Spiritual Titles and Their Honor.

There has been one thing that has bothered me lately, and it really has bothered me a lot. It is when people who have spirits connected to them or have high standings with beings of power think themselves better of others just because they have a title.

An example of this actually happened yesterday. I met someone in my store who is a regular for a while and we both suddenly clicked into each other’s awareness levels. I had a feeling that he had spirits but I never inquired of what kind nor their connections. Once he clicked into mine though, he started saying what each of those spirits where and how important he was and was bragging about his power and his titles. Honestly, that was the best way to see how weak he actually was, not because he lacked power, but because of his weak personality(for lack of a better term)

I will admit that in the past I have done this too but I try to not do it at all anymore, but every now and then when someone starts to flaunt theirs I feel the need to shoot them down and show them how unimportant they are. But I know that is not how your honor your title(not to mention that in some cases it is a serious waste of energy that could be spent on something else).

The best way to honor your title, or to show your title, is by actions. Act in a way that lives up to your title. Then, if people have heard of you or ever hear of your title, then they go “that truly is a good example of a (insert title here)”, and if they don’t then your actions will reward you even greater titles.

Spiritual Rebirths.

Before I start putting anything down about this, understand that this is speculations and theories only. THIS IS YOUR WARNING!!! SPECULATIONS ONLY. Also I may be interpreting this completely wrong, so don’t take this as above 65% accurate, even if it is.

Now on to spiritual rebirths.

A spiritual rebirth is a common shamanistic practice that helps detach you from this world and solidify your role as shaman. But little is said about what changes actually happen to the soul. Maybe this is different for each person( which it probably is) but I believe that three things might happen. Form Changing, power change, and revelations.

The first is that of Form Changing. Before this happens you may look, or emanate, to something that you value. But after the rebirth your form might change. example, someone who valued a lion for being strong and a ruling body may change into a falcon or more active hunter. Their previous form doesn’t go away entirely and in fact some may feel like a fusion of the two. In this example, they would feel like a Griphon.
That being said, this can also happen naturally through maturity and natural changes in the person’s mind and may just be an added effect of the spiritual rebirth, rather than being tied directly to it.

The second is power change. Power in this sense isn’t just physical or spiritual power, but also how you use your powers. Someone who is fire based might find themselves moving on to earth based. Someone who values brute strength might find more comfort in being more swift.
Like form changes, this can happen naturally and might be an added effect than being a direct effect.

These two, I believe, are just added effects that come from a change in someone’s mind. Being that a spiritual rebirth causes just that, being spiritually reborn may just be one in a long list of things that could create such effects.

The third is revelations. This IS different for everyone. Revelations will show hidden truths about your world. I use this phrase because everyone experiences the world differently. It is possible to have Revelations without being spiritually reborn. That being said, a Spiritual Rebirth causes the greatest changes in your world. At least, i believe it does. Things that may be revealed are about your soul, your purpose, or even something that seems small but keeps the world turning.

This is all I have speculated about spiritual rebirths. The only other thing that I can speculate is that, even though you are going through these changes, you still keep a little of your past spiritual life. Sometimes maybe a lot of it. I do not believe that you would loose anything that is helpful during this process, more just have the rest changed.

Like every think I post, this is heavy stuff and should not be treated lightly. I ask that you explore all options before you say for sure what is what to you. Until next time. Travel safely friends.

Pop Shamanism Research

So I have been doing some research on pop-shamanism WoW style do develop my personal power, but I kept hitting the same roadblock. How to connect the elementals and spirits to the body for power. How does one just call it forward? Is there a faster/safer way than verbally asking? How does the power actually work?

I actually found my answers in a different place, and possibly the last one I was expecting. It was in the manga/anime Shaman King. There they explained something called Furyoku and over soul. They explained furyoku as an energy measurement and over soul as a means of using the powers of the spirit in question, generally one that has bonded with the shaman, though it seems that any spirit with the common goal as the shaman will do, so long as the right materials are in hand.

Furyoku is just the measurement term of the series, so it interested me less that the over soul (though it is useful to have the term for later research). The real interest was the Over Soul concept. It requires three things. They are A willing Soul, An Item that the Soul in question can relate to, and energy(furyoku) from the shaman. I decided to take a look at all three in turn and this is what I found:

  • A Willing Soul: This is important because a forced soul won’t mesh well with the energies and will reject the energies of the Shaman. A trapped soul might use this as an opening to flee if the bindings are not good enough. A subjugated soul might not be as willing but might still be used. A Willing Soul is better because then it is consciously pushing forward it’s energies as much as yours. The soul defines the type of energy used. Saki Mitama rules over this, and seems to be the highest representation of this because it is the soul can brings good harvest and catches, as well as success.
  • An Item that the Soul can Relate to: This is important because if one doesn’t have the right item, the energies won’t flow as well. This could be a replica from the spirit’s past, a totem or idol made for the Soul to reside in, gemstones that appeal to the Soul, etc. Looking back, priests from everywhere have used this for centuries.
    And example of wrong items and energies not flowing well that comes to mind comes from Kemetic Orthodoxy. For a priest in KO, if one is to have a statue(cannot remember if that is a requirement or not) it must be made out of pure materials. They have this guideline and everything for it. But it is very important for the job that they are doing because the energies they need won’t sit right in impure materials. Kusi Mitama rules over this and seems to be the highest representation to this because this is the cause or power behind the success created by Kusi Mitama
    Think of this as a A link cable between two Gameboys.
  • Energy from the Shaman: This is what makes the Over Soul work. The Willing Soul may be the engine, and the Item the Soul can relate to would be the car that the engine is in, but the Energy from the Shaman is what powers it all. I cannot explain how one powers something or pushes energy through something because each person does it differently.  Nigi Mitama rules over this and is the highest representation of this because this is the focused, working part of the soul, and any energy work requires a focus.
  • Goal: this may not be one of the actual things needed(some of you readers are probably going “You only said there was three things!”) but I think that this is important enough to warrant a bullet. Having a common goal as the spirit will make the Over Soul stronger. Generally this could be one of the reasons that the Soul helps you, or maybe it is the focusing point for your energies, or maybe an item was created to accomplish something. Like I said not necessarily needed for it to work but important enough to warrant a bullet. Ara Mitama rules over this and is the highest representation of this because it is the rough side of the Ara-Nigi balance. Usually appearing in warring or troubled times, Ara mitama is a good representation of a goal to accomplish or troubles to over come.

 

While focusing on the Over Soul idea, I am understanding how the powers work and thus can move forward with my growth. Next blog I may focus on the Mitama or maybe how all of this ties in with the Dark Hunter path.

 

Heritage and Parentage

So this post is going to be a bit mind boggling, so bear with me. This is about heritage and parentage in the astral and how it relates to the physical. Big supprise with the title right?

Anyways. Lets start with the three levels. The First most basic level is of course your physical parents, they raised you and could either open you up or close you down. This level changes every life.

The next level is the astral parents is what your soul is made of. This can change often but not usually as often as your lives. This gives you your powers and magic prefrences in the astral. This can be very hybrided or it can be something that has a lot of traits and confusing to figure out. My Example of this is that I believe that I am an Elf (seelie) on my mom’s side, and a demon decendant of Loki on my father’s side. Mind you, you don’t need to have two parents in the astral of different genders, or even two parents to make your bloodline.

The third is the “parents” that made your soul. This is a very Kemetic View of things. This grants powers and forms just the same as the second one, and even may be one of your parents in the second level. This would be the case for demigods from greco-roman times. This never changes no matter your life. Other gods may add things to your soul but the deity that created your soul is still your parent. For me this is Father Hades and Mama Hethert-Sekhmet(hathor-sekhmet).

Meditation experiance

Ok so this is not like my other meditation experiences, this one was an internal journey.
It started with me focusing on my personal power. I was in a grey white space with dark tendrils at first wrapping around me. Then they exploded from me, covering the space in darkness.

After that I could see my body covered in flames and being burned alive. The flames burned off my skin, burned off my humanity really, and burned with a strong flame that when the body opened it’s eyes and stood up, i felt like i was looking at something close to a god’s true form. It/I brought its/my hands together and looked upwards and shot the flames upwards where they changed color and hit a vortex. That vortex was green as were the flames. It did this three more times before shooting off in all directions like the brances of a tree. I realized that this was my chakra points being reconnected. I can describe them in their looks. They did not resemble lotuses in the slightest.

At the Crown, the vortex was exploding with a white gold light. It was branching out and constantly growing like the branches of a tree. Also the energy did not move. It had its path and stuck to it.

The next one down is the third eye. In this case it was three eyes connected through marking that were obviously fae in origin. The vortex stayed in the top eye.

The Throat/voice chakra was made up of three demonic looking heads with mouths open as if roaring or singing. the vortex could only be seen by looking into the mouths of one of the oni’s mouths.

the Heart chakra too he shape of a lion’s head and mane. The mane’s shape was in that of a heart if you took it as a silhouette with the vortex being a third eye piece/egyptian sun crown on the lion.

The personal power/ will power one was where the blackened, burning body of power resides. It was making a vortex that reached up and down with flames.

the sea of chi chakra was made of a dragon coiled around itself over and over again. I think the dragon its self was the vortex.

The final chakra point was the roots, and like the heaven chakra, it made up of red roots that reached farther and farther down.

These points connected and then zoomed out and I was looking at my own personal tree of life. It was impressive.

My remenants during the dark trials.

So I am not allowed to list names, places, marks or what marks do, or really any of the stuff that I really want to put. However I can put down what is left and what is happening to me. On the astral, there are times when the pain is so bad that I black out only to wake up in my physical body hours later. The marks hurt like hell, but make me stronger than most things in hell. Unfortunatly I am still not past the ritual part so there is only so much that I can say about this.

Short version of what is happening is that I am being split down to my core. At first I didn’t know that this meant but now I am getting it. I am pretty much being reverted to my first memories alive. Other things are being stripped away as well, like my ability to contain my emotions, something that I worked hard on for many years.

The things that are left are raw emotions, impulsiveness, and untangled mind, and, strangely enough, two instincts. These two instincts are best defined as predatorial and territorial. Something else that is left is a form and an astral set of armor. The form is that of a Nemean Lion, which is the lion that Herakules had to kill on his challenges. This lion is golden of color, and is invincible from any external attacks. The lion was the first creature that I identified with in this life and it appears to be resurfacing as the “Base” of my soul. The “armor” is really a demonic exoskeleton that looks like a bone white, semi draconic, skeletal creature. A hollow from bleach might be a good discription minus the hole in it.  This armor is almost impenetrable and is immune to most internal attacks. 

The ritual master says that these are the base of my soul when created by the gods. Both seem to be nods to both my astral parents (a demon and an elf) and my creator parents (Hades and Hethert-Sekhmet). If this is indeed the base of my soul, I will build on this with confidence. I consider myself blessed to have been given this chance to have a fresh start and to build my soul without the insults and pains of being bullied. most of those pains have been stripped away and I cannot really recall what it was like.

So let me end this with something that I don’t say nearly often enough. HAILS AND THANKS TO THE GODS AND ANCESTORS.