What does it mean to be a Sorcerer or Sorceress? Is it possible you are just like Wayne Dyer but don’t know it? Maybe you want to be like Mr. Dyer? If so, we’ll show you how to do it.
The dictionary gives us a biased definition tainted by Western theological thought. It uses the term for someone who is a magician, a wizard, or a warlock. They are portrayed as people who use evil or black magic. But is this the only perspective?
Are You a Sorcerer or Sorceress?
Mr. Dyer presents us with another definition. A Sorcerer is someone who routinely connects with the Source of Being. Connecting with the “source” is healthy and nourishing for the mind, body, and soul. It’s an integral part of our overall health and wellness. So, could you be a sorcerer, too, and not realize it?
You could learn to connect with Source and become a sorcerer in several ways. For instance, a Sorcerer mediates and reaches a state of pure awareness. Meditation is the most straightforward doorway to freedom of thought. Are you a sorcerer already?
“Seeing energy as it flows is an imperious need on the path of knowledge. Ultimately, all the effort of sorcerers is guided to that end. It is not enough for a warrior to know that the universe is energy; he has to verify it for himself.” — Carlos Castaneda
Many sages promote reaching this state of restful alertness, including Wayne Dyer (1), Joseph Campbell (2), and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. They all agree meditation is the key to reaching the Source of pure consciousness.
What is “the Source”?
Many of these sages tell us that “Source” is the foundation of consciousness. All other states of awareness rest upon this pure energy current. And they encourage us to connect with this Source of the universe every day.
Meditation is the most direct way to connect with it, so meditation is sorcery to those who do not understand it. Those who don’t experience or won’t experience it call it evil precisely because they don’t understand it. Some who understand it don’t like it because it competes with their chosen religious mythology and superstition. They call it evil magic.
Perhaps connecting with the “source” is magical in some ways. It gives us a universal perspective, an experience of pure awareness free from the internal dialogue.
“If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue.” — Deepak Chopra
“Whenever the internal dialogue stops, the world collapses, and extraordinary facets of ourselves surface, as though they had been kept heavily guarded by our words.” — Carlos Castaneda
Could you be a Sorcerer or Sorceress? Do you want to be?
What’s the Best Way to Connect with Source?
Japa or Transcendental Meditation (TM) is the most direct way to enter the state of consciousness that puts us in touch with the ground state of pure consciousness. This state is a scientifically verified state of consciousness different from dreaming, sleeping, and our normal waking state.
While in this state, your body and mind produce unique characteristics. We can measure brainwave coherence, heart rate, skin resistance, and respiration, indicating that the body is in a state of rest that is deeper than sleep. Yet, the mind is alert, and brainwave coherence is greater than any other awareness partition. (3)
However, several doorways provide at least some level of access to this partition of awareness. Mindfulness meditation techniques built on the foundation of the Japa method give us a glimpse of this restful state.
Here, you can use it in different forms of moving meditation, like the Japanese Forest Bathing process or the Tree Grounding technique. Some believe that the Sun Gazing method can facilitate entry to this state.
The Shamanic Journey is another separate partition of awareness that provides some limited experience of the ground or a pure state of awareness.
Why Demonize Source?
We automatically associate the term Sorcerer with evil. The dominant cultural narrative is responsible for this association. It’s a way of keeping you away from the “source.” It prevents you from opening essential doorways of awareness. It demonizes the term sorcerer to make it socially unacceptable. It associates the term with someone who uses magic with evil intent.
One of these doorways leads to your spiritual gifts and the spirit world. The Shamanic Journey is another entrance to higher states of consciousness. What they call Source is the doorway to freedom of thought. Because of this, the dominant cultural narrative doesn’t want you to discover this “source” or these doorways. It does not want you to be free.
There are three dominant world religious institutions in control of the cultural narrative. These three boast a membership that makes up half of the world’s population. They are the Abrahamic religions (4), including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Western organized religion demonizes anything that threatens their customer base and control. Demonizing is an old but effective tactic. They use it to protect their customer base. And they will use violence if necessary. Their superstition is absent any self-development or consciousness exploration methods, so every system with them is a threat.
Could You Be a Sorcerer Like Wayne Dyer?
Our intention is very much a part of this process. Ceremonies are one way to make a connection with the “source.” A ritual is a moving meditation that embodies the desired outcome’s emotional and symbolic links. There are several ways to use this energy.
Ritualistic magic channels energy from our Source for healing. Seated meditation is another way to connect with pure consciousness, our Source. As we already mentioned, Japa or Transcendental Meditation is the most efficient method for connecting with the “Source of being.
““Inner silence works from the moment you begin to accrue it. What the old sorcerers were after was the final dramatic, end result of reaching that individual threshold of silence.” — Carlos Castaneda
There are many kinds of moving meditation. If you practice Tai Chi or Qigong, you are a Sorcerer, too. The Shamanic Journey is an ancient practice to connect us with the “Source.” The imaginary landscape helps us connect with our ancestor’s energy. When you learn to dance, you learn to be a sorcerer. Dance is one of the main ways many ancient cultures connect with our Source. The martial art Silat is a form of moving meditation, a powerful way to connect with this essence.
Teachers like Wayne Dyer are natural conduits of positive energy. When others learn, the teacher also gains knowledge.
You can probably relate to the creative, magical moments if you are a musician. These Eureka experiences happen when writing a new song, which comes out of the ether. Or when everyone melds into one seamless flow when playing with others? It is one way we connect naturally with the “source.” Hence, this is what makes musicians Sorcerers. Could you be a Sorcerer and not know it? It’s the same with any creative process, from painting to sculpting to writing.
People like Wayne W. Dyer encourage everyone to be a Sorcerer. He promotes connecting with “source” in his book, “The Power of Intention.” In his book “Getting in the Gap: Making Conscious Contact with God Through Meditation (5)” Mr. Dyer refers to himself as a Sorcerer. He describes a Sorcerer as a person who routinely engages with Source.
“Intent is a force that exists in the universe. When sorcerers (those who live of the Source) beckon intent, it comes to them and sets up the path for attainment, which means that sorcerers always accomplish what they set out to do.
You create your thoughts. Your thoughts create your intentions.
Your intentions create your reality. In the universe, there is an unmeasurable, indescribable force which sorcerers call intent, and absolutely everything that exists in the entire cosmos is attached to intent by a connecting link.” ― Wayne Dyer
“Source” is much like gravity. It, too, is a powerful unseen force. If our intention is the link, then words give our intent direction. Make it a practice to monitor your words and self-talk.
If you aren’t one already, learn to be a Sorcerer or Sorceress, just like Wayne Dyer. Becoming one is good for you and the world. We need more people who are awake. Connect regularly with the Source of being. Also, learn about the other ancient spiritual technologies of spiritual exploration. Use them to forge your path. Please, could you be a sorcerer too?
(1) Wayne W. Dyer, The Power of Intention and Getting in the Gap: Making Conscious.
(2) Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero with a Thousand Faces.
(3) The Scientific Physiological of Transcendental Meditation Techniques.
(4) Abrahamic Religions.
(5) Contact with God Through Meditation, Wayne Dyer.