Greetings to All,
I am a relatively new member here, but I already feel like I've found a second home. Welcome to you Bruno. I am here to retrain my abilities which I learned about a decade ago in a Ceremonial Magic Order. When the Temple I belonged to closed, I sort of got off track, but I thought just relearning astral travel would be a way to get me back on track, and this website seems to offer everything I need to do that. I'm probably a little older than everyone else here, and I have studied many occult teachings or philosophies, and I'm quite happy to share any of that kind of material I can, without violating any vows I took. So I'm here to help anyone, under Dr. Joseph's approval, of course. I have to admit, I have not finished reading Life is But a Dream, since I cam in here and started reviewing my old magic material, but I do plan to get into that as soon as I can. From what I've read so far, I can see that Dr. Joe, really has it all together, and I think starting with his book is the best thing anyone can do. But there is so much material here, one can spend a half lifetime absorbing it all. But the practice, the actual meditations and guided meditations and practices are the most important to actually begin to experience trips into the astral plane. We are all spiritual beings here to gain experiences in the physical, so we must learn to juggle our day to day lives with what our spirit and our heart wants to do most. I also recommend communing with your own Higher Self, or Holy Guardian Angel as the Golden Dawn Magical Orders call it. There are also the astral projection exercises given under Spritual Awakening in the main menus above on every page. If you are an Unlimited Member, you can also access another row of menus below the first one, by first running your cursor over the LBT Banner at the left of every page. Once you get used to the instructions you follow in the video, you can use any nice meditation music and talk yourself through the instructions, although it might be tricky at first. I have learned a little self-hypnotic induction of just raising my forefinger of either hand, and then counting yourself down - Three, Two, One, and with each count feeing yourself drop into a deeper more relaxed state. You can start with Ten if you need more time to get yourself down. Then just start with your toes and work your way up your body, scanning for any tight muscles, and mentally telling them to relax. After a while, you will just relax automatically, then you can give yourself intructions to float up out of your body, taking as much time as you need. I'm a little slow, and most videos go too fast for me, but you can always restart them if you need to. Get yourself in a relaxed position before you start the tape, that always helps too. Before you know it, you will find yourself lifting out of your body. The most important thing is Practice, Practice, Practice. Also give yourself a suggestion before sleep, that you want to have an OBE or a lucid dream, and soon you will. Just be consistent and Practice, Practice, Practice.
Great to meet you all!