1) Get into your meditative position. Relaxation and focus before any exercise is great, but this countdown can also be used alone to get into a meditative state quickly.
2) Visualize a giant screen before you, like a blackboard or movie screen. This is the screen of your mind, or what is called your mind’s eye. Whenever you visualize or recall anything, or remember a person’s face or anything else, you project it on this screen. You have always had it, but now we are going to give it some attention. Anything you desire will appear on the screen.
3) On the screen of your mind, visualize a series of numbers, counting down from twelve to one. With each number, you get into a deeper meditative state. The numbers can be any colour you desire, drawn as if writing them, or appearing whole.
Now visualize 12, see the number 12 on your screen, 12.
11.… all the way to one.
4) You are at your meditative state. Everything done in your meditative state is for your highest good, harming none. You are now counting down to a deeper, more focused meditative state. Count backwards from thirteen to one, but do not visualize the numbers this time. Let the numbers gently take you down: 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. You are now at your deepest meditative state, your magickal mindset, in complete control of your magickal abilities.
5) From this point, you can continue on to other exercises and experiences, or meditate at this for a while and bring yourself back up, counting from one to thirteen and then from one to twelve. Gently start to wiggle your fingers and toes and slowly move to bring your awareness back to the physical.
6) Take both hands and raise them up over your head, palms facing your crown. Slowly bring them down over your forehead, face, throat, chest, abdomen, and then groin, and “push out” with your palms facing away from you. This gives you clearance and balance, releasing any harmful or unwanted energies you might pick up during your magickal experiences.