Magic 1-5 and the Odd Verse

Baths, Baths, Baths
Said the spirit reader
Your spirit is unclean
Because you invite
Too many kinds of things in
And the querent noted
In the post, days later
The ridges of the toothed comb
Run through your hair
Combing out old experiences
Cut your hair off
And they will trouble you less
Especially if you have
Kinky, curly, or frizzy hair
In that order
Do a salt water cleanse
Anointing yourself with some
Then write a verse on the sidewalk
Put the cleanse water
Into a measuring cup or a pitcher
And pour a circle or a square
Around the verse
Tracing or invoking
Your preferred symbol over it
Then if the spell concerns a place
Or a person
Walk a circle around
That or a related place
And with your chalk
Draw your symbol
Within the circle
And say the words you find necessary
For complete freedom
Cast your implements into the sea
And dance
Preferably around a fire
(Careful not to get drunk and fall in)
You may get new implements
But know that such elaborate things
Are not necessary
To many magics
Adjust rituals
As needed
William Burroughs’ Chaos Magic
To ruin a place
Make a recording
Of the ambient noise
Circling and pacing about the place
At various times of day and night
And when you get home
Record over it at various places
‘Trouble sounds’
Such as sirens, gunshots, screams, fights, explosions
And return
Circling and pacing again
Again day and night
But this time playing back
They will soon be gone
And nothing will sustain there
For decades
Not that I would ever risk such karma
But I imagine such a technique
Could be adapted
To non-destructive ends
The raven and the crow fly
The black cat pokes around
Out of doors
Other black cats may stalk
But not mine
Moving along
The worms do their composty work
Reducing my footprint
(Not really, they’re dead
But I’ll get some more soon)
The man diffuses his grappa
From dross into clear golden
Later to drink down
As the faeries that inhabit Gwirrel’s Garden
Take nighttime trips
To rain inspiration or dark ideation
On your sleeping head
Your keys represent your access to the realms
How would you characterize them and their rings and chains?
Do you often lose them?
Or always know where they are?
Are there too many, or just one?
And in how many copies
Combination locks and passwords
And identifications and credit and loyalty cards similarly
Who knows what about you?
What is your relationship to your clutter,
And how much is there;
These are important things to know
Are there dead spots in your life?
Or is it merely well lived in?
The stray dog comes through your window
Searching for safe haven
Do squirrels or snails
Plague your fruits and vegetables?
And of what do you dream?
Later I discovered
Two relations of the Fibonacci Sequence
To the number of sides and internal crosses
In polygons
The third layer being the number of sides plus crosses
The second layer being the number of sides
And the second layer in the level above being the number more than last
Although there is no third level in three
The number of sides and crosses is three
Which the second level on the other side adjacent is also a three
I’m sure this is not news to mathematicians
But I found it fascinating

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