>> My mother, who always was a great fan of Father Pio, told me he was able to be (was watched) at two different places at the same time and to act at both places at the same time consciously ... I´d like to know how this is possible ... since his "corporal" body should be like sleeping/unconscious, if he was astral projecting?? So it must be something else (if its true...)? <<
I don't know if this is true in Father Pio's case but from the hermetic standpoint it is quite possible and understandable.
Physical bilocation is accomplished by the Greater Self (pertaining to the Saturn sphere, the Greater Self is our *eternal* mental body), not by the temporal Individual or personal self. The Greater Self, which projects the Individualized mental body and thus the personal astral and physical bodies, simply projects a duplicate Individual mental body and
then condenses around it a matching astral and physical corpus, inserting it into the appropriate time and place.
When an adept bilocates, they will be focused at the level of their Greater Self while still functional at a physical level. In essence, the adept participates at a personal and Individual level. When in this state, it is possible to maintain concurrent conscious awareness
in both bodies simultaneously, since this is a feature of the Greater Self's normal awareness. One is, in fact, in two places at the same moment with their full awareness intact. But this "splitting" or "multiplication" of awareness can only be done from the perspective of the Greater Self.
This same thing can be accomplished without the person's conscious participation at the Individual or personal level (e.g., with a non-adept who has no magical faculties, per se). This then is a more independent action stemming solely from the Greater Self and a higher need of some sort. As a consequence, the person would have no awareness of their double's actions, and vice versa.
My best to you,
:) Rawn Clark
17 Jun 2002