By Jose Prado
There are many dangers to the Astral. But there were some things that I was never taught about before hand and so I learned by Trial by Fire. Since I was a child I had the gift of Astral projection via Shamanic abilities. I traveled the realms and believed I was actually dreaming. It was nothing out of the ordinary for me. My family would hear me murmur words or have outright conversations in sleep. Sometimes I would awaken still talking to someone. I would laugh out loud waking some of them up but when they checked on me I was still sleeping.
Crowley religiously appropriated all sorts of sacred books and texts from various world religions, but especially from Hebrew religion. I started to theorize that maybe the technique he wrote about was Jewish magic, and so the power I inherited may have been tied to that since I am a descendant of the Sephardi Jews of Spain and Portugal . Those are my origins in the Astral. I was told more or less about the rogue travelers mentioned in the lesson. What I didn't know was how many there would be.
After I described her former boyfriend in detail (without knowing it was the same person) as the Astral Vampire, she told me he had been her lover before she met her husband. He was a University Professor and at the time she was one of his students. They had a passionate affair, and he always managed to assert his dominance over her without a fight. She eventually ended things with him due to his philandering nature. But she still thought at that point that she loved him.
I told her he was using Empathy to make her believe she loved him. He was striking her spiritually for leaving him and having a family with her husband. I also realized that some of the gifts he bought for her sons were tainted spiritually and acted as an antenna to extend and strengthen his influence astrally into her home. After helping her realize what was happening, she became more aggressive in how to shield herself from him. She first cleansed and blessed each cursed object, then she began placing satchels with prayers to block him out everywhere.
I did a deeper Divination and asked what I should do. The Gods replied that he was too dangerous with his powers and that he must be bound. So, I bound him using a Voodoo Doll. In his case his ability was natural so I sent him spirits to do a spiritual operation to help him sustain himself with his own vital energy. Without that he may have died from lack of feeding, and I didn't want that on my conscience. He never tried to contact her much less Astral to her again. Her health recovered, and her obsession with him stopped. All was well.