Crowley wrote that “it is theoretically possible to cause in any object magical mind magical body pdf change of which that object is capable by nature”. Being thus conscious of the proper course to pursue, the next thing is to understand the conditions necessary to following it out.
After that, one must eliminate from oneself every element alien or hostile to success, and develop those parts of oneself which are specially needed to control the aforesaid conditions. Crowley defined Magick as “the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will. He goes on to elaborate on this, in one postulate, and twenty eight theorems. His first clarification on the matter is that of a postulate, in which he states “ANY required change may be effected by the application of the proper kind and degree of Force in the proper manner, through the proper medium to the proper object. Magick is the Science of understanding oneself and one’s conditions. It is the Art of applying that understanding in action. So we find that from November, 1901, he did no practices of any kind until the Spring Equinox of 1904, with the exception of a casual week in the summer of 1903, and an exhibition game of magick in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid in November, 1903, when by his invocations he filled that chamber with a brightness as of full moonlight.
This was no subjective illusion. The light was sufficient for him to read the ritual by. Only to conclude, “There, you see it? What’s the good of it? I saw at once that they represented so many leaks in my boat. And really they are quite a bit of a nuisance.