Meditation is one of the most basic skills one need to learn in order to learn magic, any magic, not just Demonic magic. It can not only strengthen your mental discipline (better, longer focus, stronger visualizations) but also improve your ability to cope with your emotions and thus with reality. From mental health comes also physical health. Meditation also gives access to your subconsciousness and various spiritual experiences.
In this article, I can provide you with some basic info and my experience about meditation which should be helpful for beginners.
Here are some basic distinctions:
Meditation as altered state of mind (in comparison to daily awareness) – you reach slower and slower brain waves (beta, alpha, theta, delta), changing your mental state but staying conscious (more or less). In deeper states, you may lose track of time, feeling of the body, explore astral dimensions.
Meditation is not thinking about anything, so called void meditation – in the beginning, we focus on breath or counting inhale (one), exhale (two), inhale (one), etc. to calm your mind and then letting go of any thoughts. Usually, it is described as allowing to observe passing-by thoughts and not judging, not attaching to them, allowing them to flow and disappear. In praxis, your task here is to let go of deliberate thinking, turning on your observer mode (you are the silent, wise observer in the background, not the thoughts you are thinking). However, on the beginning, it’s constantly waving from customary thinking to detached observation, to semi-dreaming visions. This kind of meditation greatly releases tension, relaxes (instead of taking an hour nap, 10 min. of such meditation could replace few hour sleep if properly done), energizes, raises mood and could be the introduction to other meditation techniques or occult practices (like channeling).
Meditation as vivid deliberate visualizations in slightly altered mental state – as opposite to void meditation, you are actively creating a visualization for certain purpose (could be for magickal work). Since it is customary for us to be active than passive, this kind of meditation is way easier than the one above.
Also, you can and a “mantra”. So for example, instead inhale (one)/exhale (two), you can chant in your mind a specified word. It keeps you focused and prevents from falling into sleep, introducing you to trans state.
Don’t be surprised to experience visions, unusual sounds, physical sensations of various kinds or feeling of presence, etc.
You can use meditation to research and getting know chosen demons so be prepared for the flow of ideas, pictures, thoughts and much, much more.
Don’t be discouraged, at first, you may be able to keep focus on your task (like breaths, visualizations) for short amount of time (few minutes) but with time your ability to long time focus improves. However, your results may differ depending on a day. If you are very tired, you may fell asleep (to prevent that sit in lotus or half lotus or simply sit instead laying comfortably in bed…) or have troubles to calm yourself (intense emotions and thoughts, you keep analyzing something instead of letting go). It’s all normal, only a few extremely disciplined people maintain similar experiences all the time, others choose to explore meditative states in loosely and inconsistent way. So or so, meditation is a great tool to expand your mental abilities, discipline and sensibility to spiritual and magical energies. It’s a gateway to new experiences and improved life.