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domingo, 26 de março de 2017

How Long Maybe a Tarot Reading?

Amazing Climatic Changes.....
Photo by: Teresa - Portugal


How Long Maybe a Tarot Reading?


"When you are after replies to your doubts, or exploring the misteries to get more knowledge there's not such thing as so big or so small.

All that matters when you got what you needed and not just what you wanted at start."


I got a new record in a tarot reading: lots of pages of text.
Often I add pictures of the cards I’m reading, but this time my camera is broken. And was not a case to copy the same cards images from somewhere else as I did when the client will be able to get more ideas or information from the images.
This was just a Standard type reading, without commenting the numerology related aspects that would add a lot more. Even so, at some part I did a minor citation about in case the person may want to learn more about himself.
Usually I try to be at 10 pages range in a standard reading. Some resulted at 15-18 pages and was a lot until now in my way of working. But this was really big.

Road To Paradise
Digital Art Photo by Nikola Petreski - Macedonia

Each person is different.

This case was even something simple when I took the initial One Main card. I have an option for such reading. The problem become when I start to comment that and explore in detail the aspects.
The matter was even a normal life question, but the client was on need to understand more the aspects, and this is what I’m working for, not just a reply, but add information to the client understand and be able to walk by himself.
This is why I say my work is first for guidance.
Even when the reading is for explore about some work on magic, I have to explain why and what I’m think is possible to do. There’s things people can do by themselves while at other times, I found is correct to explain what is I’m suggesting to work and why and how that will be related for going after for a result.
Just to remember, nobody can assure guarantee results in magic and this is clear stated and explained at the “Readings and workings” page.
Would be easy to me just say… “oh yes, this is so and so and I suggest this or that”.
But no.

See, I’m working alone, far away from the client. This is not a live talking to ask questions or get more information. I’m just working with my own vision plus the Tarot or any other oracle I found suitable to someone anywhere in the world. The same way I need to trust on my guts I found needed to explain what I’m seeing the better way.
And I can’t got quiet when I’m talking with a client, or as usuall, I’m just writing to someone really far away (99,99% most of my clients live far and at other countries). So as my main work is guidance and I’m seeing there’s information the person does not get by himself or have a need to learn more about what I’m talking.
By learning, I say I will try to teach and suggest personal aspects to observe and how to deal with that, areas to explore and study in life. A reason any magic work is under my discretion.

Another simple reason, is my work is not cheap, so I’m not just adding words to make the proposal to be “nice”, but because there’s the need to understand a bit more about what we do and why some works goes easy from hundreds to many thousand dollars value. Such works are not just golden pills to use and when suggested, some may result even in a long working time from myself and even risks evolved, for example, if someone ask me to enter in a kind of war due some reason in their interest this may result in some kind of backfire I have to be prepared to deal. And some works means just years, in a step by step practice.

A really long Tarot reading.That may happens.
So the size of a reading is to present the best I can, and also because I don't bill just for some specific ritual, but for a goal for each one suggested. Sometimes a ritual will lead to another, may need to be repeated for a time, add more others, etc. Talking about the learning path, is always a good practice to ask to the spirits I'm calling what's their suggestion or even they do by themselves, so I have to move to another area and usually that is by me only.  For sure I always notify my clients the possibility for billing for something more when and only I found (and clear explain why) such thing will be really out of any previous measures. Until today, never needed such thing BUT I need to notify the possibility and at same time, I'm very glad and give thanks at some very extreme cases when my older clients offered by themselves additional values like a big gift as they recognizes all the additional works done.

The size of a reading for sure is not all. It’s the contents that matters.
A funny aspect, is when I'm doing revisions of the text trying to make it short, and the result is to add even more material. LOL...

As a personal example, sometimes I paid for readings to myself, as I like to have another opinions and so I received formal readings from people I respect a lot, Many was like some phrases and others also was a bit large. But that was all Ok too as they knew who I was and didn’t need so much explaining.
To repeat, I like to have another opinions. I’m not at some magic forums just to cheap talk or teaching others, but to listen and learn with many people I respect a lot. So I often check what I’m doing, use different oracles and ask for opinions. This is just because I’m human like your, and no matter I have near zero faults at readings for more than two decades, does not means I see all and does not means my opinion and experience was the better, but I'm sure about what I have seen.
Someday I expect to find something I really don’t know how to deal and need to learn and I’m humble to say this: someday I will be wrong too, it’s part of our spiritual and magic learning too.
I got cheated too many times mainly due my compassion, a hard learning under tears and blood.

When I dream of fairytales
Art by Elisabeth Zartl - Austria
By other side, we see readings so much generic, even in the right way, but lacking more information. Not a public critic, just an opinion and with respect to the ones who are able to present very short and precise replies. I just need to talk a lot sometimes and the same way, I see people also deserve more comments accordingly their experience.
For sure, in a normal reading, I don’t need to add all such material, just I like to do and when I can to make it for guidance, I do it.
May be with time I will learn to write more using less words or just make my work so specific so people don’t need so much talking.

I stopped to do live readings a long time ago, this still is a possibility for something like a local “day of readings” when someone hire me to do something like 8-10 readings in a day, one each hour or less. I had in the past 30 minutes readings for an entire day too. It’s very interesting. as I did it in the past, and is a matter of someone prepare a group, care of all expenses and the needed proper place. Usually that are nice spiritual times too as I need to opens up myself for a lot of people, including public talk for a group.

When I talk live, I really talk fast, and this is what I write in a normal reading. This one so big I’m citing at the top of this article is near the same as talking near two hours with someone who I was in need for that and the final text is a resume of that.
For sure, I edit and review my texts to shorten it as cited and too often I add more! 
But for live readings, I found 30-40 minutes use to be the needed for a reading. I can talk even just some 5 minutes at the Extreme Method and present all needed info. Each case is different for sure. Sometimes I will talk 20-30 minutes just about one card or in a brief about the personal numerology.
So when I start writing and expanding what I see to put all that ideas into words, the results may become even such big writings.


Something important to note, because the title of this article, and for sure of interest to anyone doing readings, live or not, and is a common problem with some people who does not respect professional work. I'm talking about a personal reading. Be a live talk or by e-mail as I do. The problem is some people just try abuse and want to ask about everyone in the family, relatives, friends, their company busines and etc. For sure your relationship or if the reading is about your job that is Ok. But add more specific to make a favor to others no. That is always abusive. If you go to a doctor, you pay for each one the doctor will look for. Ok? A formal reading is the same. Many readers are abused this way and that is a shame.


To add some information about the way I do my readings. And how I work to people at any place in the world. (I live in the south of Brazil so get the idea) To be clear, the last personal reading I remember was some 3 years ago for a closer friend. For sure I'm not the only doing this.  
First I'm on my own vision at start. When someone ask a reading I will see the person question or life with my own inner vision. This is personal and very related to my experience in life. Also a reason at forums I reply to someone and cite I'm under my vision. Be sure I don't use any oracles for that.
The same reason I say nobody is invisible at magic. Be a normal person or someone using a nickname in a forum. Always there's a connection to the one who posted a comment.
Second, despite my vision, and to remember I say I'm not perfect, I will call the oracle, the Tarot (or Runes, I-Ching, etc) and also call for the spirits vision too.
Third, I always evoke other spirits to work with. That start with the angels/deities related to the area, plus the client guardian angel (is always neeeded to ask persmission to enter at the person's world). And as needed, any other angels/spirits/daemons related to the question. All they will add information about the questions.
And for sure, all this add to my own vision for sure and I have to measure that.


The most important is to present the needed reply and when I can add information to the client think about, learn as possible and receive suggestions for their lives become better and with knowledge about what’s happening and coming at their personal path.

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quarta-feira, 28 de dezembro de 2016

Do Thick Salt Bath or Herbal Bath Over Your Head?

Photo: Gina Blank - Canada


Do Thick Salt Bath or Herbal Bath Over Your Head?
How to make a big mess just because a bath or an incomplete cleanup.


Portuguese resume: "Banho de Sal Grosso ou ervas pode e deve ser feito incluindo a cabeça. A estória sobre fazer só do pescoço para baixo é só repetição de algo que é para sacerdotes formalmente iniciados em religião africana. Se você não é de alguma religião destas (ou apenas frequenta mas não tem assentamentos de Orishas/Lwas), faça seu banho tranquilo. E depois faça um banho com ervas para fortalecimento das areas desejadas".


Spiritual baths are used at almost all traditions.

To start I took as example the very popular Thick Salt Bath.
Most of this apply to others baths types too.

Such baths have in basic one or more of these purposes, I just made a simple resume, not complete but that give an idea:

Cleaning baths:
  • Remove negative energy.
  • Banish some negative spirits and/or astral larvae.
  • Cleanup part of the negative influences due curses/magical attacks.
  • Neutralize some aspects due diseases.
Protective Baths:
  • To empower your body and soul. 
  • Keep away energies and spirits.  
  • To make strong your barriers.
Empowering baths:
  • Attract positive energy (love, health, wisdom, wealth, etc).
  • Add needed energy aspects. For example, some baths are good for mediumship or dreams.
  • Add protection power to body and soul.
  • Add specific powers like planetary aspects due proper correspondences.
  • Become in tune with some desired energies.
  • Healing.
  • Protection.


There are some similar results while washing your house/office with herbs or smoking with herbs for cleanup or attract desired energies.


For sure I won’t discuss about doing cleanups at large buildings, offices or land areas like farms. There are many other practices proper to such places, that need more power. But even so, the basic are related, so you will have an idea about what is to be done.


What is the Thick Salt Bath? 

What is the Thick Salt Bath? It’s just a cleanup, most for eletronic type energy and low-level spiritual energies including astral larvaes. Start with the idea of the purifying aspects of the salt, plus the simple electronic results it has over any energy.

A salt bath is just a cleanup, not selective, to remove any energy, bad or good.

Such bath is very popular just because it’s used when people feel they are at bad times and need a cleanup of the bad aspects in life.

Many people use to do a sea bath at the New Year celebrations as a cleaning too.


You must get this: a Thick Salt Bath is not a banishing against strong spirits. Such cases need more to be done.


Many of such baths may have a prayer part, most used by formal magicians and people who works at spiritual areas.

By other side, the common, “normal” person just is after a bath to cleanup the bad and they just think about to attract the good energies into their lives.

But the salt only remove and clean, so you need to do a second bath later to attract the good energies


A classic example used by many ceremonial magick practitioners is the Solomonic Bath, that uses consecrated water and salt, a lot of prayers and sometimes some herbs:
“…Enter the bath once again, recite Psalms 104 and 81 and pour the water over your head several times....”
 from: The Solomonic Bath – Aaron Leith


If you do not have a bathtub, you can use a bucket. 
Yes, this is a water with ice bath, and is a good spiritual bath too!

The problem

Too often I see people cite about doing cleanup baths and add a “warning” to not pour that over your head.
I fully disagree. Who are they? Do your herb or salt bath without fear from head to toes.


Such baths are part of the many ways for a spiritual cleanup, to remove bad energy, banish spirits, protection or to just to attract good energies into your life.

To be clear: as cited above there are baths to remove energies and the same there are baths to get energies.

And to be very clear: having a bath in a clear fall in the mountains, or in a stream, or a rain bath, including your bathtub or shower also have spiritual capabilities for cleanup!


Source: Spiritualjapan


Even a clear water is a cleanup or empowering bath if proper used. To be clear, do a prayer and consecrate the water.
It’s just a bath to make it simple. But with additional effects.
And many of that works near in the same way like doing smoking with herbs.
To repeat, some will banish energies and some will attract energies.
And for sure there are rituals to do since the basic to even more complete cleanups.



Why some people say to not pour the bath over your head?

Most of them does not know the why. They are just repeating like parrots. Someone told, or they read at any magazine, etc.

The most popular source for this idea in the western countries is because a mixing of practices with some from ATR (African Traditional Religions).

The idea presented is because the head is a kind of “property” of some spirits of that religions, the Orishas, Lwas or someone else. Some use a different word, but still the idea is “property”. Some even forbid their members to have a simple bath at the sea! Yes, you can’t swim in the ocean!



If you are not a formal initiated member of such religions that in no ways apply for you. Dot.


Some religion say you can’t eat pork. Others say cow are sacred. Others are vegans and etc.

Each area have their practices.

So keep yours, just respect others the same way they have to respect you. .


If you are a client at some of that areas for sure be respectful, but they also must respect you too. That is their practice, their faith, not yours. You are not forced to enter into a religion if you are just a client.


You have to go after information too. Look for more sources.
For sure I respect the good and serious priestess and priestesses. I'm a Babalorixa at Candomble ("father of saint", just a formal priest), so this is my opinion.
I just had too much bad experiences and knew so much bad corrupt ones to learn and think more what may be or not to be right. And be sure this happened at other areas I work for decades.


Do not act blind! If you do not receive a very clear and decent clear reply from spiritual mentors, or even become threated due asking, get out fast!

"No true spiritual ally, like a true friend in the land of the living, should treat you as a pet. Either they serve you or you're equals. - Gordon Finn” 
from the Ritual Offerings book.


This is something simple and is part of all I wrote about the risk of mixing practices for the Ritual Offerings book. The part I wrote is related to many other magical areas too. There are many ways to opportunists spirits (and the charlatans) get control and feed from your life. 99% of what I wrote most ATR priestess won’t tell you. That’s my practical experience, I went deep in the darkest corrupt areas, I learned under blood and tears. So please remember there are the good ones who are serious and do a good work. I'm just pointing the many traps.

The other problem as told above, are the people who just repeat things like parrots about magick and spirituality. They become victims too, just are working blind in the magic/spiritual because they don't know what's really behind that.

Holly Dip. A sadhu swings his head as he takes bath at Sangam in Allahabad.
Photo: Jagran.com - India


What may happens if you do not bath your head too?

To be simple, the bath will be incomplete and allow opportunists spirits to take you.

If you don’t bath your head, that important area become opened to any intrusive spirits and energies.
One simple idea to compare is doing unsafe sex. Would you trust if someone you just found, want sex at start without condoms and even get furious if you question that?
Think on risks. Have safe sex and the same way, have safe religion and spiritual practices.


So if you are not a formal initiated member at such religions, and avoid doing a bath over your head because an idea that appears even a threat from an unknown source, guess what kind of spirit will find very easy to find an opened door and take that space? Uhm? The bath will cleanup the entire body, including any guardian for a time, and that space will be taken by any energies waiting safe in the head!

And more important: if you are not a formal initiated and do not wash your head with the baths because fear some spirits, be sure that spirits won't be working to protect you. Forget the parrots talk, all that are incomplete. At any area, the spirits only will start to do some if you start working with them and doing offerings and even worship. At some areas this is the real purpose of tell you to not wash your head. A trap.



Higher spirits won’t destroy your life because a bath.

The higher ones spirits means to be powerful and able to keep some distance while you have a needed care. If some of that cause harm to your life because this, be sure you are not in a good area, so is better to get out and move to a safe place.


And see later the comment bellow about a needed second bath after the cleaning with salt or herbs.

I fully keep my position about anyone who is not an initiated at some religion. They have not to obey to some spirits that have nothing about their lives.The same if you eat pork, or like meat, is not a vegan, etc.


How baths work to make it simple:

If you do a cleanup (to remove energies), the only precaution is to remember if you have some kind of guardians. Just notify them so they will be apart for some time and return as you finished.

This is the same if you wash or smoke your house with herbs. Any spirit, angels, etc. will take distance. So if you have an altar for example, be sure the spirits/angels of the altar will also take a safe distance. Just remember to notify your guardians or altar spirits about the cleaning you will do and after some hours, call them back as commented bellow.

At the drawing I omitted any guardians just to make it more simple.

At the first, is an example of someone with all kind of bad energies, inside and outside.
The second, is what happens if you do not pour the bath over your head. That is simple: any energies at head level, inside and outside can stay there and later, will feed from the fertile area resulting bellow. This is why I used a grass area as example.
The third, is an example for a optimun full bath. In practice this is what is desired. To have a powerfull cleanup and empowerment and get good energy around.

Also, to make it simple, the idea here is doing a cleanup bath followed by an empowerment bath as cited next.





After the bath/cleaning remember to fill the place again

Once you had your bath, or did a house cleanup like smoke, etc., wait some few 3-4 hours so that have the needed effect and follow that with another bath or smoke with herbs to attract good energies.
Prayers are good too.

Get this? If it was a cleaning bath, just wait some 3-4 hours and do another bath, first just clean water to remove the salt and then bath with other herbs to attract the desired good energies.


As the cleaning salt/herbs bath can remove anything, so after you need to fill again the space with good energies.
And if you have guardians, altar spirits, etc., just light a candle, do a proper prayer and offer incense or smoke the place with positive herbs calling them to come back to the place you pointed to them at your house and life.

Note: sometimes after the first bath, when the person is to heavy due bad energies, the body will relax and need to sleep to rest. If this happens, is very Ok so have the needed sleep and then do the following bath.


This is the same basic idea for a general building cleaning. For sure these are other procedures and even stronger rituals to be done by a magician/priest. First banish the undesired spirits, then make a powering rite and invite the protection spirits to care of the place.
About buildings and land areas, for sure there are some extreme cases, where exorcism is needed and some of that can be really hard to deal.  To be sincere, some places are near impossible to cleanup again because is needed to negotiate with the spirits and what they ask may cost a lot, not just money for sure. So only mother nature will do that working for thousand years.


What herbs use later for an empowering bath?

That vary a lot.

Since the generic ones to specific areas, we have a lot of herbs to use and the choice sometimes is related with what area the person need more.

Some very easy to find:

  • Rose petals. For Spiritual and Love areas.
  • Bay Laurel. For protection and good to connect with higher levels of spirituality like spiritual mentors.
  • Cinammon. Body force and prosperity. Lavender. Peace and calm.
  • Rosemary. Mind focus. 
  • Hyssop. Cleanup physical and spiritual, remove negative energy and is also good for protection. See Psalm 51. You can use Mint in the same way.

You will find many herbs references. The important for the second bath is look for herbs to attract energies, not the cleansing ones. Remember, the idea is to add desired energies.

And repeating, always is good to do a prayer according your faith for your spiritual mentors bless the baths you are doing.


To resume

A spiritual cleanup bath can't be seen as a sin.
There are the cleanups, the protective and the empowering baths.

If you get all this, I’m sure some of you may start to think about some cases when people had did such baths not pouring the water over head and times later had the same or even worse effects as before. For example, some spirits asking for offerings to keep out.
It's easy to find people who started doing simple things and later they had to do more and more other works, too often to solve problems they had not before.
The same for buildings/houses cleanups when people do the banishing and don’t add the needed protection rite after the cleaning.

Remember, an empty body or building or land area is a place to be filled.
So have control over your life and do a decent complete cleanup and follow that with a rite/bath to invite the desired good energy/spirits to care of that.

So just do the complete bath and add an empowering one after for a complete result

Get this? Simple, uhm?

So do your bath from head to toes without fear and later just do another one to get good energy.


Additional reading suggestions: 

The Uncrossing Ritual - A great resource and lots of information by Brother Moloch.
The Solomonic Bath – A complete review and step by step of this classic Grimoires procedure by Aaron Leith.



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domingo, 27 de setembro de 2015

Ritual Offerings. No need of blood, just good.


Let's start with some blood rituals
Photo:
Christine Jorja Dougan



No need of blood, just good.

Thanks to Christine Jorja Dougan for the joke. :D
I always repeat I like to use humor because in my point of view God have a lot of fun. Yes, I talk a lot of bullshit, but is not common BS. It’s a buddhic bullshit! And I wish this help to fix what I comment too.

In all the world magicians study and some of them, after learning how the original works, develops the ancient practices to new levels, keeping the important aspects and knowledge as they goes discovering how to improve it.

Just for this example, Aaron Leitch explain using alternatives for blood that works very well and even better. And when just not to use it at all.
In practice, what I have observed at the high magician circles, blood is no needed most of times.This is evolution of magic practices due centuries of hard work. 

Some others works to cite a few:
Brother Moloch fantastic work on ancestors is a primary reference to the future decades and it will be the source for lots of new works to develop. That is for sure a fantastic resource to explore to have a solid background for your magical working.

Rufus Opus show how your living area and all nature is full of energy to work with.
Nick Farrell remember civilization magic in a great point of view.
Chic and Tabatha Cicero with a long ritual commented to a level to think and develop all aspects of your life.
Among others, great stuff!


Yes, we joke about human blood sacrifice just because it is at most horror tales. It’s magicians joke! Yes, be serious, but do not take you so serious!

Moreover, newbies lusting for instant results try it in all stupid ways you can think. It is sad to see this happening too often. Blood is life, but life and magic is wide. Extend it! Sorry, like to become a skilled musician, that takes time, resources and practice, a lot of all that. Magic is not a Harry Potter or Narnia fantasy story, nor vampirism is like Crepuscule movie (that is a movie about fairies… but nice. LOL…).

Ritual Offerings is the deep work of 12 formal magicians about how empower your rituals, having a better relation with the spirits and ancestors, and to understand better the "how it works" in many of most know magic areas. No need to overfeed, but just how to improve for a mutual respectful relation.

Respect is the first for a good magic work, for both sides, you and the spirits.

While all the authors present the best on their areas, including some at ATR, my text is different. It's about the risks and infuences of mixing any magic practices with the ATR (African Tradicional Religion systems). Well, it’s sad, but is my experience as this is something I had a lot of practice: knowing the very bad, darkest and corrupt side.
In practice, such mixings also appears at many magical areas, so many ideas I present are related to other practices to make it a wide work.

Do not take me wrong please. ATR is something wide and fantastic. I wrote about things really few priests will comment on public and even in private. In no ways my text is an attack to ATR. I repeat, it's a fantastic area when you find the good ones working on it. This is a tradition based on mouth to mouth, but as I wrote in the book, also each priest have a personal approach, no matter the line. So there are additions, subtratitions and distortions. I just was caught due my curiosity and zero knowledge into a bad side and had to learn until I had the oportunity to let it and come back to the areas I really like and worked all my life prior and after this.This was more than a decade and I even became a Babalorixa (also know as "father of saint", a formal priest) during the process. 

Therefore, the chapter goes on the serious problems such mixings can result, even for a life. I don’t explain for sure the black magic done with that, just it become suggested, as I don’t want to teach it, but give information to you think before become a target, so have ideas about how protect yourself.

That mixings start unaware because it is easy to find recipes at any place, blogs, forums, popular magazines, but what is the real source? Uhm? Many spells we found around was a copy from some ATR source, mixed with something to have a nice look. Most people even know what they copy to promote their selves. And voilá! You become self-cursed!

I did it too, even after two decades of magic works! Trust me, magic world is really wide. That time I knew nothing about ATR, I was an easy victim of the dark side..

The next are the opportunist spirits, the corrupt priestess and charlatans. The real food in their offering is just you and your life. Moreover, no!, this is not evangelic/religion rant, as some of them do the same. I am a reverend too, and then I can talk some.

Now, for sake of information, there are valid blood sacrifices on many traditions, start at your Holly book. Just to resume, usually they are the same that go for feed the group members, but done with with prayers. This is a matter for many articles, but not on the scope we went to this book.

I've seen (and yes, sadly participated) corrupt priests pretending to sacrifice. Just mimic. That was just a stupid “show” of arrogance, like the fake cards readings. But in fact they only killed animals (including puppies) with extreme cruelty to charge the price of ritual, and then throw the bodies in the trash. Thus, also put there on purpose the names of their clients (and anyone around) in the trash to cause troubles and this way, force them to do more paid offerings. Then they say the source of all that guilt is because the "enemies." This is in real, because corrupt priests and corrupt spirits feed on the harm they do. The same spirits you may find easy on an easy spell. The kind, make an offering and be charged hard often. I saw that too much.

It is easy to lose the good aspects of such ancient practices and be caught into traps in many ways. And if you do not know about that area, ask for the most sources you can. I had a long time on that, and I got fucked a lot too, sadly even good friends was harmed, so I wrote about ATRs and mixes, but be sure, I wrote about aspects you will find in many areas, Magic, WMT, Newagers, Wiccans, Vegans and Bahá'í (yes, they too!!!), Buddhists, Evangelics, Tao, anywhere. I means, any area where you can find corrupt spirits or just find some hot ones who will dislike what you do.

Respect. Mutual respect. Observe this and you will save and learn a lot.

"No true spiritual ally, like a true friend in the land of the living, should treat you as a pet. Either they serve you or you're equals.” ~ Gordon Finn

Thanks Christine for the lip gloss in arm photo!



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Extra:

Now to change mood and for good information, did you know that lipstick was used by Geishas to highlight the parts of the body where they allowed to be touched? I say, anywhere in the body. Anywhere...
I learned this from an ex-GF who is studious of history of art. Uhm, wowwww... This is a good offering...









sexta-feira, 12 de junho de 2015

Blessing Psalter by St. Arsenios of Cappadocia



Blessing Psalter by St. Arsenios of Cappadocia
30/04/2013



This is my edition of the Blessing Psalter by St. Arsenios of Cappadocia.


(Versão editada sobre o uso dos salmos para benção e oração de acordo com a Igreja Ortodoxa Grega.)



This is a prayer guide to use in your life.

The text is simple and nice, with the use of each of the psalms as a form of prayer/blessing according to Greek Orthodoxy.

Saint Arsenios used to use the Psalms for blessings, especialy when there was no prescribed blessing for a particular occasion.




Free download here: Blessing Psalter
PDF hosted ad Google drive, no login needed. 



Note: The original non-formated plain text can be found anywhere at the web. I just done a new edition with formatting and minor corrections.



Copyright note: This edition is distributed for free. I searched a long time for the sources and the only material I found is the original editors notice: 
The Saint Pachomius Orthodox Library
Translated for the St. Pachomius Library by Vassilios Kollias and edited by Karen Rae Keck.
This document is in the public domain. Copying it is encouraged.




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terça-feira, 12 de maio de 2015

New book: Ritual Offerings: Feeding Your Spirits, Empowering Your Magick




"Ritual Offerings: Feeding Your Spirits, Empowering Your Magick"
Edited by Aaron Leitch


Now Available, and with a text of mine too.


Spirits are not merely an option or tool to be utilized when the magician deems it necessary. Spirits are the very heart and soul of all magick. A consecrated talisman has a spirit attached to it that contributes to the talismans power, the incantations we use work because the spirits heard them and acted. We are not alone when cast cast our spells; our patrons and familiars are always present present casting the spells with us.

Throughout history, ritual offerings have been the central pillar of all magick and religion. Very often, a magickal ritual consists of nothing more than the making of a prescribed offering to a particular spirit in a specified time and place, yet here in the West, the making of an offering has been equated with the worship of the spirit receiving it. The act of offering a spirit something as payment for services rendered has a close association with the dreaded “pact with the Devil,” by which a magician surely sells his soul to damnation, but to the rest of the world an offering is intended to feed and empower a spiritual entity, and to pay it fairly for its aid.


The art of making proper offerings to the spirits is a complex one, rife with strict protocols and warnings, but if you take the time to learn this ancient and powerful art, it will supercharge your magick like nothing you’ve experienced before.


Strictly Limited to 900 numbered copies and filled with over 280 pages of essays and actual photos of author’s ritual altars, Ritual Offerings unites twelve practicing occultists who share their knowledge and experience with this fascinating and important subject. Traditions from around the world such as Solomonic magick, Tibetan Buddhism, New Orleans and Hatian Voudou, Western Hermetic Theurgy and more are discussed in great detail. Regardless of your tradition, Ritual Offerings will guide you in feeding your patrons and familiars safely and effectively and contribute to our overall success and growth as a practitioner.






Contributors:

  • Aaron Leitch: Introduction: Magickal Offerings in Western Occultism
  • Aaron Leitch: Liber Donariorum: the Book of Offerings
  • Zadkiel: The Elements of Making Offerings: The Offering as Sacrifice
  • Bryan Garner (Frater Ashen Chassan): Whispers from a Skull: Lessons in Spiritual Offerings from a Conjured Familiar
  • Brother Moloch: Ancestors & Offering
  • Frater Rufus Opus: The Back Yard Path toward the Summum Bonum
  • Denise M. Alvarado: Ritual Offerings in New Orleans Voudou
  • Jason Miller: Severed Head Cakes and Clouds of Dancing Girls: Offerings in Tibetan Buddhism
  • Nick Farrell: Offerings in Roman Deity Magic
  • Sam Webster, M.Div., Ph.D., founder OSOGD: Offerings in Iamblichan Theurgy
  • Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero: Ritual for the Declaration of Maa-Kheru
  • Gilberto Strapazon: Offerings in Ceremonial Magick and African Traditional Religions (Ideas and Practices: Risks and Influences of Integrating ATR)


Now, some comments about what I did here:

This book is a great news I'm sure.

I say my thanks to Aaron Leitch as he is an honorable man.

Is not enough to have a great power if there is no wisdom and the courage of a spiritual warrior to put it into practice.

Those with vision, will know what I mean because this is an unique and unprecedented work that had an immense occult battle to be published.

Nephilim Press editors certainly are part of it I am very grateful to them.

I wrote just about a very sensible discussion: the risks of mixing practices. 

And I wrote about things I never found published before, from a practitioner point of view.

We have great authors in this work, all renowned and respected.
Even if you do not like some of their line of work, especially mine, all others are certainly highly qualified and has a gigantic work.



I participated in this book along with other great authors and I'm sure that almost everything I've written, no ATR priest will tell you. 
Hardly anyone will talk about the problems you may get when mixing these practices.
At most I found some disguised sentence. 

It is a fifteen years learning of hard work, going to the bottom of rot and the black side of things and literally my own blood and immense personal losses. 

It is a sensible discussion, but is something people who is working serious on magick, as any one who become a client of any magicians services is searching for.  


Edited: Here's my post commenting more what and why I choosed this area and what you will found on my chapter. No need of blood, just good.


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This is a comment from Brother Moloch about his contribution:

"See this book's cover? It's the book I submitted an essay for about Ancestors and Offerings. It's entitled "Ritual Offerings" and you can get it direct from Nephilim Press. Why should you get a copy? Well aside from yours truly's impressive missive in it, there are several other authors whose contributions you should know about as well. Order a copy. Read it. Study my section and learn how to get on your Ancestor's good side as well as how to work with them. Thereby amping up your sorcery and magic.

Trust me, I get $0 from this in royalties. In fact none of us make a dime from this except that old-skin-flint-stingy-bastard Aaron Leitch. Still it's going to be a legendary resource - the first of its kind. Oh yes there will be Johnny- Come-Latelies who will try to recreate what we do but we got there first and we set the stage. Nothing like being original. Emoticon smile

And seriously, screw all that Hoodoo, Voodoo, Santeria and McWiccan crap you see online about offerings and ancestors because it's all crap. If you are serious about wanting to know how to work with spirits of the land where you live, it's in here; if you want to know how to make offerings to spirits in Cermeonial Magick, it's in here; if you're interested in making offerings in the New Orleans Voodoo path, it's in here; if you want to know how I do it and how I teach my clients and students, like Ragu, it's in here.

The way I see it, you got two choices: 1. Continue on as you are and read from silly books and shitty misinformed websites on how to make offerings by people who were either only half-trained or never trained at all OR 2. Buy this book and learn how it's properly done. If I were you, I'd go with number 2 because it is much simpler and more reliable.

Brother Moloch 9.: 6.: 9.: . April, 11, 2015



The book is available at:  Nephilim Press





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