Why I’m taking the Strategic Sorcery course

Posted on February 18, 2012
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Last night I signed up for Jason Miller’s Strategic Sorcery course. I’ve heard about his course for a while and I’ve seen a few cases where its clear people applied the work to their lives and made some changes. Now you might wonder, “Taylor you are making changes to your life with magic, and you’ve developed a variety of practical systems that work. Why are you taking the class?” You’re absolutely correct. I have developed a few different systems, detailed in my own books and my approach to magic is practical and I regularly get measurable results. But just because I’ve done all that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped learning. One of the primary reasons I write books is to educate myself about what I’m writing about. The process of writing and developing the magical practices is how I learn about something that interests.

But as I write about in my Holistic Business Coaching blog, I’m also a firm believer in learning from other people. For the most part, with my magical practice, I’ve self-educated myself, and my prior experiences with mentors is one I don’t care to try and repeat, but taking a class is different. It’s purposely set up to provide guidance, but also freedom to learn, without necessarily having someone try and constrict your creativity. At least that’s my feeling on classes. So I figure taking this class is a good opportunity to learn from someone else, improve my skills further, and become a better magician.

When you rest on your laurels is when you stagnate. Challenging yourself to grow is an integral part of living life and improving your craft. I do it with my business coaching, and I do it with my magical practice.

I have another reason I’m taking this class. I’m in the process of developing my own course work for magicians. It focuses on the process of magic. I have no idea how to set it up though. I don’t want to copy Jason, but I want to get a sense of how someone creates and sets up a class. So it’s a case of not just learning magic from someone, but also learning a bit about how they do business. If you want to be good at something, then learn from someone who is already doing it.

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5 comments
tredara
tredara

I signed up in Oct, and have been enjoying the lessons. !4 weeks in we're finishing up the basics - can't wait for his more esoteric and ideosyncratic stuff.

RobertDavis
RobertDavis

Would be interested in what you think as compared to your style of magic production and say Mike from "Magick of Thought". I'd like to try this course but right now, the pricing is a bit steep on my current budget.

Magicexperiment
Magicexperiment moderator

@RobertDavis Having read one of Jason's books I think it'll be an interesting trip to a more traditional perspective (in some ways)...but I'll definitely be posting my thoughts about the experience.

inominandum
inominandum

@Magicexperiment@RobertDavis RE: the idea of setting up the course. Keep in mind that the course was written in part according to a plan, but in some cases the lessons came organically and are not in the order that, with hindsight, I want them in. The whole course is in the process of being re-edited, re-arranged, with a glossary and such. Everyone will get the final product at no additional cost of course. The thing is that if I did not sell it while it was being written, it would have never been written. Thus some things are rough, but I think just about everyone is happy with the results thus far!

Magicexperiment
Magicexperiment moderator

@inominandum@RobertDavis A plan is only good until the first arrow is shot. I fully expect that, but getting a sense of how someone has done something can still provide insights. I don't expect that my course will be a finished product when I debut it. Regardless I'm psyched to be part of your course Jason.