Lesson 38: Rhythmic Driving

One of the most effective methods of brainwave entrainment to cause a trance is auditory.  We have been using this method for thousands of years, right back to drums and rattles in dancing, meditation, and shamanism, but recently we have begun to understand the science behind it. … [Read more...]

Lesson 35: Auditory Driving

One of the most effective methods of brainwave entrainment to cause a trance is auditory.  We have been using this method for thousands of years, right back to drums and rattles in dancing, meditation, and shamanism, but recently we have begun to understand the science behind it.  In the following video I review the course thus far, then offer two exercises in auditory driving. Monaural Beats Monaural beats are created by presenting two different tones at slightly different pitches, creating … [Read more...]

Lesson 25: Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, Part 3

Exercise 24: The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram Happy Solstice!  We resume with Part 3 of "The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram": Evocation of the Archangels Spread your arms straight out to the sides, so that your body forms a cross. Take a second or two to feel once again the energy flowing through you and making you a brilliant cross of light at the center of the universe. The cross also represents the four magical elements of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth in … [Read more...]

Lesson 23: Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, Part 1

I would like to teach you a basic magickal ritual that has been used for hundreds of years, called the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram.  This is probably going to take you some practice to work through because the visualizations are much grander in scope than the work you have done so far.  You may find it helps you to put on some music; some people really like classical music with grand, sweeping notes, like Holst’s “The Planets” and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, for example.  … [Read more...]

Lesson 22: Letting It Go

This is the part of magick-working that is hardest for me, and it may be very difficult for you too.  There is a fine line between being empowered, and being a control freak.  You can’t control everything.  There are millions of other Wills that you share the world with, and they need what they need too. Wayne Dyer refers to this as “disattachment from outcome.”[1]  I personally find that language is only good for Buddhists.  What do you mean that I shouldn’t care about the … [Read more...]

Lesson 19: Aligning Intent as a Group

When working magick together as a group, it is necessary that everyone’s Intent be in as perfect alignment as possible.  Otherwise, you will end up with conflicts of Wills working against the same spell!  From a magickal perspective, this is the purpose of ritual.  Using common symbols, and a common framework to visualize in, gives everyone involved something to focus on together, and since everyone is taking part in the same “story,” this aligns everyone’s Intent.  This is also why … [Read more...]

Lesson 4: Centering and Grounding

If this blog is your first acquaintance with the practice of magick, you will hear the terms “grounding” and “centering” used frequently in occult circles; mostly in that order, maybe because it flows better off of the tongue. I like to call it “Centering and Grounding,” because that’s the order you do it in. If you can’t center, you will have trouble grounding. Centering is feeling focused in your energy and your sense of Self. There is a place in your body which likely feels … [Read more...]