Soul Travel According to Hermes in the Corpus Hermeticum

“Consider this for yourself: command your soul to travel to India, and it will be there faster than your command. Command it to cross over to the ocean, and again it will quickly be there, not as having passed from place to place but simply as being there. Command it even to fly up to heaven, and it will not lack wings. Nothing will hinder it, not the fire of the sun, nor the aether, nor the swirl nor the bodies of the other stars. Cutting through them all, it will fly to the utmost body. But if you wish to break through the universe itself and look upon the things outside (if, indeed, there is anything outside the cosmos), it is within your power.”

— Hermes Trismegistus, Corpus Hermeticum, Book XI, Mind (Nous) to Hermes, 19, Brian Copenhaver translation

A noteworthy passage from an ancient Western text mentioning India, also affirming the practice of soul travel, be it to India in spirit, heavenly realms above, or indeed even outside the cosmos.



This Living School of Spirituality called Sant Mat is also known as: The Way of the Saints and Poet-Mystics, Radhasoami, and, The Path of the Masters. The meditation practice is Surat Shabd Yoga: "Union (Yoga) of the Soul (Surat) with the Inner Light and Sound of God (Shabd).”

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