First I would like to say I know that the practice of bhakti is not to suppress ones emotions however I have a theory on weather magic which I believe to be both original and scientific. Unfortunately there is no way to be for certain if any of this has been magic or if it is only perceived in my own mind to be magic, the only way I suppose to be certain would be to test it out multiple times however as we all know belief is a tool.
“Under the whole heaven He lets it loose, And His lightning to the ends of the earth.”Job 37:3
In this article I will be delving into what I personally consider to be a rather complex subject, one in which is never scientifically explained. Weather magic has been written about, this is for certain alongside certain plants to use in order to get said results however I feel that it is akin to a mindless onslaught of halleua crescendos church goers give every Sunday morning. Please bare with me throughout this article in its structure, I wish to break things down in a manner that is easy to follow however as I have mentioned already the complexity of the subject at hand will make that rather difficult.
I will show however how our emotions (energy in motion), meditation, enlightenment along side of suppression of this energy can lead to an outburst that can lead to rather dramatic events in ones very own environment. All I can say however is go there for yourself for the naysayers, it is said that belief in ones magical workings is essential and though perhaps this may be true on some level I believe that there is most certainly a scientific explanation for such phenomenon.
First off let us examine what causes lightning, just a quick excerpt I got online. “Lightning is an electric current. Within a thundercloud way up in the sky, many small bits of ice (frozen raindrops) bump into each other as they move around in the air. All of those collisions create an electric charge. After a while, the whole cloud fills up with electrical charges. The positive charges or protons form at the top of the cloud and the negative charges or electrons form at the bottom of the cloud. Since opposites attract, that causes a positive charge to build up on the ground beneath the cloud. The grounds electrical charge concentrates around anything that sticks up, such as mountains, people, or single trees. The charge coming up from these points eventually connects with a charge reaching down from the clouds and-zap-lightning strikes!”
It is evident then that one of the elements required in order for lightning to occur is friction so therefore it would make sense that inner friction would be required in order for lightning to occur.
As we all know there are protons, particles with a positive charge and there are particles with a negative charge, electrons and as we know static electricity is a form of electricity that is created when an object has too many electrons, giving it a negative charge. Leaders are a channel of charged air created by excess electrons in a thunderstorm cloud. A leader reaches from the cloud to the ground below, looking for a positive charge, a return stroke is an electrical charge that travels from the ground to a thundercloud. This return stroke releases tremendous energy, bright light and thunder. Streamers are a channel of charged air created by protons on the ground. They are created when leaders are created and reach from the ground to the sky looking for a leader to connect with. So as one can see everything has a gender.
As we all know our bodies are composed of both positive and negative charges however if one wishes to give a really big storm as opposed to minute raindrops or nothing at all there must be something built up in all of this, one cannot just cause a massive amount of rain to occur without there being a large amount of energy built up first however lightning is something that is angry as well as storms however there is always a calm before a storm, I will now attempt as best as I can how this energy is built up within the human body.
Once one has awoken the Christ within by way of bhakti and raja yoga (which is an essential element for any real practitioner.) Energy occurs in many forms, including chemical energy, elastic energy, nuclear energy, and rest energy according to Wikipedia under the section of kinetic energy. Kinetic energy may be best understood by examples that demonstrate how it is transformed to and from other forms of energy. For example, a cyclist uses chemical energy provided by food to accelerate a bicycle to a chosen speed. On a level surface, this speed can be maintained without further work, except to overcome air resistance and friction. The chemical energy has been converted into kinetic energy, the energy of motion, but the process is not completely efficient and produces heat within the cyclist.
So I would sort of imagine that ones chakras are sort of like this, a bicyclist, the food is prana used to accelerate the storm. I wish for the reader to think of all of these forms of energy as I go into the “Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.”
So our emotions (energy in motion) created by other people’s actions towards us will produce cittam or impressions in our brains which may be negatively charged in the usual person however the yogi who has mastered meditation can transmute this energy into positive energy until they decide to do otherwise, say when someone is negative towards you and then zap, they will get hit with a storm. The storm however will not just be any minor storm, it will be an onslaught of the negative emotions they have sent towards you. The longer you withstand the barrage of attacks however the stronger the storm will be once you go from completely magnetic to negative in only a few seconds, the calm before the storm.
As I have said this is sort of a rather difficult thing to explain, especially to those who have not awoken the Christ within, it will be sort of like someone who is a professional in anything else say a doctor trying to explain a surgery to a mechanic or vise versa, the one will be perplexed and as such unconscious animals will be perplexed by what I am saying, scratching their stupid heads in dumb awe of true spirituality. However let this article not turn into an assault on most of you unconscious little idiots involved in the occult even, truth is I can’t stand most of you anyways and I’m likely wasting my time even writing this work, I’m not here to make friends however. I will try to use the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali to show you what I mean by this.
Tat param Pursua khyater gunavaitrsnyam, tat=that; aram =supreme; pursua=true self; khyateh (khyater)=due to the realization; guna=of any of the constituents of nature; vairrsynyam=non-thirst.
Let me break the above down for you however, when there is non-thirst for even the gunas (constituents of Nature) due to the realization of the Purusa (True Self) (I.e. true enlightenment), that is supreme non-attachment (though I must say that even higher than this is not even wanting the bliss of God, that is supreme non-attachment). In regards to weather magic this means that one should not be attached to the results of the magic one intends to do as well, see it in your mind’s eye and forget about it but feel it in your heart. More than this though is not even intending to do weather magic in the first place, I think some people are just naturally gifted at certain types of magic.
Now I will get into herbal magic and the science behind this but much more than this I have a theory on certain sigils that could perhaps be linked with herbal magic and this theory is that these sigils are actually comparable to modern science in regards to chemical compound make ups. I think certain sigils are just that, ancient symbols for chemistry or alchemy. The herbs include the following, bracken, cotton, fern, heather, pansy, rice and toadstool in order to induce rainfall.
Below are some alchemy symbols and chemestry symbols and we all know the word chemestry is derived from the land of Km “the black land.
Perhaps you are wondering how the ancients did this without modern technology (or perhaps they had different technology, something I do not wish to delve into at this moment) however as will be seen later one can get to the core of anything via meditation. More on plants now however. Remember however in the sutras that one can delve into the very core of anything via meditation.
“Bracken is a masculine herb associated with the planet Mercury also the element of air, the powers of this plant include healing, rain magic and prophetic dreams however I do not personally buy into just simply burning it or placing it beneath a pillow in order to gain results, I think one must tune into the vibrations of the plant in order for it to act as a catalyst or a medium of sorts along with other plants.”
Uncooked bracken contains the enzyme thiaminase, which breaks down thiamine.
All one has to do is start to break down the chemistry symbols of these plants individually and see they are very similar to sigils. Bracken can be fairly easily broken down however as you can see from the diagram above, there is nitrogen then you have Amidogen which is a radical compound of nitrogen and hydrogen with the formula NH2. A member of the amino group, it may be regarded as an ammonia molecule which has had one of its hydrogen atoms removed. NH2 as a functional group is common in nature, as it forms part of many compounds, e.g. the phenethylamines. The free radical is present in solutions of ammonia because, like water, ammonia undergoes molecular autoisation to form its acid and base conjugates. This is then linked to another nitrogen, sulfur… now I am not a chemist by any means so I am going to take a stab at OH and take it to mean Oxygen and Hydrogen. The point is it is interesting to see how elements can be added in order to create something so if sigils are similar to spiritual vibrations scribed onto metals or other objects in order to gain certain results then I would say it makes sense that the vibrations of certain molecules are similar and once you add heat to the mixture you begin to activate those spiritual vibrations especially intuned with said spirit especially if it is one of your own making. Spiritual vibrations are so exact one cannot begin to imagine the complexity of them, imagine a radio where you could tune into almost an infinite amount of stations, each minute turn of the nob or push of the button giving you different results.
“Cotton (Gossypium barbadense) has the powers of luck, healing, protection and fishing magic. Some magical uses of this include placing a piece of cotton in a sugar bowl in order for good luck to follow along with throwing it over ones right shoulder at dawn. In the latter it is said that good luck will come before the day is over. Cotton is associated with the earth element.”
“Cotton plant is a flowering shrub subject to steamy and sub-steamy areas including the places-India, America and Africa. The maximum variety of natural cotton group is originated in Mexico; tag along Australia and Africa. Cotton fiber was separately cultivated in the ancient and modern worlds.”
“The English Cotton name derives from the Arabic language, which began to be used approximately around 1400 AD. Cotton fiber is frequently twisted into a yarn or thread and used to build a soft, natural, flexible and breathable fabric material then it is used for the main purpose of making garments.”
Now here is where things will get a bit more interesting, the chemical composition of cotton is cellulose 91.00%, water 7.85%, protoplasm, pectins 0.55%, waxes, fatty substances 0.40%, mineral salts 0.20%. I say this is interesting because cellulose is a water bounding agent and one can delve into the complexities of this science and see how all of this is connected.
“Cotton it is said can also be placed in an aching tooth to stop the pain while planting or scattering cotton will keep ghosts away while cotton soaked in vinegar and placed on the windowsill will keep evil at bay. Once again I must reiterate that it is my personal belief that this is mere nonsense, ones own inside vibrations much match the intention of the external intentions of the magical item in order for it to have any real effect but also one should concentrate on said chakra associated with the planet(s) of the herb while working the magic. It is also said that cotton is the best kind of cloth to use for making sachets, or for any time cloth is needed in magic. It is said if you go fishing on a windy day one can take twenty cotton seeds with them, place them at the edge of the water and you shall have at least one bite while it is said that burning cotton causes rain.”
Cellulose is an organic compound with the formula (C
n, a polysaccharide consisting of a linear chain of several hundred to many thousands of β(1→4) linked D-glucose units. Cellulose is an important structural component of the primary cell wall of green plants, many forms of algae and the oomycetes. Some species of bacteria secrete it to form biofilms. Cellulose is the most abundant organic polymer on Earth. The cellulose content of cotton fiber is 90%, that of wood is 40–50% and that of dried hemp is approximately 57%.
Cellulose is mainly used to produce paperboard and paper. Smaller quantities are converted into a wide variety of derivative products such as cellophane and rayon. Conversion of cellulose from energy crops into biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol is under investigation as an alternative fuel source. Cellulose for industrial use is mainly obtained from wood pulp and cotton.
Some animals, particularly ruminants and termites, can digest cellulose with the help of symbiotic micro-organisms that live in their guts, such as Trichonympha. In human nutrition, cellulose acts as a hydrophilic bulking agent for feces and is often referred to as “dietary fiber“.
So I find it interesting something that has the ability to make products that both absorb and keep moisture in would be used for weather magic.
Fern is a masculine plant associated with the planet Mercury and the element of air, the deities include Laka and puck. The powers of this plant include rain-making, protection, luck, riches, eternal youth, health and exorcism.
The magical uses of fern are said to be used in vases for protection while also commonly planted at the doorstep and also inside the home it is also protective however I do suggest that one lock their doors at night and not to rely solely upon fern as a sort of half cocked security alarm system.
It is said that dried fern is thrown upon hot coals in order to exorcise evil spirits while burned out of doors fern can cause rain to fall.
Heather (Calluna spp; erica spp. Vulgaris) whose folk names include common heather, heath, ling, scottish heather and it is a feminine plant associated with the planet Venus and the element water and the deity Isis. Powers of this plant include protections, rain-making and luck, the magical uses are also thought to guard against rape and other violent crimes (however if one is scared of being raped or mugged I suggest using some fucking mace or a gun or know some type of self defense) or just to bring good luck. White heather is the best for this purpose.
The shoots of Calluna vulgaris contain the phenolic compounds chlorogenic acid, its 3-O glucoside, 3-O galactoside and 3-O arabinoside.
It is said that when heather is burned with fern outside it attracts rain and is also thought to conjure ghost.
Pansy (viola tricolor) has the folk names Banewort, banwort (Anglo-Saxon), Bird’s Eye, bonewort (Ango-Saxon), bouncing bet, garden violet, heart’s ease, horse vilent, johnny jumper, johnny jump-ups, kiss-me-at-the-garden-gate, little stepmother, love idol, love-in-idleness, love-lies bleeding, loving ido, meet-me-in-the-entry, pensee (French), stepmother, tickle-my-fancy. It is a feminine plant associated with the planet Saturn along with the element of water. Its powers include love, rain magic and love divination.
Rice (oryza saliva) G has the folk names bras, dhan, nirvara and paddy, it is a masculine plant and its “planet” is the sun however holds the element of air. Its powers include protection, rain, many and fertility. Its magical uses are said that when placed on the roof, rice guards against all misfortunes. Brahmins carried rice as an amulet against evil, and a small jar of rice placed near the entrance of the house also guards it. Throwing rice into the air can cause rain. Rice is also added to money spells, and is thrown after wedding couples to increase their fertility.
Toadstool has the powers of rain making, accidentally breaking down toadstools will cause rain to fall, but I don’t know if showers occur when this is deliberately done.”
Without having to write an entire book on the subject the point I am trying to make is that rice is not just rice, pansy is not just pansy, etc etc but what I am attempting to show you is why these substances are able to react to stimuli from the Christ within you by being attuned to specific vibrations along with concentraing on the proper chakra in order to syncronize with said plant vibrations. Weather magic as I have mentioned is something rather complex that involves raising also to the most high but when herbs are involved one must attempt to match the frequency of the plant. Now I will delve even further into “The Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali” to show you why it is absolutely essential to have awoken the Christ within in order to perform magic.
Vitarka vicaranandasmitanugamat samprajnatah is vitarka=reasoning; vicara=reflecting; ananda=jejoicing; asmita=pure I-am-ness; anugamat=due to the following, from accompaniment; samprajnatah=distinguishing, discerning; [samadhi=contemplation].
“Samprajnata samadhi is accompanied by reasoning, reflecting, rejoicing and pure I-am-ness.
In the first section of this portion, Patanjali gives the theory of Yoga. Now he speaks of the final practice called samadhi, or contemplation, and its variations. Patanjali is completely scientific in this respect. He sees Yoga as a rigorous science and never hesitates to give all the aspects of the practice and their ramifications. It is the duty of scientists to understand and explain every aspect of their discoveries. It is just as when chemists formulate medicine. They have to explain its proper usage as well as any adverse reactions that could occur if not used properly.”
“In case you might think you are ready to practice samadhi right away you should know that the practice of samadhi only becomes possible after a person has achieved perfection in concentration and meditation. The mind must have acquired one-pointedness and have been brought completely under control, because the entire mind must be used in the practice of samadhi.”
I will try to explain how it feels for me being in one pointedness. I am able to hit the mark each time without any other thoughts arising, like a pinging of sorts of roaring energy into the divine! Love love love love love love OM OM OM OM OM OM until I just AM. Once this is achieved then one may have other thoughts in ones mind while being in samadhi, this is another way in which magic is manifested into your reality I feel. I may also transmute any other type of emotion in order to vibrate my chakras in order to attune to a desire frequency, remember the story of Kashi being reborn?
“In this and the following sutra Patanjali talks about two kinds of samadhi: samprajnata (distinguished) and asamprajnata (undistunguished). Patanjali further divides the samprajnata samadhi into four forms. To understand them we have to understand the make-up of what he calls nature, or Prakrti. According to Patanjali, Prakrti also has four divisions: the very gross material; the subtle elements called the tanmatras, which ultimately express as the concrete forms which you see; the mind-stuff (cittam), and the ego or individuality.”
So the four forms of samadhi can be related to also the four elements found in each one of the herbs, earth element which would be linked to the very gross material, water which would be linked to tanmatras, citta would be linked to air and the ego would or individuality would be linked to fire.
“So, samadhi is practiced first on the gross objects (savitarka samadhi), then on the subtle elements (savicara samadhi), then on the mind devoid of any objects except its own joy-in other words, on the sattvic mind sa-ananda samadhi-and finally on the “I” feeling alone (sa-asmita samadhi). There is a gradation because you can’t immediately contemplate the very subtle. First you have to train the mind to focus on something concrete. When the mind is focused on a concrete object, that is called savitarka samadhi. Remember that at this point the mind is already well under control. The moment the purely focused mind contemplates an object, it goes to the very depth of that object and understands every particle of it. A focused mind gains power, and when that powerful mind concentrates on an object, the entire knowledge of that object is revealed to it.”
This is not something that could be known by just mere words however (as is obvious from above) it will be spiritual intuition which will ultimately guide any student with plant magic, I would even go so far as to say that some plants may be used in a different manner according to each individual’s birth chart since we each plummeted out of the sky with our own spiritual vibrations in accordance to specific galactic alignment and past lives and deaths and individuals.
“Knowing this, we can easily see that the scientists who probed the matter and discovered atomic energy were practicing savitarka samadhi. They were practical and wanted to know; they focused their entire minds on that, and even that small particle of matter revealed itself. In getting the knowledge, we gained power over the atom. That is what is meant by savitarka samadhi.
So, the benefit of this contemplation is the understanding of the inner secrets and powers of your object of contemplation. But what will you do with this power? The danger can easily be realized by seeing how atomic energy has been used for destructive bombs instead of soothing balms. There is a danger in getting all the extraordinary powers. If this samadhi is practiced without the proper moral background, the result will be dangerous. But, as a scientists, Patanjali must explain it anyway.”
I can attest to this statement, it is very true if one is enlightened while still being immoral it can be fairly dangerous, one will be walking a fine line on the brink of madness, such phantoms will enter into your mind, a full moon means no sleep for poor little you and you might feel something like you may just be losing your fucking mind which is likely why they burned so many witches in the day, because of lunacy, which obviously stems from the word lunar.
Above is Hypatia was a philosopher in Alexandria. Her knowledge of astronomy and mathematics led to suspicion of sorcery and she was flayed alive by a mob of monks. She is considered by scholars such as Soldan and Heppe to have been the first famous woman to be persecuted for witchcraft by the Christians. Now for something completely off topic, below is a list of some more witches executed.
|Johann Albrecht Adelgrief||d. 1636||German||Executed after claiming to be a prophet.|
|Marigje Arriens||ca. 1520–1591||Dutch||Burned to death for sorcery|
|Angéle de la Barthe||ca. 1230–1275||French||Found guilty of sexual relations with the devil and burned to death.|
|Goodwife Bassett||d. 1651||Colonial American colonist||Hanged at Fairfield, Connecticut|
|Allison Balfour||d. 1594||Scottish||Executed in Kirkwall|
|Agnes Bernauer||ca. 1410–1435||German||Convicted of witchcraft and thrown in the Danube to drown, following accusations by her father-in-law Ernest, Duke of Bavaria.|
|Merga Bien||1560s–1603||German||Convicted as part of the Fulda witch trials and burned to death.|
|Lasses Birgitta||d. 1550||Swedish||The first woman executed for witchcraft in Sweden; beheaded.|
|Bridget Bishop||ca. 1632–1692||English (emigrated to British America)||The first person to be tried and executed during the Salem witch trials.|
|Giovanna Bonanno||d. 1789||Italian||A widow and beggar accused of selling potions and spells intended to kill people to her neighbours. Accused of sorcery and hanged.|
|Sidonia von Borcke||1548–1620||Pomeranian||Confessed to murder and witchcraft under torture; beheaded, corpse burned.|
|George Burroughs||ca. 1650–1692||Colonial American colonist||Congregational pastor, executed as part of the Salem witch trials.|
|Martha Carrier||d. 19 Aug 1692||Colonial American colonist||Hanged during the Salem witch trials; her children had claimed she was a witch.|
|Anne de Chantraine||1605–1622||French||Burned to death.|
|Michée Chauderon||d. 1652||Swiss||Confessed under torture to summoning demons and was the last person executed for sorcery in Geneva.|
|Nyzette Cheveron||d. 1605||Belgian||Confessed to being a witch; was strangled and burned to death.|
|Elizabeth Clarke||ca. 1565–1645||English||The first woman persecuted by the Witchfinder General, Matthew Hopkins; hanged.|
|Bridget Cleary||ca. 1870-1895||County Tipperary, Ireland||Unclear; body immolated, possible posthumously.|
|Giles Corey||ca. 1611–1692||English (emigrated to British America)||Crushed to death for refusing to plea during the Salem witch trials.|
|Martha Corey||1620s–1692||English (emigrated to British America)||Hanged during the Salem witch trials|
|Helena Curtens||1722–1738||German||One of the last people to be executed for witchcraft in Germany.|
|Jean Delvaux||d. 1595||Belgian||Roman Catholic monk; beheaded|
|Catherine Deshayes||ca. 1640–1680||French||AKA La Voisin; burned to death following the Affair of the Poisons|
|Thomas Doughty||d. 1578||English||Nobleman and explorer accused by Sir Francis Drake of witchcraft, mutiny and treason; beheaded|
|Mary Eastey||1634–1692||English (emigrated to British America)||Hanged during the Salem witch trials|
|Anna Eriksdotter||1624–1704||Swedish||The last person executed for sorcery in Sweden.|
|Matteuccia de Francesco||d. 1428||Italian||Confessed to having flown on the back of a demon; burned to death.|
|Jeane Gardiner||d. 1651||British||Executed in Bermuda.|
|Gilles Garnier||d. 1573||French||Serial child murderer; convicted of witchcraft and lycanthropy, and burned to death.|
|Janet, Lady Glamis||d. 1537||Scottish||Accused of witchcraft by King James V; burned to death.|
|Ann Glover||d. 1688||Irish-born emigrant to Colonial America||Last person hanged for witchcraft in Boston.|
|Peronne Goguillon||d. 1679||French||Burned to death; one of the last women to be executed for witchcraft in France.|
|Anna Göldi||d. 1782||Swiss||Beheaded; known as “the last witch in Switzerland”.|
|Sarah Good||1655–1692||Colonial American colonist||One of the first to be convicted in the Salem witch trials.|
|Urbain Grandier||1590–1634||French||Convicted following the Loudun possessions and burned to death.|
|Goodwife Greensmith||d. 1663||Colonial American colonist||Hanged at Hartford, Connecticut|
|Bertrand Guilladot||d. 1742||French||Priest who confessed to having made a pact with the devil|
|Mechteld ten Ham||d. 1605||Dutch||Confessed under torture and was burned to death.|
|Walpurga Hausmannin||d. 1587||German||Midwife who confessed to child murder, witchcraft and vampirism; burned to death.|
|Katharina Henot||1570–1627||German||Postmistress; burned to death.|
|Adrienne d’Heur||1585–1646||French||Burned to death.|
|Ann Hibbins||1656||Colonial American colonist||The fourth person executed for witchcraft in Massachusetts Bay Colony; hanged on Boston Common|
|Janet Horne||d. 1727||Scottish||Last British person to be executed for sorcery; burned to death.|
|Elin i Horsnäs||d. 1611||Swedish||Beheaded after her second trial for witchcraft.|
|Elizabeth Howe||1635–1692||English (emigrated to English America)||Hanged during the Salem witch trials.|
|Hypatia||370–415||Alexandrian||Stripped and torn to pieces by a Christian mob.|
|George Jacobs||1620–1692||Colonial American colonist||Hanged during the Salem witch trials.|
|Mary Johnson||ca.1648||Colonial American colonist||Hanged at Hartford, Connecticut|
|Margaret Jones||1648||Colonial American colonist||The first person to be executed for witchcraft in Massachusetts Bay Colony; hanged.|
|Katherine Jonesdochter||d. 1616||Scottish||Strangled; burned to death at Scalloway|
|Johannes Junius||1573–1628||German||Tortured, burned to death during the Bamberg witch trials|
|Ursula Kemp||ca. 1525–1582||English||Confessed to witchcraft and hanged.|
|Mrs. Kendall||ca.1650||Colonial American colonist||Hanged at Cambridge, Massachusetts.|
|Goodwife Knapp||d. 1653||Colonial American colonist||Hanged at Fairfield, Connecticut.|
|Anna Koldings||d. 1590||Danish||Burned to death.|
|Kolgrim||ca. d. 1407||Colonial Norwegian (Greenlandic Norse)||Burned to death.|
|Christenze Kruckow||1558–1621||Danish||Noblewoman who confessed to cursing the marital bed of a rival; beheaded.|
|Alice Lake||1620 – ca. 1650||Colonial American colonist||Wife of Henry Lake; hanged in Massachusetts.|
|Leatherlips||1732–1810||Native American||Native American leader who was sentenced to death for witchcraft and executed with a tomahawk.|
|Rebecca Lemp||d. 1590||German||One of 32 women convicted of witchcraft in a witch hunt in Nördlingen, burnt at the stake.|
|Anne Løset||d. 1679||Norwegian||Burned to death.|
|Laurien Magee||1689-1710||Irish||Burnt at the stake as part of the Islandmagee witch trial.|
|Susannah Martin||1621–1692||English (emigrated to British America)||Executed during the Salem witch trials.|
|Malin Matsdotter||1613–1676||Swedish||Burned to death.|
|Petronilla de Meath||ca. 1300–1324||Irish||Burned to death.|
|Rebecca Nurse||1621–1692||English (emigrated to British America)||Hanged during the Salem witch trials|
|Lisbeth Nypan||ca. 1610–1670||Norwegian||Cunning woman accused of making people sick to earn money; burned to death.|
|Ruth Osborne||1680–1751||English||Murdered by an unruly mob during a “trial by ducking“.|
|Paisley witches||d. 1697||Scottish||Also known as the Bargarran witches, the last mass execution for witchcraft in western Europe.|
|Anne Palles||1619–1693||Danish||The last person officially executed for witchcraft in Denmark; beheaded.|
|Pappenheimer Family||d. 1600||German||Tortured and burned to death.|
|Alice Parker||d. 1692||Colonial American colonist||Hanged during the Salem witch trials.|
|Mary Parker||d. 1692||Colonial American colonist||Hanged during the Salem witch trials.|
|Maria Pauer||1730s–1750||Austrian||Last person executed for witchcraft in Austria; beheaded.|
|Anne Pedersdotter||d. 1590||Norwegian||Burned to death.|
|Pendle witches||d. 1612||English|
|Elisabeth Plainacher||1513–1583||Austrian||Only person to be executed for witchcraft in Vienna; burned to death.|
|Polissena of San Macario||d. 1571||Italian||Burned to death.|
|John Proctor||ca. 1632–1692||Colonial American colonist||Hanged during the Salem witch trials.|
|Ann Pudeator||d. 1692||Colonial American colonist||Hanged during the Salem witch trials.|
|Marketta Punasuomalainen||1600s–1658||Finnish||Cunning woman, burned to death.|
|Wilmot Redd||1600s–1692||Colonial American colonist||Hanged during the Salem witch trials.|
|Elspeth Reoch||d. 1616||Scottish||Executed in Kirkwall|
|Catherine Repond||1662–1731||Swiss||Strangled and burned to death.|
|Isabella Rigby||d. 1666||English||Believed to be the last person hanged for witchcraft in Lancashire.|
|Jòn Rögnvaldsson||d. 1625||Icelandic||Burned to death.|
|Maria Renata Saenger von Mossau||1680–1749||German||One of the last to be executed for witchcraft in Germany.|
|Agnes Sampson||d. 1591||Scottish||Midwife, garrotted and burned to death during the North Berwick witch trials.|
|Soulmother of Küssnacht||d. 1577||Swiss||Burned to death.|
|Gyde Spandemager||d. 1543||Danish||Burned to death.|
|Maren Spliid||ca. 1600–1641||Danish||Burned to death.|
|Stedelen||d. ca. 1400||Swiss||Confessed under torture to summoning demons; burned to death.|
|Agnes Waterhouse||ca. 1503–1566||English||The first woman executed for witchcraft in England; hanged.|
|Thomas Weir||1599–1670||Scottish||Strangled and burned to death.|
|Sarah Wildes||1627–1692||English (emigrated to British America)||Hanged during the Salem witch trials.|
|John Willard||ca. 1672–1692||Colonial American colonist||Hanged during the Salem witch trials.|
|Witches of Belvoir||d. 1618||English||A mother and two daughters, the daughters were hanged.|
|Witches of Warboys||d. 1593||English||Alice Samuel and her family; hanged.|
|Alse Young||ca. 1600–1647||Colonial American colonist||The first person recorded to have been executed for witchcraft in the American colonies; hanged.|
|Barbara Zdunk||1769–1811||Polish||Burned to death.|
|Anna Zippel||d. 1676||Swedish||Beheaded for abducting children.|
|Antti Tokoi||d.1682||Finnish||Accused and convicted of witchcraft, blasphemy, disgracing priests and healing. Most likely he was first executed, then left for ravens to eat. Tokoi’s father is known to have been a witch, too.|
|Brita Zippel||d. 1676||Swedish||Beheaded for sorcery.|
|Mima Renard||d. 1692||French Brazilian||Prostitute, was accused by popular belief to bewitch men; burned to death.|
|Maria da Conceição||d. 1798||Brazilian||Accused and convicted of witchcraft to produce medicines and potions to attract men.|
|Ursulina de Jesus||d. 1754||Brazilian||Accused of removing her husband’s virility to avoid having children; burned to death.|
|Zhang Liang||d. 646||Chinese||Accused of witchcraft and treason; executed.|
|Franziska Soder||d. 1606, 8 October||Rheinfelden, Swiss||Burned as a witch. Her husband paid 320 Gulden as “confiscation” to the Gentlemen’ Chamber in Rheinfelden.|
Nonetheless moving onward with the Yoga Sutras.
“In the next form, you contemplate the tanmatras, or subtle elements. Here there is no concrete object to see. You contemplate something abstract like white or red or love or beauty. Because they are abstract, a normal person cannot understand what redness or love is without the help of a concrete object. But if you are able to contemplate and understand the concrete objects well, your mind gets the capacity to understand the abstract things even without concrete objects. Then you rise above time and space also. This samadhi is called savicara, or with reflection.”
“Further on, we go into the still subtler one in which even the discrimination or reflection is not there. You don’t use the intellect here, but you contemplate just the tranquil mind itself. In that you get a joy which is called sa-ananda samadhi, or the blissful samadhi. There is only joy there and no reasoning or reflection.”
“In the fourth samadhi, even that ananda is not there but just awareness of individuality. You contemplate the “I-ness.” You are just there and you are aware of nothing else. It’s called sa-asmita samadhi, with egoity. It’s impossible to visualize what that could be, but still, let us understand theoretically at least. In sa-asmita samadhi, the samskaras are still in the mind in their seed form. Even though you are only aware of the “I,” the samskaras are still buried in the mind.”
“I believe this to be the best samadhi to use while actually doing magic for it is the impressions which lead to the magic however as I have mentioned I think it is more effective if one reach the highest state first.”
“Samprajnata samadhi is a process of going inward-not evolution, but involution. Originally, the world, or Prakrti, was unmanifested, or avyakta. When it begins to manifest, the ego comes in first, then the individuality and then the mind. Then, from the mind you get into the tanmatras, then the gross elements. That is the natural evolution.”
“In Yogic meditation we experience the involution. It could be called the creation and destruction. But, actually, there is nothing created in you; nor is anything destroyed. As the Bhagavad Gita explains, the unmanifest appears as manifest and then returns to the unmanifest. What we see outside is the manifested, the in-between. That is what we call the creation. That’s why, according to Yoga, we don’t say God created anything. Yoga says God is just the pure consciousness. And Prakrti is also there, its nature being to evolve and then dissolve.”
“Prakrti in the unmanifested condition has both matter and force, which are inseparable like fire and heat. Without fire there is no heat; without heat there is no fire. When the nature is in an unmanifested condition, the force is dormant or static; for example, when a dynamo doesn’t revolve, no electricity is produced. But the moment the motor starts rotating, It produces electricity.”
“This force, or prana, has three constituents called the gunas: sattva, rajas and tamas-tranquility, activity and inertia. When all three qualities are in equilibrium, they do not affect the matter. But once there is a little disturbance in the gunas, it creates motion in the matter, which gives rise to all kinds of forms. That is how the entire universe appears, the sky, the earth, the fire, the air and all the elements are created. So the One that is unmanifested slowly evolves Itself and ultimately we see the concrete forms.”
So now let me relate the three gunas in relation to weather magic. Tranquility is necessary in order to get into the highest stage of samadhi, motion is created when you think of creating the weather in which you create and the inertia is the weather itself finally in motion, it is a release of the energy in which you have bult up through magnetic and electrical currenets in your own mind. The magnetic energy draws in the energy created from outside stimuli during tranquility the motion will be a full swing in the opposite direction with electrical energy and the intertia is back to center again once you have finally released this pent up energy.
“Now we are in the concrete world with sattva, rajas and tamas in full swing. We have to work from what we see now-from the known we work back toward the unknown. We can’t just ignore the known and directly tackle the unknown. It is easier to do something with concrete things which we can see, feel, touch and taste. So that is why the mind is given a concrete object to contemplate first when it has been made tranquil by concentration. Once it understands that, then it goes a little deeper into the subtle elements, then the still subtler ones, until it reaches the original matter.”
“Unless you understand the Prakrti very well, you can’t get out of it. You can’t just ignore it or set it aside. That’s why the four stages of samprajnata samadhi are to be practiced first, one after the other.”
“But there is a danger in samprajnata samadhi also. It is to be practiced, but we have to face the danger of it. That is why you have to prepare yourself with purity and selflessness. Otherwise, you will be in danger with your new-found powers. Take, for example, Jesus, who was able to heal sick and crippled people. He used his powers to bring good to others, but he never used the same force to save himself when he was to be crucified. If he really wanted to, he could have done it, but he didn’t. That means that these mysterious forces should not be used for selfish purposes. Once again these things can be used for selfish purposes, the electrical side of the force is the male, penetrating and dominating side and one who does not do proper breathing or asana can still have maligate forms in their very own mind and use them to assimilate them into reality, that is how weather magic is done, these subtle thoughts along with samskaras are still there, the impressions are made manifest into reality”, “ye are Gods.”
Parinama=transformation, alteration, consequence; tapa=anxiety, anguish; samskara=subliminal impression; duhkhaih (duhkhair)=due to pain from the above three; guna=qualities; vrtti=functioning; virodhat (virodhac)=contradiction; ca=and; duhkham=painful; eva=indeed; sarvam=all; vivekinah=to the man of discrimination.
“To one of discrimination, everything is painful indeed, due to its consequences: the anxiety and fear over losing what is gained; the resulting impressions left in the mind to create renewed cravings; and the constant conflict among the three gunas, which control the mind.”
“Here, Patanjali gives a very important sutra and a great truth in the spiritual field. If we could only contemplate this for at least a little while daily, our lives would be completely transformed. All experiences are painful for the person of spiritual discrimination. In this world, all experiences that come from outside through the world, through nature or material things, are ultimately painful. None can give everlasting happiness. They may give temporary, but they always end in pain. Even the enjoyment of our present pleasures is usually painful because we fear its loss. (Mention using this fear to “grind the gears sort to speak).”
“Imagine you have a high position, appreciated by hundreds of people. Everybody says you’re a great person. Gradually you learn to love that position. “Isn’t it nice to be admired by everybody, to have hundreds of devotees around, thousands of disciples across the country? This is really fine.” But a fear might simultaneously come in. “Suppose I lose this position? If my disciples leave me one after another, what will happen to me?” Where is the pleasure in the position then?”
“Or perhaps you accumulate money. I have seen people who rush to the stock market page as soon as they see a newspaper. If their stocks rise just once percent over the previous day, they’re ecstatic until they see the next day’s paper. Toward evening their tension will build up; all night they are restlessly waiting to see the morning’s paper. Do they really enjoy their money? No, because they want to possess it. All our so-called pleasures bring in the fear of losing them. We might lose our position, our money or our beauty. There are even people who insure their eyes, noses, earlobes, even fingers and toes. They become anxious about even touching things. They are always tense. It’s all right to have a beautiful face; it’s all right to have anything, as long as you don’t let these things bring you anxiety and fear. If they come to you, let them come; enjoy their prescence. But when they go, enjoy their departure too. When they come, they come alone, so allow them to go alone without losing your mind along with the external object. Past pleasures are painful because renewed cravings arise from the impressions they leave in the mind. “Once I had a beautiful car; I don’t know when I’m going to get another like it.” Whenever you see someone with such a car, it will make you unhappy. You’ll be reminded of all your old high times.”
“In reality, nothing is bad in this world. But the three gunas are forever tossing the mind. What you enjoy one minute, you hate the next. When you are in a good mood, your children may come and play with you. But when you are in a terrible mood, you say, “Get out. Don’t disturb me.” Real pleasure comes from detaching ourselves completely from the entire world, in standing aloof-making use of the world as a master of it. Only in that can we have pride.”
“I am not saying that because everything is painful, we should run from it. That doesn’t work. Wherever we go, the world follows. If you don’t understand the world and attempt to run away, you can never succeed. I have seen people who cannot run their own homes or cooperate with their families say, “I’m disgusted. I renounce. I don’t want anything. I am going into the spiritual field to meditate and practice Yoga.” You try to run away from family life, but once you come to an asram, you face a while new home and family. At least in the original family you knew the people, and those people probably had a little consideration for you. In an asram all the faces are new. In the beginning there isn’t much affection Each person may have his or her own problems. so when you can’t adapt yourself to your known family, how can you expect to adapt to an unknown group? A known devil is much better than an unknown one.”
“Whereever we are, we have to learn to handle things properly. We can’t always change environments, running here and there. But once we know how to handle one small family, we can handle a larger group. A family life is a training place for public life. If you can’t face a sharp word from your mate, how can you face such words from a stranger? The world is a training place where we learn to use the world without getting attached. Instead of saying, “To one of discrimination, everything is pleasurable.” A person with such an understanding has the magic wand to convert everything into happiness. Pleasure and pain are but the outcome of your approach. The same world can be a heaven or a hell.”
“The way to begin, though, is with the feeling, “It is all painful. Let me detach myself. Let me not become involved in it. Let me not approach the world with selfish motives.” Once this is accomplished, you see with a different vision. You begin to use the world for a different purpose, and you experience happiness. Before you learn to swim, water seems to be a dreadful place. “Suppose I drown? What will happen to me?” But once you learn to swim, you love the water. The world is like that. You have to learn to swim in this ocean of samsara-to become a master swimmer.”
So in all of these experiences which are baraging you from the outside world can be painful you can take in all of these experiences wither they are imagined or real, it is all energy which creates emotion and emotion is simply energy in motion, you can transmute all of these energies into whatever you desire so I would say discrimination falls into the realm of weather magic in regards to allowing these things to occur so ultimately you can get your manifested desire. You transmute all of the anxiety and the anguish into a torrent of electrical and magnetic energy in the impression you imprinted into your brain which you can imagine as a storm cloud forming over head you can manipulate the qualities in nature which are merely only the qualities in you by thinking “they hate me” transmute this into love, “they are all against me” they all love me, a sort of pushing off if you will, one needs to exist for the other, there can be no light without darkness and vise versa, even fear can be transmuted into courage, the fear of loosing what is gained, cravings, all of these emotions can be transmuted into higher spiritual states.
Prakasa kriya sthitisilam bhutendriyatmakam bhogapavagartham drsyam. Prakasa=illumination; kriya=activity; sthiti=inertia; silam=nature, characteristic; bhuta=elements; indriya=sense organs; atmakam=consists of, having that nature; bhoga=experience; apavarga=liberation; artham=purpose; drsyam=the seen.
“The seen is of the nature of the gunas: illumination, activity and inertia; and consists of the elements and sense organs, whose purpose is to provide both experiences and liberation to the Purusa.
“Now Patanjali talks about the drsya, or seen. Atma or Purusa or the Seer all denote the same entity, the true you. You become a knower because there is a known. You become a seer because there is something to see. Here Patanjali tries to analyze what this “seen” is that gives us experience. He says it is a combination of different elements and organs controlled by the three gunas. He uses the terms prakasa kriya sthiti. Prakasa means illumination and stands for sattva. Iriya is action and represents rajas. Sthiti is inertia, or tamas. Why are there these outside things which we see? Why does Prakrti exist?”
“Nature is here to give you experience and ultimately, to liberate you from its bondage. Even if people do not want to be liberated, it educates them gradually so that one day they will come to feel, “I’m tired of the whole thing. I don’t want it anymore. I’ve had enough.” When will we feel this way? Only after we’ve gotten enough kicks and burns. The purpose of Prakrti is to give you those knocks. So, we should never condemn nature.”
“Nature is a combination of elements and organs. The organs include the intellect, mind, senses and the body. Normally, we think of nature as being something other than our own bodies, but when we feel we are the true Self even the body becomes part of the nature because it, again, is merely a composition of the elements. If we don’t eat, there will be no body. A baby comes out as six or seven pounds of flesh, and even that weight is built up in the womb by the mother’s food. The food materials which create the body are just part of nature. Even the mind, senses and intellect are part of nature, although a very subtle part. They are matter and that’s why they change. Anything that is matter, or nature, changes. The body changes every second. Cells die; more are born. Likewise, there is continuous change in the mind and intellect.”
“Nothing in nature can bring the mind continuous, unchanging happiness, because the mind itself changes constantly. Although we have the same stomach, we don’t want to eat the same food every day. Although we wear the same shape, we don’t wear the same outfit every day.”
“The secret of our wanting changes is that the mind changes. If it were always the same, why would it look for change? If we know that, we can just allow things to change without clinging to them. If something changes, we should let it go-something else will come. We should watch the changes like passing clouds. But, normally, we don’t want to merely watch them. We want to hold onto a section without letting go. Then the tension comes in. Changes are like flowing water. If you just allow water to flow, it is very pleasant to sit and watch. But if you want to arrest the flow and keep the water for yourself, you will have to construct a damn. Then the water will resist the dam and try to escape(good metaphor for weather magic here.) There will be a terrible struggle. Although you may stop some of the water, another portion will overflow. So you must allow for spill-out or the dam will certainly break.”
However weather magic means building up a damn, you bring in conflict and you do not allow the water to flow, you keep on speaking your mind allowing others to condemn you or perhaps some other type of other action that creates stimuli however you do not lash out, you transmute those negative vibrations into positive energy until eventually the damn breaks and there is a flash flood to unleash a torrent of energy.
“All life is a passing show. If we want to hold it, even for a minute, we feel tension. Nature will try to run away; we will try to pull it back and keep it. When we want to keep it, we put up barriers which ultimately cause us pain.”
As is evident here it is obvious that by holding onto something, I.e. anger it will cause tension which will in turn create a storm.
“Even with our own bodies, if we don’t want them to change, trouble will come. We will buy all kinds of make-up, creams and wigs to retain our “youth.” If only we learn to enjoy each change, we can recognize the beauty even in aging. A ripe fruit has its own beautiful taste. When we just allow things to pass, we are free. Things will just come and go while we retain our peace.”
“Swami Vivekananda tells a story from Hindu mythology. At one time Indra, the king of the gods, was forced to descend from his high position and take the body of a pig. Pigs, as you know, live in mud. So Indra got into the mire, rolled around and eventually found a female pig with whom he mated. The outcome of their love was a number of young piglets. They were all very happy. But the gods in heaven, seeing the plight of their king, were horrified. When the gods could no longer tolerate it, they came down and said, “You are Indra, our king. What are you doing here? We are ashamed of your present habits.”
Indra replied, “Who says I am unhappy like this? You live up there and say I don’t have a happy life here. What fools you are. You should become pigs. Then you’d really appreciate the joy of it. Come on. Don’t waste another minute. Get into pigs’ bodies. Then you’ll see how wonderful it is.’
“Sir,” the devas (gods) said, “we can’t let you go on like this. You must come out.”
“Don’t disturb me,” Indra replied. “I have to take care of my young ones. They are waiting for me to play with them.”
The devas went wild. “All right,” they decided. “Since he’s so attached to his children, we’ll have to take them all away.” One after another they killed the piglets. Indra began crying and wailing.
“What are you doing?” When he calmed down, he went to the she pig and clung to her, saying, “All right. I’ll just have more babies.” But the devas were adamant. They pulled the she-pig from Indra and killed her. When Indra continued to moan and cry, they decided to get rid of his body as well. As soon as they pierced open his pig body, Indra’s soul came out and looked in amazement at the dead boy on the ground.
“Not only were you in that body, sir, but you wanted to stay there.”
“I don’t want any more of this,” Indra said. “Come. Let’s go back.”
“That is how nature works. As long as we enjoy experiencing nature, no matter what those who understand the truth tell us, we will answer, “Oh, you just don’t know how to enjoy the world. You don’t have enough education, enough money, enough power. You people come from your poor country and tell us nonsense. You want us to become beggers also. Get out. We want to enjoy all our luxuries.” And because the enlightened can’t tear out your pig’s body, rip up your checkbooks and finish up your bank balance, they say, “We’ll wait. One day you’ll learn your lesson.” When all the entanglements tie you down, when you see you have no room to move about any longer, then you will realize the truth of their words.”
“All these entanglements are like the life of the silk moth. Silk yarn is a sort of fleshy, pulpy substance that comes out of the silk moth. When the moth is just a day old, it is the size of a hair. You can have more than a hundred worms within the space of a thumb. The next day, you’ll need the palm of your hand to accommodate them. On the third day, you’ll need the palm of your hand to accommodate them. On the third day, you’ll need a large tray. Within thirty days, each worm is thicker than a thumb and over three inches long. They grow so big within such a short time because they do nothing but eat mulberry leaves.”
“The first day, all hundred worms can feed on a single leaf. The second, a basketful of leaves is needed. The third, a cartload. The fourth, a truckload. Day and night they consume the leaves. The more they are given, the more they take. After thirty or forty days they are so tired they can no longer eat. Then they sleep, as anyone who overeats does. When people go to sleep on a full stomach, they roll about, this way and that, as digestion is carried on. So the worms roll, and while they roll, a juicy type of saliva comes out of their mouths. All that the worms ate comes out as a stream of thick paste, which forms silk thread. While the worms rotate they become bound up in the thread-the silk cocoon. When all the thread has come out, the worms go into a deep sleep wherein they know nothing.”
“Finally, they awaken to see themselves caught in the tight cage created by their own saliva. “What is this?” The worms think. “Where am I? How did this happen?” Then they remember. “We ate and ate. We enjoyed everything we could, without exception. We overindulged and became completely exhausted, then totally unconscious. We rolled around and around, binding ourselves up in this cocoon. What a terrible thing. We should have at least shared what we had with others. We were completely selfish. People of wisdom spoke a lot about a selfless life of sacrifice, but we never listened, nor followed their advice. The moment they stopped speaking, we started eating again. All those wise words came in one way and out the other. We are paying for our mistakes now. Well, we repent for all our sins.”
“The worms repent, pray and fast. In their deep meditation they resolve all their unconscious impressions and decide not to live a selfish life again; in the future, they will discriminate before accepting anything. At this decision two wings appear on either side of each worm-one named viveka (discrimination), the other vairagya (dispassion). These are combined with a sharp, clear intellect, which turns into a sharp nose to pierce open the cocoon. With that, the worms-now silk moths-slip out and fly up high with their fantastically colored wings and look back to see their discarded prisons. “We are leaving and we’ll never come back to that again.”
“There is a beautiful lesson in this story. We should ask ourselves, “Where are we now? Are we still eating? Are we in the cocoon? Are we meditating? Are we growing wings?” Let us ask that question, and if we find ourselves still in the process of consuming, it is better to stop and dispose of what we have already taken in. The more we enjoy, the more we are bound. While enjoying, we are not going to listen to wisdom unless we have extraordinary intelligence. If we don’t want to listen, nature teaches us her lesson by putting us into a tight corner. She binds us tight to reveal her nature so we will no longer cling to that. In other words, she liberates us.”
“After liberation, although we are still in nature, we are no longer bound by it. It is as if we acquire nice thick rubber gloves which allow us to touch any voltage without damage. Like a silk moth’s wings, these gloves are viveka and vairagya. When you possess them, you can touch anything and no harm will come to you.”
“When you’ve learned nature’s lessons, she no longer has any business with you, but she continues to exist to teach the many others who have not yet learned. You have passed out of the university. You might still go in as an alumnus, just to see how the people are faring, but you are no longer attached. A liberated person can come into the world and be useful to it but is not affected by it.”
So you have been getting beat up by the world but in your mind you have just sort of been detached from all what is happening, the normal person may see this as a sort of mental disorder, perhaps they think that you are running away from the world, ignoring things that are happening, allowing you to perhaps be a door mat but little do they know that all the energy they throw at you you are actually storeing up for an attack which can come in a sudden outburst of energy followed by an outburst of energy via the weather. In psychology this is known as repression which is why I mentioned earlier why weather magic can be so dangerous, it is a sort of repression which creates pressure that will eventually burst.
Visesavisea lingamatralingani guna parvani.
Visea=specific; avisea=non-specific; linga=mark, defined; matra=only; alingani=without mark, undefinable, primary, undetectable matter; guna=qualities; parvani=stages.
“The stages of the gunas are specific, non-specific, defined and undefinable.”
“Here, Patanjali analyzes Prakrti a little more. He divides all of nature into four stages. Going in reverse order from the way Patanjali expresses them, first there is the unmanifested, or avyakta, stage which is nature in a static or undefinable condition. A slightly manifested stage (defined) is next. The third is a more developed stage where nature forms into the subtle senses, buddhi and mind. And the fourth stage is the gross objects, which we can hear, feel, see, touch, smell and taste.”
“Normally, we only understand things we can see. However, if we develop a subtler perception we can also see the subtler things. For instance, we can see a flower, but we can only sense a smell, rather than see it. Even the smell is matter, although very subtle; and, if we have developed subtle enough perception, we can see it emanating like a magnetic force. Although each individual has an aura, we normally see bodies but not their auras, the colors of their astral bodies. But we can develop the subtle senses to see them.”
So we must attempt in meditation to get to the highest level, the unmaifested stage where we are just pure IAMNESS, om om om om om, pure energy rolling off your skin like a tidal wave of divine bliss. One has to reach this stage in order to throw a lightenin bolt however I think it is in the third stage where there are impressions in the mind, vibrations of what it is you desire to achieve and is in a since goetia or low magic which will indeed effect objects in which we can hear, feel, see, touch, smell and taste. This is the same sort of magic which is used to understand animals such as birds or bards, I have used the goetia to do such things and I have to say its pretty creepy actually because the mind hears the bird how it normally is but deep down in the more sublte areas these vibrations are attuned to the birds nature, this is magic by all definitions and I am happy to have had such an experience though it has only been a couple of times. If you have the chance to seek spiritual enlightenment I recommend trying this sort of thing, it will blow your mind.
Atita=past, gone by; anagatam=future, not yet come; svarupatah=in its own form; asti=it exists; adhava=conditions, course, orbit, path; bhedat=from the difference; dharmanam=of characteristics.
“The past and future exist in the real form of objects which manifest due to differences in the conditions of their characteristics.”
“This is to say things are always changing, tranquility, motion and inertia however the object has not been the only thing that has changed, your mind has changed also and how you perceived an object a month ago will be different how you are perceiving it a year from then but nothing has really changed, it has only merely changed because the vibrations or frequencies have changed within it, you and the environment, all of these things share the experience together simultaneously.”
Te=they [ the characteristics]; vyakta=manifest; suksmah=subtle; guna=primal force, primary attributes: sattvas, rajas, tamas; atmanah=having nature (of).
“Whether manifested or subtle, these characteristics belong to the nature of the gunas.”
“So from this sutra we can see that all of nature belongs to the gunas, this is why I have included the gunas in this discussion on weather magic, they belong to everything however I wished to merely show you the connection of nature with your body and mind along with your intellect and how one may tweak the outcome of nature by going into the subtle areas of your brain which are really connected to goetia spirits, low magic stars trapped in elements besides the ones in which we know on this planet, perhaps the ether perhaps something else, some scientist call this dark energy so perhaps dark energy is just negative spirits that have passed on full of negative electrical energy.”
Parinama=transformation, alteration; ekatvat=due to oneness, from uniformity; vastu=think, real object; tattvam=that-ness, reality.
“The reality of things is due to the uniformity of the gunas’ transformations.”
“So if the reality in which we see is due to the uniformity of the gunas transformations and since the gunas’ are apart of our minds then I would have to conclude that if we are able to manipulate our minds we are also able to manipulate nature by the positive and negative forces which exist as long as we are able to build up enough fuel for the fire sort to speak.”
Tatah krtarhanam parinamakramasamapitirgunanam.
Tatah=then; krta=having fullfilled, done; arthanam=purposes (of); parinama=transformation, transition; krama=sequence, succesion; samaptih=terminate, end; gunanam=of the primal attributes (all three-sattvas, rajas and tamas).
“Then the gunas terminate their sequence of transformations because they have fulfilled their purpose.”
“This is a beautiful sutra to understand. The three gunas (sattva, rajas and tamas ) constantly intermingle; and, thus, Prakrti functions. Why should they do this; or, in other words, why does nature function? The nature functions to give experience to the reflected Pursua. (In other words, the mind. The scriptures sometimes say Purusa itself, but the meaning is the Pursua reflected upon the mind-stuff.”
“Unfortunately, the Prakrti, of which our mental mirror is made, is itself made up of the three gunas, so it is not always the same. It’s a sort of psychedelic mirror. Occasionally it is straight, but most of the time it moves around. If you stand in front of it, you see yourself as constantly changing. You forget the truth, because you see it so rarely; whereas, the ugly image is almost constant. You mistake yourself to be the changing images and say, “Oh, I am terribly ugly; I am terribly unhappy; I am terribly this or that.” You put yourself in the position of the image. So, the duty of Prakrti is to torture the soul in every way until it really gets enough knocks and bumps.”
“Then, at one point, the soul says, “No; I cannot be affected by all this. I should stay away.” When this understanding comes, the soul renounces the world. “I don’t want you anymore, because the minute I come you simply put me into difficult situations. You never allow me to be quiet. Now and then you give me a little happiness, but you seem to be bringing me mostly unhappiness.” That is what is called sannyasa, or renunciation. “I don’t want.”
“Why do people come to my talks? Because they don’t want to be in the nightclubs; they don’t want Miami Beach; they don’t want Las Vegas. The very fact they want to be at the talks means they don’t want the other things out there. Why? They’ve had enough. As the previous sutra says, when the soul detaches itself, there’s no more impurity for it.”
“And then what happens to Prakrti? I will give an analogy to explain it. Imagine a mama with a number of children. They all go out to play and get dirty. When they return, totally covered with grime, she puts them into the bathtub and turns on the shower. Of course, she can’t clean everybody at the same time, so she washes them one by one. Once a baby is clean, what will she do with it? She takes it out of the tub and says, “Go, get dry and hop into bed.” Will she stop working? No. There are still more dirty children in the tub. Mother Prakrti is just like that. She stops functioning with the clean child.”
“Okay, you are clean. Go, and don’t come to me again. My job is over with you. But I still have a lot of work to do with other children.” That is what is meant in this sutra. Prakrti-the qualities and their continuous transformations-stop their action on the free soul because they have fulfilled their purpose. They have given enough experience to the Purusa.”
So here I must perhaps give the parable in the bible in regards to a sower went out to sow, so on and so forth. Perhaps you are familiar with it, you know the one where one sowed the seeds on stone, one sowed the seeds umongst thorns and thistles and the other sowed the seeds on good ground, here lets look it up real quick.
5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. (This is where most are sorry to say it but it’s the truth.)
6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.(This is sort of me now unfortunately however I still maintain a fair ammount, also I cheat at breathing which has led me to a fair amount of insanity.)
8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. (This is where I was at the hight of my spiritual development, one must reach this state to do any real magic.)
9 And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?
10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. (Om)
12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil (maya), and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.(This is almost everyone.)
14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. (This is sort of me)
15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.(Such as the great masters such as Paramahansa Yogananda)
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21
The ones who have reached Luke 8:15 are the ones who have gotten enough bumps from nature, they do not desire anything of the world any longer, only to love and be loved by God, nothing more and I can assure you most all things are vanity in life besides loving God. I am not saying that there are not things in life that are not enjoyable, life can have its enjoyable moments however for the most part these things will bring pain, theres no denying it, its nature and as we have seen there is only one way to escape nature and that is to surpass the gunas.
Ksana=moments; pratiyogi=dependent existence, partnership, uniterrrupted succession; parinama=transformation, transition; aparanta=other end, final end; nirgrahyah=graspable, recognizable; kramah=sequence.
“The sequence [referred to above] means an uninterrupted succession of moments which can be recognized at the end of their transformations.”
“These are ephephonies relized in meditation, it is sort of like the popping of a bubble sort to speak, a removal of citta, replacing heavy vibrations with new ones however you realise you can always go higher. Weather magic (all magic) works in the same way, you know you have done something in your mind, you reach the end of a sequence and you believe in its work.”
Purusarthasunyanam gunanam pratiprasavah kaivalyam svarupa pratishtha va citisakter iti.
“”Purusa=Self, pure consciousness; artha=purpose, meaning; (Purusartha=the four purposes of the human: artha, kama, dharma and moksa); sunyanam=devoid of, loss of existence, of being zero; gunanam=of the primal attributes (sattvas, etc.); pratiprasavah=reabsorb, involution, recede, return back in reverse; kaivalyam=absolute freedom, independence; svarupa=its own nature, own form; pratistha=settles, established; va=or; citi=pure consciousness; sakteh=of its power; iti=thus, the end.””
“Thus, the supreme state of Independence manifests while the gunas reabsorb themselves into Prakrti, having no more purpose to serve the Purusa. Or [to look from another angle]the power of pure consciousness settles in its own pure nature.”
“Patanjali does not mean here that the gunas and Prakrti are really different. But we use the term Prakrti when the gunas are not manifesting separately. When the gunas manifest, Prakrti functions with the Purusa. Once that job is over, the gunas withdraw their action from that Purusa. Or you can put it another way: “The power of pure consciousness settles in its own pure nature.” That means that when the gunas withdraw, finishing their job, the Purusa-having gotten completely cleaned-stops running around. It is settled. It is happy in its own true nature. It is no longer seeking happiness and peace from outside because it realizes it is happiness personified.
“Now, if we go all the way back to the very beginning of the Yoga Sutras, the second sutra in the first Book says, “Yogas’ citta vrtti nirodhah.” “Restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga.” The third sutra is “Tadadrastuh svarupe’vasthanam.” “Then the Seer rests in its own state.” The entire four books are the explanations of these two sutras. Citta vrtti nirodhah is the practice. Svarupevasthanam is the experience. That’s why he again talks about the experience at the end. “You just rest in your own true nature. You have played your games, you have gotten all your experiences and now you are resting.” By resting, Patanjali means that the true you is resting while your body and mind function.”
“It’s not that your body and mind necessarily rest always. They have to continue to fulfill the jobs for which they were created. According to the prarabda, a momentum has been created like a wheel that has been set in motion. You gave a push earlier and the body and mind are facing that now as prarabda. When you attain the jivanmukta state, the pushing hand is taken away, but the wheel won’t stop immediately. It will continue until the momentum is lost. While the momentum continues, you just rest and watch what is happening as a witness. It’s like an old grandpa watching the children but not being affected by them.”
“In one sense, you are the witness; in another, you are the actor. It depends on where you put yourself. In reality, you are the witness, but if you miss the reality, you are the actor. When you become the actor you are responsible for your actions. When you are the witness you are not responsible for your actions because you are not acting. So, either act and be responsible, or allow the mind and body to act and be a witness, totally free.”
“”If the body and mind do something wrong, they will undergo certain sufferings. If my mind wants to push my finger into the fire, I am watching. My mind is pushing my finger into the fire. But because I am watching and not doing anything, that doesn’t mean the finger won’t get burned or that the mind won’t feel the agony of it. When the mind cries, “It got hurt,” I must still watch that. The finger got hurt; the mind is suffering.”
“But, normally, Yogis do actions only for the sake of others. They are not affected by these actions they are not doing anything for their own sake. Whatever the outcome, it goes to somebody else. Karma Yoga-selfless service without personal expectation-is done by the mind. In fact, it is the mind that does all Yoga practice, not the real you. That’s why we rarely even talk about the true you. You can leave the real you alone. It is the image-you or the ego-you that needs Yoga. It is to the ego that the teaching is given. “If you want to be quiet and happy, perform actions for others’ sake.” No scripture is necessary for the true Self. The entire practice is for the ego or lower self, the individual self.”
Above is sort of the non attachment I am speaking of in regards to weather magic, “do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,” sort to speak.
“So, let the lower self or ego or citta free itself from its egoistic activity. Then, it can also rest in peace, reflecting the Self. The mind need not always be functioning; and even if it is functioning, it can function peacefully and joyfully. Then it won’t be a burden for the mind to function. When a Yogi performs something, he or she enjoys it. It’s a play-a game-to act. Scriptures talking of the Self are just for the sake of our intellectual understanding. But the practical truth for the ego is very simple. Just learn to be selfless. Learn to lead a dedicated life. Whatever you do, do it for others. The dedicated every enjoy peace. That’s the reason I really don’t speak about the scriptures very much. My students wanted to make a book about the Yoga Sutras, so I have said all this. But for myself, I feel we don’t really need scriptures. The entire life is an open book, a scripture. Read it. Learn while digging a pit or chopping some wood or cooking some food. If you can’t learn from your daily activities, how are you going to understand the scriptures?”
“In conclusion, it is my sincere wish and prayer that each one of you experience the peace and joy of Yoga through the help and grace of the great Yoga adept Patanjali Maharsi and that you all attain the supreme achievement to which his Yoga Sutras point. May you go beyond mere book knowledge and attain realization through purity of heart in your very lives.”
So I have sort of been writing this all out for the reader to be able to sort things out a bit for themselves, I wrote some things that were perhaps completely irrelevant in the article, I included some sutras that were perhaps not necessary however I just really wish to show how nature, motion, emotion, vibrations in the atoms of plants, planets along with all of creation can help to manifest desired results from within.
“The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”