Self-Improvement and Interesting Knowledge

I have written a number of books over the years, that outline techniques from a tradition that I refer to as inner alchemy.

I generally try to stay away from just writing about dogmatic beliefs, that is, I try to stay away from the dogma, a belief system, whether my own as an inner alchemist, or anyone elses’s, and instead I try to focus as much as possible on technique, so that those that read my books can try the techniques that I write about and in that way, hopefully through their own successes, find out whether what I’m saying is true or not. No dogma, no need to believe my crazy experiences…just try this technique, and see for yourself if it actually works.

These techniques, tend to be things that many people find quite daunting or impossible, such as the ability to travel out of body, and create magical servants that will do your bidding.  Therefore, when I write about these things, there are times when those that are trying to do what others say is impossible, run into major obstacles of a (psychological or psyche) based nature.

For example, in astral travel or out of body techniques, when a person looks into doing these techniques themselves for the first time, they can instantly believe that such techniques, such inner actions, are impossible, or if they are possible, they’re only possible for a select few, for those that are the outliers, the genetically predisposed and the naturally talented.

As another example, in discussing techniques that would allow a person to acquire great deals of knowledge through inner work and inner travel, I mentioned to one of my readers that such skills do require talent, in that in order to download this information that is available in what could be called a different dimensional field, that person must master the ability to project into that dimension with certitude and exactness, and then be able to bring that information back and THEN translate that aquired knowledge into the syntax of the physical plane. That is, turn that other dimensionally acquired knowledge into a linear and language based set of information, that can be used in this three dimensional place, this earth, that we call the real world.

Quite simply, it would be like trying to remember one of the many and complicated dreams that you have every night, and be able to get the full extent, the full knowledge and experience, of that dream, and turn that information into something that would be useful in what we would refer to as waking reality.

You would think that this is easy, that remembering dreams is not a great task, but in fact it does require a great deal of developed talent and experience, because in actuality dreams are far more complex than many remember when they are back in waking reality, in that these dreams usually involve what could best be termed ‘depth’ and instant knowing (direct knowledge) of such intensity that is most difficult to translate into waking  consciousness, where time functions in a different manner.  It would be sort of like after seeing a wonderful sight, one that completely envelops you in utter bliss and heightened experience, and then you have to then write an essay on what these feelings and this moment was all about, including the ability to try to express in words, this seeming intensity of experience that has instantly and from then on, completely altered the very fabric of your being. No an easy linguistic task.

Such experiences, such inner experiences, hold within them a richness that is beyond linear and material conception.  A human being can experience this depth and feel and understand it within themselves, but to then try to express those inner feelings, that inner knowing at that time, is very difficult, and indeed this is what our art, our poetry, tries to with great diligence and sometimes difficulty. We cannot duplicate that other dimension, we can only try to somehow fit it into the syntax and phenomenology of this dimension.

Inner knowledge, and inner knowing, such as the ability to know the incredible things that can be discovered within dreams, within the context of those moment points experienced in those other dimensions, requires that kind of mastery of ability.  The ability to move a block of perception that holds within it an expanse that is beyond physical time and linear objectiveness, and turn it into something that is useful in this three dimensional world.

As such, an ability to do this takes time. The kind of time that can be compared to what a person might go through to become a Ph.D. It is something that is quite possible certainly, but it is just something that takes time and a relentless focus of attention.

Upon hearing that such a mastery is required, an average person might be quite disappointed thinking that, as I mentioned earlier, such a task is nearly impossible and is only available really, to a select few and to a talented minority.

In that regard I can only say this:

Such conclusions are only applicable if you believe that something like astral travel for example is an oddity.  And here we come to a most important point, and that is what you believe.

Belief is an incredibly powerful thing and I think that if you look, you’ll find that people that have been able to believe something, can do what is seemingly impossible, while at the same time those that believe that they cannot, find an obstacle at every turn.

I do not like to use this old adage about belief, but it is very much an important reference here.  I too am a bit disappointed then in the fact that some may have decided right off that such a skill is an impossibility or a highly difficult one.  I will tell you why something is difficult or not difficult: it is quite basically how much attention you are able to give it; how much focus of attention you have.

You can quite literally do anything in this world that you want, as long as you can focus your attention long enough on that one outcome.  The techniques that I discuss in my books and in some of my articles are all possible if that person is willing to dedicate the time and effort (by which I mean the prolonged focus of attention) to finally get the conclusion they desire.  Yes, it is possible that for some people these techniques will take longer than others, this is a fact.  There are also others that will run into negative beliefs as they focus their attention, in the same way that some might believe that such skills are outliers, that they are difficult and that they are for the few.  And faced with those negative or counter beliefs, many will give up.  But some will continue and will face those beliefs, change them, and continue with their focus on what they want.  That is the only difference between those that get something done and those that are willing to believe what the world at large is telling them they can’t do.

I have faith that you can do anything if your focus is unrelenting and precise, or I would not write these books for people just like you. I hope your faith in yourself grows over time as your focus of attention gets you the things you may want; the knowledge and the skill you may want.

If you would like to know more about what the focus of attention can do, then I recommend my book,

The way of the projectionist

I was recently asked about the limiting power of words, how verbal language may trap us, how it may restrict and perhaps even be used as a weapon to keep us all down. Well, in past articles and videos I have discussed some of this, but this is such an important topic that any clarification that I could give I think would be helpful.

To understand the limits of words we must understand the totality of ourselves, and the restrictions imposed on us here in this material dimension. I have said in the past that we are multidimensional beings, this means that we are far more than what we seem to be just from the physical perspective alone.

Using our physical eyes and listening only with our physical ears, then it is easy to suppose, to take it for granted, that we are a certain object quite clearly defined and outlined in three dimensional space. With our physical eyes we can see the beginning and the end of us, and we can define ourselves as a physical body that takes up a measurable amount of room within a three dimensional field of space and time. With our physical ears, we can perceive that this body, this object self, seems to have the possibility of creating sounds and through the manipulation of those sounds create a pattern, and a complex syntax, that eventually allows us all to communicate one object to the other.

But from the inner alchemist’s point of view, this is merely a lie of the physical senses, because we are so much more than physical things all gibbering at each other.

Perhaps the best way to explain this is to try to imagine what a dream experience might be like. In a particular dream you might imagine yourself to be someone you are not, in what might seem at the time to be real life to you. For example, in a dream you might be a person that you are not. In a dream you can be a totally different you. And, generally speaking, most people completely forget about the physical existence that they left behind the moment that they start the dreaming process.

Dreams can take us to a whole different world, and in that world, we are oftentimes different people, and in rare occasions we may even find ourselves in completely different worlds with wholly different laws from the ones that rule our waking reality. Moreover, most of us tend to completely forget our dreams, or may remember only slivers of them when we wake up the next morning. And during this dream, if we can remember any of it when we wake up, we may be incredibly fascinated in an odd and sometimes even morbid way, how it is that we can completely forget during that dream that we are something else while we are awake.

In that sense then, dreams can show us that we have the possibility to exist in other places, and while in those places we have this propensity to forget those aspects of ourselves that we left behind. In the same way that in dreams we can forget the physical being that we are while awake, during physical existence we also forget that we are more than just physicality. What I am trying to say is that physical existence is just a dream, and you are forgetting the fact that you are more than this.

This means that we are now dreaming ourselves as being physical beings, we are a dream dreaming itself as a physical person. And just like any dream, while in that dream we forget about the fact that there are different aspects of us that are beyond this dream, that there are aspects of ourselves not bound to the physical world. While we are dreaming physicality, we forget about the fact that there are different aspects of us existing in other places. Our dream self, the physical being that we become while we are dreaming this physical life in a physical world, forgets that we are far more than this. It forgets that we are multidimensional beings, beings of great proportion, and that only slivers of us, only a small sliver of the totality of ourselves, are caught up in a dream we call reality.

While in that dream, we wholeheartedly believe that we are only that physicality. But in the same way that we sometimes seem to wake up a little bit in our dreams, become lucid for small moments, we can sometimes wake up a little during physical existence. In those moments of fleeting lucidity, we may have glimpses of a larger existence, small little glimmers of illumination, that revealed to us in relative ways just how big we are and just how limiting and constricting this current dream is.

The thing about any dream location, is that while there, the gravity of that place makes us forget about everything else, and it also restricts us within a certain parameter of possibilities. Every dream position has a particular set of laws and principles that are to be found in that location and that are very difficult to break. Indeed, the laws of any particular dream position are impossible to overcome if we forget about the fact that we are a dreamer lost in one particular dream position.

While in this physical dream, we feel that we are bound to words, because the only way that we have to communicate, the only way that we even feel that we can communicate with ourselves even, is through these words. Many of us are so lost in this particular dream, that we often feel that words are the only way that we may know and experience reality. While lost in the gravity of this physical dream we are overcome by the trap of this place, and accept the supposed laws of this place without question. The gravity of this dream makes us believe that rationality and the syntax of rationality, the words and terms that we use, is the only thing available to us.

Such a restriction is the gravity of this place. Further, inner alchemists believe that this gravity is additionally compounded by the titanic force of the Archon, which rules this particular dream position. Such a force makes waking up from the dream very difficult.

During physical existence, this dream gravity that we might refer to as rationality, does not only bind us to words and their arrangement, the syntax of rationality, it also actively pits the parts of us that are experiencing this dream against ourselves, so that in the end we become our own worst enemies. This is the great power of the Archon.

Words will never be able to express the totality of what you are, of what the world truly is. They can only help to describe certain aspects of this particular dream position that we are now in. Moreover, since the gravity of this place affects not only us as dreamers, but also all of the dreamers that are here in this particular dream position with us, we must not only contend with our forgetting, we must also contend with the forgetting of everyone else, and the drive within them to try to bend others to the will of this place, the will of this dream position we call physical reality. This is a most important point.

But the moment you can learn to perceive with more than just your physical senses, is the moment that you start to remember the totality of yourself. This will be the moment that you will start to remember the different aspects of yourself that are scattered across different points in space and time, aspects of yourself that are located in different dream positions.

I refer to this ability as seeing, but it can also be experienced through a technique of inner alchemy that I have referred to as the way of the projectionist. Through the development of such personal ability, you can then begin to understand the true reality of your total self, and in doing so the greater perceptive possibilities available to you. Once this happens you will begin to see that words, the syntax of rationality, are wholly and completely inadequate in explaining and describing the totality of who you are, and the total sum of your potential.

Words limit us, they restrict what is possible by telling us that the only things conceivable are those things that they can describe. The syntax of rationality makes us conclude that everything outside of it) is an illusion, delusion, a form of insanity.

But there is so much more to us, there is far more to us that exists beyond this tiny sliver of physical reality. The greater sum of us exists in locations beyond this one particular dream position.

By letting go of those words and learning to perceive energy directly, either through seeing or through the power of the projectionist, we can then begin to realize that there is an incalculable world out there that we can be a part of. If we can let go of those words, we can also slowly but surely begin to participate in a world where we are not just limited objects, that can only manipulate our world in accordance with the gravity of rationality. If we can let go of those words and therefore the gravity of this particular dream position, true magic begins to open up to us.

It is accurate to say that all of my books are designed to try to reveal the magic of the totality of us beyond the syntax of rationality. But in this particular case, in order to understand the gravity of any particular dream position, and more importantly what is needed to be able to go beyond the syntax of rationality that is almost total in this modern world, I would highly recommend the book, The Way of the Projectionist.

Lucid dreaming is a fantastic adventure that anyone can learn to do, if, they are willing to dedicate some time and effort to develop this skill.

Lucid dreaming is basically the ability to become conscious in a dream, that is the ability to realize that you are dreaming, and then be able to actively and quite consciously, move within, and change aspects of that dream event.
A lucid dreamer for example, can easily make him or herself float and fly within a dream, and indeed this is my most favorite thing to do, when I am lucid dreaming. Lucid dreamers can do just about anything that they want in a dream. Indeed when a lucid dreamer develops enough skill at manipulating within a dream, the dream world becomes a private virtual reality chamber, where they are able to be and do whatever they want.

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