Soul travel

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Soul travel is a method by which the soul can travel in the etheric body during the hours of sleep, escorted by archangels and legions of light, to visit etheric retreats to receive instruction and initiation from the ascended masters.

The Book of Genesis describes the deep spiritual communion necessary for the soul’s evolution as the deep sleep that the LORD God caused to fall upon Adam. This was the natural means that Maitreya provided whereby the soul would separate from the lower vehicles and travel in its etheric sheath to the higher octaves of creative consciousness in the causal body of the Guru Maitreya or in the retreats of the Great White Brotherhood.

Later, certain schools of the false hierarchy that were in vogue on Atlantis during the hundred and twenty years of the preaching of Noah perverted this natural “going out and coming in” to the body temple. During that era the descendants of Cain, working with the Illuminists, popularized the psychic trance, preceded or followed by psychic meditation in the subconscious.

This subconscious plane of self-awareness (below the conscious awareness of the Self as God), which we have equated with the electronic belt, became the psychic laboratory for the manipulation of the mental and feeling worlds—of the self and of other selves. This was the beginning of the practice of hypnosis and autohypnosis.

This form of psychic trance and psychic meditation has persisted to the present day. According to these false teachings, the neophyte is taught to leave the body not through the fire center (the heart chakra) and the fire body (the etheric envelope) but through the water center (the solar plexus) and the water body (the astral or emotional body). This results in soul travel in the astral plane. Once caught on the astral plane, souls are taken to the abodes of the members of the false hierarchy, their astral forcefields. Those who are thus led by the embodied and disembodied representatives of the false hierarchy are beguiled by the endless euphoria of the plane of psychic phenomena.

El Morya provides the following prayer by which the student may ask to be taken to the retreat of the Paul the Venetian through soul travel:

In the name of the Christ, my own Real Self, I call to the heart of the I AM Presence and to the angel of the Presence to take me in my soul and in my soul consciousness to the retreat of Paul the Venetian in southern France. I ask to receive the instruction of the law of love and to be given the formula for the victory of the love flame within my heart. And I ask that all information necessary to the fulfillment of my divine plan be released to my outer waking consciousness as it is required. I thank thee and I accept this done in the full power of the risen Christ.[1]

Zadkiel and Holy Amethyst explain that those who have a momentum on soul travel may also serve with the archangels while out of the body during sleep:

If you have a greater momentum and have been doing this long, you may be part of the legions of our bands, of Zadkiel’s bands or other of the archangels. You are escorted by angels and you go to the place of greatest need. And when you retire, the captain of your battalion, as it were, will come and tell you where we are going this night and why we must go there: because there is human suffering, because there are souls of light, because there is threat of earthquake and cataclysm and we must go there and bring the violet flame, or we must go into the astral plane and save those who are bent on suicide and other forms of self-destruction.[2]

See also

Etheric retreat

For more information

For a meditation ritual to facilitate soul travel, see “Sacred Ritual for Transport and Holy Work,” in El Morya, Ashram Notes.

El Morya, The Chela and the Path: Keys to Soul Mastery in the Aquarian Age, chapter 7.

Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Masters and Their Retreats.


Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Path of Self-Transformation.

  1. El Morya, The Chela and the Path: Keys to Soul Mastery in the Aquarian Age
  2. Archangel Zadkiel and Holy Amethyst, “Through Constructive Service at Night, You Are Balancing Karma,” Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 46, no. 8, September 21, 2003.