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Etheric Entities

March 6, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

etheric entities

Etheric Entities ~ Entia Aetherica

The art of magick often involves working with etheric entities. The term etheric entity refers to a nonmaterial energetic being. At the etheric level, pneuma has evolved into complex energetic patterns. As these patterns increase in complexity they manifest the typical behaviors associated with living beings. A sufficiently complex etheric being possesses volition, emotion, and consciousness. Etheric entities vary greatly in form, power, and sentience. The greater the complexity of the etheric pattern, the greater the sentience of the being. Similarly, the greater the energy of the being, the greater its power to affect reality at the etheric level. There are several types of entities with which the magus may interact. Those commonly encountered include simple spirits, cultivated spirits, complex spirits, disembodied humans, and deities. All such entities are aspects of the multifaceted monad that is the cosmos. Deities are large fields of consciousness and power within the Universal Etheric Field. These intelligent energies are capable of manifesting themselves to humans in forms that are apprehensible to human consciousness. Spirits are smaller, more localized energetic complexes within the Universal Etheric Field. Such beings may change their form at will and are typically perceived subjectively. Human spirits, both incarnate and disincarnate are also aspects of the greater universal collective. In interacting with such entities, the magus draws upon and reconnects to a larger collective of consciousness and power.

In order to work effectively with etheric entities the magus must develop the skills necessary to perceive and communicate with such beings. Etheric Perception is used to become aware of the presence of etheric entities. Etheric Communication is then employed to interact with entities. The nature of this interaction is typically dependent upon the type of entity being addressed, the relationship between the magus and the entity, and nature of the magickal goal. Perception of etheric entities is subjective. Etheric reality is interpreted by the mind of the magus. The Center of Mind interprets external etheric phenomena based upon the internal symbolism, thoughts and expectations of the magus. Therefore perception of etheric entities may vary between magi. This subjectivity is compounded by the polymorphic nature of etheric entities. Complex entities and deities, in particular, are able to manifest in forms that are apprehensible to human consciousness.

Simple Spirits
Simple spirits are beings of limited sentience and power, such as elementals and rudimentary nature spirits. Commonly encountered in etheric environments, these spirits exert a relatively weak effect upon reality at the etheric level.

Cultivated Entities
Cultivated entities, also known as servitors, thoughtforms, or artificial elementals are simple creatures produced by specialized Energy Casting techniques. This process involves generating and emitting pneuma that is relevant to the intended function of the entity. This pneuma is then cultivated and shaped to the degree that it grows in complexity and power. When sufficiently developed, this externalized life force is capable of carrying out the basic functions of an etheric entity. For practical reasons, the cultivated entity may be attached to a material form. The material form typically consists of a statuette, wax or clay figure, painting, sigil, talisman or crystal. The material basis may also consist of a sealed vial, flask, or bottle containing various materiae magicae possessing properties in resonance with the intended function of the entity. Such material is typically suspended within an oil or alcohol preparation. Attaching a cultivated entity to a material form saturates the material with the pneuma of the entity. This links the entity to the material form via action of resonance. When attached to a material form an entity is more easily summoned and sustained. Typically, cultivated entities serve as magickal assistants charged with carrying out simple tasks. Cultivated entities are of great practical use due to the fact that they are created by the magus for the sole purpose of service. These entities are an extension of the self, an externalized portion of consciousness and life force. If sustained, they will work tirelessly in service of their creator. Within Tibetan occultism, the term Tulpa is applied to similar externalized manifestations of consciousness and life force.

Complex Spirits
Complex spirits possess human level sentience and the power to significantly affect reality at the etheric level. Such spirits are described in folklore as elves, fairies, daemons etc. The magus may foster relationships with these beings as magickal allies.

Disembodied Humans
Disembodied humans are the spirits of the deceased. In certain circumstances the etheric body of an individual remains intact after the death of the material body. This postmortem survival is sometimes intentional, in other cases it is more or less an accident. The disembodied humans most relevant to magick are ghosts and immortals.

Disembodied Humans – Ghosts
The term ghost typically refers to the spirit of a deceased person who is attached to a particular location, object, or individual. This link to material reality may be formed by powerful obsession. Strong attachment in life can be carried over into death. In a state of obsession, an individual’s consciousness, emotion and energy are focused upon a single subject. Occasionally this focus is strong enough to prevent postmortem dissipation and bind the spirit indefinitely to the subject of obsession. Due to their obsessive nature and accidental postmortem survival, ghosts may only be dimly aware of their surroundings and the fact that they are deceased. In some instances however, ghosts are fully aware and may interact with the living. The magus may contact ghosts to obtain information or collaborate on magickal projects. The magus may also act as a psychopomp to free ghosts from obsession and assist them in moving to the next level of their existence.

Disembodied Humans – Immortals
Immortals are the spirits of individuals who have intentionally transformed their etheric bodies to the degree that they have survived death. Examples would include, ascended masters, mystics, and magi that have mastered the disciplines of immortality. The magus may foster relationships with immortals as magickal partners, guides, and teachers.

Deities
Deities are ancient, powerful etheric entities that have interacted with humanity for millennia. Such entities are the Gods and Goddesses described in mythology, religion and folklore. Deities exist as vast, complex fields of consciousness and power within the Universal Etheric Field. They manifest to humans in forms apprehensible to the human mind. The relationship between deities and mankind is mutually beneficial. In becoming one with a deity, the magus becomes one with the consciousness and power of a larger aspect of the universal collective. Human thought, emotion, and energy serve to nourish and strengthen deities. Traditionally, deities obtain these energies via human devotion, offerings and interaction. In turn, deities provide wisdom, power and general aid to humans with whom they are in resonance. These ancient spirits are a source of power and transformation.

 

 

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