Month: March 2018

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Changing leads to progress

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How difficult would it be to get the modern, scientific world to accept the psychic, spiritual, magickal world? That “rational” world is the status quo, and we are at the point of change. The trigger for change is all of us who have had personal experiences with the paranormal and wind ourselves trying to get that accepted by others. When the whole system is set up to deny and mock those who accept the occult, if you come out for it, you are going to bear the  brunt of the resistance. You will also give hope to others who have also experienced it, and felt safer not admitting it publicly. The more people who come out and say “yes, I’ve seen a ghost”, “yes, dowsing works”, “yes, people have ESP”, “yes, we can communicate with plants” and are willing to come out as accepting supernatural beliefs, the more people will say “That makes so much more sense given my personal experience” (and maybe our ancestors weren’t all foolish to believe in this stuff after all).
Integration will require that many things change in our parent culture. Medicine could go forward with more success, and fewer side effects. We’d stop exploiting the natural resources because we’d respect their consciousness. People will have to find other things to mock in order to feel superior to someone else. (Wouldn’t it be nice if we could skip that!) All of these changes would be hard, but can grow out of simply raising the next generation not telling them what’s impossible.
As the chart shows, once we’ve gotten through Integration, we’ll be working on a higher level. Another way to look at it is that we’ll be ready to negotiate the next change and keep moving, spiraling ever upward.

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When we invoke we are directing our attention to a goal, we are focusing our energy, we are in essence doing magick.
Many of us are familiar with Invoking a Diety, Angel,
Saint or other divine helper withe whatever we are trying to accomplish. Asking for help when it’s needed, is a good idea whether asking a friend or a neighbor or a god. Sometimes a job needs three hands- so we ask a friend to provide one. Sometimes a Working needs more energy than we have personally available, so we ask for divine energy.  When you are trying to do something, you don’t generally want a random result, you want one favorable to you.
Remember you want to ask the right friend (earthly or otherwise). You don’t ask your Mom to help you raid the cookie jar, or your broke friend to loan you $25 until payday; you pick who you ask.  Similarly you’ll ask Jesus, or Kwan Yin, or Eir for help healing, but not for giving a bully the “learning experience” he desperately needs. That’s why St. Joseph helps you sell your house, and St. Anthony helps you find lost items. People (and spirits) like doing what they’re good at. And don’t forget to thank them after, and show your appreciation before you start asking for favors.
There’s nothing wrong with asking for help. Success is better than failing because you tried to do it alone.

in·voke 
verb
  1. cite or appeal to (someone or something) as an authority for an action or in support of an argument.
    “the antiquated defense of insanity is rarely invoked today”
    • call on (a deity or spirit) in prayer, as a witness, or for inspiration.
      appeal to, pray to, call on, supplicate, entreat, solicit, beg, implore;

    • call earnestly for.
      “she invoked his help against this attack”

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Create the Change

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You may have wondered about the rather unwieldy name for our conference. When we were designing the conference, we were trying to figure out what we wanted to accomplish. What we hope to do is to change our parent culture in which the reality of many energy fields, many beings and many effective practices that can enhance our lives are rejected out of hand. We were thinking how great it would be if our children’s generation lived in a world where it was accepted that people are psychic and you wouldn’t have to hint about it, talk around it, or pretend that it wasn’t real so that you wouldn’t be considered foolish. That’s backwards! How foolish is it to deny evidence‽

We feel that if we can get the world to accept these realities and both benign and useful (yes, some people still feel that anything “occult” must be dangerous!) that they will be available to enhance daily life. How much better off we are when we know the benefits of using herbs for medicinal as well as culinary purposes. Yet there are still people out there who figure that if a remedy doesn’t come in a box, it “can’t work”.

There are people who scoff at “water witching”, yet many people quietly have a dowser locate their well. The American Dowsing Society has groups that provide this service in third world countries, and their experiences show how well it works.

I know that I use dowsing nearly daily to find lost objects around the house. Our family uses crystals for healing, as well as homeopathy, acupressure and aromatherapy. All of these things are said by critics to be useless, and even harmful if they prevent people from going to “established” practitioners. If they weren’t working, of course we’d go to someone who could help.

But we need to change the story- the dialogue- how people talk about the unknown. At this point anything paranormal in film is still lumped into the Horror genre. As you may have noticed in the last paragraph, much of what I use these ‘supernatural’ techniques for is practical, finding lost objects or healing faster. The world would simply be easier to navigate if we didn’t deny an entire section of available human abilities. So when thinking about the future, think about a world where there is no resistance, no denial, no pretense that magick isn’t real. The world is changing, we just want to make it better.

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