Many ancient figurines depict people in various postures that look rather unnatural. People today have duplicated these postures and discovered that various spiritual experiences happen in the presence of spiritual intent (with perhaps one or more rituals such as drumming or "calling the directions"). Some of these spiritual experiences may be ecstatic, some may involve communications from spirit guides and others may involve challenging difficult answers to personal questions.
Belinda Gore, in Ecstatic Body Postures (Gore, 1995), describes many of her experiences with specific postures. There are weekend workshops available (some with Gore) that give you experience with perhaps five postures. Such workshops are a good introduction, and I recommend them if they appeal to you.
But, one workshop is not an ongoing relationship with whatever guide may be coming through during a particular posture. If you wish to develop a relationship with a guide, then I would recommend that you keep trying the same posture repeatedly when you get home. (Of course, use the drumming and directions rituals in the beginning also.)
An ongoing relationship will permit the guide to teach you to get more information from planes beyond the lower astral. Thus, studying these postures and experiencing them repeatedly can lead to your developing significant channeling capabilities.
© 2008 by Thayer White
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