During my meditations this week, I’ve been struggling with Inner and Outer Temples and how they can work together. It’s always been common knowledge for me that witchcraft involved both the physical and spiritual, but I still didn’t feel like I got it. I began trying to use different tools to help my logical side make sense of it all. In the most basic form, I thought of my inner self and outer self as the separation and was curious how they communicate and work together. When I used this model, I could connect to my body but not my mind. Even though my inner temple was suppose to be my mind, it felt more connected to aspects of my self. These aspects were auras, psychic energy, vibrations, things that are still connected to the body somehow. The I could connect to my body, but not my mind. This caused me to step back and really think, what are my true temples and how are they connected? I came to the simplest model I could find, The low magick world of the physical and the high magick world of the metaphysical. When I approach witchcraft now, I begin by becoming aware of my body energy and link that to low magick. My high magick self is the one who connects to the Goddess, The Universe, or whatever term I feel comfortable using at the time. By approaching witchcraft with my own definitions of Low and High Magick it helps me separate the purpose and functions of different aspects of the craft. The communications between the two worlds is where spirituality comes in. Spirituality serves as a communication tool between the high and low magick words I’ve created. I had a strong spiritual communication and a very solid foundations on both Low and High magick, but still, not a working craft for me. What the hell was going on with me? The answer came when I truly made a connection between the two with a brutal honest spiritual communication, my body and mind were out of sync.
The witch’s mind and high magick I do is very female, but my body is male. This brought a huge discovery for me, I wanted to have the two meet once and for all. I began looking at Gender Dysmorphia and the Transgender journey. These concepts rang true for me! It was exactly what I was gong through! I was tired of bouncing and ego hopping between body magick and mind magick or low and high magick. I wanted my body to fit my mind, I wanted witchcraft and this connection to finally make sense. I began my transgender journey with this in mind with the goddesses blessings and have never felt a stronger connection to myself. While this concept is simple and elementary, for someone who is in the wrong body this could be a huge obstacle. In order to have a complete witchcraft experience, a witch needs to become get back to basics and become aware of their body and mind and how the spiritually communicate. There is a difference between understanding this concept and knowing this concept. For the first time in my life, I don’t only understand this connection, I know this connection.