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Zelda ([personal profile] sageprincess) wrote in [community profile] animus_network2012-11-26 11:57 am

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Can anyone tell me about "astral projection"?

[Short, sweet, to the point. Debates of morality aren't really of interest to her at the moment.]
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[personal profile] puppy_lancer 2012-11-26 05:13 pm (UTC)(link)
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you mean like soul stuff?
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[personal profile] puppy_lancer 2012-11-26 05:51 pm (UTC)(link)
souls naturally decay when not weighed down by a brain
but astral projection is like a soul being tied to the brain with a leash
might be possible if you used familiars
but i'm a specialist in that field

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[personal profile] firstofthefallen 2012-11-26 05:24 pm (UTC)(link)
The basics of astral projection are this.

It is assumed a person has two bodies: a physical body, which is rooted in the world, and an astral body, sometimes analogous to the soul, sometimes to the mind. Usually these two bodies are kept together in one shell, the physical body. Astral projection is an act of a force of will where the astral body separates from the physical body to traverse other areas of existence, sometimes other worlds but most often the astral plane, or the heavens to some if you will.

The means for accomplishing this can vary: meditation, magic, psychic acts of will. There's hundreds of methods for achieving what amounts more or less to the same thing.
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[personal profile] firstofthefallen 2012-11-26 06:28 pm (UTC)(link)
That's very dependent.

The most important factor, I suppose, is how spiritually "apt" someone is. That could mean how at peace they are with themselves and the world, or devotion to a religion, ect. Anything that could, in a way, be a focus for spiritual power and energy. The act of astral projection is never an easy one, so there is no one specific way that is easier than the other.

However, the most common way to project on a personal level tends to be deep meditation. Upon reaching a specific state of meditation the person can feel their astral body leave the physical one and ascend to the astral plane. Of course this method, as it is with most methods, leaves the person projecting physically vulnerable.

Spiritually vulnerable, as well, if they aren't prepared for their sojourn on the astral plane.
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[personal profile] lightofhumanity 2012-11-26 05:24 pm (UTC)(link)
If I remember correctly, it's supposed to be a practice where you could separate your soul from your body for various periods of time and travel through it. This was popular in many fictional books in my universe, but it wasn't possible there.

I hoped that helped you out.
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[personal profile] lightofhumanity 2012-11-26 05:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Sure. I am happy to answer any questions you have about this.

How long you could separate your soul from your body depended on a great many things. Most factors depended on the story or book you were reading, but you mainly had to deal with how you long you meditated, if you believed it would work, and how pure your soul was to begin with. The more you believed, meditated, and were pure, the longer you could be separated from your body. However, experience did play a big role in most of those stories.

As for how far, that also depended upon how long you meditated, how pure you were, experience, and belief. The more of those you had, the farther you could travel.

However..such things were only fictional in my world.

[There was no way one could become a spirit and then go back to being human, in chaos's world. Such things were impossible, even for him.]

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[personal profile] bleh_heh_heh_bleck 2012-11-26 06:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Count Bleck is familiar with the concept though he has never put it into practice.

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[personal profile] crouching_sin 2012-11-26 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
That depends on what you wish to know about it.

[It's really not his specialty, but he's familiar with the concept...]

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[personal profile] friendlyfiend 2012-11-26 09:29 pm (UTC)(link)
I've never done it myself, but I'm familiar with the mechanics. What do you want to know?
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[personal profile] temptestament 2012-11-26 11:00 pm (UTC)(link)
It's when a person's consciousness or soul moves independently of their body. Think of it kind of like becoming a ghost, only your body isn't actually dead and you're still somewhat connected to it.
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[personal profile] littlelifeforms 2012-11-27 01:38 am (UTC)(link)
I believe many have answered your question.

However if you desire to study the topic more in depth, I can send you a copy of the encyclopedic entries relating to Astral Projection contained in my databanks.
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[personal profile] rewindingly 2012-11-28 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
This is Homura Akemi.

If possible, I would appreciate a copy of whatever information you may find.
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[personal profile] scorchedchivalry 2012-11-30 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
Has something or someone been troubling you, Princess?

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[personal profile] cullscuttlefish 2012-11-30 11:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Princess, I'd like a copy of w)(atever information you come across, too, if t)(at's all rig)(t. I )(adn't )(eard t)(e term before, eit)(er.