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Forums -> Other Paths -> Meditation? AP?

Meditation? AP?
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Post # 1
I always thought that meditation was like a culture thing, but what do I do for it? And are there any uses like astral projection that I don't know about?
Okay can someone tell me meditation and astral projection stuff, I'm confusing myself here.
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Re: Meditation? AP?
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Post # 2
Meditation and astral projection are different. Meditation is to help clear your mind. It helps a lot when you want to perform a spell or just to unwind from a stressful day. For meditation you can just sit in a quiet room with your eyes closed, breathing slowly in from your nose and out your mouth, relaxing your entire body. You can also have candles and incense burning as well as rythmic sounds.
Astral projection is pretty much having an 'out of body experience' and, from what I've read, your spirit can go to places just by think about it.
And meditation is just a cultural thing. Anybody can do it. I hope I helped at least a little. I'm a novice ^^;
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Re: Meditation? AP?
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Post # 3
I know they are separate but it's like every ap article mentions meditation.?
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Re: Meditation? AP?
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Actually, there a lot you can do with meditation. Sure, there the relaxing thing but there a lot more. Like enhancing your personal magic or psychic ability. Developing new spells and psychic powers. Channeling ghost, demons, and deities. That just the small stuff. Heck, you can make a familiar or a divine guardian.
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Re: Meditation? AP?
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Post # 5
Strictly speaking, meditation is "deep thinking". Allowing the sub-conscious brain/Mind to take over from the conscious. It is not very difficult, but does take practice,say 15 to 30 minutes a day. It is best to start by concentrating on one object; this can be anything from a single lighted candle to a small statue!
You cannot "clear your mind" completely. That is just about impossible. But by concentrating on one object, it does clear the mind of other thoughts.
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Re: Meditation? AP?
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Post # 6
Please read my profile to understand where I'm coming from but my strong opinion is that meditation is required in some form to accomplish any magick. The spell itself may be a form of meditation. Modern meditation is having a singular focus and clearing your mind of anything else. This is done to accomplish the manipulation of energy to perform the task.
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I practice what I refer to as true meditation, someone please come up with a better name for me as I do believe that a singular focus is meditation as well, where I do completely clear my mind. It is not impossible. It just takes a very long time depending on how cluttered your thoughts are. It took me around 3 to 4 months of meditating for hours every day to accomplish it originally. Now it takes minutes to hours depending on how long it's been since I've last accomplished it. It is not for the faint of mind nor required to be successful in magick. It does make everything easier, both magick and life!
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Astral projection is essentially, again in my opinion, allowing the energy of something/someone else take over your physical body. It feels like you are the other person/thing and can see/feel/know everything they can as if you are there and them because their energy is reflecting through you but is still sourced from them/it.
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