i'm opening a BIG can here. so, after much reading and exploring of topics along the lines that we discuss here, this is an area of little activity (at least in the forum designation) but an important one nonetheless.
my take on it is that it can be brought about in many ways or through certain spontaneous happenings. in the FoL books, drunvalo claims it was the goal of some (egyptian especially) ancient mystery schools. 24 years in the various temples up the nile learning the control and usage of the different energies through the human body and chakras. conquering fear and the power of mind and emotion... then the graduating experience was to lay one's body in the sarcophagus in the great pyramid and leave it there while astrally traveling the cosmos. seems as though three days is the maximum time oob before needing to return (in that type of experience).
peter moon explains that it was the goal of scientology as well (despite all the other hullabaloo) and that it was very hard for any of the members to rise above the drama and their own egos to actually accomplish.
and i read robert monroe's far journeys and rosalind mcknight's cosmic journeys... and several books of channeling experiences...
so, just curious if anyone is versed in any techniques, knows anyone who has been through workshops of such, or has anything else to add regarding the topic.
also a version of this would be shaman's abilities to take cosmic or mystic flight with or without a familiar or spirit animal guide.
something about actually having a body and its combinations of powers and elements allows us more possibilities in other realms. for helping disembodied spirits or those who don't know or won't accept that they are dead... maybe having this substance as a base. being more substantial than the other shades and such floating about... also allows for more protection and a safe-guard against getting trapped in other "places".
anyway, i'm not such a great help to the living from where i'm at, and have long wondered if i might be of greater assistance to the "not living" or other states of existence. and there are many trapped between worlds, thanks to our perfection of the maya in getting people to believe this reality. especially around cities, "they" say. still goin through the motions and need something to wake them up/get there attention. definitely easier to let go and return from some easy country livin... ;) it's all i really want for myself, but i know my help would be appreciated, should i manage it.
so, please, SIMPLE techniques or focus of meditation to prepare for it. and i'm sure i need to clear and cleanse to be a more suitable vehicle (inside and out)...