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 41 
 on: August 27, 2015, 22:21:48 
Started by Greytraveller - Last post by Greytraveller
Hello Szaxx
Very good advice. Most of my dreams take place in an unknown location. I can recognize local areas but it's rather rare to know with certainty if I am dreaming of another city or country. Sometimes I just know where I am but that is unusual. SOoo, it IS a good idea to ask for the name of a location in a dream. Hopefully this can be done without becoming lucid. Anyways I'll give this a try and see what happens.

Regards  cool
Grey

 42 
 on: August 27, 2015, 21:30:31 
Started by PlasmaAstralProjection - Last post by PlasmaAstralProjection
So I am in college right now and I am taking Psychology 201. I learned about "confirmation bias". This totally reminds me of what we here call mental filters, or even layers in the astral. All confirmation bias means is that if you have a bias that you tend to focus and expect to see what you believe through the lens of your biases.

Here is a definition of it.

Confirmation bias  In psychology and cognitive science, confirmation bias (or confirmatory bias) is a tendency to search for or interpret information in a way that confirms one's preconceptions, leading to statistical errors.  Confirmation bias is a type of cognitive bias and represents an error of inductive inference toward confirmation of the hypothesis under study.  Confirmation bias is a phenomenon wherein decision makers have been shown to actively seek out and assign more weight to evidence that confirms their hypothesis, and ignore or underweigh evidence that could disconfirm their hypothesis.  As such, it can be thought of as a form of selection bias in collecting evidence.

By that definition it almost sounds like an unnatural or should I say delusional state almost. Perhaps borderline delusional.  Truly delusional people can't change given new information that conflicts with their beliefs.

Anyway I hope you all got something out of that.

 43 
 on: August 27, 2015, 19:49:56 
Started by DrkLrd - Last post by DrkLrd
It is step 5 which should do the trick; a type of cut. But, in theory, any method can work as long as desire is pushed into the unconscious i.e. forgetting. I found that effects were obtained two or three days later after using a technique without doing anything then. There is always a kind of delay in magick i found out.

Thx man. It actually worked I felt more relaxed and focused but not as much as I expected (probs the two or three day delay). I will practice with this technique more.

 44 
 on: August 27, 2015, 19:19:33 
Started by Trepkos - Last post by Bluefirephoenix
When you have a perception regardless if it's a dream, remote viewing, scrying, or astral projection... it does not matter which experience it was, the percpetions if possible should be matched against known facts. your perceptions of Aiwiss do not match the historically known facts about the entity. This happens to everyone and it happens often. Your mind, beliefs, yearnings, and fears influence every non physical perception you have. The trick is to learn to see it, evaluate it against any known facts and then correct the problem.

In remote viewing we have a score sheet that is done after EVERY session. You are constantly comparing your perceptions against known facts. The process highlights how your mind works and what you believe. If you do this without getting defensive you will learn something about yourself. If you do not and attempt to defend perceptions that are influenced by your conscious mind, you will not grow, and you will fall into a trap that is difficult to get out of. Lyn Buchanan calls this castle building. Basically conscious mind influenced perceptions build on each other into a story line which develops into a belief. You then incorperate that and have a belief that is entirely fabricated by your mind.

You don't need to answer my question but you do need to evaluate why that experience happened and what beliefs and mental processes are causing the demonization of a being who is not a demon or causing you to have a fabricated fantasy about a demon. I don't know which it is and I don't need to know. It's important to your spiritual development to do self evaluations.

At least this time you have some facts to work with. Not all experiences can be evaluated in that way as the facts are not always available for comparison.

 45 
 on: August 27, 2015, 19:03:10 
Started by Trepkos - Last post by Bluefirephoenix
Aiwass is Crowlies higher self, his Holy Guardian Angel. He conjured the entity during the Abramelin ritual after he initially failed to finish the ritual in Scotland. A higher self or HGA is essentially a future version of that person. It's one who has gone beyond the need for physical earthly incarnations and are in harmony and unity with the source of all consciousness. This is who Aiwass is. He channeled the Thelema material which is probably heavily influenced by conscious mind intrusion of Crowly at that time. The being is in harmony with the universe and source. He portrayed that his goal was to unify himself with Crowly which Crowly misunderstood and took it in a sexual context because of his influence from the yogis of Himalayan India. The higher self did not mean it in that context. I suspect by now Crowlie has learned from and corrected this misunderstanding.


Given that information, What do you think happened in that experience?


 46 
 on: August 27, 2015, 18:33:35 
Started by Trepkos - Last post by Xanth
There are important people who helped shape culture and human thinking. If you don't consider these people as important, then that's your choice. If you don't support the "great man theory" formulated by Thomas Carlyle and you agree with Herbert Spencer who criticized the theory by stating that great men are products of their environment, then that's also your choice. As for me, i feel inspired by great men of science and philosophy, i feel ecstatic and a rush of energy when reading their works. It's the process of integration itself that counts in this case, which is of spirit, the scattered knowledge acquired from the environment is of secondary importance. Spirit over matter. The greatest minds in history were idealists, and materialists draw upon their works. Look at Hegel, an idealist, if it wasn't for him, then where would Marx and Engels ( founders of dialectical materialism) be? On the shoulders of Kant? Another idealist? Probably.

Things turn into their opposite, so don't be surprised if tomorrow you encounter your shadow and don't know how to deal with it.
No no, you misunderstand.  The difference here is talking "physical" vs "non-physical"...
There are definitely great people who have existed who have changed the course of human history.  Benjamin Franklin... Nikola Tesla... just two examples.
But it doesn't mean those changes actually ever benefited *consciousness*. 

They made great advances within this PHYSICAL reality.  I'm not talking about anything physical.  I'm talking about the aspects of consciousness that go BEYOND this physical reality... even though they are, actually, one in the same, but more "consciousness" as a whole.

 47 
 on: August 27, 2015, 18:16:58 
Started by Trepkos - Last post by Trepkos
If I'm being 100% honest here and I REALLY don't mean this in any negative way but... you're not that important.  Nobody is.

This is the problem today with "the one" mentality that most people have in regards to consciousness and spirituality.
You're interpreting random events as something with significance... sometimes a cake is just a cake.

What have you experienced?  You experienced something created entirely BY yourself FOR yourself to satiate your ego desire to fulfill your interpretation of a random event.


There are important people who helped shape culture and human thinking. If you don't consider these people as important, then that's your choice. If you don't support the "great man theory" formulated by Thomas Carlyle and you agree with Herbert Spencer who criticized the theory by stating that great men are products of their environment, then that's also your choice. As for me, i feel inspired by great men of science and philosophy, i feel ecstatic and a rush of energy when reading their works. It's the process of integration itself that counts in this case, which is of spirit, the scattered knowledge acquired from the environment is of secondary importance. Spirit over matter. The greatest minds in history were idealists, and materialists draw upon their works. Look at Hegel, an idealist, if it wasn't for him, then where would Marx and Engels ( founders of dialectical materialism) be? On the shoulders of Kant? Another idealist? Probably.

Things turn into their opposite, so don't be surprised if tomorrow you encounter your shadow and don't know how to deal with it.

 48 
 on: August 27, 2015, 17:25:55 
Started by raditus - Last post by raditus
August 27, 2015

The Sword of Azor Ahai

I went somewhere with my family. A very large trove of things had been left to us, so we went to claim them.

It was huge, filled with miscellaneous things. One thing that caught my eye was this huge sword. It's wasn't huge in the way it had a thick blade, but the whole thing was long and sort of skinny. It seemed way better make and materials than my real life Master Sword replica. I immediately called dibs on it to the rest of my family! The sheath wasn't like the mass produced affair on my other sword; this was a proper sheath with burnished leather and furs! It even had the strap loops used for holding it on a belt or something!

I cradled it as I carried it back to the vehicle, as I didn't have anywhere on me at the time to belt it to my side. It felt warm, surprisingly warm! Not like just warm from storage or even the furs; like this sword had been set in the same room as a roaring fire and had sucked in the residual heat! No matter how long I held it, the sword and sheath's heat never abated! The heat was easier felt, as at that day, it was either late September or October.

Later, maybe days or months, my family gets a knock on their door. I am called forward by my mom, who says it's for me. This lady is asking about me, and a sword I have obtained. She looks like the Red woman from Game of Thrones, but I am thinking,  Nah; that would be nuts! I go fetch it, the heat still in it. I draw it out of the sheath, showing her. I do some fancy moves that I have been able to do with my other one. Nothing too fancy, just a few twirls. She looks mildly surprised. I let her know about the comfortable warmth that never went away, and by this time she is outright shocked. She demands at that point, that I must travel with her, that it was unusual that I was a female and able to wield it. I kind of get mad, thinking, what, and a woman can't hold sword – wth? It was to be a long road trip – just her and me. My parents somehow agree and we leave. Some nonsense images and dialogue at this point, dealing with strictly road-trip stuff.

Later, and I'm talking much later, we end up out in the middle of nowhere. It is very cold, snow piled up, and snowflakes even gently falling down around us. The sword is strapped to my side. Not really keeping me warm unless I unsheathe it, but the woman doesn't want me to, yet. We get to this small, half done it ruins that seemed to have, at least at one time, been part of a much bigger place.

A decent sized fire was going, and someone was walking around, getting stuff done.  We came up to midway to their back, the woman veering off, seemingly parting ways. I unsheathed the sword, the warmth fully felt now, doing the moves that I had done at the house to show the lady the sword. The figure slowly turned around in a way that said, What now? I've got work to do.

I stopped in shock, but not before he saw me do the last part of the moves.  The guy was Stannis Baratheon, TV version, in his armor and cloak! He stared at me in shock as well, but more because of my sword. I gawped in shock and growing dread, it dawning on me that maybe I shouldn't have gone with the lady far from home! Stannis was supposed to have freaking died!

“How did you get my sword?” He demanded sharply, and not-to happy.

I stammered to him about the sword being 'left-behind' in some inheritance things that were left to my family. The lady showed up sometime after, and took an interest because the sword is always warm to my touch. Soon, he was talking about Azor Ahai. Apparently, that used to be Stannis' sword!

When the lady isn't paying attention, he comes nearly Listerine close to me, kneeling down slightly so he could be level with my five foot frame. He tells me quickly, and in no uncertain terms that I cannot trust Melisandre!

Later, it seems though that his advice kind of went unheeded. I wasn't buddy-buddy with her, but she started training me in some things, such as how to channel the powers of Azor Ahai or something. I even, once to test an experiment, managed to fire a laser-like projection from the sword like Link from Legend of Zelda. Melisandre was stunned in awe. She walked away to try to find out what happened, and Stannis walked up to me, not happy I did that.

My training was done for that phase apparently, because Melisandre and I were on the bus home with the sword.

 49 
 on: August 27, 2015, 17:17:48 
Started by Trepkos - Last post by Xanth
In my case however, the demon was conjured, but not by me. I know he was set loose by the Tibetans to approach and attack me for evolutionary purposes. On the side, i know that to conjure a demon, one has to know its code. Only with this code, unknown regions of some brain can be hacked.
If I'm being 100% honest here and I REALLY don't mean this in any negative way but... you're not that important.  Nobody is.

This is the problem today with "the one" mentality that most people have in regards to consciousness and spirituality.
You're interpreting random events as something with significance... sometimes a cake is just a cake.

What have you experienced?  You experienced something created entirely BY yourself FOR yourself to satiate your ego desire to fulfill your interpretation of a random event.

 50 
 on: August 27, 2015, 17:10:22 
Started by DrkLrd - Last post by Xanth
Nah can't be... Well I sometimes rush up the stairs at night. But nothing like being actually scared of the dark. I guess I feel cozy because the lamp is off and I can finally try to astral project.
I think you should further explore that.
You might have a fear which you simply refuse to acknowledge... maybe due to an associated fear of feeling like it's a "childhood" thing.

There's nothing wrong with a fear of the dark.  Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.  Smiley

Trust me, I understand completely.  I've been waking up in the middle of the night my entire life to seeing things and people walking around my room.  I've learned to live with it... so it doesn't bother me anymore.

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