Energy and the psychology of what I think it may be magic, etc.

 

How does the brain do or supposedly do all this spiritual “Woo”  and magical stuff?   Surprisingly it is not just all in the mind.     The Yoga axiom of  “Mind, Body and Spirit” is incomplete.    It is “Mind, Body and Emotion in Balance develops Spirit”.  (“Wu” and the character for it in Chinese refers to shaman and energy they uses.)

There was a question where all this is initiated in the brain.

Delta and theta waves affecting thalamus, cortex and the Hippocampus respectively. The studies I have heard from a talk given by a  Dr. with researchers show that Delta waves can go from 4 to 40 with healers and other shaman. What is interesting is the theta interactions. What is important is the sensory and motor connections. Also studies show that the heart responds faster than the brain does for precognition, in other studies. Speaking that the whole body and its spirit connections is a “spirit brain”.   We are more holographic in our presence.    Where is this connection?

Chinese Chi Gong Masters wrote   close to 1400 years ago  “The Tendon Changing, Marrow Washing” classic.       And in the past 20 years, researchers have found that  indeed there is something very special with the collagen fibers that make up most of our body, and does involve tendons and affect the health of our marrow in our bones.     The articles that I have shared below, show that the acupuncture meridians follow fascia planes on the body. These articles are copied whole with annotations to the actual medical journals.

Collagen is a liquid crystal. It moves Protons or hydrogen ions from one water molecule to another. So it moves mass and charge. The forces in this realm are electroweak and influences EMF and weak nuclear forces. Basically involves both electrons and protons in various ways. What is interesting is that the body doesn’t sense this directly.
If you change the ion potential in parts of the body it changes the metabolism of each part of your body. You change your metabolism you set up a different tuning, more like a 3d pattern enhancement like tele-porters. (Pardon the Star Trek allusion). Dancing, postures, chants, the whole psycho-somatic-emotional element all come to play to manipulate the bodies behavior.  The evocation of feelings, and holding attitudes changes our metabolism.  Oddly enough every spiritual and metaphysical practices affects our bodies  collagen fibers and all the energy dynamics that go with it.
Spiritual practices all have this metaphorical and symbolic systems that are highly potent to individuals psychosomatic-emotional dynamic.  Whatever psychological metaphors to manage ones internal landscape is, they are all real. What is important is how you relate this to your sensory-motor part of your brain. The metabolic changes from our own emotional states  affects our Vagus nerve and changes our bodies metabolism. At the same time the physical activity is more tuning.    This positions each fascia bundle. Turning   one on and one off, uses  muscles, vibrating and collagen , our  fascia, can attune water’s shape. Which changes what type of EMF it can absorb and emit. Muscles  have special nerves that are  pressure sensors, so there is also fine tuning of all the body’s antennas. So you can intra-communicate with the body with charge, EMF and electroweak forces, and also, to the outer world. From my study in physics, there is a flux of activity in the electroweak energy and there posits an interchange with other materials. Some infer that there may be virtual matter (spirit/astral). The ranges of effect matches the Reich studies and as defined in Bonewitz’s thesis matches the calculations from an old article in Scientific American for electroweak forces from a gravitational study.  Two ends of this energy is described as alpha up to 15 m and Beta levels up to 1500 m. That said that is a pretty good correlation. This last bit is my conjecture. Until there scientific corroboration, numbers and the correlation is seem to fit.
The physics is solid and so is the science in bio-physiology.

What is it about Magicians, Witches and other Energy workers that have burn out, along with the leaders of groups in each of their practices.        You may wish to acquaint yourself with this absolutely unique study.  VEWR survey and study

As to burn out:             Collagen needs to be managed exercised and hydrated. Ritual, psychic work and heavy power exchange in “adult activities” along with victims of vampires, need to hydrate. Hydration is absolutely necessary to keep healthy.   Collagen as a protein requires water.  It is water and how it interacts with the protein and how the body uses it, is very important.    One of Eastern traditions  speak about attachment and detachment.   Detachment is a requirement and is important to develop high spiritual abilities.    Many western practices and religious practices  attachment is important and being woven into the energy of everything you have into  spiritual intimate connection with the divine and community.  Imagine this electroweak flux weaving a pattern of energy linking up domains of matter and other energy between people and things. Your body tries to maintain an equilibrium to keep your body healthy. If it is hyper-stimulated from everything, your body doesn’t recoup. It can damage your collagen fibers. Collagen fibers and their shape inform your body to heal.  Studies show that if collagen is damaged, it can inform cells to become cancerous.
Now if people take these patterns into them, that are not part of who and what they are, it damages them over time. Center on who you are and ground out what is not you. For many practitioners, and the type of spirit worker sicknesses that occurs includes autoimmune disorders, along with heart disease, exacerbated mental disorders, etc.. Also this informs the brain and over-rides and causes some of the temporary schizophrenia or psychosis in some. DSM-IV has that listed as Kundalini Crisis and Chi-Gong psychosis as “crisises of faith”, not mental disorders. However there are psychosomatic repercussions to practitioners  that lead to physical and mental issues, if not managed.   There is a spiritual repercussions when Kundalini or Chi-Gong is done too much without the body attuning to the energy, and people not converting the energy to match their own. Laying off and recuperating is necessary,  and not forcing one’s practices, to get back to an even keel. Some practitioners are about being connected. This is a legitimate practice for a core mind. Groups need to know how to tune into the core mind and energy, and yet know how to keep themselves separate from it,which involves Tuning in and tuning out, or learning attachment and detachment.    There is some of this in theory and belief, but I see very little of this in practice.
What I try to teach is a healthy way to pay attention to this energy, and know what is you and not you.  The methodology of interacting with thought forms, entities or some other astral artifact to have it do work, translate energy and do stuff so it doesn’t adversely affect the body. Astral plane walking I use a separate spirit body. This takes work to build. But it has to align with my energy or it will tear  mine up. Over 20 years ago I had a lot of these forms and it wove me in tight into the tapestry of the northeast. An entity wanted to trade places with me.  That was an important lesson about the trap, the wheel of Samsara and even gods get trapped with their attachments.    I could work magic and read people deeply from all over the area. Make any positive change for me, nope, not-ta, nothing. I was woven tight. I had to let it all go. Those who don’t  loose their health.
So the mind and body connects with our symbolic way of viewing things. Our energy and spirit body communicates with our body, our body with our sensory motor areas of the brain along with feedback from the vagus nerve, sympathetic, parasympathetic and enteric nervous systems, along with our central nervous system. The emotions, metabolic states and relationship to our body imprint our mind with images and symbols that we manipulate, or Vice Versa.   This gives a rich symbolic system that people use that have their own and cultural emotionally laden concepts to manage energy through the lens of their magical tradition.      I try to see it for what it is.One author’s description use the imagery of a Ham radio.   Take into more frequencies, 3D patterns that move and in time, and have residual effects, we may be getting closer to the idea. I like the Chinese Chi Gong model because yang energy is the EMF side where there is little residual effect and can make the yin, astral matter domain patterns disappear or set them into place or move the pattern energy. Imagine the antenna making a snowball of energy holding, throwing it or morphing it. or simply dispersing it.  I think beyond this, that our body makes patterns and can evoke patterns.

 

Energy worker health and the use of magical patterns, and where I have used magical patterns in practice.  I have had to shield myself and use natural energy to maintain the shields by a pattern, so I don’t have to tend it all the time. Spring  and Fall, Trees tend to filter a lot of the dense Astral/yin material patterns that people naturally slough off. We sensitives tend to pick it up and internalize it, and try to make sense of it. You can’t it is like trying to put garbage into a jigsaw puzzle. It can make your crazy. Block it out let it go, don’t own it.    A lot of these patterns are not coherent nor compatible with people, whether they pick it up in groups, places or individuals,  unless people do a lot of work cleaning themselves up, this can make them sick and damage their collagen fibers and their own energy pattern.

Astrological EMF tends to pattern the energy also, along with its skip and sub patterns in domains of patterns.   Feng-shui identifies where EMF comes from, tectonic activity/mounts,  thermal inversions of water and air, the movement and compression of wind and water, organic triphosphate decay,  lightning, the sun, the moon, and the mechanical activities of tree with compression and decompression of laminar flow and stacked water molecules.    That is an empirical metaphysical system that identifies nature’s sources for EMF that can affect individuals.     That is a pretty tight correlation.
After all that, this is why people use magical symbolic metaphors with complex conceptual overlays into them, so they can manage many knobs on one type of a radio. The third eye works with fascia planes through the center of the brain as does the back of the head. A natural flow of this Yin energy flows down from the top of the head through a person front and backup the back.  This is called the micro-cosmic orbit in Chi Gong. Kundalini there are two versions that people talk about, energy up the vagus nerve the thrusting channel or up the spine or the tendon/fascia/collagen up the spine. Both work. Traditionally it is up the Vagus nerve. They intersect at fascia connections “chakra” and communicate to all the nadi or lo, the acupuncture meridians.   (nadi is from Sanskrit and lo is from Chinese for channels where energy flows.)
This astral energy that isn’t yours or is yours that have attachments to unbalanced things or other things, cause these bits of spirit to act like resistors or turned off rheostats. Once managed these pathways are managed. Energy forced through them, causes heat, electric charges and pain, and can damage the fascia. That becomes difficult to heal at that point. Too many Energy workers end up being completely burned out.
Also people who are into chakra play or power exchange without any knowledge of this hurts the people they play with. I think of it as type spiritual abuse (nicest word for what I really want to call it.)  If this is done, and even in the spiritual practices,  psychological aftercare and counseling is needed for people to transition from their long held issues. Catharsis if there isn’t acknowledgement or coping mechanisms for these issues can be devastating to people.

The applications to magic, spiritual development, energy cultivation, and relationships to people, beings, places, divine and supernatural realms, along with the deep anthropological implications are vast.

 

Sources: Acupuncture Meridians and energy links  Articles copies and saved in their entirety from Journals:

Coherent Energy Liquid Crystallinity and Acupuncture by Mae-WanHo

Collagen Water Structure Revealed by Mae-Wan Ho

The Acupuncture System and The Liquid Crystalline Collagen Fibres of the Connective Tissues By Dr. Ma-Wan Ho Ph. D., David P. Knight Ph. D.

Vampires and Energy Workers studies:

VEWR survey and study

Conjectures and Facts

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In response to a lament of the loss of Elders

The Rantin Raven : This is why we can’t have nice things. “On Patheos: Agora”

I saw Elders being pushed to the side over 25 years ago. And others going solitary.
I see some elders being respected in some communities.
It depends on the type of community and the personality of the groups of people drawn to each.
People noted the various influxes of Pagan/Wiccans that have joined the community. Some may choose a good initiatory tradition and stick with it, respecting and Elder.
Many that are taught a one true way ( and I have heard it called “The Wicca”) don’t leave room for those who see the basic Wiccan ritual format as a training mechanism. And those who take it as a religion versus those who pursue the magical spirituality of it.
This country in the mainstream and many of those who have joined suffer from the mainstream discrimination of ageism. And like others have said join a movement that helps them justify their lifestyle without a true type of morality and ethics.
And since the burgeoning of Wicca from the 60’s feminist empowerment era, and the 60’s in general, authority, organization and hope of respect of those of whom paved the way gets diminished when that attitude and culture is still present when they get “there” and represent that which was thrown out with the bath water.
Couple this with the fact that there are parasites and sociopaths, both “so-called” leaders and coveners, that are bane to the Traditionalists or any serious seeker.
I, a male from NY from  those Female only times and places, through having had my own experiences that simulate what an initiatory tradition could have provided but then I could not culturally fit, for one reason or another. I had to go solitary. It is only after decades, and going where reputable long standing elders show up, do I get any type of recognition. The true ” The Wicca” and those religious and make stuff up as they go, to stroke their ego types, (sociopaths that have their enablers attack you) do every thing they can to keep you out their section of the community. Then I watch what larger community re-fragment.
When you see it coming, and people are conditioned to isolate themselves, sociopaths and narcissists take full advantage of that. Groups can’t get as big as they used to because of this influx and conditioning to respond to these types of people.
I haven’t seen one group in 20 years that teaches meditation anymore. The last Elder (now Past- Lady Amethyst) that taught anything about energy, vibration, and the reason for ritual adherence. Nor have I seen anyone speak to building an astral framework and ritual space except for Thorn Coyle.
I just listened to an Ifa traditionalists where the one Baba wanted to get people back to talk about the magical and spiritual work that the various paths of the Oriesha have versus the surface rituals and practices that people do. It is endemic to the spirituality of many traditions.
And it is part of the mainstream culture. No one trusts anyone, no group, no leader and wouldn’t know who to trust, to say that is a leader and for these reasons. People don’t waste time to listen to reasons, history, or exercise their own brain and abilities to think it through for themselves. People follow what gives them those feels, with no idea what or where it comes from, or who is manipulating it and how.
The Elders who try to teach any of these truly empowering things are shown the door with some sort of social kick in the pants.
There are few,  who have good solid working traditions and people earnestly supporting them, If what you say is true makes you and yours rare of what and whom I know.
Here is the by-word, community, and by that diversity and leadership. Who do you trust, and how do you cultivate leaders? A tribe has those and multiple societies with different religious and spiritual traditions, along with a warrior, women’s, men’s and other practical day in and day out societies. That is what my group is working on. And yes we get next to zero interest. They don’t see a value in it. They want to see what’s in it for them.
And the Elders that say they are retiring from Wicca and going to more traditional witchcraft, being a witch, wizard, is the continuing study of self, lore and magical practices, and extending their relationship with the divine and nature, without being impeded by those who have made Wicca an altogether stultifying but small organized religion, managed by many, by many standards, who couldn’t earn a traditional third degree. Those who see the Gods and the spirits know.
And nowadays, vampires, the added extra bonus of spiritual environment and sociopaths, do what I want versus in perfect love and trust. Every larger meetup or gathering I go to, I and my group have to protect people from them. Witch by definition is what you do for yourself. Wicca is a religion and a framework, for some these magical training traditions. Shamans learn to serve a tribe. No Tribe, no community, no reliance on wisdom of elders, but the self serving of each little group manipulating each other. Yes many of us have had to survive, recuperate from burnout, or just be a victim of abuse.

Those of you have survived with a cadre of an honest tradition. I salute you.
I have seen Elders from various traditions manage to work together for a time here and there. The underlying lack of structure, and that thing that is a hypocritical stone stuck in my throat, working by consensus, that develops only the most skilled of the emotional manipulating leaders, that drive the core founders and workers away, no there won’t be a coherent community honoring Elders.
Again I am doing what I can to teach. Many are concerned with who I trained under, what traditions and how successful I’ve been without any context or understanding of what I know. The paucity of capable people who have had any adept experiences are few and the rest fake it, while flaunting a more marketable feel good group. People will get what they get.
Now that I put myself out here, I expect to be hammered. Have at it.
Most of those who have responded to this post what you say is true and good, and from your sets of experiences, I have seen also. I just hope the one thing in pagan communities are not interested in is community and leadership and culture is the very thing that they need. And now without any good culture to be based off of, one must be created to be a model not only for ourselves, but for the world.
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Shaman, energy workers and Medicine people a Diversity that we need.

Traditional shaman, who deal with spirits initially, whether from the land and the culture or being so close to death, they are patterns of the same process. Getting accustom to each pattern and living it, takes a lot of personal energy. And it has costs. The ordeal by spirits whether by ancestors, planes or by being close to death, are by happenstances.
Many medicine workers who are by definition not “shaman” either have talent and or go through ordeals, initiations or vision quests. This however has more of a natural, earth based and ancestral pattern that helps these people center themselves and serve their tribe and or people.

The Shaman sickness pattern Identified in Siberia and the Asian steppes by some tribes are identified as “white” shamans. There are other shaman that learn by skill and talent and are called “black” shamans (nothing to do with light/dark, good/evil dichotomies, etc)

Some witch, hoodoo or Voudou paths, speak of all magic and dealing with spirits have a cost. And it has a cost on the body. Personal energy that goes through the body that isn’t matched to a person’s body but spirits and places each have their unique patterns. If we were to fully accustom ourselves to that pattern would probably move completely there. And our bodies would have an even worse time. This is why many shape-shift on planes. This too can bring residual energies to manage by or alter people’s own natural.

There are other techniques that can people can use not to be hurt by working with these people, places, entities and or things. There are some who are taught aspects in varying cultures.

For those who have been called to these shaman sickness, madness or death paths, there are medicine people who help them if they want it. And sometimes they can’t be helped. And they work their own path and the energies, destinies and patterns that they are attached to. It is my hope that those weaves will honor them in this plane or the next and heal them and give them an equitable boost in their next life time or their time in between.

In general, people moving people energy, or highly structured or dynamic energies through their bodies, that are usually not tuned to their bodies, does damage to their bodies. It takes a lot of energy to protect their soul and have a spirit body that maintain their soul in that dynamic equilibrium with body and life in general. This takes a lot of work and many don’t do that depth of work to be adequately prepared. This can be said not only of “shamans”, but of energy workers, healers, vampires, or energy players.
DSM-IV that classify kundalini psychosis and chi-gong crisis, “a crisis of faith”, where practitioners who do this energy work on purpose but have worked it too hard with out the adequate time and experience to work through the psycho-spiritual-somatic experiences to attune their body and the energies together. The recommendations there follow what gurus and chi-gong teachers would say. Slow down, focus on health and balance, and deal with the after care of the attendant catharsis that occur when working these practices.

Not all energy or spirit workers suffer illness or madness. The world may wish to impact individuals to that point, but it isn’t necessary. There are balance paths where many work on light or dark, over and under worlds, or ancestors, gods, or the dead. There are ways that mitigate these issues given cultural or traditional contexts, few who follow fully. Many don’t get a choice nor do they have the blessings to be received into same said communities, as few and far between they are. People do the best they can. That cost that people take, is a commitment, that will have repercussions over lifetimes and over many planes of existence. As I teach, I try to give people, newly on their paths and some who have been on a path or two, an insight to the choices and what is going on so they can have conscious control over the choice of their path. Understanding the path and choosing that path, is different than being thrust upon it. Also, how to mitigate and manage that choice. Sometimes there is nothing for it. It is what it is. And I try to support and give a level of understanding for them, if it is warranted.

I have managed to be pretty healthy, regardless of the ordeals that I have been put through. And some have pushed me to the brink of sanity, illness and death. That isn’t to say I haven’t suffered. Each of us need to have a cadre of path walkers who can understand what we as an individual has gone through. Support, tips, and some times just a place to chew the fat, can help us have a perspective who we are and the sense of purpose of our place in the universe. This is a rare and very healing thing for likes of each of us. Too often we are busy justifying what we are versus seeing the others in the diversity of we can be together. This is a rare thing that must be cherished.

Cherish each other. In the mix there is a balance, usually.