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physical transformation spells?

To: alt.magick
From: (Mathias Karlsson)
Subject: Re: physical transformation spells?
Date: 7 Jul 1996 12:13:22 GMT

In article <4rng1k$>,
   Scott M. Stenwick  wrote:

>I have never encountered a magician who was able transform his
>or her body physically, but I have had some success altering
>the way I look -- it's more like an illusion than a true
>physical change.  I know a couple of other magicians who have
>worked with it more extensively than I have and have had
>people honestly believe they were taller or shorter, had
>different physical features, and so forth.

If you are handsome, set your unconscious in an "I am not handsome" mood. Make 
sure you avoid flirting. Don't comb your hair, get some ugly clothes, walk 
with a slight bend. (Most of the trick lies in convincing your subconscious 
not to give you away with habitual things.)

Say, if you always walk with your back straight and look people in the eye 
steadily and stand close when you talk, try to do everything reversely. The 
"magick" comes in when you need to program yourself to follow this at all 
times. (I think Crowleys practices for being vigilant about what you do at all 
times from Magick in Theory and Practice are rather valuable here. (Ie, cut 
your forearm with a razor when you slip. (Or pinch yourself if you are less 

>The technique is relatively simple to learn.  What you do is
>start out with a basic banishing, then visualize an image of
>how you want to look as clearly as possible and invoke it.
>You want to be good enough at visualizing this that you can
>actually see the image rather than yourself in a mirror, or
>at least see it superimposed.

Make changes in consciousness to. Make yourself shy if you are usually 
outgoing. (Or even better, the other way around if you are shy.)

>The limitations of this technique all stem from the fact that
>you are projecting or emoting the transformed image at other
>people, in a sense causing them to remember you differently.
>You won't look any different in a photograph, and you can only
>alter your appearance so much.  However, a good example of
>what can be done with this technique is that of a friend of
>mine who is about five feet tall.  She used this technique to
>make herself appear taller for a party she was going to.
>Everyone I talked to who had met her there swore she was at
>least of average height if not taller, and when a couple of
>them met her again they were really surprised at how short
>she was.
>                       --SMS--

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