Monthly Archives: January 2008

Universal Manifestation Box

For my husband’s birthday, I made him a “universal manifestation box.”

The outside is painted in six colors representing the four classical elements of Air, Earth, Fire, and Water, and the energies of the starry Heavens and deep Chaos. Each side has a sigil painted in gold. The interior of the box is painted black with the symbols for the Sun, Earth, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn in silver.

Universal Manifestation Box -- Exterior Universal Manifestation Box -- Interior

The “universal manifestation box” is a representational model of the universe in microcosm. The exterior elements and internal planets are paired as polarizing opposites:

  • Starry Cosmos and Deep Chaos
  • Air and Earth
  • Fire and Water
  • Sun and Earth
  • Moon and Mercury
  • Venus and Mars
  • Jupiter and Saturn

Universal Manifestation Box -- Exterior

The box is magically charged in circle with all the energies of the universe brought to bear and set into the box. When not “active,” the box contains a piece of hematite to ground it. To use the box, one merely needs to place a symbol, picture, or written intention in the box, and activate it.

Woo-woo? Sure. But these kinds of things seem to work for me. So what could I do but offer the universe to the one I love?

Truth in Dreams

The other night I had a lot on my mind as I tried to figure out how to react to a stressful situation in my life. I was trying to figure out what I should do, what was my responsibility, what was the right way for me to act in the world, how to best respond, what my goals were in the situation, etc. After several restless hours, I finally drifted to sleep.

Truth slate

In the morning, I awoke with a dream image — a handheld chalk slate that had been written and erased before the word TRUTH was scribed. I had to act as the truth of my core prompted, which for me is one of listening, witnessing, asking questions in such a way to make people reflect, connecting, and expressing what is of value of the heart of a situation.

Mine is not always the most active role, and it is often not a role of telling, but of listening and reflecting back to others, and of finding the places where extremes can find their balance, hopefully harmoniously. Sometimes I am successful; sometimes not.

On a side note: I’ve been very “Hod”ish in my studies recently. “Truth” on a chalk board seemed a fitting message.