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Introduction
Magick is like a world, a beautiful world that Magicians can explore. Some explores with a good deal of study and dreaming, some perform rituals to please their deities and live in balance with nature. Some are more practically oriented.

Practical Magick is, in my opinion, the most amazing part of this world.  Getting results is a good way how to get rid of natural skepticism we have within ourselves and such results can be easily obtained through Practical Magick.

Before we start with some serious training and serious results, we need to sum up the basics, first.

Learn how to focus
Focusing is first important part of practical Magick. You cannot really influence anything when your mind is wildly changing thoughts and flying somewhere else, your mind must be one for Magick.
For this person I will say a bit about trataka practice. Trataka means gazing and trataka practice is important part of developing solid focus and also strengthening your eyes.

Trataka
  • Light a candle and put it in front of you. Distance of 3fts should be enough. Best position is in front of your eyes.
  • Gaze into the candle flame without blinking. When this is painful, you can put the candle further away.
  • A lot of thoughts will arrive during this practice, don’t focus on them, just let them flow away and gaze to the candle flame.
  • When your eyes get watery, close them and rest them. You will see after-image
  • Try to hold the after-image as long as possible. First try will be in matter of seconds, later it will be matter of minutes. This helps to develop visualization skill.
  • Repeat from step 2 for about 10 minutes. You can prolong this exercise during your practice.

Learn how to ground yourself
Grounding is an important act of Magick. It helps you to feel at home, to gain energy and to protect you from most basic problems associated with Magick.
 
Most common procedure
  • Take few deep breaths, this will help you to get more oxygen to your brain and body
  • Keep breathing and visualize that roots are growing from your heels going deeper and deeper into the ground with each breath-out. Keep this visualization going for few minutes.
  • Visualize energy from energy that flows through your roots and through your heels and distributed across your body with every breath-in (keep this visualization going for couple of minutes, too)

By the way. You can also visualize that during breathing-out you send negative energies from your body to the ground where they are locked and transformed into positive energies. Just a little addition :).

Learn how to center yourself
Centering yourself is an important act of connecting fragments of your mind into one functional piece.
Actually it takes a years of practice to get really one unfragmented mind but generally less fragmented your mind is, more useful your mind is and more efficient your spells will be, keep that in mind.

Six shadows
This is a centering spell, it goes like this:
  • Take few deep breaths
  • Visualize your avatar being on the left of you.
  • Slowly transfer your mental image into your body
  • Do the same for the right side, for the front, for the back, for the above and for the below
  • That’s the complete Six shadows spell that will help you to get centered.

Daily practices
Daily practice is the core of practical Magick. It helps you to gain habit, experience and willpower. I will present you with a most time-efficient daily practice currently known to me.
For that reason I will have to break my oath and enforce my belief for once. You can modify this practice if you don’t agree with me, but if I can give a hint. Just believe. Even if it mean just during this practice.
Firstly we will need a prayer beads. Piece of string with 27, 54 or 108 knots will do just fine. Kabbalistic litany I am going to show you should be repeated 108 times in the morning and in the evening.
The litany is AHIH ASR AHIH (pronounced as EHEIEH ASHER EHEIEH), this sentence means “I am who I am”, I think it’s a good litany for spiritual development. The story goes that this was God’s answer to Moses’ question about God’s real name.
I personally mixed the practice with fourfold breath.
 
This practice goes as following:
  • Take few deep breaths
  • Center yourself
  • Ground yourself
  • Breath-in while vibrating the litany in your mind, move with your fingers by one bead
  • Hold your breath and vibrate the litany once again, once again move with your fingers by one bead.
  • Vibrate the litany while breathing-out, move by one...
  • Hold your breath (yeah, without breathing), while vibrating the formula and moving by one bead.
  • Vibrate the litany again while breathing-in, move by one bead...
  • Continue till you moved by all 108 beads.

And of course, you should practice trataka at least once per day.

Dreams
Dreams are important in Magick. Through dreams we can obtain messages from higher planes and through dreams we can learn something about ourselves. Remembering dreams is the first thing you should learn.

To remember your dreams, keep saying a simple litany in your mind. The litany states “I remember all my dreams”. By the way, did you know you have about 8 dreams per night in average? Keep repeating “I remember all my dreams” every night in your head till you fall asleep and in few days you will start recalling your dreams.

It starts slowly, in the beginning, you will remember just some flashbacks, probably black and white. Slowly you will develop bigger recall where you will remember whole stories of your dreams.

To find out what dream meant, write it down. By writing the dream down, you will sort the data first and you will have a hard copy of the dream in case you don’t understand the symbolism, yet. Then, go through each item, color and event in your dreams and ask yourself: “What does it mean?”. Search for meanings and you will get answers :).

Telepathy suggestion
Telepathy suggestion is a simple way how to develop some powers and how to gain some quick results. For practicing telepathy suggestion you need some person that doesn’t know you are about to suggest action to, preferably turned back from you. Look at the back of skull of the subject and keep repeating in your mind: “You have to turn back at me. You have to look at me. You must turn back”.

At first, subject will start getting nervous. Subject will slowly start looking around and after a while, subject will look at you.
Never start this exercise when you cannot finish it and never stop till you get the result. Interrupting action in the middle is a huge shock for your willpower and next time, it will be harder to get results. In opposite case, every time you practice this exercise, getting results will be easier to you.
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April 22, 2012, 11:05:38 PM
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Some nice suggestions there.  :)
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April 23, 2012, 01:28:27 AM
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Some nice suggestions there.  :)

Thx, kobok :). I believe that most of the article can be easily mixed with psionics, as well :). I want to make a solid background for my following articles (and hopefully completion of my grimoire, as well) so when I start publishing articles about energy-based hypnosis and somnambulism, readers will have good knowledge and will avoid most negative side-effects associated with aforementioned hypnosis.

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Great post Searcher. I would award positive karma but that is disabled for me.
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Great post Searcher. I would award positive karma but that is disabled for me.

When did Searcher post in this thread?

May 03, 2012, 09:53:48 PM
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Great post Searcher. I would award positive karma but that is disabled for me.

When did Searcher post in this thread?
Heh. I noticed that too.

Akenu: Where did you get the Six Shadows spell, or is it one of yours? I rather like it. Also, how effective is it?
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May 04, 2012, 01:11:28 AM
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Akenu: Where did you get the Six Shadows spell, or is it one of yours? I rather like it. Also, how effective is it?

Well, it is one of mine. It's based on 6 points centering spells, considering that 6 directions are enough in our 3D world. Main difference is in rotation, while performing Six Shadows you can notice if your astral body is somehow rotated and fix that, as well. I got this bad habit from Chaos Magick; take, modify, use.

About effectivity: I, myself, find it quite effective. What is your opinion?

May 04, 2012, 06:57:40 AM
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I got this bad habit from Chaos Magick; take, modify, use.

It's not a bad habit, it's creativity. It's a good thing. Traditions are meant to be broken, that's what creates change.

I do agree with that. Just some people take it as a bad habit because a result is something that cannot be traced back to the tradition. Some people are scared of non-traditional ways :D.

Funny point is this is not problem of Chaos Magick, I have noticed same behavior while studying materials of Papus, he did the very same thing.

May 04, 2012, 07:19:14 AM
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I got this bad habit from Chaos Magick; take, modify, use.

It's not a bad habit, it's creativity. It's a good thing. Traditions are meant to be broken, that's what creates change.

I do agree with that. Just some people take it as a bad habit because a result is something that cannot be traced back to the tradition. Some people are scared of non-traditional ways :D.

Of course it can be traced back to tradition. If your method is to "take, modify, use", then you 'took' the foundational mechanics of your working from somewhere, i.e. a tradition. If you didn't then you made it up. Some people are understandably wary of methods which seem to have no connection to any established, tried and tested occult methodology, just as one would be wary of a medicine which was not the result of a tradition of practice and treatment, proven by experimentation. There is always room for innovation, magic is an art as much as it is a science, but if you are plucking something out of the sky and pasting it onto a nebulous foundation of guesswork, then it is not innovation, it is playtime.

Of course, completely novel methods, and even entire systems, can be channeled from appropriate sources, or revealed when the time is ripe. However that's a subject I can't really comment on.
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May 07, 2012, 01:16:57 AM
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Never start this exercise when you cannot finish it and never stop till you get the result. Interrupting action in the middle is a huge shock for your willpower and next time, it will be harder to get results.

How is it possible that if someone does not succeed in telepathic suggestion that there willpower will suffer?

May 07, 2012, 01:25:25 AM
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Never start this exercise when you cannot finish it and never stop till you get the result. Interrupting action in the middle is a huge shock for your willpower and next time, it will be harder to get results.

How is it possible that if someone does not succeed in telepathic suggestion that there willpower will suffer?

It's the same as with lying. When you lie, you say something which is not true. By doing so you lower your spiritual authority. If you like informational paradigm then by lying you create a noise in the communication channel between you and the universe. Noise distorts or totally nullifies your message, affecting outcome of your spell.

May 07, 2012, 06:11:33 AM
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I don't see how that relates to the unsuccessful use of telepathic suggestion. In the process of learning and training it is very normal that people fail at some point in order to learn from it. I don't see how that lowers 'spiritual authority'. In fact I think that practicing it increases someones skill and strength because not only that practise makes perfect but also the focusing of the mind adds to the training of its strength.

May 07, 2012, 06:19:57 AM
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I don't see how that relates to the unsuccessful use of telepathic suggestion. In the process of learning and training it is very normal that people fail at some point in order to learn from it. I don't see how that lowers 'spiritual authority'. In fact I think that practicing it increases someones skill and strength because not only that practise makes perfect but also the focusing of the mind adds to the training of its strength.

Well, not really. Telepathy is a very advanced communication ability and I myself don't own that ability. Telepathic suggestion is a different case, literally ANYONE can do it. It gets better with practice, it gets worse with fails.

Will it help if I say that this suggestion is processed by your subconsciousness and if you fail your subconsciousness takes it as you really didn't want the effect to happen and you don't really know what you want?

May 07, 2012, 06:22:45 AM
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Will it help if I say that this suggestion is processed by your subconsciousness and if you fail your subconsciousness takes it as you really didn't want the effect to happen and you don't really know what you want?

No, because it does not makes any sense to me.

May 07, 2012, 06:35:44 AM
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Will it help if I say that this suggestion is processed by your subconsciousness and if you fail your subconsciousness takes it as you really didn't want the effect to happen and you don't really know what you want?

No, because it does not makes any sense to me.

When you yell for 49 times that forest is set on fire and it's a lie, no one will come to help for the 50th time even if you say truth.

Saying you will endure 40 days under the waterfall and you do that, your willpower will increase significantly, specifying that you will endure under the waterfall for 40 days and you can endure just 20 days, your willpower won't increase by 50%, it will decrease.

Set goals that you can withstand and slowly increase the difficulty, that is.