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March 18, 2011
10:24 am
Clearlake, CA
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Is there anything special you do or use to prepare your body/flesh for ritual and/or modification? Does it depend on the ritual/mood/modification?
March 18, 2011
7:11 pm
Tiffany Hahn
San Diego, CA
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I prepare my whole body any time I'm going to do ritual. That usually entails a ritual shower with special soap, and sometimes by candlelight. I cut my toe nails and finger nails. I shave. Then when I'm done, I have lotion that I use all over my body. If I'm doing a home ritual, I smudge myself with sage.

As piercings heal, I repeat the ritual cleansing. I make the cleansing of it spiritual. I want the healing to be blessed on it's path.

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March 19, 2011
5:28 pm
Utica, USA
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Aside from basic physical preparation, I like to prepare mentally/spiritually by meditating on the phrase, "I do not feel pain, my body does."

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March 20, 2011
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I have a bath before most rituals and may well add essential oils as i see fit.

My preparation is mostly mental though, and i run through a series of excercise to focus my mind, prepare for the pain, and maybe focus on any other intent from the experience.

If there's a particular meaning to the ritual i will probably have meditated on it for a while beforehand, and will carry that with me. I may also add other aspects such as visiting places or 'spell' type rituals or ceremonies. Not that often though tbh.

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
March 21, 2011
12:09 pm
Clearlake, CA
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I like to do things to get my circulation going before ritual/spiritual mod. Take a jog or light run to get the blood going, then when I get back take a shower as hot as I can stand it. I usually use camphor/menthol around my nose to open my airways for deep breathing. Then I like to slap my flesh in certain areas I may modify to get the blood circulating up. After I like to soak in cold water and slow my breathing and focus on the sensations.

May 6, 2011
6:46 pm
St. Louis, Mo
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I get in the shower and before turning it on I meditate a bit, then turn it on and like to sit in it and just let the water just wash over me.  I recite something like 'i cleanse my body to cleanse my mind, i make this space into sacred space, and make my day/will/whatever divine'.  The act of getting naked and being washed away with water puts me in a very meditative state.

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