Meditation can be a helpful tool for practitioners of witchcraft, as it can help to quiet the mind and enhance focus, concentration, and awareness. By stilling the mind and entering a state of deep relaxation, practitioners may be able to tap into their subconscious and connect more deeply with their intuition, helping them to make better decisions and to access their inner wisdom.
Meditation can also be used as a way to connect with spiritual energies or entities, such as deities or spirits, and to enhance one’s spiritual practice. By meditating with intention, practitioners may be able to access deeper states of consciousness and open themselves up to receiving guidance or inspiration from the divine.
In addition to its spiritual benefits, meditation can also help to reduce stress, increase feelings of calm and well-being, and improve overall physical and mental health. For practitioners of witchcraft, these benefits can be especially valuable, as they can help to support and strengthen one’s energy and focus during ritual and spell work.
Exercise: New practitioners should Meditate 10 minutes per day everyday for at least a month. After that, fells free to back down to 5 days per week if desired.
New practitioners may find it hard to meditate for 10 minutes a day to start, so even a few minutes is acceptable, and work up to 10 minutes per day.
Light a candle, note the time, sit down and close your eyes.
Turn your head to the right, take in a deep breath and then breathe out.
Turn your head to the left, take a deep breath, and then breathe out.
Face forward, take a deep breath and then breathe out.
With your right hand (regardless of whether you are right or left handed),
place your thumb and fourth (ring) finger on either side of the root
of your nose where your eyes and nose meet, and place your index finger on
your forehead just above the nose/eyebrow line (third eye area).
Sit and breath normally, being aware of your finger on your forehead.
Focus on your finger. Every time your mind wanders and you begin to think about mundane things,
bring your focus back to your finger.
Once your arm is tired, drop your arm and keep focusing on that spot on your forehead.
See yourself breathing in white smoke and breathing out
grey or black smoke. As you breathe in, imagine that the white smoke is filling your body and pushing out the stale black smoke.
Every time your mind wanders, pull it back to the spot on your forehead. Once you feel you cannot focus any more, open your eyes and check
the clock. If you have not sat for at least ten minutes, close your eyes and
continue. If you have sat for longer than ten minutes, close your eyes again
for a few moments and tap on the third eye area with your right index finger
while taking good deep breaths through your nose.
Get up. Stretch up with your arms and then, keeping your legs straight,
stretch down to put your hands on the floor. Hold for a few seconds. Stand
up, turn your body right while keeping your hips facing forward, arms outstretched, and hold. Turn and repeat on the opposite side. Stand facing forward, arms outstretched, and look at what is before you. As you look at what
is before you, also think about what is behind you, what furniture, wall, door
etc. Stand and make sure your brain can process looking at one thing while
thinking about something else.
Finally, turn to the east, bow and finish. You are bowing in recognition
of every adept who has gone before you, every student who has made real
adept level and beyond. You are bowing in recognition of all the inner and
outer teachers. And it is also practice for when you come to work in the inner worlds. This is a deep sign of respect in magic: do not just mindlessly
bob your head or body in a meaningless gesture. Think about what you are
doing. As you bow, be aware that you are entering a line of historic magicians, an ancient line, an ancient tradition that deserves your respect.
You should meditate everyday (preferably at the same time each day). Start at just a few mintes and work your way up to longer meditations.