There I am trying to AP or ST for like an hour - breathing - moving attention etc etc from one place to another on my body. No luck.
Then all of a sudden I start to give up wake up from meditation get up etc and it hits me - you know the voice of reason.
This is easy stuff think about this logically. You AP many times when your asleep. Think about the process of sleep. Cover your eyes and then open them in COMPLETE darkness. This is the state that is necessary before you even think about AP. As you sleep you go into unconsciousness and this what you would see NOTHING but darkness. Magic is just science that is not understood. IE there is a logical methodology to all these things.
As the author Michael Moorcock once signed in a book he gave me - your own intuition is always your best advice.
I know now how to do this AP stuff Im convinced about it. Why do we make things so difficult for ourselves and why do we so often fall into the trap of going with other peoples advice rather than what we feel is the right way to go. As Dion Fortune said - magic has no place for experts.
Ill let you know how it goes on but first I need goggles or face mask that puts me in complete darkness.