Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Most Powerful Spell

As someone who does ritual work for hire on behalf of others the request for "The Most Powerful Spell" or "Most Powerful Spirit" is a request I see so often that anymore it makes me cringe a bit when I see it brought up. I know it's natural for those new and unfamiliar with magic to want what is going to work the fastest and most effective to their situation. People often come to magic as a last resort when all other avenues have been exhausted and when all likelihood that a case is salvageable has died. These people may have heard from multiple people that this case can not be saved and it's best to move on or face the fact that they have to deal with an ugly and painful situation. These people are often at a spiritual rock bottom and desperate. That desperation is like blood in the water for the scammers and charlatans that are so prevalent these days.

Well, You didn't think the Most Powerful Spell was gonna be cheap did ya?!
With just a few simple clicks of the keyboard your can find thousands of people offering the most powerful spells, charms and talismans, baths, powders, oils and other such curios loaded with the most powerful of spirits and practically guarantee life changing results just by owning it. The only downside is these aren't cheap because of course they are so powerful and the rituals used to empower them were the darkest most secret rituals of them all, so mysterious the sellers often will not tell you what they did or how they did it. More often than not these sellers are literally unknown in the occult communities and try their hardest to stay on the fringes and hide in the shadows. You'll hear lines like "Real <insert title> don't advertise or discuss their methods with outsiders", this is very convenient for them as they have not had to show they know what they are talking about or that they are even versed in the uses of the wares they are trying to peddle.

The reality is there is no magic fix-all and there is no such thing as the most powerful one size fits all remedy that someone can just have dropped off at your door. The most powerful solution is the one that is most appropriate to your case, even if that solution is to move on or grin and bare it. Trying to force a situation can often times just make it that much worse. Trying to force a square peg into a round hole will just ruin both and make them useless, the same holds true in the spiritual as well.  Too much force is just as detrimental as too little and both will cause an unsatisfactory result to those seeking aid in there cases. Anyone promising larger than life results will likely cause larger than life disappointment, and that is a painful lessen to learn.

"Lucky for you boy's, I just sold out of the suppositories"


Monday, April 27, 2015

The Mind, Body, Spirit Connection of Magic

The topic of Uncrossing has been coming up a lot recently, be it from clients, peers or just those that are curious. I thought that this would be a great example to illustrate the point that magic is more than just spiritual work and requires the work of the total self; the mind, body and spirit. This applies to all magic but for the purpose of this post I will be using uncrossing as the example. These three aspects are not exclusive but intermingle with one another and affect each other in subtle ways. As these subtle interactions are so numerous I will just show a basic outline so that you get the idea and then get to how all this ties into the topic of Uncrossing.

The Mind:
This is often a hot button issue when brought up in magical discussion but I firmly believe that all magic begins in the mind. The ability to focus, to quiet the mind, to assert one's will are all seen as being essential to effective magic and sorcery. When one decides to take action it begins here, one must take the time to evaluate what it is they want to achieve as well as the milestones that will need to be achieved to accomplish their goals, there needs to be a clear and defined belief in what they are doing and the results that can and will be achieved. One can not achieve effective magic if they do not believe they are truly causing a change to themselves or their environment. Things like affirmative thought, daily affirmations and mental focus are all techniques on a purely mental level that help to  reinforce the concept that one is successfully performing magic.

The Body:
The physical actions we take can have a dramatic effect upon the magic we do, more so than many would give credit for. When one takes it upon themselves to perform an act of magic they often must take the physical steps to walk through the doors that were opened by spirit to achieve the purpose of the magical operation. One will not likely land a job if they do not apply and send in resume's, nor are they likely to find their dream lover sitting on the couch playing COD instead of going out or working the online dating approach. More so the physical acts that one does in ritual also has an affect on the magic being performed. The physical postures, mudras, or motions and activities taken in a ritual while physical have an effect on both the mental and spiritual aspects of ourselves, be it to subconsciously implant ideas or affirmations ( much like the act of washing downward to remove negativity in spiritual bathing) or energetically (mudras or breathing exercises may open up energetic channels to help one raise or release energy for the purpose of the ritual).

The Spirit:
The Spiritual is often the first thing people tend to gravitate to when doing magic, "What spirit should I use?", "What ingredients or implements do I need?" are usually the first questions asked before even having a plan of action to achieve their goal. The spiritual forces we employ in magic even if it not an external spirit but our own needs to be supported by the other two factors of mind and body. The spiritual tends to manifest itself by the path of least resistance so one must be prepared to open avenues for the spirit to work and have the clarity to know when to take advantage of the situation. The spiritual ingredients such as herbs, soil, and personal concerns all play a spiritual or energetic role to help filter our intentions to best handle the goal we have set out to undertake.

Now that's out of the way let's get to how all of this ties into Uncrossing.

When one decides to undertake an Uncrossing they must first evaluate not only what physical circumstances have brought them to their current situation but also what mental and emotional issues have helped the situation deteriorate. All the ritual and cleansing baths in the world will not remove a situation one is not willing to leave, you can not effectively cleanse yourself when living in the dirt. Physical changes being made, consciously choosing not to engage in self-destructive behavior along with spiritual reinforcement has been the most effective method I have found when doing work to uncross someone. The mental actions of daily prayers, affirmations as well as making behavioral changes all work together to reinforce the idea that a change is being made and the work is having an effect. The physical actions we do to create a new change not only serve to allow new avenues for success but they ingrain themselves in the mind further reinforcing the idea that new and positive things are coming. I often advise clients to do something to change their environment and appearance when doing uncrossing work, rearranging furniture, a new ward robe or haircut can have a powerful impact that should not be overlooked. The spiritual forces we employ have an etheric or energetic quality to them that causes subtle changes that are maximized when these other steps are taken fully and with commitment.

I do not want anyone to think that I am underselling the value of spiritual work and the effects it has on not only our material lives but our spiritual as well but it has become quite common that people choose to either go one way or the other when a combined approach is far more advantageous.

Here are a few things you may like to try yourself if you feel that you may be under crossed conditions.

Cleansing bath:
1/4 cup of Epsom salt- Draws out unwanted influences
1/4 sea salt-Used for it's protective qualities
2 tablespoons of lavender-For it's soothing and relaxing qualities.
2 tablespoons of rue or agrimony- Used for it's protective and reversing qualities.

Brew the herbs in two cups of water to make a tea, as you add each ingredient be sure to state the purpose of the ingredient as you add it to the water asking for the assistance of the spirit inside the plant and let it simmer but not boil. As this is brewing run your bathwater and add the Epsom and sea salt and make sure it has fully dissolved again asking for the assistance of the materials being used to help cleanse and remove negativity from your life. Return to your tea and remove it from the heat, you may strain the herbs out or leave them in the tea if you prefer. This tea is not for internal use but to be added to the bath water only. Once the tea has been added to the bath and mixed well into the water step into the tub and using a cup pour the bath water over you while standing. If there are prayers or psalms you wish to recite or the favor of a particular spirit or deity now is the time to call for it's assistance in removing these unwanted influences.

A simple prayer such as this would suffice:
(Spirit/Deity name), I, (Your full name) call upon your assistance to remove these negative and unwanted influences from me, I ask for your aid so that I may be renewed and refreshed, so that prosperity and abundance may flow into my life.

Save one cup of the bathwater after you have finished with the bath, when you step out of the bath you should put on fresh clean clothes, preferably white but any bright vibrant color will do in a pinch. Take the left over cup of water and pour into your toilet bowl and flush it down stating that you cast this negativity out of your life and by the power of whatever deity/spirit you asked for assistance from that prosperity and joy will be yours.

You may also be interested in my Uncrossing oil, available at , this may be used to dress candles or anoint the body to help remove the unwanted energies and influences from your life.

If you think that you may need a more long term solution for uncrossing I would suggest considering Brother Moloch's excellent ritual for uncrossing.

Until next time

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

St. Michael....Suck it up!!!

This is just a follow up with my experiences with St. Michael over the last year. I first began working with Michael with high hopes of experiencing this magnificent angel as so many had described before. Unfortunately for me those expectations were not met...not even a little.

Instead my relationship with Michael took a far different path. I got none of the unconditional love and willingness to step up on my behalf that so many before me had described. To be honest at the very onset of the work I felt that this relationship seemed pretty one sided and that I was not getting much in return for my efforts and devotion. It took a while before the essence of what Michael was bringing to the table could be understood. Michael is a warrior, self reliant and unafraid. He expects us to take that quality into ourselves as well and apply it to our day to day life just as much if not more than in our spiritual work, after all the two intertwine far more than we care to think.

Michael pushed me, he pushed me hard and he did not care if I did not like it or want to do it. "Be strong" was a message I received quite often and I got little more than that for a while. Michael is a Solar force (this is debatable of course but to me he is dealt with it), one can not attain what they want without the strength to do so. Sometimes strength means gritting your teeth and bearing the weight that the world throws on your shoulders. Sometimes strength means saying or doing what you know will make you unpopular or even worse a target for the anger of others, and sometimes strength is knowing when to swallow your pride and reaching out to someone who you know will most likely try to screw you over but the offer of kindness MAY just be what that person needs in their life and that small display of compassion can make quite a difference.

He is a powerful force when it comes to uncrossing and removing obstacles from one's life, the downside, well if you want to call it that is that often he chooses to remove our attachment to those obstacles which block us so that we can overcome them much more easily. He does not remove them for us as they are our burden to deal with and Michael always expects us to hold our own but he does help give you the strength to overcome them. I can say for certain that Michael is far form a get out of jail free card, if you put yourself in a situation expect to deal with it on your own, but if you were truly wronged or attacked without provocation he indeed will rise to the occasion and help you handle business like a boss.

I recently had a discussion with a very good friend and an extremely capable magician in his own right who had decided to work through Rufus Opus' new book Seven Spheres. After an evocation of Michael he came to me gushing about what a force Michael was and the sink or swim attitude Michael had when granting him initiation into the Solar sphere. I couldn't help but grin and nod my head as he shared his experiences that mirrored mine so closely as he called Michael a Solar Drill Sergeant. While he had chose to use Opus' method of evoking the angels while I had most of my experiences scrying fire representative of that solar force or placing a small tea light behind a clear crystal ball and focusing on the images that appeared within. This was just confirmation for me that the methods matter little in how we communicate with these beings and that the messages will be conveyed regardless of the medium used.

For those who wish to work with Michael or already do so, I encourage you to do so and please feel free to share your experiences if you wish.

Until next time

Well...I'm Back

Sorry for the long hiatus, I took a step back for a while and had to wrap my head around a few things that made me question what it is I really wanted to do.

 Seeing people who tout themselves as enlightened and evolved mages battling like school kids and practicing a playground mentality ganging up on the unpopular kids or the one's who are different from them, seeing so-called ethical and honest readers and casters throw mud at one another in an attempt to make themselves seem more legitimate instead of relying on the quality of their own work to make those points for them. Dealing with the fact that for many out there the occult is and always was just another business and opportunity to make a buck. This kind of stuff made me really question what it is I want to do and just how prepared I was to deal with the same behavior I saw others exhibit, I had to ask myself was I prepared to have the same kind of drama and childish tactics thrown at me as well.

I guess what I'm saying is I had to come to the quite obvious conclusion that these people are exactly that...people. One's practices do not make up the sum of their entire being. They have quirks, nuances and personality issues just like the rest of us. I had to come to terms with the fact that these public personas are little more than egregores, either created by the person or the expectations others have put on them.

Now to the more fun stuff that everybody actually would want to read about. This year I've decided to take my own practice into a different direction.  I have begun recently working with Santisima Muerte who has been making her presence quite hard to ignore. I will be also working more in the necromantic realms strengthening my relationship with spirits of the earth and nature. So hopefully I'll have some good stuff to share with everybody.

So until next time.