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by Shekem
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: African Traditional/ Diaspora magicks
Topic: THCv
Replies: 25
Views: 6884

Re: THCv

At first when I saw a few of the names you listed, especially Malawi, I thought you were talking about African fishes, lol. That's the first thing that comes to my mind when I hear Malawi. I like keeping African cichlids. O0 Anyway... What do these plants help do? Are they beneficial to ones health?...
by Shekem
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: Meditative Trance -vs- Hypnotic Trance
Replies: 23
Views: 11776

Re: Meditative Trance -vs- Hypnotic Trance

I really appreciate all the responses and input. Thanks a lot everyone. [happyface]
by Shekem
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: Meditative Trance -vs- Hypnotic Trance
Replies: 23
Views: 11776

Re: Meditative Trance -vs- Hypnotic Trance

I just read an excellent book on exactly this subject. "Hypnotism and Meditation" by Ormond McGill gives the topic a better treatment than a forum thread can. Short version is they are different trance experiences but you gain from both. McGill was a hypnotist of great renown in his time. He also s...
by Shekem
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: Meditative Trance -vs- Hypnotic Trance
Replies: 23
Views: 11776

Re: Meditative Trance -vs- Hypnotic Trance

I guess there are several methods and goals of meditation. I am currently following one of Franz Bardon's instructions in IIH which is to focus on the mechanism of breathing, and anytime your mind wanders you gently direct it back to the breathing. It's very simple and easy to practice. Getting dis...
by Shekem
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: Meditative Trance -vs- Hypnotic Trance
Replies: 23
Views: 11776

Re: Meditative Trance -vs- Hypnotic Trance

Desecrated wrote: So now you need to stop worry about that. stop counting, stop trying to make it correct, fuck the structures, just sit.

As my zen teacher always told me: Relax harder,
Lol. Will do. Thanks.
by Shekem
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: Meditative Trance -vs- Hypnotic Trance
Replies: 23
Views: 11776

Re: Meditative Trance -vs- Hypnotic Trance

What is your method of meditation? Are you focusing on your breath? I understand meditation as a gradual process of training your mind, with the result being a gradual unfoldment of deeper states of consciousness. It's not something you'd get instant results in. Yeah, I just breath in slowly, hold ...
by Shekem
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: Meditative Trance -vs- Hypnotic Trance
Replies: 23
Views: 11776

Re: Meditative Trance -vs- Hypnotic Trance

Yes, they are different in the same way that thinking and daydreaming are different. Our current society seems to think that there is either consciousness or unconsciousness, but they forget about all the steps in between. Meditative trance is better for blocking out the outside world, whereas hypn...
by Shekem
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: Meditative Trance -vs- Hypnotic Trance
Replies: 23
Views: 11776

Re: Meditative Trance -vs- Hypnotic Trance

Yes, they are different in the same way that thinking and daydreaming are different. Our current society seems to think that there is either consciousness or unconsciousness, but they forget about all the steps in between. Meditative trance is better for blocking out the outside world, whereas hypn...
by Shekem
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: Meditative Trance -vs- Hypnotic Trance
Replies: 23
Views: 11776

Meditative Trance -vs- Hypnotic Trance

1) Is there an actual difference in conscious awareness or mental phenomena (ex: vivid visualization) that take place using these two methods, or are they basically different methods of achieving the same state? 2) If there is a significant difference, what is it and which method is better suited fo...
by Shekem
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetingz, brothers & sisters
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

Re: Greetingz, brothers & sisters

Right hand path , or Left hand path , Egyptian Tradition ? Hi Shawn. I'm not actually sure what the path I'm on would be classified as, or if I'm even on a proper path at the moment. Just trying to gather information so I can know where to begin and what to do. Though I guess it's hard to go wrong ...
by Shekem
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetingz, brothers & sisters
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

Re: Greetingz, brothers & sisters

Micr0cosM wrote:Greetings, welcome to the forum. :)
Thank you.
by Shekem
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetingz, brothers & sisters
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

Re: Greetingz, brothers & sisters

Since you're into Indian deities, they have a really mature system of yoga that you could get into for spiritual development. It would complement your meditative work. You could also read the mythological classics of India like Bhagavad Gita. You could also work with mantras and yantras. Thanks :) ...
by Shekem
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Psychicism
Topic: Magical Tattwa Cards
Replies: 0
Views: 946

Magical Tattwa Cards

Not sure if this is in the correct section, but... I just purchased Magical Tattwa Cards: A Complete System for Self-Development by Jonn Mumford from an occult bookstore. I'm amazed at the condition the book and cards are in, and I'm eager to dig in. My question is: Since I'm a beginner, should anyt...
by Shekem
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetingz, brothers & sisters
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

Greetingz, brothers & sisters

Hello. My name is Shekem. I am a beginner and will undoubtedly have many questions. It feels great to have a place where i can e-congregate and build with like-minded people, especially since I don't know of any people in my local area. I'm uncertain what a proper introduction consists of, but I wil...

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