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Dear Friends,

Last time we discussed how to improve your dream memory. This is all part of getting to know your personal dream patterns. Once you learn these, you can begin to control your dream state and move from basic dreaming into astral projection. Religions all over the world have used astral projection for greater spiritual understanding, and I’ve found it to be an important part of my study of this path.Astral projection for Wicca is different that types of OBE practiced in other cultures and religions. The purpose of astral projection in Wicca is for meditation, meeting the Deities, solving problems, performing rituals and learning about nature and life.

I must state again that astral projection is not dangerous or complicated. It doesn’t involved being at the mercy of other beings, and the process of projecting yourself onto the astral place is very safe and simple. OBE encompasses the same type of physiological processes that occur during day-dreaming, hypnosis, meditation and trance. I must stress that it you have any fear about trying astral projection, it is not the right thing for you to do at the moment. You should enter this practice when you feel comfortable with the idea of it. Lay off trying for a while, if you are fearful, and come back to it again when your life is at a different point.

Your astral journey should always begin and end with your astral temple. This place should be the first stop in your journey into the astral plane. Your temple is up to you to choose. It can be somewhere you have been and felt totally at peace, or maybe a place from a movie or book that struck a chord with you. You can also invent an astral temple of your own design. Where ever your astral temple is, it should have three basic qualities. It should be beautiful. It should make you feel safe and secure. And finally, you should be free from interruption. For example, you wouldn’t want to make your astral temple a crowded stadium or busy street corner.

If you are choosing a real place for your astral temple, try to obtain a picture of it to study. If your astral temple is out of your imagination, you can make a sketch of it or develop details in your mind’s eye.

Your astral journey should begin with your physical body is a safe and quiet place. Pick a place and time to start your projection when you won’t be disturbed. If you like, you can cast a circle before you begin your astral travel to protect yourself. I’ve found this practice to be helpful in my ability to relax and really “get into” the experience. You’ll need at least 15 minutes for the exercise, but setting aside an hour is much better.

Please note that it is not in any way dangerous to be disturbed when you are experiencing an OBE. Hollywood has made a mockery of the realities of hypnosis and astral projection techniques. I always make sure the time will be undisturbed because being interrupted is annoying, not dangerous.

Prepare yourself by also wearing comfortable clothing that won’t disturb you. You may also dim the lights and light some incense. Choose a scent that is associated with Out of Body experiences. You can find blends in astral projection books, or you can purchase them from an occult shop. Its important to use the same type of incense each time you perform your OBE. The scent will help your brain synthesize the astral experience.

In the next message, I’ll explain how to continue the astral projection experienced.

Until then, blessed be!
Brightest Blessing,

Rose Ariadne, Your Warm And Caring “Resident Witch In Charge”

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