Sorcerers and Magi showcases the fantasy fiction series by the same name and also thought-provoking ideas on magic and mysticism. The content is for adult readers drawn to fantasy fiction, magic, mysticism, Eastern spirituality and the Western Mystery Tradition. Excerpts, updates, and wisdom and insight from author, Dionesia Rapposelli aka Soror ZSD23.
The “Law of Karma” posited three lines of force: sanchita karma, prarabdha karma,and agami karma. Sanchita karma was the momentum that had originated in some
mysterious and distant past. It had built up over eons like a snowflake becomes
an avalanche as it accumulates compacted snow, ice, rocks, twigs, shrubs, small
animals, then big ones, all kinds of crap in the path of its ferocious
trajectory. Wherever the exponentially building mass was as it fell was the
present. That was prarabdha
karma—fate, destiny—where the past caught up with a person, dictated the present,
and set the direction for the future.
Then there was agami
karma, which was where the avalanche might be headed and how its structure
might change because of it. It was the potential future, predicated on both
where it had been (sanchita karma)
and where it was (prarabdha karma).
Even though the residual effects of the past were relentlessly barreling from
the present to the future, the present still could modify the future’s course.
Bellaluna Drago was a fallen fairy because having had the
ill-fortune of becoming some sinister Renaissance necromancer’s pet (and
Michael knew who that fiendish bastard now was), she had haplessly done
something despicable that led to the necromancer’s and her own ruin. She was
now clawing through lives and worlds in atonement. Her redemption had come.
Michael felt privileged to play a role in it.
“There is a saying in the alchemical texts that goes like
this,” Michael murmured. “The dragon only dies when he is killed by his brother
and sister at once; not by one alone, but by both at once. That is, by the sun
and moon.’ You and me,” he said.
“We’re compelled to create stories for the whys and
wherefores of things in an attempt to trump a wild card, which is existence
itself. And existence happens despite us and also is a product of our own making.
It’s a bit of a paradox,” Michael continued. “You dream of being attacked by a man
who would pull you down to Hell with him. This is all the fluff of the mind—a
subterfuge for some other vexation that is limiting you. But even that is a
mere projection of mental noise. We torture ourselves with it for no good
Michael told Bella this to console her, even though it was
and wasn’t what was going on. Nevertheless, he continued.
“In creation mythology, we talk about the world forming from
chaos and void by the will of a conscious entity—God. But the chaos—the
so-called prima materia—is not
matter, nature, or the world; it is the human psyche full of convoluted
impressions, habituations, and the conditioning of nature and nurture. This is
the seven-headed dragon that must be slain by the hero who is none other than
the divine spirit within asserting itself. It rescues the damsel, which is the
The path of inner alchemy and of mysticism in all the great
traditions founded in gnosis, Michael contended, was to transform the human
creature, who was nothing more than a helpless gear of the world machine, into
a real person with real will, intention, and creative abilities.
“Some persons call this enlightenment; some call it ‘being
like unto God’; some call it the Great Work, which is magic,” he said.