Chapter 9: The Seven Wonders of Magick

Week 9 of the Magickal Recovery & Discovery Pilot Program, The Seven Wonders, by Daniel Link


January 9, 2021





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MAGICK IS A TOPIC THAT COULD NEVER BE COVERED IN ONE CHAPTER, OR EVEN ONE BOOK…AND YOU COULD ASK SEVEN DIFFERENT EXPERTS, AND GET SEVEN DIFFERENT ANSWERS…AND THEY WOULD ALL BE CORRECT. MAGICK IS COMPLEX AND MYSTERIOUS, WITH AN EQUALLY COMPLEX AND MYSTERIOUS HISTORY THAT DATES BACK TO OUR PRIMITIVE, HUNTER/GATHERER TRIBES…LONG BEFORE OUR ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS EMERGED.


MAGICK IS INDIGENOUS WISDOM, AND THE ROOT OF ALL SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS AND WORLD RELIGIONS. BUT IT IS ALSO THE ROOT OF MODERN SCIENCE AND MEDICINE. IN ANCIENT TIMES, THERE WERE NOT WORDS FOR SPIRITUALITY OR SCIENCE, BECAUSE THEY WERE ONE AND THE SAME. ANCIENT ASTROLOGY EVENTUALLY BECAME ASTRONOMY, AND ALCHEMY BECAME CHEMISTRY AND MEDICINE.

OF COURSE, WE ALSO HAVE ARTISTS, AUTHORS, ILLUSIONISTS AND CON-ARTISTS WHO CASH IN ON OUR INNATE FASCINATION WITH THE OCCULT. THIS IS WHY MANY, MYSELF INCLUDED, USE THE OLD ENGLISH SPELLING OF MAGICK - TO DIFFERENTIATE FANTASY MAGIC FROM REAL MAGICK.

AGAIN, WE COULD SPEND HOURS DIVING DEEPER INTO THESE CONCEPTS…BUT THE OVERARCHING GOAL OF THE SEVEN WONDERS, IS FOR YOU TO DISCOVER THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS FOR YOURSELF, AND DEFINE HOW YOU RELATE TO MAGICK IN YOUR REAL, MODERN LIFE. WHILE THE SEVEN WONDERS IS A MAGICKAL RECOVERY AND DISCOVERY PROGRAM - IT IS NOT A FORMAL COURSE IN MAGICKAL STUDIES OR TRADITIONS. ALTHOUGH, IT IS MY HOPE THAT YOU WILL PURSUE A DEEPER STUDY IN MAGICK AS A RESULT OF THE SEVEN WONDERS.

IN CHAPTER 8, THE SEVEN WONDERS OF CONNECTION, WE MADE SIMPLE CONNECTIONS TO OUR MAGICKAL RECOVERY AND DISCOVERY PROCESS TO DATE. THE VERY ACT OF SETTING INTENTIONS, AND WORKING WITH AFFIRMATIONS IS BASIC SPELL WORK. THEREFOR, GETTING TO THE BASICS OF HOW MAGICK REALLY WORKS IS PROFOUNDLY BENEFICIAL, EVEN FOR THE MOST GIFTED & EDUCATED PRACTITIONERS AMONG US. BECAUSE ANOTHER POINT I HAVE BEEN REITERATING THROUGHOUT THE COURSE, IS THAT AS WE BECOME MORE EXPERIENCED…AS WE GROW AND BECOME SMARTER ABOUT MAGICK, SO DO OUR SELF-IMPOSED CURSES AND DEMONS. BASICALLY - IT IS OUR OWN MAGICK, KEEPING US FROM BECOMING MORE MAGICKAL.

THIS IS WHY SHADOW WORK AND WRITING DAILY IN THE SHADOW PAGES JOURNAL IS CRITICAL - BECAUSE OUR BELOVED SHADOW IS THE PART OF OUR SOUL THAT HOLDS ALL SUBCONSCIOUS INFORMATION. IT IS ALSO OUR CREATIVE CHILD, OUR SEXUAL ANIMAL, AND OUR CONNECTION TO THE UNDERWORLD, OR EARTH-BASED SPIRIT REALMS. IT KNOWS ONLY TRUTH, BUT SEES THROUGH ILLUSIONS AND DECEPTION. AS SUCH, OUR SHADOWS ARE SHAPESHIFTERS—THEY ADAPT TO ENVIRONMENTS AND PEOPLE, TO INTERACT, SHIELD, DISGUISE OR PROJECT. THE SHADOW SELF DOES NOT EXIST IN LINEAR TIME - IT EXPERIENCES PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE AS ONE, IMMEDIATE MOMENT. DRAMATIC, STRONG AND TRIUMPHANT ONE DAY…TIMID, SMALL AND DEFEATED THE NEXT. BUT NOTHING GETS PAST OUR SHADOW, AND THE MORE ATTENTION WE GIVE IT, THE MORE OUR SHADOW WILL TRUST US…AND RELEASE SUBCONSCIOUS INFORMATION TO THE HIGHER SOUL OF OUR CONSCIOUSNESS.


A FULL CONNECTION/INTEGRATION WITH OUR TOTAL SELF IS WHAT SHADOW ULTIMATELY WANTS…AND IS EXCELLENT AT ACHIEVING FOR US.

CHAPTER 9 LESSON: BEWITCHED, AND BE BALANCED

I HAVE IDENTIFIED AS A WITCH MY ENTIRE LIFE, SO MY UNDERSTANDING OF SHADOW AND MAGICK IS ALIGNED WITH THE PRINCIPLES AND TEACHINGS OF INDIGENOUS WITCHCRAFT TRADITIONS, AS WELL AS ADVANCEMENTS IN MODERN OCCULTISM AND QUANTUM PHYSICS. IN GENERAL, MOST WITCHES, MYSTICS, SHAMEN AND HEALERS SEE BALANCE AND IMBALANCE, RATHER THAN THE COMMON LABELS, “GOOD” AND “EVIL.”

WHILE MANY IDENTIFY SHADOW AS DARK, OR “EVIL,” - IT IS ACTUALLY A PART OF THE LOWER, CHILDLIKE ASPECT OF OUR THREE-PART SOUL. SYMBOLIZED AS THE ROOT SYSTEM OF THE WORLD TREE, IT IS THE PART OF OUR SOUL THAT CONNECTS US TO EARTH…TO WORLDLY PLEASURES, INSTINCTS, FEARS, INTUITION, EMPATHIC ABILITIES AND IMAGINATION. BUT BEING UNDERGROUND, ALSO MEANS OUR SHADOW CAN SEE AND SENSE OTHER EARTH BOUND SPIRITS, ANCESTORS, AND CONNECT WITH THE ANIMAL WORLD AND SMALL CHILDREN.

THE TRUNK OF THE WORLD TREE IS OUR MIDDLE-SOUL, OR CONSCIOUS SELF. THIS IS WHERE THE INFORMATION FLOWING FROM OUR LOWER AND UPPER SOULS (OR SUPER-CONSCIOUSNESS AND SUBCONSCIOUS) MEET - AND ARE LOGICALLY FORMED INTO EVERYDAY EXPERIENCES, UNDERSTANDING AND LANGUAGE. THIS IS WHERE OUR EGO LIVES, AND WHERE OUR SENSE OF SELF IS COMMUNICATED. THIS IS WHERE WE ORGANIZE UNDERSTANDING OF OUR ENVIRONMENT AND LEARN HOW TO INTERACT WITH OTHERS. OUR MIDDLE SOUL IS WHERE OUR FOCUS, VISUALIZATION AND MANIFESTATION POWERS RESIDE. IT IS THE PART OF OUR CONSCIOUSNESS THAT EXPERIENCES TIME AS LINEAR. IT IS ALSO THE VOICE OF OUR “INNER CRITIC” - WHO IS CONSTANTLY CHATTERING AT US, AS INNER DIALOGUE. THIS IS WHERE OUR SKEPTICISM LIVES, AS WELL AS OUR COMMON SENSE ABOUT THINGS. LIKE A WEBSITE, WHEN TOO MANY PEOPLE TRY TO LOGIN AT THE SAME TIME, OUR MIDDLE SOUL CAN SUFFER “INPUT FAILURE”...TRYING TO PROCESS TOO MUCH INFORMATION AT THE SAME TIME...FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD, AND INTERNAL WORLD. SO, OUR MIDDLE SOUL NEEDS THE RELEASE AND SAFETY OF SHADOW PAGES, AS WELL.

THE MIDDLE SOUL WILL OFTEN LEAD, AND WEAVE IN AND OUT OF OUR SHADOW PAGES JOURNAL…WHICH IS PERFECTLY NATURAL. BUT LEARNING HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH, AND DISCIPLINE THIS VOICE TAKES PRACTICE, AND AWARENESS. BUT IN TIME, OUR BELOVED SHADOW CAN COME TO TRUST THE INPUT AND FEEDBACK THAT COMES FROM OUR MIDDLE SOUL, AS THESE TWO CONSCIOUSNESSES BEGIN TO BALANCE AND COMPLEMENT ONE ANOTHER. OUR MIDDLE SOUL ALSO HOLDS ACCESS TO OUR INNER PARENT, OR MENTOR, THAT OUR BELOVED SHADOW CAN TURN TO FOR ADVICE. (AND VICE VERSA!)

THE BRANCHES OF THE WORLD TREE REPRESENT OUR HIGHER SOUL, OR GOD CONSCIOUSNESS. AND BY GOD, I DON’T NECESSARILY MEAN THE BIBLICAL REPRESENTATION - BUT THE MASTER CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE SEEN AND UNSEEN UNIVERSE. IT IS AN ASPECT OF, AND ETERNAL CONNECTION TO THE SOURCE OF ALL CREATION. THE AKASHIC RECORDS. PURE, EVERLASTING LIGHT AND LOVE. THE SOURCE OF ALL MAGICK, ALL SOULS AND ALL THINGS…WHERE ALL EXIST AS ONE. WITHOUT BEGINNING AND WITHOUT END. THIS ASPECT OF OUR CONSCIOUSNESS IS WHERE WE ACCESS ENLIGHTENMENT, INSPIRATION AND SERENITY.

OUR HIGHER SOUL IS THE PART OF OUR SOUL THAT CAN ASTRAL-PROJECT, AND CONNECT WITH THE ANGELIC, OR HIGHER/ASTRAL REALMS. THIS IS WHERE OUR COMPASSION COMES FROM, AND WHERE THE SOURCE OF ALL HEALING RESIDES. OUR HIGHER SOUL IS ALL KNOWING AND OMNIPRESENT, AND CAN EASILY (AND ACCURATELY) BE IDENTIFIED AS OUR HIGHER POWER.

AGAIN, MESSAGES FROM OUR HIGHER SOUL WILL ALSO DRIFT INTO OUR SHADOW WORK AND SHADOW PAGES. WITH TIME AND PRACTICE, THE HIGHER SOUL CAN MORE EASILY BRAID WITH, AND THROUGH OUR LOWER LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS. AND BY DOING A WEEKLY VISION QUEST, WE BALANCE COMMUNICATION WITH OUR TOTAL SOUL/CONSCIOUSNESS BODY. AS OUR HIGHER POWER, OUR HIGHER SOUL RECOGNIZES ALL DIVINE MESSAGES, VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE. OUR HIGHER SOUL ACTUALLY INITIATES, ATTRACTS AND SUPPORTS SYNCHRONICITY FOR US. BOTH CREATOR, AND CREATIVE ENERGY...IT IS THE GRACE OF INTELLIGENT MAGICK, ITSELF.


CHAPTER 9 TASKS/ASSIGNMENTS & SPELL WORK:

SELF POSSESSION: AN EXERCISE (NOT AN EXORCISM), SHADOW TALK: SOUL TO SOUL, THE BODY ELECTRIC: FEELING EMOTIONS VERSES FEELING MAGICK.

SELF POSSESSION: AN EXERCISE (NOT AN EXORCISM)

HAVING A GENERAL IDEA, AND AWARENESS OF OUR THREE LEVEL SOUL CAN HELP US ACHIEVE A GREATER SENSE OF WHOLENESS, AND MAGICKAL WELL-BEING. WHEN BALANCED, WE ARE THE PERFECT TOOL FOR SENSING AND CONDUCTING OUR MAGICK.

IN MANY WITCHCRAFT TRADITIONS, THIS IS CALLED SELF-POSSESSION - MEANING FULLY SELF-POSSESSED. WE ARE NOT INVITING ALIEN ENTITIES TO INVADE OUR BODIES…WE ARE BALANCING OUR COMPLEX SOUL INTO GREATER SENSE OF SELF AWARENESS, AS OUR WHOLISTIC BODY, WHILE GUIDING IT AT THE SAME TIME. WE ARE IN FULL POSSESSION OF OUR COMPLETE SELF. WHICH IS, POWERFUL MAGICK!

GIVE YOURSELF ABOUT AN HOUR OF ALONE TIME, AND ENTER A MEDITATIVE, RELAXED STATE OF BEING, PER YOUR USUAL PRACTICE. A SIMPLE METHOD IS TO SIT QUIETLY FOR A FEW MOMENTS, THEN TAKE 10 DEEP INHALES THROUGH YOUR NOSE, DEEP INTO YOUR BELLY…HOLD FOR A BEAT, THEN EXHALE UP YOUR SPINE THROUGH THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD. HOLD A BEAT, AND REPEAT. (MOUTH CLOSED FOR 10 FULL CYCLES)

GET A LARGE PIECE OF BLANK PAPER (TRADITIONAL PARCHMENT IS WORTH THE EXTRA TROUBLE), AND YOUR FAVORITE QUILL OR PEN. DRAW OR SKETCH AN IMAGE OF A TREE. BE SURE TO INCLUDE DETAILS OF THE ROOT SYSTEM, IN PROPORTION TO THE BRANCHES AT THE TOP OF YOUR TREE, WITH A STURDY TRUNK IN-BETWEEN. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE AN ARTIST TO DO THIS - THIS IS NOT AN ART PROJECT…JUST LET YOURSELF DRAW A PICTURE OF A TREE, EVEN IF IT LOOKS AND FEELS LIKE A KID’S DRAWING.

AS YOU DRAW, IMAGINE THAT YOU ARE DRAWING A PICTURE OF YOURSELF AS A TREE. BEGIN AT THE TOP, WITH YOUR FIRST BRANCH, AND MAKE A CONTINUOUS OUTLINE OF THE TRUNK, DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRST ROOT. SEE IF YOU CAN CREATE A BRAIDED EFFECT, SO THAT THE BRANCHES, TRUNK AND ROOTS FLOW TOGETHER. AGAIN, DON’T THINK! THIS IS A MEDITATION. SIMPLY ALLOW YOUR HAND TO MOVE, BY TRUSTING YOUR SHADOW IS WEAVING BETWEEN SOUL CONSCIOUSNESS…IN THE FORM OF A TREE.

WHEN YOUR PICTURE FEELS COMPLETE, OUTLINE A DASHED CIRCLE AROUND THE BRANCHES OF YOUR TREE WITH YOUR PEN. DO THE SAME FOR THE TRUNK, AND FINALLY FOR THE AND ROOTS. ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE TOP CIRCLE, LABEL IT “HIGHER SOUL.” NEXT TO THE MIDDLE CIRCLE, LABEL “MIDDLE SOUL” AND NEXT TO THE BOTTOM CIRCLE, LABEL “SHADOW SELF.” THIS IS YOUR WORLD TREE.

ALLOW YOURSELF TO GAZE AT YOUR WORLD TREE. AS YOU DO, VISUALIZE AN IMAGE OF YOURSELF, GRADUALLY SUPERIMPOSE WITH THE TREE. AS YOU BREATH, VISUALIZE THE BREATH AS WARM, CALMING ENERGY WAVES THAT RADIATE THROUGH TO YOUR BONES, DOWN TO AND THROUGH THE CELLULAR AND QUANTUM LEVELS OF YOUR BODY. NOTICE THE SUBTLE FEELINGS/RESPONSES IN AND AROUND YOUR BODY, AS YOU FEEL YOUR HIGHER SELF, MIDDLE SELF AND SHADOW SELF COME TO BALANCE AS ONE. AS THE TOTAL, COMPLETE AND PERFECT, YOU.

TRUST THIS MOMENT, AND TRUST THAT EACH PART OF YOUR SOUL CONSCIOUSNESS NOW HAS THIS IMAGE IMPRINTED ON ITS MEMORY, ALONG WITH THE EXPERIENCE AND FEELING OF BALANCE... FOR ALL TIME.

ONCE YOU’VE INDUCED A NOTICEABLE EFFECT IN YOUR MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT, YOU’VE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THIS TASK. MOST EXPERIENCE A SLIGHT EUPHORIC EFFECT, ACCOMPANIED WITH THE FAINT, PHYSICAL EXPERIENCE OF “COBWEBS” BRUSHING AGAINST VARIOUS PARTS OF THE BODY. DEPENDING ON YOUR LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE, OR IMBALANCE, THIS PRACTICE MAY TAKE TIME, IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE FULL EFFECT. AND THERE MAY BE SENSATIONS THAT ARE COMPLETELY UNIQUE TO YOU. TRUST YOUR EXPERIENCE AND YOUR BODY.

THERE’S NO NEED TO RE-DRAW YOUR TREE EACH TIME—SIMPLY REFER TO IT AS YOU REPEAT THE VISUALIZATION SESSION. IT WILL ONLY TAKE TWO TO THREE TIMES WITH YOUR VISUAL CUE FOR YOUR SOUL ASPECTS TO IMPRINT THIS MAGICK SNAPSHOT INTO THEIR INDIVIDUAL MEMORIES, AND INDUCE THE SAME SENSATIONS IN YOUR PHYSICAL BODY, IF ONLY MOMENTARILY.

CLOSE YOUR MEDITATION.

FROM THERE, YOU CAN CALL YOURSELF INTO BALANCE ANY TIME YOU FEEL THE NEED, BY SEEING YOUR WORLD TREE IN YOUR THIRD EYE, OR MIND’S EYE. HAVE A COPY OF THAT MAGICKAL IMAGE ON HAND TO HELP YOU REMEMBER WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE BALANCED! MAYBE POST IT ON YOUR MIRROR, OR ON YOUR WORK DESK. YOUR BODY AND MIND WILL LEARN TO CALM AND CENTER, AT A VERY FAST PACE, WITH THIS PRACTICE. ABRA-CA-FUCKING-DABRA. (TRY THAT ONE TOO, AND SEE HOW IT FEELS IN YOUR BODY! HINT: LAUGHTER IS POWERFUL MEDICINE.)

SHADOW TALK: SOUL TO SOUL

WHILE THE SELF POSSESSION PRACTICE IS HIGHLY EFFECTIVE, WE MUST CONTINUOUSLY CHECK IN WITH ALL THREE LEVELS OF SOUL CONSCIOUSNESS, TO INSURE THAT EACH IS BEING HEARD, NURTURED AND RESPECTED.

EACH LEVEL OF OUR SOUL CONSCIOUSNESS RESIDES OVER THREE BASIC FORMS, OR CATEGORIES OF MAGICK. THEREFORE, BY COMMUNICATING WITH THEM FREQUENTLY, AND DIRECTLY, WE CAN IDENTIFY ANY BLOCKAGE OR IMBALANCE THAT EFFECT OUR OVERALL MAGICKAL ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCES.

HIGHER SOUL (OR HIGHER POWER): THEURGY. FROM THE GREEK, MEANING “GOD-WORK.” ASTRAL PROJECTION, SUMMONING THE DIVINE, OR DIVINE BEINGS, ANGELIC REALM MESSENGERS AND MESSAGES, CREATIVE INSPIRATION, SPIRITUAL HEALING & WELL BEING, SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, A STATE OF NIRVANA.

MIDDLE SOUL (OR INNER PARENT/INNER CRITIC) : FORCE-OF-WILL. MENTAL INFLUENCE IN THE PHYSICAL WORLD, PSYCHOKINESIS OR TELEKINESIS, SPELL CASTING, PRAYERS - YES, I SAID PRAYERS - ALCHEMY, PHYSICAL HEALING AND ACHIEVING GOALS.

LOWER SOUL (OR SHADOW SELF): DIVINATION. TAROT READING, CRYSTAL-GAZING, ORACLE WORK, EMPATHIC ABILITIES, SHAPE SHIFTING, EMOTIONAL HEALING, PASSION, CREATING ART, COMMUNICATING WITH ANIMALS & BIRDS, CONNECTING WITH ANCESTORS, SENSING EARTHBOUND SPIRITS, OR GHOSTS

OUR SHADOW SELF IS, IN MANY WAYS, THE MOST VULNERABLE, AND THE MOST DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND. THIS IS WHY WE ENGAGE WITH SHADOW THROUGH SHADOW PAGES. OUR SHADOW LEAPS FROM THOUGHT TO THOUGHT, PAST TO FUTURE, RESENTMENTS TO GUILT IN UNEVEN, CHAOTIC WAYS. LIKE A HYPER-ANXIOUS YOUNGSTER, OUR SHADOW IS OFTEN CRYING OUT FOR HELP, SUPPORT AND DIRECTION FROM ITS HIGHER ASPECTS.

OUR MIDDLE SOUL IS ESSENTIALLY THE PART OF OUR CONSCIOUSNESS FIELDING THESE CALLS. IT IS ALSO THE PART OF OURSELVES BEST SUITED FOR LISTENING, AND OFFERING REASONABLE SUGGESTIONS TO OUR SHADOW SELF. WITH THIS IN MIND, TRY PUTTING IN A SIMPLE CALL TO YOUR MIDDLE SOUL, WHEN YOUR SHADOW SELF NEEDS HELP WITH A PROBLEM.

EXAMPLE:

BELOVED SHADOW: “I AM WORRIED ABOUT THE CAT, HE SEEMS TO BE LOSING WEIGHT, AND SEEMS UNEASY. I KNOW HE’S GETTING OLDER, I MAY BE IMAGINING THINGS, BUT I CAN’T HELP NOTICING. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

MIDDLE SOUL/INNER PARENT: “HE IS GETTING OLDER, AND VERY CONNECTED TO YOU, SO YOU ARE NOT IMAGINING THINGS. SPEND MORE TIME HOLDING HIM, HE IS PROBABLY EXPERIENCING ACHES AND PAINS ASSOCIATED WITH OLD AGE. HE IS EATING WELL EVERYDAY, AND HAS AN APPETITE. LET’S KEEP AN EYE ON HIM, AND MAYBE SCHEDULE A CHECKUP FOR HIM THIS MONTH."

IT’S A GREAT PRACTICE TO OCCASIONALLY THINK OF SHADOW PAGES AS INTERNAL DIVINATION. IN THIS WAY, YOU CAN DIRECT, AND ANSWER QUESTIONS, FROM THE APPROPRIATE INTERNAL SOURCES.

IF THERE IS A PARTICULAR PROBLEM THAT WON’T LET YOU SLEEP, GO AHEAD AND TRY TO WRITE THROUGH IT IN YOUR SHADOW PAGES JOURNAL. THIS INTERNAL COMMUNICATION WILL HELP SYFER OFF TENSION, WHILE PROVIDING SOME SELF COMFORT, AND MAYBE SOME VIABLE ANSWERS AND ACTION STEPS WILL MATERIALIZE AS A RESULT. I HAVE SAT WITH MY SHADOW PAGES MANY TIMES, AT 3 AM, AND FIND THAT I CAN GET ANOTHER 3 TO FOUR HOURS OF SLEEP AFTER I WRITE FOR 30 MINUTES.

THE BODY ELECTRIC: FEELING EMOTIONS VERSES FEELING MAGICK

KNOWING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INTENSE AND SUBTLE EMOTIONS, FROM MAGICK, TAKES ATTENTION AND PRACTICE. MANY OF US WHO ARE IN THE MAGICKAL WORLD ARE CAUTIONED: “BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR WORDS, AND DON’T CURSE SOMEONE ACCIDENTALLY, IN A FIT OF, SAY, ROAD RAGE.” THIS, OF COURSE, IS SOUND ADVICE, AND I’VE ADMINISTERED IT TO MYSELF ON MANY, MANY OCCASIONS.

EMOTIONS AND MAGICK ARE BRAIDED CLOSELY TOGETHER, AND NATURALLY ENHANCE ONE ANOTHER. WHILE OUR SHADOW SELF IS WHERE OUR PASSION AND EMOTIONS ORIGINATE…IT DOES NOT NECESSARILY HAVE ACCESS TO THE KEYS OF ALL OF OUR MAGICK. (THIS CAN REALLY PISS OFF THE SHADOW SELF.) BUT UNINTENTIONALLY HARMING ANOTHER PERSON CAN CAUSE OUR BELOVED SHADOW MUCH PAIN, AS WELL, AND DISRUPT BALANCE…BECAUSE WHEN OUR HIGHER SOUL SENSES PAIN, IT WORKS TO PRODUCE HEALING, NO MATTER THE CAUSE.

FOR THIS REASON, IT HELPS TO KNOW THAT WE ARE FREE TO REACT THE WAYS IN WHICH WE REACT. AND WHEN BALANCED, OUR HIGHER SOUL KNOWS WHEN TO NEUTRALIZE ANGER FROM MAGICKAL CHARGE. EMOTIONS ARE PART OF THE DEAL, WHEN AGREEING TO TAKE HUMAN FORM. AND REMEMBER, ANGER IS A TOUGH-LOVE FRIEND, WHOSE ENERGY IS A SOURCE OF POWER.

IT ALSO HELPS TO IDENTIFY HOW VARIOUS EMOTIONS FEEL IN OUR BODIES. FOR EXAMPLE, NEXT TIME YOU FEEL AN INTENSE EMOTION, SAY ANXIETY, ANGER, OR FEAR, TRY TO FREEZE YOURSELF IN THAT MOMENT. THEN, SCAN YOUR BODY FOR PHYSICAL POSITION, AND PHYSICAL RESPONSES…WHAT DOES YOUR BODY FEEL AND LOOK LIKE WHEN YOU’RE IN THIS EMOTIONAL STATE? CHANCES ARE, YOU WILL ALSO LOSE THAT PARTICULAR FEELING IN THIS PROCESS…WHICH IS SORT OF AN “INSTANT COOL DOWN,” WHETHER YOU WANT IT TO BE OR NOT. THE POINT IS TO NOTICE AND CATALOGUE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ENERGETIC EMOTIONS, AND INTENTIONAL MAGICK.

TAKE NOTE OF YOUR BREATHING...IS IT SHALLOW? ….FAST PACED? ...ARE YOU BREATHING AT ALL?

WHAT ARE THE SENSATIONS IN YOUR BODY? WHERE IS THAT EMOTION PHYSICALLY REGISTERING IN YOUR BODY? DOES YOUR BODY TEMPERATURE RISE, OR LOWER? CHECK THE TEMPERATURE OF YOUR HANDS, IN THE SAME WAY. STRONG EMOTIONS EVOKE STRONG REACTIONS IN OUR BODIES.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT NOT TO JUDGE YOURSELF OR YOUR BODY FOR EXPERIENCING STRONG EMOTIONS. THE GOAL HERE IS TO DIFFERENTIATE MAGICKAL ENERGY FROM EMOTIONAL ENERGY.

IF YOU DID THE SELF-POSSESSION EXERCISE, YOU ALREADY KNOW HOW DIFFERENT MAGICK FEELS IN YOUR BODY. THE FEELING OF SPIDER WEBS, OR AS I CALL IT—MY “SPIDEY SENSES.” A FRIEND REFERS TO THIS FEELING AS “TRUTH BUMPS.” EVEN UNSKILLED PRACTITIONERS, AND EVERYDAY PEOPLE, HAVE SENSED MAGICKAL ENERGY, WHEN SOMETHING EXPLICITLY SUDDENLY HAPPENS. MAGICK CARRIES A SPECIFIC CHARGE ACROSS THE BODY. THE CURRENT FEELS DIFFERENT FROM OUR USUAL EMOTIONAL SPECTRUM. THROUGH PRACTICE, TRAIN YOURSELF TO RECOGNIZE THE DIFFERENCE.

WE WILL TALK MORE ABOUT RAISING MAGICKAL ENERGY IN CHAPTER 10: THE SEVEN WONDERS OF RITUAL.

THAT WRAPS CHAPTER 9: THE SEVEN WONDERS OF MAGICK.

IN ADDITION TO THE TASKS AND SPELL WORK OF THIS WEEK, DON’T FORGET TO CONTINUE WITH YOUR SHADOW WORK. THE BASIC TOOLS ARE DAILY SHADOW PAGES, 1 SHADOW DANCE A WEEK, PLUS YOUR WEEKLY VISION QUEST.

YOU CAN ALSO FIND BONUS MATERIAL, ADDITIONAL VIDEO CONTENT AND VISION QUEST IDEAS IN THE “DIGITAL WITCHBOX” SECTION BELOW.

JOIN ME NEXT SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, FOR CHAPTER 10:THE SEVEN WONDERS OF RITUAL.






UNTIL THEN BE KIND TO YOURSELF AND I’LL SEE YOU AT THE RAINBOW’S EDGE!


DEEP PEACE, DANIEL








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