Category Archives: Magic

Wealth Building Part One: Thoughts on Retirement

I will open by giving you a Frontline video to watch.  Check it out when you have time (it’s a bit longer than 45 minutes).  The video is located here.

So that probably pissed you off a bit.  401Ks are the typical retirement vehicles that regular folks have access to, and they use mutual funds that pay kickbacks to the management companies, and you suffer the consequences.  Sucks to be you. Continue reading

Ho Lee Crap! I found the forum!

A long time ago a bunch of us took an online Chaos course with Peter Carroll at the Maybe Logic Academy.  I ran a continuation forum for a while afterward, then life, a couple of moves, multiple businesses, and a shit-ton of spammers made me lose interest.

Then, in 2012, a hard drive crash happened.  Which would be fine, except my files were encrypted and I couldn’t find the key.  Which would also be fine, except somewhere on the way to Windows 7 Microsoft started encrypting the backups which sucked.

Until today.  Found the key this morning, accessed the files successfully, and found the forum databases.  It might be a few days before it’s up and running again, but if you used to hang out on The Ideosphere then you will be able to again soon.

(I’ll spam the old members to let them know what’s up too.  I’m sure that’ll be appreciated.)

But is it magic? How can you tell?

I saw this question on a forum and decided I would answer it here:

The thing is that I don’t know if it was my spell that did the trick or whether it was something bound to happen anyway. Is there a way for me to know if the results were magickal?

The short answer is this: in my experience the outcome of a successful working will almost certainly come in a way that looks mundane, but that satisfies the need you were enchanting for.  The situation looks very different in hindsight: before, you needed magic to help attain the result, but afterward the result looks obvious or almost mandatory. Continue reading