I knew I could apparently separate from my sleeping body when in this liminal state, having done so before, and I was also aware of connotations of shapeshifting being the result of altering and projecting one's 'double' or 'subtle body' in the trance state. Of course, I didn't know if these interpretations of shapeshifting were anything more than educated guesswork, but I figured I might as well make the attempt, seeing as I was in a specially endowed position for the experiment. So I decided I would change into a WEREWOLF.
'Reader, pardon my self-esteem! As I am introducing a new art to you, I must make you understand me: I claim to be a sorcerer, a magician. Have I a secret ? Certainly, but I am not bound to reveal it at the start: By an intellectual act I disengage and emit an influence from myself. … Continue reading Magician
"Now, for my part,I have always honoured the magicians, their philosophy being both rational and majestic, dwelling not upon notions but effects. When I was a mere errant in their books and understood them not, I did believe them. Time rewarded my faith and paid my credulity with knowledge. That these Philosophers may be the better … Continue reading Coelum Terrae
"He dwells in us, not in the nether world, not in the starry heavens. The spirit living within us fashions all this." - Agrippa von Nettesheim What is imagination? The common answer is that imagination is the ability to mentally reproduce visual images, sometimes other sensations like a sound or feeling, without external stimulus. As … Continue reading Imagination, Objectification, and Forbidden Knowledge