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« Reply #15: August 12, 2010, 01:12:24 am »

I've had very few encounters in dreams and spirit journeys with deities who handed me one of their 'tools', all of those encounters were very intense. One was Artemis giving me a bow and an arrow to shoot something, one was Hekate handing me a torch to inflame something.

I'm still a bit puzzled about what it means to be given a tool by a deity. Both those instances had a specific function at that particular moment, they helped me with a step on my life path. But I'm wondering if I'll be working with those tools again...if there's any meaning apart from solving the imminent situation they were presented to me. If there's some 'energy' about the tool that will kinda linger in my hands? (Both experiences are recent enough so I don't know about long term implications if there are any.)

What are your experiences with that sort of thing? - I'd love to have some exchange about this subject.

I've also heard one shouldn't bring anything back from the otherworld and leave it there before returning into normal consciousness. I wonder if that applies here and what others think of this.

I had a similar experience during a spirit journey once. I met Brighid at her forge, and she handed me a hammer and told me to get to work. I took it to mean that she wanted me to  focus more on doing her work in the real world.
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« Reply #16: August 12, 2010, 04:18:06 pm »

I had a similar experience during a spirit journey once. I met Brighid at her forge, and she handed me a hammer and told me to get to work. I took it to mean that she wanted me to  focus more on doing her work in the real world.

Am I ridiculous and uninformed by thinking that it seems like it'd be a potentially dangerous place to go, opening oneself up to the Things Out There? Not just outside influences like gods and spirits and all, but one's own self-conscious mind might be a bit of a mine field.
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« Reply #17: August 12, 2010, 10:29:43 pm »

Am I ridiculous and uninformed by thinking that it seems like it'd be a potentially dangerous place to go, opening oneself up to the Things Out There? Not just outside influences like gods and spirits and all, but one's own self-conscious mind might be a bit of a mine field.

It can be.  Whenever I meet something or someone new I am very cautious.
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« Reply #18: August 12, 2010, 10:38:20 pm »

Am I ridiculous and uninformed by thinking that it seems like it'd be a potentially dangerous place to go, opening oneself up to the Things Out There? Not just outside influences like gods and spirits and all, but one's own self-conscious mind might be a bit of a mine field.
I practice astral projection, visualization, and regression. In my journeys, yes, I have encountered dangerous and troubling entities, but measures can be taken to protect yourself in just about any of these "opening up" endeavors. Most of the traditions practiced here,as far as I know, have a number of techniques you can use to better protect yourself.
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« Reply #19: August 13, 2010, 12:23:03 am »

Am I ridiculous and uninformed by thinking that it seems like it'd be a potentially dangerous place to go, opening oneself up to the Things Out There? Not just outside influences like gods and spirits and all, but one's own self-conscious mind might be a bit of a mine field.

Also, if you are not careful, things can follow you back, but that is easily avoided by making sure you are well grounded and everything is closed after you are done.
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« Reply #20: August 13, 2010, 04:38:47 pm »

Also, if you are not careful, things can follow you back, but that is easily avoided by making sure you are well grounded and everything is closed after you are done.

Yeah, I think for me it'd be a good idea to have someone as a guide, since I've never done it, or to even just not try it at all. Smiley
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