Hello HE I hope you’re having a fucking fantastic day! and if you’re not then maybe this article can change that :) Now let’s cut the crap and get on with it :P
I don’t know if you know about shamanism, there’s an article here:
And a book about it here:
I’ve been practicing shamanism for a month now everyday and I’ve had some of the most stimulating moments of my life while down “there”, more stimulating then lsd, so yeah! Pay attention. Basically shamanism is taking your soul for a walk to a lower dimension where you can see, taste, feel, smell, hear, fly and even walk on water! While these one interprets these senses differently they are not any less real then the physical world around us. Once down there you can hang out with spirits and form deep connections with your power animals, who can help and heal you in many ways.
Many tribes around the world rely on their shamans to find food and water, heal the sick and predict oncoming events. It is one of the oldest traditions known to man and it’s used all over the world, even today. Shamanism itself is not taught very differently no matter what tribe you consult, this is because it’s simple and it works.
Anyone can do it (although some are more “gifted” then others). So if you haven’t tried it then maybe you should :D How many people practice shamanism here? Anybody got any awesome experiences they want to share?
Shamanism is traveling to all of the realms within any of the levels of existence; higher lower or middle. It is the most potent form of OBE (out of body experience) because, as you said , it is traversing the realms with your actual soul.
Astral Projection (AP) is another form of OBE that does not designate higher lower or middle worlds but a series of planes that escalate in their own right. Someone practicing shamanic journey cannot venture into the astral plains through journey because the soul is too “heavy” to enter those planes. Vice versa someone practicing Astral Projection cannot go beyond the astral planes because astral projection is done by moving a fragment of your energy into the planes and following the fragment consciously.
These are the two most common “conscious” OBE experiences. Dreams (Lucid especially) is technically another type of OBE but less controllable. There are actually many different types of OBE’s but Shamanic Journey is the most powerful because it is the original and was cultivated by the tribal leaders of the ancient world.
The other difference between AP and Journey is that in AP you can mostly gather information whereas in Journey you can gather information and also create changes that manifest in the physical. Whenever Journeying we have to remember that where we go are the real worlds that shape the physical world we see. Therein resides animal spirits, fae, angels, demons, deities, titans, devas, elementals, and many other types of beings.
I have been practicing Shamanic Journey for about 2 years now and it has been the most amazing step I could ever take to making my life better.
@orange, if you have only been doing lower world journeys you are actually missing out a bit. Try performing an upper or middle world journey as well. Middle world is always interesting to go to familiar places and see the beings who actually regularly reside there.
@blaisen89, Hey man, thanks a lot for the information you provided :) I was really pondering these questions (deeply pondering). After I wrote that post I actually ventured to a higher realm to meet my ‘higher self’ (although I’m unsure what exactly my ‘higher self’ actually is). It was incredible to say the least! What is the middle realm? What kind of entities can one meet there?
@orange, The middle realm fast became my favorite actually and to be honest there is no way of telling just what all beings you can find there. I am quite sure there are some that are still yet unknown or discovered. I know for a fact that you can meet with individual plant spirits and you can sometimes run across deities. This is also the best place to meet with different types of Fae. The middle realm is basically the unseen that resides in the physical world you are familiar with. So I would suggest starting your journey and going to a park or beach or some other place that you visit often and start looking around there.