on Jul 21, 2012
I may have mentioned this topic to a few people on the site, and many were keen to know how I got on with this subject. However, firstly, I think a little explanation on what 'bloodwalking' is will be necessary:
Supposedly, bloodwalking is a type of trance/journeying that leads you down your or another's ancestral chain, blood line, etc. To quote from Raven Kaldera, who I think put it rather nicely-
''During this procedure, you follow the strands of your bloodline back through your ancestors, seeing pieces of their lives and souls and essence which have been passed on to you. This can be used to look for diseases, or for karmic debts, or general confusion of orlog or wyrd. Bloodwalking works even if the individual in question is adopted and has no idea what their genetic bloodline is like at all. It can't necessarily tell them much about that - the information gained through bloodwalking is often more intuitive and subjective than the average names-and-dates genealogy - but it can perhaps tell them something about the lives of their ancestors.
Positive genetic qualities sometimes come with a price tag attached; the ancestors who bequeathed them to us may want us to carry on some kind of work or take on some kind of taboo in exchange for use of the gift. (Some people, on the other hand, are entirely free of karmic debts to their ancestors, and it may even be part of their wyrd to break off entirely with the orlog of their genetic line.) The may also come with vague ancestral memories, especially with bloodlines where people incarnate down the family line.''
There are two methods which are said to induce bloodwalking. The 'direct trance' method, or the alternative, the 'string' method. The direct trance method does not require any items or props, though music may be beneficial for you depending on your personal preferences; however the string method requires a piece of string- hence the name.
To begin, arrangine yourself into a comfortable position, perhaps one you use for meditation or if you journey, using your journeying position would be a good idea. Instead of focusing on going out, and projecting, concentrate on the internal, going in. Listen to the thud of your heart, feel the warm blood sloshing and pumping through it, and attempt to establish a connection of sorts to the blood. Imagine yourself surrounded by it, encased almost, swimming in a sea in which your blood is the water.
Visualize it smaller and smaller, reducing in size each time continuing to go more in depth; until you feel can see in your mind the chains of DNA that are spun and weaved in every cell of your form. Imagine these strands spiraling and twisting away, toward the strands of your biological parents (although as I said earlier, if you were adopted, this can also work with you, perhaps try to imagine the figures a little more vaguely), and from there out further. Follow down the line of the strands, observing each ''node'' and embracing what images come up for that person.
As you see each node, each image that comes into your mind, try very hard to simply absorb it in a passive manner. Do not allow your mind to reform them into something they are not. I shall again quote from Raven Kaldera, as he puts his experiences with this nicely:
''I find that it's useful to stay very detached, so if they are unpleasant in some way, it doesn't upset me in the moment. The first time that you bloodwalk yourself, don't look for anything specific. Just see what there is to see and come back, and write it down. Eventually you may go looking for something, but start out just by visiting. You can visit any time you want; it's your own ancestry, and you carry it with you all the time.
Whichever method you use, the sensations and feelings you may have while bloodwalking can be very different from those you get with other kinds of journeying. You may actually be able to move along the bloodlines from an outside perspective, drawing closer to investigate individuals. Or you might move directly through the blood, passing in and out of each person's lifetime, one after another. Sometimes there's a sense of claustrophobia. Sometimes, even if you've become experienced at bloodwalking, you might move very slowly and be forced to ''push'' your way through. At other times you could be drawn very rapidly along, passing individuals at great speed in order to reach a particular person or branch of the family tree.
You might also have vivid and sometimes difficult reactions to who and what you see, depending on what your relationship to your family is like or what kind of people your family members were. Even for those already experienced with trancework, bloodwalking for the first time may be intensely affecting in a way that other kinds of journeys usually aren't. If you managed to remain reasonably detached during the actual journey, you might still feel upset, angry, and/or emotionally drained afterward. This isn't a sign of a lack of skill or ability, but there may be some personal issues you need to address or some additional work you need to do to come to terms with the upsetting things you experienced.''
Although it's best to start with your own blood and bloodline, it's sometimes can be rather difficult to switch from doing this for yourself and doing it for a complete stranger.
I shall also link the directions to the string method below, as it is a little more complex.
My Experiences within Bloodwalking
As I mentioned in the chatter, I was rather skeptic on this subject. 85% of me was doubting the credibility of bloodwalking, however the other 15% kept me curious, so I tried each method a few times.
To cut it short, unfortunately, I have had little, perhaps next to no success, hence why frequently in this post I have used words such as 'supposedly', 'apparently', and so on. So, why post this if I doubt it works?
Well, I wanted to see if others have heard of this practice, have had success with it or know those who have/may have, or maybe additional details to share, regarding their experiences or not, thoughts on credibility, etc. It is all appreciated.
Due to my experiences and what I have heard from others outside of this site, I am very cynical, maybe 99%, that it is indeed true or effective. Then again, I seem to only be able to find information about bloodwalking that is linked to Raven K in some form, which makes me question his credibility on this particular subject, as others seem to have little knowledge on it.
Bloodwalking, if it does work, could potentially bring you closer to your ancestors, even very distant ones, and perhaps gain a little of their knowledge. It may allow you to contact specific ancestors, or at least learn more about them. It may very well surprise you what you might discover.
String method link
(Near bottom of article)
Elizabeth Vongvisith and Raven Kaldera: