Author: By Rhonda Hurcum
New Age thinking has brought in extra dimensions of thought regarding the Astral Plane. Many consider it to be a place where the soul goes after death. It is also considered to be the place where dreams are housed and it is here where we go during meditation. There are also out of body experiences which many people claim took them to the Astral. This author wishes to keep an open mind. When "The Meadow" was written by Elfreda and myself, we used The Astral as a reference to The Middle Place -- a dimension where souls go to rest in between lives. These are the people who have a purpose which means living out another life on the Earth plane. "The Meadow" is a celestial watering hole for those souls whose physical agendas are yet unfinished. -- Mike O'Hare
About Astral Travel
By Rhonda Hurcum
What Is Astral Travelling?
Astral travelling is Allowing your Living Spirit to leave your Psychical Body during a deep sleep or Trance Meditation. This is referred too as "OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE."
What is Astral Projection?
Astral Projection is when a persons consciousness and thoughts are projected outside of the persons psychical body, where the Astral Body and Consciousness separates together. One has the use of all 5 senses as well as the senses used in the Astral Body.
How Does Astral Projection work?
When we are in the land of slumber our bodies energy or you could say our Etheric Body, or another name for it is called our Vitality Sheath, is put on charge during our sleep period. The Etheric Body opens and expands during this state so it can accumulate and store energy.
Once the energy expands in our Etheric Body the Chakra's will ooze energy in the form of Etheric Matter going into the energy body. As the Astral Body charges with that energy it begins too separate and tunes into the Astral Plane where the Astral Body creates and experiences dreams.
If your aware of the separation taking place consciously or become aware of it later after the separation has already taken place, that's when you can take control over it, which then it becomes an Out of Body Experience, Astral Projection of even in the form of Lucid Dreaming.
What Is Mental Projection?
The ability to project ones consciousness to another place from beyond the Psychical body sort of a bit like day dreaming but a lot stronger and a lot more detailed.
What is Bi location?
The Consciousness, Astral Body, Etheric Body and the psychical body can be in 2 different places at once. They say it involves the use of time and place distortion and other types of spiritual manipulation.
Now this is a rare one as not a lot of people can master this, I believe the Buddhist Monks can master this Magi, Shaman's amongst others but this takes years and a lot of control to master this one.
What is The Astral Plane?
The astral plane is a another dimension or parallel Universe where we can travel too with our Astral Bodies during our sleep or during a deep Trance Meditation where our Living Spirit can leave our Psychical body, entering the astral plane.
You could say the Astral Dimension consists of Astral Matter, that our minds fill up with all our earthy thoughts, dream fantasies, visualisations, emotions and feelings which our own minds can mould and control into any shape, form or thing we choose. A place our co consciousness creates.
How Can You Tell If You Have Experienced Astral Travel?
Sometimes when we wake from a deep dream sleep experiencing things in that dream you have never seen before, the chances are you have experienced the phenomenon of Astral Travelling in a dream state.
Has anyone ever remembered having that Dejavu feeling creep over them like they recognise something they may have experienced in a dream, but you know you haven't in everyday reality? Well there is a very good chance you have experienced it before on the Astral Plane.
What is the Silver Cord?
The Silver Cord is a spiritual cord that connects our souls too our Psychical Bodies through out the duration of our earthy life. It stays connected during the Astral Travel or Out of Body Experience so hence why, before one begins an Astral Projection or Astral Travel of any kind that is self induced by their own control must always get into the habit of doing a protection and prayer around themselves to maintain safety of ones Silver Cord and their own Astral Bodies.
If you suspect your Astral Travelling during your dream state of sleep, get into the practise of doing a protection and prayer around yourself before you nod off to sleep.
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THE MEADOW -- A SPIRITUAL ROMANCE
"The Meadow" is an epic love story unlike anything told before. The storyline threads an earthly path through four life times, from ancient Mexica to contemporary Pakistan, and affords the reader glimpses of a place known as "The Meadow" - an inter-life waterhole where souls rest between lives.
This is a story about life and all its complexities. It is about the eternal love of two characters that seem destined to be together but who repeatedly fail to bond due to a nemesis that tracks them from life to life, tearing them apart.
The stage of "The Meadow" includes hate and retribution, international espionage and political deceit, interspersed with the brilliance of an autistic savant, offspring of the female protagonist, who tries to solve the secret and mystery of the eagle in order to save his mother.
The frustrated lovers thus have only one option - to unite in the Meadow - a place they forget all about each time they incarnate into a new life.
This site is dedicated to "The Meadow", a book of more than 600 pages and has yet to be published, but it is also devoted to sharing information about life beyond the trapdoor of death, inviting the reader to question everything, from dogmatic beliefs to the establishment.
There are many related articles here and we hope that there will be something for everyone. We hope to encourage communication and discussion between likeminded individuals willing to share their experiences to further our common goals of advancement into the future whilst learning from each other.