Here I am going to be putting a list with instructions on a variety of rather simple and effective magical techniques. Now a bit of a notice is that these techniques I will not be going over all of the base skills involved in them as those you should have already learned this will be about useful mixes and applications of those skills that might not be immediately obvious or apparent how to do. If you do not know those basic skills then I recommend you start reading Initiation into Hermetics which goes over most of them very well or a similar book.
Here I will go over a few techniques that can be used to various levels of effect to meserize and persuade others or otherwise manipulate their perception and thoughts passively and actively in regards to yourself.
There are a few very basic ways to do this for general or specific effects and audience.
The first basic technique for a general presence is to breathe energy directly into yourself with the focus towards the kind of aura you want to have. Some good selections are angelic, innocent, persuasive, attractive, etc. You build up a nice strong charge of energy while imprinting it with the purest concept of what you want to project and then let it radiate out in waves from you as long as it is to be maintained.
Another technique that is good for a very specific thought or influence on an individual or a small group is to condense the energy into your eyes. The eyes being the best physical path for projection of psychic energy from the third eye are naturally suited to this and you can as before imprint a concept or thought you want to instill in those you look at. It is most effective if you can meet their gaze briefly. This is not so good for a general presence but when you need to quickly subvert someone or give them a strong impression this is pretty good. Some good things to put in this are specific commands or emotions and then you just project the energy from your eyes into their mind.
You can combine both techniques together for a very strong effect once well practiced. This can also be applied for infusing your body in ways to make you inconspicuous and invisible to normal perception. In this case imagine the energy shrouding you and cutting off all mental, astral, and physical light and perception from leaving you.
Another good way to augment this is to mentally condense the element of water within their mind and with its calming properties it can quickly leave them vulnerable to further influence.
This will cover some very basic methods to do with energetic and physical healing. Do note it is possible to adapt these to mental and emotional levels of healing but I have no skill or experience in that area so you are best seeking extra sources for healing the mind and emotions.
To stop bleeding and cleanse a wound condensing and running energy from the water element along with general energy will dull the pain along with reducing inflammation, bleeding, and chance of infection. Combine it with earth energy and a strong visualization and command of the wound healing will drastically speed up how quickly it heals.
Using the water element can help with fever as well. Fire can be applied to help promote better blood flow and circulation in an area as well as an aid in clearing congestion. Earth is good at mending in general while air is useful for the nervous system especially when it is under performing.
To use any of these prepare the area with basic energy and then send the elemental energy with the intent into what is to be affected. It is best to know what the problem is and where it is located and place your awareness into the cells and tissue to be healed.
This all generally applies to repairing the astral body as well and its connection to the physical body. Earth is largely used to reseal the connection to the physical body in this case while water reforms and fire recharges. Air usually helps when there is too strong a connection to the body.
Banishing and Cleansing:
This is pretty self explanatory. These two methods do not entail a lot but are quite effective for frequent casual use or specific directed use.
The first which is good to use fairly frequently is a very cut down version of the LBRP. In this you are not formally calling on any beings or elements but simply condensing a mass of energy in your hand as you draw trace the pentagram and evoke each element in succession through the process. It helps at first to condense the elements in yourself with the vital energy and release them as each of their points on the pentagram are reached and once complete should be projected out in a wave from you which you will drag into each direction and trace the pentagrams as normal. At first this won’t amount to much but with daily practice it will become very powerful in cleansing an area and can be focused through a single pentagram towards an unwanted entity or an object that needs cleansed though this is a more nuclear method of totally wiping an object so might not be best to focus it specifically on a ritual tool unless you want a blank slate.
The next method is more appropriate to cleansing an object without erasing everything from it. This is fairly simply condensing a large amount of energy in your hands and then projecting it out as a penetrating ray of astral light that burns away and cleanses any undesired energies from the object or location it is focused. This can also be used to effectively burn and paralyze and in some cases outright destroy lesser negative entities on the astral and set up more powerful ones for more suitable banishings. It has a similar effect on physical pests and can be applied with the intention of repelling pests like mosquitoes or fleas or other such and killing them when enough energy is projected like this. It has been helping the rather nasty invasion of such pests around the house and helps keep them at bay.
I will probably be adding more things to this list that can serve a generally useful purpose and utility as time goes along.