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*Shape Shifting [ how to shapeshift / experience ]*

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posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 12:19 AM

I realized that I wrote about one of my shape shifting experiences but didn't describe how it can be done. My medicine teacher would shape shift into a bird which would then fly around my head dive bombing me until I would get angry. I wanted to smack it silly but knew if I killed it, I might kill my friend. At first I couldn't believe this was a 6'4" man "inside" a hummingbird. There was no logic in any of that. I thought that I was being hypnotized. Then I thought that he must have some kind of friend who was in cahoots with him. But after he shapeshifted repeatedly over many days and at odd hours of the day, I began to believe it was real. One day he asked me if I felt it was time for me to learn the skill of shape shifting and I said yes. In truth I was completely skeptical and didn't believe for one moment that I could do it.

We began by going into a deep meditation in which I looked into quite a good size crystal ball. (yes, I know, but looking into that ball helped me move into another level of awareness). I began to still on the inner levels and imagined myself as a pool of light and a pool of unlimited energy. I then imagined myself becoming that pool. I imagined myself melting into the pool of unlimited potential so much so that I began to lose sensation of my physical body. I was completely becoming that pool of energy.

My ideas of myself as Marilyn in her physical body began to leave me and I started to identify myself as an energy field only. There were no boundaries, no limits, just pulsing, warm, intelligent light. I could hear Dreaming Buffalo's voice from a distance. He asked me to begin to imagine my power animal. There was no hesitation as I began to see clearly a sleek, powerful, black jaguar. This jaguar was intelligent and not only knew of my existence but had been waiting for me. A deep communication happened between the two of us and I merged my consciousness with his. We became as one thought, one point of light and one heart.

I began to feel nature in a way I had never felt it before. It was a conscious living entity who knew of me as I knew of it. I could smell the earth floor, the bark of trees, foliage of all sorts and other animals. My sensing seemed multidimensional and connected to everything on the mountain and beyond. I could feel a type of power or awareness surging through me and I wanted to move outside and run. There was no where I needed to be. There was only the idea of the earth and sky above and me in between. Somehow just a part of the whole picture.

My shoes were off and I began to feel "fur" growing on my body and my arms and legs
developing powerful muscles. My instincts were acute and I felt totally alive in a way I haven't experienced since. I was jaguar and Marilyn was like a distant memory. My eye sight was keen and I could feel my power as I began slowly to walk the forest. My paws felt enormous and helped ground me to the earth. I could feel the strength in my claws and had a strong desire to climb a tree. I proceeded to do so, quickly and easily. I dug my claws in and used the power in my legs to climb. Once up I sat in the crook of a branch and looked around and down. Somehow I felt at peace and ease with the environment. There was a mutuality of some kind, a linking with everything in the woods.

I climbed down as my jaguar self and steadily explored my surroundings. I used my "sensing" abilities which felt like some kind of radar system. Somehow, during this experience, I, as Marilyn's consciousness came flooding back in. That is when I realized I had travelled quite far up the mountain, was in my bare feet and I couldn't walk over the spiny cone type things that littered the forest floor.
I am not recommending that anyone needs a crystal ball to shape shift. But we do need to have the ability to go deep within the all, to stand in the pool of energy that we belong to and to surrender the "idea" we have of ourselves and the attachment to it. One skill Dreaming Buffalo had that I didn't accomplish was the ability to become invisible. I could be walking or just sitting outside and then suddenly he would suddenly materialize from mid-air. It never failed to scare the crap out of me. He would laugh hysterically because he said that if I was "awake" I would have felt his presence before he physically appeared. He was quite well known for this act of his. I asked him to teach me how to become invisible. When he asked me why I wanted to learn this, I said that I thought it would be fun to scare the crap out of people. He said "well, then, you are not ready." I left New Mexico before I was ever ready to learn how to do it. I know from first hand experience that it is possible and that there is no trick to it. It is more knowing who we are that does it.

[edit on 24-8-2009 by phi1618]

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 12:23 AM
This is not a personal account, i found this online and decided to post it ( it was a PDF ).

Ive always found this type of thing interesting, ive read a ton of stuff on shape shifting, and the accounts of druids being able to shape shift...this type of stuff has always fascinated me.

This account coincides with an exsperience i had one a long time ago, even if it is made up its an interesting read and really sparks the imagination.

think of our untapped potential, i find this sort of transformation fascinating and maybe even possible with the proper training and guidance.

if anyone else has any information ( historical or mythical ) regarding shape shifting...such as old tales or even methods ect.. please feel free to add.

hope you guys enjoy this read, take it a fiction or an account of real events...really doesnt matter entertaining none the less.

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 12:51 AM
more on the anchient tales and mythology behind shapeshifting can be found here.

Shape shifting Wiki

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 12:58 AM
reply to post by phi1618

This sounds really interesting Phi 1618, so you haven't really shape shifted? I wonder how long it takes for people to shape shift from start to finish during transformation time? I don't know if it's real or not, but I like to keep an open mind.

[edit on 24-8-2009 by RussianScientists]

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:06 AM
reply to post by RussianScientists

nope never shapeshifted hehe .... i had an experience similar to it during astral projection ( which is what i refer to as being a similar experience in my second post )

i find the entire concept fascination however, i also believe it is possible. Maybe no to shapeshift but the transfer consciousness to an animal body or whatnot.

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:09 AM
I experienced it once in a lucid dream. I turned into a crow. My vision changed, it was very weird. It as great to fly though, and be able to look down at my city.

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:11 AM
reply to post by hadriana

During meditation i actually experienced the perspective of a bug of some sort. I personally have a distaste for bugs, but it was the most amazing experience i ever had imo, never felt so alive.

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:13 AM
reply to post by phi1618

You did the Astralpedia threads. Those were long threads and I haven't finished reading them yet. Has anyone else experienced astral projection from one of your threads? I'd like to astral project and I'm sure it can be done, but I'm older and my body is like lead and my mind is unidirectional these days instead of omnidirectional. My heart is still of the purest gold though.

Where do you live since you are up so late? Its 1:15 AM here.

[edit on 24-8-2009 by RussianScientists]

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:19 AM
reply to post by RussianScientists

New York
im a night person.

Age is not a factor when it comes to projection, with ample time and practice anyone can project.

many people say that as you get older your gland calcify and such, but its really irrelevant. The energy required to project it timeless and doesnt conform to the state of the physical body ot mind.

the best way to find out if you can do it is to try

more astralpedia posts or in the pipes
you will have much more reading material and refrence to help you in the future

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:20 AM
I have a friend that is into filipino arts, he swears that they shape shift into diferent animals, I have never seen it myself, but think about once in awhile.

I know I have a reoccuring dream, that I am running on all fours, and really getting into it.
It's like I'm dog or wolf.

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:30 AM
reply to post by googolplex

its a really interesting subject and i have never heard of such practice, if you have any more info please feel free to share

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:40 AM
reply to post by phi1618

Great Phi 1618. I live near Wichita Kansas and I think that astral projection can be done if one really has their mind set on it. I tried the CIA method years ago one time when there wasn't really enough time to do it. The CIA method was starting to work, but our group ran out of time and we never got back around to it again. So.. I missed out on completing that experience.

You are really burning the midnight candle in New York.

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 02:28 AM
reply to post by phi1618

According to the fictional book series His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman, every single person has an accompanying soul-animal they call daemons. You share one mind, one soul. But in his fictional book it's a separate entity altogether that you can see and eventually talk to if "you really look for it." (or meditate on the idea) While this is a fictional series, keep in mind that Mr Pullman is actually an Oxford Scholar, who in his books touches upon some very deep subjects.

Sorry your post made me think of that. Otherwise I'm sure it's possible. I do think we are all a big ball of energy so it's probably good either way to try and get in touch with our inner selves. There are so many distractions that face us everyday that we eventually lose and forget who our inner self was. You know the statement "I don't know who I am anymore.." I'm sure that has a lot to do with being so wrapped up in the world. It would probably do us a world of good to have a world holiday week where we meditate. I'm sure that with our untapped human brain power the possibility of humans is limit-less. Shape shifting has as much of a chance to be possible as any type of magic, in my book.

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 03:58 AM

if anyone else has any information ( historical or mythical ) regarding shape shifting...such as old tales or even methods ect.. please feel free to add.

I can share with you a personal experience.

Several years ago I was asked to housesit for a friend for several weeks. I wasn't working, wasn't in a relationship, had very few friends in the area, and the house in question had no television, no radio...basically it was several weeks of near-absolute isolation from the rest of the world, and with very little to do. I accepted, and during that time I decided to conduct an experiment.

I had read about an interview with Gary Larson in which he claimed that he had used a "writing to manifest" technique to make his fortune. Supposedly someone had told him that by writing something 10 times every day, you could make anything happen. So he figured "what the hell" and gave it a try. And apparently it worked for him. I was thinking about this, and I was thinking about the movie Somewhere in Time, in which the main character locks himself in a room for days playing a recording of himself saying that it's a certain year, and he manages to travel back in time.

I had several weeks with nothing in particular to do, so I decided to use the time for an experiment. I decided that I was going to attempt to transform myself into a beautiful girl. Why? *shrug* Why not?

So, I started with writing it out. Just that and nothing else. But it started to grow on itself. First just the ten times a day...then ten times three times a day...and after a while, with absolutely nothing else to do, I ended up writing it out so much that I was writing an hour at a time and counting by the page. After a week I started telling myself in addition to the writing. I would go to sleep repeating to myself over and over that I was a beautiful girl. I would wake up saying it, then start my day of writing it. I found myself repeating it in my mind for hours at time, and in one form or another it was pretty much all I did with the majority of my waking hours for about three weeks. I tried writing...affirmations...tape recordings in my sleep...everything I could think of.

What were the results? Well...I did not transform into a girl. However, there were a number of experiences that were interesting and noteworthy. After the first two weeks or so my dreams started changing. I was a beautiful girl in my dreams. Shortly after my dreams changed I started thinking and feeling differently during my waking hours. The first big shock was running up a flight of stairs and feeling breasts on my chest bouncing as I did. But I didn't notice it while running up the stairs because it seemed like..."of course." I don't usually stop and notice the sensation of my feet on the floor either. That's exactly how it was. A physical sensation that was so expected that it went unnoticed. It was only after I reached the top of the stairs that it occurred to me to think of it as odd, and as I stood there I still felt boobs on my chest. I had to look. I had to check with my hands. And even when my eyes and hands didn't feel anything, I still felt the sensation of my chest. I felt the weight.

It was a remarkable experience.

And, experiences of this sort continued. Not regularly, not constantly, but increasingly often. And for some periods of time, I found myself actually thinking of myself as a girl. I'm not sure how else to explain it. It stopped being a deliberate effort, but rather it began to feel like the "correct" and "natural" way to perceive myself. fascinating as the whole thing was, I was completely aware that it didn't neccesarily mean anything. Anyone who's ever been involved in hypnosis can probably attest to how good the mind is at manufacturing experience while in a sufficiently altered state. After three weeks of self imposed brain-washing, which is basically what I didn't seem unreasonable to think that my mind would be able to produce the "hallunications" that I was experiencing.

However...shortly before I terminated the experiment, one night a door to door salesman came to my door. I opened the door, and said hello. He looked me right in the eyes and said, "Hello. Are you the woman of the house?" I stopped. I looked at him. And I waited for him to correct himself. He didn't. After a few moments, I did...and then sent him on his way. And I wondered what it was that he had seen.

Of course, even that isn't necessarily conclusive of anything. After three weeks of hours every day telling myself I was a girl, and starting to believe's very likely that my body language had changed. Facial expressions. Breathing. Subtle things that are communicated between people. But this day I wonder what exactly he saw when I opened the door.

As I recall, I stopped the experiment on the 23rd day. Why? Well, I decided I didn't really want to be a girl. Fascinating experience, and a piece of me belives that if I had simply kept at it for another week or two I would have succeeded...but part of me is uncertain. What if I had continued and succeeded only in deluding myself that I had completed a transformation. Believed it...saw it...felt it...but nobody else did? Nothing that couldn't be accomplished in an hour of hypnosis, but deeply enough ingrained that I couldn't turn it off? That wasn't something I really wanted to happen.

I suppose if I were to offer advice to someone else considering trying it...I'd suggest choosing something less arbitrary...something you really wanted to happen...and something that wouldn't destroy your life if you managed to convince yourself to perceive somethign that nobody else around you did.

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 12:38 AM
reply to post by phi1618

hey man, I posted this is a diff thread but I think it relates, In the following described vision I had whilst meditating, I transformed into a bird, I think either a crow or raven as they're both my american indian spirit guides, I think they 'took over' in a way as I was in some serious danger. that was a year ago but I still wonder just why something was out there trying to get at me in the first place. been focused on defence at the moment, seems I've been under attack again in the last few weeks.. anyway here's the part of the vision where I change...
....I find myself doggy paddling in the Ice cold Pitch black water of the cave unable to (unwilling to) reach the bottom of the pool.

Then I see a face/ semi-submerged head in the water at the back of the cave, Somehow I know that if I can do what I need to do before I go through the thought process that will lead me to do whatever it is I do in the first place, then I can get ahead of the fear-manifested events & escape.

This is exactly what happens,
Somehow I realised/knew/saw that the creature was like a kind of an ugly thing with a big mouth & it wanted to eat me.
I can't really be more specific than that without people yelling reptilian theories at me.

anyway in an instant,
which was only just quick enough,
I swam toward the exit,
realised that i suck at swimming & that wasn't fast enough so
things began to accelerate beyond what was possible as I let go of rationality and it was like the dream scape around me:
water, cave,etc seemed to warp and stretch around me;
in order for me to move faster through it.

Like I just 'wooshed' through matter & molecules like it was mist,
until that was no longer useful
- about an micro instant later -
when i reached the exterior of the cave & needed the lip of the cave to be 'solid' so I could kick off it and launch myself into the air.
However, Like everything else in this vision so far, I wasn't in control.

About a metre behind the 'thing' had reached the edge of the pool and I think was trying to get out but I had escaped.

In the air however I had REAL problems
first falling forward & down rapidly & needing a way to stay aloft,
becoming a Bird,
then just plummeting,
becoming a bird again,
regaining a little ground,
not a bird again,
can't hold form,
moving to fast,
then I got a sense of being in danger again,
the same feeling as before in the cave,
felt like the same 'thing' was what was in pursuit me too.

I can't remember exactly how I 'woke up'
but I think I just opened my eyes,
took off the headphones & stood up,
had to get out of there, it wasn't right at all,
Interestingly though, upon doing so the visions were gone, completely.
i was experimenting with Idoser binaural beats (virtual drugs - bollocks)
at the time & on retrospect attribute the nasty elements of the vision to Idoser, Its suspect to say the least.


P.S - full version of above post can b found here

posted on Nov, 1 2009 @ 11:43 AM
reply to post by hadriana

Yeah, i know wut u mean. For the past couple of weekz, i've been having dreamz that i keep chinging into a wolf and even once, into a very powerful werewolf. It felt so real, the way i moved and the way i percieved thingz....Itz unexplanable..I hated waking up becuz i would do anything to become a wolf at will. And in my dreamz, thatz exactly wut happenz..

posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 12:54 PM
My experience tells me that people do not really shapeshift, rather, they project their consciousness into another being.

Now, I don't know about beings that are more spiritual than physical. I bet they could if they were strong enough and aware enough to will it so.

posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 03:19 PM
I want to shape shift into a dragon so i tried the Write it ten times a day thing. i got to day 2 1/2 because my parents were being kinda nosy. i'm going to try again in summer!('

posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 04:11 PM
I have never physically shapeshifted. I did have a dream that I was in bed sleeping and I was wakened by a noise. I immediately I sprang form the bed and before my feet touched the ground I shapeshifted into what I felt like was a big cat, puma or panther. My senses were going wild. I could smell everything, see things I couldn't normally see and I felt like my mind was buzzing with adrenaline.
I stalked down the hallway, Into the kitchen, then I leaped into the air into the living room from the kitchen doorway. I landed in the center of the living room and began spinning wildly until I woke from my dream.

Although it was a dream. I truly felt like I was a big cat, a truly wild experience.

posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 05:40 PM
People often believe they can shapeshift, and you can train you're own mind to believe that you have turned into an animal. Every single person who does this though, is human to everybody else.

I have met some weird people, and I know a guy who thought he could shapeshift. I watched him jump around and make strange noises, and he totally saw himself as some sort of Werewolf. I stopped talking to him shortly after that.

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