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posted May 27, 2010 at 5:26 pm

I learned that the energy used in “magical” activities was produced by the human body. Energy available for use was, that is, self-limited by the practitioner’s well-being and metabolic resources. It wasn’t to be squandered frivolously. Healing and self improvement is what I learned to do.
Towards the conclusion of this training in magical energy and its uses, I gathered a few hints that practitioners could tap non-bodily sources of energy for workings. At this point, I began to play around with such energy sources. Earth energy, for the most part, but also energy related to the solar system and the stars.
What energy source(s)do other readers tap in magical activities?

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Marlon Hartshorn

posted May 27, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Hey Pitch! Our skin is really quite porous & energy & chemicals & going out of us all the time, i.e., energy. I can certainly feel the energy of the plants in my yard, the trees, the birds & (unfortunately the squirrels, just kidding). I just finished my Flower Moon ritual & asked them to please stay out of the garden. For the last few days, since I first did this request with a large crystal at the door, it has worked well! Better than anything else I’ve tried. There R all kinds of sources of energy. I’d be highly discriminating if I were you, to get the best quality you want & don’t compromise on it. Did u ever see the National Geographic photo of Laurie Cabot’s group, years back? It had some kind of magnetic energy branching out in the photo & the film developer said it was a true anomaly. There is so much we don’t understand about energy or our own personalities. That’s why I’m always saying be ethical & celebrate your positive values. That’s the wisest way 2 use your energy or other energy, with respect and love.

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Franklin Evans

posted May 28, 2010 at 12:43 pm

In bare logic terms, there are three questions:
Where does the energy come from?
Where does the energy go?
Where is it and what is it doing in between?
The interesting (i.e. Chinese curse) part is trying to apply objective labels during the answer to each question. If you (general) are less concerned with quantum theory and just want to be mindful of what you are doing, your intentions and the results, then those labels really pale in importance. If you are more concerned with the processes involved, then our limitations — the porous boundary between belief and empirical knowledge — becomes your interesting (i.e. ditto) focus.
We Pagans are much more experiential in our faith than other belief systems. The experiences of others might be interesting (i.e. ahem) to us, and eventually even valuable, but in the end we have to answer the questions ourselves and be prepared for the possibility that yesterday’s answer(s) might not hold tomorrow.
Okay, end of pompously ambiguous assertions. My personal experience, which I try to but usually fail to avoid projecting at others, is that my personal energy is not separate from the energy we all live in and partake of. It just happens to reside in my body for that moment in which I observe or examine it. The rate of exchange, the effort to which I put replenishing it, governs my perception of it and the concerns I employ around it. Hypotheticate with me for a moment…
Take a five-mile trail. Imagine first running the entire length, intending to complete the run in as short a time as possible. Then imagine hiking the trail, intending to enjoy the sights along the way.
At the end of the run, one would expect to be breathing quickly and heavily, in need of time to recover. At the end of the hike, barring twisted ankles and insect invasions along the way, one would expect to be able to continue to be physically active.
The energy involved in each is exactly the same. I leave the differences to discussion and rebuttal. :-)

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Helen in CA

posted May 28, 2010 at 5:36 pm

There’s a form of grounding that plugs us/centers us into 2 kinds of energy. So, for whatever work we do…..we’re a conduit of energy (not just using our own).
It’s where you first send roots down into the earth….all the way to the core. Then pull up Earth Energy & run it into your body, circulating around.
2nd – Reach up to sky. Up past the atmosphere into space….to the stars/sun. Pull down that Sky Energy & run it into your body, meeting the Earth Energy.
Prepared w/ that Energy….one then goes on to magical activities.
for healing, there’s Reiki.

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posted May 29, 2010 at 10:21 am

When I do Reiki, I am sometimes aware of the energy-of-the-world (or Something larger) moving in through the backs of my hands and out through the palms. Once, after working with someone’s serious injury for about 45 minutes, there was some soreness and stiffness in the palms the following day.
When I was first learning to do Reiki, I often used the energy-of-my-body — which was no problem for brief moments of practice. The first time I did a whole-body 30-minute Reiki session for someone I did not follow my teacher’s instruction to consciously choose to draw and focus the energy-of-the-world. I was doing a session on someone I loved and I thought I would enjoy sharing my energy with them.
Afterward I needed to take an unexpected nap.
I don’t claim to be able to identify the source of the energy-of-the-world that I draw and focus when I do Reiki. But it is clearly NOT running through my body first, except for the hands.

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posted May 30, 2010 at 12:04 am

I’m interested in reading about various Pagan views on the UFO phenomenon, but can’t seem to find exactly what I’m looking for through Google searches. Any sources you’d recommend? Thanks.

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posted August 4, 2010 at 12:33 am

Hello all,
I am looking for a good love spells web site, I know this sounds weird or funny, but I’m desperate. Please, no jokes.
Would anyone recommend a trustworthy website?
Thanks :(

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Cheryl Hill

posted August 4, 2010 at 11:13 am

Spulgeusage, I already responded to you as to why manipulating another person’s feelings is a recipe for disaster. I suppose you didn’t like that answer.

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