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Alexander Tsiaras work explores the unseen human body

Alexander Tsiaras born 1953 in: Nashua, NH,  Founder, Editor-in-Chief and CEO of TheVisualMD, has been called a “Digital Age Leonardo da Vinci”. He is a technology innovator, whose roots are based in his art and science photojournalism background. 

Tsiaras has developed cutting edge scientific imaging software that enables him to scan and record the human body at every stage; from a single cell at the moment of conception, through the biological development of man and woman and he tells compelling stories of wellness and prevention with them. 

“My goal is to visualize life in all its glory. And to see how daily lifestyle decisions affect the choreography of all of our cellular activity, causing disturbances stored in trillions of X, Y, Z coordinates.”


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Prime Numbers Visualization.

A prime number (or a prime) is a natural number greater than 1 that has no positive divisors other than 1 and itself. Primes are special numbers, then what makes primality so special? Don Zagier, an eminent specialist, said: Upon looking at these numbers, one has the feeling of being in the presence of one of the inexplicable secrets of Creation.
This image is created using circles with consecutive prime number diameters stacked on top of each other and repeated from a common origin. For each natural number n, we draw a periodic curve starting from the origin, intersecting the x-axis at n and its multiples. The prime numbers are those that have been intersected by only two curves: the prime number itself and one. The currently highlighted number show sum of divisors σ(n), and its aliquot sum s(n) = σ(n) - n, which indicate whether the number is prime, deficient, perfect or abundant. 

Having trouble visualizing?

I’ll be honest. As soon as someone says “Antheia, think of a bright light between your hands,” I’m out. While visualization works very well for me when I’m grounding, meditating, or shielding,  I find it hinders rather than helps when I get to actual spellcraft and more complicated energy work. While visualization is a skill that is very useful and good to practice, here’s a few solutions.

  1. Do something physical. When you’re putting up your shields, lift your hands with your shield. When you’re cleansing yourself or something, rub it down as though you were washing mud and grime off of yourself/the object. Imagine the heat of your skin is the energy that you’re putting into something. While you might feel a little silly at first, I’ve found that doing something along with your energy work can be really helpful in putting you into the right mindset. In terms of spell craft, sometimes making something that you can hold physically will help, as well.
  2. Command it. You will do as you please. Saying it out loud can also be helpful if you’re having trouble visualizing. “I’m raising my shields/My shields are up.” “The energy will…” “My intent is…” Simple commands can be very effective, just don’t get too caught up in having good grammar or anything. Sometimes one word works. Sometimes you might want to dictate what you feel or what you want to happen.
  3. Do some breathing exercises. These are not for everybody, but again, something physical for you to do. A very simple exercise is to imagine your shields swelling big big bigger when you inhale, and then coming in tight around you, right against your skin, when you exhale. Works with energy, works with some spells, helps with meditation and grounding.
  4. Close your eyes. Sometimes, especially when you’re a beginner and can’t see what you’re doing, just closing your eyes can make a difference. By taking away that sense, you sharpen your other senses a little more, and it gets a lot easier to practice. When I’m in a very high or low part of my mood disorder, I have a lot of trouble concentrating on magic and on energy. I find that closing my eyes can help me by disconnecting me a little from what I’m seeing and I can pay more attention to what I’m actually doing.

Again, these are things that I do when I’m having issues with visualization. If they don’t work for you, try something else! These aren’t the only ways, and you can combine them however you’d like. I’d also love to know the practices that other people use in energy work, be it visualization, one of these techniques, a combination, or something else entirely!

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Visualization showing the flow of first 10,000 digits of Pi, revealing how the number Pi looks like.

Circle is divided in 10 segments, from 0 to 9. Then path is traced, going from the third segment to the first segment. From 1, the path jumps to 4, then back to 1, then 5 and so on. After a while, Pi appears in front of your eyes. The final illustration is beautiful.

The Incredible Variety of Extraterrestrial Worlds

Exoplanets (or extrasolar planets) are planets beyond our own solar system: they orbit a star other than the Sun. Nearly 2000 exoplanets have been discovered since 1988, mostly with NASA’s Kepler space telescope. It has intensified interest in the search for extraterrestrial life.

This new poster shows over 500 extrasolar planets and demonstrates how much they vary. The visualization, created by graphic artist and writer Martin Vargic from Slovakia, is based on the estimated radius and temperature of the planets, however other factors, such as density, age or stellar metallicity were also taken into consideration.
All the various known classes of exoplanets are shown on the graphic, such as super-Earths, hot Jupiters, hot Neptunes, water worlds, gas dwarfs or superdense diamond planets.  Zoom in and explore!

Credit and copyright: Martin Vargic

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Guided Visualizations of the Tarot - Free Audio
22 meditations journeying through the archetypes of the major arcana,
  1. The Fool
  2. The Magician
  3. The High Priestess
  4. The Empress
  5. The Emperor
  6. The Hierophant
  7. The Lovers
  8. The Chariot
  9. Strength
  10. The Hermit
  11. The Wheel of Fortune
  12. Justice
  13. The Hanged Man
  14. Death
  15. Temperance
  16. The Devil
  17. The Tower
  18. The Star
  19. The Moon
  20. The Sun
  21. Judgement
  22. The World
🌏 Some Favorite Grounding Visualizations 🌏

🌺 These are some of my favorite visualizations for settling into a calm, relaxed mood.  They are adaptable for almost any kind of scenario - grounding before spellwork, divination, casting, energy work, or anything else; relaxation for falling asleep while lying in bed; relaxation/centering for beginning meditation; distraction or escapism when surrounded by everyday dullness or even chaos; or just simple enjoyment and entertainment.  The recurring theme through all of these is that they are repetitive (you can keep repeating the imagery as you lapse deeper and deeper into quiet calmness) and tactile (involving visualization for physical senses, which deeply immerses you into them).

  • Walking - Walking forward, stepping lightly, with arms slack at your sides, fingers trailing behind you as you move forward.  One step continously is placed in front of the other.  Absorb the smells and sounds and other senses of the locale you visualize yourself in, such as if you are walking in the woods or along a beach, but you can truly place yourself anywhere (including fantasy settings) and even travel from one locale to the next as you move forward.
    • When intrusive thoughts or distractions come in, imagine them as weight dropping from your fingers, being left behind on the ground behind you.  I like to imagine a bracelet I’m wearing that loses beads as I let distracting thoughts go, crashing onto the ground so heavily that they form small craters in the ground as I keep moving forward without them.
  • Floating or Flying - Similar to walking, except without moving one’s legs or being in contact with the ground.  The rushing of wind is the tactile aspect instead (or it can be a gentle breeze - you don’t have to be flying fast).  You can soar in loop-de-loops or rise up to swoop down quickly if you want some variation in your travel, or just glide peacefully over the ground and experience many of the same things you would by walking.
    • Discard distractive thoughts by imagining them being loosed from your body as you move forward, dissipating in the wind.
  • Gardening - Sit upon your knees in the soft Earth (you have no worries about staining your clothes while visualizing!), with hands and fingers working in the soil, which yeilds easily under your touch and requires no tools for manipulating.  Move along rows in this manner, poking a hole in the dirt with your finger and dropping a seed inside, then covering it again and moving on to the next seed.  You can envision “fantasy seeds” such as tiny sparkling crystals that you’re planting instead of normal seeds since, heck, you’re allowed to visualize anything.  As you move on down the garden plot, you can imagine the seeds sprouting if you like, growing into stalks that burst into beautiful fantasy flowers, and you can spend some time contemplating the patterns of their petals and the colors that they show you (think of the flowers as mandalas).
    • In this visualization, distractions and unwanted thoughts show up as weeds.  Dig your fingers under them, lifting them by the roots and find that they slide right out of the Earth with little resistance.  Simply move on to the next seed without paying the weed any thought.
  • Braiding - The repetitive hand and finger motions of tying a braid is awesomely meditative.  You can envision threads of any color or thickness in your hands, or even imagine that you are braiding the hair of a fantasy creature such as a fairy or mermaid or any character that you’d like to have present.
    • Distractions in this version are knots encountered as you braid, but a gentle pull removes them easily and there is no trace of them as you continue without sparing it a thought.
  • Sewing, weaving, knitting, crocheting - Similar to braiding in that you are making repeated motions with your fingers and the colors and textures of the materials you are working with are wonderfully up to your imagination.  Being familiar with one of these crafts outside of visualization will make this one much easier, since you can easily summon forth the sensation of muscle memory, but even if you’ve never actually tried one of these before, there can be some fun in visualizing yourself trying them and exploring what kind of muscle memory might be involved.  Distractions are removed as simple knots again.

I’m sure there are others I’m forgetting!  And just as an afterthought, the idea of each of these is to continuously repeat them until you lapse into a calm mood with minimal distracting thoughts, so that you can do whatever work you’d like to do, if that wasn’t clear!

If anyone took the time to read this then I hope they gave you some pleasant imagery to work with~  🌺

Mindfulness in Magic and Spirituality

Mindfulness is a subject that is both complex and simple. Trying to explain it often leads to long, over-worded conversations, thereby removing the inherent spirit of the practice. It is a concept that can be hard to grasp, and even harder to do. I will try to give a clear and simple explanation of mindfulness before exploring how it is a wonderful tool for enhancing magic, as well as spiritual and emotional well-being.

Mindfulness is the practice of being completely present in the moment. It is noticing, observing, feeling, and being aware. While being mindful, you release judgement. Mindfulness is doing one thing at a time. One moment for one action. One moment for one thought.

Here is an example of practicing mindfulness: While taking a shower, you feel the water on your skin. You take note of the temperature, the sensation. You watch the steam as it dances in the air. You breathe in the scent of the soap, maybe taste it as a drop sneaks into your mouth. The taste is neither good nor bad. It simply Is. Your thoughts will inevitably begin to run away. Maybe you think of all the tasks you have to do for the day. Now, in your mindful state, you take notice of the fact your mind has wandered, and gently bring yourself back to being present in the sensations and act of showering, without judgement.

Exercises in mindfulness are varied, but always place importance on noticing your breath and noticing any physical sensations. Mindfulness can be practiced with meditation (such as focusing on breathing), visualization (such as imagining floating in a peaceful pond), or by performing an action (such as mindful eating).

Why is Mindfulness Relevant to Witchcraft, Magic, and Spiritual Practice?
Mindfulness is useful in regard to magic because it will increase your awareness. You will notice things about yourself that are quiet and subtle. You will be able to experience nature, energy, divine, and magical experiences purely, without judgement. You will be able to navigate through life without being clogged with negative energy - learning to accept unsavory emotions and experiences without being swept away in them.

Mindfulness will bring you in touch with your body. As a host to our mind and spirit, the body is equally important for magical efficacy. Our bodies are our home and our connection with this earth. Our bodies relay information to our mind and spirit through physical sensations such scent, taste, and intuitive sensations to energy around us. They are our vessel for experiencing the physical world. Without it, magic cannot be performed. I ask you now: Can you feel tension in your body? Are your shoulders tight? Your jaw clenched? Do you feel your body touching the surface you are rested on? Do you feel the gravity holding you to the earth? Are there any sensations such as pain or discomfort?

Mindfulness will bring you in touch with your emotions. One thing mindfulness teaches you very quickly is that you are not your emotions. Your emotions are a phenomenon that gives you very important information about you, others, and your experiences - they are not You. You may feel anger, but You are not Anger. Anger is an emotion giving You information about a situation. It may not feel pleasant, but anger is neither good nor bad. It is simply an emotion and nothing more. I ask you now: What emotion do you feel in this moment? Where do you feel this emotion? Is it in your throat, your stomach, your fingers? When you allow yourself to stop and notice your emotions, where they live, and what they feel like you gain insight into yourself. You will surprise yourself with how hard it is to identify your emotions sometimes. And in becoming familiar with the body sensations associated with discrete emotions allow you further mastery of self-awareness.

Mindfulness frees you from judgement. How many times have you performed a spell and immediately began to take inventory of every mistake you made? Glumness about perceived failures in energy work, visualization, divination, astral work, and interacting with the divine are things all witches can relate to. Skepticism and self-doubt may rampage through your mind. Using mindfulness to manage self-judgement is effective. I invite you now: When practicing magic or contacting your deities, if you begin to fret - simply notice your self-judgement. Acknowledge it. Then gently bring your attention back to the task at hand, without judging your judgement.

Ideas for Use of Mindfulness in Magic and Spiritual practice:

  • If you worship deities, try to practice mindfulness in their presence. Put down the divination tools, resist the urge to communicate, and simply Be. This may seem counter-intuitive or uncomfortable, but that’s okay. Notice the thoughts, emotions, sensations, and phenomenon come and go without holding on to any of it. Do not become swept away in expectation or personal desires. Perhaps you will experience something new when approaching your deities in this way. Maybe they will come through in a new way, as you are now quiet in mind and body.
  • Being in tune with nature is imperative to most magical paths. Try to take a walk while being mindful. If you cannot walk, or go outside, for whatever reason, follow the trail of your seat, to the floor, to the foundation, right down to the earth. The earth’s solid prescene always there. All things are connected to the earth. Notice how gravity holds you down. Notice how your feet support you, your spine keeps you aloft. Outside, or through a window, feel the cold, whipping winds. Feel the hot, blazing sun. It is neither good nor bad. It simply Is. Notice the animals, vehicles, and weather come and go. Hear. Smell. Taste. What emotions come up for you? Simply notice them, just as you notice the clouds floating in the sky and the breeze on your skin.
  • Use visualization to cleanse yourself or ground yourself. You can find guided mindfulness practices on youtube that are helpful in this aspect.
  • When you have an intent for a spell, use mindfulness to help you better understand it. This will help you manifest it. For example, if your intent is to manifest “safety”, meditate on “safety”. What, if anything, does safety taste like? What does it sound like? When you feel safe, where do you feel it in your body? What color is the feeling of safety?

TL;DR Mindfulness is useful in regards to magic because it will increase your awareness. You will notice things about the yourself that are quiet and subtle. You will be able to experience nature, energy, divine, and magical experiences purely, without judgement. You will be able to navigate through life without being clogged with negative energy - learning to accept unsavory emotions and experiences without being swept away in them.

A simple internet search will yield tons and tons more about mindfulness and offer simple guided exercises en masse.

Goldilocks Planets, Visualized 

This interactive visualization, created by Jan Willem Tulp, shows all of the known exoplanets that reside in the Goldilocks Zone, the region around a star where liquid water could exist. In addition to showing the exoplanets that reside in the habitable zone, this visualization explores their similarity to Earth, their composition, atmosphere, mass, and temperature, as well as the amount of energy that they receive from their host star.

This visualization is hosted at goldilocks.info. The data is retrieved from the Planetary Habitability Lab at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo.

You are alright.

Take a breath. Another. And another.

Inhale, and feel your body filling with pure positive source energy love light. Exhale, feel everything that doesn’t serve you shooting out from between your lips, into the sky, burning through the atmosphere, transforming as it reaches the furthest boundary and explodes like a firework of love that showers down on the whole world, including you.

You are alright.