» Because the physical hard drive is a conduit for a unique type of energy, it is possible for nature spirits (called vaettir) to take up residence within it.
» Do not curse, yell, smack or otherwise vent your anger on your computer. Most vaettir are extremely sensitive to emotions.
» Emotions are energy, and mixing incompatible energy fields can have bad results: culminating in the dreaded "blue screen of death."
» Do what you can to make the computer feel welcome in your home. This includes talking to it, naming it and even offering words of encouragement.
» [Cleanse your computer] by sound. Either clap your hands around the computer or use a rattle. A handful of coins in an old coffee can works just as well—the object is to break up stagnant energy.
» Put unusual and pretty things by your computer for the vaettir's
enjoyment. Pretty stones, crystals, feathers, intriguing pictures help create a positive environment.
» TURN THE COMPUTER OFF COMPLETELY WHEN YOU ARE WORKING MAGIC. I cannot emphasize this enough. I've had friends who have had their computers completely crash due to simple energy overload when they inadvertently left them on while doing spellwork.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.