…another way to get in touch with your inner self, your magical self, and divine guidance, from master practitioner Eric Teissedre in San Francisco. Eric can be reached at 415-474-2361
This is a magical inspiration, designed to make the subject of magick more user-friendly.
Magick is the wild west of metaphysical studies. There are more bizarre ideas that show up under the title of magick than in any other metaphysical field, ideas you could never get away with in a sane circle!
Magick has always invoked a certain amount of fear and confusion. It has always been a secretive subject, written in codes that were quite confusing. The middle ages didn’t do anything but add more confusion to an already mysterious subject. We are arriving at the time of no secrets. More and more information is available to the public and with subjects like cross-cultural shamanism coming into view, it adds more light on the subject of magick. A lot of what I write about is from my own perception and is my own opinion, but this is a subject I have been delving into since the mid-60’s. Here is my view:
All ritual is prayer and this gives a broad view to the word prayer. Prayer is composed of two elements. One is energy, sometimes called grace. The other is consciousness and the creating of thought forms. There are times that prayers don’t have enough power and may have to be done repetitiously to have an effect. Certain parts of ritual are designed to raise power. This is done through trance, toning, power songs, power dances, drums and rattles, and this is done to build chi, to build power.
Now there are three elements of magick. One is contacting the source, also called the guardian, high self or inner spirit. The second is cleaning, removing the blocks that affect energy, affect chakras. Cleaning is extremely important. The last is blessing, or charging, bringing positive energy into your being. This is all done in a sacred circle, a magic circle.
Now, we want to keep this subject of magick simple. We don’t want to be bogged down with endless ritual or ritual for ritual sake, or a whole series of tools that don’t truly serve any practical purpose. You can create your magickal circle in your mind. Once you are in sacred space, call in your own way divine light and sense that this is in the center of your being, no particular place in your body, just the center of your being. Affirm to this light that you are being cleansed of unwanted energy and you are being blessed.
At this point, see what your mind gives you, see what memories come up. See what images pass across your mind. Many practitioners work with animal spirits. I am not sure that they are actually working with animal spirits or that the divine, which is formless, part of the quantum, is speaking to the practitioner in a subjective language. It doesn’t matter. The whole point of this exercise is to build a communication with the divine within.
Thank your inner contact when you are done, release and step back out into the everyday world. Don’t worry about releasing your sacred inner magick circle. Who knows, it could serve you as a tool for protection. Keep your work simple, to the point, and positive.
Ancient magicians called this: “conversation with the holy guardian angel” and it was meant to be the center of the magical work. Shamans would call this: “communication with the guardian spirit.”
At a later date, we can share some power building techniques and more ways to work with the spirit.
Circle of light, Eric