Tuesday, June 25, 2019

How to Do Voodoo: Moving Someone Away from You

We've all had the experience of people being in our vicinity who are less than pleasant, be it a bothersome neighbor or a criminal on the loose in the neighborhood.

With lousy neighbors, if you have tried traditional approaches--such as discussing problems with them or even bringing in law enforcement--to no avail, you still have magical options. The same is true of potentially dangerous people you cannot pinpoint, like burglars committing crimes in your neighborhood. You have no idea as to the identity of the burglars, so what can you do other than beefing up security on your property?

Magically, you do have recourse. You can learn how to do voodoo.

What can voodoo do for you in this case, you ask? Voodoo, or simulacra magic (as we like to call it), can help you move the person out of your sacred space. In fact, simulacra magic can move the person across the country if you so wish. We call this procedure "map moving."

How to Do Voodoo: Map Moving
In principle, map moving is nothing more than a set of simple steps in simulacra magic done in sequence. In case you don't know how to do voodoo (or simulacra magic), all we mean when we say simulacra magic is that we take an object that is a likeness of a person or thing, and we magically connect the object to the person or thing. Once thus magically connected, whatever is done to the object is likewise done to the person or thing.

For instance, you can key a figurine (a voodoo doll, in other words) or a picture to a person. Or you can key a map to a geographic location. To do the map moving magical procedure, you would need to key both. In principle, here is how you would achieve a successful map moving magical act:

1. Key a figurine to the person you wish to move. You can do this by simply holding the figurine in your dominant hand and flowing energy into it while you think thoughts or imagine images of the person. When the figurine feels tingly or hot, it has been keyed. Set the figurine carefully aside.
2. Key two maps to their geographic location. One map would contain the person's current location (be sure the map is large enough that you can mark the person's house). The other map would represent the location to which you will be moving the person.
3. Using a keyed plate (a magical plate that is personalized to your energies), put the person on the map on his or her current location (in a safe place). Leave the tools set up for a week. This associates a person with his or her current location.
4. Next, put the plate between the person and the map. This disassociates the person from his or her current location in preparation for moving. Leave this setup in place for a week.
5. Now replace the map under the plate with the second map, which contains the location of where you want to move the person (in one instance, we placed a map containing the location of the police station in preparation for moving a burglar to the station). Leave this setup in place for a week.
6. Finally, put the map on the plate, and the person on the exact location where you want him or her to be moved. In the case of the burglar, we put the simulacra (otherwise known as the voodoo doll) on the new desired location. With the burglar, we put the simulacra right on top of the police station. The person eventually turned himself in to the police without any further direct physical action on anyone else's part.

Learning how to do voodoo can be pretty neat, huh? You can learn specifically how to do this and other voodoo procedures in our "How To Do Voodoo" ebook.

How to Do Voodoo: Caveats
With magic, as with everything else, there are of course caveats. If you want to do a procedure like map moving, you have to be sure that you are "in the right," so to speak. That means you need to know and ensure that you are operating within the magical laws of:

1. Self Defense
2. Rules of the Road

If that be so, then you are all clear to do all kinds of simulacra magic for protection, attraction, manifestation, invisibility, and much more! All of this is covered in the Voodoo ebook.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Boost Your Psychic Powers with One Tiny Change

We all have the ability to use psychic powers, some of us just haven't exercised these abilities and learned how to use them. For some people, this ability comes very naturally and for others the development of psychic powers and psychic abilities must be developed through practice. For those people making a change in just one small life habit can make way for large magical changes in the future. This is due to the Universal Law that says "A small change in the present will create a larger change in the future". Making this one small change now helps in changing your habitual thought patterns enough to open your mind to new ideas which you will need to be able to do as you develop your psychic powers. Using something small insures that you don't run up against resistance.

One Small Change
The way you feel or think now determines what thoughts and feelings you will be able to access. Think about it this way, if you are happy right now isn't it easier to access more happy thoughts? If you are angry, negative or down in the dumps, isn't it easier to take on more of those feelings than to try to switch to happy ones? By making just one small change in your stance you can change that dynamic and shift the path your thoughts and feelings are taking. Using a small change is effective because it causes less resistance in us. Doing something that makes us uncomfortable or doubt ourselves can cause resistance to new ways or ideas. For example, let's say you are a clean cut, conservative dresser at work and one day you show up with dreadlocks and torn, tattered bright colored clothes. More than likely you know people are going to notice the change and our reaction to that could be anything from being uncomfortable with the extra attention to be downright fearful of a confrontation with someone. If however, you make just a small change, for example moving your watch from your left wrist to your right one, hardly anyone will notice except for you. Just making that small change that only you notice can shift your attitude, thoughts and feelings.

Other examples of a small change in a life habit would be using a different hand for as many life tasks as possible. Eating, brushing teeth, brushing hair, opening doors, holding the phone, zipping your pants and tons of other tasks can be done with the opposite hand from that which you normally do these activities. You could also wear your socks inside out, sit in a different chair from your usual one, walk the dog starting in the opposite direction from that which you normally take and so on. You get the idea, right, and will be able to come up with a list of your own small changes that will work in your life. Pick one change to start making and use it. ]

The Consistency Exercise
This exercise is another way to help in changing your habitual thought patterns and create consistency in your life to give you a boost in using your psychic powers. Here's how it's done:

1. Choose a very simple activity. It doesn't matter what the activity is as long as it is very simple, and I mean VERY simple like making a mark on a piece of paper or snapping your fingers.

2. Pick a time that you will do this activity every day. Give this a little thought as to your normal schedule and make it a time that you think you will be able to remember every day.

3. When your chosen time comes, do the simple activity. Do this every day at the same time for 40 days in a row.

4. Now here's the catch, if you miss even one day during your 40 days (and you most certainly will) you must begin your 40 days over at day 1. Even if you are at day 39 and miss the next day, you start over at 1. Remember when this happens that it is the doing of the exercise that is important, not the accomplishment of getting your 40 days in. So all you goal oriented achievers, don't beat yourself up when you have to start over, it's the journey, not the destination that is most important.

You might find yourself very surprised at the powerful impact this simple exercise can have on your life. You will find that the longer and more consistently you practice these type of exercises the broader your horizons become and that is needed in developing your psychic powers. When we live life purposefully instead of mechanically, we gather "force" that allows us to see, perceive and recall more accurately and deeply than normal. It also enhances our communication abilities, inspires us to see opportunities we might otherwise miss, and increases our senses and spirit abilities.

Learning to use your psychic powers and psychic abilities will come much easier if you have prepared yourself to be open minded and expanded your physical and spirit senses. After practicing these exercises you will be much more successful in exercising your psychic powers. For more information, exercises and tips on developing your psychic powers, take a look at our ebook, Psychic Development in our school store.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

How Magic Speaks to Us in the Most Unexpected Ways

One of the things I love most about magic is the many and varied ways it shows up in our lives. Many times when I ask for magical help from powers and beings, I am surprised at the ways it shows up in my life.

I also realize that many people miss the signs of magic in their lives because they don't know what to look for. In other words, magic is constantly sending messages to us, but we often overlook these signs and symbols.

To remind myself of these signs and symbols, as well as to help other who are looking for help from magic, I've compiled a list of the various ways magic has come into my life over the years.

This is just a short excerpt, and I hope this helps to open your senses to the many ways magic is speaking to you.

Some of the Ways Magic Speaks to Me
  1. A sentence in a book that I opened to a random page
  2. A check in the mail
  3. A conversation I overheard between two strangers
  4. A raven flying overhead, squawking a message to me
  5. The moral of a movie coinciding with a request for magical help
  6. A business phone call from a stranger, who turns out to be reading the same spiritual book as me
  7. Life-threatening surgery that forever changed my perspective on life
  8. Watching the amazing transformation in a child's behavior in 10 days
  9. A long-time friend leaving my life, opening a new space for ...?
  10. A dream just before awakening
  11. Runes cast at just the right time, showing me the way
  12. Meeting a group of magical practitioners at a mountain-side rest stop, who are meditating in the "cone of silence"
  13. Seeking and finding the Gurdjieff Work
  14. Taking one dose of a flower remedy made from the magical datura plant
  15. Feeling the brush of angel wings while at a rest stop after an extremely long drive
  16. The reincarnation of my dog, Tether, who lived two lifetimes with me
  17. A nasty note from an anonymous person saying, "Learn how to park, idiot!"
  18. The planting and cultivation of my garden each year
  19. A call out of the blue from a long-lost friend
  20. Finding exactly what I want in a thrift store
  21. Getting what I want
  22. Not getting what I want
  23. Realizing that a negative influence in my life was gone ... and that I hadn't even noticed its absence for months
  24. Rain arriving on a parched summer day
  25. A fender-bender that led to a successful business relationship
  26. Sitting with a wish for the longing to cease ... and having it cease
  27. Feeling the joy of not expressing dislike
  28. A misdirected email in my inbox, telling me just what I need to know
  29. Feeling lonely and realizing I asked for sacred space
  30. Having a conversation in which no one understood a word I said
  31. A magical ride on a huge white mule named H.B. (short for HoneyBun) through enchanting Zion National Park [check out the pic of me and H.B. in this post]

Many of these magical messages have meaning only for me and probably don't make sense to you. That's the whole point of this list. Magic always speaks to us in very personal ways -- ways that only make sense to us and have no meaning for anyone else.

As this list also demonstrates, magic sometimes speaks to us through contrast -- through events that we would normally perceive as negative. Our job, as magicians, is to question events that appear negative on the surface, and see whether the event answers some request we have made for magical help. One question to ask is, "What did I get from this event? What did I give up or give away?"

A Magical Challenge
I challenge you to make your own list of events through which magic speaks to you. You may have to dig a little to find these events, but trust me, the process will definitely be educational. Look through past events and see whether you can uncover magical messages or answers to prayer requests.

In the coming days, become more aware of your environment. If a raven passes overhead and squawks, look up the magical message that the raven carries in the Medicine Cards. If you are standing behind an exceptionally rude person at the grocery story checkout, see how the event might relate to the magic you are doing in your life. If nothing is happening in your life, ask yourself the magical meaning of such silence. Most of all, enjoy. That's what magic is for!

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Ask Alan – Help With Cloud Magic and Weatherworking

Dear Alan,

About two years ago I had this compulsion to move a cloud, out of nowhere. I practiced and moved them with great ease, to my surprise. I began moving wind in whatever direction I chose as well, and during this past storm, it seemed as though the heavy or lightness of the rain was responding to my thoughts and emotions. I never wanted to lose the ability to move the clouds, but a part of me was alarmed at this power and I think the responsibility was taken away from me. I can still affect the wind (and I think the clouds too just not intentionally), and apparently now the rain. I guess my question is, can I ask for the power back? And are there any risks involved? I've been a wicca enthusiast for most of my life now but I'm still afraid to work spells (I can do innocuous blessings) because I'm afraid they'll turn out badly or reverse themselves. I'm also afraid to think certain things for fear of bringing them about in my life. Please help.
-- A Disciplined Mind

Dear Disciplined Mind,

What a great series of questions about weatherworking and cloud magic. I truly understand your concerns and want to reassure you about your situation.

First I want to clear up a particular point. You said that you became alarmed at your weatherworking powers and that the "responsibility" was taken away from you. Don't worry. This is not possible. Anyone who wishes can work with clouds and weather and no one can take that ability away from you.

Having said that, there are two factors that can improve your ability to work with weather:

1. practice
2. good relationships with the beings that control weather, including the Winds of the four directions, Sky Father, Earth Mother, and storm spirits

As with any magical art, practice makes perfect. If you want and need practice, clouds make great practice targets for your intention. It sounds like you have quite a bit of natural talent when it comes to moving clouds.

If you want to develop your weatherworking skills beyond working with clouds, the next step would be to develop relationships with the beings that control the weather. As mentioned above, these include the Winds, Sky Father, and Earth Mother. To begin developing a relationship with these beings, go outside and bid them good morning at the start of each day and bid them good night at the end of each day. Greet each of them individually by facing each different direction. Face east to great the Winds of the East, face south to greet the Winds of the South, and so forth. Start in the east and move clockwise until you are facing east again. Then greet Sky Father above you, and Earth Mother below you. In this way you introduce yourself to these beings and open a relationship with them.

Then, the next time you want to affect the weather, address the appropriate beings. For instance, if you know a storm is blowing in from the west and you want it to avoid your property, after greeting the winds, ask the Winds of the West to assist you in moving the storm around your property rather than over top of it. Thank the Winds of the West in advance for their help and then let the magic happen. Thank the Winds of the West again when your request has been fulfilled.

As you can see, we humans don't control the weather directly because weather is not directly in our domain. However, we can ask the beings that do control the weather for help and assistance. Since so few people actually ask for help, the Winds, Sky Father, and Earth Mother are usually quite happy to assist us.

There are exceptions, of course. One time, during the Yellowstone fires of 1988 I attempted to direct a storm toward the national park to douse the fires. Though I am usually able to get help from the Winds in these endeavors, I was told in no uncertain terms that the fires needed to burn in Yellowstone. The Winds did not fulfill my request in that instance for that reason.

I hope this helps to ease your concerns about your weatherworking abilities and encourages you to start building a relationship with powers and beings in the weatherworking department!

Want more information on working with clouds? Send a blank email to clouds@shamanschool.com and you'll receive directions on how to get started with this beginning step in weatherworking.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Need a Good Read?

Sometimes we just need to read for the "brain candy" value of a paperback book. For those of us who do magic though, we need to take in reading material from "higher influences" on a regular basis. This helps us remember why we are here and what we chose to do on this planet.

A Sample Bookshelf
So what can you read to feed yourself on all levels? Well, a magical bookshelf might include but is definitely NOT limited to some of these items:

  • "Bringers of the Dawn" by Barbara Marciniak (written in 1992 but totally true today)
  • Abraham-Hicks' Daily Quote via email 
  • "Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky" by Maurice Nicoll
  • "Medicine Cards" by Sams and Carson
  • Any number of magical ebooks and Kindle books from the Esoteric School 
  • "In Search of the Miraculous" by P. D. Ouspensky
  • "Magic in Theory and Practice" by Aleister Crowley (a classic)
  • "Fools Crow" by Thomas E. Mails
  • "Iron John" by Robert Bly
  • "A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness" by S. Nassir Ghaemi

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