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The Inner Garden (Part I - relaxation)

A course in magic and meditation

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This text is an excerpt from the forthcoming book High Magic in the Western Mystery Tradition by Salomo Baal-Shem. Salomo Baal-Shem asserts his moral right to be indentified as the only author of this work. Including the right of reproduction in whole or part in any form. The text of this publication may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form of by any means, electronic or otherwise be lent, resold, hired out or circulated without the consent of the Author/Publisher in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition being imposed on any subsequent purchaser.

The is the second meditation in the Inner Temple series. Before doing this you should have already done the first meditation several times. This meditation can be done to relax from the everyday stresses in your inner garden, allowing you to regain your energy.

As you are now familiar with the astral level, having repeatedly travelled the path to your Temple, you may now take a shorter way.

Make sure that you are able to remain undisturbed for a while. Switch off the telephone or take it off the hook. Sit comfortably on a chair, making sure that your back is straight.... close your eyes. ... and briefly tense all the muscles in your body, then relax. ... take a deep breath in... hold it in for a moment... and breathe out. Now breathe calmly and regularly. Note for a moment any sounds you may hear around you. ... identify them. ... and then let all those sounds simply flow through you. Do not attempt to block them out, but just let them go in one ear and out the other. Now devote your entire attention to the meditation, nothing else is important.

In front of your inner eyes you see the room in which you are sitting filling with a thick, impenetrable mist. You cannot even see your hand in front of your eyes. Nevertheless you feel relaxed and safe... As the mist clears you see that you are standing before the entrance to your inner garden.

You see the protective wall which surrounds the garden. ... In front of the entrance in the wall you see your Lower Guardian Spirit. ... You greet him ...

... You then touch the double door and the mighty wings open with hardly a sound. You see your beautiful garden. On entering your Guardian Spirit accompanies you and the doors close behind you. You feel safe and secure in this garden. You have the feeling of being "at home" in this environment. This is a place of security, a place where you can relax. ... Feel the wonderful atmosphere pervading this place.

There is a pleasant aroma of fresh flowers. ... Take a look around... Delight in the wonderful colours of the blooming flowers... enjoy the peaceful green of the trees, bushes and grass. ... Take off your shoes and run barefoot over the soft grass... It feels as though the soles of your feet are being gently massaged.

In one corner of the garden there is a bench made out of pure marble. You may sit on this to relax if you wish, or you can simply lie down on the soft grass or moss, or lean against a tree trunk. ... You feel the warming sun shining gently on your face, filling your heart with its warm light. ... a pleasant, cool breeze gently blows fresh air over you. ... You hear the soft rustle of the leaves in the wind and the birds in the trees.

Just enjoy the feeling of relaxation... and feel the energy from the garden filling you. ... Enjoy the companionship of your Guardian Spirit. ... Simply feel good.

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You feel relaxed and refreshed. ... When you are ready, get up from where you are seated or lying. ... Your time in the Garden is over, for now, although you can come back at any time. Before leaving your garden, however, go to the Magical Well. ... Pause for a moment. ... Take the silver cup and use it to take some water out of the well. ... It has the power to heal and will re-vitalise you. Drink. ... Feel how the pleasantly cool water tastes on your tongue and refreshes your throat. Be aware of its healing power.

Now go back to the door through which you entered. ... Say goodbye to your Guardian Spirit and leave the garden. ... The doors close automatically behind you. ...

You see a thick impenetrable mist surrounding you, so thick that again you cannot see your hand in front of your face, but again you feel safe and relaxed... As the mist clears you find yourself in the room in which you began the meditation. ... You become conscious once again of the noises in your surroundings. ... You feel the chair you are sitting on. ... Take a deep breath... ... hold it for a moment... and breathe out... and then slowly open your eyes. Now you may drink something to ground yourself. The meditation is now finished.


This meditation is part of the Correspondence Course of the Brotherhood of the Eternal Light.




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