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1. Meditation or Concentration. This in practice means forming a mental image of what is desired and forcing yourself to see that it is fulfilled and that you will go on willing ’till you force it to be fulfilled. This is called, for short, Intention.

2. Trance, projection of spirit called Astral.

3. Rites, chants, spells runes, charms, etc.

4. Incense, drugs, wine, etc., whatever is used to release the spirit. Note: be very careful about this. Incense is usually harmless, but sometimes it has dangerous ingredients, Hemp, etc. If you find any bad after effects, reduce the amount used or the duration of time inhaled.

Drugs are very dangerous if taken to excess, but it must be remembered that there are many drugs which are absolutely harmless, though people talk of them with heated breath.

Be careful while taking fly-agaric but hemp is especially dangerous because it unlocks the inner eye, swiftly and easily, so one is tempted to use it more and more. If it is used at all, it must be with the strictest precautions and see that the person who uses it had no control over the supply. Khat has nearly the same effect and is less dangerous but it is difficult to obtain fresh.

5. The Dance and kindred practices.

6. Blood Control (The Cords). Breath control and kindred practices.

7. Scourging.

8. The Great Rite.

These are the Eight Ways of Magick.

You may combine many of them into one experiment, the more the better. The more important is intention. You must KNOW that you can and will succeed, this is essential to every operation. THE FIVE ESSENTIALS

9. You must be properly prepared according to the rules of the Art, otherwise you will never succeed.

10. The circle must be properly cast and purified.

11. All participants must be properly purified, several times if necessary, and this purification should be repeated several times during the rite.

12. You must have properly consecrated tools.

13. All doors, etc., must be properly secured so there is no thought of “someone may come in.”

These five essentials and eight paths or ways cannot all be combined in one rite. Meditation and dancing do not combine well. But forming the mental image and dancing may be combined also with the chants.

Spells combined with numbers 6 and 7 are good, also with 4 and 8, if you are advanced, it is a splendid combination. Meditation following #7 is good or #6 can be used to advantage. But #6 is dangerous to use without a companion. Nos. 3 and 4 (a little) 5, 6, and 7 are excellent. No. 7 followed, if possible by #8, nos. 9, 10, 11, 12, or 13 are essential to all experiments.

Also you must be free from all interruptions or from the mental fear of interruption.

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Monday Is Ruled By The Moon

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Monday Is Ruled By The Moon

Archangel: Gabriel

Candle colour: Silver

Incenses: Jasmine or myrrh

Crystals: Moonstone or opal

Use Mondays for spells for fertility, protection especially while traveling, for home and family and to increase psychic and healing powers.

Where possible, work close to any water and, as a bonus, by moonlight.

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Medical Marijuana Up For Debate in Federal Court

Medical Marijuana Up For Debate in Federal Court

by Jessica Piekle

The disconnect between state laws allowing for the use of medicinal marijuana and federal anti-drug enforcement  efforts may be evolving.

As ThinkProgress reports, for the first time since 1994 a  federal court will consider the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) classification  of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical value. The lawsuit, which is  now a decade old, was brought by Americans for Safe Access and argues the  science behind marijuana’s therapeutic properties.

Marijuana is currently classified as a Schedule 1 substance with a “high  potential for abuse,” placing it alongside other narcotics such as heroin and  cocaine.

Oral arguments on the ASA case will be heard on October 16th. Since the  original petition was filed in 2002 the scientific evidence to support  declassifying marijuana has expanded at least two-fold, especially in the  treatment of diseases like multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and cancer. In 2011,  the National Cancer Institute listed cannabis as a complementary and alternative  medicine, noting that it has been used as medicine for thousands of years. Even  Congress seems prepared to protect medical marijuana possession.

Should ASA succeed and the court find the DEA’s refusal to reclassify  marijuana as “arbitrary and capricious” that will force the Obama administration  to re-evaluate and adjust federal enforcement efforts. Which, similar to their  tactics in same sex marriage, may be exactly what they are looking for. When  Attorney General Eric Holder first took over at the Department of Justice he  said that medical marijuana prosecutions would fall low on the list of DOJ  priorities. Yet busts and prosecutions have continued, leading many to question  the sincerity of the statements.

Cover from the court would provide DOJ exactly what it needs to ease up on  enforcing federal law, expand the ability of researchers to conduct more science  to prove the benefits of medicinal marijuana use and ease tensions between  federal and local law enforcement. It may not be fast and it may not be sexy,  but this is how policy evolves.