For this week’s upcoming practice, I’m going to do a practice taught by the incomparable John Michael Greer, in his book, ‘Learning Ritual Magic: Fundamental Theory and Practice for the Solitary Apprentice‘. I am actually fairly successful with this practice. I like it. It’s the practice of holding oneself completely and perfectly still for a period of time. The only thing I allow myself to do is blink and swallow. I can maintain this, in certain postures only, for up to 20 minutes at a time. I plan on experimenting with different postures and time limits during the course of the upcoming week.
You know, on reflection, it’s kind of sad how I developed this skill – holding myself completely frozen for long periods of time – but it comes in handy now!
actually need to cite the book correctly!!!