The Nature of Dragon Magic By Lunarian Stormbringer

There exists in the Universe and endless number of Archetypal energies with which modern magicians can ally themselves. Their numbers are as vast and diverse as those who work with them. Angels, Faeries, Elementals, and even Mytho-poetic forces such as Dragons, Elves, and Dwarves may be used to call upon Higher Powers. Throughout the study of such forces we learn that the ones we choose to call upon and the choice reflects how our souls are formed. These archetypal forces have personas, some even recognized names known to many cultures. As with all things the choice of forces that work best for you is personal, for myself it is the Dragons. In no way do these forces replace Deity, on the contrary they facilitate greater learning and advanced development.

For some time now I have work with spiritual energies such as Totems or Angels, and Elementals such as salamanders and dwarves. Since walking the Path as a Dragon mage I have discovered some interesting things. The energies of Totems are more closely described as interacting with our Super-Unconscious (part of our primal natures, the things that often get misunderstood or ignored when they appear) then as an external force such as angelic energies… The Totems seem to be an existing part of the shaman that once identified and worked with become more pronounced. Yet as with all true forces, these energies contain the extremes of the nature they exemplify. For example, Bear is very healing, wise and gentle, yet Bear is also very violent and quick to anger when someone threatens her cubs.. This translates as overprotective and more than slightly intolerant of what is perceived as danger to loved ones.. Now once a totem is worked with, both sides of the totem begin to emerge in the shaman. Where as the energy I have found present when I began working with Draconian energy is much different.

The Dragons seem to be more of the Super-Conscious ( the higher aspects of our natures that we strive to attain and exemplify) even though the energy is summoned it comes not from outside the mage, but within him. The Dragons personify planetary, and elemental forces thus bringing them one step closer to our understanding. As with Totemic interaction, the relationship to the Dragons is similar. Like Bear (which is not solely resident within the practitioner…) the Dragons awaken the portions of our psyche that can tap into their energies allowing us access to it. Bear brings the primal forces of life and nature to within the grasp of the practitioner where through proper exercise can be melded to the energies of the practitioner himself. The dragons bring a more focused or refined energy to within the reach of the mage until he can tap into it at will… In a way the relationship of any non-deity (and to a lesser degree them as well) force/entity to the practitioner is closer to that of mentor and teacher than to permanent fixtures in our magical practice.

In no way is Dragon magic easy or simple. The relationship of the magician to the Dragons is similar to parent/teacher and child/student. They are vast and timeless, wise beyond our kenning and cunning. Once embarked upon as a magical path, you find yourself changing, and adapting to their modes of though, learning to see in new ways and having greater perspective than before. It requires great inner strength and strong moral character to walk the Path, and more than that to walk it with the Dragons. Subtle as a soft breeze and powerful as a super-nova, They teach and strengthen you so you may wield greater power with greater wisdom.There exists in the Universe and endless number of Archetypal energies with which  modern magicians can ally themselves. Their numbers are as vast and diverse as those who work with them. Angels, Faeries, Elementals, and even Mytho-poetic forces such as Dragons, Elves, and Dwarves may be used to call upon Higher Powers. Throughout the  study of such forces we learn that the ones we choose to call upon and the choice reflects how our souls are formed. These archetypal

There exists in the Universe and endless number of Archetypal energies with which modern magicians can ally themselves. Their numbers are as vast and diverse as those who work with them. Angels, Faeries, Elementals, and even Mytho-poetic forces such as Dragons, Elves, and Dwarves may be used to call upon Higher Powers. Throughout the study of such forces we learn that the ones we choose to call upon and the choice reflects how our souls are formed. These archetypal forces have personas, some even recognized names known to many cultures. As with all things the choice of forces that work best for you is personal, for myself it is the Dragons. In no way do these forces replace Deity, on the contrary they facilitate greater learning and advanced development.

For some time now I have work with spiritual energies such as Totems or Angels, and Elementals such as salamanders and dwarves. Since walking the Path as a Dragon mage I have discovered some interesting things. The energies of Totems are more closely described as interacting with our Super-Unconscious (part of our primal natures, the things that often get misunderstood or ignored when they appear) then as an external force such as angelic energies… The Totems seem to be an existing part of the shaman that once identified and worked with become more pronounced. Yet as with all true forces, these energies contain the extremes of the nature they exemplify. For example, Bear is very healing, wise and gentle, yet Bear is also very violent and quick to anger when someone threatens her cubs.. This translates as overprotective and more than slightly intolerant of what is perceived as danger to loved ones.. Now once a totem is worked with, both sides of the totem begin to emerge in the shaman. Where as the energy I have found present when I began working with Draconian energy is much different.

The Dragons seem to be more of the Super-Conscious ( the higher aspects of our natures that we strive to attain and exemplify) even though the energy is summoned it comes not from outside the mage, but within him. The Dragons personify planetary, and elemental forces thus bringing them one step closer to our understanding. As with Totemic interaction, the relationship to the Dragons is similar. Like Bear (which is not solely resident within the practitioner…) the Dragons awaken the portions of our psyche that can tap into their energies allowing us access to it. Bear brings the primal forces of life and nature to within the grasp of the practitioner where through proper exercise can be melded to the energies of the practitioner himself. The dragons bring a more focused or refined energy to within the reach of the mage until he can tap into it at will… In a way the relationship of any non-deity (and to a lesser degree them as well) force/entity to the practitioner is closer to that of mentor and teacher than to permanent fixtures in our magical practice.

In no way is Dragon magic easy or simple. The relationship of the magician to the Dragons is similar to parent/teacher and child/student. They are vast and timeless, wise beyond our kenning and cunning. Once embarked upon as a magical path, you find yourself changing, and adapting to their modes of though, learning to see in new ways and having greater perspective than before. It requires great inner strength and strong moral character to walk the Path, and more than that to walk it with the Dragons. Subtle as a soft breeze and powerful as a super-nova, They teach and strengthen you so you may wield greater power with greater wisdom.

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