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Originally Posted by smw View Post
me too, I think it is very interesting what might be considered within 'normal consciousness' or what isn't. I suspect that the mind dips into different phases without us necessarily being aware of it.
Indeed. When working with such conditions one begins to respect that . What I mean is, when our group was underway (usually at a meeting, gathering or retreat, and 90% of the time at my place ) we would get 'used to ' such 'phases' ; leave a certain person alone, or ignore their absence after observing they were 'off with the fairies' . During retreats, when some are involved with multiple daily practices ( eg, even just Liber Resh X 4+ LBR daily ) its common to be 'in the zone' most of the time.

It can occur in a specific area to ... like when one entered the temple or circle. I notice that even others, entering our main outdoor circle, one that is obviously large and 'ceremonial' a certain change in consciousess or awareness ( or 'mind phase' ) rises. And it should be that way, certain modes of consciousness and behaviour should be banned from temple or circle ; 'leave it at the door'.

More so on 'Enochian night' ..... the set up, the 'Enochian Temple' the visuals of the 'tablets' ( made large), the others committed to the working arriving (even meeting up with them outside of this ) ... even thinking ' Oh ... it's Enochian night tonight!' would be enough to change my consciousness.

So, even the 'preliminaries' are a good set up , the ritual, the squares, the calls then the specific visualisations and method we set up ......... resulted in very vivid ' journeys'.

Originally Posted by smw View Post
Maybe that is why journaling is helpful to train catching those fleeting thoughts that otherwise can remain out of awareness. With my dream image of the fire man, I would not have remembered that at all - I only did because I was recalling things for my journal and thought 'hang on- what was that? similarly when doing the LBRP. It's weird what you might get a glimpse of and forget if you don't make a concerted effort to recall it.
Try writing notes when you wake up in the middle of the night. Sometimes I never remembered that I was awake at all .... least what I wrote down then ! ( Insights, poetry, short stories, house designs and blueprints .... ! )

Originally Posted by smw View Post
I was thinking of getting Duquette's book too. Does it cover scrying the Aethyrs? I have just impulse bought Enochian Magic in Theory by Frater Yechidah. It had some really good reviews on Amazon. I hope so. Last time on impulse I bought AC's Magick in Theory and Practice without really checking and it turned out to be some kind of internet publishing and in really hideous small print.

Apparently there is a follow up, Enochian Magic in Practice by Frater Yechidah which came out in hardback this January but is sold out. That has a chapter on scrying the Aethyrs.
I read about Enochian for years ....... none of it gelled or made any sense until I took ..... someone's ( damn, cant remember the author or book ! ) advice to methodically plot out the set up and reasoning visually on paper. Once I understood the set up - zoom, I was off.

A note; I am dead set against some authors claims (like Zalewski's books and others ) who seem to be saying your experience has to be relevant to theirs . In one book I read something like ; in this aether you will be challenged by ........ with a huge ....... you must defeat him to be able to pass to the next level.

Utter Hogwash ! What is that ? Dungeons and Dragons ? ? ?

Being an exploration of one's own psyche, one has one's own levels, triumphs and challenges in different areas , represented by one's OWN symbolic interior world. The LAST thing I am interested in is journey through Pat Zalewski's Unconscious or Crowley's Id !
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