Etheric Anatomy: The Three Selves and Astral Travel
Author: Victor H. Anderson, with additional material by Cora Anderson
Publisher: Acorn Guild Press
Review by Storm Faerywolf
In this much anticipated volume, the late Grandmaster and teacher Victor Anderson discusses in detail astral phenomena and the psychic structure of the human being, including an introduction to the Three Selves, a foundational teaching of the Feri Tradition of Witchcraft.
The book itself is presented in three parts. Part one deals with the human energy bodies and related phenomena. Drawing from his vast experience with several indigenous shamanic practices, Victor delves into the metaphysics of the human energy field, and gives examples of the different layers of auric energy, including his personal understanding of colors commonly perceived in the aura.
Part two deals with astral travel and the Three Souls, contributed by Victor’s wife Cora Anderson, author of Fifty Years in the Feri Tradition. Here we are taught traditional Feri exercises, such as the Ha Prayer (used to raise energy), the Kala Rite (to clear energy blocks), and the Flower Prayer (to contact one’s Personal God). Simple exercises to develop one’s own etheric sight are presented, along with a discussion of some common ailments and their psychic causes. Further teachings include techniques to facilitate astral awareness and travel.
Part three is a collection of transcribed recordings made by the author as far back as the late 1970’s detailing his own astral experiences of a sexual nature. For the first time in print, here are described personal accounts of sexuality on the astral plane as experienced by the author. Victor offers a frank discussion of human sexuality, both physical and non-, presenting views quite progressive even today, but especially for the time in which they were originally recorded.
The information presented is sound and diverse. In true shaman’s style, discussions of larger topics are often peppered with commentary and personal examples, making this more than just an information manual. It is the product of personal experience and as such is an invaluable tool to anyone who wishes to understand and experience deeper levels of consciousness, regardless of one’s chosen spiritual path.
This is a must have for any Pagan, Witch, healer, or practicing occultist.