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Energy Techniques Recommended
from Anonymous Contributor
In retrospect, I believe that I was born a psi-vamp. My mother was not supposed to be able to have children, and for many years she tried, and was unsuccessful. However, after giving up hope, my older brother was concieved, then I was. It is only a guess that my brother and I were somehow born incomplete in some way. Unable to produce enough of our own energy to sustain ourselves. I am more in touch with the spiritual world than my brother, so he knows not that he drains people of their energy, but I can sense it when he does it.
Both my parents are religious, god fearing, respectable people, so I do not feel that we are in any way inherantly evil or any of that nonsense. My father has been interested in hypnosis, alternative medicine, martial arts, and the spiritual world since his adolesence. Both my parents have an ability to sense each others feelings, and they have tried very hard to pass this on to us.
Since I was 5, my father taught me martial arts. As I advanced he taught me to be sensitive to how energy was transferred in different techniques. As I learned more, he taught me about chi, the Chinese term for life-energy. It all came quite naturally to me. About 5 years ago, a friend bought me a book on Chi Gung, the art of cultivating and manipulating chi for use in healing, longevity, martial arts, natural magic, and many other purposes. I was a natural with Chi Gung and progressed faster than most people.
After a terrible knee injury while wrestling, I spent many months in recovery. Durring my recovery, many people, females in particular, volunteered their emotional energy to me. I took in a larger amount of energy on a daily basis than ever before. However, after I recovered, and was no longer obviously injured, a lot of that emotional energy was no longer volunteered to me. So, since my spiritual self was already in tune with the energy forces of the Universe, it simply took it from people, or from my natural surroundings. Whichever was more potent at the time. I was unaware of this until I did some research on vampires and found a description of psi-vamps and "non-personal energy hungerers" as one author called it. Since then I have worked to control my feedings. I still take energy from other people without noticing it, but I work to control that. I have taken up a new art, called Reiki, that helps a lot. Reiki sensitises you to the Universes energy so you can pass it on to other people or for yourself. This helps reduce my cravings, and I can always feed off of it when I am hungry.
I strongly suggest that other psi-vamps take up chi-gung, reiki, taoism, meditation, and yoga to help them. It will make a world of a difference.
Meditation... Meditation is important I would say. It's peaceful and inspirational. I, being wiccan, as well, like meditation. Most people like to meditate to New Age tapes like babbling brooks, and oceans, and classical music. They can be helpful, but this is gonna come as a surprise: *L* I like to meditate to Metallica, and other dark, or comforting / depressing music. Now I'm not Goth at all, but the music helps me open up the doors. I used to meditate a lot, and it helped me uncover a lot of past life memories, and the intensity of these memories is quite amazing.
I couldn't tell you how to meditate. Everyone has their own way to do so. Basically, I like to lie on my back and close my eyes, and put my hands out and open to my sides, and listen to the music, and let it fill my mind; and then it seems the room begins to spin... I guess this what they say "open the vortices in your chakras all over your body, as there is one in your forehead, heart, hands, stomach, I think, and feet." I don't focus on that. I just let the music fill my head and I float and the room spins, and I drift along with whatever I'm shown, and if I am floated to a scene I look around and ask questions about where I am..."what am I wearing?, what's the ground feel like?, what color is the house?" -- something like that.
Others tell you to lay down on your back and count backwards from 100, and as you count down, step down a spiral staircase with each number, and imagine each step changing color till you get the bottom, and there will be a door, and you open it and you're there. I never did that...in fact, I tried and couldn't. I did what felt natural and it works for me.
Wolfy's Astral-Type Guide
Make sure your surroundings are quiet and peaceful, no noise, and no distractions. You should be very comfortable and not stressed or worrying about anything.
1. Silence yourself, feel no emotions, thoughts, try to feel nothing, just quiet and comfortable, your position must not give you any sensations. Remain stable and silent.
2. Feel the energy within yourself, the natural life force that is with you, the uniqueness of yourself, the unity between your mind and energy, -- ie., your soul, or astral body, whatever description you like.
3. While in touch with your natural energy feel it flow through you, between your hands, from one to the other, through your body to each hand. Try to manipulate it to move it throughout your body, relaxing each part you flow it through, thinking of and feeling each part of your body that your energy touches and flows through. Feel it tingling, carressing, moving within you.
4. Imagine yourself floating above your body trying to see, imagine backing off from your body, eyes closed or maybe open, slowly back off from your body.
5. You must stop feeling your physical body, focus on the outside of it, be aware of your surroundings, the sounds, the inside of the room, the things near you, go out and look at them feel them with your energy, your astral body. Walk or float around. But it's not necessary.
6. Will your astral body out from your physical one. Focus on a destination "person, place." Then will your astral body to go forward, switch off your normal senses, try to go forward with only the feeling ability of the astral double. Keep going till you reach your destination or wish to return. The desired astral body is felt, you feel linked, or you reach the place you wish to visit.
You can pass energy between astral bodies, take and give energy, emotions. Experiment and have fun..
You can control your empathy with this handy exercise:
Don't try this exercise if you KNOW you will not be able to handle the emotions created within. It will most likely end in insomnia caused by "fear of the dark", or possibly even paranoia.
1. Provide a horror movie which you know trigger atavistic (primitive) fear in you. Watch the movie alone in a dark room.
2. Turn off the tv. Put music into your stereo; put on music which you know can aggravate the fear. You have to bring out the "fear of the dark" emotion.
3. Start meditation. Close your eyes, and try to feel the room. The fear should start to colorize your imagination, telling you that someone is around you, that something is going to touch you, trying to convince you to open your eyes. DON'T do this.
4. Invoke a light trance. Try to separate yourself from your emotions. SEE them as if they were not yours, but some other person's. Keep them outside; watch and analyze them. Think about things that make you shiver, that made you shiver when you were a kid. KNOW that they are frightful, but don't let them get into your brain and trigger a "flight reaction". Just feel them as if they are alien to you, as if you were a psychologist.
When you master this, you would be able to not get hooked by people's emotions; you would be able to control your own emotions as well. It won't kill your empathic ability; it will just let you control it to a certain extent.
(SphynxCat adds: "By the way, that's not just a way to control your empathy... it can also give you a handle on controlling the Beast. Being able to look at it from the outside, separating yourself in a way.")
This exercise lets you control all emotions, no matter if they coming from the outside or inside, including the urges of the beast.
But bear in mind that this exercise may be somehow dangerous. When you start doing it, be sure to finish it positively, or you may worsen the "fear of the dark". If you could not overcome the "flight reaction", your atavistic fears that you were to analyze could override you and you might not be able to sleep for some time.
If this happens, you have to banish it with laughter. Just laugh -- laugh at it; try to convince yourself that the fear is bullshit and all of it was a joke; the exercise was for fun only. It is a way of deleting/removing the negative things you programmed into your subconscious if you tried this exercise unsuccessfully.
Some advanced techniques of energy work as applied to psi-vampirism.
In the seated position, first achieve a stillpoint within yourself (grounding and centering), turning your senses inward and concentrating on the rhythm of your body - particularly your breathing and your heart.
If you deepen your breathing, slowing its rhythm, your heart will follow, and your body will begin to relax.
From this, focus on increasing your energy with each intake of breath. Draw in energy from every point of your being, using your breathing as a focus.
This is how you should be breathing: draw the breath lightly but steadily in through your nose. Breathe in for a count of seven. Hold the breath deep in your abdomen for a count of three. Exhale through your mouth for a count of seven, blowing lightly as if you were exhaling through a straw or playing a note on a flute. As your breathe, focus your senses inward and see the energy building at your center.
Allow this energy to build, continuing your measured breathing, until you start to feel very warm. You may also feel a tingling sensation throughout your entire body, as well as a blossoming sensation behind your eyes and behind your sternum.
Once the energy has built to a point where you feel bathed in it from within, turn your will inward and begin to concentrate the energy. Focus it into a smaller and smaller space so that instead of filling you and coursing through your torso, arms, and legs, it instead hangs suspended in a tight little ball at your center. Continue to build energy while focusing on that which you have already gathered. With each breath now, this ball should not enlarge but instead grow concentrated and more dense.
This is the refinement of energy. When you have done that successfully, the energy you have gathered will change states, attaining a higher quality which is deeper, more intense, and greatly sustaining.
Eerie America TV Series
Eerie America could very well be called The Fodors Travel Guidebook for The Addams Family. I read some in-depth information about the show and saw the promo, and from what I can tell, this will be an absolutely AWESOME series if they can get it off the ground. (I'm actually praying they will.) Let others know and see who can help. This is something that should happen! Let's pull together and make it so!
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