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Magical postures

Magical postures

Postby firebirdflys » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:04 pm

I've been thinking about this quite a bit in recent months. Finding very little information beyond Yoga positions, which has plenty of info out there. I would like to know more about the Celts specifically although other European lore is also welcome.
Our coven did a workshop with a lady once that was doing ecstatic trance meditations. That was like forever ago, but it came to mind again as I was reading about Celtic magical positions for certain abilities, like visioning. Back then I couldn't still my mind enough to benefit from this, but feel like it's time to try again. It involves taking a position and remaining that way until visions or revelations come through. It's is much like meditation though the different postures are supposed to activate certain effects.
I wonder if anyone else has done this and what your outcomes were.
Most all aritcles I have found all comes back to this woman Mz. F. Goodman and her institute in New Mexico. the Cuyamungue Institute, and I believe the woman who lead our workshop was a student there. http://www.cuyamungueinstitute.com/

Here is a little (well a little long) clip about this Norse anthropologist and his work in a similar field.



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Re: Magical postures

Postby SpiritTalker » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:16 pm

Oo, this could get interesting :)

The only posture I was given was to sit in a straight-backed chair so your spine is "likened to a rod into the earth"; place both feet flat on the floor & parallel; hands resting palm-upward on thighs. I guess it's a basic position.

The straight back is a standard grounding pose, the feet flat & parallel are for energy balance & open flow, & the palms-up form energy-catching cups.
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Re: Magical postures

Postby barker » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:48 pm

The posture for "reasonable" - hands over hips.
Can you do this for 10 mins at a time, 3 times a day? If so your circulation will improve.
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Re: Magical postures

Postby Xiao Rong » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:55 pm

I'm also very interested in the use of the body in magic! When I studied tai chi, there was a lot about how to stand and move in a way where most of your body is relaxed, and your feet are firm and rooted and the top of your body is light. In this way, the qi can circulate freely in your body, which promotes health. I would extend that to mean your connection between your inner self and the outer world are stronger, and by extension your magic is stronger as well.
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Re: Magical postures

Postby barker » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:09 am

The posture for "beautiful" is any posture without the guilt.

Now, it is this simple: Is your guilt your own? If yes, then solve it.
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Re: Magical postures

Postby stormofwind » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:40 pm

Well I am relativity new to this.
I seen this thread I do one postures with my arms down fist clenched .
And I summon the wind.. or try communicate with something I did this for years at times
not realizing it in way.
I have some power than I think.
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Re: Magical postures

Postby SpiritTalker » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:41 am

Maybe you could learn about Ty Chi to develop the gift. Letting these natural energies run our lives can be uncomfortable & Ty Chi teaches how to control the power rather than the power controlling us.
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Re: Magical postures

Postby barker » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:46 am

Controlling energy / analysing. Different sides of a coin. Think!
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Re: Magical postures

Postby BlackMirror » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:58 am

Arith Härger is really interesting to watch. Like his stuff. I believe Edred Thorsson's book on the runes has poses as well for each rune.
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Re: Magical postures

Postby SL » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:16 pm

I'm using Amalia Camateros' Inner tree of light.

I believe it is still available on youtube. I had a corresp. with her asking if I could just send emotional garbage through feet into Earth without being too much of a taker. She told me it should be ok but also suggested that we could send an emerald spiral from heart into the Earth thus sending some love over there as well.

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You can mimic animals with movements thus incorporating their qualities.

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Ted Andrews' Secret gates of Qabala offers postures for each Sephira of the Tree of life.
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Re: Magical postures

Postby barker » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:25 pm

I have been stuck in dancing gestures that mimic old friends. It would appear that dancing as one can be quite eternal. All of that took place nigh on 20 years ago. Fascinating subject, the bodymind and the way it stays happy.
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