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Hearing voices

Postby Ab-ul-Az » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:52 am

Me and one of my friends who practice yoga regularly too have been experiencing this.
Basically hearing voices in what they call the inner ear, not from an external source through the physical ear; but inside the head, it seems to be in the area near the pineal gland, and I can easily distinguish that it is not the usual dialogue I have with my self since it is not reached for and so random, it happens mostly before I go to sleep or when I am meditating, did anyone experience the same?

I have my theories so far, but I'm interested to hear yours first.
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Re: Hearing voices

Postby seekinghga » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:18 am

If you are hearing voices then you need to increase your powers of concentration on what you are meditating on and stop listening to haphazard and hallucinated "aural" stimuli. All sorts of phenomena can arise to distract the intrepid yogi, including ananda (which is a "sinking into" rather than a lust). Learn to ignore them.
"And they that read the book and debated thereon passed into the desolate land of Barren Words. And they that sealed up the book into their blood were the chosen of Adonai, and the Thought of Adonai was a Word and a Deed; and they abode in the Land that the far-off travellers call Naught."
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Re: Hearing voices

Postby Ab-ul-Az » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:41 am

seekinghga wrote:If you are hearing voices then you need to increase your powers of concentration on what you are meditating on and stop listening to haphazard and hallucinated "aural" stimuli. All sorts of phenomena can arise to distract the intrepid yogi, including ananda (which is a "sinking into" rather than a lust). Learn to ignore them.

As I thought, this is a common case.
I do try to ignore them during meditation, but I think there's an explanation and even benefit from that.
The profane and neophytes say this is one of the ways 'spirit guides' communicate with them, on the other hand I believe all of this begins when we are encountering the Dweller on the Threshold, which coincides with us forming or being aware of our astral/etheric body, which gets it's own mind and entity but rather work like a reflecting negative or mirror, it's of elemental nature and have the capacity to hack and be in rapport with the 'mental plane' of people we know, thus more will and ability for telepathy and suggestion.

Dion Fortune said the aspirant at the beginning of initiation will get messages from the watchers on the gates of the inner planes and you have to figure them out for your self, as they come through the veil which obviously is related to the ring-chaos she talks about in her book the Cosmic Doctrine, this agrees with the new age view I mentioned earlier.

I personally lean towards Crowley's view that it is merely the body of light trying to give us hints or warnings but based on our personal history, no guides or watchers (at least this way).
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Re: Hearing voices

Postby seekinghga » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:46 am

Ab-ul-Az wrote:As I thought, this is a common case.
I do try to ignore them during meditation, but I think there's an explanation and even benefit from that.

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. If you want to succeed in meditation then you must ignore everything but that which you are meditating on. You can do what you want. Your mind becomes involved in "thinking" when it turns and revolves and judges what is going on. Thought is the antithesis of meditation.
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Re: Hearing voices

Postby Ab-ul-Az » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:05 am

seekinghga wrote:Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. If you want to succeed in meditation then you must ignore everything but that which you are meditating on. You can do what you want. Your mind becomes involved in "thinking" when it turns and revolves and judges what is going on. Thought is the antithesis of meditation.

Absolutely, otherwise no samadhi.

But I think this is part of what distinguishes the Western Tradition from others, they're strictly magians and warriors if you look at history, and we have to follow where this evolution is heading, which apparently uses the mind and psyche as its vehicle. I could babble on all day about this but I rather not divert much from the main subject.
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Re: Hearing voices

Postby seekinghga » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:10 am

Ab-ul-Az wrote:But I think

Good for you, but that isn't meditation.

this is part of what distinguishes the Western Tradition from others, they're strictly magians and warriors if you look at history, and we have to follow where this evolution is heading, which apparently uses the mind and psyche as its vehicle. I could babble on all day about this subject but I rather not divert much from the main subject.

I'm one who doesn't think about Western or Eastern. It's all psychology. Invocation is psychological entrainment. Evocation is psychological projection. I might be wrong. I probably am. Hopefully so, it's all thought or concepts. Meditation is the recruitment of the mind to focus unto a single thing unto samadhi. Stick with it.
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Re: Hearing voices

Postby Ab-ul-Az » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:27 am

seekinghga wrote:Good for you, but that isn't meditation.

The second part of my comment is definitely not about meditation in the formal way as it is learned through Hindu and Buddhist texts and traditions. So I don't have anything against what you are saying.

What I said concerns the phenomena itself whenever it happens, as it does sometimes even in the conscious state, it's actually one of the things that helped me in understanding and controlling the mind, while the Eastern methods are strictly made for ritual and devotional use for hermits, which is contrary to the Western where we are invested in the physical, mental and having things accomplished and manifested, which I find complimentary to the message of Thelema too.
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Re: Hearing voices

Postby seekinghga » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:35 am

Ab-ul-Az wrote:The second part of my comment is definitely not about meditation in the formal way as it is learned through Hindu and Buddhist texts and traditions. So I don't have anything against what you are saying.

Good. Because I didn't say anthing anti-you, save for against your Ego.

What I said concerns the phenomena itself whenever it happens, as it does sometimes even in the conscious state, it's actually one of the things that helped me in understanding and controlling the mind, while the Eastern methods are strictly made for ritual and devotional use for hermits, which is contrary to the Western where we are invested in the physical, mental and having things accomplished and manifested, which I find complimentary to the message of Thelema too.

Ignore it. I can't help you beyond that. If you want someone to tell you that what you are experiencing is a holy boon, a ringing telephone, a text message, I can't tell you that. You need to increase your concentration, it needs to be all day. If you want to make it.
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Re: Hearing voices

Postby Ab-ul-Az » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:15 am

seekinghga wrote:Ignore it. I can't help you beyond that. If you want someone to tell you that what you are experiencing is a holy boon, a ringing telephone, a text message, I can't tell you that. You need to increase your concentration, it needs to be all day. If you want to make it.

As I said, I do ignore them when I'm doing my raja yoga session.

In the waking state, I mentally connect to the subconscious of those I know and receive spontaneous messages from them, and I'm aware most of them do it unintentionally as repressed ideas or emotions, and those I'm connected deeply with will manifest the thoughts and emotions I send to them, so that's one thing that made me more cautious in my thoughts and energy.

I don't believe anything (even chaos) to be arbitrary or futile.
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Re: Hearing voices

Postby Hermitas » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:46 am

Ab-ul-Az wrote:In the waking state, I mentally connect to the subconscious of those I know and receive spontaneous messages from them, and I'm aware most of them do it unintentionally as repressed ideas or emotions, and those I'm connected deeply with will manifest the thoughts and emotions I send to them, so that's one thing that made me more cautious in my thoughts and energy.

I share this theory, but i think it quite dangerous. It’s impossible (or very close to impossible) to distinguish from psychological projection. Or, if you’ve got a technique for making such a distinction, I’d love to hear it.

The best analogy I have is that sometimes it’s my CD player (psychological projection), and somethimes it’s the radio (telepathic information). But I can’t tell just by listening to the music.
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Re: Hearing voices

Postby Ab-ul-Az » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:30 pm

Hermitas wrote:I share this theory, but i think it quite dangerous. It’s impossible (or very close to impossible) to distinguish from psychological projection. Or, if you’ve got a technique for making such a distinction, I’d love to hear it.

The best analogy I have is that sometimes it’s my CD player (psychological projection), and somethimes it’s the radio (telepathic information). But I can’t tell just by listening to the music.

Both the energy and the first person that pops in your mind the moment the message is received is one indicator. I noticed sometimes when I intentionally think of a certain person I will tap into their mind and these random messages will start flooding by themselves.

You will know that it's coming from you when you can trace the root of the thought (at least with two previous thoughts related) and their connection to your current physical state, imagine your own thoughts like an ever expanding and connected branches of a tree, while those of an external source will be sudden, random and most importantly not reached for, along the things I mentioned first.

Also most importantly, knowing thy Self and True Will.
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Re: Hearing voices

Postby Hermitas » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:36 am

Regarding your technique for discernment: Respectfully, I don't think it takes seriously enough the idea that our own unconscious minds can and do produce "information" of an unbidden and unexpected nature. It does so frequently in dreams. In other words, it could still be the words of a representation of an individual created by your unconscious mind (as in a dream), with no connection to the actual individual's thoughts.

Objective (outside) confirmation is necessary to test the percentage of correct "reads" enabled by the discernment technique you describe.

Honestly, I believe I've experienced both, the real and the imagined, yet I can't tell just from the "hearing," and I don't know what to tell you except not to bet your reputation on anything you hear.

Note: I went through a Saturn transit conjunct my natal Neptune once. It broke all the rules. It was as if my own mind was trying purposely to deceive me. I've become a lot more skeptical about it since then.
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Re: Hearing voices

Postby Ab-ul-Az » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:59 pm

Hermitas wrote:Regarding your technique for discernment: Respectfully, I don't think it takes seriously enough the idea that our own unconscious minds can and do produce "information" of an unbidden and unexpected nature. It does so frequently in dreams. In other words, it could still be the words of a representation of an individual created by your unconscious mind (as in a dream), with no connection to the actual individual's thoughts.

Objective (outside) confirmation is necessary to test the percentage of correct "reads" enabled by the discernment technique you describe.

Honestly, I believe I've experienced both, the real and the imagined, yet I can't tell just from the "hearing," and I don't know what to tell you except not to bet your reputation on anything you hear.

Note: I went through a Saturn transit conjunct my natal Neptune once. It broke all the rules. It was as if my own mind was trying purposely to deceive me. I've become a lot more skeptical about it since then.

Yes it's quite tricky and definitely needs objective confirmation along the way, that's why most importantly is knowing one's True Will, the mind and even the body will never rest and will have countless changing states on the path of initiation, letting it subject to the True Will is the end goal, be it a suggested projection or synchronistic telepathy; they should both result in Love.
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