Self-Improvement and Interesting Knowledge

In many of my writings I often refer to something I call the dark sea. One of my readers asked me to talk a little more about the dark sea, and to define exactly what it means within the context of my writing.

I have given a general definition that I add to my books) so that the reader can understand what I’m talking about, but I would like to make a video in order to explain the meaning of this enigmatic term in a more comprehensive or perhaps more descriptive fashion.

So you may ask, what is the dark sea?


Now, the term itself, comes from the writings of Carlos Castaneda, and I have used it because I think it’s so eloquently describes my direct perceptions of the infinity that surrounds us.


Imagine that you are a fish swimming within an ocean. Due to the fact that you are a fish, you may not even realize that your home is a dark and infinite ocean, a dark sea. Due to your general physiology, you live within a certain patch or band of the dark sea that is your home.

If you go too high your physiology will not allow you to withstand the lighter pressure of this ocean, and your eyes may not be able to withstand the brighter light. Conversely, if you dive deeper than your physiology will allow, then you will not be able to breathe, and you may not be able to see in those deep dark waters.


Due to the general structure of your being, you are bound to only a certain region of a large ocean. From your point of view as a fish within this ocean, the world is only so large and as far as you can tell the only kind of life forms that exist are the ones that either exist alongside you in this particular band of the ocean, or the odd life that sometimes makes its way across your tiny section of the dark sea.

It is the case actually, that your fish eyes can only see a certain range of things, they are after all designed to only be able to exist and thrive in the most symbiotic way possible, only in that certain height within the dark sea that you call home. And therefore, the reality is that across this entire sea there is a great variety of life forms, and most of this life, even though it may be right beside you at this moment, is invisible to you, because your fishy senses cannot perceive them.


Now, let’s say, that you are able to learn to move beyond your little band of the ocean, that somehow you are able to learn techniques that allow you to travel far beyond your particular home within this infinity, and due to this skill you begin to travel and see the many wonders to be found within the ocean.

Through these travels, thanks to the techniques that you have been able to develop, you begin to see that the place that is your home, is very small. That there is infinity any which way you look, and that you can go forever in any one direction without ever discovering and end to this ocean. Indeed, unlike a regular ocean, this ocean that is your home has no bottom, the depths go on forever. And there is also no surface to this ocean, you could always go higher and higher but you will never find an end to the infinity all around you.

The techniques that you have developed, have allowed you to see that you are indeed inside an ocean, that there is therefore a medium that you exist within, that this medium propels you, and that it gives you life; without it you would not be able to live so well and so free as a fish or as any other kind of life form for that matter.


Thanks to your travels you also find that this ocean in which you live is actually quite dark, that is there are certain patches where light congregates, and within these patches or clusters as it were, there is a great deal of life and activity. But, of the totality that you have been able to witness thus far in your travels, most of the ocean seems to be quite dark, indeed there are certain parts within it that are so dark that they seem to be black pools of nothing.

Having become a traveler of this mostly dark ocean, this dark sea, you are at times stunned by the sheer size and the darkness that you may witness. The variety of life and the infinity that you feel sometimes weighs upon you, just like the pressures of an infinite ocean can weigh upon a small fish swimming within the dark pools of an infinite sea.


This is the dark sea, the great dark sea. There is no boundary to it. It is an infinity that stretches all around us every moment of every day. We are beings, like the fish, that are designed to live within certain bands of this infinity. From our point of view it seems that life and reality is only so, but for those that are able to learn ways to travel beyond the band that is their natural home, they soon discover that they indeed live in an infinite cosmos. A vastness so large and so overwhelming, so full of more things than could possibly be imagined, so dark and so fierce, so large and so full of Titanic life far beyond anything that could be imagined or measured, that in the end words fail, rationality or any type of generally used mental syntax, hits a wall that it cannot pass.


The traveler then is faced with only one possibility in trying to describe that darkness to others of its kind, always knowing that they will fail in the end. The best that such a traveller can do is to use a metaphor and refer to the great infinity of all that is, as something akin to an incredibly dark sea.


If you would like to know more about the great dark sea, my descriptions of it and the techniques that I teach others so that they may learn to travel across the great dark see for themselves, then I recommend the book,

The Way of the Projectionist


  1. Hey John I got 3 of your books. Overcoming the archon through alchemy, the magnum opus and the way of the projectionist. I’ve had a really sudden urge to diverge myself into alchemy. Which book should I start with first?

    1. Thank you Rikki! I tend to say use your intuition on such things, even to the point of jumping from one book to the other and then back again until you finish all three. But in order of sequence I would say that starting with Overcoming the Archon is a good beginning because it gives you a general outline of the Alchemical process. You could then move onto the Magnum Opus, and the Way of the Projectionist last as it may be the toughest book of the three.

  2. Hi John, I’m writing you from Latin America, it’s a pleasure to greet you, I’m glad I discovered you some time ago, I would like to ask you if the last book of the trilogy comes out in 2021? Greetings my friend.

    1. It is very nice to hear from you as well Erica! I am honestly not sure when the third book in the trilogy will be available. I am though going to do my best to try and finish this trilogy as soon as I can, but I might need to tackle a few other areas of energy manipulation before I can finish the third one. This means that I might need to do smaller book explaining certain more advanced manifestational techniques before I put an end cap on the trilogy.

      1. Thank you very much for responding John, I’m glad you’re going to write more books, they’re very good. Apart from that I would like to ask you a question about astral travel, I never had that experience and I know that everyone has different versions, but I would like to know if it is possible to download information to the mind so to speak, for example to learn things which are not taught anywhere, even to learn academic information, I have heard from people who do research or simulations of the physical world in a spiritual or astral world, also that in the astral you can train other skills, sorry I asked you this, but you are an experienced person in the subject and you can give me a better view of what can be achieved, a greeting again

        1. Thank you for your kind words Erica. It is possible to do this but the practitioner would need to have a pretty high level of skill. In reference to my book, the Way of the Projectionist, a person would need to be able to have entered the third room and be very comfortable manipulating within the second world.
          The reason for this, as you may note when you have tried to remember regular dreams or daydreams, is that it is very difficult sometimes to remember exact detail or the nuances of such internal events. I practitioner therefore would need to be able to remember these internal events quite clearly and be able to manipulate in a very orderly (from their point of view) manner, or what they might know and experience in such states would not come through into their conscious in the kind of vivid vitality needed for it to make any difference.
          But once this level of ability is achieved, a person can indeed, and often does receive huge amounts of knowledge that can sometimes take years to put together in a linear fashion.
          The simple answer then is yes, but the complexity and nuances of the second world means that bringing information from one dimension to another can often times require a great deal of translation, being that the rules governing one dimension may not be present in the other. But again, the answer is yes you can learn incredible amounts of information when you become an adept as a projectionist, and I would further say that once such proficiency has been achieved; all true knowing really begins.

          1. What a great explanation John, I am very clear, thank you for your answers and kindness, a big greeting and I will read your coming books eagerly, a greeting.

  3. Greetings sir. After having bought your last book, the way of the projectionist, I decided to bought all the other books, because I think they’re great.

    So I have read vampire’s way and now I am reading the magnum opus.

    I have just 2 questions, one about the reverse breathing technique in the vampire’s way: when you talk about contracting abdomen and chest you mean at “muscular level”? So I have to contract muscles of chest and abdomen?

    The other question is about the inner feeling sens inside plants etc. In the magnum opus book: when you talk about gazing slightly to the plant, eyes have to be half closed?

    Thanks for your patience, all my best.

    1. Hi Tony, I am so glad you were able to find me here and I am very thankful to you for getting my books!
      When it comes to reverse breathing, the basic idea is to do the opposite of what you do you when you’re breathing regularly. So as you breathe in, imagine instead that you are breathing out; try to completely reverse what you do, one for the other. To get a good idea of how to do this, just breathe out in a natural regular way, breathe out every single bit of breath that you can from your lungs, squeeze out every last bit of air, and notice what your chest does in order to allow you to breathe all of that air out.
      You will most likely notice that your chest will cave in, squeeze, the entire cavity will concave or close down if you will, meaning that the muscles will squeeze tight like a bellows trying to get all the air out of your lungs.
      Now, repeat that same motion of the chest as you breathe in. I hope you get what I mean; yes, you will have to contract your muscles in a very physical way and this might seem a bit hard, but it is that tension, that extra effort, that allows you to suck in more life energy and to absorb the negativity around you.

      As to whether to have your eyes half closed or not is really up to you. I personally have found that by half closing the eyes, you are able to see inner images, images that pop into your mind as you are doing this technique, more clearly, that may transpose themselves over the thing that you are gazing at. Sometimes, even the effort of projecting a part of yourself and using your inner senses to perceive that other, can quite naturally make your eyes take on a half closed posture. But in the end what you choose to do is up to you, so essentially you need to do whatever works best.
      I would say that half closed eyes are better for interpreting feelings or perceptions that may develop images that can help you to ‘SEE’ better, and for that reason there is benefit in it, but the most important thing to focus on, is your ability to project a part of yourself outwardly and to make a direct connection with the thing that you’re trying to perceive directly.

      I hope that this helps:)

  4. Hey John!
    I first came across your material a couple years ago and find myself coming back to it again and again.
    Overtime my own experiences and existential crisis forced me to challenge what I could even imagine possible.
    You have provided the most clear and (frankly) comforting modality of thinking.
    My question for you is regarding an issue I’ve been faced with.
    Is there such a thing as a soul contract, in which you are bound to a specific force through a period of multiple lifetimes?
    I know you’ve stated individuality doesn’t typically survive the death process, yet some element of us (ghost in the machine?) is recycled correct?
    In this case what could/would transition into another incarnation?

    Forgive me if you’ve already answered a similar question elsewhere!

    Much appreciated,


    1. Hi Michael, you know I have not covered anything like this yet but it will certainly be part of the third book in the course book series.
      This is an incredibly complex topic I think and in order to explain it properly, and how it is that we may work within it, I will need to write a great deal and introduce a number of new concepts and techniques. The idea of time for example; the idea that this life is before the next, and that this happened because of this, is far more complex and is not a linear thing at all. But I can discuss the idea of a soul contract, if I understand this term properly.
      A person is indeed born into a certain situation and they must always face a force, a current, that drives them (pushes them) in a certain generally specified direction. The intensity/the age (multiple lifetimes) of this force is dependent on a much larger order (entity) that decides (resolves might be better term here) that this and this should happen in a lifetime, that these personality and body traits should manifest, and why. The person that you wake up to being (at birth) and the obstacles that you face (the cycle of your life) are all a result of that higher orders resolve, and to some extent the choice of the person that you are, that it (this larger order) has molded into being in order to face these currents.
      But you are not stuck where you are, there is a great deal that you can change and a great deal to learn depending on how your individuality will face the current (the force) acting on its life. Some decide to go with the flow, while others swim hard against the current to find new places and new currents. Neither is right or wrong from the higher orders perspective, there is no disappointment, there can’t be, there is only exultation (love/freedom), and it will always learn and expand from the cycle of your life.
      As an individual, you have the power to change a great deal or to just go with the flow of the current (intense or otherwise). To you, doing either has deep consequence, and you must therefore use your own personal values and ideas to decide what you are going to do and why. You are never stuck to what could be called an intense current (a soul contract), and moving beyond it, swimming against this current, may be most difficult and/or most rewarding. OR it may be the case that you learn to flow within the current of your present life and find incredible power and reward that way.
      We are given the power to rule our fate, it is called attention.
      I hope this helps.

  5. Greetings John, I have a question about an experiment I did about your “Out of body experiences” book. I did the exercise of creating my double, togheter with another person. We were in the same room, at the same time, doing the same exercise. I’ve been able to see myself in another part of the room, in the new here and now point, and I have been able to float around and even out of the door. The other person did it as well, and she also has been able to do the same. But we did not see each other. Maybe just for a moment. Later I saw my companion, doing something, but when we confronted our experiences, she was doing other things, instead what I saw. Why? I don’t want to fall into the belief that it was only in my mind, but I tought that I should have seen my companion

    Also, when i looked at my phisical body, it was slightly different in position and clothing (I had a cover, but when I was in my double, there was any cover, just me on the sofa). Is it possible that we see our body, and the enviroment in a different way?

    Thanks for your patience, all my best

    1. Hi Tony,
      I am happy that you are doing the exercises, and please do not become discouraged or start to believe that it is ‘all in your head’ as it were; this is a way that the world at large stops us from fighting the system that tells us that we are 3D things stuck in a 3D world.
      It will be frustrating at first to figure this new world of possibilities out, and figuring out the new perceptive mechanisms that you are now using.

      When you are out of body, as I mention in the book (chapter 7 and 8 for example), phantom images are a difficult thing to overcome. Indeed, you could say that in the beginning, just about everything that you will see or experience will be a phantom or partially a phantom.
      Now, these images are the result of memory and expectations caused by a part of us, a self, that is stuck to the physical. It creates and superimposes remembered things, expected things (in other words beliefs) of what is. These phantoms are not bad and the idea is not to banish them but to go past them; to understand the many levels of the self and what they add to the totality of your entire selfhood.
      In your particular case, you are seeing what you think is (what s being thought as being; beliefs/expectation), what your partner believed, what she was actually doing, what the place where you were is, was, could be, and a type of blanketing (Archonic) or morphogenic if you like structure created by what the whole of the human world thinks is or should be.

      As you can imagine, all of this layer upon layer of reality is accessible to the non physical traveler and it can take a while to put all of these things in their place. The only way to move forward is to keep doing, keep practicing, and in that way begin to find your own structure to things, their place (their dimensional feeling point), and to learn to navigate through it all, accepting that they all have their place and they all mean something that is important. That is why I say that you should not take what you see in the out of body condition too seriously at first, but just go with it and find your own way.
      As far as seeing the other person’s travelling form, this can also be hard at first. To get a real good idea of this, it is a good thing to study servitors and their creation since that other travelling form that you are creating (the double) is very much like a servitor that you are creating. For you to see your partner or for your partner to see your out of body form, you must have a pretty strongly charged and focused double just like creating a powerful servitor. Again this form’s creation takes time and the focus of your attention so you need to keep going, and in time, with enough focus on it, being it, travelling as it, on charging it into existence therefore, it will become easier and easier to be seen by someone else.
      I hope this helps, please keep up the very good work.

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