Thursday, December 25, 2014

Let Grandmother's Tears Wash Negative Energy Away

We all have times when the negative energy around us starts to take its toll. That is when having a few magickal solutions to grounding out those energies is so useful. Here's a technique you'll find in 
one of our Kindle ebooks (book 2 in the Witchcraft Spell Book series - entitled Learn How to Do Witchcraft Rituals and Spells with Household Ingredients.)

Grounding Out Negative Energies with Grandmother's Tears
Negative energy is something that can be dealt with through a variety of magic or witchcraft rituals. Using magical stones is a good way to ground out these unwanted energies. One stone in particular, called Grandmother's Tears or Apache Tears, is very effective at grounding out any excessive energy you no longer want. This stone is a special form of obsidian (volcanic black glass) made of feldspar, hornblend, biotite, and quartz.

This stone looks opaque black in ordinary light, but appears translucent when held up to strong light. These stones have actually been spewed out from past volcanic explosions, and can be found in and around Superior, AZ. These stones are effective for grounding out excess or negative energies including anger, frustration, pain, or plain irritation. Grounding out these energies into Grandmother's Tears allows you to safely transfer these unwanted energies into the half worlds (a safe place for negative energies). Tribal people have been using these stones for generations for this purpose. Many practitioners use crystals for various types of healing work. However, crystals--and in particular quartz crystals--are easily contaminated, and need to be magically cleansed quite frequently. Because Grandmother's Tears do not actually "hold" energies transferred into them, but instead send those energies into the half worlds, these stones do not need to be cleansed unless desired by the practitioner. The stone acts as a portal to the half worlds, and none of that energy will come back to you. You can find Grandmother's Tears in most gem stores and in online stores. 

Grounding Out Ritual with Grandmother's Tears
The ritual of flowing negative energy into a Grandmother's Tear stone is so easy that it can and should be used as many times as necessary daily. Follow these steps to do this ritual:

1. Figure out whether your left or right hand is your dominant hand by simply pointing at an object in your vicinity. Whichever hand you used to point is your dominant hand.

2. Hold the Grandmother's Tear stone in your dominant hand. Use your intention to flow any unwanted energy into the stone, knowing that the energy will go straight into the half worlds, and will not "bounce back" to you. If you need help "flowing," just bring up every thought, feeling, or physical sensation related to the issue that is bothering you. Use your intention to "push" all these into the stone.

3. When you feel a sense of calm or peace, you may stop flowing energy into the stone. Alternately, the stone may feel warm, heavy, charged, or loaded. At that point, you know that your flowing is complete. Stop flowing and simply breathe, relax, and enjoy the sense of peace.

How To Use Grandmother's Tears
Some people like to carry a Grandmother's Tear stone around with them. You can easily tuck one into your pocket so you can access it whenever you need to flow negative energy. Alternately, some women wear small versions of these stones as pendants on a necklace. If you choose this method, be sure to use a silver chain, since gold is magically a much less stable metal. Other people buy multiple stones and keep them available everywhere--in the car, in the kitchen, next to the phone, and on their desks! All of these techniques work. Just pick the method that fits your personality best. If you ever need to store your stones, the safest way to store them is in a pewter box. Pewter is a metal that has protective magical properties. Pewter protects anything stored from negative energy, and pewter boxes are especially useful for other types of stones, such as crystals, which tend to pick up all kinds of energies with ease. If for any reason your Grandmother's Tear stone start to feel "junky" or overloaded with energy, you can cleanse it several different ways. While this rarely happens to Grandmother's Tears stones, some practitioners prefer to cleanse their stones monthly, just to ensure safety. Two of the easiest ways to cleanse your Grandmother's Tear stone are:

1. Hold it in the smoke of a charged cedar/sage smudge stick

2. Bury the stone in the Earth for a Moon cycle (Mother Earth takes care of all kinds of energies, and is a great magical cleanser!). 

Now that you have seen the type of magical offerings you can receive in our Kindle book, we hope you will take a look at it for yourself and the other books in the series. You don't have to have a Kindle device. Any tablet, Smart phone or computer will work and it's a great way to start using magick or add some more magickal tools to your toolbox. 

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

What Will Your New Year Bring?



Do you know what the new year will bring for you? Not sure? Itching to know? Then a Tarot reading might be just the thing. The Tarot, as practiced at the Esoteric School, connects the entire Universe to the Tarot deck, in essence shrinking the pertinent factors of the Universe's effect on your life to a manageable size--a reading. Don't know how to throw a Tarot reading? Then give yourself the gift of our Tarot Course this holiday. It's simple, fun, effective, and, best of all, will give you a heads up on what to expect in the coming year.

How Tarot Works
The Tarot is a method of divination that gives you a direct way of obtaining information by psychic or magical means that are not available to the physical five senses. Magical divination can be used to direct our fates. By throwing tarot spreads for various situations in your life and interpreting tarot card meanings, you can discover the influences, energies and probability lines active in your life that pertain to the specific situation. With this information you can see what influences are affecting your situation and know where to make changes to affect the outcomes in your future lines if you want to. This is why the Tarot is such a valuable tool. Since the future is not pre-destined, you can change the future any time before it happens and using tarot spreads gives you the information you need to decide if and what you want to change.

Making the Tarot Personalized
One of the ways we make Tarot readings more precise and more personalized to a particular person is to use a signifier card that represents and is keyed to a specific person or a specific issue, question or situation. Some of the information we use to select a signifier for a person are the Sun sign and the age of the person. There are exceptions to this method of selection, but it is a place to start. Here are the signs that correspond to the suit of card and age that relates to cards.

Sun Sign Signifier Selection Guidelines:
Air (Wands):
Gemini
Libra
Aquarius

Fire (Swords):
Aries
Leo
Saggitarius

Water (Cups):
Cancer
Scorpio
Pisces

Earth (Discs):
Taurus
Virgo
Capricorn

Age Signifier Selection Guidelines:
Page – Conception to teenager
Knight – Teenager
Queen – Adult female
King – Adult male

Situational Signifiers
Signifier cards can also be selected for situations and conditions. Some examples of signifiers for situations include:

Ace of Discs – money, the economy, body health
Ace of Swords – spirit vitality
Ace of Wands – mental health
Sun – general health (spiritual, mental, emotional and physical)
Justice – legal matters, lawsuits, legislation
Devil – large or long term material contracts, birth vision, spiritual contracts
8 Discs – job, work, business
10 Cups – marriage – emotional, family
4 Wands – marriage – mental
2 Cups – lovers, relationships, intimate emotional or passionate couple relationships
8 Wands – travel by air
3 Discs – career plans
3 Cups – friendships, emotional sharing among friends

As you can tell there is a lot involved in learning the Tarot, but it is a fascinating and fun magical study that can really pay off in giving you a way to take control of your future and your life. What a great gift to give yourself! Make it your New Year's resolution to learn the Tarot this year. It's easy to work into your own time and at your own pace with our online course.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Get Your Magical Practice Back on Track with Basic Magic

Have you let your magical practice fall by the wayside and find yourself getting caught up in everyday life to the point that you don't really put in much time practicing magic? The saying goes, "What you pay into your practice pays you back." That's true. What's also true is that most magical practitioners allow their magical practice to become stale and mechanical at some point or other. So... if you feel like you need a little magical refresher, try our Basic Magic Online Courses. Dig in and get back to basics before the new year so you can start fresh! In Basic Magic you'll get back to seeing everything in relation to the 4 elements, remember how to use the elements in your everyday life and also get a refresher on topics like:
  • using magical tools
  • healing
  • communication with higher powers and beings
  • magical self defense and protection
  • divination
  • spellwork
  • using simulacra magic
  • Tarot
Just to whet your appetite, here is a sample of one of the techniques you'll learn in the Basic Magic Course.

Firebowl Divination
The Firebowl is one of your magical tools that you will learn to construct yourself. If you don't already have a firebowl, you can find instructions on making one HERE. Divination is a way of obtaining information by psychic or magical means that is not readily available to the 5 senses. By using divination, we are able to discover influences, energies and probability lines that are active in our lives so that we can make changes or adjustments and knowingly exert control over our lives. If you don't like what may be coming in the future you can make a small change in the present to change that possible future. Divination can be done through direct or indirect methods. The Firebowl can provide you with a direct method of divination in that it gives you a visual field that the mind can visually project the information you are seeking. Direct divination methods allow psychic or unconscious perceptions to manifest into the 5 senses so we can understand them. Firebowl divination is very useful for finding people, or objects that you don't know where they are or maybe a lost pet and for looking into the past or the future. To use the Firebowl for divination:

1. Find a quiet place where you will not be distracted or interrupted.

2. Sit in the South facing North with your Firebowl in front of you.

3. You will not charge the Firebowl for divination purposes like you do for other purposes and a water incense is the best medium to burn as the Water element is the psychic element.

4. Start your incense burning in the Firebowl and wait until you have a good column of smoke going. Add more incense onto the charcoal disk if you need to in order to get a good column of smoke.

5. Hold an image of a person or object if they are connected to the information you are seeking and/or get very curious about the topic, question, person or object.

6. You can ask questions to increase your feeling of curiosity such as "Where is...?", "Where was I in [name time period]?", or What is likely to happen if I...?".

7. Peer into the column of smoke and look for images or visual clues to form. Some people find it easier to close their eyes when looking into the smoke to keep visual distraction out.

8. If you get an image, but not in enough detail to make sense to you, keep asking questions until it becomes clearer or you can ask the image to zoom in or out, shift left or shift right so that you can see more details in the "picture".

Remember that the future is not set. Divinations into the future tell you what is likely to happen if everything stays the same in the present. That is one of the beauties of divination; being able to look ahead and make changes now if we don't like what we see.

This is just one of the many magical techniques you'll learn in our Basic Magic Course. Give the Firebowl divination a try and let it help you remember how magical life can be when you use your magic training every day. It doesn't matter how long it's been since you practiced magic. It's never too late to get back on board.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Got Magical Questions? We Got Answers!

Whether you want to know how to invite an angel into your life or you want to discover the procedure for finding your animal totem, we have an entire library for you to browse. Want to know if personal gain is really banned in the use of magic? No, silly! Find out why. In addition to our library, check out the blog, our FB page, and our courses and ebooks and Kindle books. You got questions, and we've definitely got answers!

The Big Magical Questions
There are 2 questions we get asked the most. They are:
1. Is Magic Real?
2. What exactly is real magic?

Our answer is that magic is certainly real. It is the science of understanding and using Universal principles. Since everything in the Universe is made up of some mix of the four elements of air, fire, water, and earth, having an in-depth understanding of these elements is at the foundation of magical practice. What makes these elements magical is the understanding of how they operate not just on physical levels, but also on levels of mind and Spirit. For example, physical level Air is what we breathe. Magically, the Air element is the conduit for psychic communication, enlightenment, understanding, dreaming and more. If you want to attract any of these qualities then you need more magical Air. You can take on more of this element directly or by wearing Air colors such as white or sky blue. Understanding these elements and working with them directly allows us to understand, create or change anything we want to in the Universe.

Magic has been taught as a precision science for thousands of years. Being a precision science means that the techniques are verifiable, repeatable and precise. In the past, the art and science of magic was taught just as math or science might have been and anyone can learn magical techniques. Today our society no longer puts the same emphasis on magic and it is not taught or even accepted as commonly as it was in the past. The most exposure we seem to get to magic these days is through fantasy shows, books and movies like Harry Potter. These are great fun and help to bring attention back to the world of magic, but the techniques are not always very accurate. For example, Harry and his friends use their Wands for just about everything. In reality the Wand is the tool that handles Air element energies only. It would actually explode if you tried to throw firebolts or fireballs with it. We're not saying that fireballs and firebolts can't be done. They are actually good for magical self-defense, but are made using Fire element energies and are better done by hand or using the Fire element tool, the Athame.

What Can Real Magic Do?
Real magic can bring tremendous changes to your life. It isn't just learning a list of techniques, but rather developing a lifestyle that includes magical principles and techniques in everything you do. A few of the major things learning real magic will teach you include:
  • Balancing your energies for healing and manifestation
  • Changing old beliefs you have
  • Defending yourself against physical and psychic attack
  • Healing yourself and others
  • Finding hidden information and seeing possible futures
  • Psychically communicating with other beings
  • Creating sacred space
  • Finding lost people and objects
  • Manifesting what you want and need in life
The bottom line on real magic however is up to each individual person. There are people who will not be able to learn and practice magic. For magic to be real you have to be able to suspend disbelief and have a willingness to not exercise contempt prior to investigation. In other words, one must be open to the belief that magic is real in order for the forces of magic to act. If you can suspend disbelief long enough to try magical techniques out for yourself then it can become real for you too. Seeing and experiencing it for yourself is the only way, as it should be, to develop a magical life. Don't take anyone else's word including ours that magic is real. Give it a try for yourself and through direct experience and observation you will be able to "prove" to yourself that magic is indeed real. A simple way to experience magic and your own magical abilities is working with clouds. Clouds respond to your intention and can easily be moved, shaped and manipulated at a great distance away from you. If you could move clouds suspended hundreds of feet above you that would be quite a magical beginning wouldn't you say? Give it a try for yourself by sending a blank email to clouds@shamanschool.com. The directions will be sent to you right away. We don't use your email address to sign you up for anything or pass on to others so you have nothing to lose and just might gain a perspective into magic that will give you reason to want to explore living a magical life for yourself. 

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Fall in Love with Magic Once a Week

Is your magical practice getting stale? Getting tired of doing the same old rituals over and over again? No worries, fall in love with your magical practice again.... or if you don't have a magical practice, get started with our Everyday Magic Email Course. Once a week we will send you a magical tip or exercise to explore and play with for the week. These fun and inspiring tips will help rekindle that spirit of magic in your life. What will you learn? Here's a short list of topics...
  • Creating sacred space
  • Contact rituals and communicating with higher powers and beings
  • Boosting energy levels
  • Four element characteristics and colors
  • Personal power and doing Acts of Power
  • Universal Laws for manifestation
  • Making conscious choices
  • Getting rid of pain
  • Regaining control of your life
  • and much, much more.
Here is an example of one of the tips we offer in this course.

Make a Magical Wish
On our spiritual journey through this life we have guides and teachers that open doorways for us, but we are the ones that have to get through the door. That's the real journey for us. When we try using force of will to try to get through the door, we are met with an equal and opposite force called resistance or second force. This is so by Universal Law and means that we cannot do and the more we try to do, the less we accomplish. Here's an example. There is something about yourself that you want to change. Maybe you gossip too much or eat too many sweets. So you decide on an aim of not talking or eating as much. But this usually leads to us talking or eating more actually because by Law of Attraction, that which we put our attention on is drawn to us. So if we are concentrating on NOT doing something that very thing is being attracted to us and manifests in our lives. It's a spiritual catch-22 that leaves us stuck. This is when a magical wish comes in handy. If we wish it with all our hearts then we do not create the resistance that wanting and attempting do. Wishing, holding the vision, creates an allowing force that pushes us through the door. It allows the Universe, angels, and other beings to work in our lives. When we wish, we are settling back within ourselves and feeling the desire we have, then just waiting. It's all about watching and seeing without forcing anything. When you were younger and wished upon a star, you were on the right track for manifestation.
 
Whether you are wanting to renew your interest in magic or just beginning on a magical path, the Everyday Magic Email course is a great way to spend the next year immersing yourself in magical knowledge and magical techniques to try out.

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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 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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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Esoteric School Discovery Guide to Magic – Part VI

Use the Walking Litany as a Protective Shield

Moving forward in the series of our discovery guide to magic, we are now going to explore another aspect of the Navajo Beauty Way – the Walking Litany. A litany is a type of chant that is in effect a continuous walking spell that is used to create an effect on the person saying it. When you do the Walking Litany it puts a temporary three-dimensional energetic whirling protective magical shield up around you that can separate you from time, space and events and can be programmed to deflect certain types of energies and experiences by how it is keyed. Doing this litany can actually change the level of your being and by Universal law changing the level of your being changes the level of your life. This makes the Walking Litany a great magical tool.

How to Do the Walking Litany
Before starting in on the Walking Litany it is good to prepare yourself for this litany by taking a few moments to check in on your current condition. How are you feeling now physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually? After doing the litany, check in with yourself on these levels again as you will generally find your state has changed. The litany needs to be said out loud in rhythm with your footsteps as you walk for at least the length of two city blocks. Repeat the litany verses over and over until you stop walking. The basic verse for this litany is:

"With power around me, I walk in the world. With power within me, I walk in the world. This one carries power. This one walks in power."

You can make changes in the verse according to what you want to accomplish. For example if you want to create a state of invisibility for yourself change the word "power" to invisibility. The Walking Litany is good for using anytime you feel a need to regain personal power or create a more positive state for yourself, or create sacred space.

Having this litany as part of your magical toolbox gives you a powerful magic operation that can make remarkable changes in your life. As you start doing the Walking Litany and taking note of the changes it brings to your life, we invite you to join our magical community on Facebook and share your results.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Esoteric School Discovery Guide to Magic – Part V

More on The Beauty of the Beauty Way Exit Ritual

As we continue in our discovery guide to magic series, we can't move on without saying a little more about the Beauty Way Exit Ritual since this is such a great magical daily ritual to use in establishing a relationship with the Universe.

Benefits of the Beauty Way
By nature, deep inside ourselves is always a peaceful, happy and serene place. We often just get sidetracked by life and don't remember how to access that part of ourselves. The Exit Ritual, which we described in detail in Part IV of this series, is a contact type of daily ritual that can help us get to that place. Several forms of the Beauty Way have been used by the Navajos helping them stay connected with their cultural identity as they were moved to reservation life. While this ritual has gone by other names and dates even further back in tribal use by other ancient peoples, the Navajos are among the most recent to utilize this type of contact ritual. This is a non-denominational spiritual ritual that can help one restore personal power, establish a working relationship with higher powers and beings, bring safety and protection and help people or groups of people maintain spiritual integrity through stressful or changing times. There is also an added health benefit to doing this daily ritual. By having us extend our energies up and down, this ritual helps to realign our life force or chi which restores a healthy balance to our energies that are affected by the electromagnetic fields that we are surrounded by from TVs, radios, microwaves, computer, cell phones and so on.

Consistency is Key
When you first begin doing the Exit Ritual, it is quite common to go outside and go on about everyday tasks and then suddenly realize you didn't do the ritual. While the ritual itself is pretty simple, the hard part is remembering to do it consistently. We all do this in the beginning so don't be too hard on yourself if you notice this happening. Benjamin Franklin said it takes at least 21 days to form a new habit and many spiritual disciplines believe it takes 40 days for a new practice to really become part of your experience consistently. Establishing a relationship with magical beings however does require consistency just like any relationship does. You know that if you neglect a friendship or relationship and only sporadically have contact with that person, it weakens the bond. The same is true here so don't beat yourself up about it, but do strive for consistently doing the ritual every time you leave an enclosed space such as a building or car. If you need a little help remembering, post a sticky note on the dash of your car or by the door you normally go out to remind yourself. It's also never too late to do the ritual, so if you are driving along and realize you forgot when you left home before getting in the car, you can pull over to a safe place, get out of your car and do the ritual then. That in itself may help you remember in the future after having to pull over a few times.


What's In It For You
As you establish your relationship with Sky and Earth you are enlisting them as allies for any future situations that you could use a higher source of help. Once the relationship is established, you can begin asking for guidance and help from these higher powers. Maybe you need a new job, more money coming in, help finding the perfect mate for you or just need your peace of mind restored. After greeting them with the ritual you can ask for any type of specific answers or guidance that you need. Being at a higher level of existence, these beings have a perspective that we can't see at our level of life and can offer guidance in handling issues that is much easier than anything we could do by ourselves. It may be tempting if you are in a hurry to skip the ritual, but once you consider the long term benefits of taking the short time it takes to perform it consistently, you'll see it is well worth the investment of time. Once you start seeing that this is a relationship you are forming with live beings who can and want to help you with your daily life, the ritual will become as important, if not more so, as interactions you have with friends and family. 

Is It Working?
At some point you may question whether doing this daily ritual is actually having an effect on your life. When these doubts start creeping in stop doing the Exit Ritual for seven days and really pay attention to what your life is like. Then start it up again for the next seven days on a very consistent basis and observe the difference. Takes notes each morning and evening instead of trusting memory and compare your life experiences with and without doing the ritual daily. Don't worry that you will offend these beings by stopping the ritual. As higher beings they don't take that perspective. They simply patiently wait, observing your personal growth and development and are there, ready and willing, for when you are ready to ask for their help. They always leave the door open for you to approach them. Work on the consistency to strengthen the relationship and don't stop just because you get frustrated by forgetting a lot. However much you choose to use this ritual, just know that it is one of the magical tools available to you. When you are ready for more daily rituals, consider our Daily Rituals For Attracting What You Want in Life ebook. You'll find in in the ebooks section of our online store at www.shamanschool.com.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Esoteric School Discovery Guide to Magic – Part IV

The Beauty of the Beauty Way Exit Ritual

In this magical discovery guide series, we have focused on how to bring the higher into your life and establish a relationship with the Universe and its higher powers and beings. This allows you to explore all the magical possibilities open to you in your life and determine for yourself how magic can work in your life. A large part of making these connections and relationships is with daily rituals. This installment of the series, presents to you a contact ritual that is one of the three forms of the Navajo Beauty Way. This ritual is called The Exit Ritual and is used to contact and greet powers and beings. Whether you call your powers and beings Universe, God, Higher Power, Angels, Totem Spirits or so forth doesn't matter. This ritual simply lets you acknowledge that there are higher beings that exist and are available to help you. It also gives you a way to take a break during the day from all the noise, chaos and electromagnetic fields that surround us in our daily lives. The Exit Ritual can help realign your chi or life force and bring you a sense of peace and serenity.

The Exit Ritual
Here's how this powerful ritual is done. Each time you leave an enclosed space such as a building or car:
1. Extend your focus upward into the sky to establish contact and say aloud, "Sky Above."

2. Keep your awareness focused above you and also extend your focus into the Earth saying aloud, "And Earth Below."

3. Maintain your awareness above and below and say aloud, "I Greet You."

4. Wait for a moment and be aware of anything that happens. Watch for any type of acknowledgement or response.

5. If you are not too self-conscious doing the Exit Ritual in a public place, you can also use arm gestures. For "Sky Above" raise your arms in an upward facing V and for "Earth Below" lower your arms with the V facing downwards.

Response to the Ritual
Responses to the Exit Ritual can vary from person to person and from each time you do it. You may notice a change within yourself such as a sudden realization or insight, an attitude change or a new awareness. There might be a change in the space around you such as a breeze, change in sky color or a bird or animal nearby becoming very noticeable to you. You might hear a voice in your head providing you an answer to a question you have or guidance on a problem or issue you face. The response may just be something that happens at the moment you complete the Exit Ritual or it could be something that stays with you the rest of the day. Not only can it change the day you are having, but by making this a daily ritual, you establish a connection with the Universe and invite wonderful and magical changes into your whole life.

You've nothing to lose by giving it a try and see what happens for you. Then if you're ready to let more magic into your life, check out our Witchcraft Spell Books series on Amazon. The first three books provide you with magical offerings using your bare hands, magical tools and household ingredients. The 4th book is a compilation of those three. Start with the Exit Ritual and begin establishing your relationship with higher powers and beings and you'll be well on your way to preparing yourself for a magical lifestyle.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Esoteric School Discovery Guide to Magic – Part II

You may be familiar with the esoteric principle that a small change in the present can create a larger change in the future, but it's also true in magical principles that a small change in the present makes a larger change in the present. Small changes can have a great impact and by changing some small habit you have, you pave the way for larger changes in your future and your present life can change. In other words, magic happens in baby steps. It's like the idea that a butterfly can flap it wings in one area of the world, and create massive effects in a place on the other half of the world.

Magical Baby Steps
Making tiny changes can have a large impact because they change your habitual thought patterns enough to allow you to access a whole new scope of ideas and inspirations and since they are small changes you are not as likely to run into the resistance that often comes with change. Why is it important from a magical perspective to be able to change your habitual thought patterns? Abraham-Hicks (www.abraham-hicks.com) explains this well by saying that your ability to access certain thoughts and feelings depends on the thoughts and feelings you have now. In other words, the happier you are, the more happy thoughts you are able to access. The more depressed you are, the more depressed, sad and blue type thoughts you have. Adjusting your stance just a bit gives you access to a whole new scope of thoughts and feelings. Making any small change in your habits shifts you to this new stance and what you are able to think and feel.

Reduce Resistance Factor
Making these small changes also reduces the chance of resistance to change that we can encounter. Large changes tend to make us uncomfortable and doubt ourselves. We become self-conscious wondering how the change will make us appear to others and if they will accept the change or not. For example, how would you feel if you went to work one day not in the conservative type suits you normally wear, but in some on the edge, brightly colored fashion design totally out of character with your usual style of dress? Compare that to a less noticeable change of maybe moving your pinky ring from your right hand to your left hand. The smaller change would probably cause you less concern, less resistance and be more comfortable for you. This smaller change is probably something that no one else will even notice. But you will notice it. You will notice the feel of it on your finger, the sound it makes tapping on your desk, that it is there when you pick up the phone and so on. The fact that you have made a small change that you are comfortable with and that is noticeable to you will shift the place you're standing inside yourself. Give some thought to the small changes you can make that will accomplish this shift for you. A few examples to get you started include:
  • use a different hand to do an activity than you normally would (ie. – open door, brush teeth, eating)
  • wear socks wrong side out
  • sit in a different seat at the dinner table
  • get up on opposite side of the bed

You get the idea, right? So pick some small changes and get started on your way to changing your habitual thought patterns to open the way for magical changes in your life. After all a small change in the present not only makes changes in the present but also in your future. It's never too late and nothing is pre-determined. Making any small change now can drastically change what you experience in the future and now. 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Esoteric School Discovery Guide to Magic – Part I

There is no problem that cannot be solved magically. At the level of life, we sometimes paint ourselves into a corner, get that feeling that there is "no way out." Say goodbye to the feeling of hopelessness. Magic is all about reaching up to a higher level of life, and higher beings, for whom miracles are everyday occurrences. As Einstein said, the solution to any problem never exists on the same level. The solution exists on the next level up.

Here are three basic rituals that you can try out for yourself to connect with the higher and reach up for a higher level of life.

Today – Begin working with the Universe as a co-creator. Take the first step by making contact and ask the Universe to manifest something today, from cherries to the word NASA. For more on how to do this see the blog article here.

This Week - Ask Owl about a loophole or blind spot in your current solution. Not sure how to work with the Spirit of Owl? Check out this article.

This Month – Do a come-along with a Sun Candle reinforced by a talisman and a mantra you create. Add the talisman and mantra onto the come along when you burn the Sun Candle for 30 minutes each day. Haven't done a come-along before? See the directions in this article.

By starting to use these simple daily rituals and work them into your life, you will begin establishing a magical relationship with the Universe and higher level beings. You will soon find that by making these a part of your everyday life the level of your own being will increase. And magically speaking you know that the level of your being attracts the level of your life. That's a well-known magical principle. So the higher your being, the higher the level of life you will attract. That's how magic works!

For more daily rituals get our Daily Rituals for Attracting What you Want in Life ebook. 36 more simple daily rituals offered in it will help keep you on the path of magical discovery.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tell Us if the 5 Reasons Make Sense to You for a Chance to Win the Witchcraft Book

If you've been following our 5 part series on "5 Reasons We Don't Get What We Want", then you know we concluded it in our last newsletter article. Now comes the fun part! It's time to hear what you have to say. Take a look at the last 4 articles on our blog and the newsletter article if you need a reminder about the 5 reasons we identified that keeps people from getting everything they want delivered to them by the Universe simply for the asking.

The 5 reasons we have covered in this series and that you'll find in our Daily Rituals for Attracting What you Want in Life ebook are:

1. We Don't Believe We Can Be, Do, and Have Everything We Want
2. Negativity is Popular
3. We Are Hypnotized by Daily Life
4. We Are Afraid of Failure
5. We Think We Have to "Make it Happen."

Now as I said, we'd like to hear from you. Let us know which of those reasons have been preventing you from manifesting what you want, if you have done anything magical to deal with it, or anything else that you think about the reasons we came up with. Email your response to info@shamanschool.com and one answer will be selected for the recipient to receive a free copy of our "Witchcraft Spell Book: The Complete Guide of Witchcraft Rituals & Spells for Beginners". We will announce the winner by first name only and not use your email address of course, on our Facebook page October 31. Halloween, how appropriate! We may also want to post responses on our blog or Facebook page, but won't use names or any sensitive information in doing so. Ready to chime in and share your 2 cents? We'll be waiting to hear from you. 

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

5 Reasons We Don't Get What We Want – Part IV

The past few blog articles have been the beginning of this series in which we have discussed how daily rituals, like those found in our Daily Rituals for Attracting What You Want in Life ebook, can help us stay connected with the Universe and higher beings to become co-creators in getting what we want in life. Master teachers have taught the principle for ages that you need only ask the Universe and prepare yourself to receive as it delivers. There are 5 main reasons that we've identified that people aren't able to follow this simple principle and get all that they want.  Three of these reasons we covered in depth in the first 3 parts of this series. Here we will explore another of those reasons, "Negativity is Popular". In the next article we will cover the last reason and then turn it over to you to see what you think. You'll also have a chance to receive a magical gift from us for putting in your two cents.

As a reminder, the top 5 reasons we've identified are:
1. We Don't Believe We Can Be, Do, and Have Everything We Want
2. Negativity is Popular
3. We Are Hypnotized by Daily Life
4. We Are Afraid of Failure
5. We Think We Have to "Make it Happen."

Negativity is Popular

Your first reaction to this may be, "What!? I'm not attracted to negativity!" But think about what sells in our society. You occasionally see a nice human interest story on the news, but most of it is all about the negative things going on. Same with movies, TV shows and workplace gossip. All these things that attract people and their attention are in the negative realms. If you have studied metaphysical principles then you are probably familiar with the one that says we attract to our lives that which we focus on and put our attention towards. Our thoughts and feelings (negative and positive) attract the people and events that we have in our lives. The simple solution therefore would be to only have positive thoughts and feelings and only attract positive things, right? There's where the problem lies. Since we are surrounded by negative influences and perhaps even ridiculed as being a Pollyanna if we don't join in, it is difficult to stay in a positive space. We may not even be consciously aware of all the negativity that surrounds us since it is so prevalent that we have just grown accustomed to it.

The Good News

Luckily we can use daily rituals to move ourselves away from negative influences and attract people and events that have the same positive outlook that we embrace. Doing daily rituals can give us the courage and confidence to be in the positive flow of consciousness instead of a negative one. Being in this state also nourishes the part of us that can remember our dreams and feel in alignment with them. Putting in a little time every day to connect with the Universe and higher beings will go a long way towards being able to stay in a positive frame and give up the addiction to negativity.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

5 Reasons We Don't Get What We Want – Part III

In Part I and Part II of this series we discussed how daily rituals, like those found in our Daily Rituals for Attracting What You Want in Life ebook, can help us connect with the Universe and higher beings to create manifestations of everything we want in life. This magical truth has been taught by master teachers for ages and it's all about simply asking the Universe and preparing ourselves to receive the delivery. We've identified 5 main reasons however that people aren't able to follow this simple recipe for getting everything they want and covered two of them in depth. Here in Part III of the series we explore another of those reasons, "We Are Hypnotized by Daily Life".

As a reminder, the top 5 reasons we've identified are:
1. We Don't Believe We Can Be, Do, and Have Everything We Want
2. Negativity is Popular
3. We Are Hypnotized by Daily Life
4. We Are Afraid of Failure
5. We Think We Have to "Make it Happen."

Over the next few weeks, we'll explore the other reasons on our list. Then it will be your turn to give some input on what you think about these reasons and have a chance to receive a magical gift from us.

We Are Hypnotized by Daily Life
Most people go through life in a pretty mechanical state rather than living in consciousness. We are so hypnotized by our daily lives with our schedules, commitments, to-do lists, etc. that we don't consciously create. Test it out for yourself and take a few minutes first thing in the morning and last thing at night to observe your thoughts. You will probably find they are about what you have to do today, or things that happened to you during the day. The big desires and dreams that you have probably aren't part of those thoughts. We go through our routines, our have-to's and shoulds almost like robots. Have you ever been driving to work and suddenly realize you are there without remembering the drive hardly at all. Talk about mechanical and robotic!

The Magical Solution
Taking the time to make daily rituals a priority in our lives allow us to create contact with Spirit and keep that contact going all day. Spirit is the keeper of our dreams, desires and lessons we came to Earth in physical bodies to learn. That part of ourselves that stays in touch with our spirit path and goes through our lives daily with purpose and meaning needs to be nurtured. Daily rituals don't have to be real time consuming or complicated and making them a priority allows us to break out of the mechanical state and become Spirit-led and achieve our dreams. You can magically break out of the hypnotic state of life, live more consciously and become a co-creator with the Universe to get everything you want.


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Thursday, September 25, 2014

5 Reasons We Don't Get What We Want – Part II

In Part I of this series we discussed how it is a magical truth that you can be, do and have everything you want in life and how this is not new information as it has been a subject master teachers all around the world have being teaching for ages. Just asking the Universe can help you get it all. Just like you place your order in a restaurant, you enter this great magical café, select what you want from the menu of infinite possibilities, place your order and the Universe delivers. We started exploring the reasons we don't all do this in the last article and of course the first thing is that you have to get yourself to the "restaurant" and second make yourself ready to receive. Daily rituals are a great way to get yourself to the "restaurant". Daily rituals are small planned actions that connect us with what we want in life and put us in the energetic space to be able to receive. Daily rituals can help you release pain, start the day and end the day in a magical way, get help from higher powers and beings, and access knowledge from the Universe. You'll find a wide variety of these in our Daily Rituals for Attracting What You Want in Life ebook.

Reasons We Don't Get What We Want

As we cover in our Daily Rituals ebook, we have identified 5 reasons that prevent people from getting those things they want. These are all conditions that can interfere with bringing manifestations to fruition and block us from receiving from the Universe. We took an in-depth look at the number 5 reason in Part I of this series. In this article we'll cover number 4 and over the next few weeks, stay tuned as we explore the other reasons. Then it will be your turn to give some input on what you think about these reasons and have a chance to receive a magical gift from us.

The 5 top reasons we don't get what we want are:

1. We Don't Believe We Can Be, Do, and Have Everything We Want
2. Negativity is Popular
3. We Are Hypnotized by Daily Life
4. We Are Afraid of Failure
5. We Think We Have to "Make it Happen."

We Are Afraid of Failure
Most of us in this day and age are not taught how to attract what we want or how to manifest our desires. We don't learn these things in school growing up and it's not something most parents teach their children. Therefore we don't get a lot of practice and are often unsure how to proceed. This quite often leads to failure and when we don't see results of getting those things we want delivered to us, we tend to give up and just accept what comes. We have been taught that failure is something to avoid so we quite often don't even try again.

The Magical Truth
The magical truth is that we are always co-creating with the Universe and never fail. Humans are born to create constantly. We don't always create those things that we want, but we are always creating. There are a variety of conditions that can interfere with the delivery of the things we want to attract, but more often than not we do create what we want. We just often don't have the patience to wait for it and have moved on to something else by the time it arrives. In that case we don't give the recognition and gratitude or even consciously see our creative efforts.

Daily rituals are a good way to make the creative process more conscious and allow us to see the connections between what we ask for and what we get. Being consciously aware of creating our manifestations and our co-creations with the Universe, we gain confidence in these abilities. So pull those old dreams and desires you gave up on long ago out of the attic, dust them off, and learn how to consciously engage to make those dreams a reality.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

5 Reasons We Don't Get What We Want – Part I

It is a magical truth that you can be, do and have everything you want in life. This has been a subject master teachers all around the world have being teaching for ages. To get it all you only have to ask the Universe and it will deliver. It's like being in a great magical café. You select what you want from the menu of infinite possibilities, place your order and the Universe delivers. So why aren't we all doing this? You first have to get yourself to the "restaurant" and second make yourself ready to receive. One way to enter the "restaurant" is by doing daily rituals. These are small planned actions that connect us with what we want in life and puts us in the energetic space to be able to receive. Daily rituals can help you release pain, start the day and end the day in a magical way, get help from higher powers and beings, and access knowledge from the Universe. You'll find a wide variety of these in our Daily Rituals for Attracting What You Want in Life ebook.

Reasons We Don't Get What We Want
As we cover in our Daily Rituals ebook, we have identified 5 reasons that prevent people from getting those things they want. These are all conditions that can interfere with bringing manifestations to fruition and block us from receiving from the Universe. In this article we'll cover one of these in depth and over the next few weeks, stay tuned as we explore the other reasons. Then it will be your turn to chime in on what you think about these reasons and have a chance to receive a magical gift from us.

The 5 top reasons we don't get what we want are:
1. We Don't Believe We Can Be, Do, and Have Everything We Want
2. Negativity is Popular
3. We Are Hypnotized by Daily Life
4. We Are Afraid of Failure
5. We Think We Have to "Make it Happen."

We Think We Have to "Make it Happen."
Let's start at the bottom of the list and explore number 5 – We think we have to "make it happen". We start learning as children that we have to DO in order to succeed. We are encouraged to get good grades in school so that we can qualify for a good college and end up getting a good job which will lead to happily ever after. We are told that "if you want something done right you have to do it yourself", or "keep your nose to the grindstone" or "you've got to pull yourself up by your bootstraps" or "no pain, no gain" and a plethora of other phrases and clichés meant to motivate us. Of course there are some things in life that we have to make happen for ourselves, but the magical reality is that not everything in life has to be so hard. Having to make everything happen all by ourselves is a hard way to approach life and can be exhausting and stressful. With this attitude, many things don't happen because we just can't get to them all or they are too hard and we just stop trying.

An easier approach to life involves creating with help from the Universe and all it costs is appreciation, gratitude and belief. There is a Universal helper in the form of an angel, guide, totem and many other spiritual beings for just about everything you could want. These beings are ready and willing to help you get those things you want like a new job, a new mate, or any life change, all you have to do is ask. That is where daily rituals come in. They remind us that all we need do is the asking, then to step back and let the Universe do the delivering. We really don't have to do it all by ourselves and life can be fuller and easier letting go of the control and micro-managing by letting the Universe do its part.

Tired of fighting uphill battles and having to make everything happen on your own? Then consider changing this number 5 reason that you don't get everything you want. What do you have to lose by giving it a try co-creating with the Universe? If you decide you just can't relax and let the Universe deliver what you want, you can always go back to your old ways. But once you truly let magic into your life and see how different it can be having spiritual helpers in your life, we bet you won't want to go back.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Yet Another Magical Ritual to Help You See Your Financial Blind Spots

We've been finding a lot of interest being expressed to us lately about the topic we've been covering in our recent newsletters and blog articles about how to attract money and finding our financial blind spots. And why not? With everything getting more and more expensive these days we'd all like to know how to attract money wouldn't we? So far on this topic we've shared some of the rituals from our Witchcraft Spell Book: The Complete Guide of Witchcraft Rituals & Spells for Beginners and here we have one more to offer.

Preparing for How to Attract Money
The rituals we've been discussing are not actual magic spells for how to attract money, but rather rituals to help you pre-pave the way and be in the proper mindset to receive money or anything else that you desire when you are co-creating with the Universe. Often the Universe is ready to deliver what we have asked for, but we have a block that is keeping it from getting to us. The big problem comes when we don't even know what those blocks are or we have a real financial blind spot going on. Learning how to attract money or anything else we've asked for requires that we find out what those blocks are and work through them to open ourselves for what we want to flow to us.

Left Hand/Right Hand Ritual
This ritual for getting answers is one we call Left Hand, Right Hand. Magically speaking there is a disconnection between your right hand and your left hand which represents a disconnection between mind and Spirit. With this ritual you can literally question the Universe with one hand and ask for information or guidance and receive the answers through your other hand. Here's exactly how to perform this ritual:

1. Using a compass, determine the cardinal direction East.

2. Sit in the East (which is the direction of knowledge and communication) facing West.

3. On a flat surface in front of you have a Sun Yellow candle, wooden or paper matches, paper and a pen.

4. Light your candle and charge it with the following verse and wait for there to be a tall working flame on the candle before going on.
"Child of Wonder,
Child of Flame,
Nourish My Spirit,
And protect my Aim."
5. For most people, their dominant hand is the one they write with, but in some cases this is not true. Point at something and the hand you pointed with is your dominant hand. Use this hand to write the question on your paper that you want help answering or that will lend itself to guidance. For example, you might write, "Why can I not keep a job?" or "What is causing me to not be promoted?" or simply, "What issues do I have that prevent money from coming to me?".

6. Now switch your pen to your other hand and write the answer. Don't worry about how the writing looks as long as you can read it. Don't stop to think about answers either, remember we are by-passing Mind to get our answers from higher powers and beings communicating through Spirit. Just write the first thing that comes to you. You may be surprised by what you get, don't question it, just write it down.

At first the answer you wrote may not make any sense to you. That's OK. Just keep the answer in your consciousness for a few days and see what happens. Sometimes answers come a small bit at a time instead of big chunks. That makes them easier for us to get a full understanding. There may be more information, events or situations that will come in the next few days that will give you a better understanding of your answer, so be aware of those. You can also make this a daily ritual and do it as many days as you need to until you have the understanding and information you seek. Remember it's not always the end goal that is the most important, but the journey to get there. Be patient and enjoy watching the process unfold that brings you to knowledge, understanding and enlightenment. This process will always be in perfect timing with our ability to process and use it.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Another Magical Ritual to Help You See Your Financial Blind Spots

In our September 2 newsletter we talked about the financial blind spots we have that keep us in the dark as to why money is not flowing into our realities. In learning how to attract money and establishing a good relationship with money, it is important to pave the way for that flow to come to us. The Universe is willing and ready to deliver what we desire, but often we "get in our own way" and block the flow from getting to us. The newsletter article gave directions for doing a Question Circle to consult the beings of the four directions for insights and guidance. Another daily ritual you'll find in our Witchcraft Spell Book: The Complete Guide of Witchcraft Rituals & Spells for Beginners is how to consult the Spirit of Owl.

Spirit of Owl
The spirit of Owl is a particularly good totem to consult for guidance because it has many of the best qualities of physical owls including:
  • very keen sight, especially at night which means they are able to see what is hidden
  • excellent hearing
  • able to turn head 270 degrees (eyes in the back of the head ability)
  • excellent hunting skills
  • reputation for wisdom

You can see how these attributes would make Owl a good one to help figure out those things in yourself that you are not aware of. So if you are looking to "hunt down", see all around you and bring those things hidden from you out into the light, the wisdom of Owl just may be what you need.

Working With the Spirit of Owl
The Owl totem specializes in hunting down information that is hidden or not immediately available. Follow the steps of this ritual to request help from Owl.

1. Aloud or in your mind say, "Spirit of Owl, I request your help."

2. Wait quietly for a few seconds until you "feel" the presence of Owl. If you aren't familiar with working with spirit beings and aren't sure you feel the presence, go ahead to the next step since Owl always comes when requested.

3. Tell Owl what you are requesting. For example, in this case you might say, "Owl, please come with me today and show me what is causing my financial situation to not improve. Please show me this in a way that I can clearly understand. Thank you in advance for your help." Thanking Owl as with other Spirit beings is a necessary part of the request as the Owl totem thrives on appreciation.

4. Now go about your day with an open mind as to what Owl will show you. Owl will ride on your shoulder, whispering in your ear, giving you knowledge and understanding where you had blindness and confusion previously. The messages may come in many different forms such as an overheard conversation from a stranger, old memories appearing in your thoughts, a significant symbol or picture you come across on a sign or in a book or magazine, the words of a song and many other ways. Just stay aware and open to any communications that come.

5. Once you get your messages from Owl and have received the information you are seeking, be sure to offer appreciation and gratitude again.

If at the end of the day or time period you stated in your request, you don't have the understanding you seek, ask again the next day. You might need to re-form your request a bit or you can stay with the same one. Since you are working on uncovering hidden information it could just be that you didn't understand the information Owl sent you or that it is still hidden enough that you just missed it. Ask again as many times as you need to and as many days as you need to, each time asking for the answers to come in a form you can easily understand. Each day that you ask, Owl will make it more obvious to you. Just be persistent in asking until you reach the point of understanding. Owl is there to help guide you to that understanding.

Whether you are seeking for help and guidance to money issues or any other issues in your life, the Spirit of Owl is a good ally to have. Establishing a relationship with and working with this totem through this ritual is a great way to grow spiritually, develop a better understanding of yourself and to invite magic to be at work in your life. 

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

3 MORE Magical Ways to Create a Magical Relationship with Money

In our last blog post we talked about creating a magical relationship with money as a way of how to attract money into your life. Whether you decide to do formal magic spells, rituals or other magical means to attract money, it is always a good idea to first do some work to pre-pave the way to receive what you want. In addition to the three ways we gave you in that blog post of shifting your focus, changing your thoughts and practicing abundance, here are three more tips you can use to get out of your own way and let the Universe send money your way.

Rooting as an Anchor
Get anchored by practicing rooting daily. Rooting is one of the magical techniques we teach in our Magical Element Earth homestudy course. This works as a way for how to attract money based on the principle that the least anchored object comes undone first. If you are the most anchored, what you want will come to you. Rooting is a technique in which you flow earth energies deep into the Earth, releasing excess energies of any kind and pull Earth energies into you. This would be a good way to expel any doubts or insecurities you have about receiving money and give yourself the extra Earth energies to help anchor yourself. To do rooting follow these directions:
  • Sit comfortably with your feet on the ground.
     
  • In your mind's eye, see and feel yourself extending roots out of your feet, through your shoes, through the flooring, into the sub-floor and down into the Earth
     
  • Once your roots reach down deep into the Earth past topsoil and into bedrock, lock them into the bedrock layer.
     
  • Now sit for a while and breathe. Each time you exhale, send fire energies such as tension, anger, frustration and anxiety or stuck water energies such as depression down your roots and into the bedrock. Earth is a very receptive element and will take these energies very easily so you don't have to push real hard.
     
  • Each time you inhale a breath, pull in the minerals, fluids and other energies from the Earth to nourish and balance yourself.
     
  • Do this with your breathing until you feel relaxed and nourished.
     
  • When you feel you are done, start pulling your roots back up starting with unlocking them from the bedrock, then pulling them back up through the topsoil, flooring and your shoes, if you are wearing any.

Be sure you are doing this during a time you won't be interrupted or have any reason to get up until you are finished. Moving before pulling your "roots" back in can cause you to be sore for a few days.

Journal Your Negativity Away
Dump all your negativity once a day for 5 minutes into your journal. Doing this gets it out of you and anchors it onto paper, so it can't jump back into you. The written word is more anchored than thoughts, so they will tend to stay on paper rather than re-manifest as thoughts. This will improve your thoughts as you practice this day after day. Don't sit and think about what to write or the format to use, just get started writing any words, groups of words or sentences that come to you in relation to what negative thoughts you have that could block money coming to you in magical ways. For example your journal for one period might look like this:
"Anger, boss, my boss hates me and won't ever let me get ahead. He is sooooo stupid and I hate having to take orders from him. I should really have his job and he should work under me. I hope this magic stuff works because I am scared that I won't have enough money to pay for the vacation I already promised my kids. Doubt. Scared. Anger. Never enough. Seems like no matter how much money I make there is never enough. Plumbing. Yes we had a plumbing leak AGAIN and of course it cost a fortune. Always something comes up. I never get a break..."
All these negative thoughts and emotions will set up a block and when the Universe tries to send money your way, you will not be in a position to receive it, so get rid of it.

Burn Away Your Negativity
The Big Burn technique is one we have talked about before on our blog and you can see how to do it HERE. It is also one of the techniques we teach in Book 3 of our Witchcraft Spell Books series, Learn How To Do Witchcraft Rituals And Spells With Magical Tools. We mention it again here in relation to how to attract money because it is a perfect way to burn away your negative thoughts and feelings that prevent money from coming to you or a great way to send a strong message to the Universe of what you want.

Using any of these magical spells or rituals will help get you on your way to being ready to attract money or anything else you desire to manifest in your life. No matter what else you do, preparing yourself to receive is an important first step. Between these two articles, we've given you 6 ways that can help you get into the proper energetic state and in the right state of mind to allow your desires to flow to you magically.

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