Automatic Drawing

That’s right. Automatic drawing. Not writing, drawing. Unlike my cohorts on this blog, I am not a writer but an artist. My writing skills are very basic at best. I’m sure many of you are in the same boat. Drawing is your strong point. So, this submission from me will be aimed at drawing for all you artists out there. Actually, this will work with non-artists also. I apologize in advance that this is such a short entry but I think it’s worth adding this month and it has been very successful and interesting when I have tried this with friends.

I’m sure most of you have heard of and maybe even tried automatic writing. Well, we are going to do something similar except we will be drawing. First, you need to decide who your attention is going to be focused on. A demon, a deceased relative (or friend) or spirit of your choice, it’s up to you. For this example, lets choose a deceased grandparent, Grandpa Joe.
We want a quiet area to be in. Maybe a table in a darkened room would suit us. Get a candle (I suggest one of a calming color), paper, pencil or pen and a photo of the person you are trying to contact. In this case, Grandpa Joe. If you were trying to use a Demon, use their sigil instead of the photo. Now, we want the room dark, the candle lit and no distractions. Spend a few minutes performing some relaxing breaths. Stare at the photo and get the image in your mind. Think of Grandpa Joe. Remember things you did with him. We want to make a connection with him. Focus on just him. Invite him in to control your pen/pencil. If you are doing this with a Demon, chant their enn as you invite them to join you. Take your pen and start drawing shapes. Try not to lift your hand. Keep your concentration on Grandpa Joe, not your pen. Don’t think about the flower (or whatever) that is taking shape, just keep focusing on your connection. Don’t try to analyze your drawing. Doing that will bring you out of your trance and you won’t be able to hold a connection. You want to stay in that meditative state. Let Grandpa Joe move your pen. You don’t need to think about the pen, just Grandpa Joe. You can ask a single question beforehand if you like or just let things happen as they will.

I have to confess, I’ve only tried this with the Demonic and not the dead but the technique is the same. Make your connection, keep your connection and let the images flow to your pencil/pen and paper. The better you are at meditation, the easier this will be. As with any technique, the more you practice, the better the results. It is interesting to do this with others and compare drawings afterwards.

For some of you advanced artists out there, try using smoke as your drawing tool. You will definitely get some interesting images that way as long as you don’t set your room on fire.

Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist, give it a try. It’s a good exercise for channeling. If you are afraid of channeling, automatic writing, Ouija boards, etc. then you probably want to skip this. In fact, you probably shouldn’t even be on this site. For the rest of you brave souls… Good luck!