posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 11:32 AM
Warning: This post may be hazardous to your belief-systems
Note: Everything said is personal viewpoint only, with the intent of gathering other peoples viewpoints, variations and
As a long-time meditator and astral-traveller (out-of-body-travel), I´d like to report that there is a difference between what I call "The Astral
Circus" and Spiritual Realms. This difference does not seem to be apparent to the majority of people dabbling in the metaphysical.
Much of paranormal and "new age" literature, teaching and products are not actually accessing spiritual realms but astral-realms and then labelling
their product or teaching "spiritual". The Astral-Circus however, is a few frequency-levels lower/slower than spiritual realms. Astral-Realms are on
the same "wavelength" as the physical earth, some of them are even lower. Spiritual Realms are "higher" or "less dense".
Those who access astral- and lower-astral-realms for their "spirituality" and "supernatural abilities" feature an array of gimmicky products,
self-importance, questionable methods, and stuff that lacks any demonstratable credibility. Astral-ism is usually more a form of entertainment than
true dedication to the spiritual. About 99% of "esoteric fairs" with their psychich readers, pseudo-divination, mediumship, ouija boards, UFO-Cults,
are easily recongizable as deriving either from con-manship or astral-realms.
A few examples:
* Psychic abilities are not actually abilities of oneself but granted by "the field", "the universe", "the impersonal". But they can also be
staged by discarnate-entities in the astral-fields. Astral-fields are full of disembodied tricksters who`s intent is to fool humans and even siphon
off energy. Any psychic who takes personal credit for his supernatural abilities is either a fraud or doing so by the power of astral-tricksters.
* Divination, such as asking a pendulum questions, can be done astrally or spiritually. When done spiritually, it is understood that the
asking-session must be dedicated to the "most high", "the highest truth", "for the good of humanity" or "God". Failing to do so, will quickly
attract astral-tricksters who manipulate the answers. So one would for example say: "In the name of the highest good, do I have permission to ask
this question?". Spirituality includes a sense of humility never found in astral-practice. It is also understood that the mind/ego are inherently
biased, and an effort is made to clear the mind of all bias/opinion before asking a question. Otherwise the answers will be distorted and merely
confirming ones own beliefs. It is best not to ask any questions concerning oneself unless the answers can be confirmed by other people present.
Spiritual Practice prefers validation by numerous sources. Astral-practice does not care whether something is verified or not. It is also understood
that one cannot ask questions about the future, because the future is not fixed, but unfolding and changing direction from moment to moment. The very
act of prophecy can change the outcome (can make it happen or prevent it from happening). Almost ALL fortune tellers and almost ALL prophets, with
very few exceptions, are either frauds or accessing the astral rather than the spiritual.
* The veneer of exclusivity, specialness or superiority is usually astrally-based. The "Indigo Children" phenomenon is an astral-phenomenon in my
opinion, not a spiritual one. When someone posts that he is in contact with "The Ascended Masters of the Ashtar Command who will pick us all up in
UFOs soon", he is dealing with astral-manipulation and/or a delusional belief-system.
* Some are skilled in the art of using astral-energy to induce a wide variety of altered states, states of hypnotic trance, euphoria and being
"spaced-out". They then sell these abilities at a very steep price and with the label of them being "spiritual". Many things sold at an
exaggerated price and involving various "levels of initiation" and "secret ancient mysteries" are either scams or products of using astral-energy.
* Entities on astral-realms have very little energy of their own. They do not have the power to harm you. With one exception: When you radiate fear or
hatred. Radiating fear opens your chakra-portals to the astral-fields and gives that which is feared some amount of power over you. Ghost-Hauntings
are either attempts by astral-entities to induce fear, or residual energy of a deceased spirit stuck in the astral-afterlife.
* Another tell-tale sign of one who is being used by astral-forces is if he does not know much about anything else (sports, cultures, literature,
languages, world events, movies, music, etc.) than his bizzare teachings, does not know much about anything else than his oddball cult and then calls
himself "enlightened", "superiour" or "in the know".
* Yet another tell-tale sign of frauds and astrals are exaggerated promises of what can be attained. "Get rich quick!", "Cosmic Consciousness in 5
days", "Ultimate Power", and so forth. Sadly, millions of people still fall for this nonsense every day.
Spiritual states can be discerned by how one feels and what one experiences after dedication to spiritual principles and practices such as meditation,
concentration, contemplation, prayer, kindness, heightening ones "vibe", shifting ones belief-systems, energy-therapy, lucid dreaming, emotional
work, zen, etc. Spirituality is usually straightforward (non-mysterious), simple, non-exclusive, available for free or with workshops/books/CDs at a
reasonable price, and usually does not require sales-pitches, sales-ploys, pushing-to-buy or "sign up".
Spiritualities Focus is on gradual and patient self-improvement and relief of the worlds suffering.
Astral-teachings are focussed on the immediate gratification of desperate neediness.
After the body dies, one finds oneself on either the astral-plane or a spiritual-realm. This is dependent on ones state of energy.