Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Want to Study Magic Now? Get Started at No Cost!

Want to learn magic and magical things like how to invite angels into your life to help you with everything from what foods to eat to finding the perfect parking space? How about having the Spirit of Owl help you access knowledge that may be currently hidden from you? Get all of this and more by signing up for our newsletter and getting our no-cost 10 Magical Quick Fixes ebook. This is a limited time offer so get it while the getting is good!

Here's a sample of one of the 10 techniques in the ebook that you can use to get a spiritual or energetic boost, clear away negative energies or to create sacred space for yourself.

The Sun Candle
Using a Sun candle and charging it with the charge verse is a great magical solution for when you wake up groggy from a poor night's sleep, or anytime you feel tired, depressed, overwhelmed by negative energies or just need a lift. Your Sun candle should be a pure yellow candle which is bright yellow with not too much orange in it. These are usually easy to find and many grocery stores have them in the religious candle section enclosed in glass jars. If you can get one that is unscented, that is best. If you have trouble finding one in your area, take a look in our school store. For this particular technique with the Sun candle, you will need wooden or paper matches (don't use a lighter) and you will need to know which direction is South. Then follow these directions:

1. Stand or sit in the South facing North and have the Sun candle in front of you

2. Light the candle with your wooden or paper matches.

3. Let the flame grow steady and tall which we call a good "working" flame.

4. Now charge the candle by holding your hands so that they are close to (not too close that you get burned though) and cupped around the flame.

5. Focus your attention on the candle and flame and say this verse out loud in a voice of command (strong, powerful voice):

"Child of Wonder,
Child of Flame,
Nourish My Spirit,
And Protect My Aim!"

6. Now simply leave the candle burning for at least 30 minutes making sure it is on a plate or other protective surface and not a fire hazard.

Once you feel ready and at least 30 minutes have passed, blow the candle out. Take a few moments to see if you feel a difference in your energy level and quality of your energy. Most people report they feel lighter, more harmonious and more peaceful.

This is an example of the type of quick magic techniques that can help you in everyday life available to you in this limited time offer. So don't put it off, get to www.shamanschool.com, sign up for the newsletter and get your no-cost copy of the 10 Magical Quick Fixes ebook.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Give the Gift of Magic this Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a time to count your blessings, of giving and of gratitude. If you have been developing a magical practice that has blessed your life, this is a good time of the year to spread the joy. Nothing makes a better Thanksgiving gift than a magical toolbox filled with useful magical tips and techniques that will make anyone's life easier and more fun. These techniques help anyone access universal helpers, understand how the universe works in magical terms, and how to use magical techniques to smooth the way over life's bumps. This series of books starts simple and moves on to more advanced techniques to handle more complex situations. Examples include...
  • contact rituals
  • working with angels, totems and other higher spirit beings
  • scrying and sending psychic messages
  • walking meditations
  • rooting
  • weather working with clouds
  • candle blessing and spells
  • relocating unwanted spirits in your home
  • getting answers from Spirit helpers and own Spirit
  • grounding out negative energies
  • preventing nightmares
  • clearing negative energies with the pendulum
  • sending psychic messages with a chalice
  • using the firebowl to get rid of the unwanted
  • healing with the wand through Touch Assist

Here is a sample of one of the techniques you'll find in this series of books.

Preventing Nightmares
This ritual uses standing water to magically clear negative energy and prevent nightmares. Since Water is the element connected with Spirit it is good for soaking up the Spirit's terrors. Using a magically programmed glass of water next to the bed before going to sleep will help many people avoid having nightmares by the water absorbing any negative spiritual energy throughout the night. For this ritual you will need a Sun Yellow candle, paper or wooden matches, a compass, a glass that is preferably a bright blue color, spring water and sea salt. After collecting these materials, you will need to program the glass of water each night. For this ritual follow these directions.

1. Locate the cardinal direction of West with the compass. (West is the direction of the Spirit).

2. After locating West, sit in that direction and face that direction.

3. Charge Sun candle (if you have not done this before see how HERE)

4. Wait until you have a tall working flame on your candle.

5. Fill your glass halfway with spring water.

6. Add a sprinkle of sea salt.

7. Cup both your hands around the glass and flow Water Blue (bright blue, not a light or sky blue which is Air energy) energy through the glass in a clockwise direction from left hand to right hand and through the glass.

8. Continue flowing Water Blue energy into the glass this way for about 30 seconds. Don't think about the process just do it.

9. Move the glass so that it swirls the water in it gently in a clockwise direction while you breathe Water Blue energy in to the water in the glass.

10. In a voice of command say the following verse aloud. You will blow Water Blue energy into the glass before you begin to say the verse, after each line of the verse and at the end of the verse. As you say the verse continue to swirl the water in the glass in a clockwise direction.

11. The verse to use that programs or "charges" the water to prevent nightmares is:
"Water and Earth where you stand,
Let no spell nor adverse purpose land,
Not in accord with me.
Keep nightmares far from this space,
Far from here send baneful trace.
Thus my will, so it be!"
12. Now place the glass of water on a table or nightstand next to the bed close to where the person's head will be.

13. Blow out the candle.

This water that is now "charged" will absorb thoughts and emotions that are released during the night and will block any nightmares coming from an outside source. When we sleep we are more spiritually open and this standing water is able to more easily absorb the negative energies that are responsible for nightmares. The next morning just pour the water out of the glass and down your sink drain. Do not drink it since it is now full of negative energy that you certainly don't want to absorb. People particularly troubled by nightmares may need to repeat this ritual for 40 nights in a row to make it a permanent solution.

If you suffer from nightmares, give this ritual a try and we hope it gives you one more thing to add to your gratitude list this Thanksgiving. If you know someone else that could benefit from this ritual, pass it along. If you want to really give a gift of magic this Thanksgiving, consider sending one of our magical Kindle books to friends or family and let them discover what magic can do to enhance their lives.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

What Magical Knowledge Do You Want to Know?

We love to stay in touch with our readers, clients and those in our online magical communities. If you've got a magical or shamanic question, our Facebook page is a great place to post it and share the magic online. Not only will you get the answer to your magic question, but other people get the benefit as well! If you haven't got a magical practice going, you may wonder why you would even want to have any magical knowledge and if you can really get magic online. The answer to the second part is yes. Magical resources we offer include the magical library, blog, ecourses, ebooks, Kindle books, online store of ritual supplies, newsletter and more! Here are a few answers to the first part as to what magical knowledge and developing a magical practice can do for you.

Move to Consciousness
Most people go through their lives in a mechanical state. In other words, they go through life reacting to the stimulus around them instead of choosing their thoughts and actions. Their thoughts and actions revolve around the things on their To Do list, family worries, social engagements and so on. We're not saying this is a bad thing, but it doesn't lend itself to raising your consciousness or the level of your being. Since the level of your being attracts the level of your life according to Universal law, living in this way doesn't nourish Spirit and doesn't allow you to attract anything higher. When you have a magical practice, the way you think changes and you have pauses built into your day that allow you to be conscious, aware of who you are and make connections with higher powers and beings. It also allows us to remember what we really want in life and moves us from living in a mechanical reactionary state to one that allows us to consciously respond to situations and people.

Develop A Spirit Connection
Part of a magical practice is connecting with the Universe and higher powers and beings to co-create and manifest the things you want in life. Doing spells and rituals that quiet the mind or put us in touch with physical sensation bring us into contact with Spirit. Having contact with Spirit allows us to take time out from noise and hectic schedules to listen to our inner guidance. That is where the truth lies and the part of us that always knows what is right for us. When making decisions, most people spend a lot of time weighing pros and cons, gathering advice from others and worrying if they are making the right decision when all they really need to do is consult Spirit.

Create Spirit Networks
If you were raised hearing things like "you have to keep your nose to the grindstone to succeed" and other hard work sayings, you may find getting what you want in life is hard work. It doesn't have to be that way however if you live with magic in your life. Part of that means having the help of higher powers and beings like angels, totems, and guides to aid you in manifesting those things you want in your life. A magical practice allows you to develop those relationships with higher beings and learn how to co-create with them.

Align with Universal Principles
In a magical practice we quickly learn that doing spells and rituals designed in accordance with Universal principles is way more effective and safe than those that are not. Following the Rules of the Road that govern magical practice and principles such as "as above, so below" and four element principles make for a sound practice. Having this type of magic knowledge will enhance your aim. For example, if you are looking to gain knowledge in a situation, you'll want to work with the principles of the magical element Air whereas if you are in a situation that calls for action, you'll want to employ the principles of the magical element Fire.

Now that you have a better idea what magical knowledge can do for you consider joining our tribe on Facebook and share the magic online. You can let us know there what magical topics you'd like to know about. If you're not on Facebook, shoot us an email and we can post your question and our answer for you.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Need a Quick Magical Fix? Gotcha Covered!

Life happens... accidents, whoopsies, etc. Luckily for you, for a limited time the Esoteric School is offering a no-cost ebook of 10 magical quick fixes. Sign up for our newsletter while you aer there for more magical tips and get the ebook, easy as you please! These magical quick fixes can help you with so many everyday irritations from being stuck in traffic to having a headache to just feeling a little down. They are simple and can start immediately helping you explore how magic and rituals can help you in your everyday life. The only trick is remembering to use these magical tips. We are so used to putting up with our life conditions that often we forget we have choices. Magicians and shamans know this however and look for solutions instead of just staying in the problem. Here is just one example of the type of magic you will find in this complimentary ebook.

Magical Rooting
If you have problems with mood or energy swings or with staying in present time, rooting may be a great ritual for you. Do you worry about what has already happened or what is coming in the future? If so, then you are not living in the present. Rooting helps you ground or anchor yourself to stay in present time, get rid of negative energy and balance your energies.
Follow these directions for rooting:
  • Place your heels, palms or seat (or all three) on the ground. You can extend roots from more than one body part at once.
  • Extend your roots out your palms, heels or the base of your spine. You extend roots with your intention. You don't need to think about it, just do it! 
  • Push your roots through the carpet or tile, into the sub floor and down into the earth. If you are in a multi-level building, you will need to go through each level until you reach the earth. If you are wearing shoes with thick soles, you may have to extend the roots out the sides of your shoes.
  • Once your roots reach the earth keep extending them down through the topsoil and deeper layers until you reach bedrock.
  • When you reach bedrock, lock your roots in.
  • With each exhaling breath send any unwanted energies down your roots into the bedrock. The earth is highly receptive and will receive these energies easily.
  • With each inhaling breath pull in minerals, fluids and other energies from the earth for nourishment and balancing. You don't have to specify what you're pulling up – your body and your roots will work automatically with the earth to pull up what is needed.
  • Once you feel relaxed and nourished pull your roots back up into your body. Always be sure to pull your roots back – if you stand up without doing so you'll feel a slight "popping" sensation and your body will be sore for a few days.
Rooting will make you feel balanced and refreshed and takes only a few minutes to do. It is also an easy technique to do anytime and anywhere with no one else even being aware of what you are doing. No special tools or ingredients needed. So what are you waiting for? Get to www.shamanschool.com and get your copy of the no-cost ebook 10 Quick Magical Fixes to be on your way to using real magic for real change in your life.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Esoteric School Discovery Guide to Magic – Part VIII

How to Learn Magic

If you have started looking into the world of magic, you may be overwhelmed by all the different disciplines, traditions and types of magical practices that exist. So where do you begin? While looking around at magical topics you may have already discovered a discipline that has resonated with you or that you are attracted to. If so then great, you have an idea of where to start. If you haven't gotten that far then we invite you to explore our website and our blog that cover a variety of magical topics for ideas. One of the basics that is a good place to start to learn magic no matter what tradition or discipline you end up following is learning the four elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth.

How to Learn Magic: The Four Elements
Everything in the Universe is made up of some combination of the four elements of Air, Water, Fire and Earth. If you understand this and know how to work with these four elements, you can understand and create anything you wish to. This is the place we start with our students who want to learn magic because when we say the four elements are what everything is made up of that also applies to magical powers and abilities. For example, if you are drawn to and interested in developing your clairvoyant or telepathic abilities then you will want to work with your water element. Water is the language of Spirit. Any magical study you decide to pursue will advance by having an understanding of the four elements and which to work with in your chosen path. The four elements also help you learn to listen to Spirit guidance, live a more creative and peaceful life, understand the driving forces of life and follow your birth vision.

How to Learn Magic: What Next?
After getting a good working knowledge of the four elements, we can use our hands and bodies to conduct these energies for a variety of magical topics including self-defense, healing, divination and more. Each element also has a tool associated with it and we can learn magical techniques using these tools. The tool for the Air element is the Wand, for Fire the Athame, for Water the Chalice and for Earth the Plate. Then there is the Firebowl that almost every spiritual, magical and religious system throughout history has used in some form or fashion. This tool also sometimes called a thurible, can be used for cleansing, purification, to help in meditation and divination. After mastering the four elements and how to use them with and without magic tools, there are many different magical pathways you can decide to follow and various magical techniques that you can explore to see which ones interest you. For example, divination is the art of accessing information that is not directly available to the normal five senses. There are a variety of magic techniques to use for divination according to what information you are seeking. The Tarot, pendulum, scrying, I-Ching, and Runes are a few examples of divination techniques. And then of course there is spellwork to move into in your magical studies. A magic spell is a magical operation that combines the four elements in a particular way with a specific intention and can also have factors programmed into it to produce a specific result over a period of time. Chants, litanies, prayers, sonics, voodoo dolls (simulacra magic) and directors and limiters are all spells. Prayers are also spells. Spells are energy matrices programmed to build momentum and overcome obstacles until the end goal is manifested.

Magic is a fascinating study that can change your life. It is important however to find a way to learn magic that will give you the skills and techniques, but also that teaches you how to use magic safely. For example, before you create a spell, you must also know how to work directors and limiters into it, understand basic magical operational laws and understand the terminology associated with spellwork. Otherwise your spell might work and reach the end result that you intended, but happen in a way that you did not intend to happen and can sometimes be disastrous. The Universe doesn't care what you intend, just what you actually do, so undertaking an operation without a good understanding of it can cause backlash to you. Magic is a precision science and altered procedures produce altered results. You can avoid this by studying under an experienced teacher. Our website gives you resources to get you started learning how to learn magic in a safe and effective way. From free articles to online courses and ebooks to magical materials and tools you need in our online store, we hope you find the offerings we provide at www.shamanschool.com a place to get you started exploring the wonderful world of magic.

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