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sexta-feira, 21 de setembro de 2018

Qual É O Melhor Espírito Para Uma Situação?


Qual deles vai resolver?
Autor da ilustração desconhecido.

Essa é uma pergunta que toda semana aparece nos grupos de magia, principalmente feitas por novatos sem experiência.

E sempre é a mesma coisa: “Qual melhor espírito para amor? Qual o melhor espírito para dinheiro? Qual o melhor espírito para emprego? Qual o melhor espírito para sexo? Qual o melhor espírito para justiça?  Qual o melhor espírito para proteção? E assim por diante.

A pessoa nunca fez sequer uma pesquisa antes de perguntar e acha que a coisa é como escolher marca de sabão no supermercado.

Mas qual é a situação específica?
Como vamos adivinhar qual espírito seria adequado sem nem saber o que está acontecendo?
E já alerto, muitas situações precisam de muitas atividades, planejamento e estratégia assim serão muitos espíritos para ajudar, cada uma área específica.

Magia é pessoal!

Entenda isso:
Se você pretende fazer magia,
a única maneira de encontrar o melhor espírito para cada caso
é ler e estudar as descrições dos mesmos.

Magia Cerimonial não é como aquelas simpatias fáceis que tem por aí.
Seja a Magia da Ars Goetia, Angélica, Planetária, etc.

Você tem que ler os livros.
Estudar as descrições dos espíritos.
Ter pelo uma idéia de que existem hierarquias entre eles e quais suas diferenças.
Entender que existe todo um processo ritual elaborado por muitos séculos para poder fazer isto de forma correta.
Em hipótese alguma a Magia Cerimonial, como a Salomonica onde temos tantos textos clássicos é alguma coisa onde seja seguro buscar atalhos fáceis.
Seja o trabalho com Anjos ou com Dæmons da Goetia e outros tantos trabalhos, isto precisa estudo e preparação para começar a realizar suas práticas com segurança e gradativamente aos poucos, começar a obter resultados que primeiro serão os mais humildes até estar mais preparado para grandes operações.

Aviso logo de cara de que a prática da magia cerimonial requer trabalho.
É por isso que esta área é chamada de "A Grande Obra". Ou seja, é o "Grande Trabalho".
Portanto, sem trabalho e sem estudo você não terá resultado.

Existem muitas maneiras de se fazer algo pela magia e, os espíritos, sejam Dæmons ou Anjos possuem múltiplas atribuições e boa parte destas sequer está documentada, mas poderá ser apresentada pelos próprios espíritos na medida que a pessoa desenvolver um relacionamento com eles, o que demora muito tempo de prática.

No geral, boa parte dos espíritos são capazes de ajudar também em quase todas áreas. Apenas alguns serão melhores nisso ou naquilo. E mesmo assim, tantas vezes é apenas uma simples questão de interpretação de texto. Por exemplo, espíritos que ajudam em amor, obviamente estão relacionados a tudo que se refere à relacionamentos como amizades, família, negócios e claro, amor e sexo.
Se você busca informações sobre negócios, observe todos espíritos ligados a relacionamentos, inclusive sexo e vai perceber o quanto são áreas semelhantes. Apenas um exemplo.



Magia é resultado de prática pessoal.

Nós aprendemos pela prática. O estudo é necessário, mas a prática é fundamental.

Assim, se você não tem nem o estudo e nem a prática, considere em solicitar o trabalho de quem tenha experiência, inclusive eu mesmo é claro.


Outro importante motivo para evitar a generalização é que a sua situação também é pessoal. É a sua vida e, portanto, diferente dos outros.
Quando você observar exemplos de sucesso citados por outras pessoas, sempre é importante prestar muita atenção a quem está falando, que tipo de vida possui, o que buscava.



O que é que realmente está havendo?

Por que eu falo tanto sobre a necessidade da pessoa fazer uma consulta séria, ou usar um oráculo como o Tarot por si mesmo?

Quando você analisa a situação, isso já é parte da solução também pois assim terá mais clareza do que precisa ser feito.


Nas áreas humanas, primeiro de tudo lembre que existem profissionais capacitados para atender as mais diversas áreas e devem ser consultados.
Assim, se o problema for de saúde, primeiro vá ao médico. Se for na justiça, converse com seu advogado. Se for financeiro, consulte alguém que lide com finanças. Etc.


Também é preciso saber quais aspectos da situação cada espírito pode atender.

As listas por especialidade são sempre incompletas pois todos espíritos tem várias habilidades.

Não adianta pedir “dicas” às cegas, sem apresentar claramente a situação. O que certamente em grupos públicos requer discrição dependendo do caso.

E quando você recebe "dicas" de alguém que não sabe o está realmente ocorrendo, certamente essa poderá ser inadequada.

O que foi bom para um, pode ser o oposto daquilo que você precisa ou até piorar a situação.

Veja bem, ao fazer uma pergunta genérica, tipo "qual o melhor espírito para tal área", a maioria das pessoas não tem a capacidade da vidência, não tem visão astral tão desenvolvida como eu e alguns outros colegas temos, e assim as pessoas vão sugerir qualquer coisa que tantas vezes não tem absolutamente nada a ver com seu problema original.



Alguns Exemplos

Observe que vou apresentar exemplos até estranhos. Mas são todos casos reais. Eu tenho muito mais que centenas de situações que observei pessoalmente para comentar.

Mas o que vou comentar é o que verificamos na maior parte das vezes quando as pessoas pedem "dicas" as cegas e as respostas que aparecem levam para isso.

Esses exemplos são baseados em décadas de observações pessoais, portanto, estou citando situações reais.

Vou repetir: é o que acontece quando pedem "dicas" e as pessoas não sabem do que se trata, assim, cada um vai dar um palpite ao acaso de acordo com o tipo de vida que tem.

E como alerta para os estudantes da magia, isso serve também para quem apresentar sugestões.
Veja bem, nós precisamos pensar sobre isto:
Quem é que está pedindo? 
Essa pessoa contou a verdade ao pedir? 
Será que essa pessoa depois vai te acusar pela sua falta de resultado?


Alguns exemplos para se pensar antes de pedir e ou de responder com responsabilidade.

Os exemplos abaixo são casos de fracassos por causa de conjurar espiritos que não eram adequados.
Veja bem, são exemplos reais de situações onde a falta de estudo, por não ler a descrição dos espíritos e pensar se estariam adequados àquela situação.
Enfim, aqui o que pode acontecer quando as pessoas confiam em palpites às cegas OU quando mentem sobre suas intenções, pois infelizmente muitos realmente mentem sobre sua real situação:

  • Qual espírito é melhor para a dor?
  • A pessoa chama o telefone da farmácia e pede um analgésico para dor. Não fala mais nada ao atendente. Pega um envelope de Ibuprofeno que é bem baratinho e pronto. No dia seguinte está hospitalizada com apendicite aguda ou uma úlcera já sangrando no último grau. Ou morre logo mais porque tinha levado uma facada na barriga. A farmácia é processada por ter vendido um remédio por telefone.
  • A pessoa tem uma vida de sofrimento porque acha que dinheiro é pecado, que é errado dizer não para qualquer coisa. Aliás, a pessoa pensa que tudo é pecado ou que não tem merecimento. Alguém sugere um espírito do tipo "guerreiro". A pessoa é estimulada a bater de cara com todo tipo de situação que não sabe lidar e vai parar no psiquiatra em surto suicida.
  • Alguém diz que está sendo assediado por demônios. Aparições, vultos, etc. Sofre constantemente. Indicam todo tipo de coisa. Na verdade tratava-se de um viciado em cocaína necessitando urgente de tratamento psiquiátrico formal. 

  • Qual o melhor espírito para o Amor?
  • A pessoa está sózinha e querendo um novo amor na sua vida. Mas não fala nada. Alguém indica um espírito genérico que acaba trazendo de volta um Ex lá do passado com todas suas mágoas e que vai estragar a vida da pessoa de novo. 
  • A pessoa está com problema conjugal por problema financeiro, mais nada. Alguém indica um espírito de "luxo" que vai estimular a pessoa a fazer mais empréstimos no banco, aproveitarem em festas e viagens e terem uns dias maravilhosos. Dias depois são despejados de casa e não tem nem onde morar e separam-se. Na verdade precisavam ajuda em finanças e como resolver juntos esta situação.
  • A pessoa está bem e pensa em proteger e ajudar a crescer seu amor. Alguém sugere um espírito que mexe com a mente das pessoas e em pouco tempo estão mentindo um para o outro sem motivo e a confiança entre ambos é destruída. 
  • A pessoa é romântica, quer recomeçar sua vida de forma melhor. Alguém indica um espírito de luxúria e ela se vê envolvida com pessoas que só querem sexo e ela fica muito frustrada sentindo-se apenas usada e até deixa de acreditar no amor. 
  • A pessoa está com problema de amor em família ou amigos. Alguém sugere um espírito manipulador e começam a ocorrer fofocas, intrigas manipuladoras e até brigas que atrapalham mais ainda harmonia entre as pessoas.
  • A pessoa até diz que quer reconquistar um amor. Na verdade quer vingança e destruição da pessoa mas os espíritos indicados são para a aquela pessoa perceber seu "amor" (que não existe) então obviamente a pessoa "alvo" percebe que é mais um ataque se afasta mais ainda.
  • A pessoa quer reconciliação e pega a sugestão de um espírito que é melhor para sexo. Acabam ficando juntos por alguns dias apenas pelo aspecto sexual, mas logo separam-se de novo pois o que precisavam era aprender sobre convívio e companheirismo. Aqui um caso comum em tantos pedidos de "amarração" que fracassam. 


  • Qual o melhor espírito para dinheiro
  • A pessoa não tem nada e alguém indica um espírito de Jupiter de prosperidade que multiplica o que a pessoa tem. Como não tem nada, multiplica a miséria. Tem uma maneira correta de lidar com esta energia para evitar isto e geralmente envolve outros espíritos também.
  • A pessoa na verdade quer aumentar sua renda como funcionário de empresas. Sugerem um espírito que apresenta vagas com salários altíssimos e a pessoa larga o que tem e vai as cegas para outro emprego numa famosa empresa. Mas como resultado é demitido rapidamente porque não tem aptidão para o cargo e fica um tempão desempregado. 
  • A pessoa,um grande empresário, sem se identificar apenas pergunta por dinheiro mas ninguém sabe que é um empresário de certo porte. Recebe uma sugestões que não tem nada a ver com administração empresarial de porte e perde um tempão tentando adaptar dicas do tipo sobre como economizar papel higiênico ou como promover uma banca de cachorro-quente. Resultado, a empresa piora mais ainda.
  • O empresário apenas quer atrair mais clientes sem estrutura para isso. Alguém indica um espírito para atrair clientes de tudo quanto é lado e dias depois estão atolados em reclamações por mal atendimento e perdem todo mercado.
  • Um empreendedor criou um novo serviço, realmente muito bom para um mercado de alto valor.  Os espíritos indicados realmente fizeram que estivesse na sala do principal interessado na área, e seria a melhor propaganda de todas. Porém o sujeito não tinha preparado sequer uma apresentação visual do serviço, apenas explicava a idéia verbalmente. Ou seja, só tinha "conversa". Não se deu ao trabalho sequer de fazer slides até com PowerPoint (imagens gráficas) para ilustrar suas idéias. Foi totalmente queimado no mercado que pretendia entrar. Espírito certo, pessoa despreparada.
  • Um investidor quer usar melhor seu dinheiro em ações. Mas sugerem um espírito que não tem nada a ver com esse mercado de ações. E ele empata todo capital da família num investimento que vai ficar bloqueado por anos. Quebrou a família.
  • Um empresário quer vender mais e alguém sugere um espírito que vai trazer clientes de boa qualidade porém exigentes. Só que o produto é uma porcaria, feito para o nível mais baixo ou seus funcionários são mal tratados e falam mal da empresa publicamente. A empresa fecha.
  • A pessoa quer dinheiro. A sugestão traz espíritos que lhe apresentam um emprego!

  • Qual o melhor espírito para sexo
  • A pessoa quer melhorar seu relacionamento? Mas que tipo de parceiro(a) esta pessoa é? É participativa pelo menos? Ou alguém que apenas exige que o outro faça tudo?
  • Quer atrair parceiros e não tem o menor cuidado pessoal? E sério mesmo, falo de asseio, higiene básica, se arrumar, estar bonita, cuidar de seu corpo. Que tipo de situação algum espírito vai trazer para alguém que parece uma lata de lixo?
  • Precisa de ajuda para melhorar sua líbido, desejo ou recuperar vitalidade? Foi no médico primeiro para conferir algum problema físico ou hormonal que pode ocorrer até mesmo na adolescência? Ou esperou o corpo desabar e agora quer milagres?
  • Quer fazer sexo diferente? Sua parceria vai apenas se libertar também ou está tentando um estupro que terá péssimas consequências depois?
  • Precisa apenas encontrar parceiras(os)? Por acaso você tem saído de casa as vezes?
  • Quer alguém na sua porta? Mesmo que seja o dobro da sua idade ou alguém tão jovem que te colocaria na cadeia no mesmo instante? Ou quem sabe vai vir alguém desagradável ao extremo, mas lhe querendo? 
  • Quer sexo por interesse de fazer dinheiro dessa forma? Pode aparecer uma pessoa muito rica que pode ser violenta, feia demais, aborrecida, grosseira, carrasco, egoísta, etc.


  • Qual o melhor espírito para justiça
  • Muitos pedidos por justiça (violação de Leis) na verdade referem-se a proteção (no caso de disputas ou ataques), vingança (mesmo que por motivo torpe ou fútil), ataques (prejudicar alguém). Ou seja, não se trata exatamente de justiça (aplicação das Leis), mas de confrontos que podem ser mais adequados de lidar noutras áreas.  
  • Quer justiça porém não está realmente com a razão? Tem suas falhas também? Neste caso, os espíritos relacionados à justiça de maneira geral vão mostrar que a pessoa não está certa.
  • Pede justiça por sofre ataques e perseguições (inclusive em magia)? É preciso primeiro proteção e limpeza das situações negativas caso contrário a pessoa não terá força alguma ao tentar obter justiça.
  • Pede justiça contra oponentes mais fortes que usarão de todo recurso jurídicos para evitar a punição sem ser capaz de agir a altura.
  • A pessoa pede justiça mas na verdade quer vingança. Novamente, está errada perante a justiça.
  • Alguém pede proteção da justiça quando na verdade ela mesma provocou as situações e quer se fingir de inocente.
  • Leis da espiritualidade podem ser muito diferente de um sistema de crenças para outro. Por exemplo, uma outra religião permite e uma nova briga começa por causa disto. 
  • Pedir punição e não conseguir lidar com as consequências. Anjos ou dæmons nem sempre são gentis com pessoas que fizeram coisas ruins e a punição pode ser bastante desagradável de se ouvir falar. 


Repito, são algumas coisas clássicas e com resultados desagradáveis e repito, muitas vezes observadas em tantas vezes que pessoas pedem as coisas sem a menor indicação da real necessidade e pouco tempo depois aparecem reclamando dos resultados que tiveram apesar de avisarmos para nem tentar a coisa.
As situações acima são um simples motivo pelo qual eu tantas vezes recuso em fazer trabalhos de magia para alguém, ou então vou apresentar valores mais altos pois é certo que terei muita incomodação depois precisando conversar muito com a pessoa para orientar sobre tudo que venha a ocorrer.



Magia Precisa de Intenção Clara

Os espíritos não vão adivinhar o que você está pensando ou deseja.
Muitos pensam que os espíritos tem uma espécie de telepatia e adivinham tudo que a pessoa pensa mas não é assim, até mesmo porque a mente das pessoas está sempre cheia de pensamentos de todo tipo.
Por isso a intenção precisa ser falada em voz clara para eles, usar frase de comando adequadas.
Nossas solicitações sempre devem ser feitas em voz clara. É isso que vai contar. A maneira como as frases que usarmos foi preparada e é isto que estes espíritos sejam anjos ou dæmons vão atender.
Esqueça as bobagens newage de que a parte espiritual sabe o que você precisa. Eles sabem muito bem quem você é, mas as escolhas serão suas.

Inclusive o sofrimento é também uma escolha. Se a pessoa não quer reagir, não quer lutar contra o que for que esteja causando esse sofrimento, então por que algum espírito iria ajudar?

Esse é um simples motivo pelo qual é tão difícil de lidar com viciados e alcoólatras. Se a pessoa não quiser mudar, muito pouco se consegue fazer.
Nestes dois últimos casos existem outras áreas que lidam com isto, mas tudo que observei tem sido situações do tipo agarrar a pessoa na marra e forçar um certo tempo de calmaria que termina após a magia deixar de surtir efeito, precisando ser reforçada. É o mesmo que acorrentar alguém, mas não mudou a índole da pessoa que se tentou ajudar. Minha opinião aqui. Se a pessoa "alvo" da operação conseguiu enxergar uma Luz durante este tempo, então finalmente poderá decidir mudar a si mesma, caso contrário, vai voltar ao que era e todos familiares sofrem neste processo tentando acorrentar alguém que não quer estar preso.

É preciso estudar cada caso e é por isso que nenhum praticante sério de magia faz uma operação sem consultar seus oráculos antes mesmo de verificar descrições de espíritos. Isso é absolutamente necessário para entender o que realmente está ocorrendo.

E também, cada praticante vai ter prática e contatos diferentes com os espíritos. O que é fácil para um pode ser difícil para outro.

O espírito adequado para um praticante não será o mesmo para outro pois cada um de nós tem uma experiência e aprendizado, assim, mesmo que eu faça questão de apresentar minhas sugestões em magia por escrito, isto jamais será uma "receita de bolo" para outro fazer. E aqui, novamente experiência prática, sobre pessoas acharem meu orçamento alto, buscarem alguém "mais barato" mas que não tem a mesma vivência que tenho e portanto, vão agir de maneira diferente. E óbvio, as vezes alguém me escreve reclamando porque "tal espírito" não funcionou, porém foram trabalhar com qualquer outro que tem uma experiência diferente.


As ferramentas mudam de acordo com o magista.

Vamos fazer um exemplo bem simples.

Como fazer um ovo frito.

Eu moro sózinho e cozinho para mim desde a adolescência, mais de quatro décadas.
Mas eu nunca consegui fazer uma famosa receita do Paul Bocuse um dos mais famosos Chefs do mundo. E é apenas considerada uma das melhores receitas de Ovo Frito do planeta. É o extremo da simplicidade culinária aliada a saber usar suas ferramentas.
E meu ovo frito não é dos piores.

Agora pense sobre isto ao avaliar quem é que vai efetuar a operação ritualística.

Você precisa estudar, praticar muito.
E principalmente, em Magia Cerimonial, sejam Anjos ou Dæmons você terá que conquistar "autoridade em magia"para suas operações.
Nós só vamos conquistar autoridade pelo estudo e prática constantes durante anos e anos.
Não é jamais como uma receita daqueles bolos que se compra pronto numa caixa no supermercado, misturar e assar.
É preciso desenvolver relacionamento com os espíritos, entender as ferramentas que são usadas, o porquê cada elemento do ritual tem toda sua importância.

Antes de pedir dicas por aí, pense bem em quem são as pessoas que respondem. Que tal pedir dicas sobre vida saudável num grupo qualquer sem saber que ali muitos são traficantes?

Eu reconheço que até hoje não sei fazer um ovo frito ao nível de um Chef, mas por outro lado, faço fantásticos omeletes.
E na magia, preciso sempre ser humilde sobre o que posso e não posso fazer.
Se eu achar que não estou capacitado, eu sempre vou preferir indicar quem saiba mais.
Mas nunca vou indicar alguém que eu mesmo não respeite. São nossos colegas de aprendizado, cada um tem suas próprias caminhadas e sempre fico feliz cada vez que posso apontá-los para alguém pois ninguém sabe sobre tudo, nenhum de nós é capaz de atender todas situações.
Mas espero sempre ser capaz de orientar de acordo para que cada pessoa receba a melhor informação e entenda todos motivos porque vou sugerir esta ou aquela alternativa, mesmo que isto venha a ser comentar explicitamente sobre algum caso e orientando adequadamente para um caminho melhor.


É mais simples motivo pelo qual não faço magia sem consulta muito menos apresento preço as cegas.
E também porque tantas vezes, as situações que me apresentam não precisam de magia, mas apenas de orientação para tantas coisas que as pessoas poderiam fazer por si mesmas sem precisar evocar espíritos para isso!


P+
21/09/2018


Leia também: 

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Consultas e atividades com Gilberto Strapazon

Consultas e Trabalhos em Magia - Portuguese text


Readings and Magic Works - English text


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sexta-feira, 13 de abril de 2018

Another Interesting Review about the Ritual Offerings Book





Another Interesting Review about the Ritual Offerings Book


From times to times people comment with me about the areas I wrote at that book. 
Here I will write about a very nice one I received.


But first, just for some background.

From the presentation of the book in Nephilim Press:

"...Ritual Offerings unites 12 practicing occultists who share their knowledge and experience with this fascinating and important subject..."


Few years ago Aaron Leitch started this great project and someway he found my ideas was suitable to be together with the works of some of the most know people at Western Magick.



The contributors include:
Aaron Leitch: Introduction: Magickal Offerings in Western Occultism
Aaron Leitch: Liber Donariorum: The Book of Offerings
Zadkiel: The Elements of Making Offerings: The Offering as Sacrifice
Bryan Garner (Frater Ashen Chassan): Whispers From a Skull: Lessons in Spiritual Offerings From a Conjured Familiar
Brother Moloch: Ancestors & Offering
Frater Rufus Opus: The Back Yard Path Toward the Summum Bonum
Denise M. Alvarado: Ritual Offerings in New Orleans Voudou
Jason Miller: Severed Head Cakes and Clouds of Dancing Girls: Offerings in Tibetan Buddhism
Nick Farrell: Offerings in Roman Deity Magic
Sam Webster, M.Div., Ph.D., founder OSOGD: Offerings in Iamblichan Theurgy
Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero: Ritual for the Declaration of Maa-Kheru
Gilberto Strapazon: Offerings in Ceremonial Magick and African Traditional Religions



Each one of the others are well known at the occult areas and have a long time of practice and study and are truly skilled in their areas at most top levels.

As people like some information, yes, every one of them have a long time at most known occult orders and magick areas, plus a lot of occult groups nobody even think to exist (I won't cite Illuminati for sure... LOL).
All of them are Masters in their own right, with a formal and solid work, with their own path and working groups too.

So thanks to the internet, I knew and had contact with many of them, learning a lot and sharing knowledge for years, even since some two decades posting at online forums and groups in many countries.

Be sure to have my experience to become part of this work was a true gift for me too.




What I did and why I wrote that material: 

I'm worried with the mixings among many magic and spiritual areas.

I see this every day.

Be sure I did it too and learned a lot for sure. Tears and blood included, no kidding.

I have seen people going after "easy results" or just because not checking sources, to be mixing ATR (African Tradional Religions) with others areas.

First, ATR is a really fantastic area. But is not all. And it's not for all. I fully respect the decent priestes, the nice people who do a very nice work. I just had a lot of time at the darkest and corrupted areas too and that is what many people will find easy due lack of knowledge about the area as few comment how some things works.


And to be clear, what I wrote is very related to "any mixings" among practices, so is not only muxings with ATR.
Repeating: what I wrote apply to any mixing of areas. For example, western pagan fairy magick with Tao or anything else. Be sure something won't work at that.

Each area has a reason to exist and not all times what appears to be alike means to be the same.
 There are lots of works, blogs, websites, books, artcicles at magazines presenting "spells" and dirtorted information that is result of such mixings.


Currently I see this happens with every possible magick and spiritual areas, Grimoires, Pagan, Viking, Tao, Buddhism, Reiki, and even in Evangelic churches!

I'm very serious about some churches and there's lot of funny videos from some evangelic churches where what they are doing is 100% ATR, but people think that was because "Jesus". No way! That's ATR work (or other source) and with results common people are not aware about the troubles to happens later. And some of such priestes are using that sources on purpose, I say, some churches and other groups are doing secret works too to manipulate people. This to say a minimun.


An Example Not So Simple To Deal

A simple result of such mixings is the idea many people will find about "baths". What is easy to find anywhere is the stupid comment to "do not wash" your head with salt or even herbs.
That is always 100% because ATR forbid this to people who are formally initiated. SO this does not apply to all the other people! Please, wash your head when you do such spiritual baths and avoid a lot of future troubles for yourself!
For people at Solomonic areas, just remember the grimories are clear about full bath, including head.
Here's an article on purpose:
Do Thick Salt Bath or Herbal Bath Over Your Head?
This is a very simple example. Just a wrong done bath can make a mess at one's life.
Be sure, 100% of times, no exceptions, including some authors from areas as different as "Reiki" who are speaking to not to wash your head, I always found that everyone has or had more intimate contact with ATR and have no other source to cite. Ok, some are so stupid to say "there was formal studies about..." Guess what? I went after that and found 100% their study sources was ATR and most of them was part of some ATR group too before. Yes, I took time to check such sources always. Dot.
I'm commenting only a minor part of the text for that book, but see how something that appears "so simple" as a herbs or salt can result in troubles? (please, read the above linked text for this)


This was my writing work at that book. For curiosity, the biggest chapter at the book. 
The original material for sure was edited and we needed to cut a lot. From some 70 to +30 pages. And still I have material for near 500 pages.  May be a future work?  


Some Good Results


We already has some very nice reviews about that work and is great to see people get the idea about how to improve their magick works.

The grimoires just cite how to make tools and what prayers to do. Same at many other areas.
Most lack to comment "how to work". And here's another idea for this book. How to improve the methods at any magick area and get more results of that.




A Very Interesting Review


It is always good to hear about how our work has helped people.


This came from someone who contacted me and someway our work helped him.


Here's the review at Amazon: (click for source)


"Great book, helped provide life altering insight


A great and useful book with tons of useful info that, applied correctly, will help move the western magical tradition forward... or perhaps, arguably, backwards... but in a GOOD way... by bringing it back to it's pre-revival/reconstruction roots. Anyways, great book, and in a way unconnected, but equally important, to that last statement, one I credit with saving my life in a spiritual and material way.

Sounds dramatic, but I am quite serious. Basically, I was in an ATR (African Traditional Religion) that had gone in a very bad direction, and really had even before I was initiated into it. The situation, as best as I can see it (with clarity now)is that people entering it would be helped with a few issues... and then, almost imperceptibly, over time, their lives would go down hill... drama, trouble, broken relationships, a lack of prosperity etc etc etc etc etc... but this would happen in a way similar to that concept that a frog being dropped into boiling water will jump out automatically, but one placed in water that is slowly heated to boiling won't know his goose is being cooked until it is too late.

I was almost that frog/goose... but: the quick version is that something nudged me to get this book (and the one I got was the original printing hardback... so it was expensive, especially for me at that moment in time)... and then something nudged me to read, and re-read, and pay extra special attention to one particular entry :
"Offerings in Ceremonial Magick and African Traditional Religions" by Gilberto Strapazon
This particular essay describes, amongst other thins, everything that can go wrong in the ATRs in terms of corrupt priests, spirits that pose as one thing but are actually another, etc etc etc... and the problems that this can bring into the life of those caught up in such a situation.
reading and re-reading this started to wake me up, a little bit, to some of the ways in which I had been conditioned in and by the mess I had got caught up in... and mess is an understatement, as my life had gone to hell in a hand basket. I ended up getting a reading from Gilberto, something that I was also nudged into by some unseen force looking out for me that was doing it's best to communicate with me through all of the negative noise that had taken over my so-called life. The one-two punch of this essay and the reading I purchased from Gilberto further opened my eyes... though it still took a long time for all the info and truth to sink in (It's sad to admit this, but I had been heavily conditioned and brainwashed, via spiritual social means), but it eventually did. I left that house, and have felt a tremendous weight of sorrow, confusion and trouble lifted off of my shoulders.
As such, I am grateful for this book, and particularly the inclusion of that essay, and the book occupies a place of honor high up on my book shelf.

I recommend that anyone getting involved in, or already involved in spiritual work get and read this book, and particularly that essay, it just might save you a lot of trouble."


Wow!

Thanks for that and wish so many people discover more about how we can use offerings without being caught at traps, but to use the better of the magick art to improve their works. 


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13/04/2018


PS - As usual, sorry for bad english. The funny is people have been able to understand it.


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Consultas e Trabalhos em Magia - Portuguese text


Readings and Magic Works - English text


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domingo, 25 de junho de 2017

Receiving Oracle Skills by Initiation.

Be sure giving the Key is not a physical act only.
Photo: Unknown author.


Receiving Oracle Skills by Initiation.

OR

How become instantly good with oracles due some occult supernatural ways. 


Learning a more complex oracle, like the Tarot, Runes, I-Ching, etc. is something that demand study, practice, research in other related areas according with the oracle being studies, etc.

Just to make simple comment, I'm using more the Tarot as an example. 
The first most people learn is a general meaning to each card, rune and some basic spreads to place the cards and have some kind of reply. Most of people don't do much more and only expect to be using their own natural intuition for that.
Even if the person have a gift of birth like vidence, this does not add so much. All they have are ideas or visions and will deal accordingly their life experience only to understand what they see.
So the next needed is to start a more former study about each card, not only the basic meanings, but some of the idea each card express and how it is related to the others. Is here people start to understand more about the real way the oracle works. This will add a lot to understand the ideas and how intuition may help too, and to get more complex understanding and relations amog

The following, is learning about the inner symbols of the cards, planets, astrological signs, numbers, elemental correspondences and so on.
This is just about technical aspects.
The other to develop is the own intuition capabilities, learn more about other areas to understand more about people, society, etc.
So this is a wide area to study for sure.

There's the possibility to increase that throught initiations. To access other levels and discover more areas and this way improve the reading capability.
For sure this is not something like "instant learning" nor "instant vidence" capabilities. 


Many see initiation just as a rite to get a diploma, many may think this is an instant miracle way for new super-powers.

Initiation at basic levels, is just to become in contact with some kind of knowledge.
This is the human level.

But at the higher spiritual levels, the initiation is a process to receive a kind of key.

You must see the idea of "key" just as something that may connect you to something.

Like opening a door to you.
BUT, see, the door just is opened, you still need to enter by your legs and learn what is behind that point.

Get this? Is not an instant capability.

You will just receive the key, or a connection to a resource at the other realms.
If you was working to prepare for it, for sure you will see results faster, but again, this is why you already have done all the previous needed work.

So you will enter there, entire new realms and possibilities and see by yourself to learn.
Some will have a lot to learn, others will be ready for that.
Anyways, they was in the merit to receive it despite how much practice.
Yes, even without so much practice some people may have the needed merit, just need more hard practice that often happens very fast.

I may give to someone an intiation to an oracle or something else, but still there are the need to work with it, practice and study. Before and after.

This is why some people may receive such initiation and have a jump on their skills: they was just working and was ready to receive a better resource.

And no, no, no, do not even think to ask for that. This is not something to buy too.
Yes, too often some people try and they received only what they deserved... Sorry...
You can buy a diploma, but never the merit or real skills.

I may give such initiations by my own to the ones who deserved the merit. Never to the ones who asked. They was just fooled by themselves.
I give such initiations sometimes, when the disciple/student is really ready.
Some have tryed to be "opportunists" and received just a fake key pointing into their own darkness. Betrayers! They even received a "mystic name" from me. To these ones,, as they are vampires out of light, such names was just what they never had done and what they have to discover to deserve what they asked for. A bill for life at most.
I'm looking at both sides, Uhm?

Remember the phrase: "When te disciple is ready the master comes"?
Is this.
You can't ask for it.
It may happens to you someday if you keep walking and do your own homework.

And this can happens in two basic ways:
1) Meeting someone who will give the keys and will be an incredible experience.
2) Astral initiation. Uhm something like at someday or night, you receive a vision, or the sky opens up and you see a big flame or spirit/angel and they will give it to you.
Yes, it really happens this way, I had some and will be only yours as you keep the work.

Some formal Orders do a nice work to give the keys to the ready ones . But even there you must do the work.
So, study, practice, take notes, improve yourself. Sometime when you are ready that will happens.

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08/07/2016

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quinta-feira, 24 de novembro de 2016

Using Each of The Four Elements for Oracle Reading.

Lakeside camp. A nice place with the four elements around. 
by SnowSara


Using Each of The Four Elements for Oracle Reading. 


Here I will talk some about working with the power of the four elements.

To the ancient Greek and most western traditions, there are four elements and they are the prime force in the nature.
They are Fire, Air, Earth and Water.

I used the word “oracle” instead of “divination” to suggest the idea about an oracle to be the active part and do the work while the reader get the results from it. Here, the reader is an observer and able to interact and get the information the oracle present.
For sure reading capabilities and previous oracle works are very desired, like developing your 3rd eye and intuition. Advanced oracle skills are highly desired like other previous training, like meditation and some knowledge of the nature in a shamanic view.
Also, I will use the words “elements” and “elementals” for the same purpose. For example, the salamanders or just “fire”.

I won’t enter at the aspects of working with the elemental’s Kings level nor at other higher spirits who are related to the elements too. Such practices are most related with the practices to work with spirits, their correspondences and areas of acting.
For sure it’s great to use the elemental oracles together with the spirits working. They add a powerful tool and different ways to develop your perception.

So, to the extents I choose for now, I will cite spirits as a part of the work if you choose to add it. But the focus is going for a direct elementals work.
If you choose to call first spirits to rule the operation, that is interesting too.


To add some study suggestions, in the Tarot, the Ace cards means the pure aspects of each elemental energy. Something interesting to study and their following manifestations among the cards. The lower arcana cards (1 to 10) are just the manifesting power of the elements, but accordingly with their numerological aspects too.
So, this is something more for your study about Numerology and also for Qabalah (Gematry). That is very related to the elementals in the ways they manifest their power in the world.
Agrippa is always a good resource for study too.

But while theory is very good to add information and knowledge, this is not an armchair work to be done at your library room.
Using the elements as oracle is a nature work. Remember this. Even at your temple room, you must be able to connect with nature forces.
If you have not some forests to go, even so you may have some park around, gardens, etc. When you open your eyes, you will discover every tree at the street is looking for you and wishing to be seen. The moment you discover this, you never will be alone again. Nature is all around us.

As nature forces, the Elements are the main part of life and have their own spirits too.
At the elemental levels, we found many living beings, the popular names are gnomes, fairies, undines, sylphs, etc. Each country have traditional names for them.
This work is about them. Yes, the fairies, sylphs, gnomes, undines, salamanders. They are the ones working to show you what they have to say.
There are also what is named Genius Loci, the spirits of each place. Frater Rufus Opus wrote some very good material about working with them at the Ritual Offerings book.
See, each place have its own spirits. See the eastern traditions about the Devas, or discovering a mountain or a river are also living beings.

In the book “Toilers of the Sea” from Victor Hugo, at the beginning, Gilliatt the main character, who was someone strange to the village people, comments some like “if the air and water are transparent, why not to be such transparent living ones there?” With time science have discovered many of them too.  A bit of fantasy plus a lot of reality to discover. Glad too often science have just confirmed what occultists know for ages.

The basic idea for Element’s Oracles is first observe they are “life too”, so it is just something like a talk with them.
In other words, it is part of a relationship with the elements you are working with.

This is the best suggestion I can present you about working with an oracle: talk with it, create a respectful relationship with it. With time, this become mutual and you will discover another level of communication with them.

And think what you do for a relationship or to have a date. Uhm? Something so. Prepare and be respectful.
One first practice is to observe how they are beautiful and powerful. 
The moment you opens up for the beauty in the nature, nature himself will opens up for you.

It’s a shamanic idea, one of the oldest source of all magic in the world. An interesting work about the shamanic sources of grimoires magick is presented by Aaron Leitch at “Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires”.

Many native traditional cultures name the elementals as relatives. Mother earth, brother wind, sister water, etc.
This is to recognize they are part of the wide nature as all of us are part of that.
One more reason to repeat: be respectful. This is a main rule we have learned in traditional magic, sorcery, whatever area. Be angels, daemons, nature spirits, whatever.
They share the same living planet and astral dimensions all of us are living.
And many of them are ready to be your friends someway too.
Got this?
A respectful approach and the true desire to learn and to be opened to receive their energies will do wonders.
This is also related to opening your spiritual eye, the 3rd eye vision. There are many ways for that for sure. This is just one more. To be receptive.
And remember this: To say sincere “thanks” it’s a master key too.


General warnings about working with elementals
 
As cited before, people too often think fairies and others are nice, sweet, anything so fluffy to deal with. Just because fantasy tales.
And what happens?
They put many gnomes and fairies’s images at home, burn incense and invite them as guests. Like a party.
And their houses appears like a mystic store at first days. But wait.
Elementals spirits are bi-dimensional beings. There are just so closer of our tri-dimensional world.
And they are like children without rules too.
Such people invite them at home and forget about. Soon things are broken or disappears.
And most people does not realize what is the real source of the troubles! Elementals playing at their houses.
Just children foolish. Think about as many children running at your house like crazy doing all foolish things without any care.
As any other spirit, elementals may be called for work and then dismissed.
Yes, be explicit to tell them to let the place and go back to their own area.
Even if you are doing this with that nice fairies dolls you found at some mystic store. 

This is one more reason we talk to never let an unattended candle.
Get this? The elementals like to walk around. Remember this.
Safety procedures are always needed. Be careful.
Think about this: even if you someday become a master, your workers and disciples still won’t be at same level and you must have an eye on them.

So, if you already learned to invoke the Angels, Kings or any Daemons related to that elemental areas, you always can invoke them to be over and command the operation you are doing and to watch over the elementals beings you are calling to work with.
As told above just for cite, this is possible too and very interesting. 

The idea of calling the pure elementals is also because you will be calling forces who are like children to work. But as any children, they have a long tongue when doing oracles. LOL…


Warning about photos


Photo by objektiiv.ee
In modern times, we have seen many images or such works. I do it sometimes too and some are vey nice.
The most easy to get are photos of fire.
But this is ruled under the same as for any magic working: you must ask permission to register what you are doing.

This is very important to remember. Be respectful!

Never, but never try to register images of any ritual or an elements oracle working without asking explicit permission. So you must be very alert to what kind of reply, some signal about the permission for doing that.
You are working with elementals and spirits, so be sure you will not be hidden trying to do such register. Ok?
Without an explicit permission, be with the traditional film cameras or a digital camera the results may vary just from registering nothing or just confuse images, going to a broken equipment and at some worst cases, you may receive a direct punch from the spirits who may got furious due the lack of discretion.
And a direct punch from such spirits can be anything, like some bad times doing cleanings and banishments going to even something simple, like a small stone jumping against your car’s front glass in the middle of the way. I saw even that. So do not mess with them.


Simple but effective 

To be short, such elementals oracles are simple but need practice while you develop your skills.
As cited before, an elemental oracle is something just like talking with it and to observe to the replies.
But as any spirits working, just to repeat, you must be respectful.
So prepare your oracle with the needed care, do the best you can for each case.
Do the best you can each time.
Temporary needs happens to anyone for sure, just be clear to say and explain this when you open the oracle and show you have a serious compromise to do better as you can.
To be sincere with them will help to make a solid relationship.
And again, a true relationship is what you need to work with the elements oracles.


The Oracles

Repeating once more. You will talk with the elementals and this is working as you open your spiritual vision.
I will comment some about each one, adding more at some due personal preferences.
But we have the same basic working ideas for each element for sure.

And very important: each oracle will present the information a very different point of view.

So think on this: each element have a different time and way in time. The visions you will get are related to that point of view.


A Cauldron Ritual of Fire of mine.


The Fire Oracle

Probably the most popular.
The fire is beautiful and anyone have seen images of witches dancing nude around a fire. A bit of fantasy people have for sure.

The most popular fire oracle I have seen is just to lit a candle and gaze at it.
And too often, I see a lot of newage style comments about guided visualizations and comments about how the flame may move this or that way. The problem is in practice, you won’t be reading many pages of a guided instructions for something that may be simple. No way! In my opinion many of such “instructions” are something near a fantasy mystic delusional delirium.
At maximum, my suggestion is to read that to get some idea, sometime one or other useful phrase may be found as many of such texts are just based or a copy from some source. With some luck, you will find something new to use. 

About using candles for a fire oracle, uhm, Ok, that will work.
May the flame dance or not, do some movements to get your attention.
We have many signals during rituals just coming from the candles. For sure they have a proper use.

But to be sincere, I’m not in love about to use a candle as a fire oracle. It’s so shy… 

See, fire is a strong example of free power. Fire need space to manifest.
Just release the fire and you will see the destruction it may does.
Fire is action.
Do not mess with the fire.

However, for a good fire oracle in my personal opinion is needed a decent size fire.
Please, do not put fire at the entire area.
Just have a decent size fire to last for some 30 minutes or more so the elementals can enjoy the place and do their work.
You may do a bonfire at your backyard or in a safe place in the woods or use a cauldron for it with a cup of alcohol at the cauldron.
If you do not have a witch's iron cauldron, you can use even a cuisine pot, but remember this is just something temporary only.
Be respectful in preparing your work materials, so a cuisine pot can only be used for the time it takes until you to get a better tool, a real iron cauldron or a yard to make a decent campfire.
Remember, use what you can, the best of it. But if you expect for real development you must work to have a proper tool.

Well, that is about having a decent size fire.
Yes, if you want to do a call for the fire elementals, the first is to do a decent size fire.
For sure, does not burn a forest nor your house. Does not be fanatic.
Be sure a very big fire, like a forest or a building burning does not will be good to try to use as an oracle. That is a time when fire get out of control, so do not mess with it!

As a personal choice, I love to do a bonfire at backyard or at some place in nature.
Just think about that as the same you would do while in a camp.
Campfires are great places where friends meet, even got drunk and talk a lot of bullshit.
If you read again the previous phrase, you get one aspect of the fire elementals working: passion. Make people be hot and friendly with others. Campfires are great times for people meeting. Companies would do a lot more if they turn their office meetings into doing campfires with their executives. Not just a barbeque. I say a decent size fire to people be around. But that works also often expose secrets because the fire light and sometimes a lot of alcohol drinking. LOL…
What ancient warriors did while planning or preparing for a fight next day? A campfire. Uhm?

Just to cite a scene at movies, just see Kirk, McCoy and my beloved uncle Spock at the movie “Star Trek V The Final Frontier”. They traveled everywhere into the Galaxy in a starship. But just a campfire did wonders. How far does you have gone when something so near can do wonders?
O add that part just to note they are in a campfire.


That are epic scenes anyways if you like Sci-Fi.  But if you don't like Star Trek, sorry.

So what the idea with the oracle of fire?

Action.
Fire is flow.
Fire is passion.
Fire burn something to turn it into something else (air). Better to remember, smoke is related to the air. And the final result is the earth (ashes).
The fire will show aspects under the vision of “action”, movement. Events happening related to something.
Consecrate your fireplace as you choose and greeting the energies and spirits you may be or not asked to be present too.
A fire oracle is like a happy hour with friends sometimes.
During a bonfire or at the cauldron, I will be drinking a good wine and sharing with the evoked energies.
Let’s the fire become present and flow as it become hotter and moving. Take your time.
If you want, you can invite the fire elementals to present themselves if they want. See this, invite but allow them to choose if they want to be present.
Sometimes the salamanders will appears dancing in the fire and they are very nice flashing there.
It’s interesting to observe as sometimes they will be really present and dance in the flames.
All that is moving. And that is a party.

As you get the fire to be really live, look to the fire and ask it to open for you the oracle of the flames.
Be explicit. Something like:
“I invoke the oracle of flames. May this flames open the gates so I can see all occult things and understand what I want about N.”
Where “N” is the area, person or topic you want to know.
Then just observe the fire and let your mind to be opened to any ideas you got. Sometimes the flames may do some move that catch your attention. Other times, that will flash like images into your head as you develop your intuition and 3rd eye vision.
Watch and allow that to flow.
And keep relaxed. This is not like scrying with fixed eyes, but more like just to pay attention to any scenes the fire will present you and the related ideas you got in your mind.
As I told, you may be even drinking in a feast with the fire.
The oracle images will flash when present something, with time you will learn to pay attention to some specific scene or idea and get the messages you want.
As the images flash, you will remember the fire is action and passion moving, so the replies are in the point of view of fast business, fast action. Too often very direct.

At the end, give thanks for their presence and dismiss them.


Childlike Happiness
Photo: Mark Hobson


The Water Oracle

Another popular oracle as water can be used in many ways.
You may observe the water in a big bowl, a small calm part of a river or lake or a water spring in the middle of some land area. A timid waterfall in a stream can be fantastic if you found a place in nature where the elementals spirits live.
Small areas are better and the water must be calm, except in the case of the example of a very small and calm waterfall. I say, that really small ones, just few foot height and very calm places.
As the fire, water can also become out of control.
A flood for sure is not good to try an oracle reading. Same for the places where the rivers are breaking the earth fast.
And no, is not a good idea to try this practice while you are doing a rafting in the Colorado River.
To be clear, as I did rafting before, is possible to talk with the river and receive some replies during the action, but it’s not the same as an oracle. The river will be talking while a challenge for your senses, it is more a warrior practice to learn to use.
Water is beautiful, fluid.
Water is a direct connection with your emotions.
The water oracle will show you how things appears under the emotional aspects.
The images you will get are very emotional most of times.
While fire is related with action, passion, water is related with feelings.
The fire show just action. Water will show some ideas of the “why” and “for what” just because that is related with how you feel about.

Choose the place, seat to observe.
When you ask to open the oracle of the water, you are also inviting your own emotional areas to be receptive.
How a stream flow? The water flow to reach again a calm state. This is what of to expect of the oracle. A seeking calm point of view. Even more meditative.
When a river run fast or jump in a big fall, that are done to reach a calm point again. And someday, find the sea. So the replies have a different point of view, just from someone who is watching at some distance and present a wide scenario.
Think about this: you feel your head and your foot at same time Ok? The same way, a river at source also is connected with the point where he meet the sea. Uhm? It’s a wide sense.
So between the “why” and the “for what” points, remember the river may have calms and some fast places, waterfalls, etc. happening.
Think as the water from the ocean may take some few days and weeks from the sea to the clouds and rain again into earth. That will start the cycle again to run into the sea. A giant river like the Amazon means just many weeks from the highest mountain until reach the sea again.

And here is interesting to observe and remember. There are the fast times in the life cycle of the water. From the ocean to clouds and back to the earth again in the top of the mountains.
There are rapids, falls and even some swamps where the water get trapped.
This is very related to emotions as cited before.
So the “calm” replies may also add this aspect.
Emotions can vary from happiness, to calm flow, stagnation areas and even to fear.
So even fear is a “calm” aspect of feelings. The most fear, the most vulnerable.
Fear can make someone become rigid.
How is the water in the poles or in the most high mountains? It got frozen. Ice. But even that ice someday will become fluid again. That water just choose to stay for a while, or better, a long time at such places and receive more of the energy such places have. Just think why so many people fall in love to climb and stay there, the high mountains, or at the poles. Emotions got so calm and can be observed at same time others aspects can be worked. Like observe large horizons.
To learn what fear is can make a warrior to become a hero. To go over the fear and act.
But also, fear help to the warrior does not act like a stupid suicidal.
Such images can be very deep at your most ancient memories and show things in a way you will fear or even fall in love with.

At the end, give thanks for their presence and dismiss them.
The water you used you can just throw it at the earth, like a garden to release the energy.


Wind
Photo: BenKrohn - Finland

The Air Oracle

This as the earth, can be a very rare oracle to work.
The Air will work at first on your mind. The ideas level.
What your mind is doing just now?
Stop for a moment and observe what’s really happening inside your head now.
How many different thoughts you can observe at once?
The mind area too often is very busy with a lot of events and ideas and remembering all that is happening at once.
At same time you are doing something, remembering others, plus a lot of images from current and even past events.
Just now your mind is working with this text, but also everything related with the room you are, feelings, body sensations, any sounds sources AND due this, presenting information from your memory related to all that.
Add to this, all subconscious level workings.
Your mind is like a crazy machine doing thousands of works at same time.
Every image, sound, body sensation is being compared to everything your memory have registered searching for some pattern or related topic.
You just look to something before and that brings into your current thoughts an older event?
But that also happens to something you saw times ago. Your mind took that and keep comparing, searching it at the memory files.
Is very common someone to “remember” an event due something that happened times before. In practice, your mind had been working all this time trying to do a match.
Have you think why that happened? Simple, just because the most simple thing you see, listen or think, even a smell, is compared to everything in you memory. That means, millions of events happening and you was not aware. And that can take a long time.
Got worried because all that? No worries, its just what a brain do. And this is a reason we suggest to learn some practice like meditation. To improve your brain and also your soul.

So how to get some oracle in the air?
The air is invisible!
Well, meditation practices works first to make you became just an observer. It’s not just to calm your mind, but to keep aware of that and let your soul fly free. Just to say so.
The replies the air oracle present can appears to be disconnected of other aspects, just appears something blowing in the wind.
The air elements at first are invisible. Or not. Just remember the sky appear to be blue because the sun light. 
You can feel the air due the light or because the wind.
So as the other elements, strong air movements are not safe for trying a reading. Like a hurricane.
But the wind is fresh. Like a calm river or lake.

But when there’s no wind, how to get it?

The oracle of the air is something to be worked usually at open areas.
And better near the nature.
So if you are among oppressive buildings in the city, or a closed room there are few opportunity to the elemental forces be acting without restriction.
They will be there anyway, but that also means you must be really able to get that.
So open areas, even a calm street in town area will be better.
This oracle is a bit different to open.
You may be seat in a nice place in the woods, meditating, or in the beach, or seated in you house’s garden.
This is a best condition. A calm mind and a receptive state.
But due the initiations I had, I observed it will work also anywhere, I say even walking in the street and on need of some information. But see, this is due practical training and even so, not all times a so good work condition and hard to get what is just your mind or a proper reply from the air.

As any oracle, the best is to take a time to do the reading you need.
Have a proper place and time.
As before, use your voice and command to the oracle of the air be opened for you.
The images you will get are direct into your mind level. Like ideas coming from somewhere.
Remember as commented, our brain can even be a crazy machine. You need to learn to calm your mind and be able to separate what is coming outside from your own work.
But as the fire and the water have different ways to present to you, as light or the wet emotional images, the same way the air have some aspects to observe.
The first, is moving. The wind.
A good idea is to have near something to observe, like trees, plants or even the smoke from a source. Their movements may have a meaning during the oracle of the air.
Here you will not be talking with the trees not the fire. Just using part of that to observe what the air is doing.
And for sure, the best of all, is feeling the wind around you.
When you have the pleasure of the wind, you will note how the wind is touching you, gentle or not, trying to move your head to look to some point and get an image from that place.
When you have wind, this happens, he can be like a lover hand touching you and suggesting ideas and some will again, just be flashing into your head.
Sometimes you may even note the wind touching you, but everything around is quiet. No one leaf in the trees are moving. This happened using smoke in a bonfire. I was very closer feeling the wind, but the smoke was straight as if nothing was happening.
Another was a personal reading during a Sabbath, using the wind for this, the person just in front of me had her hair and clothes moving but I felt nothing touching me. The wind was showing what was behind her thoughts and she was forced to confirm everything I told.
Yes, the elements oracles can be used for live readings when you get it.
There are more working with the air oracles.
There are the wind. But if not, you may feel changes in temperature, heat or cold that do not match the place in anyway.
Sometimes on sunny days the hot air moving up makes visible shadows on the ground, like cement, rock or sand, as if they were waves. Note this, too.
Also may happens oppressive conditions, like to be hard to breath.
I cited to dislike using candles for oracles, but once I asked the air oracle and a candle suddenly seemed to have been crushed, the flame almost erased as I asked for confirmation of the mental image I had, then suddenly the candle shone with the air as a confirm. This was a try working with this oracle inside my temple room. Another reason I talk about drastic changes in temperature. But such things happens at open places. Another was in a mountain, a very cold place and the air became hot in a way I had related messages. .
Such changes are physical to show the air is there, but such have to be related to some images or intuition you have at same time.
To say soo, such changes are just like air elementals spirits foolish. They are invisible, but they like to say they are near too.

Be sure to give thanks to the air elements. They are listening everywhere.
At the end, give thanks for their presence and dismiss them. 


Big Rock
Photo: Ruben - Vlc, Catalonia - Spain


The Earth Oracle

The earth is the most brute and the most unknown oracle.
It's the oracle of the big rocks. 
It will put you on the ground. How things in the planet was created and where they go?
This oracle often works on large period’s points of view. Not just immediate needs, but the teachings about your path in life, getting wisdom, understand how things work in a wide time lapse.
While the other elements can have short life cycles, the earth may often means hundred thousand years or even millions of years for just something happens.
This is the oracle of the big rocks.
But few times to be practiced with the small ones.
For sure crystals, or just some mirrors done with a piece of stone are great. But that are used most as divination tool.
With a great luck, one may find a not so big one, uhm, 2-3 foot size to become an oracle. But such one are rare and must be very special, taken direct from the ground and be untouched before. Still, will be like a baby rock. 
For a real oracle purpose, the best are the big ones at distant nature places and as possible, untouched or with rare contact with people so they keep their pure aspects.
Rocks need a long rest time when are disturbed. The good sculptors know they should let the stone rest in nature for a long time when they are moved or worked.
Do not mess with the old ones.
To find the ancient nobles, one must go into the mountains, deserts, cliffs or rocky coastlines.
Such ones are often the working place for initiation rites on ancient paths.
There are places with some sacred rocks who receive offerings due their power. People does not go there to do an offering for a spirit, but for the rock, or even a mountain.
As any other living being, some rocks have more power than others do.
Some ancient traditional groups had some simple practices, like to be closer a specific big rock for a long time. Like for mystic warrior challenges, standing under the sun, without water as long as possible. Or just to be under that big rock without any protection for rain, wind or cold. They are there to listen the rock and receive their ancient wisdom.
The rock is part of that and the seeker is going to get connected with its energy.
To be so closer such big elements is to face the planet most oldest beings.

Sometimes we have some big problem in life like bad memories and regrets. The type we talk about with other people sometimes. A hurt or sadness that needs to be forgotten and this can be very difficult.
If one goes to talk about that at the hair stylist, that's just gossip and receive more gossip in return. Not so much different with most people. They will reply just telling you about their problems and nothing got solved, but just the opposite, that feed the problem with more bad energy.
However, to talk to one of that older big ones rocks, for a last time is a final cut. They will hear what you have to say but contrary to people, they will return only the pure energy of nature, of growth. This same practice also work with big older trees. They are elder ones.
Telling your sorrows to these great natural beings is a way to end a cycle and leave behind something that bothers you greatly.
This is an aspect of the earth oracle. They listen too.
Get this? Any oracle in practice is a two way communication. They listen and reply.
The earth oracle is most suitable for a spiritual seeker. A warrior.
As the other oracles, it may be approached with great respect.
The rock may dislike you and fall over your head. Or make you have a bad step following, and you will jump in a cliff.
To found one, you need to walk in the woods, a coastline, a riverside or at the desert, wherever until meet a proper place. As told before, at distant places.
The work you have to be there is part of your prepare to ask for the oracle.
Seat or stand in front of the rock and stay quiet all the needed time to observe until the rock pay attention to you.
Remember, they have a long life, far away from your common idea about life, before any known modern civilization. Yes, there was many others before. So they don’t pay too much attention to fast events. That can need a long time until you have a message, a vision on the rock surface or even feeling to be moved to see another reality level.
May be you have the opportunity to found a smaller one, as cited before, 2-3 foot size, or even bigger, to adopt and let it rest undisturbed at your backyard for months and years so the stone relax and become an antenna for the inner planet energy.  That’s will be priceless.

When you finish, thanks for their presence and dismiss them.

Cooling off at Lynn Headwaters in North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Photo: Ann Badjura

Some final notes

If you have the opportunity of proper nature places for such workings, sometimes you will observe more than one element to be very near.
For example, you may find a big rock just closer a river. This way, you can invoke the energy of the water to expand your inner vision, and then ask the rock to open the oracle for you. This way you may flow better into the visions of the rock.
Doing the opposite, first asking to the rock to support you and then invoking the oracle of the water will help you to have a ground and not be caught into some emotional aspects that sometimes happens.
Same when you have a place to work with a bonfire, be near the water of the rocks.
Or just the wind you will find moving more near big rock areas or near a river.

Always at finish give thanks and dismiss the energies you invoked.

Always remember for physical safety.
If you are aside a cliff, you may be sure you are grounded before working with the wind.
If you choose the water, also be sure you are fixed at place as even some strange or even stupid accidents may happens if you enter at the water. For example, is not good idea to enter in a lake during the oracle even if the elementals invite you.
Never let an unattended candle. If you finish the work, most of times is Ok to finish the fire.
In the case of a bonfire, you must be sure it is finished and is safe to leave the area. Be careful! Do not start a forest fire!

Do not let any human garbage at the place. That will be very disrespectful to the spirits you called before.

To improve your skills, walk at the nature always as you can.
You will discover nature grow anywhere even in a city.
Learn to be quiet and just observe this way learning about the energy at each place.
With time, you will expand your senses.

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domingo, 10 de abril de 2016

Ok, So You Think That Magick is So Simple?

You won't buy ready magick knowledge at store. Well, may be you was lucky that time when I was with friends blessing the doll to share love blessings.
(the perfume store's owner didn't know it). 



Ok, So You Think That Magick is So Simple? 


One and other time people really work hard to drive me nuts.
Compassion is not infinite, so one and other time is needed to be very clear and direct.


Most of people come to us due some personal reference, articles, foruns posts, etc.

I know there are many who will just use something like Google and try at blind and forget to look for references. Yes, they forget to use the same Google to search info about who is who. Ok.

So most often, they have some idea who I am and who others are.

Then people come to me asking for help or guidance, because some problem, pay for a reading and what happens?
Here the funny start. Well, some are not funny.


There are a lot of people who receive the needed information and we have a decent talk.
One or other time some additional magick work is done, here I'm including some hard cases, but if I accepted to do it, let's work.
Some like to come each year for a personal update for a new year or because new events in their lifes. They get what is needed, learn and follow on.

But sometimes.... people expect fantasies or are too deep on some pre-made ideas, like the ones they got at some cheap magazine. 

So, I got the inspiration to write about some sugestions I do, as some of that can appear simple.
Such solutions can have two different reasons:
1) I won't use an atomic bomb because a bug.
2) Need learning to know when to do it.

So be be sure I won't use a truck when a bike is the suffice or I can just walk.

So, in a reading I most often write a long text based on what I can talk in a one hour tarot (or any other oracle) reading (and I talk fast). Add many hours editing, adding comments, examples, etc.
That is sent to the client and... 

Well, remember, I'm commenting about the sttuborn, fantasy based ones,

Then I have some typical replies:

1) Oh no, my problem is not that! I'm sure I'm being attacked by the biggest dark forces!
Reply - Too often they are just under some kind of bug size problem, being anxious or fear and only need a herbs bath or stop with some bad habit.

2) Oh no, your proposal is too simple! I won't do that because my problem is too big and nobody knows what to do!
Reply - First they ignore a specific direct reply about what the problem is. Most of times they do nothing because they want something related with the size of their stupidy. They have not done the bigger options too and won't even try the simple direct solution I pointed.

3) Oh no, I didn't read your reply because I disagree it, but may be you can try this, that or whatever else?
Reply - A serious work can't be done by chance. There are two possible approachs: 1) The problem is something knew. 2) The problem have something that need to be explored, but again, knowing how to go after it.

When I point something, is my point of view and experience. For sure I don't know all, but I have some decades on many areas to recognize my limits when needed. 
So, if there are something to explore, I will point it by myself and explain what are the next steps to explore.
But a lot of times, most of all, I'm pointing some specific reason, what to do, why and how.

And some of that appears to be simple.


What is simple on magick?
It's something specific and clearly related with the results needed.

But in no way this is the same as a easy solution nor something cheap.

And see, simple is not the same as "basic".
For example, a basic candle magick is light a candle and do a prayer.
By other side, a simple candle magick is light a proper color candle, use a specific psalm at same hour for some days.


Most great inventions of mankind, including the art world, are simple.
Remember the Archimedean lever?
He risked his life for suggesting something so simple to his King.

And what is that? A rod and a point of support. That is simple.
And today we all know that the lever is a key part in all modern technology.

But finding a simple solution is not always easy.



To find a solution you first need to evaluate it.

And how you evaluate human life, social groups, companies and why and when magick is more or less related with the life needs?

This comes with learning and practice.


Information is useless without practice.
Practice without learning become only mechanic and lack the "art" to act in better ways.
Remember, good magick is not brute force.

To get magick power you must study, practice, review results, observe and learn from others works. And practice a lot for a long time.

So, many of that popular texts, including newage, witchcraft, mysticism, etc., are just a copy and paste, without the needed reasoning. You will find lots of examples, really generic on popular spells and ways to do this or that.
But where is the knowledge to say what you really needed?
It's like self-medication. It can be a big risk. The doctor is the one to tell you what is really needed. And some of them may goes wrong or need to work more on the case. 

Magick is not something you start today and tomorrow you are the Ooobaa-boobaaa Grand Magister. This is children fantasy tales. Or just charlatan easy talk (and I knew a lot).


One of the most important aspects of practice on magick is creating relationship with the spirits you work with.
Such relationship is not result of worship, or just repeating something like a parrot.
This comes from being respectfull with the spirits and receiving the same from them.
This is the first.
In no ways this means becoming slave of some spirit.
A spirit must respect you as friend or equals.
You never, but never are a pet for such forces.

Have you gone to some place where they does not respect the spirits or try to force you to be submissive? Some use sweety words, or even become your fake friends. Run from that like hell!

This is simple? Yes. But sometimes your life can become a hell despite you be sure to being respectfull at all areas and doing all the right things. Yes, spirits and people can be very persuasive.

Well, shit happens. I'm a kind of expert because I have been cheated a lot too. Hard times, learning under suffering. But I survived.


Many of the material I wrote about troubles and the risks when mixing magick practices at the "Ritual Offerings" book came as the result of learning under the worst conditions.
I had the most absurd strange events, learnings because under bloody and extreme suffering, being cheated, personal life destroyed, friends going crazy and companies going on severe trouble events, all due something used by fake priests and corrupted spirits trying to steal what we was doing.
And, this happened even with some decades of experience. Compassion can't be infinite. I was cheated and saw closer friends being harmed to learn that. And be sure that was not something simple to see what was happening and being unable to do more to avoid that.

Be sure, the nice moment photo at start does not show what was against us. We was on good times, near something better a lot. But things was going rotten under our feet and I had three years more living on hell to discover why things stopped working and why my friends got crazy too and we was even unable to talk. That was a severe storm that costed really a lot, a real fuck. And after that years, it still needed many years more after the hidden forces being revealed just to start a move to get rid of it. To be clear, more than a decade fighting against that. All because corrupted spirits and fake priests I trusted as friends and since the begining thinking I was learning something.

Note: I allow anyone who is a good decent person, a real priest/magician to do a reading about me to see if this is true. Be warned about that spirits will try to attack you trying to get a "feed" source.


Well, I really learned a lot of simple things that can prevent or even remove some really bad conditions. And 99,99% of that are not at any books nor most priests will talk to you.

Yes, I can talk because while I was being cheated, they forgot to take from me a previous secrecy compromise. So I can talk.
For sure, in respect with the good ones, there are things I won't comment and that are not related to this article nor the material for the book I posted.
The magickal world is really wide and have lots of nice and wonderfull things.

So, I'm today more aware about how things can turn to dark times but also, how many suffering can be avoid.
The most the troubles was worse, I learned after years that many of that have simple ways to solve using magick ways.
But until that, terrible times, doing all I was able to do, I had gone many times to hospitals at extreme sufferings with doctors going crazy because they had no idea what to do, absurds happening at all areas.
And this happened even with more than two decades of previous learnings at other areas before.


Because this too, I learned a lot of simple solutions. And that was paid with blood and suffering from many people I loved. It is simple?

Yes. That are simple when related to the specific point. Just use well the resources when needed.



At previous comment at item (3), I repeat a solution is not something to try by chance. Sometimes the events need to be explored.
Get this? In no ways "try to see what happens" is a good solution. It's like Russian roulette.


How much deeper I had explored? For sure not all, but I've gone in life where really few in the world have gone. I say the good and bad sides.  I knew wonders but also, many levels at the hell.
Be sure I know some who have gone further too and they deserve my full respect.


Even with all previous experiences, one or other time we can see something is really wrong, but the sources are hidden.
There are many ways to spirits and magick works got hidden. And what people do too. Just repeating, charlatans and scammers can do a real mess using manipulation. Some are real psychopats.

Some spirits are very good to show hidden things. But some things only will be seen if you have been at that area or know some of that area spirits. Who do you know at some of the Asian sorcery traditons? This have nothing with the nice meditation schools, most are far away from western practices.
As I cited spirits, this means some troubles need a formal ritual on magic to evoke spirits to help to find what's happening and this means a lot of resources and time to explore that. This example is not a case for a normal Tarot reading but one and other time, someone will really need this. And be sure it's not cheap as demand a lot of work. 

Back to the most "near" hidden sources that are not so difficult to find, we see that really many people can be cursed an entire life and not being aware of that. Some think they are unlucky, others have already a craz life and found to have a lot of troubles to be "normal".

A simple brush is the tool to created a work of art.
Photo by Lauren RW - USA
So the first level is what the client can see.

But the next level is what I can see.

People come after me because I see something they can't, using my inner vision, oracles like the Tarot plus decades of personal experience under extreme rosly trainings at few known paths.
And most of times I've replied to people just based on what I see. I explain that like a kind of psychometry, but related to any source of information.

The magicians vision (including intuition) is something each one develop in many different ways. This vary according with their expertize level, but even some magicians with strong powers may have not developed the same as others.
Reading oracles is not just learning symbols and repeating that like parrots. Each oracle is a door to the spiritual realm and is needed personal development for the capability to enter at that levels. The symbols meanings, are part of the knowledge to be explored in practice.


So, it's Ok. Lets follow.
One and other time the problem needs to be explored just because something is really hidden or the magician may have not knowledge about that area or the source used something trying to be hidden. Well, some are ridiculous while others can be, say, creative.
Yes, I say each area have proper symbols, meanings and at the spiritual planes, that can be really different. 
For example, at a reading some symbols of the oracle maybe unseen or not part of the magician training. As an example, a flying bird say nothing to a Wall Street executive but can means a lot for a shaman or a sorcerer.
And even with all information I get, sometimes there are some hidden things to be revealed during a ritual. This means I have to deal with that and this can cost me a lot. But this is part of the task with one and other exception when I will need to negotiate with the client. 

Get this? I will do the best I can, but not commit a personal suicide because the client.
I can warn about the danger, but I will not jump together in the abyss if the person insists on moving on.


For sure I don't know everything, but I have worked very deep in many areas to be confident on what I can do. If not, I'm the first to say I may need to explore it more or even, suggest someone else I know who will work better at that area.


Because all this I need to know what, for what, when and how things work.

What today is simple to many people have not been for centuries.

And the simple methods, are not  always related to complexity, difficult degrees.They are related with developing wisdom, good sense and the right time to use.



To finish: here another aspect a magician need to develop: to be simple.

And you, wanna reach that highs?


At the most higher levels, we discover the power of simple solutions.
Photo by Bernhard Siegl - Austria



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