It became obvious, from re-reading my last post on this topic, that I failed to adequately address the central controversy of “black magick” and “psychic attacks”, namely the two polar extremes. On one hand, many who claim that if one doesn’t believe in spellcasting, then it can have no effect, while a rival view staunchly believes in the powers of the shaman or witch to inflict harm or healing. As with the highly propagandized “Creation VS Evolution” debate, this is really a false dichotomy that we have taken on, as a species, over many millenia. It has been suggested that the underlying and basic reason for establishment of religion was to explain the unknowable. Today we are aware that lightning is not thrown by a god and a rainbow is the result of refracted light which produces the well-known prism effect. My research and understanding of the nature of magick and psychic attacks suggests there exists a series of varying vibrations. Consider the words love and hate and how many “varying vibrations” those words carry.
IT CAN’T HARM YOU IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN IT
While containing partial truth, this statement does not reflect our current understanding of reality. For instance, will not believing in the flu make you immune? Conversely, the messianic religious mythologies share a similar version of a rising messiah-type figure who will slay all the “non-believers” who haven’t given their soul to them. It is no secret that Islam and Christianity use hell as a common tool. If one does not believe in a hell in a particular way, or not at all, can/will this decision harm them in some way in this life?
It’s essential to recall that the term “black magick” is entirely subjective and based on several factors, not the least of which is surrounding environment. A recent study published by Cognitive Science revealed some fascinating findings, regarding non-religious and religious children, and their ability to distinguish fact from fantasy. Religious children in the study would accept any claims of supernatural acts…. but only if God was mentioned. For many centuries religions were, and continue to be, an integral part of civilization. Islam and Christianity combined make up roughly 55% of all religious adherents worldwide but, according to Adherents.com, there is a surprising 16% who identify as non-religious. That’s more than Hinduism or even Buddhism. Of special interest is the notation that half of the “non-religious” group regarded themselves as “theistic but with no religion”. Contained within this group would be the pagan community, including the variations of Gardner’s Wicca. A commonality paganism shares with religions is the belief one can obtain aid from a source that can’t be seen with physical eyes and/or felt with human senses.
As I have mentioned, consider the innocence of mere candles on a child’s birthday cake. Recall this is an ancient and abbreviated version of a candle magick ritual. The purpose is a “wish” for a want/need/desire, while blowing the candle out sends that request to the ether. Candle magick is said to be effective for a wide variety of solutions ranging from love and abundance to calamity and bad fortune. The point is there is a belief that it is a useful tool in “harnessing” the ether – and usually specific entities – in fulfilling a requested task.
Now consider a simple chord. Yes, there is a branch of magic known as “Chord Magick” and once again, we’ll draw on two specific examples to display the range of polarities involved. For hundreds of years, there has been a secret ritual to produce an item known as The Witches Ladder, usually in the following sequence. One person would wish harm or injury on another and would approach the witch, while providing suitable payment. The witch would take a virgin cord and begin the enchantment, whereby she slowly tied a series of knots while maintaining an emotional state of absolute hatred towards the victim. Once complete, it would be hidden away and only neutralized if the knots were untied.
Conversely, there are woodcuts from the middle ages showing witches handing knotted chords to sailors. Here’s the deal with that…. it was claimed that the witch was able to harness the energy of wind as she tied knots in a chord. It was said that if the ship came to a standstill because of no breeze, the sailor would untie a knot and release the wind trapped there by the enchantment. Now consider the nun who prays the rosary for the healing of humanity, while a solitary witch may well be knotting chords for a very similar purpose.
Before progressing, it would seem prudent, based on the above information, to add an addendum to a more generalized definition of black magick. Black magick is any magick that causes harm or injury. Does this sound reasonable? I hope so because I’m hinging the following information on that premise.
MODERN DAY “HIDDEN” MAGIC
In the late 1800′s, Scofield and Darby were commissioned to initiate a doctrine known as Dispensationalism. that continues to this day in many forms. One of the most prevalent, yet least known offshoot variation, is known as Dominism, which includes a segment referred to as the New Apostolic Reformation. It is important to note that this group believes that they must have full control over all Seven Mountains before Jesus will return. Most Christian denominations believe scripture indicates exactly the opposite – their messiah will arrive and then claim the world as his/their own. It is also essential to note one very crucial and troubling detail to their ” God-appointed mission”, which they call “spiritual warfare”.
Strategic level spiritual warfare involves detection of a person/site/location as being under demonic influence. One member “reveals” what God’s plan is for countering this demonic force and it is carried out. Ranging from fasting to “warfare prayers”, the underlying component can be clearly seen. The intent is for harm or injury against a perceived demonic threat. Equipment and rituals aside, systems like Mukumba can be used in much the same way – to cause harm or injury.
Regarding the notion that one cannot be injured by something they don’t believe in is not a “one size fits all” answer. Our exploration would not be complete without delving into the belief of psychic vampires, beings who can draw energy from others for their own consumption. Consider standing in a long check out line and a person behind you begins to voice their frustration as somebody butts into line. Chances are if this happens in front of you, your energy level is going to change, given this outside stimulation. The “butter” responds with arrogance or anger and it is next to impossible not to make an assessment of the situation. Lower vibrating energy – anger, jealousy, envy – can be extremely easy to stir up with a minimum of stimuli.
Add to this, there are no end of sites proclaiming to give you the ability to hypnotize anybody to your will. In the least, many provide additional skills like Neuro-Linguistic Programming, allowing one essentially to get somebody to like you in 90 seconds or less.
All of us have experienced being in a room with a joyful or calming person and the effect it has on the whole. In reverse, being in the company of one who is angry or continually complains can have an equally, yet negative effect. Among the most draining are those that are perpetually in pain or hardship of some type and use that to draw energy from those around them. This draining sensation is palpable and can hardly be denied. Do all psychic vampires know what they’re doing? In a related area of exploration, do they all derive pleasure in the injury of others? On some level, those who have learned to manipulate others have, at least, a basic understanding of what they’re doing. That may well be only an understanding of the results they achieve.
“ALL SIN CONSISTS OF INJURING OTHERS NEEDLESSLY: ALL OTHER “SIN” IS INVENTED NONSENSE.” Robert Heinlein
Another area that must be at least briefly examined lies, surprisingly enough, in the realm of prophecy or the foretelling of future events. This reality does not remain static; the energies are always shifting and moving, most often pushed along by the prevailing attitude of humanity towards a variety of issues. Predicting future events is most often associated with the image of a seer or witch and a crystal ball. The reality is that news stations display a weather “forecast” for at least a few days in advance, stocks are predicted to rise or fall and even election predictions have held our attention as examples of “predictions”. Add to this, we also have to contend with religious “prophecies” across a very wide spectrum of systems.
In the writings attributed to Thoth, known as The Emerald Tablets, he informs the student that the key to prophecy is recognition of past patterns and history. Raziel often reiterated that one’s spiritual progression is similar to getting a cold. There are specific symptoms of a cold, for example, that can be noticed before it hits one fully. If we are aware, we’ll likely take steps to lessen or reverse the effects of the oncoming cold. The key, of course, is recognition. Raziel suggests that the seemingly negative effects encountered on one’s own spiritual journey – obstacles, trials, conflicts – can be sensed in advance and action can then be taken but the key is recognizing the symptoms, often accompanied by the arrival of new guides.
Most adults have had at least one mild to severe traumatic event in their life, which changed its direction significantly. In some cases, this was the result of direct action – energetically or physically – directed at the victim. Remember the shopping line analogy? It is believed by many that every relationship we make establishes an energetic chord. The more intimate the connection, the stronger the chord. It has been suggested that we can be influenced by these very connections without our conscious awareness. Could using this connection to send very low vibration energy be considered a psychic attack? Before dismissing this, consider the well-known “Mothers Intuition”, where she can inexplicably receive feelings that her child is in danger.
Very often, we have heard people state, who have just ended an intimate relationship, “I feel like a piece of me is missing.” Artists and writers have been known to remark, “There’s a small piece of me in this.” What each is referring to is essentially sympathetic magick. Once two objects – or people – come into energetic contact with each other, there is an energetic link established. It is through this link – hair, nail clipping, necklace – that Voodoo sends its intention and directed energy.
As for a feeling like a piece of one is missing…. it is believed in shamanic traditions that, during an extremely traumatic event, part of the soul can break away from the fear or terror and become trapped in the Lower Worlds. One task of the shaman, once the symptoms of soul loss were detected, was to enact a ritual called soul retrieval, where he/she would journey to the Lower Worlds, find the lost soul fragment and return it to the host. A quick aside here, and an equally unknown aspect of shamanism, involves the interference from past lives in the present incarnation.
There is a growing interest and even acceptance that many of us have had previous incarnations in human form. Some even contend that issues like love at first sight, health problems and even special skills or talents are indications of something brought forward into this life, from a past life. In this case, the shaman put the person into a kind malleable trance and through a type of guided visualization, took a part of his/her consciousness to the Lower Worlds to a location known as The Chamber Of Wounds. It was said that here, the soul essence could see the first wound inflicted that was now causing trouble in their present incarnation. By helping them see it, they could then – psychologically and magically – assist them in the healing process.
There is another concerning prospect that needs to be briefly addressed here. Some years ago, Delores Cannon coined a new term – “back drop people.” She suggested that a significant portion of humanity was not here to do or be anything more than the equivalent of extras on a movie set. Carlos Castaneda, in his Don Juan writings, went even further by suggesting that not all humans had a soul. Understandably, this is an extremely difficult concept to accept, given the prevalence of religious indoctrination many of us have undergone in childhood.
Speaking of souls once again…. ever thought about how wonderful it would be if you could play piano like Liberace, or paint like Leonardo? Burt Goldman claims that, through Quantum Jumping, one can access an aspect of you in another reality with the skill/ability you seek and then return with that gift intact. Essentially, with little or no practice, you could become a world class photographer or writer, thanks to another “you” in a parallel/alternate reality. Before dismissing this entirely, it should be noted this method hinges heavily on visualization, which is also an important component to the so-called Law Of Attraction. Using visualization in a psychological setting has observable results, in some cases. To take this one step further into The Twilight Zone, many firmly believe that we each have the ability to enter other realities and interact with non-physical, non-human entities.
I haven’t included the astrological component but, in the least, it would be prudent to keep track of sun activity, especially warnings of CME’s and X Flares. Some New Age beliefs contend that these blasts of energy actually contain information that is changing humanity at a cellular level, while others maintain it is really a type of inter-dimensional portal. Why is this pertinent?
The effects of these energy discharges are felt by all. Simply observe human behavior during these eruptions, and you’ll note an increase in hostile or confrontational energy. Knowing these events in advance is one key, I believe, that is being used to manipulate this reality towards a specific goal. Most people are capable of varying levels of sympathy and/or empathy. Staging a horrific event in conjunction with high energy blasts from the sun, and then laying blame, the instigators are able to channel normally calming or positive energy to the human need for “justice”. You can be certain that these “instigators” have considerable awareness of how people react to a given stimuli.
To claim one cannot be effected by what one does not believe in is neither wrong nor right. One does not have to believe in magic or energy manipulation to clearly feel the effects of energy around them, if only in retrospect. The ability to communicate more effectively than ever allows an idea to flourish based on a single image or symbol. The use of very specific words in specific patterns and intonations also plays a hand in manipulation of emotions.
This really turns out to be quite complicated, doesn’t it? What does one have to accept and what to reject? Do the notions of psychic attack and strategic spiritual warfare seem eerily similar? If a person is able to effect those around them, with their attitude and energy, without conscious thought…. does it stand to reason that there are those who can accomplish this WITH conscious thought?
Looking into our personal view of this, these questions help to establish our own unique paradigms. Obviously we are under no obligation to accept any creed, doctrine or truth. You have a number of elements laid out above in this buffet, but as always, take only what you want.