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Headless Condition: Secret Exercises to Magical Perspective

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The Headless Condition - Foundation of All Magic

The Headless Condition refers to a shift in perspective that allows you to cease the identification between your mind and physical body. This may seem strange at first, however if you have the courage to attempt the following exercises you may notice this perspective’s advantages. Those looking to advance with more ‘spectacular’ skills such as telekinesis, astral projection, levitation or Reiki for the self will want to be very comfortable with clicking in to this mode of viewing reality.

As always, we do not expect you to believe what we say without doubt. In fact, I would personally be quite disappointed if you did. Read the primer below, attempt the exercises and ask questions if you need to. Test this all yourself, or cast it aside if it does not suit you – however we caution you to remain honest in your skepticism and to try this with an inquiring mind, not a proud one.

Right now, as you read these words, you may believe your Self to be your body. When you think of your Self you may picture your physical form. This presents many limitations, as when your physical
experiences certain sensations you are locked in to them. Here we will suggest a way to free your mind from your physical form and therein free you from physical limitations entirely.

The goal here is to simply realize something that is already quite true – that you are somewhere back there, back behind your eyes, in your ‘head’. The aim is to understand your role as the experiencer of reality – not some odd manifestation of molecules.

Logically understand what is not You.

We begin by asking a fundamental question – how can you prove what you are? If I were to place a playing card before you, on your desk, could you prove that you are not the playing card? Most give the answer that they cannot be the card because the card is over there, and They are over here. This is true,
however it lacks depth. The answer we are looking for is:
“I can see the card. I can experience it, therefore it cannot be me, for I am the experiencer.”
Continue this line of though until you better understand your surroundings. Consider the screen you are reading these words from. Consider the sensations you feel (which is one of your five senses, albeit on a different level) in your own body. Consider the music you enjoy listening to. Consider the wind that brushes your face. Consider even your own hair, as it rests against your forehead.

Your body is part of observable reality, and You are the observer.
The screen you are reading this one is certainly not You, as You are well aware. You can see it. You may be able to touch it. You may even be able to smell it, in unfortunate cases. Now, place your hand near
this screen. As you look at your hand, what do you notice? What differs the hand from the screen?


Play with this idea. Examine different yourself and then ask which sense you are using to assert your
knowledge of them. You know you have toes because you can feel them rub against each other, and you can feel them through your nervous system. You may be able to see some hairs dangling before your eyes.

Continue this until you feel that you have adequately questioned each aspect of your physical form.
Now, what can you know about your head?
Were you to touch your head with your hands you would be able to know of its existence.


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For now,
leave that thought aside, and simply relax in whatever chair you may be sitting in. As you read these words, what do you see? Most likely you see a ring around all of the objects in front of you, a ring that you know represents the angles of your face, specifically those around your eyes.
Look down now to your feet. Continue the aforementioned practice of realizing and then deidentifying from your body in sections. Feel and see your toes, then ankles, then shins, then thighs, then waist, then chest, then...what?
What do you see now?

Remain honest with what you see and with what you feel. Not what you THINK you see or feel. You should now be coming to the conclusion that the notion of You having a ‘head’ is at least partly absurd. After all, you see nothing. Feel free to tilt your neck and look around. Unless you involve your hands, you may realize that above your chest there is simply...You.

If you take this with honest intention you will notice there is a definite feeling of ‘clicking in’ to this. Reality feels slightly off, as your senses are now partially dulled, yet enhanced. You may find that your sense of hearing improves, although what you hear may not necessarily ‘faze’ you on a mental level. Begin now to ask yourself why this is, and more importantly, what Your position means as the
experiencer of all experience.

Now, let us disprove Galileo.
It is time to glimpse the benefits of remaining headless. If you exquisite attention to your true location, and then stand up you may notice that motion feels different. This is because you are no longer attuning yourself to the dimensions of physical reality – in short, you have dramatically changed the concept of distance. Remain honest with what you see. Now, Headless, slowly turn your head to the left, and then
back to the front. What happened to this screen?
Did you simply turn your ‘neck’, or did it seem to slip away to the right of your field of vision before disappearing?
Repeat this exercise as needed. The goal here is to understand your position as the experiencer and place you at the true centre of your world.

Now stand up, and place a chair directly behind you.
Look forward, with neutral posture and simply be honest with what your vision is telling you. Trust it. Do not hypnotize yourself into thinking you are moving within a large space. Instead, simply see what happens to objects in your field of vision.
Slowly, and with utter focus, sit down.
What happened to the room?

You now have the ability to cross great distances without tiring. Take a break from sitting and go out for a leisurely walk, with no intention other than being mindful and
remembering where you are. As you stroll, what do you notice about the sidewalk under your feet? What about people? What happens to the trees as you walk?
Do you move towards them? Possibly. Or, does your vision tell you that they are moving towards you?

Pause for a moment once this clicks. Take an easy breath. Then fix your gaze on a landmark that is not too far away. Instead of ‘walking towards it’, concentrate on being honest with your sight and pull it towards you as if you were on a treadmill.
Once you have done this successfully a number of times assess yourself physically.

Do your legs feel the same? How about your heartrate?
With repeated practice the answer to these questions should be a resounding NO.


Bonus: Flying in the park
This is a more difficult exercise for those who feel comfortable with the above. Failure is common on the first couple of attempts, and success is generally fleeting at first so please be kind to yourself. Find a time to be outside in an environment with as much privacy as possible. The less people the better. Do some aerobic stretches to prepare (and by the way, pay attention to how the world tilts if you shift your weight).
Find yourself a comfortable piece of ground that you feel would cushion a fall just fine should one occur. Become Headless, then bend your knees and hop lightly. Start low. It takes extreme focus to remain Headless as your world bounces, so we encourage you to even just bend your knees and stand straight
again if you need to. Eventually keep ‘hopping’ higher and higher. Much like walking you should realize that you are jumping off the ground, but rather, you are pushing the ground away from you. Now, try to push the ground away very far.
As far as you can.
Bring the sky to your eyelevel as you drop the earth below you.

Enjoy your flight.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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