What does a mirror look at?
This is a form of magic that is usually performed for many different reasons, just like spellcasting. This can be performed in groups as well as individually. What is often overlooked is how it can be used to create a Shadow. It can take time to build up this ‘being’ using essence, but once created, it is capable of ‘traveling’ the astral plane.
Many would consider this as Black Magic, and it is. This is only because it involves our own Shadow Self, which is considered bad. And yet, when we want to protect those we love or fight injustice, our inner psychopath is required to resolve such a situation. This is righteous anger. Nothing within the human should really be purged.
The real issue here is about knowing the Shadow Self. This requires Shadow Work. Once achieved, one can have more control of this hidden part of oneself. There is plenty online information on how to do Shadow Work. As the Shadow is considered an opposite, the chant is said normal and then repeated backwards in short spells.
There are two ways of doing this. Both can use a small candle that may be allowed to go out itself afterwards. The first is to use a mirror and put the candle between oneself and the mirror. The other is to use it from behind with one’s own shadow in front of oneself. If no candle is available, another energy source will do for a shadow.
The chant can be simple or complex. Repeating, “I am light; you are dark” and “Dark are you; light am I” can be a good beginning. This is the separation of both parts of oneself. These words can also be rearranged for joining. Ritual chanting was used in the past for warriors going into battle. It enhanced both physical and mental ability.
The Shadow will remain attached to oneself but can travel the Astral Plane into the future. Information is received in dreams or an intuition that is triggered when watching an Event unfold. A small glimpse into the future will be recalled. The Shadow part of oneself is the most influential when one must enforce the Non-Aggression Principle.
There are many methods to understand and then to control the Shadow Self. This one is to be in front of a mirror and chant a Mantra for thirty minutes per day. After a month or two, the reflection or shadow begins to move slightly by itself. A reflection may smile when one is not, one’s shadow moving when one is still.
Other methods for creating a Shadow is to make it become a Thought Form. In Black Magic, Sorcerers would use Sex Magic and then eat the resulting power from their victims. Sex Magic is also used in Celibacy. One desires sex, but resists the temptation so to allow a knowing of that “other side”. The power that would have been given away, is now channelled into other forces.
Fasting and sacrifice also increase the power of the individual over the Shadow. It is much like how those who have subdued Demons, have done so successfully.
In short, Sorcery and Witchcraft indulge in the Shadow for a weaker power, whereas the Magician sacrifices against the Shadow for the stronger power.