Force and Form

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Making an impression on the subconscious is the key to Magic. It is the main purpose of rituals. What ever info given during a ritual is impressed on the subconscious. In real life when something happens to a person in a traumatic way or with lots of emotion, that makes a lasting impression on the subconscious. When that happens to most, they sometimes have problems the rest of their lives. We want to make positive impressions on the subconscious. We do this by employing Force and Form.

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Sacred Tree Profile: White Pine’s Medicine, Magic, Mythology, and Meanings

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White Pine Towering in a Conifer Forest at Parker Dam State Park, PA White Pine Towering in a Conifer Forest at Parker Dam State Park, PA

In the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) legend, there was a terrible conflict between five different nations of people. This conflict was rooted in cycles of pain, revenge, and chaos. A messenger of peace sent from the Great Spirit, the “Peacemaker,” sought to unite the five warring tribes. After convincing them to unite, they came together to make peace, but they still carried their weapons. The Peacemaker uprooted a White Pine tree and had them throw all of their weapons into the hole. He then replanted the tree, and the underground waters carried away the weapons. On the tree, the needles grew in clusters of five, to represent the five nations who came to find peace. The roots of the tree spread out in four directions, to the north, south, east and west; the roots are called the roots…

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~ An Esu Moon and Season ~

By Iya Olusoga – Bisi Ade – Astrorisa Moon Forecaster

HAPPY SUPER FULL MOON & MERCURY RETROGRADE SEASON
 
December starts with a BANG!! We’re going to experience a Super Full Moon in Gemini and Mercury retrograde at the same time. The number 11 will play a significant role during these planetary changes. Time to align with wisdom and clarity; chose your path wisely.
 
    

On Being an American Druid

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The quintessential image of a druid is a group of people, all in white robes, performing ritual inside an ancient circle of stones.  This image is probably the most known and pervasive of all visuzaliations of druidry, and for many, it shapes the our perceptions of what druidry should be. But taken in a North American context, this image presents two problems.  First, we have no such ancient stone circles and two, another group has already claimed the quitessential white robe, and its not a group with which we want to associate our tradition.  This kind of tension, along with many other unique features of our landscape, make being an American druid inherently different than a druid located somewhere else in the world.  In the case of any spiritual practice, context matters, and context shapes so much of the daily pracice and work.    And so today, I’m going to answer…

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Law of Gender

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Magic is sex. Now that I have your attention, let’s talk about sex or the Law of Gender. The Law of Gender is the seventh Hermetic Principal and it states, “Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principals; Gender Manifests on all planes”. On the physical level the Law of Gender manifests as sex. No creation is possible on any level without this Principal. Every person contains the 2 energetic forces of the Law of Gender within herself or himself.

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A Bardic Storytelling Ritual for Empowerment

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Everyone has a story to tell, and some stories are worth their weight in gold. How we retell past events, through the bardic art of storytelling, can help shape our present understanding.  Thinking about stories as acts of empowerment in this way is particularly important in an age where so many of us feel disempowered. One of the things I’ve noticed a lot lately is that people, of all ages, are really down, feeling defeated, and feeling burned out. They feel like they don’t have a lot of agency or power. And so, using ritual and spiritual practices to help us find our power, and better understand it, is an extremely useful practice.  Storytelling is a form of magic, in this case, through a bardic storytelling ritual, to help empower us and bring us hope.  So today’s post, in line with my larger series on the bardic arts, will…

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Third New Moon of Autumn

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 By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –Hello Dreamers, our next moon cycle begins on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 @ 26 degrees Scorpio. This moon brings us fire to dry out after last month’s long watery journey. As the season slows down more and more, we enter our third and final moon of the 3 moons of Autumn and its the dark moon phase of the three. A Sagittarian cycle, even though by degree, its at 26 Scorpio. The reason is because the 13 “moons” of the seasonal lunar year, does not fit into the 12 “month” astrological and “sun” calendar year. This gets out of balance every so often, but that doesn’t mean we have to.

Marzanna 2017.pngI hope all of you are doing well after last month,  because everyone I spoke with said it was challenging or very challenging cycle. Many had dreams of their past childhood, their own inner…

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Depolarization

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One of my first ever posts was called Magic. I went in to explain how to get started with Magic and how learn it. It was quite a long post. I had some tell me to turn it into a novel. I’m going to break that post down into categories. That way I can expand upon each category and hopefully help those who really want to learn magic. The first category will be depolarizing yourself. Everything starts in the mind, so if your mind is unbalanced, your life and magic will be unbalanced too.

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The Power of Magic

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I’ve been asked if I can explain what the Power of Magic actually is. In the Hermetic it states “The All is Mind”. Most researchers, including those who think they know the Hermetics, will tell you it is the mind of god. They have it all wrong. This power, which is magic, is the power of your mind. You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the ocean in the drop. The universe is living and you are the universe experiencing itself in this particular moment and place. The power behind the universe and us is Magic. Magic is in all things, pervading all space, manifesting in an infinite variety of forms, degrees and phases.

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Destroying Your Thoughtforms:

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The process of destroying your thought form can be brought on for many different reasons from simply being finished with the reason that you created them to them going rogue, and getting out of your control. Knowing how to destroy thought forms can be very helpful in these situations and should be something every practitioner that works with thoughtforms should know in case they ever have to go through the process of destroying one of their thoughtforms.

Built-in destruction:

When going through the process of creating your thoughtform you are able to program in kill switches that when triggered will self-destruct your thoughtform. These can be incredibly useful in providing a quick, and easy way for your thought form to be destroyed, if certain parameters are reached that you do not intend, or as a way to clean them up after a certain point after you know you will be done with them. In order to instill these in to…

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