[quote=“Brutus, post:1, topic:454”]In BOA, Alak’than is said to teach the secrets of immortality and methods of transference of what is called the ‘soul’ into other bodies… Pg 122
I interpret this as he can teach us to temporarily or permanently possess another person, maybe even ejecting their soul out, making their body our own.
Do other people interpret this the same way? Or is ‘other bodies’ just bodies of light in the astral plane?
This is something really interesting to me and potentially the one power that would definitely intrigue and seduce me enough to align myself with the LHP (we all have breaking points).[/quote]
Liber Null and Psychonaut clearly explain this concept, and refer to the three forms of it, the one being mentioned is most probably the one known as the “Red Rite”
If you haven’t read that book, you should, unless someone gouged out your eyes, and in that case you should get a Braille version and feel it out.
Stuff like this is not kosher to talk about on forums. When you start getting into this, you bring about some serious ethics problems. because of what it entails, and if you “successfully” perform it, you may be at risk for not remembering your previous incarnation when you take a new one. The good thing is, you’ll be very quick to learn magick again. However, if you were that obsessed with living forever, this will stay in as a subconscious drive for you, and you may never remember where it came from, but you may desperately cling to life by hopping to new incarnations and repeating a process to prolong death and the spiritual evolution that can come with it.
This process has a lot of danger involved in it, however, it happens a lot more than you’d like to believe, and it has been for thousands of years in regions of the planet you would not expect. Do some research into this, read stuff like the Tibetan book of the dead, and do some research on it.
Even that book, had it’s release postponed about 400 years after the author’s death. The only reason anyone even found it, is apparently because someone who had the bloodline of one of his 25 apostles was able to receive telepathic messages from his spirit, about when to go about revealing these “hidden treasures” at “auspicious times” in human history.
food for thought 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bardo_Thodol
food for thought 2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terton
food for thought 3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terma_%28religion%29
I’m giving this to you as an example, because it illustrates a tradition of celebrating a different rite to transition consciousness into a new body without any of the ethical problems (this is also one of the 3 rites Peter Carol talks about). But, this gives it a bit more depth than he did.
I’m just a little more willing to talk about it, because I think my understanding of this stopped my body from being stolen (this is not a fun process).
Best of Luck