By OPHIEL Author of ART AND PRACTICE OF ASTRAL PROJECTION ART AND PRACTICE OF GETTING MATERIAL THINGS THROUGH CREATIVE VISUALIZATION ART AND PRACTICE OF THE OCCULT ART AND PRACTICE OF CLAIRVOYANCE VIGNETTE LESSONS IN OCCULT POWER CORRESPONDENCE COURSE IN THE FOUNDATIONS OF OCCULT KNOWLEDGE CORRESPONDENCE COURSE IN ASTRAL PROJECTION ORACLE OF FORTUNA .
---DEDICATION-- This book is lovingly dedicated to Ophiel’s mean, violent, and stubborn disposition! Because of his innate stubborness Ophiel never gave up no matter how bad things were or how contemptible the failure was. If it had not been for this stubborness, however, Ophiel would have laid down and died from sheer mortification and disappointment many years ago. Ophiel was assigned a job in this world before he was born. His job was to bring Occult knowledge thru and to give PRACTICAL TEACHINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS IN ITS USE FOR THE BENEFIT OF OCCULT STUDENTS. Ophiel was not allowed this knowledge before hand and to force him into the path, and to keep him in the path, all material things were taken away from him as one takes a baby’s toys away when it comes time for it to do things other than play. In addition everybody and everything, were forced to let him down; and let him down violently and in a particularly stupid manner. All plans, all dreams, all desires, all projects, were made to fail in a very silly looking way so that it appeared very funny to strangers, his friends and relatives. He was not even allowed alcohol or nicotine (and just barely coffee and tea) to alleviate these painful mental blows but had to take it-sweating it out without any help. However the object of all this was to force him to turn to his Inner resources and to conquer all with nothing but his own Inner. This was done and the Inner resources are now working. This book is the first fruits of the Inner Workings. Ophiel hopes you will value it if only for what it cost him to produce it.
FOREWARD AND INTRODUCTION In the major Arcana of the pack of the Tarot Cards there is a card, number 18, called “The Moon” This Tarot card portrays, starting at the bottom of the card and proceeding upward, first, a pool of water, then a shore lined with some rocks and plants. A path starts at the edge of the pool and winds up thru the middle of the card and ends off to the left upper top side of the card. At the start of the path and just coming out of the water is a crayfish. In the foreground of the scene are two animals, one, a wolf, is on the right side of the path and the other, a dog, is on the left side of the path. In the middle of the card-scene is a wall with a gap in the middle thru which the path passes. On each side of the gap is a high tower. The wall and the towers symbolize the boundary between the physical plane and the Astral plane. As you can see the path leads from the physical plane on thru the gap between the two towers and into the Astral plane. This is the path of progress for man. If man follows the ordinary progress of advancement he should, in course of time, enter these inner planes freely, and that while still living in the physical body. Most all books in the world deal with the land before the wall. A few occult books deal with the land beyond the wall. And hardly any at all, as far as the author has been able to find out, after a long search, deals with how to enter, and travel thru the Astral plane, in safety, and return to the physical plane, at will. This book, an occult book, deals with the subject of how to enter this Astral plane, function there, and then return to the physical plane, with a great deal of memory-knowledge of the “trip” retained in the memory and available for study and research. This book is a practical Occult book in that it gives all the theory necessary to understand the subject AND THE DEFINITE DIRECTION PRACTICES AS HOW TO DO IT. Not only does it give positive directions but it gives FOUR different methods of dealing with the Inner Planes. This book contains all you need to make a definite start in the working of the Art of Astral Projection. Strangely enough, in all inner plane matters, it apears, from the material standpoint, that it is the preparation that counts most and not the doing, after the preparation, that counts. This book places a great deal of emphasis on the preparations, as you will notice, and if you will follow these directions for the preliminary work you will have a very good chance of succeeding in learning how to make a definite inner plane projection that will delight and satisfy you. Then when you have mastered the techniques as given in this book and you feel that you are ready for more advanced work, contact Ophiel; and it is planned that by that time more advanced work will be available for students. I was originally going to include some work of an advanced nature in this book but it was pointed out to me that this might confuse the new student and he might try something before he had sufficient experience to carry out the operation and the resulting failure would discourage him. Therefore this book deals with beginning work only and, as said before, when you are ready contact Ophiel and indicate your interest in advanced work along these lines. So good luck to you and may you succeed. Ophiel .
Additional New Foreword and Introduction A number of years have passed since the first edition of Art and Practice of Astral Projection appeared. In spite of the limitations of Ophiel’s ability to distribute and promote this book, the book has been as well received as can be expected under the circumstances. It all sort of comes back to the coming of the Aquarian Age when, hopefully, all sorts of good things will happen to replace the dastardly goings on of the Piscean Age, which rules, among other undesirable things, prisons, restrictions, and such like. One good use the book seemed to have was to assist many people, who were in advance of the Age, and were already projecting naturally. Their natural projections were accompanied by definite physical symptoms which symptoms looked very strange to others and even took on the appearance of insanity!! So much so, that the student was afraid to consult a doctor or psychologist for fear of being thought going insane. When the student, however, read in the Art and Practice of Astral Projection about the symptoms of first projections efforts he could recognize and identify those effects in himself, and be reasonably assured he was on the right path. This assistance brought a deal of relief to many students for which I am glad to have been of help. Ophiel receives a constantly increasing number of letters from young persons, sixteen, fourteen, and even twelve years old who seem to be projecting quite naturally. It would seem that the next coming generation once removed will be projecting as a matter of course, a fact of daily life living and probably manifesting all kinds of other psychic faculties which are not usually apparent. Many changes have taken place in the last few years, not the least of which are changes in social attitudes towards old taboos. It is a peculiar characteristic of monotheistic religions that they desire to FORCE their ONE GOOD IDEA onto others – all the way down from Akhenaton to Puritans. The old religions of multiple Gods and Goddesses were tolerant of each other and persecutions for religious ideas were unknown. .
SECTIONS 1. Little System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 2. Dream Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 3. Body of Light Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 4. Symbol Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 5. Last Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 6. Addenda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 7. Announcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 .
REGARDING THE COLOR ON THE COVER The colors on the cover of this book are the colors you will “see” just before you “break thru” into the Astral Plane with your newly developed clairvoyant Inner sight gained thru the work given in this book. When you “see” these colors you will know you are making progress. The first thing to appear is the solid back. Then the colors begin to appear thru the black as is shown where the colors are lined inbetween with black. The black then thins out and away and the colors become more brilliant and finally burst out into the blinding pure white Astral Light. .
LITTLE SYSTEM There is no subject, of the Occult, that has attracted more attention from Occult students than the subject of Astral Projection. No greater achievement, in Occult arts, seems more desirable than that achievement of being able to leave the physical body – in full consciousness – “travel out” in the material, and the immaterial world, invisible, undetectable, able to go anywhere and everywhere without let or hinderance, observing persons, actions, events, freely – then returning to the physical body with full memory of the “trip-projection”. In addition, to this generally accepted concept of Astral Projection, Occult novels and semi-serious-occult literature are full of wonderful stories of students, who had mastered this Art, and their adventures as they roamed around the earth and even went to other planets!!! Truly the ability to project Astrally is something greatly to be desired. But what drives the poor ordinary occult student mad with frustration is that when he looks in the same occult books to find out HOW TO LEARN TO PROJECT he finds nothing about that part of the subject. No directions! Not even a basic occult theory to guide him. All that the occult books generally have to say is that when he is “ready” he will find out how to do it or they might say that when he finds his “master” the master will teach him how to do it. To the real earnest occult student, anxious to make true progress in this Art, this kind of talk is for the birds. It should seem that there would be some ordinary information available, on this subject, so that the earnest student could at least prepare himself somewhat along these lines until his master shows up; or, if the master never comes, to be able to try to learn at least the basic rudiments of the Projection Art by himself. Now I want to be honest with you from the start so that you will always trust me to give you sound Occult knowledge and safe practices, - in this book, and in others I hope to write and I hope you will buy and read. So I will tell you now that knowledge on any Occult subject, that you are seeking, is available now somewhere in an Occult book; and not necessarily out-of- print or high priced either. There seems to be some kind of an Occult law about this. I am telling you this so that you will understand that I am not claiming to be the sole giver-out-of- occult-knowledge that so many other teachers claim to be. So I will repeat again - any and all Occult knowledge that you are searching for is down in occult books somewhere and many of these books have been in print for 500 years or more! Therefore to get accurate Occult knowledge and practices you must search for them. There are three factors that govern this search however. One factor is that you have to look for the right books and put out some money to buy them. Two factor is that you must have a minimum amount of Occult experience and knowledge to be able to recognize true Occult knowledge when you see it printed. And factor three is that you must have a minimum amount of Occult experience to be able to apply this knowledge to make the best use of it. Thus accurate Occult knowledge, including the knowledge of Astral Projection, is scattered throughout many different kinds of books and you will have to cover the field and read many of them to get out all the pieces and put them together yourself. This is the only time when a teacher, like me, can help you. I have covered this field for 30 years and, by hard work, I have accumulated the necessary Occult knowledge and practices. I can give you both the knowledge and practices as fast as you can learn them. In this little book I am going to give you all the necessary information about the Art of Astral Projection, as well as simple and concise directions, on how to practice the Art in a safe and sane manner. I am going to give you not just one method but four methods. These four methods will differ from each other in ranging from the very easy to the very hard and with various degrees of intensity and application needed. You will learn each method progressively in turn and the experience you gain in the first method will carry over into the other following methods. If you will give close attention to the text and follow directions carefully, and patiently, you should learn a great deal about this Art and many of you will master it. Everyone will need some personal instructions and you will find, in the last section of this book, directions how to contact me personally for this personal instruction. In studying this book and .
DREAM METHOD In introducing this second section, although I have said it before many times, here it is again. Real Occult books containing real Occult knowledge are as scarce as hen’s teeth. There is so much endless TALK and endless educational instructions of theory with very little or ABSOLUTELY NO PRACTICES. (In the future I hope to get together ALL the reliable Occult knowledge AND PRACTICES that are available now and get them to you in a modern form and without any restrictions, of any kind, as to their use.) Also, as we said before, of all the subjects of the Occult there is no subject of greater interest to the sincere Occult student than that of Astral projection. And again there is no other occult subject on which there is less accurate information available. The few books that have been published consisted mostly of stories of people-persons who had achieved Astral projection, in some natural way, and then told WHAT THEY DID BUT NOT HOW THEY DID IT. Or how you can do it. Oh there were all other kinds of Occult information available, and in some detail – You could easily find out how to conjure various demons and make them show you where treasure was hidden – this knowledge available from the 15th century etc. but to learn how to release your self from your physical body (?) and then get back again has always been a great mystery. Every real Occult student felt that it could be done, but how??? (The knowledge was available but it was held up by the secret societies heretofore mentioned). Whatever one may think of Aleister Crowley he certainly did the Occult movement a great service when he gave out openly the Occult knowledge he had been given in the Rosicrucian Society he had joined and with which he had broken. When this knowledge was examined it was found that much of it had been taken from material that had been printed for several hundred years already! but had disappeared from circulation due to obscure reasons. This discovery stimulated the search and research of independent students along these lines and the results of their work was published immediately, and made available for use, and not tied up in some secret group and given out for group reasons etc. Among the early independent students in this field of Astral projection was a self-taught pioneer worker by the name of Mr. Oliver Fox. In the early 1920’s there appeared a book written by Mr. Fox called “Astral Projection”. Apparently the book apeared in this one edition only and was not reprinted. It is now long out of print and copies are hard to come by. In this book Mr. Fox teaches a system of Astral Projection which he calls the Dream Method of Astral Projection. Mr Fox says that he discovered this system himself and experimented with it for a period of 30 years prior to the date of the publication of the book. The basic idea of this Dream Method was that a person could, starting with a dream, learn how to “wake” in the midst of the dream and, from that point of awakening, start a train of Inner events that could lead to a type of Astral projection. I, myself, am greatly indebted to Mr. Fox because this system was the very first I ever found of a do-it-your-self-nature. I followed Mr. Fox’s system with great interest and great application about eight years ago and it was because of the information and knowledge that I secured of the Inner planes, by means of this system, that I was enabled to discover the “little system”, that you have already studied, and to rediscover and renew the Body of Light method, which method will be the next to be studied by you. Also to rewrite and modernize the “Symbol method” system which you will find last given in this book. Mr. Fox’s method is entitled to a very definite place in the basic work of every sincere Occult student and great credit should be given to him for his courage in following up and publishing .