November 27th, 2007

ohfuck

*puts on some ambient nature music*

So last night, I was surfing pagan forums as I am occasionally wont to do when I'm having a relaxing evening at home. I'm not sure it's the most relaxing thing to do, but it provides me with entertainment, amusement, and occasionally education.

I'm reading a post by someone who's 'having trouble making spells work' and the helpful comments from people as to what she could do to improve her hit rate. A lot of them were based around grounding and centring (ignore the 'for activists' bit, the process is more or less the same if you're not about to go march to parliament mmk?). It's a good place to start, and I'd recommend this visualisation/activity, even if you're not a particularly witchy, pagany or new-agey person, simply because going through the process makes you feel good.

Anyway, the other thing I saw a lot was "Cleanse yourself of all negative energy before starting."

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It seems to me that going for a balance of positive and negative energy might be an altogether healthier thing to do. And regardless of whether you're thinking of atoms, batteries or woo-woo, this might be a fairly good rule of thumb to think about before getting in that bath full of sea salt.

I'm not sure I'm game to start jumping on the pagan communities and espousing this theory though. I can see some of the 'cleanse yourself of all negative energy' people getting offended, whaddaya reckon?

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