Open Magick Manifesto

Open Magick is a long-term project driven by a philosophy of transparency and loyalty to truth.

We've seen for too long how magical texts hide some things, lie about others, give misleading clues, and so on, as if they were protecting something.

Magick protects itself. Magick is a hard path that requires hard work, and it will make you face your darkest self. Even if the deepest secrets are published, they will only reach those who are really looking for them. Most people don't need nor want to delve into magick. They're happy with taking a few beautiful pictures of altars with candles to post on social networks and occasionally lighting an incense "to banish negative energies".

Open Magick is for those who really want to delve into magick. As such, we work hard in our paths and only speak about that which we know. Yet still we try not to take ourselves too seriously. Pomposity is not for us. True knowledge doesn't need pretension or artifice.

In order to do this, we use open licenses. Copyright is an obsolete mechanism which limits creativity and evolution and favours the asymmetric prosperity of those who appropriate ideas. Therefore, the draconian laws which supposedly defend "author rights" and patents over ideas and prevent their free reuse are our enemy. This includes ideologies that try to whitewash copyright like "cultural appropriation", through which the US is trying to force us to think that their idea that cultures are closed entities is somehow progressive. We come from the Mediterranean, and we think cultural exchange is a source of enrichment to all.

Rituals shall not remain hidden in temples any longer. Vows of silence make no longer sense and only function to block the natural development of magick. We come to end this.

We also are against the mercantilization of Spirit. A mediocre guru legion that abuses cheap psychology tricks made up that "money is an energy" in order to request it for their services, and the Temple ended up full of merchants that sell their wares in workshops, training courses and therapy sessions.

Information shall be freely shared. Magick doesn't need money, neither does it need submission to rules or hierarchy. It needs effort. Our hope is that making quality information available may at least help those really interested in magick to focus in what's really important: Their magickal work.

There is no becoming, no revolution, no struggle, no path; already you're the monarch of your own skin--your inviolable freedom waits to be completed only by the love of other monarchs: a politics of dream, urgent as the blueness of sky. -- Hakim Bey