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    Difference between radiating energy and directing energy

    I'd like to have a wand, so while I was researching how to make one/whether to buy one, I stumbled onto this distinction with different types of woods, stones, crystals etc.

    I know what the words themselves mean obviously, but what I am wondering is where the practical difference lies in application. If I had to guess, I would say I've only ever done spells that directed energy ... in what type of spells or situations would radiating energy be more appropriate?

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    Re: Difference between radiating energy and directing energy

    If you want people to love you, radiate love.

    If you want someone to love you, direct love.

    Same for other stuff.
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    Radiant energy=sun ... Directed energy=laser ...
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    Re: Difference between radiating energy and directing energy

    For the purposes of a wand, woods and crystals that help to direct energy would be more useful.

    Or if you want to get fancy, a crystal that radiates a particular type of energy set into a wood or metal that conducts energy (copper wire wrapped around also works) with the whole thing tipped with a crystal that directs energy.

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    Don't forget making the wand with a wood that has a specific power resonance either for the task at hand or for the user ...
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    Indian Chief 'Two Eagles' was asked by a white government official; "You have observed the white man for 90 years. You've seen his wars and his technological advances. You've seen his progress, and the damage he's done."

    The Chief nodded in agreement.

    The official continued; "Considering all these events, in your opinion, where did the white man go wrong?"

    The Chief stared at the government official for over a minute and then calmly replied.. "When white man find land, Indians running it, no taxes, no debt, plenty buffalo, plenty beaver, clean water. Women did all the work, Medicine Man free. Indian man spend all day hunting and fishing; all night having sex."

    Then the chief leaned back and smiled; "Only white man dumb enough to think he could improve system like that."




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    Re: Difference between radiating energy and directing energy

    Thank you all. Okay, so I guess to expand the question, wand or no wand, when would it be more useful to radiate than to direct energy in any given spell? It seems like B's answer is a matter of the quantity of X (whatever: people, things, etc) it is you are trying to affect? Am I understanding that correctly?

    On top of the wood choice too magusphredde, the plum tree I planted five years ago seems to like me enough to share a branch, and my research seems to show that it is a good multi purpose wood .

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    Re: Difference between radiating energy and directing energy

    Yup - think of a radio broadcast that can be picked up by anybody with a radio receiver - this is radiating.

    A cell phone call that can only be picked up by the specific phone (excluding the CIA or NSA ) to which it is directed is like directing.
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    Re: Difference between radiating energy and directing energy

    In my practices both the wand and the dagger are used to direct energy. The wand is used when dealing with intelligent energy and asking it to agree to an action. Invocations use the wand to invite a spirit (or aspect of a spirit) to exchange places with you in your body. The dagger is used to command energy to follow your will. My experience is limited to just two traditions and neither routinely dealt with "high" magik.

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    Re: Difference between radiating energy and directing energy

    Quote Originally Posted by TxanGoddess View Post
    Thank you all. Okay, so I guess to expand the question, wand or no wand, when would it be more useful to radiate than to direct energy in any given spell? It seems like B's answer is a matter of the quantity of X (whatever: people, things, etc) it is you are trying to affect? Am I understanding that correctly?

    On top of the wood choice too magusphredde, the plum tree I planted five years ago seems to like me enough to share a branch, and my research seems to show that it is a good multi purpose wood .
    It depends on what the purpose of your spell is. Spells with a very specific target or purpose would be better served by directing that energy. Spells with a more general target may be better served by radiating the energy over a larger target area. There is no one-answer-fits-all here.

    It also depends on which items you are talking about here. When a source says that 'x crystal radiates x energy' there are two possible meanings to that... 1) that the crystal itself radiates a particular flavour of energy, which can be harnessed as an ingredient in your spell (ie Rose Quartz for a love spell); or 2) that the crystal will take energy fed into it and radiate that energy around it (as opposed to crystals which will take that energy and direct it). Point 2) may be the difference between a tumbled Clear Quartz (radiating) and a Clear Quartz point (directing), or the difference between a rounded Selenite wand (directing) and a rounded Clear Quartz wand (radiating).

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