HOW ART CAN INFLUENCE OUR THOUGHTS, DESIRES, HATES, INSTINCTS, STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES, PAIN LEVELS, MENTAL HEALTH, LOVES & FAR MORE UNTIL WE DISCOVER OUR INNER PSYCHE ITSELF. HOW TO CONFRONT OUR SHADOW SIDE ALTHOUGH IT CAN BE MENTALLY AND PSYCHICALLY DRAINING, IT’S WELL WORTH DOING. IVE DONE IT A NUMBER OF TIMES AND AT THE END I’M ALWAYS REWARDED BY MY OWN PSYCHE BECAUSE LIFE ENDS UP BEING FAR BETTER NO MATTER HOW DIFFICULT OR HOW MUCH PAIN I’VE BEEN IN. SHADOW WORK CAN BE EXHAUSTING BUT AFTERWARDS THE REWARDS ARE WELL WORTH ANY TEMPORARY PAIN THAT I’VE EVER SUFFERED. IT LEAVES ME LITERALLY AS IF BY MAGICK. THAT’S WHAT I INTEND TO DISCUSS BELOW. SORRY ABOUT THE UPPERCASE LETTERING. IM NOT YELLING ITS BECAUSE I CAN’T GO WRITE IN LOWER CASE ATM.
I ALSO WANT TO THANK MY REGULAR READERS AND SUBSCRIBERS FOR STILL BEING HERE AS IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME BETWEEN BLOG POSTS. SO I MUST APOLOGISE FOR NOT HAVING POSTED A BLOG POST FOR QUITE AWHILE AND THATS LOST ME A FEW SUBSCRIBERS, BUT I VALUE QUALITY OVER QUANTITY. SO HOWEVER YOU’VE FOUND MY BLOG IN CYBERSPACE – WELCOME AND I HOPE THAT YOU ENJOY YOUR STAY. IT’S BEEN AWHILE BUT LIKE THEY SAY “LIFE OFTEN GETS IN THE WAY” RIGHT. YEP IT SURE DARN DID. I’VE ACTUALLY HAD MOST OF THIS BLOG WRITTEN IN MY DRAFTS FOLDER FOR QUITE SOMETIME NOW. SO HERE IT IS AT LONG LAST….!
ALSO MY APOLOGIES THAT A LOT OF THIS BLOG IS ALL IN CAPITALS. I’M NOT YELLING AT ANYONE OK. LOL IT’S JUST THAT I’VE BEEN HAVING TO USE MY IPAD FOR NEARLY 2 YEARS NOW. AS MY OLD PC SEEMS TO BE UNFIXABLE AND TRAGICALLY IT HAD WELL OVER HALF A BOOK FINISHED ON IT. BIG MISTAKE WRITING SO MUCH AND NOT BACKING IT UP. HUGE MISTAKE FOR A WRITER. I’M FAR FROM A COMPUTER GENIUS. LOL SADLY WE’VE ALSO LOST A LOT OF IRREPLACEABLE FAMILY PHOTOS, CORRESPONDENCES AND SOME OF MY OWN ORIGINAL MAGICKAL IDEAS TOO. I’VE TRIED TO FIND A TECHIE TO TRANSFER ALL MY DATA OVER TO MY NEW COMPUTER? BUT SO FAR NOBODY HAS BEEN ABLE TO DO SO AS YET. GOOD NEWS FOR MY WRITING THOUGH IS THAT: THANK THE GODS/GODDESS. I AM GETTING A BRAND NEW AWESOME LAPTOP WITH LOTS OF MEMORY BY THE END OF THIS WEEK. SO TO LET YOU ALL IN ON A LITTLE SECRET. JUST A SMALL PROSPERITY SPELL WORKED BETTER THAN I COULD HAVE ASKED FOR. WHICH I DID ON THE FULL MOON.
NOW BACK TO THE TOPIC AT HAND. FOR AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT I MEAN BY SHADOW WORK. I’LL START BY USING JUST A SHORT EXPLANATION TO BEGIN WITH ON HOW THE PICTURE DIRECTLY ABOVE MAKES ME FEEL OK. WHAT, WHY & HOW? IT MAY BE VERY DIFFERENT FOR YOU OF COURSE BECAUSE IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOUR PSYCHE AND YOUR MINDSET AT THE TIME AND WHAT ASSOCIATIONS YOU HAVE WITH THIS PICTURE? REALLY THINK ABOUT HOW IT MAKES YOU FEEL? RELAXED, SCARED, HAPPY, MAGICKAL, MELANCHOLIC, ANGRY, MISERABLE, JEALOUS, SPOOKED, NOTHING MUCH OR PERHAPS IN YOUR OPINION THIS IMAGE IS TOO STEREOTYPICALLY OCCULT, WITCHY OR GOTHIC FOR YOUR TASTE?
WHATEVER YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS PICTURE IS FINE. BECAUSE IT’S REVEALING A HIDDEN PIECE OF YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL. WE ALL HAVE A SHADOW SIDE WHICH WAS REVEALED TO THE WORLD BY ONE OF THE EARLIEST FATHERS OF PSYCHOLOGY. NOT FREUD, LOL. ALTHOUGH CARL JUNG WAS A STUDENT AND FRIEND OF THE FAMOUS PSYCHOANALYST FREUD. HOWEVER AFTER SIME TIME HE AND JUNG HAD A FALLING OUT AS FREUD DIDN’T APPROVE OF LOTS OF JUNG’S NEW IDEAS. SUCH AS THE COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS OF HUMANITY. AS WELL AS HIS DREAM INTERPRETATIONS AMONGST OTHER THINGS.
THIS IS JUST A SMALL GLIMMER INTO THE HIDDEN WORLD THAT I LIKE TO CALL “TRADITIONAL JUNGIAN WITCHCRAFT/OCCULTISM”. IF YOU’VE FOLLOWED ME FOR AWHILE OR ON OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THAT I HAVE USED THIS IMAGE BEFORE IN ANOTHER POST SOMEWHERE, I THINK? IT’S A FAVOURITE IMAGE I’LL ADMIT THAT I SAVED YEARS AGO NOW.
YOU SEE FROM MY POINT OF VIEW THIS IS THE SORT OF IMAGE THAT MANY PEOPLE TEND TO LOVE OR HATE DEPENDING ON YOUR OWN LIFE EXPERIENCES, BELIEFS, UPBRINGING, TEACHINGS, PEERS, BOOKS YOU’VE READ, ART THAT YOU LIKE OR DISLIKE. BASICALLY YOUR INDIVIDUAL LIKES, HATES, TASTES AND ALL THE REST. MY HOPE IS THAT IT MAY HELP TO NOT ONLY DEMYSTIFY WITCHCRAFT BY USING PSYCHOLOGY 101. BUT MAINLY TO GIVE OTHERS THE KNOWLEDGE TO EMPOWER THEMSELVES AND TO RELEASE YOUR INNER MUSE! SO LIKE THE CATERPILLAR YOU WILL METAMORPHOSIS ONCE YOU GET OUT OF YOUR COCOON AND FLY AWAY AS A BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY OR MOTH?
ALL DEPENDING ON WHICH SPECIES OR TYPE OF PERSON YOU ARE DEEP DOWN INSIDE. OTHERS MAY NOT KNOW THAT YOU PREFER THE MOTH AS MOST OF SOCIETY LOVE THE BUTTERFLY AND SOME SEE MOTHS AS JUST A NUISANCE. THE BUTTERFLY IS A LOT LIKE OUR CONSCIOUSNESS OUR EGO THAT LOOKS FOR APPROVAL AS WE FLUTTER OUR WINGS TRYING DESPERATELY TO FIT IN. IN A WORLD WHERE BEING A MOTH IS SEEN AS INFERIOR. WHEREAS ALL THEY ARE IS DIFFERENT. YOU SEE WHAT I’M GETTING AT RIGHT?
Yes of course you do. Just as there is no wrong or right way to feel, think or look at this picture? As that of course is individual to every person on this planet. However I’m assuming if you’ve read this far your interested in not only witchcraft but the workings of the human mind. First of all for me when I look at this picture; Her image within my psyche makes me feel empowered, Magickal but somewhat lacking because I don’t feel as knowledgeable or beautifully in control as she is. I wish that I was as young and beautiful as her. Although I love all of this imagery deep down it makes me feel not as good about myself. Looking at beautiful young woman whilst admiring their beauty I’m jealous of them also. Then that makes me feel kind of angry especially as I am in my mid 50s and that’s just a biological fact.
I know in witchcraft that makes me “supposedly the Crone full of wisdom and much knowledge”. But let’s face it our culture is totally obsessed by youth and trying to look younger than your biological age for as long as possible. That’s why all the celebrities are all having heaps of plastic surgery, facelifts, teeth whitening and Botox injections etc. I mean Botox is literally injecting your face full of poison to look younger. WTF! I have no doubt that in the future science will find that procedures that people are now doing everyday are poisoning them and leading to more cancers in people that do so. Scientists won’t know the results on human life until at least fifty years after it’s first use. Until one day they find on a double blind trial that people have been being paid to be poisoned potentially killed just to look younger. We all get older and we will all die one day, it’s a fact! The sooner that you face that fact and accept your mortality the happier you will feel about living your life now in the present without worrying about death sometime in the future.
I often say that to anyone whom will listen. Lol It’s “my shadow” side coming to the forefront of my personality when I feel that I’m getting old too soon. Fact is I’m not. That notion is an illusion constructed by my own psyche due to the society we currently live in here in the Western World. The reality is nobody likes getting old! In fact in our society women are seen as being well past their use by date once their over 40. This phenomenon I believe is all part of living in a Patriarchal Misogynist Society! I mean look at Trump. I can never tell when his family are together which are his daughter’s and which one is his wife? Lol As every woman he marry’s is always younger than her predecessor. Yes it all makes me so angry that youth is on a pedestal. I mean yes of course. Anyone whom is ageing realises youth is incredibly beautiful and they wish that they could get it back again too. But to put youth on a pedestal is just ridiculous IMHO.
Whilst our elderly are often sadly lonely, neglected, suffering and just left to themselves to die on their own. Now that is a true tragedy of the western world where sometimes an old dying person’s own family can’t be bothered to take time out of their busy schedule to spend the last 48 hours or so whilst their own parent is dying. I’ve seen it happen to some elderly people in our own local hospital and quite frankly it’s utterly disgraceful and upsets me a lot on a very deep visceral level.
Now back to the above picture which can bring out all these sad, angry and melancholic obsolete emotions within me. I feel angry at our western capitalist materialist society that makes ageing women feel obsolete like an old computer ready for the dumpster. There was a time in history not so long ago where Witches were seen as “the wise woman of the village”. The healer, the counsellor and often the midwife for their communities amongst other things. My own maternal great grandmother was “the wise woman of Meadows” in the hills of the early 1900s of South Australia. She didn’t identify as a witch but she lived as a pagan. She grew her plants according to the moon phases, she healed and helped people with her great knowledge of herbs and she was a midwife and delivered many babies up there. She did this to help support her nine children. As she got older she was respected, loved and even feared by some. Lol The point is just looking at this picture has inflamed my “shadow side” and my fear of ageing. Yep ok, I’ve admitted it. I fear aging ok. Like 99.99% of the population and that’s a fact. I don’t fear death but physical suffering for a long time without any help. Yep that freaks me out….more than just a bit.
Once upon a time in a society far, far away; older women were respected and revered by younger women and men. Nowadays your lucky if a young person will give you a seat on a bus, tram or train. I know this for a fact because I suffer from chronic pain as you already know and my “entheogenic medication” had worn out hours before. So there I was struggling to stand up on the crowded bus after The Rolling Stones Concert. It was only a relatively short bus ride to my brother in laws home for the night because we live too far away to drive home for 2 hours after such a huge night. I loved it all of course but I was seriously exhausted and in pain. I was literally hanging onto the bus pole for dear life and felt like collapsing. My poor husband realised this and nearly had to catch me as the bus braked suddenly I nearly fell on my back as the bus suddenly took off.
The two young people guy’s sitting in front of me just sat there and totally ignored me. It’s like they were totally blind to my presence. They say middle aged women are invisible even though I was a bit “glammed up for me” that night. lol. However I was obviously totally invisible to these guys whom were sitting right in front of me. They looked between 20-28 perhaps no older. However they were both obviously brought up very badly by their parents not to give a seat to an older women than them whom was obviously struggling. Apparently the pain was written all over my face. So my companions all told me afterwards after such a huge day and night. Thankfully these “young men” got off the bus sooner rather than later. Then my sister Inlaw quickly grabbed the seat and said to me “come and sit here quickly”. Needless to say she didn’t have to ask me twice. Lol So this experience alone dredges up so much that is locked within my shadow side. After all this it brought up lots of dreadful feelings that I knew that I just had to get out of my system. Far easier said than done at times my friends.
So what I do firstly is to often write out why something has triggered my shadow side? Then whilst I’m writing out in detail either by hand or using my online journal app. I often add pictures, photos and relevant artwork. Sometimes I like sketching and colouring in to get some of these negative feelings that my shadow side has brought up. Another thing I do is to ground myself either inside or outside depending on the weather? Sometimes I meditate but more often than not I go into my ritual room and put on the appropriate atmospheric or witchy music in there. My choice of music depends on my mood of course. If I’m really angry often I play old school heavy metal like “Black Sabbath” because it truly helps me to get all my anger out. I light candles and incense. Basically just using good old traditional witchcraft. Then it’s up to me to help myself. To get my psyche back in check. There is more that I do at other times of course too. However it all depends on the individual situation and how badly it’s affected me internally.
Once I’ve settled down or if I’m not too angry to begin with, just kind of melancholic (the Victorian eras term for major depression) I sit quietly, ground myself by sitting on the floor in the Classic cross legged Buddha pose on the floor sitting on a couple of cushions. Occasionally I’ll have a bit of my chronic pain “entheogenic medication” to help with not only physical pain but it often helps many people whom need a change in consciousness to get themselves out of a hole.
***A HUGE DISCLAIMER here*** I’m not recommending that others do this. As I only use it when I really, really need to do so. Sometimes I don’t touch it for a month or so truly. I use it very responsibly, and don’t drive nor operate heavy machinery nor do anything remotely dangerous obviously. Anyone whom does either of these things is “a bloody idiot and dangerous to others”. Always be sensible, mature and be safe if using entheogens of any kind obviously! I might add that in this situation such as shadow work, I usually don’t use an enthogen. As sometimes depending on one’s mood and total mindset it can sometimes make things even worse.
Anyway then I ground myself whilst sitting in my ritual room or out on my lawn and really ground myself. I surround myself with candles. Big thick white church candles are ideal but if you can’t get them and you’ve only got coloured ones – go for it. After all it’s all about intent. I also have my incense within the circle with me. I personally find sandal wood is the most spiritually cleansing when deeply meditating to truly get in touch with the deep dark inner you. Frankincense is a great incense to use if you know that it’s more of a spiritual issue that you need to deal with. Dragons Blood incense is great when you know that you need some spiritual and psychological heavy artillery to back up your own intense shadow work. Always experiment and use what’s write for your individual situation.
Yeah I know that it can be scary at times. But if you persevere it’s like receiving a gift of diamonds at the end it really is. Another thing you can do depending in the time? Is to have a cleansing ritual bath in good old sea salt, Rose essence, lavender essence and rose petals if you’ve got some fresh or dried. I also put in lavender as well. I prefer fresh if I still have some left growing in my garden. I usually have some dried lavender on standby most of the time. Also a few drops of pure tea tree oil which we have in abundance in Australia is really healing and helps to open your aura and chakras too.
Then lie in your beautiful scented herbal bath and relax and go deeply within. Until you hear that whisper inside of you, that’s your spirit trying to communicate with you. Tell her/him how your shadow side has reacted to….. and has made you feel. Then lovingly ask for his/her help to heal you. Call upon your God form, spirit guide or Angel to help you overcome whatever it is that is bothering you? You don’t have to verbally say anything but say it telepathically. Remember though in the end it’s all about integrating your psyche instead of compartmentalising everything which isn’t mentally healthy for anyone to keep on doing. One’s psyche can only sustain all the crap inside of us before something eventually gives. Unfortunately I found that out in the nineties that you can’t compartmentalise grief and trauma forever! Because it does catch up with you eventually believe me it does.
However the inner demons you hear within youare just daemons created by your own psyche’s shadow side. We’ve all got some buried deep down that have sometimes been there since early childhood for some people. They are not going to possess you or taunt you like Hollywood portrays which is a total joke. Our inner demons or daemons are all a normal part of our shadow side. We all have daemons within our psyche or we wouldn’t be human. It would take me ages to explain but just google daemons and read about the original terms that stem from the Graeco/roman ancient cultures.
I’m not saying that there aren’t real demons out there in the astral and they can come into our world also but they are very ancient beings that have been around or a very long time. Long before the first one celled bacteria called life on this planet. However they are a completely different thing entirely believe me. Once I saw one so bad it totally freaked me out years ago. I only saw it because I was trying to help a magician whom had invoked it. Thankfully it all worked out in the end but at the time I really was horrified to see such a thing. But rest assured working with your own inner daemons is nothing like that sort of thing at all.
Now getting back to the image of this beautiful woman. Once I get my shadow side out of the way I appreciate the confidence, power, magick, beauty, glamour of this incredible looking gothic sorceress which is really what this artwork of this magickal woman portrays to me. I also feel the connection this beautiful Gothic Sorceress has (this is what my psyche sees/feels about her) has with her necromantic/spirit & divination skull/portal. I have a very similar skull myself. In my magickal practice my skull is my actual portal to connect with the spirits whom help me and empower my life in so many different and incredible ways. You may feel very differently about this picture perhaps? That is fine because whatever you see and feel is your truth. Along with the abilities that are locked within us all.
This Witch or Sorceress has her right hand upon the skull her power hand. Then her left hand the receiving hand is holding the book, probably a grimoire or book of shadows. Reading, chanting or reading a spell perhaps? Maybe she could be communicating with the disincarnate? They are no different than us, because they were like us once, they still are, they exist on another level totally different to us until they are reincarnated in this realm or another unknown dimension or multiverse etc. once again.
Art in its many forms is so incredibly important because art reminds us that we are immortal beings that feel joy, sorrow, grief, love but our souls are encased in this mortal body. Combining spirituality with art and psychology is not new. However sadly it seems to have become a lost “Arte” for most people these days which is really sad. Everyone is too busy 24/7 with Facebook updating, checking, reading news etc. With all this technological over stimulation no wonder the ancient art of the Shamans and the Hermetic Axiom of Magick for most people has been forgotten? Because as a society most people just can’t stop…to listen…to feel…..be inspired……to communicate with a deceased loved one….quieten your mind…..concentrate….use a tag lock/key lock….help the spirits to speak with you and they really will. If looking for this result? Be prepared for it to change your life because it does and most people find it very hard to live with any sort of paranormal activity even on a small scale it does happen.
It’s a lost art not a “Dark Arte” as some like to say. Necromantic magick is nothing scary or exclusive as everyone can have this ability. If you practice, learn and study it will happen if your patient, careful and respectful of all spirits. It’s just a matter of time? All of this information straight from the ideas that this picture has made me recall from deep within my psyche. I’m baring my inner thoughts, ideas and feelings with you now, the reader. It’s almost like being naked but in an esoteric kind of sense of course. The spirits that I work or call on the most are my own Ancestors of course. I have an area that is dedicated to them all year round not just at Samhain “Halloween” like many witches and Occultists do. I have two very loving ancestors in particular that are always around me especially when I ask them to be. The people that once loved you in life still love you once they’ve left their bodies. Energy and love can never be destroyed! Anyway I’m digressing here again a bit. Lol
Art truly inspires us in so many different ways and without it our civilisation would be a very bleak, boring and desolate place indeed. Art is also a way of exploring our inner most psyche like the mirrored black blotch tests that were used, and still are today by psychoanalysts and psychiatrists to help explore the psyche on each side of the paper. What one sees amongst the splotches is like a mirror inside one’s mind for the psychoanalyst. Thus enabling the therapist to help a person understand themselves and their own drives. For instance one person may see two ladies sitting down in Victorian gowns and another may see a monster eating limbs.
This picture of this sorceress above inspires me to remind me of the Goddess that I really am. We all are as women and we need to remember that to empower ourselves within a still mainly patriarchal society. inner Goddess that dwells within all of us as women, We are the creators and givers of human life as we bring our children into the world. In saying that though I believe that every woman is a Goddesses and every man a God. As without our womb life could not grow and be nurtured and without his seed human life would not be possible either. Neither male nor female is superior in anyway. We are all equal as people come in many types and variations. We should all honour whichever archetypes truly make our spirits sing.
This picture also reminds me of some of the beautiful things I have especially gorgeous, valuable heirlooms and gifts given to me with so much love by my family it’s humbling. See how after changing your mindset a simple thing like a picture can make you feel completely different right! I’ve actually got hairpieces to do this style as well. So why not? Their is no law on long hair and getting older is there? My great grandmother had long silver hair to below her waist. She used to plait it and sometimes put it up in a bun too. She was a very beautiful woman for a woman of 91 years old. Sadly I never got to meet her because she transitioned from this world when I was only 18 months old. I have a treasured family photo of her nursing me as a baby. Four generations of strong women all in one photo.
The women especially from my maternal side are and have been such incredibly strong, intelligent, articulate and proud women. We always endure no matter how we feel especially as in healthwise. Sometimes this can be a fault as I like my own mother and my maternal grandmother before her, tend to cover up to people that I’m feeling ok. Even when I feel ready to almost drop. This is wrong I know but comes from my shadow side that tells me that I need to be just as strong (healthy) as everyone else despite certain genetic markers…….which is total rubbish! Problem is as an exactress I’m far too good at fooling people. For me this particular issue is a work in progress which comes from my upbringing more than my shadow side. I will write far more about this particular issue in another blog post.
Back to the gothic sorceress picture: I truly love her black satin dress which looks just stunning on her. I’ve got 3 long black dresses but not a satin one quite like this one just yet. Lol I have some similar items to what she is wearing though. One of which is a bejewelled peacock necklace which really means a lot to me and feels truly magickal like an amulet. I am also psychologically and spiritually attuned to the way she’s stroking her skull too. I do that to mine sometimes especially for connecting with the Death current for spirit communication, as well as necromantic divination amongst other things. She (my skull) her spirit always responds to it. I’m not kidding either especially as she always brings through whichever ancestor whom I need to communicate with and or daemons/demons, Angels or other disincarnate spirits that happen to be around.
We have a very old graveyard nearby from the early settlers out here in coastal rural S.A. Whom were mainly Scottish and German. Another coincidence or is it not? As most of my ancestry is Scottish and our town is named after the other original in Scotland! Of course as a Witch I don’t believe in coincidences ~ it’s pure synchronicity. Just like duality, polarity, light and dark, sun and the moon etc. Everything is connected within the multiverse. Just ask any smart young quantum physicist! They will tell you it’s a fact that science will catch up to some day.
When I ask an ancestor or a spirit? They always answer and guide me and their always right! Just like my tarot cards and runes. If I don’t listen and do the opposite? Then things end up going wrong. So I’ve learnt over the years the hard way I might add to always take their advice because they are always right. They know what’s right for me! Now from a Jungian perspective I’m sure you can see why? Because once we face our inner demons/daemons and then deal with them, understand them, then throw them out asap and/or just learn to live with them?
We can even make friends with some of our shadow side stuff and that’s alright too. If they don’t serve any positive purpose at all? Then get rid of them and purge your own inner daemons/demons. Sometimes you can even have a magickal and/or special ceremony to do so. You will feel much better about it all afterwards because once you confront it and deal with it? Then whatever your shadow side has thrown up to your psyche will no longer upset you anymore. Often our shadow side helps us to grow far stronger within than we ever thought possible.
To get your shadow side “trigger” out of your system, it can help you if you write them all out. Then burn them and then throw them away and scatter them to the wind or the sea or a flowing stream. You can even bury them if you like. Just throw them right out of your house and psychologically and psychically they are now cleansed from your psyche. Now you can look whatever it was that upset your shadow side in the first place. Whether it’s a comment on Face Book, a boyfriend not calling, a friend letting you down, pictures of overly slim models in magazines etcetera etc “ad infinitum”.
Please feel free to use my Shadow Cleansing Below it’s not perfect poetry but it actually works.
I’m happy for anyone to copy it onto their blog or other forms of social media. All as I ask is that you add a link to my blog here. Thank you for Internet courtesy my friends.
A SIMPLE SHADOW MAGICK/PSYCHOLOGICAL CLEANSING By CazWytch Copyright: C. Lowe
First of all call the circle of the Craft of the Wise
Call the elements Earth, Air, Fire and Water & Spirit
Call the Goddess, God and The Source/Spirit
Say: I am now cleansed shiny and new.
As I burn by writing and art of all my shadow work in the fire
I watch my inner demons and disturbing thoughts go up in flames
I thank the Goddess for cleansing me using fire
AsI thank the Goddess for destroying my demons to never disturb me again.
I’m free as a bird just flying through the air, I’m waiting for my angels wings
My heart is full of love because I know that you are there waiting for me
Ive been set free now, I can start my life anew all thanks to you my Goddess
Whilst I toss these ashes into the ………..fill in the blanks(add sea, dirt, river, stream, forest)
Go away my dreaded fiend by the power of the Goddess your fate is sealed
I ask this in the name of the Goddess, So Mote it Be and it is Done
I certainly won’t miss you inner demons as you sink deep down into the abyss
I’m free from your dreaded torture, my mind is mine and is feeling free
Thank you to the Goddess, The God and the Source, The One, The All
For being part of my ritual and destroying my inner demons with such force
I thank the elements of the earth, air, fire, water and spirit for being a part of my rite.
I thank you beautiful Moon Goddess for your power, compassion and grace,
As above So Below is the Magickal chant of us all, The Craft of the Wise
So Mote it Be……!!!
Blessed Be and Namaste to you, my Goddess, my friend……………(add your own name at the end here)
I hope that you like this simple ritual that I’ve made specifically for shadow work. It has helped me a lot over the years that’s for sure. It’s simple, quick and effective but you have to put in your all (your intent) for real success. Plus on a psychological level only it still works well even for those whom aren’t into any sort of spiritual belief system at all.
In the end it’s just a really easy basic way to help you to get rid of any unnecessary daemons/demons that have been brought out by your “shadow side”. Trust me……”we all have one”…..a Shadow Side that is.
If you need any help getting your head around the whole concept of shadow work either in a psychological or spiritual way? Please feel free to email me if you need to. I’m always happy to help good people from suffering in any way that I can. My email details are below under my profile here and on Google+ and on my Gravatar ID.
Blessed Be & Namaste to All,🙏🏻