Shielding & Wards

  • Basic Shield Typesby Andy_Hock
    Defines a shield as a construct with programming to make it a barrier of some kind. Discusses the kinds of things that can be shielded against and describes different types of shields, named for how they go about blocking the input: Reflectors, Absorbers, Grounders, and Converters. Provides a nice list of the basic programming components of a good shield, including: primary effect, duration, dismissal trigger, warning system, shape, thickness, format, maintenance, and anti-hacking devices. Also discusses methods for testing shields, layering, and hedge shields.
  • An Introduction to Psionic Shieldingby Rainsong
    Defines what shielding is, and the kinds of shields which are useful in various situations. Gives several methods for both creating and dropping shields. Includes suggestions for various kinds of programming and shielding other people.
  • How Shielding Worksby Winged Wolf
    Explains how assigning physical properties to a shield does not do much good for advanced shielding. Describes the essence of what shielding is and the things that go into an effective shield, like frequencies, patterns, and space.
  • Stone Tower Shields, and About Shielding Generallyby Rainsong
    Psionic Shielding is the practice of constructing defenses with psi-stuff. The defenses in question can counter several different kinds of threats. * Empathic overload is a common one. * Shielding can also be set up to defend against psychic attacks. Such things are not very common, outside of sparring sessions, but when they happen they are […]
  • Protecting Electronicsby Rainsong
    Some people have a small problem with electronics: such devices tend to break or malfunction when these people are around. Wearing a watch on the wrist is a sure way to destroy the thing in a matter of hours or days, unless it is one of the old-fashioned wind-up types. Wind-up watches […]
  • Shielding; The Dynamic Psi perspectiveby Kettle
    Summary forthcoming.
  • Psionic defense and offense seminarby Forg
    Summary forthcoming.
  • Lesson 1 Constructsby Miri
    A series of pages explaining basic constructs. The pages are organized in a tree fashion which can make it tricky to navigate, so here is a list of all of the pages in order of reading:
    Not Constructs
    Hospitable Environment
    Bubble Shields
    Mirror Shields
         Inverted Shields
    Marshmallow Shields
         Energy Absorbtion
                   Complex Tethers
              Hostile or Neutral Fuel Targets
    Chaos Shields
         Programming Strains
    Custom Shields
    Reactive Shields
         Very Advanced Chaos Shields

  • Advanced Shields Seminarby Miri
    Summary forthcoming.
  • Psychoenergetic Fields and Crowd Controlby PsiPogAuthor (aka KMiller)
    Summary forthcoming.
  • How to Maintain your Constructsby GreatSheepKing (aka SheepKing)
    Summary forthcoming.
  • Empathy Seminarby Myriads (aka Myriad)
    Part 1 of this seminar explained what empathy is, how archetypes play into the different ways people sense things empathically, the bioplasm or EMF field theory of how it works, how to create a filter shield, and ended with practicing shields. Part 2 continued with more details on shielding, how to sense things empathically, how signatures work, and ended with a sensing exercise. Part 3 explained (and practiced) sending and receiving emotions, as well as broadcasting and projecting.
  • How To Shieldby ChezNips
    Summary forthcoming.
  • Exoskeletal Armor: My attempts at shieldingby Chain the Warforged
    Summary forthcoming.
  • Further Shieldingby ILuvEire
    Summary forthcoming.
  • Making and Breaking Seals Seminarby Miri
    Explains what seals are used for, and describes several types of containment seals (inverse mirror shields and projected energy seals) and non-containment seals that are focused on inhibiting specific parts or functions of the energy body. Outlines several methods of destroying or annulling seals.
  • Offensive Constructsby Stolide Demens
    Gives a detailed explanation of the design of a sentient attack construct, including the shields that protect it. Uses sub-constructs within the main construct in order to make it easier to manage all of the programming. Includes instructions for programming the construct with intelligence, as well as the ability to learn and change its own programming.
  • Cloaking Shieldsby Stolide Demens
    Explains what cloaking shields are and outlines how to program several types of cloaks including a general telepathic suggestion cloak (“I am not here” or “I am a tree”, for example), an empathy cloak (for hiding your emotions or broadcasting some other emotion entirely), and a psi signature cloak (for hiding your signature or broadcasting a different one). Includes tips for use during combat.
  • Constructs for Newbiesby Lesenthe
    A very thorough and well written article which focuses primarily on the practical, but also discusses some theories which explain what is encountered in practice. Introduces and discusses constructs, subtle energy, programming, sentient constructs, and thoughtforms. Explains how to begin to sense energy, via visualization and tactile/spatial awareness, so that you can know when you’ve actually succeeded in creating a construct. Includes an excellent description of how visualization works to help learn to manipulate energy. Explains the importance of mental discipline and how to practice via focal meditation, blank-mind states, and visualization. Recommends exercises for learning to control energy. Walks through the method for creating a construct in detail (planning the complete construct blueprint, externalizing the blueprint in energetic form, and then energizing the blueprint), and sources of energy for powering the construct, also touching on the links between programmer and construct, and between construct and energy source. Devotes special attention to the human energy body and briefly introduces planar theory. Contrasts the author’s method of programming with the method commonly taught in the OEC, and explains why shelling is unnecessary. Touches on what kinds of things can be perceived in a construct and how to examine them closely to improve your skill. Overviews several types of constructs such as shields and wards, guardian constructs, and constructs that influence the physical plane.
  • Basic Programming, Where it All Beginsby Miri
    Outlines several methods of programming: visualization, intent, and instinct. Tries to demystify visualization and explain how it doesn’t matter what sense you visualize (visual, tactile, conceptual) as long as it is meaningful to you and your sub-conscious. Gives a step-by-step process of programming a construct, as well as specific instructions for psiballs and bubble shields. (Note: the SunTzu article he recommends reading first can be found here.)
  • How to Alter Your Signatureby FrozenFlames (aka Hech)
    Explains what a signature is and how to practice finding it. Describes how manipulating one’s signature can be useful in combat, and gives several methods including: masking via a cloaking shield, relocation by programming constructs with one’s signature to act as dummies, and replicating other people’s signatures onto constructs. Cautions against trying to change the signature of one’s field directly.
  • Stony’s Guide to Defensive Shieldingby Stony1205
    Describes some of the repercussions of psychic combat and explains how a basic shield will not hold up in a combat situation. Includes some ideas on types of shield to use against particular attacks and recommends planning out combat shield systems ahead of time.
  • Emergency Defense Tacticsby FrozenFlames (aka Hech)
    Begins with several scenarios in which one’s shields have been weakened or taken down. Describes four constructs that can be used for defense in such situations, including an “expander” for clearing one’s field rapidly, a “masker” and or “blocker” which creates a cloak or ‘pathy filter shield on command, a “sigger” to act as a decoy for your signature, and a “stamper” to imprint one’s own signature on the attacker’s shield. Explains how each of these constructs could be used in the original scenarios.
  • Construct Corruptionby Stony1205
    Explains how constructs can become corrupted or fall apart because of faulty or unclear initial programming, overusing the construct or forcing it into situations it isn’t programmed to handle, or outside “viruses” that infect and destroy constructs. Includes some ideas on programming shields with “anti-virus programs”.
  • Thread Shieldingby Cullen
    Explains how using threads for shield programming can make the shield stronger, more reliable, and easier to incorporate multiple programming modules into one shield. Gives step by step instructions on creating a woven thread-based shield. Includes a helpful tip about color-coding the threads according to what they are programmed to do so that one can be sure that the weave is even. (Note: the two required reading links can be found here and here.)
  • The Strength of a Weaveby FrozenFlames (aka Hech)
    Explains how weaving energy can lend strength to shields and constructs (especially when shelling constructs or using the threads method of programming) due to psychological association.
  • Grounding and Shieldingby Dlos
    Explains the uses of grounding and shielding, and addresses some common problems and mistakes. Outlines the method for a very thorough kind of grounding and energy system cleaning that uses earth energy, and describes how to make a basic shield out of earth energy. Also includes some links to other articles on grounding, centering, and shielding.
  • A Newbie’s Guide to Shieldingby Stony1205
    A method of making a bubble shield for keeping out outside energies by running energy from your center up through your head and out like a fountain. Includes a couple of shapes/designs for your shield, how to keep your shield charged, and how to take the shield down.
  • Visualizationby RainTurtle (aka Rainsong)
    Explains what visualization is, and how it can be used to communicate with the sub-conscious. Includes a few basic exercises for visualization, including mentally coloring a picture or rolling a ball. Discusses useful visualizations for communicating specific intents, for example, a “dimmer switch” or “faucet” to control flow, and quite a few other creative ideas for psiwheels, precognition, remote viewing, shields, and improving physical strength and skill. Includes an interesting exercise (steepled fingers exercise) for determining how you personally visualize psi which can help for other visualizations.
  • Psionic Constructsby Rainsong
    Explains what constructs are and various things they can be programmed to do. Discusses the most common constructs–the psiball and the shield–as well as ideas for other basic and intermediate constructs, and how to move energy and program it via visualization.
  • Stone Tower Shieldby Dan
    Step by step instructions on how to make a stone tower shield, which is useful for blocking noise and for being sturdy and generally lasting a long time. The planning and building “materials” that go into building the shield lend strength not just energetically, but also by sub-conscious association.
  • Shielding Basicsby Rainsong
    A description of how to make a basic bubble or marshmallow shield for keeping out mental noise. Includes the kind of programming that should be considered, and how to gather and shape the energy for it. Also mentions stone tower shields, wards, and other non-shield noise blocking constructs.
  • One Way to Make a Constructby Rainsong
    How to create a basic shield to keep things out. Describes a couple of visualizations to help with moving energy including pipes carrying energy from one’s abdomen and drawing on one’s hand with one’s finger. Other programming and some basics of shielding against attacks were covered as well.
  • Wards and Wardingby Mistyck
    Explains how to make a psi-based ward for keeping things out that uses four points (north, south, east, west) as the focus. Protects an entire area rather than a single person.
  • Marshmallow Shieldingby RainTurtle (aka Rainsong)
    Explains what a marshmallow shield is and, as an example, Walks through how to create a small one to block telepathic input.
  • Shielding Seminarby Annie
    Explains basic programming for creating a shield, as well as specific programming for bubble, mirror/reflective, marshmallow, cloaking, force bubble, redirect, and filter shields. Includes answers to member submitted questions.
  • General Outline To Shieldingby El Hardcoro
    A basic introduction to what shielding is, how to create a shield by making a solidified layer of energy on your skin, and a few types of shields.
  • Concerning Blocks and Internal Shieldingby Rainsong
    Describes shields that can be made inside a person’s mind to temporarily block off knowledge and memories, and compares them to hypnotically induced memory blocks. Gives some tips and cautions for making them.
  • Common and Not-So-Common Shieldsby Peebrain
    Gives visualizations and animated diagrams for making several shields including: bubble, diffuse, mirror, marshmallow, force-bubble, and cloaking.
  • Basics Class 5: Shieldingby Amaya
    Discusses the uses of shielding, and how to program a couple of types of shields including bubble shields, marshmallow shields, mirror shields, and cloak/hedge shields. Includes a couple of alternate ways of gathering the energy for a shield, ideas on layering shields, and how to avoid feeling claustrophobic within shields.
  • Shieldingby Winged Wolf & ANKA
    Describes what a shield is, why it is important to use shields, and a few visualizations for creating basic resistance and construct shields. Also explains static vs. dynamic energy states, and various types of shields, including: basic, dense, absorbing, reflective, filter, high-energy state, de-patterning, converter, redirect, grounding, cloaking, layered, simple chaotic, and advanced chaotic.
  • Wardsby ANKA
    A basic description of what wards are and how to set one up.
  • Some basics of shieldingby Daimon
    Urges creativity and unpredictability when shielding, as well as sound strategy. Discusses shields which intercept threats and either remove or retaliate against them.
  • Elementary Psionic Shieldingby Vladimir
    Explains how to move from making a psiball to making and programming a basic shield. Describes four different shields: the basic bubble shield, the marshmallow shield, the reflective shield, and the cloaking shield.
  • Noon Class 3: Shield Checking, Thought Ability Introductionby Winged Wolf
    Shield checking practice via scanning. Introduction to thought input and output abilities. Includes techniques and practical exercises.
  • Evening Class 3: Shield Checking, Thought Ability Introductionby Winged Wolf
    Shield checking practice via scanning. Introduction to thought input and output abilities. Includes techniques and practical exercises.
  • Various Exercises For Development of Psi Abilitiesby Psion Guild
    Outlines games and exercises for sensing energy, sensing heat, mirroring another person by following their energy, pushing with energy, predicting (whether through telepathy, remote viewing, or precognition) what cards will be dealt next, games to play with energy when around crowds of people, identifying signatures, construct creation, shielding and cloaking, and psionic modifications of the game of chess.
  • How To Check Shieldingby Winged Wolf
    Includes basic methods such as surface scanning and tapping the shield to check for obvious holes, as well as more advanced methods like seeing if particular frequencies of energy or types of blows can penetrate it.
  • Creating a Simple Psychic Resistance Shieldby Celius
    Basic instructions for making a bubble shield via visualization. Includes instructions on how to remove the shield. (Note: energy exchange with your environment–like breathing–is necessary and healthy, blocking all energy can lead to unpleasant side effects.)
  • Paintball Preparationsby Orion
    A quick collection of ideas for variants of paintballs and gaming shields.
  • Basic Shielding Techniques and Thinking in Conceptsby Anuboern
    Summary forthcoming.
  • FAQ: Shieldingby Shifted Perspectives
    A list of answers to commonly asked questions about shields, including what they can protect you from, whether it’s advisable to have one up all the time, what types of shields there are, and how to put them up and take them down.
  • The Basics of Awareness and Sensitivityby Neveza
    Explores why sensitivity is important to the practice of psionics and reasons why sensitivity may differ between people. Explains how focusing your awareness with meditation can help to increase sensitivity. Also addresses how to control sensitivity through shields (though the author does not recommend these and explains why) and mental control via willpower.
  • Shielding 101by Zeus
    Explains what shields are useful for and describes two kinds of shields that are useful for decreasing psychic input as needed: bubble shields and cascade/continuous defensive shields. Includes tips on constructing them and removing them.
  • Introduction to Energy Manipulation Class Seriesby Innerfire
    A series of IRC classes focusing on the basics of energy manipulation. Begins with moving energy and forming it into psiballs in Class A, shelling constructs in Class B, programming basic shields in Class C, and using visualization to communicate concepts to your sub-conscious while programming in Class D. Workshop A and Workshop B included practice and troubleshooting, while Workshop C and Workshop D were organized pass-the-construct games for practice in making and scanning constructs.
  • Defensive Combatby Stolide Demens
    Describes some techniques for beginners to defend themselves. Outlines what bubble, mirror, marshmallow, and layered shields are, as well as a basic defense strategy including a mirror shield and a leaching construct.
  • Basic Shielding Techniquesby Magicdood
    Explains how everyone’s sub-conscious creates a rudimentary shield and why energy workers may need more of a shield. Outlines several methods for creating a basic bubble shield including expanding a psiball, visualization, and tactile visualization. Describes a few more complexly programmed shields, including dense, mirror, “goo”, and layered shields.
  • KMiller’s Catch-up Lecture for Beginnersby KMiller
    Discusses theories on the origins and properties of psi energy. Explains how to feel psi energy and move it via biofeedback and visualization, how to make a psiball, and how to make a basic shield.
  • Manipulation Q&Aby PsiPog
    Answers to various member-submitted questions about psi manipulation abilities, including psiballs, shields, constructs, programming, etc.
  • Introduction to Psionics, Lecture 3: Basic Constructs and Introduction to Shieldingby SawyerHickory & Metalforever
    Explained what psiballs are and described several common types of shields. Gave a method for making a psiball then moved to the practice room for a pass-the-construct practice session.
  • Podcast 3by JediKaren & The Adfeng
    A recording covering the speakers’ opinions on what psi is and how it feels, the best ways to practice things like psiballs, grounding, shielding, meditation, and various other training methods. Also covers how to practice safely and handle overloads and attacks.
  • Attacks and Protection Chat Late Jan. 2008by JediKaren & The Enigma League
    Discusses the difference between shields and wards, different kinds of attacks to look out for (including empathic overloads), signs of an attack, and the steps of how to deal with an attack or an overload. Includes some tips on grounding and centering.

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