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In magick fighting, everything has a counter. The mage with the better understanding of how magick works, and the greater experience to apply that understanding, will usually win.
Today: How to bypass shielding. Shielding from a wall visualization, or the shielding from earlier this week.
To bypass shielding, use smaller connections.
Scales of Connections
Connections come in different scales.
Not different sizes. Different scales.
People come in different sizes. Some people are big, some are small, but they’re all people.
Rope comes in different scales. Heavy rope is made by braiding normal rope, which is made by binding twine, which is made by twisting thread…
Wire has different scales too. Co-axial cable is made of insulated wires, which are made by twisting bare wires together…
Large magickal connections are made of smaller connections, which are made of smaller connections, which are made of…
I used co-ax cable for visualizations. It carries current, like connections carry energy. Unlike real co-ax, I visualized every wire as made of multiple insulated wires, all the way down.
Rope has specific words for several scales, so I’ll use the rope analogy for this post.
Scales of Signatures
Signatures also have scale. A large-scale signature is made of smaller-scale signatures. If we’re using a rope-scale signature, then twine-scale signatures are the aspects of the larger signature.
A rope-scale connection has a rope-scale signature. The twine-scale connections that make it up have twine-scale signatures. They add up to the rope-scale connection’s signature.
Filling a connection with awareness happens at a certain scale.
Say you work at the “rope” scale. There’s one scale larger (heavy rope) and several scales smaller (twine, thread, etc).
You fill a rope-scale connection with awareness. This fills most of the twine-scale connections that make it up. Most, but not all.
Anyone using a rope-scale connection would use some of the same twine-scale connections, making them obvious to you.
But there are holes at the twine-scale.
Sneak in by making a twine-scale connection with the same signature as one of their open twine-scale connections.
Make a bunch of lightweight* twine-scale or thread-scale connections. Eventually you will want to handle many small connections at once, but at first it’s fine to focus on one at a time. If you can decompose the large-scale connection’s signature into its aspects, make your small-scale connections each have one of those aspects, so your connections align to the small connections you will be entering.
*Lightweight connections don’t push. They look around but don’t change things. Keep the connection soft, so it can adjust to the signature of whatever it touches, and don’t put any energy through it.
Look at the rope-scale connection with these smaller-scale connections. At the rope-scale you see a wall, but at the smaller scale you’ll see some openings. Each connection will see openings that allow its signature. Enter the opening like you would trace any connection.
Assembling a Signature
You have some twine-scale connections into your opponent, but you normally userope-scale connections, not twine-scale ones. You’ll want to assemble a rope-scale connection once you’re past their shield.
Snake several twine-scale connections into them. Bring them together on the other side, and think about joining them, braiding them, fusing them, or whatever makes sense to you. You’ll get a rope-scale connection.
The signature of the rope-scale connection is the sum of the signatures of the twine-scale connections. Those signatures are determined by the holes your opponent left in their shield. So your rope-scale connection might not have a signature you’re used to.
To get better control of the resulting signature, sneak in more twine-scale connections. Or sneak in thread-scale connections, build twine-scale connections similar to what you’re used to, and use them to build a rope-scale connection.
Bringing Down the Shield
Once you’re in, find the part of their mind that maintains their shield. Fill its connections with your awareness. Resist their attempts to use those connections. This will stop that part of their mind from functioning, bringing down their shield.
What About Walls?
Visualizations tell you to imagine an “impenetrable wall.” How can you bypass such a thing?
Sorry, just because imagine something as impenatrable doesn’t mean it is. Visualizations tell your unconscious what magick to do, but that magick works the same as all other magick. Small-scale connections can still sneak in.
If you use a rope-scale shield, twine-scale connections can get to you.
If you use a thread-scale shield, twine-scale connections won’t get anywhere.
Whatever scale they attack with, shield with one scale smaller. Whatever scale they shield with, attack with 1-2 scales smaller.
Types of Connections
There are many types of connections: connections to systems, physical connections, mental connections, energy-layer connections, etc. Each has a different basic signature at the thread scale.
If you use a type your opponent doesn’t know about, they won’t have any awareness protecting those connections. You can easily enter with a rope-scale connection. On offense, try all the types of connections you can, and see what gets in most easily.
On defense, fill all the types of connections you use with awareness, so you’re prepared for that type of attack.Other posts in this series:
- Fighting With Magick (March 17, 2010)
- Blocking a Magick Attack (March 20, 2010)
- Effective Energy Attacks (March 23, 2010)
- Effective Psychic/Magickal Shielding (March 31, 2010)
- Fighting for Ritual Mages (April 3, 2010)
- Bypassing Magickal Shields (Advanced Direct Magick) (April 6, 2010)