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MAGICAL FORMULAE "The spirit is the master, imagination the tool, and the body the plastic material. Paracelsus *** The basic principles for Magical Ritual are as follows: 1) INTENT. Decide what you want to accomplish. 2) CLASSIFICATION Find the Sephiroth to best encompass the intent. 3) RESEARCH Look up the attributions to the Sephiroth in Liber 777. 4) PREPARATION Set up your Temple, incense, oils, weapons. Bathe and don your robe. 5) BANISH The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, and Lesser Banishing Ritual of The Hexagram. 6) CONJURE The proper God using the Greater Hexagram Ritual. 7) TRANSFORMATION Assume that God form. Embody all of the characteristic properties of that God, become it. 8) INVOKE The Archangelic and Planetary influences connected with the Sephiroth. 9) COMMAND The Archangelic and Planetary forces to bring the desired effect; and demand its completion. (This must be done only when one is certain that the Transformation has occurred successfully.) 10) BANISH & END *** THE PSYCHE "The Brain is an apparatus with which we think that we think. That which distinguishes the man who is content to be something from the man who wishes to do something. A man of great wealth, or one who has been pitchforked into high station, has commonly such a headful of brain that his neighbors cannot keep their hats on. In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, brain is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office." Ambrose Bierce *** The psyche is made up of 3 different parts of consciousness which reside within the brain. In most people these parts work independently, unless they are forced to work together as a result of some form of psychological trauma. They have highly specialized functions, and once they are understood, can be taught to work together to create a more complete and efficient individual. The three parts are: 1) THE CONSCIOUS MIND. It is symbolized as "The Magician" Tarot Card. It is the rational mind; which in most of us operates normally during our waking hours. It is the reasoning mind. It is the state in which we ENTER our meditations. It draws "edited" information from the subconscious in an effort to make rational decisions based on past experiences. If there is any discrepancy between the Subconscious and the Conscious mind the Subconscious always wins. 2) THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND. It is symbolized by "The High Priestess" Tarot Card. The function of the subconscious is primarily a defense mechanism. It functions always, without rest, but it is most active while we sleep. It stores all information and experience; but does not allow all of its data to be used by the CONSCIOUS mind. It works without any effort on our part. It will take any suggestion, sort out all of the possibilities and draw conclusions based on those suggestions; even if the suggestion is false. It is important to remember that the subconscious cannot be ordered; an indirect route is needed. The subconscious is better reached by way of symbols. Some words are not allowed to enter into the subconscious realm. If words are used in a suggestion one must never use words such as: NO, NOT, and NEVER. If you give yourself a suggestion such as: "I will not smoke", the subconscious will remove the word "no" before it stores the suggestion, and it will have stored: "I will smoke". All suggestions must be given without lust of result or the subconscious will interpret the suggestion as an order and rebel against you. The subconscious is the place we PASS THROUGH in our meditations. 3) THE SUPER CONSCIOUS. It is symbolized by "The Fool" Tarot Card. It is the Higher Unconscious, the source of ALL consciousness. This is where the Higher Self is proposed to reside, the Deity within, the Holy Guardian Angel. This is the House of God, the place we SEEK in our meditations. The brain should be looked at as a "receiver" which is capable of tuning in to the proper "thought wave". It can be conditioned to tune to higher forms of thought waves. The conditioning of the brain is the GOAL of our meditations. The Sixth Sense's home is in the right side of the brain, which is nonresistant in right handed people. It is speculated that the brain's right side digests incoming stimuli and compares it against already stored information. This stimuli is stored a lot like video tape; using images and symbols rather than text. The comparative process is instantaneous and is estimated to occur within the time frame of one-tenth of a second. The left side of the brain consults with the right, the result of a match is a feeling that "you've been here before", or "I know this guy" or "I know how this works". This function of the brain has the power to speculate a complete thought form, some of it blurred by inadequate data. If there is no reference regarding an object or situation the brain improvises (see Courage). Because it is a highly visual process it is strongly linked with our emotional triggers, hence the "gut feeling". This function's main purpose is to create Order from Chaos; it put experiences and information in its proper place, and then executes a series of "experiments" in order to predict an outcome. This is why those who have a strong awareness of this function are more likely to develop an accurate method by which to utilize this situation to its fullest. The Magician sharpens this mechanism by virtue of Yoga, Meditation, Sensory Depravation, etc. The sixth sense can command with authority, even though it can at times be wrong. Do not let what seems to be failure in this function lead you to drop it, or disregard it. It could save your life. From the beginning of our lives, we have been trained to disregard this Sixth Sense. In fact, as children, many of us have been punished for following our instincts. Over time, man has all but evolved out of this primal function. If you sense something about a person you don't like, listen to your intuition. This will not automatically close your mind to getting to know them; in fact, the subconscious will insist on overwhelming evidence that there is nothing wrong with them. As you study the Magical Arts your "right brain" will be fed a tremendous amount of symbols, pictures, and principles. It will sort them out, put them into the right sequence and store them into video images to be recalled when the need arises. Symbols are ingenious keys by which we can access stored crucial information. We have learned to shrug off this primal instinct of survival, it is a crucial part of all Geomancy. We must now learn to bring back what society has forced us disregard as delusion and psychosis. Here is a simple formula in which we can communicate with the psyche to attain a desired result. It should be used in conjunction with the Magical Formulae: 1) INTENT Decide the purpose of the meditation and suggestion. 2) CLASSIFICATION Find the Sephiroth to best encompass your desire. 3) PREPARATION Use everything in your disposal related to the Sephiroth which can be used to inundate your senses with the essence of your desire. Things like; incense, fruits, music, etc. 4) PRESENTATION Delineate a symbol using the color and any other information you acquired during the classification that is best suited to convey your desire to the Subconscious mind. (Practical Sigil Magic by Frater U.'.D.'., 1990 Llewellyn Publications is an excellent source of information on how to design and "charge" Sigils). 5) PRANAYAMA In a relaxed state, situate your body in any position which is rigid, but comfortable. Start your controlled breathing. 6) VISUALIZATION Bring up the symbol you have designed to consciousness and hold it there. DO NOT ALLOW YOUR MIND TO WANDER, remember that the Subconscious mind is watching. Hold this mental image for as long as it is comfortable. 7) AFFIRMATION Assure yourself that every picture you bring to your Subconscious will be carried out. 8) FORGET ABOUT IT! Your Subconscious must be allowed to take the ball and run with it. Any apprehension, skepticism, or anticipation will be decoded as "Lust of Result" and interfere with the process. Let the High Priestess handle it from here forward. Do not allow lust of result to enter into the picture. This procedure can be used in conjunction with the technique laid out in "MAGICAL FORMULAE".

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