Now’s probably a good time to remind everyone to check/refresh the wards on your home or wherever you do this work. Be sure that you’re rested, grounded, and in a comfortable position.
Anchor yourself firmly to your landbase. Notice a small detail that will call you back when this working is finished.
Ground and center. Cast a circle.
As you move astrally to our American plain on the astral plane, you can see again the safe hillock where you do your work. You can see the five giant banners, shining in the sky: Walden Pond, the Underground Railroad, the Cowboy, the Salmon, and Lady Liberty. Do they seem more defined since we began our work? Do they have anything special to tell you this week?
Can you feel your connection to the American landbase? Run your roots down deep, deep with the grass roots that hold the prairie together. The land itself wants to work with you and you can draw power and strength from the land. Look toward the North and see the shining banner with Lady Liberty. As the banner becomes bigger and brighter, you sense how truly huge Lady Liberty is, both physically, as she towers over New York harbor, and as an archetype of America. The title of the statue is: La Liberté éclairant le monde, or Liberty enlightening the world. In one hand she holds the torch that shines its light on the world and in her other hand she holds a tablet that represents the Declaration of Independence. A broken chain lies at her feet; she will not be shackled.
Walk into the banner, slip through, and stand before Lady Liberty. Is there something you would like to offer to her?
Dark and shadowy forces conspired to steal this election from American voters and are continuing, in hidden and nefarious ways, to destroy America and the role that America plays as a proponent of liberty throughout the world.* Over the past few weeks, some of that nefarious behavior has begun to come to light — despite the Trump administration’s best efforts to conceal and obfuscate. There is still much, however, that remains hidden. Sunlight, as Justice Brandeis once said, is the best disinfectant. We need to bring more light to bear on this situation; we can’t begin to fix what’s wrong until we can see what is lurking in dark and dirty corners.
Ask Lady Liberty to raise her torch even higher. Watch as it glows brighter and brighter. See her golden light spread across the country and across the globe. As her light touches everyone and everything, all is revealed. The roaches and rats may try to run and hide in a dark corner or under a dank rock, but Lady Liberty’s light picks them out and shows exactly who they are, what they did, what they are still doing, how that violated our laws and our norms. Gradually, the bright light causes them to shrivel up and turn into dust.
See the light of Liberty’s torch shining into each home, office, and shop in the country. See it helping Americans to see what went wrong and how to fix it. As you stand before her statue, sense that Lady Liberty grows larger and larger, holding her light higher and higher. It now reaches across our shores and to other parts of the world — into Moscow, into internet bot farms in Eastern Europe, wherever people work to undermine freedom.
Liberty’s light does something else, as well. That clear, lucid light shows us how to defeat this administration and its cabal of international thugs. It shines into Congress, the Senate, our courts. It shines into newspaper office and tv stations. It shines into town halls and voting booths. It shines courage into the hearts and minds of all who love America.
Spend some time knowing that this IS happening and that it CAN continue to happen. Place your hand on the broken chain at Lady Liberty’s foot. Draw a pentagram or a binding sigil upon it so that the chain can never become whole. Liberty can never be shackled.
Ask Lady Liberty if she has an specific advice for you. What role can you best play in the Magical Battle for America?
Thank Lady Liberty and begin to walk back towards the American plain. Walk out of the banner and return to your own magical hillock. Sense again your connection to the land. Look around you; do things seem brighter and more clear than they did before?
Return to your own body, your own landbase. Open your eyes. Rub your face, move your arms and legs. Notice the detail you selected to call you back from the astral. Open your circle. Drink something, maybe some iced coffee or a fruit smoothie. If you like, have something to eat, maybe an oat muffin or a handful of cherries.
During the course of this week, you may want to visit the bannered prairie several times in order to strengthen its presence on the astral. You may want to repeat this working several times. You may want to place an image of Lady Liberty on your altar. You may want to journal about it. Are you inspired to make any art? Can you sit beside a warm fire, or light incense, or stare into a candle? What actions are you inspired to take for the Resistance? If you’re willing, please share in comments what happened and how this working went.
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*It probably goes without saying that America’s role as a proponent of liberty throughout the world has been, at times, more aspirational than actual. We are working here, however, with archetypes, and it is the idea of America as a proponent of liberty that Putin, Trump, and others are most interested in subverting.