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(Bailey, Alice; A Treatise on White Magic, p. 221/3).
The astral plane is the plane of illusion, of glamour, and of a distorted presentation of reality.
(Ibid. p. 614/5).
The secret of the Master is the discovery that there is no astral plane; he finds that the astral plane is a figment of the imagination and has been created through the uncontrolled use of creative imagination, and the misuse of the magical powers."
(Esoteric Healing, p. 409).
As I have said elsewhere, there is no such thing as the astral plane or the astral body. Just as the physical body is made up of matter which is not regarded as a principle, so the astral body -- as far as the mind nature is concerned -- is in the same category. This is a difficult matter for you to grasp, because desire and emotion are so real and so devastatingly important. But -- speaking literally -- from the angle of the mental plane, the astral body is a "figment of the imagination"; it is not a principle.
Occultists associate Yesod with the Astral plane, because if the sephiroth above Malkuth are regarded as a map of the unconscious psyche, Yesod is the most accessible area of the mind.
Originally posted by Tiger5Actually all life is connected.
Originally posted by scorps
Im actually looking for a good book on Paracelsus, I cant seem to find anything worthwhile though.
Originally posted by Tiger5
Basically humanity is like a servies of Oceanic Islands. If we look at them from sea level they look unconnected. But from the perspective of the sea bed they are all connected.
Is the "astral" same thing as C.G Jung concept of active imagination?
so does it mean that Astral travelling is same as conscious dreaming (lucid dreaming)?
Have you read 'Archidoxes of magic'?
On the other hand, Jung kept up his professional practice and scholarhsip throughout these years. There is something stereotypically Swiss about all of this. One imagines his schedule:
4:30 Therapy session with Frau Schmidt
5:30 Supper with the family
6:30 Go stark raving mad
7:30 Finish lecture for Friday's seminar
Originally posted by scorps
(bold by v01i0 for emphasis)
I still believe that the astral is a instrument, sounds rather bleak, but everyone seems to be able to see what they want. Christians see the pearly gates with jesus handing out brochures, Mormons see Joseph Smith, my point is is that, it seems to serve every person individually, you never hear about about a muslim seeing Jesus or vice versa, so I guess one could say that it could be caused by a over active imagination... this is a tough subject.