These lessons will be a mix between practices and lessons of Psionics and Magick along with a few other things.
The homework at the end of each lesson will be to develop your creativity, certain skills and challenges that you will turn in and post in your own journal in the journal section of the forums.
"Let us now turn to the practical side of the initiation. We must always be aware of the fact that the body, soul and mind are to be trained simultaneously, for otherwise it would be impossible to gain and maintain the magic equipoise. In the theoretic part I already called attention to the dangers possibly rising from one-sided training. It is not advisable to hasten development, because everything needs time. " -Hermeticism
The main topics for this lesson are...
After waking up: Sessions of Mental exercises
Free time in the day or evenings: Sessions of Moving energy
Before sleep: Mental exercises
Minimum amount of time you should take for each session is 10 minutes.
TIP: Do each lesson at least twice a day for faster advancement.
Lesson 1 : Part One: Persuing your thoughts
Take a seat in a comfortable chair or lie down on a settee. Relax the whole body, close your eyes and observe the train of your thoughts for five minutes, trying to retain it. At first, you will find that there are rushing up to you thoughts concerning everyday affairs, professional worries, and the like.
Take the behavior of a silent observer toward these trains of thoughts, freely and independently. According to the mentality and the mental situation you happen to be in at the moment, this exercise will be more or less easy for you.
The main point is not to forget yourself, not to lose the train of thoughts, but to pursue it attentively. Beware of falling asleep while doing this exercise. If you begin to feel tired, stop instantly and postpone the exercise to another time, when you intend not to give in to tiredness.
The Indians sprinkle cold water on their faces or rub down the face and upper part of their bodies to remain brisk and not waste precious time. Some deep breathing before you begin will also prevent tiredness and sleepiness.
As time goes on, each disciple will find out such little tricks by himself. This exercise of controlling thoughts has to be undertaken in the morning and at night. It is to be extended each day by one minute to allow the train of thoughts to be pursued and controlled without the slightest digression for a time of 10 minutes at least after a week’s training.
Lesson 1 : Part Two : Moving your energy
To begin getting the feel for moving energy around in yourself, move you finger in a circular motion, rubbing the top of your opposite hand. Remember this feeling. Now, stop rubbing it and try to recreate that feel with your mind. Practice doing this on both hands. Really get the feel for it and with practice you'll physically be able to feel it. It may feel like a pressure or a tingling.
Don't be discouraged if you can't get it for the first while, it'll come in time. If you need something a bit stronger than rubbing, try lightly scratching the area. Develop this ability to such a degree that you can recreate this feeling anywhere on your body with ease.
This will take some practice and one reason you may not feel anything or "get stuck" is because you will more than likely have some energy blockages in your system. If you keep at practicing, these blockages will clear up.
When you're recreating this feel, you are moving your energy through your body. Run your energy all throughout your body thoroughly every day for 10 minutes once or twice a day. ~Gravius
If you need help on your homework then be free to ask any of the people with red or blue names on the forums or just asking a question www.metapara.com
Make a journal on the forums by following this link if you did not already make one : http://www.metapara.com/post?f=16&mode=newtopic
Read about shields and design yourself three shields and post them on your journal.
Resources to use: http://psipog.net/art-common-shields.html
Simple description of a shield:
It is a shield that is like the marshmellow shield, but catches attacks and burns them.