Hey dude! You are so lucky to have stumbled upon my thread. Please allow me to enlighten you. It's really simple.
1) The external world is a reflection of your internal self. For a sorcerer, reality, or the world we all know, is only a description that has been pounded into you from the moment you were born. The reality of our day-to-day life, then, consists of an endless flow of perceptual interpretations which we have learned to make in common. The first goal of an apprentice to sorcery is to stop the world so that one see energy directly. The second goal is to eliminate every drop of fear in you so that your dreams become still, and crystal clear. The third goal is to destroy your ego so that you can truly appreciate the power of the universe and not invoke the wrong types of energy. All of these goals have a common goal of saving as much energy as possible. With all this discipline, focus and energy, one can then attempt to master lucid dreaming at will. Once the sorcerer eliminates all the crap that shows up in his dreams, he is free to fly away and do whatever he pleases, beyond the laws of time and space. Sure you could say it's all in your head...but the master sorcerer can dream in real time...and the legend says he can wake up wherever, whenever, however. The true term is brujo. The legend (this is the most important distinction between shamanism and everything else) is that one can slip into their dreaming body right before they die, and retain their consciousness instead of being channeled back into the collective to be reincarnated (Because our dreaming body's are in fact our ethereal body's). You have good reasons for believing what you do. Just know this...as crazy as I sound, there is a vast amount of knowledge around this subject, dating all the way back to the Sumerians & Egyptians.
2) A sorcerer aims to be more than human by changing faith into two things. Will and intent. Thus the sorcerer can summon things in the world to occur and command the universe to lead him to his true will (or destiny). The world is full of omens from sounds, to animals, to winds...Most people ignore these omens and complain later...but if they followed them, oh how "lucky" they would be. Intent is just that. Looking at the sky and intending it to rip apart. Intending for something good to happen to them. Some people pray. A shaman commands. That is the difference.
Think of shamanism as this. The ability and training involved with mastering infinite perception from a human or non-human perspective. Projected consciousness. Projected manifestation.
I could talk forever about this stuff. I love it. And that's all that matters. I love seeing people passionate about things they love. Faith or no faith matters not...but passion... passion is life.
My advise is to read some of Castaneda's books or go to south america to an ayuhasca retreat. 10 bucks says you wouldn't last a day. $1000 says you would come back "of faith". $5000 says you'll die. In summary or in other words, the sorcerer is god and is the master of his own universe. He has full faith in himself and he represents the totality of all of his lives in this very moment. "Do as thou wilt, love is the law, love under will." That's it!
I hope it sounds crazy. I'd be pissed if I were deemed sane.