“If you get siddhi ignore them,” say the Wise Men. Siddhi are self-cancelling say others… to understand a nature is to understand the perfection of that nature and by that refrain.
Magic is a point at subtlety, mixing ignorance with knowledge hiding from your self the totality of things so as to attain a partial view within an understanding of a whole. Understandings well outside the rational, such that—one may just as soon transpose the sun and moon then to move the tip of a pencil from one end of the table to the other. To the world such an act of translocation is as aberrant as the other, but man thinks in terms of the consequences actions have for himself or his world.
Ritual is only a mnemonic, this body has a intelligence, but most people have allowed their bodies to become stupid. Ritual reminds the stupid body of what it is capable of, and forces, on occasion, an accidental cooperation of the subtle body with the physical one.
There is only one thing to know—die leere, everything else that is perceived is only a twist in presence. Partitioning the void further and hiding from that total state, come to an imperfect understanding. So that by constructing and selecting out certain understandings they partially cancel, permitting action. A collection of local understandings that conspire to produce a action—this is a spell. If it is aberrant, it is because it seems to abuse the global understanding.
Understanding the non-duality of duality, the duality of non-duality . And separate a thing from what it is not. So that that thing’s not-thing is here and that not-thing’s thing is there and that not-thing thing is here and that thing’s not-thing is there. And thereby understanding that there is no in here versus out there. You may produce fire.