European spiritualism of the mid 1800's to early 1900's identified closely with the scientific advancements of the time, and was being researched by scientists, and other doctors. Indeed this classical spiritualism is also called scientific spiritualism.
The science at the time was fascinated by mesmerism and hypnotism of psychology and philosophy, but also of electricity: of voice recordings, the telephone and the ability to communicate by distance. Magnetism of course also being related to electrical generation, and invisible forces whose effects can be observed.
I have blogged briefly on the responsibility of personal magnetism Some describe as influence and charisma, related to the personality such as can be seen with personal power, leadership and motivational speakers or life coaches. And some link to mental force and in terms of animal magnetism and hypnotism, but is also related to physical magnetism in terms of life force, the aura or energy body and attraction. It is related to energy and the mind in terms of the nerves and communication, a mercurial and "sexual" alluring force.
I say "sexual" because it is the union of polarity, such as a magnet and push pull and other forces. The word "sexual" was metaphoric of feminine and male polaric interaction, such as positive and negative which really does not have necessarily anything to do with gender but more mechanic in terms of a "fitting" metaphor. Certainly sex magic could be utilized but that in a way is a more carnal, less metaphoric literalism on the surface. We are dealing with the spiritual and energetic levels.
Bear with me as many of you have a background in western ceremonial magic, however many do not, or do not know the deeper spiritual meanings behind Catholicism. You may not desire or care about the western systems when it comes to diasporic or indigenous practices,but many also use grimoires in their folk magic, and as we use Christian symbolism in Espiritismo its unavoidable. I would rather people empower people, although Christ is mainly used as a symbol of light, truth also being light, union of mankind but also spirit and man, as a healer, prophet, an example of love to aspire to, and as a spirit of elevation and assistance to many.
The grapes and golden wheat both as agricultural symbols of cultivation and renewal by the sun.......
These forces then can be better manipulated for any number or spiritual or "magickal" purposes.
I show this purposefully to note the energetic difference of the positive/projective/male 1 and negative or 0/nothing/receptive/female currents.
Lucero travels the 4 corners of the earth, and can be sycretized with spirits such as Ellegua, Eshu or Papa Legba. Legba in Vodoun is a phallic travelling messanger spirit like Hermes, who still retains his staff in the diaspora. Lucero is seen as a meteor or shooting star, the lightening flash spark of ashe and promethean intelligence of the bringer of light and liberty. For Quimbana Exu, they are spirits tasked with elevation, of themelf, the devotee and with the dead, Wheras the Yoruban Ellegua offers assistance or redeeming path partly through Ebbo, prescribed offerings or sacrifice (to make sacred) and communication with higher spirits, and the Orisha Olofi is Olodumare God's incarnation. In Lucumi one way to gain ashe life force is to serve the Orisha. Esu provides challenges and lessons for progress. All are of the cross-roads.
This is the flaming sword and serpent on the tree or cross within each human in the western sense. The cross is the 4 directions, greek winds as well as the cube of material world that unfolds into a cross, the tesseract. This is the light or energy solidified, the formed cross of earth, but there is the cross of the sun, and the highest northern star. The triple cross of realms seen in the crucifix of kongo, russian orthodox byzantine and mount calvary with the skull at the base being earth.
In terms of blood, the life force is circulated by the heart, and energy work traditions work on circulating the bodies energy field to avoid stagnation. Even in western magick, there is the circulation of the body of light seen as the bodies energetic fountain, done after the qaballistic cross which mirrors the Our Father Prayer, banishing pentagram to clear the astral-mental influences,and middle pillar energetic spine exercises, which link us to the inner and outer universe, and for energetic purposes.
The energy circulation or flow is known in many traditions such as the microcosmic orbit energy exercises, in qi-gong and the acupuncture meridians.
Lords prayer IS the qaballistic cross:
Are in heaven....on earth (up down northstar to the world) Give us: compassion jupiter, expansion bread.....forgive us: justice, mars, in the middle the sun joining hands: Amen (Amun-Ra)
Man is both a pentagram, a 5 pointed star, having 4 limbs and a head, as well as the cross, with the 5th element being spirit. We are Jesus as 4 elements and shin spirit-fire within the YHVH Yaweh or Yahoo became Yeshuah..YHVSH Jesus.....yod-fire heh-water vau-air shin-spirit heh-earth. The female aspect is a double heh for water and earth. These are not simple mysteries.
Uranus-spirit white, mars-fire red, jupiter-water blue, moon-air purple, earth below-4 elements muddled colors receive all above.
Each sphere has a number and minor arcana and many correspondances, the paths are the major arcana of the tarot.
The hebrew letter for the yellow solar sphere is Vau: nail which connects our spiritual and physical body as Christ on the cross, connection or message upon a door of light. This middle hermetic path is of earth the sun moon and stars.
Other like entities of the sun are: Ra, Balder, a form of Vishnu, Apollo, Adonis, Dionysus, Bacchus, Iacchus.
This is also the secret of the red cross and rosy cross of Tipareth.
Magnetism, describes the toric energy body and expanse the sphere and field of influence of the aura and antennae. The energy body can be seen as a machine or vehicle of counter rotational circular as the vesica pisces....or hexagramic parts like the merkaba soul parts or biblical Ezekials chariot (wheels within wheels). When a layer of "dirt" accumulated energy and forces which have not been mitigated occurs, these parts do not work as well which can then create energetic disturbances such as sleep paralysis, susceptibility to negative forces and spirits, and manifest as mental and physical disease. Such then is spiritual cleansing so very important to be done in regularity. Soul flight or the dream body as well as wings, feathers and birds are all symbols of spirit communication such as the holy spirit. But we need the energy to fuel these acts and receptivity..... to light the way.
As fountains circulate water, so are spiritual fluids currents: corrientes and seen as air bubbles in the water cup as energy and spirits. The dead are seen in the wind that circulate around and at the root of the world tree. The mediums energy body or tree is surrounded by spiritual fluids which the spirits can use, and some mediums especially women are portals.
Each of these planetary realms are said to have a spiritual world equivalent, and has its own spiritual entities therein. The sun is an elevated energy, and connecting central area to the other planets as a wheel hub, as seen by the heart and solar plexus of air/breath and fire/blood light in the human body and electrical activity. The sun is electro-magnetic, as rotational forces and polarity make an electrical field. Energy is harvested from the sun, the wind or water dam by rotating a wheel or fan, or like a car engine explosion to push a rod which turns.
The sun is magnetic like the earth has poles (star within), it is made of firey fluids. the sun is associated with the air element in qaballah. Why is this important: because of the solar logos or the word. Speech, out loud prayer is of our voice, air and the magnetic activating force to our work and altars. This ashe, force is emanated from our mouth as well as hands and other areas. I have spoken before how Jesus (light of the world) and the Lwa Gran Solier "grand sun" are solar entities, as well as solar magicians and heroes like Sol-omon, Samson with the lion pelt between the two "pillars"(leo ruled by the sun, the face the ego-personality and spine) and Hercules.
Oreen, Oreen, Oreen....
Radiar la luz hermanos mios, radiar la luz del salvador.....La fe, la paz, la union
Misa song: pray, pray, pray.....
radiate the light my brother, the light of the savior, the faith, the peace, the unionEspiritismo hand passes use magnetism
For hand passes this is what we are doing in Espiritismo, we are sweeping and picking up energy to cleanse our aura. We also do healing hand passes for mediums who heal, a laying of hands and energetic balancing re-magnetism and healing. Mediums who heal or lend their body "la materia" their material often to other spirits can become demagnetized, and require intervention of another.
The same hand or side of the body is intervened with the patient to properly add the needed "spiritual fluids". See the diagrams below taken from the book drum and candle:
One remedy to re-magnetize the spiritual fluids around our body is to place a magnet into a water glass and charge it in the sun. It is then with your prayers and white, gold or yellow candle, poured over your body and not rinsed off. Some people place a cleansed quartz crystal or gold within the cup. In one version I seen the gemstone citrine used. This is usually done for 7 days to permeate all your levels. It is great when you feel low energy. I knew of this method before entering spiritualism, but was delighted to see people using this. To my recollection they also swept their body with red, yellow and blue flowers (carnations), one color each day before each magnet bath to additionally strengthen the aura and had the corresponding candle color each day for 3 days to cleanse and energate spiritually, mentally and emotionally.
The three colors are primary colors off white source, as well as the balanced colors of mars, jupiter and the sun. The three elements besides earth: of water, fire and air and the higher realms. Also the flag colors of Venezuela for which this practitioner is in Maria Lionza spiritsm tradition: Deadman Baez.
It is also the colors of the magnet poles and the sun.
To rid yourself of dark, unwanted negative spirits
shared by Raymond Krmaschek III
Recently I also came across an interesting social media post. This is done to strengthen also the energy body, for protection and the removal of negative fluids if one feels they have negative spirit attachments. Firstly let me caution you that you must be careful with using salt, as this can also sap energy of, and ward off your good or helpful spirits who are at a lower level of elevation. Hopefully you have elevated them ( the good helpful ones empowered only) to the point that salt does not affect them as much. You can also speak to them to instruct them of what you are about to do. I avoid salt as a spiritualist, unless I felt a very bad infestation that needed it. That being said the elements used are magnetic, having both qualities of being charged negative and positive according to the periodic table of elements. (Haha high school chemistry class). There are ingredients which have both or either attributes to create an electrical charge and are attractants or repellents, as well as to charge a metal object with its currents. As one person put it, its is like the creation of an electrical fence.
(Did you know of the lemon battery...commercial batteries have acid)....
You will need a tub to bathe in and a way to rinse yourself off afterward...
You will need 1 orange,1 lemon,1 half cup of salt,and one white candle.
You must have is something made of copper(pure),or iron(pure)...try and buy a copper ring or necklace or the same for iron....this will be your protection afterward.
Run a hot bath,add the salt...then cut up the orange and the lemon and squeeze the juices into the bath...then put in the copper or iron and mix the tub good....
You can begin your prayers as you run the water and add the items.
Enter the bath and stay as long as you can...make sure to cover your entire body with the mixture ....if you have spirits they will leave and be drawn to the flame to be changed to heat and light....some have experienced this by seeing the flickering of the flame with no wind or drafts....when you are finished you need to rinse yourself off because of the salt on you...take the copper or the iron and keep it with you for your protection....simple but must be done properly.
Put on light color clean clothes after.
Copper is an excellent conductor, but I am not sure how important the metal selection or purity is. Someone suggested Nickel and I am sure that would work as well. All metals have a positive polarity.
Gold is expensive, and of sunlight but would work well, or silver of the moon and waters.
Lemon is acidic and has a negative polarity and cutting or removing spiritual property.
As a generalization:
Copper is an attracting metal, such as the Venusian metal of Oshun, Cachita Tumbo or Anaisa etc along with the orange. Sometimes you can attract what you do not want.
Whereas choosing Iron is more a Mars metal of Ogun and more of a severing, cutting or warding property. Many spirits do not like Iron. I would not use a railroad spike for this because they are coated with creosote which is cancerous. Interestingly Thelema has the metal of the sun sphere Tipareth listed as Iron, whereas I thought it of Mars, and the metal of the sun as Gold.
Whether you use salt: sodium chloride or Epsom salt magnesium citrate, they both are +/-
Jewelry must be cleansed often as it retains and collects spiritual forces and energy from your environments, its own properties of crystals or gemstones, metals etc and other people. For this reason we also tend not to wear jewelry when doing spiritual work because it can influence or color the work. Likewise spiritual jewelry can be ritually consecrated, but must be refreshed from time to time, such as using by coconut water. Elekes, Palo chain etc are still not worn during misa. Some people still will wear a crucifix or saint medal, but others find any metal on their person makes it harder to pass spirits. If the jewelry breaks it caught something negative, if outside leave it where it falls or if found do not touch it. If inside sweep it into the garbage using a dustpan, do not pick it up with your hands, and contact your godparents.
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