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Devo Magix: Warding Through Movement


Above is a video tutorial that I put together for the creation of basic barriers through movement and gesture. I wanted to create a text version of this as well, for those who can’t see or hear the video above.

The creation of a barrier using gestures is very simple. In order to give this a try, you’ll need the following:

  • Yourself
  • A small space at the center of the area you’re creating the barrier for that you can move around in
  • Incense (optional)

Here is the basic walk through of how you create the barrier:

  1. Go to the center of your space with your lit incense.
  2. Calm your mind, still your energy (aka stand there for a few seconds and acclimate to the space).
  3. Pick your starting point for your barrier (I use the front door)
  4. You will pool the energy in your hands. I do this through a series of circular and waving hand movements.
  5. Once you have the energy gathered, you will point your hand out towards where you want your barrier to start. The pointing direction essentially directs the energy to the base of your barrier.
  6. In a swift movement, once you’ve pointed out where you’d like the energy to start, lift your arm up to direct the energy upwards. This is to create a pillar or ribbon of energy for you to pull from.
  7. Take your hands and “roll the energy out”, as though you were rolling dough. I do this with long broad strokes in a circular shape around my person.
  8. Once you hit the 180 degree mark for your first “energy pillar”, you will create another one. (this happens to coincide with my back door)
  9. Take the energy that you’ve “rolled out” in btwn these two pillars, and lift the energy over your head. I do this with a motion of bringing my hands over my head.
  10. Move to the second “energy pillar” you’ve created and continue to roll the energy out to where you started. You will then bring this energy up over your head in the same fashion as before.
  11. At this point, you more or less have two half circles of energy above you.
  12. With swift, encompassing and circular movements, I bring these energy halves around upon themselves. This step is to remove and holes, seams or cracks and to ensure that the energy is working as one unified force.
  13. Be sure to bring the energy below you as well as above.
  14. Finish off your movements by ensuring the energy is the shape and solidity that you want. I like to finish off my barrier making by dropping some ashes from the incense on the ground.

The movements are highly personal. You can create barriers of any shape, color, or thickness. You could also do this same series of movements multiple times to create layers of barriers if you wanted. Don’t be afraid to experiment with motions, music or other forms of energy directors (wands, water, knives, etc).

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Posted by on November 23, 2012 in Devo Magix Series

 

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Devo Magix: Ninja Magix

Almost everyone that I know has spent at least some time living with people who don’t appreciate or understand any religious practices outside of Christianity. And with today’s economy being what it is, it’s more and more common that many of us have to rely upon others for financial assistance and living arrangements. However, just because you moved back in with your parents doesn’t mean that things quit happening, and you can just turn off all of your religious practices or that spiritual crises can’t still happen. It’s not like some angry spirit gives a care about where you’re living, or the fact that you can’t burn incense while in your parent’s house.

So what is one to do?

The short answer is to get creative! There are many ways that you can protect yourself and perform simple forms of magix while living under someone’s roof. To really grok ninja magix, you will need to really get and understand the core concepts of magix- what makes something work or tick, so that you can deconstruct it to it’s most basic components. You then take these components and alter them so that they can be done discreetly.

To better illustrate my point, let’s take a look at a few examples of magix that are right out in the open for everyone to see.

Take a look at this wall hanging. It doesn’t look like anything special. I got this coin from my therapist actually. When she moved offices, she let a lot of her clients take stuff home that she no longer needed. I thought nothing of the coin- it fit in with her Asian decor and it all made sense to me. But then I got home, and I took a look at the back of it, and this is what I found:

That, my friends, is magix. She might not call it magix, but that’s what it is. It’s financial magix to be more specific. Take a look around the home you’re in- are there things on the wall? Could there be things on the wall that you could hide magix on the back of? Get creative! You don’t always need to write directly on the back of something to make magix work.

For example, I have this IKEA frame by my front door- it contains cards that me and SO have exchanged. Inside each of these cards contains love magix and happy home magix.

Or how about this for magix: I have a hollow cat that my mother gave me many years ago. It looks pretty non-descript, especially considering my crazy-cat-items fetish. However, when you open it up…

You’ll see that it’s filled with stones, shells and dried flowers- as protective magix.

Yet, if I would have never told you about these things, no one would ever be the wiser 🙂 Here are some more examples:

In Feng Shui, it’s good to have bells on the front door, in numbers of 3 or 5 (odds = luckier). These bells help to bring good chi (energy) into the house. When I lived at my mother’s house, I asked to put bells on the door. I didn’t tell her it was for magix, I told her it was because I would like to know when people enter the house- she agreed, as she is paranoid about breaking and entering. She actually still has the bells on her door, despite my moving away.

If you would like to have protection outside of your house, or at your doorway, but don’t want people to see it or know about it, try using your welcome mat as a means to protect. You could easily write sigils or protective seals on the bottom of your mat. If you want to be even more secret, you could write it in a market of the same color as your mat (for my house, that would be black) and then it will be even harder to see.

You could even put protective items or markings on the bottom of furniture pieces (chairs, tables, desks, etc). Even places like a fish tank or toilet tank could contain protective items (no joke, I moved into an apartment once with a cross in the toilet tank).

That’s all good an well for items that are around your house- things you can leave out. But what about things like cleansings? You have to cleanse regularly, and you would stick out quite a bit walking around with a smudge stick- so what do you do?

These types of situations can be difficult, but they can be worked around. Here are some ideas about how to cleanse while out in the open:

  • Light candles in various parts of your house. My mother loved candles. When I needed the energy to move around, I’d light candles all over her house, in every room of her house and let them do the cleansing for me.
  • Go to a sink and wash your hands. Instead of drying your hands off, leave them wet. You can enter any room that needs some extra cleaning, and mark the walls or doors. If you want to really play it up, you could walk around and just smack the walls (the added BAM of hitting the wall gives extra oomph, imo, due to the disturbed sound waves). People might look at you like you’re crazy, but I’ve found that playing up the odd can really throw people for such a loop that they don’t ask. Either way, you can use wet hands and mark things to cleanse.
  • I have “accidentally” dropped salt before- to cleanse an area. You could accidentally drop water, too.
  • If you wanted to cleanse an area with bells, you could wear bells as jewelry and walk around your house. Jewelry in general makes for good protective amulets- to wear on your person, and to use in your home.
  • Wind chimes also make good vibrational cleansers. My family loves wind chimes, so when I was in hiding, I had tons of them out on the porch to help with negativity that always built up in my house.
  • As mentioned in the Cleansings post- plants can cleanse an area. So try putting some potted plants in various areas to stir up the energy. We like to put gnomes in our potted plants, which also is for protection. You could potentially do the same with other decorations.

And lastly, I’d like to cover concepts and ideas that you could even work on your own person. We often forget that our own bodies can be vehicles for magix- but there is a lot of potential for body based magix that is hidden in plain sight. Here are some basic ideas:

  • Knot magic using your hair, jewelry, or shoelaces. Knots can be good for protection, or bringing anything manifest into your life. For every knot or twist in a braid that you create, you would repeat what you want to bring to fruition. If you were to do this over a course of days or weeks, imagine the heka that could build up.
  • Jewelry magix- you could have amulets and sigils hiding in common jewelry.
  • Makeup magix- I know of a couple of people who like to use makeup for rituals. But the same could be done for daily magix as well. Different colors to symbolize different things. Or to speak magix into the makeup itself- and so when you wear it, the properties transfer to you. Alternatively, you could put purifiers (such as natron or oils) into your lotions and wear them to obtain the properties.
  • Permanent or semi-permanent tattooing- now this may or may not be very ‘ninja’ for some people, but you could create magix into henna or a tattoo. When I’ve needed quick protection, I have been known to quickly draw in marker- a sigil on my person (usually my hand). Be careful which markers you use, as some are not recommended for the skin.
  • Nail magix- painting your nails with symbols or colors to bring for protection, wealth, or whatever you want. It’s almost like nail amulets. See some examples here.

These are just a few ideas to get your brain thinking about ways you can perform magix while in plain sight. The more you work with the concepts I’ve laid out in previous magix posts and the better you get with focus and visualizing, the easier it’ll be to perform magix in any setting- with minimal tools. The more you experiment, the easier it will be to get creative in the application of magix to every day items and situations!

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Posted by on August 20, 2012 in Devo Magix Series

 

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Devo Magix: Focusing and Visualization

You’ve probably noticed that a lot of my Magix techniques involve a lot of focusing on stuff. I know that many people have issues with focusing well, as most of us have tons of little voices running around in our heads reminding us about what we need to do for dinner, about that dry cleaning we missed, the tv shows that will be on tonight, or that project we’re shluffing off to go watch tv. All of these little voices can make it a challenge to focus on a clean house or blocking out bad stuff. So how does one combat this?

Now, I have no clue how to defeat the mind goblins forever. Making your mind perfectly still at any time or for all time is not something I can do myself, let alone teach someone else. However, I want this guide to be helpful for while you are doing your magix. Being able to still your mind or get your mind to focus on what is going on right now, or what you need your magix to do is key. Hopefully some of the ideas presented here will help you to create stronger magix.

One of the easiest ways to get myself to focus is to give my brain something to chew on. If I don’t have enough ability to think something repeatedly (Bring me more money, bring me more money), I will say it out loud (“BRING ME MORE MONEY. BRING ME MORE MONEY”). If saying it out loud doesn’t help, perhaps listening to a song about your situation will help you to keep focus (Money? How about this one? Or this one?). Music is extremely powerful. It can evoke emotions, times, memories, thoughts- don’t underestimate the usefulness music can have in magix.

But what if you need to be quiet? Or you can’t hear well? What if you can’t find a song that fits your needs, or you want to include more senses in the mix? How about using your eyeballs? Can’t visualize an energy ball around you? How about staring at these while you work on barrier creation:



If you’re not good at visualizing money (heh), then you could do a google search for money, and maybe stare at those images while you create your magix:



There is a whole section of magix called “dream boarding” that does nothing but involve you cutting out images of things you want, and pasting them to a board. You then look at this board daily, and through it’s magical powers, it brings those items to you. So technically, by printing out or using images to help you visualize and focus while doing your magix, you are technically making an even stronger spell or desire.

And don’t forget to get creative in your visualizing. Barriers involve safety. So you could go the “I’m in a sphere” route, or you could pull up images of locks (locking bad stuff out), spikes (death to things that try to enter), someone being calm (being safe usually means calmness), or one of those commercials for ADT or something. The more levels you can evoke, the stronger the visualization and the magix become.

But Devo! What if I can’t get to the internetz when I’m trying to visualize these things? What then!?

It happens to all of us. Shit hits the fan at 1am, and we don’t want to drag out the laptop. Or we’re in the middle of an emergency, and there is no way or time to pull up pictures to help us with our magix. So what then? Well, I say use what’s around you! If you need a verbal or auditory cue, chanting and speaking or singing your favorite song can help. Rely on your mp3 player or your memory for some music to help you focus. If you need a visual cue, get creative! Here are some examples that come to mind:

For all of the following examples, this owl is me (or you):

Me!

So let’s say you’re having issues visualizing that barrier. Well let’s use some simple household items to see ourselves in said barrier:

Me in a barrier.

That works. But maybe you want something more protective, like 2 barriers with differing shapes. What then?

That’s better…

See how this works? Well what if you decide that clear is too, well, see through. And you feel vulnerable. No worries! Just find something else that suits your needs:

Smokey!

Maybe you’re worried about things coming up from the ground? We can solve that.

Reflections :3

Okay, so maybe you are more worried about your house. Here is a basic visual to help with that:

No “yo momma so fat” jokes.

And here is me in my house with a barrier over the top:

I know the bowl isn’t see through. That can be good or bad.

And here is me in my house with a barrier on top and a barrier underneath (for when you live on the second floor):

There is a plate under there, I promise.

All of these things can help visualization. All of these things could technically help be representations of the barriers or magix you create- and you could leave them set up in extremely difficult situations, if you needed.

Now, to show some other magix ideas. Say you want some money your way? Or maybe some happies? Well how about this:

Money and happies.

Or when money and happy would both be helpful:

Both, please.

I know it looks hokey at first- but building up visualization is something that takes time. And I firmly believe that any sort of visual or auditory cues that you can come up with will help your magix become stronger and more effective. And if you are able to layer the different forms of focusing and visualization, it will help even more. Eventually, you’ll get used to seeing these visualizations that it will be easy to picture what you want without the physical cues.

Other topics in the Devo Magix Series:

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2012 in Devo Magix Series

 

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Devo Magix: Barriers, Shields and Warding; Part 1

During my time in Kemetic groups and forums, I’ve realized that very little is ever shared or discussed about basic ‘magix’. No one really talks about cleansing items or your house. Making amulets or sigils are almost never discussed. And there has never been discussion about warding or barrier creation. I personally think this is a shame, as you never know when things could go wrong, or when you might need extra protection in a situation.

To help with this, I have decided that I will create a series of blog posts relating to these exact things. I want to discuss my methods and means to cleanse, create and protect in a more ‘magical’ sense. My methods are by NO MEANS the only methods. They just happen to be what works for me.

If you enjoy this series, or want me to discuss different aspects or topics of a similar nature, please feel free to post your ideas in the comments section. If there is anything that you would like clarification on, don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you need/would like 🙂
This week, I would like to talk about warding and protection. I saved this topic for last because to become really good at warding, you will likely need to utilize a lot of the other concepts that I’ve discussed prior to this point. Barriers are very free flowing and creative in nature, and there are many things you can use to enhance your warding skills or the strength of your wards. I highly recommend that you learn to layer your wards and that you experiment with different creation methods and techniques so that you can find a style that works best for you.

(as a side note, I will be using the words wards, barriers and shields interchangeably).

Protective magix of this type come in three styles, in my opinion. Those styles are:

  • Warding yourself- just your person
  • Warding a location- your house, a room.
  • Warding an item (or another person)- pick an item, any item.

Each of these styles requires a different approach to the warding process. For example, you will need more energy to create a ward the size of a person than a ward for a small statue; and you will need more energy to ward a house than a room or a single person. Determining what types of needs you have first will help save your trouble later!

So what can I use to create a barrier?

Much like with cleansings, there are ‘ingredients’ you can use to create wards. Here are some basic ideas of what you can use to create wards:

  • Energy around you (such as from the earth, stones, rocks, etc)
  • Energy from within yourself
  • Charged items (such as amulets, sigils and witches bottles)
  • Energy donated from other parties (such as deities, fae, other people, etc)

For the ward to hold up the best, I recommend a mixture of these things.

Determining which of these things you need is a bit tricky. Like with almost everything I do, I feel that knowing what you’re going to be warding is the first step. If you are only protecting yourself, you won’t be able to have a whole lot of charged items on you- so you might need to rely more on your own energy. Conversely, due to the size of a house, perhaps it is best to use some items to help strengthen your wards, as opposed to relying solely on your own energy.

So let’s break down the most common forms of shielding, and discuss the steps I use to create a ward for that particular situation.

Warding yourself (and only yourself):

This is one of the easiest places to start, in my opinion. Because it is only yourself, it is easy to feel the energies and practice without a lot of notice. I also recommend with starting with shielding yourself because it is one of the best ways to protect yourself in any situation. Once you get good enough at creating barriers and shields, you should be able to set up a barrier around yourself in a matter of seconds- in any situation. Mind you, these things take time to build up- but because the capacity for that level of protection is there, this style of warding shouldn’t be overlooked.

Often times, I use a mixture of my own energy and the energy around me for protection. If I’m feeling lazy, I also like to add the benefit of having an amulet on my person to create an extra layer of protection. Whether I need a ton of layers or not really does depend on where I’m going. For an average day, I don’t need a whole lot. If I’m going to be mixing with a bunch of people in a small space, I will probably do all three.

The amulet is a gimme. You can read about amulet creation here.

For pulling my own energy for protection, I will visualize liquid or color pouring out of my person and forming an oval or sphere around myself. Many times, I will have the energy spawn from my wrists and wrap around myself. For pulling energy from the area around me, I visualize the source coming from the floor- usually in a circle around my feet. This energy then makes it’s way up over my head to form a sphere around my person.

Unfortunately, this is difficult to explain- my best advice is to work with it yourself and through practice, it should make more sense or become easier. This is one of those situations where you often have to ‘do’ to get it.

Warding a room or location:

If you have the ability, you should try to cleanse your area first- pushing all of the negativity out, and bringing good stuff in. Barriers don’t do a whole lot of good if you’ve got negativity inside- it just traps it in there with you. You can see my cleansing post for ideas on that.

When warding a room or house for the first time, I always recommend using other items to assist you. I feel it helps the visualization process and helps you to learn where the edges of your barrier are, how they feel, etc. It also helps to clog up any holes. Here is a list of some items that I have used in the past for helping wards:

  • Tarot cards
  • rocks/stones
  • statuary (particularly relating to gods)
  • jewelry
  • oils (you would place a dab on the walls and/or windows)
  • paintings/pictures
  • pre-charged amulets and talismans
  • sigils
  • salt/sand

Much like with cleansings, you can use multiple layers of items if you want. When setting up items, I like to use crosshairs in my rooms- one item on each wall. If you wanted more protection, you could use more items, perhaps doing two cross hairs in a room. Here is an example of a few ways you could set up items in your house for various levels of protection:

As you can see, by the end- things are a little crazy looking. However, if you wanted to get that complex- you can. Creating little spheres of protection for each room, and then leaving items outside to create an even larger area of protection for the whole house.

If I plan on using items to help my warding, I will charge and set them in their proper places before I begin the actual warding process. Here is a generalized step by step format of how I ward a house (a room is just a miniature version of this):

  1. Cleanse your area (if you have time).
  2. Select and set up any items you wish to help with the warding process.
  3. Start at the entrance to the room or house- ask any other entities (deities, etc) that you would like assistance from for their help before you begin.
  4. Move clockwise through the room you are in- touch or focus on each item you are using in the process. Mentally draw a line of energy in your mind connecting all of the walls together. (You can use something like incense or a flame to help draw the energy while you move around the room, if you need help visualizing).
  5. Once you have come full circle in the room- move to the center of the room.
  6. Focus on all of these items creating big sphere around the room you are in. Bring this energy up (along with your own person energy, the earth’s energy, etc) towards the roof (the shape is your choice- pyramid, sphere, square, whatever). You want to see all of this energy touch and become seamless.
  7. Once you have finished this room, you may move to the next room and follow the same process.
  8. If you are enclosing the whole house in a sphere, and not doing the room by room format, I recommend you go to the center of the house and continue with step 6- focusing on the energies in the area coming up over the house, enclosing it, embracing it- and protecting it.

Visuals to hopefully help:

Steps 1-3 for warding a room

Warding an Item:

First off- why would you want to ward an item? Well, there are a couple of reasons, the biggest being you don’t want that item’s joo-joo leaking out into your space. Say someone who doesn’t like you gives you something that has some sort of nasty ickiness in it- and you can’t properly cleanse the item for a couple of days. While you wait for the time to cleanse said item, you could easily ward it up into a safe zone so that it can’t affect the nearby areas.

Warding an item isn’t too difficult. Once of the easiest ways to ward an item is to place it on top of a sigil, or in a box lined with sigils. You can also place other items around it, if you need to, to keep it contained (much like how you would do with a room). I’ve also found that placing items in a black leather or black velvet bag is useful for trapping or containing energies inside. I also like to use black mirrors for this (placing it on top of a black mirror, or in a box lined with black mirrors). If you are good with energy manipulation, you could create a mini-energy sphere (or whatever shape) around the item to keep it locked up.

Or you could use multiple formats of these.

Taking it to the next level:

The best way to make your wards better is to practice. Learning how the energies feel and how they work for you BEFORE shit hits fan is a good thing. That way, when something major happens, you’ll be able to act accordingly. You won’t be scrambling to keep yourself safe.

The second best thing you can do is experiment. Try making your barriers into different shapes such as squares or pyramids. Try making them look like a golf ball. Experiment with color or texture (I know someone who makes theirs like cobweb. Another like water. Another like mirrors). The sky is the limit, and you can create as many layers of energy as you need to keep yourself safe (when I was at my worst, I was making 8 layered spheres- each with their own properties- and an inner sphere attached to me). You’ll never know what works best for you until you try!

Other posts in the ‘Magix’ Series:

 
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Posted by on August 1, 2012 in Devo Magix Series

 

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