Per Bastemhet

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My practice is a non-practice. I’m supposed to do ritual and I don’t, for a couple of reasons: these are things that I know, that don’t need expression to be true- and I also frequently don’t have the spoons, since I’m having a very tough time with my marriage and family problems. This post gives me some good ideas on how to let that knowing become more a part of my daily life without having to step full into ritual land.

Peaceful Awakenings: Reflections of Egypt

Just a few ideas to get you started.

Start training your brain to respond. If you smudge or burn juniper as a purification, do it every time, let your spirit learn that this is a cue; like the dog drools when Pavlov rings the bell, let the smoke teach your soul that this is a cleansing time. Use ritual baths or ritual clothing to train yourself to think of the divine in a ritual-appropriate way when you do that bathing, wear that outfit. Associate ways of doing your hair or pieces of jewelry with particular magical tasks or particular relationships to Powers, so that when you put it up or put it on you are already halfway to completing that alignment.

Steep yourself in symbolism like a good cup of tea. Know a hundred names for your gods so that you can call on the right path at the right…

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February 24, 2013 at 10:13 am

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