Sunday, June 14, 2009

Camping Trip

This weekend was about camping with My Gal and good friends Tami and Louie along with new friends Janet and Derrick. We had a good time in the Balch Camp area of the Sequoias. What does this have to do with magick you say? Well, I will tell you.

I remember years ago meeting some folks that had traveled here from England and said that if you can do magick here [Fresno, CA] you can do it anywhere. They said Fresno is magickally dead. The first night I was there, I ran through the LBRP in my head as I often do before going to sleep. The circle quite forcefully and naturally burned itself into the ground around me. I was impressed.

Next we went to a place called Indian Baths or something like that. The place was cool and peaceful. I did some energy raising and balancing there to great effect.

The next day we went to Hidden Falls. I reached out to see if I could feel the spirit of the river. Could I ever! He was as strong as Pan but only in his local area. He was self-aware but not aware of too much outside of his immediate surroundings. Later we went to another patch of ground and I just asked to be directed to the spirit loci. The wave of energy that turned my head in their direction was palpable.

The next time I hear of an occultist, magician, witch etc., talk about the spirit of a place, I will know what they are talking about. It is one thing to believe in such things, quite another to experience them.

5 comments:

Gordon_Finn said...

>>I remember years ago meeting some folks that had traveled here from England and said that if you can do magick here [Fresno, CA] you can do it anywhere. They said Fresno is magickally dead. The first night I was there, I ran through the LBRP in my head as I often do before going to sleep. The circle quite forcefully and naturally burned itself into the ground around me. I was impressed.

This makes absolutely no sense. It's not like it's cellphone reception. Each place on earth has characteristics that will enhance some aspect of magick. It might not be a boon to everything, but there is definaely some kind of boost.

If you're finding magick in Fresno grounding itself quickly, check for mineral depsits/manufacturing in the area, like iron and steel. Even if there are large deposits and manufacturing of iron and steel going on, plans need to be made to alter normal operations to use such large quantities around you. If things in the area are causing such a drastic grounding, it should be a good place to get rid of/leave behind parts of you that you don't want. Treat the unwanted parts, as if they were the LBRP circle you tried.

To claim a place is magickally dead demonstrates a lack of being able to use the natural properties of said area.

I'd also check into what else is in the area. If an area is causing such a drastic grounding, there is a chance that other things related to it are happening in the area. Things, like healing (physical, psychological institutions) and Mars characteristics, like defense/protection. With Mars characteristics, there is also the possibility of war-like situations, like crime rates, military bases, quakes/fault lines.

Jow said...

Good to know you can do magic anywhere!

I've also been told if you want a magical challange to try workings in and around the Birmingham Alabama area. Apparently the mountians of the region have a ridiculously high iron content and makes the area an energetic dead zone.

Frater POS said...

In general, I agree Gordon. Fresno is a desert. The mountains are the mountains. Whatever I have screams out there and not as much in here. The people that said it was dead would be looking for a different kind of energy as well due to their tradition. So, it makes sense on an individual level.

However, there are studies of anti-psychics and a place like Fresno would have a lot of those type of people and beliefs.

Regardless, if I practiced up there more, I'd be better down here more. I learned fast up there and I will transfer that down here.

Gordon_Finn said...

>>However, there are studies of anti-psychics and a place like Fresno would have a lot of those type of people and beliefs.

They would definately contribute to the grounding effect in the area.

The Scribbler said...

It's all relative, isn't it? I think the folks from England made a mistake in being too absolute. I doubt any place is absolutely "dead."

Living in Budapest has been an interesting experience. There are more and less dynamic areas of the city. Much less green and trees than in American cities, or even German cities for that matter (the two other countries I have much experience with). Lack of vegetation seems to have a heavy effect on the psychic vibes of a place. The air can get nasty here at times. There is less vitality (prana) in the air at such times. That also has its effects on psychic functioning. Living on the fourth floor of an apartment building also seems to have an effect due to lack of proximity to the ground. But, I deal with these things and function as I can.

One more thing: I lived in the Sacramento Valley for seven years. I moved there from West Virginia. The flatness definitely affected me. And the lack of four seasons. But with time, I developed a harmony with the nature of that place. For five years I lived in the middle of hundreds of square miles of land under intensive cultivation: an endless cycle of plowing, fertilizing, seeding, irrigating, spraying, harvesting,plowing, fertilizing...

One day, after the field next to my house had been plowed, I walked out into it about a quarter mile. Surrounded by nothing but dry clods of sterile, sun-baked clay, I felt the creepiest sense of total lifelessness I've ever felt in my life. Anyone who could do magic there deserves a medal.

Fresno, as I recall is surrounded by thousands of square miles of land just like that.

Just my two cents worth.