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1. The System of Chakras
By Anodea Judith, Truth about Chakras
A chakra is a spinning vortex of energy created within ourselves by the interpenetration of consciousness and the physical body. Through this combination, chakras become centers of activity for the reception, assimilation and transmission of life ...
 
2. The Higher Self
By Keith Randolph, Truth about Creative Visualization
The higher self is that part of your psyche which links you with what one writer calls "the supply of infinite love, wisdom and energy in the universe." Mystics who have experienced it in its pure form describe it as a blinding white light. Mystics ...
 
3. Visuddha - The Throat Chakra
By Anodea Judith, Truth about Chakras
Element: Sound Color: Bright Blue Verb: I speak Attributes: Sound, vibration, communication, creativity Chakra 5 is located in the region of the neck and shoulders and is the center of communication and creativity. Its color is a bright turquoise ...
 
4. Manipura - The Power Chakra
By Anodea Judith, Truth about Chakras
Element: Fire Color: Yellow Verb: I can Attributes: Power, will, energy, transformation Earth, water, fire. With our bodies grounded and our emotions flowing, we now move on to power, energy and will. This is our third chakra, a yellow lotus of ...
 
5. Symptoms of Psychic Attack
By Keith Randolph, Truth about Psychic Self-Defense
How do you know when you are under psychic attack? First, a word or two of common sense: Don’t jump to conclusions. If you find yourself having problems, being plagued by bad dreams or suffering from illness without immediate apparent cause, first ...
 
6. Muladhara - The Root Chakra
By Anodea Judith, Truth about Chakras
Element: Earth Color: Red Verb: I have Attributes: Survival, grounding, solidity, the body The first chakra is found at the base of the spine, the point you are sitting on right now. Its name, Muladhara, means "root," and the paths of energy in ...
 
7. Anahata - The Heart Chakra
By Anodea Judith, Truth about Chakras
Element: Air Color: Green Verb: I love Attributes: Love, balance, relationship, compassion We are now halfway through our seven-leveled chakra system. Below us are the first three chakras which relate to things and activities in the external ...
 
8. Celtic Religion
By Tadhg MacCrossan, Truth about Druids
Druidism can be used synonymously with the phrases Celtic religion and Celtic magic. In order to enter into this magico-religious system, a familiarity with mythology is necessary. Celtic mythology is best represented in the Irish Book of Invasions ...
 
9. How To Perform Hypnosis
By William Hewitt, Truth about Hypnosis
First you must either have the hypnosis routines memorized or have them typed and handy so you can easily read them. Next come a myriad of things to consider: tone of voice; pace of speech; where to position yourself and your subject; lighting ...
 
10. Dangers of Enochian Magick
By Gerald and Betty Scheuler, Truth about Enochian Magick
The dangers of Enochian Magick have at certain times been blown out of all proportion, and at other times carelessly denigrated. Aleister Crowley, for example, casually dismissed its dangers, and his writings leave the risks to the student’s karma. ...
 
11. Svadhisthana - The Seat of Life
By Anodea Judith, Truth about Chakras
Element: Water Color: Orange Verb: I feel, I want Attributes: Polarity, movement, sexuality, pleasure, emotion We have come from the Earth, energy that is still, solid, dense. We have gained an understanding of our bodies, our grounding, and things ...
 
12. Can Astral Projection Be Dangerous?
By Llewellyn, Truth about Astral Projection
We have looked at astral projection from a number of different points of view. We have seen what happens when the astral body separates momentarily from the physical body; we have traveled around the world, into other realms with it; we have ...
 
13. Quartz Crystals
By Phyllis Galde, Truth about Crystal Healing
Why use quartz crystals? What is it about them above all other stones that makes them so special? Quartz crystals have been used since ancient times as powerful healing objects and meditation tools, and to make medicinal elixirs. Wise adepts have ...
 
14. Witchcraft and Voodoo
By Donald Tyson, Truth about Psychic Self-Defense
Voodoo and Witchcraft are the two most misunderstood religions in the world. Each has a public image and an inner reality. Most frequently that public image has little to do with the private, inner and real religion. Voodoo Voodoo is a mixture of ...
 
15. Crystal Power
By Phyllis Galde, Truth about Crystal Healing
Crystals have a history of capturing people's imaginations. The crystal structures are aesthetically pleasing as well as precise, implying an order to the universe thatis reassuring to the pattern-seeking human mind. But crystals are more ...
 
16. How to Use a Pendulum
By Donald Michael Kraig,
Learning to use a pendulum is both surprisingly easy and remarkably effective. However, there are a few steps needed to be successful Obtaining a pendulum: You can purchase a pendulum for a minimum price to one that costs hundreds of dollars or ...
 
17. History of Enochian Magick
By Gerald and Betty Scheuler, Truth about Enochian Magick
Enochian Magick was first presented to the public in modern times by Sir John Dee, the court astrologer to Queen Elizabeth of England. Dee was born in England in 1527, and was a magician as well as an astrologer. Working with Edward Kelly (sometimes ...
 
18. Calculating the Number for Your Name
By David Allen Hulse, Truth about Numerology
Now modern numerology, having its antecedents in the Hebrew Qabalah, is a simplification of the very complicated number system charted out by the ancient rabbis. The main difference between modern numerology and ancient gematria is the scope of ...
 
19. Astrological Houses
By Stephanie Clement, Ph.D., What Astrology Can Do for You
Your astrological chart is divided into twelve sections called houses. They are numbered from the left side counterclockwise around the chart. The chart represents the planets against a background of the signs of the zodiac, and these signs rise in ...
 
20. Transits and Progressions
By Stephanie Clement, Ph.D., What Astrology Can Do for You
Just as your birth chart shows where the planets were when you were born, at any moment another chart can be created. The planets in a chart for a particular moment are called transits. As the planets move through the zodiac, they interact with ...
 
21. Uses of Crystals
By Phyllis Galde, Truth about Crystal Healing
Perhaps the greatest value of crystals is their use in healing. They have long been known for their curative effects when used in the preparation of tinctures; for their protective characteristics when worn as amulets and talismans; and for their ...
 
22. What is Enochian Magick
By Gerald and Betty Schueler, The Truth About Enochian Tarot
Enochian Magick is a special branch of magick that was begun in modern times by Dr. John Dee, court astrologer to Queen Elizabeth I, and his psychic partner, Edward Kelly. Dee and Kelly discovered an ancient language they called the Angelic, or ...
 
23. Shamanic Symbols
By Amber Wolfe, Truth About Shamanism
Functioning as a priest(ess), healer and channel between the worlds, the shaman calls on a very unique abilities—that of divination. Divination is the ability to use perception and attunement to interpret signs and symbols. Shamanic divination is ...
 
24. What is Magic?
By Donald Tyson, Truth about Ritual Magic
Magic is an art. In common with other arts, it draws its power from a deep well in the center of the human soul. Within this well are the waters of the unconscious, and below the surface dwell all possibilities and potentials, awaiting their turn to ...
 
25. Psychic Self Defense
By Keith Randolph, Truth about Psychic Self-Defense
What is your chance of being psychically attacked at some point in your life? It is fairly high, the evidence suggests. That does not necessarily mean that you will be victimized in a dramatic, life-threatening way, but it is distinctly ...
 

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