This is the first installment in a new series I have called “Late Night Quotes” in which I’m going to make a post of a quote every night that seems to hit home and speak some much needed truth into the life we live. Click to join my journey
RITUALS: Travel, instruction, study, freedom, knowledge, recovering lost items.
RITUAL FORMS: Tossing objects into the air, suspending tools in high places, fanning light objects, visualization, positive thinking.
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: Flute, all wind instruments.
Air represents mental activity, thoughts, reason and intellect, memory, knowledge, persuasion, birth and friendship, freedom, clarification and expression. A low Air person seems without any direction and unable to define or visualize any future and can not reason out the alternatives and objectives. A high Air person is at ease in complex situations and can sit and think things through, and can carry through with decisions.
It’s feelings are moist heat, it’s season is Spring, it’s direction is East/Mental, the symbol is the Wand, Athame, or the smoke of the incense. It’s colors are White, Lt Blues, Yellows and Green. Moon phase is the first quarter and it’s time is Dawn.
Different types of Air Magick include Visualizations. An important tool in any magick work, it makes the events happen. For this type, it is important that all the other factors such as color, time, the moon phase, winds, etc. are all in balance. And to have the other tools working such as incense and candle burning, or even the right tea or wine to drink in the background. This is because you need to “fix” or “ground” the images or ideas you are using in your visualization.
As our thoughts are extremely powerful, as are our Words. Words can be put together in such a way as to form spells, or used in channeling your power. Words give rise to our desires and can be released upon the winds for attainment. Created and repeated with intensity and concentration the spoken word is a powerful magick in itself. You do not have to be an accomplished linguist, just a simple sentence will do. It creates an atmosphere of concentrated awareness and strength. Words can be used in moments of stress and fear, and will create the magick itself. It does not have to be said aloud, say them to yourself if need or want be.
Another Air Magick is Mirror Magick. It can help in overcoming inner problems and also help with difficult personal decisions. It uses both the Word and Visualization forms and can also aid in being able to visualize a future event. Sometimes, used as a Scrying Tool, in which you are able to “see” possible future events.
Weaboo Wednesday: Gatchaman: Crowds. Loosely based on the 1972 anime Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, Crowds follows a series of new characters as they try to protect Earth from aliens and other such threats. Although having little in common with the original show, Crowds is an intelligent and fresh anime with superb animation and a great soundtrack. It is not only an action-packed anime, it also encases a strong political commentary on society as a whole and the impact of social media in today’s world.
Any student of history and culture eventually learns two grand lessons: 1) we probably gained intelligence from a Kubrickian alien monolith (or “evolution” or “sex with Denisovans” or whatever), and 2) if you put a monkey in your movie it’ll be a smash hit (just like in comics!)
Apes grace the entire sweep of cinema, because no one can deny the powerful appeal of a furry simian on a screen doing stuff. That’s why this design brings together the famous apes of films past with the video-preserving tech that keeps them fresh and hyper-intelligent in our minds. Because even as Andy Serkis’ incredible thespian chops replace the practice of casting actual animals/dudes in furry outfits, no one ever forgets their first practical, magical “HENDERSON.” [GET IT HERE]
“Singer Matthew Healy channels a degree showmanship clearly learnt from the ages of rock and pop, further answering to their success…he just added so much damn charm on stage.
The 1975 contain a tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm…They have harnessed a sound that could only exist thanks to the left field experimentations of the sound artists and minimalists, and boldly combined it with a pop rock edge that will absolutely disrupt purists, but appeal straight to the hearts of those hungry for a fresh, intelligent take on pop music. The future musical tastes of youth are safe if these are their role models.” -MelbArtsFash.com review of the Melbourne 1.15.15 show