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Years ago I have read a book that has changed my life. Is it a magic related book? At first glance - No! But did it help me as a magician? Yes, it did! A lot! If you haven't read it, you should. If you have, let us know if it affected your life, too. I am talking about The Lucifer Principle by Howard Bloom. At first this book made me hate myself and everybody I knew without feeling able to change anything about what I hated about others. Now, years after that, I am so thankful I have read it.So, I should try to explain what this book is about. It's about the Evil in mankind, to simplify it. It's about everything that ever caused human beings to make other human beings suffer, and ever will. It's about the instincts of all mammals and how they effect human sociology in disguise of ideology, politics and communication. It just completely changed my view on mankind.It also changed my view on the occult scene. I saw how people who wanted to be superhuman and even 'outside the pecking order' behaved like animals and ruthlessly fought for being the alpha in that same pecking order of a group. If they'd know their own motivation. Every struggle for a status in human society has only one end - to get rid of one's sperm to procreate, no matter if that's happening in an office, in college, in a parliament or in an occult society. That means, if you know people who manipulate others or who organize a group's feelings against somebody, you know such a person is merely an animal, they might not even be self-reflective, might not even choose their own values consciously, have not decided for social peace, bur instead they follow their mammal instincts. Thank god I know these people are animals! Once youi know that, it's so easy to leave them behind.The Lucifer Principle also shows you that your own health and physical condition reflects your status in the pecking order (which is actually always around you when you live in social circumstances). But human pecking order is very flexible. The Alpha couple is the one which procreates but there are many alpha couples in human society and once you are in an alpha couple you are through the pecking order, you're through the roof, then, you've done it, won the fight. So because your health tells you something about it you can check your position in the pecking order and adjust to it or change it by doing certain things which might involve some situationism. So that would be pecking order magic, which isn't paranormal at all, but the effects are nevertheless miraculous. My body tells me I am actually quite high in the pecking order. There's no female at my side, though, which must be due to the fact that I lack resources to support a possible chilld. Therefore the female meme pool is friendly, nice and patient.So, what I love so much about KIA is that it is not just another sublimation of the pecking order. The fact that there's no hierarchy, that there's no leader, no alpha family fed by it, and no pecking order fights shows that it must really attract self-reflective individuals who are somewhat above many of their instincts. And my intuition tells me that real magicians should be like that.Greetings,Zeitl0ch