Saturday, February 1, 2014

Questions and Answers


Hello my dears,

Let me begin by saying it is one of my great pleasures and missions in this incarnation to help however I can in guiding fellow workers of magic and those seeking Truth as much as possible and as best as I can. Nothing brings me more happiness then to see a magician come into their own and do the work through their own creativity and True Will. Helping magicians realize that their own power is locked within them and released by the keys of Imagination and Will. Not only does this create a individual with their full abilities to make their lives better but it also contributes to the art of magic as a whole. I help a few, those magicians grow and become mighty and wise and do their own work, helping others grow and become mighty and so on until magic once again reaches a resurgence and it can be worked without the dogma and superstition which cloaked it in the past. For this I am grateful and a humble servant of the cause.
However, for several years and more and more so recently I have found that many who wish to study the art ask me questions which it is obviously beyond their experience. Initiates just learning about magic ask me things which honestly if I answered them fully and truly would make them more confused and lose sight of the work at hand. I find people being so rigid in their views in magic that it is difficult for them to see the forest from the trees. If they just relaxed, looked at the problem from another angle or worked on it with their best ability they would find an answer for themselves. The internet is a blessing in that it makes finding hidden gems once lost to magicians available and easy to acquire however it has also produced a fast food mentality in which quick easy answers are sought merely to edify the intellect and never gratify experience and attain wisdom. How will knowing what exactly spirits in the realm of Saturn do in their free time help you one bit if you have not begun to work on mastering meditation, control the chattering of the monkey mind or develop a relationship with the elements or spirit? It is only to give one a feeling of intellectual knowing and superiority without ever taking an asana. This is dangerous to my beloved art, this is where the weeds of superstition and dogma grow in my lovely garden of the magical art, and this is what I cannot abide.





The knowledge in books and blogs and anywhere else is only good for one thing, to point the real source of inspiration and magical power. You have had the answers all along, deep within, wrapped in dreams, fantasies and fears, never good enough, pushed away, derided as MERELY imagination.


So, a policy change from here on out. If I have the faintest of notions that a question in my comments or personal email is being asked beyond their grade and is merely to fulfill some whimsy or intellectual curiosity and is by no means something that will aid them at the work at hand (mind you it is quite easy to tell, like a whore talking to a virgin on matters of sex and the virgin attempting to sound experienced.) I will not publish the comment and not answer it. I know this means you will most likely just go to Reddit (I see similar questions in r/occult and worse really), or some other magicians blog and ask them, and hopefully they will choose to do the same as I am. It is time to do the work my lovelies, time to get cracking, time to stop making excuses about this or that and get to it, otherwise why are you here? What is you purpose for studying magic? That is truly the best question to seek an answer for, the only one that will honestly motivate you to doing the work. Sadly for the dilettantes the answer can only be found by asking the only place you are unwilling to truly seek the truth from.

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  1. Hi Justin,
    You wrote several times about "mastering meditation", and I am not sure to what you truely mean by "meditation".
    is it the third exercise in step 1 mental in IIH?
    or is it also something like the elements inhalation in step 3 in IIH?

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    1. Mastering meditation is being able to do explore the contents of the mind, single focus on one subject or object and clearing the mind to recieve impressions later. It is being able to enter an altered state of consciousness when needed. That is mastery.

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  2. In my understanding, True Will is not very different from what we might call "Divine Essence" is that thing that only YOU have. Our "Musical Note Divine" by which we can express in the Universe and so play and listen to the music of the stars.
    Sorry if I was too metaphorical and I was not very clear but is consistent with this view? What is true will for you?

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    1. Oh yes, you hit the notes! For me personally it is the reason divinity personifed itself in flesh to live this incarnation, the experiences it wanted, the work to be done. It is the realization and application or rather the conscious decision to work along with the divine will. Most think it is a huge mystery but really many do it just living their lives but don't harness it to its pure manifestation. Attaining and knowing your true will just allows maximization of all ones abilities and attributes to its purpose.

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  3. Hi!

    Justin, I'm thinking about creating an entity to improve my rite in poker on-line. But I don't know if it's the right to do. Since it envolves money, to me fells like I'm doing something wrong... feels like I still have some dogmas of my childhood. What do you think?

    Thanks!!

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    1. So it is ok to work for money, gamble for money or play a game for money but somehow doing magic for money is "wrong". Just think it through. How is it wrong? What makes it wrong? Who enforces the right and wrong and how do they enforce it? Banish superstition by doing the work.

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  4. Justin in Somr you say that the power has to go back to the golden sphere. I do not get it, how will I load the item or room if the power came back for the ball?

    If you donn't understand, sorry! I'm brazilian and my english is horrible

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    1. Trying to learn magic from a language you do not understand well is going to present many problems and questions will arise that wouldn't come up if it was in your native tongue.
      When charging you do not return the energy, you load it into the target.

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  5. Justin in Introspection section you say to bring the defect and quality in mind and merge them. How to do this?

    Again, sorry for the english, i am learning. :D

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    1. You imagine the defect and then you imagine the quality and you bring them together into the same space.
      Netinho, I strongly recommend you seek resources in your own native language otherwise learning will be very difficult. Magic can be hard to communicate between native speakers sharing common understanding and experience.

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  6. Justin, sorry for the insistence.

    I completely understand the exercise of Somr to work with shadows and I have a big problem that something in me will not let me go forward in magic (and life in general), in any system, the exercise of the shadows could help me ? Thank you, seriously 6 years do I study magic and did not give a step forward. I hope you will not mind another question for my : (

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    1. I don't mind questions, it is concern that you won't grasp the full meaning of the answers given due to language barriers. Culture, religion, upbringing, language, education, personal development and beliefs all play huge roles in communication in everyday life and much more so in a complex discussion in magic. Take for instance to magicians the same age, same culture and similar upbringing but one holds magic is a psychological activity and another holds a spirit model theory. They can agree on some points but mistake each other on other points that need a "translation" of some type. Now change everything about them and see the problems that arise. Your problems with magical development are surely complex programs within you that need to be faced and challenged. Without knowing you on a personal deep level me giving advice is like a doctor prescribing meds to a patient he never consulted. My only advice is find a competent local magician and study with them.

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  7. Hey Justin,

    I was wondering if you have ever incorporated story telling into your magic. Well, deliberately I mean, since I suppose it is unavoidable to some extent.

    By story telling, I mostly mean making up a "back-story" for what you are doing. As a public example, since I don't feel entirely good about sharing my own creations, something like the idea of the "Peaches of Immortality". So a person incorporates the idea of these mythical peaches, and then creates a story of how they have access to them and where the peaches they ate come from, how they rejuvenate him when he eats them etc.

    I've been playing around with the idea for a bit (not quite sure where the idea to do it came from) and it seems to be pretty potent. Moreso than say, just imagining something is a quality without a back-story.

    However there does seem to be a sacrifice, in the sense that these stories tend to predefine the qualities something has and I now find it harder to "impregnate" something with a quality different to the mythic backstory I've created for it. That said, I can always alter the story. :)

    But yeah, was just wondering if you'd ever played with a similar idea and how it went for you personally, or any further advice you could give with the idea.

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    1. Excellent idea! Yes I have, mine were focused on my magical impliments. The idea was to charge them accordingly and while holding them go on a "quest" or an active imagination journey to aquire an actual magical tool. It took several sessions for some (think of the knights seeking the holy grail) but once aquired you bring it "back" by aligning the imagined item with the physical.
      Keep up the good thinking along those lines! You are on the right path!

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  8. Justin , the Undoing Yourself is a good book for mental deprogramming and reprogramming?

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  9. Thanks for the reply Justin. Actually, after reading your reply the next morning I woke up reminded of a book I had read a few years ago called "Inner Guide Meditation" by Edwin Steinbrecher.

    I think it's something that would be up your alley if you haven't read it before. But it basically involves mapping out your natal chart, particularly noticing any detriments or conflicting aspects and then using active imagination to meet an inner guide and go around meeting the "archetypes" (of the planets and zodiac - he outlines it using tarot), introducing those which conflict with each other and getting them to come to an agreement to co-operate better...what they need from each other, what they need from you etc. They may occasionally give gifts as well i.e. something to drink, or something they put into your body...I've been weary of that stuff in the past mind you.

    Apparently people have had very good results with that system, although I initially dismissed it (like I have with so many things in the past and then came back and realized I was a right knob)...second time I tried I just was not at a stage I could really let go into my imagination properly or consider it anything real or powerful.

    But now I think I am at a stage where I can accept the "reality" of the imagination much better and am planning to have a go at that again. :)

    I actually have some other questions I want to ask you but they can wait - sorry I realize my "blog comments" are more like "blog posts". :P I hope you have a good weekend.

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    1. Sounds like a good working book! Definitely give it a shot!
      Whim is a fantasy, imagination is directed and inspired imagery that can work wonders. Just make that your new way of thinking.

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    2. Massive reply follows...

      So just wanted to say after about a month I finally tried "the inner guide" meditation I mentioned to you on your blog, working with the "tarot archetypes". It didn't exactly follow my expectations...lol.

      Went through the process and then called down "the sun" in my inner world. He came down wearing golden plate armor and carrying a double edged sword. When he "planted" on the ground he thrust the sword into the ground at his right side and took his hands off it. Wasn't exactly a form I expected and I actually pretty much tried to "change it" to something more akin to Ra, half his body began to change but then changed back, it wasn't happening.

      Anyway then I asked him what I could do to allow him to work more harmoniously in my life and immediately he replied "start wearing brown shoes"...which was totally out of left field and not expected. I didn't see how brown shoes had anything to do with "the sun" and I actually have a strong aversion to brown shoes (plus have none and no wardrobe to go with them!) so said I wouldn't do that, what else could I do? Then he said, almost after sighing..."write a [handwritten] letter to your father stating you love him, things you love about him, telling him you forgive him for any wrong doings you felt [and then send it, maybe...I need to go back and recheck I think]" I said ok.

      Then I asked if they had any gift to give me. He opened his hand and there was a scroll and some coins...apparently (according to my guide in this vision) I shouldn't accept the coins right then. Asked what the scroll was for and he told me that it is to allow more eloquence and inspiration when you want to write something and that to use it just unravel it, write what you want to write about in the scroll and it will fill itself out - then roll it back up (and in the example, he wrote "Dad" in it, though this only hit me after the meditation finished). He put it in my liver area.

      So I finished up and then after the meditation, pretty much immediately I had a sudden realization that whenever I think of brown shoes, I always think of my father's brown shoes (which he always wore and still does pretty much only wear brown, leather shoes)...and that is why I have an aversion to them. I also had an interesting synchronicity right after where someone out of the blue asked me if I consider myself an artist, and asked me to play a "game" with them where she would say a topic and we both have to write poetry on it (I denied, I haven't written poetry for almost a decade). Right after I realized how that related to the "gift" I'd got and would've been a good chance to try it out.

      What mostly struck me was how simple, easy (and insightful) it turned out to be. Any difficulty I experienced was because I was trying too hard...I'm still not certain on the appearance it decided on, or the gift (scroll to write eloquently seems more mercurial to me...) but I was pleasantly surprised overall. Now I just have to write that letter, which won't be easy for me. I was expecting (and hoping) for something like "light some frankincense".

      Thanks for telling me to give it a shot. :P

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    3. Great work and powerful lessons learned such as how easy it is, that convention and "what you think it should be" is not what it is. Keep up the great work I had a friend many years ago who had nearly the same visionary experience with the Sun.

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    4. Thanks Justin. It is nice to get that little extra confirmation from your friends similar experience.

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  10. Hello, Justin, can you post all the blogs about magick that you follow?
    And what do you think about so many Brazilians here in your blog, me included?!

    Thanks!
    o/

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    1. I check out runesoup pretty regular but that is it. I find his sigil theories really facinating and his beliefs and views quite well thought out.
      The whole Brazil thing boggles my mind really I joke with my friends how "I am really big in Brazil"

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  11. Justin, can infuse the food with the planetary power?

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    1. Simple answer, yes. Long answer, maybe.
      If you have connected with and have a familar working relationship to the planetary forces then of course you can! It is energy, those energies have long been known to be loaded into tools, talismans and people! A book called Planetary Magic by Dennings and Phillips goes into great detail on how to do this in a ritual way and while pricey due to being an older out of stock book is worth it if you can grab one up.

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  12. Hey JB have you tried semen retention before? What were the results?

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    1. During my chi kung work for over 3 years I was very selective when I would release. A couple hours before or after practice (which practice lasted at its peak 2 hours) so that left little time to do it. Also, I have tried not releasing during sex. Honestly, I have found no benifits to the practice at all. YMMV as in most things but I think the belief that it provides some extra power is misguided at best. I have found that fully experiencing orgasm is by far more potent and magical. When coupled with Undoing exercises the force is cosmic.

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    2. Justin, since you mentioned Chi Kung, do you have any experience with Pranayama?

      I've been reading Raja Yoga by Vivekananda, and I'm planning on adding it to my practice.

      But from a western mind set, some of the ideas thrown around kind of confuse me. Does the breath act like a bellows increasing electromagnetic energy? Or is this practice using the body to help control the mind? Because I find my meditations bring my breath to a stand still, rather than a deepness used in the practice.

      And I don't want to add something to my repertoire that won't benefit me.

      Thanks!

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    3. very little but enough to know it is effective in raising energy (increase in oxygen in the blood which makes the brain feel high.)
      It is useful in certain types of meditations and by itself, however it is not NEEDED. Do a few, see the results apply as needed.

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  13. Hi Justin

    I've been trying to develop my imagination for five months now. When I started off, the clarity of my imagination was mediocre, but I could still imagine things I wanted with ease. But recently (for the past month or so), I've been having trouble imagining anything! Everything is so hazy and unclear. It has been getting worse as well. Today, when I was going through my normal practices, it felt as if my imagination was being kicked into gear, but I was unable to see anything in my mind at all! The images just weren't forming despite my efforts. Honestly, this has been very discouraging and frustrating, considering all the effort and consistency I put in. What's going on? Please help! Thanks.

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    1. I have written a couple of blogs relating to this and answered this same type of question many times. Check out the blog on skrying for starters. Simply put stop forcing and start a relationship with the imagination. It is a gateway, the true magic mirror. You dream in vivid images, you fantasize easily ask yourself why and how that is, dig into that idea and really think about it. Instead of forcing an image to appear just relax and ask your soul or unconscious (thry are the same thing just different terms) to show you then allow it to come. Work along those lines, allow your soul to produce images for you and it will get much more vivid and come much easier. Also, check out sense modalities ala NLP.

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  14. JB you said that only human being can learn and master multiple subjects, while other beings are only good at their designated field. How come?

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    1. This is a simplification for ease of understanding. Elementals are aspects of nature, not full fledged, multiple element creatures. Try and think of one personality element like anger. It can only do so much, all within the domain of anger imagine that all you could think of or do had to be anger. That is an elemental. Spherical beings CAN have more range as can elemental kings and angels can because they are higher up in the heirarchy and encompass many spirits. A human has a wider range due to them being a collection of all the elements and spheres as well as zodiacal forces, we have all of thrm within us because we reflect the macrocosim. Any physical being be it dogs, cats, elephants, people, anything born has multiple aspects. Humans just reached the earth sphere pentacle due to our ability of a higher developed consciousness and reflective ability. Aliens from other worlds may be either less so, on par or superior to us depending on their development.

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  15. hei!
    Have you seen the movie Batman: The Dark Knight?
    In this movie we see the actor Heath Ledger in the role of the Joker.
    The actor gone in a deep relationship with the character (he made a diary were he is the joker and go on).
    Its possible, in your opinion, I saw this role process like a invocation? I mean, a person pick some spirit, power, idea or etc and day by day go deep in the process of emerging in this power?
    Im an actor, and I see much of my hobbie in the process of evocation and invocation, you agree with me?
    Thanks!

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    1. Very good insight, the Heath Ledger example is on I have used several times in explaining invocation. You hit the nail on the head. Another thing you may wish to look into is a memory palace and mingle the two ideas. First create the image of the god to be invoked. Next study it carefully, get the presence down as if it was really standing before you (ask yourself if this god or angel was really standing here what would I feel and how would I react?) Next enter into the god and like a memory palace add things within that either correspond to the being (myths acted out in the imagination, plants, metals, symbols, art, music, feelings, experiences, etc.) Then step back out and start at square one again. Once this experience reaches a peak imagine the god stepping into you and merge.

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    2. Jb can a cross or crucifix be consider a amulet? I believe they could be amulet because the wearer charge the cross or crucifix with faith or willpower that God or jesus will protect them from evils. I define an amulet as any object a person wear which will bestow on the wearer certain attribute from whatever deities of whatever religion the wearer believe in. I think that there is no different between Christians wearing crosses believing that Jesus will protect him and wiccans wearing pentagrams believing the goddess will protect them.

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    3. Why would it not be an amulet? I guess you were just looking for me to give you confirmation? I mean you answered the question yourself so you know already.

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  16. Hi Justin

    I'm a beginner, and I'm confused about something. There's this thing that people call "intention manifestation", "future selection", etc. where you imagination your desire repetitively with faith until it materializes. But I heard that this is also a way to create a tulpa... Basically, I was taught that future selection will create a mental archetype (i.e. a thought form), which will eventually materialize in the physical realm, but I'm worried that this thought form will become an independent entity (a tulpa) that will cause more harm than good. By engaging in future selection, am I creating a tulpa? Or are those two processes completely different? Can you please clarify this for me? Thanks

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    1. All magic is this, stop worrying about words that you have no experience with, you have hundreds of tulpas floating around you this very second, thoughts, views, beliefs that are making your reality based on the programming you believe.

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  17. Justin, my brother is extremely depressed and just wants to kill himself; everything seems meaningless to him now. He's already taking medicine, but it's not working. I know how he feels, since I have felt like that so many times already, but, being selfish or not, I just can't leave him like this and do nothing. Do you know any way I can try helping him with magic? I don't know if this is a silly question, and I guess there are many ways I could try, but I just wanted to know your opinion or a piece of advice. I am, frankly, desperate.
    Thank you.

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    1. He needs medical attention not magical. Call a suicide hotline immediately and think no more about magical fixes.

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  18. Justin what do you know about the higher selves, HGA and Atman. Are they identical?

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    1. Different cultures have different words for the same concept, yes they are the same. Always look at the idea behind the word, like looking past the finger pointing at the moon.

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    2. So I was meaning to ask you about this actually. I recently attended a webinar which featured Nick Farrell talking about his new book 'The Shem Grimoire'. He made some interesting points when I asked about the HGA, higher self, and its relation to tiphareth. He agreed that the HGA is located in tiphareth, yet made a distinct separation with the HGA and the higher self, saying that the higher self is ones own concept of god. I disagree with this, as I've always looked at it as just another name to add to the long list of ones already describing the guardian genius/angel. He mentioned the Holy Guardian Demon as well and that it is just as important if not more so in some cases, and I was curious about your thoughts on this. In Bardonian terms it seems as if the two would represent each soul mirror white (HGA) and black (HGD). I also sometimes feel as though ones true HGA would be separate from the inner spark, expressed through the depth point/tiphareth, and that this internal emanation is more of an inner guide, as in the mental body or spirit of a person rather than an external angelic being that would be the HGA.

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    3. The best thing to do is the work in order to find out. Like I said before terms can get misappropriated and confused easily. Do some pathworking, invocations, if you have some magical experience maybe even skry the Enochian aethyrs. This way the terms become just words and experience informs you.

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    4. Thank you Justin! I totally agree with you. Names are interesting. This seems like one of those debates people have where they ask what is the difference between white and black magic and end up coming to it being about intention. Even though all words have been intoned with a collective energy such as Hebrew names and letters (as a well used example) it still really seems like it comes down to the person and how they choose to let the universe work through them, through it, or whatever viewpoint of existance they've held onto that seems to get them through the day. Names seem to represent certain ideas, forms, and of course an energy. With everything emanating from the same source, it seems some of the names could be variants of each other that overlap into one another, which can lead to the confusion. Such as multiple names for the same beings. Same being, yet different manifestations or ways of looking at them. Hope I didn't waste your time too much with this response as it's already stuff you're well aware of. An interesting thought that just came to me is the concept of when something is not true. How easily can it be restored to truth and how funny, to imagine something floating around and being wrong when it exists as a thought.

      Agape,
      Riviny

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  19. hi justin, i have found a sigil of andras, which is a mercurial one, I'm afraid, it is the reason of all discords in the house and thought of killing someone, what should I do with it? I'm just a beginner, and 10:1 malkuth, from the rosicrucian order.

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    1. Hey Mark, Andras can be a nasty force. Wrap the seal in silk and that will stop its force being loose. Do some LBRPs and ask the archangels to purify the home and protect all in it. When things get better, take the sigil and bury it. Pray over it and ask the force be free from the talisman and return to Andras, unwrap and bury it. Continue the LBRP and add the invoking rite to bring higher forces in.

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  20. Hey Justin,

    Have you ever worked with the internal representation of an external spirit and then gone on to work with the external spirit and compared the two? If so, did it have any effect on the relationship with that spirit? Any noticeable disadvantages/advantages to working with the internal representation over (or in addition) to the external?

    When I say internal I mean internal, not say, mental travel to the sphere (although as time goes on, the line between inside and outside seems to be getting blurry...)

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    1. I have worked with my internal representations of the forces certain spirits have influence over, but there is no 1 to 1 copy from macro to micro. For example I have elemental aspects of my soul and certain traits within that aspect and each can be worked with as a spirit and I can evoke an angel of a certain element and it will of course influence that elemental aspect within me causing changes. As That aspect within me develops I get a more precise and clear understanding and experience of both the inner and outer force.

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    2. Sorry for the delay in answer, could have sworn I responded apparently it did not take. The internal versions of external spirits are not carbon copies, they become harmonized from the great work. Through the working of evocation and spirit traveling eventually one cannot tell the difference between what is in and out, because there is no difference.

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    3. Haha. Yeah you did respond, the format of your blog sometimes hid some replies until you went down to the bottom and clicked "load more"...confused me at first. I see you've changed it again.

      Thank you for the extra answer though. ;) Helpful.

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  21. Hey Justin.
    You have you read Promethea? By Alan Moore?
    If you have not read, recommend you look!

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    1. read enough parts online to agree with you.

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  22. The concept of this phrase is right? >> "If you think you can do a thing or you if can't do a thing , you're right!"

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    1. "what the thinker thinks, the prover proves"

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  23. Justin, because there is so much disagreement between theories and opinions about magic and magic work? I am a beginner and I'm going crazy with this.

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    1. Start small, learn the tarot, study Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, learn to meditate, pick up some alchemy books, astrology books, and just let it all soak in. Study various religions and their magic traditions. Pick up 777 and try to puzzle it out and fail, read Bardon and Crowley, Christopher Hyatt and Robert Anton Wilson, The Golden Dawn Flying Rolls. Check it all out let it sink in and go from there.

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  24. In my work with the archangels, I perceive Raphael a bit arrogant. In your work, you see the same thing? Is this a reflection of some part of my being?
    Thanks!

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    1. As in life, when we meet people we form perceptions of them based on experience and other factors. Nearly all of these are projections that once the subject is honestly looked at with true love and acceptance these projections vanish. When I first met Paralda I had this sense but it was due to several factors such as (This is before I picked up Bardon) soul mirror qualities giving me an imbalance in air so that I was not prepared for the meeting, I was dismissed and told to come back when I had worked more on the element. I think the air quality within us (or any element when working with an elemental) is projected much more than usual than in daily life with people. Examine your air attributes and see where you may have a defect.

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  25. I always have some dificcult to understand the concept of the Holy Spirit of God. Its possible you say something about this?
    (in my personal opinion I link the Holy Spirit with Hochma - the sphere of infinity possibilities). What do you think?
    Thanks!

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    1. You, me and even Crowley had some trouble placing christian concepts on the tree of life. Honestly I would if I were a christian magician most likely skip the idea of fitting them into a sphere and just use The divine Father as the mental plane, the Holy Spirit as the astral (relates to all talents, skills, understanding, visions, tounges, dreams and their explanation, etc) and Jesus as the Physical plane since he incarnated. If I was forced to place them on the tree I can see Hockma as The Holy Spirit and Jesus as Tiphereth. My problem with that is they are the Trinity and as such should be Supernal. So best bet is looking at their aspects and placing them in the tree, such as the Logos as Christ and The Holy spirit being in several slots. Sorry, I just don't utilize that myth structure to give a good enough answer.

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    2. Your view about the planes are fantastic!!
      What your opinion about the heavens in early christian? I see then like planes, impossible to put in a concept of the tree of life.
      Thanks!

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    3. Most views of Heaven fit quite snuggly in Hod, Netzach and Tiphereth depending on ones views and needs.

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  26. Hello!
    Im making experiments with physical manifestations.
    Its possible you put some advices for me to try?
    Thanks!

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    1. First off know that physical manifestation is not needed for evocation, just a strong astral presence. Skrying really provides all that is needed. Even getting physical manifestations will not be like sitting down and having coffee with a spirit in person.
      I got my best results when I loaded the area with the spirits energy (element or light) and prepared the room with as much color and symbolism of that domain as I could. Proper incense and a good quanity is needed. Condense the energy into a humanoid shape as dense as possible for the spirit to use. Picking a spirit that you have previously worked with makes this easier too. Vibrate the godnames, archangels and angels over the spirit and finally the spirit so that all you experience is that vibration through the entire universe. That always provided me the best results and even then it was not like having a person before you speaking out loud, more like a "ghost" with a barely audible whisper and the voice more in your head. Others nearby may actually experience weird physical results because whatever force you can call forth is on level with you based off your ability to channel the energy where a non practitioner will not have that level and experience odd things like smells, sounds and maybe images or feelings.

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  27. JB can you tell me the difference between knowledge and wisdom?

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    1. A dictionary can do that, they have no secret meaning. Knowledge is fact and can be gained through reading, study, research and education. Wisdom to attained through experience and over one's life. If someone writes down their wisdom and another person reads it all they did was aquire knowledge.

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  28. Hello Justin,
    I'm a martial artist, I've read a lot on how to improve your skills and performances beyond the physical limits, but no theory convinced me that much to even start the practice.
    Could you please tell me how you think it's possible to cross these limits, because I'm stuck there.
    Thank you.

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    1. I am left at a disadvantage with your query in that A. I do not know what you wish to achieve. B. I have not done any martial art beyond simple chi kung in years so I would not even be able to suggest a path or practice and C. Your question is very vague and broad.

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  29. Hei!
    Im making my magic wand (GD style), but I have a little problem.
    Im not a good artistic so I avoid to work with wood. Its possible in name of God you give me some advice of some material for I use to make my wand? Im going crazy with that!
    Thanks!

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    1. A simple method is to get a thick dowel and a carved end and attach the two then paint them. The GD fire wand can be difficult to make. Do your best if you truly wish to have it but realize the wand itself is just a stylized talisman of sorts for fire. You can make do with just a thick dowel that is properly painted with the symbols. The important ingredient is you and your charging of the wand. If properly charged with intention and will a bare stick can be more potent than any regular old painted stick.

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  30. I love your blog and thank you for shring so much with your readers !

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  31. Hello Justin,
    In the IIH's first mental excercise when I start to observe my thoughts, I can see them, but more mindfulness I gather, more rooted in the present I become, less thoughts remain to be observed, indeed when I got the feeling I'm consciously watch all my mind, it becomes completely still.
    The "problem" is that if I consciously watching a thought, it dissolves itself almost immediately, than there's nothing else left to "watch" and it seems to me to practice more the emptiness of the mind rather than the exercise of observing thoughts.
    What should I do?

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    1. You must achieve a passivity in your observations, you are at the moment interacting with the thought and removing it, try achieving a state similar to watching clouds or a fish tank. Become separate from the thoughts and allow them to flow.

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  32. Justin, if reincarnation exists as mages work with necromancy and their ancestors? Thanks!

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    1. Not quite sure what you mean here. But I guess you mean HOW can they work with spirits of the dead if reincarnation exists? If so, realize that when someone dies they do not immediately reincarnate and also keep in mind there is not really a concept of "time" higher up on the planes like there is here. Moments can be eternal, a whole life can flash before your eyes in a moment, time is a loose concept there.

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  33. Hei!
    I have done some physical talismans and I wish to a few spiritual beings to charge and bless them.
    In your point of view is necessary a physical manifestation or just a strong astral manifestation is good? The difference between a physical charge and a astral charge will be have much difference?
    Thanks!

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    1. I have found that simply creating them at the right time can be enough, just like when you are born the astrology of that time influences your life so it can influence the life of your talisman. Beyond that creating talismans in harmony with the force desired and calling that force is enough, one does not NEED to physically evoke the force just like at the moment of your birth no one saw the angels and gods show up in the delivery room to bless you.

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  34. justin did you delete a the blog post before this one?

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    1. Quite possible, I did some house cleaning a few months back.

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  35. Justin, do you know if The Middle Pillar Exercise work the astral body's chakras?

    And is dangerous do the The Middle Pillar and in the same day, do some exercises to energize the seven chakras?

    If you can, could you give your vision about The Middle Pillar Exercise?

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    1. I am a big fan of the middle pillar, but I have altered it to do the chakras. Use which ever system you are familiar with and like. If you are big into or plan to work Golden Dawn though I recommend doing classic middle pillar as it will build up later in Light Body work and other Golden Dawn magic.
      Pick one system though, it does not matter which. First it will develop on mental plane then astral.
      Check out Robert Bruce for deeper insight and energy work that I find the most effective.

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    2. I'm doing the middle pillar while I'm training Bardon's system, it's been a while, it's my favorite system. I'm the type of person who likes to research the exercises I do, and always expand through research and self reflection. And knowing the visions of other people who practice something similar always help as well. I have read most of Regardie's works, and recently ordered the book The Golden Dawn. I'll now research on Robert Bruce, thank you very much, is hard to find someone to ask these kinds of quentions.

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    3. Sounds as if you will do well! Robert Bruce's exercises for moving energy should be in every magician's repertory. His New Energy Ways is a free pdf online, also his Astral Dynamics which is a little deeper on energy work and very useful.
      Keep up the great work!

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  36. I made a mistake, the book is called "Mastering Astral Projection" so sorry for the misinformation!

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    1. No problem at all :D

      I found an ebook with most of Robert Bruce's works. But Mastering Astral Projection is not including, now I have found Mastering Astral Projection separately as well. Thank you :D

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