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 24: Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, Part 2

Exercise 24: The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram We resume last week's lesson with Part 2 of "The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram": Formulation of the Pentagrams Focus your attention now back to the center of your magickal space; you are no longer at the center of the universe. Move to the Eastern side of your space and continue to face East.  (It’s generally a good idea for Witches and magicians to invest in a compass, but if you don’t know where East is, make your … [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 18: From the Astral to the Material

Now it’s time to bring your Intent into the physical realm.  Magick doesn't end with the casting of the spell.  There are a couple of things that you need to do – and not do! – in order to make your Intent manifest. Don’t Give the Universe an “Opt-Out” Option! It’s important when you’re casting your spell, and when you’re working to make it manifest, that you not give the Universe an “opt-out” option. Have you ever heard that quotation, “Every day, people are … [Read more...]

Lesson 17: Manifestation

Now that we've Set the Spell, and considered motivation, we need to take this statement and translate it into something that Younger Self understands.  My statement is too long and it has too many words in it.  I need to either simplify it, or perhaps make symbols and a picture out of it. So what I’m going to do is draw a picture of me signing books in a bookstore.  I’m smiling and there are lots bills with dollar signs on them sticking out of my back pocket or my purse.  My husband … [Read more...]

Lesson 5: More on Magickal Visualization

The principle of magickal visualization is to attract something into your life by investing it with emotional energy and the power of your Will.  The more clearly you visualize something, the more effective you will be at bringing it into your life.  The more you want it, or the more you focus on it, the more you will attract it.  The purpose of the exercises you have just completed was to hone your skills of observation to make you a more effective “visualizer”. How does this work?  … [Read more...]