If you’ve heard of Astral Travel, you’re possibly interested and maybe a bit scared.
Especially if you’ve seen Insidious. It gives the impression that allowing your spirit to leave your body leave your physical body open to attack to entities from the spirit world.
Though this is a common fear, there’s really nothing to worry about – since the dawn of mankind, shamans have been visiting dimensions unknown to “regular folk”.
The reality is that you are automatically protected from visiting dimensions that are above your skill level. Unless you have already developed the spiritual powers of the right level of spiritual protection, you’ll never be able to reach those more intense astral planes.
There often doesn’t seem to be too much room for magic in the modern world. At least if you discount all of the incredible advances made by science – these would certainly have been thought of as magic in different times or different cultures.
What about the types of magic that we’d associate with ghost stories, legends and religious texts?
Turns out you don’t have to search far to find individuals practicing modern day magick.
In fact, there are many blogs around the interwebs about this very subject, with incredibly earnest individuals discussing among themselves how to conjure up demons, and allsorts – here’s one such blog!
One idea that has become particularly exciting is the idea of astral projection.
It’s an idea that has been explored in most religions, and many parts of both Old & New Testaments have episodes that suggest deliberately-induced out-of-body experiences.
The idea has reached a new audience with the insidious film franchise, which sadly is not a very realistic representation.
Nonetheless it has served a purpose in bring the idea a new popularity, and for those who’ve persevered, minds will have been well and truly blown!
Here’s a good post on the subject by Walter Poon at Hubpages – he only tried it once, but the memories will last with him forever!