I purchased a book and have been doing the practices in it, it's very ascetic and grueling such as depriving yourself of desires, sex, drugs, junk food, tv, etc. In one week that I've been doing it I have had some weird things happen, I hear things, see things, very vivid dreams, my first OBE, after one week it was very rigorous I kind of stopped but am trying and trying. I've also been reading H.P. Blavatsky's book 'The book of the Silence' which is awesome. Anyone into or have studied hermetics as well?