Invoking the Great Below
Magic is the marriage of breath, will, and desire.
Magic is the cultivation of, and the stepping into, our power.
Magic changes our consciousness. Changing our consciousness helps us to change the world we build with one another.
To change our consciousness requires that we observe ourselves and observe the world. To recognize the flow of All, we must learn to recognize the component parts of Self, to notice the small and subtle things around us, and to recognize what operates everything from DNA to galaxies.
If we take this process of exploration into ourselves, we are well served by asking the following questions:
What am I denying? What am I avoiding? What do I fear? Where is my shame?
This is all in the cauldron. All of our subconscious feelings, all of our shutting down, all of our fear feed the fires of the hidden, what we sometimes call the chthonic, or the Great Below.
I feel sad sometimes at how much we live in a culture of denial, not only because it affects us on a personal level, stunting our growth and ability, and not only because of course it seeps out into how we interact with one another, but because we are denying a great source of our power. We become weaker over time, tied up in knots, constricted, unable to flow and move with freedom.
Light the cauldron. Invoke the Powers Below. Feel what’s at the root. Stare into the flames and become illuminated.