Posts Tagged ‘Basics’

Easy Magick to Improve Your Life

Friday, November 1st, 2013

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A reader asks:

What little things can I apply basic magick to in my life?

A few ideas:

Luck: Pick something you could reasonably do, and use manifesting to make it successful. Job search, dates, intense talks with people you care about. Anything you could reasonably do, but want to make sure works out, ask, “Make X successful.”

Calming: Notice the energy signature of your head and body when you’re calm. Learn to build energy in that signature, and fill yourself with it. Then, when you want to calm down, build that calm energy. (Should work for any emotion.)

Energy Healing: Find some ethereal software for energy healing, ask it to send healing energy to the person. For working with cuts, inflammation, and similar problems, most healing software seems to do well. I think the software I’m including with my book is already set up for energy healing.

So, three broad categories: Luck, emotions, energy healing. Now it’s up to you to spot these cases in your own life.

And one more thought: This is the right approach. Not, “How can I use magick to solve X problem,” or, “How can I use magick to do amazing feats,” but, “What does this tool do well, and what of that is easy?”

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Using Pendulums

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

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A reader emails:

Do you think pendulums can be another way of activating etheric muscles for a beginner?

I can see why he asked: I talk about awakening ethereal muscles, other folks talk about using pendulums, and as a beginner, you don’t have a real model of how all these different pieces interact. So why not combine the two, and use a pendulum to awaken ethereal muscles?

Short answer is “no.” But if you’re like me, you want to know why.

What Pendulums Do

Imagine your unconscious mind knows something. Maybe a psychic intuition, maybe an ordinary intuition, maybe some other info that you don’t know how to get into your conscious mind. So you ask a question, then doing some action your unconscious mind can control, and watch for it. That’s where pendulums come in.

You hold the pendulum, and tiny movements of your hand move it clockwise or counterclockwise. You consciously focus on holding your hand steady, and your unconscious handles those tiny movements, producing a visible motion that hopefully represents its answer to your question.

In other words, a pendulum is a way for your unconscious to display information. (So do divining rods and similar devices that amplify small unconscious movements.)

Don’t believe me? I’ve heard people say that the energy in a chakra swirls clockwise or counterclockwise, and the pendulum is caught up by this energy. Why a pendulum would be moved by magickal energy when no other physical object is, I don’t know, but it’s easy to test: Tie your pendulum to a stand or a table or some other steady, inanimate object. See if it swings and changes direction and all that. (If you do, youtube it and post a link.)

Pendulums Won’t Alter Ethereal Muscles

Pendulums are physical objects. Ethereal anything (muscles, software, energy, etc) generally aren’t affected by the movements of physical objects. Sure, there are some special cases: Your ethereal muscles listen to your brain and respond to your thoughts, and you can tie ethereal software to an object or sigil. But in general, if you want to affect an ethereal X, you need some other ethereal Y that knows how to affect it.

That’s why the software for my book is programmed to awaken your ethereal muscles.

Using Pendulums

Pendulums might be useful for displaying information. If you’re having trouble consciously receiving messages from spirits or ethereal software, assign one meaning to clockwise, one to counterclockwise, and ask your question. This doesn’t help you differentiate between psychic vs normal intuitions, but it might be useful for beginners doing their first explorations.

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Step 1 (of 3) to Learning Conscious Magick: Step-By-Step Visualizations

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

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In this post

  • Why visualizing each step lets you learn more magick faster
  • How to control magick better using your own visualizations
  • Examples to help you get started


To master magick, you need to experiment with techniques you read about or dream up.  That means controlling how you do each step of the technique, so you can compare small changes, and keeping track of the results of each attempt.

If you visualize a broad goal — seeing an injury healing or a white shell shielding you — you’re leaving all the details of the technique to your unconscious.  You can’t direct your mind to do new techniques in a particular way, and you can’t be sure exactly what you did.  Broad visualizations prevent proper experimentation.

Instead, put your conscious mind in control of your magick by visualizing each step.  Then you can modify a technique slightly, see how the result changes, and refine your skills through real-world feedback.

Once you learn to consciously control each step, you can learn your style of magick better and develop your own techniques within that style.

This post will show you how make step-by-step visualizations to control each step as you do magick.

Before Creating Your Own Visualizations

Before you start, learn to make your mind respond to new visualizations on the first try.  The trick is to get your mind in the state to do magick before you begin your visualization, so it listens to each instruction you give.

Here are two posts on this:

As you use your own visuals, make sure to hold your brain in the state for doing magick, so it’s ready to listen to your visuals.

Step 1: Break The Effect Into Steps

Whether you’re refining a broad visualization or developing a new technique, start by breaking the goal into steps.

For example, if your goal is shielding, the steps might be closing your connections, shifting your energy signature back to normal, and maintaining that normal energy signature.

For energy healing, the steps might be finding the injured tissue, figuring out the energy signature you want to use, and injecting that energy into the tissue.

You won’t get every step right the first time. That’s OK. The point is to take a guess at how it might work, try it, and develop your understanding of how magick works so you can refine your technique next time.

Step 2: Develop Visuals For Each Step

For each of those steps, develop a visualization so you can tell your unconscious to do each step in sequence.

Start with the noun you control.  Usually that’s a connection, like in closing your connections, using a connection to find injured tissue, etc.  It will be something that is part of you.

Then visualize the verb: closing, searching, shifting, etc.

Then the noun it acts on (the direct object). That’s the injured tissue in “find injured tissue” and the normal energy signature in “shift your signature back to the normal energy signature.”

It doesn’t matter exactly what you visualize, as long as it speaks to you.  Simple, concrete visuals usually work well for me.

Step 3: Test It

Hold your brain in the posture for doing magick, focus on the visualization you just made, and see what happens.

If all you want is to learn your style of magick (Reiki, Golden Dawn, etc) more quickly, that’s all you need.  Ask your teacher for the right steps and visualize each one.

If you want to explore magick further, learn to make sensory connections so you can watch each step in real time and see what works and what doesn’t.  That’s the next step in learning to control magick consciously (next post in the series).

If the effect didn’t work, there are 2 things to try:

  • Break any steps that didn’t work down into substeps, develop visuals for each substep, and test a few variations.
  • Return to step 1 and change the order of your steps, or add new ones and remove ones you had.  Experiment with different techniques.

Don’t worry if new techniques don’t work the first time.  Magick is complex.  It’s not supposed to work right the first time.  Just build your experience and your intuition and the successes will come.

Example: Step-By-Step Energy Healing

Let’s develop a step-by-step visualization for building energy in your body and sending it to a friend.

Steps of The Effect

  • Build energy in your body
  • Expand the pool of energy through more of your body, so you have excess
  • Open the energy channels running down your arm (and place your hand on your friend)
  • Send energy down your arm into your friend
  • Stop the energy flow, close the energy channels
  • Release the excess energy into the area around you

Visualizing Each Step

These are just examples. Feel free to use them if they speak to you, or to create your own.

Build energy in your body: Visualize an incandescent white mist entering your chest. The incandescence speaks to me as energy, and white suggests purity and completeness.

Expand the energy: Same visualization, more of your body.

Open the energy channels in your arm: Visualize tubes, like veins, running through your arm. Right now, they’re tiny, and pinched in a few spots. Visualize them opening and releasing the pinches.

Send energy down your arm: Move the white incandescence through those channels.

Stop the energy flow: Visualize the white incandescence stopping, so the tubes no longer glow, then close the tubes (return them to being closed and pinched).

Release excess energy: Reverse the build the energy visual. Make the white mist leaving your body.

Another Example, and How To Protect Yourself

Click here for a step-by-step shielding visualization*. Beyond being a good example, it’s also something you should learn as you begin to practice magick.

*Note: The shielding post was inspired by Kol’s question below.

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