Thursday, May 30, 2013

Expand Your Psychic Powers by Learning to Psychically Read People

Each and every one of us has psychic powers or psychic abilities. Some people are naturals at accessing information through their psychic powers and others have to develop these skills. In our Psychic Development ebook, we offer exercises that help develop one's psychic abilities for those who need practice. Below is one of the exercises offered in this ebook that gives you practice using your psychic abilities or Spirit abilities to access information that you can't access with your five senses. Since we are all made up of a physical body, a mind and a spirit, you want to by-pass mind and by-pass the body's senses so as to receive information from Spirit. This exercise isn't about getting anything "right" or "wrong", it is simply about practicing using your psychic abilities and psychic powers. Follow these steps for this exercise:

1. Gather a pen, paper and timer (or you can use your watch).

2. Go to a public place with lots of people. Restaurants, airports, malls, or a public park are all good places.

3. Pick a comfortable place to sit and where you will not feel self-conscious or obvious. If you feel like you will "stick out" or think others will think you odd for looking at them, this can interfere with the exercise.

4. Pick a person that you are going to observe for 30 seconds.

5. Set your timer for 30 seconds or note the time on your watch and note the time you will stop 30 seconds later.

6. Start writing anything and everything that you can about the person you are observing. Some things you write will be things that can be observed by your 5 senses such as hair color, heavy or thin, type of clothing, or what activities they are doing. The key here is not to think about what you are writing, just write. Do not pause in your writing and write as much as you can, as fast as you can in your 30 second period. This will help you override "mind" and the physical 5 senses observations.

7. After your 30 seconds is over, pick another person to observe, set your timer and repeat the process of writing about this person for 30 seconds.

8. Repeat this process until you have observed 10 different people for 30 seconds each over a 5 minute period.

Here is an example of what your writing may be like:
Woman, red hair, stylish clothes, a mom, stressed out, organized person, has a sister, works indoors, in tune with Nature, born in the West or has a connection to the West, high heeled shoes, talks with hand gestures, sensitive nature, enjoys kids, likes the color green, in her early 30s, blues music, laughs a lot, has kind eyes.

In this description, you'll find several things that can be seen with the five senses such as color of hair and type of clothes and then you will find several things that can't be seen with the five senses such as that she has a sister and has a sensitive nature. Congratulations, those last observations come from using your psychic abilities.

Don't get hung up on finding out if your descriptions are right or wrong. There is no right or wrong at this stage of the game. Right now you are just practicing tuning in with your psychic powers and psychic abilities instead of your usual five senses or mind chatter. The only goal at this point is to practice. The more you practice and get used to using your Spirit abilities the more your observations will improve. A variation on this exercise for those who don't get out much is to use people on the TV. Just turn down the volume and do the same steps as in the exercise above with people you find there. The more you practice, the better you will get at using your psychic powers. So go find some people to start practicing on and enjoy the journey!

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

How to Use Your Fridge as a Magic Tool

Most people have heard of a magic tool such as the Wand and wizard's staff and maybe you are even familiar with the magic tool of the athame or plate or chalice. But did you know that you can find a magic tool right in your very own kitchen? Your refrigerator is a great magic tool because it is an electrical ground or conduit. That means it can ground out excess fire energies that are physical or psychic. Pain, stress, anger, inflammation, fever, headache and anxiety are all mostly fire energies. When you have these symptoms, you have an excess of some type of fire energy and you can use your refrigerator as a magic tool to ground out the excess energy.

Other electrical grounds can also be used if you are somewhere where your refrigerator isn't. An electrical outlet, light switch plate, or large appliances like a stove will also work. Just don't use smaller electrical appliances or anything with electronic components like your computer as they can't handle the excess energy and are likely to short out. If you are outside, use a telephone pole or electrical line.

Using Your Refrigerator as a Magic Tool
This technique is just one of the many simple and useful tips in our Daily Rituals for Attracting What You Want in Life ebook. Now that you understand what types of symptoms are created by an excess of fire energy and know that proper tool to use, give it a try. Here's how:

1. If you can place the area of your body where the pain, stress or inflammation is directly on the fridge then do so. For example, if you have a headache in the front of your head, place your forehead against the refrigerator. If the headache is in the back of your head, then put the back of your head against the refrigerator. If you are dealing with overall aches or stress, lie down on the floor and put your feet on the refrigerator.

2. Concentrate and put your attention on the symptom you want to get rid of. Start flowing that energy into the refrigerator thus using it as a magic tool. Fire energy flows quickly so you will only need to flow for a minute or two. Feel yourself pushing the symptom out of your body, letting it flow into the fridge.

3. Once you are finished flowing out the excess fire energy safely into the refrigerator, light a Sun Yellow candle. Put your hands over the flame (not so close that you get burned though) and feel yourself pulling in Sun Yellow energy which is a healing fire energy. This replaces the fire energy you put in the fridge so that you aren't left with too little fire energy. Another minute or two of pulling this healing energy in should be long enough.

This technique of using your fridge as a magic tool works really well for reducing almost any kind of pain or inflammation. If you find the pain getting worse after doing this procedure, you are possibly dealing with a buried unconscious issue which must be handled in a totally different way. This is rare, but if it happens, take some Rescue Remedy (available in most health food stores) and stop flowing energy.

Now you know you have your own magical tool right in your own house to help you deal with a wide variety of excess fire energy symptoms. So next time you have a headache or feel stressed or angry, give it a try and see how the magic can work for you!


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Thursday, May 23, 2013

How to Make Your Own Magic Wand

Probably the best known magic tool is the magic wand. Anyone who has ever seen the Wizard of Oz is familiar with Glenda the Good Witch and her magic wand, not to mention all the other fantasy type shows with characters performing all sorts of miraculous feats with a magic wand. But is there such a thing in real life as a magic wand? Yes, there is.

The Wand is the tool that is used with the element Air. You can buy a Wand online, but we prefer that you make your own and always have our Basic Magic students make their own. This way your wand is personalized to your own energies. It is made even more personalized when it is "keyed' using the firebowl. A magic wand is the magical tool that is useful for communication and any sort of mental activity. Some of the procedures that this magical tool is useful for are:
  • Healing
  • Sending messages
  • Increasing communication between people
  • Protection and self defense
  • Changing and lifting one's energy
Magical practitioners use the Wand to extend their own energies. Many of the same techniques done with a Wand can be done with bare hands, but the Wand allows the practitioner to have a longer "reach" as it can handle more Air energies than the hands can. The Wand is also a good tool for beginners to start with since it cannot do as much damage as for example the Athame which is the tool for Fire energy. The colors associated with the Air element are clear, white and sky blue. These are the only energies that should be handled with the Wand.

Making Your Own Magic Wand
Making your own magic wand is not a process that should be rushed as your magic tools are a very important part of your magical practice and choosing them is a very personal experience. Take your time selecting just the right wood from just the right source. You want to use wood from a live tree and it should be a type of wood that is oriented to handle Air energies. This means it should be lightweight and light colored. White Pine, Birch, Willow, Apsen or Yucca Stalk are all possibilities. Balsa wood is a light wood, but it is too soft, so considered the strength and hardness of the wood you select also. You may find Wands made of glass online, but these are not a good choice because they have too much Water energy. Crystal is also not a good choice because it is an infinite spectrum material which makes it hard to control. The best choice is wood from a live tree or that has recently fallen from a live tree. When taking a limb from a tree, be sure to communicate first with the tree spirit and ask permission before taking a limb. If the tree does not give permission, it may be that the spirit knows that particular limb is not a good match for you. Do not use dowels or other types of processed wood or "dead" wood. The limb you select for your magic wand should be from ¼ to 3/8 inches in diameter. That would be about as thick as your thumb or as thin as your little finger. The length should be the distance from the bend of your elbow to the base of your middle finger.

Once you have selected the limb and received permission to take it, you need to peel off the bark and sand it just enough to get a smooth, satiny finish. Then using a knife, such as one used for whittling wood, you make a point at the tip and a notch at the base. The growing end of the limb is the tip end and the base is the end that was closer to the trunk of the tree. At the base end, make a large open notch to be sure the Wand can easily draw in Air energies. That's it, you now have your own personal magic wand. When storing your Wand you will want to protect it by putting in a natural material cloth such as cotton, leather, silk or wool, and place it with the notched base pointing East and tip pointing West.

Directions for making a Wand, keying it with a firebowl, techniques for using it and lots of information about other magical tools and their uses are available in our How To Do Voodoo ebook. This is a great resource for beginners or seasoned practitioners. Magical tools will expand what you can do magically. So start the quest for your Wand and get started learning all the wonderful things you can do with the safer Air energies.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Boost Your Psychic Powers with One Tiny Change

We all have the ability to use psychic powers, some of us just haven't exercised these abilities and learned how to use them. For some people, this ability comes very naturally and for others the development of psychic powers and psychic abilities must be developed through practice. For those people making a change in just one small life habit can make way for large magical changes in the future. This is due to the Universal Law that says "A small change in the present will create a larger change in the future". Making this one small change now helps in changing your habitual thought patterns enough to open your mind to new ideas which you will need to be able to do as you develop your psychic powers. Using something small insures that you don't run up against resistance.

One Small Change
The way you feel or think now determines what thoughts and feelings you will be able to access. Think about it this way, if you are happy right now isn't it easier to access more happy thoughts? If you are angry, negative or down in the dumps, isn't it easier to take on more of those feelings than to try to switch to happy ones? By making just one small change in your stance you can change that dynamic and shift the path your thoughts and feelings are taking. Using a small change is effective because it causes less resistance in us. Doing something that makes us uncomfortable or doubt ourselves can cause resistance to new ways or ideas. For example, let's say you are a clean cut, conservative dresser at work and one day you show up with dreadlocks and torn, tattered bright colored clothes. More than likely you know people are going to notice the change and our reaction to that could be anything from being uncomfortable with the extra attention to be downright fearful of a confrontation with someone. If however, you make just a small change, for example moving your watch from your left wrist to your right one, hardly anyone will notice except for you. Just making that small change that only you notice can shift your attitude, thoughts and feelings.

Other examples of a small change in a life habit would be using a different hand for as many life tasks as possible. Eating, brushing teeth, brushing hair, opening doors, holding the phone, zipping your pants and tons of other tasks can be done with the opposite hand from that which you normally do these activities. You could also wear your socks inside out, sit in a different chair from your usual one, walk the dog starting in the opposite direction from that which you normally take and so on. You get the idea, right, and will be able to come up with a list of your own small changes that will work in your life. Pick one change to start making and use it. ]

The Consistency Exercise
This exercise is another way to help in changing your habitual thought patterns and create consistency in your life to give you a boost in using your psychic powers. Here's how it's done:

1. Choose a very simple activity. It doesn't matter what the activity is as long as it is very simple, and I mean VERY simple like making a mark on a piece of paper or snapping your fingers.

2. Pick a time that you will do this activity every day. Give this a little thought as to your normal schedule and make it a time that you think you will be able to remember every day.

3. When your chosen time comes, do the simple activity. Do this every day at the same time for 40 days in a row.

4. Now here's the catch, if you miss even one day during your 40 days (and you most certainly will) you must begin your 40 days over at day 1. Even if you are at day 39 and miss the next day, you start over at 1. Remember when this happens that it is the doing of the exercise that is important, not the accomplishment of getting your 40 days in. So all you goal oriented achievers, don't beat yourself up when you have to start over, it's the journey, not the destination that is most important.

You might find yourself very surprised at the powerful impact this simple exercise can have on your life. You will find that the longer and more consistently you practice these type of exercises the broader your horizons become and that is needed in developing your psychic powers. When we live life purposefully instead of mechanically, we gather "force" that allows us to see, perceive and recall more accurately and deeply than normal. It also enhances our communication abilities, inspires us to see opportunities we might otherwise miss, and increases our senses and spirit abilities.

Learning to use your psychic powers and psychic abilities will come much easier if you have prepared yourself to be open minded and expanded your physical and spirit senses. After practicing these exercises you will be much more successful in exercising your psychic powers. For more information, exercises and tips on developing your psychic powers, take a look at our ebook, Psychic Development in our school store.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Magic That Works: What to Do If Magic Has Failed You Before

People often confuse magic that works or real magic with fantasy or fictional magic and then wonder why their magical acts have failed. There have been many books, movies and TV shows lately that involve magic and witchcraft as the main themes. The Harry Potter books, Practical Magic, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Charmed are a few of the more popular ones. These fictional offerings have been really good at getting more people interested in magic and witchcraft, but the practices these fictional characters employ are not all factual. For example, Harry Potter and his friends and foes use their Wands as multi-purpose tools to conduct all four magical elements – Air, Fire, Water and Earth. In reality, to make magic that works, the Wand is only useful with the element Air. The element Air is associated with messages, communication, thinking, or planning. A wand on the other hand is not good for conducting fire energies mainly because it is made of wood and wood burns.

What is Real Magic?
Magic that works consists of practical, proven, and effective spells and rituals that follow Universal Laws and is very real. Magic and witchcraft have been around for thousands of years and are a precise science. These practices used to be taught and were considered as important as math, science or the arts, but sadly this is no longer true. Everyone has the abilities, but they are not nurtured as in the past nor are we instructed on magical techniques. The practices are still the birthright of every planetary citizen and the information is still available to those who seek it. In our new Kindle book series, our mission is to make this ancient wisdom available to all those that wish to claim their birthright and use magic that works in their lives.

What Will Real Magic Do For Me?
Those who already have a magical practice in their lives can attest to the amazing changes magic and witchcraft can make in their lives. Magic as a precision science allows for deliberate creation, effective prayer, manifesting Higher Will on energetic and material planes, heightened awareness, selective perception, dynamic harmonious relationships and the study of intention. Aleister Crowley, one of the greatest magical practitioners of all time, was a master of using intention and through his work we learn that every intentional act is an act of magic. Magic and witchcraft are the study of intention and a creation system, not coercion. A misunderstanding of this is where some people believe magic has failed them. If your goal is not in alignment with the Universe or you are performing a technique based on fictional principles rather than real principles, it may seem to you that magic has failed you. Through the study of magic you can come to understand the actual workings of the Universe through direct experience thus gaining the ability do things like communicate with beings on all levels, begin on a path of spiritual growth, balance your energies for healing and manifestations, change old beliefs, defend yourself against physical and psychic attack, heal yourself and others, find hidden information and see possible futures, psychically communicate with other beings, create sacred space, find lost objects and people, and manifest what you want and need in life.

Hopefully you now see the difference between fictional or fantasy magic and the real thing and understand what a real magical practice can add to your life. If you're ready to get started learning about witchcraft and magic, a good place to start (that won't break your budget) is our new Kindle book series. The first book in the series is Learn How to Do Witchcraft Rituals and Spells with Your Bare Hands and available now HERE. So check it out and let the magic begin!!

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Magic Words: Guess What? You Can Make 'Em Up

Magic words can help you out during those times when you feel "off" or things aren't going right in your life and you just can't figure out why. It may be that you need to reconnect with your personal power. We all have it and no one can take it away because it is a state of being not a thing. We just sometimes forget that we have it and don't exercise it. Magic words can help in regaining this power by giving us control over ourselves and our environment.

Making Magic With Sounds
All sound is a form of energy and it can create physical, mental and emotional spiritual effects. Even sounds we can't hear like ultra-sonics and sub-sonics can have an effect on us. Sounds, like everything else in the Universe, are made up of the four elements, Air, Water, Fire, and Earth or combinations of them. The effect a sound has on you or the effect you can create on yourself, others or your environment by using them varies according to what type of elemental sounds are being employed. The basic four elements used sonically have these effects:
Air – Affects mostly the ears
Fire – Affects mostly the nerves
Water – Affects muscles and gut
Earth – Affects the bones

In addition to knowing what element a sound is you also need to know that any sound you vocalize affects you in three ways:
1. Psychically – as you impart your will and intent to create the sound
2. Physically – as your body actually produces the sound
3. Reflectively – as the sound bounces back to you from your environment

If you tell yourself anything repeatedly or with enough force, your mind takes it as truth. Vocalizing an affirmation, prayer, spell or incantation out loud means you are really giving yourself the same instruction three different times, physically, psychically, and reflectively. Now here's where the act of power comes in. This three-fold rule is true whether you say something positive or negative. Your words are powerful and have an effect on you. Do you hear yourself cutting yourself down a lot or beating yourself up? Does "Oh how stupid can I be?" or "What a goofball I am!" sound familiar. If you are saying these type of statements out loud, then no wonder your personal power is suffering. These are the magic words you are using and your mind is accepting them.

What Are Your Magic Words?
Don't worry though, you can easily turn this all around. First start paying attention to the type of magic words you use when talking about yourself. Then begin discovering the magic words or words of power that produce the results you want to see for yourself. Words of power are personalized sonics or combinations of syllables that a particular person or practitioner has discovered will produce specific and predictable results in the environment, on yourself or on others when spoken in certain ways. Some of the Deity names and holy words were created and used by shamans and priests to produce specific effects on their listeners. And here's the best part, words of power or your own special magic words don't have to be real words. As long as the sonics utilized in creating the word creates the desired effect, then you can make up your own magic words.

Acts of Power
Another way to regain your personal power is to do acts of power. This is a specific sequence of steps that goes like this:
1. Pick Your Act – Make it something simple like making a mark on a piece of paper. It should be something very simple and easy to do anywhere. The actual act is not that important, it's the fact that you have an action of some kind involved.
2. Define the Time – Define for yourself when the act will start, how long it will last and when you will be finished with it. Take the example of making a mark on the paper. You can say I will do this immediately, it will take 3 seconds and will be completed when I have marked the paper.
3. Do It - Once you've decided on an act, do it. There you have it! Simple right? You have just restored your personal power.
Practice doing acts of power regularly until the 3 steps come naturally without you having to think about them. Any act of power, no matter how small, can restore your access to personal power.

Using your personal power is one of the most magical things you can do for yourself. It helps you get control of your life and raise your level of being to a point where you are in the proper mode to receive your manifestations from the Universe.  It's simple to do, you don't need any special tools and it can be done anytime, anywhere. You can get more magical tips and techniques to regain your personal power in our ebook, Daily Rituals for Attracting What You Want in Life. To find out more about the fascinating study of magic words and using the practice of sonics, check out our online Basic Magic Class. Sonics is just one of the many magical lessons offered there. Sonics is such a powerful magical tool that Navajo healing singers use these principles to heal mental, physical, and emotional conditions using only sound through voice, rattles, flutes and drums. So remember to watch what you say and stop beating yourself up, your words are powerful and pick the magic words you need to restore yourself to power.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Online Magic Tip #28: When Action Helps Your Intention, and When It Does Not!

If you watch videos like "The Secret" you may walk away with the idea that you can and should set your intention daily, and then put your head in the sand like an ostrich for the rest of the day. Do that for long enough and, "Poof!" ... the magic happens and all is well!

When Intention Works Alone
This online magic tip is all about whether intention, by itself, works well, and when it doesn't.

So can intention, used alone, actually magically bring about the results you desire? Well, the answer, as you may have guessed, is "It depends!"

The success of your intention really depends on who you are--and how you are. If you are the type who enjoys setting your intention and then "going with the flow," then using intention by itself will probably work well for you. Go with the methods mentioned in "The Secret" and wait to amaze yourself.

On the other hand, if you are more of the type who, as a child, persistently asked, "Are we there yet?" while in the car, then intention alone probably won't work for you... at all! If you are the "go get 'em" type who is more into action than meditation, then read the next section in this online magic tip to see how you can help your intention along without getting in your own way.

When Intention Does Not Work Well Alone
Based on our personal experience (and the volumes of email we get), we suspect that the majority of the world falls into this second camp--the camp of folks whose motto is "I can't wait!"

When it comes to magic, the problem with intention is that having an "I can't way" attitude tends to interfere with your intention, slowing down the arrival of that which you desire. Bummer.

But here's the good news--and the real nugget of information at the heart of this online magic tip: you can take action steps that will assist rather than interfere with your intention.

Good Action Steps for Impatient People
The key to helpful action steps for impatient people is, wait for it... intention! Yeah, we know, intention is kind of the problem for impatient people. However, intention is also the solution.

If you already know that you are an impatient person, then you can take preparatory intentional steps prior to setting you "main goal intention" that will help you stay calm afterward. What we mean is that you can plan a sequence of action steps to take after you have cast your major intention.

What are these action steps? These steps are magical rituals done on a daily basis that will assist your main intention as well as keep you occupied (so you don't interfere with that main intention). Examples include:
  • Navajo Beauty Way
  • Sun Candle Blessing
  • Walking Meditation
  • Water Bowl Meditation
  • Rooting
  • Question Circle
  • Talking to Spirit of Owl
  • Hiring Angels
We could literally include hundreds of daily magical rituals in the list, but you get the idea. You can even use a combination of these rituals to ensure that you don't get bored while you are waiting for your intention to manifest. The key is to plan the use of these magical rituals ahead of time. You need to set your intention around these rituals by defining:
  • which rituals you will use
  • how long you will do each ritual
  • in which order you will do the rituals (if you are using more than one)
  • when you will use the ritual(s) during the day
  • whether you will use the ritual(s) more than once daily (if needed) and under which circumstances (i.e., you might choose to hire an angel to help you stay calm when you start to feel impatient)
  • when you will stop doing the ritual(s) and check the progress of your manifestation (a question circle would prove useful for checking progress)
If you plan to use these types of rituals for 21, 40, or your own chosen number of days, you will find yourself much less twitchy and apt to get in the way of your main intention. In fact, you may find that you enjoy the daily rituals so much that you often forget to think of your main intention, which is just fine because the Universe doesn't need your help to deliver the goods. The Universe mainly needs you to stay out of the way and "sound a joyous note to Creator's ear." That joyous note is exactly the main goal of these daily magical rituals.

Get it? Got it? Good!

Need More Help?
Get a bunch of rituals in these books and ebooks:

Daily Rituals for Attracting What You Want in Life Ebook

Learn How to Do Witchcraft Rituals and Spells with Your Bare Hands

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