The LBRP – Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram – is a ceremonial piece of magic performed at the start of any major magical work. It’s aim is to clear / banish *all* energies from a particular working space – so that the magician can then create sacred space, consecrations, and fill the space with energy of their own – for invoking Deities or angels or other works.
LBRP has 5 components/ stages:
1. Grounding & Reaching High to Deity.
2. Kabbalistic Cross.
3. Banishing Pentagrams & Circle.
4. Calling 4 Archangels at Quarters for Protection.
5. Kabbalistic Cross (again).
I’ve written detailed blogs and taught LBRP at courses. And finally, in this video I give a personal introduction, and give a demonstration on how to perform the LBRP. I’ve created graphics & short animations to help show you what to `visualise’. The video was filmed in a woods near my home in 2018.
In a forthcoming video (LBRP video2), I will be giving full explanations of each of the sections of LBRP, as well as verbal guide (like a guided pathworking), so that you can play it and practise the LBRP your self. Look out for my LBR video-2 soon. For now I hope this video gives you all the basics you need to learn about LBRP. It really is a short piece of magical work, but profound, nevertheless.
This is half a day experiential Introductory Course on Spellcraft & Psychic protection.. New comers to Wicca and those interested in learning basics of Spellcraft / Ritual magic / Psychic safety and protection will benefit from this course.
This covers the following:
1. Introduction to spellcraft & Magic – Basic requirements; safety & warning in spellcraft; Laws of return;
2. Cord Magic – Using Cords, how you can do magic; Teaching chant used in wicca for cord magic. Quick demonstration
3. Rune Magic – How we use runes in spellcraft (we had a full day Rune magic workshop in September, so this one is brief intro only).
4. Candle Magic – Preparing the candle, Intention setting; you’ll all do one candle -magic. (stick candles – white – will be provided).
5. Psychic Protection: Entities, Spirits, Angels & Demons! Why ? where? how? Basics of Psychic hygiene, relevant tools, LBRP & Archangel work will be covered briefly. Note: Curses/ hex-breaking is not our expertise. For those we can only offer general advise.
Fee : £15 payable by paypal/ meetup to confirm a space.
Spaces limited to 12 people (now only 10 spaces available).
For more details and to book , visit meetup event page for this course.
-Mani Navasothy (Wiccan High Priest/ Course Tutor)
Introduction to Spellcraft, Psychic Safety & Protection. (half day course)
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018, 11:45 AM
Queen’s Woods Near Highgate Station London, GB
3 Witches Wiccans & Pagans Attending
This is half a day experiential Introductory Course on Spellcraft & Psychic protection.. New comers to Wicca and those interested in learning basics of Spellcraft / Ritual magic / Psychic safety and protection will benefit from this course. This covers the following: 1. Introduction to spellcraft & Magic – Basic requirements; safety & warning in sp…
Welcome to our Wicca New moon : Training & Healing Circles. These will run between September- December 2018. New comers , Seekers & Beginners to Wicca welcome. We meet in the pub, then walk together to Queen’s Woods for actual ritual.
These are Practical Wicca & magic training circles. Regulars will be firmly encouraged to take on roles and practise circle-craft. (Then experienced people can take roles in our other bigger seasonal rituals).
Healing/ protection magic requests——
Healing /protection work limited to 2 people each time. Contact me in advance to make the request with details for planning the magic carefully. Work will be done only for the person actually attending the ritual. We use Healing chant and Rune-chants. Please observe confidentiality & privacy at all times.
Is it a coven?————
This is NOT a coven.. but an open/ practise circle. Those interested in serious wicca training & initiations, should attend our autumn courses & workshops and follow it up with serious commitment. Make an appointment and talk to Mani in person.
What’s on the Altar?——
we shall start to be more careful of what we place on altar! Each ritual is prepared and has certain themes/ expectations. Some God/Goddess items are not always suitable in every ritual.
These circles are facilitated by Mani – an initiated Wiccan High Priest, with over 22 years of Craft & Cove experiences in London, UK. Mani has published several books on Wicca, runs training courses, provides an e-Witch Apprentice course online, and writes extensive blogs on Astrology & magical topics.
———PRACTICAL DETAILS ——-
** fee £5.
Meeting point (Woodman’s Pub) ——-
address: 414 Archway Rd, Highgate, London N6 5UA*
Meet at 7pm in the heated patio area of the Pub. We leave at 7.30pm to go to woods.
Ritual venue (Queens woods)—-
This has been used by witches, covens, shamans, eco-groups & ritual magicians for many decades.
PSYCHIC SAFETY: crashing / breaking Circle—-
Please do not come late to woods and enter circle once it’s cast – it breaches magic protection inside, causes headaches for circle-caster and leaks built up energy, allows negative entities to enter our protected space!! In the same way, please do not just `leave’ the circle in the middle of a ritual in progress. On both occasions, please wait on the edge for a suitable moment for the Circle-caster to create a `door’ and let you in/ out and close that `magic gateway’ immediately. !!!
WHAT TO BRING——
-Please bring sensible food & drinks to share. (bred/ cheese/ wine/soft drinks).
-Please be prepared for different types of Weather. In the woods, it can get wet/cold quickly.. check weather reports.. and come dressed appropriately.
-A small plastic sheet to sit on.. Ground can be wet or damp.
-Cushion/ blanket and other items of comfort. we’ll be seated and be still for meditative parts;
-Torch light .. essential for walking about the woods in the dark.
Feasting & Magical thoughts —-
Circle will close after a few rounds of passing blessed Cakes & drink from the Altar. Then we will be seated for magical chats.. Share your experiences of what the ceremony has brought and clarify magical points, symbolisms and any questions that may have risen. It is important to remain in a tranquil state after ceremony..to allow magic energies to sink in and transform us.
We begin a series of workshops for teaching tools, techniques needed for psychic protection, safety, making sigils, talismans & charms and doing deeper level High Magic rituals.. These are often kept `secret’ or students have to read hundreds of pages of books (Golden Dawn, Keys of Solomon), or end up trawling internet for not so well-thought out blogs. People often copy what they see, without checking for mistakes which then get propagated..and don’t produce the results they want in their magic.. or worse ..the mistakes create magical side-effects that can cause more psychic problems with supernatural beings, entities, spirits. One tiny mistake can easily cause someone many years of problems. (been there done that!)
For serious space/ energy clearing before any important high magical or ritual work, LBRP is often used by ritualists. No tool is required other than clear use of god names, energetic visualising, drawing energy, creating pentagrams and calling on archangels. So it can be done anywhere.
In this practical workshop, you’ll be taught LBRP step by step, showing:
– Kabbalistic Cross – bringing down divine light and beaming it in all 6 directions over the body
– Banishing Pentagrams to clear energy, using Hebrew God names
– Calling on 4 Archangels as protection in the 4 quarters.
In addition to teaching this in slow step by step, and all students then practicing it in a group several times (so that you can go home and do this on your own with full confidence), we’ll also be covering:
– The Rose Cross wheel used in Golden Dawn, the Hebrew names of the four Archangels, and how to write their names in sigil forms. This technique can then be used by you to write all other angelic names in sigil forms for your own talisman making and ritual magical calling of angels.
Unlike our other courses/ workshops, teaching High Magic requires much more organisation & attention, efficiency and practise. So all students will be given a `workbook’ at start of course, for taking notes & doing exercises. You will practice LBRP under supervision.
You may RSVP by all means ( meetup link at the bottom of this blog), but please complete payment for a confirmed space. Spaces are kept strictly limited for purpose of teaching subject matters efficiently. After the course, you’ll have access to video tutorials by Tutor for viewing and practice.
(This is an outdoor course, so please attend with proper weather-appropriate clothing, pack lunch, note book, and attend after a good night’s sleep for focus. Understanding principles is important in high magical work so that there are no doubts or uncertainties, through which `problems’ can creep in).
Until now, I have kept all my teaching to Wicca, paganism and what i call `low magic’ work that involves chants, candles, cords. However, behind the scenes, when people have contacted me via websites & pages privately, i have done my best to advise them. But as with many things, prevention is better than cure, when you are upto your eye balls in psychic attacks, hexes and entities. So am starting these workshops to help others and share important magical works in psychic protection & magical safety!
Everything living has a survival instinct..and when a moment comes – to be killed or be killed, each must make a choice. That’s just biology. I also believe in the Collective unconscious, where all the minds are linked.. And that when we humans don’t deal with our emotions, repress them, we sink those shadows deep into the collective..adding to its murky waters..
It follows that every killing instinct everyone has all adds up.. every hurt person who wants to lash out at their offender.. can seek revenge by hurting back or repressing or dealing with that (process it and transform it).
Now I think that some of us are strong willed enough to sink our repressed feelings and instincts…and get on with life. But some poor sod (person) out there who has no strength of Will…but is connected to the human collective…will have a weak `flooring’ through which the repressed collection of harmful instincts will erupt out.. !!
In short, what we repress comes out in someone else.. and they become the villain…the abuser..the killer..the rapist..the murderer!
This much I have formulated/understood and believed for over a decade and a half..(since 2001 when i started learning transpersonal psychology and blending it with my own spirituality and beliefs). ps. I call this my `Volcano theory of human shadows!’ (that the visual I get).
When we are faced with such a villain, it’s easy to brand him/ her as utterly evil.. It’s humanly impossibly not to hate or vilify that person. I personally would fall for that every time.. ! We would even call that person `Evil’ . But i try to accept that…that person is only a conduit for the sum of all our own darkness and shadows!
As for Evil.. I actually don’t think there is such a thing.. shockingly!!
But there is a selfish drive in all of us..all beings..including the spirits..that were once human or animal..or were never born as such. I don’t think that dying somehow removes some of these selfish or self-preserving drives.
It is my belief now (after the last 4 years of various psychic experiences)..that the spirit world is full of creatures.. entities.. everything from ghosts of a dead worm and insects to humans..and some forces we come to call angels.. even Gods! everything wants to survive..to go on..to keep its identity. They will do this however way they see fit.. unless some altruistic feelings stop them from hurting other beings. The dead worm’s spirit will keep on trying to scour for `food’ (energy).. and that can be coming from vampiristic / leeching from humans who are living..
And the `Angels’ won’t steal from us..but try to aid.. As for Demons.. they are probably larger beings who act on their drive for energy and power ..and may temporarily `work’ to aid some humans..but in the end ..their motives are entirely self-serving.
Well..this is the grand theory/ belief I have constructed for myself over years.. and this is probably the first time I have put it all in one go..in one place.. (these exist in copious hand written notes in paper…and spill out when i give talks or workshops..in pieces)
–version 1: 11th April 2018
The above was written in answer to a friend’s question about do I believe people can be evil or who they become by following a path.
That question arose in answer to my post :
Angels & Demons in our minds and magical works:
It puzzles me.. why, when we have so many hundreds if not thousands of Godforms, Angelic forces, fairies, dragons and nature spirits.. do some people leap off and seek Devils & Demonic forces to work with?
I don’t accept the explanation that they are working with their shadows. If that’s the case, the first option is a Therapist, a counselor or a Psychiatrist!
The only explanation I can think of is…those others believe that their work with `demonic forces’ is somehow more fundamental or more powerful …than any other forms or forces..such as Gods & Angels!
Millions if not billions of people around the Globe get on with their lives, without it, and at best they call on a God or Angel…more so than a demon!
Never mind them…I myself have got this far in life.. by working with Gods and Goddess forms, and perhaps some angelic energies. When certain entities are trying to intrude, a simple `Om Shivaya’ chant has been more than enough to stop it. Perhaps it’s the Gods..perhaps its my belief in the Gods.. that gives me this advantage over unknown forces. It’s safe to say, my work will always be with the light, while I carry on illuminating my own transpersonal shadows.
On Pradosham, Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra & Rudraksha chanting beads:
Today is Pradosham – a special day for worshiping the Hindu God Shiva.
This happens twice a month.. a few days prior to full moon and new moon.
It is a day to worship and pray to Shiva, and seek the clearing of our karma, and release from the ever going karmic cycles of life-death-reincarnation-life-death-and on.
Myth of Mrakandayar:
It is said in Hindu myths that when a boy (Markandeyan) was born, his parents were told he will die on his 16th year. While they were happy to have a child, they were sad to know what is to come. However Markandeyar began to grow and became a devotee of Lord Shiva, and learnt the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (among other things).. and used its power to seek Shiva’s help. And on his 16th birthday, when Lord of Death came for Markandeya, Lord Shiva appeared and warded off Lord of Death.and thus Markandeya was saved.
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra:
Here is that Maya Mrityunjaya Mantra / Tryambakam Mantra / Markandeya Mantra:
It means :
1.Om, We Worship the Three-Eyed One (Lord Shiva),
2.Who is Fragrant (Spiritual Essence) and Who Nourishes all beings.
3. May He severe our Bondage of Samsara (Worldly Life), like a Cucumber (severed from the bondage of its Creeper), …
4: … and thus Liberate us from the Fear of Death, by making us realize that we are never separated from our Immortal Nature.
(note: meaning taken from http://greenmesg.org/m…/sri_shiva-mahamrityunjaya_mantra.php
Rudraksha chanting beads/Mala:
Hindus often use the Rudraksha mala (necklace) to chant the Mantras and count the number of chants.. It can amount to 108 times.. or 1008.. or several hundred Thousand times.. which takes purity and discipline over many days..weeks..months to complete.
Rudraksha beads are seeds coming from the Rudraksha tree.. It is said that Shiva once thought of the suffering and plights of people on Earth, and he wept for their suffering. His tears fell to earth and where they had landed the special Rudraksha tree grew..and so the seeds from that tree became a divine symbol of Shiva’s compassion for humanity. The seeds have many `heads’.. either 1, 2, 4, 6 ..12 and are expensive depending on how they are harvested and sold. (fakes abound too in the market).
Do’s/ Don’ts on Rudraksha:
Although people wear these beads and walk about like they are models on a religious fashion show.. the power of the Rudraksha beads is in total secrecy. Wearing it gives protection to the wearer. It must not be seen or touched by anyone else.. or when you have not bathed or eaten meat of any kind. also not during sex.. or if you have touched your genitals then don’t touch the Rudraksha. Also during chanting, you must not use index finger. You must not wear it and go to the toilet ..or ever place it on Earth (if you do all the hundreds or 1000s of chant powers you accumulate on it will be gone immediately and you have to start again). It’s protective power comes from not the seeds or mala (necklace) itself.. but in the way you use it to chant mantras many hundreds or thousand times..
If you must wear a Rudraksha beads as fashion item..to show how spiritual you are..fine.. but keep that set for show..and keep a more private mala for actual spiritual/ magical work..and follow the rules I have stated above..
I once wore mine in public…(only time) when carrying a Kavadi at a Hindu Chariot procession…dancing along the Durga Chariot for 4-5 hours. No sooner had that event finished.. I was putting it away..and my mala fell to the ground. So almost a year of work was gone.. I then reconsecrated it in sacred temple waters ..and rededicated it to Shiva and began using it for chanting again.. (moral of this is that… Gods grounded any public energies..and I had to reset!)
(I have much more say on this.. but it is intensely private..so plan to share insights only in a face to face course or workshop).
Upcoming Pradosham dates (2017):
-3rd & 17th October
-1st & 15th November
– 1st & 15th December
I had wanted to write about these 3 items for over year and finally here it is. 🙂
Last year for Shiva Rathri (night of Shiva) I organised a woodland fire ritual & chanting..but this year I went straight to temple.. However I hope to organise a Pradosham ceremony/ and/or a Shiva rathri ritual in the future..for those who are very serious about this work.
ps. incidentally when I did not know any mantra’s I started chanting with just `Om Nama Shivaya’ and gained great & immediate relief/ benefits, which led me to the Maha Mantra (Hare Krishna), Gayatri Mantra (Om Bhur Buvasvana..) and to this Mrityunjaya Mantra ..and many more.
Knowledge is to be shared – that is the way of the wise and the experienced. No arguments there. However, in the realm of psychic development, it’s not so simple – proper guided teaching in person is absolutely fine, as the teacher/ mentor can assess the situation and answer any queries by the learner. But online teaching is prone to certain problems ..not to mention misunderstandings or even misuse of that knowledge. With that light awareness raising, I shall go into this particular exercise.
In recent months and weeks, I have come across a number of people who have had difficulties with energies around them, as well as even mild / intense forms of psychic interferences and attacks. There are certain things I do to keep myself protected – (and revealing all of them can be counter-productive to my own safety 🙂 as those opposing me might learn of it and do counter -attacks 🙂 It all gets rather tit for tat..
But some magical works can not be tampered with…and this is one of them..
Although easy to do, this might not be a `walk in the park’ in so far as the actual energy is concerned. I will explain later.
This exercise gives practitioner an opportunity to develop some psychic protection measures.. especially using his/her 3rd eye chakra (Chakras are 7 energy centres of the body…as developed/ taught by Hindu . vedic people of the East It is a system that is now known world-wise and used by almost any new age/ pagan/ psychic person tp develop their skills or spirituality).
3rd Eye is a chakra that is located just on the forehead…above the eye brows.. It is often seen or visualised as a spinning ball of light in purple colour. In Hindu myth & religious beliefs, the God Shiva has a 3rd eye..which he keeps closed. It is said that at times he opens it and sparks/ flames project out and those can destroy demons and evil spirits.
It is in that context that this following psychic work is developed / done (by me).
First you are advised to do regular meditation (for several days…weeks) to practise opening and closing (visualise) your chakras..especially your 3rd eye. Imagine that an eye exists on your forehead (vertically, as show in graphics here).. The development of this 3rd eye gives better clarity, intuition and even clairvoyance.
In this exercise,
1. light a plain consecrated candle and place it in a secure holder.
2. Be seated in front of the cande..and first do a mediation to ground and centre your self. (see links below).
3. Now open your eyes (and also imagine you are opening your 3rd eye) and gaze at the candle flame.
4. Initially, keep the candle at least a yard/ metre away.
5. Now visualise the light from the candle flame entering your 3rd eye..and making your 3rd eye brighter and brighter.
6. Advanced: begin to use breath control to move energy. As you breath in, imagine that you are `breathing in’ the flame into your 3rd eye.. Imagine that the flame is charging your 3rd eye…and accumulating energy just behind the eyes.. Once the `breathing in’ phase (1-5 minutes..or whatever you feel comfortable) is done, you may stand. up..and project energy outwards from your 3rd eye as a sharp beam. This can be used to project energy and eliminate negativity.
7. Warning: Inexperienced students may feel headache or a burning sensation. This advanced work is not advisable in sch a case…Cease the activity. Ground & centre your self. Go and wash your face in cold water (possibly salt water).
8. Those with plenty of practise may also scribe sacred symbols on the candle..whose flame you can use to charge your 3rd eye. Note: I have not explored all the symbols for this work, and so can not give you a full explanation / list of what each one may achieve. This is truly a personal exploration for you if you have the discipline and commitment to it.
9. Always build in safety for when ding any kind of magical / psychic work. ie …put in a contingency formula by which you can ease/ reduce / even reverse the work you are exploring. Such approach is what makes one a wise practitioner of psychic arts !
Very best of luck & magic to you.
I welcome comments (will be moderated) or questions..