~ Using Meditation for Occult Practices ~
Occult medititation si defined not onle as "focused thought,"
but also the "absence of thought." It is a practice in which you attempt to
empty your mind of all thought - a very difficult propostition for an organ whish
is active twenty-fout hours a day all the days of your life. Either way, you
are attempting to control your brain patterns so that you connect with a deeper
spritiual place within yourself, one which can connect you with other, even outside,
Begin as you did with the
Altered States of Consciousness exercise. Only this time choose a symbol
of relevance to Deltic Paganism, or a symbol associated with deity, and focus on
that. Suggestion for symbols are the pentagram, the triskele, Arianrhod's
wheel, Badb's hooded crow, or Dagda's harp.
When you can sustain the image for five to ten
minutes without your consciouness wavering, begin to allow your inner-self to feel
a kinship to the symbol. Allow yourself to feel "pulled" toward it.
Mentally feel and see every inch of its surface. You can even project your
own image into the scense of its subtle energies, and try to imagine the essence
of the deity for which it stands. Feel his or her power under your hands,
feel it crackle with the divine energy.
Next, step back from the object and view it from
a distance. Try to get a sense for the energy it possesses without touching
it. Now turn your thoughts deeply inward and try to find out that part of
yourself which crackles with the fame energy as you just felt in the object.
When you find it you will know that you have discovered the spark of divinity within
In keeping with Celtic practice, allow yourself
to experience this energy association three separate times before moving on to another