Trance-Portation

Learning to Navigate the Inner World

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"TrancePortation belongs on every Pagan and occultist's bookshelf; it's destined to become a classic of the field. Diana Paxson's downtoearth style speaks directly to real people with real problems--racing thoughts, distractibility, oversensitivity--and lets them know that they, too, can achieve trance states that will enrich their spiritual lives." --Deborah Lipp, author of The Study of Witchcraft and The Way of Four
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Book Details

Pages

304 Pages

Size

6 x 9

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

11/01/2008

ISBN

978-1-57863-405-7

Publisher

Red Wheel Weiser

Authors

  • Author Diana L. Paxson

    Diana L. Paxson, a writer, priestess, and teacher, has been studying and teaching Germanic mythology and religion for nearly forty years. Paxson also pioneered the recovery of traditional Norse oracular practice. She is the author of numerous books, including Odin: Ecstasy, Runes, Magic. Visit her at www.hrafnar.org.

The ability to move from the ordinary into an altered state of consciousness is one of the most valuable skills in both magic and religion. From the ceremonial magician to the shaman, using trance work to explore inner realms is essential to the magical process of healing, transcendence, and wisdom desired throughout diverse occult and spiritual traditions. TrancePortation offers a comprehensive and multispirited way to enter the inner realm. Blending the modern world with the ancient arts, TrancePortation’s first three chapters, Travel Planning, Crossing the Threshold, and Getting Started, offer preparatory suggestions including meditations and relaxations, breathing, warding, shifting gears, and returning. Drawing on examples from varied traditions, from Western Mystery to Native American, Ancient Celtic to Eastern Mysticism, and peppered with folk lore and tales from popular science fiction stories, TrancePortation explores spiritual journey work extensively, offering readers the chance to find their own ways into the inner realm, encounter their own guides and fellow travelers, and create divine relationships with the deities and gods and goddesses that they meet.
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"TrancePortation belongs on every Pagan and occultist's bookshelf; it's destined to become a classic of the field. Diana Paxson's downtoearth style speaks directly to real people with real problems--racing thoughts, distractibility, oversensitivity--and lets them know that they, too, can achieve trance states that will enrich their spiritual lives." --Deborah Lipp, author of The Study of Witchcraft and The Way of Four "In TrancePortation, Diana Paxson has written a travel guide for trance and out of body experiences that will be a great help to anyone seeking to navigate the complex worlds that lie both within and beyond our internal landscapes." --Michelle Belanger, author of Psychic Vampire Codex and Psychic Dreamwalking "Diana Paxson has penned another great work. If you were a newborn to the world of the spirits, you can take her hand and she will teach you how to walk the paths of other realms. You will feel totally taken care of, all mishaps have been exposed and diminished, and only the safest ways to trance travel are in this book. She is a virtuoso of the practical yet totally blended into the mystical. A rare, rare find." --Zsuzsanna Budapest, founder of Dianic Wicca and author of Holy Book of Women's Mysteries "This book is beautifully written and filled with both wisdom and practical advice. It should interest all practitioners of the Craft and help anyone who is having difficulty with things such as astral projection or trance magick." --Eileen Holland, author of The Wicca Handbook