Ruiz`s call to mage-Hood is as childish as his reputation as a warrior. Most of the book comes down to deciding to use one`s word rather than empowering other people`s words. Thinking of them as magic gives the proper impression of their power, although the term is laden with misinterpretations – it`s not an occult approach to mastering the world, it`s just a concept of mastery that is given in a way that we can integrate into our personal mythologies. Ruiz`s statement of the Totec way includes four points of understanding: I like to consider white magic as what one desires in the world and feels happy when one creates it. I like to think of black magic as a bad feeling and a sense of alignment. You can immediately see if you are creating white or black magic by adapting to how you feel. If you feel good, you think and talk to yourself. When you feel bad, you think and talk to yourself out of integrity. The word is so powerful that a word can change a life or destroy the lives of millions of people. A few years ago, a man in Germany manipulated an entire country of the smartest people using this word. He led them into a world war with the force of his word.

He convinced others to commit the most cruel acts of violence. It activated people`s fear with the word, and like a big explosion, there were killings and war all over the world. All over the world, people were destroying others because they were afraid of everyone. Hitler`s word, based on terrified beliefs and agreements, will be remembered for centuries. The warrior, the magician, the mystic, these are all proactive roles of empowerment, roles of responsibility. Spirituality and happiness do not come by themselves, but are born from sharp action. You must choose to follow these roles. You have to choose to be happy.

2) Move so easily to a more positive statement from where you are. You can move « I`m so tired » to « I`m very excited to put my head down tonight. » You can report « I`m so busy » to « I`m grateful to have so many wonderful things to fill my days. » Although these are slight changes, they can make you feel better and the energy in the sentence is completely different and is the difference between white magic and black magic….