[quote=“Yuri, post:5, topic:3516”]Once you are in it’s like a soul perceiving through a human body, good luck getting out of that one anytime soon.
I too have had an experience where I came face to face with “becoming” a master in the works. It was difficult to decline, for truly they can show you awe-inspiring and above all very peaceful states…[/quote]
Yes, it is magnetic - I don’t want to get into too much personal detail but I went a fair way along the RHP myself in terms of beginning to renounce the world, not through forced attempts but just losing interest, seeing the things of this world as almost illusory, and also felt that peace you describe so eloquently.
Part of my understanding of the world at that time was that things had gone badly wrong at some point on the “earthly” level and therefore higher beings were basically just ready to help anyone able to, to “get out” - but a few things about that seemed off-key to me, and the strong feelings that I later developed about them were generated in that moment.
One of the reasons I have this over-riding desire to command the powers of a goddess in my lifetime is to start changing things right here, and not leaving the place to rot like a failed experiment or a ghetto over-run by crime and rendered into a no-go area. Which, I guess, makes me some kind of fanatic, but the indifference I encountered (and had begun to feel myself) was appalling to me.
A lot of my healer friends who travelled similar paths over the years eventually gave up their healing work on the basis “it’s the person’s karma” to be sick or troubled, and that “everything is as it should be” - yeah, those friendships are kind of ended by now!
On a more productive note, there’s always the possibility of seeking out those who have mastered the practical arts - Einstein, Newton, and so on - to ask for information on the next great breakthroughs, and working in alliance with them.
Aside from the more spiritual options, like journeying to them or evoking them, you can run a kind of egregoric facsimile of the person - I believe Einstein used to do this, hold lengthy conversations with great minds from the past, and Napoleon Hill talks about doing this in his book Think And Grow Rich, and I do it myself: I run a facsimile of my hero David Neagle, because I know his beliefs and theories well enough that I can settle down and have a nice chat with him - and often get genuine breakthroughs and realisations that way!
I bought a deactivated mobile phone from eBay specifically for that - I also run facsimiles of a friend I don’t see very often whose advice can be insightful, and of a counsellor I used to see, and those three different voices are really helpful - somewhere between “imaginary friend” and egregore, and while it’s obviously not my style, I think that’s the intent behind the concept “What would Jesus do?” - which evidently provides something beneficial for people who are into that.
Here’s an article that goes in-depth on how Hill did it, what the benefits are, and how it can work for everyone: The Cabinet of Invisible Counselors - artofmanliness.com.
So, there are all sorts of ways of getting advice from humans you respect as masters of their field, without necessarily complying with the agenda of the cloud-sitters :o) and they’re all worth exploring.