The Magic of Water

Aside from the health benefits of drinking good pure water daily, this elixir of life has incredible power when it comes to pagans and in the human experience.

Water is a universal cleaner, the fluid of life and the largest component in the human body. We are over ninety percent water and our bodies respond faster to dehydration than any other natural condition. We must take in fluids to be healthy. Water is the best there is.

Oceans and other bodies of water provide a home for the teeming forms of life in each, both plant and animal. These bodies of water contain all tat is needed for the multitudinous creatures to survive.

In the practice of magic, water provides the fluid as a conduit, symbolizing not only blood, but the fluid of the womb, rebirthing and replenishing what has been depleted. The element of water washes away the old and refreshes the new…ushering in the cleanliness and clarity of this moment.

The flow of a moving stream shows another aspect to water. Moving water is power in another way. The movement of it generates a constant rebirth and so renewal for stones and other magical tools is done well when the item is immersed in moving / running water.

Hydromancy is the art of scrying in a dish of water, from an ancient tradition practiced (in recorded history) in both ancient Greece and Rome, but with traditions back much much farther than that. Water scrying appears in literature like the story of Arthur and Gwenevere. The Avalon priestesses scry in a holy well up on the Tor.

Today, many pagans and seers use a black or dark ceramic or glass dish. Pure spring water works the best. The Greeks believed that spirits lived in the water and could control it.

Water is a necessary liquid of life and spirit, body and soul. It is the Great Fluid

 

© J Thompson

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Astral Travel / Projection

OBE  or Out of Body Experience is a fairly common occurrence for humans and doesn’t require a particular belief or religion.  Our energy bodies shed our physical selves, in sleep, in relaxation, that sudden jerk at the edge of sleep as we reconnect or ground…astral travel is something we all do. Becoming aware of this process will give you the choice as to when and where you go.

Once you’ve decided to consciously pursue this activity, you must learn to relax. A deep and complete relaxation and you’re half way there.  Astral travel or astral body motion is something that can be controlled and by learning the deeper levels of mediation or relaxation, your experiences will be more enjoyable.

Let your mind relax from the stress of the day, finding a quiet place to slip into a semi-trancelike state. Relax your body and let your thoughts drift for a bit, moving from this to that, so long as it’s positive. 

Focus your mind so that you, rather than “see” a place, try to “feel” the place you’d like to go, whether it’s in the backyard or the next country.  Consider that humans tend to think it’s easier to create a cookie than a castle, but that depends on your perception.  In this case, it might be easier to “feel” a place you’ve already been as opposed to relying on mental images of pictures you’ve seen of someplace.

The Monroe Center uses a system that uses binaural beat technology and claims it’s a faster way to learn to leave the body, but many have their doubts about that system.

Many prefer the old fashioned roll. Like an old school trick, rolling out of your body is one of the simplest ways to avoid the occasional disorientation that obe can cause.  To roll, concentrate on your feet and the heat in them.  Feel that heat begin to pull up, like heat the shape of your legs.  Pulling them up and higher, over your head and finally rolling them to the area behind your head.  This method seems to allow a clear separation of energy and body because the last disconnect is the head chakra area.

You can also do a side roll much the same way, with the left or right hand being the disconnect point.  

The silver cord (as most see) can be seen as other methods of connection; mist, light, etc. This cord keeps you anchored to your physical body until its death.  Even though your astral eyes can’t always see the cord, it’s there. 

Try the simple methods to astral travel and remember to relax into it.  It seems that most to the paranormal arena want to achieve it and believe me, it’s completely achievable.  You have to be patient and kind to yourself and seek to enjoy the experience.  It’s well worth the effort.

 

© J Thompson