The Actor’s Need for Psychic Self-Defense
This article was written in reply to a question that was asked in the article, How to Create a Servitor to do your Bidding‘. The question and answers are as follows:
I have a question about creating thought forms and servitors. I’m a professional actor and often have to play many different types characters. I recently had to play a character in an intense Shakespeare play and found myself very affected by the energy of the play and the character. In acting we are taught to “become” this character and act truthfully under imaginary circumstances. What I noticed is the more truthful I become in portraying these characters, the more I am affected by the energy. My question is how do you portray a character and be able to act in different plays without it affecting my personal life?
May I say that I find your question VERY interesting. If I understand you correctly, what you are asking is how to deal with intense subjective experiences and external thought forms that are created by you as an actor.
Indeed as a strong method actor you will be creating very powerful emotions and intense thoughts as you engage in believing something that isn’t truly real, outside of the play and the performance. These intense thoughts and emotions, that are created when you play with your beliefs as an actor, do have a great deal of similarity to the kinds of manipulations of awareness that a magician needs to partake in order to manifest his or her will.
It is interesting to note that in ancient times actors were considered magicians and the craft of the Bard was considered to be a very legitimate way to attain magical power and enlightenment.
Such forces then, created within the subjective mind and without as powerful free-roaming thought forms, can be very difficult to deal with if a person does not know how to banish such energy effectively. When a servitor is created it is usually bound to the creator and a good creator makes sure that his creation follows his or her will implicitly.
An actor though, who is not engaged in creating a bound thought form for a specific task, can sometimes find himself feeling the after-effects of the intense ‘manipulation of their awareness’ that a good artistic performance usually demands. This difficulty increases proportionally by the amount of energy (emotional or otherwise) expended in this performance and the amount of time that the actor must continue with this play.
Such problems usually arise because the strong manipulations of awareness usually begin to manifest very strong thought forms that will linger after the performance. These performances can also over time rewired the neural patterns in the brain; for example making a certain emotion a more common feature of a personality or perhaps making a certain belief truly believable within the mind of the actor.
And if the character portrayed in the play is of a dark or destructive nature, then this characters psyche can invade the actors regular life after the play is done with negative consequences.
In order to deal with these psychic creations and neurological alterations, a strong method actor needs to develop some kind of banishing ritual that allows them to break the hold of his creations. There are a number of banishing rituals that you can find online in order to try and protect yourself from the consequences of the manipulations of awareness that you might go through.
I personally do not find many, if any, of these banishing rituals to be very powerful. As such I have written a book explaining the only banishing ritual that I would personally advocate. The name of this book is, “Vampire’s Way to Psychic Self-Defense”, and honestly without trying to sell you on anything, I would deeply recommend this book to you.
The fundamental premise of this book is the idea that we are able to ingest the psychic energy that we push out from ourselves every day in the form of intense emotions, thoughts, and feelings. If you have any experience with Chi-Kung, Reiki, or perhaps Pramayana, then you know about energy manipulation and about how to ingest the psychic energy all around you. The book though does deal with the many complexities of this energetic technique in relation to psychic attack which I believe is invaluable and I therefore recommend my book for the serious practitioner.
The book does specifically have a chapter on dealing with negative thought forms and also deals with how to overcome predatory non-organic life forms, which is probably something that you might not be very interested in.
In any case, if the book does not interest you then I would suggest that you do some research into the ingestion of psychic energy through one of the above mentioned schools of energy manipulation. You can find some good information online and the techniques once mastered are essential for someone in your line of work. Once you understand what this basic technique entails, which I assure is easy enough to master with some dedication and the correct information, use this technique in the following manner:
Right after every performance and most definitely at the end of the play cycle, you should engage in ingesting all of the psychic energy that you have expelled from yourself during your performance in this play.
To do this, what you need to do is find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed for a while and begin to suck into yourself all of the psychic energy expelled as you relive the play in your mind.
For example, close your eyes and relive the play in your imagination. As you’re doing this you might find that you will begin to experience some of the emotions and some of the intensities that you experienced while actually playing this character on stage. When these intensities present themselves, you should use that energy ingestion methodology to suck up the energy that you feel. Continue to do this as you experience the whole play in your imagination.
Throughout your day as well, as you find yourself experiencing the emotions and intensities that you think are directly related to the performance that you had to give, use that same methodology to suck up that energy, so that you drain those thoughts and intensities of all energy. Continue to do this as often as is needed until you find relief.
Such a technique will allow you to take away the energy that is responsible for whatever problems you might have after your performance. In time, as you remove the energy from the new neural patterns you have created, this extra energy will allow you to create new neural patterns that are more in line with your true personality.
In this way you take away the energy that you give up to your performance and can then use that energy to re-establish your real personality once again. Through this technique you are not essentially banishing something from existence, which can be bad because such old creations can come back to haunt you again when you least expect it, instead you are actually ingesting the energy that brought that psychic event/creation into existence.
Sorry that’s a bit of a long-winded reply but I did want to give you the best possible answer that I could.
Thank you very much for asking such an interesting question, and I hope that my answer helps in some way.