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« Reply #1: August 15, 2010, 03:53:46 am »

Hi! It's been a long time since I've posted much (got distracted by graduating from high school ^_^) but I'm back to working on my magic and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for exercises for controlling magic/energy and keeping consciousness altered. I have done a few impromtu spells recently and have encountered problems with this. I ground and find it very easy to slip into an altered consciousness. One moment I'm thinking normally and then there's a definite shift. But because it's so easy, I have trouble staying there. I constantly feel that I'm about to slip out and so end up rushing my spell work.

The other problem is that I can summon the energy/magic and push it into my hands, but sometimes it gets "stuck" there and I can't push it out of my hands into what ever object I'm working with. I feel this problem using a wand or even just using my hand. I haven't tried with an athame yet. Could this be because I just need more practice, or would a change of tool help with this?

I am not a very visual person, so visualization exercises aren't always effective for me. I tend to focus on the magic as sensation and heat traveling through me instead of light. When I first started I always tried to visualize it as light, but I always lost the light to sensation. So if you have any exercises that involve sensation, I would especially like to hear those, but any exercise would be helpful.

Thanks!

Sounds familiar. After a break of a few months, which isn't always possible to avoid, I find it difficult to get my magic flowing too.

The first I do in this situation is creating a magical atmosphere, not only when I intend to cast a spell or something like that, but every evening. This means cleaning and redecorating my altar so that it corresponds with my actual goals and feelings, lighting the candles there, burning incense and meditating a bit or reading craft literature. This helps to get me back in tune so that more practical things just work better, because I am not half here and half there, so to speak.

I also like to do an exercise that originates from Tai Chi. First rub your hands together vigorously until they become warm, then slowly move them apart and feel the warmth and tension flowing between them. Then you could summon the energy and let it flow: out of one hand, into the other, like water flowing in a circle, and so on. I am sure you have a lot of ideas for variations Smiley

Perhaps this will help you a bit!
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