We reside in the age of information. Some of the most successful businesses on the planet are concerned not with providing material goods and services to their customer, but information. Not only is the demonstration of information-big business, so too is the storing, sorting, converting, safeguarding, processing, transmitting, and retrieving of information.
The most advanced machines on the planet focus on nothing more than the control of information. Today’s armies are increasingly thinking about the evolving field of Information Operations, which is dedicated to the techniques of disabling or corrupting their opponents’ information systems. Given the mind-boggling importance of information in the modern world, it only makes sense to begin our strategies with a debate of the mantic arts: the magic of information. Ancient Greeks relied upon oracle priestesses, who would become mouthpieces for the Gods. Right now Tibetans trust such oracles; without them the Dalai Lama may never have made it to India.
Harriett Tubman, the hero of the Underground Railroad attributed her success to messages and visions from God as to what roads to take when leading slaves to independence. Of course, occultists don’t only rely on divination because of their information. Cunning sorcerers are adept at keeping their ears to the bottom and gathering information in less magical ways, as well. Marie Laveau, The Queen of New Orleans Voodoo, used information she overheard in her role as a hairdresser, to help her gain access and leverage in New Orleans culture. The French sorceress and midwife, La Voisin, used information she collected from her clients, to influence occasions in the courtroom of Louis the XIV.
Count Cagliostro did the same in the courtroom of Louis the XVI, a long time later. The exception to the rule is when a reading has been given by one to a customer, especially professionally. Cold reading masquerading as divination is prestidigitation not sorcery. If someone is paying you for a psychic reading, ensure that you are providing them with genuine, not a cold reading, or an educated guess. When reading for yourself however, information is information, whatever its source.
There is more to intelligence gathering than simply gathering the info. Information must properly be evaluated, within the context of a given situation. Intelligence agencies, for instance, differentiate between Data and Intel. Intel is information that is evaluated more because of its relevancy to active situations than its accuracy. Data, on the other hands, is seen as particular models of verifiable information, irrespective of its current application. Whenever we receive information from any source, whether it is rumors at work or a tarot reading, it is essential to evaluate it for its accuracy and relevancy. In serious situations several types of divination from different sources should be consulted to be able to get a full picture.
If an attempt can be made to verify the info by non-magickal methods, than all the better. Intelligence agencies classify their sources into different categories: human intelligence, open source intelligence, specialized intelligence, signal cleverness, signature, and measurement intelligence, financial intelligence, etc. In the webpages ahead, we shall be learning how to classify the various methods of intelligence gathering available to sorcerers, and how each can support the other.
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It may be beneficial to do this with all the resources of information in your daily life. What TV shows do you watch? What newspapers do you read? How are they slanted? Will there be counterbalance? It really is all easy to simply accept information that confirms your wishes and values too, then challenges them rather, is it a good card reading or a partisan talk-radio show. We all gather information all the right time; it’s how exactly we assess it and use it that’s important.
The skilled sorcerer can be a one-man intelligence company. Obviously, many sources of information utilized by the NSA or CIA are not available to most of us reading this. Few of us have access to spy satellites and wire taps, but as practitioners of the occult we do have access to divination, which will come in many different deals thankfully.
Just as the cleverness agencies use different types of Intel to put together an obvious picture, we must figure out how to use different types of divination to compliment and enhance one another. The mentioned psychologist Julian Jaynes, in his publication of The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, grouped divination into four categories: omens, augury, sortilege, and spontaneous divination.