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  • Silver Chalice Wicca 'Zine #22, Feb 2011 * How To Open Your Psychic Centre
    of water exercising adequate resting and sleeping stretching healthy diet etc Also be sure to work on every chakra if you want to open one chakra you must open them all The Breathing exercise below for instance can be done with any chakra Each chakra you open increases the Energy flow through your spine You don t want a lot of energy running up against a dam at any point So take responsibility for your well being and develop any weak areas in your life so that it s in balance with all the rest physical mental emotional and spiritual Then you can carry on with this process in safety Find out more at this article on Forging Your Sacred Chalice Exercise Breathing Into Your Third Eye In a comfortable position with your spine well aligned imagine yourself in a shower of Light pure white brilliant Light Take a few deep breaths and relax more with each exhalation Bring your attention to the space between your eyebrows Breathe deeply inhaling the Light Imagine that you are inhaling Light into your Third Eye Continue breathing Light into your Third Eye noticing how the Light softens the space relaxing it You can feel that area gently expand with your breath Feel the Light Feel its tingling warm vibration filling up your Third Eye Notice if you hear a new sound or smell a surprising fragrance or see colours or patterns Imagine the Light washing this chakra clear so that no veil or shadow obstructs the Light As you continue to breathe Light into this chakra you can begin to sense that it is now more open to receiving impressions and insights from subtle and unseen sources It is as if your eyes have now opened onto other planes of existence And not just your eyes but all your senses including your emotional sense Feel the Light and your breath continue to expand the Third Eye Become aware that the spot on your forehead is only part of the story it is a reflection of the chakra in the centre of your head deep within your brain This part too is growing in the Light Your whole head is now lit up with this radiant Light which shines outward from your 6th chakra Notice any emotional reaction to this feeling of openness Continue to breathe slowly and deeply Now it s time to close down your Third Eye to a comfortable level If you leave it too open you may pick up more information than you want or that is good for your health So as you breathe allow the Light to concentrate once again at the space between your brows Like a very tiny diamond or star it shines there Know that anytime you wish to access intuitive or psychic information you can breathe this Centre open again In the meantime it will only access a fraction more subtle information than you have been used to Bring your attention back to your physical eyes Can you see anything on the inside of your eyelids Gently open your eyes and return to ordinary consciousness Make notes in your journal about this experience Exercise Seeing With The Third Eye Though it may seem strange this exercise will help wake up your third eye at the same time that it teaches you how to see in visualisations and with your psychic perception It will also help you build up to seeing auras etc It s best to do this on a bright sunny day Start by sitting comfortably relaxed with your spine aligned and uplifted and breathing deeply Close your eyes Investigate the insides of your eyelids We generally assume that with our eyes closed there s nothing to see but in fact there s a lot going on How much can you see there Open your eyes For a couple minutes look toward a window or other light source that won t hurt your eyes Now close your eyes and see what s on the inside of your eyelids You may see a patch of light or colour or even darkness there in the rough shape of the light source Focus on that bring it into as much focus as you can Perceive all the details possible the shape of it the size where it seems to be in your field of vision the exact colour etc Note the different colours from the edge to the centre and how these sometimes change Decide to see this square as light Keep looking at it Notice when you can see it as light perhaps a coloured light As you get more practiced at this play with seeing it as light then as dark then as light Continue examining it and playing with it until the shape fades away Now imagine that sunlight is shining in the window and right through your eyelids Face the window and see how it shines through the lids onto your eyes This isn t really imagination the light does shine through You may just be noticing it for the first time Notice how the light seems to get brighter even if it s a controlled source rather than sunlight which does brighten and fade It will appear that more light is physically shining on you Visually explore the eyelids really SEE what s happening there with this light shining in Focus on the light aware of its brightness Keep seeing the light as with your eyelids still shut you turn your eyes upward to look to the spot between your brows Keep observing and you will see that at some point the light is actually more perceptible this way Of course at this point you are seeing the Divine Light within the sunlight Allow yourself to see the light It s there You don t need to strive or struggle just stop blocking or ignoring it and allow it to be visible It may flicker bright and dark That s okay

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  • Silver Chalice Wicca 'Zine #21, Dec 2010 * Magickal Detachment & How Food Affects Your Magick Sp
    any other negative emotion you send out certain vibrations And they are not conducive to magickal success Magick is essentially a process of sending a certain vibration out into the universe As the Universe is like a big vibrational mirror it reads the vibration of what we want and sends it back to us in physical form And emotions are all vibrations In fact every emotion is a magickal act The more you send out emotions of worry or scarcity the more worrisome scarcity you will attract This is something that people have such a hard time understanding On the level of the intellect we all say sure I understand that like attracts like and the Law of Return and all that But deep down we keep thinking that somehow fretting can keep us safe Unfortunately quite the opposite is true Being In A Non Magickal State There s another way that emotions interfere with your magick spells When you dwell in negative emotions you are living in a state of strong ego And that is perhaps the best way to sabotage your magickal intentions Ego is the most mortal limited part of you It is essentially the animal body mind that you live within concerned with comfort and survival and not much else It s most definitely not the part of you that can work magick So the more you dwell in ego states the less magickal power you have simple as that Expectations Expectation means you are demanding that your desire be fulfilled in a certain way or by a certain time Expectations are just as deadly to magick as fear and doubt and scarcity mentality Expectations Micromanage The Universe When you overplan how your magick should work getting caught up in the details rather than the end result you constrain the Universe to giving you only the solutions you can imagine from a very limited human awareness Your magick should focus on the goal not the strategy and certainly not the tactics If you want a reliable means of transportation don t tell the Universe what that means You can make a list of everything you need cost efficient fits your whole family etc but leave the rest up to the Universe If you imagine that a particular year and model of car is exactly what you need and you ask for that the Universe is restricted to providing just what you ask for even if there s a better solution in another model In other words don t micromanage the Universe when it knows far better than you ever could how to best fulfill your needs Tell it your needs and let the Universe handle the details Taking You Out Of The Present Moment Another way that expectations sabotage your magick is by removing you from the power of the present moment Remember that a key to magick is that you must perceive it as already accomplished So when you have expectations that something should happen you separate yourself from the reality in which that something has already happened In other words you end up projecting your imagination into a future in which your desire will come to you But the Universe and your subconscious have no concept of future The more you think something WILL happen the more you re telling your subconscious not yet Experiencing Scarcity Rather Than Fulfillment Another thing that happens is that if you are expecting to have something in the future you are feeling that you re NOT having it now You separate yourself from the sensation of already enjoying your desired goal Again your sensation is the vibration that the Universe works to match the experience of either having or not having When you experience yourself as lacking rather than enjoying you are living in the magick deadening ego state Detached Passion Okay here s the really confusing part For magick to work you must be passionate about your desire yet you must be detached from the outcome too How do you detach from something that you wish for ask for intend and desire passionately Isn t passion the opposite of detachment Here s the trick If you understand this one point you can begin to shift toward detachment naturally There s a difference between passion for what you love and already have and desperate lust for what is unavailable Do you see the distinction You must be passionate about your magickal goals and not about your emotions wanting needing missing You must develop a certain quality of passion that is enthused with the joy of whatever you magickally call and completely leave behind the sort of passion that cries out in longing for something that is far away To Disengage From Ego s Needs In our culture we have no training in detachment whatsoever In fact we re specifically trained to cultivate attachments Always getting more stuff Collecting everything from knick knacks to Facebook friends Hoarding instead of sharing Holding on via regrets and grief to relationships youth situations even people who have passed on Getting for ourselves rather than tithing and caring for others and so on So detachment is a foreign and somewhat perplexing concept It seems akin to surrender submission letting go which in Western terms pretty much equates with failure Detachment really has nothing to do with giving up your goals It s only giving up your ego s emotional addiction to want scarcity worry security and control Attachment is an ego game detachment is spiritual power And the magickal process works for just that reason The practice of magick helps you step out of your ego identity long enough to set magick in motion Then you help that magick along by staying as free from attachment and ego as possible What Do You Think So Far I d love to hear from you Please write and let me know Ask The Priestess Magickal Eating Dear Priestess Hello Priestess I would like to ask

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  • Silver Chalice Wicca 'Zine #20, Oct 2010 * Magick In The Present Moment
    automatically categorises everything within it window chairs table etc Your conscious mind scarcely even notices them Instead you focus on what s important to you the person in the room say You know chairs are there but later you may be hard pressed to describe them or say exactly how many there were What your brain has done is paste labels on everything so that they are all known Then you can ignore them This frees up mental bandwidth so you can focus on the things that are novel or significant But it also inhibits your attention The ego mind says You already know this you don t need to pay attention go back to sleep Losing the Moment Once you re looking at labels rather than the actual surroundings though you ve lost present moment What this means is that you are not functioning at full consciousness but making mental shortcuts Full consciousness knows every chair every window every item in the room completely When you are vibrantly aware of everything around you you are fully present When you re not functioning in such conscious awareness you re not in the present moment You immediately lose your power to truly know and affect reality This is why the spiritual masters always remind us to keep returning to the present moment In Zen they talk about beginner mind and returning to the breath Jesus said we should look at the world like a child These are ways of encouraging us to open to the full experience of the moment without any of the assumptions or labels that the mind wants to paste onto it Experiential Knowledge When you think you already know something you lose the ability to experience it directly You begin relating to a label an IDEA of a thing instead of the real thing By the way this happens with humans too and is the cause of most if not all misunderstandings and problems between people This reminds me of Rumi s poem on the difference between thinking about things and experiencing them If you want to expound on love take your intellect out and lie it down in the mud It s no help You want proof that the sun exists so you stay up all night talking about it Finally you sleep as the sun comes up Look at it Thinking about things doesn t help you know them There is a world of difference between thoughts and experiential knowledge No matter how strenuously your ego insists otherwise This is why gaining command of your mind and thus your ego is one of the first steps to magickal empowerment Magick Is All In The Moment This has been a round about way of explaining why your desires are not automatically and effortlessly fulfilled At least a big part of the reason why the other reasons are covered in the chapter on When Magick Doesn t Work Magick only happens in the present moment Even though it may take some time for the results to show up the magick happens in the now That s the only way it can happen It is in this moment the Field Of All Possibilities exists It is in this moment that you exist and that your desire exists In fact reality itself exists only in this one moment Everything else is pure intellectualization a fantasy The future is only imagination the past is nothing but memory Reality is in this exact moment this moment of space time So of course if you want to take action to make changes you can do so only in the one moment that is real NOW That is why magick exists only in the present moment And if you want to work magick you must meet it Here Now Nowhere else in the world is there magick not until you re at this point of it the absolute present What Do You Think So Far I d love to hear from you Please write and let me know Ask The Priestess Is Destruction Sacred Too Dear Priestess Polarity in Wicca is celebrated So life and death are both sacred parts of existence So I don t fully understand what it means when you say that Anti life forces are not worth veneration while creation is sacred Is it not also sacred to destroy on some level I m not saying I m all gung ho Terminator at all But as a philosophy student I find some inconsistency to challenge Thanks for all the time you put in the website by the way its been INCREDIBLY helpful to me so far T R in USA Dear T R Ah these philosophical knots are always fun to tangle with And it s a timely discussion as we harvest foods to see us through the winter killing various forms of life so that we may live Destruction is an anti life force Death is not The reason this seems paradoxical is due to a common misconception Let s clear it up right away Death is not destruction Death is in reality a truer birth than the one we experience on Earth because when we die we wake up to a more fundamentally real level of existence In other words death is really a form of creation By contrast murder revenge and other forms of destruction do not serve creation That s what I mean by anti life The energy of these things is harmful to oneself and all life In other words we must differentiate between destruction for fun or anger and death which is a part of nature The first is an anti life force the second is a positive life force Sacred Murder Death is sacred but that doesn t mean we could ritually sacrifice people for instance as a creative or sacred act That would be confusing death with destruction The difference is death is objective It happens It s a fact of

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  • The Silver Chalice Wicca 'Zine Issue #19, Aug 2010 * Magick Non-Spells -and- White Magick Or Black?
    for most people to really be interested If you re wanting to change your life without changing yourself you re going to be eternally disappointed Magick doesn t work like that But magick does work This book is about real and unlimited magick not just spells It happens within you not within pouches or candles or incantations You can use these things And they can be helpful I ll even give you instructions on how But to give you spell recipes is to feed you metaphysical junk food you might like it but it won t do you much good The second reason below really demonstrates why Spells Must Be Precise Spells can be amazingly effective if they are absolutely specific to your situation And if they work with your inner orientations the subconscious patterns of your mind You can t just copy a spell off the internet and expect it to transform your life That s like taking an aspirin for everything from cramps to arthritis to indigestion to heartache You may be thinking that you know lots of people who do that I do too Here s the point how well does it work You can release cramps You can heal arthritis You can cure indigestion You can even fix heartache But all a pain reliever does is dull the symptoms And that means it s probably setting you up for more serious problems in future Don t you really want a cure A really potent spell is like that My friend Colombe who works absolute miracles with magick spells Her method It couldn t be further from generic spell recipes She does meticulous investigation to determine the exact problem the precise spell to shift things in the right direction the right time to do the spell and the readiness of the individual to receive the change This is what makes her spells miraculously effective Does she spend much effort on the specific ingredients of her spell No that s not the important part As she says Figuring out where the lever is and how to turn it that is the spell that s what I want the magick to be The rest of it is just like putting it down on paper There s a direct unavoidable relationship between the precision of the spells and their effectiveness In other words it s the inner process that makes spells powerful not the outer trappings the words and herbs and hand gestures that other people tell you to do For some people it works when they bring strong and clear intent and energy to a generic spell script If you have the natural inner resources to create the change within yourself it doesn t really matter what kind of spell you do you re doing magick within you If those things are challenging for you you need more than the outer trappings of a spell You need to learn to make magick itself These Are The Limitations Of Spells Can you see why generic spells are fairly useless They will work if you are very open and ready for them anyway you happen to respond to stimuli in the same way as the spells creator you re willing to face the patterns that created the problem in the first place and you are free of subconscious resistance If if if In other words when you just need a gentle nudge in the right direction you can get results that were likely to happen anyway Sometimes we want spells for these things Most often however what we really want is magick for the intractable problems that plague us those issues where we are most blocked or most resistant And that s exactly where spell recipes or purchased spells are all but useless That s when we need real magick Spells can help when they are precisely focused tailored to your individual connection with life and accessing the power of magick that lives within you But it s really all about the magick within you And tapping into that is what this book is all about Want To Be Informed When This Magick Book Becomes Available Please Send me an email and I ll let you know You can also tell me how you like it so far and what else you d like to see in it Thanks Ask The Priestess White Magick or Black Magick Dear Priestess I have been practicing for almost 3 years now and with both white and dark spells and they all worked I know you can feel which path is right for yourself it s just that for me they both feel right So what can I do JH USA Dear JH You ve brought up a very important point Feeling isn t the only tool the Goddess God has given us She s also given us the power of intellect empathy faith etc Use your logic and sense of compassion to help guide you If you know something about magick then you must be aware that the energy you create in your spells affects you as much as or more than it affects anything else That s what the 3 Fold Law talks about You may not notice it right away but you can t harm anyone without wreaking more harm on yourself What does logic tell you about hurting yourself What does compassion require The essence of the Divine is Loving Kindness and Compassion Your logic can tell you easily that if you are acting without those qualities you are acting against the Divine and moving away from the Divine Can that ever be right Only the ego can trick us into believing such an outrageous idea We really have to beware the ego s rationalizations It is the slipperiest creature ever It can convince us that black is white and right is wrong but that doesn t make it true And if you fall for the lies you will end up

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  • The Silver Chalice Wicca 'Zine, Issue #18, June 2010 * Energy Field Survival for Sensitives
    are Goddesses of Compassion who can help you to be the loving patient and kind person you want to be This very simple exercise can help you release anger blame resentment etc The real gift of this practice is that you can do it while engaging in arguments or difficult conversations to help keep you grounded and communicating well It helps defuse tense situations and also makes it more likely for your needs to be heard I tell you how I use it in my life in this article Then I tell you how you can do it for yourself Professional Affirmation CDs Do They Really Work Professional affirmation CDs can really make the difference when you want to improve some aspect of your life They re like a power boost to your positive affirmations In this article I explore how and when affirmation CDs can be beneficial I also review ones that I ve found particularly good Special Feature Article Energy Field Survival Tips for Sensitives The Energy Field onslaught on sensitives lately is intense feelings of despair overwhelm grief depression and or tension While the Wicca Spirituality Fanpage on Facebook and to a lesser extent WiccaSpirit onTwitter have given sensitives guidance on this energy field the situation is fairly drastic and we need more help than those limited mediums can offer On top of which the vital opportunities these fields offer for the healing of the Earth should be taken full advantage of So in this issue we ll take a deeper look at these recurrent energy fields and how to keep afloat when they threaten to swamp you Read the Whole Article I d love to hear from you Please write and let me know what you think Word on the Street Thanks for writing I appreciate

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  • The Silver Chalice E-Zine, Issue #17, Apr 2010 * Invoking Divine Qualities and Shadow of the Shaman
    I could share them with others Out of that need and much experience with this work grew this practice The Results Were Amazing I began to notice after a week or so that the whole energy of my life was uplifted After a month or two of this I was amazed at the difference in my life and in me how I felt how I thought of myself how my life was working how I interacted with others I do a lot of different practices as the need arises but the most powerful ones I return to again and again This is one of them It was so effective in fact that I began adding more and more qualities until I was doing an hour or more a day See Appendix for a list of qualities you can work with The Greatest Gift The ability to generate these qualities in you and your life is the greatest gift I can imagine giving anyone I hope you try it and let this amazing tool bring joy into your life In addition to effortlessly improving the quality of your life you will be radiating these Divine qualities out into the world The entire Earth will benefit from your practice May you experience peace and joy and everything you desire And then may you invoke those qualities for others May all beings be happy Invoking Attributes Find a quiet peaceful place where you won t be disturbed ideally somewhere you enjoy Get into a comfortable position sitting with correct posture You can lie down if you don t drop off to sleep but it s best on a firm surface with no pillow Put your hands palms up on your lap with your thumb and forefinger gently touching on each hand Or if you prefer you may cup your lower abdomen with your palms Let your eyes relax closed Begin by calming the mind with a few deep breaths deep into your belly letting your body release and relax more with every exhalation To find effortless deep breathing focus on completely exhaling Don t worry about inhaling when you exhale all the air from your lungs your inhalation will be naturally relaxed yet deep Now breathe calmly and quietly in a natural rhythm from your belly if you can access that part of your breath easily But most important is that it s a calm slow natural breath This entire exercise is most successful if you remain calm and peaceful not striving to think or feel or want In a calm slow voice say to yourself a whisper or silently speaking in your mind May I be peaceful Peaceful Peace full Use your breath Inhale Exhale May I be Inhale Exhale peaceful Inhale Exhale Peaceful Inhale Exhale Peace full Breathe and feel the energy of peace begin to arise in your body Allow it to grow in you to fill you up to permeate your every cell Let yourself fully enjoy the sensation

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  • Silver Chalice 'Zine: Chalice Magick vs Wand Magick; Dreams That Really Happen
    way magick works You Craft an intention Generate magickal power the ability to create and Charge your intention with that energy The difference comes in what you do with it then You re standing there holding the intention How does your intention make magick happen There are two ways to put the energy to work and that s what we call Wand Magick and Chalice Magick Wand Magick Wand Magick sends energy out into the world to do its work In working Wand Magick you take that intention and fire it off into the world universe ether quantum realm That energy will arrange things in the world to create the outcome you ve intended Examples of Wand Magick are Prayer Intention seed spells Sending out a Cone of Power Candle Magick In Wand Magick you are aiming to change the world to suit your desires It is a yang method of magick Wands are considered a male element symbolising fire Like fire this magickal energy you ve generated goes out into the world and transforms it And in a way all Wand Magick begins as Chalice Magick you must first hold the energies and charge change yourself in order to have magick to send out Wand Magick seems particularly suited to doing the deep work that precedes manifestation It clears away underlying blocks or psychological resistance to attaining your desires Done well Wand Magick can be incredibly effective as it alters reality on the fundamental quantum level to mirror your intention Chalice Magick Chalice Magick is held within you to call your desired intention to you In working Chalice Magick you generate and form an intention as an energy within yourself charge it with magickal power and become the container for the spell In essence you make yourself a magnet for your intention it is drawn to you inexorably Examples of Chalice Magick are Visualization and Trance Journeys Physical spell crafting with herbs oils stones icons etc Sigil Spells Invoking Qualities In Chalice Magick you change yourself to attract what you desire to you It is a yin method of magick The key to Chalice Magick is that you are a hologram of the entire Universe You are a microcosm that mirrors and IS the macrocosm Changing the world Wand Magick may be harder to accomplish because everyone else is trying to influence the world too or hold it the same Changing yourself is where you have the most power as anyone in a relationship can attest And because you ARE the Universe when you change yourself the Universe changes to reflect that new reality As you change the world changes around you As Wayne Dyer always says When you change the way you look at things the things you look at change This is literally true Chalice Magick seems particularly effective in manifesting specific desired outcomes such as increasing courage freedom from some bondage getting a new car etc Done well Chalice Magick can ground your intention very strongly

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  • The Silver Chalice E-Zine, Issue #15 Special, Dec 2009
    time for our planet This week world leaders are meeting at the United Nations Climate Change Conference to decide on policy changes Hot on the heels of confirmation that climate change is progressing even faster than expected and headed for the worst case scenario The only hope we have to limit the damages of climate change before it s too late is to set intentions for compassion responsibility and increased consciousness from our government and business leaders to demand positive strong action from our elected leaders to act for the healing of the Earth in every way we can including opening our own hearts to all those qualities we want our leaders to embody PLEASE pray meditate do magick whatever you can for as many days of the conference this week as possible REMEMBER THAT PEOPLE MEDITATING AT THE SAME TIME HAS BEEN PROVEN TO AFFECT SOCIETY AT LARGE decreasing crime violence even accidents and illness while increasing quality of life indicators As the TM society says The Individual Is the Basic Unit of World Peace Please join me in this energy work The future is in your hands and your heart Here is my prayer You may wish to create your own Dearest Mother Goddess and God of Light Hear the words of your daughters and sons your priestesses and priests and all those who yearn for peace on this Earth Open the hearts of world business leaders to LOVE this week Let the Light of wisdom shine in their minds Let care for others erase their fear greed Let them do what is right regardless of cost I ask this being willing in my own life to release those things that are harming others or the Earth I ask this knowing that this is for the good of all beings I ask this as your daughter and priestess I create this reality through my thoughts speech and actions I create this reality with the help of millions of people around the globe and the hopes of all beings incarnate By Earth and Air and Sun and Sea So Mote It Be Blessed Be Limited Time Special Offers Readings with Erin This is not about saving the Earth directly but indirectly each person s success and happiness uplifts the energy field of the whole Earth Now you can have a personal intuitive reading by the author of the Wicca Spirituality website and the Silver Chalice Wiccan Zine So many people have asked for personal guidance in their lives or their Wicca practice I would like to offer this as a service in honour of the Compassion Moon There are only 12 time slots offered on a on a first come first serve basis And it s only available during December Get answers to your most pressing questions with a Spiritual Guidance Consultation Reveal your personal strengths and potential Discover your Life Mission Clarify your struggles and blocks and how to overcome them Guidance and support for your personal development

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