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Psionics / What does it mean when..?
« on: June 12, 2016, 08:55:23 AM »
Sorry, not sure if this is the right section, but here goes:

Some time ago, I asked about the possibility of "hexes" here on this forum. It was at a time when everything suddenly changed from being excellent to terrible, fir no good reason.

I let my superstitious side go wild back then, and bought a little amulet-type thing (a quartz crystal sort of pyramid-cross) that is supposed to ward off negative energy.

Then my superstitious side died down again, and I left the little crystal in a corner of my room on a dresser, where I more or less forgot about it (at least, as an item with any power - it's still pretty to look at).

Today I had some bad news, which semi-stimulated my superstitious side again. I consulted an online iching, and ironically, upon posing the question (by thought, not actually typing it in), "How do I re-discover magic", a "tip" came up which said, "this is not magic. This is a powerful psychological tool if you use it correctly". I asked the oracle a few other questions, and that tip did not come up again (ie, it's not a tip that's always there regardless, and seems to have come up specifically in response to my thought - pretty ironic really)

Anyway, back to the crystal thing: after a meditation session, trying to get some answers, I noticed the crystal thing - and one of the four legs of the cross was bent down at about 60 degrees (the cross elements are connected to the pyramid elements with a metal casing, which allows for some bending if you applied force)

There is no particular reason for this item to have got bent. It has just been sitting on my dresser for the last few months - I only really notice it when I dust. It's not in a precarious position, or anywhere where it is likely to be knocked.

I have had other unexplained movements in the house - on that very dresser as it happens. Last year I used to keep books on the dresser, between two bookends. One day a single book was pulled away from the rest and was standing unsupported on its end (it was a book that was intended to be a sort of grimoire, but I never felt comfortable writing things down, so it just stayed nestled in amongst various novels, unused).

Any significance in minor poltergeist-like activities?

Other / Thoughtforms?
« on: May 02, 2016, 01:22:23 AM »
Anyone with experience / knowledge of creating thoughtforms?

My thought (no pun intended :) ) is this: if one has inadvertently created a thoughtform they'd rather not have, could you "turn" it? Ie, use the energy in it for a benevolent rather than negative purpose? Sort of like, turning a foreign spy into an ally kind of thing :)

If so, how? Details of personal experiences would be great.

Other / Why did all the New Thought authors get old and die?
« on: February 18, 2016, 01:54:24 AM »
It's just... Many (most?) of them seemed sincere. Neville Goddard, for example, never accepted any payment, so he wasn't trying to scam people. And many (most?) of them seemed to profess a belief that there is no need to get old, sick, or die - that as long as you keep your thoughts focused on a healthy, vibrant image of yourself, you will stay healthy and vibrant. And yet, they all died, most at about 70.

I'm actually hoping there is a good reason other than "they were misguided" ... Whenever I read one of these books by a well-respected new thought person, I google to see what happened to them.... And I haven't come across a single one who lived to say 90 or 100 (much less forever), and they all appeared to get older just like the people who didn't share their beliefs... None seem to die of anything nasty, like cancer - but then sometimes it just doesn't say what they died of, so who knows?

Theories, Articles, and Philosophy / Consciousness and thoughts
« on: January 27, 2016, 08:17:33 AM »
I tried to delete this topic, as I realised my previous thoughts were not clear at all!

But I don't seem to be able to delete, so I will try to re-phrase:

Where do you think thoughts come from? Do they originate within your brain, based on your experiences (ie like the outputs of a biocomputer program)? Or do you think they originate outside the brain (ie, the brain as receiver model)? Or somewhere between the two?

I am genuinely interested in your thoughts - there seem to be a lot of interesting and knowledgeable people on this forum! :)

Hello and Goodbye / Hi!
« on: January 19, 2016, 10:08:39 AM »
I don't know how I missed this board when I signed up - hello everyone!

I am a fairly long-time meditator, and am just generally interested in learning what works - and, ideally, if possible, why.

Very glad to meet you all :)

Magick / Hi and request for advice...
« on: January 19, 2016, 02:05:28 AM »
Hello all -

I am a long-time meditator, with some experience success with visualisation and energy magic, but still consider myself very much a newbie (partly due to events below).

I have a question, and would appreciate some guidance.

Until about a year ago, I would not have believed in "hexes". And yet something has happened which has made me question that assumption, and find out what I can do to "clear the air" (whether it be real or imagined).

As I mentioned, I had a lot of success with visualisation and focused attention - some things seeming almost miraculous... Then I came across this person on a Law of Attraction forum, who claimed to know how to make any technique much better (faster, effortless, specific). After some months interacting with this person by email, I learned nothing new, but did sense a very dark energy (which is also something I wouldn't have believed in before, but I did feel it - there was something very sinister-feeling, even just in that electronic communication). He seemed to want to attract a cult following, and really just seemed to want to control people.

Ultimately I felt so uncomfortable with this person that I politely thanked him for his help, but said I needed to go my own way. He tried to contact me a few times, and ended with something to the effect that, without him, all my efforts would fail in future.

The thing in, I had a lot of success before meeting him. It was only after meeting him that things went pear-shaped. And now I can't seem to recover my former success -methods that worked reliably now seem to do very little or nothing.

Apologies for making my first post a request for help, but I don't really know what to do. I promise that if I get better at this, I will try to devote equal or greater effort to helping others who may face a similar problem.

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