[quote=“Brutus, post:14, topic:1308”]Personally, I take a few minutes to focus on my natural breathing to silence my thought words. I then envisage a white light above, descending from above my head, through the top of my head, progressively relaxing my whole body as the light fills me and reaches my feet. I then spend a few more minutes focusing on my breath to prevent thought words from popping up.
Then I woud concentrate on my inner body/energy body. I just remain conscious of my inner body and at the same time I attempt to recreate the room I am in with my imagination. This splits my attention to two things and sometimes creates a falling sensation. I have only just started whispering Azazel’s name on the out breath with sacred reverence. On the in breath I just concentrate on what I think he looks like, and imagine him standing in front of me, in the imagined room I created before, with his familiars swarming around me.
I’ve just started this and am still tinkering with what I am doing, my greatest obstacle so far is silencing thought words, but I’m getting there. I would like to hear what others are doing too.[/quote]
Well maybe i dont have the most enlightening experience since i am a newbie, but since i re-started to meditate - and the tips on this forum and BALG ebook have been useful - but still, and maybe due to the fact i am going through a rough time on my life due to crisis and unemployement, it is sometimes hard to get the needed calm to get into meditation. About Azazel, as i told before in this post, my first “contact”, so to say, was in a situation that i was just trying to relax with a candle (like a sort of pre-meditation or so) and the name Azazel came to my mind and i felt a little dizzy or some kind of internal vibration. and i did not knew much about him. This was before reading that “the simple thought of his name can draw him around” and one of these days when i was meditating i said his name in my mind and somehow i felt the sensation of deepen into the theta sync more than usual, and my vision started to sink more not only in the candle but things around seemed to vibrate and change shape… it was even surprising in my case, since is something rare in me since i think i always found i have many obstacles and is not easy to focus my mind…But as i said, i have still obstacles to go through, i am a newbie and i have yet a long path to walk