Seal of the Ordo Aeternus Vovin

Ordo Aeternus Vovin

Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be the Whole of the Law

Magick

The spiritual tools that the OAV teaches its initiates for use in the pursuit of the Great Work can be collectively described as "Magick". We are not referring here to "tricks" or "stage magic" but rather a series of spiritual practices that help shape and expand the consciousness of the initiate. Aleister Crowley defined magick as:

the science and art of creating change in conformity with Will

As such, magick can be as mundane as turning a doorknob or as esoteric as traveling the astral body to different spheres of consciousness. The goal of magick is to discover and perform one's Will.

Carl Jung put forth the idea of the collective consciousness. This collective consciousness and man's own subconscious speaks the language of symbolism. As such it is the realm of myth, folklore and dreams. Magick is composed of ritual in which the magician uses the language of symbolism to manipulate energies to effect change. The paradox of magick is that it is most often the magician that is changed by the process rather than the universe around him. However, this change in the magician creates change in the world around him through changes in his perception of that world and how he interacts with it.