This is another book that I read a very long time ago. It was one of the very first books I ever bought on astral projection back in the early s. It was originally published in , so the information is a little dated. So I put it in my "to read" stack and it eventually bubbled up to the top. Before chapter 1 even starts, Brennan states: "Several techniques outlined in this book are dangerous.
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This is another book that I read a very long time ago. It was one of the very first books I ever bought on astral projection back in the early s. It was originally published in , so the information is a little dated.
So I put it in my "to read" stack and it eventually bubbled up to the top. Before chapter 1 even starts, Brennan states: "Several techniques outlined in this book are dangerous. Readers are advised to take this fact into consideration before attempting to experiment with any of the Doorways.
Either that, or he was just trying to protect himself from lawsuits from irresponsible dabblers in the occult. I prefer the latter explanation. Brennan is a curious mixture of occultist and scientist, much like Dr. Douglas M. There are even a few points of humor. This is unconventional for an "occult" book.
Chapter 1 is "Understanding the Astral" where Brennan lays out the foundation of his beliefs in astral projection and what it is. It became obvious that the term had more than one meaning. His meanderings had really taken place in the Etheric Body, which was something else again.
But the trained occultist can use it on the physical as well. Here the author--much like Salvatore Caesar Scordato --talks about how astral projection all hinges on vivid visualization and how well you can do that: "Your mental pictures must become crisp and clear.
Their colours must be vital and alive. Chapter 3 is "The Ultimate Protection. I laughed out loud when I read this: "The Medieval grimoires especially seem to have been composed exclusively by psychopaths. See what I mean about unconventional? I think my brother Joe, who runs the site Esoteric Archives would probably disagree. The bottom line, he says, is this: "I cannot over-stress this point.
If you run into something nasty on the Astral, it is because something nasty already exists in your mind. The Astral Plane does nothing more than give it form. Therefore, Brennan stresses "purity of motive, emotional control and self-awareness. He gives techniques for first visualizing, then stepping through, these astral doorways. He stresses that you need to retrace your steps back to the physical both symbolically and ritualistically and close the astral door after you return, so no entities can follow you back and become attached.
Chapter 5 is "The Visions and the Dreams". Here he talks about his friends Nick and Bea Van Vliet, who participated in some experiments using his techniques and also with hypnosis.
Bea was able to go into trance quite easily and narrate what was happening in her projections. She was even able to gather information that would later be verified. Chapter 6 is "The Tarot Doorways. Chapter 7 is "The Qabalistic Doorways. These hexagrams, may likewise be used to answer questions, but Brennan suggests using them as astral doorways.
Chapter 9 is "Hypnosis and the Astral. Chapter 10 is "The Hypno-Astral Experience. He got some interesting verifiable information. The quality of the experience was interesting. Some people experience a total feeling of relocation, whereas: "To Sam, the whole thing was rather like going to the cinema [movies].
He gives a diagram with concentric rings to represent the material world, surrounded by the astral plane, which is itself surrounded by the "mental" plane, and then the "spiritual" plane.
This is similar to what Theosophy teaches. Chapter 12 is "Astral Entities" where he talks about astral shells discarded astral bodies, etc.
He also talks about several other OBE techniques such as those taught in Tibetan Buddhist traditions, fasting, sleep deprivation, the techniques of the Whirling Dervishes, and Yogic traditions. I found this curious: "And on no account try to mix visualizations with Yoga postures. Combining the two is a technique on its own.
To try it without knowing what you are doing is asking for psychosis. I definitely need to try that out! Chapter 14 is "Astral Credo". Here Brennan talks a little bit about his philosophy about occultism and astral projection.
Consequently, a vortex is built up, drawing down power from spiritual levels. The first, oddly enough, is about developing psychometry. The book was heavy on techniques, but despite that, I was somewhat disappointed. He had a few narratives from people he knew, but none of his own personal experiences. The writing and grammar are professional grade. Not a single misspelled word or grammar problem.
It was fair to partly cloudy.
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Malasar Log in to leave a comment. Mr Brennan touches on many topics, including parallel universes, the Tarot, the I Ching, and of course discarnate Astral Entities. Six Session Series or Single Session? Follow us on Instagram. The themes in this book want to inform you, to prepare you, to inspire doorwayw to seek more, but not to hand over the keys of esoteric knowledge earned the right way: Dean works almost exclusively by Skype. If there is one book to begin your studies of the Astral world, this one is it: Chakra Cords extend the mind. The power of any book is not whether it is elementary or advanced; j is that it informs the reader at any level of knowledge, and creates a desire for deep change, or further inner reflection.
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