By Lady Sable Aradia
In his Book of Shadows, Gerald Gardner writes in regards to the witch's Eightfold approach as a way of constructing one's magickal skills. during this modern tackle the Eightfold approach, writer, Witch, and excessive Priestess woman Sable Aradia invitations readers to discover the 8 assorted parts of evolution in witchcraft.
Using workouts, meditations, and useful magick, any severe pupil of witchcraft may be in a position to grasp those 8 paths and increase the effectiveness in their magickal paintings. From spells to intercourse rites to trance to flying ointments, girl Sable has created a step by step advisor to studying the complicated arts of witchcraft.
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Aaaahhhhhh! Now, take your awareness from your deep roots, and bring it back up, through those roots, into your trunk, back up through your branches, and into your twigs and leaves. Feel a lively, warm spring breeze running through your leaves or needles. Feel the air giving you breath, absorbing and seeping into you. Smell the scents in the warm spring air. When you have sensed that, stretch those leaves, twigs, and branches up toward the soothing spring sun. Absorb that life-giving warmth into your leaves, spreading throughout your branches, trunk, and roots, into the very core of you.
In other words, our expectations determine the nature of our physical reality. The wider implications of this for the Witch are awe-inspiring. Understanding this essential principle, why don't we now consider how to visualize energy directly? CREATIVE VISUALIZATION AND DAYDREAMING In your work so far, have you noticed favoring one sense over the others? When you visualize, do you feel things before you see them? There's nothing wrong with that. Just keep it in mind when you begin to sense for things like the movement of energy, or auras, or how a person is injured when you are about to do energy healing work for them.
Since I teach the Eightfold Way as workshop intensives, the creation of which led to the writing of this book, people ask me if these methods need to be practiced in any particular order. Gardner tried to answer this in his theory of the Five Essentials: The most important is “Intention”: You must know that you can and will succeed; it is essential in every operation. Preparation: You must be properly prepared according to the rules of the Art; otherwise you will never succeed. The Circle must be properly formed and purified.