Hello I live in Arizona and want to get better attuned with the environment since mostly of my surroundings are deserts and mountains I wonder if there are any desert or mountain spirits that I can communicate with to better understand. Is there any way in order to achieve this or to lure a creature of the desert or mountain?
Well, the good news is that you have a lot of options to choose from. ... but the bad new is, well, there are -lots- of options to choose from. So it can be difficult to go over possible spells, rites or honorings as they are usually tailored to the practices of the caster, and to the individual being, or at least kind of beings, you are wanting to form a connection with.
Considering your interest with natural magic, and reverence to the land and spirits of the land, I would recommend by starting with some light reading. Primarily about the local Native american tribes, some of their traditions, and of course the spirits they recognize in the area. There are many deities and beings associated with deserts, however if you are wanting to connect specifically with the Arizona desert then personally I would recommend connecting to and working with the beings already associated with the area first.
Normally, connecting with the energies of a place is a gradual process. Different practices call it different things from making the place 'friendly' to earning authority, to attuning, etc. But all of these are different names for the same process- which is becoming familiar with the area, its energies, and/or spirits and protectors so that you can build a personal relationship with the place you want to utilize. This isn't accomplished through any single act. But studying the area and its traditions and lore is a good place to start.
It may point you towards certain beings or practices that appeal to you, that you can start to recognize and honor on the occasions significant to those entities. These acts will slowly connect you to them, and by committing effort, study, and recognition towards the local entities it will get their attention, and allow you the opportunities to connect with and possibly befriend them as well.
If you take some time to reflect and look into something more precise, like a particular deity, spirit animal, or even -kind- of entity that you want to work towards connecting with, let us know and we can help you find some more specific information. ^_^
Re: Desert spirits?
By: Sarenae / Novice May 31, 2017
Post # 3
I believe that the easiest way to connect to the spirits of your area are to first understand the physical and more mundane aspects of your area. To me, the spiritual nature of a place comes from its native species primarily and folklore secondarily.
Go on nature walks or hikes to learn the geography of the area and learn how to identify the plants, animals, or tracks you might come across. Gaining knowledge of the flora and fauna physically will help you to understand them better in a spiritual way as well.
Take care of the environment and pick up litter - the spirits appreciate it. Offer water to plants to initiate a relationship with them. Other offerings will definitely vary from plant to plant. Find out what the animals you want to attract like to eat, and leave those as offerings to the animal spirits.
That depends on traditions and your intent. If you want something like knoweledge about deserts any spirit who wanted to assist would help, if you wanted to talk to spirits that like desert that depends.
I think Genies are spirits of desert according to Arabic tradition, Djinns specifically have to do with Middle East... I don't know your intentions but Djinns may could help.