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Strategic Sorcery Blog Hop: Spirits And Magic Of Place

Posted By ScarletGrace 1965 days ago on Self Improvement - Previous | Master List | Next There is a new blog hop organized this month by members of the Strategic Sorcery community. Clicking the links above will take you to the previous or next post of this blog hop. You can see the list of all blogs that participate by clicking the master list link above. This month’s blog hop is on spirits and magic of place. But what is magic of place? MAGIC OF PLACE Simply put, magic of place is magic connected to a specific location, its physical, astral and spiritual aspects and/or the spirits that live in that location. It’s not so much about summoning something from outside to come where the magician is, but more about working with what is already there and part of the location. 1. GEOGRAPHY The land plays a very important part in magic. Whether you live in a big city or small village, take the time to get to know the geography of your area. Look for important locations you may need in your magic. Are there any rivers in your area? Mountains? Do you live near a desert? Near the ocean? Even people that have lived in the same place their whole lives often don’t know that there is a location that is exactly what they need in their own town unless they actively look for it. For example, you may think that you don’t have access to a river, but if you look at a map of your city you may discover that there are many small streams in different parts of the city. So take the time to actively look for places of interest and mark them on an actual map. Try to visit the places you have marked. It’s good to know which beach, part of a park etc are ideal for magic beforehand, instead of going there when you need to, only to find that it’s usually so crowded that it’s impossible to do any kind of ritual there. 2. ENERGY AND THE ASTRAL LAYERS After getting to know the geography of your area, it is time to look into energy currents, as well as the astral layers. Look for lay lines and put them on your map (you should be able to find known lay lines in your area if you do a search online). You’ll often find that places of interest like temples, churches, monuments etc are build on lay lines or nexus points. There’s a lay line that is very close to where I live for example, and when I checked what kinds of places are build on it, I discovered that there is an unusual number of parks (from tiny ones to relatively big) along the ley line. Interestingly enough, two well-known haunted houses of the city are also built on the same ley line. Ley lines apart, you should take the time to visit different places of interest from your map and scan the area psychically. This will give you a better idea of the place, the type of energies naturally present there and the spirits that inhabit it. It may also reveal interesting non-physical features like gates, nexus points etc. 3. HISTORY, MYTHOLOGY AND LORE Now look deeper into the history of your area and any myths and lore associated with it. Is there an area known for faery sightings? Is there a forest nearby that is said to be the home of some unknown beast? Are there any places that are said to be haunted? Look into the history of the town or city. Who has lived in this area over the ages? What did they use the area for? What did they build and where? For example, my city was build over 2000 years ago. In its long history, it has been conquered many times by different people, it has been an important port and center of commerce, a center of the arts etc. The result is that you can find many different structures and buildings built by people of varied national origin and cultures over the centuries. Off the top of my head I can think of cemeteries of at least 4 different religions that were built here and that I have access to, as well as other structures such as temples, monuments, wells etc. Even if you live in a place that was built relatively recently and you think that it has no interesting history or lore, look into the history of the area (going as far back as you can) and what you discover may surprise you! 4. WHO LIVED HERE? A place is not just the land and the history, it is also the place where people actually lived, worked, raised their families, fought for their rights and died. I mentioned cemeteries above, and I will elaborate further on it below, but before we get to working with the dead in general, take some time to look into important people who lived and/or died in your city. Artists, architects, royalty and famous politicians are usually the first categories that come to mind. But they are not the only ones, neither do the people have to be known worldwide or even nationwide to be important. Doctors were really important and well-respected people in the past. Not only those that took medicine one step further into the future, but also those rare individuals that practiced medicine and knew how to read and write when the majority of the population was illiterate. Even if you live in a small place, if you look into its history you will soon discover which person this was, because it would have been a very important member of the community at the time. You will also easily find lawyers this way, as well as people who fought for some kind of cause. These are the people who will be more inclined to help in a spell where you are trying to do something for the community, whether that is to [...]
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