So often people get the heebie geebies when they are presented with representational magical practices. Images of some Voodoo queen poking a voodoo doll and causing great pain flash through their heads. Although this is indeed one form of representational magic, and not a very nice one at that, it is far from being the sum total of what representational magic actually is.
We have all seen people (or been people) who wear crosses. The cross is a form of representational magic. It represents the teachings of a particular religion. Thus it serves to remind its followers of the core values of that religion. (It is unfortunate that not everyone who wears a cross remembers those core values.) The only reason I bring this up is to show the absolute common nature of representational magic. What one wears could be anything from a necklace to a sports jersey. The idea, however, that wearing it enhances some form of connection is, at the core, what representational magic is all about.
So, that Voodoo doll that was just mentioned has an alternate use. It can also be used to heal those who are not in your presence. The energy that is directed to the doll, which represents the person, is then taken to the person him/herself and promotes the healing of said person. Some practices suggest that it is better to make the object that represents the person be a part of your own body so that you, too, can feel the energy flow. I personally prefer an exterior object to represent someone else so that the energy boundaries between us are quite clear. Don’t get me wrong. It is not that I would not have any “skin in the game.” I also take steps to connect on a soul level to the person that I am directing healing towards. That way there is an insurance policy in place that prevents me from doing anything that would harm them.
Representational Magic, however, has many forms. It is not just about long-distance healing. It can also be about protection. People will often hang things in their homes to create protective energies for their spaces. An example, going back to the religious model, would be hanging a crucifix on the wall. For others it could be something else, such as hanging bells on the door to clear energies as people walk in. It could also be in the form of sacred geometry forms that represent certain energies.
Sometimes when getting a reading done by a psychic, the psychic will ask you to bring something that belonged to the person you are asking about. This item will have some of that person’s energy on it, hopefully. But even if it doesn’t, it can act as a representation of the person.
Not everything can be used to represent someone or something in representational magic. There needs to be some form of connection between the person or thing and the object that is being used. One’s home might be able to be represented by something like a house key. One’s car can be represented by a car key or even by a hot wheels car of that make and model. Something that is crafted in the image of a thing, or a person (like a Voodoo Doll/Poppet) can be used because the energy of that thing or person is focused on while the crafting takes place. Of course, when a person is being represented, it does always help to have something like some of the person’s hair or a drop of blood etcetera. This type of thing brings into the equation the DNA structure of the person’s physical being. Having said that, you can also skip that part and draw on the person’s soul energy to place into the object that represents them for the brief moment that you are using representational magic to send the healing energy.
Illnesses can also be represented using representational magic. For example, there was a person I was helping a number of years ago who was plagued by skin rashes that were unable to be explained by modern medicine. None of the diagnoses or remedies were working for her at all. After about three years of struggling with this, she came to me and asked if there was anything that I could do to help her. I am not one to diagnose, but if there is something that might help, I am alright with doing that, whether or not I know the cause of the condition. I asked her where the rash was located on her body. She showed me her arms. I asked if it was anywhere else and it was not. So I suggested that we use representational magic to help with this. She was willing to try anything, and the good part of it is that it would not harm her in any way to just try it. So I went and got a potato from my cold room. I sliced it in half, one half for each arm. Then I cast an incantation that created the representation of the rash on her body as being what was currently the potato. Once that was done, I gently rubbed the juicy part of the potato on the rash, stating that it was now absorbing the energy of the rash. I used one half of the potato for one arm, and the other half for the other arm. Once that was complete, I asked her to just allow the juice of the potato to absorb into her skin and not wipe it off. As she rested with that, I took the potato outside and buried it in the earth, asking the earth to absorb the energy of the rash and transmute it into healthy energy for the person I was helping and for Nature herself. The way that works is that, as the potato would compost, it would signal to the rash on her body to let go. By the end of the day, she called me and reported that her rash was already 50% better. This was good news. By the end of the week the rash was completely gone. To my knowledge it has never returned.
I know that for some, reading this will sound a lot like reading a fictional novel. However, when there are very real physical results such as this, it is impossible to say that it does not exist or that it does not work. Representational Magic is real. Our expectations of its efficacy, however, do have to be within reason. So I would not suggest using this form of magic to heal things like cancer, pneumonia, and such, especially if one has never tried this form of magic before. But for a simple rash, it is very helpful.
When the pandemic hit the world with a fury that can only be best described as biblical in nature, everything shut down. The streets became so quiet that you could, in the middle of the city, actually hear all the different bird songs. I found that part to be delightful. But it also presented some challenges for me, personally, in the work that I do, which was mostly in person sessions and house calls to do space clearings and blessings. Because I have been trained well in long distance healing, switching to that format was fairly easy. However, doing the space clearings long distance was something that was often reserved for people who lived much farther away, whereas the local people were more accustomed to having me arrive at their door. This had to change if we were going to be able to do clearings and blessings for their homes. This is also where Representational Magic came in very handy. First, I had to decide on an object that could be used to represent the house that I was clearing. I decided on a bird cage because it, too, is a house. I would use photos of the person’s home, inside and out, to surround the bird cage, and from there would create a bond between the bird cage and their home for the duration of the space clearing. Once the space clearing was complete, that bond would be released. I work on the principal that even a dwelling has a consciousness. So, when we tap into that consciousness it can communicate to us areas of excellent health and areas that are more problematic. Thus, balance and harmony can be achieved.
Many know of the practice of setting a place at the table to represent someone who is no longer with us. This, too, is representational magic, as is lighting a candle in their honor. Representational magic can be extremely simple or extremely purposeful. It completely depends upon who is conducting it.