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Introduction to Pyrokinesis
Pyrokinesis is the psychic ability to manipulate or create fire. Generally, one begins manipulating a candle's flame. In more advanced practices one can extinguish a candle flame or reignite a flame that has went out. Pyrokinesis is a branch of psychokinesis. Another common name for Pyrokinesis is "Flame Manipulation".
1. Familiarity with the flame
It is important to first understand what fire is. Fire is a chemical reaction resulting in the burning of material that produces a flame. Light a candle and look at the flame. Concentrate on how the flame stands still. Close your eyes and visualize this flame. It may help to meditate briefly, visualizing this flame.
2. Familiarity with Energy
As with all practices, it will be very helpful to understand what energy is. If it helps, meditate and get ready to perform psychokinesis on the candle flame.
3. Concentration on the flame
It is important that you are in an area that has no air current. If there is air current, it may not be you moving the flame. Concentrate on the candle flame. Visualize it moving in your mind. Establish a link between yourself and the candle flame so that it is easier for you to manipulate the flame.
4. Move the flame
Use your energy to manipulate the flame. Take your visualization and push the flame with your energy, making what is in your mind become enforced on the candle. This may take a few tries. When you are able to shift the candle to one side, allow it to come back to rest. Shift the candle back to the other side. Allow the flame to flicker.
Were you successful? Were you struggling? Consider the successes and failures of your practice and try again later. Understand that more practice will help. Do not confine yourself to one brand of psychokinesis, but rather journey to others. Always learn from your mistakes, and remember your triumphs.
Read the above steps, one through four. We will then continue on from four.
1. Dampen the lights
Visualize the lit candle in your mind inside a dark room(perhaps the room you are currently in). Visualize the room getting darker, and as a result, the candle getting dimmer. The candle is now very dim, and almost extinguished. As the room becomes dark, so does the candle.
2. Down the flame
With your energy, manipulate the flame to be smaller. Because fire lives on oxygen, it may help you to visualize putting something over the candle that prevents oxygen from getting in, therefore reducing the candle's size. Come up with your own way if this does not work. There is no right way, only the way that works for you!
Did the candle dim? Were you able to extinguish it? Always seek answers to questions you have while practicing, and always ask more. If you could not dim the candle, practice again or perhaps try another form of psychokinesis.
Re-lighting the Candle
1. Extinguish the flame
Either manually or through psychokinesis, extinguish the flame on the candle. Due to the wick being hot, it will help the wick re-ignite.
2. The Phoenix
From the ashes, the phoenix rises again. Similarly, a flame can come again where there is but a burnt wick. Visualize the extinguished candle in your mind, and focus on it re-igniting. Watch as it re-ignites. Do this multiple times until you feel satisfied with its re-ignition.
Using your energy and visualization, focus on the extinguished candle and concentrate on making it re-ignite. Visualize a spark on the wick growing into a flame, aided by your energy. You can use your own method, as the one stated is one of many.
Did the candle re-ignite? If not, do not worry. This is one of the most difficult tasks in psychokinesis. Practice makes perfect.
Sigil magick (A.O.Spare style) was the only system to every truly work for me. Because it's of the psychological model and there are very simple principals behind the how and why it works. There is no faith nor belief involved. I've lost faith and belief in the spiritual aspect of magick. That 'God' has some meaning to anything, and for some stupid reason 'demons' and other such supposed entities will do what you say just because of self-entitlement.
If it's purely internal is that so bad?
I think it is interesting that through working with the vital force in the chinese paradigm one can experience a self balancing effect.
Smile from the heart
These are the major skills involved at a basic level.
Then repeating a special technique of physical movement to generate a flow of vital force, and enjoying the flow for a time before consolidating that flow at the lower abdomen energy center. It's the state of enjoying the energy flow part that does the balancing, cleansing, building, and nourishing, not so much just tapping the energy, but letting it flow where it most needs to be.
Simple, direct, and effective. Good health mentally and physically is supposed to be the natural state. So I somewhat disagree that all work with the vital force will lean towards only enabling ones current state of being, rather than helping one grow stronger.
One cannot discount the effect of the mind. Expectation. If told during instruction that something will happen, then it likely will. If told that it will create Yin and Yang or Electric and Magnetic balance in the body and possibly cure any ailment, because all aliment is a result of imbalance, then diligent and correct practice will produce the effect in a lot of cases.
I'm not talking out of my ass here, there are thousands of people that have learned this stuff from my teachers teacher over the last thirty years and have gotten massive benefit.
Maybe because you behave like assholes. Think about it.
Well Kemetin, then your experience has been very different from mine.
I think I've said everything I've wanted to say this time round.
TDS will continue to be called home by many spiritual seekers, and will continue to have success (students achieving the goals that the school sets out to help them achieve), and in fact improve.
Hopefully the school will take steps to place more emphasis on precautions, but ultimately, nothing can shield anyone from their own fate, and no one can walk the path for you, or overcome its obstacles for you.
Some will benefit from TDS and some won't. That's life. If I'm being a bit flippant then so be it, this whole thing is a bit tiring. For someone who has benefited as much from TDS as I have, there's no real point in trying to argue with someone who hasn't had that experience. I like TDS's style, their curriculum, and probably most of all the community. I have absolutely no problem with the fact that there are people who really don't. It's fine. There are many, many other places to go - I just happen to like this one, and it's worked exceedingly well for me, and that's really all the justification I need.
People who want to hold on to anger and vengeance will do that, and see how it works out for them.
As far as I can tell everyone recovered anyway, so let's have some perspective.
These are rather tame first world aspirant's problems, none of us here know true suffering. That being said, I truly hope that everyone who was or felt hurt recovers fully, and that they are able to move on and find true peace, health and happiness.
And, hopefully, the Veritas Magick forum will some day have meaningful activity apart from endless, circular TDS discussions.