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Storm-Spells & some techniques for psychic work

storm magic (c)ManiN2013“Severe storms are battering Britain with 90mph winds” the media is reporting about 15 minutes ago..  just about the time I was up the big Willow tree in my back garden..holding my sacred & magical Sword up to those winds at 2.30am!

Why? For magic, of course!

Those who’s read my previous blogs are no strangers to the facts that a) I love climbing up the Willow tree at night especially for magical works (yes, Witchcraft!) and, b) I love extreme stormy weather conditions..and tend to run to the sea sides at midnight or some similar hours…to witness the awesome and dangerous powers of nature in this form!

Many witches, Wiccans and witches..and indeed pagans speak about reverence and worship of nature, and call upon air, fire, water and powers of Earth in magic circle as elemental quarter guardians after casting a circle, and before invoking the Horned God and Triple moon Goddess. Often they deal with gentle forms of these elemental forces.. candles, bonfires, spring showers and flowing streams, summer breezes. 

Not for me those summer breezes..  I like gale force winds, and take the risk of climbing trees to experience the forces..  where one is at the mercy of them.. and the tree..

So what can you do? (There’s still time..  these winds are predicted to keep going all night ..here in southern part of UK, and towards morning too!)

Here’s some psychic or magical tips and techniques for you:  (You are responsible for your own Health & Safety!)

  1. Get out there and experience these forces of nature.   It isn’t always gentle…and it clearly eliminates the misconception that we humankind are in control of nature!    But keep your self safe! tell someone else if you are going out..!!
  2. Do an aura cleansing exercise while you are out there standing in the storms.     In Wiccan Circle, we use incense (air/ smoke) and a feather-fan to cleanse and consecrate our auras .in a gentle meditative sort of way.  Let the storm do that for you..  Just stand with your feet firmly in the ground (bare-feet if possible for that connection with earth)..and have your arms raised to the side..or to the heavens.. Let the strong winds blow all over you and blow away the hindrances..and stagnant energies about you.
  3. Breath deeply and with intent.   Face the direction from which the winds are blowing….Breath it in deeply..  let its energy fill you..  and permeate your lungs, blood, and cells..  !  And breath out…letting out all the negativity and stagnant energies or psychic impurities that have accumulated in your body. Let the storms take all that and transform that.  Keep breathing in and out for as long as you can.. Do fire-breatg work if you know how.   You may feel light-headed…so be firmly standing on the ground.   (If you are up a tree like me, then make sure there’s safety ropes there that you have set up to keep your self anchored.
  4. Charging magical objects- The most obvious one is the magic sword!  Take it securely up to the tree..(ensure the storm has no lightening! Sword can act as a conductor and attract it…Do this only in a non-lightening storm).  Hold the word with both hands if possible (while being secured with ropes etc).. Hold the sword up to the strong winds..  and cleanse it first..then `breath in’ the storm through the sword, thereby charging it!   Alternatively, you can also hold a Crystal, a dream catcher or other such items to the wind to let it cleanse first then charg eit with raw elemental energies.

Well, hope these tips give you ideas..to get creative and do your own magical work in stormy weather.

Good Luck..Keep Safe..and bright blessings

-Mani Navasothy

(High Priest, Wicca/ Garderian Tradition).

Brain & Storms: Weather Magic up a Tree

Okay am not that creative with the title of this blog post…but if you don’t care then neither do I..  What matters is the content right?

I’ve talked in past blogs about my affinity with trees, ons in my back garden and ones out there in the woods.. and I’ve also talked about my excitement for stormy weather..  There was that one time I was by the coast, and I got out of the Bed & Breakfast April & I were staying at…at midnight, and ran to the nearby sea-front..  to experience those 70mph winds ..

But most of the time, nearest I get to during gale force winds and storms ..is the tree in the garden – like today!

I’ve been quite busy with a lot of writing.. few eBooks have been completed and uploaded to Amazon Kindle, but a few more are nearing final form.. but meanwhile the quarterly issue of Gaian Times is now due…so  the work on books have paused, while I put together the latest Gaian Times (so many contributions from 5 brilliant ladies in this coming issue…I;ll say more when it’s launched…later today).

Point is, I have spent quite a lot of time in this last year – sitting in the corner of my room, surrounded by house plants for companionship – day or late nights – (and some of them have been with me for year 10 years…on my desk at Home Office, then on my desk-side at Tamil Welfare Charity project..and now by my side in my room)..  I don;t just sit of course – am writing, writing, writing.

The last time I write like this was back in 1992-3, when I finished my 3rd book of fiction.  And then..  I stopped…until last year (2011).. and now I can’t stop..  I am not in my 20’s but in my 40’s now..and I have the whole experiences and thoughts of the last 20 years to put into books..  fictions and non-fictions..   My brain has not stopped and it affects (in a psychic sort of way) my wife April too.

So it was good today…like any other day of high winds and storms – to get out there, and be up on a wildly shaking tree.  I’ve previously said it’s akin to riding a giant Dragon or a beast (it would have to be a giant, right?).  It’s raining, the skies are gloomy and threatening..   winds are wild…and the tree itself – having still got half its leaves – is waving about crazily with loud howling sounds..  Big branches that are resting on one another do creak …again like some dragon!

No magic wands, or Witchy swords to hold up this time, am afraid..   But I did take my mug of coffee, and sipped it while being up there 🙂

And I let it all go..  all the storms and rage, feelings of anger, and frustrations of injustices done against me in recent 3-4 weeks..  (People have been  telling me to do this for weeks, but it’s not been that easy ..in the face of continuing attacks by some fools….So it takes something as mighty as  Storm’s help for me to `clear mt head’ ).  I just unzipped my aura, let it all hang out like a giant sheet of clothing, waving equally wildly in the storm..  and let the storm brush off all the crap that has accumulated inside my aura – negative energies people have throw my way, psychological shadow projections and more.  There have been darker deeper moments  in the recent past – the cruelty and inhumanity of people who are supposedly spiritual and pagan yet turning into incarnations worthy of being the devil himself has had – at times pushed me to despair I must confess.

Oh, it’s not that I was weak – with Hern the Hunter in my life and a few other deities who shall remain nameless for now, I have never had fear. But I’ve asked Gaia the Earth goddess the question why such cruelty exists within our worlds? And why I must go through such abuse, despite all the heartfelt and genuine services I have given to my families, friends, coven and pagan community – so much of my time, so much of my own money ( never asked for it back), so much of my faith and energies…and still why this return?  It almost makes me wonder about the famous 3-fold law of return that Wiccans and Pagans talk about.  (I now think it’s just a fairy-tale scare-tactics).

And then the answers come flooding..   Yes, I know the psychology of people..  I know the Shadows that lurk in every human..  and wounded inner-children looking for a mother or father to care about them, and if that does not happen, put blames on! And sometimes, just sometimes, people project those on to other people – especially their shadows… and if they have unresolved dislikes of themselves,  that gets projected too on to others – who just happen to be the `right fit’ to carry such a projection – and then it’s easy to hate that person, rather than face the dislikes within.

There are so many of Gaia’s sick children out  there – and they do project such pain and hurt – which is inside them, and it is up to the real Priests and Priestesses to understand, attend to and offer love and healing.

As the storm rages on, brushing all that negativity out of my aura – I just sit up that tree, and sip my coffee..  Sometimes, it is not the case that `As above, so below’   – There is a storm above and without, but below and within, I enjoyed the most peace I have had in a long time! My tingling head tells me magic was happening..:-)

-Mani Navasothy

Weather-Witching the British Summer: Pros & Cons

Here is a bit of magic..that I feel I instigated..on a collective scale..  and one that seems to have produced results!  I have thought deeply about this matter, in light of droughts, torrential rains & storms, heat-waves elsewhere – all of which have caused ..even human lives!

There are many people in the pagan communities and Wicca worlds (That’s the world of practising Witches!) who either attempt or claim to have powers of controlling the weather – a talent associated with Witches & Shamans of old..here and elsewhere in the ancient worlds.. !

March2012- The poster I saw at Enfield train station – got me thinking `why can;t we make it rain?’

The first question to ask – and I often do- is this:    Can one insignificant person change the weather?  (in the scale of a world that has nearly 7 billion, not to mention the trillions of other life forms on Earth). If one is so powerful as to be able to change the weather that affects the whole planet, surely he or she is almost a God or Goddess?  And another question: Why on Earth would `nature or the weather forces’ bother to listen to one person anyway? Nature has it’s own plans, schedules, and when humanity interferes, it (nature) just takes related action..   as in when we people damage environment, nature just carries on in an alternative form.   Whether we humans live, destroy or die is quite irrelevant to the larger world at hand, and to the history of Earth itself…surely?   It will reach a new configuration of land-sea-air-life!    So when we humans are going on about saving the Environment, let us be clear- that we are saving it for us- and trying to keep the environment suitable for us.

That said, weather-magic is surely human interference on the environment too..surely?  It’s as interfering as blocking a river, adding greenhouse gases to the the atmosphere in tons of human industrial process etc.  Yes, rain may be something that the land needs …but the earth has to provide  it. We can’t instigate it.  That is still interference in the environment..  good or bad!

18March’12 – My call to pagans and magical friends, to do weather-magic for rain!

Another thought that occurred to me quite often is..  that in ancient times, tribal cultures etc, people did magic to have rain – so that their crops can have water, and animals may drink etc.  Sun-magic was not – in my view- as popular as rain-magic.  And yet, in modern pagan communities that I know of..  so may magical practitioners are quick to want to do Sun-magic…for  a good sunny day for a picnic or just to feel good (in western countries where there are shifts between summer and winter..  ).   In my view, way too many people do weather magic for hot sunny days..and don’t quite think of the implications.  After all, they are not doing it for some crops to have sun so harvest can occur, or some rainforest to thrive, are they? It’s pure selfish need, to have a sunny day.

Anyway, recently, when I saw the local water company’s poster (in March’12) that said we (in UK) are in draught, after 2 years of low rain, and to be careful of water-usage (horse pipe pan!) I was roused. Firstly I don’t care much about watering lawns and gardens – that also is personal and selfish, decorative. Yes we need the water, not so much for gardens, but for woods and forests!

24th April’12 – Media reports the coming of more heavy rains. Here’s the facebook entry on that.

Secondly, the poster said, `We can’t make it rain. But we can save water’.  Now that caught my attention, and my magical ego (I admit) was tweaked 🙂 So I put out a call on facebook, asking for magical people to do rain-magic… After all, we are suppose to be magical, and we do believe we can do weather magic..(unlike water companies). Right?

I think the call went out in March, and I wanted torrential rain..not just little bits… to solve the problem fast!  And I believed that by calling on everyone’s magical abilities, it can perhaps be nudged.  (I was born in a tropical island, in November during monsoon season, and I have always liked rain..more than the Sun..   as Sunny days in Uk means hay fever, being hot n bothered…etc).  Yes,. rain IS my thing..  :-p I won’t go as far as to say I can control weather. But I will go as far as to say, I do like to do `Collective magic’ where I enlist the inner powers of everyone.

Anyway, it started to rain…more and more..  and torrential too! Just the way I liked it.   And now, few days ago, we are told in the media ..that the last of the water companies have lifted the horse-pipe ban.  Good news.

That’s not all.  Only yesterday, we were having wild winds, and shaking trees. Dark clouds and thunder claps, and storms!   I get excited when weather gets all stormy. I’ve been known to run to the sea-side at 80 mph stormy winds at midnight and stand on the edge!  So yesterday, I went out, in just shorts, climbed the large Willow tree, and enjoyed the Storm, as it passed over me!   And I got to thinking  about brainstorms..  the storms that happen in our minds..  and the power of it all.   And I thought I’d just breathe it all in.. into my head!    It’s raw power of the elements!  Am sure I’ve been low on energy for months, and this will do nicely as a natural top-up…till the next storms!

24th June’12: After a few months of heavy rain, Thames water still enforces the idea of saving water!

I think the Rains and storms ate enough now.   It’s caused so much disruptions, devastations, damage, and even death in the UK, while in America – they are having the worst hot weather ever..where many people have died.  Sadly, and dangerously, there’s balance for you..   energy has to come from somewhere.  Rain here means heat there.

Le’s now work for balance..or rather, let Mother nature get back to her own schedules and plans..and let’s not interfere!

-Mani