Re: Shaivite Sorcery?
Magic is not the most appropriate term, but shat-karma is what we call them when applied outside. When applied inside, it is just sadhana.
Originally Posted by Spiritualseeker
I have read a good essay on aravind's manasatarmgini blog which detailed how shaivites of the south also were also masters of mantra-vada (probably some still are). Although for a shaivite, devotion and yoga are the principle forms of sadhana, for someone wanting to take priestly role must also develop oneself as a mantravadin (which is generally thought to be a shakta domain). For a shaivite mastery over magical rites may not be a core component of sadhana but more for applying outside for defence and maybe also not to lag behind other sects in this science.
What is Here, is Elsewhere. What is not Here, is Nowhere.