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Azurahn

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Focal points & objects
« on: September 23, 2011, 05:45:07 AM »
Trying to find a new set, mostly for containment and communication. Mine ended up in my cousin's car, and she lives across the country from me  :lol:

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Re: Focal points & objects
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011, 06:03:36 AM »
There is such little detail, I don't know what exactly you are looking for. In Wiccan practices, they used an Athame (if I remember correctly) and in other practices, gem stones. More commonly, it's whatever the hell you want it to be (myself, I am guilty of using a cat toy xD;; ). What KIND are you looking for exactly?  Mind you, I read about your containment and communication but there is still more you can go into. What kind of things did you have in your last set?

Gemstones:
Necklaces - http://www.amazon.com/Set-12-Semi-Precious-Gemstone-Pendants/dp/B004HX3D7I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1316782934&sr=8-2
Mix Box - http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Gem-Stones-Tumbled-Colletors/dp/B0031LPGPE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1316782934&sr=8-3

EDIT: Thank you Countess for helping me correct my spelling :3
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Re: Focal points & objects
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2011, 03:47:59 PM »
New set of what? Anything you need can be found online or even in your own home, it doesn't need to be some expensive or fancy thing since it is just a focal point for the energy you put into it. Azure Green, Isis Books both have excellent selections for just about any religious path.

Anaya, you meant Athame a ceremonial dagger/knife. It's used in much the same way as a wand & represents the Male aspect of the universe.


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Re: Focal points & objects
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011, 12:09:36 PM »
Uh well, I think I'm looking for a complete overhaul. Let's do one issue at a time, LOL.

I used a fountain, the kind that has a spinning sphere, to help me focus what was my mind and what was the Ratchet's.
When I wasn't home I used mirrors inside and a zippo outside. It provided a reflective surface and fire to sortof find myself if I felt like I was losing the battle.

I think I'm looking for less crutchlike objects.

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Re: Focal points & objects
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2011, 01:45:06 PM »
The Ratchet? What battle? What exactly are you using it for? As for less crutch-like objects it can be something like a piece of jewelry or a small amulet you keep in your wallet.

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Re: Focal points & objects
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2011, 08:10:44 AM »
Battle was already explained.

The Ratchet, as in a Hound of the Wild Hunt

Little trinkets and amulets aren't exactly my idea of good focal objects for something like this.

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Re: Focal points & objects
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2011, 07:35:19 PM »
I'm sorry but I don't see where the battle was explained. But since you mentioned that the Ratchet is one of the hounds of the Wild Hunt I am  assuming you are  dealing with what is also called a hell hound & are looking for something with a little more oomph or similar to what you had in your previous collection. If that is the case, is the hound attached to a certain area or home; or more to a person/family?

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Re: Focal points & objects
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2011, 12:45:05 AM »
To help me focus what was my mind and what was the Ratchet's.
To sortof find myself

That battle.

Ratchet is a general term as is Hell Hound, but preferred over it because often what's described as a Hell hound is myth.
And think of this as Therianthropy if it makes it easier, because that's the closest explanation to what's going on I can comfortably offer even to myself.

The lighter was good, as was the fountain. But I had support. Both things are now in Washington, and I'm stuck getting ready to move to Ohio.

My other friends aren't strong or aware enough to offer support, so yeah I guess items that have a lot of oomph.

I know items are picky, person sensitive so I understand that I'm the only one to find it/them, but I don't know anything about this stuff lol. I need pointed in the right direction, some suggestions to try.

It was only a few years ago I got my answers as to "wth is wrong with me" and I had a wife, a cousin and her husband for support. Silly that I didn't start learning all this sooner.

Hope that clears the confusion. If you need more detail, pm me.

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Re: Focal points & objects
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2011, 05:22:57 AM »
Try it without the trinkets. If it dosnt work try harder. 

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Re: Focal points & objects
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2011, 05:50:23 PM »
 :laugh: Its an idea I've wanted to try. Can't afford to fail at someplace like work or class and I don't have the time or support to make a go of it except vaca days. I'd prefer to use those for family.

And I know someone will bring it up, believing it's relevant so I'll answer it now.......... I have no way of describing the experiences of  failure without sounding bananas or full of s**t, so please don't expect it. It's useless to all this anyhow.

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Re: Focal points & objects
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2011, 05:41:09 AM »
No need to explain it, sounds like my views on failure arent much different from yours.

"Failure is not an option" sort of a thing I guess.

Those who enter into challenges with that mind set often do not fail. Those who refuse the challenge have failed already. Not being ready and waiting is understandable though, far too many rush into things to early. But if the final result is success, the previous atempts that failed no longer matter. Failure is a steping stone we all must tread on from time to time. There is no shame in it.

 

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Re: Focal points & objects
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2011, 07:12:08 AM »
It's failing at work or something that makes me not want to just jump into it like everything else.

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Re: Focal points & objects
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2011, 08:48:10 AM »
Come by when we have a session, if it's not too awkward. I'm sure you'll find support. There's a couple other Therianthropes here.
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Re: Focal points & objects
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2011, 03:36:47 PM »
Thanks for the offer. 

I want to do this on my own, but I would like something for a focal point for work and stuff.

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Re: Focal points & objects
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2011, 08:16:03 PM »
Was there anything special about the lighter or was it more the fire from it that helped you focus?  You could start with a new lighter than try to move onto visualizing the flame for places like work where whipping out a lighter may not go over so well.