Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Magical Exercises

These are in my opinion the distilled and perfected exercises of magic. I have been working with these ideas for almost a year now, slowly refining, experimenting and making them as succinct as possible. Start with the first and do your best to master it. Once you are good at it, move to the next. Repeat until you are good at all 10. Over time you will learn to deepen and perfect each exercises and get better and better at them. There is no "finish" or completion, only getting better.

1. Steady the body, soul and mind. Be still. To help in this tense the muscles in your body. Start with the legs, torso, arms, shoulders and neck, head, face, stick out your tongue and make faces. Focus as much as you can on the body sensations that arise. After you have tensed and released all your muscles reside in that relaxed state and just BE.

2.Feel your emotions within your soul (which is your astral body or energy body) as if each was like a star or a cloud in the sky. Experience, do not judge or change. Just let what is there be there within you. Catalog your experiences in a journal for later research. Each emotion or experience should be examined-what color-what temperature-what sensations-what is its shape? To pinpoint this experience think on what it is like to feel in love, or broken-hearted, or when you have a gut feeling. Those sensations occur in the astral body, and while they are more profound they are of the same nature of the energies and experiences you should be looking for.

3.Feel the light substance around and within you, like a flaming substance yet subtle. Try and sense the light with your eyes and imagination. See the light, feel the light and let it exist within and around you. See how far you can stretch out your awareness of this energy. See if you can change it with intention, will and imagination. Also, focus on each of the 7 chakras. Starting with the crown and going down imagine them blooming and opening. To do this clench your hands together as tight as you can, then when you can't hold it release your hands, memorize this experience and place that experience in the place of each chakra allowing the energy to flow and move as it will.

4. Draw up the densest energies, feelings and emotions that you feel upwards. Each one, one at a time draw it up through your being transmuting it, sending it upwards to the divine light above. Where your intention goes so does the energy. So once you have raised it up allow it to descend back down, remade into something higher and more pure.

5. With all your might and being be present within your energy field and raise up your entire energy towards the divine. Focus and imagine being present and before your highest conception of divinity. Remain in this state for as long as you can. When done slowly return to your body, bringing down that experience and absorbing it into every particle of your being. Soak in the divine light like a sponge soaks water.

6. In the presence of the divine light try and allow your being and energy to fill this space, release your "borders" and just be consciousness within the divine light. Cease to exist as you. There is only the divine light. Stay in this state for as long as you can, then again return to your body, as before infuse each particle with this divine light but now experience at the core of your being and within each chakra that the divine consciousness like a spark now resides there. It is a blend of the true you and the divine. Feel and experience the divine mind existing within you. Let it transform your ideas, your emotions, your personality. Become a temple in which the divine resides.

7. Send this divine energetic experience out into the universe, to all beings, to all things, to all minds. To the world, the the solar system, as far out as you can send it and infuse it into creation. Actually try and feel all things, sense them.

8. Slowly rise up physically in this state, move about, feel your energy and the energy fields around you. Experience the subtle life force, all around you as you move, see it, be one with it, move it with you. Try and bring this state into your daily activities and life more and more.

9. Let all things become alive and filled with the divine light you have drawn down, you shine like a sun filling creation with the divine light. See all things as alive and filled with spirit (study animism). Study and learn the various energies and forces within your life.

10. Begin calling spirits, elementals, angels and various divinities that you would like to work with or experience. Grow your ideas of consciousness and divinity. Develop your skills in feeling and working with the subtle force within all things. You can also begin working on raising Kundalini directly at this stage (you raised some early on but it was more gentle).


 Keep refining and perfecting these techniques and you will grow in every aspect of life and in magic!


32 comments:

  1. Hi JB. Thank you for the exercises. I'll do it.
    Excuse me changing the point.
    I’m doing Bardon training and thinking about my schedule. I can only exercise once a day (mental- meditation) for 30 min and think if isn’t too slow to advance. And I guess you know how slow the progress is and I think that may it’s not so motivating rather than challenging.
    Do you think this routine (in mental) could be fruitful?

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    1. Everything is your pace, there is no race, no finish line. Any improvement or work done is all yours and builds. Keep working and you will progress!

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  2. hi Justin, could you do a post on food to strengthen practices? Like what foods would you consume and avoid getting hungry?

    Thank you.

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    1. O.o honestly I eat what I like, before a big ritual I may not eat something heavy but that is as far as I go diet wise.

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  3. Hey, Justin.

    Can you give me some tips about exercice 1 in Step IV?

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    1. http://justinbthemagician.blogspot.com/2008/04/iih-walkthrough.html?m=1

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  4. Hi Justin. I have a weird problem with my imagination. Whenever I imagine something, it appears in my mind at a slant as if my imaginary body is leaning over to the right while viewing the imaginary scene. For example, I'll be in an imaginary setting, and the ground will be like / instead of like __

    I got this problem recently. It's really distracting and is preventing me from practicing magic since I can't imagine anything properly anymore.

    Do you have any ideas on how i can fix this? Thanks.

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    1. First you may need to consider this a message from your soul/unconscious. Review and explore what this slanted scene may mean to you personally. Free associate and let answers come to you as to why this may be.
      Next, I want you to focus in your head, or where ever you experience consciousness. Now as you focus there, read the following and just allow what appears to appear. "The Mona Lisa" "The Moon" "Starbucks" "waterfall"
      Now if you did not force the image you will notice that these things however slightly appeared in your mind. Were they slanted?
      Many times I find people try and force the imagery instead of allowing to appear. Try to think of the image maker in your mind as a computer, what you punch in comes up without you forcing it. Just let it arise. Do not force it!

      Try those ideas out and see what comes up.

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  5. Hey Justin, when is the final book for HMS coming out? And what does HMS stand for? I don't think you mention it in the first book.

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    1. I have it pretty much done in my head and rolling just a few things around in my head and bouncing it off of the other head of the order to refine some thoughts. Only issue is now I have a new computer without Microsoft Word. So Ill have to find a new word surrogate.
      HMS is our secret magical moniker which will be revealed in the 3rd and final book! *thunder noises and evil villan laugh*

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  6. Okay, thanks.
    I have a couple more questions if you don't mind.

    For the first exercise of the Wanderer, do I have to journal my thoughts and feelings exactly at midday and before bed? I find it a bit difficult to write down an indepth look at my thoughts because I'm very busy midday. Would it be possible for me to write my thoughts and feelings immeditately after they come up? Should try to remember every single thought and feeling that comes through my head from morning to midday, or just what sticks out in my memory?

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    1. There is no magic time formula, do what works. Consoder that advice for all prescriptions in magic training.

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  7. Justin, which archangel do you think is more appropriate to work with when the objective is to heal someone: Raphael or Gabriel?

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    1. Depends on what needs to be done. Rachael is usually my first stop but, if its emotional go to Gabriel, if its something needing removal Michael, if its mental baggage Raphael again, and if its purely physical or someone needs abundant health or vital force Auriel.

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    2. Ugh, spellcheck! Raphael! Not Rachael!

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  8. It would be to aid someone with cancer and a blood clot preventing proper circulation. Since it would be to help with the reduction (removal?)of a tumor would Michael be the most appropriate choice?

    Thank you for your answer!

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  9. Thanks for a lovely site information....

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  10. Hi, Justin. I wanted to know how to develop intuition?Also are the 10 steps/exercise you posted here correspondence with the 10 sepiroth?I don't feel that I am ready atm for IIH, I thought that doing your exercises here might make me ready for IIH, I wanted to know your comment on this and shall I proceed ??

    Thank you.

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    1. Intuition comes from connecting to the astral/mental realms. The more connected and the more attention you pay to yourself and environment the stronger your intuition grows. You would be suprised how much information is within and around you! The exercises are simple and not profoundly connected to anything. They teach you to do magick. Bardon teaches how to do magick, so does Crowley and the Golden Dawn. The trick is in the doing. Magick is easy once you know what it is, and these exercises teach it easily.

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  11. jo

    Hey Justin, would you mind sharing your birth chart in astrology? I study astrology and like to notice what has it so its a signal of a magician, do you have any idea on the same theme in astrology?

    peace to you

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    1. I will post a picture of my chart on my tumblr
      Https://www.tumblr.com/blog/justinbthemagician

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  12. Hi, justin.

    I wanted to ask you about how accumulating energy as bardon says, it messes up with your organs, nerves, muscles. Do we release the "divine energy" afterward?

    >Focus and imagine being present and before your highest conception of divinity. Remain in this state for as long as you can.

    I have been having some difficulty to reach my concept of divinity, in a way I can't feel anything. Any tip on that?

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    1. You can unless you know how to store it in your navel chakra. Without accumulating it in your organs and storing it there you won't have an issue, by keeping it in your aura it will flow through your system for a while which raises your vibration until it flows out and levels with your environment.

      Try thinking of the most awesome person you can imagine, filled with knowledge, love, wisdom and power. There are yogas where you can choose to see divinity as a best friend, a lover or teacher. What would a perfect divine best friend be like to you, or a perfect divine lover, or perfect divine teacher. Imagine that. Or to put it another way, think of yourself as a godlike being, awesome in every way. What would you be like. Imagine that and ta-da! Done.

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  13. Hi Justin.

    Maybe this is not the right place for this, but I'm studying and practicing Bardon work in step 1, but one thing is taking my attention, which, I think, was to be quite simple. It is the work of breathing.

    Would you tell me how to do this spell correctly, naturally and efficiently?
    With this, I can compare with my own notes and greatly improve my ability.

    In my practice, a detail I would also like to learn is how do I, consciously, do to dont do this magic rs
    There are times when, in every breath, I inhale my desire, it is automatic, involuntary, and ends up making me feel bad for some reason I do not know.

    I dream the following: that this magic is as simple to be done and really efficient as it is for all of us naturally breathe. But that is also as controlled and disciplined to the point that I really feel doing something powerful and efficient for my life.
    I think the Bardon system try to open our eyes to see e live a pratical magical life

    Thank you, I think your job is only in the world, and help many of us. Congratulations :)

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    1. I think I have the gist of what you are asking. It may be your "wording" of the intention. So, let us take a basic idea like "health".
      With all of your imaginative ability (like a child playing a game) imagine the air around you IS radiating health. If it was a video game heart or something, whatever gets the imaginative juices flowing. See it like a holy sun beaming light and good health out in all directions, the light and glow of health condensed down into a cloud of light. NOW breathe it in. Try that.

      Thanks!

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  14. Hi Justin B,I've been practising your daily evocation spells from somr, and have noticed these neon looking colours, shapes around me even when I close my eyes. What is this?Are these the Angel's revealing themselves to me?
    Also is it normal when transmitting/working on the soul mirror to experience moments of anxiety?
    Thanks in advance..if you have any tips to overcome this is welcome the advice.

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    1. Hi Jay!
      What you are seeing is the astral light. The more you connect with these subtle forces the more you will begin to experience them. If you open your senses (literally just become aware and observe what your senses are experiencing) you will begin to hear and feel the subtle energy.
      yes it is quite common to experience this anxiety during soul mirror work. You are turning your attention inwards and being critical of yourself, that causes anxiety similar to a boss constantly observing your work. Make sure you treat yourself well and be kindly while doing soul mirror!

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  15. Thanks so much Justin!yes I've been working on opening my senses,and I'm glad I know what this is now.ive noticed that when it happens it's very random and when I focus on the shapes they expand almost like looking at a rainbow but with more brighter colors etc...one of the times and inner voice said to keep calm and relax if however I'm uncomfortable just say stop which I did and things returned to normal afterwards.
    Again thanks for your advice and help.
    Btw I'm actually enjoying the soul mirror work...it's definitely a continuous work but I Honour process.

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