Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tricks for Boosting Your Psychic Senses

We all have the ability to be psychic and receive information that doesn't come from our 5 senses. Some of us have a natural psychic ability and others need to practice to develop our psychic senses. Our Psychic Development ebook can help with exercises to practice that will help expand the psychic senses and develop the skills needed to awaken psychic abilities. One of the first things to do in awakening the extra senses used as psychic abilities is to get in touch with your inner silence so that you will be able to hear information the Universe sends you. One exercise to get you started on preparing your senses to receive information is through meditation.

Meditation
There are many ways and forms that meditation can take. For the purposes of developing psychic senses, meditation allows you to create enough quiet space and silence in your life so that you will be in a position to hear the messages sent by the Universe and from divination techniques. Meditate a little bit every day to start developing these skills. Here is an exercise you can use if you don't already have an active meditation practice.

  • For at least 15 minutes, sit in a comfortable position with closed eyes, hands in your lap with right hand cradled in the left. 
  • While you are aware of your thoughts, remain unattached from them. Be aware especially of your sensations. 
  • If you have trouble relaxing, try having a lit candle to center your concentration, burn soothing incense or sit near a running fountain. 
  • Now begin feeling your natural breathing as the breath moves in and out of your body. Don't force your breathing or change it any way, just feel and be aware of your body's own natural breaths. 
  • As you become aware of thoughts popping up in your mind, let them pass through without focusing your attention on them. Think of this as sitting on a shoreline watching boats pass by. If you find your attention drawn to one in particular, simply return your focus to your breathing and let the thought pass by.

After at least 15 minutes of sitting in this manner you can get up and end your meditation time. Don't dwell on what happened during the meditation, or how successful you feel it was or if you had any revelations or not. The only importance is the consistency with which you do your meditation and the effort put towards doing it. Doing short meditations daily for instance will serve you better in the long run than doing longer meditations occasionally. Consistency is a key element. You will find over time that consistently doing this exercise will increase your ability to have inner silence and take it with you throughout everything you do. Your time spent in meditation should be an enjoyable time for you as it is time you are devoting to your inner development and the more you develop your inner life, the more benefits you will see in your outer life.

Reading Other People
Another set of exercises you'll find in our Psychic Development ebook is on the topic of reading other people or learning to gather information about others that you cannot get through the traditional 5 senses. Here is one of the exercises in this area that you can practice by broadening your view of someone. This helps you understand the other person's motivation for behaviors or attitudes they display and can give you insight into the best way to deal with them. 

Look up and down the other person's entire body and aura. Notice for example if their hands or feet are still or agitatedly moving. Notice if their breathing is fast, slow, shallow or wheezing. Look at the tongue and see if it is red which would mean too much fire energy, pale and wet which could mean a deficiency or internal coldness, if it is swollen and puffy and has teeth marks on the edges which would indicate a weak spleen and kidney yang, if it is stiff and wooden-like with a blunt front which would mean they are emotionally shut down or if it is quivering with a red tip which would indicate nervous anxiety in the neural system. Look at their eyes to see if they dart about, look at you, look through you or move up and left or down and right. What is their posture like? Is it erect, flexible, stiff, slumped or weak? As you notice all these type of conditions, begin to build up a vocabulary of relationships between body language and inner causes and conditions. Use your own states and meanings to consider what the types of things you notice mean. As you start training yourself to notice these types of behaviors in others and putting meanings to them, your mind will start working from your own Spirit perceptics or psychic senses and gather information from others. Once you have practiced this type of information gathering for a while, if there is something in particular you want to know about another, your psychic senses will kick in and get the answer for you.

With some practice in exercises such as these, you can start gathering information from the Universe, through divination techniques and through your own innate psychic senses. So don't worry if you haven't shown any psychic talents before. All it takes is waking up those senses that live inside your inner wisdom.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Do You Have the Basic Tools Necessary for Effective Magic?

Once an understanding of the 4 magic elements - Air, Water, Fire, and Earth - and how to work with them has been achieved, it is time to use them with magic tools. Each of the 4 elements has its own unique magic tool associated with it that helps you extend your reach and your own energies with magic techniques as the tool can handle more energy than our hands alone. Having the right tool for the right job makes sure any project produces optimal results whether you are talking about magic, building a bird house or baking a cake. In the case of magic using the right magic tool means using the tool for each element that is able to conduct each particular elemental energy.

The Wand – Magic Air Tool
The magic tool that conducts the Air element is the Wand. It is only devised to handle Air energies characterized by the colors clear, white and sky blue. It should never be used with energies of any of the other 3 magic elements. There are Wands that can be purchased, but we have our students make their own Wands from a recently fallen or live tree of air oriented wood such as white pine, birch, willow, or aspen. The Wand must then be keyed to clear out junky energies, attune the tool to your own personal energies, and to align the molecules in it so that energies flow only in certain directions. Once all this is done, the Wand is ready to use for such magic operations as sending messages, building Air shields such as omnils, door shields, window curtains and half shields, and for healing techniques.

The Athame – Magic Fire Tool
The Athame is the magic tool that conducts Fire element energies. Fire element energies are characterized by the colors Sun Yellow, Yellow Orange, Orange Red, Red, Deep Red, Deep Red-Purple, and Electric Blue. When selecting an Athame to use as a magic tool, look for a knife with a single-edged blade that is straight, not curved, made from high carbon, nickel alloy or chrome alloy steel and that has a full tang which means the steel goes all the way through the handle or mostly all the way through. It also should not be a folding knife. Hunting stores, pawnshops, and magic stores are often good places to look for your Athame. Once you have selected your Athame, it needs to be keyed to personalize it to your particular energies, line up the molecules for energy to flow from base to tip and clear out negative energies. Once you have your Athame and it is keyed, you are ready to use it for operations such as making fire omnils and other types of fire energy shields, cutting psychic lines, banishments, sending messages, and healing.

The Chalice – Magic Water Tool
The Chalice is the magic tool used with Water element energies. Water element energies are characterized by the colors Water Blue, Deep Blue and Blue-Black. When selecting a Chalice for your Water magic tool it should be a goblet shaped cup with a stem made of one material such as glass or ceramic. Combinations of materials do not work as well. The Chalice can also be made of silver, pewter or copper, but glass is sometimes preferred so you can easily see what is inside. A Chalice made of wood is not a good selection because wood has too much of the air element in it. The Chalice, like the other tools must also be keyed before using it as a magic tool. Then you are ready to use it to do four element cleansings, throwing energetic water bolts, capturing as in simulacra magic, magic protection techniques, sending psychic messages, and healing.

The Plate – Magic Earth Tool
The magic tool to use with Earth element energies is the Plate. Earth energy colors include Grass Green and Earth Brown. When selecting a Plate to add to your magic toolbox, the best is one that is made of wood, ceramic or porcelain, although glass or metal will also work. It should be decorated with earth tone colors or have plant-based designs. If it does have patterns or designs on it though, make sure they are not carved deeply into the plate. The plate should be between six and ten inches in diameter so that you can easily hold it with your thumbs in the center of the plate and the rest of your fingers on the edge of the plate. It should also be a round plate and be slightly dished in the center. As with the other magic tools, the plate needs to be keyed before using. Once the plate it keyed, it is ready to use for such magic operations as shielding, cutting lines, keying Tarot cards, for use in simulacra magic and in magical healing.

The right tool for the right job. Now that you have some idea of how magic tools work and how they are used, you can find more information about all the magic tools and directions for using them for magical procedures in our Magical Tools ebooks.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

3 Ways to Take Your Magic to the Next Level

Consistency adds magical force and a great way to bring consistency to your magical practice is to engage in daily rituals. Daily rituals can include practices such as your morning yoga practice, meditation, working with spirit guides like angels or the spirit of owl, or doing the Day Greeting of the Navajo Beauty Way. Just about any magical operation can be used as a daily ritual and by doing it every day for at least 40 days you can create the "habit" of making magic an integral part of your life. These magic rituals could be contact rituals that will help you develop a working relationship with the Universe, rituals that give guidance on solving a problem you feel you are unable to solve by yourself, a healing ritual working on a particular health condition you have or just a time to experience your inner silence. The important thing is that you pick a ritual and do it every day to develop consistency. Creating this magical force inside yourself means that force will be available to you when you want to do an act of magic.

Don't have a daily ritual in mind? Well we've got plenty of resources to help you out with that. Here are just 3 of the free resources we offer and the types of rituals you'll find in them to get you started putting consistency into your magic.

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Magical Library

There you have three free resources loaded with magical offerings you can use as daily rituals to develop your magical force through consistent practice. Try these out for yourself and see what you experience. And don't forget you can still get our free ebook 10 Magical Quick Fixes for more ideas on daily rituals to perform. 

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Three Ways to Put Your Best Magical Foot Forward

Here are three ideas for "magical" Wheaties to start your day off right with magic. You'll find these and much more in our Daily Rituals for Attracting What you Want in Life ebook.
1. Pick a card of the day from a deck of Medicine Cards or Angel Cards
2. Go outside and do Day Greetings (and Endings) from the Navajo Beauty Way
3. Hire an angel to solve possible tricky issues in your coming day

Pick a Magical Card
Take a deck of Medicine cards, Angel cards, Tarot cards or any other kind of magical card deck. Spread the cards out and move your output hand over them feeling the energy from them. Find the card that "calls to you" or feels energetically warmer or tingly to you and pick it from the deck. If you don't have your own deck of some type of magical cards, make one yourself. You might make cards with words and concepts like love, peace, joy, gratitude, etc... Or you can use a book or magazine and open it to any page, picking the first word or picture that jumps off the page at you. Your own need and the Universe's clever forms of communicating will help you select exactly what you need to hear. Whatever card, word or image you select will be your theme for the day. If you used a card, look up the meaning of the card and see what guidance, knowledge, or information it has to offer you for the day. Then watch throughout the day for messages from the Universe that correspond to your theme. The Universe is always sending us messages and has assistance waiting for us or something that we can learn. Throughout the day remain conscious of the message or theme and watch for how it applies to your interactions with others, your internal thoughts and patterns and the situations you encounter. This simple ritual done daily helps you to operate from a place of consciousness rather than from mechanical reactions and habits, builds your relationship with the Universe and actively brings magic into your life.

Magically Greet the Day
One part of doing the Navajo Beauty Way is to do Day Greetings. This is a ritual from ancient times that is non-denominational and can create powerful, positive effects in your life. It is a contact ritual that helps you establish a relationship with the Winds of the four directions, Sky Father and Earth Mother. Doing Day Greetings on a daily basis can help you in restoring personal power by the development of trust in your own wisdom gained by personal experience, enhance your creative flow and connection with the environment and the laws and forces of nature, aid you in observing and maintaining harmonious inner states, restore your inner and external balances, and develop a working relationship with higher powers and beings. For directions on how to do Day Greetings (and Day Endings) check out this article.

Hire An Angel
We all run into frustrations, irritations and sticky situations in our daily lives from being stuck in traffic to running late for a meeting. This is when hiring an angel can help us change the situation into one that works out alright, help us avoid going into negative states, and allows us to introduce magic into our situation and day. There are angels to help with literally anything you need help with and they are just waiting to be asked. By helping humans they are able to move to the next level of their evolution, but they can't help until they are asked. Angels also can't go against your will, so be sure that what you are asking for is something you are willing to receive. For example, if you are asking for help getting a job, but in your mind you are repeating negative thoughts about how you can't possibly get the job, the angel will not be able to get past your negative will and certainty that you can't get it. You can however get around this by first asking for an angel to help you stop thinking negative thoughts about getting a job and then ask a second angel to help with getting a job. To bring angels into your life and request their help all you have to do is:

1. Say either out loud or in your mind, "Angel expert in ___ [traffic, travel, in-laws, bosses, etc..], please come to my aid."
2. Pause quietly for a few seconds until you feel a presence.
3. Give specific instructions for what you need or want done and thank the angel.
4. After the situation is over or you have received the help you asked for, thank the angel a second time. It is important to show gratitude in advance and after the fact.

There you have it, three simple ways to get your day off to a good start with magic. Give it a try and see what happens for you once you start introducing magic into your life. Practice daily rituals for several weeks and then stop for a week or two. This may make it even more obvious to you how magical rituals have been at work in your life and magically enhance it.


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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Five Reasons These Sources of Free Magic Will Make You Smile

We are all about giving back. Yes, we do sell knowledge according to Rules of the Road, charging according to the level of knowledge or magic offered, or whatever is being sold. But we also offer a lot of resources that are free, some are interactive, like Facebook, and others just give you magical information and techniques you can learn and try out for yourself. A bonus is the tutorial of How to Study Magic on our website. All of these should make you smile! Learn for free before committing. These free resources give you an idea of what we offer.

1. Facebook - Find out the latest specials offered on classes or materials, watch videos and read articles, tips, and quotes on magical topics, ask questions of us or others in the community, and bring a bit of extra magic into your daily life through this online resource. If you aren't checking in with our Facebook page here's some recent things you've missed:
  • An image of a burning smudge stick to share and cleanse your Facebook page – SMILE!
  • Magical tip: Whether you're lighting a smudge stick, burning botanicals in a firebowl, or smoking sacred tobacco in a pipe, smoke is a way for you to communicate your desires to the Universe, and for the Universe to answer you. Send your wishes up with the smoke, then look into the smoke as a form of divination. Images, ideas, feelings, and answers will come to you.

2. Newsletter  – Our newsletter comes out by email twice a month and is totally free! Read magical quotes, our latest article on a magic topic, and special announcements from the Esoteric School. If you're not subscribed to our newsletter, here's some of what you missed in the last edition.  
  • Quote: We listen too much to the telephone and we listen too little to nature. The wind is one of my sounds. A lonely sound, perhaps, but soothing. Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for--sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive, or quiet and calm. As a matter of fact, one of the greatest sounds of them all--and to me it is a sound--is utter, complete silence. 
    ~André Kostelanetz

  • Quote: An angel can illuminate the thought and mind of man by strengthening the power of vision.
    ~St Thomas Aquinas 

  • Quote: If the day and night be such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more immortal -- that is your success. All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself.
    ~Henry David Thoreau

  • Article entitled: Personalize Your Magic to Make it One of a Kind – The Art of Cut and Fit

3. 10 Magic Quick Fixes For Your Life ebook This free ebook gives you a good start on using magic for everyday issues such as getting help making decisions, dealing with depression and moodiness, having a lack of balance in your life, getting guidance and help with manifestations from higher beings, dealing with physical pain, boosting energy, and dealing with worry, anxiety or excess emotions. To deal with these issues you'll get instructions on using the Sun Candle, using the 3-Day Question, Cross-Crawling, Rooting, the Shower Litany and more. If you haven't grabbed your copy, just go to the Ebooks section at www.shamanschool.com and get it. It'll make you SMILE!

4. Blog Our blog is filled with magical articles, most that give you some magical technique to experience for yourself. You can read it on the blog or subscribe to have the latest post delivered right to your email. Learn how to do daily rituals such as the Navajo Beauty Way, use Grounding for self defense, Rooting to increase your energy and dump negative emotions, and so much more to make you SMILE.

5. Magical Articles Library An online resource to go to when you need magical answers, our article library covers categories that include the 4 Elements, Divination, Guidance and Help, Manifesting, Protection, Spells and Rituals, Healing and Health and lots more. If you haven't taken a stroll through this library, go ahead and take a look. It's free and you'll surely find a topic to fit what you need and that will make you SMILE.

Receiving a gift gives you a reason to smile and with these 5 free gift offerings you'll have plenty to smile about. Magic is real and waiting for you to use to enhance your life. These gifts give you a place to give it a try, get a start and explore the wonderful world of magic for yourself.


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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Magic in Action – These Unbelievable Stories are For Real!

Magic is real and while we encourage each person to explore this for themselves we'd like to give you some examples of what others have discovered when it comes to magic. Here are some stories from students in our Basic Magic classes to give you an idea of how others have found to apply their magical training to their everyday lives.

There is the student who used the pendulum and the Tarot to help introduce his friend to a spirit living in his house and helping them establish a relationship that lead to the spirit being saving his friend's life. Then there is Mike who was able to ground out his fire energy anger to avoid a fight with his wife and Devta who used a Tarot spell to help a friend heal the rift in her family that centered around the co-ownership of a family farm business. You can see all these stories in their entirety on our Magic At Work page of our website.

Real Life Magic
Once you jump into the world of real magic, you'll find all sorts of amazing ways to use magic in your life. Some of the ways to do this could include:

  • being able to stabilize your moods and energy levels by balancing your elemental energies
  • change old beliefs that no longer serve you
  • use magical techniques to protect yourself from physical or psychic attack and to protect your property and sacred space
  • heal physical wounds, illnesses, and conditions
  • communicate with others on a spirit level to resolve differences and communicate with spirit beings to receive guidance, help and to co-create manifestations to improve your life
  • find lost objects, people or pets
  • create sacred space and silence in your life to allow magic in
So any of these sound like something you could use? If you are still skeptical, take a look at our Is Magic Real page on our website and explore more about real magic. After you try out some of the exercises and experiments with magic we have to offer on our website and blog, chime in. We'd love to include your story of a great magical experience on Magic at Work.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Under Attack? Magical Methods of Self Defense

When it comes to using magical self defense there are a multitude of ways to protect yourself. Whether the attack is physical, psychic, verbal or just an invasion of your sacred space, you have the right to use magical means for protection as long as you stay within the self defense rules . In our online Magical Self Defense course you'll learn all about these rules as well as magic techniques such as grounding out fire energy, flowing fire energy, rooting and grounding, hand lightning, fireballs, shields and sonics for self defense. Just to peak your interest, let's look at one of these protection magic techniques – Grounding.

Grounding for Self Defense
Grounding is an especially good technique to use when you are in a routy crowd, find yourself dealing with a chatty neighbor invading your sacred silence, surrounded by anxiety that is contagious, or facing any aggression or anger from another. All of these situations involve fire energy and by grounding you are pulling excess fire energy from another person or the environment, flowing it through your body and pushing it into an electrical ground. Next time you find yourself in this type of situation, try this.

1. Concentrate on the behavior being expressed to access the excess of fire energy, ie. – noise, anger...

2. Identify a safe ground in the area for fire energy such as an electrical outlet, light switch, power lines or you can use a sink since the water pipes run into the earth. Do not use delicate electronic equipment like a computer or TV since these may short out from added fire energy.

3. Prepare to pull the excess fire energy by either putting your output hand or foot on the ground you have located or by extending your output hand toward the ground. Make sure there are no living beings between you and the ground you will be using as you don't want to flow the excess fire energy into them. If you are dealing with a situation that you are uncomfortable being obvious about what you are doing, you can very subtly direct your hand in the direction of the ground.

4. Begin pulling the excess fire energy that you have identified in through your input hand. You can access it by looking at a color source that corresponds to the energy such as red-orange for anger or aggression or yellow-orange for anxiety or you can access it from the behavior such as noise.

5. Pull the energy in through your input hand, through your body and out of your output hand into the ground that you have selected. If there are a combination of fire energies, you may have to keep switching color bands to pull all the excess fire. If you do not have your output hand available in your situation, you can flow the energy down and out through your foot.

6. Continue pulling until the noise, anger or aggression has diminished. This should only take a couple of minutes at most as most people will find it difficult to keep up their high fire energy levels once you start pulling and grounding it.

7. Be sure that you continue flowing energy into the ground through your output hand after you stop pulling it through your input hand. You want to make sure you are not taking on that excess fire by not flowing it out of your body.

If you are in a crowd and find you are dealing with a lot of excess fire energy, you can use the rooting technique along with the grounding technique. This allows you to have two energy grounds, your roots for one and the electrical ground for the other and you'll find you can pull larger amounts of fire energy this way.

Ready to get started learning to protect yourself magically? Check out the Magical Self Defense Course and fill your magical toolbox with a variety of techniques to protect yourself.

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