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.

 

 

The Moon #1 – Gabriel

 

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Last month I have focused on the Moon her Energy and her Spirits. I have worked with Gabriel on a Monday during the hour of the moon while the Moon was waxing, and have done a ritual with Selene on the day of the full Moon during a planetary hour of the moon. The exploration with the Moon continues. In this post I will tell you about my experiences with Gabriel.

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Gabriel - Archangel of the Moon

Gabriel – Archangel of the Moon

(To conjure Angles I use the ritual that can be found here, and you can get a good little eBook about it here. My setup isn’t as elaborate, but is inspired by Frater Ashens Book).

At this point in my development I experience the spirits while scrying, or image streaming, which is spontaneous and unguided visualization, with either open or closed eyes. Other things I experience are emotional and energetic responses, and a conversation within my own thoughts. Although this is already a great result, especially the energetic and emotional responses, it is not the end point. What I aim for is a clear two way communication.

On to Gabriel. I have conjured Gabriel a few times before the full Moon, which is best done after sunset (the deep dark helps create a mystical mood, and improves scrying).

What I noticed most is that Gabriel puts me in a deep trance state, invites me to drop down into an oceanic awareness, letting go, relaxing, melting. This is something I want to explore more during my Moon attunement period. The trance state is a portal into the mystical realm, just as in Hermetic Philosophy the Moon is the portal into the realms of the seven heavens. The moon is the final funnel through which the higher energies reach us. Psychologically we can look at this as our subconsciousness that filters all our deeper spiritual experiences. By opening up and relaxing, I can become a clearer channel, receive the light of the higher heavens and inspiration, and channel these into manifestation.

Another message I received was to trust. Yes, my first contact is experienced within the realm of the imagination, but this is the place where all magick begins. If you imagine something long enough it becomes an experienced reality. So trust and relax into trance and allow the world of the imaginative to become real.

In the next post I will describe my experiences with Selene and the effects I have noticed in my life following these rituals.