« The Fourth Major Arcanum teaches us about the unique, self-conscious Force, existing in Man and in Nature, which is able to realize itself outwardly that is to take a F O R M.
Now we come to the exposition of the Great Arcanum of Magic. The classical definition of a MAGIC OPERATION, according to Prof. G.O.M. is:
‘A decision of the Human Will (single or collective) exercised in order to solve a problem, the carrying out of which depends upon the activities of individualized beings, operating on two or three planes.’
For clarity, I would like to exclude from this definition such normal, everyday pursuits as reading, studying, professional occupations, scientific research, trade, and so on, which are based on a definite pattern, and accessible to anyone who learns them from the official sources of human knowledge, which are open to all through the medium of educational manuals and standard techniques. »
Mouni Sadhu, *The Tarot: A Contemporary Course of the Quintessence of Hermetic Occultism* Hermetica, San Rafael, 2007.