Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Is Someone Else Making You Ill? Magical Self Defense

If you find yourself chronically ill and are starting to suspect that the source of your illness is coming from someone else then it may be time to employ a little magical self defense. It could be that someone is either stressing you out to the point that illness is the result or it could be that another magical practitioner has done a magical procedure to cause you to be ill. The first step to take is to get the information you need to find out who is responsible. You may already know that your boss or spouse is stressing you out with too many demands on your time. There may however be other sources of stress that you haven't considered. In the case of magic being used against you, you may or may not know who is responsible. Getting information from the Universe can help you determine the source of your illness so you can decide which form of magical self defense will be best for you to use.

Finding Out If Someone Is Making You Ill
There are techniques you can use to find out if someone else is involved with your illness. As a planetary citizen you have a right to any and all information in the Universe. There are many ways of gathering the information you need or want and you will find specific directions for some of these techniques in our Daily Rituals for Attracting What You Want in Life ebook. Using magic to gain the knowledge you seek can be accomplished through one or many different techniques. You can use magic rituals to consult spirit guides, higher powers and beings, get information from your own Spirit, use divination such as with the pendulum or Tarot, use a Question Circle or just ask the Universe in general to get the information you seek. Here are the directions for one of the magical techniques that involves consulting the totem spirit of Owl.

Asking Owl
The owl totem is a good one to work with in getting answers from the Universe since Owl medicine is associated with clairvoyance, astral projection and magic. Owl sits in the east which is the place of illumination and can see things that others cannot.

Here are the steps to follow in working with Owl to get information:
1. Say aloud or in your mind, "Spirit of Owl, I request your help."
2. Wait a few moments until you feel the presence of Owl (no more than a few seconds).
3. State your request. For instance, if you want to know if someone else is responsible for your ongoing illness, you might say, "Owl, please come with me today and show me who is causing the ongoing illness that I am experiencing. Please show me in a way that I can clearly understand. Thank you in advance for your help." Appreciation is very important to this process.
4. Keep an open mind to what Owl will show you. Owl will ride with you on your shoulder, whispering in your ear, giving you knowing and understanding where before you had only blindness and confusion. Owl may bring up old memories, send you a phrase from the mouth of a stranger or bring a chance meeting with another person. Owl will use any and every device to help you see.
5. If at the end of the stated period of time, which in this example would be today, you still don't understand what Owl is showing you, ask again the next day. Each day Owl will make it more obvious to you. Each time you gain a new insight or understanding, thank Owl for the help. Remember that Owl penetrates secrets and veils, and can show you anything you wish to know. All you have to do is ask!

I Have the Information... Now What?
If a sudden unexpected illness crops up or becomes an ongoing illness that you just can't shake and sources have told you that you are under attack, then one form of magical self defense you can easily take is to create some sacred space for yourself. Creating sacred space is a very simple way to get back peace, serenity, clarity and get your energies in balance. There are hundreds of ways to create sacred space, depending on which tradition you study or practice. One of the keys though is consistency. Doing a simple daily ritual consistently will bring you much more success in creating sacred space than doing a list of things that you will probably put aside when stressed and short of time. You can pick a ritual as simple as sitting in total silence just breathing for 3 minutes each morning. As long as you do it consistently each and every day, you will build force and feel the results throughout the day. Building force, taking back your personal power, de-stressing and realigning your energies may be enough to heal your physical ailment. If not, then you may need to also use some type of magical shielding to protect yourself. This could be in the form of a talisman or amulet or through a magical shield such as an omnil.

Anytime you need help from the Universe, all you have to do is ask. You can co-create your own reality with the Universe's help and a little bit of magical knowledge.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Relationship Magic: Are You An Air Personality?

Relationship magic? Really, what does magic have to do with your relationships? Knowing which of the 4 elements is most predominant in your personality can actually help you in several ways with relationship issues. First of all having an understanding of the characteristics in your predominant element gives you insight into your own personality. This knowledge can lead you to choosing a career and relationships that you will be successful in. If you know what element your personality is, then you can balance with other elements when needing to interact with a person of an incompatible element or to accommodate for certain situations. You can also know what people are good matches with you by determining their elemental make-up. 

The Air Element
How does this all work? First you need to have a basic understanding of the characteristics of each of the 4 elements: Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. A basic principle of magic is that almost everything in the Universe is made up of a combination of these 4 elements. If you understand the 4 elements, you can understand anything in the Universe. In this article we will explore the Air element personality. You can learn more about the air element in our Magical Element Air short course. Email us at info@shamanschool.com for information on our free offer to take this course. Here are some of the basic characteristics associated with the Air element:

Seeing, breathing, speaking, hearing, planning, thinking, believing, memorizing, communicating, learning, teaching, information, ideas, wisdom, understanding, worry, sensation, awareness, opinions, data, memory, mind

The Air Personality
Having this basic knowledge of the characteristics of the Air element will help you have a better understanding of how these characteristics affect your personality. If you are an Air personality you are a good communicator, planner, speaker and thinker. You are quick to come up with ideas, solutions and inspiration. You respond to ideas and visions, are great teachers and mediators who are able to easily absorb and translate large amounts of data. Personalities dominant in the Air element usually have excellent memories, but are also easily distracted by different ideas and are apt to change beliefs, opinions and ideas quite often. It is often a challenge for Air personalities to complete projects and tasks because of the distraction factor and because they prefer change and novelty to stability and practicality. 

The Road to Success With an Air Element Personality
Air people will do well to find life roles that give them variety and frequent changes in scenery. Careers that involve communication with all types of people, that involve creativity and capitalize on the ability to see the big picture work well for them. This type of personality definitely will not be happy in a dead end type job or being stuck in a rut. 

Get your relationship magic going by finding out your elemental personality type. The information in this article should give you an idea as to whether you are predominantly an Air Personality type. To get a more specific typing of your elemental personality, take our Four Element Personality Test HERE and find out more about four element and mixed elemental personality types in our ebook Energy Healing for Self and Others.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Relationship Magic: Communicating with Someone Based on Elemental Personality Type

If you have been following our series on relationship magic, then you've read how relationship magic is a helpful tool in discovering your own personality traits and those of others in terms of which of the 4 elements most makes up your personality. This information can help you pick a career and relationships that you will be successful in. Here is a quick summary of the basic 4 elemental personality types and some of the characteristics they display.

Air Personality
If your personality is predominantly Air, then you have good communication skills, are adept at planning and are a good mediator. You also are a thinker who is quick to come up with ideas, solutions and inspirations. Your memory is excellent, but you are also easily distracted by various ideas and change your beliefs, opinions and ideas often. Completing projects and tasks is a challenge for you due to being easily distracted and because you like novelty and change rather than stability and practicality.

Fire Personality
If your personality is predominantly Fire, you have a lot of energy and enthusiasm for life. You are achievement oriented and action based. You are probably a natural leader, are creative and easily excited. You may be into thrill seeking through activities such as extreme sports and like to live life in the fast lane. You are easily frustrated by things moving along too slowly and become impatient or irritable with others who are not action oriented or just moving too slowly for you.

Water Personality
People with predominantly Water personalities are empathetic and compassionate people. They are the people others go to for comfort, love or assurance. They are usually caretakers of other people, animals and the planet and often are empaths, psychic and healers. These type of personalities value integrity and harmony and strive to create balance. They are aware of the beauty and gifts in their lives and appreciative of them. The challenge for these people is to not get so involved in other people's problems and emotions that they take them on themselves along with the negative energies. Instead of trying to fix everyone and their problems, they would do better to realize that modeling appreciation, joy and gratitude which comes natural for them is a better way to serve.

Earth Personality
Those people that have predominantly Earth personalities are practical and pragmatic. They are patient, stable, strong in character and persistent. These type of people value loyalty, structure, permanence and boundaries. These usually serene people are good at building strong foundations, finding out how things work, and manifesting. They are not risk takers and can be stubborn, inflexible and slow to make decisions. Collecting too many material possessions is often a downside of this personality type as is getting stuck in a rut.

Relationship Magic: Communication
Once you know your personality type and the personality type of someone you have a relationship with, you can plan ways to "get along with" the other person or possibly know personality types that you should avoid having close relationships with. Let's look at an example and see how this might work.

Leah and Karen work together in an office situation and have jobs that are on equal footing. Leah is an Earth personality and Karen is a Fire personality. They often butt heads due to Leah's tendency to mull things over and take her time before making a decision and Karen's tendency to want things to move quickly. Karen is easily frustrated by her job to begin with because it doesn't always stimulate her need for expressing her passion and creativity and her Fire personality causes her to often want to act before thinking. Leah frustrates her further by wanting to think things through very thoroughly before acting. You can see the problems these two personality types have getting along when they are in a situation that requires them to work together and make joint decisions.

There are a few different ways that Leah and Karen could learn to have better communication that would leave both feeling less frustrated. If they were each aware of their own personality type and each other's type, then they could suggest a division of work that would play to their own strengths. For example for a given problem, Karen could gather data quickly, come up with creative solutions and make her decision on a recommended solution. She could then turn all her work over to Leah to mull over and make a decision. If they do not agree on the solution, then they will need to interact and have communication about it. Being aware of each other's elemental personality, Karen would know that using a slow, deep voice could insure that Leah will be more receptive to what she is saying. Leah would be aware of her tendency to be inflexible and make the extra effort to really listen to Karen, possibly taking her idea and adding a bit of structure to it.

These two personality types at first glance seem like such opposites, but if you really consider each of their strengths, you may find that they could actually complement each other very well in this type situation. Giving Karen tasks that need to be done quickly, that allow her to use creativity and passion and assigning Leah more of the paperwork, computer tasks, and tasks that do not have to have quick decisions but do require organization would work well. So for example if these two women worked in the advertising business, Leah could do in depth research on a product or a new client and then turn this information over to Karen for her to develop some creative campaigns. Leah could then take the campaign and add some solid, practical suggestions. Karen would then do well with creating slides for the presentation while Leah could begin scripting the presentation. According to the personality type of the client, they would decide who would be most compatible with that personality type and the best to do the actual presentation of the campaign.

No matter which personality type or mixture of types you are dealing with, being aware of the strengths and weaknesses can help you use relationship magic to solve most relationship issues. You can get more information about the 4 elements in our four element short courses (email info@shamanschool.com to ask about our current free offer on these classes) and take our Four Element Personality Test to find out your elemental type. Then like with any magical procedure think it through and you can find ways to get the most out of your relationships magically.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Job Stress? Afraid You Won't Make it Until Retirement? No Problem... You Just Need a Little Voodoo

Can voodoo magic really give your career a boost? Yes. Voodoo magic is a form of magic that first came from Africa. Voodoo is actually a West African religion that involves circle rituals, dancing, singing, drumming, ancestor worship and yes, the voodoo doll. A voodoo doll is nothing more than a simulacrum. A simulacrum is an object that is a likeness of something or someone else. Therefore after you take a voodoo doll or other object and key it to a person or thing, whatever you do to the doll or simulacrum affects that person or thing. A simulacrum could also be a photograph, picture, figurine, symbol or Tarot cards, anything that will capture the "essence" of what or who it is you want to have an effect on.

Keying a Simulacrum
This works by making a psychic connection between the person or thing and the simulacrum. We also call this "keying" the simulacrum. According to the Law of Similarity, the greater the likeness between a simulacrum and what the simulacrum is keyed to, the greater the psychic connection will be. To key a simulacrum hold it in your dominant or "output' hand and think of everything you know about the person or thing. Continue this until it feels charged, warm, heavy or tingly or some describe it as a feeling that the simulacrum is "alive" or they felt it wiggle.

After the simulacrum is keyed, you must be very careful with it. Whatever happens to it will happen to the person or thing it is keyed to. When you have finished whatever magical procedures you want to do to the simulacrum and are ready to "unkey" it, you cut the psychic connection lines with a keyed athame (fire element tool) and throw a blast of electric blue energy at it from your athame. Some Wiccan practitioners also will bury the simulacrum in the earth for a moon cycle to complete the "unkeying" process.

A Little Voodoo for a Career Boost
Be sure that you have thought through any magical operation you attempt using on a voodoo doll or simulacrum and as always, that you are following the Rules of the Road (Universal Laws governing magical practice) to avoid any karmic backlash. A voodoo doll and other types of simulacra can be extremely useful tools for a wide variety of magical healing, protection, and communication if used appropriately.

An example of how you might give your career a boost using a simulacrum is to key a plant to your current job situation. Then take very good care of that keyed plant. As the plant grows and blooms, so will your career. Another approach might be to make a list of everything that keeps you from being happy at your current job and take something like a rock to key each item on your list to. You don't want to include people on your list, but rather connect the rocks to your resentments, fears, angers, and other negative emotions. Then you can throw the rocks into a lake or bury the rocks and allow Mother Earth to cleanse them for you (leave them buried for at least one moon cycle). If you really have a good job, but just have a few things that make it stressful or keep you dissatisfied with it, then this is a great way to unload.

Voodoo or simulacrum magic allows you to attract things you want, get rid of things you don't want, do long distance healing and communication, set up magical protection and many more magical things. If you want to learn more about this type of magic, check out our How To Do Voodoo ebook.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Invest in Magical Treasure

Magical treasure often inspires visions of a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow or a pirate chest of jewels and silver, but we'd like to offer you another way to think about magical treasure. Some spiritual traditions define treasure as "small things that are uniquely pleasing and satisfying to you, and you alone." This makes magical treasure a very individual thing as it varies from person to person. What one person might consider pleasing and satisfying, another person will not.

Some Types of Magical Treasure
Some examples of magical treasure might include:

Activities – hiking, building models, involvement in a book club, having grandchildren visit for the summer, ...

Pampering – taking time and spending money to have manicure/pedicure, visit a spa, relaxing in a nice hotel and ordering room service, ...

Items – new shoes, four-wheeler, fishing equipment, woodworking tools, ...

Companion animals – spending time with dog or cat, riding your horse, ...

You may have noticed that none of these examples is necessary in order to live your life. If you did not have these treasures, your life would continue on in its normal fashion. Your treasure does however bring you great inner satisfaction each time you interact with it or even think about or see it. For example, if you had a professional manicure you have the inner satisfaction that occurred when you had it done which then continues every time you look at your hands. This small continuing inner satisfaction is the gift that treasure brings to you.

How Investing in Magical Treasure Pays-Off
There is usually some type of money required for these treasures that is a noticeable amount, but not so much that it is stressful. So how does this investment pay-off? When you experience feelings of pleasure and satisfaction you are aligning yourself with the Universe and inviting it into your life. You put yourself in a place of allowing the Universe to help you with life. Here's a real life example of how this works with one of my treasures. I spend $5.00 each workday morning at a coffee shop for coffee and a danish before going to work. This treasure ends up costing around $100 to $125 a month. I enjoy not only the excellent coffee and Danish, but also the energy of being around the types of people I encounter there. Enjoyment of this treasure leads me to being more productive when I get to work so that I am able to increase my earnings. So whereas I may invest $100 a month on my treasure, I reap the benefits in producing work that leads to several hundred dollars profit. In addition, the pleasure this small treasure gives me puts me in a place that I am aligned with the Universe and open to receiving the gifts and benefits it can offer me.

Finding Your Treasure
As we mentioned before, this type of treasure is also very individual. What you may consider treasure, another may consider frivolous or even unpleasant. When it comes to magical treasure though it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. It is only important for you to discover what your treasure is. Knowing your own magical treasures gives you a way to approach life from an attitude of using small ways and means to bring you consistent satisfaction. Take some time to consider what things really do give you that inner glow or inner feeling of satisfaction. You may need to experiment with some things that you find enjoyable and really tune in to your inner state to judge if they are truly a treasure for you or not.

Once you find your magical treasure, make the commitment to consistently indulge yourself with it. If it is an expensive treasure, then you do need to take your financial situation into account and be reasonable about how often you can indulge so that you assure success in being continually satisfied with it. Doing something now that you will end up regretting in the future will not be helpful. But even something that seems a bit over-budget and over-indulgent can pay-off because indulgence that brings satisfaction is the goal behind treasure. Positioning yourself to be in alignment with the Universe will magically transform your life, so investing in the treasure that will keep you there is an investment that magically pays back.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sudden Health Crisis? Don't Panic! There is Always a Magical Solution

There are so many different categories of magical techniques that no matter what health crisis you are facing, there is always a magical solution you can employ. Energy healing is one category of magical techniques that can be a magical solution for healing yourself or others. Basically energy healing involves a variety of techniques that bring a person's energetic state back into balance. Our Energy Healing For Self and Others ebook starts off presenting some of the basic principles underlying magical healing work. These principles are:

1. Anything Can Be Healed – There is always hope and no matter how severe a condition is, healing is always a possibility.

2. Anybody Can Heal – It is a natural and intended process for human beings to heal. Most people don't do healing work because they have not learned how to access their natural healing abilities.

3. Energy Healing – Since everything in the Universe is made up of energy, healing work is all about working with energy. Everything is composed of energy which is constantly moving or in a state of vibration and everything has its own unique electro-magnetic field. When energy becomes disharmonious or is out of balance the result is often illness, pain and disease. A person or animal with an illness has basically moved into an energy state that is not a match for their natural vibrational state. Through magical healing, the vibrational state is adjusted and brought back into balance.

4. Letting Go – Most diseases and illness are brought about by some issue, hurt or past (possibly past life) situation that a person has not been able to "let go" of. Energy healing can help release the emotion that is attracting the condition so that spontaneous healing from the body's own intelligence can occur.

5. You Don't Lose Healing Knowledge – The knowledge you gain in one lifetime carries over to your next lifetime. You don't lose that knowledge no matter how many lifetimes you transition into. This is why some people seem to be naturals at doing magical healing work. They have simply spent more than one lifetime already studying healing. So even if you are struggling to learn magical healing techniques in this lifetime, don't worry, you will be even better prepared in your next.

6. Evolution of Healing – Our race is always learning and evolving and therefore the illnesses and diseases we have do too. For example, in the past smallpox and the plague were the focus for healing work and today healing work is needed more for heart disease, AIDS and cancers. For this reason, healers must also continue to learn, grow through expansion of their understanding and sensitivity and evolve through their own spiritual growth.

If these principles have intrigued you or resonated with you in any way, then maybe Spirit is telling you that you are ready to start exercising your innate healing abilities. You really can heal your life on a variety of levels with magical solutions. Our Energy Healing ebook can help get you started on your path towards magical healing.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

All the Magical Basics in a Single Book

Want to really get started with your magical practice this year with all the basic principles and basic rituals? Check out this ebook on Kindle or in paperback. To whet your magical appetite, some of the magic topics and techniques you'll find in this book include:

  • Using a Book of Shadows
  • Contact rituals to connect with higher beings
  • Scrying
  • Sending psychic messages
  • Walking meditations
  • Magical weather working
  • Relocating unwanted spirits
  • Grounding and clearing negative energies
  • Preventing nightmares
  • Healing and blessing rituals
  • and lots more

Just to whet your appetite a bit more and show you what a valuable magical resource this book can be, here is one of the simple rituals you'll find there.

Grounding Out Negative Energies with Grandmother's Tear
Grandmother's Tear or Apache Tear is a type of obsidian which is volcanic black glass made from feldspar, hornblend, biotite, and quartz. These stones are great for grounding out excess or negative energies such as anger, frustration, pain, or irritation. By using Grandmother's Tear to absorb these types of energies you transfer these unwanted energies into the half worlds. The stone itself does not hold the energies so it doesn't have to be cleaned regularly like many crystals do. It is simply a conduit or portal for transferring these energies into the half worlds. This means you can carry one of these stones with you and use it as many times as you need to throughout the day. Here's how you flow negative energy into it.

1. Obtain an Apache Tear or Grandmother's Tear stone from a rock and mineral store or gem store or from an online source.

2. Decide for you which is your dominant hand. You do this by naturally pointing at something and whichever hand you point with is considered your dominant hand.

3. Hold the stone in your dominant hand.

4. Using your intention, flow or push out the unwanted energies that you want to be rid of. Get in touch with the feelings and physical sensations around it and feel yourself pushing these out of your body and into the stone.

5. Be aware of how you feel and once you reach a place of peace or calmness, stop flowing energy into the stone. You may also feel the stone being warm, tingly or heavy at this point.

6. Sit for a few moments simply breathing, being relaxed and enjoy the sense of peace you have.

This is just one of the great magical treasures awaiting you in The Complete Guide of Witchcraft Rituals & Spells for Beginners to start you on your magical journey and inviting magic into your life.

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