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#1 Oakbuchanan

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 06:28 PM

Do you use music in your working's? Or to enter certain states?

I use various stuff.. One album I have used alot is Tiestos 'Elements of Life' to get into a certain zone. This is my favourite track from the album.. Would be interested to hear what others use.. Hopefully get some good pointers too.. :)


Tiesto: Bright Morning Star

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYv0AIUBlO0&feature=related[/media]

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 07:16 PM

Personally, no I haven't. What I incorporate is the sounds around myself. I can fully understand that while you live in such a huge bustling city, that you would consider and practice music as an elemental force for you to immerse yourself in. I use the sounds of nature at day or night. The sound of the waves against the shore, the call of the Loons, or the owls hooting, and the wolves, frogs calling to each other. I also love the sound of wind whispers in the trees. That to me is a song too. If I'm working at night, and have a candle the light of it draws insects to the screen, their frantic dance to come to the light is a musical additive to my workings.

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p.s. : I liked your choice of song, it would be something I would Hoola-Hoop to. lol !

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 07:22 PM

Sounds lovely, where you live..

I also love listening to the wind in the trees and the ocean waves (on my headphones of course lol )


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Posted 26 June 2011 - 07:26 PM

p.s. : I liked your choice of song, it would be something I would Hoola-Hoop to. lol !

Ah thanks Gypsy, you devil ya! Dont think Im gonna be able to use that now, with those visuals goin on.. Should have known better than to share this on on here! LMAO

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 07:39 PM

I can't use music ... I start humming along, even to an instrumental, get caught up in the music & forget what I'm doing. When I lived in the city, I had a CD of ocean sounds that I put on. Now I don't need it to mask outside noises. Like CG, I have real nature ... minus the waves since I don't live close to that much water.

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 07:44 PM

I havn't used music and doubt that I will (I don't even have a music player in the house, lol). I have been in celebratory circle/gatherings with others and we've used music, but not for actual workings that I can think of. My house is very quiet with only the house-sounds in it and I recognize them and find them comforting. My workings, although a few are done loudly and commandingly, most charms are "woven" into things in a kind of crazy-woman-muttering-to-herself way and music for me would be very distracting from that zone where my crazy-mutterings and I become one deep ongoing thread. Sometimes the silence can become so loud - louder than any music - and pulls me more into a zone than music would. I can hear my own breathing and my heart pounding, and my breath hissing as it connects with serpent energy. I like that sound :-) (Hissing is fun and works great on kids throwing temper tantrums. Shuts them right up. Try hissing at some kid screaming in a store and they just stop mid scream and stare with their mouth still hanging open... the adult will usually say somethign nasty to you, though.)

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 07:48 PM

Do you use music in your working's? Or to enter certain states?

I use various stuff.. One album I have used alot is Tiestos 'Elements of Life' to get into a certain zone. This is my favourite track from the album.. Would be interested to hear what others use.. Hopefully get some good pointers too.. :)


Tiesto: Bright Morning Star

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYv0AIUBlO0&feature=related[/media]



Interesting choice of song, personally, this would get on my wick if i was trying to concentrate lol.

I don't normally listen to music but if i do its normally a calm Kate Bush song (yes, her again :P) or a shamanic drumming app I downloaded on my ipod which is good to set the length of time for jouneying etc

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 07:53 PM

I havn't used music and doubt that I will (I don't even have a music player in the house, lol). My house is very quiet with only the house-sounds in it and I recognize them and find them comforting. My workings, although a few are done loudly and commandingly, most charms are "woven" into things in a kind of crazy-woman-muttering-to-herself way and music for me would be very distracting from that zone where my crazy-mutterings and I become one deep ongoing thread.

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I really like this, and not it's not crazy, as I've been toying with the idea of a " Soul-Song ". For a while now, I loved how Winter Night said it's like a lullabye, it's not singing for the songs sake, it's singing within the song, and becomming the song. One made in a chanting, unique to ones own self with words or tunes identifying themselves to the orchestrator of the song. The Witch taps into the melody and the melody becomes the heart beat of the Witch. I could go ON forever with this... it's been gnawing at me ! lol !

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 08:53 PM

Just flicking through youtube (as I always do after watching a link) and rediscovered 'The Orb' - will have to get some cd's now as only have vinyl



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Posted 26 June 2011 - 09:09 PM

I'm a bit jealous of those of you who live in the country, away from the "glorious" sounds of the city. :-D
A couple CDs I like to listen to while working:
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Rob Zombie - HellBilly Deluxe
Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
Various Artists - Sounds of the 70s cd

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 09:17 PM

Music is my thing. It sends me, I can be gone for hours sometimes in a trance. Couldn't be without it. I find it easier to fall into a trance like state with music more than I can without it. Will listen to the video later when I am not so busy.
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 09:28 PM

I've not used external music in workings, never really thought to. I have sung before though but that's just me I think :red_witch:
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 09:30 PM

Interesting choice of song, personally, this would get on my wick if i was trying to concentrate lol.


Oh god me too lol No I sometimes use music like this to enter a certain (magickal) state, not to concentrate..(unless I'm concentrating on the music of course, and only that ;)


No I didnt include music Ive used in workings.. But have various works of classical music and have built up more and more energy and intent then thrown it out there at climatic parts of the piece..lol to great effect.. but I have also used other music too from metal to jazz to hit different situations or targets in different sometimes amusing ways..

I was thinking actually that this has developed into what sounds folks listen aswell to that aren't music.. I didnt mention, but I sometimes close my eyes in the city and listen to the traffic passing.. sounds like ocean waves to me, very relaxing amidst the hustle and bustle..

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 09:32 PM

I havn't used music and doubt that I will (I don't even have a music player in the house, lol). I have been in celebratory circle/gatherings with others and we've used music, but not for actual workings that I can think of. My house is very quiet with only the house-sounds in it and I recognize them and find them comforting. My workings, although a few are done loudly and commandingly, most charms are "woven" into things in a kind of crazy-woman-muttering-to-herself way and music for me would be very distracting from that zone where my crazy-mutterings and I become one deep ongoing thread. Sometimes the silence can become so loud - louder than any music - and pulls me more into a zone than music would. I can hear my own breathing and my heart pounding, and my breath hissing as it connects with serpent energy. I like that sound :-) (Hissing is fun and works great on kids throwing temper tantrums. Shuts them right up. Try hissing at some kid screaming in a store and they just stop mid scream and stare with their mouth still hanging open... the adult will usually say somethign nasty to you, though.)

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You know... I love music, but I don't use music in my workings either (well not others music anyway). I'll use my own sounds (humming, muttering, and I play a few instruments). I have used the white noise of a box fan also. I find that combined with my own muttering creates a deep droning that drowns out anything else.

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 09:53 PM

One might assume that since I am an auditory person, that music would be appealing to me in magical workings; however, the opposite is true. I am so sensitive to sound, that even the most innocent sounds grate on my nerves. I love to listen to music in general, but not if I'm concentrating, which means no music when doing or grading homework, meditating, etc.. I also can't listen to more than one thing at a time, so no TV - fomputer - conversation situations for me. The kind of music or sound isn't as important as the pitch. I love everything from easy listening to thrash metal, provided it doesn't hit that certain pitch that makes me want to rip someone's vocal cords out.
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 11:19 PM

You know... I love music, but I don't use music in my workings either (well not others music anyway). I'll use my own sounds (humming, muttering, and I play a few instruments). I have used the white noise of a box fan also. I find that combined with my own muttering creates a deep droning that drowns out anything else.

~ Freki


I have used a tin whistle for an invocation, but a very, very short one... but it was somethign i played myself rather than constant music during a whole ritual. I usually have the AC on, lol, so I suppose that is white noise (window units).

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 11:41 PM

I dont use music specifically for my workings; I am one of the fortunate ones who lives in the middle of nowhere and have the sounds of nature around. I do however listen to music to make the transition from a busy day at work. It settles my mind and brings me back to center.. Some artists... Carlos Nakai, Vas, Loreena McKennitt, Wolfstone, Vivalidi. Yo Yo Ma playing the Elgar Cello Concerto enraptures me...


Not very witchy... but a glass of vino and this.. suits me perfectly..


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Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:08 AM

I dont use music specifically for my workings; I am one of the fortunate ones who lives in the middle of nowhere and have the sounds of nature around. I do however listen to music to make the transition from a busy day at work. It settles my mind and brings me back to center.. Some artists... Carlos Nakai, Vas, Loreena McKennitt, Wolfstone, Vivalidi. Yo Yo Ma playing the Elgar Cello Concerto enraptures me...


Not very witchy... but a glass of vino and this.. suits me perfectly..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXuQceF2_Ds&feature=related


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Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:25 AM

Interesting choice of song, personally, this would get on my wick if i was trying to concentrate lol.

I don't normally listen to music but if i do its normally a calm Kate Bush song (yes, her again :P) or a shamanic drumming app I downloaded on my ipod which is good to set the length of time for jouneying etc



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Big problem for me with the music thingie. If I chose my faves, as I likely would, I know "What is Life?" G. Harrison, "Itchykoo Park" Small Faces, "Paper Sun" Traffic and all would keep me well entrenched in the here and now with waves of nostalgia. If using one of my favourite singers like Paula Cole, Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Lorrena KcKinnet, Aretha Franklyn, Ikubus Sukkubus(lady vocal), Heather Nova, Natascha Atass Melissa Etheridge well then I would probably be in tears. If not using faves then it would be uninspiring. I am one of those who needs quiet and solitude.
But I hope yours works for you.
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 01:13 PM

I've never used music in a working before, but I am definately intrigued by the idea, Oak. I tend to get "answers" via snippets of lyrics suddenly popping into my head and I am easily transported via music, so it would make a lot of sense. However, like Jevne, I can be a bit hyper-sensitive to extraneous noise, so I'm thinking it would have to be a very carefully chosen piece of music to make it work. You have really piqued my interest with this, though. Hmmmm
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