More Subtle Speculations
with the subject from yesterday....
One could say that death is an astral and cordless projection
of no return. The astral cord is the ultimate bridge between
the physical body and the subtle bodies. The crucial link between
mind and matter. Between the outer-rim and the inner mandala.
If the cord is cut....it's all over. Mind flight will continue
without a return to the body.
Often relaxation is critical for astral projection. Often a
coldness and some form of muscular paralysis follows after the
astral body leaves the physical body. Often when the astral
body is moving up, it feels like it's going down and vice versa.
Shamans astral project all the time. One could say that Indian
culture is very astral and subtle-body oriented. It is an inner
mandala culture. Vedic thought, Buddhist too is very Teilhardian.
Indian thought is more experentially based when it comes to
the inner mind realms. It is not speculative like Greek culture.
In a Teilhardian/Indian world--mind culture is prime. The Upanishads
is a pre-Teilhardian text.
Visiting the astral plane is a lot like death. The astral body
like the physical one is a shell for our minds to be housed
in. The Tibetan and Egyptian books of the Dead are manuels for
astral flight. The hypnogogic state is a borderline state into
the astral planes and the subtle bodies. There can be different
speeds of astral flight. Ironically, sickness and physical weakness
are conducive to astral projection because the astral body is
loosened from the physical body during these periods. The hypnogogic
portal is the key to astral projection. James Joyce who was
always in pain from constant eye surgery took drugs to find
relief and found himself in hypnogogic states often. Especially
when he was writing his more advanced works.
Meditation and yoga all loosen the astral double from the physical
body. So does sleep, exhaustion, and drugs. Physical blows and
emotional shocks can also provide this critical loosening. Simmering
emotions sometimes make astral flying difficult because they
disquiet the mind. Peace and quiet are good for astral flying.
Fasting can help too.
Mahabarata is a story filled with astral flying. To the indian
mind, mind flight is more basic than physical flight. Teilhard
was proposing an astral planet. India was an astral nation for
quite a lonfg time. One of the few left and parts of it is heading
now towards heavy westernization. The Mahabharata is filled
with stories of astral flying. The idea that all minds are connected
is now rapidly becoming accepted world-wide. The Indian ideal
of " unity in diversity " is just another way of saying
" union differentiates. "
realization as the supreme goal of religion always fosters inter-religious
harmony. The secret temple at Rhanipur Jharial in 2-ss is a
Teilhardian node of mutual tolerance and also astral flying.
The idea of tolerance, assimilation and synthesis is the antidote
to dull and dead uniformity. The convergence of two great religious
minds in the east and west gives me hope for the future. Swami
Vivekananda and Father Teilhard preached total convergence of
all faiths and all minds. The credo of " you and I "
instead of " You or I. " Get it?
The ancient Greeks rationalized the the political view of community.
Not so religion. The Greeks never thouroughly investigated this
critical subject despite the existence of their mystery schools.
Instead, man in society was prime. Not man in his depth. The
Greek rationalization process was really honed for the outer
rim. The Indian mind just went the other way. Now with new links
and new changes being constantly forged in the global mind the
Indian way needs to be looked closely once more. Teilhard made
bold strides here. But indirectly.
Of course dreams are astral phenomena too. This is the only
astral experience for most " normal " people. I sometimes
wonder if the noosphere is simply one vast planetary astral
projection. A big super mirroring. 2-ss is an orgy of astral
speculation. A massive literary projection of astral life.
You need to slow the body down before you can mind fly. The
will to mind fly must be strong. Will is simply bringing attention
to a subject or an idea until it fills the mind completely.
It's a very powerful mental action. Astral projection puts mind
upfront over the body. It shows that the body and mind are really
not the same despite their deep connection. At death they ultimately
seperate. Enlightenment insures no reunion if the self-realizer
wishes this. It's a very simple and brutal logic.
The writer used to do mind experiments in an isolation float
tank and the darkness and utter quiet was indeed conducive for
an experience in astral projection. A near drowning as a child
also was proof of this. The writer could see his body in the
swimming pool despite the fact that he was no longer in his
body. First there is a heaviness and then a lightness as one
moves into the mind portal and then out the other end. Near-death
experiences are often like this.
The passive will is always more powerful than the active will.
The active will serves the passive will. Cook the desire of
astral travel or anything else in the subconscious LONG ENOUGH
until the pressure is sufficient to induce it. Passive will
is incubation. Active will acts on the fully developed incubation
plan. The mind is the super force of our existence. The body
is simply a servant.