Astral - Power Before Wisdom

  • Astral Projection Audio Presentation

    woman astral projecting

    Some people have expressed that my article on Astral Projection was nifty and all, but it didn't cover HOW to astral project (as well as a lot more).    A group I am a member of "Vicious Circle" (Pun Intended) does 3-4 presentations per month on topics we are familiar (or more) with.    This month I was voted to be one of the presenters and I recorded my presentation (with permission of course).  Below is the Audio:     (Below THAT is my bullet point of notes)

     

    Astral Projection Bullets for Presentation
    (Audio Doesn't Follow this Completely)

    Forms

    • 2 Headed Projection

      • Here and There Sensation. Perception can be either or both from POV and/or relative.

      • Can be done very conscious and in self.

      • All behaviors of projection are possible, but harder to control and maintain due to distraction.

      • Most 2 headed is a Temporary experience to obtain specific information/experience with a return to self within .5-3 seconds. Many “visions” of the real world are quick 2 headed projections.

        • As you gain skill you will learn the feeling of your consciousness reaching the target

      • Can evolve into full Projection

    • Full Projection

      • Full projection is a complete release of consciousness from the needs, senses and perspective of the body and utilize your projected form for all perception and action. All behaviors are completely from the point of view of the

      • The body isn't really in danger because it is easy for your sub-conscious to demand your attention if needed. Your consciousness is seated in your body still, but your “projection” is wherever/whenever

    • OBE

      • Personal Experience was always a painless but terrifying releasing, but most people claim painful release

        • Release is terrifying because you are disconnecting from the manifestational will and protections you have due to being in body.

        • The Body CAN be possessed when you are not there and the act of separating seems to attract attention of entities who might be interested in

        • You CAN be disconnected and lose yourself.

        • You will have ONLY the astral and your will, which means that the common problems are amplified and you cannot lean on your physical consciousness/state as a crutch (which you can VERY much do in Projections)

    Common Differences & Challenges: All of these differences and challenges can be mitigated/minimized by using body consciousness/will

    • Time is not linear

      • Watching a Movie vs Filming a Movie.

    • Space is not linear

      • Distance and Size is what you believe it is.

    • Same Space and Time can have Different Layers

    • Where you will is where you are

      • If you fail to will you will flutter with your thoughts and will of others

      • If you will yourself to stay some-where/when (Ground into the space/time/layer)

    • Details requires investment which requires decrease in lucidity

      • Lucidity is a disconnect from the story. A decision to transition from Role of Actor to role of Director. You CAN be a director & actor at the same time, but the balance is delicate. If you get TOO into the story you can forget to direct, but if you only direct you don't truly experience the story.

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    Where can you go

    • Inner Dream Space

      • You and Your Subconscious are in 100% control when exerted.

      • Entering another's inner dream space can be done directly, but involves a risk of target or their sub-conscious directing YOU in their story. When you are an actor in their dream space they can control your reality, when you start directing if they disagree you will disconnect.

      • Safer to enter exact duplicate of their dream space where you can interact with them. You can project

    • Astral

      • Astral Levels of “Reality”

        • Layers so close to the physical that photo level details are available

        • Cliché “psychic” levels with each level giving access to:

          • Metaphors of energetic patterns (which you can change)

            • Mental

            • Physical

            • Chi

            • Will/Habits/Addictions

            • Spiritual (Different Frequencies)

              • This is the difference between hanging out with their damned ancestors vs their enlightened

          • Possible but un-manifest possibilities/histories

        • Manifest Alternate Realities

          • All of THEIR astral layers

    Ways to get there:

    • 2 headed: Move your consciousness to that space/time/layer and start perceiving

      • You can either travel if you need or just “be there” at your discretion. The key issue is to will your center of self there.

        • I choose to split my consciousness and be in both places (or more) at once. Too much focus on projection and you do stuff like walking into walls, too little focus and you fail to do anything useful.

          • Because time/space is not linear you can get away with focusing on an interaction 2-3 seconds per minute and have the experience of the interaction be perceptionally linear for both parties.

            • Especially useful for interactions at scheduled times on the astral. You and they can do so whenever you choose and experience or re-experience moments of the interaction at any time.

      • I only realized in writing this, that I use it as my “3rd eye” to analyze and perform magicks on persons/places regardless of space/time/layers.

    • Intentional Sleeping Full Projection: Start a 2 headed projection as you are falling asleep. If you maintain will as you fall asleep the projection will become a full conscious projection. If you fail to maintain will you will either slip into a pre-directed dream space or experience a

    • Lucid Dreaming: Leave Inner Dream Space (If that is where you are)

    • Medication:

    • Meditation: 2 Headed that can lead to 1 Headed.

  • Astral vs Chi October 2021 Update

    Astral Dancing

    My first teacher introduced me to Astral Magick and did a great job supporting me understanding the practical uses of it. The ability to effect people, animals and spirits without most people noticing is really neat. Exploring the limits and boundaries of doing so is also neat. There is a epic story-ness of Astral Magick that allows you to experience incredible adventure and have verification in your life of so much of your story.

    That is of course also it's biggest problem. Astral Magick allows you to experience truthful story/experiences which are disconnected from consentual reality. It is possible to participate in a series of stories which have Astral truth, but very little connection with reality as most other people experience it. To make this even harder Astral Magick allows for group stories so that people in the group can confirm and verify to the point of having incredible experiences, miracles and more, but some of the more incredible experiences interact with consentual reality mostly through the shared myth...

    Introducing unwilling outsiders into the Astral Story can result in the myth being challenged and the truth of the magick and story can be negated/ignored by losing the mythic story.

    At a minimum this shows the Astral Story's inability to effect reality around people who actively refuse it. In the worst case the myth failing can cause some or all participants in the story to not only disconnect the Astral story from currently experienced consentual reality, but they may even re-contextualize their past experiences and utterly deny the legit magicks they encountered

    As a curious mage I decided I wanted to explore chi work. Over the years I've done training to build chi and unlike astral once it gets to a certain point it's almost impossible to deny something cool is happening. I have a video I like to show people related to what chi can do. Magick so potent it can be recorded (Astral Magick cannot be).

    I have had some cool results with it. I'll save the stories for another time, but one side effect I've encountered consistently is that I started being disconnected from my Astral Magick when I would do chi work.

    Chi work requires a lot of maintenance (daily/weekly); much more than Astral Magick which you can ignore for weeks or months at a time. Chi has a feeling of solidity and weight that Astral Magick doesn't.

    When I am not doing chi work I can tell by feel whether I'm doing effective astral magick, but chi's sense of weight is so strong in comparison that Astral Magick becomes hard to compare against imagining when I do chi work. The irony is that the Astral Magick has that mythic awe that makes magick fun and Chi is generally satisfying yet boring. At a basic level chi can be added to astral work to make it more solid/stable, but so far in my experiences advanced chi work is to astral work what driving a backhoe is to riding a bike.

    Additionally if you screw up chi work you can have actual health problems much faster than if you screw up astral magick (Not universally, but a solid truism). I can tie some lower back problems directly into a way that I screwed up my chi-work in the past.

    All of this together has resulted in about 18 years of Yo-Yo-ing in my practices between Astral Magick, Chi Magick, Psychic Magick, and Spirit Magick as well as shifting from basically not practicing to spurts of high activity.

    A float in a sensory deprivation recently coupled with 3rd Circle+ Men's Group stuff (lots of new stuff to explain) retriggered me accessing my chi in ways I've ignored for many months. A few days later I was doing my regular astral blessing/shielding maintenance spells when I noticed something. I can actually tell imagining vs astral magick by watching how chi responds to it. This is VERY exciting for me. Coupled with learning how to change the way I was hurting my back with Chi Work, this means that hopefully I will be able to maintain a relationship with the mythic wonder of Astral Magick AND the solid potency of Chi at the same time.

    More to come hopefully.   Gods... I literally have years of stuff to try to catch ya'll up on.  This is gonna be a crazy few months of writing/recording.

  • Meditation/Visualization

    Meditation/Visualization

    Most Magick requires focused will. There are many ways to improve your will. There are also many ways to improve your focus. One of the few ways I know to improve both at the same time are Meditation and Visualization techniques.

    In fact clear Visualization is a prerequisite for powerful Astral work. You MUST be able to hold a clear image of what you want in your mind to solidify it on the astral plane.

    Additionally meditation has the benefit of pushing you to stop and listen to your own thoughts.... and the thoughts of the less corporeal who want to be heard.

    There is a clear difference between the two. Meditation as I am using it here is the concept of either focusing your thoughts on a topic to fully understand it OR to relax your mind toward having no thoughts of your own. Visualization is the act of “day dreaming” a experience or story.

    Both are actually easy to practice. Let's start with Visualization.
     

    I normally don't include exercises with articles; however, chapter 13
    is simply an introduction to the exercises so... here you go! :-)

     
    Exercise 13-1: Scene Visualization
    Read a couple paragraphs in a good (usually fantasy/science fiction) book. Now close your eyes and using the information in what you read, start creating first a detailed picture and then a video of the exact experience. When you get to the point where you can see, hear, smell, taste and feel exactly what the author is describing and fill in the blanks of what they don't describe, you are ready to do powerful astral work.
     
     
    Exercise 13-2: Focused Meditation
    Choose a situation in your life. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Now sit or lay down to think about that situation and only that situation for 5 minutes. Little by little, at your own pace increase this number upward.

    As you learn to focus your mind on a topic for longer periods, you will find that you stop having new thoughts on the topic. At this point, allow your mind to be quiet while you wait for further thoughts on the topic. This is one of the most effective ways to find solutions to problems. Focus on the problem, think about it until you fully understand it and then wait for an idea concerning it to pop into your head.

     
    Exercise 13-3: Relaxed Meditation Exercise
    While this is the exact opposite of the exercise above, it is almost identical. I recommend you set a timer here as well to bring you back.

    In a comfortable, but sleep unlikely position, sit down and put your mind into neutral. Decide to stop giving any of your thoughts power. As they enter and leave just let them be. Float in the stillness of experience. Relax into your breathing, into your heartbeat in your ears. Little by little as you are ready relax your mind more and more do so. Allow your thoughts to be less like sentences and more like feelings... and then recognitions of truth, until the one truth that rings through your entire consciousness is “I am.”

    In this “I am” consciousness there are no thoughts or emotions. There is simply the rightness and sense of being of the “I am.”

    Return from it when you are ready.

  • Telepathy (Psychic Communication)

    man using telepathy

    Psychic Communication with telepathy isn't as hard as you'd think. Thoughts seem to happen at a vibration level higher than the astral. Let's call this level the “Aether.” As far as I can tell astral manifestations are basically the consequences of thought. However the astral seems to be able to effect thoughts as well.

    Astral Effecting Thoughts
    The other day I was trying to do ritual and there were a few spirits in the space that disagreed with my ritual. I wasn't scared of them, but while I was doing my work I was having a hard time accessing the thoughts I desired. It took work to get around the “block” they had put up for me to remember the chant I wanted in order to complete the ritual.

    My way of getting around the block was to manifest a different astral reality. They had manifested “Scott can't remember.” I chose to manifest: “This information is information I know and I am remembering it.” Because I have a physical body with a brain in charge of an awesome energy body (the human body) I won that manifestation debate. This kind of situation is a form of astral combat which you learn more later.... but on to the here and now of psychic communication using Telepathy.

    Why Telepathy Works
    Thoughts are NOT secret. They are they are very loudly broadcast across the Aether and anyone with a will can listen in. If that weren't enough, the vibrations of the Aether which are thoughts exist within the limitations of time... and thus can be accessed by anyone at anytime (before, during AND afterwards).

    However... the act of creating an astral body to hear those thoughts outside of the present in-time moment is a bit advanced right now. File that thought away for later.

    These vibrations of the Aether can be received by any astral structure intended to receive it.

    I believe the brain is partly an antenna which we shape throughout our life to send/receive the thoughts we specifically prefer. Here's the interesting part though. Our brain is both a specialized and a generalized tool. As we grow up we spend a lot of time learning to recognize and understand our own thoughts (specializing). We can also spend time learning to understand and identify thoughts that aren't ours (generalizing).

    The good news is that most of us already generalize.

    • If you've ever gone to a concert and lost yourself to the crowd and the music, you've experienced telepathy.

    • If you've ever ridden a horse or run with a dog and both of you zigged and zagged at just the right times in sync, you've experienced telepathy.

    • If you've just suddenly known how to do something, you've experienced telepathy.

    • And of course, if you've ever heard someone's thoughts... you've experienced telepathy.

    The process of telepathy is this:

    1. Accept that all thoughts are public domain. Sometimes they are so unusual or complex that we have to REALLY readjust to understand them, but they are there and accessible to us.

    2. Recognize that you CAN hear them.

    3. Use cues like the “taste” (affected by soul name), the emotional “shape”, the content of the thoughts and more to identify the specific thought stream.

    4. Let go of your personal perspective and allow yourself to accept the thought sources perspective in order to begin understanding their thoughts. This will include:

      1. Temporal Perspective: When is now? How are they perceiving time?

      2. Location: Where are they? How does everything look, sound and feel where they are?

      3. Knowledge: A person who is a master of Kendo will have thoughts which include incredible complexities of swordplay and rituals of study. These thoughts will not make sense to you unless you divine them.

      4. Divine what you don't understand: In truth divination is far more useful to you than telepathy. Divination tends to come in a way you are personally able to receive and doesn't tend to have large chunks of knowledge that you don't understand.

    Deep Telepathy is Obvious and Intrusive
    Direct Connection Telepathy is a form of resonance. To access thoughts you must vibrate them. Any semi-competent telepath will recognize the moment you connect with their thought-stream.  During your time listening you both effect and are effected by their thoughts.  
    Any thoughts you broadcast while connected seem like their thoughts and this empowers the abuse I mention in the next chapter.

    Surface Reading (Thought echos on the Astral)
    There is a way around this though. Rather than connecting deeply with their thought stream you can choose to rehear their thoughts in the astral. Unfortunately the difference is a difference in clarify. The astral just doesn't keep all of the nuances of a direct listening. I don't quite know how to explain it right now, but try both when you are ready and maybe you'll be able to find better words than I did.  The main difference will the that with a surface read you "remember" the thoughts from their aura and with a deep read you become attuned to them and a bond is formed.

    As always there is more, but this should cover the basics and get you started in practicing your telepathy.