daskalos2Stylianos Atteshlis was a great Greek Healer and a Christian mystic. He is commonly known as the Magus of Strovolos, the Master, or simply, Daskalos (teacher).

Like most genuine mystics, Stylianos Atteshlis has led an outwardly unremarkable life. He was born in 1910 in the Greek part of Cyprus, near the town of Strovolos, and spent his years as a civil servant, family man, and Christian.

For years he had been teaching, trying to wake people out of their spiritual slumber. Although he was ready to help and heal wherever and whenever was needed.

He set up the circle, “The Researchers of Truth” in the Stoa (school room) at the back of his modest home. Daskalos instructed the group in esoteric Christian wisdom, contemplation, exosomatosis, and the development of healing powers. The series of books which have been published are based on practice and meditation of Atteshlis. http://www.researchersoftruth.org/

Throughout his life Daskalos enjoyed composing and performing music (violin and piano), writing poetry, painting, gardening and studying languages. He is the author of a number of books. http://stoaseries.com/book_and_cd_descriptions/.

Kyriacos Markides in wrote about Daskalos in three books, The Magus of Strovolos, Fire in the Heart and Homage to the Sun.

In the last years of his life, people from all over the world came to Stoa in Strovolos to hear his lectures and seek healing. On August 26, 1995, Atteshlis died in Cyprus.


Daskalos’s practices are the sorts of metaphysical practices we have come to associate more with Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and shamanism than with the Western mystic tradition. It is through his own personal experiences that he distills his teachings for others.


For example, Daskalos is frequently engaged in the practice of “exosomatosis,” in which he is able to leave his body, fully conscious, and travel to faraway places and dimensions in the company of “invisible helpers” in order to be of service to others.

He was aware of his past lives (in one, he says, he tended the rooms where Jesus Christ slept during his visits to the Essenes) and to be able to revisit these incarnations at will.

In the biography of Daskalos, Markides wrote about a public healing incident described by an Italian journalist;

“In front of several witnesses, Stylianos Atteshlis healed a three-year-old English boy of polio. I stared with curiosity at the English-woman holding her child. Only when she placed the boy in Stylianos Atteshlis’ arms did I notice that [the boy’s] left leg was covered with a heavy plastic brace. It was atrophied and clearly shorter than the other leg…. Stylianos Atteshli sat on a chair with the child in his arms and began to speak to him with a very sweet tone in his voice. As he was doing that, he began to gently stroke the sickly leg. He pulled it a few times as if to make it longer. . . . Ten, twenty minutes must have passed; I don’t remember. I had my eyes glued sometimes on the child and sometimes on Stylianos Atteshli. Suddenly, the child made a pained grimace. At that point he raised the boy up, gave him a light slap on his buttocks, and said, “Now, run, my boy. “And the child began running around the room. Was it a miracle! Was it suggestion! One can make whatever conclusions one wishes. I just describe what I saw.”

Despite these reputed powers, Daskalos rejects the mantle of miracle worker. “They are phenomena, nothing more,” he insists. “If we knew how nature works, we would not call them miracles.”

Daskalos provides some intense study for those interested through his own writing. He explains his model of our Beingness and his understanding many subject, too many to list here. http://stoaseries.com/

Divine Work in a Physical World

When I read Daskalos biographies by Markides in the early 1990’s, I was glued to the knowledge Daskalos provided. He put in to words so many things I was experiencing.

He was one of the first people I had encountered who talked about “exo-somatosis” (exit from the body) as I understood it.

I had been doing what most call astral travel all my life and most of the time it was to help people. Exosomatosis is bilocation, that is a conscious exiting of the body with astral energy and forming a body to work in, so there are two bodies; the second body can be very thin, or very visible.

As I got more adept, I was now able to bilocate/ exosomatosis, in 2004 or so.

For much of this type of work, I did not need to lay the body down anymore while my astral body moved portions out and formed another body to do spiritual work for others. I was conscious and active in all bodies.

I would be in two places at one time. My first form (home body) could be driving a car while my second form would be in Japan helping people in a disaster. There have been a few times where I would be in three and four places at once.

I do know how far I can ‘stretch” myself and still be useful in all. There is a percent of astral energy that I need for my home body in order for it to be conscious. For special work, requiring much more of that percent, I will then lay down and allow the work to take place.


Many others like me do this kind of work all the time, day or night. Many are on “Transition Teams” who assist people who die to their next step. Early on I was on these teams and when events like the Oklahoma bombings took place, I went while I was living on Kauai, and part of me went to help people cross-over.

When there is great shock and trauma, people can get stuck in the astral realm and not move forward to their next step in life (without a body). Once I was bilocating in Japan during an earthquake disaster for a few days. While I was in two places, my home body was freezing cold on the tropical island of Kauai! I could feel and know what my second body was doing and the climate.

Yet this type of work are done for more reasons than just transition work. It is part of what advanced souls do. Alot happens out of the range of our eye sight.

Practicing Astral Travel

Many people write about experiences they never had or had in shallow ways, so as to provide formats for people to stumble. Astral Travel is one of those areas; so be careful and always have a spirit guide with you as you do it. The astral levels are collapsing these days as this is part of the evolution of our systems.

I have had to help too many stuck souls get out of the astral worlds due to going it alone and it is just unnessecary. Soon as ten get unstuck, twenty more get stuck. Especially these days. Take your guides! Listen to your Higher Self on whether to do it or not.

No real effort needs to be taken if you are on your soul path, as these abilities are delayed for reasons of ethics and doing the right thing. As you develop, your own abilities open up and you are guided at first to get the hang of it, and then you use these talents for spiritual work.

I never intentionally practiced astral travel, it came to me naturally of which I have helped people throughout my life and cleared astral garbage of people. places and things. Once you are well-practiced in one area, another will open.

Bilocation and Astral Travel are two very different things. Astral travel is common during dreamtime for many people and most do not know they are doing it. Over time and practice, mastering astral travel, the opportunity for bilocation may open up to you.  Bilocation is a very conscious work which comes only after a person has mastered all their body chakras up to the crown chakra. It requires the skill to make a second (or third) body to move in, not just astral energy. Allow your own process to unfold.

~ Carolyn Thompson

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