Rune meditation

The runes are a great resource when dealing with the metaphysics of the universe. Here is a great video for rune meditation by Freya Aswynn. I just wish the runes were colored in red. All 24 runes of the elder futhark are introduced. You will feel the charge of the runic energies as she calls the runes one by one. Try to envision each rune in bright red and let it meld into the mind’s eye. As with any skill, concentration and vivid visualizations will greatly add to the success of working with the runes.

This is a great exercise to do daily until you can do it on your own without any assistance.

How to meditate and meet spirit guides

There are many reasons to meditate. Meditation is a great way to calm the mind and relax the body. This is also one of the best ways to keep your spiritual balance, reduce stress, and to receive psychic information. It is also one of the best ways to meet a spirit guide! Many people are unaware of the presence of spirit guides, but through meditation the awareness can be awakened. This is a great way to contact your spirit guide and feel the loving connection that is shared with the universe. There are many different methods of meditation to use and sometimes it takes trial and error to find the best method that works for you.

A simple method is to find a setting in which you will not be disturbed. You can try some soft meditation music and incense or something else if you prefer. The concept is to release the body’s stress then calm and still the mind.

Start by taking several slow deep cleansing breaths.  Try to feel the tension leave your body. Continue to slow your breathing . Slow deep breaths in and long exhales.Some find it helpful to imagine starting at the feet and working your way up to the top of your head relaxing the muscles. Many people feel it important to imagine in the mind’s eye, a white or rainbow spectrum light surrounding their body for protection. This way they can feel safe in the astral or any other realm they encounter spirits or guides on.

Many people like to create a place to meet these guardians, such as a beach or a creek in the woods, by a lake, in a garden, or on a mountain top. The point is to imagine a place that is appealing to you and visualize it in your mind. This will be your special place to meet your guardians. Once you have created the place in your mind and you are still feeling relaxed, just imagine asking to meet your guardian and then just still the mind and try to be as receptive to what you may see, hear or feel.

This is a process that works differently for everyone. You might feel a sensation or vibration in your body, you might actually hear words, you might see an image of someone or something in your mind’s eye. What is important is to focus on the special connection that is shared. You can ask if there is something you need to know and then again still the mind and listen. You can ask them their name if you do not recognize them. The choices are up to you. Before you finish, thank them and recenter yourself in your minds eye or in other words picture yourself back in your designated meditation place- ie chair,couch, bed, bath.

If this does not work for you the first time do not get discouraged. Meditation and self relaxation is something that takes practice. You can do it and it will work if you are persistent. Remember there are many ways to relax and meditate. Just find a method that works best for you.

What is Tarot?

psychic reading using tarot cards is a commonly used method.  This method takes into account the divinatory meaning of a card and the proximity of other cards in relation to it.  Sometimes if the card is upside down, it weakens the meaning or even reverses it. It depends on the individual psychic giving the reading on how the card is interpreted. Usually, the psychic has the person being read  handle or shuffle the cards in some manner or does it for them. The cards are then placed into a particular spread and interpreted. There are numerous types of spreads and once again it depends on the individual psychic and his or her preference. Tarot cards have different pictures on them and there are many different kinds of artistic designs and decks one can choose from.

A Tarot deck of cards contains 78 cards divided into two main groups:

22 Major Arcana

56 Lesser Arcana

The 22 Major Arcana or trump cards are comprised of:

0 The Fool-new beginnings, folly,mania

1 The Magician-skill, ability to make things so

2 The High Priestess- secrets,mystery

3 The Empress- creativity,fruitfulness, nurture

4 The Emperor-stability,power,leader

5 The Hierophant-man of spirituality, servitude

6 The Lovers-attraction or love to a person or thing

7 The Chariot-struggle or war,triumph, means of transportation

8 Strength- power energy,courage

9 The Hermit-introspection, alone,  prudence

10 Wheel of Fortune-luck, success, fortune,

11 Justice-equity, balance in reason or  naturally forced

12 The Hanged Man-wisdom, time of trial or reflecting,

13 Death-transformation, change, end, and mortality

14 Temperance-tempering, moderation

15 The Devil-temptations, ambitions

16 The Tower-adversity, misery, false concepts thought of as real

17 The Star-looks to the future,wishing, spiritual insight

18 The Moon-hidden enemies,emotional and mental trial

19 The Sun-triumph, happiness, mental clarity

20 Judgement-change in position, renewal, past is past

21 The World-successful conclusion, voyage, change of place, satisfaction

Please understand the above meanings are generic and not all inclusive.

The Lesser Arcana is separated into 4 suits: Wands,Cups,Swords, Coins or Pentacles

Wands-represent the element fire, passions, doing or actions

Cups-represent the element water, feelings or emotions

Swords-represent the element air, thoughts or conflicts

Coins or Pentacles-represent the the element earth, material aspects and possessions of our lives

Each suit then has the following cards:

King, Queen, Knight, Page,10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, Ace

The King, Queen, Knight, Page, or (court cards)  usually represent people in    relation to the reading or question but they can be symbolic as well.

The 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, Ace cards all have meanings as well as they pertain within their respected suit. Some readers will use numerology when interpreting these cards.

The Tarot psychic reading would be given to an individual based on the cards that came up in a particular spread and in relation to the questions that might have been asked. The reader should also receive some information through his or her own metaphysical method.

Psychic Reading

Psychic reading is an occurrence where one person tries to perceive information and insights using extra-sensory- perception (esp) from a metaphysical realm.  There are various methods and tools per se’ that a  psychic reader may use to provide the reading such as Tarot cards, runes, astrological signs and charts, and numerology and more. There are some psychic readers that use a form of channeling spirits as a medium such as John Edward or Sylvia Brown.  These psychics are usually referred to as being clairvoyant. Most psychics consider themselves to be clairvoyant to a point since it is their own perception that they rely on when providing a reading for someone or for themselves.

A psychic reader that uses Tarot cards will use different lay outs of the cards after the person that they are reading has handled them  or shuffled them. The psychic will then interpret the layout of the cards using them only as tools and a visual aid. A good reader will  use the intuition they receive more so than the exact representation of each card, but will use the card or cards as a point of reference .

A psychic reading using runes is done in a similar way, but usually the runes are cast from a cup or one’s hands on to a cloth and the ones face up are interpreted. Usually, 3 runes would be picked up and interpreted in light of the questions asked but there are other methods as well. Runic divination can be simple or very complex. It is necessary for the reader to be very intuitive and knowledgeable about the runes however.

A psychic reading by numerology  is a breakdown of an individual’s personal numbers or life path number, which are derived from one’s birth-date and or name. From these numbers one can receive insight as to what life experiences or themes will be easy, challenging, and repetitive. Some believe that a soul chooses when to be born and therefore, one could derive a life path number representing the life’s purpose or journey for the soul. The life path number (or soul number) is derived by taking ones entire birth-date -month ,day,and year and adding its sum. The sum is then added until it becomes a single numerical digit.

An astrological psychic reading or an Astrology chart uses the birth-date, the time of birth, and the place of birth (longitude and latitude) to determine the influencing factors of the planets on a person and how those planets affect each other. Horoscopes are derived in the same manner, but usually, the birth- date is what is important there. The method of doing one’s chart is a bit to involved for me to explain here.

Personally, I believe that everyone has psychic ability, but some are more apt than others. I believe that psychic ability is developed and grows stronger just like a muscle. The more you use it and understand it, the stronger it becomes. This psychic ability is an established connection to the metaphysical realm or spirit world. It is really no different than the feeling one gets when trying to connect in a spiritual way. What is different, is how one uses the psychic or spiritual connection as well as the strength of it. It is the intuition and emotion one feels that is perceived as the extra-sensual-perception when doing a reading. It is this perception and not the tools used that separate really good psychics from your average psychic. Even you can develop that esp and open your inner clairvoyant psychic because we all have it to be developed. Just remember, it is like a muscle and everyone has a different measure of strength.

Shamanic Meditation

The core principles of shamanistic beliefs are a belief in a spirit world or worlds, belief that communication with spirits is possible, spirits can be good or evil, divination of the future or psychic reading, vision questing for knowledge, the shaman’s spirit can leave the body and travel between worlds for information or communication, and yes many believe in the ability to help and heal the sick. Nature and animals play a very big role to many shamans as well. It is a common practice for the shaman to induce himself into a trance-like state of ecstasy by using rhythmic drums or rattles, dancing, chanting, sweat lodges,  and many use a form of hallucinogens as well, but not all. It is usually within this state of trance, that the shaman does his or her most serious work or tasks.

Start by taking several slow deep cleansing breaths. Try to feel the tension leave your body. Focus on the beat of the drum. Let the rhythm flow through your body. Stay focused on the rhythm of the drum until you feel like your spirit can move with every beat. Slow deep breaths in and long exhales. Some find it helpful to imagine starting at the feet and working your way up to the top of your head relaxing the muscles. Many people feel it important to imagine in the mind’s eye, a white or rainbow spectrum light surrounding their body for protection. This way they can feel safe in the astral or any other realm they encounter spirits or guides on.

Shamanism

Shamanism refers to beliefs and practices by a spiritual person or being that believes in his or her ability to interact and communicate with a spirit world or worlds through various forms of metaphysics. Shamanism predates all organized religion and that is why there are many different variations of shamanistic practices that vary mainly due to cultural differences. It should be noted that the very first ever so called holy men or women would have been shamans. They would have been the spiritual leaders of their people. They would have been thought of as the “ones who know”. The word medicine man or witch doctor has also been used to describe shamans. The belief by many shamans in their ability to heal the sick and use magic is where modern science has cast such a negative light on the practice or belief. However it is amazing and worth noting that primitive cultures around the world would have the same core belief system without having any knowledge of each other. The core principles of shamanistic beliefs are a belief in a spirit world or worlds, belief that communication with spirits is possible, spirits can be good or evil, divination of the future or psychic reading, vision questing for knowledge, the shaman’s spirit can leave the body and travel between worlds for information or communication, and yes many believe in the ability to help and heal the sick. Nature and animals play a very big role to many shamans as well. Most are very knowledgeable about the local plant life and herbs as well as various gem stones or crystals.

Considering there are so many different cultures around the world, one can imagine how many variations of shamanistic practices there are. The core beliefs of interacting with a spirit world however, are practically the same. It is a common practice for the shaman to induce himself into a trance-like state of ecstasy by using rhythmic drums or rattles, dancing, chanting, sweat lodges,  and many use a form of hallucinogens as well, but not all. It is usually within this state of trance, that the shaman does his or her most serious work or tasks. Many shamans also believe in the use of power animals or totems. They perceive these animal spirits as guardians or helpers to themselves and others. Shamans are capable of changing their consciousness at will to interact with the spirits (human or animal) for whatever purpose deemed necessary.  This is why shamans can be referred to as “ones who know”.

What is Numerology?

Numerology is the study of numbers, but a psychic reading of sorts can be done using numerology. Just like in astrology, a personal numerology reading is a breakdown of an individual’s personal numbers or life path number, which are derived from ones birth-date and or name. From these numbers one can receive insight as to what life experiences or themes will be challenging, and repetitive. These numbers also give insights as to what natural abilities a person may have as well. Some believe that a soul chooses when to be born and therefore, one could derive a life path number representing the life’s purpose or journey for the soul.The life path number (or soul number) is derived by taking one’s entire birth-date -month ,day,and year and adding its sum. Then from that sum, reducing it to a single number.

For example: A birth-date of  July 5th 1990 would be derived as follows

7+5+ 1+9+9+0=31 The 31 then becomes 3+1 =4  and 4 would represent the life number. The same procedure can be done for one’s name. Each letter has a number that corresponds with it.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

A B C D E F G H I

J K L M N O P Q R

S T U V W X Y Z 

 For example:Joe Smith would be

1+6+5(Joe)  + 1+4+9+2+8(Smith)= 12(Joe)+24(Smith)

1+2+2+4 =9

9 would be Joe Smith’s personality number.This number would give insights into Joe’s personality.Numbers are considered to have particular energy traits or vibrational patterns assigned to them.

The metaphysical traits are as follows:

1-Individuality, will, ego

2-Cooperation, peace

3-Creativity, self expression

4-Discipline, work

5-Freedom, change, free will

6-Service, responsibility

7-Wisdom, knowledge

8-Power, authority

9-Compassion

The life number and personality number would then be looked at extensively as it pertained to the individual. By looking at the number an individual can see insights as to what conflicts, challenges, and abilities one would have in life or within his or her personality as it pertained to the number.

Metaphysical energies of crystals and stones

The metaphysical lore or magical uses of crystals and stones is as old as time. By magic, I am referring to the metaphysical energies associated with the stones  or crystals. Crystals and stones contain the earth’s metaphysical energies. The first shamans knew the hidden power or energy found in these even when they were separated by continents. Many Native American cultures share in the same belief as well. As time went on, amulets and talismans were made to provide the holder with the magical properties of the stones or crystals being used.  There is a vast majority of uses for stones and crystals that has been studied and used over the ages of time.

Stones and crystals have projective and receptive properties or energies that are associated with them.  These metaphysical properties are everywhere within the universe. Too much of one causes problems, thus warranting the need for balance. A person feeling out of balance or lacking within a certain aspect of them-self could use a certain stone or crystal that had a desired metaphysical energy to bring balance back into them-self.   One must also understand that the color of stones contributes to the metaphysical energies and properties they contain. Here is a list of stones and crystals with metaphysical uses associated with them. This list is not all inclusive.

Colored stones and crystals contain these metaphysical properties:

Red-represents blood and sacredness to some, associated with fire, lends courage and power.

Pink- calming and loving vibrations, cheerfulness

Orange- personal success, selling, symbols of the sun

Yellow- Communication and movement-associated with air

Green- nature, fertility, grounding associated with earth mostly but water at times, the unknown

Blue- Associated with water, dreams, emotions, intuition

Purple- Associated with spiritual healing and mysticism, meditation, psychic work

White- Associated with the moon, sleep, psychism, power

Black- associated with Akashic and repelling negativity

Crystal and Stone List:

Agate- Strength, courage, love, healing, protection

Alexandrite- luck, love

Amber- luck, healing, strength, lifeforce energy, beauty, love

Amethyst- dreams, healing, psychism, peace, love protection, happiness

Aquamarine- psychism, peace, purification

Aventurine- mental powers, eyesight, luck, money

Azurite- psychism,dreams,divination

Beryl- psychism, energy, clairvoyant psychic reading, healing, love

Bloodstone- healing, halt bleeding, strength, courage, wealth

Carnelian- protection, sexual energy(libedo), courage

Cat’s-Eye- Beauty, wealth, gambling

Citrine- psychism, communication, knowledge

Coral- wisdom, healing,

Crystal (Quartz)- psychism, psychic reading, power, guided intent, healing, there are differrent colors of quartz for various uses

Diamond- spirituality, strength, courage

Emerald- love, money, wisdom, psychicsm

Flourite- mental strength, meditation

Garnet- protection, strength

Geodes- childbirth, fertility, meditation, projection of energy

Hematite- grounding,divination, healing

Jade- wisdom, love, healing, vitality

Jasper- calling rain, healing, beauty

Jet- Akasha knowledge, divination, luck, protection

Kunzite- calming, relaxing

Lapis Lazuli- spiritual psychism, healing

Malachite- protection, magical energy, success

Moonstone- love, sleep, psychism, divination

Onyx- protection, defense magic

Opal- astral projection, psychism, magical power raising, beauty

Ruby- power, wealth, protection, banish sadness

Salt- purification, grounding, protection

Sapphire- psychism, divination, healing,

Sodalite- meditation, healing, calming

Sugilite- spirituality, healing, psychism

Sunstone- healing, selling success, persuasion, solar energy

Tigers-Eye- courage, protection, energy, divination

Topaz- protection, wealth, healing

Turquoise- spirtuality, calming, protection, luck

Moon phases and energy

The lunar phase is important and helps in determining the best time for magic. There are basically two lunar phases: waxing moon (ideal time for constructive magic) and waning moon (ideal time for banishing and destructive magic, study, and meditation). In between you’ll have the dark moon (the time of greatest power for banishing and negative magic) and the full moon (the time of greatest power for positive magic).
Basically, as the moon grows, so grows the opportunity or desire for which you are working. As the moon gets smaller, so does the habit or thing you are trying to overcome or push away from you. Most witches of The Craft and pagans work around these lunar phases.

WAXING MOON -When the moon is growing in size (right hand crescent in Northern hemisphere)

Time: From New Moon to Full Moon (Approx 14 days)
Goddess Aspect: Maiden.
Magical Attributes: Invoking beginnings, New projects, Ideas, Inspirations, Energy, Vitality, Freedom.
General workings on this day are for: “Constructive” magic, (love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or health. Time for casting spells concerning attraction and growth and putting plans into action. )

FULL MOON

Time: Approx 14 days after New Moon (Energy lasts from 3 days before Full Moon to 3 days after actual Full Moon) Midnight is the best hour to work the magic.
Goddess Aspect: Mother.
Magical Attributes: Manifesting goals, Nurturing, Passion, Healing, Strength, Power.
Workings on this day are for: Protection, Divination, “Extra Power”, Job hunting, healing serious conditions. Also love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams, artistic endeavors, beauty, health, and fitness, change and decisions, children, competition, dreams, families, health and healing, knowledge, legal undertakings, love and romance, money, motivation, psych-ism, self-improvement.

WANING MOON – When the moon is decreasing in size (left handed crescent in Northern hemisphere)

Time: From Full Moon to Dark Moon (Approx 14 days)
Goddess Aspect: Crone
Magical Attributes: BANISHING Releasing the Old, Removing Unwanted Negative Energies, Wisdom, Psychic Abilities, Scrying, Reversing Circumstances.
General workings on this day are for: Banishing Magic, ridding of addictions, illness or negativity, physical and psychic cleanisings.Time for casting spells to release and diminish.

NEW MOON

Time: From Dark Moon to Waxing Moon (depends).
New moon – The magic should be performed between dawn and sunset for the best use of this magic.
Goddess Aspect: Maiden
Magical Attributes: Banishing, Releasing the Old, Removing Unwanted Negative Energies, Wisdom, Psychic Abilities, Scrying, Reversing Circumstances.New beginnings Weight loss, Goal setting, Planning, Cleaning, Personal Cleansing, General beginnings and considerations.
Workings on this day are for: Starting new ventures, new beginnings, love, romance, health, or job hunting.
New moon – beauty, health, and self-improvement; farms and gardens; job hunting; love and romance; networking.
Dark moon – addictions, change, divorce, enemies, justice, obstacles, quarrels, removal, separation, stopping stalkers and theft.

Lunar Eclipses
Eclipses represent the perfect union of sun and moon. Any type of magic is acceptable.

Blue Moon
The “blue” one is always the 2nd full moon in the same month. Historically the Blue Moon was considered unlucky and a real nuisance when it occurred at various times of the year and upset scheduling of church festivals. In love songs the Blue Moon is often a symbol of sadness and loneliness.

New moon, Dark moon.
Dark moon occurs either side of the new moon. The new moon is between the last of the waning moon and the beginning of the waxing moon. The new moon has the power of in-between, a time which is not a time, similar to midday, midnight etc.

What is Metaphysics?

Metaphysics is not easy to define, but metaphysics is the study of reality, study of being and existence, study of  worldly nature, study of spiritual existence and how it all interacts with each other through forces that can be seen or not be seen. Metaphysics is a type of philosophy that has roots to Ancient Greek philosophers such as Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.

The term metaphysics in today’s world has come to represent and include many categories of topics such as: psychics, psychic readings, clairvoyance, Tarot, numerology, astrology, and runes. It also includes the paranormal, spirituality, reincarnation, magic, divination, esp, shamanism, paganism, the “Craft“, magical properties of crystals, herbs, oils, and charms. It encompasses meditation, astral projection, dreams, and more .

It embodies questions like:

Is there a God or spirit world? Who am I? Why am I here? What is the meaning of life? Is there an afterlife? What is reality? How do people and nature interact and why in relation to these questions?

It is through these questions that one works through the philosophy of metaphysics and it depends on one’s personal preferences and intuitions as to what metaphysical sources, methods and tools he or she uses to try and answer them. It is a personal quest of spirituality.