Monday, March 21, 2011

Periodic Updates and Regularly Scheduled Maintenance

You know, it's been coming up a lot this last week, so I'll go ahead and write about it, and maybe then it can go away.

I'm annoyed, again. I know better than to be annoyed by this in particular, but nevertheless, it's annoying. This Work we do, it's all WORK. It's fun Work, but still... work.

Everything we do magically, just like everything we do using our other resources, requires ongoing periodic maintenance. There is no "Once and For All, Make Everything Perfect" ritual. There's only a set of (really awesome) tools that we have to keep using to keep things going.

Wealth and prosperity talismans need to be periodically reconsecrated. Protective entities need to be conjured and directed (redirected on occasion) regularly. Astral temple space has to be protected, cleansed, used, maintained. Love rituals have to be refreshed. As your life's situations change, the practices you have in place have to be modified. Your daily work needs to be done... daily.

This weekend I was feeling particularly annoyed because some rituals I had done had come to their successful conclusion, and I hadn't bothered doing any refreshing work to keep certain things in motion that need to remain in motion for my life to be comfortable and relatively stress-free. It was my own fault, and because I had fallen off the proactive wagon, I'm reduced to reactive magics.

Get back in the Ring, RO!


  1. It sounds silly, but I feed my talismans.
    When it seems like a talisman has lost a bit of oomph, I make a bed of corresponding herbs to lay it on(food), light some corresponding incense and an appropriate colored candle. All of this of course done during the day and hour associated with the talisman.

    I use traditional astrology to make my talismans originally so once they are ensouled, they don't cease being ensouled without an exorcism/deconsecration performed upon it. They just go dormant (as it appears to me), because the above method has always worked for me thus far.

  2. I have learned that regular "maintenance" to talismans, and the continuous execution of rituals and conjurations will keep the current flowing and will provide an atmosphere of estability to the area you're focusing on.

    On the other hand, neglecting the "scheduled" performance of rituals, will lead to indulgence and sometimes even to put defenses down, since we think that we have everything under control.


  3. Thanks for the reminder. I would rather be proactive than reactive. I am not lazy about the Work... I just get distracted. Not like the fuzzy bunnies do, but still distracted

  4. I'm sure you've already seen this, but damned if it doesn't apply to all of us every once in a while:

  5. I'll say it as gently as I can: Get back to Work!

  6. A great reminder brother, and @pallas renatus hahahahahaha! (looks like my organizer this week...realllllly need to take a closer look at my time management skills)


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