Alright so I’ve been prompted to post all the content I’ve been teasing about in terms of doing this. A fair little warning is that this is a subjective system. What works for me may not work for you. I did this while juggling a dozen other projects (finishing Game of Thrones being one of them. That finale was amazing. But also projects that actually make sense and are useful)
Besides this, some people may not directly have enough power to do this successfully and I’m not sure how many will succeed it on the first try. Discipline and daily practice are both necessary for just one animal, and you’re gonna want to get the hang of one and the mechanics before learning a whole list of them. Even then there is the other side of the coin where you can get lost in it so be careful but also be ready to work.
Alright so, I’ve termed it warging here, the gist of it is being able to transfer your consciousness into the body of an animal. Learning to do such would probably pave the way for other heavier types of “mythic abilities” like possessing animals, warging into humans, possessing humans, switching bodies with animals, and with other people, transferring consciousness into computers. And yes I am aware of how surreal all of this sounds. Bear with me, I’ve only done two things on that list, and publishing this will raise a few eyebrows, though I couldn’t just leave it like this.
Here are first some notes. Some of them are purely for safety, and efficiency, others are just random.
-This one should be obvious, but do this with animals you have a connection to. Physical, emotional, spiritual, etc. A pet is great.
-A good starter animal is your power animal, which you can find through shamanic core journeying.
-I always come out of this extremely dehydrated so have some water there.
-Make sure you trust the animal your first few times because this really leaves you spiritually vulnerable. Your souls are intermingling on a very deep level and it is insane how much power someone threatening the animal may have over you. Cut the connection when you’re done.
- Make sure the animal trusts you. The first times I did this it was with “stranger animals” and I came to the conclusion that while certainly possible it is akin to rape if you just barge in, break down their will, and take over their body. Won’t be a fun time for you or for them. Talk to them, ask for permission, bond with one of the exercises below, etc. This need not even happen physically to work.
-Match the animal by shape shifting astrally into them. It helps immensely.
-It is much easier to enter an animal and reside with them at the wheel than it is with you controlling them. Try to follow their lead for a time before even attempting to take control.
-Let your instincts run wild while you are in them and just let go. It is okay to get a bit lost in it. What matters is that you do not take too much of of into daily life. Banish afterwards.
-Few great magical acts were accomplished by a mind that was not calm. Meditate and set the intent before starting.
-Do not doubt yourself. Do this for fun before you try testing it.
-Much like for Bran, warging may or may not first manifest as dreams.
- Warging into dogs is one of the best routes as there is a strong intrinsic connection between men and dogs. Within dogs, especially strays, it is easy to get lost, running around and hunting.
-Warging into cats is fun. Easier at night when they flourish. Too much of it can bring apathy to the user. Cats are deeply intuit and emotional though.
-Warging into birds and flying is an amazing delight many people long to experience. Doing so, however, risks making you extremely disinterested in the world you’re in.
-Warging into horses is perhaps one of the strangest ones I’ve had the opportunity to experience. It depends on what you’re doing with the horse and where you are but it can be FUN.
-Make sure to look for proof when you’ve acquired mastery. Because magic is not make-believe.
To form the connection, and prepare for the work, I would advise you have a strong mastery of these exercises with your chosen animal:
Now that we have got all of this settled, let’s discuss the Hollow World. By parting their lines, and going through the openings, sorcerers had learned to walk between worlds, and even enter into their victim’s body. This ‘‘in-between’’ place was called the Hollow World, yet the science of it was never perfected, in that a shade was left every time someone entered the Hollow World. This phantom has to be consumed back when you are exiting your own body, or someone else’s.
In order to enter the Hollow World, the first thing that must be acquired is the Hollow State. From this state, one need only step out of their body, and get rid of the phantom.
To get into the Hollow State, however, is a greater feat.
First, the sorcerer needs to enter a Theta-Gamma sync, and from there silence their Internal Dialogue. The Internal Dialogue maintains the world around us, and by silencing it, one is literally stopping the world.
After stopping the word, you should turn your attention to your Assemblage Point, and shift it, into your center. Your center, is not in your chest, but near your sacrum. Your literal center. This shift isn’t direct, either. First, shift it quickly upwards, basically propelling it above your head. The world should shift with that as well.
Then slowly lower it, down, slowly, through your head, throat, chest, etc. until it reaches the center.
You will also notice the Band of Awareness, a bright ring around you. Push it outwards, and expand it. To me, it usually starts moving a bit. Lift the Assemblage Point again, and drop it until there is a click between the two. The world will usually get dark, while you are in your own little luminous bubble.
From this point, you are in the Hollow State, and you need only step out of your body to enter the Hollow World. Turn around, terminate the shade, and move towards the animal, you have the connection with. Enter their body, through their eyes, and see yourself connecting, becoming as one. Then, you will see through the animal’s eyes.
The depth of your trance, the intensity of your projection, your connection to the animal, your personal power, etc. all determine the intensity of the experience. To some it may feel like soul traveling, as an animal. Others may literally experience life as the animal. And some, may experience a mixture of both.
Regardless, you are in the passenger seat here. Observe as the animal moves. Only after a time, could you be able to tell the animal where to go and it will do so.
As stated before, whether or not you believe this is possible is entirely up to you. The words are here, outlining the method.