I completed Belsebuub’s course on astral travel and dreams, during which I learnt some techniques that could be used for protection when attempting to explore beyond the body. I had a few dreams where I encountered negative creatures, so I felt it was good to learn how to deal with them in a dream situation as well.
Using Techniques from Belsebuub’s The Astral Codex
Although I used the techniques for protection regularly before going to sleep, I usually wasn’t conscious enough to remember to use them in dreams. Consequently, despite my efforts to dispel negative creatures when I encountered them within a dream, they usually just seemed to become more unpleasant.
Success with the Recitations
I then had a dream where a man was acting negatively towards me and I reacted in a similar way by speaking harshly to him and trying to push him away. This did nothing – in fact, he seemed to become even more enraged and determined. Then I remembered the tools for protection and started to chant the Bellilin recitation three times, similar to Geraldine’s experience here. The negative person immediately seemed weakened and I woke up from the dream.
Using Intuition as a Guide
I had another dream where I was looking to travel to a particular place. An old man was waiting nearby, who seemed to fit the classic image of a god-like figure. He had longish white hair and a beard, was dressed in a white robe and had a golden cane, which he pointed to indicate the direction that I should take.
However, I remembered Belsebuub’s advice to use intuition and to look into a person’s eyes in the astral plane, in order to determine if they are genuine or a negative entity disguised in order to deceive you. In this case, despite the spiritual appearance, I had a strong feeling of deception when looking into the man’s eyes and set off in a different direction.