QUOTE(☞Tomber☜ @ Sep 1 2010, 08:43 PM)
I completely agree with that attitude of wanting more from astral projecting. I very recently have begun to be able to astral project with a few successful times under my belt. This definitely has been the "realest" thing I have encountered so far with magic and I feel like it is finally starting to pay off in a tangible way. I don't know if you feel the same way. Anyway since we're pretty much in the same boat I'll explain what I am working on.
Right now I am focusing on meeting things and learning about how to "bring back" what is there to what is here. What that means is meeting entities their and learning, sort of like an evocation only you go to where they are. Some people told me that I wouldn't run into living things very often, and I think that would be true if I were not actively trying to. I don't care to be able to preform any magic particularly just there because everything I can do here I am able to do more, so I feel empowerment there will naturally follow my main focus of empowerment here.
I just finished a book on astral travel where the author mentioned the fact that he was able to meet his actual soul and view quite realistically his previous life. I don't know about you but a major goal of mine is to reconnect myself to my entire soul, my entire history. I feel like I am living with 19 years of experience when I may have (hopefully) hundreds or thousands of years of history to my name. This is what that author seemed to say. I don't remember the title I'll edit that in.
I have not encountered anything negative yet and am focusing on avoiding it because I do not feel ready. From what others have told me and what I've read it shouldn't be a problem. The beings I am trying to contact are certain ones mentioned by Bardon who said they reside in the astral realm. Since I am not ready for evocations I am using this as a way to get around that temporary barrier. I have had no problems so far, and a little success.
I would like to hear about what your experiences are so I can relate them to my own. Like how often do you do it? Do you get distracted easily (because people said I would but I haven't yet)? How long do you stay there? and anything else interesting.
Edit: also I wrote one of my experiences here http://www.sacred-magick.org/index.php?showtopic=7763&st=30. My trouble, sometimes, is that I feel I cannot exist in something that bright, I feel like I am burning away. I haven't read about this anywhere before so if you have come across that feel I would love to know. It's almost like C.S. Lewis' description of heaven in the book "the Great Divorce".
Hello Tomber! Thank you for replying!
Yes, I do seem to feel the same way as you in some of the things you mention!
The first one is, the closest experience to Magick, I do feel like Magick is always around us, as it is energy, and ourselves
But when I get to wake up in the morning after a projection it feels like ; *Ha!, I did something!, try to beat that drugaddicts!*
The lucidity and reality you get from astral projections is way much higher than the one any drug can give you
it's perfect, fun, sometimes scary, and exiting! you get to know something when you come back and is that you did something that not many people in their entire lives realize about its existence!
The learning from entities thing too, It is a great idea to do so, but also, what you say after that
to know your real soul, your real soul, your ancient self, and your past lives, must have been interested in magick as well, as you are right now
So meeting your entire soul, would give you a boost of knowledge you've gathered for yourself in all those centuries
Damn, now I know what I want to do haha
next is the Negative creatures, I do have found many, but if I give it a better thought, I think it has been myself playing the bad guy
I mean, it has been fear, haha hope you don't have that kind of experiences, it can go from a nightmarelike fear, till a very painful black out
Now some questions for you, what creatures do you mean?
I'd like to know their names if you could please tell me? o;
Also, what do you mean by a barrier? you mean like something to stay m ore time over there?
How often do I get to do it? Every night I'm able to!, haha lately i;ve been doing it a lot cause I'm practicing a *calmness* exercise
Its kinda boring, but it helps a lot!
I used to get distracted a lot, specially sexually, but i stopped that, I had to give up my lust if I wanted to get real knowledge from the astral plane
and for my guide to take me seriously! which he/she haven't done yet!
How long do I stay? As much as I can, it used to be a few minutes in the beginning, now It feels more like hours, and sometimes even days.
I remembered a lucid dream, haha Sakura from Fate/Stay Night, was my girlfriend, and it was like 3 days long, then it became a projection
and at the next day, oh well, i was depressed haha
I'm going to read your post, and reply on it now!, Once again, thanks for answering!
By the way, I know we all have our magick, and our way to see it, but if you're planning on evocations what kind of rituals would you use??