Meditation is a focusing of the mind and creating within it a relaxed state of awareness.

When you learn to properly meditate, you actually alter how your brain functions—lowering the brainwave frequency into what has been termed the “alpha” brainwave level.

It is this relaxed level of consciousness that is needed when working magic.

During a proper meditation designed to create a magical mental state, a person is able to shift consciousness at will and use the “alpha” level to harness, program, and project magical energy in spellwork.

You needn’t worry that the alpha level is unnatural or permanent.

We all enter this state whenever we feel sleepy or our attention remains relaxed for at least three minutes.

It is very common to slip into alpha level while watching television, for example.

As soon as you shift focus, your brain returns to the “beta” level, the higher rate of waking consciousness.

It would be pretty hard to cast a spell while watching television, not to mention while sleeping.

This is why meditation is so necessary.

We can use this process to shift our minds into a magical state and still keep our focused awareness.

This is vital to our successful use of spellcraft.

Now that you know the reason behind the use of meditation in spellwork, the question then becomes, “How should I actually meditate for magic?”

First, you find the time to meditate.

It may be an idea to meditate at least once a day, even if it’s only for five minutes or so.

Meditating frequently and for longer periods of time would condition the mind faster, but any amount of conditioning is a step in the right direction.

You needn’t feel inferior by anyone saying that you need to meditate for X amount of time or in such-and-such a fashion in order to do it “correctly.”

There isno single way to properly meditate for magic. Many paths lead to the calm center.