Jan 24, 2009
A thought occurred to me during a recent ritual. One of my
favorite magickal tools does not get as much discussion as it might
deserve. I'm talking about music in your own rituals.
I'm not really talking about anything involving a group. What
I'm looking at more is the kind of ritual like I do when it's me
and The Divine.
That's also the time when I can, as the saying goes, sing like nobody's listening and dance like nobody's watching.
In its most simple and basic use, it can be a wall of audio between you and the rest of the world. It can also aid your focus and vision, and make the thoughtform even more alive and real.
Of course, there are a few cautions. One of the most basic, for instance, is that if you are using another language, have some idea of what the words mean. That does not mean you need to be fluent in the language which you are using. But it does mean that you should make some effort to insure that someone who knows the language doesn't embarrass you when they announce what you've been chanting.
The music you use can take any number of forms and combinations. It might include singing, any number of forms of chanting, a musical instrument, or recordings. The means and method are not as significant as what they achieve.
Some don't use it at all, and some make it a major part of their magick. And you won't know until and unless you explore and try.
It might add some new dimensions to your magick.