Thursday, March 27, 2014

Healing Spells: Keying a Sun Crystal for Life and Death Emergencies

A sun crystal can be used for healing spells or in protection magic and can literally save your life. If you are going to have surgery or are traveling, keying a sun crystal beforehand allows you to draw energy safely from the Sun in case you are in an accident, have surgery complications or any life and death type situation. This is one of the many magic that works lessons you will find in our How To Do Voodoo ebook.

About the Sun Crystal
This magical tool is called a Sun Crystal because it is made of lead crystal and acts as a transformer for the Sun's energy. The voltage of the Sun's energy is too strong to use directly in a safe way for magic that works. Using this crystal ball allows you to gather the Sun's energy and draw on it when you are in times of stress, trauma or danger. When choosing a Sun Crystal, look for a 2 ½ inch size ball made of German or Austrian lead crystal with a stand. Be sure that you don't get a ball made of acrylic or quartz. Quartz balls can be dangerous and explode or can pull everything towards its center. When your Sun Crystal is not in use you can store it by wrapping it in a cloth of natural fiber and put it in a drawer or it can be left on the stand and put on your Plate (magical Earth tool) on your altar.

Keying a Sun Crystal
After you get your Sun Crystal, you will need to key it to yourself or a particular person. Here's how:
  1. Cleanse the sun crystal as you do with other tools with your Firebowl and Chalice.
  2. Use your Athame (Fire tool) to sweep the crystal with electric blue.
  3. Place the crystal on its stand and light a Sun Candle.
  4. To key the crystal for your own use, get down level with the sun crystal until you can see the flame from the Sun Candle through it (the flame will look upside down).
  5. Use your intention to pull the flame into the ball until the flame completely fills the ball (this may happen suddenly as a sunburst). Your sun crystal is now keyed to yourself. 
  6. To key the sun crystal to another person, position the person so that they put their face opposite yours, with the sun crystal in between you. When you see his or her face in the crystal, push energy through the crystal at them, and have them pull energy towards themselves. The sun crystal then becomes keyed to them. If the person is not present, simply picture the person's face and see it in the sun crystal with your intention.

Using the Sun Crystal
Once the Sun Crystal is keyed, it is ready to be used for protection magic or healing spells. If you find yourself in a life threatening situation where you feel your life force draining, you can pull Sun energy safely from the crystal to renew your energy loss. When you feel your energy has been replaced, simply stop pulling energy from the crystal. You do not have to have the Sun Crystal physically with you to use it. You can picture the crystal and pull energy from it anytime you need to replenish your life force energy. If you have keyed the crystal to someone else, tell them to picture a glass ball filled with sunshine and to pull that sunshine towards them. In a real emergency situation you can tell the other person that if they are afraid or feel they are dying, to see the glass ball glowing and pull that energy towards themselves. Even if the person is unconscious, you can give them these directions three times in a voice of command and their Spirit will hear you. When someone is pulling energy from the Sun Crystal, it will begin to actually glow. The Sun Crystal is an especially good magic that works technique to use in these life threatening type situations, but really it can be used any time you feel that you need some extra energy.

Extra Tips on the Sun Crystal
A few more things to know about the Sun Crystal are: 
  1. Do not ever push or pull electric blue energy into the Sun Crystal as it can cause it to explode.
     
  2. Never leave your Sun Crystal out in direct sunlight as this can also cause it to explode.
     
  3. If you need to unkey a Sun Crystal from a particular person, you can cut lines on it like you do when cutting psychic lines on a person and use your Athame to give it a blast of electric blue energy. When you do this, it is still a Sun Crystal, it just is no longer keyed to any particular person.
     
  4. To totally unkey a Sun Crystal and make it just a normal glass ball again, bury it in the Earth for a moon cycle.
You now have a new magic that works technique that you can use for healing spells or protection magic to add to your magical toolbox. This one is literally a life-saver, but needs to be in place before it is needed. If there is a chance that you will find yourself (or someone you know) in a life threatening situation, now is the time to get your Sun Crystal and key it. Even if you don't end up in a dangerous situation, it is always good to have a keyed Sun Crystal around to give yourself some extra Sun energy when you are dragging. 

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Elemental Magic as Protection Magic: The Use of Sonics

Elemental magic is using the 4 elements to intentionally create a change or effect. Sonics is a type of elemental magic that uses sound and can be used as protection magic. You can actually stop an attacker in his tracks just by using your voice with this type of protection magic. You can also use this type of elemental magic as protection magic to protect your sacred space, your relationships, communications and in many other instances. The use of Sonics is covered much more in depth in our Self Defense homestudy course, but here we will give you some tips to get you started exploring this fascinating field of magic.

Sonics
The first thing to familiarize yourself with when beginning to use Sonics is the type of sounds associated with each of the 4 elements and the affect those sounds can have. The elemental magic sounds can then be paired with one of the 8 voices of command to produce varying effects. The sounds and effects associated with each of the four elements include:

Air
Air element sounds are very soft, light, breathy sounds. They are fairly high-pitched and do not carry well over distance. These sounds produce very little or no vibratory effects and require careful attention to be noticed. Air sounds can be used to space someone out or confuse them. An example of how to use Air sounds is to quiet a room of screaming children (Fire) with whispering. Air sounds affect the skin and ears first, then the mind and on a spiritual level affects the mind and its thought processes.

Fire
Fire element sounds are shrill, cutting or clear/bright sounds that are fairly high-pitched. They carry well over distance and cut through other sounds. Fire sounds affect the neural system and are attention grabbing. On a spiritual level, they affect will, power, life force and temper. This type of sound would be useful when facing an attacker.

Water
Water element sounds are soft, caressing, rolling, flowing or stroking sounds that are a mid-range pitch. They carry moderately well over distance and are easily heard. The caressing effect may cause them to go unnoticed. They do not generally stimulate the neural system and affect soft tissues such as entrails and glands with a vibratory effect that is noticeable. Spiritually Water sounds affect emotions and feelings. Water sounds could be used in a case such as wanting to communicate with an unreceptive person on an emotional level.

Earth
Earth element sounds are heavy drumming, thudding or vibrating sounds that are low-pitched. They often are too low to hear and do not carry well over distance. These type of sounds are hard to physically hear with the ears and difficult to find the direction or source. They affect the bones, skeletal structure and solid body parts through a noticeable vibration. Spiritually they affect one's sense of certainty, stability and certainty of beingness. Earth sounds would be a good choice to use with someone who is being dramatic or hyper by giving them some solidity or an anchor.

Sonics is a very useful study that requires no tools. You can start practicing elemental magic and protection magic and seeing what effect using the various elemental sounds produces. As with any magical technique, think it through and practice to get proficient at the skill so you'll be ready to employ it when you need it. Also remember to follow the Rules of the Road to stay on the right side of the Universe and have fun seeing all the magical things you can do with just your voice.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

How to Bless Yourself and Your Family for Harmony

Here is a ritual that will give you a way of how to bless yourself and your family. This ritual is most appropriate done at the end of each day before bedtime to create magic, peace, harmony and health as well as a closer connection between family members. It can also be done with just yourself, with couples or with you and your pets. This is one of the rituals you'll find in our third Kindle book, Learn How to Do Witchcraft Rituals and Spells with Magical Tools. And how it's done.

How to Bless Yourself and Your Family
1. Sit in the South, facing North. Gather and place materials in front of you. You will need:
  • Sun Yellow candle
  • Paper or wooden matches
  • Chalice
  • Sea Salt
  • Spring Water
2. Charge your Sun Candle:
  • Light a sun yellow candle with paper or wooden matches (do not use a lighter)
  • Wait until you have a steady candle flame
  • Cup your hands around the flame, focusing your attention on the candle and flame
  • Say this verse in a voice of command to charge the candle:
"Child of Wonder,
Child of Flame,
Nourish Our Spirits,
And Protect Our Aim."
(if performing ritual on yourself change to Nourish My Spirit and Protect My Aim).

3. Fill the Chalice halfway with spring water, and sprinkle in some sea salt.

4. Blow Water Blue (bright blue) energy into the Chalice as you swirl the water clockwise.

5. Blow Water Blue into the Chalice and swirl the water clockwise before and after saying the verse below and between saying each line of the verse:
"Water and Earth where you are cast,
Let no spell nor adverse purpose last,
Not in accord with me!
Bless these people and bless their space,
Far from here send baneful trace,
Thus my will, so it be!"
(If you are doing this ritual alone, you can change the fourth line to "Bless this person and bless my space.)

6. Holding the Chalice in your left hand, face the person you are blessing (unless you are blessing yourself).

7. Dip the index finger of your right hand into the water, and draw a vertical line down the center of the person's forehead (or on your own). The line should be 1 – 1 ½ inches long.

8. Draw a horizontal line of the same length from left to right through the center of the first line, forming a cross.

9. Draw a clockwise circle starting at the right end of the horizontal line and touching both ends of both lines. As you draw the circle, say to the person, "For the peace of your mind." (If you're doing the ritual alone say "For the peace of my mind.")

10. Repeat the same procedure on the person's chest (or your own), over the heart. As you draw the circle, say, "for the joy of your heart." (Substitute the words "my heart" if you are doing it alone.)

11. Ask the person to take a sip of water from the Chalice and as they do this, say, "And for the health of your body." (If you're doing it alone take a sip and say "And for the health of my body".)

12. If there are two people participating in the ritual, reverse roles have the person that was just blessed now do the blessing to their partner by repeating the process. If there are many people involved in the ritual, one person can bless everyone, and then one person in the group can bless the first person.

13. You can also use the alternate verses, "For the health of your mind." And "For the health of your Spirit".

In addition to being of way of how to bless yourself and your family, this ritual can be useful for giving you a lift when you are down in the dumps or bring you peace when you can't get to sleep. We hope you find the joy, peace and harmony this ancient blessing ritual can bring you and your family by inviting magic into your lives.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Magic That Works: The Use of Color

One of the fascinating studies of magic that works is how to use colors magically. Each of us are energetic beings in a constant state of vibration which is partly determined by the vibrations of all the colors surrounding us all the time. Each color has its own unique vibration and knowing the principles of those allows us to use them for magic that works in our everyday lives. Feng Shui, Pranamonics, magical practices and shamanism all have techniques that use color for healing, making spirit connections, balancing mood and emotional states, and creating manifestations.

Using Color for Magic That Works
You can use color intentionally in your life by gaining an understanding of the effects each color can produce and deliberately choosing which to have around you. Take a look at your clothes, the food you eat, the walls and floors in your home or office, your car, your furniture, artwork and paintings you have hung in the spaces you spend time in, the makeup, jewelry and nail polish you wear and anything else with color that you spend a lot of time around. Compare what vibrations these colors bring to your life versus what energies you want to attract into your life. If you are surrounding yourself with colors that don't match what you want to attract or how you want to present yourself, then make some changes in your wardrobe or environment to include colors that will bring you the type of energies you want. Here is a list of some colors with some of the characteristics of the vibration they emit to get you started. You can find more information on using colors as a technique of magic that works and more color vibration characteristics in our Energy Healing for Self and Others ebook.

Color Vibrations
White – emits a very high vibration that is a pure frequency spiritually. All other colors and the healing properties of each exist in the color white. You can strengthen and increase your aura 3 to 9 feet just by wearing white. White is an Air element color that corresponds to mental processes, thinking or speaking. So for example if you need to study for a test, you might wear white clothes or study in a room with white walls to give you a mental boost. Knowing that the color white could aid you in studying, or giving a speech gives you a way to employ magic that works for your benefit.

Violet/Blue and Green – are vital colors in order for life to exist according to Pranamonics. Violet/blue represent the heavens and green the earth. In a life-threatening situation, surrounding yourself with these colors could give you the first aid needed to survive.

Sun Yellow – is a fire color that represents life force and spirit vitality. Wearing sun yellow clothes can give you a boost in joy, enthusiasm, vitality, movement and nourish you on a cellular level. It is another good color to have around you in a life-threatening situation.

Rose – is a mix of bright red and white. This is a very nourishing color for your heart center and associated with love and purity. It vibrates at a very high spiritually evolved frequency. Pranamonics often pairs white or Sun Yellow with Rose.

Match Colors with Your Elemental Makeup
By deliberately choosing the colors you surround yourself with, you can use this type of magic that works to transform your personality and how you perceive the world. In deciding the colors to use, you need to also consider your own elemental makeup. Most people's personalities have one or two of the 4 elements that are most dominant. Being aware of what elemental colors exist already in your makeup can then help you select which colors to surround yourself with to add them into your vibration thus achieving the personality changes you want. For example, if your makeup is mostly Fire with small amounts of air, water and earth, then you are usually in action, don't spend much time tuning in to your emotions and feelings, and don't usually slow down to think. People may have a hard time communicating with you because you move so fast that you don't even finish your sentences. If you want to use magic that works to slow you down and change to a personality that takes more time to think things through, then you could surround yourself with more white which is the color that affects communication and speaking. You could also add in green which is an Earth color to help ground you.

To help you get started determining which elements make up your personality, here are some characteristics associated with each of the 4 elements. For more detailed information on these traits and to use our Four Element Personality Test to help you determine which elements are predominant in your makeup, check out our Energy Healing for Self and Others ebook.

Air (Clear, White and Sky Blue) – seeing, breathing, speaking, hearing, thinking, memorizing, understanding, mind, teaching, learning, ideas

Fire (Sun Yellow, Yellow Orange, Red Orange, Bright Red, Deep Red and Electric Blue) – power, will, anger, aggression, passion, excitable, frustration, initiative, resentment

Water (Water Blue, Deep Blue and Blue Black) – emotions, intuition, empathy, appreciation, joy, grief, love, harmony, compassion

Earth (Grass Green, Earth Brown and Pure Black) – strength, money, solidity, permanence, loyalty, stubbornness, security, confidence

Now you have some beginning insights in how color can be used magically and give you insights into yourself. Try some of these ideas out for yourself and see how they work for you. Using colors is just one of the very fascinating and easy to use studies in the world of magic that works. Enjoy!


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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tarot Meanings: The Magician versus the High Priestess

Whatever way you use Tarot cards, you have to have some knowledge and experience of the tarot meanings for each card. People often ask us what the difference is in the tarot meanings of the Magician card and the High Priestess card. This is a good question as both can represent a magical person. But there subtle differences and knowing the tarot meanings of each card can help you select which one is appropriate to use as a signifier in a reading or how to interpret it in a spread or just as a card individually selected from the stack. You can find full details of the tarot meanings of all the cards in our Tarot homestudy course, but here are a few differences in The Magician card and the High Priestess card to consider and get you started.

The Magician
This card is all about high level magic of the "hard magic" variety as opposed to "soft magic" which is more of the psychic or intuitive type. It would be used in the case of a person who has mastered the four elements and is able to control them by intellect and will. This is a person who practices magic and magical spells and knows the procedures well enough that he is able to produce results over and over again. If The Magician or Magi card turns up in a spread or reading, it could indicate that a spell has been done or needs to be done. That spell could even be one that has followed a person from a past lifetime. If the card shows up in a reading in a Reverse position in the past or present line, then it usually does mean there has been spell work done against them or that some inappropriate use of magic has come into play. The Magi card also carries tarot meanings for anything dealing with intentional miracle working or deliberate creation, working with magical tools, magical groups, teaching or studying magic and synchronicity.

High Priestess
The tarot meanings carried by this card can refer to a female magician or her use of magic. But it is also a women's power card and deals with intuition and religion. This card refers to subjects more on an emotional level than an intellectual level and deals more with issues of "soft magic" whereas the Magi is more appropriate for "hard magic". Other tarot meanings carried by the High Priestess card include religious social values or scripting as in the case of a religious "do-gooder" or people who pray for others without being asked for help or permission. It can be used as a signifier for a person adept in magic, especially a female, like The Magician card, depending on the person, the type of magic they practice and the skill level they are at. This is a card that would be more appropriate to use for a person coming from a religious base (whatever religion that may be) rather than from ritual magic training. It can also indicate, like the Magi, that spellwork has been done or needs to be done and can be used as a substitute for the Magi card if it is already being used in the reading in another position.

Summary
Now that you have an idea of what each card's tarot meanings are, you can see that the Magician card is a bit "higher" in the magical hierarchy. It would be used to indicate a very skilled and more formally trained magical practitioner whereas the High Priestess card is used more for someone operating in the intuitive, religious or psychic realms of magic. Both cards showing up in a reading can indicate that there is spellwork involved, either good or bad, but when the Magician card shows up reversed in the past or present line of a reading, it almost always indicates spellwork done on you or something inappropriate that magic has been used for. To decide which card to use in any given situation or to decipher tarot meanings from either of these cards that show up in a reading, this will give you an idea of the types of situations or people to look for that they could be representing.

If you are drawn to studying the Tarot, tarot meanings, and learning how to do different types of readings, check out our Tarot homestudy course. It allows you to move at your own pace in your own time while you take your journey into this fascinating study.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Shamanic Secret: Don't Get Sick... Celebrate Instead!

One shamanic secret of magic that works is to celebrate. We tend to get so busy with our everyday lives that we don't take the time to do as the tribal people of ancient times and celebrate the change of each season. Instead we rush through our obligations, responsibilities and to do lists and end up getting sick. The body, mind and spirit demand down time and if we don't make time for it we are forced into it through illness. In our Everyday Magic Email course, this is one of the topics we cover along with how utilizing the ancient shamanic secret of celebration works to clear out the old and make way for the new.

Celebrating
Ancient celebrations of the changing seasons often incorporated singing, dancing, and ritual. These celebrations often lasted for days clearing the old out of body, mind and spirit to make way for the new. The elders knew new creation could not occur otherwise. We find taking the time to use magic that works, invites magic into our lives and we don't have less time to get the things done that we feel we need to. Instead we find that there is magically enough time to get everything done and manifesting what we want comes easier. In today's times we understand it is hard to find days to have these types of celebrations. The good news is that we don't have to take days of ritual to honor the changing seasons, although if you have that kind of time it is very rewarding. Here are a few ways you might employ this shamanic secret of celebration and get some downtime to nourish your body, mind and spirit:
  • Go camping to spend several days out in nature or at least spend several days going to take a long walk in the peace and quiet of the woods or a quiet park.
  • Commit to turning off your phone, email and social media for a few days or at least one day.
     
  • Perform a small ceremony for yourself or go all out and perform a more formal ritual in a full cast circle.
     
  • Take some quiet time alone to write a gratitude list of things that have been in this phase of your life. Take time to read each one and individually express appreciation for each one while focusing on it.
     
  • Make a list of those things you wish to let go of or release from your life. Focus your attention on each one as you visualize it moving away from you and then burn the list.
     
  • Commit to doing a daily ritual such as the Day Greetings and Day Endings of the Navajo Beauty Way and do it every day for a few weeks. After seeing the results, you may decide to keep this one up all year.
     
  • Learn a short yoga routine to do each morning in a quiet space or take that time each morning to doing a 10 minute meditation for a week or two.

These are just a few ideas to get you started thinking about taking some time off at the change of each season. You will become much healthier in body, mind and spirit by doing this and find that by inviting magic into your life in this way, your life will become more magical.

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