beginning

anonymous asked:

Hi! I was wondering if you could help me with story arcs. I want to write an epic poem but I don't know where to start. Could you give me some tips or link me to something that could help me? Thank you for your time and help!

Hello, apologies for the delay in my reply. 

I’m not super familiar with epic poetry as a genre, though I’ve read some in my time. 

As far as starting, I would advise you to begin the same way as any other piece. Outline. Plan the events out and then start. 

But here’s some resources on writing epic poetry that I found doing a quick google search. 

The Pen and the Pad- How to Write an Epic Poem

The Pen and the Pad-How to Write the Opening of an Epic Poem

Writing an Epic Poem - this seems to be an academic resource, but I couldn’t find the home site it’s hosted on, so I’m not entirely sure, but there’s some good stuff in here.

Hope this was helpful!

-Amanda

The fact that there is a BEGINNING and an END is just a concept seeded into your mind by society. YOU are Constant, Continuous, Infinite Energy and Energy never ends it TRANSFORMS.
Beginning astral travel (1/3)

Everyone has their own methods, but I thought beginners would be interested in trying to use mine. 

Five steps to begin your journey

Step 1:

Relax. Calm your breath, calm your heart, calm your thoughts. You don’t need to have a blank mind, you just need to have the same mental activity as if you were bored during a long car travel. You know when you start to see what you imagine in flashes? When you read a book and see the scene? Like that.

Step 2:

Now take a random image in your mind. Can you keep it in front of your eyes? How long does it stay? How well do you remember it? Once you feel like you can keep the image and play with it as if you were playing a VR game, you can go on. 

Step 3:

⍟ I need you to visualize the easiest way for you to enter the astral plane. My favorite way is to imagine a door with many details and to implant my intention in it by imagining words/sigils etc being engraved in it. Doesn’t have to be specific, or to be an intention at all. Then, I open it and there is a world in front of me (see next step). 

OR there are also other ways. I also like to take a music and use it to build my environment, or to imagine my palm being pressed against the bark of a tree/wall. I’ve heard people imagining walking through mirrors, jumping in a hole, and even using pop culture items like the Star Gate or a Tardis. It’s your mind, you do what you want with it. 

Step 4:

⍟ Once you have the “world” in front of you, I want you to focus on your other senses. You don’t have to, you can use your eyes only, but you’ll have more troubles maintaining your concentration. Focus on whichever sense feels dominant other than your sight. For me, it’s touch, thus I focus on how my astral body feels. Is the weather warm? Is the ground grass or marble?  

For other people, it can be hearing or scenting etc. Some might even have a dominant sense that is not sight! Usually, the sense that manifests the more in your dreams is your dominant one. Raise your awareness sense after sense, in the other that feels more natural. 

Step 5:

⍟ Once you feel your new world, you can begin to explore it! You might want to visualize a barrier/ward and to draw sigils for protection and invisibility on your astral (and physical) body before you do, just to be sure.

I will cover how to build your own astral “house” (which can be used as a mental palace, a meditation area, a temple, a resort area etc) and what dangers you can encounter in there, how to protect yourself, and what you can do in a general way in parts 2 and 3.

Have fun!

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
—  F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby