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Some Advanced Feri Energy Work

by valerie walker
©2007

... In Feri, each of the three souls is thought to use a different type of energy...The Fetch... uses a basic form of energy called mana. In Sanskrit this energy is referred to as prana, in Chinese it's called chi.

Both Feri and Huna agree that mana is the fundamental energy of life present in everything. ... The Talker... amplifies mana into mana-mana. Mana-mana is used to create and maintain our conscious thought and ability to reason. The God-Self... uses an exponentially more powerful form of energy known as mana-loa. ...Through practices like the Ha Prayer, we can gather up and send mana to our God-Self through the Fetch. The God-Self then converts it into mana-loa and uses it to create/heal/etc. on our behalf. ...--Phoenix Willow
[emphases mine--vw]

In another article I have written about performing Magickal work using the Iron Pentacle alone. As I have stated before, the roundways method of working the Pentacles is particularly useful in generating energy to send out for healing spells. The energy generated in the Psychic Dragonstar, which I recommend for sending healing energy, may also be used to store energy for later, to charge a Magickal object, or sent to one's future self for retrieval when needed. The Dragonstar exercise consists of repeating the names of the points of the Iron Pentacle, while envisioning the pentacle being generated at your feet and rising up through your body, to be sent off in the required direction, over and over again, so that discs of energy are continually floating upward through your body, spinning as they go. When done with a group of people this exercise can generate an exciting amount of tangible power, with enhanced physical senses and altered states of mind. It is done for as long as the group or individual feels the need to do it, and is quite obviously Fetch-based, consisting as it does of the manipulations of mana.

The running of the Three Pentacles
This is a more subtle exercise, similar in format, but which is essentially an offering to the GodSelf, of both mana-mana generated by Talker as well as mana generated by Fetch, and which results in receiving mana-loa from the GodSelf. Rather than repeating ad lib and feeling the discs continually generated and traveling up through the body, each of the Iron and Pearl Pentacles is done ten times, generating a disk under the feet, at the root, navel, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras, out to the aura, and out to the GodSelf, as in the Ladder of Hestia exercise.

Finally, the Devotion Pentacle is performed starting at the top, receiving energy from the GodSelf and working down through the same ten points, to return it at the end to the Earth. As in the Ladder exercise, you can mark the chakras with the appropriate mudras (see Figure 1).

The number ten is significant in that it is the number of the Qabalistic Sephiroth, as well as being the seven bodily/personal chakras plus the two transpersonal chakras used in the Ladder of Hestia. This is a way of tying several different Magickal systems together; but even if you are unversed in either the Qabala or the Ladder exercise, you can perform this movement of energy through, out of, and into the body.


Figure 1. Chakras and Mudras

There are two ways to envision the Pentacles as they are generated, and either is correct. You can see yourself as standing at the center of a flat pentacle which is painted underneath you on the floor, with the Sex point at your back, the Self point at your left, the Passion point forward of your left side, the Pride point forward of your right side, and the Power point at your right, as in Figure 2, below:


Figure 2. Pentacle as Disc

Or you can see the pentacles as a series of wheels with the Sex/Love/Devotion points as the axle and the other points facing each of the four directions, as in Figure 3, below:

Figure 3. Pentacle as Wheel with Axle

A Devotional Working of the Three Pentacles
Preliminary Salute to the Points:
(Note that this first section proceeds through rather than around the Pentacles.)

Say or chant, concentrating the energy at the body part indicated:
In the names of those things which trouble me:
In the name of Sex [head]
In the name of Pride [right foot]
In the name of Self [left hand]
In the name of Power [right hand]
In the name of Passion [left foot]

In the names of those things to which I aspire:
In the name of Love [head]
In the name of Law [right foot]
In the name of Knowledge [left hand]
In the name of Liberty [right hand]
In the name of Wisdom [left foot]

In the names of those things I am given:
In the name of Devotion [head]
In the name of Truth [right foot]
In the name of Radiance [left hand]
In the name of Grace [right hand]
In the name of Blessing [left foot]

Claiming the Points:
(Note that the exercise from this section on runs the energy roundways.)
Say or chant, concentrating the energy at the body part indicated:
In the Names of these things:
Sex,Love, Devotion [head]
Self, Knowledge, Radiance [left shoulder]
Passion, Wisdom, Blessing [left foot]
Pride, Law, Truth [right foot]
Power, Liberty, Grace [right shoulder]
I claim them [genitals]
I own them [navel]
I become them [solar plexus]
I affirm them [heart]
I accept them with thanks [throat]
They shield me [third eye]
They are mine. [crown]

Moving Mana Through the Souls:
Generating and Offering Mana

Taking the mana (basic life-energy) from the Earth, spinning it in a wheel at each chakra, and offering it to the GodSelf at the last, say or chant, concentrating the energy at the level indicated:
Sex, Self, Passion, Pride, Power [feet]
Sex, Self, Passion, Pride, Power [genitals]
Sex, Self, Passion, Pride, Power [navel]
Sex,Self, Passion, Pride, Power [solar plexus]
Sex, Self, Passion, Pride, Power [heart]
Sex, Self, Passion, Pride, Power [throat]
Sex, Self, Passion, Pride, Power [third eye]
Sex, Self, Passion, Pride, Power [crown]
Sex, Self, Passion, Pride, Power [feel the mana fill your aura]
Sex, Self, Passion, Pride, Power [offer the energy to the GodSelf]

Offering Mana-Mana To the GodSelf
Do likewise for the Pearl Pentacle, receiving the mana-mana (mana amplified by conscious intent) from the Earth, spinning it in a wheel at each chakra, and finally offering it to the GodSelf:
Love, Knowledge, Wisdom, Law, Liberty [feet]
Love, Knowledge, Wisdom, Law, Liberty [genitals]
Love, Knowledge, Wisdom, Law, Liberty [navel]
Love, Knowledge, Wisdom, Law, Liberty[solar plexus]
Love, Knowledge, Wisdom, Law, Liberty [heart]
Love, Knowledge, Wisdom, Law, Liberty [throat]
Love, Knowledge, Wisdom, Law, Liberty [third eye]
Love, Knowledge, Wisdom, Law, Liberty [crown]
Love, Knowledge, Wisdom, Law, Liberty [feel the mana-mana fill your aura]
Love, Knowledge, Wisdom, Law, Liberty [offer the energy to the GodSelf]

Accepting Mana-loa From the Godself
For the Devotion Pentacle, begin by feeling the mana-loa returned to you by the Goddess, then through the aura and down the chakras in the reverse order to which you performed the other two Pentacles, finally ending by giving it back to the Earth:
Devotion, Radiance, Blessing, Truth, Grace[receive the energy from the GodSelf]
Devotion, Radiance, Blessing, Truth, Grace[feel it filling your aura]
Devotion, Radiance, Blessing, Truth, Grace[crown]
Devotion, Radiance, Blessing, Truth, Grace[third eye]
Devotion, Radiance, Blessing, Truth, Grace[throat]
Devotion, Radiance, Blessing, Truth, Grace[heart]
Devotion, Radiance, Blessing, Truth, Grace[solar plexus]
Devotion, Radiance, Blessing, Truth, Grace[navel]
Devotion, Radiance, Blessing, Truth, Grace[genitals]
Devotion, Radiance, Blessing, Truth, Grace[let any excess drain from your feet to nourish the Earth, but keep as much as you need]

Raise your right hand to the sky and point your left hand to the earth, saying: As above, so below. So mote it be.

Giving the Merit
Meditate in silence for a moment. Then take the energy you have generated and received, and give it back to the world:
May peace prevail in the universe.
May peace prevail on Earth and all planets.
May peace prevail in the United States [or your own country] and all nations.
May all being be at peace. May our missions be accomplished.
We thank the universe, through our spiritual protectors, for its guidance and protection.

Dedicate the merit to whomever you choose:
I dedicate the merit of this practice to_________
May our feet find the path, May the path find our feet,
And may we always follow the Golden Thread.
In Hestia's name, so mote it be.
Ashe.

One variation on this exercise is to perform it while looking in a small hand-mirror, observing your face and looking yourself in the eye as you run the energy through you. Mirrors will be charged by this act, and whenever you need strength or confidence, you may draw it from looking into a mirror-- any mirror.

Why Move Energy?
The purpose of all these rather complicated psychic calisthenics is to the end of generating mana and mana-mana more powerfully at will, and becoming more open to receive mana-loa from the Godself. Practice keeps the channels open, and develops a facility in moving energy around the body and into objects, which is the primary means of most operative magick. If you do this exercise as part of a daily practice, it will give you a deeper appreciation of the Pentacles, bring you into the habit of devotional giving to the Gods, and strengthen you for the reception of mana-loa from the Gods, should they choose to give it.

Victor Anderson did not favor working with mana-loa (commonly known among many Feris as Blue Fire), as he felt it to be extremely dangerous:
Blue Fire occurs within magical ceremonies... That happens, accept it. As long as the god self is controlling it, it is very beneficial. It contains so much of energy, so much of life, so much of power. But to just deliberately play with it and try to breathe it and say that it is the only thing that's important is like sticking your hands in radioactive material. The result is like taking LSD, you can start hallucinating, start feeling like you are so busy with the spiritual things that you can't think of the so called mundane. If you go along like that, you can just go completely off your nut. That's exactly the price you pay for it. So don't misuse it. Blue fire is deadly dangerous, but it's also very beneficial, and very necessary in magic, but it has to be used properly
-- Victor Anderson, "Speak of the Devil," Witch Eye #3


So why are we messing around with it? It is my feeling that we need to open the channels to the Godself by sending up mana and mana-mana in a spirit of devotion and reverence rather than in a search for power or a spirit of grandiosity and Cool-Wizardliness. If our purpose (healing or whatever it may be) is worthy enough, and the Gods wish to return mana-loa, they will do so. If not, we simply get a bounce-back of what we sent out, as long as we are kala. In either case, to emphasize the points of the Devotion Pentacle, Devotion, Radiance, Blessing, Truth, and Grace, to end by sending the excess back into the Earth, and to follow this working with a wish for peace and a dedication of the merit should keep the experimenter in a peaceful enough frame of mind that the wish for Power-over will hopefully be minimized. But beware of what you ask for: Truth is sometimes hard to take. And even the gentlest sounding points of the Devotion pentacle are life-changing if you aren't fully prepared for what you are doing, by frequent practice and kala. As Victor said,
There are people who can heal, and lay their hands on people and pray.Their god will hear them, because the god is not so picky. No matter what kind of ideas they have, if their hearts are genuine, they can get results. But if they ignore the god self, then they will become drained of their Mana and energy.... In other words, the kingdom of god is within YOU.
--V. A, ibid.