Feel free to move this to the Energy Manipulation forum whenever it's up.
Anyway, I've been thinking on Energy Manipulation, one thing led to another, and it got me wondering this. Both the sun and lightning give off radiation, but they're not very deadly to humans due to limited exposure/them being filtered out. I am curious though, when drawing on these sources of energy, I suspect you'd not be as shielded as normal people are, as you're working with the energy longer and are much closer it than a normal person would be. Is there any chance that this could cause radiation poisoning/radiation sickness in a practitioner? Or does working with them in this way get rid of the unintended side effects such as that?
As an additional bit, the line of reasoning that led me to this was wondering if I could make constructs out of nuclear energy. The bit about radiation poisoning got me wondering if I could even make myself sick by using it, then realized people use the sun and lightning for energy sources without developing tumors, so here we are.
Energy manipulation of different kinds can harm, but not all types of it are affecting on matter like that. There is energy affecting the subtle/astral pranic body, but also energy of the physical world which takes more dense energy to manipulate. Then there is energy of the spirit pretty far behind that, which has power of all of it. These are just labels so it takes experience for one to know what they are.
The purely spiritual energy is behind binds of matter it also doesn't take from the body, it only gives. The inner radiation helps to break up negative binds, the things weighing down and blocking the attention from knowing all of how things are really going on.
If we try to open our attention to be receptive to the source of the radiation, they may be taken off. The purely spiritual radiation is heard, seen, felt, due to its effect on our attention here, and senses. Working with that energy radiation helps all since it helps people free their senses and negative-binding like habits, if one contacts it with their attention it becomes cultivated so they can have it easier. We can leak or let out the energy through some things, like certain thoughts, words, or acts. Its like we have bodies like jars meant to be filled with things. The 2 primary forms of the manifestation/presence of purely spiritual radiation, are the light, the sound, and feelings such as bliss and pleasure. The biggest source of energy is radiation of pure consciousness, and its utilized through our human body. The best to get energy for environmental things is using some kind of proxy which is more made for handling it and not affecting the whole ability to be receptive to it. That is why some have prayed to manipulate the forces or environments of nature, instead of trying to take those energies needed through our own body. If we pray to a truly unbound spiritual entity, they are able to intercede to get things done more easily.
Control of attention is the most basic type of it, but I'd say the most powerful if we know where to put it, since it can help us cultivate and use it.
Constructs can be made with most if not all energies, this physical world is made of very thick constructs.
I've heard of everything technically being a construct already, but going to need more practice and power before I can start changing them.
You mentioned proxies, do you mean asking a spirit/deity to do it for me, or something else?
If I'm understanding correctly, I could in theory poison myself with radiation by say drawing energy from a nuclear power plant without the proper precautions? Or would it be unlikely to affect me physically to that level, and only on a spiritual level?