Thursday, February 25, 2010

Visions in the Astral Plane - Some Thoughts

I recently had some interesting experiences around visual images within my mind and their relation to astral travel and remote viewing. I've started to discover that the types of imagery within my mind have different properties based on the kind of inner visual streaming I'm doing. This is different than projections into the astral plane - more akin to brain images.

astral projection visionsLet's look a bit deeper at this. Have you ever examined how visual images form in your mind while thinking about the differences based on you state or current level of emotion? Many times I've had odd images streaming away in my mind that I've attributed to daydreams, light sleep, dreams or visualization. Never have I thought about the properties of each.

This all came together for me one morning where I had trouble falling asleep after a very vivid dream. Later, as I was attempting to go back to sleep I noticed something odd about how my inner visions appearing in my mind's eye. The first thing I noticed was how visions started slipping into my mind as I was nearing a light sleep. They were distinctly in a different part of my sleep vision than my dream or a memory from the day before.

If I can explain it this way - the visual images from the dream seem to form somewhat above my eyesight - near the third eye. They are very strong at first but fade rapidly. Whereas, the visual image of my memory talking to a person yesterday seemed to appear directly in front of my closed eyes - mostly clear with colors and discernible faces. But, the visions that were randomly slipping through my mind seems to be slightly fluid - with some form and were to either the left or right side of my closed, direct eyesight line.

These images would start to appear such that when I focused on them more would appear while flowing by. After a minute or two I could actually start to make out a location such as trees, buildings, rooms, etc. Now, I've never been successful at remote viewing but I think this is a start.

As an experiment I would like someone to comment with two coordinate numbers that I have no idea what they represent other than a geographic location known only to the sender. Perhaps I'll be able to use my new inner vision technique to understand remote viewing better.

If you want to learn more about remote viewing check out the Defense Intelligence Agency's CRV Manual.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Astral Projection Stories - Early History

It is interesting to trace the history of astral projection and reincarnation doctrine among ancient cultures. In spite of the decided opinions, and the differing theories of the various writers on this subject, who would give Egypt, or India, or the lost Atlantis, as the birthplace of the doctrine, there does not seem to be a belief that such ideas are but attempts to attribute a universal intuitive belief to some specific culture. Whether the doctrine of Reincarnation ever "originated" anywhere, as a new and distinct doctrine is uncertain. It may have sprang into existence whenever and wherever man arrived at a stage of intellectual development sufficient to enable him to form a mental conception of a Something that lived after Death.

No matter from what source this belief in a "ghost" originated, it must be admitted that it is found among all peoples, and is apparently an universal idea. And, running along with it in ancient cultures, we find that there is, and always has been, an idea, more or less vague and indistinct, that somehow, someway, sometime, this "ghost" of the person returns to earthly existence and takes upon itself a new fleshly garment-a new body.

Here, then, is where the idea of Reincarnation begins-everywhere, at a certain stage of human mental development. It runs parallel with the "ghost" idea, and seems bound up with that conception in nearly every case. When man evolves a little further, he begins to reason that if the "ghost" is immortal, and survives the death of the body, and returns to take upon itself a new body, then it must have lived before the last birth, and therefore must have a long chain of lives behind it. This is the second step. The third step is when man begins to reason that the next life is dependent upon something done or left undone in the present life. And upon these three fundamental ideas the doctrine of Reincarnation has been built.

Spiritualists claim that in addition to this universal idea, which is more or less intuitive, people have received more or less instruction, from time to time, from certain advanced souls which have passed on to higher planes of existence, and who are now called the Masters, Adepts, Teachers, Race Guides, etc., etc. But whatever may be the explanation, it remains a truth that man seems to have worked out for himself, in all times and in all places, first, an idea of a "ghost" which persists after the body dies; and second, that this "ghost" has lived before in other bodies, and will return again to take on a new body. There are various ideas regarding "heavens" and "hells," but underlying them all there persists this idea of re-birth in some of its phases.

The earlier travelers in Africa have reported that here and there they found evidences and traces of what was to them "a strange belief" in the future return of the soul to a new body on earth. The early explorers of America found similar traditions and beliefs among the Native Americans, survivals of which exist even unto this day. It is related of a number of tribes, in different parts of the world, that they place the bodies of their dead children by the roadside, in order that their souls may be given a good chance to find new bodies by reason of the approaching of many traveling pregnant women who pass along the road. A number of these cultures hold to the idea of a complex soul, composed of several parts, in which they resemble the Egyptians, Hindus, Chinese, and in fact all mystical and occult philosophies.

The Fiji Islanders are said to believe in a black soul and a white soul, the former of which remains with the buried body and disintegrates with it, while the white soul leaves the body and wanders as a "ghost," and afterward, tiring of the wandering, returns to life in a new body. The natives of Greenland are said to believe in an astral body, which leaves the body during sleep, but which perishes as the body disintegrates after death; and a second soul which leaves the body only at death, and which persists until it is reborn at a later time. In fact, nearly all of the primitives races, and those semi-civilized, show traces of a belief in a complex soul, and a trace of doctrine of Reincarnation in some form.