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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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