This technique is designed to draw upon Luna energy, or astral energy, with which to empower a spell or work Magick. It can also be used for psychic development and meditation. In Strega practice, Drawing down the Moon is not the same thing as invoking the goddess.When we invoke the Goddess upon the High Priestess, we refer to it as "Calling down the Goddess". The first act is connecting with the Moon, while the second act is connecting with the Goddess. The Moon and the Goddess are not the same thing, though admittedly they are difficult to separate. Technique I: Drawing Down the Moon Sit quietly and visualize the Full Moon above you. Mentally bring the Moon down to each of your body centers, visualizing each one glowing with the Moons light. Concentrate on each center for at least a min-ute before moving on to the next. Technique II: Drawing and Raising Power Sit comfortably, close your eyes, and imagine a white sphere of light about 5 inches above your head. Imagine it flowing down through your head, neck, shoulders, chest, arms, and so on. Let this energy flow through every inch of you. Let it completely saturate the inside and cover the outside. Imagine your entire being is glowing. At this point you are in touch with power, and you may proceed with healing or other works of Magick. Technique III: Grounding Exercise There are times when it is necessary to drain off excess energy from ritual or Magickal work, and to regain a sense of balance. Sit directly upon the bare earth with you legs folded in front of you, and the palm of your hands pressed down upon the ground. Imagine your arms to be hollow ( like two hoses) and mentally pour the excess/unwanted energy out into the soil.Slow, deep breathing is helpful in this technique. Once you feel the energy is drained, then quickly get up and leave the area. It is best not to return there for a few hours. The earth will neutralize the energy, and the area will be as it was before you employed it. Technique IV: Raising an energy Sphere This is a basic exercise for raising personal power. It will be the foundation for works of healing, charging, and Magick. To raise a sphere of power place your hands in front of you, about 6 inches apart (palms facing each other), and begin to move them slowly back and fourth in front of you (like playing the accordion). Experience the sensations of warmth, pressure, and magnetism. Once a sphere of power has been established, you can pass a mental sigil into it. Or project a thought form, thereby giving the sphere its purpose. Then mentally visualize the sphere entering the object that you wish to charge. To increase this energy, use your concentration and imagination. You can visualize a glowing force of power. Do not allow your hands to touch while performing this exercise. Once you have accomplished this method,then begin putting your hand around various objects and feeling their energy fields. Soon you will discover many other uses for this basic ability.