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Author Topic: Planes of existence  (Read 10664 times)
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« Reply #10: August 16, 2008, 03:15:11 pm »

Sometimes forms of meditation focus upon reaching a different plane of existence that transcends the physical one that your body is present in. Often this plane is called the astral plane. But what exactly is the astral plane? Can it even be described?
Is the astral plane the only other plane of existence other than the physical one? Or are there more?
I've often come across references to subtle body, but what exactly is this? And can it really be seen as an aura?
I'd be interested in hearing responses to these questions, as this is a topic that really interests me.

I too like Aionia's response.  Smiley

But I'll just throw my own image of the Astral out there anyway for sake of variety. I see the Astral like the rings of Saturn. Think of yourself in this existance as the planet Saturn itself and the rings surrounding you are other worlds. You have to leave Saturn (your body and this world) to get there. Only your energy goes there, your body, Saturn, stays put. Between you and the rings (other worlds) is space. In this space are dreams, imagination and other abilities of the mind.   This is where it gets tricky, because in dreams you can sometimes touch the other worlds, sometimes they interrupt your dreams, sometimes you can leave the dream and enter the other worlds. The mind can play tricks too, and sometimes you only imagine or dream you have gone when you haven't. It isn't always easy to know the difference. Speaking only for myself, I do not feel in control when I have entered other worlds, like I do with imagination. It can be frightening, there is a feeling of being "out of my element" and things beyond my control that is hard to describe.   I do not go alone, I have a spirit guide.   

Reaching an Astral plane though meditation is more difficult (at least for me anyway) and I have only done it once. The Astral in this sense is not a higher form of enlightenment, but other simultaneous worlds. My views also go along with time not being linear.

I will have to give Auras a little more thought before I anser on that point.

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