Communicating, as I do, with many folks who struggle to simply make ends meet (and often come up short-handed at that!), I am a bit hesitant to present a Numisgnostic “Shopping List.”
And might this not be contradicting my last entry wherein I stated that none should be barred from this Work for lack or want?
However, this may prove to be one of the first challenges for the Numisgnostic Neophyte with an empty cupboard. How can one purchase coin-collecting supplies when there isn’t even enough loose change lying about to pay the rent?
The Contact Coin of Mission One is now to be worked with in this regard. This singular object, once rightly found, becomes a Beacon and it will, especially via the “Conceal and Carry” Method, open up Channels whereby one will get just what one needs.
This Field Agent’s Glock was a Decoy-and he laughed his way to the Bank
A good portion of this phenomena is fed by the Shift in Consciousness experienced by the Numisgnostic, a Shift which “looks upon the World anew” and sees what one was previously blind to. There IS a Way and we suddenly experience a rising Faith in this Fact. If it’s not apparent, we challenge our sight instead of bemoaning our “Fate.” Our situations become puzzles, mazes and riddles whose answer we may not know but are, none the less, certain exists.
The Numisgnostic, therefore, Seeks-and Finds, growing more deeply in the Arte.
“Problems” become “Missions.”
“I’m trading these Tags for a Roll of 50…”
Not everyone will have an issue with purchasing a few basic items. But everyone WILL have issues. We simply wish to call attention to Numisgnostic Bushido in this regard as it applies to ALL conundrums faced on the Path. Skills obtained herein are of manifold application and without application there can be no “Numisgnosis.”
The list of items one should obtain at the Start include:
Coin Flips, Sharpie fine tipped art pens and boxes and containers of every sort.
AND a 10x Loupe which is, basically, a magnifying glass (preferably with an inbuilt light), allowing you to examine your coins with greater power than your God-given sight can grant.
Numisgnostic Eye Exam
The Loupe will also be essential for experiments with the coins as Magic Mirrors and Transdimensional Gateways. I purchased my current Loupe for under $10 and carry it with me at all times. It doesn’t need to be fancy. It just needs to do the job-and also be at the ready.
Now a word on Coin Flips. These may be purchased for a very small price IF one wishes to acquire the sort which is stapled shut. And then one will also need a STAPLER.
I’ve worked with these flips quite a bit but don’t recommend them. Yes, it costs a bit more to purchase the self-adhesive kind but these really ARE far superior for our purposes. There are two concerns here. The first is Hermetically seeing a coin and the second is working the Flip as a Magical Artwork in conjunction with the coin.
When utilizing the stapled flips, I’ve also employed superglue to “seal the deal.” This can become a messy matter and I would typically end up with my fingertips stuck together. I also worked with the staples in relation to the art but in the end, these became a hindrance to what could be done with the visual space around the circular center.
Either way, we will want to get any number of coins into flips. This is NOT to protect a possible “hot find” with potential Numismatic value-but to give it a context wherein we might work upon the disc Magickally (and I DO mean in the Crowleyan sense of “causing change to occur in conformity with Will”).
“All those years mastering Chess…and I could have been searching Bank Boxes!”
Other items are humble but necessary. A notebook for the “Numisgnostic Log” (elsewhere referred to as the “Magical Diary”) should not be done without.
But the bottom line is: get a package of self-adhesive flips and a 10x Loupe.
And the Sharpies. But make sure they’re the art pens.
Myself, I use a variety of knives, blades, paints and Aqua Net Hairspray. I can’t do without the Hairspray.
The Initiation into Hair-Styling products comes later.
2015 Numignostic Coin Convocation, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
For the moment, we want to be able to really CONNECT with any coin on our Path and this will happen through Psychometry, Examination and Magickal Manipulation.
If these items are beyond your financial reach, ASK the Contact Coin to provide the means to acquire them. I would estimate the total cost at $30, give or take. As stated previosuly, if the Portal Penny has, indeed, been “properly found,” the Gates will OPEN.
If ordering these supplies is an easy matter and you’re ready for the next chapter, chances are…you have some serious issues to be addressed.
Numisgnosis is READY.