Welcome to

incantations

week 1: eclipsing

by the grace of our beloved blue moon

the breath & the tone


Homework - week 1. 

Journal prompt: Consider your happiness threshold. How much happiness do you allow yourself, on a subtle relational level? Are your thoughts about others making you happy? Are your thoughts about yourself actually serving your growth or are they just dragging you down? Consider how much joy you are allowing yourself on a practical level. Are you suppressing long-lost grief because of societal pressures? What are your reasons or excuses for keeping these "stink" thoughts? Are you honoring yourself? Protecting? Hiding? 

Throughout the next week, in the morning, journal about the little things you can do that day to up your level of balance, empathy, joy, and friendship. Notice how your thoughts that day serve your practice to be your "greatest sorcerer's self."

By the end of class today, you will have the tools to create an enchanting mantra to incite ruthless evaluation and disciplined action towards your "greatest sorcerer's self". Say the mantra daily after your journal entry!

week 1 - Lesson 1.

Electric Fire technique

Expand lung capacity & become a clear conduit


An advanced practice for Highest Yoga Tantra initiates.

This ancient Tibetan breathing technique from Vajrayana Buddhism, Tummo (feminine courage), is found in the last of the Six Yogas of Naropa. The practice embodies the fierce goddess - going within with the electric-fire of lightning in the heart. This technique builds inner-fire by building the electrical charge in the body.

You'll enjoy longer durations of meditative states, an awakening of the subtle energy body, increased endurance, mood elevation, increased control of adrenal responses, balanced pH levels in the body, and countless other benefits.

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Poetic theory: Electricity connects to the clearest conduit, the tallest tree, a lightning rod, an enlightened being. When we increase our electric charge and practice compassion for all things, we become a clear conduit, making us more attractive to the electricity in other people's hearts, as well as distant lightning storms, birds, dragonflies, etc. Practice this technique to become a powerfully influential and intuitive sorcerer. 

This light version is just an introduction to the profound power of the electric fire.

For more in-depth instruction, sign up for private coaching.

 


1. BREATH

Inhale fully (100%) for 35-55 sequential breaths. When you exhale, just release naturally (don't push the air out all the way out). The idea is to create friction within your core, like a bellows blowing a flame in your sacrum. You may feel dizzy or experience muscle contractions in your mouth and hands. You may feel tingles. It's all O.K. Witness the energy bursting through your body like a dragon. Witness the sensations in your body. As you breathe, try to keep your shoulders relaxed while stretching your chest and upper belly muscles.

With practice, you can eventually make the breath circular:

People with vaginas: Imagine the breath entering through your cunt with passionate sweetness as you flex your perineum, locking the passion into your inner fire and adding to the friction... then imagine the breath exiting out through your heart in a passionate release.

People with penises: Imagine the breath entering through your heart with passionate sweetness as you flex your perineum, locking the passion into your inner fire and adding to the friction... then imagine the breath exiting out through your cock in a passionate release.

2. WITNESS THE VOID

After you last "quick breath," exhale naturally and just wait, without inhaling. Witness. Don't force it, just relax all your muscles. Witness the void of your body without inhaling. You might explore timing yourself to see how long it takes before your next necessary inhale. Recording retention times gives you a map of your progress. You'll find, with practice, your retention times effortlessly get longer and longer. The wisdom of Shunyata (emptiness) is called into the hollow space of breathlessness as you simply witness.

Alternative Brahmavihara practice: 

Add more relaxation to your body and increase your retention times by adding the practice of the four jewels. Center your attention on your heart and hold another being in your field of awareness. Allow your heart to soften with passionate sweetness as you consider the being in light of the four jewels:

Loving-kindness (Pāli: mettā, Sanskrit: maitrī) is active goodwill towards all;

Compassion (Pāli and Sanskrit: karuṇā) results from metta, it is identifying the suffering of others as one's own;

Empathetic joy (Pāli and Sanskrit: muditā): is the feeling of joy because others are happy, even if one did not contribute to it, it is a form of sympathetic joy;

Equanimity (Pāli: upekkhā, Sanskrit: upekṣā): is even-mindedness and serenity, treating everyone impartially.

When we dedicate our heart practice to others (including adversaries), we call in wisdom and heal negative karma. Adding this heart practice is valuable to increasing your inner-fire and recalibrating the nervous system.

3. BLISSFUL INHALE

When you are ready to breathe again, inhale fully and hold for as long as the fire feels healthy - do not allow yourself to become too dizzy before exhaling. Witness the electric fire like two snaking dragons, or electric fountains, climbing up from your sacrum, into your gut, up through your heart, into your throat, through your third eye and out through your crown.

Advanced practice: 

When the electric fire snakes out through your crown, imagine that a legion of guides, guardians, divine beings, Buddhas... imagine them exploding with joy for your success, their blissful love raining down above your head. The nectar of their bliss drips down into a flowing fountain that snakes like two dragons down through your crown and into your body. Witness your body as the divine vessel for the two dragon energies.

4.  REAL-IT-IN EXHALE

When you are ready to exhale, imagine your exhaling breath zips your energetic body closed, drawing your expansive spirit body back in from your crown down to your roots. When the dragons do their work, our energetic body becomes very expansive. Practice reeling it back in at the end of each round.

4. REPEAT

Repeat this process (steps 1, 2 & 3) two additional times. For best results, do three rounds each morning when you wake up. Practice on an empty stomach when possible.

WARNINGS: Do not do this while swimming, underwater, in a shower, or anyplace where suffocation could happen. Do not do this while driving. You'll feel lightheaded and dizzy. Do this at your own risk. 


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Week 1 - lesson 2.

Warm-Ups

Rousing the phoenix


After the inner-fire meditation, our body is smoldering with an electrical charge that begs to ascend into a thunderhead. The voice is your phoenix, the catalyst. It rises up from your charged core into your burning heart. As we lift our voices, our tongues lick the heavens with the flames of our heart song.

The phoenix sleeps hard and heavy. It must be roused from its slumber by gently prodding its true beastly will. Don't force it. Honor it by allowing it to relax and wake slowly.


This technique is a great warm-up before vocal performances, incantation rituals, public speaking, and meeting the day. If you struggle with "stuck voice," keep practice this ritual before you leave your bed each morning.

  • Give yourself a stretch and a squeal.
  • Explore sounding your voice high and low with multiple yawns. Give each yawn your full presence and witness how it pleases your voice to express in high and low yawns and squeaky stretches.
  • As you stretch, sound the feelings of resistance. If you feel like grunting or squeaking like a rusty hinge, do it!

 

Sound what feels good. This wakes up the voice and honors the nature of your inner beast. Notice, when you relax into stretching and yawning, your voice can swing higher, lower and louder than you might expect. Practice throughout the day whenever you feel inspired to wake your voice and play with your range.

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Week 1 - Lesson 2.

copycats

mimicking the moon

Our non-dual reality begs a conversation between the vast and varied characters that color our lives. These characters infiltrate our subconscious mind, absconding our psyche in dream states and unconscious reactions.

Careful observation and mimicry of archetypal expression helps to bring our subconscious desires into the light of consciousness. As we grow more keen to identifying the key vocal and posture expressions of the characters in our lives, we gain a better understanding of how these spirits influence our subconscious. How do they tell their stories?

We discover patterns in their inflections, vulnerability in their dissonant tones, the authenticity of their vocal and physical posturing. We discover the subtle dramas of each teacher, offering lessons in charisma.

Start by mimicking archetypes that have "nothing" to do with your round table.

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Week 2 - lesson 2-A.

Funk Master archetype

sexual cheese & spiritual chocolate

Time to pretend! Time to channel. You are no longer you. You are an empty vessel. You don't have to worry about anyone judging you because you are no longer you. Some of the most powerful performers, wizards, and vocalists in the world fake it till they make it.

Even Beyoncé uses this technique - she's actually Sasha on stage. The great Lamas of Tibet encourage inhabiting the spirit of an enlightened being as a first step to becoming enlightened. So this is kinda like, "What Would Jesus Do?" except we're going cheese-balls and fiddlesticks with the art of "Hamming it Up."


You are now a Bee Gees Brother

Sing out a "Hee, Hee." Keep it soft, breathy, light. Give it that silky, Velveeta cheese disco charm. Run through the vowels (long and soft) and feel that sweet spot tickle your fancy. Keep it real cheesy. Explore descending in pitch, starting soft and high moving down to loud and low. Notice how the play of cheesy channeling mitigates the tension of hitting those high notes.

Watch Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon play to this style on SNL. 


the world just got really nasty

Let out a bewildered "EEEEW!" Give it a more pronounced swing, like you're really offended. Now try it Bee Gees style.

 

You're now in the mood to make love and you've got a gold tooth and bed of roses to prove it. Go down, real low down, slow and soft. Let out an "OOOH" and an "Ahhh".  Keep it Velvety. Keep it Velveeta.


You're now a bag of popcorn

Make your voice raspy. So raspy that it grates on a single pop, one or two at a time, kinda like the ghost from the movie, The Ring. Now speed it up, moving from the nasty low, up to the cheesy high, "eee-hee." Explore starting a phrase with this rasp to heighten the nastiness of the funk. Explore singing, "I'm gunna love you right." using the Popcorn technique.


Spiritual Chocolate

Think of a thing that needs to change in the world. Sing, "We got to..." and end everything you say with a breathy "ah", like an Evangelist preacher. "We got to cast some Magic Spells... AH!"

Add emphasis to the verb in volume, pitch, duration, and diction. If the phrase is particularly long, explore racing through the first portion until you reach the verb. "We got to summon up the spirit of the ever loving Holy rollin' lightning lover and CAST some Spells... Ah!" Then add a subtle pregnant pause before finishing out the sentence slowly, deliberately, with spiritual chocolate conviction..ah. "We got to summon up the spirit of the ever loving Holy rollin' lightning lover and CAST some spells... Ah... (pause) so we can save (Pause) our blessed sacred heart..Ah!"

Try it while squinting an eye or shaking your head subtly with passion. Notice how adding strategic pause draws emphasis to the words, like a tease and release.

Now you have the key components of the Sexual Cheese archetype!

Think of a unique magical gift that you, as yourself, possess or hope to possess. "I've got the power..." Sing that sentence with sexual cheese and spiritual chocolate. Start the phrase with the raspy pop-corn voice. Add particular emphasis to the verbs. Swing that pitch up to emphasize that power...ah. Then bring down to a delicious ending. Throw in a run for extra jazzy flavor.

When you sing it again and again to a point where you're really having fun with it, capture that genie in a bottle. Pull out your voice-memo app on your phone (or any recording device) and record yourself singing your power phrase in the Sexual Cheese and Spiritual Chocolate Style. If you are inspired, share it to the Incantations Facebook group so everyone can be inspired by how silly and playful you are as you claim your power.

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Prepare to take notes. As we review each vocal technique and style, create a single character or shape to represent each technique. Your character may be simple like a triangle, wavy line, double line or figure 8, or more complicated like a Japanese artist's seal. Make it something you can easily remember for future association. We'll use your character later when designing a sigil.

week 1 - Lesson 3.

Cultural Flava's

gritos mexicanos

The goal of a grito is to express joy and excitement with a nod to laughter. The first sound is typically held as long as possible, leaving enough breath for a trailing set of laughing sounds.

Pretend like you've just had a shot of tequila. Holler the "Ah ha ha ha hayi" sound, as though you're laughing, but sustain the first note. 


Ululations

Ululations are conducted much like the word sounds, "ULULULULULULiiiiii!" Articulate the phrase as quickly as possible, as loudly and as high in pitch as possible. Ululations are used in Balkan and Middle-Eastern flourishes. 

Trills and Meends

Trills are similar to an ululation, but without the consonant sound and more like a quick shake of a single note or rapid alternation to the note above. Pretend like you're a goat. Say "Ba ah ah ah ah." Try running through the vowels as a goat and explore pitch. Trills were very popular in England around the late 1800s. Think Snow White, singing over the wishing well, or Tony Tim singing Daisy Bell.  We also hear trills in old American blues music, classic Mongolian music, and Indian Music.

In Indian, Alankaar vocal ornamentations, a sliding undulation between two consecutive notes is known as a meend.

Runs & mordents

Runs are a sequence of notes sung quickly, often without lyrics, to play the part of a musical instrument. Runs are a hallmark of R&B and jazz music.  In esoteric, tribal musical stylings, mordents and runs were often used in the absence of musical instruments. 

Vibrato

Simply, an oscillation in pitch. Vibrato is a common vocal flourish that became very popular in American jazz as a derivation and culture counter to the English trill. Its slightly slower in pace. Today, it's a common flourish, pervasive in American jazz, R&B, Middle-Eastern and Celtic vocal stylings. Start with a "ya ya ya ya" and make it faster, and/or subtle, using the back of your throat to make the sound, rather than the front portion that makes the Y. Some people find success by nodding their head "Yes" to drill the technique. 


Yodels

If you haven't been able to yodel, try pretending like you're Scooby Doo, moving from the lower diaphragm (chest voice) to the upper part of the throat (falsetto). Or try moaning like your Mom just gave you a bunch of chores, sighing down in pitch, "Oh Mama!"

Just to relax into the high parts, let out a YEHAW, like a true Texan. Repeat: "Oh Dee Oh - Dee I Dee Ay - Hay - Yay Yodel oh Ho Dee...." (Smile on the Dee) to hit the note easier. 

Yodels are not just inherent in Country and Western music. They're also very common in Flamenco music to emphasize extreme passion and heartache. And in Bavarian music, yodels were used to call to fellow sheep herders across mountainsides. Low yet loud chest voice compels the higher pitch to project further, maximizing volume.


Jazz & POP ornamentation

In American jazz, we get lots of sliding - Good Morning Heart Ache. The human voice is one of a very few "instruments" that can achieve an actual "glissandi" slide, in addition to the trombone and saw.  In Be-bob we accent offbeat, achieving a jazzy cadence. 

In Pop and R&B ornamentation, we practice runs - flourishes of extra notes. As opposed to jazz, pop uses less sliding and more exaggerated punch on the notes, giving it the poppy feel. 

Week 1 - Lesson 4.

Tonal Magic

Sounds literally make geometric shapes. Similarly, our words influence the shape of our world by charming perception and planting thought-seeds to take form. For thousands of years, the Vedas were sung because ideas are easily remembered through melodic rhyming. Rhymes create less room for recollection error. A rhymed melody can violate one's daily life by arresting the mind with euphonic patterns. We can disrupt patterns in our own daily lives by creating catchy limericks that influence our subconscious to align with our conscious will. Consider using a rhyme when you create your "greatest sorcerer's self" mantra.

The holographic sound in our heads can induce deep states of hypnosis. We each have our own path to tonal magic. Let yourself be moved by the following techniques.


3-01.

Anatomical influence

Chest voice / full voice

This is the conversational voice we use when we're doing things like ordering a drink at a noisy bar or cheerleading. Usually, we are just projecting or yelling but we can yell in a key.  When they say, use your diaphragm, they mean, "Use your full-voice."

Falsetto / Head Voice

Falsetto or head voice is sung using the upper part of the voice before the lower larynx is engaged. When we sing our gritos, bee-gees style, or ye-haws, we are using head voice or Falsetto. Falsetto can easily achieve the higher notes while singing softly, whereas the chest voice would have to amplify to achieve the same high note as a falsetto voice. 

volume for control

Every person has a threshold where the voice shifts from full to high. You can move the threshold by changing your volume and shifting the shape of your soft palette. Volume profoundly affects the way the voice moves between falsetto and full voice. Skilled singers train in the space between full voice and falsetto, using volume to shift pitch and mood.

Folks who have trouble hitting low notes may rely on a soft chest voice to achieve their goals. Alternatively, people who have trouble hitting high notes may increase the volume of their chest voice to hit the highs. 

Try hitting really high notes with a softer Falsetto. Or really low notes with a softer chest voice.

Now flip it and explore the difference.

Try hitting really high notes with a louder Falsetto. Or really low notes with a louder chest voice.


lavish Nasal Stylings

The soft pallet is the back of the lower part of the mouth, where the tongue descends into the throat. You can sing with the muscle in the soft pallet spread wide to create a nasally sound. Explore singing with the wide soft pallet to achieve the sound of a disgruntled Popeye. It is more challenging to sing falsetto (head voice) with this style, however, once you've figured out how to achieve falsetto in this style, you can easily hit very high notes like female Indian singers or cartoon Popeyes. Pretend like you're a Japanese school-girl and laugh maniacally.  Famous singers who use this style include Stevie Nicks, Buddy Holly, and the munchkins. 

Jeweled Throat Stylings

Some folks don't like their nasally sound and want a richer, more rounded tone, like Kermit the Frog. Notice how your soft palette changes shape from a wider, more flattened shape in your throat (nasally) to a more hollow, round, and vertical shape (throaty). The throat is more closed off from the middle and top (where it reaches your nose). This shape prevents a nasally sound. Famous singers who use this style include Billy Holliday, Duke Ellington, Kermit, and Feist.

If you have trouble eliminating the nasal quality from your tone, pretend you're an Emu. "Gu, Gu, Gu, Gu," make the "G" clearer to bring consciousness to the nasal-region. Explore shifting pitch using the "G" consonant.  Notice how the soft pallet relaxes when the lower-back part of the tongue makes the G sound. But don't be afraid to deliberately embrace the nasal styling to inhabit key archetypes and channel valuable energies!

Overtone Hypnosis

Choose a fundamental note using your chest voice - try switching slowly from O to E and practice in either an enclosed space or a space with white noise so you can hear yourself better because the overtones are harder to hear from your own head and easier for others to hear. 

Eventually, with practice, you may learn to isolate the movement to just the back of the tongue (without moving your lips). O to the E sound creates a subtle harmonic of the fundamental note.

Holographic sound magic

When we strike a pure note from a singing bowl or tuning fork and we sing in proximity, additional harmonics will naturally unfold. Each note literally makes a geometric shape in space.  These shapes are the foundation shapes of ancient mandalas. 

When we combine a perfect pitch shape from our voice with the perfect pitch tone of a singing bowl, the pairing shapes create harmonics that refract between your voice/head and the bowl. Practice toning different notes with your singing bowl and notice the additional harmonies shifting through your periphery. We call this holographic sound.

The ancients divined wisdom and prophesy by receiving guidance from other-worldly beings through these holographic sound portals.

a note on Cymatics

Sound waves actually make geometric shapes that correspond to Yantras and mandalas. If you are inspired by sacred geometry, it is recommended that you research the physics behind sound and let yourself be moved by the implications.

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4-02.

honoring the beast

euphony in tongues

Take the melody for Happy Birthday. Sing it slowly, in as many fake languages as you can possibly imagine. Enjoy exploring the accents, pace, volume, ornamentations and most importantly, meaning. Notice how the removal of our native language tends to free the intention up for more authentic vocal resonance.  The words tend to sound better in our own natural and we genuinely express the feeling behind happy birthday.  This is because its coming from a place of more creative freedom. 

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Week 2 - Lesson 3.

Enchantment styles

your clearest channel for the medium

What a boring world it would be if we all charmed the heavens in the same way? Our choirs would all sound beige. Consider that your perspective, your angle, your style, is the most conductive medium for electric connection you could hope for. 


“Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him.” 
― Ralph Waldo EmersonSelf-Reliance

Oh blessed imitation! While a large portion of this course will focus on mimicry and imitation, our ultimate end is supreme reverence for the divine beast within. Shamelessly releasing this beast in vulnerable sound will consecrate our truest will in a marriage with our true nature. Here, we'll explore a handful of enchantment styles. As we review each style, notice the sensations in your body. Let yourself be moved by the style that is most haunting to your soul.

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Week 2 - Lesson 3-a

The vocalist


embellished melodies, flourished accents, styling of the ages

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 Examples: Ella Fitzgerald, Mike Patton, Grace Slick, Leon Redbone, Bessie Smith

The vocalist is a master of their inherent instrument. Rich melodic prowess, intricate embellishments, flourished accents and timeless styling of the ages are all hallmarks of the vocalist's enchantment style. They spend much of their magic crafting time drilling pitch and refining technique, inducing rich states of hypnosis in the kaleidoscopic charm of tone, refracting holographic around the skull.

This enchantment technique is particularly effective when working with individuals with PTSD, autism or Aspergers or people who are easily over-stimulated. Hypnotic repetition provides a grounding framework that calms an over-active nervous system. If you're enchantment style is the performer, focus intently on training, drilling, recording and editing your own vocals and consider private coaching.


Week 2 - Lesson 3-B

The Performer


Possessed by charisma, potent with conviction

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Examples: Axel Rose, Madonna, David Bowie, Prince, Eartha Kitt

The Performer has a clear understanding of the power of their conviction. They mean what they say. Importance is placed on being moved by their spirit, riled to the heavens. Communicating the heart of the message is more important than the quality of the sound. They fill their space with presence and pizazz. Endurance training is a primary focus, supporting wild, unabashed spirits as they are channeled to connect.

This enchantment style powerfully captivates large crowds and diverse parties. The power of the Performer's stage presence ensnares dulled-senses and easily distracted audiences. Great for festivals, bacchanals and protest rallies. The performer is keenly aware of the space they do not inhabit. They master the art of the tease.

There are two types of performers to review:

  • Poised - These Performers work with choreography often. They build on their pregnant pauses and engage the crowds head on with calculated movements and strategic connection and tease. Think, Madonna's hand gestures, Eartha Kitt's eye contact, Bowie's stoic gaze.
  • Impassioned - These Performers get so caught up in the spirit of their conviction, they refuse to control the demon's effects on their body. You can tell these performers by their uncivilized flailing and involuntary bodily reactions. See Elvis' rogue leg, Axel Rose's undulation, Prince's head shakes.

If you're most inspired by this performance style, train your endurance by singing while riding bikes, treading water or hiking. Instructing vinyasa yoga classes will train your voice to maintain composure in odd positions. For more in-depth performance art training, consider private coaching.


Week 2 - Lesson 3-C

The Storyteller


poetic journeys, reflective ballads, articulate discourse

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Examples: Salt-N-Peppa, Leonard Cohen, Fairport Convention, Mc Frontalot, Lilly Allen

Storytellers draw attention to the story over themselves as performers, focusing on phrasing and inflection and character accents. Stories almost always enchant via conflict, analogies and sensory engagement. Lyrics paint sensual experiences in theatric poetry. This is the oldest form of vocal enchantment. For thousands of years, the Hindu and Indus cultures passed down their sacred Vedic stories in song before the ballads were documented in Sanskrit. Ballads are a hallmark of American folk music, bypassing illiteracy and informing slaves and immigrants of their family histories. Now, the hip-hop movement builds on Storytelling more than any other genre. Wit and poetic prowess are essential to powerful storytelling.

Storytelling is a prime enchantment for education and attentive audiences with a keen ear for cadence and flow. Listening rooms, speak-easies, hip-hop jams, class rooms, and campfires are appropriate venues for the Storyteller. Folks most inspired by this performance style should focus on phrasing, freestyle poetry, arrangement and songwriting skills. For more in-depth Storytelling training, consider private coaching.


Week 2 - Lesson 3-D

The Musician


Strategic dissonance, Precise theory, Percussive diction

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Examples: Rahzel, Andrew Bird, Azam Ali, Sting, Ruben Van Rompaey, Cab Calloway

The Musician builds on the vast and varied sounds that emanate from the face and body. Indian Bol singers capture the sounds of the tabla in phrases like "Tickety" and "Rim" to mimic the sound of the drums. Beat Boxers mimic 808 kits, record scratches, and DJ effects to embellish their enchantments. Ultimate the sounds emanating from the Musician occur as inhuman.  There is yet another type of Musician in the context of vocal chaos magic.

The alternate vocal Musician builds on music theory to convey a cultural style that may traditionally be conveyed by actual musical instruments. We see this in jazz singers who mimic complex sax melodies with vocal "skat, du-dat" sounds. East Indian vocalists use embellishments to mimic the Sitar and other instruments. Most Indian music is modal, with a single melodic line and no harmonic parts. The modes are called raga, and each raga is a complicated framework of melodic rules.

This highly hypnotic enchantment often relays as inhuman. It's best employed to enhance meditations and yogic practices and fascinate communion with elements. Witnessing a Vocal Musician's call-and-response with an actual musician is awesome. Classic Go-Go form: entice crowd engagement by calling vocal embellishments and inviting the crowd to repeat in unison, a la Cab Calloway.

Chapter 6.

weird channels

shapeshifting 101

When we deliberately observe and inhabit our archetypes, they are exalted and brought into balance. When we give our broken, missing, and dangerous archetypes a platform for expression, they are less likely to create out of turn. For instance, when we cast a magic spell, if we are unconsciously rejecting a part of ourself that deeply needs to be expressed, that archetype's creation is likely to dominate our spell. If you are getting "bad" results in magic, its likely that one of your key archetypes needs compassion and a constructive platform for expression.

These abandoned inner-archetypes are a lot like sideshow freaks. They don't fit in, but they exist for a very important reason. If we can get to a place of embracing these broken and abandoned inner-freaks, we can bring them into balance.

Introducing the Freak-Charmer Method


According to Carolyn Myss, we create through twelve primary archetypes. Four of the twelve are common among everyone: Child, Victim, Saboteur, and Prostitute. The remaining eight are discovered through rich inner work.

Take some time to create a gesture or hand movement that exemplifies one of your twelve common archetypes. Think of a short rhyme, a jingle to represent your chosen archetype. Compose the jingle as if the archetype is actually moving through your life. For instance, the prostitute might traditionally sing something like,"If you want to buy my wares, follow me and climb the stairs." But in your life, the prostitute might say something like, "I'll work all night with the corner office in my sight." His/Her voice may be slinky and sly and raspy from too many cigars or blow-jobs. Give your archetype's voice color with accent, tone, pitch, dissonance and pause. Think about what makes them sad, joyous, belonging. Dwell on their hidden motivations and create a sound from that motivation. Allow yourself to be moved by this archetype.

What would they want to sing and rhyme to make sure it gets stuck in your head everyday? What needs to be remembered? What kind of freak-show does your archetype need to perform?

Take nine electric fire breaths before sounding through your inner-freak to ensure the sound is authentic.


As you sound your freak's jingle, imagine it is charming all the other archetypes in your personality. It's voice needs to be heard. This is your gift to the monster you've rejected for so long. As you give your inner-freak the blessings of charm, it weaves into balance through your brazen, vulnerable compassion.


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liberate your creative genius, super-charge your electro-magnetic field of influence, integrate your inner-freaks, and banish self-doubt


  • Live weekly recorded sessions with Strega carefully walking you through the content and demonstrating the techniques
  • Thriving Facebook group of super-creators for support, accountability, results sharing, and idea-bouncing
  • Daring and powerful homework assignments that electrify and energize your daily life and your influence
  • Weird and wild explorations in the privacy of your own sacred space - so you can try things out alone first
  • Advanced vocal techniques demonstrated and recorded for recaps and rehearsals
  • Advanced magic techniques to banish self-doubt, dramatically increase intuition, and stoke your inner-fire

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Discover our most authentic heart song

Get to the truth of our will and learn what we truly desire by channeling the gibberish of our soul.


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liberate our play like never before, forevermore

Dissolve structures that keep us stuck in shyness. Rewire the oppressive cognitions we've adopted as a children.


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Sing strong with ancient breathing techniques

Expand lung capacity, strengthen diaphragm, elevate mood, heal the body, and heal our lives.

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learn the delicate art of shapeshifting

Discover the subtle expression queues of our key archetypes and develop a keen sense of ego glamours.


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gain Radical self-love on sublime listening levels

Vulnerably dive deep into our subconscious to elicit sounds from abandoned or wounded parts of ourselves.


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create in vibrant communion with powerful sorcerers

Our Facebook group is thriving with shares from some of the most gifted wizards alive today.

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gain influence with inspiration rituals

Enroll others into our ritual missions through charisma magic and connective compassion.


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experience dramatic inner-healing, quickly

Using the radical "freak-charmer" method, we'll cultivate rich compassion for our inner "freak-show" monsters.


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clear tools & Practical application at our own pace

Straightforward instruction with clear steps delivered online and vocally for future reference and repeated practice.


Registration is open

OUR FIRST CLASS BEGINS JANUARY 31, 2018

IN CELEBRATION OF THE BLUE SUPER MOON


Incantations costs $360, which is more than a pretty penny for some us...

...but consider this: $360 could buy a couple of nights at a fancy hotel, or a designer handbag...

...or it could buy an exponentially more fulfilling relationship with your own soul - a lifetime of reverent and complete expression, and awe-inspired ecstatic communion. A life where you courageously deep-dive into the chasms of your wildest heart song and stand for your truth in ferocious compassion. Integrable!


The world needs your brilliance now and the time to claim your genius expression is of the essence.

Awesome payment plan: 6 payments of $60 for each one hour class of life-changing techniques and rituals.


The high price of NOT claiming your genius:

A cozy, ho-hum, status quo life-style.

Blissful ignorance of your deepest truths.

Your inner-child stays neglected.

The world loses out on your brilliance.

Your voice in this world goes unheard.

 

The world needs you magic. Now, more than ever.

You're invited to step-up.

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