Invoking The Gods Of Magick Using Physical Commands + 8 Kickass Quotes For Working With The Language Of The Body

Grant Morrison (comic book writer, playwright & occultist) once gave a talk at the Omega Institute that blew my mind for a number of reasons.

One of those reasons is the way he explained how most ancient cultures the world over have worked with the same archetypal energies again & again, even though they go by different names from region to region, because what they were really doing is personifying basic human personality traits and elevating them to the status of gods.

The cool thing is that these archetypes, which roughly translate into 6 distinct personalities like The Bully, The Leader, The Joker, etc., will emerge in any group you throw together for a concentrated period of time- regardless of what role each was playing beforehand.

So- whether you isolate a group of 6 bullies or a group of 6 jokers, they will still arrange themselves into these 6 default personalities. It's basic human nature.

This, to me, says that all of these energies are available to any of us any time. We can call on them at will- like a wardrobe of personas to suit the unique needs of any given situation.

Can you say... Invoking The Gods???!!!

Obviously, invoking these energies with firm, decisive language is the witchy standard, but so too is the use of physical gesture.

You don't hear people talk about this too often, but I think it's a conversation worth having, so let's have it!

Place your hands on your hips, legs shoulder-distance apart, stick out your chest and declare...


And then- of course, watch this video...

8 Kickass Quotes For Working With The Language Of The Body :

★ The body never lies. -Martha Graham

★ The human body is the best picture of the human soul. - Ludwig Wittgenstein

★ Body language is a very powerful tool. We had body language before we had speech, and apparently, 80% of what you understand in a conversation is read through the body, not the words. - Deborah Bull

★ All emotions, even those that are suppressed and unexpressed, have physical effects. Unexpressed emotions tend to stay in the body like small ticking time bombs—they are illnesses in incubation.” ― Marilyn Van Derbur

★ Your body has a mind of its own. You know it’s true. You can sense it, even though it may be hard to articulate. You know that your body is more than a vehicle for your brain to cruise around in... Your self doesn’t begin and end with your physical body but extends into the space around you. -Sandra Blakeslee

★ Our first experience of life is primarily felt in the *body.* ... We know ourselves in the security of those who hold us and gaze upon us. It's not heard or seen or thought it's felt. That's the original knowing.” ― Richard Rohr

★ I speak two languages, Body and English. - Mae West

★ Language is surely too small a vessel to contain these emotions of mind and body that have somehow awakened a response in the spirit. - Radclyffe Hall