Have you ever thought about how would it be like visiting a Zoo that has no fences? I mean, you can pet every animal you see. But not every animal is going to be kind to you. Maybe a tiger will attack you, maybe not. Chances are 50:50. The same goes with astral projection. You get to experience other forms of energy and you get to talk to them and they can give you a friendly advice. But there are also energy forms that could drain away your energy (vampires), or even attach to your astral body, and suck your energy slowly, but efficiently (leaches). There are also energy forms that wish to seduce you and take you far away from your physical body, so that you stay trapped there forever.
By doing a few short but effective rituals before each astral projection, you will make sure no such thing can happen. First thing to learn is the lesser ritual of pentagram (banishing form).
Make sure you are alone. Even your pets can distract you. It’s even better if you are all alone in your house or apartment.
You can use a steel dagger, but I prefer using the index finger. It is more comfortable, and you have the same effect. Eventually you can straighten the index and the middle finger together.
- Perform the Kabbalistic Cross as follows. Imagine, at the first word intoned, a brilliant white light descend from above.
- Touch the forehead and vibrate ATEH (thou art). Imagine that same brilliant white light form a 6 inch diameter sphere just above the crown of your head.
- Touch the middle of the solar plexus and vibrate MALKUTH (Kingdom). Imagine a shaft of light descending from the Crown Sphere and descend to the feet where another 6 inch sphere expands just under your feet.
- Touch the right shoulder and vibrate VE-GEVURAH (and Power). Imagine a 6 inch sphere of brilliant white light appear just next to the right shoulder.
- Touch the left shoulder and vibrate VE-GEDULAH (and Glory). Imagine a shaft of light emerge from the right Sphere and cross your breast to expand and form another Sphere at your left shoulder.
- Clasp the hands before you and vibrate LE-OLAHM (for ever). At this point imagine clearly the cross of light as it extends through your body.
- Hands as before, with the dagger between fingers, point up, vibrate AMEN
When you trace an image or figure in the air with your finger or a dagger, imagine it in bright white light. Make sure that all figures are correctly drawn, as brilliant as possible, and complete. The beginning and end of a drawn pentagram must come completely together.
Draw, in the air facing EAST, a banishing Earth Pentagram as shown in the diagram, and bringing the point of the dagger to the center of the Pentagram, vibrate the Name Y H V H (pronounced YAHD HEY VAU HEY)
Imagine that your voice is carried forward to the borders of the universe.
Without moving the dagger in any other direction, trace a semicircle before you as you turn toward the SOUTH. Again trace the Pentagram, bring the dagger to the center of it, and vibrate the Name ADNI, (pronounced AH-DOH-NEYE)
Again, trace the semicircle with the dagger to the WEST, trace the Pentagram, bringing the dagger to the center, and vibrate the Name AHIH, (pronounced EH-YEH)
Then, turn towards the NORTH, while tracing the circle, trace the Pentagram, bring the point of the dagger to the center and vibrate the Name AGLA, (pronounced either AH-GAH-LAH or ATAH GIBOR LE-OLAHM ADONAI)
Return to the EAST, completing tracing the circle of brilliant white Light, bringing the dagger point to the center of the EAST Pentagram.
Extend the arms in the form of a cross, say: BEFORE ME (then vibrate) RAPHAEL (pronounced RAH-PHYE-EHL)
Imagine a scintillating brilliant white Archangel in front of you and facing you. In his/her right hand is a magical Sword held with the point upright. The background is a pale, pure, bright yellow. Cherubs can be imagined near the Archangel. Imagine a gentle, refreshing breeze, cleansing and purifying the air.
Then, say: BEHIND ME (then vibrate) GABRIEL (pronounced GAH-BREE-EHL)
Imagine a scintillating brilliant white Archangel behind you and facing you, holding in their right hand an exquisite silver Chalice. He/she is standing on a Cerulean-blue ocean and dolphins or mermaids are nearby. Imagine feeling the mist and cool spray of the ocean breeze.
Then, say: AT MY RIGHT HAND (then vibrate) MIKHAEL (pronounced MEE-KHA-EHL)
Imagine a scintillating brilliant white Archangel at your right, facing you, and holding in their right hand a transparent scarlet red Wand with a scintillate pure diamond top. Waves of scarlet, red-orange and orange fire in the background. Also, SEKHMET, with a scarlet disk above her head, emerald green Uraeus, scarlet dress from just below breasts, tight-fitting, down to her ankles, is in the flames. She holds, in her left hand, a scarlet-red lotus wand. In her right hand, she holds an emerald-green ankh. Small black salamanders can be seen moving among the flames. Imagine you feel the heat and power emanating from the SOUTH.
Then, say: AT MY LEFT HAND (then vibrate) AURIEL (pronounced AWE-REE-EHL)
Imagine a scintillating brilliant white Archangel at your left, facing you, and holding between their hands a Disk with a scintillating white Pentagram in the center. The ground is russet-brown, the leaves of the trees are olive-green, there are black shadows from the trees in a number of places, and the light is citrine (light yellow-green.) Feel the solidity of the Earth, and imagine the odor of the leaves and muskiness of the ground.
Now, say: ABOUT ME FLAMES THE PENTAGRAMS, AND IN THE COLUMN SHINES THE SIX-RAYED STAR.
Imagine the complete circle of brilliant white light at whose quadrants are the 4 Pentagrams. At the center is the Kabbalistic Cross of Light extended through one’s body.
Repeat the Kabbalistic cross, and, according to some occultists, stamp your right foot at the conclusion of the complete operation. The Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram is performed preliminary to any magical operation and precedes the Invoking Ritual of the Pentagram.
After completing the lesser banishing pentagram ritual, you may proceed with the astral projection method of your choice. If you ever feel suspicious over any of the energy forms you encounter during astral projection, you can use the banishing pentagram in front of them. You don’t have to repeat the whole ritual, just trace a pentagram in front of an energy form, and see what happens. If its intentions are pure, it will stay. If not, it will either disappear or run away. If more of them approach, do the part with the Archangels. It is enough to remember to vibrate the name MIKHAEL, or to say “Who is like God?”, as it is the translation of the name MIKHAEL. Just imagine him with wings of fire and fiery sword, cutting the demons away from you. Don’t forget to say thanks to him, as well as to your guardian angel. We all got one, some people only forget it.
When you end the astral projection session, you can repeat the Kabbalistic Cross ritual, and continue with your daily tasks.
This will be enough for someone who is completely new to astral projection. Whatever you do, just remember: SAFETY FIRST! Thank you!