"Sorcerers say that we live our life from a distance, as if it were a memory. We spend life
hooked, hurt by something that happened thirty years ago and carrying a burden that
doesn't make sense anymore. 'I don't forgive it!' we scream, but it is not true, it is
ourselves we don't forgive!
"The emotional commitments we make with people are like investments we have made
along the way. We must be completely insane to leave our heritage thrown away like
"The only way we can become complete again, is by picking up that investment,
reconciling ourselves with our energy, and dissipating the heavy burden of feelings. The
best method the sorcerers have discovered for this is to remember the events of our
personal history until we have completely digested them. Recapitulation takes you out of
the past, and inserts you into the now.
"We cannot escape having been born as bored fucks, nor having invested most of our
luminosity in making children or in maintaining tiring relationships. But we can
recapitulate; it cancels out the energetic effects of those acts.
"Fortunately, in the realm of energy, things like time and space don't exist. So it is
possible to return to the place and to the same moment when the events happened, and
relive them. It is not very difficult, since we all know very well where we are hurting.
"To recapitulate is to stalk our routines, subjecting them to a systematic and merciless
scrutiny. It is an activity that allows us to visualize our life as a totality, and not just as a However, and although this may seem strange, only sorcerers
recapitulate as an exercise; other people only happen to do it by chance.