Affirmations and Words of Power
Answer: No, not necessarily. But it does help in terms of branding. :)
Years ago when I was attempting to create a spiritual awakening for myself, I studied the works of the Western Occult Tradition. These books included the works of Butler, de Regardie, Yeats, Crowley, Fortune and other practitioners of the arcane arts. I was pretty excited to discover in many of these books, that the authors were also interested in finding the means to experience a spiritual awakening.
So I had found kindred spirits within the pages of those old manuscripts, researchers who shared my desires to uncover the mysteries of the universe and "stare God in the face," as Sheldon Cooper would say. But fearful of what others might think of me, I practiced in private and told no one about my activities. I became a sort of undercover witch, a solitary magical practitioner, as Seth might put it.
Now I am certain that it was these early experiences with the magical arts that helped pave the way for my meeting with Seth, and my subsequent book publishing project with the old boy. I am also now certain that Seth, in various different guises or reincarnational personas, and other similar aspects of evolutionary consciousness, quite probably participated directly with some of the writers of these books.
As you may have guessed, I stand diametrically opposed to those readers who insist that Seth was a "one off" phenomenon, a wise mediumistic effect never to return again to physical reality. In my opinion, not only is the Seth of Jane Roberts and her husband now collaborating with me in this timeframe, but a similar confluence of Seth Entity personality aspects has also informed and inspired the mentalities of writers, philosophers and other cosmic instigators throughout history. imho, whenever the going gets rough for the average citizen, whenever the Negative Elites of the world threaten to destroy humanity entirely, the Seth Entity and other benign spirits come through to remind us of the Ancient Wisdom precepts, that are in fact, Magical Affirmations, and Words of Power. These written and verbal technologies are the bread and butter for magicians, shamans, witches and healers throughout history.
Consider the book Your Word is Your Wand by Florence Scovel Shinn, , (go through the link for a FREE download of this helpful book) sacred-texts.com
I like this affirmation from Florence Shinn's book, I make friends with hindrances and every obstacle becomes a stepping-stone. Every-thing in the Universe, visible and invisible, is working to bring to me my own. I like the idea of turning poison into medicine. The power contained within this suggestion is unmistakable.
Here is another one from her book that is simple, direct and magical, I am in perfect harmony with the working of the law. I stand aside and let Infinite Intelligence make easy and successful my way.
Emil Coue put it this way, Every day in every way I am getting better and better. sacred-texts.com I would call this a simple self-hypnosis auto-suggestion. It is also a Magical Affirmation, if used properly.
I'm sure you remember this incantation from the ancients... abracadabra. sacred-texts.com A Gnostic magical formula, roughly translated, My word becomes real.