by Kingsley Evans
An Example of a Group Working for Ideas and Inspiration.
One snowy winter's night, a group of us met up in
a bar, and talked about magic and mysticism, and looked for a common
ground to work in.
I was particularly keen to get something done that
night because I had flu and I wanted to make the most of a form
of trance which I rarely experience (fever). Eventually, we agreed
on some work to do and went off to Meanwood Valley to a place which
had recently been saved by a community campaign and got to work.
We opened a circle by representing / calling the four elements with
physical actions to each corner.
- For Fire, we clapped our hands and muttered staccato
- For water we swayed and made moaning sighing noises.
- For air, we whistled.
- For earth, we stamped, and jumped up and down heavily.
Then I led a pathworking which I had put together
and tried out earlier. The pathworking went something like this:
Firstly visualise yourself changing into a tree.
Stand with your arms outstretched like branches, and
imagine your skin hardening and turning into bark, your legs growing
deep into the soil and rocks, your leaves gently rustling in the
wind. After a while, it begins to rain, gently at first.
The rain grows heavier and heavier, and lightning
flashes around in the distance, amidst distant thunder, drawing
nearer. The sky boils and churns with colours, The flashes of lightning
come closer and closer, and the thunder comes quicker and faster.
Tension builds up as you know that any moment you
may be struck. Lightning flashes through you, and you shake and
Energies from the earth rush up in response, lifting
you clean of the ground, crackling and glowing with light, you rise
higher and higher glowing brighter and brighter. The ground and
then the earth fall away beneath you as you rise upwards glowing
brighter and brighter.
And you are a star hanging in infinite space, glowing
with the light burning within you and radiating outwards tiny points
of light glitter around you; an infinite number of unique shades,
all clustered in clusters, all reflected in you; making you grow
brighter, and brighter as they grow brighter and brighter still.
Further points of light grow visible as the universe
reflects itself infinite reflections of infinite reflections, all
of them reflected in you, as you and the space around you grow brighter,
and brighter, and brighter, and brighter...
At this point we crossed and linked hands, and spun
around leaning backwards getting faster and faster. As we did this,
heads tilted up to the spinning starlit sky, we chanted something
intended to bring inspiration for future eco magic projects.
After a while, we split up, and carried on whirling.
I remember being the first to collapse, blissfully exhausted into
the snow in a state of 'no mind'.
After a while we closed the circle as we had opened
The circle casting method was distributed by Dragon. The beginning
of the pathworking is a paraphrase of an exercise from one of Phil
Hine's booklets and can be found on his website (along with a lot
material that readers may benefit from - See LINKS).
The reflection of stars in each other, ad infinitum
is inspired by a Hindu meditation called 'Indra's beads' which is
similar to something which had come up during the mystical discussion
part of the evening.
Visualisation of white light stimulates the limbic
system, which is associated with sacred visions; my personal experiments
in visualising intense white light for extended periods have proved
Whirling is an old method for getting into altered
states, and it is associated with bringing the divine into oneself,
and for magic and mysticism, it has the advantage of being easy
to do whilst in an unfocused state (such as a fever).
Now it's not as if we had never had an original idea before, far
from it. We had a lot of good ideas afterwards, most of which we
even agreed were good ideas, and some of which were put into practice.
These however shall not be mentioned without the permission of participants
for the sake of privacy, however.
The following is a project of sigil casting which works in the popular
seven chacra model from the Nath Tantric tradition. It works to
improve ability in magic, and to strengthen the practitioner and
to increase motivation without producing an unreasonable desire
It can be adapted to gain or improve abilities. It
should not be attempted by people with weak hearts. You must be
familiar with the 7 chacra model for the project to work.
A sigil is made for each chacra stating an intent
I will find and practice ________ chackra unblocking and balancing
ways of improving my defence/healing of myself
my mana and the planet earth.
It's probably best not to do the chacras in turn,
because doing the lower chacras first can induce violence or other
kinds of vengeful, jealous or anti-social behaviour, and doing the
upper chacras can make people air headed.
A good order to cast the sigils in is to start with
the heart, then do the solar plexus, then the throat, then the navel,
then the third eye, then the base chacra then the crown chacra.
Whilst working on the heart chacra alone can be detrimental
(it can induce a condition known as 'Tiphareth madness' which Jesus
was believed to have suffered from), it is a balanced place to start
in this particular system, and since it is involved with both healing
and telekinesis, it can assist in opening the subsequent chacras
The sigils should be cast during pleasant forms of
gnosis such as orgasm. The inclusion of mana is important for eco
magic because it involves both
honour and harmony with the land, and it also protects against behavioural
disorders and emotional instability which working with chacras can
Including the Dragon rune
in sigils will also work to safeguard the operator. Success with
the work will probably happen differently for everyone, and for
some people it may work through ways which they can later teach
or pass on to others.
Mana is a tribal magic concept,
which includes honour, charisma, magical power, harmony with the
environment and the ancestors, and the way that one treats their
loved ones and are in turn treated by them.
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