Tape record this mediation or have someone read it to you.
Find a quiet,
comfortable place to perform the meditation, some place where you will not be
Close your eyes. Imagine that a soft white glow is forming at your feet. It
begins to swirl upward and it forms a protective shell around you. It lifts you
up and takes you on a journey to the core of your being.
The misty glow sets you down and dissipates to reveal a marble staircase that
spirals downward. The light is very dim along the walls of the staircase and you
can't see all the way to the bottom, but you know this is a place into which you
You begin down the staircase and you notice it spirals in a counterclockwise
direction. The light in the staircase comes from candles flickering in small
carved niches along the walls. The staircase walls are made of smooth, cold
marble that your occasionally touch as you continue to journey downward.
As you work your way down the stairs, notice on the walls that there are
occasionally sigils, magickal symbols formed out of metal and embedded into the
walls. These are the symbols of your shadow masks. Take note of whichever one is
most prominent. This is the symbol for your primary shadow mask.
Reach up and touch the symbol of your primary shadow mask and you'll find
that it comes loose from the wall. As you hold it in your hands, you can feel
the cold weight of the metal symbol and you can see it from all sides. Hold on
to this symbol as you continue down the stairs.
When you reach the bottom, you find before you a great golden door. You try
the door, but it is locked. Look at the keyhole and you will find that it is
oddly shaped. Slip the metal symbol you hold into the keyhole and you'll find
that it unlocks the door. Open the door d enter the chamber.
The room is cold and quite dark, except for a single point of illumination
that emanates from the far side of the room. The light comes from a mask that
hangs on the far wall. Go over to it and look at it. You notice that it is well
within reach, so you take it down and examine it thoroughly. On the inside of
the mask is its name. Take note of it.
After you've examined the mask, place it on your face and ask: "How do I
resolve this shadow mask?" Listen carefully to the answer. Once you've heard the
message, ask one more question: "What does this shadow mask keep me from doing?"
After you've queried the mask, take it off and place it back on the wall.
Exit the chamber and lock the door with the medal symbol you retained. As you
climb the stairs, you can place the symbol anywhere along the wall and it will
set itself within the marble. Continue to head to the top of the stairs,this
time moving much more quickly than before.
Once you have reached the top, the white glow enfolds you once again, lifts
you up, and brings you back into your body.
When you have arrived back fully, take a moment to contemplate your
experience and do the exercises and answer the questions below:
1. Draw the symbol of the primary shadow mask.
2. Draw your shadow
3. What is the name of the shadow mask?
4. What part do you play in
keeping this mask alive?
5. What are the effects of this shadow mask on your
6. What does this shadow mask keep you from accomplishing?
action must you take in order to resolve you primary shadow mask?
have you to learn from this shadow mask?