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|12-07-2009, 12:08 AM||#1|
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Middle Pillar Ritual (including circulation of body light)
How do I raise magickal energy?
The Middle Pillar Ritual as given below teaches you to raise as much magickal energy as possible and how to channel it, this energy also has the pleasant side-effect of making us healthy.
What can I do with it?
It can be used to charge talismans, invoke divinity into yourself, and to heal yourself or others.
What types of things can I heal?
Anything an optimum immune system will give you.
Working with chakras helps you become fit physically, but that is secondary to the results you will have unclogging personal and emotional issues on the other planes.
The goal of the Middle Pillar Ritual is to open up your major energy centers (chakras), and then raising and circulating as much energy as possible.
Middle Pillar Ritual
The chakras run up and down the middle pillar of the Tree of Life, and relate to specific points on the body.
[*The Műlâdhara Chakra is considered to be at the base of the spine—which is fine when sitting down, but the Golden Dawn interpretation is that this chakra moves down to the feet when standing. Also, there are no traditional Golden Dawn God names associated with either Ajna or Manipura. I like the sound of Ajna when working on the third-eye chakra, but you may change “Ahj-na” to a Hebrew God name if you are desperate for consistency. ]
I downplay the visualization of the traditional colors. This is not to say visualizing each sphere as a specific color isn’t useful, but only that it can be distracting to sensing the actual energy.
Not everyone visualizes, feels, or senses the chakras in exactly the same way. Some people will see and feel the chakras, while others will get only the vaguest sense of their presence.
You may also add or remove chakras as you actually feel or sense them. You may wish to add a chakra for your knee level, or one right at the sternum (in between Anahata and Manipura). Bindu, on the upper back of the head, is another commonly used Eastern chakra, that is rarely used in Western chakra work.
For success, just assume the chakras are there while you repeat the chants. Your experience of each energy center will grow with time.
Part I: Awaken the Chakras
Stand straight. You may use your hands to touch where each chakra should be if that helps your visualizations.
Visualize a brilliant source of energy glowing just at the top of your head (or just above your head). It can be quite large, spreading out over your face and neck, as high above your head as you feel comfortable.
Continue chanting at least 3-5 times, but continue as long as you like, until you are satisfied that chakra feels like it has been awakened.
Eh-Heh-Yeh is a God name that means “I am.” The Hindu’s call this chakra the Sahasrâra and is known as the “thousand-petaled lotus.”
Imagine a stream of white light searing downward from the center of your Sahasrâra chakkra, down the center of your forehead to your “third-eye” area.
Imagine this chakra to start glowing brighter as you repeatedly chant: “Ahhj-Na.”
Ajna means “command.”
Imagine the stream of white light continuing from Ajna down to your throat chakra known as, Vishuddha.
Hindu representation of Ajna
Chant: “ YHVH Elohim.”
YHVH Elohim means, "The Lord God."
In Tantra, Vishuddh is known as the “ 'poison and nectar' chakra, which is closely related to the Bindu chakra, a chakra on the back of the head, which is said to produce “Bindu fluid” which turns into the nectar of immortality or the poison of death.
Continue chanting until you are satisfied with the “openness” of this chakra.
Imagine the white stream of light continuing from Vishuddha, down to your chest and heart area, known as the Anahata chakkra. This is a big, powerful chakra. Imagine it very large, glowing out even past your shoulders.
Chant: “YHVH El-oh-ah V’dah’aht.”
YHVH El-oh-ah V’dah’aht, means "Lord God of Knowledge." Anahata means “u nhurt, un-struck and unbeaten.”
The white stream of light continues down your navel, or “gut” area.
Manipura is called the “city of jewels.”
When you are satisfied with this chakkra’s glowing power, then continue.
Symbol of Manipura, a 10-petaled rose. I prefer mine in red.
The white light continues down to your groin area.
Chant over and over until satisfied: “ Shaddai El Chai.”
Shaddai El Chai means Almighty Living God, and the Svadisthâna chakkra is known as “one’s own abode.”
The line continues down between your legs to the area at your feet.
Chant repeatedly, “Adonai Ha-Aretz.”
Imagine this chakkra at your feet, penetrating even into the earth or ground below you.
Adonai ha-Aretz translates as "Lord of Earth." Műlâdhara means “root place.”
You may go back and repeat the chant for any chakras you wish. When you feel each chakra is as good as it’s going to get, then go onto the next step.
Part II: Circulate the Light
Imagine your Sahasrâra chakra giving birth to a ball of white light. You will control this “imaginary” ball of light with your breathing. You may use your hands and arms to help orchestrate the energy.
Take a breath, as you blow out the exhalation. Start by imagining the ball of light traveling from a spot above your head, and down the front of you in a circular fashion, to end at your feet. Then breathe in, as the ball of light travels behind you in a circular fashion above your head.
Your breaths do not have to be complete full inhalations/exhalations for this. In fact light, rhythmic breathing is all that is needed to control the very subtle light field you have created with you imagination.
"I suck at this! Please help!"
The hardest part about this exercise is not visualizations, but simply the concentration. This is not a difficult task by any means, but just to stay focused on the ball of light for very long can be a challenge to newcomers. That’s why don’t go too fast. Stay at step two until you actually enjoy doing it and it’s very easy and natural.
Repeat Step 2, but in reverse, i.e. imagine a ball of light traveling behind you from above your head to below your feet with every exhalation, and up in front of you back above your head with every inhalation. It doesn’t matter so much if you exchange inhalations for exhalations either. The key is rhythm and concentration.
Breath in, visualize the ball of light traveling down your right side in a circle, from above your head to down below your feet. When you inhale the ball continues up your left side to above your head. Do this rhythmically at your own tempo. Remember light breaths are just as good as large ones if that’s working for you.
The same as step 4, but reverse the direction. Once this is fun and easy you can move on.
Experiment with other orbits. Do “diagonal” directions, for example.
You can even do “hula-hoop” style, i.e. around your belly or hips, but try sending the light out very far from you, even past the ends of your room. When you get more comfortable you can imagine the light spinning all around the Earth and back and however else you see fit.
Stay at this step until you can do it for several minutes and suffer no mental fatigue, and then go onto the next section.
Part III: The Fountain of Light
Start with a huge ball of light at your feet. As you inhale, Bring the light from your feet directly up the center of your body into your Sahasrâra chakra above your head.
Exhale when the light reaches your Sahasrâra chakra, spraying out like a fountain and cascading down and around your body back to the ground.
Step 3 :
Inhale again, pulling the light that has scattered into the ground back into your feet, where once again it travels to the top of your head.
Exhale as the light explodes over the top of your head once again, cascading down around you.
Continue this process for as many cycles as you like, at least 3-10 times, or as much as you can handle. Many of these exercises are so powerful that you might feel “high” or light-headed after doing them.
Part IV: Channel the Light
Once you’ve nearly climaxed with the previous section, it is time to do something with all that energy.
If you are doing a healing ritual for yourself or others, you would channel it directly into the area of the body that needs the light the most.
If you were charging a talisman you would send the light into the material basis.
If you are doing this ritual as a standalone exercise, you will practice by channeling the energy back into yourself for general health and beauty:
1.Take a full, deep breath, focusing especially on your Anahata (heart) chakra.
2.As you slowly exhale, imagine the energy flowing from your chest down your arms and hands.
3.Touch your hands to your face, rubbing them back over the top of your head. Imagine the white, healing energy washing over you like a shower or waterfall.
4.Rub your hands sensually over your arms and chest, and even your over your legs and feet, as you imagine the refreshing energy dripping down over your entire body.
5.When you’ve exhausted your exhalation, stop, stand straight, and make the Sign of Silence. You are done.
Please note that there are many types of yoga, and many ways of working with the chakras. The Golden Dawn skipped two important chakras for example (Ajna and Manipura), and there are others used in Tantra that we aren’t specifically using here, such as the Bindu chakra on the back of the head.
The importance of this ritual in magick is to do a reasonable job of opening up your major chakras and raising as much energy as possible. The ritual given here strikes a good balance for chakra work, but if you are advanced in some other form of yoga or Tantra, you can substitute your own chakra-working for the Middle Pillar ritual.
For a healing ritual, simply:
1) Perform the Equilibrating Ritual of the Pentagram (ERP).
2) Perform the Middle Pillar Ritual and end by channeling he energy raised into the affected part of the body of whoever needs healing.
3) Perform the ERP again. This is very important when healing others. It will protect you from accidentally taking over any of the ill-health of your patient.
4) Repeat daily, or more if necessary.
|12-07-2009, 05:47 PM||#2|
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|12-18-2009, 03:41 AM||#3|
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Enochian Middle Pillar Ritual: These names are obtained from reading downwards on the Tablet of Union. It is non-traditional in many senses particularly because we're using fire where earth and malkuth would normally be repped, for example.
Only vibrate the words you can see in bold:
EHNB: Spirit of Spirit -- Kether+Anja -- Crown Chakra+Third Eye -- Brilliance
[note: EHNB contains the entire Enochian watchtower system within it, almost like the God of the entire system]
XCAI: Airy quality of Spirit -- Daath -- Throat -- Shimmering Yellow
AONT: Watery quality of Spirit -- Tiphareth -- Heart + Solar Plexus -- Watery Blue
RMTO: Earthy quality of Spirit -- Yesod [Foundation] -- Groin -- Deep Black
PAAM: Fiery quality of Spirit -- Malkuth -- Root/Feet -- Bright Red
[note: Fire is the lowest manifestation in the Enochian system, whereas spirit of spirit is the highest. Fire is said to be the materialization of spiritual energy on Earth. Suiting choice for Malkuth then, in that sense, so I figure, when one realizes malkuth equals to kether, but not in an alike way.
"One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious."
Last edited by nytek; 12-18-2009 at 03:46 AM.
|05-08-2010, 09:21 PM||#4|
Join Date: Apr 2010
This is a powerful and deceptively simple practice with lots of levels. Many years ago when I was new to magick I was lucky to come upon this gem. I practiced it almost daily for well over a year and it really helped me clear out a lot of baggage painlessly and build up a significant magickal "charge". There is an excellent book by Israel Regardie called The Art of True Healing for detailed info, though the writer of this thread has done an excellent job condensing the info for practical use.
|07-15-2010, 05:00 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jul 2010
I have pain in my spine. At the risk of sounding ridiculous, is there any way I can sit and still do this? I can get past the chakra part but by the time I start the circulation of light I cannot stand any longer.
Thanks so much
|07-16-2010, 03:02 AM||#6|
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|07-21-2010, 11:40 PM||#7|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Nice breakdown. I've recently added the Middle Pillar to my daily work, and I really enjoy it.
In regards to the additional spheres/chakras used here, how important do you think the additions are? I've been using the 4 spheres taught in G.D. derived material, and I'm debating making changes at this stage.
Also, how long does it take to do this on average? I don't feel like I rush this ritual, but I do have a sense that it should be taking longer than it does.
|02-03-2011, 10:25 PM||#8|
Join Date: Jan 2011
I have been practicing the middle pillar ritual for a while now with positive results.
have you ready Israel Regardies book " The Middle Pillar" ?
(guess what it is about)
it deals with 5 energy centers corresponding to the 5 elements along the middle pillar of the tree of life. this method is how i use the ritual and it works well for me. I am fairly certain that the Gd method leaves out the air center at the bridge of daath. (throat)
you might look into that
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|02-04-2011, 06:15 AM||#9|
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I believe such changes are up to individual students and teachers.
Therefore as a teacher and a student I can see no good reason to leave out the other chakkras since I can certainly feel them and the supreme scientists of chakkras over the last two thousand years have been the Indians so I would think they would know--they always include the other chakkras. Why the Golden Dawn left them out is up for anyone to say. Either through ignorance or deliberate simplification...perhaps to add the other chakkras into teachings for higher levels. The Golden Dawn was all "outer order" stuff anyway. There was no inner order material as far as the Mathers crew was concerned, so who knows what they might have been planning.
Perhaps someone thought using Ajna (Third Eye) might be dangerous too soon, but if you want astral and psychic abilities it's silly not to work that chakkra everyday with the others! I don't teach straight Golden Dawn or Thelema. I change rituals when I find them weak in practice.
Anyhoo, I encourage experimentation. Try both and use what you like. Hope that answers your questions too S.C.S.
Length is variable. Anywhere from 7-30 minutes sounds reasonable to me. Don't drag it on past peak enjoyment and energy, but no reason to cut it short either. I just go with the flow really.
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