The original plan was to launch this Orange magic site for the Autumn equinox, but of all the sites this one has been released the most behind schedule. This is not to say Lolita and I didn’t complete our year of working through the colours of magic. We set up our orange magic altar and meditated upon our relationship with this aspect of magic like we did for the other seven. We have also been working hard on many of our projects during this time. I got copies of Chemical Serpents released, and we organised and hosted the KIA retreat by Loch Ness. We both worked hard on editing our first occult film, Subterranean Dreams.
So I cut myself some slack on actually releasing this colour site. Still better late than never…
So now its here what to discuss? Carroll called magic this colour ‘Thinking magic’, I renamed it ‘Work magic’ to create the pleasing polarity of ‘Work’ and ‘lay’ (blue magic). Instead we might combine these two and consider Thinking/Work as Nous or mind, and Wealth/Play as the body. Nous was a form of Dionysus in certain Greek mystery schools.
Thus the work to which we refer here implies organisation and efficiency rather than brute force. By thinking things through we save ourselves effort. This leaves us more time to rest our bodies and maximise their experiences of pleasure. I think it also becomes clear that by ‘work’ we do not simply mean to imply career, but rather the entire structure by which we organise our lives. We might also consider the ways in which work is distributed in the world as a whole.
Finally, how to we perform magic to aid our work?