Common to the various systems/traditions/paradigms of Magick are certain key concepts. We urge the reader not to accept/reject these as theoretical constructs, but to try and verify them by personal experience. Gnosis is the key to magical abilities - the achievement of an intense state of consciousness known invarious traditions as No-Mind, One-Pointedness, or Sartori. Awareness is emptied of all information exceptthe object/subject of concentration. Various methods of achieving gnosis can be resorted to, from frenzieddancing to the rapt contemplation of an idea. Whatever method is chosen, the practitioner continues it untils/he is taken in