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276  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Family who do not understand! on: May 25, 2002, 06:59:06
Once again Id like to thank everyone for their advice and support.

Elena- thanks also and welcome to the Astral Pulse, look foward from hearing from you in the future. http://www.astralpulse.com/forums/images/icon_Smile.gif" border=0>

regards
 David

Veni Vidi Vici
277  Energy Body and The Chakras / Welcome to Energy Body and The Chakras / energy work and alcohole on: May 23, 2002, 09:46:29
Any excuse! http://www.astralpulse.com/forums/images/icon_Smile_wink.gif" border=0>

Veni Vidi Vici
278  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Family who do not understand! on: May 23, 2002, 06:56:59
HI everyone!

Thanks for all the advice and support, I kinda snaped!

Neither of my parents are exactly religious (well openly anyway), but my mum used to teach sunday school years back and has recently been reading heps of budism stuff. My dad is not religious by any means, but he is VERY closed minded.

Mums not really a problem, she has seen my books and stuff and just doesn't mention it. When I first saw an aura it was at school, I was estatic to say the least and I told her that I could when I came home. She didn't disbelieve me at all. But she was very uneasy and quote "I dont think that is something people are ment to see" (in a very nervous voice).

My Dad is the one who threatened me about magic. I didn't even say anything about it (I think TV may have been the stimulus). I really get the vibe that he has had a limited experience with the negative side of it in some form in the past. He would not hit me over it, thats not really his way. He is more into mental abuse, anyone who has experienced it will understand. I actually attempted suicide when I was 10 years old because of him but that is difficult to explane.  Luckily I now have a strongly developed identity so he can not influence me (he frequently attempts to- his opinion is the only rught one, just ask him).  He has no respect for my privacy, he is always walking into my room without knocking - no matter how often I say not to. It is obvious that he wants to see what I am doing. I can literally not go out of the house without being asked what I am doing, and I cant walk back in without being asked what have I done.

I dont communicate with any of my family on a personal level, its just how it has always been. Everyone has a big mask that hides real emotion. My friends (except all of you)  dont understand but they accept me all the same, I like that.

I dont think Ill ever just tell them, Ill just start living how I want to when I move out and they can accept it or leave it, I wont let them influence me because I am a much stronger person.

I guess that at least if I ever have kids I will not be so ignorant, in a way this is the ultimate healing for a bad childhood. It seem that the majority of people grow up to be like there parents, but I have vowed to stop the cycle here.

best regards

David

Veni Vidi Vici
279  Metaphysics / Welcome to Metaphysics! / Weaning eyes from visualization on: May 23, 2002, 06:18:34
I know where you are comming from on this one, visualization in the sence of actully seeing an image in the mind has always been natural for me. But apparently this is uncommon.

When I use new I just focus souly on the actual feeling of the energy which helps the vision in my mind of what is happening go away. You know how when you relax and visualse something (or meditate)  and you stop paying attention to your body- same idea. Your eyes moving shouldn't really be a prob as long as you dont pay any attention to it and just put 100% concentration into the feeling and the targeted area. Try the concentration exercises RB has in the download section of the main page. Also perhaps if you were more deeply relaxed and lightly tranced your body would not be so responsive to your mind (just an idea).

hope Ive helped

David

Veni Vidi Vici
280  Energy Body and The Chakras / Welcome to Energy Body and The Chakras / energy work and alcohole on: May 23, 2002, 06:03:29
Had a really good nights meditation after a lot of caffeine, Im not sure if this makes sence or not. I guess it is ment to help neurons fire faster which may help with consentration, but on the other hand you want your brain to slow down I guess.

Veni Vidi Vici
281  Psychic and Paranormal / Welcome to Psychic and Paranormal! / Astral Swords on: May 23, 2002, 05:57:56
Your most welcome!

Im always only an email away, oh by the way be sure to check your hotmail account! (if you havn't already) I sent some stuff to you.

best of luck!

David

Veni Vidi Vici
282  Psychic and Paranormal / Welcome to Psychic and Paranormal! / Negative entities on: May 23, 2002, 05:54:01
Hi Hephaestus

Please remember that you read so much about NEGS here because protection is the topic.

It does not matter what world your in there is always an equal balance of good things and nasty things. You have people who volunteer for helping the homeless and you have murderers - you have angels and you have demons.

Your beliefs and choices are your own but I recommend that you do more reading about it and experiment yourself before making such a decision. But remember that fear will draw fear.

regards
David

Veni Vidi Vici
283  Metaphysics / Welcome to Metaphysics! / auric site or something else? on: May 22, 2002, 07:51:34
HI there Kristen

Do you see these things only around yourself?

Dont worry everyone has on and off periods when they are developing, and some days when you can see them without trying you dont even notice them. Please dont mistake me for a guru though, I see the ethric and some outer layers with ease but rairly in colour, Im hoping my increases work with NEW will help.  

Regards David

Veni Vidi Vici
284  Psychic and Paranormal / Welcome to Psychic and Paranormal! / Astral Swords on: May 22, 2002, 07:39:25
Ashfo

http://www.astralpulse.com/forums/images/icon_Smile_shock.gif" border=0> Hmmm well such is the way of your cold little country I guess http://www.astralpulse.com/forums/images/icon_Smile_wink.gif" border=0>

Not to dispare I can help out until you find that better book shop, dont forget that it might be possible to find the publishers detailes for a book you want over the net and have your book shop order it? Just a thought.

In the mean time I will email you some stuff that will help with your understanding of it all. But some good advice I was recently given is that no matter what path you choose (eg wicca, cerimonial, martial arts ect ect ect) you will benefit from energy work and meditation. Even if you cant buy Roberts Astral Dynamics he has his tutorials on the main page which you could print out. If you arn't already I recomend that you start work with NEW now.

Ok Ill start soting through what I have on my computer and sending you whatever I think may help you  over the next few days.

Best regards
David

Veni Vidi Vici
285  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Debate- Reality TV on: May 20, 2002, 07:34:38
Forgive me for my uneventful absence... seems Joe is holding up the fort just fine and dandy though. However stand back and strap on something rigid and supportive as I show how to get a 10 point post.

- 10 points: argument makes no sense, but sounds good


Cainam your progress is astounding, but there you are still sucking! http://www.astralpulse.com/forums/images/icon_Smile.gif" border=0>

Reakity TV has no flaws, it simply dosnt...infact reality TV might just be the pinicle of contemporary entertainment. The origional topic was that reality TV's goods out weigh its bads...well Im taking this further and asking... what bads? Every single point made against reality TV so far has been so very wrong, made by cynical twisted introverts, arguing the realities of reality, misribly attempting to quote a level of humor I doubt they even truely understand.  

Why all this confusion, because reality is in the eye of the beholder. How reality telivision touches us is a deeply individual  & personal experience. The people chosen for our viewing may be extreams of personality types yes, but they reflect parts of ourselves which are perhaps denied. You dislike reality telivision because you are programed and conform to set social beliefs. Allow me to elaborate... what you belive to be wright or wrong, funny or not funny, entertaining or not entertaining you belive because of our set social standards. In essance if you dont like reality TV for anyreason whatsoever you dislike it because of social conditioning, and as such your argument is meaningless and weak.

Now step into the shoes of the more evolved people who apreciate reality TV for its true beauty and reflection of those hidden and represed parts of ourselves. Or rather step into their boots, because the ug boot is a perfect example here, so very practical yet shuned by society so cruely ("nobody likes a bogan") "So there we were at the local club playing a friendly hand of backgammon" "Mr Simpson I remind you that you are under oath" "Ok fine we were eating packets of powdered gravey in the back od barneys car!". Dont hide it, reality TV is a reflection of everyone, of humanity itself, dont deny yourself any longer...you ARE reality TV

FROM Z FENRIS





Veni Vidi Vici
286  Psychic and Paranormal / Welcome to Psychic and Paranormal! / Astral Swords on: May 20, 2002, 06:44:14
A hoy hoy Ashfo

If your worrid about chosing the wrong path to start with just remember this, dont believe everything you read, just because someones writes like an authority dosn't make them right. And also just read heaps, keep what ideas make sence to you and discard the rest. Come back to what you discard in a years time or so when you know heaps more. It may make sence to you then, and by doing this you have a safety net that you will never miss out on any really good ideas you ignored previously. As long as you just follow your interests and instincts, dont take anything as being set in stone and dont commit to any one path (via initiation or others influence) until you are crystal clear of what you are doing...You will land on your feet everytime and be A-O K!!!

But one thing I will urge you to always do is to follow the rule of 'and ye harm none' and develope an understanding of what this means very early (seek others opinions to help you). Dabling and playing around with magic is perfectly normal for people taking up this path, just follow this rule.

By all means ask me as many questions as you like whenever you want, if I cant answer it I can find an answer for you and we both learn!!! So ask anything you like. And the only stupid question is the one you dont ask!!!

Ill try and remember to email you some things soon that will help you out!

By Z by

David

Veni Vidi Vici
287  Psychic and Paranormal / Welcome to Psychic and Paranormal! / Astral Swords on: May 19, 2002, 06:55:24
Hey Ashfo

No! There are no stupid questions!!!! Sometimes stupid answers but no stupid questions http://www.astralpulse.com/forums/images/icon_Smile.gif" border=0>

--is there any difference between magic and magick?

Nup, a famous guy called Alister Crowley (think spelling is all good!) I believe was the first to call it magick, the basic idea I think was to clearly differentiate between stage show magic and the manipulation of energy to create change (spellwork more or less). Personally I usually use magic, and if Im writing to an intonated audience who use magick Ill spell it that way- its not something I get all worked up over!

Anything is possible! You will find that it is very easy for an everyday person to create change just by thinking about it! Thought ALWAYS creates change, the change is just usually too subtle to notice. One can learn to focus their intent and crank the intensity dial of their thought to create a more direct change. Ceremonial magic uses symbolism to communicate with the subconscious mind, and involves the invocation of deities and entities when to be nice and clear aid in the work being preformed. The concept of symbolism and the reasoning behind the tools and elaborate design of ceremonial  magic gets more complicated than this (as you would expect) but there is no need to fill your head with such information at this stage in your ed-u-mak-at-ion.  

I guess you probably meant can people work magic like on TV?, like Willow from Buffy for example (drool  http://www.astralpulse.com/forums/images/icon_Smile_big.gif" border=0> ). Well to your annoyance I will say yes and no! And of course anything is possible! You can learn to do a lot of things with visualisation (which is imagination- don’t let people give you the idea that you need a crystal clear image in your mind). For example you can create shields which protect you or make you hard to notice just by visualising it, but I am yet to meet someone who can say something in latin and make something appear.

Ive gota go, feel free to post more questions, or better yet you can email me anytime you like!

oh, try Scott Cunningham for a good place to start getting an understanding, his book Living Wicca is pretty good in that respect. But remember that wicca is a religion and you dont need to be wiccan for the skills you read in wiccan texts to work!

regards
David

Veni Vidi Vici
288  Integral Philosophy / Welcome to Integral Philosophy! / hypnotism, good or bad? on: May 18, 2002, 01:24:38
My old man is quite skilled with hypnotism, just not as a professional is all! He used to mess around with vointeres at parties. Yes your fears are true, he ones told someone that they would "forget everything when they woke up". You know where tis story goes!

Veni Vidi Vici
289  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Jobs? on: May 18, 2002, 01:19:06
Ive started a new thread for this debate, its waiting for entants, should be fun!

Veni Vidi Vici
290  Psychic and Paranormal / Welcome to Psychic and Paranormal! / Astral Swords on: May 18, 2002, 00:47:02
G,day Ashfo

Thats cool, I am compleatly comfortable with taking the topic off the wall http://www.astralpulse.com/forums/images/icon_Smile_big.gif" border=0>

Here is the long winded version!

Ok personaly my work with magic began when I was about 14 or so, I just felt an absolute urge to start learning, I could not ignore it! I started reading a lot on wicca and the wiccan religion and figured it was for me. You can find Wiccan books in practically any book store. I reached a point with wiccan literature that Id buy a book and learn nothing new from it, infact I started to really critically read into peoples work, it was at this point that I decided that I was ready to start reading into new areas. I basically was chating to one of the staff at what is probably one of if not the biggest estoric/New age book shops in the Southern Hemisphere. They had all of these books from another store which went bankrupt and were selling them for the US price (half price pretty much). Im not sure of the guys backgroud but he really knows his stuff, he basically pointed out a bunch of books which he felt were great for getting a feel for cerimonial magic. I bought two clasic books by Regardie, The middle pillar and Self initation into the Golden Dawn tradition. Hence my recent beginings with cerimonial magic.

There are plenty of books on basic cerimonial magic out there but I do feel that my background with wiccan magic has been invaluable. You see to put it simply ceremonial magic is very much done to the letter, and adepts and authours disagree over what might seem the most mundane things. Where as with wiccan magic (which draws from many traditions) self adaptation is almost preached. It is my personal opinion that once you get led to believe there is only one way to do somthing in magic you create a mental block which prevents you from doing well with other systems. For example if you have read a really elaborate way to cast a protective circle and you have always followed it to the letter, when the day comes that you dont have your ritual tools and you only have your own mind,  the circle you cast mentally will not be as effective as the persons who thinks that you cast a cirlcle how ever you want to. In a sence as soon as you believe that something is cut in stone you lose the ability to do otherwise, and that is a skill lost, its best to have good ideas than beliefs when it comes to magic (My opinion).

So if you are looking for somewhere to start look for specialist bookshops, but dont forget the limitless amount of knowledge on the web. Web sites will never go as indepth as a good book but there great for getting a feel for things. But most importantly dont settle for any one area of magic until you have looked at many. My personal  experience has only been with two broad areas of magic, but there are many others. I have not settled for any particular path and I have a lot of learning to do! There may be some other people on this forum with a lot more knowledge and experience than me who could perhaps contribute to this.

I could go on for hours, please ask any questions you have, the only stupid question is the one you dont ask! If you would like to you could open up something in the astral chat section where we can have a nice legit magical knowledge sharing place!

Best regards
David

Veni Vidi Vici
291  Metaphysics / Welcome to Metaphysics! / auric site or something else? on: May 17, 2002, 02:22:04
Kristen-

I dont know  what it is that you have experienced, but Im not sure if it would be the begining of auric sight. From what I have read by Robert and other authors auric sight normally begins with seeing a thin pale band about 2cm or so wide around objects, and as your ability grows you begin to see more layers and then colour. My personal experience has gone exactly like this.

The funny thing is that as I have developed my auric sight I have began to see all sorts of strange visual things like those detailed by yourself and others. It would seem that seeing these things comes with energy work, but auric sight does not necisarily always develope with it.

My advice is that you go to Roberts section on developing skills on the main Astral Dynamics page and start the aura exercisers there, I imagine you would pick it up very quickly!

best regards
David

Veni Vidi Vici
292  Psychic and Paranormal / Welcome to Psychic and Paranormal! / Astral Swords on: May 17, 2002, 02:04:23
HI

Mathias Jonsson- thanks for the advice. I not experienced with the Enochian system (still fairly new to cerimonial magic) but I have always found working with Michael comfortable so I would perhaps be better off seeking its assistance for this type of thing.

Two points for the Star Wars quote http://www.astralpulse.com/forums/images/icon_Smile.gif" border=0>

Veni Vidi Vici
293  Energy Body and The Chakras / Welcome to Energy Body and The Chakras / Kung fu and the chi on: May 16, 2002, 11:05:18
Cainamnazier

Thanks! Makes sence. I am really reved up to start training with my friend I mentioned in a pervious post, Im 18 next month and can go into the adult class he teaches. To clarify Bujinkan Kobudo IS Ninjitsu, in the traditional sence. You sometimes dont get creadability if you say you practice Ninjitsu- to many bull **** schools and bad movies for the general public to understand. Im a fairly electic in my work so far but Im really starting to lean towards taking on the Martial life path.

Do you use much visualisation in your training? For eg just runing over and feeling a technique in your minds eye, I do a lot of this in my shooting training and I imagine it could be just as beificial with martial arts. To use an example from my shooting training, before I take a shoot in a comp I sit down and close my eyes, I than visualise every part of a real shot, the smell, wind ect and most importantly the sight image. I visualise taking a sucessful shot, and when I stand up to actually do it I have already done it before, and the shot goes just like I imagined. If you did a technique in your mind many times over It would perhaps become more fluid in its actual practice?

regards David

Veni Vidi Vici
294  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / SPORT! on: May 16, 2002, 10:47:28
Sounds great Ashfo, this is going to shock you but in my entier life I have never even seen snow or felt it with my own hands! We have a plenty of fine skying spots here in Australia but much more south than where I live.

Yep you sure are lucky!

But then again I guess I do have some of the worlds best beaches just 40 min from my house. Im not really into surfing or anything though, but it is a beautiful environment. I love to fish! I can fish all day every day!

Veni Vidi Vici
295  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Jobs? on: May 16, 2002, 10:41:38
Sir Joe, You must really be a huge big brother fan! Big brother uncut is on right now here in Bris, now thats quality entertainment http://www.astralpulse.com/forums/images/icon_Smile_big.gif" border=0>

Im not really hugely into it but i have to agree that Turkan s***s me to tears!! What a whiner! You would get along really well with my friend Kylie, she is totally obsesed with the show! Personaily I would love to be the house psychologist, how fun!

regards David

Veni Vidi Vici
296  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Jobs? on: May 16, 2002, 10:36:30
Great going Nightflier, it takes guts to start over after 15 years, my old man was also a  mechanic for a very long time. Sounds like you have it all worked out!

Veni Vidi Vici
297  Energy Body and The Chakras / Welcome to Energy Body and The Chakras / Kung fu and the chi on: May 16, 2002, 02:59:01
It is obvious that practicing martial arts increases personal energy, but how? What is it that makes it more than just exercise in the energy stakes? Even those who dont intentionally mean to gain more energy from their training reap the same benefit.

regards to all

David

Veni Vidi Vici
298  Metaphysics / Welcome to Metaphysics! / The Meaning of Sex on: May 16, 2002, 02:39:16

I bealive that christianity has really affected the general social opinions about sex in a negative way, giving it a 'sinful' image in the early years. Perhaps this is partly why it is such a big topic, with confilcting feelings arising as the world opens its eyes a little.

People think about sex a lot because it is an obvious biological necesity. An interesting point regarding sex and spirituality is that when two people engage in sex their auras actually become one aura.

Veni Vidi Vici
299  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Jobs? on: May 16, 2002, 02:22:52
G,day Joe

Gee Im glad you ended it! I found myself with a dictonary (you have an impressive vocab!) and a pen and paper planing my final reBUTal! Hope I didn't come off as taking it seriously, I mean I tried really hard for that not to happen, you know so we dont scare away any guests or anything http://www.astralpulse.com/forums/images/icon_Smile_big.gif" border=0>
 
It was hard because I like you did not fully believe what I was arguing!, but I feel it was fun, and educational... if you take LSD and look at it from funny angles.

I do actually completely agree with you and your real view point, great minds think alike! http://www.astralpulse.com/forums/images/icon_Smile.gif" border=0> Especialy the part about Star trek, I have always thought that! I actually believe that the world needs something like an alian invasion to unite the masses. Just like all those movies...Not that Im one of those treky types...

Petrol bomb Woolworths...  Crn of Mr Lindsay highway and Browns plains Rd, Brownsplains 4133, QLD. There is Wollworths prices plus petrol station behind the building, dont miss that.

Thanks for arguing with me it has been grand!, I really enjoy a good philosophical discussion. Enjoy your trip to Brissy, Im sure you will find the weather more pleasent than that where you are, must be really cold down there by now!

Oh by the way the money thing worked out and Ill be keeping my job.

Later Mate
David

Husband? http://www.astralpulse.com/forums/images/icon_Smile_angry.gif" border=0> you wait pal! When your at the big brother eviction if someone throws a cup of liquid at you...it wasn't water! http://www.astralpulse.com/forums/images/icon_Smile_evil.gif" border=0>

Veni Vidi Vici
300  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Jobs? on: May 15, 2002, 13:30:19
Greetings and celutations!

Joe - you might be a pig, but you are a clever one, no matter how deluded and incorrect http://www.astralpulse.com/forums/images/icon_Smile.gif" border=0>

From your post the nature of the materialist human can be more thorough established. The following analysis will show that the materialist individual restricts their perception of reality to their immediate physical environment. They find the concept of reality including intangible aspects beyond their immediate control threatening. Rather than exploring the mental capacity of the human organism to theorise and understand the non-physical, the materialist individual simply choses to deny the existence of the non-physical aspects of reality. And they defend their limited perception by striking out and challenging those who see more to existence.

“…the spiritual person is grossly self deluded”

In essence the materialist reduces their individual life experience to being little more than that of a simple animal. This ascetic practice remains entirely due to the individual’s need for control.

“...is simply currency for the real objective- control”

Entirely confined to their immediate physical environment the materialist individual is virtually left with only one life path left to explore – wealth.

“ The value of vast wealth is that it provides massive control”

The materialist believes that all individuals share their need for total control. When in fact enlightened individuals pursue total understanding.

“it is true that some peoples scope for wealth accumulation is limited, but it is a matter of desire and intelligence as to how this is resolved”

This statement may sound good and be well constructed but is out of touch with the true nature of poverty. If you are born into poverty stricken African tribe with no wealth to initiate goods production, or opportunities to obtain employment, an IQ of 190 and a whole world of desire for wealth will get you nowhere. The notion that this disadvantage stems from inferior racial genetics is dangerous- and I won’t go there.

Its ok Joe you can open your mind to accept what you cant control. Nobody is going to hurt you.

"In this house hold you will do as we do and believe what what we believe...Now butter your bacon!" HS

How do you like them apples pig child!!!!!!! http://www.astralpulse.com/forums/images/icon_Smile_approve.gif" border=0>

Veni Vidi Vici
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