Autumn, My Autumn. By The Silver Sage Witch

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There is now a slight chill in the air as Mother Nature touches the green leaves on the trees, turning them into lavish jewels of color which dance on the breeze of an Autumn day.

The sky is a silvery blue, dotted with billowy clouds, floating on careless happiness and the birds chase one another with graceful skill.

Children play in the honey colored sunlight and a rumbling in their tummies begins to make itself known, alearting them that this lovely Fall day is coming to an end.

Night time begins to come out of hiding and the shadows deepen as crystal stars gradually allow themselves to be seen.

Autumn has arrived…

The Silver Sage Witch

Sex Magick in Seven Steps: How to Use Your Orgasms to Change Reality BY JASON LOUV

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Sex magick is the art of harnessing the raw altered states of consciousness generated by sexuality to direct your unconscious mind towards manifesting your goals. Here’s how to do it.

So. Sex magick. This will likely be remedial information for most of you but it never hurts to drag out the classics for another look. Some basics:

1. Your Conscious Mind is a Chatterbox That Always Gets in the Way.

You want some stuff. You really, really want some stuff. You might want a better job, a better place to live, a better relationship. Or maybe you want some kind of deep spiritual fulfillment. But you never get these things. Why? Because your mind is a chatterbox that always gets in the way. It’s a bundle of disjointed, attention-deficient thoughts that go in every direction, all the time. It’s scattered and dispersed and instead of a mighty river flowing in one direction it’s a bunch of channels and creeks spidering all over the place and dispersing its energy everywhere. Your thoughts are contradictory, self-defeating and by and large wasted and useless. You lack focus.

2. Your Unconscious Mind is a “Magical” Powerhouse.

While your conscious mind chatters away, your unconscious is already more or less set on its goals. Its programs are deep and instinctual, even hereditary, and it carries on doing what it’s doing no matter what your conscious mind is telling you. It’s a brutal little dictator that runs your life regardless of the gibberish of your conscious mind. As Carl Jung said, “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” Sex magick is a potent key to doing just that, and making the unconscious conscious.

3. Your Unconscious Does Not Speak Your Language. It Speaks in Symbols.

Corporations use logos for a very specific reason: They bypass your conscious filter and go directly into your unconscious. Your unconscious speaks Symbolese. This is why your dreams are full of bizarre and symbolic images and events. If you want to rewire your unconscious, you need to rewire it with symbols.

4. Your Unconscious Becomes Vulnerable to Reprogramming When in Altered States of Consciousness.

In order to reprogram your unconscious, you’ve got to break through the resistance of your conscious mind—meaning, specifically, you’ve got to get it to go quiet for long enough that you can get a command into your unconscious. It’s like the end of the first Star Wars movie: the Death Star is your brain, the reactor is the portal to your unconscious, and your thoughts are the TIE fighters flying around trying to prevent you from getting to the core of your own mind.

Monks of various religious traditions meditate for decades to quieten their thoughts, and it’s likely that they achieve long-term, permanent brain change which produces deep happiness in a way that no other human activity can.

But if you want to cut straight to the chase, you can produce altered states in many other key ways. People around the world have used drumming, dancing, over-breathing, fasting, sleeplessness, pain and dozens of other techniques to shock the nervous system out of the trance of daily reality. Sex is one of the best and most entertaining methods.

5. So: To Reprogram Yourself, Get Into an Altered State of Consciousness and Then Focus on a Symbol That Represents What You Want to Happen.

Here’s how to make said symbol, or “sigil”:

READ MORE HERE: https://ultraculture.org/blog/2013/05/27/sex-magick-seven-steps/

 

Easiest Way To Carve a Pumpkin for Halloween | Kitchn by Coco Morante

Carving a pumpkin isn’t rocket science, but it’s still wise to have a game plan. Before you lop off the top of that pumpkin and grab a handful of gooey squash guts, take a look through our basic guide to carving the best Halloween pumpkin.

Follow these steps and you’ll end up with a cute and classic jack-o’-lantern with easy, no-fuss cleanup afterwards.

Pick a Long-Lasting Pumpkin

You want your pumpkin to last through Halloween and beyond, right? This starts with the kind of pumpkin you pick out. Read our tips here for picking a good, long-lasting pumpkin, and prepping it for preserving:

Get Your Workspace Ready

First rule of pumpkin carving: Do it somewhere you don’t mind getting messy, ideally outdoors. Line your work surface (a sturdy table or the ground) with something you’ll throw away later — like butcher paper, newsprint, or flattened brown paper grocery bags. If using the latter, simply cut down one side of the grocery bag, then cut off the base of the bag so you have a big rectangle of brown paper. Layer a few of these on the table and you’re good to go.

Gather the Right Tools for the Job

Once you’ve got your work surface ready, it’s time to assemble the proper tools. You can totally get a pumpkin carving kit from your local drugstore, supermarket, or Halloween pop-up shop. Or you can use a few tools from your kitchen. (See: To Carve Pumpkins Safely, You Only Need These Two Tools.) Just make sure you have everything you need at the ready so you don’t have to traipse back through your kitchen with pumpkin-gut-covered hands.

2 Key Tools for Pumpkin Carving

Draw Before You Carve

In addition to your carving tools, you’ll need a pen for drawing your design onto the pumpkin, and couple big bowls — one for the seeds (the best part of pumpkin carving!) and one for the rest of the pumpkin goo and throwaway bits leftover from carving. And that’s about it, really!

Don’t Throw Away the Seeds!

Whatever you do, save those pumpkin seeds! They’re so, so good roasted simply with oil and salt. It’s not hard, but we have all the steps for you, just in case.

How To Carve a Pumpkin

What You Need

  • 1 medium-sized pumpkin (or as many as you want to carve)
  • Brown paper grocery bags, newsprint, or butcher paper
  • Sharpie or other permanent marker
  • Pumpkin carving kit(including a scraper, carving knife, and a wire modeling tool) or a serrated knife, ladle, and an X-ACTO knife
  • Two medium bowls (one for seeds, one for pumpkin guts)
  • Kitchen towel
  • Tea light candle and long match or lighter with extended nozzle

Instructions

  1. Set up your workspace: Line a sturdy table with flattened grocery bags, newsprint, or butcher paper. Have your permanent marker, carving tools, and bowls nearby.
  2. Draw your design: After you’ve determined the best side of your pumpkin for a face, use the permanent marker to sketch out eyes, a nose, and a toothy grin.
  3. Draw your lid: Outline a circular lid around the pumpkin stem, about 5 to 6 inches in diameter. Add a notch in the back if you like — this makes it easier to line up.
  4. Cut out the pumpkin lid:With a slim pumpkin carving knife (the carving tool with a toothed blade like a mini-saw) or serrated knife, cut along the outline of your pumpkin lid. Make sure you slice through the pumpkin at a 45-degree inward angle, so you’ll be able to replace the lid without it falling in.
  5. Remove
READ MORE HERE:

https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-carve-a-halloween-pumpkin-halloween-lessons-from-the-kitchn-210973