In the Victorian era, hand-fans were used not only to cool oneself but also as a secret way to communicate the language of love. For example, by running one’s fingers through the fan’s ribs, one is trying to say, "I want to talk to you." The enigmatic language of the fan was widely used by both men and women.
I. A fan placed near the heart.
"You have won my love."
II. A closed fan touching the right eye.
"When may I be allowed to see you?"
III. A closed fan moved threateningly.
"Do not act so impudently!"
IV. A half-opened fan pressed to the lips.
"You may kiss me."
V. Covering the left ear with an open fan.
"Do not betray my secret."
VI. Hiding the eyes behind an open fan.
"I love you."
VII. Shutting a fully open fan slowly.
"I promise to marry you."
VIII. Fanning oneself slowly.
"I am married."
IX. Letting one’s fan rest on the right cheek or the left.
"Yes" and "No", interchangeably.
X. Opening and closing the fan several times.
"You are cruel."
XI. Fan in front of the face.
XII. Twirling the fan in the left hand.
"We are being watched."
XIII. Fan held over left ear.
"I wish to be rid of you."
XIV. Carrying an open fan in the left hand.
"Come and talk to me."
XV. Opening a fan wide.
"Wait for me."
XVI. Placing the fan behind the head with finger.
[Artwork: Secret, by Lee Yun-hi.]
COLLECTION OF YORUBA ORISHAS
Not to diss on European mythologies but can we seriously have some fuckin’ recognition that there are religions and mythologies that are not Greek or Norse. Why the fuck did I learn about the Greeks 6 times but we never fucking talked about Africa or even really the mythologies and beliefs of native peoples?
(Pssst from what group are these deities from?)
The Yoruba of western Africa.
I love these…
Other great mythos: Sumerian, Olmec, Hopi, Zoroastrian, Hindi
These gave me goosebumps! So beautiful!
A Spell to Halt Nightmares:
Children are much more sensitive to psychic influences than the average adult, and nightmares, when suffered over a long period of time, may be a symptom of psychic attack. Regardless of the cause of the child’s suffering continual nightmares, there is a magickal solution, that may prove effective~
You will need:
* A square piece of purple parchment or cardboard paper
* A black pen or marker
* A mister of salt water(sea salt) and 6-9 drops lavender oil(I like to add a bit of rosemary as well, if on hand)
*A fresh lemon
Inscribe the following ancient Latin protection script on the paper(you may change the script to another protection wording of your choice) SATOR AREPO TENET OPERA ROTAS. * write the wordings in 5 rows, so that they may be read from top to bottom, bottom to top, right to left and left to right.
Place the inscribed talisman above the childs bed making sure to explain to them what it’s intention is. Spray or sprinkle the room with the solution and if possible have the child recite the following:
"Guidance and love of the Great Spirit(you may change to Deity of your choosing), please protect my child(child’s name) from the night terrors that assault (him/her). In your loving arms I commit my child to your protection when he or she is asleep. I do this in the name of love. So Mote it Be"
Rub any mirrors in the room with a little garlic and place the lemon under the child’s bed. when the lemon is dry, bury it in the earth where it will nullify any negativity that has been absorbed.
viα beyondgodandpatriarchs: WATER GODDESSES (and their human (Greek) names) :ADMETE An Okeanis whose name means “the unbroken” or “unwedded”. She may have been the Naias Nymphe of a wild mountain stream, or the Nephele of wild clouds and rain. Admete was perhaps a goddess of unwedded maidens, her sister Zeuxo, representing the yoke of marriage.
AKASTE An Okeanis whose name means “unstable” or “irregular”. She may have been the Naias Nymphe of an erratically flowing spring or stream, or a Nephele of unpredictable rainfall. Akaste might also have been a gooddess of unpredictable behavior.
AMPHIRO An Okeanis named “the surrounding flow”. She may have been a Naias of a stream of Nephele of rain.
AMPHITRITE The Okeanis goddess of the sea. (She was usually numbered amongst the Nereides rather than Okeanides).
ASIA The Okeanis Nymphe of the region of Asia (or rather Anatolian peninsular). She was the wife or mother of the Titan Prometheus. Her sister was Europa.
ASTEROPE The “starry-eyed” was an Okeanis loved by Zeus.
BEROE The Okeanis Nymphe of the city of Beroe (Beruit) in Lebanon.
DAEIRA An Okeanis Nymphe named “the knowing” or “learned”. She was a goddess of the town of Eleusis, perhaps the Naias of the sacred town well.
DIONE The Okeanis Nymphe “heavenly” or “divine” was a goddess of the oracle of Dodona in Thesprotia
DODONE The Okeanis Nymphe of Dodona in Thesprotia. She may have been the Naias of a local spring or well, and was perhaps the same as the Okeanis Dione.
DORIS The Okeanis “pure water” was a wife of the sea-god Nereus. She may have represented the mingling of fresh-water with the brine of the sea. Alternatively she was the goddess of the Dorian-tribe of Greeks, just as her sister Ianeira presided over the Ionians.
EIDYIA The Okeanis “seeing” or “knowing” was the wife of King Aeetes of Kolkhis. She was apparently a goddess connected with the power of witchcraft.
ELEKTRA The Okeanis “amber” or “amber-coloured” was perhaps a goddess of sun-coloured clouds. She was the mother of the rainbow goddess Iris by the sea-god Thaumas (Wondrous).
EPHYRA The Okeanis Nymphe of the town of Ephyra (Korinthos). She was probably the Naias of the town’s well or spring.
EUDORA The Okeanis “good-gifts” was perhaps a Nephele of good downfalls of rain or the Naias of a generously flowing spring.
EUROPE The Okeanis Nymphe of the continent of Europe. Her sister was Asia.
EURYNOME 1 The Okeanis Nymphe of “broad-pastures”. She was the mother of the Kharites by Zeus. Eurynome was perhaps one of the Epimelides, Nymphai of grazing pasture.
EURYNOME 2 The Okeanis Nymphe of “wide-rulership”. She was the wife of the Titan Ophion.
GALAXAURA The Okeanis Nymphe “milky breeze” was probably the Aura or Nephele of the mist-clearing breeze.
HAGNO The Okeanis “holy” was one of the nurses of the infant god Zeus. She was the Naias of the Arkadian spring Hagno, whose waters generated the clouds of a Nephele.
HESIONE The Okeanis “knowing” or “foresight” was a goddess of foreknowledge. She was the wife of the Titan Prometheus (forethought). Hesione was also known as Pronoia.
HIPPO The Okeanis Nymphe “horse” was the Naias of a stream or Aura of breezes - both winds and waters were often likened to horses.
HYALE The Okeanis “crystal” or “clear like crystal” was a Nephele of rain. She was on the attendant Nymphs of Artemis.
IAKHE The Okeanis of the ritual cry of joy “iakhe”. She was a goddess of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
IANEIRA An Okeanis Nymphe, perhaps the goddess of the Ionian tribe of Greeks. Her sister Doris presided over the Dorians.
IANTHE The Okeanis of “violet flowers” or the colour “violet”. She may have been a Nephele of the violet tinged clouds of dawn, or an Anthousa (flower-nymph) of violets.
KALLIRHOE The Okeanis “fair-flowing” was either the Naias of a good flowing spring or Nephele (Cloud) of good downpours. She was the mother of the Erythian (Spanish) giant Geryon.
KALYPSO An Okeanis whose name means “hidden”, “covered”or “veiled”. She may have been the Naias of a covered or hidden spring or the Aura of invisible breezes.
KAMARINA The Okeanis Nymphe of the city of Kamarina in Sicily. She was probably the Naias of the town fountain or well.
KAPHEIRA The Okeanis “storm-breath” was probably the Aura of strong winds. She was a nurse of the god Poseidon.
KERKEIS One of the Okeanides.
KETO The Okeanis “sea-monster” was a love of the god Helios.
KHARIKLO A Okeanis Nymphe of Mount Pelion in Thessalia. She was the wife of the wise kentauros (centaur) Kheiron.
KHRYSEIS The Okeanis “golden” or “golden-yellow” was probably either a Nephele of the golden-tinged clouds of sunset, or the Naias of a gold-producing mountain-spring.
KLYMENE 1 The Okeanis goddess of fame and infamy was the wife of the Titan Iapetos.
KLYMENE 2 The Okeanis of fame was the mother of the Phaethon by Helios the sun. She was probably one of the Nephelai. She may be the same as Klytia.
KLYTIA An Okeanis named “fame” or “renown” who fell in loved with the Sun-god Helios and was transformed into a sun-gazing heliotrope flower. She may have been the same as Klymene 2.
KROKALE The Okeanis “sea-shore” was a Naias Nymphe companion of the goddess Artemis.
LEUKE An Okeanis named “the white” who was loved by Haides god of the underworld. She was transformed into the white poplar tree of the blessed Elysian Fields.
LEUKIPPE The Okeanis “White-Horse” was probably the Nephele or Aura of fast moving clouds, or the Naias of a frothy white spring or mountain stream. Winds and waters were often compared to horses.
LIBYA The Okeanis Nymphe of the continent of Libya (Africa). She was a sister of Europa and Asia.
MELIA (1) The Okeanis “honey-sweet” was the wife of the Argive river-god Inakhos. She was probably the Naias of a sweet-water spring, perhaps the same as Melia 2 below.
MELIA (2) An Okeanis named “honey-sweet” who was loved by the god Apollon. She was the Naias of the Theban spring Ismene.
MELIBOIA (1) The Okeanis “sweet-cattle” was the wife of the early Arkadian King Pelasgos. She was probably either the Naias nymphe of an Arkadian spring or the Epimelis of cattle-grazing pastures.
MELIBOIA (2) An Okeanis loved by the Syrian River-God Orontes.
MELITE The Okeanis “honey-sweet” was probably the Nymphe of sweet-water spring.
MELOBOSIS The Okeanis “food of fruit” or “sheep-feeder” was probably one of the Epimelides, Nymphai of grassy pastures or fruit trees.
MENESTHO The Okeanis “swift-force” or “strong and fast” was probably the Naias of a full flowing stream, or the Aura of strongly blowing breezes.
MEROPE The Okeanis “with face turned” was the mother of Phaethon by the god Helios. She was probably the same as Klymene 2.
METIS The Okeanis goddess of wisdom and good-counsel. She was loved by Zeus, who swallowed her to avoid the prophecy that her son would dethrone him.
NEDA The Okeanis goddess of the Arkadian River Neda. She was an Arkadian nurse of the infant god Zeus.
NEMESIS The Okeanis goddess of indignation and retribrution for evil deeds or undeserved good fortune. She was also called a daughter of Nyx.
NEPHELE (1) A Nymphe “cloud” who was the wife of the mortal King Athamas. She rescued her two children from sacrifice by sending a flying golden-fleeced Ram to their aide (a creature reminiscent of a golden cloud).
NEPHELE (2) A Nymphe formed by Zeus in the shape of Hera out of the clouds. She was raped by the criminal Ixion, and bore him the Kentauroi (Centaurs).
NEPHELE (3) The Okeanis Nymphe “cloud” was one of the virgin Nephelai attendants of the goddess Artemis.
NYMPHAI ARTEMIS The fifty youngest Okeanides were maidens of the goddess Artemis.
NYSIADES, THE Five Okeanides of Mt Nysa in Phoinikia who nursed the god Dionysos and became the first of his Bakkhantes.
OKYRHOE The Okeanis “swift-flowing” was either a Naias of fast flowing spring, or Nephele of falling rain.
OURANIA The “heavenly-one” was probably an Okeanis Nephele (of the clouds).
PAREGORON The Okeanis goddess of consolation and soothing words. She was an attendant of the goddess Aphrodite.
PERIBOIA The Okeanis “surrounded by cattle” was the wife of the Titan Lelantos. She was probably the Naias of a pasture-feeding stream.
PASITHOE An Okeanis whose name means “all-swift”. She was probably either the Naias of a fast-flowing spring or an Aura of the swift breeze.
PEITHO The Okeanis goddess of persuasion and seduction. She was a close companion of Aphrodite.
PERSEIS An Okeanis-eponym of Persia and mother by Helios of the eastern despots Aeetes and Perses, and the witches Pasiphae and Kirke. Her name also means “destroyer” who probably was a goddess of the destructive power of witches.
PETRAIE The Okeanis “of the rocks” or “stone-grey” was probably the Naias of a rocky spring, or Nephele of dark grey clouds.
PHAINO The Okeanis “appearing” or “shining” was perhaps the Nephele of the appearance of cloud, or the Naias of a bright spring.
PHIALE The Okeanis “water-pitcher” was one of the companions of the goddess Artemis. She was either a spring Naias or rain-pouring Nephele.
PHILYRE An Okeanis who was the mother of the Kentauros Kheiron by Kronos. She was transformed into a linden tree (philyre).
PLEIONE The Okeanis goddess of many (offspring) was the mother of the Pleiades by Atlas. She was either a Nephele of many rain-bringing clouds, or an Epimelis of the multiplying flocks of the mountain pasture.
PLEXAURE The Okeanis of the “weaving breeze” was probably one of the Aurai.
PLOUTO The Okeanis goddess of wealth was probably a Nephele of fertile rains, prospering the agricultural crop.
POLYDORA The Okeanis “many gifts” might have been the Nephele of generous downfalls.
PRONOIA The Nymphe named “foresight” was the wife of the Titan Prometheus. She was a goddess of the shrine of Delphoi, and probably the same as the Okeanis Hesione.
PRYMNO The Okeanis “root” or “undermost” was probably the Naias Nymphe of groundwater, or the waters of a deep well.
PSEKAS The Okeanis “rain-shower” was a Nephele companion of the goddess Artemis.
RHANIS An Okeanis named “rain-drop”. She was one of the Nephelai attendants of the goddess Artemis.
RHODEIA The Okeanis named “of the roses” or “rose-coloured” was either an Anthousa flower-nymphe, Naias of a rose-draped spring, or Nephele of the rose-tinged clouds of dawn.
RHODOPE The Okeanis “rosey-eyed” was probably either an Anthousa flower-nymphe of Nephele of the rose-coloured clouds of dawn.
STYX The Okeanis goddess of the Arkadian River Styx. She was “the hated”, whose dark streams symbolised poisoned waters.
TELESTO The Okeanis goddess of success and accomplishment. She was probably one of the Nephelai, an ethereal goddess.
THEIOSA An Okeanis nurse of the infant Zeus in Arkadia.
THOE The Okeanis “swift” might have been a Naias, Nephele or Aura Nymphe.
TYKHE The Okeanis goddess of fortune or chance was probably one of the heavenly Nephelai.
XANTHE The Okeanis “yellow” or “yellow-brown” was probably either a Naias of a muddy flowing stream, or the Nephele of the yellowed clouds of dawn and dusk or inbetween the worlds of a seer.
ZEUXO An Okeanis named “the yoked” was probably a goddess of marriage, brides being yoked in marriage. She may have been a Naias or Nephele Nymphe, in the sense of a yoked or tamed horses, making her a Wind Horse tradition and a Priestess
— with Holly H Dean.
» Mythical Creatures: Nymphs
Nymphs derive from Greek mythology, and are minor female deities or spirits, responsible for crafting nature’s beauty. They are usually associated with a location, and are forces of nature in a literal form. Nymphs are typically depicted as startling beautiful young women, tied to nature in some way, shape, or form. Basic categories of nymphs are Celestial, Water, Land, Plant, and the Underworld.
The nymphs were common known to accompany gods and goddesses of Greek Mythology. For example, Artemis, the goddess of the hunt, was accompanied by a band of huntress nymphs, and Poseidon’s court had sea nymphs. Some were even nurses of the gods (Idian nymphs of Mount Ida nursed Zeus, and the Nysiades nursed Dionysus).
Some are even praised and worshiped alongside gods as well by small cults, but this wasn’t very common. However, because of their beauty, nymphs are known to receive unwanted attention from both gods and mortals. In order to evade such attention, they’re known to transform into trees, flowers, or springs.
Spooky Movies Masterpost + Recovery (Starring crappy MS Paint editing)
- Scary Movie
- Scary Movie 2
- Scary Movie 3
- Scary Movie 4
- Scary Movie 5
- Shaun of the Dead
- The Haunted Mansion
- Edward Scissorhands
- Scooby-Doo (The Live Action Movie)
- Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show
- The Goonies
- Hocus Pocus
- Tower of Terror
- The Addams Family
- The Addams Family Values
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
- Young Frankenstein
- Sleepy Hollow
- Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
- Halloweentown High
- Return to Halloweentown
- Harry Potter 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7: Part 1 and Part 2
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Corpse Bride
- Monster House
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
- Practical Magic
Random Scary Movies:
- Dawn of the Dead
- The Hills Have Eyes
- The Descent
- The Mist
- The Cube
- The Ring
- Don’t Be Afriad of the Dark
- Session 9
- The Human Centipede
- Drag Me To Hell
- Trick ‘r Treat
- Cabin Fever
- Prom Night
- When A Stranger Calls
- The Possession
- The Blair Witch Project
- The Skeleton Key
- The Strangers
- The Haunting in Connecticut
- The Cabin in the Woods
Scary Movies that Need to Chill Out w/ the Sequels:
- Halloween (1978)
- Halloween 2 (1981)
- Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (1982)
- Halloween 4: The Return Of Micheal Myers (1988)
- Halloween 5 (1989)
- Halloween: The Curse of Micheal Myers (1995)
- Halloween H20: 20 years Later (1998)
- Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
- Halloween (2007)
- Halloween 2 (2009)
- Freddy Vs. Jason
- Friday the 13th (2009)
- Nightmare on Elm Street
- A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
- Scream 2
- Scream 3
- Scream 4
- Saw 2
- Saw 3
- Saw 4
- Saw 5
- Saw 6
- I Know What You Did Last Summer
- I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
- Paranormal Activity
- Paranormal Activity 2
- Paranormal Activity 3
- The Grudge
- The Grudge 2
- The Grudge 3
- Final Destination
- Final Destination 2
- Final Destination 3
- Final Destination 4
- Final Destination 5
- The Evil Dead
- The Evil Dead 2
- The Evil Dead: Army of Darkness
- Hellraiser 2
- Hellbound: Hellraiser 2
- Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth
- Hellraiser: Bloodline
- Hellraiser: Inferno
- Hellraiser: Hellseeker
- Hellraiser: Deader
- Hellraiser: Hellworld
- Hellraiser: Revelations
Classic Scary Movies:
- The House of 1,000 Corpses
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
- Fire in the Sky
- The People Under the Stairs
- The Omen
- The Sixth Sense
- The Silence of the Lambs
- The Shining
- The Exorcist
- Children of the Corn
- House On Haunted Hill
- Fright Night
- Child’s Play
- The Heat
- The Hangover
- Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
- 50 First Dates
- The Proposal
- Step Brothers
- White Chicks
- 13 Going on 30
- Escape From Planet Earth
- Despicable Me
- Pitch Perfect
- Warm Bodies
- Kick Ass
More might be added later, enjoy. :)
Necrophobia is a specific phobia which is the irrational fear of dead things (e.g., corpses) as well as things associated with death (e.g., coffins, tombstones). Necrophobia is derived from Greek nekros (νεκρός) for “corpse” and -phob- from the Greek phobos (φόβος) for “fear.” With all types of emotions, obsession with death becomes evident in both fascination and objectification. In a cultural sense, necrophobia may also be used to mean a fear of the dead by a cultural group, e.g., a belief that the spirits of the dead will return to haunt the living.
Symptoms include: shortness of breath, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, dry mouth and shaking, feeling sick and uneasy, psychological instability, and an altogether feeling of dread and trepidation. The sufferer may feel this phobia all the time. The sufferer may also experience this sensation when something triggers the fear, like a close encounter with a dead animal or the funeral of a loved one or friend. The fear may have developed when a person witnessed a death, or was forced to attend a funeral as a child. Some people experience this after viewing frightening media.
Thanatophobia : Similar to necrophobia, thanatophobia is the more specific fear of death itself, of being dead or dying. Thanatophobia is derived from Thanatos (θάνατος: “death”), the Greek personification of death. They may even develop other disorders as they try to cope with their phobia, such as obsessive–compulsive disorder or hypochondriasis.
Zeus is the son of Cronus and Rhea and is the King of the gods. He is the god of sky, weather, thunder, lightning, law, order and fate. His most known attributes are his royal scepter and his lightning bolt. The animals most sacred to Zeus are the eagle and the bull. Zeus has five siblings, Hades, Poseidon, Hestia, Demeter and Hera, who is also his wife. Zeus is quite known for his many erotic escapades which have resulted in his numerous godling children, Apollo, Artemis, Athena, Hermes, Persephone, Dionysus, Ares, Hebe, Hephaestus and the Muses. As well as several notable demigods, Alexander the Great, Perseus, Heracles, Helen of Troy and Minos.
Luke Evans as Zeus.
MYTHOLOGY MEME ~ [6/8] Legendary Creatures ~ Unseelie Faeries
The Unseelie Court consists of the darkly-inclined fairies. Unlike the Seelie Court, no offense is necessary to bring down their assaults. As a group (or “host”), they appear at night and assault travelers, often carrying them through the air, beating them, and forcing them to commit such acts as shooting elfshot at cattle. Like the beings of the Seelie Court who are not always benevolent, neither are the fairies of the Unseelie Court always malevolent. Most Unseelies can become fond of a particular human if they are viewed as respectful, and would choose to make them something of a pet. Some of the most common characters in the Unseelie Court are Bogies, Bogles, Boggarts, Abbey Lubbers and Buttery Spirits. The division into “seelie” and “unseelie” spirits was roughly equivalent to the division of Elves in Norse mythology, into “light” and “dark” distinctions. (x)
To some of you, the idea of astral travel, (astral projection, OBE) may seem completely insane. It did to me once too. But I decided to try it anyway, and had amazing results.-Astral travel has been practised throughout history - and there have been thousands of documented scientific experiements confirming that astral travel is real.People seek therapy because they ‘wake up paralyzed and rigid’ (sleep paralysis, a close component of astral travel) ‘Wake up and see strange beings around them’ (entities found in the astral plane) ‘Find themselves floating or vibrating violently, or engulfed in a bright light’ (sensations felt as the astral body leaves the physical body) Some people have even gone so far as to say their astral experiences are alien encounters.-And, there are those who resent astral travel and/or refuse to beleive it is possible at all. Perhaps for one or more of the following reasons:1. They beleive that astral experiences are actually dreams. (Wrong. Astral travel is a fully conscious experience, as thousands of people have confirmed worldwide.)2. They beleive that those who claim to astral travel are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. (Wrong again. Drugs or Alcohol actually hinder astral travel. Furthermore, most people who astral travel began astral travelling at a very young age - 6 to 12.)3. They beleive what people describe as an astral experience is actually an alien abduction. (Thrice wrong. Although, waking paralyzed, seeing strange entities, and being engulfed in a blinding white light may be likened to an alien abduction, such symptoms are components of the first stages of astral travel.)4. They beleive people claim to be able to astral travel for publicity, money, or attention in general. (Indeed, some people may use astral travel for such a purpose, or claim that they are able to astral travel when in actuality they cannot. However, astral travel is an enlightening spiritual experience, and he or she who has astral travelled normally understands the importance of keeping such a controvertial hobby quiet. Furthermore, it is commonly known that if one astral travels for selfish or evil purposes, they are likely to find themselves attracting unpleasant entities.)5. They beleive astral travel is evil, and a sin unto god. (A misconception. As said above, astral travel is a spiritually enlightening and developing experience, not an evil or sinful one. The bible actually talkes about astral travel on several occasions; it describes people as being “in the spirit” while receiving prophecy. Terminology of astral projection is also found in:Ecclesiastes 12:6-12:7:"Remember [your Creator] — before the silver cord is severed,or the golden bowl is broken;before the pitcher is shattered at the spring,or the wheel broken at the well,and the dust returns to the ground it came from,and the spirit returns to God who gave it.”The passage is talking about what happens when we die.The silver cord this passage talks about exists when one projects. It links the physical body to the astral one. Don’t worry - It can only be severed if we die in the physical world. The golden bowl refers to the ‘crown chakra’ the main energy center of the body, used to project. Biblical Scholars attribute these lines to astral projection or the astral body in general.Those are some of the more common reasons people resent or refuse to beleive astral travel is possible. Hopefully I have cleared up some of the myths associated with this phenomena.-Here is a technique for astral travel. I bluntly call it the ‘4 in the morning technique’ I have tried many methods over the past two years, and this one had the best results. I have written it out in steps. It involves getting up at 4 o’clock in the morning - a little extra effort, but it is by far worth it. The reasons for waking up at 4 in the morning are:- You will be drowsy and it will be easier to clear your head.- You will drift off to sleep much faster.- You will have gotten up for a purpose; your body and mind will be tuned to what you are trying to achieve.A note to those who are skeptical about astral travel but still wish to try it: You must keep an open mind while attempting to project. Any negative thoughts or feelings will certainly hold you back. Stay positive, open, and willing.The technique is as follows:Set your alarm for 4 o’clock in the morning.Allow yourself to drift asleep.At four in the morning, the alarm will wake you. Get out of bed turn on the light, and splash water on your face. Dry your face with a towell.After about two minutes, get back in bed. Lie on your back.You will most likely be feeling groggy and tired. Your mind will be eager to get back to sleep.Close your eyes, and clear your mind. This should be easy because you are so tired.Now, imagine you are standing somewhere in your room. Perhaps in the far corner. Vividly see yourself standing there. Know that you are standing there, and that your body is still lying on the bed. Focus your whole mind on this concept.While working on that, begin a simple affirmation in your head. “I am going to astral travel. I am going to leave my body.” Say it in your head, over and over, while imagining you are on the other side of the room.While you are doing this, you will begin to drift back to sleep. Slowly, your mind will begin to cloud. Make sure that the concept of standing elsewhere in your room is the last thing that goes through your mind before you are asleep.You may experience one or more of the following sensations:- Floating- Sinking- Vibrations- A bright white/blue light- A rushing or popping sound- Starnge noises; someone calling your name- A joltIf you experience one or more of these sensations for the first time, it may be frightening. But know that they are positive signs; signs that let you know you’re about to project.Almost always, apon feeling a strange sensation, the person trying to project gets such a fright that he/she is jolted back into their body. If this happens to you, allow yourself to fall asleep and try again the next night, knowing presently that there is nothing to fear.If you find yourself outside your body, do not stay out for too long the first time. Float about your room, become used to the physics of the astral plane, and then will yourself back into your body. You can start exploring after a 24 hour break. There may be a guide waiting for you. This guide will watch over you and take you where you please. Talk briefly with the guide, and say you will project again in 24 hours.When 24 hours pass, you will be ready to explore and venture further than your room. You may not even have to use drifting off to sleep as a medium for astral travel.If, after several attempts, you still have not projected, do not be detered. It is likely you will have felt some of the sensations above while trying, and this is a positive sign. You must remember that it is a matter of willpower. You can’t just casually attempt to project in a one-off scenario. Think about astral travel throughout the day. Buy a book on astral travel. Attempt to astral travel everynight. Eventually, I gurantee, you will get out.