Monday, November 28, 2011

Shamanic Secret #27: Silence is Golden

Hang around with any magical or shamanic practitioner and chances are that you might hear very few words. Why? Because shamanic practitioners know that magic, miracles, and other wondrous events occur in the silences between our words, in the quiet between our actions, and in the gap between our thoughts.

Silence and stillness are shamanic tools just as much as the staff, the medicine bag, and the shaman's chosen amulets. Silence and stillness move us out of the way so the Universe can perform that which we have requested of it.

Tip: If you want to enhance your shamanic or magical practice, include a period of silence and stillness each day. It is best to practice this quiet period at the beginning or end of the day. This tip, while simple, is one of the most valuable shamanic secrets in the world.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Psychic Surgery - Real or Bogus?

The world of magic is filled with strange psychic phenomena of all kinds, and a wide variety of people who want to develop their psychic powers. Others simply need some "psychic help" but are not sure who to trust, or whether psychic powers really exist.

A common example that falls into this realm of doubt is psychic surgery. We are frequently asked whether psychic surgery (or the application of psychic energy to the body) can heal illnesses, diseases, and other chronic conditions.

In general, the answer is "Yes." When done properly, following the Rules of the Road and the properties of the four elements on this planet, psychic surgery is a viable option for healing. Having said that, for psychic surgery to be successful, you need to work with someone who has the proper knowledge and experience.

2 Examples of Psychic Surgery
Back in the early 70s when I lived in Boulder, CO and everyone was into everything psychic (well, maybe not everyone ...) I developed a blockage in my stomach region which could not be diagnosed with any certainty. A friend suggested I work with a psychic surgeon. With serious doubts, I agreed. During the surgery, the psychic asked me to close my eyes. I felt nothing except for his fingers pressing and probing around the area of the blockage.

After the surgery was complete, he showed me the blockage he had removed from my system, neatly encased in a jar. It looked like a chicken heart or an oval grayish sponge of some kind. I never knew how the psychic did what he did, and it did not matter to me at the time. I was free of the stomach blockage, which was of great relief.

Now, many years later, I have a much better understanding of how psychic surgery occurs, based on universal and elemental laws and properties. Let's take the example of a decayed tooth under a crown. The decay is inaccessible because of the crown, and is also eroding the bone holding the tooth in place. An oral surgeon would need to pull the crown and tooth, wait for the bone to grow back, and then put in an implant and new crown. End result? Mission accomplished but very expensive.

Psychic surgery is another alternative. From a magical viewpoint, the problem boils down into 2 parts:

1. Infection/decay in the tooth and bone - Fire energy
2. Unstable bone due to decay - lack of Earth energy

To use magic or psychic surgery to correct the problem, a practitioner would:

1. Pull red-orange and yellow-orange out of the tooth and bone to reduce the inflammation.
2. Flow bright red and deep red through an athame into the area to cauterize and seal the area of decay.
3. Flow water blue energy through a chalice to rinse away any leftover decay or detritus.
4. Flow grass green and earth brown through a plate (pentacle) to regrow bone and stabilize the tooth.

If you think this sounds too good to be true-or too simple to achieve results-then you probably won't be signing up for psychic surgery anytime soon. However, rest assured that in the right hands and with the right tools, psychic healing does occur on a regular basis.

Psychic surgery gives you options. That is the beauty of a magical practice-you are not limited to the skills and resources available only on the visible earth plane. So long as you understand and can manipulate the four elements of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth, you can achieve just about anything in this Universe!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Daily Magic Rituals: Check Your Magical Forecast

Most of us begin our mornings with a cup of coffee or tea, and a quick look at the weather forecast. The weather forecast helps us know how to dress and plan our day.

Since we check the weather forecast on a daily basis, doesn't it make sense to also check our magical forecast for the day as part of our daily magic rituals? Isn't it just as important to know whether the day will be filled with magical assistance as it is to know whether it will rain? For instance, if you know ahead of time that communications will be strained during the day, you can take magical action. You can wear white (the color of communication), hire communication angels, or use your pendulum to "clear the air."

There are many different ways to check your daily magical forecast, so choose one or two with which you are most comfortable. Some of our favorites include:

1. Medicine Cards - pull a card each day and read the meaning and significance in the accompanying book.

2. Runes - select a rune from the bag each day and look up its meaning.

3. Pick a Word - flip a book or magazine open to a random page and point to a word without looking at the page. This word is a single-word forecast for your day.

There are so many different daily magical rituals you could use to forecast your day, in a magical sense. Check out our online store for runes, books, and other forms of divinatory tools.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Is Your Life Falling Apart? Magical Rituals Can Help ...

Do you feel like your life is falling apart? If so, then you may take comfort in the fact that you are not alone ... if, of course, you are of the camp that "Misery loves company!"

But if you are more of a "do it yourself" kind of person, or you would rather not sit around commiserating with others, then take heart in these two facts:

1. It is not surprising that your life is falling apart right
now--this is part of Earth's current planetary cycle.

2. Magical rituals can help you restore balance and order to your

Why is Your Life Falling Apart Now?
Unlike other transitions in Earth's echo-cycles, where the planet
has experienced pole-shifts and species extinction, in this
particular planetary transition there won't be massive
extinctions ... and that's good.

What isn't so good is the fact that humans will be bearing the
brunt of this transition. As a race, we will tend to feel worse
and may watch certain parts of our lives disintegrate before our
eyes. In this planetary transition, the race will not go extinct
but certain parts of our lives and our personalities may die off.

At the same time, our Emotional Centers, the part of us that is
least developed, will begin to awaken and become more sensitive.
This explains why we feel more sensitive, touchy, and affected
than ever before. The parts of our lives that are mechanical,
overly materialistic, or otherwise barriers to the development of
Emotional Center will also fall apart.

That's the "why" ... now for the magical fix!

Magical Rituals That Can Help
Practical daily magical rituals can really support us during this
transition and keep us sane. We list three of our favorites here.

Magical Ritual #1: Command Yourself to be Present
Most of us are aware that being present is one gift that we can
always give ourselves, for magic exists most strongly in the
present. If you find yourself wandering through past mistakes or
feeling fearful about future events, simply command yourself to
be present. Look at yourself in a mirror. Really stare into your
eyes and connect with yourself. Then, in a strong voice of
command, say to yourself: "Come to present time!" You may have to
repeat this command up to three times, and then you will feel
yourself coming back into the "now." In the present, all things
are possible.

Magical Ritual #2: Swing Your Troubles Away
One of the best uses for a pendulum is to "clear" difficulties or
snags in your life. Simply dangle your pendulum from your
dominant hand while you visualize a current life problem. Begin
to swing the pendulum in a clockwise direction as you "see" the
situation resolving in your mind. When your pendulum stops
swinging of its own accord, the trouble has been cleared. Trust
the power of your intent (and your pendulum) and release the
problem from your consciousness. If you find yourself thinking
about the problem during the day, change your focus to something
else ... like a pink elephant!

Magical Ritual #3: Shield Yourself
To protect yourself from the rush of emotional energy being
released on the planet right now, wear a psychic shield. One of
our favorites is the Seven Arrows shield, which is an eternally
spinning symbol on an amulet that you wear on a necklace. Also
called the Faery Star, the Seven Arrows is a potent symbol that
can create sacred space around you wherever you go.

Learn more about the Seven Arrows shield or order online here.

Most of all, enjoy the magic. There has never been more magical
energy on the planet ... so live it up!

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