Some of you may recall that last year I started reading The Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft by Christopher Penczak. The book hasn’t been read much over the past few months as I seemed to be in somewhat of a spiritual hibernation. I decided to open the book this morning and I read a little section about transmuting energy. The author points out that magickal practitioners tend to shield against negative energy while shamans tend to transmute energy (He specifically mentioned Andean shamans). The difference for the practitioner is that shielding energy can leave it waiting for “a moment to strike”, and transmuting it helps us reduce that feeling of having to be on guard against negative energy. The shamanic approach discussed by Penczak calls for us to transmute (meaning transform) that negative energy into neutral or healthy energy. The method given in the book is “eat” the energy by letting our spiritual stomach process it. The spiritual stomach is described as an area of our auric field that filters energy. The process in a nutshell is to:
- Focus your attention to enter a light meditative state.
- Ground yourself imagining you have roots connected to the earth.
- Imagine the edge of your aura in front of your solar plexus as expanding or opening.
- Draw in the unwanted dense energy through that opening.
- Feel the energy breaking down and separating into its basic components, and think “neutralize” to help the process along.
- You should be able to notice refined energy separate from dense energy. You can absorb the refined energy to help fuel you. Send the dense energy into the earth through the roots you have imagined.
- Focus to bring your energy back to a normal state and close the auric opening.
The process I am accustomed to is simpler than this. I simply ask for Divine to neutralize the energy and transmute it into positive energy. To each their own. Blessed be, y’all.