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Huh!

I had to skip ahead from page 2 because this got nasty real quick, i havent read the whole thing but whoa.

For me it got cringy when people were trying to do some sort of erosion dissing strategy and Lords didn’t even raise much of an eyebrow.

 

Walkers first comment had me rofling because, well, it was a funny opener, and then i saw part of my village hiss and rattle pitchforks at the weirdo trying to have a conversation.

I know this storm looks to have blown over but i cannot but admire folks who respond to requests of ”quit it with the pimp-looking pics” with more striking portraits of themselves in flamboyant funky gear. Takes a lot of thick ass hide to just let piss roll off your feathers like raindrops.

 

I’ma get down to read this from where it gets good.

 

Just wanted to say something about it straight up coming in late that i think Lord Jagular (no offense) caught a fuckload of what comes out of a group when there’s been a lot of sudden conflicts, a lot of confrontation, defending boundaries and shit. Is it possible tensions and defenses are up from the latest skirmishes with airborne necromancers and other manipulative megalomaniacs and whatnot?

 

Cant help but think of Meows thread concerning the Yang Metal Rat we’re in.

 

Thus far i see this A LOT more than usual: there is a fairly evident volatile edge in human interactions and toes are sensitive. Wind is agressive but when the rain comes there’s not much force to disseminate it evenly. Sun shines sharp in Scandinavia right now, sensitive folks are having back to back migraines. Where i’m at we’re a full two months early with some plants and flowers and there is just no chill with the weather. Something is up...

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2 hours ago, Rocky Lionmouth said:

Huh!

I had to skip ahead from page 2 because this got nasty real quick, i havent read the whole thing but whoa.

For me it got cringy when people were trying to do some sort of erosion dissing strategy and Lords didn’t even raise much of an eyebrow.

 

Walkers first comment had me rofling because, well, it was a funny opener, and then i saw part of my village hiss and rattle pitchforks at the weirdo trying to have a conversation.

I know this storm looks to have blown over but i cannot but admire folks who respond to requests of ”quit it with the pimp-looking pics” with more striking portraits of themselves in flamboyant funky gear. Takes a lot of thick ass hide to just let piss roll off your feathers like raindrops.

 

I’ma get down to read this from where it gets good.

 

Just wanted to say something about it straight up coming in late that i think Lord Jagular (no offense) caught a fuckload of what comes out of a group when there’s been a lot of sudden conflicts, a lot of confrontation, defending boundaries and shit. Is it possible tensions and defenses are up from the latest skirmishes with airborne necromancers and other manipulative megalomaniacs and whatnot?

 

Cant help but think of Meows thread concerning the Yang Metal Rat we’re in.

 

Thus far i see this A LOT more than usual: there is a fairly evident volatile edge in human interactions and toes are sensitive. Wind is agressive but when the rain comes there’s not much force to disseminate it evenly. Sun shines sharp in Scandinavia right now, sensitive folks are having back to back migraines. Where i’m at we’re a full two months early with some plants and flowers and there is just no chill with the weather. Something is up...

 

It got better by page 4. 

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14 hours ago, freeform said:

When I was looking for teachers years back, I was introduced to a Daoist ‘master’ in Hong Kong who tried to sell me an empowerment for $40K (and I had to officially become his ‘disciple’... apparently a great marketing campaign to have a capable western student).
 

He did produce a thunderstorm on a clear sunny day - within about 10 minutes of quietly reciting some mantra and holding a mudra while talking with me outside.

 

I refused. Politely 😅


Later discovered that he’s been fucking every western girl who showed interest in his tricks.

 

No idea where he is now - but I heard a rumour that he was killed because he repeatedly ‘stole rain’ from one village and sold it to another in the mainland.

 

No fancy hats like you though Josh!

 

He did have a beard and a topknot... apparently it’s obligatory if you want to fuck impressionable western girls.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Rocky Lionmouth said:

Is it possible tensions and defenses are up from the latest skirmishes with airborne necromancers and other manipulative megalomaniacs and whatnot?

 

Hiya Rocky,

 

Nice to see you looking completely unscathed by the airborne necromancer's vile intent... 

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, ilumairen said:

 

 

A very long time ago, I was living in a city. A storm came through which was wreaking some havoc, and I was mumbling to myself about not even being able to see the lightning through the windows. I was standing near a window watching the driving rain, and then the world went electric and white as lightning struck right outside the window.

 

I said, "thank you," and ceased my complaints. 

 

 

You had a visit from .... 

 

The Lightening Brothers .

 

 

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They walk across country , their heads in the clouds,  their war hammers crash , their whips crack, their legs striking down 

 

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But when they make peace , they show us their sign and seal - big boomerang 

 

 

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On 14/02/2020 at 12:04 PM, Lord Josh Allen said:

I believe a lot of people who are just beginning to research this topic, tend to misunderstand the goals of weather magick.

 

or any magick    ;)

 

On 14/02/2020 at 12:04 PM, Lord Josh Allen said:

 

 

There are really two camps, those who see the practice as simply "controlling" the weather (summoning storms, wind, rain, etc) and those who see the deeper meanings. Every type and condition of weather corresponds to an emotion,

 

I find this interesting as 'correspondence' is a big part of 'magical technology' .   Many realise the  correspondence between  weather / seasons and  elements winds and directions  . I would like to see emotions fitted in with this .  I suppose first we have to have a list of 'main' emotions  first and then see where they fit .

 

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Aside;  regarding the weather , I had worked an elemental / 'traditional' seasonal pattern here for a while  but soon realised it was based on northern hemisphere , so adapted . But it still isnt  right  as some places here we have 6 seasons in a year , and the 'elemental rotation order' is different  too .   The axial tilt, in relation to the Sun ( ie, seasons )  isnt difficult in its difference ( north hemisphere to south   but combined with the magnetic energy going in and out the poles , that is always constant  ( but maybe many dont consider  geomagnetic flow in their geomancy  ? 

 

 

 

On 14/02/2020 at 12:04 PM, Lord Josh Allen said:

just as there are external storms there are also internal ones that exist within the mind and body of man "As Within So Without" Practicing magick to suppress an external storm may be used as a meditation exercise to quell or overcome ones "inner demons" For example, one could work with the wind to blow away bad luck or blow away self-destructive patterns of behavior such as addictions. One could work with rain to wash away the old therefore bringing in the new (manifesting new opportunities, jobs, meeting new people, having new experiences)

 

Yes !   Standing on sea cliffs in the wind ,  visualising the wind blowing through you and cleansing .   Doing similar and other stuff using sunlight  .  Water was my fav . Having a good river nearby it was always handy for such things, and used in ritual a bit here ..... wash it all away ... and out to the ocean and let it be dissolved in The Great Sea .  I used to like, in times of turmoil , or just a lot of shit going on around me I wanted to ignore , going down from the rapids, where currents and swills throw you this way and that .

 

I would find a river sand bank in the middle of a whirlpool  where it held me natural still, with the water level just below my navel ..... ahhhhh ... turmoil all around , but the centre of the this  swirl  - the 'centre of the cyclone '   , all is still .   

 

 

 

 

 

On 14/02/2020 at 12:04 PM, Lord Josh Allen said:

 

When working with snow, ice or frost, one of the most amazing things you can do is self-heal traumatic memories. Within my system, snow is linked to memories and the past. The practitioner should go outside and begin energetically projecting their traumatic experiences into a concentrated area of snow on the ground. 

 

Well , thats  one thing I am entirely unfamiliar with . In fact, so unfamiliar and stupid about , I went into a deep snow and ice territory once  without knowing much about it  ,   I was lucky , it could have gone very bad .

 

But the bard 'Typhon'  seem to agree with you here about snow and frost  and  'grim December '   :) ;  

 

Sweet, sweet are May and June, dear,

The loves of lambent spring,
Our lamp the drooping moon, dear,
Our roof, the stars that sing;
The bed, of moss and roses;
The night, as long as death!
Still, breath!
Life wakens and reposes,
Love ever quickeneth!
Sweet, sweet, when Lion and Maiden,
The motley months of gold,
Swoop down with sunlight laden,
And eyes are bright and bold.
Life-swelling breasts uncover
Their warm involving deep–
Love, sleep!–
And lover lies with lover
On air's substantial steep.
Ah! sweeter was September–
The amber rain of leaves,
The harvest to remember
The load of sunny sheaves.
In gardens deeply scented,
In orchards heavily hung,
Love flung
Away the days demented
With lips that curled and clung.
Ah! sweeter still October,
When russet leaves go grey,
And sombre loves and sober
Make twilight of the day.
Dark dreams and shadows tenser
Throb through the vital scroll,
Man's soul.
Life, shake a subtle censer
That hides the cruel coal!
Still sweeter when the Bowman
His silky shaft of frost
Lets loose on earth, that no man
May linger nor be lost.
The barren woods, deserted.
Lose echo of our sighs–
Love–dies?–
Love lives–in granite skirted,
And under oaken skies.
But best is grim December,
The Goatish God his power;
The Satyr blows the ember,
And pain is passion's flower;

When blood drips over kisses,
And madness sobs through wine:–
Ah, mine!–
The snake starts up and hisses
And strikes and–I am thine!

 

 

 

On 14/02/2020 at 12:04 PM, Lord Josh Allen said:

 

One should visualize the most uncomfortable and disturbing things they have ever been through in their lives, imagining that it is being imbued into the external world.

 

So,  having no snow   I just 'send it up'   for the  'Gods ' so they can partake of the feast of  pain and passion  that physical  incarnation offers . ( I think that's why we are here .)

 

 

On 14/02/2020 at 12:04 PM, Lord Josh Allen said:

Then, the practitioner will begin the exercise to heat the snow by projecting qi into the area. Eventually, the heat will melt the snow and this represents the memories being dissolved into nothingness.

 

Personally through, I dont want my painful memories being dissolved into nothingness . Offerings (for me ) do not remove memories . Painful memories are what made me , along with  good ones .  I might share the experience, but the memories remain .

 

 

On 14/02/2020 at 12:04 PM, Lord Josh Allen said:

I created this spell for my own benefit and I can say, for me, it does work very well. It is also worth mentioning that hail is viewed as a creation which is the result of Yin and Yang colliding together,

 

Cool !  I mentioned before about collecting the hail as it falls from the sky and smashes the bloodwood flowers .  Even at other times , I will rush out in hail and put a bowl out to catch some for some ' stormy ice water ' .

 

 

 

On 14/02/2020 at 12:04 PM, Lord Josh Allen said:

 

 

 

I always that was fascinating. If a Taoist wished to “Call The Winds” he or she would make use of magical hand gestures known as “Hand Seals” There are eight different hand gestures that control the eight different directions of the wind, each seal corresponds to a trigram within the Bagua. For example, to invoke the powers of the Southeastern wind, the practitioner would attempt to re-create the trigram of "Xun" (Wind/Air) with his or her fingers. As the hand gesture is performed, an incantation should accompany it, there is more to it of course but you get a general idea. 

 

Similar is done in western magic , mostly with  ' body mudra'   ie  a 'pose '  (based on a 'God force ' ) but often include  a hand and finger shape , especially  'triangular' 

 

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(  note plain black robe  ..... no 'fancy pants '  here  :)  )

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Does anyone want to contribute to a list of main  emotions and main types of weather ?   Then when we have a list, we can start corresponding one lot to the other .

 

I am thinking  for a start

 

Love

Hate

Happiness

Dissapointment

Excitement

Lethargy

Joy

Anger

Hope

Fear .

 

 

Hot

Cold

cyclone

clear weather

(types of ) wind

 snow

hail

frost

 

probably heaps more . Maybe we need to settle on a number first ?  8  .... 10 .... 12  .... ?

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Nungali said:

Does anyone want to contribute to a list of main  emotions and main types of weather ?   Then when we have a list, we can start corresponding one lot to the other .

 

I am thinking  for a start

 

Love

Hate

Happiness

Dissapointment

Excitement

Lethargy

Joy

Anger

Hope

Fear .

 

 

Hot

Cold

cyclone

clear weather

(types of ) wind

 snow

hail

frost

 

probably heaps more . Maybe we need to settle on a number first ?  8  .... 10 .... 12  .... ?

 

 


Resentment 

Entitlement 

Regret 

Impunity 

Arrogance 

Nostalgia 

Frustration 

Hurt 

Gratitude

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The healthy emotions of all life forms on Earth, ours included, are just two, seeking and avoidance, i.e. a relationship with aliveness and a relationship with death.  The third is a derivative, frustrated aliveness, manifesting as rage.  The fourth is a derivative, frustrated love, manifesting as anger.  The fifth is a mix of seeking and avoidance into one and the same stimulus and this one manifests as fear. The sixths is confusion, manifesting as seeking what you ought to avoid and avoiding what you ought to seek.  And then a myriad neurotic, muddled derivative-of-derivative emotions arise that are masks the original ones don when we hide from the pain of not having had our developmental needs met.  And the only way to do it is to hide from oneself.  And if you are hidden from yourself, you can't do serious magic, because your access to resources -- your genuine reality -- has been denied.  That's why efficient magic is so rare these days.

 

Taoist sciences specifically help circumvent this difficulty encountered by all folks who lost touch with their natural real emotional environment and live a made-up nonsense.  Here's how one would go about using the Five Phases, or wuxing, to do weather magic:

 

first, know thyself on these terms.  I'll use an example.  Say you're Yin Wood with Fire, with no Water, with adequate Earth and Metal.  Water is your Mother phase.  You have none.  Go for Water magic.  Why?  Why would you get specifically Water magic, for which you don't seem to be naturally equipped?  Figure it out.  You can't command your Mother phase, you can't boss it around, it won't obey.  But you can ask.  You can appeal to Water as a starving child of hers, you can beg.  You are the wounded shaman -- the absence of the Mother phase is the worst wound imaginable, yet it also means you are born equipped to go into that abyss because you have nothing to lose.  You don't need a "power quest" -- you were born into that, your whole life is a power quest or you don't even survive your infancy.  So, in order to control Water, someone who is of Wood phase has to lower herself lower than Water -- to the level of a seed buried in the ground -- and beg for the rain from the bottom of that bottomless need.           

 

Now Fire is a different matter altogether.  Fire is Wood's Child phase, you command it.  You can make it obey.  You can feed it.  So then why not go for Fire magic?  For the simple reason that every instance of Wood making offerings to Fire takes away from it.  Fire burns/destroys Wood.  So you can be a Fire magician -- at the cost of your own phase, your own Self.  Which has no Water to replenish it.  So what's your best approach to Fire?  Leave it alone.  Don't go there.  Just because you can doesn't mean you should.  

 

Earth is the phase you control -- Wood controls Earth.  Why not take Earth magic?  Not your strong suit, that's why.  You're Yin Wood, not Yang Wood.  Yang Wood is a mighty oak forest.  Yin Wood is, at best, bamboo, relying on its flexibility and adaptability, not on its powerful penetration into the Earth.  Its roots are not deep.  You would be a mediocre Earth controller, a weak Earth magician.

 

Metal is the phase that controls you -- Metal controls Wood.  Why not go fo Metal magic?  Pretty obvious why, right?  It's like asking bamboo to control the axe.  

 

So when you look at the whole picture through this prism, you know which magic is yours, if any, and why.  And you aren't surprised one bit when you beg the hurricane and it grudgingly grants what you're asking for.  There, there, cry-baby, shut up already.  

 

 

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Fear, survival instinct and addictions - water element - Zhi - circulating/turning movement

 

Frustration, anger, stress, self dislike - wood - Hun - upward movement
 

Hyper, giddy, excited - fire - Shen - expanding movement

 

Over thinking, neurotic, worrying - earth - Yi - up then down circulation

 

Sadness, attachment, grief - metal - Po - inwardly contracting movement

 

The movements signify how Qi moves in the body and in nature - might be relevant for weather patterns?

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On 2/13/2020 at 1:57 AM, Starjumper said:

Actually, the Jeff thread is much more entertaining than this.

 

 

Hey I missed out on this please tell me what happened to the jeff thread!

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On 2/13/2020 at 1:18 AM, ralis said:

Is this you?

 

 

 

Hey you're not in league with Mr Tin Yat of Cananda? Most genuine Daoists and shamans wear jeans and a t shirt;  The forces or heaven and earth don't give a monkeys what you wear, it's about the power one possesses. The more powerful the Daoist the less likely he or she will need silly hats, robes and paraphernalia. 

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22 minutes ago, flowing hands said:

 

Hey I missed out on this please tell me what happened to the jeff thread!

 

 

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47 minutes ago, flowing hands said:

 

Hey you're not in league with Mr Tin Yat of Cananda? Most genuine Daoists and shamans wear jeans and a t shirt;  The forces or heaven and earth don't give a monkeys what you wear, it's about the power one possesses. The more powerful the Daoist the less likely he or she will need silly hats, robes and paraphernalia. 

No, I'm not associated with him at all. It depends on how you define "powerful" Casting spells with one's physical appearance can be viewed as altering the perception of the one perceiving you, first impressions do count. You shouldn't judge a book by its cover but take it from me, everyone does. Some mystics, shamans, practitioners prefer to be subtle but that isn't my style. It has nothing to do with my Taoist path but my own personal philosophy on clothing. I've found through many years of experience, viewers will either really enjoy it and resonate with it or really dislike it and they cannot look past the outfit I am wearing, even if the information I am presenting is solid and accurate. I see it as a filter, it filters out the ones who can look beyond the glittery exterior to see what may exist on a deeper level. In my friendship group, none of my friends dress like me but my clothes are rarely brought up, they have gotten past the stage of wondering why I dress the way I do. 

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39 minutes ago, Lord Josh Allen said:

No, I'm not associated with him at all. It depends on how you define "powerful" Casting spells with one's physical appearance can be viewed as altering the perception of the one perceiving you, first impressions do count. You shouldn't judge a book by its cover but take it from me, everyone does. Some mystics, shamans, practitioners prefer to be subtle but that isn't my style. It has nothing to do with my Taoist path but my own personal philosophy on clothing. I've found through many years of experience, viewers will either really enjoy it and resonate with it or really dislike it and they cannot look past the outfit I am wearing, even if the information I am presenting is solid and accurate. I see it as a filter, it filters out the ones who can look beyond the glittery exterior to see what may exist on a deeper level. In my friendship group, none of my friends dress like me but my clothes are rarely brought up, they have gotten past the stage of wondering why I dress the way I do. 


On similar note, I dress like a grunge rocker most of the time, so watching a Pearl Jam or Nirvana music video basically is how I go around town.

 

When people find out that I teach martial and healing practices, they get surprised because I just look like a college slacker. When they find out I’m also a writer, they get surprised again because they assume I’d look a little more pretentious. Then when they realize my voice is what they hear on TV for some commercials that are aired in the region, they assumed that I was some Occidental of Anglo heritage and wouldn’t have matched my voice with my face.

 

But like you’ve witnessed, people’s experiences here (such as with old scammers or pretentious members who have left) color their initial reaction and first impression of you (guilty as charged) before realizing that you’re innocuous and amicable.

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9 hours ago, Nungali said:

 

or any magick    ;)

 

 

I find this interesting as 'correspondence' is a big part of 'magical technology' .   Many realise the  correspondence between  weather / seasons and  elements winds and directions  . I would like to see emotions fitted in with this .  I suppose first we have to have a list of 'main' emotions  first and then see where they fit .

 

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Aside;  regarding the weather , I had worked an elemental / 'traditional' seasonal pattern here for a while  but soon realised it was based on northern hemisphere , so adapted . But it still isnt  right  as some places here we have 6 seasons in a year , and the 'elemental rotation order' is different  too .   The axial tilt, in relation to the Sun ( ie, seasons )  isnt difficult in its difference ( north hemisphere to south   but combined with the magnetic energy going in and out the poles , that is always constant  ( but maybe many dont consider  geomagnetic flow in their geomancy  ? 

 

 

 

 

Yes !   Standing on sea cliffs in the wind ,  visualising the wind blowing through you and cleansing .   Doing similar and other stuff using sunlight  .  Water was my fav . Having a good river nearby it was always handy for such things, and used in ritual a bit here ..... wash it all away ... and out to the ocean and let it be dissolved in The Great Sea .  I used to like, in times of turmoil , or just a lot of shit going on around me I wanted to ignore , going down from the rapids, where currents and swills throw you this way and that .

 

I would find a river sand bank in the middle of a whirlpool  where it held me natural still, with the water level just below my navel ..... ahhhhh ... turmoil all around , but the centre of the this  swirl  - the 'centre of the cyclone '   , all is still .   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well , thats  one thing I am entirely unfamiliar with . In fact, so unfamiliar and stupid about , I went into a deep snow and ice territory once  without knowing much about it  ,   I was lucky , it could have gone very bad .

 

But the bard 'Typhon'  seem to agree with you here about snow and frost  and  'grim December '   :) ;  

 

Sweet, sweet are May and June, dear,

The loves of lambent spring,
Our lamp the drooping moon, dear,
Our roof, the stars that sing;
The bed, of moss and roses;
The night, as long as death!
Still, breath!
Life wakens and reposes,
Love ever quickeneth!
Sweet, sweet, when Lion and Maiden,
The motley months of gold,
Swoop down with sunlight laden,
And eyes are bright and bold.
Life-swelling breasts uncover
Their warm involving deep–
Love, sleep!–
And lover lies with lover
On air's substantial steep.
Ah! sweeter was September–
The amber rain of leaves,
The harvest to remember
The load of sunny sheaves.
In gardens deeply scented,
In orchards heavily hung,
Love flung
Away the days demented
With lips that curled and clung.
Ah! sweeter still October,
When russet leaves go grey,
And sombre loves and sober
Make twilight of the day.
Dark dreams and shadows tenser
Throb through the vital scroll,
Man's soul.
Life, shake a subtle censer
That hides the cruel coal!
Still sweeter when the Bowman
His silky shaft of frost
Lets loose on earth, that no man
May linger nor be lost.
The barren woods, deserted.
Lose echo of our sighs–
Love–dies?–
Love lives–in granite skirted,
And under oaken skies.
But best is grim December,
The Goatish God his power;
The Satyr blows the ember,
And pain is passion's flower;

When blood drips over kisses,
And madness sobs through wine:–
Ah, mine!–
The snake starts up and hisses
And strikes and–I am thine!

 

 

 

 

So,  having no snow   I just 'send it up'   for the  'Gods ' so they can partake of the feast of  pain and passion  that physical  incarnation offers . ( I think that's why we are here .)

 

 

 

Personally through, I dont want my painful memories being dissolved into nothingness . Offerings (for me ) do not remove memories . Painful memories are what made me , along with  good ones .  I might share the experience, but the memories remain .

 

 

 

Cool !  I mentioned before about collecting the hail as it falls from the sky and smashes the bloodwood flowers .  Even at other times , I will rush out in hail and put a bowl out to catch some for some ' stormy ice water ' .

 

 

 

 

Similar is done in western magic , mostly with  ' body mudra'   ie  a 'pose '  (based on a 'God force ' ) but often include  a hand and finger shape , especially  'triangular' 

 

Jay-Z%25E2%2580%2599s+Roc+Illuminati+Pyr

 

 

(  note plain black robe  ..... no 'fancy pants '  here  :)  )

Hi, interesting. I do agree with what you say about the memories. Personally, I feel one should not attempt to "forget" those "negative" experiences but instead create an agreement with them. I acknowledge that I have them but I don't let them disempower me, think of it as an agreement with one's regrets, traumas, emotional suffering. It cannot be undone but it can be laid to rest. I'm not a Master of this by any means, I just experiment and wander mostly for my own inner benefit. Great pictures. I also rush out to collect various creations of nature. I keep jars of stormwater around the house. You might be interested in an exercise I'm currently doing, known as "Eating Vapor" It is traditionally performed at sunrise, a time when Yin energy gives rise to Yang. Mists, fog and clouds carry with them vital energies that can be beneficial for absorption, one can "energetically eat" fog to purify/heal/activate parts of the body. Mist that travels through pine forests and pine trees is known to be very auspicious.  As it passes through the trees, it becomes enhanced or charged with more qi. I spend about 35 minutes every morning gathering power from the fog. Here in Britain, especially in Winter, it is always foggy. I live in a rural area so the pollution here is almost nonexistent. 

 

Not all mist and fog are safe to absorb though. One should not meditate in a swamp area, this energy is considered toxic and it can cause stagnation of qi within the channels and meridians. Moisture builds up in the lungs and this may result in sickness. Generally speaking, if you see lofty fog, rising high in the sky, if it looks light and ethereal, it is safe. If you see heavy, dark, slow-moving fog which is low on the ground, it should be avoided. Each weather type can be broken up into Yin and Yang categories, Yin is not inherently inauspicious and Yang is not inherently auspicious, they only become so when directly compared. So, an example of Yin wind would be a wind that is strong, intense, freezing cold, unsettling, this type of wind drains qi from a physical landscape which means it could also drain you. Yang wind is warm, gentle, quiet and refreshing. It often blows over oceans and large bodies of water, it has qualities of healing and dispelling of negative spirits. I consecrate a lot of my own talismans by invoking the powers of a certain direction of wind, I then allow the wind to blow over the object to turn it into a ritual tool. 

 

It isn't that difficult, even for a novice. I try to explain it in ways people will understand. 

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3 minutes ago, Earl Grey said:


On similar note, I dress like a grunge rocker most of the time, so watching a Pearl Jam or Nirvana music video basically is how I go around town.

 

When people find out that I teach martial and healing practices, they get surprised because I just look like a college slacker. When they find out I’m also a writer, they get surprised again because they assume I’d look a little more pretentious. Then when they realize my voice is what they hear on TV for some commercials that are aired in the region, they assumed that I was some Occidental of Anglo heritage and wouldn’t have matched my voice with my face.

 

But like you’ve witnessed, people’s experiences here (such as with old scammers or pretentious members who have left) color their initial reaction and first impression of you (guilty as charged) before realizing that you’re innocuous and amicable.

A grunge rocker? Nice! You've done some voice-over work as well? That's great. I sure could use some healing methods. I've never been into martial arts but I respect it. 

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2 minutes ago, Lord Josh Allen said:

A grunge rocker? Nice! You've done some voice-over work as well? That's great. I sure could use some healing methods. I've never been into martial arts but I respect it. 


Sure thing. It all depends on what you’re doing besides your chaos magick at the moment. Are you doing any qigong? What healing arts have you tried or currently employ yourself?

 

The martial arts are not just beating people up, they are more of an emphasis on the arts. What I find is that healing before martial skill is necessary because it is more useful to heal and also gives more insight with the overlap of the healing skills into the martial skills. In Xin Yi, for example, we stand in Zhan Zhuang to rewire the body for all sorts of purposes, mainly martial. As a nice starting benefit, it leads to great health for our particular use, and later on alchemical applications that can lead to some mystical experiences, which I’ve written about before such as standing at a particular time in the evening and my students seeing the same thing with my face morphing into a wolf or limbs shrinking or enlarge in size and my hair color changing.

 

Zhan Zhuang with my theurgical practices is also great for grounding my rites, so whether one studies Agrippa or Bardon or Crowley, they tend to become more sensitive to the effects if they don’t feel them having greater effect from what I have observed in me and my students.

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Sure thing. It all depends on what you’re doing besides your chaos magick at the moment. Are you doing any qigong? What healing arts have you tried or currently employ yourself?

 

The martial arts are not just beating people up, they are more of an emphasis on the arts. What I find is that healing before martial skill is necessary because it is more useful to heal and also gives more insight with the overlap of the healing skills into the martial skills. In Xin Yi, for example, we stand in Zhan Zhuang to rewire the body for all sorts of purposes, mainly martial. As a nice starting benefit, it leads to great health for our particular use, and later on alchemical applications that can lead to some mystical experiences, which I’ve written about before such as standing at a particular time in the evening and my students seeing the same thing with my face morphing into a wolf or limbs shrinking or enlarge in size and my hair color changing.

 

Zhan Zhuang with my theurgical practices is also great for grounding my rites, so whether one studies Agrippa or Bardon or Crowley, they tend to become more sensitive to the effects if they don’t feel them having greater effect from what I have observed in me and my students.

Not much qigong at the moment really. I haven't had access to any teachers so the information I've found is purely from books. I've tried some of the healing methods that Mantak Chia teaches. "The Six Healing Sounds" and I've enjoyed working on that path. I never knew martial arts could be so mystical as you say. I haven't heard of Zhan Zhuang before. I know this is unrelated but I do practice Bugang, Pacing The Seven Stars. Do you have a YouTube channel or a website where I could read/watch? 

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2 minutes ago, Lord Josh Allen said:

Not much qigong at the moment really. I haven't had access to any teachers so the information I've found is purely from books. I've tried some of the healing methods that Mantak Chia teaches. "The Six Healing Sounds" and I've enjoyed working on that path. I never knew martial arts could be so mystical as you say. I haven't heard of Zhan Zhuang before. I know this is unrelated but I do practice Bugang, Pacing The Seven Stars. Do you have a YouTube channel or a website where I could read/watch? 


Oh geez, Chia is a polarizing individual on this forum, but from a safety standpoint, even his own school says not to follow his old books like iron shirt books because they did immense damage. Chia didn’t even finish his studies before proclaiming himself master and teaching both mixed and incomplete methods while proclaiming his own genius and lineage.

 

The Six Healing Sounds are probably the safest thing you could learn from his work, but my professional opinion is that he is a waste of time.

 

I generally don’t put videos of myself on YouTube, but some of my VO work is there posted by my agency or the firm using me as talent. Any videos I have are privates for specific students, and I generally prefer to Skype because each student has individual adjustments needed that a general video just won’t do at all, and if they do use a general video, I have them use my teachers’ videos as guidelines while I make corrections and observe their progress.

 

As far as advising you, I don’t know what you’re interested in or enough about you yet, so aside from interacting here in the forum, PMs, or a Skype call and Akashic reading, every student has advice specific to them.

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I like the idea of using the outside (weather) to work on the inside (personal psychology).  The idea that our environment reflects our internal state is all over literature: it was a dark and stormy night...

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Just now, liminal_luke said:

I like the idea of using the outside (weather) to work on the inside (personal psychology).  The idea that our environment reflects our internal state is all over literature: it was a dark and stormy night...


How about this weather?

 

 

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