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I’m writing the chapter of my book where you ask the ethereal software to make obvious connections to you, so you can verify that everything is working. And I’m wondering, how do you make a magickal connection that even non-mages notice?
A little background: I originally made the obvious-connection technique while teaching a psychic about direct magick. The point was for her to notice connections, as opposed to energy or intuitions or anything else. I made increasingly obvious connections — she noticed when I reached the level of a gentle psychic attack, making connections so stiff and rough they would shift her energy signature. Then I slowly backed off, making increasingly gentle connections, helping her notice them each time, until she could notice normal connections.
So, it was for training specifically in noticing connections. Not a technique designed to make the most obvious sensations for non-mages.
I also designed the obvious-connection technique 5-10 years ago, before learning much energy healing, before researching erotic energy and recognizing that I had to affect the activity layer of nerves, not some other layer or other tissue.
At this point, I could probably design a better technique, focused on sensations for non-mages, using more than just aggressive connections, and drawing from my additional years of experience. I’ll blog as I do it. Today, I want to share my initial thoughts:
This technique should probably involve the activity layer of nerves. That seems to be the best way to create sensations. And as a side benefit, that’s also the basis for erotic energy, so I can re-use whatever I learn.
I’d like to keep the effect to the energy layer, rather than going deeper into the paths toward cells. It’s easier to clean up afterward that way.
I’d also like to focus on nerves in the body, rather than the brain. Sure, most sensations mages feel are from ethereal muscles creating sensations in the brain, but that’s incredibly complex. I’d much rather put some energy in the person’s skin or arm.
My next steps are more training in physical effects and energy in the body, then to learn specifically about creating sensations. The Enochian spirits may have some good insights here, too.
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How about having two different levels, or even an adjustable level of intensity through a second command?
Thanks! Yes, that’s actually what I’m thinking of: A command to say “more noticeable” and “less noticeable,” so you can step up and down the intensity. Because I really don’t want to hit an experienced mage with the full intensity that’s required to make a non-mage notice it — that would be rather unpleasant, headaches and such, not how I want to introduce myself.
The idea of an adjustable level of intensity could be extremely useful, and a great learning tool as well. which is to say that if the level of intensity is made fully adjustable, think a slider vs a low/high switch, then one could use it as a training tool to sensitize oneself to subtle connections.
Sorry for the double post…
this is speculation on my part as i have not delved into programming ethereal software as yet. as far as a starting “default” level of intensity, can one not have the software in question do an initial scan of the user, and adjust its level of intensity based off of their current sensitivity level?
or possibly, start at the lowest level, and slowly increase the intensity until it sees a reaction, much like muscle testing is done on the physical body?
obviously you would still want to keep the adjustable levels intact, as well as a “break connection” type command, as a safety.
I’ve thought about this, too. (And I’m loving that you guys are coming up with these ideas.) This is something I might add later, but for now, it adds complexity to an already-complex problem. Giving the person a slider seems easy enough; having the software try to scan their brain and figure out when they’ve registered a particular sensation is a research project unto itself. Remember, telling the software to do something, and having the software successfully and reliably do it, are two entirely different things.
Good idea, though. Maybe for a future version. Thanks!