The Little Work: Magic to Transform Your Everyday Life

The Little Work: Magic to Transform Your Everyday Life

by Durgadas Allon Duriel

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Overview

Unite Your Everyday & Magical Lives with the Power of Inner Alchemy

Make your day-to-day life as fulfilling and rewarding as your magical practice by turning everything you do into an extension of that practice. Nothing is truly mundane in this world—but if you can't pay bills on time or weather difficult relationships, how can you achieve spiritual transformation? Packed with practical tools that help improve your willpower and focused intention, The Little Work teaches you how to build and sustain the magical life you desire.

Durgadas Allon Duriel guides you through a journey of inner alchemy to develop your mind, body, emotional resilience, and personal power. Explore meditations, affirmations, and will-development exercises. Discover how to manage your energy, heal from painful experiences, and create a daily practice. This essential book encourages you to dance with rather than run from reality while transforming yourself into a healthier, happier, and more spiritual person.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738761473
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 03/08/2020
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 488,017
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Durgadas Allon Duriel (San Francisco Bay Area, CA) is a formal practitioner of magic with more than twenty years of experience. He has been an initiate of the Hermetic mysteries since 2005, a journey that began with two and a half years of intensive training. Durgadas is also a licensed clinical social worker and a certified holistic health practitioner, and he has studied and practiced yoga for over fifteen years.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction … 1

The Little Work 2

Part One: Foundations of Magic
Chapter One: The Basis of Magic … 9
What Is Magic? 16
We Create Our Reality—Or Do We? 18
The Metaphysics of How We Create Our Reality 21
Limits and Confounding Factors Regarding the Metaphysical Creation of Reality 23
The Metaphysical Power of Belief 27

Chapter Two: Perceiving Energy and Energy Alignment … 29
Techniques for Perceiving Subtle Energy 31
Divine Energy 32
The Guidance of Alignment 33

Chapter Three: Basic Magical Practice … 35
Magical Technology 38
Fundamentals of Ritual 42
Foundational Supports for Performing Effective Magic 44
Fundamentals of Spellcraft 48
On Metaphysical Law 51
Magic and the Subconscious Mind 54
On Symbols 57
Additional Considerations for Creating Effective Spells 60
The What, Why, How, Who, Where, and When of Spellcraft 63
Correspondences and Elements 66
Elemental Correspondences 68
Designing Spells 83
Why Does Magic Fail? 85
Meeting the Ego 88
Overcoming Doubt in Magic 93

Part Two: Inner Alchemy
Chapter Four: Beginning the Little Work … 99
The Basics of Cognitive Theory 102
Keys to Effective Alchemical Practice 107
Creating a Daily Practice 116
Elements of a Daily Practice 119
On Ritual 123
The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram: A Case Study 128
Meditation and Mindfulness 134
Navel, Heart, and Third Eye Chakra Meditation 138
How to Meditate 142
Sacred Space 148
Observances for Attuning to the Natural World 151
Containing the Work and Psychic Boundaries 157

Chapter Five: Air: Refining the Mind … 161
Developing a Compassionate Mindset 162
Cultivating a Learning Outlook 169
Internal Sacred Space and Affirmation 177
Practicing Affirmations 179

Chapter Six: Fire: Developing the Will … 185
Owning Our Personal Power 187
Will Development Exercises 193
Self-Discipline 200
Intentional Action 202
Clarifying Values 204
Authentic Living 209
Clarifying Intent 211
Effective Decision-Making 213
Goal-Setting 216

Chapter Seven: Water: Allowing Our Emotions … 219
Understanding Emotion 221
The Holy Dark 226
On Suffering 229
Allowing Our Emotions 231
Additional Techniques for Dealing with Difficult Emotions 236
Anger, Fear, Grief, Guilt, and Shame 237
Inner Alchemy and Relationships 244
Toxic Relationships 245
The Magic of Minding Our Business 247
I-Statements 251
Making Peace with the Past 252
Effectively Utilizing Intuition 255

Chapter Eight: Earth: Grounding and Embodying the Work … 259
Body Awareness and Sanctity 260
Exercise 262
Diet 264
Energy Management 266
Home as Oasis and Sanctuary 270
Managing Money 272
The Little Work in the Professional World 275
Connecting with Nature 293

Chapter Nine: Spirit: Approaching the Great Work … 297
To Serve the World 299
The Tenets of the Little Work 302

Bibliography … 303

Index … 309

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