Archive for June, 2008

Shielding

Posted in Magic on June 21, 2008 by Ezikiel

Not to shoot a dead horse, but where would a page like this be without showing an example of my own techniques and energy manipulation ideas in this very basic concept? Well, I’ve got my trusty side-arm, and I’m taking aim.

The first thing that you want to do when learning to shield is get used to programming energy. It’s a simple process, however there is a learning curve involved where you will find yourself unsure of your own abilities. This is pretty standard, though getting past it without a friend or partner might be a bit difficult. My way of getting people over the learning curve is to play a simple energy programming game. It’s called “Pass the Psiball,” and I first learned it on Psipog.

This game is really easy. For beginners, you start with a list of tactile sensations that are going to be programmed into the energy ball- hot and cold to start, then something more specific as well; smooth, spiky, or spongy. The object is to encode the energy ball with a temperature and a shape, and pass it to a friend for them to interpret your programming. While also flexing your energy manipulation muscles, you get the option to learn to decode the programming of energy, on top of reinforcing your own programming skills. I’ve always used a short list for beginners, and of course you can increase the difficulty by adding more specific things, or a broader range of sensations, colors, smells, what have you.

Once you’ve gone through this a few times, you’ll probably notice the difference between tactile programming, and visual programming. Both of which are very usefull, and I’ve found more success comes from using a mixture of the two processes. Tacile programming is achieved when you feelthe energy moving through you, changing shape once it’s between your hands, raising or lowering in temperature. Almost like sculpting clay. Visual programming is just that- you visualize where your energy is, see it moving, and see the changes take shape.

This is one thos those that will be updated frequently, just wanted to post something.

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Magical Journal

Posted in Magic on June 13, 2008 by Ezikiel

There are obvious advantages to having a journal of any kind. Not only is it a great self awareness and reflection tool, but it also allows the writer to carry on their own stream of consciousness and vent their frustrations of the day out. Dream journals are also an important tool for many of us, allowing us to reflect on our subconscious happenings and learn more about the internal archetypes that affect us. While I’ve always felt that a journal should incorporate all of these things, and be an ongoing internal dialogue with your higher self in order to perpetuate the cycle of self awareness and personal ascension.

Now, that’s all fine and dandy, but for those of us who have a hard time writing, how the hell are we going to start a daily journal and make it interesting enough to keep up with?! Writers often employ writing prompts to get their creative juices flowing. They use these to start off, giving themselves a frame to start with and then let the writing go where it takes them. Once they have a beginning (which isn’t always “the beginning” if you’re talking about a story or an article) they can pull the parts that they feel are good, and use those as prompts for the next part of their work. I often do this when I’m writing stories for class, and it’s been an invaluable technique. Applying it to my spiritual and magical work hasn’t been easy.

I’ve been developing a list of writing prompts for a magical journal, one that will go through an entire years’ worth of entries, and many of them will reflect back on previous entries. I’m trying to make a generator that will be hosted on the Dusty Grimoire, and will walk through the years worth of entries, and then have a random generator that can be used when you can’t think of something to write. Of course, the focus of this project will be for self awareness and achieving your goals (mundane and magical, of course) so there will be an array of topics and journal ideas. Of course, many of the topics will seem like they do not belong, but once the writing starts you will find yourself reflecting upon your own experiences, and relating them to your goals. Through this, you’ll notice insight developing on how to achieve those goals, and how realistic your dreams really are. I’ll of course be using the Dusty Grimoire to post my own responses to the journal entries, and you’ll see the posts grow quickly once I get all of the prompts written and published. It’ll be a long road, and organizing all of the can be bothersome, but it’ll be worth it if anybody can be helped through my work.