Symbol and number are some of the most influential images when it comes to conveying messages and communication. A symbol means more than one thing and a number can mean the amount and what that amount relates to. Both are an excellent tool for achieving Astral Projection.
Keeping an image in your mind is a mental practice that may be required to help you to achieve Astral Projection. One of the ways in which I always explain the Astral Plane is through the mental visions of peoples’ mind. If you can concentrate your focus onto a vision and keep it there for a very long time then you are on your way. All you need is the desire and the methods to apply that desire.
Symbols instil and convey emotion, information, understanding, subconscious meanings and so much more. They are art, and science combined. Symbols are so potent in the world we live in and most people have no idea just how potent. Symbols are alive. They have many meanings and communicate those meanings without effort. They are portals of what they contain: Information.
They are ancient and important to the entire world. Words and letters are symbols, numbers are symbols, in fact it would be a hard task to find any limitations that you could put onto symbols. Now lets apply symbols to Astral Projection. What to do:
Choose a Spiritual culture with which you identify. Then find a list or compiled collection of all the spiritual symbols associated with them. My favorites are Egyptian, Ireland, and Druid symbols. Choose one that you personally are connected with and relate to. This will help you to accomplish a deep identity with the symbol which is necessary.
The faster you can reconcile the fact that symbols are alive the faster you will be able to put them to a higher purpose than that of which you already do. I suggest you first choose a symbol that you are very drawn to and study it as thoroughly as you can. Keep in mind the history of this symbol. Where it originated if possible. Learn all the meanings you can and understand that symbols can have a hidden significance or deeper meanings than what is obvious on the surface.
Recreate the symbol on paper. Keep it in black and white for this whole process. Practice on paper until you can get it down pat. Use whatever tools you can rulers, compass, whatever. Use care when creating the symbol. Once you get it down carefully reproduce it again onto a white poster board medium sized card. This one is the one you will be using for entering the Astral Plane.
Keep this symbol always fresh in your mind and personalize whatever emotional response it brings out in you. Make sure you can recall the image in your mind with out any effort at all. Gaze into it for 15-20 minutes just before you sleep. This will implant it into your subconscious self.
Next, create or buy another card the same shape and size only leave it blank. Then prepare whatever it is you normally do before you attempt an Astral Projection. Keep both the cards with you, within your sight. They should be side by side. Once you have achieved a desired state of relaxed, semi-conscious trance-like state of mind, stare through your symbol.
Basically, look at it as if you are seeing it for the first time ever. This is known as scrying and is very difficult to explain. Try looking into it and seeing what it means to you, appearing inside it visually. Keep this up for several minutes or until you notice a change. In many cases it will just blur around its edges and become fluid like. Once you get to this point transfer your gaze over to the blank card.
It should appear over there but in a slightly different aspect. It will be in reverse. The symbol will be the color of the card and the card the symbol. It may glow too. This is the prelude to the astral world. Its the Ethereal body of the symbol. Once you become comfortable enough with seeing it and remain in control and in this state, will your consciousness into the personal meaning of your symbol.
Mentally will your soul self into the essence of your symbol. Then imagine the symbol growing all around you and allow it to take its own momentum. Once the momentum reaches its climax when it begins to recede you will have crossed over to the Astral Plane. This will be a very successful kind of Projection.
It will be of the nature of your symbol. So just become aware of your surroundings and take note of your senses too. Just learn and come back at first. Do not go running around exploring. You will need to practice in order to learn and understand the laws of this place. Always go back through the exact opposite of the way you came in. Just do or experience everything in reverse.
Coming back the way you came in is important. Just reverse everything and feel yourself once again inside your own body. Become conscious of your body. Then record all of your experience in as much detail as you can. The more you put into this the more you will get out of it. Astral Projection is very serious work and you should take it seriously.