Friday, 25 December 2009

Post No. 098 - Talismanic Tetrahedrons

I have now updated this with (most) of my workshop on this topic. I have not included the Appendices.

Love, light, hugs and blessings

Gnwmythr

This post's photo is from a park in Corowa where a niece's 21st birthday celebration was held.

Tags: amulets, charms, magical devices, Kamea, talismans, shapes, tetrahedrons, rituals, pyramids, magical squares, cross-fertilisation (ideas),

First published: Friday 25th December, 2009

Last edited: Monday 9th September, 2013






1.     Basics

Comprehensive notes on what I consider “basic” psychic matters are included in Appendix E. For now, I will only point out that:
  • there is more to reality than just the physical: there is also a set of non-physical worlds;
  • we have bodies in many of those non-physical worlds, and are sensitive to greater or lesser degree of those non-physical influences;
  • we can constructively influence non-physical energies, by our thoughts, actions and by use of signs, symbols, shapes and ceremonies/services.
The way that signs, symbols and shapes influence us include:
  • the stimulation of associations (possibly unconscious) that we have with that sign, symbol or shape;
  • the connection that the signs, symbols and shapes have with energies more broadly.
The last point is what most people think of when considering signs, symbols and shapes (the powers attributed to four sided pyramids such as the Pyramid of Giza is one example of this), but it often the personal associations that are more important. As an example, a cross may be a positive symbol to a Christian, but a negative symbol to an indigenous person or pagan, who may be very aware of a history of persecution, abuse and discrimination from Christians. Because they are so powerful personally, today’s emphasis will be on personal symbols, but I will also cover other symbols – particularly those I used in creating the Talismanic Tetrahedrons you’ve been given.
It is also important to note that symbols can change their meaning. The evil of the 1930s/40s German Nazi party, for instance, has so changed the associations of the swastika[1] (although, technically, they used the “crooked swastika”) from one that was extremely positive in India, that many cannot attempt to use any form of swastika now. Personal perspectives can also have an influence, as was illustrated at the start of the film “The Da Vinci Code”.
As a point for consideration, if one thinks about the amount of mental effort (energy) that goes into creating a thought form, how much of the power of any symbol is due to the energy given it by possibly thousands of people thinking about it in a certain way? Maybe the pre-Nazi swastika had its positive associations because thousands of people thought of it as a positive symbol ... If that is in fact the case, then maybe things like millions of people watching the Harry Potter movies and reading the books will give the “Expecto Patronum” spell a certain amount of real psychic power ...

2.     A Cautionary Note: Ethics

I have seen enough to be personally convinced that karma exists, and what we give out or create comes back to us (including the good, not only the bad). Anything that exists can be used for good or bad: I expect everyone here to be committed to using these skills only for good (technically, for the “Highest Spiritual Good” – see Appendix E for more on this).
That sounds fairly easy, or at least like a good idea, for most people. However, it can be trickier than people expect, and usually the issue of free will is where people get caught out. The situation where this is most commonly a problem is when someone we love, such as a close family member, is doing something that we consider is harming them. Unless the harm is such that action such as calling a Crisis Assessment Team or the police is justified, often what has to happen is that we have to accept that the person we love has the right to make their own mistakes. We can OFFER to help, but if they say no, or they listen and then ignore what we have to say, we have to accept that.
In those circumstances, we can work on ourselves to making bearing our grief easier, but we can NOT compel them to do things the way we wish.
There is more on ethics in Appendix E.

3.     Magical Objects

An amulet is a magical object created with the intent of causing a particular effect. Often this is intended to be protective, and hence it be created using protective symbols and correspondences, but the intent can be for other aims as well - e.g., healing, finances, love, spiritual growth, etc. In those other cases, the symbols and correspondences chosen would be based on the desired outcome.
For instance, if one wished to create a amulet for personal spiritual growth, one may choose something with a green (growth) or purple (spirituality) colour (or both), or perhaps incorporate an amethyst (again, associations with spirituality). If one was interested in social justice, one may incorporate the rune Tiwaz, associated with the Norse god Tyr, god of social justice (amongst other things).
Talismanic Tetrahedrons are, in effect, a form of amulet: they are an energy device created to achieve a particular effect or outcome – such as psychic protection, or world peace. Before we get into Talismanic Tetrahedrons, let’s consider some symbols which can be used to create amulets generally. I’ll start with some fairly complicated, even a bit scary symbols (partly because I have used them on the ones I have given you, and I think you should understand what is on those), but it gets simpler.
First up, “magical squares”.

3 (a)   “Magical Squares”

There is an old[2] idea for preparing amulets based on the use of “Qabbalistic[3] Squares”, or “magical squares’, or “talismanic squares”, or Kamea. These are squares of rows and columns of numbers where each row or column adds up to the same value. Development of this is generally credited to “traditional”, with comments such as “having come to us through the works of Abbot Trithemius, Peter de Abano and Cornelius Agrippa” (p. 154, “The Complete Book of Spells, Ceremonies, and Magic”, Migene Gonzalez-Wippler, pub. Llewellyn, 1988, ISBN 0-87542-286-1).
Over time, one Kamea has been prepared for each of the six innermost planets (excluding earth), and the Moon and the Sun. These Kamea can be used to prepare amulets by converting words into a sequence of numbers (i.e., by using numerology – generally adaptations of the Qabbalistic/Hebrew system, but I have also seen English based systems[4] used; as the words are English, it is probably a moot point.) A pattern is traced from cell to cell within the Kamea using the sequence of numbers as a guide to create the symbol. Hence, “love” would be converted (using the Qabbalistic system) to 3 – 7 – 6 - 5. This sequence would then be traced on the Kamea of choice. If one was aiming to develop that characteristic (love) in oneself, one may choose the Kamea of Jupiter, for its expansive influence. If one wished to bring a love relationship into one’s life, maybe one would choose to use the Kamea of the Moon, which has emotional connections.
Let’s use that example to see how that would look.
First, here is the Kamea of Jupiter[5]
4
14
15
1
9
7
6
12
5
11
10
8
16
2
3
13
… and of the Moon:
37
78
29
70
21
62
13
54
5
6
38
79
30
71
22
63
14
46
47
7
39
80
31
72
23
55
15
16
48
8
40
81
32
64
24
56
57
17
49
9
41
73
33
65
25
26
58
18
50
1
42
74
34
66
67
27
59
10
51
2
43
75
35
36
68
19
60
11
52
3
44
76
77
28
69
20
61
12
53
4
45

When the word “love” (after being converted to the numbers 3 – 7 – 6 - 5) is traced on these Kamea, they look as follows:
… first, Jupiter:

… and now the Moon:

If the underlying squares are removed, then we wind up with some apparently strange symbols – symbols which YOU know the meaning of:
… first, Jupiter:

… and now the Moon:

This type of sign is termed a “sigil”.
As another example, one which relates to the “Seals of Solomon”, consider the following, from Wikipedia, at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hagiel_sigil_derivation.svg

Let’s now move on to the “Seals of Solomon”.

3 (b)   Seals of Solomon

The first point about the Seals of Solomon is that you will possibly come across claims that they date back to the Hebrew king, Solomon: they don’t. They’re more recent, possibly dating from the early Middle Ages. That doesn’t make them less potent.
These Seals typically are a circular design, with various symbols drawn in them – sigils, of the type that I’ve outlined in the section on magical squares. There’s quite a bit of theory that goes into the creation of these designs, theory from the Qabbalah and other traditions: you don’t need to know all the theory (I certainly can’t claim to know all, or even most of it) to be able to work with these, but what you do need to know is the associations that each Seal has, or that have been built up over time for each Seal.
The Seals are classified by planets, arranged into first pentacle, second pentacle, and so forth, which gives us the following (there are a wide range of sources for copies of the Seals, by the way):

Seal 1 - 1st - Pentacle of Jupiter
Seal 2 - 2nd - Pentacle of Jupiter
Seal 3 - 3rd - Pentacle of Jupiter
Seal 4 - 4th - Pentacle of Jupiter
Seal 5 - 5th - Pentacle of Jupiter
Seal 6 - 6th - Pentacle of Jupiter
Seal 7 - 7th - Pentacle of Jupiter
Seal 8 - 1st - Pentacle of Mars
Seal 9 - 2nd - Pentacle of Mars
Seal 10 - 3rd - Pentacle of Mars
Seal 11 - 4th - Pentacle of Mars
Seal 12 - 5th - Pentacle of Mars
Seal 13 - 6th - Pentacle of Mars
Seal 14 - 7th - Pentacle of Mars
Seal 15 - 1st - Pentacle of Moon
Seal 16 - 2nd - Pentacle of Moon
Seal 17 - 3rd - Pentacle of Moon
Seal 18 - 4th - Pentacle of Moon
Seal 19 - 5th - Pentacle of Moon
Seal 20 - 6th - Pentacle of Moon
Seal 21 - 1st - Pentacle of Mercury
Seal 22 - 2nd - Pentacle of Mercury
Seal 23 - 3rd - Pentacle of Mercury
Seal 24 - 4th - Pentacle of Mercury
Seal 25 - 5th - Pentacle of Mercury
Seal 26 - 1st - Pentacle of Saturn
Seal 27 - 2nd - Pentacle of Saturn
Seal 28 - 3rd - Pentacle of Saturn
Seal 29 - 4th - Pentacle of Saturn
Seal 30 - 5th - Pentacle of Saturn
Seal 31 - 6th - Pentacle of Saturn
Seal 32 - 7th - Pentacle of Saturn
Seal 33 - 1st - Pentacle of the-Sun
Seal 34 - 2nd - Pentacle of the-Sun
Seal 35 - 3rd - Pentacle of the-Sun
Seal 36 - 4th - Pentacle of the-Sun
Seal 37 - 5th - Pentacle of the-Sun
Seal 38 - 6th - Pentacle of the-Sun
Seal 39 - 7th - Pentacle of the-Sun
Seal 40 - 1st - Pentacle of Venus
Seal 41 - 2nd - Pentacle of Venus
Seal 42 - 3rd - Pentacle of Venus
Seal 43 - 4th - Pentacle of Venus
Seal 44 - 5th - Pentacle of Venus
 
The actual Seals and their properties can be found on the internet.
I strongly recommend caution when using Seals that refer to things like acquiring honour, or defence against one’s “enemies”. The acquisition of something should NEVER be at someone else’s expense, and defence against one’s “enemies” should not aim to harm them as a way of achieving your “self-defence” you need to know yourself incredibly well, and to have had your commitment to ethics thoroughly tested in many very challenging situations, in my opinion, before you can safely rely on using a Seal of Solomon – not to mention knowing how to tell whether or not there is a potential for the Seals to be working in ways that are harmful.
There is also the potential for personal biases and simplifications to result in the use of such Seals giving you negative karma: meditate, and consult with your Balanced Positive (spiritual) Force[6] Guides before using any of these Seals! If you’re not sure, ask someone who knows more, or who has worked with the Seals.
This information has been included here largely so you know what has been used to create the Talismanic Tetrahedrons you’ll be given as part of this workshop.

3 (c)   The Qabbalah

This is a massive area of study, one I’ve been working at since I was a teenager. I won’t try to cover it in any depth here, I will just state that the “Tree of Life” from the Qabbalah comprises a number of “spheres”, each of which represents a particular type of energy. Hence, for instance, the sphere (they are, incidentally, called “Sephiroth”, plural, or Sephirah, singular) known as “Yesod” represents, amongst other things, the subconscious.
Most people know of ten Sephiroth: I work with those, and an eleventh, “Da’ath”, which (to simplify) represents the transition from this world to the astral.
1          Kether                       "Crown"
2          Chokhmah      "Wisdom"
3          Binah              "Understanding"
            Da’ath            "Knowledge"
4          Chesed           "Kindness"
5          Geburah         "Severity"
6          Tiphereth      "Beauty" (I’ve also seen this described as balance)
7          Netzach         "Eternity" (I’ve also seen this described as beauty)
8          Hod                 "Splendour"
9          Yesod              "Foundation"
10        Malkuth          "Kingship"
I’ve given some of the associations with each sphere (e.g. colours) in Appendix B.
The way I personally work with these is to call on the energies that are relevant when I charge Talismanic Tetrahedrons that I make and work with. You do not need to do so: you are, in fact, better off using whatever feels most comfortable for you.
We will do more on that later.

3 (d)   Runes and other magical alphabets

I have been working with Germanic/Norse runes since the mid-90s, and find it a very effective and easy to use system – for me. I know others do not find that so, but others may find working with other systems easier than I would. For example, what I can do with runes for divination others can do using Tarot or Cartouche. Runes, Tarot and Cartouche are forms of symbology: whatever the symbology is that you best relate to is the best system to work with when creating a Talismanic Tetrahedron.

3 (e)   Pyramids and Other Shapes

Pyramids have associations of concentrating energy, and of protection. This is often associated with the four sided base pyramid based on the “Great Pyramid” at Giza, Egypt, but other shapes may have such associations also. When training for my day job as an engineer, I was told the triangle was the simplest stable structure – and three is a number which crops up in a wide range of areas (e.g. the Triangles promoted as an offshoot of the organisation World Goodwill).
In my case, I have found a tetrahedron, a shape which could be considered as a “pyramid with a triangular base”, the same shape as the carbon molecule in diamonds, to be an extremely effective shape for working with energy.
The associations that I was taught in relation to shapes is as follows:
Sphere
The sphere is considered the “perfect” form, because it is the same from all angles. It is often used with an association of the creation of energy that is not sent in a particular direction.
A Beam
Unlike a sphere, a beam is a very focused, directed thing. It is not particularly useful in terms of creating talismans, but can be very useful in healing. Of course, something I also keep in mind is that nature rarely ever uses straight lines – curves and/or spirals are more normal (for instance, think of the curves of a natural river, or the spiral of a tornado), and are sometimes used by science, engineering or technology (for example, “cyclonic” or “dual cyclone” vacuum cleaners)[7].
Tetrahedron
And here we have the basis of this workshop J The tetrahedron is a three-dimensional triangle, and is one of the five “Platonic Solids”[8], which are the five “perfect polyhedrons” that the Ancient Greeks used to represent the elements Air, Fire, Water, Earth, and Spirit. The tetrahedron symbolised fire, which has associations of movement, development, and growth - which means it is particularly useful for transformation and change.
Pyramid
The pyramid is a similar to a tetrahedron except in that the pyramid has four triangular sides and a square base – most people know it in terms of the Pyramid of Cheops at Giza, and the pyramids which became popular in the 1970s for meditation, healing, growth and (it was claimed) keeping razor blades sharp. The four sides on the base give this shape more stability, compared to a tetrahedron, which means it is useful for energies that are more focused on stability, rather than change.
I personally find the tetrahedron with appropriate symbols good enough for situations where I want to create stability, but it would also be possible to create a cut out shape for a pyramid and use the principles I’ve developed for Talismanic Tetrahedrons for as pyramid shape for even greater stability.
Cube
The cube, or technically also a “hexahedron”, is even more focused on stability than the four side pyramid. This can be used, for instance, when you want to make an energy flow more steady, or you need to anchor energy very securely. The cube is resistant to change, and also tends to slow energy.
The Ancient Greeks considered this one of their Platonic Solids, and considered it to represent their element “Earth”, which has qualities such as solidity.
Octahedron
Now we’re going to start getting into more difficult shapes J Mind you, if you really wanted to, you could create objects in these shapes – Buckminster Fuller[9], for example, has used one to create a more accurate (flat) map of the globe than we usually see, and others have used some of these various shapes to create models of the earth’s energies ... just don’t ask me to do that J
So … the Octahedron has eight triangle-shaped sides - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octahedron.
This “double Pyramid” or “diamond” has connection to both the transformational nature of the triangle, the stability of the number four, and also the intensity of the number eight (the number of faces it has is eight), which gives it an intense and stable energy (which, oddly enough, can be used for change [transformation], for example, major life issues [perhaps the development of patience, or persistence, or communication, or psychic ability] which may be going to need a sustained effort for one particular person).
I’ve also been told the shape can also be used to disperse energy over an extended period.
To the Ancient Greeks, the Octahedron represented Air and its associated qualities, such as thought and inspiration.
Dodecahedron
The Dodecahedron looks like this:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodecahedron
The formal description of it is that it has twelve Pentagon-shaped sides.
The Dodecahedron was used by the Greeks to represent Spirit and its associated qualities such as unity and providence.
Modern interpretations of the associations of this shape are that it:
·         has transformational qualities associated with the five-sides Pentagon;
·         also has associations of completion associated with the number twelve.
The Dodecahedron can be used for completion of a specific goal, as opposed to simply imparting a certain kind of energy or a certain effect.
Icosahedron
Last shape :) This shape has twenty triangle shaped sides, and looks like this:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icosahedron
The Ancient Greeks used Icosahedron to represent Water, and the qualities associated with water such as fluidity and mutability.
Modern interpretation are that the Icosahedron is associated with change and adaptability, and is best used for long term projects which may be subject to changing conditions. This shape can also be used to create a stable emotional atmosphere in a location where this might be needed, or to help stabilize a person or situation which is prone to emotional instability.

3 (f)   Personal Symbols

This is the most important part of this section of the workshop, because the symbols that are most powerful for you are the ones that mean the most for you.
As a simple and fairly obvious example of that, if you wished to create a tetrahedron to help a young person in your family to find a good job, in addition to symbols associated with employment and protection, you need something to direct the energy to the young person. Someone who doesn’t know the young person personally might use the young person’s name, or perhaps even a photo. You, however, may have a small, special gift from them that you could place inside the tetrahedron (at least they have a good job) to use the bond of love that you have with them to create a strong link to send them the energy.
People have all sorts of associations that are sometimes not obvious. For example, a sense of relaxation may, for you, be associated with the smell of cut grass. In that case, if you were working on a tetrahedron for yourself to achieve relaxation, you may put a photo of someone mowing grass on one of the sides.
In terms of energetic work, everyone has preferences – mine include things like runes that not many other people feel comfortable with. On the other hand, you may be comfortable with the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck, which I don’t find at all natural or comfortable to use, so you could very usefully use copies of those cards drawn onto the tetrahedron.
On runes, another example of personal associations is my associations with the rune Raidho. “Officially”, this rune represents movement; less well known is an association, through the old German word Rad, with knights – yet it is that latter meaning that has greater significance for me personally (e.g., if I draw that particular rune when doing a reading for myself).
As I’ve stated a few times now: it is the personal associations that matter most!
Those associations can be hard to become aware of, at times – especially when trying to create something like a Talismanic Tetrahedron. Probably the easiest way to get around this is to let go of the fear of “not doing it right”, and turn it into a game – be playful, have fun! Draw on your inner child.

4.     Combining Ideas: Talismanic Tetrahedrons

The idea behind “Talismanic Tetrahedrons” is to combine several of these ideas together: specifically, they started by putting Kamea on the faces of a tetrahedron to add complexity to the amulet being created to deal with the potential complexity of a particular goal, and also to allow work with multiple dimensions. (Also, the 60° angle on the sides has the association of a sextile aspect in astrology, which is a harmonious aspect.) Later, I started to work with other symbols.
As far as the name of these goes, I like the alliteration J
So … how do we go about making one of these?

5.     Making and Charging Talismanic Tetrahedrons

5 (a)   Designing a Talismanic Tetrahedron

For me, making a talismanic tetrahedron for a specific purpose is, in essence the following process:
(1)  key words are selected, together with a selection of the best Kamea to use for each word, and the key words worked into a design for the base volknut;
(2) colours, shapes, sigils, etc with correspondences to the desired outcome are assembled (I frequently include Seals of Solomon, astrological correspondences, runes, etc) to add to, and personalise, the design for each face;
(3) the Talismanic Tetrahedron is prepared
(typically,
 i. the outer design is printed, glued to a light cardboard, and covered with
    “contact” [adhesive plastic protection];
 ii. the shape is then cut out [including the tabs];
 iii. the inner design is printed (I frequently use the “Hope, Peace, Love and
      Prosperity” spell), cut out and glued to the inside;
iv. the shape is folded and then sealed together [e.g. using double sided tape on
     the inside ad clear tape along the outside);
and then
(4) the Talismanic Tetrahedron is charged using an appropriate ceremony to invoke the energies associated with the design, and charge those energies with the task of achieving the desired function.
After that, there will be some ongoing maintenance (occasional recharges) and usage (e.g. handling to personalise the device) to consider.
That is all fairly simple, but ... you’ve got four sides to fill: how do you go about it?
Well, it is useful to think about how many aspects there may be in a situation, as a starting point.
One example of this is the “World Peace” Talismanic Tetrahedron, which was created to cover emotional peace, spiritual peace and social peace. It could just as easily have been based on the Hope, Peace, Love and Prosperity Spell, with each face allocated to each of the four aspects included.
As another example, you may be doing some (constructive and FULLY respectful of their right to free will choices!) work on the relationship between two people. In that case, one face could be for each person, one for the situation, and the base to tie it all together.
For another example, consider an adult student at university wanting to create something to help her (or his) studies. If they have a family, then one face may have to be for the issues around making sure this person’s duties towards their family are met while leaving enough energy to study, another may be about study skills, and another face about the prejudice adult students encounter (with the base used, again, for a design which ties it all together).
In some cases there may be so many issues that you need to use a more complex shape than a simple tetrahedron. Good luck!

5 (b)   Making a Talismanic Tetrahedron

Having come up with the design, let’s look in more detail at the physical exercise of making and assembling it into a Talismanic Tetrahedron.
First, I suggest you get a colour photocopy of your work, and keep the original so you can make more if you ever need it (for instance, if the tetrahedron becomes damage or worn over time).
Next, the procedure for physically creating one of these (in full) is:
  • get the design photocopied onto light cardboard so it is firmer and easier to handle;
  • place contact on the design;
  • cut out the now protected design/shape (keeping the tabs!);
  • cut out the inner “design”, the Hope Peace Love and Prosperity Spell (no tabs on this none), and glue it to the inner face of the tetrahedron;
  • when the glue has set, fold the tetrahedron along the lines of the base, and the tabs;
  • to secure the shape, use either double sided tape or glue (which can be a bit tricky) on the tabs, or tape along the edges.
That’s it  - you’re done. If you wish, you can omit steps along the way – for instance, you may wish to omit adding an inner design, or, if the Talismanic Tetrahedron is not wanted to last for a long time, maybe omit the contact.

5 (c)   Charging a Talismanic Tetrahedron

Now, in preparing the design for any Talismanic Tetrahedron, considerable time, energy and effort has gone into assembling the correspondences and creating the designs used. This is a good start to getting the ball rolling, but to personalise and finalise charging the Talismanic Tetrahedron, some owner effort is required.
Consider buying a car: considerable design and manufacture effort has created the car, but you still have to get in it and turn the engine on to start using it.
In this case, the equivalent of turning the engine on is the use of magic (focused intent) with the purpose of charging the Talismanic Tetrahedron. That is where the ceremony outlined below comes into play.
Let’s consider the example Talismanic Tetrahedrons included to both gain an appreciation of how these are made, and to get to grips with a suitable ceremony to charge/recharge these particular Talismanic Tetrahedrons.

5 (d)   Talismanic Tetrahedron for Psychic Protection

This Talismanic Tetrahedron has been created by:
·         sigils for grounding, centering and protection created on the Square of the Moon, together with the Egyptian hieroglyph for Bast, the Sephirah Yesod and the Third Pentacle of Jupiter;
·         sigils for cleanse, clear and release created on the Square of Saturn, together with the hieroglyph for Yinepu (“Anubis”), the Sephirah Da’ath and the Third Pentacle of the Moon; and
·         sigils for wellness, healing and wholeness created on the Square of the Sun, together with the hieroglyph for Horus, the Sephira Tiphereth and the Sixth Pentacle of Mars.
There is a wide range of ceremonies which could be used to charge (or recharge) any Talismanic Tetrahedron. What follows is a fairly simple ceremony, and a more complex version has been presented in Appendix C.
The key part of the ceremony to charge the Talismanic Tetrahedron is as follows (there is a more complex ceremony in the Appendix should you wish):
After grounding, shielding and establishing protection:
pick up the Talismanic Tetrahedron, and
looking at the (silver coloured) face associated with the Moon,
state “I, , call upon the powers of the Moon, the Goddess Bast, the Sephirah Yesod and Jupiter invested in this Talismanic Tetrahedron to lend me the grace of their presence, and grant me the gift of their aid as I charge/recharge this Talismanic Tetrahedron to its purpose of Psychic Protection, as is for the Highest Spiritual Good, and with harm to none”;
light a candle/incense/do some other act to make an offering to those powers (can help to have previously arranged symbols which can help)
turn the face outwards, and turn slowly in a circle, and then hold the face above you and then towards to Mother Earth, as you state “I call upon the Universe and all the powers that be to recognise and hold fast all commitments that the forces called to this face of this Psychic Protection Talismanic have made, as is for the Highest Spiritual Good, and with harm to none”;
looking at the (black coloured) face associated with the Saturn,
state “I, , call upon the powers of Saturn, the God Anubis, the Sephirah Da’ath and the Moon invested in this Talismanic Tetrahedron to lend me the grace of their presence, and grant me the gift of their aid as I charge/recharge this Talismanic Tetrahedron to its purpose of Psychic Protection, as is for the Highest Spiritual Good, and with harm to none”;
light a candle/incense/do some other act to make an offering to those powers (can help to have previously arranged symbols which can help)
turn the face outwards, and turn slowly in a circle, and then hold face above you and then towards to Mother Earth, as you state “I call upon the Universe and all the powers that be to recognise and hold fast all commitments that the forces called to this face of this Psychic Protection Talismanic have made, as is for the Highest Spiritual Good, and with harm to none”;
looking at the (orange coloured) face associated with the Sun,
state “I, , call upon the powers of the Sun, the God Horus, the Sephirah Tiphereth and Mars invested in this Talismanic Tetrahedron to lend me the grace of their presence, and grant me the gift of their aid as I charge/recharge this Talismanic Tetrahedron to its purpose of Psychic Protection, as is for the Highest Spiritual Good, and with harm to none”;
light a candle/incense/do some other act to make an offering to those powers (can help to have previously arranged symbols which can help)
turn the face outwards, and turn slowly in a circle, and then hold face above you and then towards to Mother Earth, as you state “I call upon the Universe and all the powers that be to recognise and hold fast all commitments that the forces called to this face of this Psychic Protection Talismanic have made, as is for the Highest Spiritual Good, and with harm to none”;
Open the circle, ground and release all excess energy, shut down your chakras and close your aura.

5 (e)   Talismanic Tetrahedron for World Peace

This Talismanic Tetrahedron features the following:
·         on one face a Kamea of the words prosperity, wholeness and balance have been created using the magical square of the Sun, and these energies are combined with those of the Tlingit/Haidu Goddess Gyhldeptis, who is associated with synthesis;
·         on another face, a Kamea of the words communication, balance and wholeness have been created using the magical square of Mercury, and these energies are combined with those of the God Hermes, who is associated with communication;
·         on another face, a Kamea of the words love, peace, balance and wholeness have been created using the magical square of the Moon, and these energies are combined with those of the Goddess Kwan Yin, who is associated with compassion.
On the base face of this Talismanic Tetrahedron is a “volknut” with three interlocking triangles, each of which has “spiritual peace”, “emotional peace” and “social peace” on it, arranged so that each of these phrases appears under each face of the tetrahedron. These energies are combined with that of the God Tiwaz, who has associations of social justice, and the words justice, equity and perseverance.
Now, let’s consider a ceremony to charge all these symbols and the Talismanic Tetrahedron.
There is a wide range of ceremonies which could be used to charge (or recharge) any Talismanic Tetrahedron. What follows is a fairly simple ceremony, and a more complex version has been presented in Appendix C.
After grounding, shielding and establishing protection:
pick up the Talismanic Tetrahedron, and
looking at the (orange coloured) face associated with the Sun,
state “I, , call upon the Goddess Gyhldeptis to bring prosperity, wholeness and balance to the world, as I charge/recharge this Talismanic Tetrahedron to its purpose of World, as is for the Highest Spiritual Good, and with harm to none”;
light a candle/incense/do some other act to make an offering to those powers (can help to have previously arranged symbols which can help)
turn the face outwards, and turn slowly in a circle, and then hold face above you and then towards to Mother Earth, as you state “I call upon the Universe and all the powers that be to recognise and hold fast all commitments that the forces called to this face of this World Peace Talismanic have made, as is for the Highest Spiritual Good, and with harm to none”;
looking at the (gold coloured) face associated with Mercury,
state “I, , call upon the God Hermes to bring communication, balance and wholeness to the world, as I charge/recharge this Talismanic Tetrahedron to its purpose of World, as is for the Highest Spiritual Good, and with harm to none”;
light a candle/incense/do some other act to make an offering to those powers (can help to have previously arranged symbols which can help)
turn the face outwards, and turn slowly in a circle, and then hold face above you and then towards to Mother Earth, as you state “I call upon the Universe and all the powers that be to recognise and hold fast all commitments that the forces called to this face of this World Peace Talismanic have made, as is for the Highest Spiritual Good, and with harm to none”;
looking at the (silver coloured) face associated with the Moon,
state “I, , call upon the Goddess Kwan Yin to bring love, peace, balance and wholeness to the world, as I charge/recharge this Talismanic Tetrahedron to its purpose of World, as is for the Highest Spiritual Good, and with harm to none”;
light a candle/incense/do some other act to make an offering to those powers (can help to have previously arranged symbols which can help)
turn the face outwards, and turn slowly in a circle, and then hold face above you and then towards to Mother Earth, as you state “I call upon the Universe and all the powers that be to recognise and hold fast all commitments that the forces called to this face of this World Peace Talismanic have made, as is for the Highest Spiritual Good, and with harm to none”;
Open the circle, ground and release all excess energy, shut down your chakras and close your aura.

5 (f)   A generic way to charge (or recharge) a Talismanic Tetrahedron

Simply adapt the ceremonies above by calling on either the symbols or what they represent at the appropriate place.

6.     Using your Talismanic Tetrahedron

When a crystal is programmed, it chugs away doing its work without any further input. Talismanic Tetrahedrons are the same: once you have created them, they will keep working.
If you have created them for a personal aim (e.g., success at studying), it may be helpful for you to handle them, occasionally (or look at them from time to time) to help the effect you are trying to create “latch on” to you.
If you created it for, say, protection of a person or place, you could help the Talismanic tetrahedron do its job by thinking of the person or place being safe while handling the tetrahedron – perhaps just before you go to visit them.
These are, however, enhancements: they are not essential.

7.     Looking after Talismanic Tetrahedrons

Like any tool (e.g. a crystal), it will work better if you treat it considerately, as you would a good friend. (How many friends would you keep if you only contacted them when you needed them to help you move house?)
Treat the tetrahedron with respect – for instance, dust it.
They can, as with anything, be overwhelmed from time to time, so, just as you would do with a crystal, you may need from time to time to recharge it, which is basically a case of repeating the original charging ceremony.

8.     Talismanic Tetrahedrons – Other Ideas

If you share a Talismanic tetrahedron with distant friends, you could use it to help your connection with them, or possibly to help with matters like absent healing.
You could, if it has the intention of healing, try things like placing herbs on or around it – or even in it.

9.     Stopping Using a Talismanic Tetrahedron

As the juggler working with assorted knives and axes said, “now, for my next trick … stopping”.
From time to time, it may be that you want to end the work of a tetrahedron (for instance, it may have accomplished its purpose, or circumstances may have changed and it is no longer appropriate, or it may need to be replaced by one that is newer and in better condition.
In that case, you work through the ceremony for charging, but thank and dismiss the energies/powers, asking that they be rewarded for their work. Then I suggest you bury the tetrahedron – preferably for a year.



[1] Words in blue and underlined are, in the original document, hyperlinks. In the case of words in the text, where they are blue and italicised, this means there is a definition in the glossary.
[2] By which I mean from the early-mid Middle Ages.
[3] There are various spellings of this term: I use the one I am most used to, for convenience. I do not care what spelling you use, but do not presume to try and correct my usage, please J Focus on the point of these notes.
[4] By “English based”, I mean those systems where numbers are allocated sequentially to the English order of characters – i.e., A is 1, B is 2, C is 3, etc, up to I is 9, then M is 1, N is 2, etc. Qabbalistic or Hebrew systems start to diverge from this sequence after E (5) with F being 8, G 3 and H 5.
[5] By the way, if you want to know more about “Magical Squares, look up good old Wikipedia, at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_square - the concept I am using is part of a broader idea
[6] This is a term I use to specify that I wish to work ONLY with “good” influences/Guides.
[7] There is even a specific term for this: biomimicry.
[8] For more on “platonic solids”, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platonic_solids
[9] Buckminster-Fuller  (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller) is probably best known for popularising the geodesic dome (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geodesic_dome).




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