Episode 17 – Healing Emotional Reactions

Episode 17 – Healing Emotional Reactions

Show Highlights:
• Negative emotions separate us from our true nature – which is love
• Healing and working through negative emotions is necessary for better emotional health, and for our well being
• “Reviewing” is a technique whereby you review the incident that caused you to have an emotional reaction in a relaxed physical state, over and over until you can picture it without encountering physical tension in your body
• “Peeling” is a technique wereby you discover the origins of your emotional patterns and can then directly heal them and prevent future reacitons
• Both techniques are aided through the use of gratitude for the opportunity for growth, as well as self-introspection by asking yourself “why did I manifest this in my life?”

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Episode 16 – Sacred Space / The Great Crossroads

Episode 16 – Sacred Space / The Great Crossroads

Show Highlights:
• Creating sacred space acknowledges the sanctity of the area within which you will be doing magical work
• Sacred space is created by raising “The Great Crossroads” – a magical practice that calls forth our understanding of the spirit world into the physical world
• The Great Crossroads is a three-dimensional diagram that explains the relationships of the elements (fire, water, air and earth) to one another, to the gods, and ourselves
• Raising the Great Crossroads prior to shamanic journeys, magical workings, spirit contact circles and energy healing is a great way to call up the energetic relationships you have to assist you in your work
• A step-by-step account of how to Raise the Great Crossroads is discussed, and also captured on the website

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Diagram of The Great Crossroads

The Great Crossroads

This diagram captures the cosmology of the Unnamed Path, and reflects the relationships of the elements to our self, and the deities to our self. This diagram is meant to accompany podcast Episode 16 – Sacred Space / The Great Crossroads.

North
Earth
Color: Black
Qualities: Solidity, Physicality, Manifestation
Force of Creation: Death
Art: Deathwalking

South
Air
Color: White/Clear
Qualities: Thought, Intellect, Ideas
Force of Creation: Life
Art: Energy Healing

East
Fire
Color: Red
Qualities: Will, force, action, creation
Force of Creation: Activity, Light
Art: Magic and Prophecy

West
Water

Color: Blue
Qualities: Feelings, desires, reactions
Force of Creation: Receptivity, Dark
Art: Shamanism

Up
Light God
Qualities: Divine perception, Selflessness, Angelic
Force of Creation: Angelic self

Down
Dark God
Qualities: Desire satiating, Self-focused, Animalic
Force of Creation: Bestial self

Inside
Dark Goddess
Qualities: The field of potentiality before time and space ever exist
Force of Creation: Void

Outside
Light Goddess
Qualities: All manifestation in every possibility
Force of Creation: All Creation

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Meditation Step-by-Step

Meditation is one of the best spiritual skills you can learn in life. Not only will it assist you in building relationships with spirits, guides and the divine, it will also contribute to greater health within your body, mind and soul. As promised in Podcast 15 – Building Magical Relationships, here is a step-by-step breakdown of how to meditate.

1) Either lay down on a comfortable surface or sit in a high-backed chair with arms that will fully support you as you completely relax.

2) Start by relaxing the body from your feet all the way to your head. Make sure to focus on tensing the muscles as much as you can, then releasing them and letting them flop down under their own gravity. This will assist your body in fully feeling the difference between tension and relaxation.

3)  Now that the body is fully relaxed, start relaxing the mind using deep breaths. Take anywhere from 5-10 deep breaths. Make sure you’re breathing diaphramatically (feel your belly rise and fall with each breath.) With each inhale, relax, and with each exhale release the tensions and troubles of the day. Exhale them out like blowing out the smoke of negativity.

4) Remain in mental quietude thoroughout the exercise. If you start to experience “mental chatter” like stray concerns or worries, simply acknowledge them and tell yourself “now is not the time, I’ll deal with that later.” Focus on the heaviness and relaxation in your entire body. If you ever start to tense up again, just focus on deep breathing and regaining that deep heaviness in your body.

5) If you choose to “pray” or communicate with a specific deity or entity, you can do so by picturing what you would like to discuss with them in your mind. Couple your mind pictures with the motivation and intent to communicate with that deity and the desire to know the answers to your questions. Then return to your meditative mental quietude and become receptive to any answers or inspirations.

6) Answers and inspirations will come either in the form of ideas in your mind, pictures in your mind, or feelings in your body like a warm fuzzy feeling (for a positive answer) or an empty nothingness (for a negative answer).  Continue this back and forth dialogue as long as you feel in necessary.

7) When you are done with your meditation, express some gratitude to the spirit or guide you were communicating with and then start the process of “coming out” of the meditation. Take ten deep breaths, and with each breath feel your awareness returning to the physical room around you. Become aware of your body, wiggle your toes and fingers, stretch and when you are ready open your eyes.

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Episode 15 – Building Magical Relationships

Episode 15 – Building Magical Relationships

Show Highlights:
• Magical Relationships are one of the three important things to have in order to be a powerful magical person: energy, relationships, motivation
• Relationships, once cultivated, allow you to call upon the spirit allies you have to immediately effect magical change in the world with little to no ritual
• Magical Relationships are built like conventional relationships: formality and regular communication at the beginning evolve into a more casual communication style over time
• Formal methods of communication include: meditation, shamanic journeywork, tapping the bone, etc.
• Informal methods of communication are as simple as daydreaming, zoning out and listening for information or just having a common dialogue with the god or spirit you are seeking to contact – these can be done once a magical relationship is built over time
• Learn the art of Meditation, step by step.

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Episode 14 – Understanding Spirit Contact

Episode 14 – Understanding Spirit Contact

Show Highlights:
• Spirit Contact is the act of communicating with spirits of the departed
• Reasons for contacting spirits include: retrieving lost lore, deepening your psychic skills, gaining perspective and understanding for your own issues, forging alliances with spirits for magical work, communicating messages from the departed to their loved ones after, gaining better abilities to eradicate mischievous spirits and more.
• The Unnamed Path uses special techniques to safeguard against mischievous or misleading spirits including working with tutelary deities, engaging spirit guardians, and using the unique capacity to love that we as Men-who-love-men have as a filter to be absolutely sure that the information we are receiving is valid and rooted in love.
• The Skull and Candle are a tool we use in the contacting of spirits. It acts as a portal through which we can summon the dead as well as through which we can assist the dead to cross over to the Underworld. It is a symbol of the Dark God and the enlightenment that’s found in spiritual balance between the Right and Left-hand paths in spirituality.
• More details on spirit contact will be discussed in future podcasts.

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