Planes, Dimensions, & Time
- The Astral – Overview: Planes, Factions, Physics, Reality – by Shard
A companion to his lectures on tech, this lecture covers more general theories about reality and how various parts of the astral works, based on his personal experiences. Includes descriptions of the major types of astral planes, how the astral differs from the mental plane, and how planes move and are anchored to the underlying framework of reality. Outlines methods of moving between and within planes, and how the inhabitants of planes adapt to and interact with the planes. Discusses planar density at length including what types of things are found at each density, how magick behaves at the various densities, and the impact made on the fabric of reality by beings with different strengths and affinities moving through areas of different densities. Notes that the difficulty with using magick on the physical is less because of a lack of connection with the astral and more because the physical plane behaves like a super dense “prison” type plane that restricts movement into and out of it. Covers the general types, motivations, and traits of factions on the astral, interactions between them, which factions tend to be most dangerous, and how to avoid being forced into a faction. Gives an overview of physics on the astral and what properties are generally common while noting that there is a lot of variability. Details how the fabric or web of reality can be altered by a mage to change the physics of an astral area and how personal reality manipulation bubbles, pockets of reality, and layers of reality can be used. Distinguishes reality bubbles from pocket dimensions. Explains how projecting to and meeting deities and larger entities works. Also includes recommendations for experimenting safely.
- Past, Present, Future Meditation – by Kettle
Theorizes that the only connection between ‘soul’ and physical body is a choice by the ‘soul’ to stay aware of the body. Describes a meditation for systematically dissociating from the past, present, and future in order to be aware only of one’s ‘soul’ and not of the physical world.
- 130 Principles of Metaphysics – by Prophecy
A list of principles and laws regarding the structure of the universe, magical influence, and evolution. The author contends that these are universal to any practice.