Magick is essentially dark as it draws its force from the fertility of Earth and the very unconscious of the witch, transmuted through free will into a demiurgic work. Magick is essentially dark as it aims to rearrange the dark matter who binds the Universe, in order to bent reality by the desire of the mage. Like any act of creation, magick is born in darkness and from it.
Here is a set of gazing exercises in order to develop and strength the ability to see the Unseen. Method was developed by a Czech practitioner who’s magical name is Akenu. He describes himself as ‘occult practitioner interested in both traditional grimoires and postmodern Magick’. I tried to contact Akenu, to get more information, but he didn’t answer my message. However the method described by him is effective and text is an interesting lecture as well. Personally I liked the part with ‘Staring inside the skull of your oponent will freak the hell out of them’. Gotta admit I also tried it and it worked. Special thanks to Ghede Vishrava, also an experienced practicioner of magick who brought this article on attention on an e-group.
What is The Gaze?
The Gaze is an ability of Magician to steadily observe (stare) any point in space.
It is also a premilinary ability for claivoyance, reality manipulation, shewstone scrying and literally any ability that needs eyes to work. As opposed to the “evil eye”, The Gaze is not intuition-based and has to be practiced to be gained. On the other hand The Gaze gives you complete control over the effects and also all of the benefits of Evil Eye.
The Gaze can be also used psychologically, staring inside the skull of your opponent during conversation will definitely freak out most people you will meet.
First Exercise: The Point
First of all we have to learn how to shift the staring point. Choose some picture or painting and place your thumb between the painting and your eyes. Now start switching your focus between the painting. Practice this for a week.
After you are done for the first part, here comes the fun. Start the exercise as before but after focusing on the thumb, put the thumb down and keep staring at the space where the thumb was. Keep doing that till you can hold the focus on a blank space for about 15 seconds. This exercise will also strengthen your eyes muscles and endurance.
Now you need to learn how to switch the focus without your thumb as a mediator, you should already know how the switch feels like, so just reproduce it. Later you can add more points and switch between them in seamless manner.
Second Exercise: The Endurance
You have to adapt your eyes to become stronger and able to be steady and opened for a longer period of time.You should have already developed an awareness of muscles controlling your eyes, now you just need to strengthen them. You can do so by practicing trataka or literally any kind of focal meditation. Remember, keep your eyes opened as long as you can. If your eyes start watering, pause the exercise, blink a couple of times and then close them for a couple of seconds, then you can continue in the exercise.
Third Exercise: The Waking Life
Learn to hold the blank space focus in every day life during walks, breaks, lunch, conversation, etc. Don’t do so if you need to use your eyes for safety purposes (crossing the road, driving the car, etc). Soon you will notice that the blank space is not really blank and your clairvoyance will start developing.