Picture of Mike SententiaIn 2011, a friend came to me with chronic hives. Despite prescription antihistamines, she was getting worse. “If I knew I’d be like this the rest of my life, I’d kill myself,” she said.

I tried healing her. I failed. I’d been working with magick and energy for 20 years, and it was easy to focus on the intent, but my unconscious didn’t know how to heal her. The intent doesn’t help when your healing doesn’t have a path to success.

I wasn’t done, though. I practice a unique system of magick. Instead of focusing on intent (through visualization, ritual, temporary beliefs, etc), I consciously guide my mind through each step of enacting that intent: Which tissues to connect to, what energy to apply, how to handle every detail. So when my unconscious doesn’t know what to do, I can consciously guide it, step by step.

We did a second healing the same day. Instead of healing only her skin, we focused on all the nerves between her skin and her brain, healing each nerve transmitting the itch signal. Within 15 minutes, her itching dropped from 8/10 to 4/10.

Over the next two months, we researched hives, drawing from Western medicine to understand the tissues and mechanisms involved in the condition. We design better healings for her nerves and immune system. The morning after our third technique, she awoke free from hives for the first time in almost a year. And since our fourth technique, she’s only had mild outbreaks under extremely high stress. You can read more here.

This healing is a microcosm of Direct Magick, the system I’ve developed over the past 20+ years. It’s about consciously guiding the mind, rather than leaving the details to the unconscious. It’s about creating new paths for our intents, solving previously-impossible problems or improving on current results. It’s about healing new conditions and manifesting with precision, and pushing the limits of our art. And it’s about using all that to help the people we love.

My dream is to create a global community of magick researchers, all collaborating to understand these phenomena and using those insights to solve real-world problems. I hope you’ll join us.