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I admit, I’m pretty lazy when it comes to color magick. Other witches seem to use it all the time, but it’s something that seems much easier than it is purely because of the wide array of colored materials available. Take candles, for example. I usually stick with beeswax, and I avoid synthetic colors if I can help it. That cuts down my selection pretty majorly! The same is true for powders, unless I want to spend hours with a mortar, pestle, and metal file. Some colors also just aren’t that common in nature– blue, for example.
You’d be amazed at how many things there are that aren’t blue.
Half of the blue things aren’t even blue.
Like blue jays. Their feathers don’t even contain any blue pigment! Wtf.
That doesn’t mean I avoid color magick, just that it’s a little trickier to employ within the confines of what I do. I also have some different ideas about what certain colors are or aren’t. White may be everyone else’s color that can stand in for any other color, but mine’s plain beeswax yellow.
Anyhow! Today I’m going to work with a visualization exercise I haven’t used in a long time instead. It heavily involves color, and it’s something I’ve found useful time and again. It’s called the Square of Abeyance, and I first came across it in Ivo Dominguez Jr.’s book, Casting Sacred Space: The Core of All Magickal Work.
It may seem a little strange at first– why would I want to make a giant box of nothing? But, as the book mentions, it’s extremely useful for cleaning up a place or object that’s been resistant to other types of energy clearing. I do it on a smaller scale for things like second-hand items, pieces of jewelry, and sometimes working tools before I charge and use them. I’ve even done it to “Diagnose” whether or not I need to do uncrossing work. For a box of gray nothing, it’s pretty useful.
Do you use color magick? How does it factor into your practice?