|I have been practicing magick since 1989, and am one of the founders of the Lodge of the Magician, a local lodge dedicated to the study of ceremonial magick and spiritual development. I am a member of the Golden Dawn and the RR et AC. I have practiced meditation since I was 13. I am an Reiki Master in Gendai Reiki, Komyo Reiki, Usui Teate, Sekhem Reiki and Usui Reiki Ryoho. I also hold black belts in Karate, Jujitsu and Aikido and have studied many other arts. I am currently majoring in psychology. I am also a clinical hypnotherapist. I am looking forward to sharing information and learning from everyone.
If you are looking to start learning magic, go here: http://www.thegreatwork.webs.com/ Watch all six videos. Then, start.
Meditation: http://www.silvalifesystem.com/free-lessons A wonderful system of meditation. The free lesson is a great intro.
Tarot and Astrology: https://www.bota.org/ Builders of the Adytum. One of the best groups for training in Astrology, Tarot and Metaphysics.
Chi Kung: www.taichi18.com A simple and effective method of developing Chi. A necessary skill for all magic.
LBRP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zKVEcPJ368 Israel Regardie guiding you through the LBRP.
I am here to learn from, and share what I know with, others serious students of magic. Everyone has something to share, and even if you ask a question it can help open new directions of thought for the person answering. However, if you are emailing me to cast a spell for you to make someone fall in love with you, get a new iphone or turn you into a vampire (and yes, these are all actual requests people have made), don't bother sending that email. There are no vampires or werewolves, so don't send those emails either. I'm not here to play fantasy games. If you want to know what magic can do, how to get started or anything else reguarding magic, I welcome your email.
Instructions for those new to magic:
Medtation, energy work and basic ritual, in that order. I recommend Silva Life Systems (http://www.silvalifesystem.com/free-lessons) for meditation and some form of Chi Kung (www.taichi18.com) for energy work. Basic ritual is going to depend on the tradition you choose to follow. It could be the LBRP, opening of a circle, honoring the gods, etc.
Do the meditation training first. When you have finished that do the Chi Kung. While you are doing these, start to research different traditions. When you find the one you want to follow, it will have basic ritual work for you to do AFTER you finish studying Chi Kung.
For an article on Meditational skills: http://www.spellsofmagic.com/coven_ritual.html?ritual=2516&coven=497
For an article on Basic Energy Exercises: http://www.spellsofmagic.com/coven_ritual.html?ritual=2515&coven=497
For a detailed description of the Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram, go here: http://www.spellsofmagic.com/coven_ritual.html?ritual=2510&coven=497 and here: http://www.spellsofmagic.com/coven_ritual.html?ritual=2513&coven=497 . The first link is the Qabalistic Cross and the second is the Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram.
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