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« Reply #36: September 07, 2008, 10:44:13 am »

On a side note, D&D characters can be powerful invocations.  Create a character that embodies personality traits you would like to exhibit, or skills you wish to master, and then throw yourself into acting the part.  You can even use the character's name as a trigger word to turn on the ideal personality during appropriate interpersonal situations. 
Many musicians use this concept, a sort of alter ego, in order to project their onstage persona.  And actually plenty of them do it with no magickal intention, but clearly are using the same energies and ideas, they are just categorizing it as mundane psychological techniques.  But visualization used to be considered a magickal practice, and now it is common place in therapy and psychiatry.

A basic spell form I learned young was to chose an animal and invoke it's essence in order to gain it's personality benefits.  One of my favorites was a lion, for it's ability to not back down from a confrontation, still remain correct and noble and calm, yet relay an effect/feeling of ferociousness if my opposition decided to escalate the situation.  It worked quite well, actually.  I have always been small, I'm only 5'2" as an adult, and all my life people have said they've been afraid of me, or afraid of what I would do.  And yet, I have always been a very reserved calm person, not easily angered.  I attribute this directly to this practice.  One could embody any personality from a lion, to a deity, to a WoW character, to an inanimate object.  Make yourself invisible in a room full of people by invoking the essence of a lamp or a table.  hahaha.  That would be awesome.
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