Christendom rightly states that magic is claiming to have invisible and or supernatural powers to cause effects without reference to God. Magic denies that God is ultimately in control. Magic and strong self-esteem go together. You must have the confidence if you are going to command things to happen according to your will. Magic and the God of Islam, Jesus Christ and Moses are incompatible.

However, though magic is more agreeable with self-esteem than religion is, why not drop the magic and keep the self-esteem?

Magic is a power by which we can make nature change and which allows us to rearrange the universe according to our liking. It is about a narcissistic delusion of power. The followers of magic suffer and die like the rest of us. Their alleged powers give them no advantage. And you don't want to put the delusion down as an advantage! It feels good but it can only produce more delusion and even disappointment. Mysticism is a form of magic. This is about not so much as making money rain down from Heaven and instantly curing your illnesses but as about having a magical state of happiness and a sense of union with all creation. Mysticism is as narcissistic as magic spells and witchcraft but in a less obvious way. That makes it even more dangerous and superstitious!

Magic believers say, "Whoever commands magic to bring her or him a fabulous mansion to live in and doesn’t receive it, will receive either something as good in its place or the mansion is waiting for her or him in a future life. Everybody does magic whether they know it or not. You may have to wait a long time before your magic brings you what you desire. Never rush it. The energy may expend itself on trying to bring the goal forward and run out of steam. Achieving the goal is more important than how long it takes you to reach it." Again this is a cruel trick for hiding the fact that magic does not work. It keeps people waiting for a success that will never come. It has them thinking, "Okay I didn't get the lotto win, but I am healthy while my sister is dying of cancer." It is twisted.

The will only goes after what is best for yourself – it only gets it wrong when it misperceives what is good for you. Therefore magic is no good when it is done for other people unless it is done to make you a nicer and happier person to others and them nicer to and happier with you. Magic is selfish when it is done to make you enjoy helping others for that is really using them to please yourself and all magic is an attempt to manipulate and sweeten up other people despite white magicians saying that to use magic like that is wrong and is actually black magic.

Psychology refutes the power of magic.  Perhaps it works as a tool that enables you to develop self-esteem? But you don’t need magic for that and you should develop self-esteem on its own and by your own devices not by using hidden forces. The forces would be giving you fake self-esteem for how can you feel good about yourself when you think it is happening because of magic and not because you really genuinely think you are good.
The will only seeks what is best for you. All the intentions for which spells are cast are really one intention: what is best for the magician. What is best for you is that you live forever in peace and not die. You cannot truly will to die because you are surer that you will live on if this body does than you are if it will die - so spells for anything else can’t work. All the energy will be taken up to ensure that you live forever in peace or to attract more energy to do this with.

Magicians who ask for friends and money and health for themselves are wasting their power. It is not best for them to waste magic so their spells will be impotent. Happiness lies in having friends and in simplicity and everybody knows that so casting spells is a farce. They have the answer inside them.

If all magicians are after such things thinking they are for the best then there are piles of energy all over the place cancelling each other out. For example, if magician A does a spell to get the job and so does magician B then the energy will cancel. The one that gets the job will imagine it was the spell did it. you would need to do magic 24/7 for a week to win at magic. If you finally get your desire it won't have been worth the effort. The best for every magic-worker is that there be no competition. The growing popularity of magic proves that there is no magic for spells should reduce magic workers on this reasoning.

Some would object to this that the persons with real occult powers are few and far-between and that most magicians are charlatans or impotent. But in that case the real ones should have influenced science to stumble on the secret of eternal or longer life and availed of it themselves. This hasn’t happened.

Altruism is doing good for others and being willing to die and suffer forever to do that good. It is a total turning away from any thought for self. It is impossible for nobody would suffer forever just so that somebody might have a jelly tot.  Some say, "That would not be reasonable altruism so it is not called for."  Wrong.  Altruism says that sacrifice is just good and its not about the results.
Some would say that what is best for me is not happiness but spirituality and self-sacrifice. They turn magic into a sacrament. But altruism is impossible and evil is not what is best. The more spells you do to make yourself self-sacrificing the less success you will have. Magic will not work to help those who can help themselves without it for the energy is needed for better things than that and laziness is not best for you if sacrifice is. Anybody could do what people call self-sacrifice if they trained themselves.

We are naturally for ourselves alone. We would rather go about in prefect bliss than get that contentment from helping others or even in money. Spells do not work for we don’t get such an amazing high from spell casting. If spells that are for ourselves worked then why don’t they make up the idea of using them to be in permanent ecstasy occur to us? They would if they had any power in them.

The great occult systems place a lot of emphasis on free will.

If you believe in free will then you believe you deserve to suffer all the time. You know how much harm you do chiefly by not sacrificing yourself for others. This will prevent your magic from working good for you for the belief that you should suffer will counteract it.

If there is magic power in us it cannot be used for it does not give anybody eternal youth and life.
Magic cannot work when you do not believe or prove it to yourself because the true will only goes after what is real and most important.

Magic is nonsense. Go and help somebody instead of casting spells.

Magic if it is illusion has to lead to lies for illusions are not innocent bystanders.  They need help and support to thrive.  They create a context for lies to fester in.  Even magic believers must hold that most magic is illusion. They should admit that if they think it sometimes works then it works at a price so it does not really work at making the world better.

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