MM to all and to Hazel Dawn who asked about raising power.
I am looking forward to seeing what we all have to say about this. I
have learned some fantastic techniques from others who have shared
When I raise power it is after I cast my circle and invoke the Goddess
and God. Starhawk had a wonderful visualization set whereby you
visualize at each quarter the power of that quarter and then call it
into your body. Briefly, for East, breath deep and be conscious of the
air as it flows into you. For South be conscious of the electric spark
within each nerve as pulses jump from synapse to synapse. For West,
feel the blood flowing through your veins. For North, feel the bones of
your skeleton. In other words, feel the power within yourself and then
concentrate on building it up. I have the paragraphs for each of these
visualizations in my BOS if anyone wants them posted.
The above works for me when I am taking the time for a complete ritual.
When time is the issue, I use the Tree of Life meditation previously
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I do draw down the moon at every full moon that I need to perform
magick. For me, it is a simple ritual done outside in the moonligt.
Before I go out I reread the Charge of the Goddess to have it fresh in
my mind and then kind of bask in the moonlight and raise my arms to
bring the power down to me. Nothing very sophisticated. But I only do
this when I plan on magick or where there will be a release of the
energy, and a grounding of that which is left over. I usually have to
have some definite intent to pull that power down. I have occasionally
also done it when I felt in need of personal strength or felt my own
life light fading a bit.
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