Initiation: The ordeal of psychic trauma through which psychological change is attained.
It is the Alchemical Angel alone that gifts initiation, that opens the way to the Black Dragon of the Abyss.
The gift of the goddess is the opening of shaman’s gate that allows a descent into the Underworld. For myself, in the very traditional Western magical forms of Venus Calva and Goat. Babalon and Chaos.
Magic is the experiencing of the mythic world, a more real place than our world. A place that if touched will forever change you.
Campbell’s Hero’s Journey