Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Universal Laws for Magicians for Shamans

Universal laws ... do they exist? Go to enough magical and shamanic seminars and you may start to wonder.

At one seminar you may learn that you can't use magic or shamanism for personal gain. At another workshop they teach you to use daily rituals for nothing BUT personal gain. So who is right and which set of universal laws should you follow?

It is a confusing situation to be sure ... but rest assured that there are universal laws that do govern magical and shamanic practice, and these laws work according to our own experience and observation.

Universal Laws and Rules of the Road
Universal laws are critical for practitioners of magic and shamanism, lest the rituals and spells you launch come back to bite you in the rear!

The best set of universal laws we have seen and lived by are those created by George Dew, co-founder of the Church of Seven Arrows. He called his version of universal laws the "Rules of the Road." These universal laws are sweet, simple, and to the point. Thank you George!

Want to know what these universal laws are? Check them out here.

Universal Laws: Don't Just Follow Them Stupidly
George Dew gave us a set of universal laws and we have "put the rubber to the road," so to speak, to ensure that they actually "work." We can assure you that our experience shows that these universal laws are good, useful, and true.

But that's not good enough. As a shamanic or magical practitioner, you need to verify for yourself whether these universal laws are going to work for you and your practice. Don't take our word for it. Try out these universal laws ... consider it a magical experiment, if you will, and record your results carefully.

After that, you can decide whether these universal laws are ones that you want to follow.

Universal Laws and More
Want to know more about magical experimentation, universal laws, and other daily magical rituals? Check out our online courses, ebooks, email courses, and other forms of magical and shamanic self-study:

Click the links in the left-hand nav bar to look at magical stuff that interests you ... and enjoy the magic of it all!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Magic 2012: Wait For It ...

Have you noticed that we live in a time-driven culture? Ever notice how often people check their smart phones or watches to see the time? Ever wonder what this does to our lives?Well, it does offer some sense of structure and control. At the same time, from a magical perspective, our watches are often irrelevant, especially when it comes to Magic 2012.

Magic 2012 and Time
Earlier in the year, we wrote about how time acts funny in 2012. That's certainly true. When it comes to Magic 2012, there is another facet of time to which we need to pay attention: universal time.

Certain desires are manifested very quickly in 2012, while others come into creation much slower than ever. This can be confusing for those of us who are used to relying on our watches. So what should we do?

Wait. Yup, that's right, wait.

If one or more of your desires seems to be taking a long time to manifest, just wait for it. The Universe has a very good reason for its timing. Perhaps the Universe is delaying to prevent an unfortunate accident that might otherwise happen. Or sometimes the Universe is waiting for specific conditions to be right so that your desire can fully flower.

You can, of course, use divination to find out what the Universe has in store for you ... or you could just wait for it! Sometimes it's more fun to just wait, and certainly takes less effort!

In the Meantime
For some of us, waiting is very difficult. We'd rather run a marathon than wait. If that sounds like you, then go ahead and run a marathon. Do whatever it takes for you to feel good, so that you send a joyous note to Creator's ear. The happier you are, the faster time will pass, and the quicker your desires will manifest. In fact, you may be surprised when your desire finally does come into full flower ... and won't that be fun.

When it comes to Magic 2012, if you are not sure what to do then just wait. Focus on activities that keep you happy and don't worry so much about "earning" that which you desire. Just enjoy the magic ... or go shopping in our online store of magical goodies! That's definitely fun!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Online Magic School: For Real?

People email us all the time asking three basic questions:

1. Is magic real?
2. Is your school real?
3. Can I really learn magic and shamanism online?

The answer to the first two questions is, "Yes." Read up in our library of articles to discover the "reality" of magic. The good news is that you can access these articles right now, immediately. That's one of the benefits of interacting with an online magic school ... you can let your fingers do the walking.

As to the second question, our online magic school is indeed a real incorporated entity. We have been a real school dedicated to spreading magic and shamanism to all who wish to learn since 1997. The school, while virtual, is an active ongoing teaching institute.

Ancient Tribal Traditions in Modern Times
As to the third question--whether one can actually learn magic and shamanism online--that has more to do with you than anything else. Some people object to an online magic school because in the past, this kind of information has been passed on through oral, written, and face-to-face interactions.

In some tribal traditions, magical information was considered such a closely-guarded secret that it was passed on only through oral traditions. Each new generation of magicians and shamans had to memorize and personally learn the entire body of knowledge.

Other traditions are less tightly controlled. In these traditions, a combination of oral interaction and written words is considered the way to pass on the information. However, even in these traditions the written word is closely guarded--with almost cult-like fanaticism.

And then there is our online magic school. We offer magic rituals and shamanic teachings through a combination of the written word, audio files, videos, and select live teleconferences. Why have we chosen to break with traditions and use these alternate channels? Several reasons:
  1. Magical knowledge guards itself. There is no need to protect it.
  2. People live in a digital world. Magical and shamanic knowledge must be taught through modern channels if we are to preserve it.
  3. People need magic and shamanism now more than ever. Providing this knowledge through multiple channels allows people to learn in the way that is most effective for them: the written word, the spoken word, or visual images.
So magic and shamanism are being brought into the modern world, but can YOU learn this knowledge from an online magic school such as this one? That is the million dollar question.

The Million Dollar Question
The answer to that question is ... it depends on you. If you have been drawn to magic and shamanism, that means that you have a strong Magnetic Center. If you have a strong Magnetic Center, chances are that you are equally able to learn in an online magic school as in some ancient tribal tradition.

It's all a matter of desire. Not sure if an online magic school is for you? Don't dive right in. Instead, just dip your toes into the pool and see if you get any good mojo back from it. Consider checking out the:

- online library of articles
- ebooks
- online Basic Magic course
- videos

Take it as fast or as slow as you want. Explore, experiment, and enjoy!

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Magic 2012 – Interpreting the Messages

Are birds twittering at you everywhere you go? Or are you being dogged by other forms of nature ... dust devils, squirrels, or odd cloud patterns?

Don't have a clue what they are talking about?

Don't worry! There's a lot going on in this pivotal year, and sorting out messages from the Universe can be a little difficult, but you will find that if you dive right in you'll soon sort the wheat from the chaff.

Magic 2012: Messages and Their Meaning
If you have a cardinal chasing after you, hectoring you with a message, but you have no clue as to the content, what should you do? If you really want to interpret the content of the message, then you have a few options, especially during this particular year.

 1. Have a Dialog
You'll find the barriers to communicating with beings of nature to be far lower in 2012 than they have been in the past. If you don't get what that cardinal is trying to tell you, stop and just ask. Have a conversation with the cardinal, just as you would with any other being. You can say things like, "Sorry, I don't understand the message. Can you show me pictures or make the message clearer in some way?"

Then wait and listen some more. Don't be surprised if you hear the answers in your mind, even in your own voice. Nature beings are often able to project more clearly by using our own thought and speech patterns. You may find yourself having a dialog with the cardinal, but both sides of the conversation will be in your own voice.

 2. Ask for Different Signs
Cardinals don't speak your native tongue, perhaps, but communication is universal. Just ask anyone who "channels"--those people aren't getting blocks of English and spitting it out, they are getting thought forms that are automatically translated into their native English. People who channel are as much translators as any translator working for the United Nations!

If you can't understand your friendly cardinal, just ask the Universe to send you a message in English. Then look for signs. Look for anything that "pops out" at you in the conversations of others, in a book you flip open at random, or even written on the wall in a bathroom stall.

 3. Read source material
If your communicator has to do with animal beings, check in with the Medicine Cards. Need help interpreting Fairy-speak? There are tons of books on those. Ditto with other sacred beings in the Universe. Visit your local library, browse through Amazon, or just wander along your own bookshelf (or your friend's bookshelves). Let your intuition guide you and you will most definitely get the interpretation of the message you seek.

 Magic 2012 and the Good News
Let's say you apply any or all of the above methods. What happens if you interpret the wrong message? It's really no big deal. There are plenty of "do overs" in this game. The Universe will keep sending you messengers (and translators) until you get the message clearly and truly. Your only job is to remain open to the message and be willing to keep on trying until the message is clear.

And really, how hard can that be when compared to a Universal two-by-four? A two-by-four is a giant lesson from the Universe that is bound to hurt on some level, and only occurs if you truly ignore the messages being sent your way. I'm all for being open to listening for messages in 2012 ... how 'bout you?

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