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Experience Submitted by Fotis

The Shanti Mantra and Its Infinite Peace

One summer, I had gathered with some friends from different countries to spend some time in nature and spiritual practices.

On the evening of the solstice, we had gathered to sing the Shanti mantra which Belsebuub had introduced for the ceremony of the summer solstice. I remember taking notice of its ending and especially liking it.

“Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti” I came to know meant “Om Peace, Peace, Peace”. To me, chanting this mantra felt like a beam of light was permeating through the universe. As though I was making a wish, prayer or invocation to the divine.

As I chanted the mantra with the other voices, it was floating smoothly for some time and reached a familiar point in which I didn’t want to stop chanting because it was so pleasant. It was like every round of the mantra was generating something which was becoming bigger and bigger, creating a very special mystical atmosphere. As I continued, I felt that this interest to keep chanting was coming from more people than just myself.

Then, at one point, the mantra chanting reached its zenith. It was here where I felt something different in the room. Some kind of presence. It was as though all the other external sounds were muted. The air became more solid and I tried to feel how this presence was among us physically, however it’s difficult to properly describe the feeling of being amidst something non-physical.

Around this time, I also started to feel as though I was becoming extremely emotional, like when I’m ready to cry, but filled with joy and something that is beyond words. Like an inner fullness.

I thought to open my eyes to look for the presence but I didn’t want to get out of the inner state I was in, in case I might lose it. However since I perceived that this presence was becoming more solid I couldn’t hold myself any longer, and I looked around. When I did, I didn’t see anything unusual. After a while the practice finished and some people spoke a few words about the chanting. Some also shared a similar experience of feeling a presence inside the room, as well as a special mystical atmosphere which had been generating gradually.

I was very grateful to have met up with my friends and to share my time with them, taking part in some spiritual activities and practicing some exercises from Belsebuub. Such occasions have always given me a great boost and offered me a great motivation to uncover a hidden side of life that is often in reach.

Encountering a Negative Entity in the Astral Plane

Another experience happened on a different summer night, in the country side where I was staying with a friend of mine. I was eager to do some more spiritual practices before I went to bed, in order to have a breakthrough and hopefully get some guidance from the other dimensions related to my inner work. After having taken the courses Belsebuub created I was able to learn how to astral project and use my time while I was sleeping to my advantage. It was like exploring a new world that had opened up to me.

My First Attempts

In the beginning of the night, my body was heavy and I fell into a deep sleep very quickly after having relaxed my body. However I had planned to wake up during the night in order to have more opportunities to practice astral projection.

When I woke up in the middle of the night, I sat up and chanted a mantra for quite a while before I lay down again. I pronounced each vowel for some time before I moved to the next one, and that kept my concentration focused and generated a mystical kind of atmosphere that maintained my interest.

By the end of the practice my body fell asleep but my awareness stayed awake in the astral plane. I had come out of my body and began to look around. I could see the room I was sleeping in, as it was, semi-lit, when I was wide awake. Then I turned to check what my friend was doing on the other side of the room.

Seeing My Friend with a Strange Presence

To my surprise, I saw a negative entity sitting on my friend’s body who had been lying asleep. Terrified at seeing the negative presence over my friend, I used the Bellilin recitation recommended by Belsebuub. I don’t remember what went wrong or if what happened was supposed to, but the entity didn’t disappear, as it normally would have in my previous experiences. Instead this negative entity got off my friend’s body and hid behind it. I then became surprised again as this entity began speaking to me with an evil kind of voice, saying: “…it’s mine!”

After that I woke up back in my physical body, confused and not knowing what else to do. I saw my friend still sleeping. I did the Bellilin again and I tried to go back into the astral plane, although unsuccessfully.

The negative entity I saw over my friend’s body looked like this one:

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‘The Nightmare’ by John Henry Fuseli, 1781

Negative Entities in Other Dimensions

I don’t know what kind of being it was, where it came from and how I could have dealt better with it in the astral plane but I think the more encounters I would have the more familiar I would become.

I found Belsebuub’s articles where he refers to the existence of dark forces very informative. It has helped me to get a better intellectual understanding of what kind of beings are present in the higher dimensions. These experiences, although small, have broadened my understanding in several areas pertaining to sleep and astral projection. For instance, after this experience I tried to explore the heaviness that sometimes rests on my chest when I want to astral project and see how I can deal with it. I am left with many mysterious encounters and instances that I want to continue to explore and better understand, but if there is anything I have come to realise, it is that we are definitely not alone.