness, awareness and empowerment to those that come into co-creation with them. This means one’s truth is offered and ALLOWANCE of that individual to freely integrate this truth is maintained. A Wizard Allows, but does not Force. Which means some desires will not be manifested until ALL whom are affected consent. Sometimes this means changing yourself to suite the greater whole, instead of only thinking of yourself and what you want. A Sorcerer will justify the means to gain the ends, and as a result will create more chaos and obstacles which will need to be addressed after the fact. Forcing and Manipulation always come with a price.
As the below post describes, the Sorcerer uses a “dark spirit” whom they have willing entered into a contract with, to manifest their desires into the world. This form of Dark Magic, or Sorcery comes with the price of becoming the slave of the “dark spirit” after the life of the Sorcerer has ended.
While the usage of spirits has popularly been associated with Dark Magic, many forms of White Magic employ Spirits. Consider the work of Channellers, Mediums, Psychics and the like, who all employ various Spiritual Intelligence’s to achieve their ends; usually expanded consciousness and knowledge. And obviously Source, the Creator, or God, is also a vast spiritual intelligence at the Wizards disposal for self empowerment and co-creative expression.
Final Note: Each of us is already acting as a Wizard or Sorcerer in different times within our life. This Data is Empowering for us, because we can reflect on our past experiences and future aspirations to determine which mode of manifestation we are using; choosing the best for ALL and avoiding the costs associated with Sorcery. Although Wizardry requires more effort on the whole, it will always yields growth and expansion for all involved. And we are entering into a time, when Wizardry or Service to Others, will be the key form of expression, appose to Sorcery which has ruled the day for thousands of years since the Fall of Atlantis.
“The practice of magick – either white or black – depends upon the ability of the adept to control the universal life force – that which Eliphas Levi calls the great magical agent or astral light….in the arcanum of magic it is declared that ‘he controls the soul who controls the blood of another.”
True black magic is performed with the aid of a demoniacal spirit, who serves the sorcerer for the length of his earthly life, with the understanding that after death the magician shall become the servant of his own demon. For this reason a black magician will go to inconceivable ends to prolong his physical life, since there is nothing for him beyond the grave. – Manly P. Hall
(Source: Many P. Hall Secret Teachings of All Ages) – CEREMONIAL magic is the ancient art of invoking and controlling spirits by a scientific application of certain formulae. A magician, enveloped in sanctified vestments and carrying a wand inscribed with hieroglyphic figures, could by the power vested in certain words and symbols control the invisible inhabitants of the elements and of the astral world. While the elaborate ceremonial magic of antiquity was not necessarily evil, there arose from its perversion several false schools of sorcery, or black magic.