Wise Craft

“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”

― Saint Francis of Assisi

The Wizard’s Reflection

“The Craft of the Wise” is a title often given to the esoteric understandings and practices of magic. At its heart, true magic is the art of change. It takes its higher forms when it is not just about change but deep change, transformation, transmutation and alchemy. Manifold are the methods and perspectives one might cultivate on such a path of reality crafting, but they are only wise when their aim is wisdom.

Seen lucidly, with one eye on the world and one eye on eternity, all acts are magic, for all acts contribute to shaping reality. This is not to diminish the practices and traditions that undertake to cultivate a magical will, for they play an important role in the unfolding of the dream. It is to remember the full scope of our will within the context of truth. It is to welcome the mysteries of empowerment into all actions we take.

Suggested Divination Meanings

What role does beauty play in the actions I take in the world?

From where does my will arise?

How can I become wiser by reflecting on my actions?

How can I better use my wisdom to infuse my actions with power?

What is wisdom, and what is my relationship to it?

How can I be wiser, more artful, or more skillful in this situation?

How can I approach my way of life more like a crafting of reality?

What is it that I am cultivating, and does it serve me and others to do so?

What old skill can I learn to bring new abilities to my situation?

How can I apply one situation’s principles and lessons to another?