...the "Trash-punch" was originally designed for work in preparation for ritual.....(Grin) That is one of the reasons it has so much usage of the symbols so many times....it gets the mind into the state of really running the energies. One technique for solo work is to do a personal meditation of doing a trash-punch on the self, and then go into ritual work. Also really useful in self-clearing if one is having problems with sendings. -- Rialian, OtherkinReikiList, June 29, 2000