The theme of magical conflict is never complete without a discussion of shielding methods. The startling thing found when one searches for decent shielding methods is that one encounters shields that either appeal to one deity or another or rely on the basic goodness of the individual for efficacy.
The true Thelemic magician need not hide behind another be they god or person. Nor need they define their position as “good.” It is sufficient that it is their position and theirs alone.
What, then, may the student do to develop a shield in keeping with Thelemic philosophy? Continue reading