Just imagine… Danny has to deal with side effects to being half-dead. Like schizophrenia, he sees things. But rather than just hallucinations, they exist, because these ‘spirits’ he sees are permitted to linger over the living, but not bond with the human plane. And because Danny didn’t die properly, and of course had over powering amounts of ectoplasm fused with his DNA, he has an enhanced unnatural bond with the deceased plane, and is the only one to hear, see, and feel the passing spirits of the dead.
Summary- Danny can see the two dead, and living, because he is tied between two planes of existence.
I started translating a book I found in the Astral.
Human Communication Within the Astral: by Gariel Mays.
I recently found a book in the astral and set about translating it. It is hard work, but intensely interesting. I do not know who the author is, but Gariel Mays is the name listed. The book seems to be a guide for using astral energy to learn to better communicate within the astral. It may be obvious for others who have been in the astral much longer, but it has been a huge help to me so far. I will include what I have transcribed so far in the read more. I have not written out all of the book, just the pieces I was able to understand. There are two sections I have read, part of the Introduction and a section of Chapter 2. I believe Chapter 1 was about the history of astral communication but it was very confusing for me so I skipped it.
Please remember that this may not relate to most of you, since it is merely my experiences with the astral, and others may have a completely different experience. I just thought it was interesting and wanted to share.
“The lips of Wisdom are closed, except to the ears of Understanding.” – The Kybalion
In the years of old Egypt, a fundamental truth was shared, which had a profound and remarkable effect on all esoteric teachings to come, from Christian mystics and the Jewish Kabbalah, up to the secret knowledge of India written down in the Upanishads. All these occult teachings show a resemblance in their deepest and most basic ideas. The master Hermes Trismegistos, whose actual physical existence had never been proved, has been said to be the “Master of the Masters”, “the Scribe of the Gods”, and even “the God of Wisdom” himself. As a mythological figure, the greek god Hermes is equal to the roman god Mercury and to the egyptian deity Toth; god of the moon, magic and wisdom. Hermes’ philosophy has been passed on both orally and in writing throughout the last several centuries. The first written version is said to be the “Tabula Smaragdina”, a text of twelve sentences that contains all knowledge, found within Hermes’ grave. While the original Tabula Smaragdina is missing, writings about it have been found in Latin, Arabic and Greek since several hundreds of years. In 1908 knowledge from the Tabula Smaragdina and the Corpus Hermeticum (other texts by Hermes Trismegistos) got translated and further elaborated in English, known as The Kybalion. The philosophy of Hermes is the key to the understanding of all mystic teachings, including astrology, alchemy and psychology, as well as the many occult writings of different religions. The purpose of all these teachings is the same - The transmutation of consciousness into a higher vibrational state.
The philosophy of Hermes, and thus of all occult and esoteric knowledge, is based on the Seven Hermetic Principles. These laws are universal and ineradicable.
I - The Principle of Mentalism “The All is Mind; the universe is mental.” – The Kybalion Our material universe holds a substantial reality, The All, within itself. This All is pure spirit, a living mind, unknowable and undefinable. It is infinite and eternal in time and space. Matter is a mental creation of the All. But while all matter is illusionary from an absolute point of view, it is very real to the finite mind, and must be treated so; however, always with a clear understanding of the higher truth.
II - The Principle of Correspondence
“As above, so below; as below, so above.” – The Kybalion Our universe consists of the Three Great Planes: the great physical plane, the great mental plane and the great spiritual plane. The Principle of Correspondence implies that there is a harmony and correspondence between each of these planes, since they were all born from the same source. All laws and characteristics are universal and apply to all three great planes and their sub-planes. The alchemist knew that once he turns metal into gold, the same transformation will be done unto his soul.
III - The Principle of Vibration
“Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.” – The Kybalion Everything within the All is in motion. Matter, mind and spirit are basically the same energy, but differentiate from each other by their rate of vibration. For us humans, the mental plane is eminently interesting, because all kinds of emotions, thoughts, will or desire, as well as any kind of mental condition, vibrates in its very specific mode. One can gain total control of their own mental states and moods by mastering this principle and change their own vibration, and also affect the minds of others by changing theirs. This phenomena is known as telepathy, induction or suggestion.
IV - The Principle of Polarity
“Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites. Opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree. Extremes meet; all paradoxes may be reconciled. Everything is and isn’t, at the same time.” – The Kybalion Everything within the All, whether it is material, mental or spiritual, has two poles, which are but the two extremes of the same thing, with many varying degrees between them. Mental transmutation can only happen by changing the vibrational rate within a thing, but a thing can never be changed in its nature. An undesired rate of mental vibration can be transformed by focusing and putting the awareness onto the other pole. As it is written in the Kybalion: “If you are possessed by fear, do not waste time trying to “kill out” fear, but instead cultivate the quality of courage, and the fear will disappear.” The tendency of nature itself is to move into the direction of a higher vibration, back to the pure spirit it once came from.
V - The Principle of Rhythm
“Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates.” – The Kybalion Between the two poles of everything, there is a pendulum-like movement, a measured motion with equal amplitude to the left and to the right. This balance of the swing is called the Law of Compensation. This law also applies to mental states in man, balancing the capacity for pain and pleasure. The more suffering one is able to bear, the more enjoyment awaits him, and vice versa. However, Hermetics use the Law of Neutralization by changing their own vibrations to a higher plane, and thus escape the effects of the negative swing of the pendulum on the lower plane.
VI - The Principle of Cause and Effect
“Every cause has its effect; every effect has its cause; everything happens according to law; chance is but a name for law not recognized; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the law.” – The Kybalion There is no such thing as chance; there is a cause for every effect and an effect for every cause. Chance is a term for an effect that results from causes we can’t perceive or understand. Most of us go through life being mere effects; pawns to their own creation. Those who are able to raise their vibration to a higher plane, those who understand that not only our acts, but also our thoughts and emotions will have an effect, become Causers instead of Effects. They dominate moods, characters, qualities and powers in both themselves and in others. They do not escape from causation, but they serve on the higher plane, and rule on the lower one.
VII - The Principle of Gender
“Gender is in everything; everything has its masculine and feminine principles; gender manifests on all planes.” – The Kybalion Everything on the material, mental and spiritual plane contains the masculine and the feminine principle. Neither the masculine nor the feminine principle is capable of creating without the operative energy of the other. While the feminine principle tends to receive impressions, and generates thoughts, ideas and the full work of imagination upon these outer perceptions, it needs the masculine principle and its expressive tendency to generate and materialize original mental creations. Creation is only possible by a union of the two elements.
For the Hermetics it was not only essential to know and deeply understand these principles, but also to master, use and express them. Only then could some good come out of it for the possessor of the knowledge, and for the whole race. “True hermetic transmutation is a Mental Art”, speaks the Kybalion, “If the universe be mental, in its substantial nature, then it follows that Mental Transmutation must change the conditions and phenomena of the universe. If the universe is mental, then Mind must be the highest Power affecting its phenomena. “ The Hermetics knew that by raising their own vibration to a higher plane, and thus be able to rule on the lower one, they did not cheat, but play an important part of the game. They still served on the higher planes, fully aware that they could not destroy or avoid any principle.
“The half-wise, recognizing the comparative unreality of the universe, imagine that they may defy its laws. Such are vain and presumptuous fools. The truly wise, knowing the nature of the universe, use law against laws; the higher against the lower; and by the Art of Alchemy transmute that which is undesirable into that which is worthy, and thus triumph. Transmutation, not presumptuous denial, is the weapon of the master.” – The Kybalion
It’s “there” isn’t it? In your mind, your happiness, your perfect relationship, dream job, more confidence, a flat stomach are all “there”. You look at your present circumstance, and see its is not “here”. So, by reason and logic and common sense, you tell me it’s “there”. This is an illusion. And until you understand the relationship between a desire and its manifestation, you shall not be able to manifest very much, and you’ll continue to be unhappy with where you are now in your life or mind.
To manifest anything, it has to exist first. To manifest is to change a desire into another form. Manifesting is not magic. It exists as an idea, a possibility, mere fantasy… The idea of light manifested as a lightbulb. The idea of humans flying became the plane. Heated food became a microwave. Try to think of one creation that wasn’t an idea in someone’s mind first….
So knowing that everything exists first, and is manifested second, takes the burden off of you. There is a Native American teaching that everything you want or need is in the air, and you can merely pluck it out as necessary. This, is like that.
Eckhart Tolle says thought is the most potent form of energy, it vibrates so high you cannot see it. The truth is everything you want exists now in thought level. Make no mistake about it; it already exists. Catch the feeling, the mood, of what your wish fulfilled would be like. And you cannot help but manifest it into your life.
(requested by anon) Kai Parker x Reader word count : 3 541 warning : smut summary : (based on the song ‘’Fuck Away The Pain” by Divide The Day) * not my gif keep reading after the cut 🔥 note : (to the anon who requested it) it’s the first time i am writing something like this 🙈 hope you like how it turned out 😅…
Y/N sat on the bar , her finger tracing the edges of the glass in front of her. It wasn’t how she had imagined spending her evening but having your entire life turn upside down in an instant demanded drastic measures. Usually drinking would never be her solution for dealing with pain , only this time it was all too much for her to handle with a pile of rocky road ice cream. No. The events from the past few hours had broken her in ways she never thought existed.
“Seven months.” she said gulping her third glass with bourbon at once , motioning to the bartender for another. Her left elbow resting on the bar as her fingers rubbed her tempels. “You date someone for seven months. This person - becomes your entire life. You move in together and everything is perfect… He tells you he loves you and then all of the sudden - he starts fooling with other girls behind your back as if you are nothing but a - a toy to be used and thrown away until you want it again. A slave , not a human being. ” The bartender kept drying the glasses , only raising his eyebrows and nodding from time to time. “Not to mention the way he chose to break up with me ! Absolutely unbelievable that guy …” said Y/N pulling out her phone. “Listen to this ‘Sorry babe. It’s over. What we had was fun but I’m not into it anymore. P.S. I’ll be coming to get my xbox tomorrow.’ … Fun ?!? He talks about our relationship as if it was a trip to Disneyland ! Who knows , maybe to him that’s exactly what it was.”
Y/N left her phone on the bar smashing her fist angrily on it. “Hit me again. Something stronger … whiskey , tequila. Mix it up I don’t give a damn what it would be. ” she said starting to slur her words. “I need it all erased from my head otherwise I might feel sorry for smashing his precious xbox to bits with a hammor and buy him a new one…and that idiot doesn’t deserve anything from me or anyone else.”
“I think you’ve had more than enough to drink.” said the bartender.
“You think ?!” she said incrediously. “My life is over. O-V-E-R , over ! He ripped out my heart from my chest without even blinking and trust me , I’ve seen that happen more times than you can imagine. Only then when those idiots lost their hearts - they died permanently the second time around. Instead I am stuck living with the pain of everything he had done.”
“Yep. You are cut off.”
Kai sat at the far end of the bar , listening in with his vampire hearing. It appeared Y/N was going to try and drink her way through every single bottle with alcohol in the bar and wasn’t planing on taking a ‘no’ as an answer. He was all for it except she was a human and he wasn’t planing on letting her ruin her life because of some ass who couldn’t appreciate her for the kind person she was and broke her heart. No. Y/N reached behind the bar grabbing one of the bottles , slapping the bartender’s hand away as he protested and tried to take the bottle away.
“Oh-kay. That would be my cue..” muttered Kai , briskly shortening the distance between him and Y/N.
I have a few physics questions that I don’t know the answer to, can you guys help……?
Humans can travel in an airplane going at immense speeds and we have to pressurize the cabin to go at those heights. When a human is on the plane you can feel the movement and yet you move at your normal speed, but still while going much much faster than you normally would be technically.
If you jump inside an airplane, do you stay inside the space and land in the same place? (Give or take) or do you land slightly behind? You’re moving at the same speed as the plane itself (which is why you get jetlag) but what if you floated in the space? Would you move back a ways? Is the air within the cabin keeping you in the same place?
A gnat gets in the car. We drive at 70 miles an hour….. a speed the gnat can’t physically fly on its own and yet somehow in the space it leisurely floats around and doesn’t need to land.
I’m just really curious and I don’t know the science behind why this happens even though I know that it does. So… why does this happen? What’s it called?
I could imagine the series going a lot like this if Jack spared Scaramouche and took him on as a third party member (which is how I wish the series really went haha) I modified this from the original a little because it’s meant for an otp and third wheel, but this isn’t in that stage of the season yet XD
Bonding with spirit companions is really no different than making human friends on this plane… just talk about your interests, try to find out theirs, and share what you have in common. Spend time together and be friendly. That’s basically it.
Hey! I was wondering if you knew any like beginners tips to astral projection? Because I've been wanting to try it for a while now and am unsure of where to start.
So I used to be really good at this, but right now I’m having the Mental Health stuff so it’s a lot more difficult - so it’s totally okay if you can’t deal with other places or if you can’t ever do it. It’s got a lot more to do with your capability to lose immediate focus on your surroundings while maintaining mental control.
Quick aside: I’ve shifted from using astral to mean “anything occurring outside of day to day life” to using it to mean “actions or things that do not wholly exist on my current human plane that are out of my immediate control”
I’ve taken to using aether instead (thanks, @wanderingshiningfootsteps for your help) and what I define as aetherial are “actions or things that do not wholly exist on my current human plane that I have immediate control towards”
So, for me, astral indicates stuff like dreaming or visions or narratives presented to me, whereas the aether is a place that I set-up and protect, where I can meet with entities of my choosing or perform actions (such as magic) that affect my life.
THAT BEING SAID: I’m taking your request as meaning my definition of aether rather than astral. I’m better at the former than the latter.
Find a method of grounding or relaxing that works for you. You need to be able to chill and breathe calmly without moving a lot or being distracted.
When I first started out, I used to lay down in the bath and put my ears underwater and focus on that thrumming noise of environment plus blood flow. It was vague enough to let me focus but tangible enough that I could still think. Nowadays, I’ve taken to doing my aether work while I’m trying to go to sleep. I have horrible sleeping problems, so I usually take about an hour or two while lying in bed to go to sleep, and I have found that I can get a thing or two done in the aether before my mind blanks out and goes to sleep.
Establish an opening, portal, or doorway that is distinct in appearance that you know leads to your space. I used a specific cave in a specific type of forest to start; now I use various doorways with colorful paints or sigils on them to indicate where I’m going.
This is so that you will always know where you’re going and whether or not something is wrong. I’d advice placing some kind of protective element on or around the door, specifying that only those entities that you desire may enter, or that entities that mean you emotional, mental, or physical harm may not pass through.
Enter the door, and establish a workspace that incorporates your goals for the aether. Things you might want to include: altar for deities, magical work space, divination space, tables or couches for meetings, natural or organic structures for atmosphere. Think about how you want the space to function - open outdoors spaces tend to facilitate more foreign entities than closed indoor spaces.
I’d suggest starting out with one room of your space, and then adding on additional areas later on. Go through the mental process of creating these space. If you want to have a table with chairs, push the chairs into place, sweep off the surface. Consider the details. This helps root you into this space.
Remember that having individualized elements within an aetherial space allows you to identify it as your own and grounds the aether as a ‘real’ thing in your mind. Even if it’s just a ritual of touching a textured wall or dent on the door every time you enter, this tells your mind that you are here and it is real.
Treat everything you do in this space as real, and as actions that will affect your day to day life. If a new entity wishes to talk to you - get to know them before you trust them, and don’t be afraid to kick them out if you get that gut feeling that they’re bad news.
There’s always the question of: what if I’m making this up? You are. You’re designing a spiritually significant brain-space in which your intentions are manifested as rituals, objects, or actions. These things are meant to be stand ins for the real world so that entities or magic or metaphysical forces can interact with you in a way that your brain can understand.
Think of it this way: If an entity wants your attention, would you rather them stare at you from a distance where they have difficulty contacting you, or would you rather meet them in a safe, designated space that you control?
Finally, make sure you ‘close out’ of your aether space. Leave. Go through the actions of exiting the door and re-emerging to the ‘real’ world. Lock up your space if that helps you protect it. For those individuals who might have protective entities helping them, you don’t necessarily have to close out of your aether, but it certainly is a good practice. (I tend to fall asleep, but I’ve got a good thing going with my deities.)