Thursday, November 28, 2013

Develop Psychic Abilities by Reading People

We get a lot of email asking for ways to help people develop psychic abilities. One thing we recommend is our Psychic Development ebook and here is one of our favorite exercises from that ebook that can help you develop psychic abilities.

The goal of this exercise is to practice using your Spirit abilities instead of just your 5 physical senses to gather information. It involves the practice of reading people that you don't know. This is a good exercise to do anytime you are in a public place and have a little time. If you don't get out often, then you could also turn on your TV, turn the sound off and practice reading the people you see on the TV. Either way, don't get hung up on your results, how correct or incorrect you might be and don't feel that you need to verify your results by consulting with the people you observe. It is merely for practice to get you started tuning in with and using your Spirit abilities. The more you practice using these Spirit abilities, the better you will get at accessing information psychically and the more you will develop psychic abilities.

Exercise to Develop Psychic Abilities
  • Go to a public location (or turn on TV with sound off) and have a pen, paper and a watch or timer that you can use. Airports, malls, parks, diners or coffee shops and restaurants are all good places that usually have a lot of different people you can observe.
     
  • Sit in a comfortable location where you can write, see people and see your timer.
     
  • Pick one person to start with that you will observe.
     
  • Watch that person for 30 seconds. Don't think about what you see at this point. Just make observations about the person. Watch how they walk, what they are wearing, who they are with, facial expressions, gestures they use, tones of voice, accents and anything else you can see or impressions you get from them.
     
  • Now set your timer for 30 seconds and start writing as fast as you can. Remember you only have 30 seconds. Write anything and everything that comes to you about that person whether it is something you directly observe or not. Don't pause or stop to think about what you are writing; just write. 
     
  • It is generally easiest to begin writing those things that you observed with your physical 5 senses as a place to get you started. This would be like hair color, smells you observed, a tone of voice and other similar observations. Once you get going writing these things very fast and not stopping to think, you will find other types of information in your writing, such as certain personality traits, likes and dislikes, family connections and things that you are not able to gather through your physical 5 senses. At this point your Spirit abilities have kicked in and yes you do have them, you just haven't practiced using them.
     
  • Getting your mind out of the way helps to open the pathways for your Spirit abilities. There's no mysterious secret, you just need to practice using these types of senses that you have and don't normally use in your everyday life in order to develop psychic abilities.
     
  • After you finish writing about the first person you chose for 30 seconds, put that paper away and pick another person to observe and start the same process again.
     
  • Repeat the procedure until you have observed 10 people over a 5 minute period.

Here's an example of what you might have written:
"Woman, long hair, stylishly dressed, has children, loves to read, has a sister, works in a professional job, originally from the South or has some type of Southern connection, doesn't spend much time outdoors, very empathetic, around 30 years old, likes country music, has blue eyes, friendly personality but not someone you'd want to be on her bad side, can be very generous with her time but a bit stingy with giving money, likes jewelry especially gold, is confident, likes the color blue and wears it a lot, is an animal lover, has recently lost someone close to her."
You'll see that many of the things written about this woman were observed with the physical 5 senses such as that she is a woman and has long hair, her age, and her eye color. Then there is other information that cannot be observed with the 5 senses such as that she is generous with her time but not her money or that she has recently lost someone close to her. Some of the things in the paragraph above may or may not have been accessed with the physical 5 senses according to the situation and what the woman was doing while you watched her, but you can definitely see that some things slipped in through the Spirit abilities too. The more you practice this exercise, the more things of that nature you will see showing up in your writing.

Again, it doesn't matter if your descriptions are right or wrong, there is no right or wrong in this exercise. It is merely practice at using your Spirit abilities and getting your mind out of the way for these abilities to engage. The more you practice, the better chance you have to develop psychic abilities that you naturally have but haven't exercised. So get practicing and give those psychic abilities a good workout to keep them working strong for you. At some point you will find this type of information very useful and it's a lot of fun finding you have this magical skill.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Air Magic: How to Make Your Own Wand

The wand is probably the most familiar of magical tools, but it is not an all-purpose tool such as many works of fiction portray it; rather it is the tool for air magic. This means the wand is the tool associated with the element Air and it is only useful for flowing Air energies. Air magic has uses for healing, sending messages, increasing communication between people, protection and self-defense, and balancing one's energies. So as you can see these magical tools of air magic are quite a handy item to have around.

Make Your Own Wand
You can certainly buy a wand online from many sources including our own school store, but we recommend that you make your own wand for doing air magic. When you make your own wand, you personalize it to your own energies and in the process build a stronger relationship with it. Whether you buy one or make one, as with all magical tools, you will "key" it which personalizes it to your energies, but when you make your own wand, you take it a step further in this process. You can find out more about how to make your own wand and how to use it in our Wand -  Air Tool ebook or How To Do Voodoo ebook. It is pretty simple to make your own wand. Here's how!

Preparing to Make Your Own Wand
A proper air magic wand is made of wood. It should be made from an Air-oriented wood so that it is able to handle Air energies. This would be wood that is light-weight and light-colored. White pine, birch, peeled willow, or aspen are examples of good Air-oriented woods. Balsa wood on the other hand is light in weight, but is too soft to use for a wand. Consider that the wood needs to be hard enough to last and to handle the energies that will flow through it. Absolutely do not use glass, which has too much Water energy, or crystals which are an infinite-spectrum material making them hard to control, on your wand.

You need to take a limb that is about ¼ to 3/8 inch diameter from a live tree or recently fallen from a live tree. Be sure and ask the tree for permission before taking it and do not use dowels or other types of processed wood sticks. You don't need to bring a ruler along on your quest for the perfect limb. Just use the rule of thumb, or in other words, get a limb that is no thicker than your thumb and no smaller than your pinky. It also needs to be long enough to reach from about the bend in your elbow to the base of your middle finger and no longer than to the tip of your middle finger. You also want a fairly straight limb without a lot of bends, curves or notches in it. Searching for the perfect limb can be a magical experience in itself. As you walk through a wooded area of trees take the time to be with nature and listen for a limb that 'calls' to you.

Making Your Own Wand
After you find the perfect limb to make your own wand, you need to give it a smooth surface. Peel off the bark and in most cases you will need to do some light sanding with a fine sandpaper to make it smooth with a satiny finish. Take note before doing this step as to which end is the growing end of the limb and which end was nearest to the tree trunk. This is important because the growing end will be the tip of your wand and the end closest to the tree trunk will be the base of your wand. You will use a knife to carve a notch in the base end of the wand and to whittle a rounded off pointed tip at the tip end. Make sure the notch you carve in the base is open and large enough to allow Air energies to be easily drawn in. The notch will look like a V-shape in the end of the wand. Make the tip come to a point, but rounded off so that it is not very sharp. That's it! By following these simple directions you now know how to make your own wand.

The Wand, as with other magical tools, is basically an extension of the magic practitioner's own energies. It allows us to handle more energies when doing air magic than we can with our hands alone. In other words, it extends or magnifies our "reach". This is one reason you want to make sure you "key" your wand before using it. To make it an extension of ourselves, it needs to be personalized to our own energies. Keying also aligns the molecules in our magical tools so that the energies flow only in certain directions and it clears out any junky or impure energies that may already exist in the materials of the tool.

The wand is the most ideal of magical tools for beginners to start with as Air energies are much safer than, say, Fire energies. Whether you are a beginning student of magic or advanced magical practitioner, the wand is a great tool to have in your magical toolbox. Start your search for your own wand, personalize it to your energies and let the air magic begin!

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Spirit Guides: What to do if Your Angel Doesn't Deliver

Angel spirit guides are marvelous allies. There is actually an angel available to help you with absolutely anything. And the best part is that these angels are anxious to help. Helping humans is their main job and helping us is the way they are able to evolve. The one catch is that because of Earth's Prime Directive, that no higher being can help humans unless directly asked, they cannot help unless we ask them. We have to invite them into our lives and ask specifically for what we want them to do in order for them to act as our spirit guides.

Once we ask for help from these spirit guides, they rarely ever let us down in fulfilling our requests. There are some reasons though that this could happen or that it may appear it is happening. Some of these reasons could include:
  • Something you have already asked for help with contradicts your current request. Priority is being given to the first request.
     
  • What you are asking for help with now contradicts a larger aim or goal that you have set for yourself. For example you have set a yearly aim of eating no processed sugar and then ask an angel to find a bakery for you. The angel might find this request a contradiction to your larger goal.
     
  • What you are asking for has been answered and fulfilled, but just in a way you haven't recognized.
     
  • Your request whether you realize it or not would bring harm to yourself or others. Doing harm interferes with these spirit guides' evolution process so they are reluctant to participate in requests they know will cause harm.
What To Do
If you encounter an occasion in which it appears your request has not been fulfilled, you simply need to ask for clarification or an explanation. Angels are infinitely patient with us and will continue to explain until we understand why the request was not fulfilled or understand that it was, but not in the way we expected. Having these types of conversations can also build a stronger, longer lasting relationship with these spirit guides. So don't feel like you are insulting them or being ungrateful. Go ahead and question until you understand why your request was not fulfilled or until you understand in what way it was. When working with angels, persistence and gratitude are both important tools.

So the next time you find yourself needing anything from a parking place saved, help communicating with someone, healing for yourself or another or just about anything else, let angels be the spirit guides to help you out. You can learn more about working with angels and other types of spirit guides in our Kindle book 1 of our Witchcraft Spell Books series, Learn How To Do Witchcraft Rituals And Spells With Your Bare Hands. And remember you don't have to have a Kindle to read this book. A Smart phone, tablet or computer will work too!

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Protection Magic: Use Your Voice for Self-Protection

Sonics is a very interesting form of protection magic that requires nothing more than your voice. It is one of the many magical self-defense techniques covered in our Magical Self Defense homestudy course. There's no magical tools, candles to light or anything other than your own voice so you can use this form of protection magic anytime, anywhere. You can literally stop an attacker in his tracks according to the voice you use.

To use sonics as a tool for protection magic, you first need to have an understanding of the 8 voices of command, the elements associated with them and the effect each voice can produce. It then takes practice to be able to use each voice in bringing about the desired effect. First let's look at the 4 elements and the types of sounds associated with them.

Elemental Sounds
1. Air – These sounds are soft, light and breathy. They are high pitched, do not carry over long distances and have don't contain much vibration. These type of sounds are useful in confusing someone or reducing excess fire. For example, you may have noticed a time when confronted with someone yelling, you could make them stop yelling by whispering something to them.

2. Fire – These sounds are shrill, clear, bright or cutting. They are high pitched and carry over longer distance. They are attention grabbing.

3. Water – These sounds are soft, rolling, caressing type sounds. They have a mid-range pitch and can carry fairly well over distance. They have a noticeable vibratory effect and an effect on emotions.

4. Earth – These sounds are heavy, drumming, low pitched sounds that have a definite vibration and do not carry well over distance. They are sometimes hard to hear with the ears and hard to locate.

Before you are in a situation where you need to use protection magic, it is a good idea to practice these types of sounds, identify sounds you make and hear other make and classify them according to their element. Then consider these 8 voices of command and practice them so that when the need arises, you will know the type of voice to use in the specific situation.

Voices of Command
1. Business and Teaching – This is mostly a water element voice with a little fire for vitality and a little earth for solidity. It has a mid-range pitch with varying flow pattern and a slight edge to it. It is not a harsh voice, but is intense and focused. This voice is useful for business transactions or teaching situations or to begin a communication with someone who is tired, bored or a bit depressed.

2. Friendliness – This is another voice that is mostly a water element, but has a bit of air, fire and earth mixed in. It is a lower tone than the Business and Teaching voice, but still mid-range in pitch. The flow is smooth, soft or slightly husky with a relaxed intensity. This voice is more caressing and has a relaxing effect, but not to the point of causing sleepiness or unconsciousness. This is a useful voice in personal and social situations or in calming down someone who is anxious or tense.

3. Irritation – This voice is mostly fire with some air and a bit of water. The pitch is higher than the Business and Teaching voice and has a jerky or choppy flow pattern. It is a bit shrill and abrupt and can be irritating or grating to the listener causing them nervous discomfort but not anger. It is a good voice to use with someone who is extremely tired or very depressed and with getting a nosy neighbor or gossipy person to leave you alone.

4. Anger – This voice is high in equal parts fire and earth with just a little water to create "steam". The pitch is similar to the Friendliness voice only with a choppy or jerky flow to it. The tone has an edge or grating quality about it and can be very abrupt. This is a useful voice in dealing with someone who is exhausted, or has taken too many tranquilizers or any situation you need to get the person active quickly.

5. Fear – This voice is high in air with just enough fire to deliver it clearly to the listener and shake them up a bit. It has a high pitch with a choppy, irregular flow. It has a whiny or nasal tone with a slight whisper. It is meant to make the listener uncomfortable without becoming hostile and cause them uncertainty or anxiety. This is a good voice to use in getting rid of pesky people like pushy salespeople, nosy neighbors and uninvited intruders without using open conflict.

6. Motion – This voice is half fire and half water with just a bit of air. The pitch is similar to the Business and Teaching voice, but with shrill or edgy tones. It is high in intensity throughout the whole time you use it which will generally only be a few words of command and it is very abrupt. It causes motion when there is none which makes it useful in emergency situations to get immediate actions. It is most often used with commands like "Run", "Wake Up", "Move".

7. Stillness – This voice is half water and half earth. It is low in pitch and has sudden bursts in the flow. It is slightly husky and has a heavy vibration with no edge or sharpness. It is used to stop motion such as in an emergency where you need someone to stop moving. It is usually used with short commands such as "Wait", "Don't move", "Stop that". Do not use this voice with the command "Stop" as it can stop everything including the heart. Always use "Stop" with another word attached such as "Stop walking", "Stop that", unless of course you are confronting an attacker that means you physical harm, then you are within your rights under the magical rules of self defense to use just the word "Stop". Just be aware that it can stun or even be fatal for the attacker. Focusing your attention towards the head can stun and focusing towards the heart can cause serious heart or nueral system damage and can be fatal.

8. Calmness – This voice is mostly water and earth with a little air. It has a low to medium pitch and is basically a combination of Stillness and Friendliness voices. It is a bit husky and has a smooth flow with a mild vibration. It is used to relieve nervous and muscular tension, calm tempers or turbulent situations, induce sleep or a trance in a calm person. This is a good voice to use when confronted with an angry, hysterical or fearful person.

Using Sonics for Protection Magic
Now that you have an idea of the different voices and what they can do, there are a few other things to take into consideration when using sonics for protection magic. First, stay focused on the person you are dealing with so that you don't affect others nearby. The sounds will go to wherever you focus your attention as you are speaking. This is especially important to consider with voices that can travel over longer distances. Second, practice, practice and practice. When practicing you can use a buddy or record yourself to listen to yourself. Notice when using the various voices how they affect you in your mood, emotions, your body, your nervous system and any other effects. The more you practice the better you will get at using sonics.

According to the voice of command you use, you can get others to act accordingly in an emergency situation, rid yourself of irritating people, deal with angry confrontations and even stop an attacker that means you physical harm. Sonics is a great magical technique to use when you need protection magic. So get practicing and be ready before you face a situation that calls for magical self-defense.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Need Magic That Works Right Now?

Stressed out and need some magic that works right now? Try hugging your refrigerator! No, really we're serious. Stress is a type of fire energy and your refrigerator is an electrical ground or conduit. That means it is a safe way to ground out your excess fire energy like stress. You can also use electrical outlets, light switch plates and other large appliances like stoves. Do not use computers, small electrical appliances or any item with electronics as they can't handle that amount of fire energy and can short out. For magic that works on grounding out stress, pain, inflammation or other similar fire energy excesses, the refrigerator is a perfect magical tool. Here's all you do:

1. You can literally hug your refrigerator so that your whole stressed out body is in contact with it or you can lie down and place your feet on it or you could just put your hands against it. If you had a more generalized type of stress, say a stress headache, then you could just put that part of the body, i.e. your head, against it.

2. Feel yourself pushing or flowing all that excess unwanted fire energy into the refrigerator. Whether it is anxiety, pain, stress or whatever keep flowing it out of your body until you feel it has subsided. Fire energy moves quickly so it shouldn't take more than a couple of minutes.

3. After you have all that excess fire energy out, it is a good idea to replace it with a calmer, nurturing energy. You can do this by lighting a Sun Yellow Candle, charging it and leaving it burning for about 10 minutes. You could mediate during this time, or just relax soaking up this life force, sacred space clearing energy.

So the next time you are stressed out, angry, or frustrated, remember this magic that works tip. Hug your refrigerator and shed those unwanted negative energies. You can learn more magic that works tips in our 10 Quick Fixes ebook. Right now the price is right with a free download, so check it out in the ebooks section at www.shamanschool.com

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Develop Psychic Abilities by Talking to Sylphs

When striving to develop psychic abilities, a good exercise to use is communicating with a variety of spiritual beings. You can find information about how to communicate with a variety of beings to develop psychic abilities in our Psychic Development ebook. Here is one of the exercises we present there. This one is communicating with Sylphs.

Sylphs are elemental beings made entirely of the element Air. It is a living being that is twisty shaped and anywhere from three to eighteen inches long. You often see them in swirling smoke, around shiny objects or dust devils. Sylphs like to be around people and like to communicate. They have short attention spans however so communications must be quick and to the point. These are some of the reasons they are perfect to start with when working to develop psychic abilities.

To begin communication with a sylph, here's what you do:
1. Either out loud or in your mind ask for a sylph to present itself to you and state a general idea of what type of information you will be asking for. For example you might say, "I request a sylph to tell me about road conditions on this highway for the next 15 miles."

2. Be silent and wait for a response. You may feel a presence or feel or a light breeze brushing your cheek.

3. Once you have a response from a Sylph, immediately communicate your request, again either out loud or in your mind. They have short attention spans and will leave quickly if not engaged.

4. Your communication at this point should be short and to the point asking for the specific information you are looking for. For example, you might say, "Sylph, thank you for appearing. I would like to know if there are any road conditions in the next 15 miles of this highway that will slow my progress. I thank you in advance for your help and await your report."

5. Since Sylphs move quickly they will be able to gather the information you want in a short amount of time either by their own observations or from talking to other Sylphs. Expect the report quickly and it will be short and sweet. For example, the response to this request might be "road construction... 8 miles ahead."

6. If you need more information you can ask the same Sylph to get it for you or if this particular Sylph loses interest, you can call for a new Sylph.

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 others must develop psychic abilities through practice. Practicing communicating with Sylphs is good practice to help develop psychic abilities and it's just plain good fun. Enjoy!

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