I’ve almost always needed a bit of a “push” to achieve levity and can be considered an *analytical* as opposed to a *sensitive* also referred to as an “empath”. Many people are not sensitives so one should not feel discouraged if they are not naturally able to glue themselves to the ceiling through meditation alone. Others are sensitive but have yet to hone their abilities and may even suffer greatly from a lack of special training in order to maintain their sanity and well being. There are several tradeoffs to being a sensitive, among them in some individuals a tendency to be thrown off track by emotions or having difficulty remaining steadfast and coherent in ritual.
“Women in general are much more naturally sensitive on average and will often make much better oracle vehicles than men, additionally they will sometimes be able to recieve information men cannot”
Those analytical types with veritably impenetrable psyches, with natural shielding or cloaking capabilities should find themselves at an advantage in scenarios such as leading ritual, either in small or large groups, and in shielding their minds from various threats. Keep in mind if you are an analytical type, the most strongly defended minds will need a much higher dose of entheogenic substance than the average mind. Sensitives will need to approach psychedelics with caution and lower dosages, but will find themselves at a much greater advantage when attempting to pierce the veil of consciousness, and more advanced priestesses will be able to harness the ability to assist others in ascending.
Women, in general, are much more naturally sensitive on average and will often make better oracle vehicles than men, additionally, they will sometimes be able to receive information men cannot, due to their natural link to the force the Indians call Shakti. As a warning to the women, it is in your best interest to be suspicious of any man who tries to direct your powers in any way, and as a warning to the men, the consequences for interfering with the will of another are most dire.
I have never received an accurate or quality tarot or psychic reading from a man, so it is my opinion that this stereotype is quite well founded. The bottom line is that women have a huge advantage over average males who are usually more suited to the function of grounding and directing rites. All over the primitive world tribes have documented and worked with the natural shamanic abilities of various genotypes, taking advantage of the special innate genetic abilities of bloodlines, gender and sexual orientation. This is all part of the Pythagorean directive *Gnothi Seauton* “Know Thyself”. At its root this is mapped out in Tetragrammaton itself for those with understanding. With the variations in mind, it is to your advantage to work with this knowledge, depending on the task at hand. If you will be doing oracle work, you will want to appoint the sensitive to that task, and appoint an analytical type to keeping the rites on track, and out of troubled waters.
Even with preparation, rituals can be very disappointing at times, especially if you are not sure what to expect. Many individuals who are new to magickal ritual make the mistake of calling an operation a success, when they have achieved nothing, and these people often drop out of magickal practice altogether after a while due to their own failures which they vainly consider successful. Those who experience the really powerful ritual magick will never abandon it as there is nothing else like it to be found on earth. Good magick is addictive and very helpful to one’s life and mental well being.
If you have been disappointed with your results the fact of the matter is you are almost certainly missing something that will push you further. True results of magickal rites combined with entheogenic practice are stunning, mind blowing and will often leave you affected for the rest of your life. Basically I’ve always felt that if you want to get a magickal result from drugs you need to approach them in a magickal way. Simply imbibing and watching TV will not do it.
One of the most important things to do is to prepare your space. Horror movie posters, a pile of laundry, dirty dishes, items that conjure up bad memories and so forth can turn an otherwise excellent ritual into a nightmare. If something in your space makes you even slightly uninspired or uncomfortable the effects will be amplified during the entheogenic-assisted ritual. Always go through the room before starting, to make sure it meets your personal standards. For newbees it can be hard to discern what your personal standards might be, so begin by making sure everything is spotlessly clean, and at least set up an altar, whether digital, or analog, in front of you, so that you can have a focal point.
It’s okay to use a laptop or tablet as an altar but make sure that you have enough power and it will not go to sleep on you, as on some drugs, it can be difficult to even understand what a power button is, or how to plug a laptop in.
In my personal space I have different mirrors (diagrams from my work) set up throughout the room so if I get up and walk around I can enter various dimensions without much trouble. I also have many candles, and we have beautiful patterns, and textures, and objects, everywhere. Every item can take on meaning *between the worlds* and with this understanding you should take the time to carefully curate everything. After the ritual you should take note of items, music or people that made the ritual magick turn sour and be sure to remove those from your next operation. Pay careful attention to these problems, even if they are surrounding someone close to you. Problems like this could indicate much deeper issues on the horizon. If you are not magickally compatible with someone, and these issues are persistent, not improving over the course of three sessions, chances are they are not someone you should trust.
Not everything is safe when you’re working with lightbulbs, and the same goes for knowledge, and science – it’s a dangerous world. Awareness is always your best advance. You always need to distrust people, but when it comes to drugs, you have to choose whether or not to trust the drug, and you cannot tell which ones you can trust or not. You have to develop an experimental attitude. I don’t have any sure guide that somebody can follow and get an absolute positive response. I don’t think such a guide exists. I think anybody that tries to hand you such a thing is basically full of shit.
I always gravitate to the highest grade of formulas, spells and tantric weavings that I find. I put things together and create things during sessions. I think it’s important to create stuff from scratch. With ritual magick, it is important to create your own magick.
For beginners, hallucinogens are the best choice, including mushrooms, ecstasy and LSD. I’ve been told Ayahuasca is good but I’ve never done it. I prefer transformational drugs that might help me transform lead into gold. Something that allows me to jet out of any mundane place I find myself in during the course of the trip.
The following is a list of trusted resources to get you started. There is no standardized system of precautions and guidelines by which to travel this path, thanks to the fascist and un-American laws guiding our nation, so as I have already stated you will have to adopt a risky attitude of experimentation with any of this research.
Finally there are some drugs you just want to avoid altogether, such as methadrene, most barbituates, opiates generally (though the synthetics are worse than the natural kinds) I’m mainly thinking of heroine, methadone and vicodin here. There are classes of opiates that are so addictive, that they are more destructive than supportive. Methamphetamine is well known to be a really bad drug but it is bad enough that it is worth mentioning again as a drug you do not want to touch at all, even if it is is legal in your country. Hitler was addicted to speed, during the war they used to pass out bennies to the soliders for free, so we basically had a whole army of speedfreaks. Kennedy was addicted to methamphetamine. There are whole classes of legal pharmaceuticals that do more damage than good, so you scrutinize your prescriptions carefully as well. Cigarettes have up to 2,000 chemical additives in them and should be the first thing to avoid.
Finally any street drugs should be tested if you value your life. Especially today with all of the legal synthetics floating around with no regulations in place the black market is rife with scams, poisons and other risks.