Virtual Magic: Can One Transmit Intent Through the Web?

This is going to be a very short post because I have soooo much reading to do. However, I had to share this one with you guys.

Yesterday, I went Pagan store hopping in NYC with my dear cousin Filho de Logunede. Fine, there wasn’t that much store hopping, but we did get some goodies and did some site seeing. I got presents for a few friends and crystals/stones for spell working. I shared this information with my Facebook friends, some of them are anxious to see what I got.

I’ve decided to email pictures of the crystals and stones to my really good friends—who asked—but I would never post them on my public profile. I’m using the crystals for a very special spell, so I’m afraid their image might come in contact with the wrong people; individuals with unsavory hearts, who could use their ill intent to overload my goodies with negative energy.

Am I being paranoid? Or is the idea of transmitting intend through the Web just virtual reality?


Your thoughts…

19 comments:

  1. Haven't really thought about it before, but it seems that there could be something to it.

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  2. My thought exactly Sarita. I keep on seeing all this about card readings online, even runes. When I was sick, after my accident, a Witch friend told me that she would focus on my pic (from my profile) to send some healing energy.

    I mean, the whole thing makes sense, doesn't it?

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  3. I am probably over paranoid when it comes to this stuff. I never did rituals for fear of doing something wrong! My circle says, nope! it's the intent.

    I agree with keeping them to your friends only. I wouldn't post them publicly.
    BB

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  4. I treat magic like I treat everything else in my life, if it seems confusing or risky, I keep my distance, study it until I feels safe. If things never get to that point, then I just let it go. At least for things that are not critical. There is no critical need for someone who doesn't even care about the pics to see the crystals, so why put it out there? If it was a matter of life and death, then I would take my chances and hope for the best.

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  5. While I'd be a bit stunned that anyone would run around looking for pictures of magical items to screw with their charges, it's not entirely outside the realm of possibility. That said, the possibility is absolutely minimal - unless you get some spam comments I don't know about, I'd be surprised anyone would think to come here just to mess with you!

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  6. I know Diana, that is the part about me "being paranoid." But I believe in the law of attraction and how our thoughts affect what happens to us. So once the thought of something bad came to my mind, there was no way back lol. It might be all in my head, but our heads can be rather powerful, don't you think?

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  7. Hi Cousin. It was fun shopping with you. I would trust your instincts anyday of the week. The internet is like it's own world and an open doorway to communication.

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  8. I had a good time too primo, plus like I said the sites were marvelous, weren't they? *grin*

    I hear you about listening to my instincts. They have warned me of so many things in the past. I swear that life would probably be perfect, if I listened to them most of the time ;)

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  9. As your cous said its an open door way and anthing can go through and although I never thought about it this way before, well why not? it is possible

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  10. You guys are both right. The way things are today, you just never know. So why take unnecessary chances?

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  11. I think virtual intent like you've said can be transmitted this way. It's energy. If someone saw it, their energy towards might be that of a negative one and it could effect the spell.

    Just be really careful who you show. Go with your gut feelings girl!

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  12. You know what you need? A sweet logo button for people to put on their blogs. :D

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  13. Ok first off I want to agree with Debbies Blog of life,you need a logo button :)
    And I think that if you are nervous about posting those pics then thats a good enough reason to not to.Its not like you will get anything out of posting them so your not losing out on anything.And also, like you said, you never know what people are going to do.Once the pics are out there its for all the world to see.The world is full of crazy people, you should talk to my sister sometime :}

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  14. Magaly> there's a technique Christopher Penczak writes about in "Instant Magic" where, when you have negative thoughts, you pause, cross your fingers, picture an X over the image in your mind and say "I exorcise that thought!" It's actually worked pretty well for me, especially since I tend to catastrophise!

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  15. Diane - Thanks for the negative thought banishment technique. Always wondered how to rid your mind of those once they invade. Judy

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  16. Debbie, you are right on both counts, I shouldn’t publish the pics and I sooo need a button. I was trying to make one, and it came out decent too, now I need to work on displaying it. lol.

    Crazy Squirrel Lady (that’s such a cool nick), I shall do your will lol. You must be the 5th or 6th person who tells me about the button issue, I better go ahead a get one before you guys start focusing on my profile pic and all I see is buttons :)

    Diane, that’s very interesting. I’ve been a think-that-negative-thought-into-a-black-hole kind of wish, but a vanishing snap sounds very accessible. I’m going to try it. Hm, wonder if it works on nasty drivers too?

    Judy, you just showed what Pagan Culture is all about: “learning from one another”. I’m going to start putting that vanishing snap to work too, so we can share our results later. Diane is such a dear!

    Now, must work on the button….

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  17. Oh, Crazy Squirrel Lady, welcome to Pagan Culture!

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  18. If you say penny for my thoughts, and I give you my two cents, where does the other penny go?

    Magaly, first of all my belated well wishes for healing in light of your auto accident. I've been quite busy of late, and unable to comment on the blogs of others as much as I should like, yet I do send all the healing vibes which are mine to give!

    Upon the point of using online images or such to work correspondence magic, such is certainly possible. Patrick Dunn offers an excellent look at the information paradigm of magic, and seen through this worldview, the image of something online would have much the same symbolic import, though mayhaps not the same visceral immediacy, as the physical presence of this same object. For an intriguing treatment of this topic in fiction, including the question of whether computer passwords are just another variant of the true names used to call demons and angels, I would highly recommend William Gibson's landmark sci-fi novel *Neuromancer*.

    Methinks it would be very difficult to disrupt a spell sent with benevolent intent on behalf of another, not because the image lacks the element of correspondence with its object, but rather because no simple image or even object adequately reflects the true name of something. That is, there is a name by which the universe knows and loves every individual spirit, a name which encompasses not only sounds but also tone and meaning, and we come closer to speaking this true name when we work benevolent spells than when we work for harm. Ergo, the universe conspires to strengthen life-affirming magic, so I wouldn't give too much worry to mischief which the random magical vandal might attempt.

    Just my two cents. (Maybe the other penny goes for taxes...) Blessed Be!

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  19. Grey welcome back! You've been missed dear friend, but I've been stopping by and realized that you and your Lady Friend have been quite busy ;)

    Thanks for the healing wishes, my back can definitely use some more. I'm at running at my normal pace--almost--but every time I almost get there my back starts screaming. More time I guess...

    I think you are right and it would take more than just random malice to damage a spell, just because I decide to show its components on the net. But call me paranoid lol. Now, that I thought of it, I just can't do it. I would not be able to forgive myself if something goes wrong, just because I wanted to share the pretty stones.

    I will check out Neuromancer and tell you how I liked it.

    Endless Blessings!

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