In Taoism there exists an important concept called Wu Wei which literally means non-doing. A good way to understand this concept is the idea of flow. Does a tree force itself to grow or does it grow without effort? Does a lion struggle to find lunch or is a meal provided for it courtesy of the Great Spirit? Wu Wei is action through non-action. It is placing yourself into the natural flow of life without struggle. Struggle is effort laced with negative emotions and desperation. 

If the emotions are removed then all that remains is effortless flow. Life was never meant to be a struggle. Step back take a deep breath and quietly work towards your goals. Struggle is opinion because struggle is emotion. One persons struggle may be gentle effort to another. Wu Wei. Remember it.



This is an enlightening little video that helps put our significance into perspective. It is about 19 minutes and well worth the time. 


The Tolemac Glow


The Tolemac Symbol
My ole' teacher has been speaking about The Tolemac Glow for years now. I have been a student of esoterism since 2009, and I am just now beginning to comprehend some of the more advanced concepts. There are many mysterious energies in the inner worlds, and very few people are open minded enough and disciplined enough to venture away from their comfort zone to experience them. Few are open to the idea of leaving their physical body behind, and nearly everyone doubts we have the ability to explore worlds outside this concrete physical reality. I can assure you  reality is much more complex and dimensional than popular opinion leads us to believe. Astral travel is unexplainably uniform across the world and is found in nearly all ancient cultures. 

There are a few disciplines necessary to acquire the ability to travel between worlds. The first being physical and mental control. You must be able to focus your mind on a single thought for more than a minute. You must be able to tone out distractions and slow your mind down to a theta state meditation. The theta rhythm is an oscillatory pattern in EEG oscillations in the 4–7 Hz frequency range. Slowing down the mind below daily functioning and allowing yourself to enter trance is vital for exploring the inner worlds. The inner worlds exist within us. It is projecting your consciousness inside of your body and exploring the infinity of your mind. Astral projection has many names, bi location, astral projection, astral travel, and etc. 

Many people argue these worlds do not exist, and it is appropriate to agree with them. Arguing is a mental disease that stems from an uncontrolled ego. It is no matter to me if you agree with me or not, but I can assure you they are real. We enter trance every night while we sleep, but the dimension you enter is erratic and is usually uncontrolled, undisciplined. The average person can not control their dreams, but some people are born with this psychic ability. Others have to learn how too the hard way, and this comes with practice, dedication, and meditation.

The Tolemac Glow is also described as The Divine Light of the Higher Self in some other esoteric teachings. There are many commonalities between the two, but I am not 100% certain if a distinction should be drawn. For now we will assume they are two in the same.

We are composed of light. We are energy and the warming radiating energy of the Tolemac offers us protection, warmth, and security. It is the essence of the God Force. A protecting energy available to all who accept it and to those who are unafraid to address it's reality. Many religious people would stop reading here, because I am not referring to it as "God's power" or whatever, but the reason I call it the God Force is because I am describing spiritual matters with the modern terminology of metaphysics. Metaphysics is the scientific approach at explaining those things not tangible and explainable with mathematics alone. All cultures have theology, but metaphysics is an advanced process that combines all that we know to better and more accurately define reality.

It is no secret the Universe possesses divine energy, and most religious people can agree there is a mysterious power that created and sustains life. There has been thousands of different names it has been given from thousands of different cultures and societies. But the reality exists it is impossible to fluently define, for infinity has no definition.

The Tolemac is the fundamental goodness and essence of the universe. It provides and maintains everything in perfect harmony. It is the alternative title for those of us who want a scientific explanation of God. It is not disproving God for we very much believe, but it is better defining the "God Force" because we are aware it exists, and defining things is what we are made to do.

Bright blessing to all who read. May the golden glow be strong with you at all times.

A.J. Christoph

PictureThe Tolemac Symbol
Balance is perhaps the most important & fundamental discipline of life. Balance keeps our bodies alive with the complexities of homeostasis. Balance keeps us erect as we walk, balance is a fundamental element of the physical plane. Without balance nothing would function properly. If one sways too far in any direction you become off balance and stumble.

A comedian requires balance with his words. If he becomes too rude and offensive he is just an unfunny asshole. Balance requires knowledge and understanding of people, your audience, and the currently accepted social norms. My martial arts teacher taught me the importance of physical balance. We would stand on one foot and stretch our limbs before class, the stretching and balancing exercises were approximately 50% of the class. The remaining segment would be meaningless if we were not able to maintain on our feet. Martial arts teaches balance both physically and mentally. The expended energy balances out the chakras (energy centers) of your body. Kinetic movement helps your chi flow. It promotes well being both spiritually and physically. 

In Taoism balance is known as yin yang. Yin being the feminine spirit and yang being the masculine spirit. This concept can be applied to everything. It is part of the Universal Law. It spans across all planes of existence: for balance is the root of Karma. 

Our spiritual journey is to maintain balance in our lives. We are to take responsibility for our actions. Our lives are our responsibilities and no ones else's. 

I strive for truth and balance in my life. For I know, if I seek truth and balance I will not leave any negative energy in my spiritual footprints. Negative energy is the cause of problems, stress, and emotional turmoil. Not handling situations in a neutral and emotionally removed manner is the cause for grief and malice. Maintain balance and no one will have the ability to emotionally control you.

Think of this life as an energy game. Everything is composed of energy. (Energy is the genetic name of the fundamental power of life. I call it "The God Force.") Our energy comes from the sun. The sun radiates quanta's of electromagnetic radiation 93 million miles across space to warm the Earth in only 8 minutes. This radiation allows liquid water to exist; liquid is the perfect balance between solid and gas. The plants absorb the sunlight and in combination with carbon dioxide photosynthesis occurs. The plants release the oxygen we need to breath, and they also provide the calories necessary for our bodies to sustain life.

The process is infinitely complex and the above description barely touches on the subject. There are entire series of books on photosynthesis alone, but the concept of energy still remains elusive. To begin defining energy let us discuss the nature of atomic physics. Atomic physics begins to zoom in deeper inside the plants and past the cells, through the organelles, inside the atoms to a world that is infinitely small but mostly empty space. Here we begin pondering about the nature of energy, but even that is not sufficient to describe the nature of reality. Alas! Theoretical physics comes to the rescue with a deeper understanding with many subsections of String Theory, M theory, and P Brane theory. But even still the concept of energy escapes us, for reality is infinite. As we discover new it opens doors to other worlds. Other realms reveal themselves as our understanding and technology increases.

String Theory suggests the universe is comprised of infinitely small loops or strings of "energy" that act in a chaotic and totally random manner which compiles together to create quarks. The quarks bind into atoms (the basic unit of matter), different numbers of atoms fused together make the 92 natural elements of the periodic table and molecules. The 92 natural elements that exist in nature makes up the building blocks of our physical reality. IE: your face, the toilet, the grass, your phone, the clouds, and everything that is physically tangible, matter.

If we continue to zoom out and focus specifically on organic elements (CHNOPS) carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus  and sulfur, we are given the building blocks of all things "biotic" This is the study of biology. Here you will discover the perfect balances of the human body, (anatomy, nursing, botany, mycology, and plenty more.) If we continue to zoom out we encounter the social sciences. Which describes how we function in balance as a society and individually. We also encounter the balance of the economy, politics, sociology, culture, history, and more. 

If you see the fractal trend of the universal programming everything works in balance. It may not appear relative to your position. A friend or loved one may die which causes your emotions to become chemically unbalanced, but as your loved one dies it acts as a butterfly effect of the continuous change of existence. It opens doors for new life.

Now we are zoomed out far enough to be looking down on the Earth. Imagine us somewhere in space looking at a tiny Earth the size of a baseball. See it resting in your hand. Now think: This is all we know in a tangible sense. Everything on Earth is our home. We can see it, breath it, touch it, hear it, and perceive it. Now turn about face 90 degrees. You see a black infinitely expanding horizon of deep space with an enumerable amount of stars, other worlds existing at the same time, but they are totally separate from our own existence. This moves us from the micro level to the macro level, dealing with the astronomical ideas of galaxies, solar systems, and finally to the totality of the Universe. One of my previous posts I posted a video of Theoretical Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku talking about the idea of multiple universes. Our universe is probably just a tiny grain of sand on Gods beach. Nothing exists to stop this ideas from being true. As we learn our perceptions are opened to new worlds. It wasn't long ago we believed the Earth was flat. It is my belief there is no end. 

This is the totality of our physical existence, but it is no where near being totally accurate. We all have our own world we live in. There are worlds inside of your body, mind, and spirit. There are worlds that exist on other planets, there are worlds within worlds. Worlds within the cells of your body. We live in an infinite multiverse, and there are literally no boundaries, from the negative infinity to the positive infinity. It goes for eternity both ways, the smallest of the small to the largest of the large. 

It is humbling to accept we are only a small piece of the infinite puzzle of existence. Everything is connected and exists in perfect harmony, and we are blessed to be a piece of the system.

Boundaries are only drawn from the perspective of a finite view. We are all as one and one as all. We are a part of the God Force. Our only responsibility is to contribute in a positive manner, to take responsibility of our own energy footprint, live our lives to the fullest potential, and assist others along the way.

Blessings and understanding.

A.J. Christoph

Balance is an Element of the Universal Law. From the big to the small. Balance is the law.
PictureArt by Alex Grey
What has happened since 2012? Did the world end? Did the rapture happen? Was there a spiritual awakening? No. Nothing grand happened directly, but several things have happened indirectly. We are moving towards an era of equality and acceptance. Much like the civil rights movement but on a wider scale. It is no longer only about blacks or women. Now we are moving towards correcting the wrongs of prohibition. Specifically Marijuana and the rights of homosexuals.  From a finite perspective these things are wrong and should be prohibited, but from an evolutionary perspective it is the ideas and opinions being enforced on a minority of people. 

The prohibition of homosexuality has been based on religious opinions of a Christian perspective. The same for the prohibition of consciousness altering plants, chemicals, and "drugs." What do they all have in common? They are opinions of certain religious faiths that are being enforced on people that exist outside of the circle. By circle I mean they exist outside the dogma of that belief system but the rules are still enforced upon them. 

That is the nature of "law" the law exists to protect the people and the state/country. The law makers decide what is best for the people. The people elect officials that make the best judgement. This was effective when the Americas were first being constructed, but however now we have moved to a global America. Freedom of speech and religion is a 1st amendment right. Applying religious rules on people that exist outside of the system is a flawed system for modern society. That is why the group wave is changing it, slowly, but it's changing. This is a good thing. It is a bad thing for the ego of the collective mind of law makers. But the laws are destined to change. It is like a balloon filing up. It can only hold so much before it pops. 

The system is not wrong and neither are the people. It is just out dated. And the only constant guaranteed in life is change. People change, ideas change, and consequently the world changes. From a fundamentalist opinion one would say this is bad. We are all bent for hell, but I challenge you to question that opinion. Liberating people is better than restriction. Restriction maintains a warped opinion of reality. Think on this. It's your opinion that matters to you. My opinion has no weight on your life and well being. Your opinion is all that matters to you.

Bright blessings

A.J. Christoph

Theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku talks about string theory. He purposes the universe isn't as large as it gets. What if there was something outside of the bubble of the universe?

My intention of this post is to help those of you not versed in magick to develop a deeper understanding of the concept of magick. First off I am speaking about "real magick", not stage magic. Stage magic is the art of illusion. Which is equally real, but is obviously an optical illusion, a visual trick. So to distinguish between the two we will refer to it as "magick"

Ok... Magick... the stuff that isn't real. Popular belief has it, nothing is real outside what we can't visually perceive or is immediately tangible to the five senses. But in the realm of magick there exists the sixth sense. Ohhh. I threw you for a trip there didn't I? 

So in order to even begin contemplating magick you must believe/hope/open your mind to perception outside of daily life. This is often difficult because we have such a tight grip on our perception we won't allow ourselves experiment for fear of ridicule or humiliation by the opinion of others, but in truth a social reality does not exist. It is a combination of opinion and culture. Culture being geographic opinion. 

So let us visualize a moment in your life when you experienced intuition that is outside our five normal senses. Say for example you are walking to your car thinking about your long lost best friend Billy Bob, and coincidentally Billy Bob is contacting you via your cell phone and the conversation goes a little something like this: "Holy crap dude! I was just thinking about you!" Billy Bob replies "Great minds think alike!" And then you both catch up on what ever it is you have missed. 

My point is these things happen far too often for them to be sheer coincidence. Do this. The next time this happens make a silent note about it and move on. Then the next time a similar event occurs recall back and calculate the time in between. It happens far more often than you'd think.

Okay now that we fully understand and believe in the sixth sense we can now open up the discussion of magick. Magick as defined by the ever popular and totally noncontroversial Aleister Crowley is as follows "Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will."  The Science and Art that causes change to occur in conformity with will. Magick is not a twist of a wand or a flick of a wrist; no it is not that simple. However some people do those things and get results, that is not the definition. Those are just psychological tools that help manipulate reality in your liking. Okay, so that last sentence had a little hocus pocus lingo to it. Lets talk about manipulating reality in a magickal context for a minute. What does it mean to manipulate reality in conformity with will? I will give you a real life example, one that I have used often to get the results that I desire.

Example: I want to save money on the purchase of this fast food order. So I make it happen without infringing on the nice lady accepting my money at the window. What I do is while driving up to the window I affirm it into reality "Thank you for saving money on this meal." Then as the lady tells me what the total is I place a dilemma in our conversation. I may say something like this: "Which discount is better? A military discount or a college ID discount?" I be sure to look the most precious as possible and maintain a sweet and sincere eye contact. The sweet lady responds with "Awe I'm sorry sir, we don't have a military or student discount. =( " Then I look her directly in the eyes and say "That's okay. I will take the senior citizen discount." Slightly confused but amused at the same time she says "ha okay I can do that for you."

I collect my food and save a whopping $1 and drive away. To an outsider they would say that wasn't magick you idiot. That was just smooth talking and speech craft skill. But to another individual they would say "Damn man. You worked your magic!" The point is it is all relative to your perspective. One man's magick is another mans common skill. There are many occult techniques that can be utilized to benefit you, but remember, we are ethical people. We are the Ace of Spade. We get what we want, but we do not infringe on other people. To infringe would be unethical and dancing on the boarders of Black Magick, and we don't want that Karma on us.

In summary: Magick is not hocus pocus, while it can be, but by definition it is not. Magick is Will Power. Will Power is overcoming obstacles to get what you want. There is nothing wrong with getting what you want. Do not allow yourself to be held down by limiting thoughts. It is all a test. Test other people and if your Will Power is stronger you will win. Sports are another great example. There is no problem with winning the game, but the only way to win is to out "Will" the other team. "If you want to win you have to have a really bad case of the wants."

Thank you for reading.


A.J. Christoph


In the Beginning 


Everything that exists or ever has existed had a beginning. We are a small segment of the fractal programming of the universe. Everything is interconnected and separation only exists relative to the position of the one perceiving it. 

Here on Earth we draw separation between us, the grass growing out of the concrete, the dog barking next door, and the borders we live within. We create barriers that help us distinguish things, ideas, and concepts. It would cause much confusion if no one knew exactly where the border of the US & Mexico precisely was. Miguel would be shouting "Amigo! Amigo! America starts 3km to the north!" While the confused border patrol officer is scratching his head.

But separation is only a partial truth. Separation serves purpose on a micro level, but it is a narrow perception of the total reality. The whole truth is we are all interconnected. We are all creations of the Earth/Universe/God or what ever you choose to believe. 

My cat, Tom, died a few years ago. The next summer I was outside enjoying the electromagnetic radiation the sun provides, and I noticed a patch of grass growing almost knee high. The surrounding grass was barely pricking through my toes. My dead childhood pet was recycled by the Earth and converted into vital nutrients for my yard. It took a little while for Tom to be reincarnated, but eventually the energy of the cat was released back into the Earth.

Everything is about energy. The energy required to do the dishes is the same energy required to make a million bucks. The same energy required to warm the earth is the same energy required to make the universe tick.

We are separate, but equal. We are divided, but whole. We are infinitely large and infinitely defined. We are a piece to this strange puzzle we call life. We are energy. 


A.J. Christoph