I have explained this before to people, but I felt I should post a thread about it to make it more accessible.
I do a lot of energywork and direct magick in my practice, and I often see people talking about different “Types” of energies and how they “only work with this type” or “can’t use this type because silly reason X” or “drew too much energy Y when vamping”… This irritates me, because for all of what the “adept energy workers” say about energywork, very few of the people I have met understand the concept that I am about to explain, mainly because they are too caught up in their own little habits and don’t try learn new things.
All energy, regardless of ‘type’ or source, is the same at a fundamental level. I’ll explain using a silly metaphor. Energy is a Honda Civic, at it’s most basic, it’s the basic model, with a cheap radio, crank windows, no bells or whistles. Different energies are different versions of that Civic, the deluxe four door model with the sunroof and the leather upholstery, the sport coupe model with the up-tuned engine and two doors, the convertible with the spoiler… regardless of what version of the Civic you have, it is built on the same chassis.
I like to call these differences in ‘Civic models’ Inflections. With the right techniques, you can strip away any inflection and apply your own inflection, and it is actually incredibly easy to do.
This is why I don’t care for most forms of energywork that people talk about, and this is why I find it laughable when people are on about “certain specific types of energy” or somesuch nonsense.
A small caveat, - sometimes, it can be difficult to apply a new inflection to neutral energy if the inflection you are trying to apply is something you aren’t very attuned to, so you could expect some slight variances in the energies if you don’t work with neutral energy. People are messy and random, not everyone is able to easily work with some energy inflections. I for one am relatively unskilled at replicating planetary energy inflections, even if I can get close enough for most uses.