Astral projection/Clairvoyance by means of the Tattwa(tattva) symbols.
taken from Art & Practice Of Astral Projection by Ophiel: Part One – The Symbols, their names, their appearances, how to make, how to color. In
this system, the Symbol Method system, you are going to practice Astral projection plus Clairvoyance thru a series of Symbols called the Tattwa
Symbols. The basic physical appearance of these symbols will be a diagram drawn and then colored, on, at first, a clean new sheet of paper-card board
and, later, when you have mastered a little Art ability you will draw-color the Symbols on parchment and keep it wrapped in silk thereafter. The
appearance of the Symbols is as follows – 1. Akasa-Ether – Egg shaped, black or indigo also a shape called the Vesica Piscis which is usually
colored indigo. The name vesica piscis is the name for the inside of a fish, cut open as it were. There is more to this shape than that but get it
yourself thru your meditation. You will not use the Akasa symbol in your first work. So make the symbol for now but do not attempt to use it. Its use
requires more advanced knowledge. 2. Vayu-Air – Circle – colored blue medium. 3. Tejas-Fire – Triangle – red. 4. Apas-Water – Crescent –
white. 5. Prithivi-Earth – Oblong – yellow. These symbols should be made on cards five inches by four inches. *** You now have your four main
symbols painted in their primary colors. It is true that there is another symbol called Akasha but as you will not use that symbol for some time I
will leave the description as to how to make this symbol until the last section as said before. In your future work you will need these symbols
prepared in four different ways, or sixteen in all and, including the Akasha to be made, twenty all told. You now have one symbol made up and so draw
and ink the outlines of three more of each symbol. What you are going to do is to make up the combinations of colors and their complementary colors.
The table of complementary colors is as follows – White ------------- Complemetary to Black and/or Grey. Red --------------- “ “ Green. Blue
--------------- “ “ Orange. Yellow ------------ “ “ Violet. Olive -------------- “ “ Red-Orange. Blue Green ----- “ “ Russet. Violet
------------- “ “ Citrine. Reddish Orange “ “ Green Blue. Deep Amber “ “ Indigo. Lemon Yellow “ “ Red Violet. Yellow Green “ “
Crimson. You can now proceed to paint in the proper colors on the outlines that you have prepared. We will again start with the Earth symbol. You have
now an Earth symbol – a square oblong – painted golden yellow. Take your next inked outline. Paint the square Golden Yellow. Then paint the
remainder of the space on the card, around the symbol, Violet. Do a good job. Next take another inked symbol and reverse this color scheme. Paint the
symbol violet and the background golden yellow. Take another inked symbol, paint the symbol violet and leave the background white. You now have the
Earth symbol in four different combinations and in later work you will use the different cards for different kinds of work, *** ...symbols, of all
kinds, are connected with the “real” thing that they represent by definite bonds of a certain kind. In fact it is the basic teaching of Occultism
that if one goes deeply enough into the deep consciousness of us all all things become one. *** ...Thus these symbols, and all symbols, are connected
with the inner real things and thru this innate power connection you can connectcontact yourself, your personal self, your personality-powers, with
the Inner things, and INFLUENCE THESE INNER THINGS AS YOU WILL OR WILL NOT. Also the symbols are doors thru which you can enter the inner planes, pass
thru them, and then return to this plane with your knowledge. However you have had some instruction on working with symbols for the attainment of
certain physical ends elsewhere in this book and therefore I am going to devote this section to the Art of using the elemental symbols as doors to the
Inner planes ... *** For the first Inner plane work of this system that I am now teaching you you should use the symbol of the element of Earth –
the golden yellow oblong. (Later on you will learn about another form of this Earth element symbol which symbol is called Earth of Earth. In case you
know about this symbol already I do not mean the Earth of Earth symbol but the ordinary golden oblong Earth symbol.) First – Set up your room. For
this work you can have a small table in the center of the room and a comfortable chair as well as a source of good light but not too bright. First
perform the cabalistic cross ritual.[NOTE by OP- or whatever preparations/protection you are used to carrying out] Always precede your work with this
ritual – do the four winds part also. When you have reached the fourth quarter, have invoked the Archangel Auriel and visualized the scene described
previously for this quarter, then, instead of proceeding with the ritual and closing it you can stop at this point. You may seat yourself and arrange
the table and chair so that you face the quarter of the North. You should have on the table the card with the Golden Yellow oblong on it and also
another card of the same size which should be blank white. You may also have a support to hold the card upright so that you don’t have to hold it in
your hand during this work. When you are ready take up the symbol and gaze at it steadily for about two-three minutes. The light should be focused on
the card but not be too bright. You may blink your eyes easily. Do not strain yourself but act naturally and relaxed. If you find you can hold the
card steady then hold it but if you can’t then use the stand. After two or three minutes set the symbol card down and pick up the white blank card,
the oblong symbol but in the complementary color which, in this case, is violet. The violet symbol will have a tendency to disappear and then appear
for some time, before it fades. Now close your eyes. You will see the violet square before you by the reflex action [persistence of vision-OP] of your
sense of sight. Forcefully visualize this square and MAKE IT BECOME LARGE BEFORE YOU. That is enlarge it in your imagination until it becomes large
enough to act LIKE A DOOR. NOW, IN YOUR IMAGINATION, STEP THRU THIS DOOR. SEE AND FEEL YOURSELF GOING THRU THIS VIOLET SQUARE AS IF IT WAS A DOOR.
SENSE AND FEEL THE DOOR CLOSING BEHIND YOU. MAKE AN EFFORT TO FEEL YOURSELF INSIDE THE ELEMENT OF EARTH. *** To return to the outer earth plane from
the inner earth plane you reverse the process. Step back thru the door and again feel yourself going thru the door and again feel it closing behind
you. Make this return very definite and exact. Do not, for example, return suddenly by just opening your eyes and getting up physically. Keep the two
planes separate and apart from each other. End the work in the Inner and return to earth following a definite path or route. *** Let us suppose you
are seeking some special knowledge about a certain subject. You will have to find a symbol that represents that special knowledge. To find that symbol
you will have to have a system of some kind in order to locate the exact symbol in relation to other things. The system I use, and teach, is the
Caballa. In the Caballa system is a diagram called the “Tree of Life” On this tree is arranged all things. I find on this tree what thing I seek
knowledge about and generally there are a number of symbols connected with that thing. I then make and color a composite symbol of the knowledge I am
looking for (see above previously referred to lessons Change Name and Be a Power etc.) I then proceed to work with this symbol the same way as laid
out in the preceeding instructions. I then carefully note what I see in the place I go to using the symbol as a door etc. The knowledge is very
stripped of all religious/philosophical mumbo-jumbo what Ophiel is talking about is a practice similar to and related to this:
from article cited above:
Samyama is defined in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali verses 3.1 through 3.6 as follows ...
Fixing the consciousness on one point or region is concentration (dharana).
A steady, continuous flow of attention directed towards the same point or region is meditation (dhyana).
When the object of meditation engulfs the meditator, appearing as the subject, self-awareness is lost. This is samadhi.
These three together [dharana, dhyana and samadhi] constitute integration or Samyama.
From mastery of Samyama comes the light of awareness and insight.
Samyama may be applied in various spheres to derive its usefulness.
more from Patanjali
[dharana,dhyana,samadhi and Samyama are rendered as One-pointedness, meditation, realization and self-control,respectivley - OP]
Part Three on Divine Powers 3.1 One-pointedness is steadfastness of the mind. 3.2 Unbroken continuation of that mental ability is meditation.
3.3 That same meditation when there is only consciousness of the object of meditation and not of the mind is realization. 3.4 The three appearing
together are self-control. 3.23 By self-control over any kind of strength, such as that of the elephant, that very strength arises. 3.24 By
self-control on the primal activator comes knowledge of the hidden, the subtle, and the distant. 3.25 By self-control on the Sun comes knowledge of
spatial specificities. 3.26 By self-control on the Moon comes knowledge of the heavens. 3.27 By self-control on the Polestar arises knowledge of
orbits. 3.28 By self-control on the navel arises knowledge of the constitution of the body. 3.29 By self-control on the pit of the throat one
subdues hunger and thirst. 3.30 By self-control on the tube within the chest one acquires absolute steadiness. 3.31 By self-control on the light
in the head one envisions perfected beings.
my point and the point of this post is, that the passage of the Aeons, and the resulting paradigm shifts have distorted the interpretation/perception
of the ancient teaching/practices. add cultural differences and mistranslation [both intentional and accidental] and error creeps in.
I will reiterate:
there is no need to stare/focus a quick snapshot will impress the complementary image due to persistence of vision once you are able to bring this
image up in your minds eye you can proceed.
in response to other questions
re energy the left eye is emphasized[thou both eyes are used, remember the Balance] in the practice of dreaming/AP/LD, the right eye would be
complementary for Outer Work.
as for my experience: I 1st encountered the works of Carlos Castaneda when I was about 12 and and often found myself unconciously practicing gazing
with some mountains visible from my house this admitedly half-assed aproach never had much in terms of experiences/results however when I 1st became
serious about Astral Prjoction I of course integrated dreaming practices including sun gazing into my work I found that stopping my internal dialogue
was not difficult at all. the final results where pretty spectacular lucid dreams, AP's and I even had a Vision of my Totem. alas those 5 yrs passed
all to quickly: college,showing off; which attracted the attention of agents of TCOTBIP resulting in just lil ol me vs an entire family of witches,
and last but not least the wasting malaise that afflicts caregivers [last 5 or six yrs of my grandma's life] resulted in my "losing" all this. I am
currently focusing on raising my energy levels; that being the true cause of my "problem" at present and just wanted to point out these things as
there is much misdirection/error in these subjects.
oh, and my blind spot is very small and I have to look for it in order to notice it, I've always had 30-40% right eye
110% left eye so I've never bothered with glasses as the ones i wore as a kid gave me headaches.
here are some Tattva cards you can use :
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