The Four Powers of the
Magus are the personal attributes traditionally necessary and required for
the successful use and practice of magick. These are - To Know, To Dare,
To Will, and To Be Silent. Without these four attributes combined, the
individual will never be successful in magick.
The reasoning is quite simple; none of the attributes mentioned are
enough in themselves, as all four attributes must be present to balance
each other out. For instance:
To Know - Knowledge is no good, without the will and audacity to see
To Dare – Audacity is no good, without the knowledge and will to see
To Will – Will power is no good, without the knowledge and audacity to
see magick done.
To Be Silent – What good are the above, without the discretion to
remain silent until the magick is done? To reveal your magick before it is
done, dissipates it’s power and effectiveness.
So, anyone aspiring to use magick, he/she needs a knowledge of what
he/she is doing, the audacity to use it, the will power to control it, and
the discretion to remain silent till the work is done.