Cosmology 1: #1

Describe the generation of the cosmos, and what is done in ADF ritual to ensure that the cosmos remains in order. (300 words min.) The creation or “generation” of the cosmos is where we recreate the creation of the world, and in doing so create a sacred space for ritual.  The creation of the world […]

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Trance 1: #10

Create a self-hypnosis tape to put yourself in trance and go on a spirit journey and bring yourself back out. Submit a script as well as a summary of your results. (min. 200 words for the summary) My journey script: Breathe deeply, inhaling and exhaling with the rhythm of the drums. Sit comfortably, allow your […]

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Trance 1: #9

Keep a journal for five months detailing the trance work that you have done. Write an essay based off those journals that examines your practice over the time you journaled. In this essay, explain how you can apply the trance work to divination, magic, and other workings you do in ritual and personally. Entries occurring […]

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Trance 1: #8

Describe what happens to the body during a trance state from a physical standpoint. (min. 300 words) During a trance-like state, at least during the beginning stages of getting used to trance-work, my body was generally still, but somewhat fidgety.  Since I’ve been working on adjusting my abilities to trance, I’ve noticed the subtle adjustments […]

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Trance 1: Citations

“History of Hypnosis.” Healing with Hypnosis. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Oct. 2014. <http://www.healingwithhypnosis.com/self-hypnosis-articles/history-of-hypnosis.aspx>. Hunter, C. Roy., and Charles Tebbetts. The Art of Hypnosis: Mastering Basic Techniques. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Pub., 2000. Print. “Dionysian Mysteries.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 10 Nov. 2014. Web. 15 Oct. 2014. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dionysian_Mysteries>. “SACRIFICE, PRAYER, AND DIVINATION.” Sacred Texts. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 […]

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Trance 1, #7

Using one of the three methods described in requirement 6, describe in depth a single experience you had while in the trance state from an experiential point of view (i.e. what did you feel, see, sense, etc.). (min. 300 words) One of the coolest trances I ever experienced was at our old farm, where I […]

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Trance 1, #6

Identify and explain three methods of attaining a trance state. (min. 150 words per method) The number one method of attaining a trance state for me is through drumming (or rhythm).  Rhythm allows you to latch onto a “heart beat” of sorts and maintain a consistent and expected state that then allows the rest of […]

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Trance 1: #4

Identify and describe three instances where trance is found in ancient Indo-European cultures. (min. 150 words each instance) Three cultures that had historical notations of trance-like work in the Indo-European cultures are the Norse, the Hellenic, and the Irish cultures. Shared throughout the Greek and Roman cultures, one example we have that shows trance-like historical connotations are […]

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Trance 1: #5

Describe three ways trance can be used in personal spiritual practice. (min. 100 words each) One basic way to use Trance in personal spiritual practice is through meditation.  This requires an internal focus to quiet your thoughts and mind, and focus on being still and silent in a reflective moment.  Meditation is something I have […]

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Trance 1: #3

Describe the ethical issues surrounding neuro-linguistic programming and hypnosis. (min. 150 words) C. Roy Hunter gives a very good encompassing and appropriate simple defining rule to ethics in hypnosis: Do for the client what you would want done if the roles were reversed. This pretty much wedges perfectly in the type of ethics in ADF […]

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