Day 27: visiting the underworld

I spent most of the month house-sitting for a friend who sleeps next to the ashes of her husband so I ended up spending a lot of time with the guy. It got me thinking a lot about how much the dead and the entities who watch over them have helped me along my magic(k)al...
Day 26: Challenging astral meditation

Day 26: Challenging astral meditation

As planned, I started with astral work today. I had this weird idea that I should go to my astral temple, bring the candle I’d been using for prior meditations and meditate on it in astral form to maintain consistency. That didn’t really work out.  I lit...

Day 25: adjusting

I meditated on the image of a candle again. I lit the candle, looked at it briefly, then closed my eyes and focused on my memory of it. I did the meditation lying down and used Hermetic-style breathing again. I did the previous meditations of this type at my...

Day 24: continuing to progress

I meditated on the mental image of a candle again. I did the meditation lying down and used Hermetic-style breathing with my eyes closed. I was distracted slightly by external stimuli (e.g., the phone ringing, a dog walking on me) but I had few internal distractions...

Day 23: continuing to crawl forward

I focused on my mental image of my candle again today. I did the meditation lying down and used Hermetic-style breathing. I did about 30 min of aerobic exercise beforehand to quiet my mind a bit. Again, a bit of mixed results. I was distracted quite a bit but I was...