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Help Beta Test My Ethereal Software

Friday, July 6th, 2012

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It’s finally time to share my ethereal software. As excited as you probably are to get to try this out, I’m more excited to be shipping it — getting something accomplished, and getting my book a few steps closer to done. So, let’s jump in, and talk about what it does, what I’d like it to do soon, and the basics of using it.

What It Does

The ethereal software can handle manifesting, energy healing, and shielding. It can also awaken some of your mental muscles — not all of them, but enough to get you started learning magick without having to fake it till you make it. Eventually, we’ll add training (from spirits or AI spirits) and consciousness integration (for personal growth), and we can add more to the list as we go.

In order to take all that work, though, you’ll need to do some internal work to prepare your mind to receive all of those messages, and you’ll also need to learn the various commands. In total, that will take close to two books, so I’ll probably be writing about it for a year or more.

But so far, most of you have never consciously felt ethereal software connect to you. I say “consciously felt” because most of you do some sort of magick, so you would have felt ethereal software, it just wasn’t distinctive or noticeable to you. So, that’s our goal for today: Get my ethereal software to connect in an obvious way, so you notice it.

Connecting to the Ethereal Software

Simply click this link and focus on the sigil. The whole thing is one sigil; each symbol that makes it up is independently bound to my ethereal software, then combined in the sigil for redundancy. The symbols themselves don’t mean anything, and as far as I know — they don’t appear in any other alphabets I’m aware of. If I missed some alphabet, please do let me know.

There’s no particular technique to looking at the sigil, but focus on it while you look at it — don’t just glance at it while distracted. To prevent it from bothering people who didn’t intend to connect, you have to maintain that focus for about 15 seconds to a minute. (Doing it longer won’t hurt, but shouldn’t be necessary.) That’s all you have to do.

The ethereal software will make two connections to you. One is designed to be obvious to most experienced mages, though it may not be obvious to everyone, and may not even be obvious to every single experienced mage. The other is designed to facilitate communication, allowing it to read your thoughts as commands. If your mind is prepared, that second connection will also allow it to send you replies.

By the way, just about every one of those steps is more complex than it sounds. Recognizing that you’re looking at the sigil involves another piece of ethereal software, and it doesn’t just make two connections — it makes about a dozen types of connections, then sees which ones work best with you. I’ll go into those details later, probably in the second book. But for now, let’s talk about how to command it.

Commanding the Ethereal Software

A command is just a sentence, said in your native language, describing whatever you want to happen. The ethereal software responds to concepts, not exact words, so language shouldn’t be a problem. If you are multi-lingual and want to test commands in different languages, that would be an awesome test.

The command may include some key words that need to be there, translated as closely as possible. I’ll tell you what the key words are when I give you commands.

To issue the command, look at the sigil, and focus on the command. Repeat the command in your head (or out loud if you prefer) for about 15 seconds, though doing it for longer is just fine too. (Again, doing it longer is unnecessary, but shouldn’t have any bad effects.) For now, actually look at the sigil. I’ll probably add the capability to imagine the sigil later, but I haven’t done anything with that yet.

You may notice that this is very different than how other styles use sigils. That’s because of how I found the ethereal software to the sigil, and how I’ve programmed the ethereal software. I’ll talk more about that later, too.

By the way, if you can recognize the ethereal software’s connections, and know how to send a message to other ethereal software (such as a psychic query), you can use the same techniques here. Using the sigil isn’t the only way to command this ethereal software, it’s just one I added to make the software more beginner-friendly.

Beta Test Feedback

Now you know how to connect to the ethereal software, and how to issue a command, let’s test it. Connect to the ethereal software and give it the command, “give me obvious connections.” The keywords of the command are “obvious connections,” and other phrasings that include those keywords should work. For example, “make obvious connections to me” would be just fine. I would recommend that you specify the connections should go to you, though.

If it works, you should notice an obvious connection in under a minute, with a tingling or a feeling of pressure, or other ways you might perceive energy. If it doesn’t, don’t worry: That’s not anything bad about you, it just means that I need to add another type of connection to the ethereal software. That’s why I’m still beta testing it.

(This obvious connection has worked with 3 of the 4 testers (the complete novice didn’t notice anything), but that certainly doesn’t mean it will work for everyone.)

To turn off the obvious connection, use the command “stop making that obvious connection.”

Once you’ve done this, please send me feedback, either with a comment below, or by email. Let me know:

  • Did you notice a connection from just looking at the sigil? Please look at it for 30 seconds or more, then wait a few minutes before using other commands, in case it takes some time for you to notice the connections.
  • Did you notice a connection after using the command, “make an obvious connection to me”? Again, repeat the command for 30 seconds, then wait a few minutes for it to work.
  • For any connections you did notice, were they pleasant, unpleasant or neutral? How long did it take before you noticed them? And in general, please describe how they felt.

Thanks for taking the time to help me test this. This sort of testing makes the difference between a good product and a mediocre one, and I appreciate you being a part of it.

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Project Updates

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

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Here’s the latest on the ethereal software, my book, and this blog.

Ethereal Software

Using terms from software testing, we’re done with closed beta and ready for open beta. Here’s what that means:

  • Alpha test: Employees test the software, make sure it basically works. That’s my own personal testing.
  • Closed beta: Invitation-only testing, so there’s time to handle the feedback from each tester. This wrapped up this morning. (Thanks to Lisa, Julie, and a third tester who wishes to remain anonymous — you were a huge help!)
  • Open beta: Anyone can use it, but don’t expect it to be bug-free. This starts tomorrow, since I need to write up instructions for you, and I won’t have time today.

I’m super excited about finally getting this out the door. It doesn’t have every feature I wanted — in particular, while it will make connections that are obvious to many mages, it won’t cause tingling that’s noticeable to non-mages. But the software is still useful, and you’ll be able to do more with it than without it, so I’d rather ship something imperfect than delay any longer.

So, tomorrow, look for the sigil and some instructions. And next week, we’ll discuss why it’s so hard to produce tingling in non-mages, and what I’m doing about it.

Three Books

Based on some ideas from yesterday’s post, and some things I’m realizing about the pace I can write at, I’m planning to split my book into three books. Same content, just split up into smaller bites. Roughly, it goes:

Book 1: An introduction to my overall model, and techniques to do magick using my ethereal software. It’s 3 parts, and I’m done with Part 1 already. Now that I have a clear vision on the scope of the book, I’m fairly confident it will be out later this year.

Book 2: Advanced use of my ethereal software, plus a little direct magick to help you use it better. By splitting this into its own book, I’ll be able to go more in depth here, walking you through various commands and techniques.

Book 3: Leave the ethereal software behind and do the magick yourself, directly. This is the work I really want to share with you, but I don’t have any useful beginner techniques for full direct magick (where you do all the steps yourself, without using ethereal software), so I’ll hold off on this until you’ve practiced with the software and you’re ready to jump into more complex techniques. To give you an idea of what I mean by “not beginner-friendly,” this book starts with sensory connections, and builds from there.

Each book will build on the others, and they’re intended to be read in order. But splitting them up lets me release the first one much sooner, and lets me keep the length to a reasonable 150-ish pages, rather than a 500-page tome. Plus, three books means a better resume.

Blog Updates

I’ve updated the list of blogs I like, which had gone horribly out of date.

I’ve added thumbs up/down voting for posts, at the bottom, just below the Like / Tweet buttons. Popular topics will get more attention.

I’d also like to add rating to comments, but I haven’t found a good wordpress plugin. Any suggestions?

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Two Styles of Magick

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

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For the past week or so, I’ve been working on the new ethereal software for my book.  And I’ve been realizing, I really have two styles of magick.

One style is the ethereal software, which you can use for energy healing, manifesting, and other things. It really is its own beast, separate from other established styles: I use sigils differently than most mages, issue commands differently, and a bunch of other things. It is magick stripped down to the basics, like listening to spoken word poetry after getting used to rock and roll. I’m excited about it, because I think it will be an excellent gateway for a lot of novice mages who find the rituals and practices of other styles don’t resonate with them.

And yet, it’s really not what I do myself, in the same way that using your computer is different than programming a computer. My work centers on the programming: Understanding how the ethereal software implements the commands, improving that implementation, and using those same building blocks to create new techniques that solve problems that no one has solved before. That’s really the essence of direct magick, and it’s fairly far from using this ethereal software I’ve made. But it’s so complex, it takes years to develop useful techniques, which is why I made the ethereal software to get you started.

So really, I have two styles of magick. One is this particular ethereal software, and the other is full direct magick. You can move from one to the other, and in fact, using the ethereal software will probably be the most direct route to learning direct magick, because I’m designing it to let you peek under the hood more easily than most other styles. But using my ethereal software isn’t the same as doing direct magick.

Right now, I’m just starting to think about this. Maybe I should make separate names? Maybe I should make separate books, even? Maybe this, maybe that. And I wanted to get your thoughts.

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