Chapter 0:

Prologue: How did I get here?

How to master Magick in another world

My name is Kawabata Kenta. I am currently a laborer at the ABA corporation in Nara, Japan. Needless to say, I hate my job. I can't stand the long hours and I get ridiculed for my interest in magick and the occult. My supervisors constantly look over my shoulder to make sure that I am doing work, but most of the time I am sitting in front of a silent phone that barely rings. My co-workers rarely pay me any mind, and when they do, they make comments like "Sorry Kawabata, I didn't mean to bump into you, please don't cast a spell on me." 

 Sometimes I wish that I never knew what the occult was, it has brought me nothing but misfortune. It all started when I discovered Aleister Crowley in secondary school; everyone made fun of me. I lost all of my friends and I became a loner. I often wonder why I have instilled in me this weird interest, but I have never been able to stop myself from its nonpareil content. It seems to be the only thing that makes me happy. The Necronomicon, The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, The Book of Thoth, anything that can have a slight interpretation as magick.

Recently I have not been able to read any of my books at home because of my work hours, but, I read at work. When the supervisors aren't breathing down my throat and when I am not surrounded by co-workers I lose myself in the texts of ancient philosophers and magick practitioners. 

I have recently been keeping multiple books under my desk, this allows me to study my passion regardless of the people around me. I am currently reading The Lesser Key of Solomon, a book about the Abrahamic demons and how to summon them. Although I am not a firm believer in the Abrahamic religions I still find their rituals interesting to study. I like to draw the sigils I find in The Lesser Key of Solomon and keep them as bookmarks. Today, I have the fifty-fourth spirit, Murmur as my bookmark. 

As I'm looking at the quiet phone in front of me I look from side to side making sure that no one can see me. I pull out The Lesser Key of Solomon from under my desk and look at it with reverence. My excitement knows no bounds as I open this sacred book. However, something feels different. My body grows heavy and my eyelids start to flutter. While I am caught off guard I try to stay awake, my willpower is not enough.

Suddenly a white void appears out of the book. I stare into the void almost captured by its appearance. I can't believe what is happening, but that doesn't seem to matter, it is all beyond my control. My eyes close and the next thing I notice is darkness. 

After a while my eyes finally open and the first thing I see is the sky. Its blue appearance does not ease me as I sit up wondering what just happened. I suddenly notice a woman beside me. She is beautiful with long flowing brunette hair. She is wearing a white sundress along with a flower headband. Her beauty is incredible, no, it is indescribable. 

"S-sorry, are you okay."

In her gentle voice, she asks me if I am okay, I am flabbergasted. Ironically even though I am speechless, I have to ask the question, how in the hell did I get here?

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