Saturday, February 21, 2015

Stabilization of the Powers we Release

For those of you who have bought my awesome book, Seven Spheres, and have actually been doing the Work, chances are that you're going through some ... exciting times. Sisters and brothers, I feel your pain. But it gets better, lots, and the trip itself is fun, after a while. Trust me. The chaotic phase of rapid change can be spooky, but hey, I get it. I totally get it.

For the last couple of years, I've been pumping plantary powers into my sphere, transforming my life and my self into something ... else. I've been grabbing onto my power as a divine being in a material world, taking authority over my life and the things that happen in it, and learning how to be a good king, in a creative and productive way.
Iovis Maximus ... WTF!?

I felt a lot like Tetsuo from Akira at times, overcome with this power that I couldn't really control. There were great times, and weird times. It was not entirely unlike puberty, but at last things are starting to settle down. I feel like I've hit a point now in my practice where I can calmly approach the business of manifesting my life without the manic expansion in one sphere that happens when you conjure without balance.

And frankly it happened this week. This week has been one of those weeks where you can draw a definitive line in the sand as the end of everything that led up to this point, and the beginning of what comes next. In a lot of ways we can do that every day, but this was more clearly and undeniably one of those moments than usual.

In the last week, Harper and I bought a house in Minneappolis together, and we're settling into our new lives. I received a full time offer of employment from my contract job. And I went through a week long spiritual retreat that culminated in receiving my formal initiation as a Neophyte into the A:.A:. last night.

For years, Jason Miller has been telling me about the usefulness of meditation, but I didn't have the training, dedication, appreciation, or inclination to actually meditate daily. Thanks to the A:.A:. requirements, I've been sitting for fifteen minutes doing pranayama and fifteen minutes in asana and various meditations for the last few months. The results are undeniable. It really is just like it says in Magick in Theory and Practice. If you do it every day for three weeks, you'll experience exactly what is described, and if you keep doing it, things will improve, exactly as described.

I don't know if I can attribute the A:.A:. work with the coming together of everything and the feeling of calm preparedness I have now regarding my Spheres. I also have done a shit ton of magic on the regular for years. It could be that I fianlly have hit a level of integration where the vast cosmic powers I channel are finally in equilibrium. It could also be that the A:.A:. stuff came as a result of integrating the forces released in my initiations, I don't know.

But I do know I am ready for what comes next. I've got the awesome physical foundation for the next fifteen years. I have books in process that will be going to the publisher soon. I have classes to run, and students to teach. I'm continuing in my advancement through the degrees of the OTO and the EGC. I'm hanging out with some of the greatest magicians of our time, and I'm having a blast.

So, for those who are going through the shit now, hang in there, get your head on straight, let go of trying to keep shit the same, and let your life go to hell so it can get better. You might feel like Tetsuo for a bit, but you're getting experience and perspective, and wisdom.

You know...

Gnosis.

Rock it!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ahhh, love...

Hot
Well, tis the season for hot Venus lovin'!

Valentine's day is coming up, and it's the time of year when we turn our attentions to the sweeter aspects of life: romance, chocolates, flowers, and the aesthetics of beauty and of Love.

In honor of the upcoming holiday, I'm offering $70 off the Venus talismans from the Key of Solomon. Their descriptions and sample methods of use are provided below.

You must purchase them using the Buy Now button below in this blog post to get the discount.

Quantities are limited. I'm offering only seven Graceful Desires pentacles and seven Come to Me pentacles at this discounted price.

Note that it is highly unlikely that you will get these in time for Valentine's Day, since I am posting so closely to the date. However, even if you did, like all magic, these would take time to work. Usually... Some people report results as soon as they place the order, but they might be suffering from confirmation bias. I don't argue with them, but I don't tell people to expect that kind of thing to happen every time. Most of the time it takes a couple weeks after doing the rite to see the results.

Ok, so here's the purchase button to use to get the discount:

(Nota Bene: I'm not updating the price on my KoS pentacles page, so if you buy them from that page you won't get the discount. Ain't nobody got time updating codes and forgetting to update them back later. Use this button or pay more money.)


Select the Pentacle from the following list:
And here's the descriptions of the talismans, and the "how to use them" follows that:

Pentacles of Venus:

2nd Pentacle of Venus: Graceful DesiresShown to the right, it is the one I am selling for wealth and prosperity for folks with Jupiter issues in their natal charts. Description from the KoS: These pentacles are also proper for obtaining grace and honor, and for all things which belong unto Venus, and for accomplishing all thy desires herein.

4th Pentacle of Venus: Come to Me - Not shown, but really beautiful. This one I won't make for just anyone, so far I've only made it for a root worker who convinced me she won't abuse it TOO much, without good cause... like making a decent profit. Description from the KoS: It is of great power, since it compels the spirits of Venus to obey, and to force on the instant any person thou wishest to come unto thee.

Using the Talismans

I've developed a couple methods of working with the 4th Pentacle of Venus (Come to Me!) talismans, mostly because these are selling more than any others, of freaking course.

Method 1 is pretty simple, Method 2 is a little more Hermetic-Magic-ey.

Method 1:

Take a picture of the person you want to come to you, and place it on a table. Place the talisman over the image, with the 4th pentacle side (with the square design on it) facing up. Light seven green candles in a circle around the talisman and photo, and speak the names of the spirits (Achelia, Nogaliel, Nangariel, and Jocodia), and say “By your names and the seals of these Pentacles, I call you. Receive this offering of fire, and bring to me [Name of person], draw (her/him) to me, bring them to me in love and desire, let them have no rest until they contact me, bring them to me now.” Picture the person you want the whole time you’re saying this. Let the candles burn all the way out, if possible (I use tea-lite sized candles for this kind of thing because they burn out in a relatively short period of time). This method can take a couple of weeks to get the result. If you don’t have the result in a couple of weeks, do it again.

Method 2:

Set up an altar with the picture of the person you want to come to you, the pentacle, one tall white candle, one shorter green candle, a glass of sweet, heavy, rich wine of your most romantic preference, a scrying device, and a table of practice (see the Modern Angelic Grimoire on my site for an example). Get some sweet smelling incense, and have it and a lighter prepared on the altar. 

Take a long hot shower or bath and get yourself completely clean. As you are cleaning yourself, recite the following prayer in Latin or English:

Adonai! Asperges me hyssopo et mundabor! (LORD! You will sprinkle me with hyssop and I will be cleansed!)

Dress in some plain white or plain black clothes. A robe would be ideal, but whatever you have is fine. Dress nicely and simply.

Anoint your head with some Abramelin oil, and say: 

AOTH ABRAOTH BASYM ISAK TSABAOTH IAO
Hear me and make every spirit obedient unto me
So that every spirit of the firmament and of the aethyrs,
Upon the Earth and under the Earth,
Of dry land and in the water,
Of whirling air and rushing fire
And every spell and scourge of God may be obedient unto me!
AOTH ABRAOTH BASYM ISAK TSABAOTH IAO

Trace a circle clockwise around your room using a wand or dagger, beginning in the East. As you do, say, “I consecrate this ground for my defense.”

Light the white candle, and say, “First Father, Source and essence of all that I am, I call upon you to enlighten these works.”

Touch your scrying device (crystal ball, glass of water, etc.) with the wand/dagger and say, “Thou inanimate creature, be thou blessed and consecrated, that no evil spirit may appear within you, or if they do, that they be constrained to speak intelligibly and clearly.”

Take the pentacle in your left hand and say, “Achelia, Nogaliel, Nangariel, and Jocodia, thou spirits of Venus, I conjure thee to appear before me. Receive this offering and be now present in this crystal. By your names and by the seals upon this pentacle do I conjure thee. Come now from wherever you may be, and hear my words:

“I charge you to bring to me [person’s name], pictured here. Bring them to me, draw them to me, make them mine until such time as I have fulfilled my desires with them.

“Receive this offering of Fire (light the green candle) and of wine (drink the wine, leaving a little in the bottom of the glass), and use the fortifying sustenance to bring [name of person] to me, immediately immediately immediately!”

Address the photo of the person:
“[Person’s name], I call you to me. Come to me and be mine. Hoc est enim os de ossibus et caro de carne mea, erunt dua in carne mea!”

Address the gathered spirits:

“Thou spirits who have attended, I thank you for your presence and your attention. I charge you now, receive these offerings in gladness and attend to my desires.
“As you have come in peace, go forth now in power to accomplish my Will.”

Wait a minute or two, and then put out the tall white candle. Let the green one burn out completely, if you can do so safely. If you can’t let it burn out all at once without starting a fire, burn it whenever you can keep an eye on it until it is gone.

After the rite, have something to eat, like an apple with bread and cheese. Something tasty and smooth that will bring you back to Earth.

RO's Time...

If you have purchased an hour of my time, please check your emails for scheduling requests. I'm having a hard time reaching some people who bought the time and I really don't want to refund anyone. :D

If you haven't purchased an hour of my time, and you think you should, you totally should. Here's the link to the page to do so:

http://headforred.blogspot.com/p/ros-personal-consultations.html

Thanks!


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Seven Spheres Course 1 Re-do

Hey Y'all!

So last weekend I tried to cram about 6 hours of awesome into about an hour and a half.

Shockingly, I failed.

BUT!

But I, like any awesome magician, learned from my mistakes and am rescheduling things appropriately. Instead of ONE lesson with three HUGE topics to cover, I'm making it into two, because fuck you, 10 pound bag, I'll shove 12.5 pounds of shit into you anyway.

So for those who caught the "How the courses will work with Boring Tech Writer Consistency" and "Everything I've Ever Said Before about Hermetic Cosmologies for Fun and Profit," you'll have a chance to hear these two things AGAIN this afternoon at 12:00 pm Central.

Er, yeah, today.

AND all you folks who I forgot to send the email to with the time and dates, this is your chance to catch up too! I think I got it out to everyone about ten minutes ago.

BUT WAIT! There's more!

I didn't even make it to the conjuration rite of the Seven Spheres Course I had wanted to cover last week. So we'll have ANOTHER presentation to cover that at 6:00 PM Central. You should have a link in your email to the course.

And then we'll do Jupiter is Awesome on like, Tuesday night or Wednesday night or something. Probably in the afternoon or evening.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Seven Spheres Course starts Tomorrow

Watch for a schedule here later today!

Courses will be live webinar events to those who signed up.

Courses will be recorded and made available online if you can't make it.