From: Denis Castillo
To: zee-list
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 12:08:14 -0600 (CST)

On Fri, 14 Nov 1997 07:12:34 -0500, Melina wrote:

One is that I do not need to. Any energies that come this way serve me.
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The second reason is more important, and might be fucking HARD to explain. The more warded we are, the less we are open to influences that
expand us, and it's a bit foolish to forget that we need to draw or we stagnate, imo. Negative things can't get at me unless I let them, but valuable qualities/thought patterns and good energies are free to "influence" me

IMSVHO, you might already be doing some banishing you're just not aware of. Banishing doesn't have to be a formal complex set of instructions, involving visualization/mantra vibration, like the LBRP (if you're into kabbalistic symbolisms), Gnostic Pentagram R, or Gnostic Thunderbolt R. It can be as simple as S. Mace's banishing ritual from "Stealing the Fire from Heaven", . It can be so simple as clapping your hands (number varies: the Japanese does one clap during business deals, M.K. does it 3 times, Zen masters with one hand) or just banishing with laughter. BWAHAHAHAHA.

Again, IMSVHO, I do a banishing not only to get rid of unwanted influences (that could interfere with my work; and for protection) but also to get rid of my obsessive thoughts, sort of grounding/centering myself as a signal that I am about to embark upon a 'special' ritual ("concentration trigger"). Aura-wise, banishing can "expand" your aura (DM Kraig) by "causing people to like you and respect you more, and come to you for comfort." (hearing my sinister mind, ting-ting-ting-ting-ting, "babe-magnet" >;). According to S. Mace, it can "harden" your aura "forming a psychic shell that will keep your consciousness together and deflect the piercing intrusions of the external aura so hard that he[she] will be able to drop many of the defensive habits that might have attached themselves to his[her] personal attitude." In fact, Mace recommended doing it "4-5 times a day for the rest of your life."

So, as a kid, I always make it a habit, not only to brush my teeth, but to do banishing often/daily.

Just my 2 centavos.

All the Best,

Dr. StranZe

"We don't need steenking magick teachers;
We don't need no thought control, No dark sarcasm in the classroom
TEACHERS leave them kids alone... All in all you're just
another brick in the wall..."

--Marik & Pink Floyd