Thursday, May 18, 2017

How To Be Your Own Pet Psychic

Those of you who watch the "Animal Planet" channel have probably seen the Pet Psychic show, where a lady psychic communicates telepathically with a variety of animals. She acts as a counselor, communicator, spiritual healer and "hierophant" between the human and animal kingdoms (the hierophant is the communicator between beings and worlds in the tarot deck). Watching this lady is great fun, but not as much fun as doing it yourself. Did you know you can learn to communicate with animals, too?

Magic is real and everyone is a magician. It's just part of your natural birthright as a planetary citizen. Part of that birthright is access to a host of psychic abilities. The keyword here is "access." We all have the psychic abilities that enable us to know what we can't possibly know through the five senses, touch non-physical worlds, and communicate with our animals. It's just that without practice most of us don't know how to access those abilities.

In her ebook, Learn How to Talk to Animals - A Practical Guide for a Magical Journey, Esoteric School Expert Leta Worthington discusses how our brain works and how to get into the right brainwave to access the ability to communicate with animals. She explains that our "normal" brainwaves, the ones we use for day-to-day tasks such as driving, calculating and thinking, are too fast for us to do animal communication. What we need to do is slide into a slower, more relaxed, and more open brainwave. When we get into this brainwave, we're more open to other worlds and other types of "psychic" senses. In fact, we need to get into this brainwave not just for animal communication, but for most kinds of psychic work.

So how can you start getting into that brainwave? Practice, practice, practice. Here's a short list to get you started:

Meditation: You don't need to be a yogi to do this. Just light a candle, burn some incense, or listen to dripping water. Follow your breath. Let these soothing sights, sounds, smells and sensations transport you to a lower, slower brainwave.

Color: Surround yourself with water blue or sky blue. These colors can help you relax, slow down, and be open to information from other, more spiritual realms.

Rooting: If you want to get connected with "all that is," nothing puts you closer to the earth than rooting. Rooting is the process of extending your roots deep into the ground, and connecting and exchanging energies with Mother Earth. It takes all of three minutes, can rebalance your energies, and soothes your spirit.

Doing these and other practices on a regular basis can help you more easily access your psychic self. Try to integrate them into life several times a day. Learn to slow down and take breaks. Not only will you stay healthier and more spiritually fit, but these new slower states won't seem so foreign anymore. It will begin to feel like home, and then watch out! Your psychic abilities can really start to bloom! For more exercises and techniques to use in developing your psychic abilities check out our Psychic Development ebook.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Finding Freedom in Secret Histories

"If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility." -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Anyone who has ever felt unfairly treated by another surely knows the feeling of righteous indignation. Taken one step further, continued feelings of injustice can lead to thoughts of vengeance upon others considered to be "the enemy." And while a person might find some sense of satisfaction in being "right" and feeling superior over an enemy, that same person also loses any freedom of thought, feeling, and being to that same enemy. Added up over time, the sum of these moments of righteousness AND loss produce, in sum, the fact that the enemy has in fact won... without ever lifting a finger.

Have you ever felt that sense of righteousness that comes from retelling an event in which you were treated unfairly? Have you ever thought of what you would say to your enemy the next time you see him or her? Have you dreamed of alternate scenarios in which you emerge victorious over the person who has wronged you?

If so, then you know the power of righteous indignation. It can rule your life without ever changing anything that happens "out there"... where your "enemy" lives. All those moments spent thinking about vengeance, all those dreams wasted on recreating scenarios... all of these are moments in which you sacrifice your own freedom in the name of your enemy. The true injustice of the situation is that your enemy likely has no clue that you are offering up so many moments of your life in sacrifice to him or her.

But even when we realize that the continuous thinking and talking about "the enemy" is really nothing more than an energy drain that binds us to the same "stuck" place on our spiritual path, most of us have real trouble letting go. The injustices feel too deep to just release without some sort of satisfaction. Plus, how can we pardon such bad behavior by others, and allow them to carry on without some kind of retribution?

If the quote by Longfellow at the beginning of this post be true, then it must also be true that the enemy has also paid his or her dues in sorrow and suffering. Maybe the enemy has not offered those dues to you, the quote does give us a glimpse of the idea that all humans have suffering and sorrow in equal measure. Could this be true?

Discovering Secret Histories
While your sworn enemy is not likely to tell you about his or her suffering, you can still discover the power of secret histories by talking to others. Choose the most successful person you know, and ask that person about what events have most powerfully shaped that person's life. Ask about that person's regrets, sorrows, and hard times. A truly successful person will have many, and those who admit to those moments of sorrow will be glad to share them with you.

For instance, one woman interviewed the most successful person in her life. Prior to the interview, she saw this man as a wealthy entrepreneur who had financial freedom, famous friends, and a "good life." She judged this based on the property he owned, the pictures of him with famous people, and the seemingly loving wife and family.

Imagine this woman's shock when she discovered that this successful entrepreneur often felt lonely and sad. When pressed, the man said that he had a heart condition that was kept secret from all but his family. His family was so busy jet setting around the world that this man hardly saw them. He had no close friends, and he missed the light-hearted friendships of his childhood. Indeed, his wealth and fame made it difficult for this man to distinguish between people who truly were his friends and people who only wanted a piece of his fortune. Thus he had no close friends, and he was saddened to see his family struggling with the same issues.

While the woman had previously judged this man only by his outer trappings of wealth and fame, she realized that she was happier than he, despite having far less means. She had close friends and a warm, loving family that gathered for merriment and laughter during holidays. When she realized just how much this man suffered despite his wealth and fame, or because of it, she instantly realized that anyone could have secret histories that were full of sorrow and suffering. Even her worst enemy probably had a secret history.

Your Secret History
If it is true that your enemy has a secret history of which you know nothing, is it not equally true that your enemy has no clue about your secret history? Might your enemy have more consideration if he or she did know your secret history? This is not to say that you should go tell your enemy your secret history, but perhaps simply realize that your enemy might have treated you differently if he or she did know your secret history. That point of view might change the way you think about your enemy.

If you want to discover your enemy's secret history, or reveal your own secret history to your enemy without actually telling him or her, consider using Spirit-to-Spirit communication via a magickal waterbowl. You can learn more about this magickal technique from this blog article or our Psychic Development ebook and our Kindle book Learn How to Do Witchcraft Rituals and Spells with Your Bare Hands have instructions along with other ways to use a magickal waterbowl such as to find lost objects, look into the future, and to balance your water energies.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Weather Working with Clouds

Working with clouds is a great way to start developing your weather working and psychic abilities and give you a quick magick technique to try out for yourself with nothing more than your own hands. Cloud magick is simply the art of moving clouds around in the sky. You can reshape clouds, move them from left to right, or even drill a hole in an overcast sky to let some sunshine through. Cloud magic teaches you to extend and use your energies, which you can later develop when working with the winds of the four directions and larger weather systems. For now, if you don't like the weather you see outside, here's a simple way to start working with clouds to get you on your way to creating your own weather forecasts.

Cloud Exercise
1. Choose a day that has scattered, puffy clouds for this exercise. Get into a comfortable position (either sitting or laying down) where you can easily see the clouds.

2. Choose a particular cloud to work with. Decide what you will do with your cloud. You can split the cloud in half, shape it to look like an animal, extend one end of the cloud or make the cloud taller. Whatever you choose, keep it simple.

**For instance, you may choose a cloud that already looks like a duck, but a duck with a short tail. Choose to extend the duck's tail until it looks proportional to the rest of the body.

3. Shape the cloud using your thoughts and intention. See the cloud as you want it to be. Super-impose that image over the actual cloud. You can also talk to the cloud or use your hands to shape the cloud. While you obviously can't touch the cloud with your hands, clouds are sensitive to force of movement in your hands.

4. Clouds are very reactive and easy to shape, but sometimes slow to move. If you work with your cloud for 1-2 minutes but very little seems to be happening, take a break for a few minutes then look at your cloud again. You'll probably see that the cloud has moved in the direction you pushed it - it just took a while to get there.

As with all these kinds of exercises, don't judge the result. Just keep practicing. Before long you'll be delighted with what you can do! Want to learn more magick to do with your own two hands? Check out the Kindle book - Learn How to Do Witchcraft Rituals and Spells with Your Bare Hands.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Stuck on Your Spiritual Path? No Worries, Try This...

Most of us who have been walking a spiritual path for some time realize that progress along that path is not a smooth ascent. The spiritual path is sometimes smooth, often rocky, and sometimes downright frustrating. The funny thing is, the more frustrated we become about where we are on the spiritual path, the more we learn once we find a way to move forward from that "stuck position."

Why do we get "stuck" on our spiritual path? The answer is easy: We have not yet learned the lesson being offered on that particular spot on the path. Once we learn what is being offered, we will find ourselves moving right along (until, of course, we get stuck again).

The frustration occurs, of course, because we can't learn the lesson being offered if we don't know what we keep missing in the lesson. Instead, we feel like we are playing a frustrating game of Blindman's Bluff. Luckily there is a universal bailout to this particular problem.

A Bailout for Those Stuck on The Spiritual Path
While it would be impossible to design a custom bailout for every person's specific reason for being stuck, there is a very simple generic exercise that will move anyone along the path. This exercise is based on the one thing that all "stuck points" have in common. Every single person stuck on the spiritual path shares one thing in common: he or she has not accepted where they are. Nothing new can enter your experience if you do not first fully accept where you are. New lessons, new experiences, new people... none of these can enter your experience if you still have your nose stuck in all the issues related to your current life situation.

The key to allowing the new to enter your life is to accept the old. The old is where you stand in your life today. No matter what "here" looks like in your life, you must have an attitude of willing acceptance before the new can enter. It does not matter how dire, embarrassing, frustrating, or down right unfair the situation, you must first accept where you are.

Having been a member of 12-step programs for many years, I find this process perhaps easier than most. The reason for such acceptance is due entirely to the way my sponsor reacts to the many catastrophes in my life. Every single time I found myself at the bottom of a very big pit caused by major errors on my part, my sponsor would be thrilled. At first I couldn't figure out why she was thrilled (perhaps she was crazy?). She had to explain to me that my mistakes were mistakes that had been made by tons of people before me, and would be made by tons of people after me. She encouraged me to listen to the stories in the 12-step meetings and look for people who had weathered similar catastrophes. Their success gave me hope. She also encouraged me to share my story in meetings, frequently, in case others were in the same boat or a few steps behind me. My eventual ability to move past a catastrophe might provide the same kind of hope to another who had just committed the very same life mistake.

Of course you don't need to be in a 12-step program to get the same kind of result. In the age of Google, all you have to do is enter your specific life problem. Google will pull up hundreds of entries with stories of people who have managed to get past the very same life mistake. Many of those websites will also offer a wealth of tips and techniques to help you get past your catastrophic life situation.

And, without even knowing it, by reading these stories, and exploring options to help you move past this life experience, you will come to acceptance about your current life experience... often without even realizing it. As soon as you have some degree of acceptance and hope about your current position on your spiritual path, guess what? New experiences, knowledge, feelings, and events will enter your life that will allow you to learn the life lesson that eluded you and kept you stuck for a long period of time. You will then be able to learn the lesson easily, and then move forward once again on your spiritual path.

Pretty Simple, Eh?
This simple bailout uses no magickal tools, no smoke from a big Firebowl burn, and no litanies or chants. And yet this bailout is magickal in and of itself. Magickal knowledge is truly magickal because once you master that knowledge, you will find many more places in your life where that knowledge will prove helpful.

Many people find a great deal of satisfaction in the "doing" of magickal rituals and the use of magickal tools. Many find the use of a bailout such as the one described previously to be boring, tedious, and unmagickal. Well, here's a newsflash: Guess what the most magickal tool of all is in your magickal toolkit? YOU! Without you, the magician and shaman, all the magickal tools in the world are but a collection of odd items that might have been gathered by a squirrel looking to add ornamentation to his winter hideout. Just know that whenever you do a magickal act without the use of tools, litanies, and other forms of ritual, in that moment you are a magickal being who is more powerful than all the other tools available to you. And as you gain strength and power as a magickal being, your use of tools and rituals, which are nothing more than extensions to and amplifiers of your own talents, will become stronger and more forceful as well. So celebrate those instances in which you are able to directly boost your own magickal abilities sans tools, spells, and rituals! Get started on your magickal path by taking online magick courses, studying with ebooks or Kindle books and discover the magick that is YOU!

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

How Does Magic Work? Check Out Magic at Work

Real magic does exist and you can do amazing things in your life when you add in magic. We get comments and stories all the time from people that are amazed at the ways they find to use magic in everyday life situations. Here are a couple of stories that have been shared by former students to give you some ideas of how real magic works.

Healing a Hawk
Shortly after I began Magic class, my husband and I were driving down from the mountains back to town. As we drove on the highway, my husband saw a beautiful hawk sitting on a fence post and just as he started to point it out to me, the hawk took off and flew head first at top speed into our windshield. In the rear view mirror, my husband saw him land at the side of the road after being thrown over the top of the car. Our windshield was broken with 3 large crack marks down the middle to attest to the force with which the hawk hit. We just knew he could not have survived the impact, but stopped anyway to see if we could do anything. My husband found him at the side of the road and miraculously he was still alive, but something was terribly wrong with his left wing. It just hung uselessly looking like it was hardly attached anymore. He stumbled along the ground as my husband approached unable to fly away and looking seriously hurt. I then remembered what I had been learning in Magic class and thought it couldn't hurt to try some energy boxes. I first threw him a couple of boxes of sun yellow and then some powder blue air and clear air boxes with various characteristics in them. Suddenly the hawk took off just as I had thrown my last box and we watched him soar, flap and use that wing like nothing had happened. We watched until he had totally flown out of sight and I was sure he would be fine.

The Great Dog Escape
My lesson in "Basic Magic" came to the rescue recently in an adventure I call "The Great Dog Escape". Without magic, New Year's Eve 2001 could have meant Auld Lange Syne for me and Birgit, my Arctic white wolf/Akita cross, and her mate, Bjorn, the Chow Chow mix. Birgit absolutely hates fireworks, so she tunneled out from under the six foot chain link fence (with hot wire) during the festivities of the neighborhood, though I had given her an herbal anxiety remedy. I returned from a potluck to find nothing but a hole under the fence and a tuft of wolf hair.

After searching frantically and calling the dogcatcher, I calmed down and began to use the "water bowl", a technique the "Basic Magic" class had just learned (for finding lost objects and for telepathic communication) the night before the break-out. At first, I saw Birgit's head exploding, which I translated as bad news. Over the next few days, I connected with the dogs and felt their life force, a great relief. Birgit let me know the firework explosions made her crazy in the head. Bjorn "said" he just went along for the ride, but he was now very sorry because he had something stuck between his eyes. Both communicated they didn't know how to get home. I told them we needed a third party to help us, because I didn't know where they were.

Four days after their departure, the two escapees were brought home by the dogcatcher. They had taken refuge in someone's doghouse, where they were found and reported. They came home tired, hungry, thirsty and smelling strongly of skunk. Birgit apologized in dog "body language", though she seemed relieved because I had assured her in the "water bowl" conversations that she wasn't in trouble. And Bjorn had a porcupine quill between his eyes, a real confirmation of the accuracy of the "water bowl" technique.

Using the "water bowl" to contact the dogs kept me from untold grief during the beginning of the New Year, a time I use to envision my goals for the rest of the year. Had I a bit more practice with the technique, I probably could have even found the dogs without the help of the family with the doghouse and the dogcatcher. I plan to board the animals for New Year's Eve next year, but I am practicing the "water bowl" technique in case I ever need to help someone else.

These are just a couple of examples of how magic can work in your life, but the possibilities are endless. For everything from healing to finding your dream job to defending yourself from psychic or physical attack to working on relationships to just about anything you need help with, magic techniques are available. For more stories about real magic see our Magic At Work page. And to get started putting magic at work in your life check out our other blog articles and Magical Articles Library, Facebook page, and get your free copy of 10 Magical Quick Fixes ebook.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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

Once you get to really know certain magic daily rituals inside and out, you can start to personalize them. Magically, we call that cut and fit. Suppose the Navajo Beauty Way becomes a long term ritual for you. Once you have done it for a while, you can start to experiment with different greetings. This is one ritual that we start students off doing right away in Basic Magic and continue throughout. In that course you can see the progression of greetings as they have extra lines added to them. Here's an example of cut and fit using the Navajo Beauty Way ritual of Day Greetings and Day Endings.

Day Greetings and Day Endings
This magical ritual is done each morning and each evening. It creates a connection with higher beings to establish a relationship with them that will give you access to their guidance and help. The basic form of this ritual is as follows.

1. Go outside and face East holding your arms out in front of you with your palms facing towards each other.

2. Say out loud, "Winds of Knowledge (or Winds of the East), I bid you good morning (or good night)."

3. Lower your arms, turn clockwise to face the South, holding your arms out in front of you with palms facing downwards

3. Say out loud, "Winds of Power (or Winds of the South), I bid you good morning (or good night)."

4. Lower your arms, turn clockwise to face the West, holding your arms out in front of you with palms facing upwards.

5. Say out loud, "Winds of Feeling" (or Winds of the West), I bid you good morning (or good night)".

6. Lower your arms, turn clockwise to face the North, holding your arms out in front of you with palms facing forward (as in a "stop" motion).

7. Say out loud, "Winds of Strength" (or Winds of the North), I bid you good morning (or good night)."

8. Lower your arms, turn clockwise to face the East, holding your arms up in a V towards the sky.

9. Say out loud, "Sky Father, I bid you good morning (or good night)."

10. Still facing the East lower your arms keeping them in the V shape so that they are pointing downwards toward the ground.

11. Say out loud, "And Earth Mother, I bid you good morning (or good night)."

Cut and Fit
Now that you know how to do the basic form of the ritual, let's look at some examples of the type of additions you can make to enhance the greeting. Each enhanced form attracts or brings various insights and magic to your life. In our classes, students do a different form of the ritual for a week at a time and record their experiences and observations from each. Some additions that we have used in the greetings (after the higher beings name and before "I bid you...") include:

Starting My Path
Seeking Knowledge
In Knowing
Seeking Power
In Beauty
Walking in Beauty
With Interest
With Compassion
Seeking Flow
Walking in Strength
Walking in Balance
Walking in Harmony
With Intention
In Anticipation
In Fulfillment
With Compassion
Walking In Joy
Walking in Acceptance
With Clarity
In Willingness
Walking In Grace
In Awareness

Give it a try. This form of the Beauty Way can bring magic to your life in all sorts of amazing ways. After you do the basic form long enough to be comfortable doing it, start cutting and fitting using some of the additional lines and record your results. More than likely you will find that the form you choose to practice will bring you awareness of just what you are needing or looking for. It works out that way because it is truly well... magic. And if you are looking for more about the Beauty Way, its forms, and other daily contact rituals a great place to start is with our Kindle Books.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Let Us Light Your Magical Fire, or at Least Kindle It!

Kindle Ebooks are a great way to study magic. You can bring a ton of magical knowledge with you on your Kindle device, your smartphone, or your tablet. Or you can read any of our magical Kindle Ebooks on your desktop computer. You never need a Kindle device to read these inexpensive yet magically-filled ebooks. Check out our most popular series of Kindle books, Witchcraft Spell Books, and enjoy!

Kindle Books: Witchcraft Spell Books Series
Here's an example of what you'll find in the first book of this Kindle book series:

Book 1 - Learn How to Do Witchcraft Rituals and Spells with Your Bare Hands
This book gives you a look at what witchcraft and real magic are and how developing a magical practice can benefit you. It also covers the Universal Laws that govern magical practice and how to develop a safe practice in accordance with these. You will also learn many rituals for establishing relationships with higher powers and beings and be given some magical techniques that you can start trying out right away for yourself such as the Bathtub Litany for relieving negativity and pain.

The Bathtub Litany: This ritual is effective for soothing all levels of pain, including physical inflammation and soreness, emotional frustration and anger, and repetitive mental thoughts that won't stop.

Fill the tub as full as possible with cool (just below body temperature) water, but not cold water. If the water is too cold it will create tension, and if the water is too hot it won't carry much Fire energy.

Lie back with your feet at the drain end and as much of your body as possible under the water. As you lie in the tub, picture your body as a glowing heating coil. This visualization will push Fire energy into the water, warming the water next to your skin. As you do so, the Fire energy will follow natural body flows.

Stir the water each time this visualization seems to warm the water next to your skin. After three or four "stirrings," open the tub drain and continue to lay back and radiate the Fire energies as the water level drops around you. Say this litany out loud in a voice of command as the water drains from the tub:

"All the tension, all the strain,
All the pain with excess flame,
Flow with water, down the drain!"

As the water flows down the drain, picture the Fire energies mixing with the water. Keep repeating the litany aloud. Speak the litany with authority and power. Keep saying it until you feel that the excess Fire energy is gone. Continue the process until all the water is gone from the tub. At this point, you should feel more peaceful, relaxed, and physically at ease.

More Kindle Books in the Witchcraft Spell Books Series
After you get your magical fire going with the first Kindle book in this series, take a look at the 2nd and 3rd books. If you just can't wait and want everything at once, then Book 4 is for you. Book 4 - Witchcraft Spell Book: The Complete Guide of Witchcraft Rituals & Spells for Beginners is a compilation of the first 3 books all in one Kindle book. Books 2 and 3 are just what their titles imply. Here's some of the specific topics you can expect to find there.

Book 2 - Learn How to Do Witchcraft Rituals and Spells with Household Ingredients
Book 2 in this Kindle book series covers topics such as doing the Sun Candle Blessing, relocating unwanted Spirits that may be in your home or space, several rituals and techniques for dealing with and grounding out negative energies and states, preventing nightmares, getting answers from higher sources to questions you have, creating simple candle spells and using a Book of Shadows.

Book 3 - Learn How to Do Witchcraft Rituals and Spells with Magical Tools
Ebook 3 in the series teaches you how to make, find, key and use magical tools for specific operations such as how to use the magical Earth tool, the Plate, for healing, sending psychic messages with a Chalice, the Water element tool, using a pendulum to clear negative energies or conditions, using the Firebowl to get rid of that which does not serve you and is unwanted, using the Wand, the Air element tool, for healing and using the Chalice for a nighttime blessing ritual.

As you can see for a very small financial investment there's lots to kindle your magical fire with these Kindle books. If you are new to magic and looking for a place to start developing your magical techniques, these books will make a great resource and learning tool for you that you can take with you wherever you go.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Is a Black Cat Really Bad Luck?

Whether a black cat is bad luck or not depends on each individual's experience, beliefs and superstitions he or she subscribes to. Superstitions only have as much force as you give them plus as much force as other people have given them over the years. The less you believe, the less force that superstition has on the planet. The force of something like a superstition can actually be weighed and measured, like any kind of knowledge. Up to you whether you choose to add or subtract from it. Daily rituals can help you add or subtract that kind of force in your life.

How Daily Rituals Work in Your Life
Doing daily rituals creates a doorway that allows your desires to manifest in your life with the help of the Universe. Engaging in daily rituals also creates a channel for us to connect with the higher in our lives which includes our own inner guidance, totem spirits, angels and other powers and beings. Most people are so busy during the day that they have a hard time hearing the quiet voices of higher guidance. Our guides speak to us all the time and are willing and eager to help us manifest what we want in life. We just don't hear them over all the noise of things like cell phones, TV, gossip, and traffic. This is where doing daily rituals comes in. It helps us set aside sacred time to connect with the higher and listen to what our guides are saying. Having these forces at work in our lives allows us to pull away from mechanical reactions and old beliefs put on us by others so we can follow our own paths and find what is true for us.

In doing daily rituals, consistency is a key element. By doing a ritual consistently at the same time every time you increase the level and quality of the connection with the higher. There are rituals that you only need to do when the need arises such as those for pain relief or when you need to manifest a certain thing in your life. Then there are other rituals that you want to do every day. These are the ones that will establish connection and relationships with the Universe and higher powers and beings and your own inner guidance. With these type of daily rituals another key element is to keep them simple. If the ritual is too complex the chances of it getting done around our busy schedules lessens.

If you already have a daily ritual practice then we'd love to hear what you do. Leave your story in the comments. If you don't, then check out our Daily Rituals for Attracting What You Want in Life ebook. With this ebook you will receive directions on a variety of rituals such as for pain relief, contact rituals, getting information you need and lots more. It will also help you learn the key ingredients to creating daily rituals yourself.

So is a black cat bad luck? That's up to you to decide. With the help of daily rituals you can hear your own inner guidance and block out the old beliefs others have fed you and find the truth for yourself. Start a magical connection with the higher and give all those poor black cats given a bad rap a break by breaking through the forces that produce superstitions.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Magical Inspiration, Fun, and Knowledge All in One Place!

Looking for a little magical inspiration for your latest spell? Need a little magical help from the community? Want to ask a question about a specific magical technique? The Esoteric School is the one to ask, and our Facebook page is the place to go. Here we offer fun, magical expertise, sharing, caring, and much more. Visit, post, ask, share, and have a magically rollicking time! You are definitely invited!

If you haven't joined in on our magical Facebook community lately here's some of what you've missed.

Moving Energy for Pain Relief
Sometimes physical pain and discomfort is the result of stuck or stagnant energy in the body. Our energy can get stuck because of a sedentary lifestyle, old injuries, stress, resentments...the list goes on. In short, we can have stuck energy as a result of everyday events and situations, which results in physical pain. The real question is, what can we do about it?

One of the best and easiest ways to clear energy blockages and get your energy moving freely again is to do this simple healing magic ritual taught in many metaphysical traditions. Here's how:

1. Get in a comfortable position and close your eyes.

2. Relax and breathe for a few moments.

3. Begin by noticing feelings or sensations in your left hand. Some people experience a feeling of warmth or tingling. The sensation may be different for you. It doesn't matter so long as you are aware of sensation in your left hand.

4. Gently move that sensation up your left arm, across your back, down your right arm, and onto your right hand.

5. Now reverse the movement and move the sensation along the same path from your right hand back to your left hand.

6. Now put the sensation on your left foot, and move it up your left leg, across your waist, down your right leg and onto your right foot.

7. Now reverse the movement and move the sensation along the same path from your right leg back to your left leg.

8. Finally, put the sensation at the base of your spine and move that sensation slowly up your spine to the top of your head.

9. Keeping that sensation there, say aloud, "I am."

10. Release your attention from the sensation at the top of your head. Relax and breathe deeply for a few minutes. Open your eyes.

Question Circle Ritual
One of the rituals you'll discover in our Daily Rituals to Attract What You Want in Life ebook is the Question Circle. This ritual helps you address the beings of the four directions for help and guidance. You receive different types of information from the various directions. This is because the beings in the different directions all specialize in certain areas. For example, the East will give you information about communication, planning and ideas. South will give you guidance on steps of action to take, willpower energy and desire. From the West you will get feelings and spirit guidance and the North will give you more practical steps to take.

To do this ritual you will need to gather a Sun Yellow Candle that can easily be carried from place to place, wooden or paper matches to light the candle, a pen, and notebook or paper. After you gather your materials, here's how to do the Question Circle ritual:

1. Locate the directions north, south, east and west. Use a compass if you need to in order to assure you have the directions correct.

2. Create a circle of space about 5-10 feet in diameter.

3. Sit in the South side of your circle facing to the North with your Sun candle in front of you.

4. Light your candle with the wooden or paper matches, hold your hands above and around the flame of the candle and charge the candle by saying:

"Child of wonder, child of flame, nourish my spirit and protect my aim."

5. Now take your candle, pen and paper with you and go sit in the center of your circle facing to the East.

6. Write down your question which for example might be "what blind spots do I have in regards to finances" or "what is blocking the flow of money from coming to me" or "what's the best way to get a job".

7. Take the next 3-5 minutes to let the question just sit in your mind. Don't try to answer it, just sit with it.

8. Next, take your sun candle, paper and pencil with you and move to the East perimeter of your circle. Set your candle down in front of you and ask the question you wrote down out loud to the East. Be prepared for a flurry of information to come at you usually faster than you can write it all down.

9. Start writing everything you get until no more information is coming. Thank the direction of the East and move in a clockwise direction to the next direction which would be the South.

10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 in each direction, moving clockwise to each direction when finished with the previous one. In other words you will start with East as we have outlined, then proceed to repeat the process with South, then West, then North.

11. After you finish the process with North, go back and sit in the center of the circle facing the East and send thanks out all the way around the circle and blow out your candle.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sudden Health Crisis? Need a Magic Wand Tool?

We are being a little tongue in cheek, but magic can help with both--magic can help with a healing crisis and we can also teach you how to create a magic wand tool to use for healing.

How Magic Works 
Real magic isn't quite like you see in most of the fantasy shows on TV and in the movies, although you can accomplish many of things portrayed there. It usually just isn't done exactly the way the fictional characters do it. The first thing to know about how real magic works is that it follows the operating laws of the Universe. These laws govern everything and they exist whether you know them or not and whether you believe in them or not. The second thing is that everything in the Universe is made up of some combination of the four elements air, fire, water and earth. If you want to create anything in this Universe, you have to know the right mix of elemental ingredients. You have to know how much air, fire, water and earth need to be mixed into your creation and in what order they need to be mixed. On a more practical level that translates into what kind of thoughts (air), actions (fire), emotions (water) and resources (earth) need to go into your creation. The four elements are at the basis of magic which is why we start our beginning students off with an in-depth study of them.

Healing With Magic 
Magic gives you a shortcut to what you want. For example, if you are angry a lot of the time and you want to change this, you could spend months or years in therapy and that could work. But with magic you would understand that anger is the element Fire in a red-orange color. You would also know that decreasing the fire element in your energetic makeup to balance your red-orange energy on a regular basis will help you not be angry all the time and in a much shorter time-frame. Same thing is true with a physical illness. There are many different magical techniques that work for healing. You will find a wide variety of these in our Energy Healing for Self and Others ebook. Healing with energy allows you to bring energy states which have become disharmonious back into natural balance. Sometimes this is done with magical tools like the magic wand tool and sometimes with the energetic vibrations of various types of plants. There are also techniques done with bare hands, through spellwork, sound, color, using simulacra and many more.

Magic Wand Tool
Why do we put "magic wand tool" in the title? Because a magic wand is a tool and just one of the things it can be used for is magical healing. Specifically, it is the tool that flows the element Air. A proper air magic wand is made of wood. It should be made from an Air-oriented wood so that it is able to handle Air energies. Light-weight and light-colored wood such as white pine, birch, peeled willow, or aspen are examples of good Air-oriented woods. Balsa wood on the other hand is light in weight, but is too soft to use for a wand. The wood needs to be hard enough to last and to handle the energies that will flow through it. Do not use glass, which has too much Water energy, or crystals which are an infinite-spectrum material making them hard to control, for making your wand.

The wood you will need for your wand is a limb that is about ¼ to 3/8 inch diameter from a live tree or recently fallen from a live tree. Don't forget to ask the tree for permission before taking its limb and do not use dowels or other types of processed wood sticks. When searching for the perfect limb, get one that is no thicker than your thumb and no smaller than your pinky. It also needs to be long enough to reach from about the bend in your elbow to the base of your middle finger and no longer than to the tip of your middle finger. The limb should be fairly straight without a lot of bends, curves or notches in it. Searching for the perfect limb can be a magical experience in itself. As you walk through a wooded area of trees take the time to be with nature and listen for a limb that 'calls' to you.

Making Your Own Wand 
After you find the perfect limb to make your own wand, you need to make the surface of it smooth. Peel off the bark and if needed, do some light sanding with a fine sandpaper to make it smooth with a satiny finish. Before doing the sanding, notice which end is the growing end of the limb and which end was nearest to the tree trunk. This is important because the growing end will be the tip of your wand and the end closest to the tree trunk will be the base of your wand. Using a knife, carve a notch in the base end of the wand and whittle a rounded off pointed tip at the tip end. Make sure the notch you carve in the base is open and large enough to allow Air energies to be easily drawn in. The notch will look like a V-shape in the end of the wand. The point should be a point, but rounded off so that it is not very sharp. If you have followed these directions, then you now have your own magic wand tool.

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

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

How To Live Your Hero's Life

Do you have a personal hero you really look up to? Would you like to be more like that person in your own life? You can. At the very least, you can begin to develop the abilities and attributes that you love in your hero in your own life.

When we see someone whom we'd like to emulate, what we're seeing is that person's archetype. We all wear archetypes around all the time. Most of us have separate archetypes for work, home life, family time, and play time. Archetypes are energy programs that have specific behaviors, attitudes, ways of talking, and abilities.

If you'd like to emulate your hero's archetype, the good news is that it's not that difficult. Two of the easiest ways to bring that archetype into your life are to either appear or act like that archetype.

Look at your hero and note a couple of key characteristics about his or her appearance. Is there something about you hero's hair, mode of dress, makeup, or expressions that really jumps out at you? Bring those appearance characteristics into your own life. For instance, if you're hero always wears large chunky jewelry, try that on for size. Or if your hero is often casually dressed in jeans and a T-shirt, try that on. Practice their facial expressions in the mirror to get the feeling of them.

You can also bring your hero's actions or choices into your life. In any given situation, ask yourself, "What would my hero do or say in this situation?" Begin to speak and act like your hero. You might have to do some research to find out more about your hero before you can answer this question thoroughly.

Once you "key in" to your hero's actions or appearance, you will also bring all of your hero's other abilities and attributes into your life. In effect, you're "wearing" your hero around in your own life. It sounds a little wacky at first, but you'll see that it can be very effective.

One last thing...make sure you have a way to get back to yourself. Use a specific word, expression, appearance or action that is unique to your everyday persona as a way to "key in" to your own everyday personality. For instance, if you use the expression "Cool beans!" a lot, you can use this as a way to return to yourself. You want to wear your hero around at chosen times, but you still want to be able to be yourself as well!

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Explore the Possibility That Magic IS Real

Are you a believer that real magic exists, do you believe there is no such thing as magic, or are you somewhere in between? Maybe you aren't sure if real magic exists, but would like to believe. If your mind is open at all to the possibility, take a look at our Is Magic Real article and try out some simple magic rituals for yourself and see what you think then. Put away your preconceived notions from what you've seen in fantasy shows and books and make up your own mind based on your own experience. Here are 3 simple magic rituals to try out that will help you get your day off to a good start or end your day with serenity and let you wind down for a peaceful night's rest. Give one or all of them a try and judge the results you get.

1. Sun Candle
Get your day off to a good start with a morning boost of energy by using the Sun Candle ritual. All you need for this simple ritual is a pure bright yellow candle and wooden or paper matches. Then:

1. Sit in the South facing North and have the candle in front of you.

2. Light the candle with your matches.

3. Once the flame of the candle is steady, hold your hands around the flame, but far enough away that you don't get burned, and focus your attention of wanting more energy on it.

4. Say the following verse in a powerful voice to "charge" the candle:
"Child of Wonder,
Child of Flame,
Nourish My Spirit,
And Protect My Aim!"

You can now sit quietly with the candle burning (observing fire safety of course) or just leave it burning in the room while you get ready to go out for the day. If you have to move to another room, take it with you. If you are especially low energy, you can hold your hands around the candle and "pull" Sun Yellow energy from the candle. Don't pull from the flame, just the candle. Sun Yellow is a fire energy color that nourishes spirit and can be energizing. After leaving the candle burning for around 30 minutes, blow the flame out. Take a few minutes to see how you feel, if there is a difference in your energy level, if you feel more harmonious or lighter.

2. Placemat Exercise
Running around in the morning trying to get everyone dressed, fed and out the door? Mornings can be hectic in many families, but take the time to do this simple ritual from Abraham-Hicks ( and you may be surprised how the Universe can help you start your day off in a magical way instead of feeling overwhelmed. Here's how you do the Placemat Exercise.

1. Start with a clean sheet of paper.

2. Draw a line down the middle of the paper.

3. To the left of the line write "Things I Want to Be, Do or Have Today".

4. To the right of the line write "Things I Want the Universe to Bring Me Today".

5. Then start writing on the left side of the paper all the things you really want to be, do or have. This is not a to-do list for the day, so don't write things you have to do or should do or that you don't want to do. Only write down things that inspire you, that you are anticipating with joy, or that are pleasing to you.

6. After you've taken a few minutes to write on the left, switch to writing on the right side of the page. Write what you want the Universe to do for you today or to bring you. This could be things you feel you have no control over, things you don't want to do but are required to for some reason, or things you don't even want to think about. You might ask for the Universe to bring you inspiration or willingness to face and do these things, or ask the Universe to take care of those things for you or you might just ask for being joyful or peaceful for whatever situations you have to face today.

7. After you have finished the lists on both the left and the right side of the paper, take 17 seconds to focus on each item on the list with a feeling of pure positive emotion. Envision those things you want being a reality and already yours, focus on the vision of those things you weren't so wild about already completed and out of the way. Just beam with positive energy and emotion for those 17 seconds and you'll find the rest of your day will be more carefree and less stressful.

3. Night Time Blessing Ritual
This ritual can be done with a partner, a family, your pet or just by yourself. Done consistently each night it can help you unwind from the day and be able to get a good night's sleep. Here are directions for doing it with others and you can just adapt it if doing it by yourself or with a pet.

1. You will need a goblet or Chalice that has a stem, spring or well water, a color source of water blue (medium blue color, not light blue and not navy blue) and non-iodized salt.

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

3. Fill the Chalice half way full with the water.

4. Take some of the salt and sprinkle a bit into the water in the Chalice.

5. Look at your water blue color source and blow that color from your mouth into the Chalice.

6. Swirl the Chalice to move the water in a clockwise direction.

7. Say the following verse repeating Step 5 and 6 after 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, (if doing alone change to "Bless this person and bless my space."
Far from here send baneful trace.
Thus my will, so it be."

8. Pick up the Chalice in your left hand, turn towards the person you are blessing.

9. Dip your index finger on your right hand in the water and use that finger to draw lines of about 1 to 1 ½ inches long on the person's forehead in this manner:

  • Vertical Line down center of forehead
  • Horizontal line drawn left to right through center of first line
  • Draw clockwise circle starting on right end of horizontal line and touching ends of all lines

10. As you draw the circle, say, "For the peace of your mind".

11. Repeat Steps 9 and 10 drawing on the chest over the heart and say, "For the joy of your heart".

12. Now have the person you are blessing take a sip of the water and you say, "And for the health of your body".

13. Now that you have done the blessing for your partner, have them repeat all these steps for you. If you have more people as in the whole family, you can pass the Chalice around a circle and have each person bless the one next to them, or have one person go around and do the blessing on everyone and then someone do it for them.

There you have it. Three simple, magical rituals that anyone can do right away with no special training. Just dive right in, try one or all three. Do them consistently for 40 days to really give this a chance and keep your mind open to new possibilities. Then sit back, observe, and see what magical things come to make a difference in your life. That will give you the experience and the data to make your own decision about how real magic is.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Esoteric School Discovery Guide to Magic – Part III

A Strong Relationship with the Universe is a Crucial Key to Successful Manifestation.

Would you ask a huge favor of a total stranger? Probably not. You might ask to borrow a section of the newspaper while riding the subway, but you wouldn't ask them to babysit your kids. On the other end of the spectrum, your best friend will do anything for you and vice versa. The same is true of the Universe. When you just begin your relationship with the Universe (with the Beauty Way or working with angels), ask for small favors. With each successful co-creation with the Universe and mutual appreciation (the Universe thanks you and you thank the Universe), the relationship deepens, which gives you the leeway to ask for more and bigger favors. One key is to thank the Universe right after asking the favor and also when the manifestation occurs.

Daily Rituals to Form Connection
Daily rituals are one way to start forming a relationship with the Universe and higher beings. They create a channel for us to spend some time each day connecting with the higher which could include our own inner guidance, totem spirits, angels or other higher powers and beings. Pick a daily ritual to do consistently each and every day. It doesn't have to be long or complicated; just something that connects you with the higher. If you don't have a ritual you already use or want to use, you can find lots of them on our blog or in our Daily Rituals for Attracting What You Want in Life ebook. The daily ritual you use should be one that gets you away for a time from your busy day so that you can hear the quiet voices of higher guidance. You may or may not know that there are guides speaking to us all the time. They want to help us manifest what we want in life. We just can't always hear them over all the noise that surrounds us with cell phones, TV, gossip, etc... Doing daily rituals gives us that quiet time to hear and connect with these higher beings. It is important when establishing a relationship with the Universe to do it with as much consistency as you can. Those in spiritual circles know that the consistency of doing a ritual at the same time every time increases the level and quality of the connection with the higher.

Here are some things to remember as you start using daily rituals to connect with the Universe.

  • You can be, do, and have everything and anything you want.
  • The Universe is friendly--it's on your side and will help you succeed.
  • Be grateful first--you'll then receive.
  • The Universe delivers whatever you put your attention toward--what you think and feel. It can't go against that.
  • If you've asked for something that isn't coming to you, ask for help shifting your energy into a more allowing and receiving mode.
  • Don't try too hard--relax. The more relaxed and joyful you are, the faster the things you want will come to you.

Now that you know why daily rituals are important and what they can bring to your life, get started and pick one to do. Do it daily and consistently and watch the magic of the Universe unfold in your life.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Say Hello to Your Inner Magician

Everyone has magical skills, everyone! For most people, magic isn't real because they lack the knowledge and guidance to bring their magical talents fully into their lives. But have no fear, this series of affordable Kindle books will help you say "Hello!" to your inner magical self. Here are some items from the Table Of Contents to give you an idea of what the curriculum looks like...

Book 1 is entitled Learn How to Do Witchcraft Rituals and Spells with Your Bare Hands and covers such topics as:

  • contact rituals
  • working with angels, totems and other higher spirit beings
  • scrying and sending psychic messages
  • walking meditations
  • rooting 
  • weather working with clouds

Book 2, Learn How to Do Witchcraft Rituals and Spells With Household Ingredients covers topics that include:

  • candle blessing and spells
  • relocating unwanted spirits in your home
  • getting answers from Spirit helpers and own Spirit
  • grounding out negative energies
  • preventing nightmares

Book 3 entitled Learn How to Do Witchcraft Rituals and Spells With Magical Tools gives you offerings such as:
clearing negative energies with the pendulum
sending psychic messages with a chalice
using the firebowl to get rid of the unwanted
healing with the wand through Touch Assist

Book 4 is a compilation of these 3 books so you can have this magical knowledge in one place. Remember that you don't have to have a Kindle to read these digital books. Any Smart Phone or computer will do. Just get the free Kindle app and download the books off Amazon. It's a great way to get started using magic or a budget friendly gift to send a friend to introduce them to the world of magic.

Then if you are looking for some relationship help, check out L Is For Love Magick.

As a sample for you to see exactly the type of magical knowledge these books provide, here is one of the techniques with directions to follow. With this technique you can literally spin your problems away with the pendulum. Here's how:

1. Dangle the pendulum from your dominant hand while visualizing the problem you want to clear.

2. Ask if you should and can clear the situation and use the pendulum with a yes/no indicator for the answer.

3.If the answer is yes, start swinging the pendulum counter clockwise, which is the direction of unwinding and ask that the problem or situation be cleared. "See" the situation resolving within your mind and be very specific as to what you are requesting and how you envision the situation being resolved.

4. Keep your focus on clearing the situation until the pendulum stops spinning counter clockwise and watch for it to then either start moving side to side on a vertical or horizontal axis, or stop spinning completely, or begin spinning in a clockwise direction. Once the pendulum does one of these on its own, the problem is cleared.

Simple right, but oh so effective in helping you deal with everyday problems using magic. Of course you can always bring the problem back by worrying about it, but this technique is quick and simple enough to do as many times as you need to. By trusting the power of this magical tool and your intent you can however release the problem totally from your consciousness.

Real magic really can make a difference in your life. So say hello to your inner magician by getting started gathering the magical knowledge that can help you start living a magical life.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Magical Fixes for the Monday Morning Blues

If you're singing the Monday morning blues (no matter what day of the week it is), here are five magical ways you can change your tune:

PREPAVING: This is one of our favorite magical techniques from one of our teachers. Just sit for 3-5 minutes in a quiet spot and focus on what you want and how you want your day to look. We spend so much time worrying about what we have to do, what we should do and what might happen that we forget what's most important – what we want! So spend a few minutes sending the Universe a few hints about how you want your day to look, and the Universe will deliver exactly that, and then some!

SUN CANDLE: Did you know that the color sun yellow (bright yellow with no orange) actually nourishes and refreshes your Spirit? If you're feeling groggy, grumpy or grouchy, sit in front of a lit sun yellow candle for a few minutes. It will refresh you and give you happy, joyful energy.

CONSCIOUS CHOICE: We spend so much time in our minds that our Spirits don't get much chance to come out and play. Yet, we are happiest when we are living in Spirit rather than in mind. To give you a hint, you were probably most in Spirit when you were a playful child. So, to get your Spirit in gear for a fun and playful day, make a conscious choice – it exercises Spirit. Just say to yourself, "I will now make a conscious choice." Then ask yourself a question such as, "Do I choose to have cereal or toast for breakfast?" Go with the first answer you hear or receive. Following Spirit's guidance will align your energies and make for a positive day.

GREET THE DAY: One way to stay in touch with your Spirit and with nature is to go outside and greet the day. It's simple. Go outside, extend your attention into the sky and say, "Sky Above." Then, extend your attention into the earth and say, "and Earth Below." Then, with attention both above and below, say, "I greet you." Wait a moment and see what gifts the Universe brings you (this is a simple form of the Navajo Beauty Way). You will experience peace, joy, satisfaction and nourishment.

HIRE SOME HELPERS: Need a little extra help today? Hire some helpers! Whether it's animal totems or angels, all kinds of powers and beings stand ready to help you. All you have to do is ask! Some people draw cards from the Medicine Card deck to set the "tone" of their day, while other people hire angels. Whoever you hire, just remember to thank them when you receive the help you've asked for.

There are so many ways to design your day and your life. For more ways to bring simple magical fixes into your day and your life get our magical Kindle books series.

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