Been hunkering down, going through a magickal woodshedding session, trying to figure out how to make my magick more efficient, practical & effective.
IIH Immersion: I’ve kinda taken a pause on progressing through IIH and really just take my time polishing the techs I feel most beneficial for me; like more understanding of the elements, or being able to connect to other beings. Recently, my clairvoyance skills has really gone up a level; in that half sleep state, I’m able to hear the thoughts of others that pertains to me – quite interesting experiences, I haven’t been able to replicate it at any event however.
Clients: One more client to go. The last one I was working with kinda ended abruptly and while I have mix feelings as to the desire, I did my best w/ the working I prepared for him. I even sacrificed a magickal tool of mine that I’ve been saving for years, for a special event, and used it for the clients ritual. While I am on the edge regarding the result, the scientist/magus in me wants to see results.
Misc: Been re-reading some old ChM texts, trying to re-inspire the “mad” scientist/mage inside of me. Somewhat working. The problem is time and energy. Work has been going at me and the mental fatigue it causes me tires me considerably, I don’t want to quit and probably wont but I have to find a solution to this.
[EDIT] Layout change, HUZZAH!!!!!
IIH Immersion: I’m on to Step V currently and is working on polishing certain bits. The hardest part of working with IIH at the moment is that I’ve acquired/learned comparable skills from other systems/traditions. I must have the right frame of mind to be able to discern if those skills that I’ve learned already are up to par with the standards that IIH ask for and to be able to truthfully say that if they are not, take the time and learn said skill(s).
Projects: Financial Sorcery ala Cashbox is a success, I’m thinking of other projects at the moment but I want to start doing something along side IIH. TBH, it’s kinda boring just doing IIH by itself and I’m not the type of fellar to just sit around – I like to multi-task.
So potential projects are Demonology, something I’m quite familiar with even though I’ve never really sunk my teeth into it, there’s also a Seduction project/technique I am going to work with, and some micro techs I want to acquire – just for my pleasure.
Clients: Nothing new at this front so far. I think we are at the phase where I have to wait it out and see what blooms out of the spells I did for them awhile back. Unfortunately, some of them can’t keep patient – understandable but they don’t seem to understand that doing magick for others isn’t going to the grocery store and asking for cigarettes. I guess I find their expectations a bit unrealistic (lol, that’s funny coming from a sorcerer)
Misc: Geomancy has been a great addition to my skill set, need to read up on more material to it though. Lucid dreaming has kinda stopped, I’m waiting till I get to that step in IIH – I figure I must be missing something and that between the steps of IIH, I can finally figure out why and maybe show others who has been having a hard time as well. Just waiting for the cover of the TOHO ezine. Still writing but it’s a slow affair.
On a side note, I think I finally got my muse back so…..Happy Spring Y’all!
Balancing life, magick and muggle wise, has been tough recently – with all of the chaos going on but I gots to stand strong and wait it out.
With that said…..
Financial Sorcery: I think it was really great that I made the cashbox, it seemed to be really focusing the Jupiterian energies around me – like a physical outlet/anchor for me.My family and I has been riding a wave of good luck these days that it seems crazy – just winning the lottery would be the icing on the cake (lol).
IIH Immersion: Still polishing up one of the modules in Step IV but I think I’m almost ready to move on to Step V.
Lucid Dreaming: Started a sigil last week or so. Need to constantly implement it though before I sleep. I need my body to sleep and rest but I want to still train innerly (?)….. Once I can stay lucid in a dream, I might try to pull some “Inception” shite and go in deeper, and deeper, so I can have all the time in the world – think hyperbolic time chamber.
Geomancy: I started working on this divination tech and I’m starting to like it very much. I’ve read through Agrippas, Hartmanns, and the internetz for resources and I’m getting the hang out it. Special thanks to Polys’ post on Geomancy recently – very inspirational and helped clear some of the stuff I was unclear about. I’m hoping he does a sample reading of sorts and break down how he goes through a reading.
Spirituality: Been working on meditation more, also spiritual principles to internalize, writing prayers, etc. Very Zen at the moment.
Clients: 2 more clients to go till I go on complete hiatus in regards to this practice. One is doing good, one is not so doing good. Well with the latter, we were up against some improbably odds but you know what – why do magick when you’re not willing to go against the improbable.
Misc: Have to start looking for articles for the TOHO e-zine. Chapbooks are on slow work. Grimoire on slow work. Got some books to read. Finally listened to all the podcast that I had in queue.
Happy almost spring time.
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. – 1 Corinthians 13:4
I wrote about how the collective I work with planned on doing a magickal charity of sorts by giving back to the community and the people in general by spreading some happiness around via sigil magick – how we implement it is up to each person.
I decided on 2 ideas which centers around the old neo-chaote idea of magickal glitterbombing, except in a much wider sort of area effect type spellcasting. I got the idea of the area effect spell from a Penzcak book but instead of using it for protection, I modified it for happiness.
The idea is to cast a wide effect happiness spell that covers 2 major blocks of where I live, I’m pretty much smack in the middle of this area. I pretty much printed the picture about, charged it, and released it to the aether. That covers the macro aspect of this spellwork. I didn’t devote too much time charging since the each practitioner taking part on this project is charging already and this sigil shares and manages the energy it receives from all of us.
For micro enchantment, I decided to go old school and spread physical links all over the neighborhood.
Burnt ashes from charged sigils being released in the air, drawing the sigil on my hand and making sure to physically shake or touch as much people as possible,
and my favorite inspired pieces which I just decided out of the blue and was drawn to doing it spontaneously.
Did this in the bus shelters on the middle of the winter storm. If there was a day that needed some happiness being spread around, this was the day.
I really enjoyed this project, I felt this was somewhat a much better way of doing charity. I don’t mind giving money to charity but sometimes, it doesn’t feel as heavy as when you actually get your hands dirty.
We spent what we won on game cards again and we did get a winner. I’m going to try to see how long the winning streak will last, and maybe try to figure out a way to put in specific variables?
Game Card #1
- 2 pairs
- 2 pairs
- 2 pairs
Game Card #2
Game Card #3
Game Card #4
Game Card #5
Game Card #6 = winner
Game Card #7 = n/a
[EDIT] We’ve gone on a winning streak! Basically, when we buy a batch of cards, we win something – only up to $12 for now though but buy 4 cards or 1 card, we’ve gotten something. Also, they’ve been some magickal financial/wealth synchronicities that has been happening around the house since this cashbox went live.
For example, my mum got laid off from her work because it’s a slow month but few days later, she got called in to come back to work the next week, and the week that she is off is paid as vacation days. #mindblown