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When considering witchcraft and sorcery, we tend to look back rather than forward, and while there is still a lot to learn from our ancestors, perhaps we should take an occasional turn to the future. There have been several magical renaissance periods in the past, and as history is a cycle that tends to rhyme, it’s likely we’ll have one in the future. There are a few people who think one is just on the horizon. How do you think witchcraft as a technique or as a technology will develop if given unfettered attention? When the “sciences” once again become the handmaid of alchemy, astrology and sorcery, how will that affect practice and what directions will theory take?

Keep in mind that even today, the adepts of Madison avenue are experts in casting glamours and there’s no real difference between CIA Remote Viewing and Scrying.

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You know, the future draws to itself the past that it desires, but you know, that knowing is not the same thing as knowing. However, the real question is: do you believe what you know?

The future of the craft is good. Old insights combined with new insights will widen the horizon of the craft. The future is limitless for those willing to explore and remain open minded. When you become tethered to a particular mindset or dogma you limit the possibilities. Don't believe anyone has all the answers. Beware of those who say this way is the right way to practice the craft. There is no right or wrong way to practice the craft. There is your way and the other persons way.

In their book Lifting the Veil: A Witches' Guide to Trance-Prophesy, Drawing Down the Moon, and Ecstatic Ritual, Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone review the history of Wicca and specifically its early use and reliance on possessory trance. They relate how the Charge of the Goddess was originally only used in the occasional situation where the priestess could not enter a full trance. Human’s are not perfect after all so the founders of the movement included a backup ritual. Farrar and Bone continue: “Unfortunately, the knowledge that The Charge was originally developed to be used for this purpose was lost among many covens; this became compounded with the emergence of new traditions that adopted the Gardnerian style of ritual but lacked any training within it.”

If you study any of the history of witchcraft, you’ll find that visionary and possessory trance are at the heart of the practice. What good is a craft where you can’t talk to the gods or interact with spirits?

With the advent of the Shamanic journey’s movement and techniques developed by CIA remote viewers we should be able to put together clear repeatable methods for teaching possessory and visionary trance. This would strengthen both the practical and the religious sides of Witchcraft. The only thing really getting in the way now is fear in the non-magical community of teaching people how to be possessed, and the systemic disbelief in the West of a non-mechanistic reality.

Therefore, I see trance education as a big movement in the future.

Then there's Findhorn www.findhorn.org where permaculture is done one better by engaging with the local land and plant spirits to encourage a healthy ecosystem in very difficult soil. Spirit work is a key element of witchcraft so if applied in a larger scale can turn wasteland into gardens. Keep in mind that the great forests of (mostly gone now) were not just wild growth, but were managed forests--humans working with nature to encourage healthy growth. Even the great plains where the creation of indigenous humans who purposely set fires to make space for the grasslands that fed the buffalo herds. When done hand-in-hand with the "masters of the forest", the land spirits, or the fey we could re-garden the earth.

There's a good article on Findhorn in here:

Himmelein, Paul. 2015. How Does Your Garden Grow:Findhorn and the Three Kingdoms. [ed.] Kim Cross. Faerie Magazine. Spring, 2015, 30, pp. 50-61. photography by Jason Dempster.

Keep in mind that even today, the adepts of Madison avenue are experts in casting glamours and there’s no real difference between CIA Remote Viewing and Scrying.

I think there are huge differences.  Madison Avenue doesn't cast a spell and personal power to alter reality.  They use technology and makeup tricks to do so.  Smoke and mirrors.  Not real Crafting.

CIA Remote Viewing and Scrying are 2 different things.  Remote viewing sees things that are happening NOW.  Scrying is used to foretell the future.

While there's some disagreement, there is some consensus that Nostradamus used scrying techniques to create his prophecies. I think scrying has been used for multiple purposes including locating treasure and talking to angels.

One of the problems that the remote viewers ran into is that they would often slip backward of forward in time with their viewing. This annoyed and dismayed their handlers because how can you spy on someone if you don't know what time you're viewing occurs? Thaumatugic phenomena (i.e. psychical, synchronistic and magical) are transtemporal as well as transspacial. Distance and time are not a limitation in any way.

In an attempt to determine if psychical phenomena were electro-magnetic the Rhine Institute researchers put their subjects into a Faraday cage. The results were just the opposite of what they expected. The subjects actually performed better in the cage which means psychical and I think by extension magical phenomena are clearly not electro-magnetic and that electro-magnetic fields may actually interfere with a person’s abilities both telepathic and thaumaturgical. So, might some enterprising sorcerer or witch setup a Faraday cage around their casting circle to improve their results?

Interesting

During the heyday of parapsychological research in the 1970’s some physicists based on attempts at the Rhine Parapsychology lab to measure psychokinetic effects on random number generators (RNG’s). They demonstrated fairly convincingly that a human can affect RNGs psychically causing their outputs to deviate from mathematical randomness in a measurable way. In fact, they found that conscious attention by a human subject could cause this effect even if not focused on the device itself.

Eventually, some clever researches placed an RNG with measurement hardware that continuously records the randomness of its output. This device, often referred to as a Princeton Egg, provides a running measurement of deviations from randomness in a given area. At this point one would think that an interesting experiment would be to place some of these eggs around a ritual space and measure the change of randomness during a common Western occult ritual. In fact, Dr. Dean Radin and his associates at the Institute of Noetic Sciences placed several Princeton Egg type detectors around the 2013 Burning Man Festival (Radin, et al., 2013). When the ceremony began, and on lighting the effigy, the detectors identified clear deviations from randomness around the venue.

Since the focused attention we’re dealing with here is essentially Intent (or Will) which is the same substance we work with in magick and spellcasting, I think it’s clear that what we have in the Princeton Egg and its derivatives is a mechanical magick detector, and possibly a viable Thuam-meter.

Consider the possibility of a future sorcerers using a calibrated version of one of these devices as a Bio-Feedback tool to help improve the magical casting of Intent.

Radin, Dean, et al. 2013. Physical effects of collective attention at Burning Man 2013. www.noetic.org. [Online] 10 03, 2013. [Cited: 04 03, 2017.] http://www.noetic.org/research/projects/mindatlarge.

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