New Hermetics Breath and Movfmfnt Exercise

Another way that you can use movement beneficially is to combine it with the breath. The Chinese have many excellent techniques that tall under the general heading of chi gong. If the ancient magicians had a similar system, it has been lost to us. Certainly they were aware of the importance of both movement and breath.

I have combined the elemental grade signs from che Golden Dawn with some simple chi gong-type movements and created a simple breathing and movement sequence that is in perfect alignment with the work we have been conducting.

Earth

As you do the earth breath and movement, please get in touch with the energy of earth. Feel the heaviness, hardness, and solidity of the element. Become aware of the solidity of your body, your weight and structure. Experience the sensations of stability, composure, and calmness moving up into your body, strengthening you and growing the powers of earth within you.

1. Stand with legs shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bene, arms at your sides, your hips, head, and shoulders relaxed.

2. Inhale, raising your arms slowly until they approximate a forty-five degree angle above your shoulders. As you are inhaling, draw earth energy up into your body from below your feet (see figure 51, below).

3. Exhale, lowering your arms, letting them continue to move back behind you to a comfortable position. This is one breach. Repeat as many times as you like.

Water

As you do the water breath and movement, please get in touch with the energy of water. Feel che moisture, the wetness of water; feel its cool flow. Feel (he rhythmic flow of the water in your body, your blood, your tears, your sweat, and your saliva. Experience che cool flow of water moving up through your body, cleansing you and flowing out through the top of your head, leaving the powers of water as ic cleanses away all negativity.

1. Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, your hips, head, and shoulders relaxed. Hold your hands in the shape of a downward-pointing triangle over your belly, your thumbs and forefingers touching.

2. inhale, slowly raising your arms straight up over your head. As you are inhaling, draw water energy up into your body from below your feet, moving it up through the top of your head (see figure 52, below).

3. Exhale, lowering your arms down the sides of your body, sending the water energy showering down around you. This is one breach. Repeat as many times as you like.

As you do the air breath and movement, please get in touch with the energy of air. Feel the lightness, the rushing speed of air whirling through you, blowing out old ideas. Feel the air filling your lungs, and the energy of the air moving through your whole body, charging you with the powers of air.

1. Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bene, arms at sides with hands facing away from your body, your hips, head, and shoulders relaxed.

2. Inhale, raising your arms with hands upward along the sides of your body, holding your hands above you as if you were supporting the sky. Imagine that you are gathering air as you raise your arms {see figure 53, below).

3. Exhale, lowering your arms in front of your body, pushing the gust of gathered air through your being, clearing you of old and outworn beliefs, making room for new knowledge. This is one breath. Repeat as many times as you like.

As you do the fire breach and movement, please get in couch with the energy of fire. Feel the strength and vigor of fire bursting through you, feel the heat of your body and the power of your life energy. Feel the force ol fire moving through you, expanding out into the world.

1. Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent. Keeping head and shoulders relaxed, hold your hands in front of your face in the shape of an upward-pointing triangle, your thumbs and forefingers touching.

2. Inhale, holding your hands in the triangle as you fill yourself with fiery energy from above (see figure 54, page 228).

Fire

3. Exhale, pushing your arms forward and outward to the sides in a sweeping circle, imagining the force of fire moving outward as your will expressed passionately into the world. Bring your hands back to the triangle as you inhale. This is one breath. Repeat as many times as you like.

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Fundamentals of Magick

Fundamentals of Magick

Magick is the art and practice of moving natural energies to effect needed or wanted change. Magick is natural, there is absolutely nothing supernatural about it. What is taught here are various techniques of magick for beginners. Magick is natural and simple and the techniques to develop abilities should be simple and natural as well. What is taught on this site is not only the basics of magick, but the basics of many things.

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