Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
View your shopping cart Shopping Cart | My Account | Help | Become a Fan on Facebook Become a Fan | Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us | Watch Us on YouTube Watch Us | Subscribe to our RSS Feeds Subscribe
Browse ProductsAuthorsArticlesBlogsEncyclopediaNewslettersAffiliate ProgramContact UsBooksellers
LLEWELLYN JOURNAL
Article Topics
List of Articles
RSS Data Feeds
Mission Statement
Use of Our Articles
Writers' Guidelines

Email Exclusives
Sign up to receive special offers and promotions from Llewellyn.

Get the Latest Issue of New Worlds

September/October 2016 Issue

New Worlds Catalog

Get the FREE app for your tablet and mobile device. Now available in the iTunes Store and the Google Play Store

Also available as a PDF File.

Click for more information about New Worlds or to receive issues via mail.


The Llewellyn Journal
Print this Article Print this Article

Dislocated Pain

This article was written by Richard Schwartz
posted under

Many years ago, I was involved in a truck wreck in which one of the vertebrae in my back was compressed into a wedge shape. This misshapen vertebra became the source of a chronic, nagging backache.

One day I was taking a nap on the couch in my living room. After sleeping flat on my back for a while, I became aware that my back was hurting and that I really needed to sit up to relieve the pain. Unfortunately, the room was so warm that I was in a stupor, and could not awaken.

Breaking through the grogginess, I told myself: “I WILL sit up,” and I forced my body to go through the motion. Imagine my surprise when I became fully awake-and found myself partially out of my physical body! My head was “in” my physical head, and my feet were “in” my physical feet, but my rear end was down by the floor-right through the couch upon which I had been lying!

The point I wish to make is that the pain was in ME, down in the couch, rather than in the physical body stretched out on the couch. The physical body truly appeared to be an inanimate piece of clay. This was no hallucination-I was cold sober and taking no medication. For once I truly understood the concept of existence in more than one dimension-etheric bodies, spirit guides, ghosts, or whatever you want to call it.
-Richard Schwartz, Hillsboro, Ohio


Please note that the use of Llewellyn Journal articles
is subject to certain Terms and Conditions

Versatile, convenient, and widely available and affordable, the tarot is an excellent tool for many types of magick. While some magickal workings call for an extensive list of herbs, candles, oils, stones, and other ingredients, there are countless spells and charms that can be cast with nothing more than a single deck of tarot cards. Tarot magick... read this article
Exercise: How to Feel Good
Investigating Haunted Bridges
Bodies of the Gods
Yoga Self Care for Parents and Caregivers of Autistic Children
Your Tarot, Your Way

Most recent posts:
Tarot for Spiritual Growth
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Melanie Marquis, author of A Witch's World of Magick, The Witch's Bag of Tricks, Witchy Mama, and the...

Evolving Tarot
One of the main reasons people turn to tarot is because they want answers, clarity, and guidance. Driven by that need, we want to desperately...

7 Ways to Stress Less
This past Sunday, I ran across a Buzzfeed post with 7 ways to help you stress less during the coming week. As a Type-A person who battles...





Llewellyn's 2017 Witches' Calendar Llewellyn's 2017 Witches' Calendar
By: Llewellyn
Price: $13.99 US,  $16.99 CAN
Llewellyn's 2017 Witches' Datebook Llewellyn's 2017 Witches' Datebook
By: Llewellyn
Price: $11.99 US,  $14.99 CAN
Llewellyn's 2017 Witches' Spell-A-Day Almanac Llewellyn's 2017 Witches' Spell-A-Day Almanac
Holidays & Lore, Spells, Rituals & Meditations

By: Llewellyn
Price: $11.99 US,  $14.99 CAN
Llewellyn's 2017 Astrological Calendar Llewellyn's 2017 Astrological Calendar
84th Edition of the World's Best Known, Most Trusted Astrology Calendar

By: Llewellyn
Price: $14.99 US,  $18.99 CAN
Llewellyn's 2017 Moon Sign Book Llewellyn's 2017 Moon Sign Book
Conscious Living by the Cycles of the Moon

By: Llewellyn
Price: $11.99 US,  $14.99 CAN