Energy, Emotion, and Color: A Clarification

July 18, 2010

In my last post I discussed Color Theory, what it is, and how it relates to energy. I spoke a bit about the different colors and the energies they represent, and I specifically tied some of these colors and energies into the higher realms, including the heavenly or mental realms. It has been pointed out to me that again and again I’ve stated that energy is a physical manifestation that first appears in the physical realms, and it is absent in the heavenly realms. This is particularly true in a post I made not to long ago that dealt with the nature of energy in depth, The Law Of Attraction. My last post seems to contradict these earlier statements.

Sometimes I am wrong, and some the posts on this website contain contradictory information because I’m constantly growing, learning, and evolving, and sometimes things I thought were correct turn out not to be correct. However in this instance I am not wrong (at least not yet). There is no real contradiction, it’s just a matter of semantics and perspective. I don’t usually write my articles to be a cohesive system, rather I write them as independent articles or part of an independent series of articles. But it is my fault that I didn’t notice this earlier and that I didn’t take the time to better explain and clarify how everything fits together. For that I apologize.

As for the actual explanation, if you’ll remember in the Law of Attraction post I stated that energy doesn’t occur in the heavenly planes. However I also stated that energy was the byproduct of emotion, and that emotion does occur in higher planes than energy. The colors that are present in the heavenly planes are keyed into the emotions that are present there, not energy.

However energy does exist in the physical planes, the area where we are now. If we were to tap into one of the heavenly planes and open up access to its colors we would be accessing the emotions tied into those colors (not energy). But we are doing this from a physical plane and in the physical planes the natural byproduct of emotion is energy. And so when we tap into these emotions we naturally create energy in the physical planes as a byproduct.

Because of this many magicians, even ones who know better, refer to these energies as energies of the heavenly planes. In reality these energies only exist in the physical plane, however they are created by accessing the heavenly planes.

I hope this clears things up for anyone that may have been confused.

Color Theory

July 18, 2010

Color comes up a lot in magic ritual and theory. Candles are supposed to be a certain color. You’re supposed to wear a certain color. Tarot cards have to be colored a specific way. Parts of the Sepiroth are associated with different colors. Your aura is colored. But why is color important?

The importance of color goes back to energy. In magic and metaphysics, energy is an invisible yet sensible force that is able to be quantified and manipulated. There are also different kinds of energy. And there are a lot of different kinds of energy. Sometimes the difference between two kinds of energy is very subtle, other times it’s a huge difference. Energy can also be changed into a different kind of energy. In fact, energy can be changed into almost any other kind of energy if you know how. Energy also naturally changes sometimes.

But there are some problems with energy. First off, it’s invisible. We can’t see it. In fact we can’t really sense it with any of our five senses. But it is still sensible. We can feel energy. Most everybody can at least feel the emotional changes and stresses that occur when they come into contact with energy, although those of us who have trained ourselves can feel the energy around us and energy we are connected to in much finer ways.

Energy also can’t be measured, at least by any modern devices. Although we can sense and quantify energy ourselves, there is no objective device that we can bring into a room that will tell us how much energy is in there. In fact science doesn’t even acknowledge the existence of energy.

Let’s step back for an instance and do an experiment. Imagine your favorite cologne or perfume. Now, assuming I’ve never smelled any cologne or perfume before, describe to me what the cologne or perfume smells like so that I too can accurately imagine it’s smell.

It’s not very easy is it. There are only a few descriptive words for smells, like stinky and pleasant. There’s a chance you may be able to liken it to some common scents that I might know, like musk or rose or lavender. You might also use terms like pleasant, strong, sweet, and clean, but all of these are very subjective terms. I really can’t tell for sure what you mean by sweet or clean.

We have a lot of the same problems with energy. We have trouble describing it. Sometimes we can liken it to a particular emotion like anger energy or happy energy. This creates problems though. What is happy energy? There are actually dozens of different energies that can be classified by the happy energy. Are we talking about a calm bliss, or an excited joy, or the happiness of being in love, or a nervous happiness. All of these are very different energies. We can also liken it to a thing that it’s associated with, like death energy or sex energy. Again though, all of this is very subjective. Sometimes we can liken energy to its source. We do this with deities and different creatures that all have unique energy signatures. But then unless you’ve had contact with this deity or creature in the past, you have no idea what I mean when I describe an energy to you this way. There are also energies out there that can’t be classified by an emotion, a thing, or a source.

But there are some energies that are easily made objective because we have a common point of reference. For instance, if I tell you cat energy, it’s very easy for you to figure out what cat energy feels like. Just go find a cat and feel its energy. The problem with this method is that these objective energies all tend to be connected into this specific plane of existence. If you happen to notice cat energy, and dog energy, and rock energy, and water energy, you can be pretty sure you’re on Earth or connecting into Earth, the planet we were born on. Granted this can be useful, but it’s going to be of a very limited use.

Energy is very important to almost all aspects of magic. Not having a standard classification system makes it difficult to discuss energy with other magicians. It’s even more difficult to communicate with magicians you’ll never meet, such as when writing a book or creating an oral tradition that is going to be passed down.

Long ago magicians facing this communication problem found a solution. They noticed that different colors and different shades of colors tend to give off certain energies. Just as a cat was an energy reference in the example above, a color like red or blue could also be an energy reference. And unless you happen to be colorblind (no one ever thinks of the colorblind), the reference is always going to be the same for everybody. The color red is an objective term. What you think is red is going to be same thing that any other non-colorblind person will think is red, even if that person happens to be born five-hundred years from now

Unlike cats and rocks, the energies associated with colors tend to connect into a lot of different realms. Although the color blue, and the energy associated with it, occurs on Earth, it also occurs in a lot of other worlds too. We also know that blue does occur in this world, and it occurs in a moderate amount. So now we know that if we see a world that is entirely blue, or a world that is mostly blue, or a world that has no blue at all, we know we are not on Earth.

But now we do have some limitations when dealing with colors. It’s far from a perfect classification system.

First off this system was created long ago, before we started classifying colors with different numbers. Because of this we have a very limited number of colors that are used. Generally the colors you’ll see are the same ones you’d get in a small box of crayons. Red, Blue, Yellow, Orange, Green, Brown, Violet or Purple, Pink, White, Gray, and Black. Every once in a while you might see Yellow-Green, but it’s rare.

Not only do all of the colors have unique energies, but so do all of the different shades of the different colors. Fortunately a slight difference in shade results in a slight difference in energy. So although the energies of red and a slightly lighter shade of red are technically different, they are still closely related and in many ways similar, so they can easily be grouped together.

Most people tend to use a system that incorporates between two and five different shades. The problem is the system is meant to be objective, and the more shades you introduce the more subjective it starts to become. The simplest system uses two shades, dark and light. We can all agree that there is a definite difference between dark red and light red. Some systems also incorporate a third shade, which is a medium, often times just referred to by the color name, as in red, dark red, and light red. This introduces some subjectivity, as with certain shades of red it can be argued that they may be classified as red and either as light or dark red. Finally some systems use very light and very dark. This starts to get very subjective, as my definition of the difference between dark red and very dark red may be very different from yours. With more than five shades it becomes impossible to keep any objectivity. Likewise not all colors have all of the shades. For instance, there really isn’t such a thing as a light black.

Now there are many, many, many different kinds of energy. However there are only, at most, twelve different colors that we use. Even assuming each has five different shades, that’s still only sixty different types of classification. There are far more than sixty different kinds of energy. This is the first limitation of color classification. The colors are very broad classifications of energy, and each color groups together many different similar kinds of energy.

Another limitation is that the only colors that occur in this world are colors that are associated with energy that also occurs in this world. There are energies that never naturally occur in this world, and there are no colors in this world associated with those energies. These energies would fall outside of our classification system. In fact there are even colors, and thus energies, that exist on this world that you can’t see, such as the ultraviolet spectrum, and so there are energies that occur in this world which can’t be classified in the color system. This is similar to the problem we have using a cat as a reference point. However you’ll notice that the energies associated with the different colors tend to exist on far more planes of existence than the energy associated with a cat. Also a color is a much broader energy classification than a cat. Light blue energy, for instance, refers to a wide variety of different yet similar energy, where as cat energy refers to a very specific type of energy.

So our limitations are that the system is overly broad, the less broad we make it the more subjective it starts to become, there are only a limited number of energies that can be classified in this way, and the system becomes far less useful if you’re colorblind.

So what are some of the things that are done with color theory:

Color theory is used a lot when travelling to or viewing other worlds or planes of existence. More often than not one travels to other planes through astral projection or while dreaming. Our astral bodies see energy much better than a physical bodies do, and so it isn’t uncommon for an area to be tinted a certain color, or to have area and objects in the area glow a certain color. Sometimes these tints and glows can also be seen while dreaming. The color can give us an idea of the general energy of the area, which in turn can give us an idea of where we might be. Even if you manage to physically walk into a different world(or even view it from afar), the various colors and shades that are and aren’t present, and the degree to which each appears, can give some clues to the exact area you’ve wandered into.

Some people use color theory with auras. A lot of people see auras as different colors. These colors describe the different energy that a person is currently giving off. However not everyone sees auras as colors. What’s happening is that the person is able to feel the energy given off by different colors, so subconsciously, if not consciously, the person begins associating certain energies with certain colors. When they feel energy coming off a person they naturally associate it with a color that gives off the same or similar energy, and this is how their brain interprets the information. Other people interpret the information as shapes or figures that they associate with the energy. Still others simply feel the energy from the aura.

Color theory is used with tarot, and with other magical symbols. The goal of most esoteric tarot decks is to create images that connect into different energies and places. One way to do that is to color the cards colors that give off the kind of energies you’re trying to connect into, or colors that are prevalent in the place you want to connect into.

Color theory is used with candles. There are actually several reasons why colors can make candles more effective. First off having and working with a colored candle while doing your spell will help you focus on and raise the kind of energy associated with that color. Also any energy put into the candle will be affected by the candle’s color. The color of the candle will put a tinge on that energy if not outright convert it to energy that is associated with the candle’s color. Burning the candle will of course release the candle and everything in it into the universe and the spirit realm and what not, and that includes the color of the candle and the energies associated with it. You’ll also release the color of the candle into the room of the ritual, which will in turn affect all the energy in the room, including the ritual energy.

Color theory is also sometimes used in choosing the colors of ritual clothing. This is done to associate a person with the proper energies for a particular ritual, or to associate them with energies that are considered best for someone of their rank within the group.

Color Meanings

(keep in mind I’m colorblind so I’m pretty much winging this as best I can)

First off there are some general things about colors and where they are associated (which should also give you an idea of what they can do).

The lower realms (the areas considered directly beneath us) tend to be made up of dark places. These places tend to have lots of black and grays. The colors are bland and dull and although dark are not usually deep. Other colors do exist here though, and they become more prevalent the deeper you get in. Dark violet, in particular, is rather common at the deepest parts.

The hell planes are far more vibrant with a much wider color pallette. The colors here are a still a bit dark, but they also tend to be very deep. Red and brown (or maybe green) are very prevalent here, but black and gray are still fairly common. Whites tend to either be dirty or very dark and deep.

Lighter colors meanwhile tend to be associated with higher planes. As a general rule, as the colors become lighter you’re ascending into other planes. The heavenly planes tend to be made up of a lot of light blues (especially in the lower parts) with a good amount of whites, although other colors do exist there. Light reds become more common near the highest parts. The higher planes are also known for having more varied color, although the colors tend to lack depth, and are even commonly transparent within the heavenly planes.

Of course these color associations will help you if you want to figure out where you are or what you’re looking at. But they’ll also help you in choosing and tweaking the colors for your rituals. Remember lighter colors with less depth are associative with higher planes and the energies of higher planes. Darker colors are generally lower realm colors, where as bland colors are associated with the lower realms specifically, and deeper colors are associated with the hell realms. There are some exceptions though. Dark blues and yellows still tend to be associative with higher realms, with only the darkest shades drifting into the lower realms. Meanwhile brown is the exact opposite, with lighter shades still being lower realm associative.

White – White is often seen as the pure color. It actually connects to higher planes than any other color you’ll find on Earth, so it is often seen as a divine color. It’s also super compatible, meaning it can go with just about any other energy in the universe. It should be noted that because it does go with just about anything you can find still find pure whites in very low planes, so white doesn’t necessary mean you’re on a higher plane. In practice it mostly just amplifies whatever is put into it. This makes it a good all-purpose color for candle magic and the like. It also tends to be an okay color for exorcisms and cleansings depending on how you do them.

Black – Black is the color of absence and void. In candle magic it typically does not affect the energy put into it at all making it a good all purpose color. Black is also associated both with hiding and the things which are hidden. This makes black a good color for magic that is meant to conceal something, and magic in which you wish to (and I say this only because I cannot adequately describe it) become one with secrets. Black is associative with the lower realms, specifically the higher parts of it that are closest to our world, and so it’s associative with all of the things present in those realms. It’s also associative with some of the dark and evil things that are hidden, and so it’s used in a lot of magick that is meant to work with those creatures or use their power. Finally it is sometimes associated with death and used in magic that is meant or work with the dead or death energy or magic that is meant to cause death. Death energy is technically not classified in the color black, although black is the closest color to death energy that we have available in our visible spectrum.

Gray – Gray is generally a purifier (especially when it is very bright) and to nullify. Darker shades are connected with the upper part of the lower realms, and with some of the things that exist there. Darker shades are also good for depowerment spells (like drains not bindings. For bindings use purple).

Green – Green is the color of desire and fertility. It is often used in spells meant to bring about prosperity and material wealth. Because of its control over desire, it’s also good for love spells (both spells to bring lovers to you and to make others love you) and glamors. I’d also suggest using it with fae magic. Fertility wise it helps both with conceiving a child and carrying the child to term. It also helps with the fertility of plants and animals, such as helping a garden to grow or increasing your crops.

Purple – Purple is a color of order, stability, boundaries, and the laws of the universe, and with deeper shades physical creation. It’s a good color for restoring order, closing portals, putting up barriers, creating stability, and as a general counter-magic. Lighter shades are also useful for spells that are meant to control the flow of time.

Red – Red is the color of passion and violence. It’s used to bring forth strength in battle and war, to incite violence, and also to incite passions, including passions of love and lust among others. It’s often times used in love spells, mainly for its ability to incite passions, and it’s also a common color for attack magic. It is a very strong and all consuming color in its nature. It should also be noted that red can incite passions which are very dark and twisted.

Pink – Pink is similar to red, but it’s much less intense in its nature. It’s often seen as the color of friendship. With candle magic it’s good for spells that are meant to create friendships and spells that are meant to bring about peace, love, understanding, and end feuds and squabbles. Some also prefer to use pink in love spells because of its ability to incite things they see as beneficial to a long term relationship.

Orange – Orange is a color of power and success.

Yellow – Yellow is the anti-deceiver. It exposes things and brings them out into the open. It also is associated with energy that is fairly high up and, much like white, tends to amplify energy that is put into it. Yellow, especially dark yellow, is often used to bring about good fortune, peace, and material gain, all things which yellow promotes. Lighter shades generally promote mental abilities and happiness.

Blue –
Blue is a higher realm color, especially in regards to the lighter shades which are prevalent through out the lower part of the heavenly realms. Blue, especially light blue, is a color of balance, peacefulness, and bliss. The darker shades are often seen as associated with positive growth and expansion.

Brown – Brown is a lower realm color, although very light browns may exist in very limited quantities in higher realms. Browns are generally seen as connected into the Earth and the physical plane. Because of this brown is good for spells meant to affect this world, also it’s sometimes used for spells meant to bring about material gain or a physical manifestation. Brown is also connected into lower realms too, especially the darker shades. Brown is a dirty color and a color of corruption. In the lower realms it is sometimes blended into whites and grays. In any case it is often the color of things which are corrupted, impure, or otherwise dirty, and can be used to connected into these things.

Magenta – I included Magenta here because it’s a good example of a special color. Magenta was discovered about a hundred and fifty years ago. It technically doesn’t exist as a single color wavelength, but as a combination of multiple wavelengths. It actually is associated with energies which naturally occur in this world but, up until less than a hundred and fifty years ago, couldn’t be classified under any existing color.

When doing candle magic, remember there are two different perspectives. On one hand burning a colored candle releases that energy into the world, the universe, and the spirit world in order to do your will. But on the other hand you’re destroying that color and releasing it from this world and sending it to the spirit world when you burn the candle. Therefor every color can be burned as its own anti-thesis. Green can be burned in order to make someone desire you. But if the person you like happens to have a crush on someone else, Green can be burned in order to remove their desire. The best color to burn in order to remove any spell is the same color you would burn in order to cast that spell.

What’s a Path (Kabalism)?

July 4, 2010

I’m going to go over some basic Kabalism, particularly what a path is, because this concept seems to confuse a lot of people. I’ve even seen some supposedly studied and wise Kabalist who when questioned about the paths obviously didn’t have a firm grasp of the concept. It’s actually fairly simple when it’s broken down, it’s just confusing at first glance.

In order to understand this article you’re going to need to have a basic understanding of the Tree of Life and Kabalistic theory about the make-up of the universe. Unfortunately a basic course on Kabalism for the absolute beginner is beyond the scope of this article.

To start we have the tree of life which is composed of the ten Sepiroth. We also have the tree of knowledge which is composed of the ten Qlippoth. A lot of Kabalistic theory totally dismisses the tree of knowledge and concentrates solely on the tree of life. This is due to warnings against working with the tree of knowledge.

Fortunately I don’t have to go into any great detail about the Qlippoth in order to understand the idea of the Sepiroth. Just know that the Qlippoth also have paths, and Qlippothic paths work the same way as Sepirothic paths.

So we have our ten Sepiroth which make up the tree of life, and within these ten Sepiroth is the entirety of the universe, except for what exists in the Qlippoth.

It’s important to note that the tree of life is really just a model of an abstract, and not a true spatial map of the universe. Each of the ten spheres are infinite in both space and size. Each one is near to each other. And the spatial relationships are simply the order which we decided to lay them out. If you’re in Binah and moving towards Kether, Chokmah is not to your right. The true spatial relationships of these places are beyond the comprehension of our current perspective of the space-time continuum.

The tree of life is also not the only model, these things can and have been modeled in different ways. Personally I like to think of the ten spheres as stacked on top of one another. Most good models, like the tree of life, are not designed entirely arbitrarily, but are done so in a way that is meant to convey more knowledge about these things.

It’s also important to note that the boundaries of the different spheres are not actual boundaries, but are constructs. What I mean to say is that there isn’t some gate or dividing line in Binah and when you cross it you’re over in Chokmah. With the tree of life we’ve divided up the universe into different sections each chosen based on certain classification we’ve found. Once again this isn’t the only model out there. There are other models which divvy up the universe in different ways.

Now we get to what a path is. We have our ten Sepiroth. Each of these individual Sepiroth are unique. So how do we describe each one? Naturally in the universe things are typically defined by comparison and contrast. Sepiroth are no different.

So we pick any one of our ten Sepiroth. Then we go through the other nine Sepiroth and we pick out which Sepiroth it is like and which Sepiroth it is not like. Each Sepiroth will have a unique list of Sepiroth that it is like, and can be defined in this way.

Actually in order to figure out these lists all you have to do is look at a tree of life diagram. See the 22 paths. If the paths connect two Sepiroth together, it means those two Sepiroth are alike. If two Sepiroth are not connected together, it means that they are not alike.

So are the paths really just parts of the diagram meant to better describe the Sepiroth to us?   No, they are actual places too. The paths exist, you can go there and walk on them.

Now this is the question that trips up most people, including a lot of so-called learned Kabalist. Where in the universe are the paths located? Here is what we have already stated to be true, “Everything in the universe exists within the ten Sepiroth, except for what exists in the Qlippoth.”

The paths would be part of the ‘everything’ in the universe. So where to they exist? The logical answer to the riddle would seem to be ‘in the Qlippoth of course’, yet we know that answer is completely wrong for many different reasons.

I’ve heard a lot of different wrong answers to this question. I’ve heard that the entire universe doesn’t exist within the ten Sepiroth, but within the ten Sepiroth and the twenty two paths (no, under the construct of Kabalism the entire universe exists within the ten spheres). I’ve heard that the paths are so small that they don’t really count (no, they count, everything does). I’ve heard that the paths exist outside the Sepiroth (entire universe theory again), that they exist in the Qlippoth (as stated this is definitely not right), and even that the Sepiroth actually exist within the different paths which are larger than the Sepiroth and make up the entire universe.

Remember how we said that the Sepiroth were constructs, a method we used to classify the universe, and not a real boundary? We classify things based on their characteristics. We say that certain things are characteristic of Chesed, and if those characteristics are present, you are in Chesed. Other things are characteristic of Binah, and if those characteristics are present, you are in Binah.

But wait! There’s a path between Binah and Chesed. That means in some ways Binah and Chesed are alike. So there is actually a portion of Binah which is exactly the same and has the exact same characteristics as a portion of Chesed.

Now remember that we said that the Sepiroth were actually constructs, not exact places. We define them based on their characteristics. So if you happen to be in one of these places, you really can’t tell if you’re in a portion of Chesed that is just like Binah or a portion of Binah that is just like Chesed.

What’s more, through out the entire universe like attracts like. Yes the Sepiroth operate on a spatial system that is not entirely what we perceive and define as space and distance. But when you have two areas that are exactly alike, like these two areas in Binah and Chesed, they end up drawn towards each other and are mashed together in one big clump.

You can view the paths as actual roads. Imagine you’re on a road traveling from Binah to Chesed. Right now you’re in Binah, and everything looks like Binah so you know you’re in Binah. Eventually you’ll reach Chesed, and you’ll know your in Chesed because everything looks like Chesed. But there’s also a portion of road between where you are and where you’re going that is indistinctive. It looks as if it could be either Binah or Chesed, you really can’t be sure. Since these are really just constructs and not naturally occurring boundaries, there’s not going to be any landmark or a huge sign saying “You are now leaving Binah”.

This indistinctive portion of road is the path. We know that it exists in either Binah or Chesed, we just can’t be certain which one of these two it exists in. On that portion of road, at any given time, we can’t be certain if we’re still in Binah or if we’ve entered Chesed.

Some people however chose to (correctly) view the paths as the points where the Sepiroth overlap. Remember that the Sepiroths are just a construct, and they are a way of classifying an areas. For Binah for instance we might say that an area is in Binah if X, Y, or Z are true, and U, V, and W are not true. Meanwhile we might say that an area is in Chesed so long as A, B, or X are true, and D, E, and F are not true. Now we have an areas where only X is true, or even an area where X, Y, and A are true, but U, V, W, D, E, and F are all false. This area meets the qualifications to be classified as Binah and Chesed, and so some chose to see this as being both.

So the correct answer to the question where are the paths located, is that they are located within the Sepiroth that they connect together.

The Law of Attraction

July 3, 2010

The term Law of Attraction is unique to the New Thought movement, but the actual idea is present in nearly every form of magick, from overly complicated rituals taken out of medieval grimoires to the power of positive thinking. So what exactly does it mean, and how does it affect magical practice?

First off, I’m not a huge fan of the word law. Laws are a construct created for science (which consists of hypotheses, theories, and laws). Magic operates a bit differently than science. In fact its dismissal by science is due largely to the fact that it does not fit a model that is easily quantified by scientific methods. Magical practice consists of axioms, ideas, and theories, but never laws. In fact spiritual understanding is not completely objective and individual understanding tends to change over time. There really isn’t room for something as objectively stable and infallible as a law.

Even the Law of Attraction doesn’t work 100% of the time. It’s a sound theory, it’s been tested, it’s at the foundation of a lot of major magical theory, but it can be broken. There are subtle nuances that are very difficult to figure out and understand, and there can be unseen variables at work. If you’re trying to do something weird with the Law of Attraction, you may break it. Likewise it is not going to stand up against large amounts of external opposition.

So what does the law of attraction mean? There’s a much more popular saying among Ceremonial Magicians and Pagans that starts to sum it up, Like Attracts Like. There’s a corollary to that too, Dissimilar Things Repel.

The most basic understanding of the idea is that whatever we are we’ll tend to draw towards ourselves, while at the same time pushing away the things we are not. For example, if a person is a very violent person, that person will tend to draw other violent people into their life, and they’ll also draw violence into their life. Common sense will tell us that this is probably true. Likewise a violent person probably won’t have many, if any, pacifist friends. Once again, common sense tells us that this is true.

Now imagine two people in a physically abusive relationship. One person is the aggressive and violent abuser and the other is the passive victim. The basic idea of like attracts like that we just discussed would imply that this relationship cannot exist since these two people should naturally repel each other and not end up in a relationship together. Yet we know that these relationships do happen. In fact they are unfortunately a frequent occurrence.

Actually in this situation the Law of Attraction is working, and it’s working exactly as it’s supposed to. This is really just one of those subtle nuances. In fact it’s a really simple one.

First off, just because two things are alike doesn’t mean that those two things are the same. It just means that they’re similar. And although at a glance an aggressive and violent perpetrator of abuse seems like the exact opposite to a passive victim of abuse, when we look deeper we see they aren’t all that different.

Unfortunately, if enough people read this, some will probably answer yes to the following questions, but hopefully not many. Are you the type of person who, if you loved and cared for someone a great deal (enough to be in a committed long term relationship with them) would physically hurt and abuse that person (outside of sexual foreplay of course)? Would you remain in a relationship which did not bring you joy, but instead brought you fear and pain and shame because your partner physically abused you?

Some of you may have been in these relationships in the past and may understand why people would act like that, but I would suppose that anyone who isn’t in one of these relationships right now, and probably even some that are, would agree that neither of these people are acting in a way that makes logical sense. It doesn’t take a great leap of faith to suppose that both of these partners probably have deeper psychological issues and scars that were present before the abuse ever started.

And when we delve into the histories of people who come out of abusive relationships, there is usually a lot of negative emotions and psychological damage that has been done to them. It’s these negative emotions and this psychological damage that is similar, and so they move towards each other. If the only change either partner makes to themselves is to walk away from the relationship, both will only find themselves again in an abusive relationship in the future. They will move towards those kinds of people and situations, and those kinds of people and situations will move towards them.

Perpetrators of vile, selfish, and generally nasty things tend to have energy signatures that are in ways similar to the people who are traumatized by their acts. Granted they aren’t the same, but they’re similar enough that they move towards the same place.

Now let’s take a sidestep and talk about different worlds. When we talk about various worlds from a magical perspective we generally don’t mean traveling through outer space by starship (there are other blogs for that sort of thing). What we’re talking about would probably be best described as extra-dimensional travel in the realms of Fantasy and Science Fiction genres. Some magicians try to classify these worlds as alternate vibrations or as being made up of different energy combinations. As far as I’ve seen no one has figured out an exact explanation of what they are (and from what I know, all the explanations I’ve given so far are only sort of correct). The only way that I can describe it is to say that they are other places that are not this world.

These worlds are made up of various types of energies and emotions. There’s actually a range of energy and emotion that exists on each of these worlds and they all have median points that the ranges tend towards. A lot of worlds are very similar to each other, and we often times group these worlds together for classification. In fact there are many, many, many worlds out there, infinite worlds actually, and so anyone who has done serious work trying to map out the different areas of the spiritual multiverse tends to group worlds into fairly broad classifications.

Some of these worlds are heaven like realms. Everyone there exists in a state of perfect joy and bliss. And there are also realms that are hellish filled with all sorts of horrible things and people and emotions. The world your born on (in our case this planet) always seems like the exact median point between the positive and the negative. In actuality our planet is a bit more positive than negative, a bit more good than evil.

And different creatures incarnate on all of these worlds. When you die, you can actually reincarnate on to a different world. Most things reincarnate on whatever world they died on. Assuming this is not the case, you will probably incarnate on a world where you are at or near the median range of the emotional spectrum.

As I said, our world is actually a fairly good world as far as world’s go. It’s more positive than negative. Most people are more selfless than they are selfish, and the average person tends to have a predisposition to be a good person.

There are, however, people on this world who don’t fit this rule. We know there exist sociopathic serial killers who do horrific, nearly unimaginable acts for their own benefit with no thought of anyone but themselves. They actually do have a completely different emotional spectrum than most people. In the same way there’s the rare person who is completely selfless and is bound by the most highest of ideals. Although we’re more likely to applaud this good individual for their efforts and hold them in high esteem, their philosophies and understanding and emotional base are just as foreign to most of us as is the serial killer’s.

The reason why these people are here is because it is possible to incarnate on a world where you’re at one of the extreme ends of the spectrum. In order to incarnate on a world, you just have to be somewhere in the spectrum. There’s a limit to the amount of things at the extreme end of the spectrum that are allowed to incarnate there. It’s also rare that anything on the extreme end of the world’s spectrum will incarnate there.

There isn’t some doorman sitting at the stream of life deciding who can and cannot get in, only allowing a certain number of folks that don’t quite fit the image of the club. Rather the statements that there is a limit to how many (on the extreme end of the spectrum) can incarnate here and it’s rare that anything (on the extreme end of the spectrum) would incarnate here work in tandem. It’s a natural balance and everything always works out just right, and that’s because like attracts like, and dissimilar things repel.

And out of the 6 billion people we have here (not even including other species incarnate on this planet), there are very few serial killers. It’s a rare occurrences. The closer we get to the median emotional range though, the more people at that level which are incarnate here.

You can also travel out of this world through various means. There’s dreaming, astral projection, dream walking, shadow walking, and mental imaging to name a few methods. Once again though, where you can travel to is limited by your emotional range. As a general rule, you can not travel to any world which you could not incarnate on to.

You can however increase your emotional range, which will allow you to possibly travel to a wider variety of worlds while also allowing you access to a wider variety of energy. As you travel to worlds that are at the extreme end of your emotional range, it becomes more and more difficult to get there and sustain yourself there. It is even possible to push yourself slightly beyond the limits of your emotional range, although this is very difficult to sustain for any length of time.

Your emotions change frequently. A person who is trying to travel to another world, or in any way access another world, will generally drift towards a world that is in synch with their current emotional mood. Whatever you’re current mood, you’ll tend to go towards a world where that is the median of the emotional spectrum. People who are angry, afraid, or depressed, when trying to travel to or access other worlds, tend to go to some very bad places due to their mood.

In order to travel to a world, your a emotions need to be within the emotional spectrum of that world. As a general rule your emotions will tend to move towards the median of the spectrum of any world you visit or otherwise connect to.

This also means that if you connect into another world your emotions and energy will change to match the median of that world. Due to like attracting like, when you do this you will draw towards yourself people, things, and events which are associated with and in tune with that world.

This is actually a very old magical trick that is used by lots of different groups. If you can find a world or group of worlds that is associated with something you want and connect into that world (which is usually done through meditation, mental imaging, and channeling), you and what you want will naturally move towards each other in this world.

Say for instance you want to be wealthy. Your first step would be to find a world or place where abundance and wealth are the normal, average state. In other words at the median part of the emotional spectrum. Now you need to meditate about that world, think about that world, whatever. You just have to connect into it somehow and keep yourself connected into it.

Once you do that your energy, your emotions, and your attitude will change. As this happens you’ll notice that more opportunity for wealth and economic advancement starts presenting itself. Not only that, but because you’re connected into this other world your emotions and attitude will have shifted so that you will naturally act upon and exploit these opportunities.  So long as you sustain this connection you will move towards being a wealthy person, because like attracts like.

I’d like to take a step back and try to explain the term emotion, because I’ve been using it a lot along with terms like emotional spectrum and emotional range. A lot of people like to use the term energy to refer to these things. These worlds consist of various energies. I don’t do that because there are worlds where energy doesn’t exist at all. However emotion exists everywhere energy exists, and it exists in a many other places too. In fact emotion exists in almost every single part of the known multiverse. If you look at the Kabbalistic system, emotion exists everywhere in the Sepiroth and Qlippoth except for parts of Kether and Thamiuel.

If you’re experienced with energy work, you’ve more than likely noticed that energy and emotion seem to be tied together. A lot of energy is emotional energy. The type of energy a person gives off is related to the emotion that they’re feeling. Each different kind of emotion has a different kind of energy to it. A lot of people classify energy by the emotion it is attached to. There’s fear energy, anger energy, bliss energy, ect. And each of these energies are very different and distinct. An empath is a person who is very good at sensing the emotions of others through supernatural means. An empath is really just a person who is very sensitive to the energy around them and is able to both detect it, even if it is a small amount, and to identify it and which emotion it is attached to.

Many people get confused trying to figure out the connection between emotion and energy. It obviously exists. But at the same time there exist energy types which do not seem to be tied to emotions. There’s life energy and death energy for instance. Sex energy is another example. Some may counter that sex energy is really composed of various emotions such as lust, love, and horniness. But it’s not, sex energy is just really good at combining with other types of energy. So, for instance, when sex and lust energy are both present, they tend to come together and you get sex energy with a heavy tinge of lust in it.

The fact is that energies like life energy, death energy, and sex energy are actually all tied to various emotions too, just like any other type of energy. When we think these energies are not tied to emotions it’s because we believe in a very limited definition of what an emotion is.

I’m not saying that we should think of things like life, death, and sex as emotions. They’re not. But there are emotions which are attached to these things. And I don’t mean that when someone dies you feel sad or that when you’re dying you feel afraid. What I mean is that there are specific energies attached to both someone dying and someone who is dead. These energies are both classified as death energy, and they come from two different emotions which don’t have names.

I wrote a previous post on the elements a few weeks back and I go into great detail about the creation of the universe and what it entails. I’m not going to repeat all of that here, but if you’re really interested in understanding this concept, I suggest reading that article for a more in depth discussion.

The important part of that article though is that at the beginning of creation the first things that came into being were actions. As I explained in the article, the first actions were the actions of self-creation (Kether) and division (Thaumiel). In the beginning, this is all that exists. The next thing to come into existence are emotions. Emotions are the byproducts of actions. Every action begets an emotion. Every action causes an emotion to be created in its wake.

This may be a hard thing to grasp because when we think about actions we think about someone or something doing that action, and when we think about emotions we think about someone or something feeling those emotions. However actions and emotions exist prior to someones and somethings.

Now the things we feel inside of us, those are emotions. There are also emotions in this world that we don’t feel inside of us (like the one attached to death). And there are emotions which exist but don’t exist in this world.

Now when I say that an action begets an emotion I don’t mean like someone dies and then you feel sad. That person may have triggered an emotional response in you, but their death did not create the emotion of sadness. Sadness existed long before they died. It was caused by a different act. And so sadness became directly tied to this act that created it.

When the divine spark (Kether, the very first thing) created itself, passion was the emotion that was created as a byproduct. When the divine spark divided into two parts (it divided into Binah and Chokmah, and in doing so created Thaumiel, the first sphere of the Qlippoth), the emotion that was created was sorrow.

And so the first two emotions were passion and sorrow. All other emotions spring forth from these two. Kether is the beginning of the Sepiroth where heaven exists, where we exist, and a place which is generally described as positive and good. And the emotion created from Kether is passion.

Meanwhile Thaumiel is the beginning of the Qlippoth, a place that is generally described as negative and evil. The emotion created by the act of Thaumiel is sorrow.

The nature of the Sepiroth and the Qlippoth and the emotions which spring forth as a result of their initial acts of creation are not coincidental.

Now every time any act happens, a new and unique emotion is created as a result. Turning on your computer, reading this text, the thoughts going through your head because of it, all of these things are causing new emotions to be created. You perform thousands of acts a day which result in thousands of new emotions. None of these emotions are going to become the next big emotion though. Unless your farting causes the entire make up of the multiverse to be rearranged and totally redefines existence everywhere, don’t expect people to be feeling your new fart emotion on this world, let alone in multiple worlds across all existence.

I explained this in the post on the elements, that after the divine spark created itself and then divided itself, the multiverse ceased to actually create anything else. After that nothing is technically created. Everything that comes after is built with the things that already exist. In order to make new things, things which already exist can be combined together, they can be divided into separate parts, or there can be some combination of combining and dividing. But nothing actually new comes into existence.

When the multiverse was first starting out, there were only a handful of building blocks, like self-creation and the first division, to work with. So these were very important building blocks that got torn into their individual parts and built into a lot of different things. Sorrow is tied into the first division and passion is tied into self-creation, and so as self-creation and the first division got built into things, the emotions tied into them got tied into those things too. Emotions are things too, and so sometimes emotions are going to be directly built into things.

And so what ends up happening is certain emotions (the big ones) end up tied to and appearing in lots of different worlds and things. Emotional responses are also tied into the emotions associated with a particular thing.

For instance you feel sad when someone you love, or even someone who has just been a constant in your life, dies. Remember that sorrow is created as a result of the first division. When someone dies they leave you and you become separated from them. There’s a part of that first division built into the event of someone you love dying. In the same way if you write a book or paint a picture there is some part of self-creation in that act.

Your soul is made up of various parts too. It was built from existing parts just like everything else, including your physical body, a rock, geometry, and the event of someone you love dying. Various parts of your soul are tied to different emotions, even made up of them. The emotions you feel, your emotional responses, spring forth from your soul.

How emotions work is that when you come across something that in part consists of something tied to a specific emotion, if a part of your soul is also made up of something tied to that specific emotion, your soul immediately adapts (remember like attracts like) by placing an emphasis on the part of itself tied to that specific emotion, causing your soul to feel like that particular emotion, in other words producing that feeling that’s strongest in your chest.

Someone you love dying, the occurrence, consists of part of the first division, which is also part of your soul, and so when that event occurs your soul places an emphasis on that part of itself, that becomes the most important part for the moment, and as a result you feel sorrow.

And when you feel sorrow, your soul ends up being drawn towards Thaumiel, and all of the things that exist there, and all of the things that have been built with the various things there, and you’re being drawn towards all of the other things that are like Thaumiel. Because like attracts like.

But what does this have to do with energy?

Energy, in the metaphysical sense, is a physicality. It only exists in worlds of physical existence. Matter is another kind of physicality. These two physicalities are actually not all that much different. They’re really just slight variations on each other.

Energy is actually emotion given a physicality. Remember that emotion doesn’t physically exist on every world, only on physical worlds. But on physical worlds emotion manifests as energy. Your soul naturally gives off lots and lots of emotion, and thus energy, through out the day. The energy given off is based, in part, on your emotional state, which is tied to what part of your soul is currently the strongest. You also produce other energies, like life energy and sex energy, which are not emotional states, well not exactly. Typically these energies don’t emanate from your soul, but from your physical and astral bodies.

If you take energy into yourself, you’ll feel the attached emotion (this is what gives energy its specific feelings). If you take in an energy like life energy which is not tied to any part of your emotional range (in other words no part of your soul is made up of something tied to that emotion), then what you’re feeling is an emotion which is beyond your emotional range.

Not everyone’s soul is made up of the same stuff. Remember the serial killer mentioned earlier? I remember one time reading an account of a serial killer who raped, tortured, and mutilated an entire family, parents and young children, in horrible ways. I cannot even begin to describe how vile and putrid the acts (which weren’t even described all that graphically) were. Yet this person felt no disgust over what he was doing. He felt no compassion for these people. He felt no shame or guilt for his crimes. His soul is made up of different stuff than mine, and the emotions he can feel are different than mine. He is, after all, something that exists on the extreme end of this world’s emotional spectrum. However all things, in the multiverse, can feel the emotions of passion and sorrow (with the exception of Kether and Thaumiel, which can each only feel one of these emotions).

But all this doesn’t mean that we are limited by the current make-up of our soul. We can grow and change. Remember things can be combined and divided. We can add more parts to us, to our soul, so that we have a broader emotional range. Then we have access to new and different emotions, and also entirely new worlds. In the same way we can divide ourselves and eliminate parts of our emotional range. Why would anyone want to do that and limit themselves? By removing certain emotions we can change the median point of our emotional range, which in turn can make it easier to connect to, travel to, and reincarnate on different worlds.

Just as we can grow and evolve, so can worlds. If all of the people on this world grew and evolved and became happier more positive people, the energy and make up of this world would shift, and it would elevate itself to a higher plane of existence, the emotional spectrum for this world would change, and new people incarnating here would mostly fall near the median of the new spectrum.

Even if the change was temporary there would still be an effect. If, for instance, everyone in the world was completely happy for just one second, in that second the world would shift to a much higher plane of perfect happiness, and for that second the emotional spectrum would change. As soon as the moment passed the energy of this world would shift back and the world would fall down again. However during that second, everything which incarnated here would have a median emotional range meant for a world with perfect happiness. Although the birth of all creatures on this planet over the course of one second would not create enough new life to sustain this world in a plane of perfect happiness, it would be enough to raise this world a bit higher than it was.

But don’t be getting any lofty ideas of changing the world and making it better by having everyone think happy thoughts for a single second. You’ll never be able to make something like that occur, it would be a freak occurrence if it did actually happened. People here are designed to meet the median point on our current emotional spectrum, and so at any given time the average emotional state, taking the entire world into account, is most likely that median point. It’s very hard to get people to change that.

Also if you try to create an imbalance in one direction, it usually corrects itself by also creating an imbalance in the opposite direction. Look at 9-11. That was a national tragedy in one of the world’s largest nations. It was full of death and it inspired anger and sorrow and fear across the entire nation, and through out much of the world too no doubt. And it was man made. You would think something like this, affecting so many people in such a negative way, would cause this world to shift downward at least a bit.

But if you were watching the news, watching what was going on in New York, and even what was going on through out most of the country the balance was maintained. That event also inspired acts of heroism, charity, and selflessness. It inspired compassion and solidarity. Whenever tragedy occurs, it tends to bring out the very best qualities in people. In the end, everything balances and the world stays right where it is.

This isn’t to say world’s never change. They do. It’s usually a very long process of evolution and change, often times spanning many generations. It’s also something that really isn’t influenced by a single person, a group, and with rare exceptions even an entire generation.

Let’s get back to like attracting like, specifically the power of positive thinking and being the person you want to become!

So how does the power of positive thinking work. If you’re constantly thinking happy, good, positive thoughts, if that is your normal emotional state, then happy, good, and positive events will be drawn towards you and start occurring in your life. If, on the other hand, you’re constantly depressed or angry or afraid, then you’ll start attracting negative events into your life. That’s actually how it works, at least as far as the Law of Attraction is concerned.

Now if you’re constantly and positively thinking of succeeding at something or a particular event occurring, the Law of Attraction doesn’t necessarily say that event will occur. For instance I have a crush on Eliza Dushku. However constantly thinking about her or thinking about being in a relationship with her isn’t going to draw her to me and into a relationship with me, or even draw someone like her to me. That isn’t like attracting like. Eliza Dushku is not like me (thank god since if she had a penis that would really ruin the whole crush thing for me).

Now there are other magical theories, not the Law of Attraction, that say that constantly thinking about being in a relationship with Eliza Dushku might make it happen. These theories are beyond the scope of this (already long) article, but they do exist. It gets into theories surrounding manifestation magick, which at its most powerful level I could simply think about Eliza Dushku and have her appear next to me ready to be in a relationship with me. Manifestation magick at that level is insanely difficult, but possible. If it were easier I wouldn’t be writing this because I’d be too busy playing video games in a corvette as two, nay four, naked super models pleasured me in the most creative and obscene ways imaginable.

However looking at a picture of a girl you like, or the type of girl you like, and pushing energy towards it in order to bring her into your life or bring you into a relationship with her is a much simpler, and easier, form of manifestation magick, and far more prone to showing some kind of result. Especially when you combine it with other forms of magic (such as changing your mood to attract more positive things towards you) and more mundane methods (like reading a book on self-confidence to help you talk to girls).

There is also the idea of being what you want to become. For instance, say you want to be wealthy. So you find some rich people and you find out what they do. How do they live their life? What is their personality like? How much time do they spend doing what? What are their hobbies? How important is family to them? What kind of clothes do they wear? What television shows do they watch?

Then you start acting like them. Now you’re like a rich person. So all of the same things that are attracted to them, which are making them rich and sustaining their wealth, are now also being attracted to you. And so by acting like a rich person you will, after a bit of time, become a rich person yourself.

Even common sense tells us that this should happen at least some of the time. If you are following all the same methods and habits as a rich person, at least in some instances you will reproduce some of the same events which made them rich in the first place.