The Ganesha Siddhi mantra

I have begun reciting the Ganesha Siddhi mantra for the last few days and have got up to about 6000- ish repetitions. Everyday I have been sitting on my meditation stool in my bedroom in front of my Ganesha statue, lighting a tea candle as an offering, saying a quick prayer for Ganesha to be with me during my recitation practice, and then chanting for maybe two rounds or more every time.

It goes like this:

Om Shrim Hrim Klim Ganeshwaraya

Brahma Rupaya Charave

Sarva Siddhi Pradeshaya

Vigneshaya Namo Namaha

The translation is…

“Salutations to the Supreme Lord Ganesha. You are Brahman, you are the Bestower of all Siddhi’s. O Vigneshaya, remover of all obstacles, salutations again and again.”

 

This mantra is an interesting one. The whole point of the mantra is that it is able to give ‘siddhi’s’ (magical abilities). Once you gain mantra siddhi with this mantra, anything that you say will come true. Just as God created the universe from his word, the person who has gained full perfection of this mantra through reciting these sacred vibrations will be able to change reality through their word also.

“But power corrupts and you can use in many selfish and destructive ways” I hear you cry. Guess what? This mantra not only gives you the ability to fully create reality through speaking it into existence but it also purifies your consciousness so that when you have attained mantra siddhi everything that you speak will be a blessing to yourself and others. Spiritual practice makes you a much more powerful being and as you go through various developments you will become more and be able to do more. You will be able to more effectively embody your innate Divine Nature. BUT spiritual practice also purifies your being so you will be more beneficial and helpful to the world. The natural byproduct of spiritual practice is that you become a fully, more kinder and compassionate person, a greater asset to the world.

But to gain perfection of this mantra, to attain mantra siddhi and get the full power of the mantra fully ingrained into your being you have to chant it for 500, 000 repetitions with a minimum of 108 repetitions a day. I have calculated that chanting at a medium pace takes me seventeen minutes and to chant thirty rounds would take me about eight or so hours. If I chanted 108 times a day it would take me about twelve years to gain perfection, twice a day would be six years, thrice a day would be three years etc…

… But I like the mantra so much that chanting it is not a problem. So here we go and see what happens.

The Seven Spheres Workings (Beginning)

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I have decided to undertake a new direction in life. The need to cast off the old and embrace the new has come on to me. I have been allowing things to be in my life and dropping away the things that don’t serve me any more.

One day you wake up and it just comes to you, “Holy shit, I am an incarnation of Godhead! I can manifest and shape reality.”

I have been exploring reality since… birth I suppose… or the age of sixteen when I looked at all of the spirituality and science stuff but I have only really been starting to feel the truth of it all more fully recently. The desire to truly explore reality and understand it has come upon me. A feeling of ‘the veil has been lifted’, ‘the drowsiness has been expelled’. You get that moment and you wonder why you have been sleepy for so long (sleepy… not sleeping). I have also been thinking, ‘I just want to do what I want to do’. I felt a need to heal, I want to get rid of those stubborn niggles in my psyche, I want greater purification, I want betterment, more awareness, more, more, more…

… And then I found the Seven Spheres book. It is a ‘grimoire’ written by the well- known Hermetic magician Rufus Opus. The purpose of the book was to allow other magicians to been given initiations into the Seven Planetary Spheres (Jupiter/ Chesed, Mars/ Geburah, the Sun/ Tiphareth, Venus/ Netzach, Mercury/ Hod, the Moon/ Yesod, Saturn/ Binah). It was exactly what I wanted. A complete renewal, a cleansing, empowerment, greater magick and manifestation ability etc.

The first step was to create all of the necessary tools and gather all of the necessary materials.

The planetary lamens were pretty easy to do and also helped me to discover the joys of calligraphy for the first time.

Planetary Lamens

The Table of Practice was fun and unintentionally fitted perfectly with the scrying mirror that I bought to use for each working.

Table of Practice

And now on to the working. It will take about six weeks to do each of the planetary rituals and for the planetary energies to create the necessary changes in my life, it will take about ten weeks for the effects of the initiations to solidify and manifest, and it will take about a year for all of the energies to have fully crystallised and integrated themselves in my reality. The whole process surrounds the idea that there will be an overhaul of my being, the initiations will not only give me teachings but will also burn away anything that is holding me back from manifesting and using each of the planetary energies in my life. The alchemical burning away of impure material will manifest as certain disruptions and abrupt changes in my life as the old structures fall for a new and better way of being that will take it’s place. I suppose it is my job to ‘endure to the end’ and push through.

Brilliant. I will be using this blog to report what happens during each ritual, the effects after the ritual and all various life circumstances as the new world manifests.

Onwards and upwards.

A quick run through of the attributes of each sphere are as follows…

  • JupiterLeisure time, wealth, prosperity, opportunity, assimilation, indulgence, optimism, big business, morality, the higher (abstract) mind, higher education, ambitions, philosophy, luck.
  • MarsDesires, sexual energies, dynamic action, animal nature, force, power, strife, strain, adversity, work, achievement, competition, necessary conflict in order to bring peace.
  • The SunIndividuality, success, leadership, health, vitality, personal fulfillment, energy, essential principles, authority, command, rank, office, title, advancement, identity, capacity for experience.
  • VenusPleasure, natural love, sensuality, sociability, attraction, interaction, art, music, poetry, drama, song, culture, beauty, possessions, jewelry, sweets, sentiments, colour, marriage unions, the right brain.
  • MercuryCommunication, reason, intellect, rationalisation, awareness, perceptions, adroitness, opinions, transmission, words, speaking, writing, mailings, means of expression, the left brain.
  • The MoonInstincts, moods, feelings, habits, the subconscious, tides, phases, reflexes, reflections, alternations, receptivity, needs, desires, personal interests, magnetism, liquids, impressionability, fertility, growth.
  • SaturnOrganisation, discipline, responsibility, structure, goals, career opportunities, limitations, conservatism, crystallised focus, restrictions, delays, theories, orthodoxy, tradition, depth, time, patience, truth, wisdom, aging, solidification.

Got that? The above are merely are a list of attributes that have been discovered by other people that have got into contact with each of the planetary spheres and come back to tell them what they found… but the best way to know about each of these subtle realities is getting personal experience of each of them. So off I go.

Playing the Game/ Life as a Work of Art

I was looking up articles about ‘playing the game of life’. Somebody on Quota had written that the law of thermodynamics have four rules about playing the game.

1. You MUST play the game.

2. You can’ win the game.

3. You can’t break even.

4. You can’t quit the game

 

So there you are. I had no choice but to play the game… which probably sounds like an obvious statement. But then I thought what this really meant for me… how did I want to play? My view on life is that it should be fun and you should be happy. I looked into what I liked to do. What made my heart sing? It was easy to find where my joy was. I always knew that I wanted to be a positive benefit to the world and I wanted to help others. I also knew that magick and being a magician was a big part of my identity (although most people aren’t aware that I practice magick). I also knew that the Buddha- dharma was my refuge and the vehicle and lens that I use as my personal map of reality. If I was going to play this game I would do it on my terms…

… and then the obvious came to me… and it was so obvious that I wondered why it hadn’t come to the front of my consciousness to the extent that it did when I saw it with full awareness…

Life is a work of art. That did it for me. I would treat my life fully as a work of art from now on. There is a reason that magick is sometimes called ‘the Art’. A magician is an artist and reality and his own being is the canvas. I realised that when I did magick the reward was not having something manifest in my life or getting that thing to happen in my reality… the reward for me was to do the magick and sit back and watch it happen, whether that be a change in myself or a manifestation of something in the outside world. The art was seeing the beauty of seeing the magick happen… not the end result.

Am I playing the game or am I constantly creating a work of art? Well I suppose that my game is enjoying the creation and the evolution of my personal work of art… reality and my own being. Doing inner alchemy and getting the reward not from seeing the change but experiencing myself as I go through the change. Doing practical magick to manifest something material but not getting the reward from obtaining that ‘thing’ but enjoying it as I see the magick happen.

Playing a game/ creating art on a continuous basis. Both are meaningless but meaningful… I’m doing both.

What is a Magician?: The Role of the Magus

We can assume that humans were the first species to ever develop self- consciousness. This radical new form of awareness made humans true reflections of the Infinite All.

Since humans are aware of their inner world and it’s workings, it means that they are perhaps the first species on the planet that can consciously manipulate reality. This new self- awareness also meant that they were the first species to ‘do’ spiritual practice, to consciously become more than they are, to consciously evolve spiritually.

In the Bible it says that humans were made in the image of God. It also says that humans were given dominion over all of the animals, plants, everything. Humans are reflections of God because their self- awareness allows them to be creator gods. They can consciously create reality, they can consciously dive into their inner world and contact spirits and other entities, they can contact their inner world and gain insights and ideas.

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

So what is a magician? Surely everybody has this self- awareness, it surely means that everyone is a magician. Perhaps it is more accurate to say that self awareness makes somebody the potential to become a magician.

A magician is a person that has a keen awareness of their own being. Since they are truly aware that they are creator gods, that they create their own reality and that their world. Most humans are not aware or at least deny their own godhood. They get up, go to work, get home, eat, watch tv and then go to bed… and then repeat, repeat, repeat. They do not take advantage of the possibilities available to them by being incarnated as a  human being.

Since magicians know that they create reality and have a deep awareness of their own being I personally believe that this gives them a responsibility in helping to serve mankind, to guide it in the right direction as consciousness develops and we emerge from our home on planet earth and become more than human. I think that a good magician not only knows their right to manifest their reality and develop spiritually but also to bring others to a deeper understanding of themselves by understanding the inner and outer universe(s).

 

Blessings.

Working with the spirit Nitika

 

 

I have been working with the spirit Nikita to help bring about bursts of cash in my life. Here is the cashbook that I use with the sigils relevant to Nitika on them.

 

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Thank- you Damon Brand for your book, “Magical Cashbook”.

 

This is the first foray into my exploration of wealth magick. I have decided to shake up my personal reality by warping it into a new and improved state. I am dedicating myself to a series of magickal workings that I will be doing within the next few months dedicated strictly to practical magick and the attainment of results in the observable world. I am going down the practical- magick- focused route for the sake of freeing myself up to pursuing more avenues within my spiritual and magickal career.

Changes and shifts are in store. I welcome them with open arms.

Onwards and Upwards.

Rebuilding and Reinvention.

Recently my life has been under a lot of strain and change. Many things have come toppling down in my life and I have been unable to do anything about it. Profound changes and struggles have formed within all aspects of my life, from family, to my local sangha (spiritual group), to my work life. Mostly all relationships that I have had in my life have changed to some extent. The old structures that I have had in my life have come falling down quite rapidly (which was confirmed when the Major Arcana of the Tarot turned up in a Tarot reading a few days ago).

In the chaos I have been trying to make sense of what is actually happening in my reality while also trying to stay sane and keep my feet on the ground. The clear signs have shown me that it is time for me to evolve and change. I have been living in the old structures for too long and they are no longer fitting in with who I am anymore or who I want to be. After I saw that this chaos and turmoil was necessary for my spiritual growth I devotedly went about with my magical and spiritual work: daily invocations, prayers, meditations and offerings with more gusto.

I am observing what will develop and who I will develop into. I have been thinking about the wonderful teachings that magic and other spiritual paths teach. I have been focusing on the truth that there is no god outside of yourself and that we are masters of our own destiny. I have been contemplating that only I know what is really right for me and I should just get on with it and just live and follow my own heart.

Through all of the destruction I have become increasingly inspired and motivated to make changes in my life. I have been visualising the potential future and have a furious drive to get on and get it done. I am no longer hiding my magical life with the rest of my family and friends because it is such a central part of my life. Now I have fully declared to the world that I am a magician! I have liberated myself and started the ball rolling for the development of reality.

I have been making plans for my future self and future life and have started making work that is in line with this.

These struggles show me that all the practices that I have been doing have been working and that I should just go on with great force onwards and upwards to the light.

Life is a series of endless initiations, some small and some massive.  I have to accept and carry on because as it says in the book of the law, “All sorrows are as shadows”.

Accept. Be Love. Live.

Amen.

Living the Great Work

We are all nothing.

When we are born we compel ourselves through love to become something.

But the moment that we are born we are mourning that we are something.

We want to be back home. Therefore, we go out searching. We start a spiritual practice. We go travelling. We do a work of art…

… and the impulse for us to do these things is to feel the peace and nothingness that we really are, to get a remembrance of our true place.

Enlightenment could be seen as living your own nothingness while you still exist as something. It is realising that you are existing as nothing and that all is change. It means knowing that since there is nothing really happening you can let go and live in the reality of the blissful abandonment of yourself and everything.