Written By Priestess Hypatia
For Coven Life
Some Definitions for a Better Understanding:
Natural– existing in or derived from nature; not made or caused by humankind
Magick– exceptional skill or talent or the power of apparently influencing events by using mysterious or supernatural forces
Practical– sensible and realistic in their approach to a situation or problem or likely to succeed or be effective in real circumstances; feasible.
“Egyptians termed Nature Herself a magician, because She has the alluring power to draw like things by likes; and this power, say they, consists love; and the things that we so draw and brought together by the affinity of Nature, these they said, were drawn by magick”
-Giambattista della Porta
Natural magick is a practical way of transforming, transmuting and translating Natures divine code by understanding Natures miracles, respecting Her laws and working to the benefit of all and everything.
Philosophers, prophets, priests, priestesses, Druids and Chaldean’s all practiced the ancient art of alchemy that is now known as science. ‘For natural magick is nothing but popular science, cosmology, geology, optics, plant products, medicines, poisons, cooking etc’. In other words, magick is in the stones, the flowers, the stars the wind at dawn and the sunset at dusk.
Does all that sound familiar?
It should, as the above examples are some of the basic foundations of what a Witch does and has always worked with.
This knowledge has been passed down throughout humanities history making it accessible to the modern day magickal practitioner by observation, by recorded history and of course experimentation.
Natural magick is not just about amulets, chanting and spell work. It encompasses the philosophical aspects of nature and has attracted the likes of Theophrastus, Aristotle, Avicenna and Agrippa. For the inquisitive mind natural magick is unavoidable. Observation of Natures elemental matrix has stimulated some of the greatest modern minds as well that include Tesla, Einstein and Beethoven just to name a few. However, you do not need to be a genius to understand and practice natural magick, that’s what makes it so practical. You do however need to have an enthusiasm and curiosity for the natural world as it is through this portal that all the other dimensions of what we recognize as our alternate reality can be accessed. Understanding the foundations of Nature’s laws is not only essential but important for the ethical and moral practice of magick.
Throughout history and modern times, from the Shamans of Siberia to the Druids of the Isles, natural magick has woven its law into the tapestry of such ancient cultures giving birth to folklore, myth and legend.
In the continents of Africa, the Americas, Australia, Asia and Europe peoples understanding of the natural laws has allowed them to continue their Earth Walk since the beginning of time immemorial. They understand that it’s not about changing Mother Nature, it’s about assimilating and merging with Her. Magick works because of Nature’s laws, not in spite of them.
Humanities quest to understand the laws of Nature have been long and arduous.
When one works against the natural laws the consequences are here for our observation, one being climate change, bringing on dis- ease of all that it touches from planet to plant to animal.
When one works with the laws of Nature the benefits are wondrous, including longevity, preservation, and conservation and good health of the planet and the persons. Such efforts are rewarded with Nature’s pharmacy of clean air, clean food, clean water, clean energy, and clean medicines (direct from Nature and not synthetically produced).
All we need is the ability to see it, understand it and apply it.
Our ancestors lived close to the earth, they held an intimate relationship with the Great Mother and through observation and devout worship they could predict the behavior of Nature and Her phenomena.
Did you know that……
The layers of a locally grown onion can indicate the severity of the coming winter. This is not prophesy, this is observation.
In the first of the series- I will be mentioning one of the greatest instruments of magick and where it ALL starts- The Magick of the Mind.