Between the Gates: Lucid Dreaming, Astral Projection, and the Body of Light in Western Esotericism

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Weiser Books, Feb 1, 2008 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 248 pages
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Between the Gates is a manual of self-initiation and liberation that takes the student through the basic methods of experiencing dream states and conscious astral projection, to the ultimate culmination of consciousness--creation of the Body of Light. Between the Gates is for anyone who has ever desired to experience the "afterlife" while still alive, or who has desired to rid themselves of the fear of death. While drawing upon traditional Qabalistic and alchemical sources, the methods presented are applicable to a variety of traditions and schools of thought. Between the Gates functions as an "A to Z" guide to psychic initiation toward higher consciousness, and ultimately, to preparation for the great transition beyond this life and this physical body.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Mansions of the Soul
1
The Invisible in Western
23
Gateway to the Invisible
56
Chapter Four The Magical Voice and the Body of Light
72
Chapter Fiv eAstral Projection in Qabala
99
Chapter Six Astral Projection in Alchemy
119
Its Creation and Use
138
Chapter Eight Assumption of the Godform
164
Chapter Nine Preparing for Death and Beyond
180
Chapter Ten Assisting the Dying
210
Eliphas Levi
233
First published in 2008
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Page xi - The super-essential nature of God is not a subject for speech or thought or even contemplation, for it is far removed from all that exists and more than unknowable, being founded upon the uncircumscribed might of the celestial spirits — incomprehensible and ineffable to all for ever.

About the author (2008)

Mark Stavish has over 25 years of experience in traditional spirituality and is an internationally respected authority on the study and practical application of alchemy, Qabala, and astrology. Stavish is the author of The Path of Alchemy. In 1998 he established the Institute for Hermetic Studies. Stavish resides in Wyoming, Pennsylvania.

John Michael Greer has been a student of the occult traditions and nature spirituality for more than twenty-five years. He is the author of numerous articles and more than ten books including Natural Magic, The New Encyclopedia of the Occult, The Druidry Handbook, and The Druid Magic Handbook. He is also the co-author of Learning Ritual Magic and Pagan Prayer Beads. He lives in Ashland, Oregon with his wife Sara.

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