Mercury #1 – Hermes the Channeler

Two weeks ago, on Wednesday, first hour of Mercury, chanting the spells to Invoke Hermes from Graeco-Egyptian Magick…

Hermes manifested in my mind in his classic form of a young athletic boy, winged hat, sandals and the caduceus. He sat down close to me, long before I finished the ritual (this ritual from Graceo-Egyptian Magick was pretty long, but he did not mind me finish it). In this form he represents agility of mind and body, and the ability to go everywhere.

I asked him, What do your roles as a Healer, Divine Messenger, and Magician have in common?

I am the Archetypal Channeler. I connect things and let the information and energy flow. As a healer I channel healing energy. As the messenger I channels the wisdom of the Gods, as the Magician I channel the Creative Forces of the Universe.

Realize also that language is a form of channeling.

Selene (as Yesod/Moon) is also a sort of gateway through which other energies can reach us. What is the difference between you and Selene?

Selene is passive like a mirror, she reflects unmoved. I am the active channeler, I give form and actively shape the things that I channel.

And what about your role as a psychopomp?

I am everywhere, also in the deepest darkness, where I bring small lanterns of the Gods, creating a thread for lost souls to follow home. I can come and be everywhere, without being touched by it.

He took me into an underworld vista, a cave containing some monsters. I reacted a little frightened and Hermes told me that he could teach me his skill of traveling everywhere without being touched by it.

Hermes influence is deeply felt in my life. I am learning business skills to setup my own business, I learn marketing, am drawn to TV series with main characters with mercurial characteristics. A lot of info about Hermes is popping up everywhere, and of course I am looking for more information about him. He fascinates me and I feel a kinship.

I also participated in making a 2nd face of Cancer talisman ruled by Mercury, set up by Christopher Warnock.

Riches, mirth, gladness, and  love!

Riches, mirth, gladness, and
love!

 

I sense that Mercury/Hermes is playing an important part in these planetary initiations. As a connector, opener of the ways, and a teacher of magick…  I am exploring the idea of Hermes as an intermediary spirit, anyway, I look forward delving deeper into these mysteries!

The Moon #3 – Wrap up

I have already started working with Mercury, but before I write about that let’s wrap up the lessons I have learned with the Moon so far.

The first is lesson is that of Trance (thanks Gabriel). Trance is like the mirror of the Moon, the portal of Yesod. It is the gateway through which you can access the other spheres. In a deep trance you also loosen the hold of your identity, expand, become open. Let your mind become silent, and still as a the water in the cup of Gabriel, reflecting the light of the higher worlds…

The other lesson is to relax. Magic is a marathon, not a sprint. Take time to integrate each and every experience. And remember, this is not about reaching a goal, it is about the joy of walking the path. Everything takes it’s own time and ebbs and flows in natural rhythms. Relax into that.

As far as experiences in my life go. I have had an incredible increase in synchronicity and my dreams became a more prominent part of my life.

I also had to face a lot of doubts and fears about this path. Is this my path? Is this what I should be spending my time on? Am I good enough?

And then again, I have fallen so deeply in love with life through this art that it is incredible. I love developing a relationship with the Greater Self through the faces of the Gods. 

To conclude this series I have made a talisman, an oil that contains myrrh incense, 100% silver shavings, and a moonstone.

Talisman of the Moon

I’ve made this at an astrological appropriate time using Christopher Warnocks Planetary Magic Program, and have let it mature unto the full moon. I missed my opportunity do do another ritual at the following full moon. Selene asked me to work with her again and use a black mirror. Something I will most surely do in the future.

I have also decided to focus purely on the PGM Initiation rituals and let go of Drawing Spirits into Crystals for now. At this moment in time, I am preparing to move into our new house with my beloved, am now moving between three houses, setting up my own business and looking for a part-time job. There is not much time left for prolonged fasting or even setting up a dedicated temple space that I feel that DSIC deserves. 

Planetary Initiations using Graceo-Egyptian Magick is flexible and I can practice it at every location. All I need is the book(s) and some essential oils. PGM also gives me a lovely daily practice of which I will talk more in another post.