• Magic of Andrieh Vitimus

    This is the personall blog on magic, occultism and the practical work of Andrieh Vitimus. This shall be less intellectualized mutterings and much more practical including my own work. Not everything will be posted here, we still keep some secrets to ourselves.

Hypnosis, Hoodoo, Vodou, Energy Work, Reiki, Divination, Fae, Chaos Magic

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Short but Sweet, Being interviewed on Main Street Universe Radio!!!!

You can listen live or the achive here:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/daniel-michael/2014/03/13/main-street-universe-andrieh-vitimus-chaos-magic

What are we going to talk about?

CHAOS MAGIC of course :)


If you have not checked out what is going on with the http://magical30.com  there is some killer magic going on there in the Angel/Demon Challenge.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Happiness and Joy Sigil Magic Launcher



What would it be like to get what you really want or need? By now, you may already have a idea of what that might feel like, look like and sound like. Make this small investment and a small step to help make those wonderful experiences, thoughts and things happen with this Joy based sigil launcher hypnotic mp3. YOU CAN DO IT. Easy. Included is instructions on how to create a sigil or mantra and then just listen and the magic is cast.
If you already have a copy of Hands On Chaos Magic, you already have everything you need.   Using Hypnosis, NLP and some breath work you too can powerful cast your sigils within 15 minutes :)     

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Archangel Michael, you can participate now!

Based on Meditations and thinking about this and what Michael told me in dreams I am I am releasing the full Audio of the ritual simulcast as an Mp3.


Download the Audio Recording of the Ritual HERE.

( Non-Soundcloud version )




Need some Help in your Life?

I offer a full set of services with the Angel Michael.  Go with someone who has the experience and a whole family of ancestors who have worked extensively with Michael to produce miracles and results.  Use a magician who does a Michael Ritual, in front of 100 people with unbelievable results.  You deserve to be free of your chains.   Can you imagine what that would be like?
Free, powerful and clear!!!!
While no one can guarantee results all the time, all of my clients have had miraculous transformations after I perform the first ritual for them.  The ritual effectively breaks all negative magic thrown against a person, gives them protection and strength.  Get your life going in the right direction, with the strength of the angel of the Sun.

I can also light a Candle for you, and ask Michael to give you a blessing (  Of course, this is not as extensive as the first ritual) 


So for the ritual, get the following things:
  • A white altar cloth.
  • Some gold highlights or ribbon.
  • An Archangel Michael Candle ( available at botanicas and most Mexican grocery stores)
  • some frankincense incense.
  • Some frankincense oil ( if you can get it).
  • Printed picture ( from above, there are more at the end of the post).
Here is a sample altar configuration.

Creating the Altar
I often will embellish this kind of simple altar creation, with flowers.  We are Evoking and Invoking Michael of  Tiphareth which is Michael on the point of the sun.  Yellow flowers are ideal.

So here is what I might do to set up the altar.
Wash the altar with water+ frankincense oil... you can put the frankincense in hot water and cook it, and that will make a nice water.  Wash it down with either.
If you got it, you could just use florida water.

Lay a clean white cloth over the altar and then lay out the altar as above.  I will use use the frankincense water to bless each thing I put on the altar.   You can get some hebrew seals for Michael to embellish this as well.  Use your creativity.  Yes not everyone agrees with this configuration of Michael, but thats the way I roll.

Doing the Ritual With Us ( Outside of Time)
Set up everything before you listen to the recording and ready to go.  Start meditating for a good half hour-hour before starting.     Just try to stay in a meditative state, breathing deeply or do the Ceremony of Transformation and then relax.

The beginning of the ritual is just an explanation of the ritual.  The ritual starts about 30 minutes into the recording. 

Obviously, you not be able to receive the water blessing or the oil anointment that will happen in the ritual.   Really,  once everyone starts chanting  Mi-Cha-El in the asynchronous way we will explain in the audio, you should just keep time and keep chanting Mi-Cha-El while focusing on the statue picture on your altar and trying to tune in to the bigger ritual.  

If you are doing this at home, obviously, I can't make sure you are ok, so after the ritual stand up and laugh out loud.  Afterwards, DO go and get out and have some fun.  Of course, if you need help with getting into trance states, or setting up altars, check out my first book, Hands on Chaos Magic.  Really, if you just breath slowly as you can and focus on the candle and picture, you should be able to get into an altered state of consciousness. 

At the 30 minute mark of the recording, light your Michael Ritual Candle, and put the incense on.   Keep Meditating and follow along.  When we get to the part where everyone is Chanting, chant Mi- Cha- El, and keep going till the end of the ritual. 

The ritual has the following elements so you can follow along.

Description -prep-talk ( 30 minutes first).
Cabalistic Cross ( just follow along).
Remaining parts of LBRP ( with stronger Angelic Evocations). please forgive my Hebrew
Open the Gate of the Sun.. please forgive my Hebrew
Michael Evocation purification and mounting the statue.
Michael Invocation  ( and by Invocation we mean INVOCATION, as in Michael merging with Andrieh for a short while).
Michael Anointing blessing.
Michael Calls Judgment down on everyone and offers them his strength to release our bonds and release what holds us back from actualizing ourselves.
Close the Gate of the Sun. please forgive my Hebrew
Cabalistic Cross. please forgive my Hebrew

Of course, this is a major undertaking.  If you would got alot out of the recording and the ritual around the recording, please feel free to donate here.   We appreciate the donations.

Some Pictures For you to Use While listening ( FROM The Actual Ritual with like 100 people)

Post Ritual, We built the altar while Michael was being called.

The Statue Of Michael, he who confronts and breaks our chains.  Great to Print out for your ritual

Post Ritual with Witchdoctor Utu




Monday, February 3, 2014

Volcano Active Exercise Meditation

Volcano and Temple in Hawaii ( almost certainly sacred to Pele)
Certainly after experiment to do the wellness and fitness without energy work, and seeing what would happen, I shifted back to doing active meditations and energy work with the exercise.    Now, all told I am down about 15 lbs in 2 weeks.  My experiment being over, you, my beloved reader get some new techniques of exercised meditation and magic.

After a long conversation with a friend yesterday, he  kinda accidently went with the conversation to areas that I really feel betrayed by an individual and in some ways an organization.   I believe I am justified in feeling betrayed but that does not matter.  Of course, I have become way more gun shy with many things.  Carrying around that negativity and anger is not productive.  It is just resentment that has no output or productive use.  In this case, there really isn't a method of reconcilation.   If you are in the business of the occult, that probably sadly is very close to the norm.  But this one point of resentment over betrayal really kinda connects to resentment over the issues,  it becomes a web of well.. bad and wasted energy.

This exercise is unbelievably simple but quite potent.  Make sure you have water.  If you deep enough into the meditation, your body will react.

I recommend first doing a Charka Balancing.  Mostly, this initial step just helps with the energy flow. If you do not do this,  there can be some painful parts to this exercise.

After the chakra balancing,  get on a cycle machine.  I like the cycle machine, but any exercise where you are stable and its repetitive is great.   The key is that it must be a repetitive and stable environment.  As you are going deeper into the meditation, you are liable to loose some body control.  That is good, if you are doing it right.  Be Safe.

Start diving into the cycling.  Cycle for a good 5 minutes and purposefully try to slow your breathing.  While cylcing this is not a trivial task.   If you can do the Microcosmic Orbit, this is very helpful to build up the energy flow.

While continuing to cycle, use all five senses to imagine yourself at a volcano.   I prefer, to see myself at like Mt. Doom ( from Lord of the Rings), but any view where you can look down at the lava is great.  This is extraordinarily hot, and you should feel the hot. This actually helps with the cycling and Chi.  It will boost things up.  Now, start to really cycle hard.  As you are fully immersed in this, throw anything negative  or stressful that is bothering you into the volcano.  You might see faces of people, colors, vibe..... various sounds... just anything that comes up that is negative bundle it up and chuck it.   See it get burned and trapped in the lava.  Do this for 20 minutes, its great exercise and the cycling will allow you to move energy around fast.

Lava has some great attributes for this.  First, Lava is extrodinarily hot, meaning the negative gets burned away fast.  Second,  things in Lava tend to sink and get trapped.  So this is a doubly great technique.  Because it is so hot, you may if you are really deep, have some kundalini effects.  If you do, and perceive and blocks in your system, well take those blocks and chuck them too.  Slight shaking helps the effect.  Obviously, I am in a gym doing this and full on Seething... might be a little too unsightly.

Advanced Meditative Technique
If you have been at an actual volcano, you can try to make an arrangement with the spirit of the Volcano and even bring a piece of volcanic rock for you to hold while you are doing this exercise.   This is more way more effective of a technique.  Just doing the exercise with that is quite powerful since you have just a bit of physical Materia to link everything together.  Of course, you have to have the resources to get to an active and safe volcano.

Finishing up
Clearing this up is great but do some additional meditative work to replace what you burned away.  Nature hates a vacuum so do not leave the choice of what to replace it with up to chance.   I prefer to do something like Walking Condensing Breathing since it packs new and fresh Chi in, still lets your body cool down, and is great exercise.  Either way following up the Volcano with some Tai Chi or Qigong is great way to pack great energy in.

Notice, these combine the energy work with the body motion so you are achieving multiple goals at once. Anytime you try to do weightloss, emotional blocks and energy blocks will come up to the surface. Doing this type of exercise, purifies you while you are detoxifying energetically, spirituality, and physically. Sometimes, without it, the emotional roadblocks get rough.




If you need some clarification on techniques of trance work, or creating metaphors and enhancing them, feel free to check out my first book.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Subscribe to the Blog AND ...

So in a blatant effort to get more subscribers to the blog, I am going to run a raffle.  Sign up and subscribe to the blog and I will make and give you a St. Michael Amparo that I will construct for you.   I will do the drawing on February 28.

An Amparo is a protective talisman blessed by the Archangel and used to ward off bad things if you are doing spiritual work or any sort of healing work.  It serves to protect you versus evil influences that do come up when you are taking the bad away from someone ( the winners will have to give me a picture and name so I can make the amparo).

I have more then a 10 years of work with the Archangel Michael and a strong ancestral connection to the angel, so this will really have a kick.  Usually, I just make these for myself so this is a very rare offer.

On the flip side, I will begin to post more blog posts but I have to make them shorter.  Rest assured, you will still get the lengthy expositions of technique, but you will also get shorter opinion pieces and  more often.

BUT WAIT, THERES MORE
I will also if the winner wants me to, explain to them what I do to create the Amparo and the ritual I use, should they want to know how to do that.   I would do that over Skype.

So it could be subscribed by Blogger, or followed by email :)

So if you haven't subscribed, do so now to be in the running.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Magical Engineering for Intuitive, On-the-Fly, and free-form Magicians

So let's talk about Intuitive magic.  You know the magic you just make up.  This gets relatively demonized on the internet and with hard core purists.  To hell with that, I am on your side mostly.  So to put this into perspective, my significant other is a magician but works often on intuition.  Weird Spirits, No straight workings, no explanation.  More often than not, this works.  Results do come.  I hear that kinda of logic from many people I talk to, although they do not claim the type of results my significant other would get.   Often though, there would be a result, a verifiable magical effect, with little predictability.   This is a problem.

Now, Intuitive magic is often hard to quantify.  I define this term to be magic we do that seems on the fly, or outside of a system, that seems to lack structure.  When this type of magic gets results, we should pay attention.   Now first,  relax, I am on your side.  Its possible to do magic this way and I know this.  So first know there won't be a dismissal of that.  Second, let me start to paint a picture of how you and I can get way more solid results from what is generated intuitively in this way that seems outside of a system.

So lets go into the problems

  1. You will never get "STREET" Creds from other "Real" magicians going by the book.  Ok, who cares, really, stop caring about that.
  2. Repeatability is an issue.  
  3. Transference is an issue.  By Transference I mean being able to demonstrate the techniques to others.   This might seem like it is just about teaching other people, but other people can augment and improve the technique.
  4. Refinement is an issue ( which we will cover more)
  5. Predictability is often an issue.
  6. Sorting out the influences is often an issue.
2-6 Are issues and let me explain why they are issues.  So, in my practice and dealing with someone I love very much is that by itself, all of these issues contribute tend to combine to prevent magical advancement.  Simply put, you don't get better*.  Sure the miracles happen, but their is no consistency.  Let suggest a few methods of magical engineering.

Magical, well thats magic.  Engineering is a broad discipline but could be summarized by a few key points.
  • Observation
    • Discernment
    • Which details
  • Methodical Testing.
  • Refinement.
Let's start with the first principle of Observation.

 Observe

Often, when I am working with people who do this sort of magic, I hear them tell me they don't know how they are doing the magic.  They are telling the TRUTH.  They do not know, but if you watch a person doing similar types of magic, they do similar types of things.

External Observation
This idea of the unknowability of the process comes from alot of cultural prejudices.  In Rootwork,  I have heard many people say the Spirit just comes down.   This very well might be true that the spirit might come down, but their are a lot of things we can watch.
For instance, closely observing my black friend who did root work out in Chicago in a session, here is what I saw:
  1. Sit down for a few minutes just breathing... My take: Varient of Pranaya work.  Slow breathing, Centering.
  2. Start Shaking slightly then more vigorously.  My Take:  Seething as Gnosis.
  3. Spirit takes over giving advice.  My Take:  Dissociative high gnosis state.
Now these events happened fast, probably 5 minutes but this person was extremely experienced.  I watched this person do this several times.  Each time the dissociative state had a vibe that was the same.  Each time boom.  Her physical mannerisms changed and shifted. 
How did I observe the vibe?  I took note of the effects it had on me.  I wrote out my sensory reactions.   Now, I was lucky to work with this person but on  occasion, she would shift into this mindset partially and I would ask her about what she was thinking about because of the vibe change.  She confided that some times "spirit comes on", but sometimes it got her in trouble.

Through the years I saw that.  Now, she had idea that you either have it or you don't as far as spirit coming on.  I didn't quite have that, but she could tell I had real ability  so she let me stay around.
There are a few things I have to note.  Fundamentally, I do not believe the mystification of techniques makes the mystery any less or more valid.  What I mean by this, is that fundamentally answers such as you can do it or you can’t in magic already are going on the wrong path in my opinion.  Breaking things down, does not lesson their awesomeness or imply or not imply the existence of spirits.

So I got to sit in more the a few sessions with this friend.  Then she ran into a problem.  Now, her spirits told her to ask me for help.  I did.  Mixing things up.  Boom.  Now when she saw this, she knew I had the spirit and the spirits taught or did I?  The truth is I carefully modeled her observable behavior and went to town on it with a spirit that I already had a great relationship with.  In the end, results achieved for what was asked.

Now, if you are really watching magic where the “room” and Vibe changes, often you can derive A LOT just from watching the event even if the magic is “On-the-Fly”,  there is a structure.  This structure includes multiple internal state changes ( usually reflected in the face) and observable behavior.  The person being observed might not be aware of the structure, but it is there and more often then not, it looks consistent across a person’s on-the-fly, or intuitive magic.   It has an explorable and repeatable structure.


Internal Observation

For most people who do the on-the-fly magic or let spirit take over intuitively and who get results ( lets rule out flights of fancy),  there is a series of internal transformations that enable all  the magic.  For the truly gifted, this just comes so naturally and quickly that they “just do it”.  However, if you observe these prodigies, with a keen eye, there is almost always a set of steps they do.  Each of these steps anchored to a subconscious state which activates something inside.  This could be saying the “Lord’s Prayer”, it could just be breathing.   In each case I have observed, there is a series of changes.   Now, under normal situations, the person may not even be aware of what is happening.


Deriving the Technique through Hypnosis

By playing with the perception of time however, a person can actually realize the steps they are doing.   A simple hypnotic technique is quite effective at this.

Get the person to breathe deeply.  Use an induction technique ( really any will do), but you could just describe them floating deeper and downward into relaxation and make sure they relax every muscle.

Then have them imagine the room where they are in.  Now tell them, to look at the clock or imagine a clock.  Tell them to use their 5 senses so it seems as if one second becomes 1 minute as time slows down.  This technique of time dilation works great.
Sometimes you have to add another step, where the person is watching themselves.
Have the person go through their magical technique... Call the spirit, etc.
Instruct them that they can go through this continue to talk out loud about what they are doing.

Often people when do this meditation, they will give you all sorts of information and more often then not there is a set of steps.  They might not remember the steps, but when you give them the steps back now you have a ton of information to work with.

Now, I used this with my significant to deconstruct her empathic abilities.  First, she assured me that she not could understand how it worked.  You could read lots of books on empathy and it still does not make sense, if you do not have it, it sometimes seems like you are out of luck.   So when we broke it down,  there is a method.  Much like large antennae, where you are paying a close attention to where the sensations are coming from.  Slowing it down, lets you figure out how to amplify this.    Now, I could get you all the details of that work, but I would like to write a book on it.

Methodical Testing

Results trump all.  The biggest problem with the modeling of techniques like this, is that your observations maybe be valuable but they must be tested.  If I modeled the techniques of my friend, or the empathy techniques and they did not work,  you have to go back to the drawing board.  For me, they both did.   I have numerous examples of this.  Each technique has to be diligently tested against the real world.  So for Empathy,   set a time and tune into a person.    Then call them to see how they are feeling ( aka no physical connection).   For other aspects, do the technique and test the results.  This is critical.

Keep in mind, this is for rituals or effects that produce a noticeable change in your perception.  For the psychically in-tuned, I mean SOMETHING is actually happening.  Modeling flights of fancy or wishful thinking probably is not such a great use of time.

The real benefit is not even for the person modeling the technique.  The real benefit is for the person modeled from if they are open to it.  Once they have the broken down technique, they can fill more in.  Test the observed technique, test it against the real world results.... and then refine it.

Now we get to the Goods: Refining

Every single person, I have ever ran through this process with and were open to me sharing has gotten way better at the magic they do.  Why?  This testing against the physical world and refining.

Once you know what the steps are to what you were doing, it is easy to start tweaking.  For instance, with the empathy,  you can use NLP skills to amplify the antennae effect.  For some time rituals, you could change the sensory state change around or even add physical steps.  Technically, if you see someone work with an entity, you could observe, test, and refine that for yourself.

So perhaps someone who "calls the spirit" figures out its Ogun, and that has certain vibes so you are in the zone, but you know what the bias of the messages are.  Perhaps there are multiple spirits, but when they come around, they have different locations they seem to talk at.  Again, knowing which spirit is talking and knowing the bias provides better mediumship.  Likewise then, maybe if they are willing, you could use that information to more powerfully evoke that spirit when in need.

While this doesn't quite seem as intuitive, now once you have a framework for the technique you can start to  refine it in small ways, adding or sometimes simplifying the technique while testing those changes against the physical world.    If a slight change to the technique, improves its effectiveness, keep it... if it weakens its power or effectiveness, drop it.

Some typical refinements I have seen:

  • Anchored and more powerfully projected states leading into the technique.
  • Adding sensory information to amp up the information stream.
  • Adding Breath work to some techniques.
  • Adding a specific color to a working.
  • Cutting stuff out of a technique.
  • more


It can be almost anything.     There is no limit to the modifications you can make, just TEST TEST TEST.   You'll be amazed at what you can learn, just by watching, testing and refining even your magics that you do on the fly, let alone other people's magic.


Notes
* In some cases, people would get better as a magician because they are being directly trained by spirits.  But even with that, these techniques will improve things.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Art of Doing and Integrating Magic in Daily Mini Events

In Jason Miller's recent blog post, he makes the point of Doing instead of just planning in magic.  You can read his blog there.  I won't go into exactly what he said.

We are constantly bombarded by time restraints and time requests.  This is doubly true if you have some kids.  I know.

Here is some ideas for the new year, to integrate magical operations and meditation in more places then you might think, where you can reclaim the time.  Make everything you can magical.  To integrate the spirituality into your life despite distractions.


Working out  ( with Cycling, Elliptical machines, other repetitive machines)
Do some sigil magic.  Use a sigilized image with a mantra and go to town.  Use a couple minutes in the start of the work out to do some stretching and use the stretching itself for banishing.  You could combine the stretching with Gigong or Yoga to make a very effective energy and physical warm up.  Even if you do not know those things, you could just stretch very slowly with intention.  Just see feel and hear yourself becoming "lighter" as you stretch.

The Train or Bus
Because of the Rhythm on the bus and even more so the train, I have found the train great for astral work in my astral lab.    Of course, you could just do some meditation.  I often do Chakra work on the train.  Sigil magic again is very possible.  If you have a set route, just take a few minutes and use some techniques of self-hypnosis to break to drop into a meditative state and then  tell your self to wake up before your stop.  Then Go to town.

The Washroom
Yes tacky, but the washroom particularly the toilet is a good place to to go banish or center.  You have to memorize the steps of the banishing or centering so you can reproduce the steps without sound or gestures.  This clears out the negativity of whatever is going on in your work day and can even be used with the heinous open office.

Blessing your Food
Spend a few minutes over each meal blessing your food, either asking your patron/matron, a friendly spirit, or other forces to grant you blessing through the food.  You can do this with reiki, premade sigils, thoughtforms or anything.  Do this every meal, you will be shocked at how much better you feel.  Even if you have no other time, take the time to savor the food.  Feel the vibe of the food coming in.

Walking from place to place
If you are in a relatively  safe place, merely breathing as deeply while walking and focusing on your breath is a great way to refresh the mind.  Of course, you could use NLP techniques and Qigong techniques to dive even further into this idea.

Take the 15 minutes to do a daily accounting
Carry a small notebook with you.  If you are forced to wait, do a accounting of how you feel and your general state of mind.  Make a mental or written accounting of what you got done in the day that you wanted to do.  Key there, wanted to do, not forced to by your work or others.  If you didn't make as much progress as you would like, what could you do as soon as you have a moment.  This will help you keep on track of working towards what you do want.  Do this, regardless of whether you have to wait.  Just spend the 15 minutes after work.  Really, even if you think about where you want to go and what you did to get there for 15 minutes, you'll start making different choices.

Other Mini Breaks 
Even 5 minutes of meditation using breathing and NLP techniques is a powerful way to bring the spiritual into actual focus.  If you have a well established familiar relationship, thats probably all you need to do summon your familiar.  Take those 5 minute breaks and use them.  Three 5 minute meditation sessions in a day will help a lot.

Use Anchors
If you have Hands On Chaos Magic, you know I love Anchors from NLP.  Spend your time one weekend making a whole set and you could even link them to small talismans ( if you like the physical objects).  Either way, make a set that could help you at work or during your day.  Some helpful ones I have are
  • Happiness
  • Peaceful Mind
  • Solar Charismatic
  • Dominating
  • A few anchors to trigger Servitors and Thought-forms
  • A Mercurial Mind ramp up anchor.
  • Clear negativity Anchor
The sky is the limit.  Trigger the Anchors as needed.

Keep a Journal 
I know its relatively puritan but if you work on a computer, KEEP a journal of your mini-meditations and self-accounting.  Send your self an email with those.  Then when you get a moment to breath.  Bust out some larger rituals of your preference to correct any issues and move things forward on the things you do want to do.  

This is only a small set of using the daily processes of life for magic, there are a tremendous amount of more techniques.  When you integrate the magic and the spirituality into more facets of your life, you'll find its easier to do.  You will more clearly see what you need to change, where to enchant ( or bind people), and won't forget what you want to achieve in the day to day turmoil.  The integration forces that little voice in your head to remind you, and by reminding you to take action, when you are ready.  

Try to do these things for 5 days.  I promise, you will start getting a lot more done, especially with things that you want to do, you'll feel better or more connected, and you'll be able to influence your world more fully and each of these techniques are micro in time.  They will add up.  They will give you some solid OOMPH to do.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sigil Magic Agent: Sigil RingDex

Well I have not written a blog in a while, because well... I have no excuse.. well I did get really busy.  Gmat and all.

Here is a simple technique of Sigil magic that works great with a 2 dollar product called a Ringdex from Mead.  I just saw these in the store, and knew it could be great.    First, there is a lined side and a blank side.  Get two Ringdexes.  Ringdexes have 80 notecards.  Now, in the first book write down 80 intentions.

Sigils are a common enchantment technique.  A simple Google search will provide tons of information on how.  Now, I like Gordon's Shoaling technique over at http://runesoup.com/2010/06/shoaling-making-sigil-magic-more-awesome-since-2010/  I disagree with him about the note taking, but it is solid none the less.  This is not exactly what I will present here, but I like it none the less.

Intention Hints
A couple hints on intentions. (I wrote a few chapters on this in Hands-On Chaos Magic: Reality Manipulation through the Ovayki Current, which is a pretty good book, if I do say so.)  You can choose any intentions, and you do not have to know how the magic would manifest.  An intention is what you want, want to happen, or something you are trying to bring into your life.

Classically, magicians often write "It is my Will that X should happen" or that "It is my Will that I shall have Y within Z time".  The "It is my Will" construction is clearly a Thelemic construction that involves several definitions and study.  If fully internalized, the Sigil becomes a vector and a re-affirmation of Will.  To really make this work with it's full potential, one has to study a little Thelema, LHP or other Will based philosophy.  Sigils will still work, but it can work better!


  1. When writing out intentions, write the wording with ACTION, as if something has already happened.  For example, I have $200 extra dollars on July 20
  2. Avoid Negative constructions,  such as I do not want this to happen... rephrase for what you do want.
  3. Avoid ambiguous words such , May...want, might, or other terrible words.

So eighty pages means, 80 different enchantments.  Now, this is a great time to use Gordon's technique of Shoaling - which is to choose micro-intentions that are related.  Think of of it as small enchantments linked together like a Sigil school of fish.  Of course, you can do normal enchantments for, you know, stuff.  :)

In your first Ringdex, write down all the intentions.  Translate  them to Sigils; the Sigils go into the second Ringdex. I prefer to use both into an artistic and Mantra Sigil.  I already wrote this all down, once before, yep in Hands-On Chaos Magic: Reality Manipulation through the Ovayki Current, but here it is! :)  You can find multiple Sigil examples online too, but here's some screen shots from my book.  Put all the Sigils and Mantras on the unlined side of the RingDex.

Visual Sigil Magic



Mantra Sigil



Generally, I recommend doing a divination on the finished Sigil and Mantra, just to make sure I got a Glyph and Mantra that will work for my purpose.  Put the Sigils in the second Ringdex, in the same order as the intentions.   Of course, you could do less then the 80 seals.  :)  Give your intention journal to a good friend, have them watch the changes in your life; which conveniently means you'll lose the intentions relatively quickly.
Ki'a Dragon, over at paganchaosmagic.com, has started converting the non-duplicate words to Hexcode.  That's working well for him.  You could do all sorts of Sigil conversions from graphing them, much like the Rose Cross Methodology, to a hole bunch of different techniques.  I still prefer the Spare method, I feel like I am doing art.

Now, it would be great if a RingDex had a bunch of micro-enchantments ala Gordon, but there is no reason why you couldn't have multiple general vectors or a whole bunch of normal sized enchantments.

Casting the Sigils

Hands On chaos Magic has tons of ways to cast them.  I know some authors, like Josh Wetzel, were big on the idea that repetitive gnosis becomes less effective, but I have not in research found this to be the case.  In fact,  straight hard Mantra/Meditation seems to work alot of the time.  I will layer those operations with NLP anchors to deep hypnotic states, breathing and altar construction.   Those techniques are in the book.

So using FREE materials on the blog: here's how I would do this for a RingDex. (Which mind you, I have multiple ways of doing this... but this is how I would do it now.)


  1. Do this Chakra Meditation HARD, or Listen to this MP3
  2. I flip through the RingDex using the lined side,  aka the side without the seals (remember your friend has the intentions).  Pick a seal based solely on what position you "feel is best" since you aren't really looking at the seal.    Make sure to pick a Sigil with card that has no date on it.  
  3. Do a simple divination (One card, Obi, Coin flip).  
  4. If the divination comes out well, write the date on the top line with a silly smiley or something.  I write the date, and have smiley stickers.  If the divination turns out badly, pick a different seal (without looking at the seals) in the RingDex.
  5. Turn the page over to the unlined side with the seal.  Personally, I keep doing the Mantra slowly (7 seconds inhale, 7 seconds vibrating out loud the Mantra) while staring at and redrawing the seal, focusing on it becoming "real" until you have a Kundalini response or some other clear body response.  I always get a body response.  I try to go into that body response as hard as I can, then release.   If you are using some NLP anchors to deepen trance states, it probably will take 10 minutes, maybe 20.
  6. Repeat steps 2-5 as many times as you can in a sitting. (AKA pack in as many seals as you can.)
  7. Usually, to end I like doing the Chakra work again, but lots of people just bust out laughing.
  8. Keep coming back to the RingDex as you have time, casting all the seals.
The randomness of the choices allows for a type of divination effect to account for timing effects. Packing the seals in also confuses and helps with the desire of a result. Really done this way, I mostly agree with Gordon that its unneeded to destroy the seals, but one should not go back to the Sigils either after they are cast.   What this does allow, is for a friend to verify your success rate, by observing your life, and you can do the same for them.  I believe this is critically important.   Second, regardless of what you are doing the Sigils for, MAKE sure to actually DO so.  Now my method of deep breathing is highly meditative.  Really, like I said, my Hands On Chaos Magic has a bunch of different methods.  Sure you could do this seething, with sex, really whatever you want.
The Holy RingDex

Now, like the 30 day challenges of magic, this shit changes quite a bit in your life!   I can not stress this enough, make sure you take all the physical steps, and make sure to pursue all your physical vectors as well.  Have Fun.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ritual of the Shining Beacon II : Haniel Purification of the Heart

Introduction


This ritual combines some elements of Aggripa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy, some aspects of ceremonial magic (from High Magic), and of course Hands On Chaos Magic techniques.



This is a further explanation of the Ritual of the Shining Beacon, originally posted here, within the context of a purely Haniel ritual. With the addition of materials to understand the LBRP, this can be performed exactly as written with no further extrapolation or ritual design.



From the Original Framework = “This ritual involves multiple steps. The first step depends on the practitioner's known paradigm(s). This ritual serves to cause a spiritual transformation that allows the ritual participants to alter their 'spiritual DNA' to become resistant to the overall environmental and societal dread and spiritual malaise that seems to be seeping into many of our realities and practices. This ritual will accomplish that through extensively tested and channeled sources of information along with various tested mechanisms. For those of you who require this sort of a ritual (and I encourage you to give it a try, as it is a powerful cleansing and empowering ritual) changing the components of your 'spiritual DNA' allows you to start to transform the world around you in a positive and healing way. For many of the rest of us, this simply will help remove the effects of this malaise/dread on our own psyche.”








First, I have to state that this is a ritual inspired by ceremonial magic.  I am a Houngan, sorceror, and chaos magician who happens to like ceremonial magic but I am not bound by the rigidness of that system.  This ritual represents a well tested system of planetary magic and a reduction of complexity that combines Aggripa, the Hexagram Ritual, and other planetary magic into a streamlined set of rituals for any planet.  I have repeatedly been asked to publish this, and will in the next few months on Lulu.  Disclaimer aside, here is the ritual.

Materials needed:


  • TV Dinner Table (or a Full Table)
  • White Cloth
  • Green Ribbon (optional)
  • Venus Oil, Venusian Planetary Incense.
  • 7 Tumbled Rose Quartz or Tumbled Emeralds (optional)
  • 7 Green Candles + 7 tapers
  • (or 7 Green Tea Light Holders With 7 Tea Lights)
  • Censer
  • Crystal Goblet (or Similar Fine Glass)

            
TEA Components:


  • Lavender 1 pt
  • Sage 0.5 pt
  • Spearmint 1.5 pt
  • Rose Hips 1 pt
  • Licorice 1 pt
  • Honey (sweeten to taste, organic or wild preferred)
  • Chamomile 1 pt or Orange Peel 1pt



Building the Altar

Picture of a possible Venus Connection Altar.

Cleanse the TV tray or table with some Florida water (or purify it in your own way).  Cover the table with a white cloth.  Shiny is better.  Decorate the altar with emerald green ribbon in a way that looks appealing to you.  I have found it helpful to paint the hexagram and inner core with emerald/green paint with the Venusian symbol and use the hexagram as space to do the work.  Above is a suggested layout.  The Ya Me O Ta U is where you should put the seal of the intelligence for the cleansing.

Each green sphere represents a different set of supplies depending on how many supplies you have.  At the minimum, for this ritual, I would tell you to get 7 green candles (emerald are even better), and dress them with Venus oil. Position the candles around the hexagram as indicated in the picture.  I have 7 green tea light holders which are crystal like and give off a green glow.  These work exceptionally well.   This will serve as a guideline to building the altar in more ways.  Place the alchemical seal of Venus outside of each candle facing outward, so the people looking inward can see the symbol.


Symbol of Venus




Try to make these 7 as pretty as you can.  People using tapers, may feel it effective to decorate the candles with this symbol.

Inside the outer ring of candles, place 7 seals of the Planetary Intelligence.  Although some books will correspond the Planetary Intelligence to the Planetary Archangel, in my experience doing the magic, I do not.  I see the Planetary Intelligence as a live-wire of the evolutionary and most beneficial aspects of the planetary vibration. I have found that working with the Planetary Intelligences and spirits as waveforms instead of a personality to be extremely beneficial and helpful, rather than attempting a personification of the Intelligences into what would traditionally be called a spirit.  Treat the Planetary Intelligence as a live-wire of planetary energy, and you can do amazing things with them.

Each seal should be hand draw on nice paper. I love to have emerald ink on light shiny green paper.  Try to make this as nice as possible. Place the seals outward, toward the people viewing them.  Place the Seal with the name of the Planetary Intelligence.






Planetary Intelligence of Venus


You should place the crystal goblet or glass with fresh water on top of the planetary symbol of Venus at the center of the hexagram.  I have found it useful to add some rose water to the glass, as it helps carry the vibration further.  You should place the censer or cauldron underneath the table.

Under the table, start some Venusian Planetary Incense.  Your own personal blend can be made by doing research on Venusian herbs and oils.  But if you ask me, I will fess up.

If you have the available resources, I have found it helpful to place down seven rose quarts, or emeralds around the inner edges of the 7 seals of the planetary intelligence. If you do this, you should oil the stones.  Although the proper color of stone is green for Venus, rose quartz seems to work exceptionally well to help amplify the vibration.

It is very helpful if there are the available resources, for each person to be wearing white robes with green accents.  This only helps create the vibration and is a further sleight of mind trick to create a vibrational shift and is not strictly needed (See Hands On Chaos Magic for more detailing on other ritual theatrical techniques). It is helpful, time and resources permitting, to take a cleansing bath.  Again your local occult or pagan store should have some baths created on the point of Venus. However, I am available to create a customized and personalized bath blend for you that would arrive fully charged and fully empowered.  Contact me at  andriehvitimus@gmail.com for pricing and availability.  Each bath will contain detailed instructions on how to use them.    Now continuing.......




"Ya Me O Ta U", Make sure to hand draw this on Green paper, preferably with dark green ink, with light green shiney paper.  Scrying sigils from Hands On Chaos Magic.



Ritual Procedure

Perform the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram.  This can be found in (Insert link for High Magic).  I went into extensive details on how I perform the lesser banishing ritual of the pentagram on this web site http://www.osogd.org/library/study/gradeMeditations.html. Instead of visualizing the hexagram around you, imagine the hexagram above and below you in a column of light that extends to infinity in both directions. Once the Hexagram and column of light are established, move to the next step.  A version of the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram is included in the Appendix for this ritual.

Opening the Venus Planetary Gate

At this point, open the planetary gateway of Venus through the column of light (changing the aspects of god(dess) that comes through the vibration.
Opening and Closing Hexagrams from High Magic by Frater U.D.

In a way, the center point of the LBRP creates a small column that directly connects the magician to god(dess) or heaven.  Ultimately, god and the magician are one at this point, but the column of light metaphor seems to work better for my personal work and connecting to heaven in this way.
This planetary diagram is originally from High Magic (insert link). Once  you have the hexagram column of light that you are at the center of, you can extend that out to include the altar.  I prefer to think of the planetary hexagram as an opening of the planetary energies as opposed to a invoking hexagram and have labeled the hexagrams as such.  In a way, this shows some of my shamanic and paradigm biases, however, many other people have gotten very good results through these methods.  Draw the hexagrams overhead while changing the hebrew associated with that planetary hexagram.  Vibrate the hebrew.  After drawing one hexagram above head, light one candle.  For each planetary hexagram, imagine the energy streaming down from “heaven” becoming more and more Venusian in nature.  It is often helpful, to imagine that this column becomes more and more emerald tinged.

Changing the Vibe to the Evolutionary Aspects of Venus

Once the 7 (Venus's number) gates are open.  All participants should start to draw out the seal of the Planetary Intelligence of Venus over the altar while chanting the name of the Planetary Intelligence of Venus.  This should be chanted in a beautiful melodious and harmonious manner as all participants sync together.  The name of the Intelligence is Hagiel.

Planetary Seal of Venusian Intelligence, again.


The seal should be drawn in a slow fashion over the altar while deeply chanting the name of the Intelligence.  Each participant should allow themselves to think about, dream, feel, see and experience the most beautiful aspects of their life.  Aspects of their life at any point truly aligned with love, beauty and pure inspiration. The best memories to work with are those moments of awe inspiring beauty.  Hands On Chaos Magic more extensively deals with the use of memory and states of mind in magic.  The name of the Intelligence should be vibrated until the room is fully saturated with the evolutionary and beneficial properties of Venus (by saturated, I mean that the room should be entirely thick with energy).  I have seen skilled magicians take at least 20 minutes to perform this to the level needed so you  may need more time then this to reach the level of saturation needed to continue with the ritual.


Ascending and Calling the Arch Angel of Venus

At this point, each participant should start to chant the name 'Haniel', and focus on a being of light descending down through the column of light now completely aligned with evolutionary Venusian energy.  All parties should be in deep enough trance state that, at this point, each participant should start to chant Haniel, and focus on a being of light descending down through the column of light now completely aligned with evolutionary Venusian energy.  All parties should be in deep enough trance state that imagining the Arch Angel descending down through the column of light, should be relatively easy.






The Arch Angel Haniel
I have always perceived Haniel as an extremely feminine force (although angels are androgynous).  Usually, I see Haniel dressed in brilliant light, with various emerald and green accents.  With piercing emerald eyes (more like emerald suns no black center), and sometimes with flowing and beautiful emerald hair.
While imagining the angel descending and chanting in a melodious, serene fashion until the angel is fully present, once the angel is present move to the next step.


Drink the Tea (now charged from having been on the altar)



Activate the Seal

Once the presence of the angel is fully and completely felt, the participants should chant in a slow methodical fashion:

"Ya Me O Ta U"

while staring at the following seal.





This seal should be drawn out by hand in the nicest way possible before the ritual starts. Participants should use the chanting to deepen and go as far into trance state as possible. Methods for obtaining and maintaining trance states are fully covered in 'Hands On Chaos Magic'.

Integrate the Seal into your energy body/essence

After chanting while Haniel is present, and you have stared at the seal long enough to memorize it, imagine the seal at first over your chest and head areas. As you do this, see tiny versions of the seal replicating and spreading throughout your own body. As they spread - feel, see, and hear your body progressively becoming more and more filled with light, in the way most comfortable to you. Allow yourself to feel even more attuned with the divine power you are invoking, as you allow yourself to become brighter and brighter.

Keep chanting the mantra, while imagining yourself becoming brighter and more light filled as the tiny seal spreads to every single cell of your body. Imagine this seal as having etched or tattooed  itself onto each cell, each molecule of your being, and that those etchings or tattoos then melt into the cells, becoming one with your being - changing the fundamental structure of your spiritual or energetic makeup.

This should take at least 30 minutes to fully integrate the Seal.

Pray

Pray to Haniel for happiness and joy.  Again, allow yourself to brightly and thoroughly beam with that happiness and joy as you express true gratitude for their assistance in this ritual. Spend a good 5-10 minutes praying and expressing your gratitude.  Continue to feel the divine presence.


Ending.

Profusely thank the Arch-Angel Haniel. Profusely Thank the Planetary Intelligence Hagiel.  Thank the four Cardinal Arch Angels (Uriel, Michael, Gabriel, Raphael).

Perform the Kabalistic Cross as included in the appendix.

Go do something else, positive, and fun!




To find more information on how this ritual was put together, you might find the following books helpful.

Get Hands On Chaos Magic ( Andrieh Vitimus ) from Amazon right here.



GET  "High Magic: Theory & Practice" (Frater U.:D.:) From Amazon right here


"Three Books of Occult Philosophy (Llewellyn's Sourcebook)" (Henry Cornelius Agrippa, James Freake, Donald Tyson)



PLEASE DO share this ritual as you feel inclined to do so. Please do forward this to as many parties as you like, including on your Facebook, over emails or where-ever and whenever you are inspired to do so. A .pdf version of this ritual will be available on this page for download and easy email transference. While I release this fully under the creative commons license, I must be given credit for the work and that includes a link back to my web site for any derivative variants that come as a result of working with the current.


NOTE: For those of you who follow the older ways, for those of good character who are trained in Vodou, Ocho, Ifa, Palo, etc. -For those of you who are more honorable- if you use these methods to clean a client whose issues are giving you problems you should either email Andrieh Vitimus andriehvitimus@gmail.com with some additional training information (or potentially offers for additional training, as I am very much interested in expanding my knowledge base along these lines), or email andriehvitimus@gmail.com with a percentage of the profits. What is given in exchange is really up to you, but in the interest of fair exchange, and holding to the concept of good character, the effort should be made. Of course, if you are using this on yourself and feel like you need to give something back, and have the above skills or feel it appropriate to paypal me to relieve that burdon of fair exchange, email me at andriehvitimus@gmail.com. If you take issue with trading money and spirituality, but do desire to give back, http://amzn.com/w/2JKM4ODDNI883 is my Amazon wish list.

The seal and mantra signify a type of intelligence (aka a 'spirit') and can be integrated into further work including talismanic work. The seal and mantra are linked to about 2 years of on and off work on the astral planes (which is where most of the work to build in the vibrational patterns of the seal was done). There may be some loose similar agents that have been released as this project has had more than a few people involved. This is, however, the most stable configuration to date. The spirit and intelligence is adaptive, partially a synthesis between Andrieh Vitimus's servitor techniques (not published in 'Hands On Chaos Magic'), divine inspiration and support, and multiple conference calls. This is an intelligence that will mutate and adapt to serve the purpose it has (which is cleansing out that sense of malaise and dread which seems difficult to cleanse in other ways).

If you have trouble following along with this ritual, most of the fundamentals can be learned and mastered through the practice exercises in 'Hands On Chaos Magic'.



©2010 Andrieh Vitimus, written and developed by Andrieh Vitimus, originally published at http://andriehvitimus.com



Appendix



Lesser Ritual Banishing of the Pentagram (fast review)

Face East


Perform the Qabalistic cross (below)

Touch forehead and vocally vibrate 'Ah-ta-ah'
Touch chest and vocally vibrate 'Malkuth'
Touch right shoulder and vocally vibrate 'Ve-geburah'
Touch left shoulder and vocally vibrate 'Ve-gedulah'
Touch stomach and vocally vibrate 'Le-aa-oh-la-am amen'



Face East
Draw a Lesser Banishing Pentagram and vocally vibrate 'Yod-heh-vav-heh'

Face South
Draw a Lesser Banishing Pentagram and vocally vibrate 'Ah-don-nai'

Face West
Draw a Lesser Banishing Pentagram and vocally vibrate 'Eh-he-yeh'

Face North
Draw a Lesser Banishing Pentagram and vocally vibrate 'Ah-ge-lah'

Face East, and extend arms to form a cross and say...
Before me Raphael
Behind me Gabriel
On my right hand Michael
On my left hand Auriel
For before me shines the flaming Pentagram
and behind me shines the six rayed star



PERFORM the RITUAL ABOVE

Repeat Qabalistic cross



For a detailed analysis, check out High Magic, or do a google search on the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram

Here are some links I found

http://www.sacred-texts.com/bos/bos026.htm

http://www.wikihow.com/Perform-the-Lesser-Banishing-Ritual-of-the-Pentagram

http://pagan-wiccan-practice.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_lesser_ritual_of_the_pentagram

http://thewitchinghourapproaches.wordpress.com/2010/03/03/lesser-banishing-ritual-of-the-pentagram/

http://www.neworleansmistic.com/spells/whitespells/lesserbanishingritual.htm












Thursday, August 29, 2013

The New Lifestyle Accessory: Magic

Lifestyle Accessories, add a Wand please
I will probably get some hate mail for this, but as Gorden from Runesoup.com would say, don't post a blog unless you are scared to post it.

Magic and the occult are getting even more popular today.  I was chatting with Kia Dragon from paganchaosmagic.com as we are friends in real life, about the occult being the next big thing.

There are a few signs he might very well be right.  More famous stars are gravitating toward the OTO.   Wicca is now the 5th most populous religion, and generally there has been an explosion of small press occult publishers.

However,  we were talking about a friend and talking about his search for Love.  Ki'a was quick to point out that the friend could have the pick of multitudes of Pagan or Occult Woman.  I pointed out a simple fact that the friend was looking for someone who did magic, that most people who are into the occult/paganism are into it for a lifestyle accessory. Flabbergasted, he paused. After he thought about it, he came to the conclusion I was right and this was the perfect term.  For many people, paganism and the occult is a lifestyle accessory that really has no real impact on their life except for stylistic concerns.  Don't think I am being a jerk to pagans alone.  It is also true for most Christians, some Buddhists, even some Hindus.  Every religion has this happen, but riding the wave if Kia is right, we will see ALOT more of it in the occult and we're already seeing it a lot.

This often means that books will sit on the coffee table, and of course they have to be the best quality.  Of course, there are lots of publishers publishing some animal skin books with stuff in them.  Likewise certain authors, depending on the look your going for, have to be in the bookcase, to get that certain image, whatever that image is.  It all adds to the certain ambiance of personality that we are creating and broadcasting all the time.  Does this book go with this culture and the like?  Often, when a person changes occult subculture, say going from the OTO, to a more new age circle... they purge their books. It's not part of the new lifestyle.  I have actually heard this happening more then once.  Whether or not I was running a Reiki Circle, you'd have a tough time getting me to sell my Rudd's Goetia.

I cannot possibly be the judge of whether or not that is true for a person so NO, I am not talking about anyone specific and as an author, what do I care whether or not a person uses my book.   I shouldn't , but I do... I'd like to see it used.  That was the point.

I have never been big on lifestyle accessory.   One can buy 1000 rare and animal skin books.  The finest Chalice and the best wand, and still not do much to actually feel the presence of the Lord and Lady in Wicca.  Likewise one can go to Sacred-texts.com and do the work, and get get down to the hard business and no one would ever know.

Allow me to simply ask, in our heart of hearts how much of the Occulture and paganism is just for show?   How much is marketing, and how much is just informercials.    Really how much is just a lifestyle accessory? Let's all be honest with each other for a second, and most importantly with OURSELVES.

Magic is fucking hard.  No Really It Is.  Easy to do, but really the process is hard.  Fixing up the internal blocks, manifesting and externalizing powers.  Dealing with failure and success ( both can be hard).  Hell a Lifestyle Accessory is so much easier that I really can no longer blame anyone.

I work hard for the Numinous experiences I get to have, and I know it is not about the show.  While I might be more "results" orientated, clearly I am striving and struggling to perfect things.  Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I don't.  I am fairly willing to risk things to move toward that.

I can hear the critic saying, but Andrieh, you don't know what other people do.  Nope I do not, but I can tell the difference between a ritual which has a purely social purpose and maybe has some trappings of a ritual, versus a ritual where their may be a social purpose AND a clear connection to spirit in intent.  The energy, preparation, and even demeanor of the people presenting the ritual give it away.  That doesn't mean rigid seriousness either, but I bet most of the people reading this can tell which rituals are have a real intention to do more then be a social focal point.

Unfortunately, even if regular ritual is done, but done for entirely social reasons, isn't this just for the purpose to adding a certain flair to the lifestyle.  Its just a lifestyle accessory to augment a certain flair.
So again allow me to ask the question, really how much is just a lifestyle accessory and how much of what we all do is something else?  

To be clear, my purpose in writing this is not to belittle or judge anyone, but to start a discussion on this. More then the back and forth as well, really to get some people to ask WHY are they doing things that look "magical"?  Whether it is just a lifestyle accessory or something more.  Either answer has consequences and choices and either answer is acceptable for yourself, if honest.

My choice is pretty obvious if you go to http://www.magical30.com

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Initiation and Magic, a personal View.

What its an initiation, crazy shit of course.
So for the past 4 weeks, I have been working on  initiatory work for some of the peeps I work with.  The initiation period was a full 13 months of trials that was about Faery magic.

Not weak Faery Magic, but kick your teeth in Faery magic, as it should be.

That's not exactly the point of the post.  I have had lots of initiations.  Some were more meaningful then others.

Some I wish that the initiator had taken more weight of the after care and the initiation.

Initiation is always supposed to accomplish a few things.  From a psychological POV, it is supposed to shake things up.  Initiations are supposed to give an opportunity for the solidity of mind to be cracked.  In that cracking, opportunities for restructuring arise.  This technique of shock and awe allows for radical changes to the mind to occur.  Used in a negative context, you can break someone.  For many groups, the initiation is little more then a hazing using the techniques of psychological shock and awe,  a sort of group hazing that has little spiritual consequence but allows for a shared bonding experience. This to me is unfortunate.  It allows a group to break the ego of an individual practitioner to conform to radically transform to group norms.

Often,  an initiation introduces the persons energy system or subconscious mind to a certain new energies through a transformation of symbol.  These energies open up different spiritual vectors, hence why not all initiations serve the same purposes.

Ideally, I believe successful initiations should produce some sort of psychological change immediately but often initiations will take much longer to process.   Our initiations were a type of introduction to a certain class of spirits from a magical current that really hasn't been really explored in a very long time.  It will take a very long time for the people to process the initiation.    Because of the extended time it took to set everything up, I haven't been writing as much.

The initiations we did are far less formulaic then most and very intense.  Oh certainly, people had radical transformations right way.  It will take a while for the people to fully process it.

All that work, tons and tons of work... Service to the people...... and in that instant of transformation, a whole new life for a couple people.  Right there....   A whole new world brought by service, time, tears and blood to them.... to just bring a little more of the world on the upward spiral, and that is the best reward of all.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Improving your Tarot Readings, the Andrieh way

Tarot can be a powerful medium and one many of us use for divination.     Outside of stating the two disclaimers that no one states about divinations...

First, regardless of what people say, a divination is a snap shot of current possibilities and current potentials.  Now, even looking at this can have an impact, and it depends on the questions asked.   That means it is not set in stone, but seeing the divination and assuming that it is can set it in stone if approached from the wrong angle.

Second, divinations generally get less accurate as you go further in time from the crossroads of right now.  Peter Carroll was quite right to advise divine short, enchant long.

Divinations are a great method to gain insight about a situation or even about yourself.  Even more then the predictive aspects, they are a hugely valuable reflective tool.  This also points out one of the problems of the Tarot (less so with Ifa divinations, which have other problems, and other geomatic or numeric based divination systems), is that it tends to reflect what you strongly want.

Read the book
The book that comes with the deck you have is useful.  It's not the end all be all, but its a good starting point.  Read it like 10 times before you do a reading.  Seriously.  Really engage the book.  Read the description of the card, look at the card, read the description of the card, look at the card.  You get it.   If you know about Tarot, this might not be needed, but it is helpful.

Check yourself before you read yourself.
Unless you are reading to figure out what to put into a customized bath work, do a reading before a cleansing ritual before reading.

From Hoodoo:
Uncrossing Bath
Sea Salt  (6 ounces)
Broken Chain ( Silver is probably best)
Hyssop  (Hyssop oil is acceptable) (1 ounce)

Take the mixture and pray over them for at least 30 minutes.
I usually just connect to the herbs and myself and ask to be cleansed.  Psalm 51 is a great one for this. Spend at least 30 minutes really praying over the mixture.

Boil them for 17 minutes or so.
Take 1 ounce of hyssop and about 6 ounces of water and dilute in a pail with a couple gallons of water.

You could certainly do this in the traditional fashion aka
1.  Shower --> Rinse --> Take bath from the head to the feet ( removing conditions) --> airdry.
Traditionally, this is done before sunrise, and you'd catch some of the herbs and throw them in the crossroads toward the east.   Throwing the herbs and capturing seems to matter alot in practice, the before sunrise has not seemed to matter as much in results.

Of course, this is a baseline formula.  There is a lot more customizations you could add such as Lemon Balm, Camphor, Rue, etc.

Chakra Meditation:

I already provided a lengthy one at http://magicblog.andriehvitimus.com/2013/02/practical-chakra-balancing-progress.html


Of course,
The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, coupled with a Bornless one recitation will get you there as well.

Bettering the Reading:
Ambience, Breathing and Focus
Now, if it sounds like there is a ton of steps before doing the reading, there are.  Of course, this is a post on improving your Tarot readings at the time you are doing them.

1.  Ambience
Ambience does matter.  I know people do snap readings, and sometimes they work well, but often, eh.  Hell, I go the nine yards.   Incense.   Glass of Water.  Candle.  White Cloth.

I have been doing Tarot readings semi-professionally for 10 years.  Semi-Professionally means I have a day job, so I don't have to scam people for money.

 Do I need to do all that show, Nah.  In a pinch, I give good readings without it, but it helps get your mind in the right state of mind.  I love doing readings in a darker room and there's some great science to suggest that even darkness adds to altered states of consciousness.

The incense can matter, and I will give some incense formula and psychic ability boosters in a future email.


2. Breathing
Try this exercise.  Close your eyes.  Breathe as deeply as you can through your nose and exhale through your mouth.  Try to have no pause between inhale and exhale.

Do this for a good 15-20 minutes right before you do the reading.


3. Test and Calibrate
A simple way to test Tarot and really any divination system is to calibrate.  Some days,  you will just be off.   Some days, things just won't be working.  Perhaps, you're too tired, sick, distracted.

I generally attempt to calibrate the divination.

I ask three questions where the answer is clearly a yes or no.  I pull a card for each question.   Now, if your deck is attuned to you ( yes that's a different blog post), it should reasonably answer in a way that is consistent with the yes or no answers.  Believe it or not, I can tell pretty quick, if this turns out badly, that I just don't have the right mindset, my energy is off, or there are other problems.   Usually this happens a lot less, IF I have done the bath-work or formally banished.   So, when this happens, I will use a combination of banishing, cleansing, to get myself up to par.  Then, re-calibrate and recheck myself.

4.  Layer with your Guardians,

Protectors or Spirits

Layer your Readings with other techniques.   You can often super-power your readings by performing an Evocation, angelic calls, or asking for spiritual help from your guides.  I often will offer a couple shots of rum to Papa Legba to help me see the roads, and ask La-Sirene to help boost my abilities in harder situations.  Of course, you have to develop a relationship with those types of guides BEFORE you do the reading.   That is beyond the scope of the blog post,  however, I do cover the basics in Hands-On Chaos Magic: Reality Manipulation through the Ovayki Current


5. Attune
Attune your Deck to yourself.  This is also a little beyond the scope of the blog, but I will post a blog just about that at http://magicblog.andriehvitimus.com/2013/05/attuning-yourself-to-your-own-tarot-deck.html,  it will be the next blog post.


6. Stop Over-thinking and Reacting
And that means really ANY thinking.

            • No on the spot Judgements
            • No emotional Judgements
            • No second guessing (which is thinking)
Tower comes up, people freak.  Guess what.  Reading is functionally done. Once the emotional reaction is there, and the thought "oh my god" or similar thought replicates in thinking, the energy and reading is buggered up.    

Mental control is a big plus, and YES meditation matters alot.  Instead of reaction try to just blurt out or write things down.  If the deck is calibrated (described above), you can keep asking for clarification.    Think of a reading more like a conversation then an "exact do this".  I usually get better results if I approach it from the conversation aspects.  If I don't get it, I ask for more clues and keep breathing as deeply as I can.

Blurting things out, opens the communication and could help to loosen up things.  If you are breathing deeply throughout the reading, the divination will be easier.

It's alot like no-mind.  Really, do more of the analysis POST reading.  This separates the getting the vibe from the "thinking part".  Treat the reading as a full on ritual in itself.


Post Reading and Probabilities.
Readings are not truth.  They are snapshots of right now.  Often the most useful readings to me, are not predictive, but reflective.   This means ASKING different questions.

Predictive readings ask:  Will this happen or what will be the result of this, if I do this, or will a Guy get to me.  The reading gives an answer.  Sometimes, you get a real solid answer that is still based on a current snapshot.  The further the question asks out, the harder it is to lock in an answer.  So if I asked, will Susan come back to me?  The cards give you a snapshot.

Now if I called Susan after the reading, and had that certain bravado she always hated, and I had this cockiness because the cards said it would happen, guess what?  Yep.  The snapshot has radically changed and so has the future.

Better questions for me are more similar to the following:

  • What parts of me contributed negatively to this situation?
  • How can I improve my relationship skills, and what areas do I need to work on regarding my relationship skills?
  • Help me understand my patterns, so I can clarify what habits to work on?
  • How can I positively change the situation?
These are not the questions most people want to ask.  They are sometimes far more important, offer far more choices, and bring about changes in the situation through dedicated work.  

Sometimes, you do need a predictive answer, but this should be taken like stock market advice.  Sometimes, the analysts are WRONG.  That said, it is possible to fine tune and get better and better at predictive answers, but often answers which reflect parts of yourself for change are far more powerful.

FUTURE Blogs On this Topic ( so do encourage me to write)
Attuning Your Deck
Your Tarot Deck as Living Artifact.
Tarot Quantum Evocation
Other Ceremonial and Chakra Methods of Increasing Psychic Ability Temporarily
Psychic Incense