|Becoming a Magician
|December 1, 2007
GREETINGS DEAR FRIENDS
In past newsletters I offered a series of articles on the 'power of consciousness'. (By the way, all previous newsletters are available on the 'newsletter' page at my website - whyislife.com
.) In this issue I'll be presenting the fourth segment in the series on 'magick'. This segment will discuss key components of effective magicianship.
Thanks to all who attended the 'Power of Thought' seminar on November 30 - it was a big success. It's important that we continue to spread the word about this concept. Kyle and I will be offering more free seminars in the future.
Peace and love, Dennis.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?
- part 4 -
by Dennis Gaumond
To become an
effective magician - to effectively use the power of consciousness - it is
crucial that we first believe in the concept itself. There is no room for doubt
in the thought patterns of a skilled magician. In the first three segments of
this article, we strengthened this belief by pointing out that there
was a much greater understanding and awareness of the power of consciousness
back in ancient times. We also touched upon the growing body of scientific
evidence that supports this idea. One of the best ways to expand our belief is
to actually see and experience this power in action, which is something we do
with the demonstrations at our seminars.
It is very
helpful to understand that we live in a vibrational universe - that everything
in the universe is made of the same primal stuff. We can refer to this primal
stuff as energy. Everything in creation is a manifestation of energy vibrating
at different frequencies; even what appears to be very solid matter. Einstein
showed this with his famous equation, E=mc2. When we can see that we, as
individuals, are also 'energy patterns', then we can understand the way we are
affected by other energy patterns, leading to a better grasp of astrology, ESP,
various healing modalities, etcetera.
When we can see the
universe in this way, it greatly enhances our ability to understand many
aspects of life and many of the 'unexplained' mysteries. To understand things
in this new way is to arrive at new definitions of humanity, new definitions of
God, angels and extra-terrestrials. It leads to a better understanding of
illness and healing, of suffering and death and the ways that humans behave. We
can better see why the ancients built what they built, wrote what they wrote.
It also gives us greater insight as to the problems facing humanity at this time.
When we grasp the 'vibrational perspective' we
realize that our thoughts are also energy patterns capable of affecting other
patterns. Our thoughts and feelings are vibrational emissions, which we send
out to the universe. The ancient concept of 'karma' is about this same idea -
the quality of the vibrations we emit determines the circumstances that we
attract into our lives. The more we can control those emissions, the more we
can control the circumstances that shape our reality.
Magic can be
understood as a series of methods that help us to control our vibrational
emissions, to harness the power of consciousness. Some of these methodologies
include the use of sound, the use of ingested substances, the use of the sex
act (sex magic) and other devices. Sometimes a number of methods may be used in
conjunction with each other. All forms of magic have certain commonalities,
including certain key techniques. These techniques affect three essential
components of effective magic - clarity of intent, visualization, and the
ability to remain lucid while in a trance state.
A key to
magic, and all endeavors, is clarity of
intent. It is very difficult to control the outcome of any action if one is
not aware of what one wishes to achieve and where one wishes to go. Although
this may seem somewhat obvious, it is remarkable that often most of us go about
our daily business without a clear intention, without really knowing what it is
we are hoping to achieve. A good
magician does not send mixed messages to the universe. A good magician says
clearly, "This is what I desire, this is who I am."
component of magic is visualization,
the ability to clearly picture the desired outcome in the mind's eye. Some of
baseball's best home-run hitters, for example, profess an ability to visualize
the ball leaving the ballpark before stepping into the batter's box.
Visualizing involves not only seeing the desired thing, but also feeling it.
When one can feel gratitude in advance, as if the desired thing is already
present, then that thought transmission becomes much more powerful. A good
magician has the ability to constantly keep an eye on the target, to focus the
mind and the will on the desired outcome. As any practitioner of meditation
will tell you, staying focused on a vision is not an easy thing to do and
essential element of effective magic is the ability to remain lucid while in
a trance state. This one is a bit more complicated and harder to
understand. I will devote more space to it in the next newsletter.
(In subsequent newsletters we'll be
presenting more segments of this article. We'll be exploring more info about
magic, including tips on how to become a skilled and effective magician. Stay
CHANT CLUBSCome out and join us for this great ongoing tradition of chanting together - very uplifting and fun.
The November meeting of the Guelph Chant Club was the largest group I've seen for some time. The energy was amazing!
GUELPH CHANT CLUB
WED., DEC. 5/07
Guelph, Guelph Unitarian
7:45 to 9:30 pm Ontaro Chant Club
The Unitarian Church is on the corner of
Harris and York Streets in Guelph.
For more Detailed directions, check out guelph-unitarians.ca
WATERLOO CHANT CLUBThe Waterloo Chant Club will next meet in the new year. See next newsletter.
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booklet is full of useful information about how 8. Ira Weray Weray 5:12
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Lately several people have been asking me to include notices of my upcoming blues gigs and concerts - so here it is:
Party at Wally's with
who: Dennis Gaumond - guitar,
dobro, harmonica, vocals
dennis gaumondand the
psychedelic blues band
"blues with a worlbeat twist - a mix of the sacred and profane"
Phone: 519 827-1486
Address: 107 Wyndham Street North,
when: Saturday, December 8th, 9:00
Vince Maccarone - drums
Dennis Keldie - keyboards
"bring your dancing shoes"
- A WORD ABOUT WALLY'S -
Wally's Tavern is under new ownership - it has changed. They are now booking the
best Blues and R&B acts from Toronto and have done a lot to clean up it's
image. It is a strict non-smoking environment and the attitude there is very
friendly. There is room to dance. Check out their web-site:wallystavern.com
- Hope to see you there.
CRYSTAL BOWL CONCERT
40th Birthday celebration for David
Friday, December 7th -8:00pm
Guests-Gary Diggins & Castalia
21 Rosedene, Ave (off Upper
Cost: $20.00/person at the door