How to Drift – A guide to real time magical journeying

If my previous post “What is Drifting?” piqued your interest, the next logical step is learning how to drift. While I can never stress the importance of needing to find your own method for any magical practice I understand the need for a framework. Given that there is very little information available on this topic I would like to present you with some of key concepts associated with drifting. Take from this what you will.

Prior to the drift

Before you begin the drift it’s important that you have a concept of the following:


It’s important to begin with a clear question to answer or a problem you want to solve. While you can fall back on letting the experience reveal “what you need to know” this may create a messy message.


Establishing the proper location prior to the experience is essential. Ideally you will find a crossroads, a bridge, a gate or an archway. This is to be your entry point into spiritual realm that underlies everyday reality. Follow all laws, no trespassing.


Although this may seem trivial to some, it’s important. I’m not suggesting anything elaborate, a stick of incense works wonderfully. Abres Camino is a great choice as it is a “road opener”. Other offerings could include art, a beautiful stone or something else you are willing to leave behind. The main concept is paying homage to a gatekeeping force between realms.


After arriving at your chosen point of entry and leaving your offering it’s time to engage the spirit realm. While there are no “rules” invoking a deity of travel or the underworld is advisable. I suggest researching your options from various mythologies. Additionally, you can blend deities into a hybrid concept of your own creation.

How to Drift

Assuming you have taken the previous steps I will now outline the process. With an intention or question in mind you travel to your predetermined location. Upon arrival you will leave your selected offering and invoke the deity of your choice asking for entrance to the spirit realm for your intended purpose. When you have done this you will begin the drift.

Next week I will explain what to look for in a drift.

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