Monday, July 21, 2008

Hermetic Magic & Truth Spell

Hermetic magic is one aspect of Hermeticism. Hermeticism is a set of philosophical and religious beliefs based on the writings of Hermes Trismegistus. It combines natural and alchemical lore with religious pantheism and moral philosophy to create a complex structured system that charts the flow of magical energies and works to redirect them. The best examples of Hermetic magic are meditation spells, otherwise known as circle spells for the complex magic circles used in compound with elemental representations. The purpose of these spells is not to have an impact on the physical world but to directly affect the spiritual world. As may be guessed from its name, meditative spells require the magician to enter a state of meditation before casting. The most common and least dangerous of these spells is the truth spell in which you can contact the mind of another and exchange information.

Before one goes about performing this spell, it is imperative that one knows the risks involved. Children should not try this, nor should the inexperienced without the aid and supervision of a practiced Hermeticist. Any action which involves the transfer and manipulation of spiritual or magical energy should not be taken lightly. This is very serious work. The cardinal rule in all magic is to do no harm. Never use this spell or any other spell for selfish or harmful purposes. This spell should not be cast on someone who is unwilling or does not wish to converse with you, the consequences of forcing your will on another being can be dire.

With these things in mind you may go about gathering the necessary materials for the spell. You will need three white candles, a piece of chalk or some colored duct tape, and matches. Then find a quiet spot with plenty of floor space to work the spell.

Stand in the center of the circle and place the first candle in front of you. Light the candle and speak the following words: “I am I, and I seek truth". Place the second candle slightly behind you and to your immediate left. Face the candle, light it and speak the following words: "I am you, and I seek the truth". Place the third candle behind you to complete the triangle inside the circle. Face the candle, light it and speak the following words: "I am we, and I seek the truth".
Sit in the center of the triangle and face the first candle. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Clear your mind of all extraneous thought. It may take minutes to enter this meditative state, it may take hours. Just take as long as you need.

Envision the person who you wish to contact sitting in front of you, looking at you over the lit candle. Envision your spirit body separating from your physical body. See it rise up to look down on you and the other person. Move your spirit body and turn it around so that you are behind the other person, looking at his/her back.

Say in your mind: "I seek the truth and nothing but the truth". Slowly move so that your spirit is in the body of the other person. Look out from his/her eyes at your physical body sitting in the circle. Sift through the other person's mind carefully. See what he/she sees, hear what he/she hears, and know what he/she knows. Converse with him or her if you wish.

Envision your spirit body leaving the body of the other person and returning to its physical shell when you have completed your task. Open your eyes and blow out the candles in reverse order. Clean up the chalk or pull up the duct tape. Think on what you've learned.

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