Thursday, January 12, 2017

Invest in Magical Treasure

Magical treasure often inspires visions of a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow or a pirate chest of jewels and silver, but we'd like to offer you another way to think about magical treasure. Some spiritual traditions define treasure as "small things that are uniquely pleasing and satisfying to you, and you alone." This makes magical treasure a very individual thing as it varies from person to person. What one person might consider pleasing and satisfying, another person will not.

Some Types of Magical Treasure
Some examples of magical treasure might include:

Activities – hiking, building models, involvement in a book club, having grandchildren visit for the summer, ...

Pampering – taking time and spending money to have manicure/pedicure, visit a spa, relaxing in a nice hotel and ordering room service, ...

Items – new shoes, four-wheeler, fishing equipment, woodworking tools, ...

Companion animals – spending time with dog or cat, riding your horse, ...

You may have noticed that none of these examples is necessary in order to live your life. If you did not have these treasures, your life would continue on in its normal fashion. Your treasure does however bring you great inner satisfaction each time you interact with it or even think about or see it. For example, if you had a professional manicure you have the inner satisfaction that occurred when you had it done which then continues every time you look at your hands. This small continuing inner satisfaction is the gift that treasure brings to you.

How Investing in Magical Treasure Pays-Off
There is usually some type of money required for these treasures that is a noticeable amount, but not so much that it is stressful. So how does this investment pay-off? When you experience feelings of pleasure and satisfaction you are aligning yourself with the Universe and inviting it into your life. You put yourself in a place of allowing the Universe to help you with life. Here's a real life example of how this works with one of my treasures. I spend $5.00 each workday morning at a coffee shop for coffee and a danish before going to work. This treasure ends up costing around $100 to $125 a month. I enjoy not only the excellent coffee and Danish, but also the energy of being around the types of people I encounter there. Enjoyment of this treasure leads me to being more productive when I get to work so that I am able to increase my earnings. So whereas I may invest $100 a month on my treasure, I reap the benefits in producing work that leads to several hundred dollars profit. In addition, the pleasure this small treasure gives me puts me in a place that I am aligned with the Universe and open to receiving the gifts and benefits it can offer me.

Finding Your Treasure
As we mentioned before, this type of treasure is also very individual. What you may consider treasure, another may consider frivolous or even unpleasant. When it comes to magical treasure though it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. It is only important for you to discover what your treasure is. Knowing your own magical treasures gives you a way to approach life from an attitude of using small ways and means to bring you consistent satisfaction. Take some time to consider what things really do give you that inner glow or inner feeling of satisfaction. You may need to experiment with some things that you find enjoyable and really tune in to your inner state to judge if they are truly a treasure for you or not.

Once you find your magical treasure, make the commitment to consistently indulge yourself with it. If it is an expensive treasure, then you do need to take your financial situation into account and be reasonable about how often you can indulge so that you assure success in being continually satisfied with it. Doing something now that you will end up regretting in the future will not be helpful. But even something that seems a bit over-budget and over-indulgent can pay-off because indulgence that brings satisfaction is the goal behind treasure. Positioning yourself to be in alignment with the Universe will magically transform your life, so investing in the treasure that will keep you there is an investment that magically pays back.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sudden Health Crisis? Don't Panic! There is Always a Magical Solution

There are so many different categories of magical techniques that no matter what health crisis you are facing, there is always a magical solution you can employ. Energy healing is one category of magical techniques that can be a magical solution for healing yourself or others. Basically energy healing involves a variety of techniques that bring a person's energetic state back into balance. Our Energy Healing For Self and Others ebook starts off presenting some of the basic principles underlying magical healing work. These principles are:

1. Anything Can Be Healed – There is always hope and no matter how severe a condition is, healing is always a possibility.

2. Anybody Can Heal – It is a natural and intended process for human beings to heal. Most people don't do healing work because they have not learned how to access their natural healing abilities.

3. Energy Healing – Since everything in the Universe is made up of energy, healing work is all about working with energy. Everything is composed of energy which is constantly moving or in a state of vibration and everything has its own unique electro-magnetic field. When energy becomes disharmonious or is out of balance the result is often illness, pain and disease. A person or animal with an illness has basically moved into an energy state that is not a match for their natural vibrational state. Through magical healing, the vibrational state is adjusted and brought back into balance.

4. Letting Go – Most diseases and illness are brought about by some issue, hurt or past (possibly past life) situation that a person has not been able to "let go" of. Energy healing can help release the emotion that is attracting the condition so that spontaneous healing from the body's own intelligence can occur.

5. You Don't Lose Healing Knowledge – The knowledge you gain in one lifetime carries over to your next lifetime. You don't lose that knowledge no matter how many lifetimes you transition into. This is why some people seem to be naturals at doing magical healing work. They have simply spent more than one lifetime already studying healing. So even if you are struggling to learn magical healing techniques in this lifetime, don't worry, you will be even better prepared in your next.

6. Evolution of Healing – Our race is always learning and evolving and therefore the illnesses and diseases we have do too. For example, in the past smallpox and the plague were the focus for healing work and today healing work is needed more for heart disease, AIDS and cancers. For this reason, healers must also continue to learn, grow through expansion of their understanding and sensitivity and evolve through their own spiritual growth.

If these principles have intrigued you or resonated with you in any way, then maybe Spirit is telling you that you are ready to start exercising your innate healing abilities. You really can heal your life on a variety of levels with magical solutions. Our Energy Healing ebook can help get you started on your path towards magical healing.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

All the Magical Basics in a Single Book

Want to really get started with your magical practice this year with all the basic principles and basic rituals? Check out this ebook on Kindle or in paperback. To whet your magical appetite, some of the magic topics and techniques you'll find in this book include:

  • Using a Book of Shadows
  • Contact rituals to connect with higher beings
  • Scrying
  • Sending psychic messages
  • Walking meditations
  • Magical weather working
  • Relocating unwanted spirits
  • Grounding and clearing negative energies
  • Preventing nightmares
  • Healing and blessing rituals
  • and lots more

Just to whet your appetite a bit more and show you what a valuable magical resource this book can be, here is one of the simple rituals you'll find there.

Grounding Out Negative Energies with Grandmother's Tear
Grandmother's Tear or Apache Tear is a type of obsidian which is volcanic black glass made from feldspar, hornblend, biotite, and quartz. These stones are great for grounding out excess or negative energies such as anger, frustration, pain, or irritation. By using Grandmother's Tear to absorb these types of energies you transfer these unwanted energies into the half worlds. The stone itself does not hold the energies so it doesn't have to be cleaned regularly like many crystals do. It is simply a conduit or portal for transferring these energies into the half worlds. This means you can carry one of these stones with you and use it as many times as you need to throughout the day. Here's how you flow negative energy into it.

1. Obtain an Apache Tear or Grandmother's Tear stone from a rock and mineral store or gem store or from an online source.

2. Decide for you which is your dominant hand. You do this by naturally pointing at something and whichever hand you point with is considered your dominant hand.

3. Hold the stone in your dominant hand.

4. Using your intention, flow or push out the unwanted energies that you want to be rid of. Get in touch with the feelings and physical sensations around it and feel yourself pushing these out of your body and into the stone.

5. Be aware of how you feel and once you reach a place of peace or calmness, stop flowing energy into the stone. You may also feel the stone being warm, tingly or heavy at this point.

6. Sit for a few moments simply breathing, being relaxed and enjoy the sense of peace you have.

This is just one of the great magical treasures awaiting you in The Complete Guide of Witchcraft Rituals & Spells for Beginners to start you on your magical journey and inviting magic into your life.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Take a Long Moment to Change Your Life Magically

One of the many tools available to shamans is the manipulation of time. A shaman is skilled in being able to go forward or backwards in time to add to their research or for healing purposes. For example, a shaman my need to go back to a past life event to help someone understand what happened in that past life that is contributing to an issue the person is experiencing in this lifetime. You, too can start learning to manipulate time magically by experimenting with the "long moment".

What is the Long Moment?
The long moment is an art which utilizes the ability to slow one's perception of certain events in order to see what really is happening in present time. Another name for this long moment is the Cortothalamic Pause. This is a useful tool to slow life down and be able to form an appropriate response instead of giving a mechanical response or more likely reaction to a situation. For most people there is a 3 step process they go through that leads to responding to events and situations with a mechanical reaction. They are:

1. We receive an incoming perception: ie. - A person speaks loudly to us
2. The perception is immediately routed by our flow of associations to a certain place in our memory: ie. - In this or a past life, we have memories of loud voices and anger.
3. The perception is assigned a meaning: ie. - The person is angry with us.

These steps happen very quickly, less than a second usually and lead to a reaction of however each of us responds to an angry person. We don't take the time usually to consider that there may be other feelings involved and that we are assigning our own interpretation to another's actions. This leads often to overreactions at the moment and causes more problems. If you had a Cortothalamic Pause, you would not react out of your own memory, but rather be able to slow the event down, be totally present in the "now", and form a more appropriate response.

The Magic of the Cortothalamic Pause
Using the Cortothalamic Pause to slow yourself at the moment you receive an incoming piece of data allows you to stretch time. In this long moment you give yourself the power to evaluate the information you have received and give a true response. You may think this sounds difficult, but all it really takes to master this art is practice. Start out twice a day practicing this skill. When someone asks you a question or asks you to do something, stop everything inside yourself for 2 seconds. Stop all thought and consideration. Get quiet. Then respond to the person. For a while you won't actually be able to stop your internal thoughts, but you will be able to see all the mechanical reactions and thoughts that immediately spring up. You may be surprised at the massive and often chaotic activity that happens inside yourself. It will give you true insight into the way you interact with life.

Flower Essences To Help with the Cortothalamic Pause
You can increase the likelihood of being able to take a Cortothalamic Pause by using these flower essences daily:

  • Lavender and Chamomile for calming
  • White Chestnut for reducing repetitive thoughts
  • Thyme for helping to manipulate Time

To learn more about flower essence remedies and other techniques for self-healing and self-exploration, see our ebook Energy Healing for Self and Others.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Magic That Works: How to Study Magic

When people first discover magic it can often be confusing in terms of which magical path is the right one for them and how to study magic. Many are often skeptical and want to know if there is really magic that works and what can it do for them. It's good to be skeptical and to do some exploring into different traditions to see which resonates with you. You're probably familiar with the saying that when the student is ready the teacher will appear. That is very true when it comes to how to study magic and finding magic that works for you. To help you decide if the type of magical studies we offer at the Esoteric School are right for you, we have a section on How To Study Magic as well as plenty of free resources to let you explore our magic that works. Here are a few suggestions on things to do when deciding how to study magic.

What Is Magic?
Before we begin the actual hands-on study of magic, we believe it is important for people to understand what magic that works really is and what it can do for you. Magic is a precision science, the science of deliberate creation, a system of creation and study of intention. Every intentional act is an act of magic. Magic allows us to communicate with higher powers and beings and co-create with the Universe. It is also a path of spiritual growth. The practice of magic is governed under Universal Laws and a set of ethics that need to be adhered to for a safe and effective magical practice. We call these The Rules of the Road. When beginning on a magical path, students need to understand these rules and the implications they can have.

How To Study Magic: Start With the 4 Elements
We believe in starting the actual study of magic with learning the fundamentals of the 4 elements – Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. Everything in the Universe is made up of these 4 elements. The safest element to begin practice with is Air. The Air element corresponds to anything having to do with seeing, breathing, speaking, hearing, planning, thinking, believing, memorizing, communicating, learning, teaching, information, ideas, wisdom, understanding, worry, sensation, awareness, opinions, data, memory, mind. Once you learn the characteristics and correspondences that are associated with the Air Element and how to handle and flow this element, you can move on to the other elements.

How To Study Magic: Learn To Use Magical Tools
Once you have a good working knowledge of all of the elements you can then move on to learning how to study magic with the use of magical tools. The Air element tool is the Wand. We encourage students to make their own wands rather than buy one and you can see how to do that HERE. Magical tools associated with the other elements are the Fire tool – the athame, the Water tool – the chalice and the Earth tool – the plate or pentacle. Some of the other magical tools you may find useful include the pendulum, Tarot deck, the firebowl, the black mirror, candles, sun crystal and simulacra. Each of these can be used for various techniques such as healing, exploring other realms, divination, psychic communication, finding lost objects, gathering information and spellwork.

Now that you have some information on what magic is and how to study magic, time to get started. Take a look at our How To Study Magic section on our website and explore all our free resources to see what magical offerings peak your interest. Magic that works is your birthright as a planetary citizen, so exercise your right to a fulfilling magical life!

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