Episode 26 – Allying with an Ancestor

Episode 26 – Allying with an Ancestor

Show Highlights:
• Forming a Spiritual Alliance with an Ancestor of Men-who-love-men is a mutually beneficial arrangement
• The Ancestor becomes your Spirit Guide for the year and assists you with personal issues or a major change in life, in turn they move into the Upperworld and jump ahead in their spiritual evolution
• The Red Meal (Housle) and Treading the Mill are used to contact the spirit and forge the alliance with them
• A Spirit Ally can act as a guardian during Spirit Contact (Tapping the Bone), as a guide for Energy Healing suggestions, as an assistant in accomplishing magical goals or as a guide during Shamanic Journeys
• The Alliance lasts one year and requires maintenance from both you and the Spirit

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Episode 25 – The Red Meal

Episode 25 – The Red Meal

Show Highlights:
• The Red Meal is a ritualized sharing of bread and wine with Ancestors, Gods or Spirits of the land
• Breaking of bread symbolizes the rending of flesh, and moistening the bread with wine represents the blood issuing forth from the flesh, consumption of the the results in an exchange of spiritual essences with the God or Ancestors with whom the meal is shared
• The Red Meal can be performed after Treading the Mill, after Tapping the Bone, or simply as an act of gratitude, or as a spiritual contract with another entity

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Episode 24 – Treading the Mill

Episode 24 – Treading the Mill

Show Highlights:
• Treading the Mill is a group magical process that builds energy, creates vortexes or portals to travel through the worlds
• Mills are traditionally tread in a counter-clockwise (widdershins) direction in concert with the energy of the earth, or the Underworld
• You can Tread the Mill clockwise (deosil) jeh-sul in order to work with solar/Upperworld energy as well
• Mills that are tread in places of power are more intense energetic experiences, but they can be centered anywhere
• Treading the Mill using a tool as the central axis of movement brings focus to the working and evokes the power of that tool in the magic
• You can Tread the Mill to travel to the Underworld or Upperworld if shamanic journey work or meditation are not as productive for you

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Episode 23 – Spirit Guides and Totem Animals

Episode 23 – Spirit Guides and Totem Animals

Show Highlights:
• Spirit Guides choose us, and their success is intimately tied to our own
• Spirit Guides are ascended master – formerly Mighty Dead – who have elected to take a position to assist humans in achieving our fate
• Spirit Guides are best contacted through shamanic journeys or meditation – practices that quiet the mind
• Spirit Guides choose you because they faced similar issues in their human existences
• Totem Animals are spiritual forces that help you integrate qualities into your life to deal with issues
• Dancing your Totem Animal is a great way to cement a relationship with them and show them gratitude for their help
• Some Totem Animals are life-long companions, others are transitional for specific periods of your life
• In addition to Totem Animals there are Plant Totems, and even Rock or Mineral Totems – all seeking to assist you in raising your vibrations and perceptions so that you can eventually work with Spirit Guides

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Spirit Contact Sigil

Spirit Contact Sigil

The above symbol (the blue lines) was given to me by the Ancestors of Men-who-love-men as a means of opening a portal to communicate with the dead. It is drawn energetically with your hand or the wand, over the skull. The circle is drawn first, and then the pairs of lines. I like to draw the two pairs of vertical lines first – they are drawn inward toward the center of the circle. Then I draw the two horizontal pairs of lines – they are drawn outward away from the circle. I then use my hands to dilate or open up the circle as a portal and reach through it with my capacity to love in order to summon the Ancestors to be present for the Tapping of the Bone ritual.

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Episode 22 – Magical Tools

Episode 22 – Magical Tools

Show Highlights:
• Magical tools assist you in directing energy, have symbolic meaning in ritual and are used to establish relationships with other forces
• Ultimately, magical tools can be of any type as long as it feels powerful for you, and spiritually calls to you
• The Staff (or wand) is used to push or direct energy and as a tool of authority
• The Cauldron is a symbol for the Dark Goddess’ Cauldron and is used in rituals based on the life/death/rebirth mysteries
• The Skull is used as a portal to communicate with the Ancestors and is a symbol of the Dark God
• The Hearthstone is used in magical groups (only) as a symbol of the heart of their magical tribe
• The Working Space is not an altar, per se, but is a desk or surface upon which you can craft magic and store your tools
• Consecration essentially involves: cleaning something, dressing something, energetically charging it, and marking it as your own

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