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The 4 Technologies of Magic

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The 4 Technologies of Magic

In Part 1Part 2 and Part 3 of this 5 part blog series about embracing a more feminine way of manifesting your dreams, I discussed how striving to make something happen is neither the most joyful way to “get ahead” nor the most effective. But if you want to be more “eggy,” but you’ve spent most of your life being “spermy”, you might wonder what you can do to facilitate your personal transformation so that, whether you’re male or female, you can learn to be more egg, less sperm.

Personally, I’ve been operating the way I so often do – trying to learn all this the hard way ever since Dr. Christiane Northrup told me to be less sperm, more egg over two years ago. I had a vague notion of what she meant. But there was no owner’s manual, no step-by-step guide describing how to manifest your dreams in a more feminine way.

Finding Your Way In A Wild New World

At least, it didn’t exist until Martha Beck wrote it in her latest book Finding Your Way In A Wild New World. It will be impossible to summarize an entire book of science and spiritually-based practices and exercises in one blog post, so please, if you’re a visionary longing to help heal the world, please, please, please buy a copy for yourself and buy three more to give to the visionaries in your life.

With that disclaimer, let me see if I can boil down what Martha teaches in this book into an appetizer you can digest.

The 4 Technologies of Magic

Martha breaks down the process of bringing into form that which you desire in order to be a force for healing the world into what she calls the “4 technologies of magic.”

WORDLESSNESS: The 1st Technology Of Magic

The first requires moving from your thinking, word-forming, “we’re all separate so every man for himself” left brain into your intuitive, feeling, “we’re all connected” healer’s right brain. In other words, you can’t think or plan or write or sperm your way to making magic happen. Essentially, the techniques Martha teaches in her book are forms, for lack of better language, with which to call something language-less – energy medicine.

She compares the 4 technologies of magic to our use of computers and the internet. If we’re all connected and we’re nothing more than interdependent vibrations of energy as scientists have proven, then essentially, we live in The Matrix (you saw the movie The Matrix, right? And What The Bleep Do We Know!? And neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor’s fabulous TED talk about what she learned from having a stroke? If not, go out and watch all three.)

If we can manipulate The Matrix to bring into form something that begins only as an idea, then dropping into Wordlessness is how we log onto the Energy Internet.  Most of the techniques for moving from your limited left to your unlimited right brain are forms of meditation practice.  For example, one of my favorites Martha calls “sense-drenching.”

Close your eyes and picture yourself looking at something beautiful without using words to describe it to yourself. Then add in your favorite taste, your favorite smell, your favorite soft thing to feel, your favorite sound. Try holding all five sensations in your mind without using words. If you’re able to do this, you’ll be operating from your right, not your left brain, and you’ll be automatically Wordless.

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Lissa Rankin

Lissa Rankin, MD is a mind-body medicine physician, founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute training program for physicians and other health care providers, and the New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself.  She is on a grassroots mission to heal health care, while empowering you to heal yourself.  Lissa blogs at and also created two online communities - and She is also the author of two other books, a professional artist, an amateur ski bum, and an avid hiker. Lissa lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and daughter.


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7:27AM PDT on Jul 1, 2013

thanks very interesting

12:49AM PST on Dec 7, 2012

Thanks Lissa.

11:45PM PST on Dec 6, 2012

Infinite and Eternal Divine Blessings to you Lissa for this timely wisdom.
It's like actual "how to operate our souls," easy to use instructions.

Ever-increasing gratitude, appreciation, joy, love, light, peace, wealth, wisdom, power, freedom, ascension, wellness, healing, success, oneness to you and all, always.

5:20AM PST on Dec 6, 2012

thank you

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2:27PM PST on Dec 5, 2012

Hm interesting ideas.

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2:15PM PST on Dec 5, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

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