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Trance-portation: Learning to Navigate the Inner World

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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. Trance-Portatio ...more
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Bridgett
This was a great introduction to altered states of consciousness and types of meditation, including visualizations and interacting with spirit guides. I learned a lot and intend to implement a lot of the suggestions.
Rebecca Cooper
I've been a pagan for 15 years and have been veering towards shamanism and mysticism, so I picked up this book hoping to strengthen some beginning trance and journeying techniques as it is not my strong suit. I was very disappointed in this book, as was our whole book group. This is one big book of prep and fluff with no real meat in it. I read the whole thing, and thought I must have missed something, because the author never actually gets to an exercise where she tells you how to journey. That ...more
Lindsay
**IMPORTANT NOTE FOR GROUPS**
Directions for group work is in Appendix 1. Unfortunately, this little tidbit is not mentioned within the main chapters. There is very little direction for group work within the book proper. When you're going from an ebook version, it's much harder to just flip through the book, so we had no idea that group exercises were sitting there.

Overall I'd have to say that I was disappointed with this book. The first half of the book gave pretty detailed and informative direc
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Fawn
May 10, 2011 Fawn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Overall the book was very helpful; although most was review, the last chapters of the book were extremely informative. Addressing problems such as "spiritual emergencies" and group adaptation to trance is probably what I will take with me as I travel on this path of serving the Gods. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to start serious Otherworld journeys.
Ancestral Gael
The information contained in this book may be sound, but I found the style of delivery rather dry and uninspiring; I had to push myself to read the book, as it was part of a book club group read. I am not a newcomer to trance, and perhaps this made it more difficult for me to engage with the information provided.

The book is designed to be read over a period of months, as each chapter's exercise is undertaken and understood before moving on to the next.

There appears to be a serious flaw with the
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Ancestral Gael
The information contained in this book may be sound, but I found the style of delivery rather dry and uninspiring; I had to push myself to read the book, as it was part of a book club group read. I am not a newcomer to trance, and perhaps this made it more difficult for me to engage with the information provided.

The book is designed to be read over a period of months, as each chapter's exercise is undertaken and understood before moving on to the next.

There appears to be a serious flaw with the
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Kecia
Aug 19, 2012 Kecia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It may be because I read it in an e-version that the organization was hard to follow. She introduces an exercise, but it can't be implemented until the whole chapter is read, at which point, she supplies a list of exercises to "practice." If you want to work through this book sequentially, as she highly recommends, you have to construct your own schedule, pulling it piece by piece from the suggestions.

There was some attempt to embrace alternate traditions for the journey setting, but the result
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Min
Feb 21, 2016 Min rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A highly readable, flowing text that reaps the benefit of having worked this material with others as both teacher, and practitioner. Those students share a few insights along the way to demonstrate the variety of experiences possible. Several references to helpful books strengthens the possibilities once these exercises are tried.
Offering a slow, progressive program to build a solid foundation in trance work. Beginning by explaining the process, and how best to manage in a modern Western framew
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Morgan
Dec 31, 2013 Morgan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent book for those who wish to begin using trance and journey techniques. The author does a thorough job of explaining the principles behind this type of spiritual work, but what makes this book such a good resource is the practical advice. The book touches on common problems people face, includes cautions and protection ideas, as well as how to connect to Otherwordly spirits and deities and what to expect.I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in beginning this ...more
Kathryn Harriet
Mar 25, 2014 Kathryn Harriet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of the material was redundant to me personally, but I also picked up a few things I hadn't been aware of before. However, I think this book is a wonderfully clear, concise, and thorough manual for any responsible novice of trance work; a determined traveller can get a lot of mileage out of this book. Well done!
Elle Cardenas
Jan 27, 2013 Elle Cardenas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm currently taking the course that this book accompanies- and it's such a great read with good practices and exercises that I feel I can keep going back to. The material is well-written and very informative. Even if you feel like you're at a more advanced stage of practice, this book serves as a great basic/primer to have on-hand to aid in building these particular skills.
Dedrick
Oct 29, 2013 Dedrick rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Very thorough book about practicing trance and meditation. I enjoyed the mix of spiritual and empirical observations. This book covers a lot of territory and may be an advanced beginner book for people exploring meditation and trance, allowing those who have started with the basics to begin making more complex journeys into their subconscious or other psychic worlds.
Susan
Sep 28, 2009 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm currently reading this book right now!
Gina
Oct 04, 2015 Gina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book on meditation and spirit journeying. I only wish she had some guided meditations to go along with the book. I would buy that in a heartbeat!
Spider Goddess
Feb 11, 2012 Spider Goddess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fabulous primer for the beginning journeyer. Paxson helps one through various stages and aspects of trance work. I definitely recommend it for anyone new to the experience.
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Diana L. Paxson (born 1943) is a novelist and author of nonfiction, primarily in the fields of Paganism and Heathenism. Her published works include fantasy and historical fiction novels, as well as numerous short stories. More recently she has also published nonfiction books about Pagan and Heathen religions and practices.

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