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Excerpt from "Imagining the World Into Existence"

In The Beginning

by Normandi Ellis

Magic of Magic
Words of Power

The Law of Attraction

We can attract people, events, and energies to us. The mind and emotion form mental and astral vibrations that create a unified energy that travels over long distances through the cosmos in the same way that light or sound vibrates. Our actions reverberate out toward others. Our feelings and thoughts move outward across the universe, at times attracting that which we do not consciously know. Thoughts and emotions may draw to us positive or negative events and people. Throw a pebble into a pond and it creates a ripple.

You can now see how the law of vibration relates to the law of attraction. Remember that worry is a very strong thought vibration because it combines both mental and emotional energy. You may bring negative events toward you simply by worrying about them. Worry, I learned, was a prayer for something I did not want. I now invoke what I really want and then consider it a done deal.

Knowing the power of a thought and how to form clear, strong thought energy allowed ancient Egyptian priests to heal, protect, and elevate the lives of those around them. To learn magic and the words of power took years of priestly training. For the sem priest, or a high priest, that knowledge was as essential as breath. In Conception of God in Ancient Egypt, Eric Hornung states magic is “the nuclear energy of early civilizations because of its dangerousness and its power to transform the world.” Used correctly, as we have said, magic heals, protects, empowers, and invokes. Used wrongly (willfully, or with intent to harm or manipulate), magic has disastrous consequences.

Developing Awareness

We have looked at mental energy, the will, and the emotions as they relate to creative energy. It is through the applied use of these vibrations that things can be made manifest in the physical realm. The most important prerequisite to using heka properly, however, is developing the proper state of consciousness. This requires the wisdom of the heart--the pure alignment of love with divine laws. Just because we can do something does not mean that we should do it.

Ancient Egyptian temple priests and priestesses performed all their magic in accordance with ma’at. Ma’at can be understood as truth, balance, and the foundation of the universe--in other words, natural law. One works in concert with Ma’at, the goddess of truth, as well as with the Ma’at principle. One does not attempt to sway the balance or change universal law. Although we know that life is filled with recurrent cycles and patterns, Ma’at’s truth is inalterable.

We expect the consciousness of every one thing to do what it knows how to do. Corn seeds naturally know their essential function and grow in the same manner as corn grows throughout the span of the eons. The original begets an inherent essential self-knowledge within its progeny. Every unit of the universe inherently knows what its function is. Humankind sometimes mucks up the cogs of the universe, either through human error or misused intention, and that can change the natural order of things. Egyptian pharaohs did not attempt to dam the Nile because to do so ran counter to the laws of Ma’at established at the beginning of time. The kingdom relied instead on the blessing of Hapi, Khnum, Satis, and other river deities to send the waters at the right time and at the right levels.

In the modern world’s haste to control a natural, neter-ed process, a hydroelectric dam was built on the Nile near Aswan to generate more energy. That dam backed up the river, flooded Nubian farms and homes, and created a mass exodus of peoples from their native land. The massive social and environment stresses caused by the dam have been felt throughout Sudan, Egypt, and as far as the Mediterranean Sea.

Over time, farms that were once fertilized by the river were now overgrazed and overproduced to feed a growing population. Thus, the land grew poorer because it was no longer fertilized by the flood waters. The exhausted land now needs chemical fertilizer to replace the minerals that the flood had naturally provided. Egypt created a number of industrial plants to generate the chemicals necessary to replenish the land, and most of the electricity generated by the Aswan High Dam was required to run the factories. One wonders whether the willful change in the river’s natural cycle created a better or worse situation.

One can see that there is a problem here. As the old salad dressing commercial used to say, “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.” Environmentalists try to draw attention to what happens when we blow up mountaintops and throw coal slag into rivers or mess around by altering the genetic codes of the food we eat. This is not good magic. This is not technological advancement, and it is certainly not working in accordance with Ma’at. In all likelihood, eating genetically altered foods will kill us. It will have the same effect as intentional and willful “black magic.” In essence, it’s not magic; it’s arrogance.

Conversely, the potential exists in every atom to return to its perfect state. The energy field exerted by our thoughts and desires--and a deeper understanding of how we grow--can affect our bodies, our environment, and our lives for the better. By our choices, actions, and states of mind, we alter the rate at which the atoms of our bodies vibrate. This is the underlying principle of personal growth and spiritual unfolding. Nothing is inanimate in the universe. Nothing is static. No energy is ever destroyed. It only transmutes, and this mobility makes things better over time. Our lives are influenced by our own mental and environmental vibrations and by the active innate intelligence of God.

Normandi Ellis is an award-winning writer, workshop facilitator, and director of PenHouse Retreat Center. The author of several books, including Awakening Osiris, and coauthor of Invoking the Scribes of Ancient Egypt, she leads tours to Egypt with Shamanic Journeys, Ltd., and lives in Frankfort, Kentucky.

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Imagining the World into Existence by Normandi Ellis © 2012 Bear & Company. Reprinted with permission from the publisher Inner Traditions International.

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