Posts Tagged ‘magic’

Paging Saint Anthony!

November 29, 2017

“St Anthony, St Anthony,
Give back what don’t belong to thee” (x3)

 

A lovely old lady taught it to me after watching me frantically scrabbling around under weight machines for a quarter to half an hour. She told me her mother had taught it to her and it never failed to return lost objects.

You see, I’d lost my wedding ring at the leisure centre gym, but didn’t realise until I’d got back to where I’m staying (which is conveniently just next door).


Then came the rush back to the gym and 15-30 minutes of frantic searching: moving machines, sliding a plastic knife along underneath the cable ducting. The instructor even got the manager to check the cctv – but it had been pointing the wrong direction all morning. She even took on the unpleasant task of emptying the bin of sweaty tissues and sticky energy drink bottles. Nothing. Nada.


That’s when the old dear taught me her family charm. I thought why not? Nothing else was working and my panic was just growing. I placed my palms together in Christian Prayer and said the invocation quietly, three times. Then got back to lifting and shifting.


Less than a minute later, in walks the Leisure Centre manager and immediately glances down to where the hinge edge of the closed door had been before he walked in. He bends down, picks something up and asks:


“This it?”, while holding it out like the One Ring. I was gobstruck.


I had looked in the corner. It hadn’t been there.


I turn round and the old lady is smiling at me,


“I told you it never failed!” she said as I took her hand in mine and kissed the back of her knuckles.


I was speechless.

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Tlaloc part 2

March 13, 2017

Despite being a day late, I decided to make a symbolic offering to Tlaloc – I just happen to have a small Mayan clay fertility figure, often buried as an offering to the Gods by those wanting a child. It’s as close to a child sacrifice as I’m ever going to get.

mayan_fertility

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Sword Art Online

September 10, 2016

“No. You’re just memorising the words. You have learn what the words of power mean first then match them with the effects of the magic. That’s how you memorise spells.”

Sword Art Online: S01E19

Mania

October 30, 2014

Since I’m in a manic upswing right now, I thought I’d take this opportunity to write a bit about how mania manifests – at least in my case, but from listening to others describe their experiences at the manic pole, I feel pretty sure that at least some of these symptoms will apply to most bipolar people.

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Power Word

October 22, 2014

Warning: extra long post

(tl/dr: I got it.)

Further to my previous post, I performed a ritual with the intent of gaining a power word to snap myself out of impending rage and into my magical persona. The ritual itself is outlined in the first paragraph of this article, which I preceded (and followed) with the banishing ritual given as an example here. Pretty basic stuff, really.

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Bibliomancy

October 20, 2014

A book on psychic development I bought but haven’t read yet caught my eye, so I thought I’d try a little bibliomancy to see what useful info it might flag, any particular technique I should be practising. I closed my eyes, flipped through to a random page and pressed my finger to the paper.

Upon opening my eyes I discovered it was a description of bibliomancy… pretty much exactly what I’ve just written.

Seems the (now deceased) author has a sense of humour.

Darkness

October 5, 2014

This 6 week “challenge” thing that I mentioned is basically just the introduction to implementing a lifestyle based on training the body-mind-spirit complex. In other words, having the discipline to make it through the first month and a half *and* record the process in a journal is basically the entry requirement to a larger community that focusses on developing one’s Self into the best, highest, most fulfilled version you can; a personification and activation of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs

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Missing Time

October 4, 2014

This isn’t the first time this has happened. Not that it happens frequently, but it does occur regularly – sometimes in tight bunches tied to a particularly tumultuous period in my life. Thing is, despite “blacking out”, I don’t end up slurring and stumbling about, which makes it difficult for the people around me to tell that I’m no longer at home and that they’re talking to “the Other Guy”. Whatever you say to him, I will have no memory of it when I wake up the next day. One particular previous partner got so frustrated by this dissociative fugue that she complained this “Jack & Tyler schtick” was getting pretty old, pretty quick. (more…)