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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: 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.

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Posted by on August 12, 2012 in Devo Magix Series

 

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