[Image] – Mudras, Delhi International Airport – Jaya Ramchandani – CCBY2
If you want to be proficient with chaos magick, you must be willing to experiment and try new things. The idea behind it is this: if the techniques work, the various explanations as to why are far less important. Essentially, this is the very essence at the core of chaos magick.
Imagine these various magickal techniques as a toolbox at your disposal. One tool may be good for a specific thing while another tool may be suited for multiple purposes. There’s your super specific task driven servitor and then your wand which is used for everything. The practicing chaote can never have too many tools available in their magickal toolbox, and in this article I’m going to give you three quick and easy techniques to add to your own.
Create Your own Mudras
If you’re not familiar with what a mudra is, it’s a ritual gesture sometimes done with the whole body, but typically with the hands and fingers. An example, you may be familiar with is the meditating Buddha with his hands folded in his lap, a mudra for wisdom and power.
There are your traditional mudras, which a quick search will provide you with all the information you need on that, or you can create your own.
What are the advantages? For instance, I use a mudra to activate a servitor I have for communication. When I’m talking to people, and feel myself not engaging the way I’d like, I slip the thumb of my right hand in between my pointer and middle finger in a closed fist. This is the calling card for my servitor Psycha, who I designed to help me communicate effectively. This is a simple, easy to remember technique that can be done at a moment’s notice.
Another use would be to create a banishing gesture this way. Sometimes I don’t feel like doing an entire banishing before I start a spell, so I designed a simple mudra where I chop the air and associate that with the idea of banishment. Belief is a tool, and I find that it helps me clear the air enough to continue with the spell.
Use your Pendulum to Generate Energy
Next, let’s discuss pendulums. These are typically used in divination to receive yes or no answers from the subconscious mind (or various other forces). They are excellent at detecting spiritual presence, and can also be used to help find lost objects as well.
But let’s look at our pendulum as something else. Let’s look at it as a conductor of kinetic energy. If you swing your pendulum in circles it generates energy, before you started swinging this was merely potential.
We can now conceptualise this as an energy field within reality. After realising this, I considered using this energy in my work, the result has been to great effect.
Swinging a pendulum in clockwise circles can be used to gather energy (counter clockwise to dispel), and when used in conjunction with visualisation, this energy can be directed into the cosmos however is seen fit.
I like to charge my sigils and spells this way, spinning my pendulum around the sigil in circles as I meditate. The kinetic energy can then be associated with the meaning of the sigil, and your intention has been flung out into the universe through a legitimate energy source.
When I do spell jars I do the same thing. After gathering all the ingredients into the jar, I swing the pendulum in circles while focusing my intent as a means of directing the energy that I am actively creating.
Crystal Grids to Supercharge Your Sigils and Spells
Crystals work on some sort of psychic frequency, and can be used by themselves to generate a specific energy that the chaote is looking for in their ritual. Try arranging an array of crystals in a grid-like pattern to further align their energies. Consider the function and correspondences of each crystal and position them in a way that complements the intention of your spell. After doing this, place your sigil in the center as a way of charging them.
In my own practice, I placed an obsidian crystal at the top of a sigil for removing negative people from my life since obsidian is said to help cut bad ties. Then at the bottom, I placed a rose quartz crystal to symbolize self-love and recognition of my own self-worth to block them from coming back in. I like to charge my sigils for thirty-three minutes (three is a lucky number for me) in my crystal grid while I meditate, before I burn them. You could also arrange a grid around a spell jar or an altar setup when rites are being performed.
[Bite Sized Tip #94: Clear quartz can be used for any purpose, and can replace any other crystal if need be.]
And that concludes this section of Bite Size Chaos. I hope you took away something useful. What are some ways that you repurpose or reutilize common occult tools? Be sure to leave a comment and let us know.
Until next time,