It isn't that as time goes by you're learning sorcery; rather, what you're learning is to save energy. And this energy will enable you to handle some of the energy fields which are inaccessible to you now. And that is sorcery: the ability to use energy fields that are not employed in perceiving the ordinary world we know. Sorcery is a state of awareness. Sorcery is the ability to perceive something which ordinary perception cannot.
The matters pertaining to the spiritual realm often seem ridiculously simple, so as for our mind to not being able to easily adopt them. The reason is that the mind realm obeys different law than the spiritual realm does. And this crumby mechanism—the leading part of the mind, doing the incessant chatter—will always resist receiving these simple principles which are going to dethrone it in the end.
This statement is pretty broad, but is true even in all the key practices of the major religions. It is hard for an average man to believe the Koran’s message that the heavens are reached by just keeping the commandments; it is hard for an average man to believe the Bible saying that the eternal salvation is gained with as little as one-time sincere calling on the name of Jesus (Rom. 10:13).
It is hard for an average man to believe Castaneda when he says, every person already has enough potential energy in his possession for about anything—any magical accomplishments, given that he does not squander it daily for self-pitying and babbling away in his mind, the energy will surely make itself felt! The “assemblage point”—the luminous center of awareness of such person who thrifts his energy begins to shift away, all by itself, from the day-to-day perception position fixed with all the mankind. That is, his perception starts to naturally spread to embrace the multitude of worlds.
It is hard for an average man to believe Osho when he repeats the description of a straightforward yoga technique which is as old as the hills: remember about your breathing. No need for straining your lungs, no need for pranayama, just pay attention to your breathing. Try it. Just 10 minutes of this exercise will become a great accomplishment! At first, it will remind you the parable of a seeming simplicity of rewarding the wise man for his invention of chess. He “only” asked one grain of wheat on the first square of chessboard, plus two on the second, plus four on the third and so on. But when you lay hold of the key which is simply not to forget it, then the process will go on with positive feedback, it will zoom. (This is another distinctive feature of the spiritual realm—positive feedback prevails there, whereas negative feedback prevails in nature, best characterized by Le Chatellier principle that simply says “All Resists”.) It was this principle—the principle of positive feedback,—that Jesus meant when he said, “For whoever has, it shall be given to him, and he will abound; but whoever does not have, even that which he has shall be taken away from him.” (Matt. 13:12)
The gate to the unknown is opened with a puff. Throw away your battering rams.