One of the most important elements I use when connecting with the Ancient Ones is music. I use music as a means of empowerment; using the lyrics and sounds as an avenue of self-exploration, motivation, and strength. Those of us in the left-hand path are always associated with the “darker” or “rougher” aspects of musical genres, and I can understand why. Many musical artists and groups within our path are usually those testing the conformism of society, and using sounds that use strong rhythm and vocals is the best medium to deliver a message. From personal experience, Marilyn Manson has always been a great deliverer of sound. His message, in all its various dimensions, bleeds into his music.

In the song “The Reflecting God”, he states:

“There is a dream inside a dream,

I’m wide awake the more I sleep

You’ll understand when I’m dead

I went to god just to see, and I was looking at me

Saw heaven and hell were lies

When I’m god everyone dies”

 

There is tremendous symbolism in these lyrics alone, but the music behind it enhances the experience. My personal interpretation of his message is that we are our own gods, and responsible for our actions and consequences. A message like this, obviously, wouldn’t sound as powerful if there were Pop or Latin beats attached to it. It shows you how powerful music can be in the right setting and format. When I am exploring my inner flame, I usually gravitate towards a heavier genre of music. Now, this doesn’t happen 100% of the time. I listen to all genres of music. I have done rituals and meditation sessions using Native American flutes, 16th century harpsichord melodies, Greek folk music, and even modern trance. My spirit usually tells me what music it needs to connect, and I listen to its demand.

 

When I begin to get all my altar tools and ritual preparations ready, I usually have the music I will connect with in the background. As I gather all my things, I let the music flow freely within the environment. It begins to transform the space around me, creating an energy bubble of immense intensity. Sometimes I join in singing, sometimes I don’t. I guess it depends on the time of day, focus of spell, and mood I’m in! To me, music is an integral part of any ritual, spell work, or meditation session. Some may ask if music is necessary? No, it’s not. Whatever method you choose to connect is up to you. I’m not a big fan of silence; never have been nor never will be. I love music, and it’s a part of who I am.

 

Try using music the next time you connect with the Ancient Ones, and see what reaction and experience you get.

 

Author: LMS

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