QUOTE(fatherjhon @ Dec 6 2011, 01:27 AM)
I vaguely remember reading that book and disliking those statements. They are rather vague and, to my mind at least, the same thing. Talk to your HGA and you do yourself physical and/or non-physical good. That is the point I hope of all magick you do on yourself. To answer your question directly, yes you can do both. You would be hard pressed to find someone who works with their HGA and did not bother using that knowledge to better something.
As to the wand thing, It likely does not mater. If its your personal system or the one out of Kraig's book you work with, a tool you like will serve you better than one you don't.
Alright thanks to clarify things for me.
Oh and the book I'm using is a new version without bindings and an additional chapter for Chaos Magick of this one:
This is the new one and the one I'm using:
Though if you have read this books and you think they are distraction to my work... please let me know.