This post was made for an anon I received a few days ago regarding energy manipulation and working without a deity. These exercises are the ones I used when I was doing my year and a day. They were taken out of the Temple of inner witchcraft. A book I highly recommend for beginner witches.
Excercise 1 - Feeling energy
1. Hold your hands three feet apart, Palms facing each other. Close your eyes if you would like. You are aware of any new information you receive from your hands, but you are not judging the experience or trying to create it. Allow it to happen naturally.
2. Bring your hands closer together, slowly. Be aware of the sensation. Notice any feelings that come in waves or layers. These are the levels of your aura, your energy body. Some layers offer more “resistance” than others. Try it several times, with eyes closed and then open. If you have any difficulty, start over, but begin by rubbing your hands together vigorously, as if you were trying to warm them up. this will increase your hand’s sensitivity.
Practice until feeling the energy becomes almost second nature.
So many of us have stepped away from our original selves. Instead of learning to face the unknown world inside of us we have learnt to shut down our intuition… to keep that door locked… not to go beyond the veil. With the guidance of the High Priestess we can explore this world full of wisdom and teachings to learn.
We can learn to adjust our eyes to the darkness and see the treasures that are kept in there, along with the monsters we have been fearing our own life. It takes courage and it will transform us into better beings.
Through the Green Man, I have been introduced to these gnomes who also reside in his realm and who are under his wing. One of their leading attributes, is their strong bonds with one another, and hence, their magick work is almost always amplified and constructed carefully by their team efforts. Each gnome has a unique role in their community, and each is a cog in a network of machinery, so to speak. Each supports the other, in a chain of cause and effect, and because of this, their magick is highly influential, and precise.
Because they are so based on plant-magick (not all gnomes are, but these gnomes are especially efficient in tree magick), and for this reason, they have stepped forth at my request for a ritual to expand your potential. Like the branches of a tree, you will be imbued with a magick that will allow you to further extend yourself at every opportunity, stretching out and hooking onto new opportunities and new paths. Whether this be in your working life, your spiritual progress, or love life, these branches will not cease to grow.
Your astral body will be taken by me to the gnomes, whereby they will cast a magick circle for you to sit in the middle of. It is best if you sit, as it is the most balanced, most grounded posture for your astral body to be in, because once the tree grows, you will be immobile. For the tree to grow properly and into the purpose it has, the gnomes will stand around the circle for a duration of 3 weeks and during this time, they will enchant the tree to grow according to what they see in your life path for this lifetime, and personalise it to take hold of the opportunities that will greatly benefit you.
Once the 3 weeks are done, your astral form will come out of the tree, and the tree will stay in that realm and complete its tasks for this lifetime, and in future lives as well.
It will not perish, and continue to grow and flourish as you take on these new opportunities and continue to make changes to your life. Its branches will merely grow longer, and sturdier, and its trunk thicker with time.
Examples of changes that has been enacted in the past for beings who sought them, and earnt the right to access this realm, include the opportunities arising to practise and earnt the right to practise other types of sacred magick, that would have not been discovered otherwise.
I got these two book at the mall today! I was gonna get Wiccapedia, something about birthdays, Practical Magick one, and I can’t remember if there was another one, but in total it was gonna be $70 and I was like “nope”. So, I decided to let my sister choose which books to get. And here we are.
Would anyone be interested in a sort of nontraditional religious discord server? I was raised mormon and feel very connected to christianity. However I’m exploring my gender identity and sexuality as well as witchcraft, not to mention whatever’s going on with my mental health. The server would be chill and (if I have a say in it) accepting of everyone- besides, ya know, people who are actively hateful or overly nsfw. I’m kind of hesitant bc I’m awfully dumb of ass. But uh, would anyone be interested in learning about religion and each other with me? What would your suggestions be for the discord?
Recently, my mom got me a shirt that says “In my defense, the moon was full and I was left unsupervised.” I can’t tell whether she doesn’t know the connotations (she said that it’s the kind of excuse I’d come up with) or if she knows and is trying to tell me that she’s okay with my witchy side. (For context, I’m pretty deep in the broom closet).