Hey everybody! So recently (as in twenty minutes ago) I killed my first exotic prey- a gargoyle! But getting to that gargoyle was an interesting experience.
I had to deal with some strange crocodile-person spirits and an ogre of some kind, ripping out their Soul Reactors, as Neeros calls it, and absorbing their power and knowledge. By simply affirming to myself at the end of the venture that I would keep all of the power and knowledge I had gained on the journey when I opened my eyes, that same feeling remained with me and has since.
So, I’m wondering if anyone else has empowered themselves through astral adventures, rather than rituals. I find rituals BORING, personally, and I like to do things myself. By going on such a mission, I was able to not only gain a variety of power and knowledge of an astral realm I had most likely created, but I KEPT that power.
It’s a lot more fun than ritual empowerment, but also a LOT more dangerous. The gargoyle gave me an astral wound that I’m still nursing- I’ve healed the main etheric damage, but it physically stings where I was hit.
So, I’m proposing that people join me on this.
Abandon for at least a day ritual self-empowerment (Qabbalistic Cross, LBRP, Middle Pillar, Circulation of the Astral Body of Light, etc.) and work on achieving the power, and more, you would gain from ritual in an astral adventure. If you’re anything like me, you’ll fall in love with it.
And, a tip: Let the visualizations of the adventure just come to you, don’t force it. Hell, most of the visual component of which I was adventuring in was from other sources- mostly Minecraft and League of Legends. Anything can happen on these adventures, so exercise both curiosity and focus.
Good hunting, and eternally,