Your Inner Temple

To use many of the tools of the New I Iermetics, you will need a temple or workroom on the inner planes. It is really just a matter of imagining it into existence. This imaginary temple acts as the connecting place between your conscious mind and the endless expanse of the collective! unconscious. Now that you have gained a few skills in visualization, you n crcatc this area. Ii may seem like a silly exercise in imagination for ow, hut it will grow more and more powerful the more you use your mple. The New Hermetics temple is based on the formula of the tarot rd, "The World," with you in the center between the four elemental rces and the greater expanse of the inner universe above you. You may have already created an inner temple of your own in your revious magical work, and I am in no way trying to replace or sup-lant that inner temple. However, the inner temple design that follows s specifically for use with the New Hermetics tools, and you will need to create this temple in your inner world in order to get the most out of the New I lermetics. You can certainly continue to use your own inner nstructs for other purposes. This temple is merely your New 1 lermetics her temple. You can also feel free to "dress up" this temple in any way ou like as long as it contains the basic elements outlined below.

1. Enter the altered state as described in chapter 4 (see page 73).

2. Once you are thoroughly relaxed, visualize that you are in a hallway or cave.

3. Move through the hallway, noticing vividly the textures, smells, and sounds.

4. At the end of the hallway, create a door. Ii you do not see it right away, tell yourself to experience a door and it will appear. I bis is the entrance to your temple.

5. Open the door and step inside. Visualize your temple as a bare room with four walls, although you may eventually fill it with any objects you want as the need arises.

6. Look at the far wall directly in front of you. This is cast in your inner temple. Make this wall yellow with your imagination. This will be the location of the element air. You may visualize this wall more as a window with billowing yellow clouds behind it. Feel a warm breeze, and hear the rustling c>( wind. Any beings or forces having to do with the element of air will live in and manifest from this wall (see figure 18, page 92).

7. Visualize yourself turning right (clockwise), around to the south wall. Make this wall red. This will be the location of the element fire. You may visualize this wall more as a win-

Figure 18. Inner temple, from view.

dow wich fiery, red, burning flames behind ic. Feel hoc flames, and hear the crackling of fire. Any beings or forces having to do with the element of fire will live in and rnani- j fest from this wall.

8. Visualize yourself turning right (clockwise), around to the west wall. You may see the door you came through in this wall, but it does not have to be there unless you need it. Make this wall blue. This will be the location of the element water. You may visualize this wall more as a window with flowing, undulating, blue water behind it. Feel the cool moisture, and hear the sloshing waves. Any beings or forces having to do with the element of water will live in and manifest from this wall (see figure 19, opposite).

north wall. Make this wall black. This will be the location of the element earth. You may visualize this wall more as a window with black crystalline stone formations behind. Feel the cool hardness, and hear the creaking of the earth. Any beings or forces having to do with the element of earth will live in and manifest from this wall.

10. Look up above these walls. Instead of a ceiling, visualize a starry sky. Any beings or forces having to do with the stars or the planets will manifest from above you in this starry expanse.

11. Look directly above your head. Visualize the globe of pure white light from your initiation directly above you. This is your connection point with cosmic consciousness, it will always be there in your inner temple.

12. Look around at your temple and begin to orient yoursel! within it. Use all of your inner senses to make it as real for you as possible. This is the place where your magick begins.

13. When you are ready, turn to the western wall and visualize a door. Step through the door back into your usual bodily awareness. Return to normal awareness, knowing that your temple will be there again the next time you need it.

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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