I decided to write this post as a sort of a clarification, and to expand a little bit upon the meaning of these two abilities. I noticed that many people think about lucid dreaming as something that is happening exclusively in the mind, and believe that through it they can satisfy their unfulfilled desires, have a lot of fun, enhance their personality, as well as work on various obstacles that they have in daily life. Such usage is what many ‘experts’ in this field promote. The former boast with the titles of ‘scientist’ and use it in authoritative way to explain what lucid dreams are all about. Such people ignore, ridicule, or demean the ability of astral projection, which is defined as the projection of consciousness (inside the astral body) out of the physical vehicle. For these people, there is nothing in us that can be projected out in that way, so they label it as a silly occult mumbo-jumbo. Or, there are some others in this field who think of it as real, but also as something that is happening solely within ones own mind. Continue reading
Practices are not only about quantity. Even more important is quality. Easier said than done, but it’s a golden rule and very worthwhile to grasp it well. Someone once said that “definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different resuts”, and that if the door you try to open is not opening by pushing, then you need to pull it. This indicate the need to experiment in order to get to results.
Most people that get stuck somewhere in the process of learning astral projection, is because they are applying the same approach, without getting any result. This indicates that practices are done in a mechanical way. Therefore, before starting the practice, intent to do it with quality, and things might very well start changing for the better. Remember: astral projection is achieved when the mind is awake at the moment when the physical body falls asleep. It is that simple, and a quality practice will move you in that direction. Continue reading
This article is a continuation from the one from previous week, in which we deal with increasing chances for astral projection, and having more conscious out of body experiences and lucid dreams. Last week I mentioned some important aspects such as concentration, awareness, relaxation, prayer, setting intention and goals etc. This week I will focus more on some other elements, equally important in order to start having regular astral experiences. To have such experiences on weekly (or even daily) basis, it’s important to take this ability seriously – that’s really the only way how experiences out of the body will start to occur in your life.
If you take some famous people who succeeded with this exercises (famous in the spiritual circles), such as Robert Monroe, William Buhlman, Belsebuub, Samael Aun Weor, etc., one thing that they all have in common is that they were very serious in, not only achieving astral projection once or twice, but practicing it regularly and doing other things that help with sharpening the ability of astral projection in order to have it regularly. It is the latter that has potential to change your life in ways unimaginable, but one needs to be serious, have pure intention, kindness, and thirst for knowledge. Continue reading
Astral travel is an enchanting ability, one of those that inspires mystery and wonder in many people throughout the world. And how wouldn’t it be when it offers potential to explore higher realities, a higher dimension of life in which so many things are possible. Most of people have difficulty with projecting out of their body. Unfortunately, they interpret this as a sign that astral travel is a made up thing because a technique doesn’t work. This of course is jumping to conclusion, which can be testified by the many people who have obtained the direct experience of the reality of astral projection and astral travel.
Even though in its essence astral projection is a simple thing – the mixture of concentration and relaxation – it often time requires more effort and additional information/instruction in order to make it happen. These days many people want to see the reality of astral travel, but because it is craved for for wrong and silly reasons, many will not see it happen. Continue reading
The following is an account of astral projection by one of the students of Samael Aun Weor, from Samael’s Q&A book called Beyond Death. I thought it may be inspiring to read this story it if you are looking for depth in astral projection, because it shows some of the many things that one can achieve with this wonderful ability of astral travel. Here it goes:
“On a certain occasion in the countryside when I was performing an exercise of meditation, I felt as if I was vibrating while leaving the body; then, suddenly I felt that I was flying at a great speed and arriving at Egypt in a couple of seconds. I landed close to the Sphinx and felt the heat of the sand in the soles of my feet, I was able to touch the enormous decayed stones of that gigantic monument. It was a great surprise for me to see such an open panorama and such a vivid perception of the sky, as well as a tenuous breeze from the Nile river that was blowing and moving some large, thin palms.
After a brief rest, I felt myself driven by a special attraction that lifted me from the floor; thus, floating, I soared approximately to the height of the nose of the Sphinx. In the nose I found a small opening; I entered through it and went down a set of steps that descended in very narrow manner ending at a chamber guarded by a brown-skinned guardian. He wore an apron and golden sandals. On his head he had a hairstyle with a golden diadem that resembled a cobra in the attitude of attack. In his right hand was a lance that hindered my passage. His very penetrating eyes were bluish green. He did not even pronounce a single word; he only examined me and performed a greeting pass which I answered; he smiled, took hold of the lance and with an amiable reverence allowed me to pass; I then penetrated into a great chamber where I heard very soft songs from a choir chanting prayers in the form of delectable hymns.
There was a pink colored smoke from incense in the environment, which smelled like an extract of red roses and which made my body vibrate from head to toes. There were also many Egyptian symbols on the walls, which—in spite of not understanding them—were very familiar to me. So, after observing the rich decoration of that chamber, which undoubtedly must be a very special temple, a gong sounded and three Masters appeared who had calm and venerable faces, yet very penetrating sight; two of them came dressed with yellow tunics and one with a very white tunic; after saluting me they welcomed me with a very fraternal hug.
Thereafter, they celebrated a Mass on an altar that was between two enormous columns and that had a great golden scarab that shone in the midst of the incense smoke. Then a crystalline water fountain, that I did not notice before, became illuminated; they guided me towards it, and in it I began to see my face as black and horribly bearded, like the face of an orangutan; then I saw many passages of my present life where I committed all types of sin; so, I ended up moaning and crying.
Later they admonished me and gave me advice in a symbolic manner. They gave me a scarab of solid gold; they put it on my right hand and closed it while pronouncing some words that I did not understand; then they told me to keep it and to become worthy of always having it by my side. Then, they blessed me and I returned to my body. Very impressed, I woke up instantaneously, without forgetting any detail to the present day.”
Two very effective recitation techniques to dispell negtivity are called Bellilin and Jupiter. Performing Jupiter recitation in the astral should be done in the following way: place the palm of your left hand on the solar plexus area, and point your right hand towards a spirit you want to dispell. Fingers of your right hand should be in a form of a gun, i.e. thumb up, middle and index finger outstreched. Then say out loud and with strenght:
In the name of Jupiter, father of gods, I dispel you, Te Vigos Cosilim!
The reason your left hand should be on your solar plexus is to protect yourself from possible interference by the spirit. Solar plexus is a sensitive area and it is there where they usually hit. Sometimes I would feel a pain in that area after attack, when returning back to my body, but it goes away quickly.
Bellilin is a little different than Jupiter as it entails singing. It can be done each time before doing a practice to clear a room of negativity. You do it out loud every time, but if for whatever reason you cannot, then do it mentally. After that you can do a circle of protection around your room so that nothing of a lower nature can enter in. You can also use it to dispell a neg (or a group of them) in the astral. Unlike Jupiter, you don’t have to point your hand at anyone specific. Just singing Bellilin will affect all of them. In my experience Bellilin has proven even stronger than Jupiter. The recitation goes like this:
Bellilin, Bellilin, Bellilin,
Amphora of salvation,
I would like to be next to you,
Materialism has no strength next to me,
Bellilin, Bellilin, Bellilin.
Here is how you sing it. You repeat it three times.
You can also perform both of these recitations in the physical world upon a person who acts negatively. They won’t be as efficient because physical body serves as a shield. In the astral there is no such shield, and if a spirit is negative it will work on them. However the effect can still be significant and some have said that they still managed to clear away negativity from a person upon whom they performed the recitations.
One important thing to mention is, if you ever find yourself in a situation with a neg, it’s always better to re-locate yourself and not waste any time on them. Because the astral has less dimensional laws than our world, it is possbile to teleport where you want to go. One of the techniques for teleporting while in the astral involves visualizing a location and feeling it around yourself. You can at first experiment how that works with locations that are very familiar to you and which you won’t have any problem visualizing. The key aspect of this technique is to FEEL yourself in a location you want to teleport to. Protective recitations are great if you are not good in quickly changing locations.
The Circle of Protection
Another very useful thing is the circle of protection. It is done by asking your own Divine Father, which is the main aspect of your Being/Spiritual Self, to order your elemental intercessor (another aspect of your Being) to draw a magical circle of protection around your room so that negative entities cannot enter. You make this petition to your Father out loud (or mentally if you cannot out loud) three times. Then you imagine a small sphere of light (representing your elemental intercessor) making a circle around your room three times. As the sphere moves it leaves a circle of light behind it. You should imagine it going from left to right. Thank the Father once you complete your circle of protection.
This circle is very effective and it prevents those of very low energy to enter it. One time when I woke up within the astral in my room, I heard someone trying to open a door but it couldn’t due to the circle. You can also do it, together with Bellilin, each time you go to sleep so that you protect yourself during the night.
Lastly, enjoy the astral. Don’t let negs get you back to your body by triggering your emotions. There are beautiful places in the astral, and negs are usually in the lower levels of the astral. Once you learn how to move up to higher astral levels you can easily avoid them altogether. Also remember that they cannot harm you, they may try to trick into thinking that they can, but they cannot. Your astral body cannot be harmed. Their main weapon is scaring you back to your body.
When a seeker is serious about finding the truth about reality and existence, they will eventually encounter negative entities in the astral plane. Negative entities, also known as negs, are spirits that decided to follow the dark path, which involves strengthening and increasing negative inner aspects, such as anger, lust, pride, envy etc. The more they advance within this dark path, the more bestial they become, both internally and in their appearance, until eventually they turn into demons.
Many people these days have astral experiences, but most of them unfortunately do not know the potentials of it and are not aware that they can get some amazing answers about life, death and countless other mysteries. Many of them are also just not interested in it and are using the astral to indulge in their mundane desires. However, there are seekers who genuinely yearn for knowledge and they are the ones which, if they persist for long enough, will eventually be noticed by negative entities. Negs main weapon is scaring seekers so that their experience ends without achieving anything concrete.
Fortunately, special recitations exists that can ward them off. These recitations are words of a higher nature that are charged with positive energy. Since the nature of negs is of a very low type, they cannot stand this high energy and as a result they flee or get “frozen” (by this I mean that they cannot move for a while).
Recitations also serve a purpose of verifying if a being you are talking to in the astral is negative or not. Often we can sense energy of the spirit we commune with, but sometimes we cannot and then it’s good to perform a check, especially if they are telling us something out of place. However, don’t overdo it by using it on every spirit you encounter because you can get emotional end excited when doing it which can get you back to your body. Use it when it is obvious that you should use it or when you feel that something is not right.
You can also use it if you invoke a spiritual master to see if it is really a master that showed up. With spiritual beings you can often sense high loving energy, and in that case there is no need to use recitations because negs do not have love. Another way to recognize negs is by looking into their eyes. The more developed toward darkness they are, the more negative and deform their eyes will be. They are using seekers own emotions against them (usually by making them angry, excited and fearful) to get them back to their body.
Most of the negs I encountered looked more or less like every other human spirit. Demons on the other hand look bestial and are more difficult to fight with, but protective techniques work on them as well, you just need to be more focused when using it and not allowing their appereance to scare you. Like it’s the case with normal negs, their main weapon is also using your own fear against you in order to send you back to your physical body.
There are also many helpers out there that are helping us in many ways, either by showing themselves so that we see them, or just by influencing a situation without necessary making themselves known. Once I was passing by some place and a neg spotted me and started attacking me with fists, which is silly because you do not feel pain in the astral. Nevertheless, I got emotional about it and started to call for help. At that very moment some woman came, and as she was approaching us the neg ran away.
Protective techniques are described in the Part II of this topic.