by Dr. Mario Pazzaglini
The following is a list of the basic actions used in the various magical practices. This list is a distillation of many specific practices and represents some basic concepts used in Italian (and certain other) practices.
Amulets: Objects used to contain intention for protection and empowerment.
Binding: Putting a boundary around the sphere of influence of something or someone or putting a hold on something or someone to be captured for a specific reason.
Chants and Repetition: Using breath, tone and rhythm as the active principle of will to impress desired change upon the causal background.
Glances: Projecting will with the eyes.
Going out: Leaving the body while at rest to perform certain tasks or to do battle with other entities.
Hand Gestures: Projecting will with the hands and directing its action.
Notes: Slips of paper that contain a name, chant or intention for the purpose of holding and projecting that intention.
Pinning: Isolating to one place the focus of will and the locus of influence.
Projection: Putting will into the external world.
Will and Intention: This is the most basic tool. It is the personal gateway to action.