posted on Oct, 15 2012 @ 05:12 AM
The way of the Shaman i feel is the safest way to go about what your referring to, best brought about by an impending half madness, known blandly as a
"spiritual emergency". A process by which your psyche shatters, breaks, deforms, and forces you to see it in whatever way suits you.
After which you suffer in this state for many years, sometimes more or less, until the time comes to accept what happened, accept what you have seen,
and stitch yourself back together. Only then does the seeker have ability to withstand unknown influence when working in realms virtually
unexplainable. Many cultures require that seers at the beginning an end of this madness be guided and given initiatory rituals, but to an extent the
internet can help the good willed seeker immensely. the rituals and guidance are more tools of reinforcement, tools to help strengthen your personal
affirmations and metaphors within your own mind.
The key, to starting this is in the process you speak of.
"Show the soul a hidden light,
forever will life never again be right."
Anybody daring to do these types of things has to remember, knowing yourself with a realistic foundation can be the difference between actually
gleaming metaphorical knowledge from the other place, or fooling yourself with physical feelings and the sight within your imagination and not
decoding the information that was gifted to you. Or even worse which is taking fantastical visions literally!
My point is like the one the OP made, the table is metaphorical. Technically speaking if you have the capacity you can develop your own mental
metaphors that serve as tools for your access to the higher!
good thread OP just wanted to contribute!! This is all of course simply my opinion and my perspective on the subject.