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Developing External Magickal Energy

This post was written by Donald Michael Kraig
on April 23, 2012 | Comments (3)

In part one of this series I outlined the three parts of the most popular theory concerning how magick works. In the second part of this series I described how to begin developing the ability to work with recognizing, raising and manipulating innate or inner magickal energy.

In that second post I described how to create an “energy ball” using visualization and breathwork. You can also become familiar with the sensation of this energy by using your visualization to change its color. To see the impact of working with others, try holding out your hands toward the hands of a partner and work together to create such an energy ball between each of your paired hands. You may find that the energy changes quality (strength, vibratory rate, temperature, hardness of surface, etc.) using different hands and working with different people.

Practice using these techniques allows you to learn what magickal energy “feels” like. This prepares you for working with energy from external sources, specifically spiritual and even Divine sources. Please note that I am using the word “feel” in relation to the magickal energy in its widest possible sense. Some people describe different magickal energies as having different sounds or tastes. Some have said it “sparkles” in different ways. The only way you will discover this is through experimentation.

One of my favorite ways of sharing this is by explaining the Kabalistic Cross section of the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram. I explained this previously in three posts, here, here, and here. The key is found in the second link. You draw the Divine energy down through you and combine it with your internal energy which is moving horizontally.

By working with the internal magickal energy you know what the energy feels like. When you draw the Divine external energy down you will find there is a similarity in the energy, although there may be differences in such things as rhythm, intensity, etc.

If there are other deities, spirits, or entities you work with or want to work with, you can simply ask them to send you some magickal energy. Your knowledge of what it feels like will allow you to know if you’ve been successful. If you want to use the energy for a specific goal, be sure you work with entities appropriate to that goal.

Try working with the Kabalistic Cross to see if you can draw down the external energy. Mix it with your internal magickal energy at your heart. If you don’t want to perform that ritual, try working with your own deities or other entities and see if you can bring in their energy and mix it with your own.

Reader Comments

Written By Garnie
on April 23rd, 2012 @ 11:24 pm

Quick FYI — I noticed that the two links at the beginning of the article lead to the same page, believe you wanted the fist to point to the How Magick Works article…

Written By Donald Michael Kraig
on April 24th, 2012 @ 12:38 am

Thanks for the correction. THis has now been updated and corrected.

Written By Oasis
on April 27th, 2012 @ 11:10 am

I am partial to a daily performing of the Kabalistic cross. If I miss a day of performing the k-cross, I feel a bit off. L.V.X!

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