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Beaded Psychic Mandala
Borrowed from the book: Spell Crafts by Scott Cunningham & David Harrington
This Mandala is designed to create Psychic Awareness.
16 inch embroidery hoop
#0 beading needle
Purple or blue thread
Blue #10 gauge glass seed beads
Purple #10 gauge glass seed beads
A large, flat rock
A blue candle and candle holder
1. Assemble all items. Put felt onto embroidery hoop and secure. Thread
needle, knot one end of thread, and push needle through center of felt from
reverse side. Pull thread taut.
2. Place one blue bead onto thread of needle; sew tightly onto center of
felt. This is the center bead--the middle of the project.
3. Sew a purple bead beside the center blue bead. Position it as close to
the center bead as possible. Sew purple beads in a circle around the center
bead, once again closely positioning them. Make the beads touch each other.
4. Sew a circle of blue beads around the purple circle.
5. Sew a circle of purple beads, then a circle of blue, a circle of purple,
a circle of blue, a circle of purple.
6. Sew a circle of blue beads. When you've sew the last bead in this
tie off the thread and firmly knot on the reverse side of the felt. (by
time you should have eight concentric circles of alternating colors of
around the center blue bead.)
7. Remove beaded felt from the hoop. With a pair of sharp scissors,
carefully cut off the access felt as close to the last circle of beads as
you can. Ensure that you don't cut any of the threads that secure the last
ring of beads.
8. Glue Psychic Mandala onto the rock with household glue. Be sure of your
placement. (If you can't find a suitable rock, glue the Mandala to a flat
piece of driftwood or some other natural object.) It is now ready for use.
9. Hold the completed Psychic Mandala between your palms. Breathe deeply
close your eyes. Send it peaceful, soothing psychic energy.
When you wish to use the Psychic Mandala, light a blue candle. Place it
behind and to one side of you so that its light shines onto the Psychic
Mandala. Turn off all the other lights in the room.
Gaze at the concentric circles. Say in a hushed voice:
Sacred Circle of Second Sight,
With Magick Rings of Nine;
Bring me Psychic Visions tonight
While gazing at this Sign.
Sit comfortably and contemplate the Psychic Mandala. Don't stare; gaze.
Blink naturally if you wish. Soon your Higher Consciousness will be
awakened. Be still and listen.
Night is the best time to promote Psychic Visions. Be sure that you are
alone when you make the attempt.
Some History on Beads...
From the earliest times, we've created forms of self-decoration. This is
understandable. Early humans must have looked in wonder at the fantastic
colors and patterns that decorated the creatures of the land, sea, and air.
In contrast, humans must have seemed quite drab.
To compensate for this lack of natural ornamentation, our ancestors created
the earliest forms of jewelry, using bright feathers, shiny stones, unique
shells, seed pods, even teeth and bones. Stringing such objects on tough
grasses or on thin strips of animal hide, the first necklaces, belts,
armlets, and anklets were created tens of thousands of years ago.
Many examples of such early forms of jewelry have been recovered at
prehistoric archaeological sites. Seemingly mystical incisions found on
of these items, viewed in light of our knowledge of ritual jewelry use in
later cultures, suggest that these necklaces and pendants were worn for
than bodily adornment. They were most certainly thought to imbue their
wearers with the Magickal properties of the materials from which they were
made. Even in this far distant time, jewelry was associated with Magick.
Perhaps the earliest form of Magickal jewelry was found on the skull of the
prehistoric Grimaldi man, which was carbon dated at approximately 90,000
B.C.E. Placed around the top of the skull was a circlet made from matching,
small, round marine mollusks strung in a bead-like pattern. These were the
forerunners of the perfect glass beads that weren't to be made for several
Today we know that these beads originated in ancient Mesopotamia, in the
areas now occupied by Iran and Iraq. Smooth, highly polished carnelian
were found on a necklace of Dentalium (tooth-shaped) shells dated to
5,500 B.C.E. Additionally, archaeologists excavating the royal cemetery of
Ur found exquisite beads of gold and precious stones. Beads made of such
expensive materials must have been the sole property of royalty, and were
often intimately related to specific deities. Beads were also used as
amulets to drive away evil or talismans to attract specific, beneficial
Soon, however, the masses were demanding their own beads. Faience (a form
self-glazing clay) was used to make less expensive beads. In Egypt, around
1500 B.C.E., glass was finally developed. This revolutionary process was
soon used to create glass beads and imitation precious stones.
Ancient Egypt sent glass beads to the more "barbaric" peoples of Europe.
Soon, this means of decoration became a medium of exchange and barter
unhindered by local currency; hence the term "trade beads."
The first European bead factories were established in Venice and Murano,
Italy. Mass-produced beads became widely available, and soon made their way
to the United States.
Before the coming of the Europeans, American Indians fashioned beads from a
variety of materials including bone, claw, and stone. Perhaps the most
famous of these was wampum, which was made from clam, conch, and periwinkle
shells. The word "wampum" originated in the Algonquin term wam pum peak or
wamponage, meaning "string of beads."
Settlers and traders to North America brought beads with them. Eventually,
the European glass beads were used as money, as well as for the decoration
of clothing and ritual objects.
European explorers spread trade beads around the world. Soon, these small
glass wonders, in various sizes and colors, replaced many other
locally-produced beads. Their shimmering appearance, wide range of colors,
and easy availability ensured their universal acceptance, even in religious
and Magickal applications.
Today, many beads are available for far less than a cent each. But they
still haven't lost their aura of Magick.
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