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AstralProjection
WrittenbyChristineBreese,D.D.,Ph.D.

Introduction
What is an astral projection? Many of you have most likely heard this term tossed about in
metaphysical circles and communities, but do you really know what it is? Perhaps you have even had an
astralprojectionanddidntknowthatwaswhatitwas!Almosteveryonehashadanastralprojectionatleast
onceintheirlives,eveniftheydidntrealizeitwasanastralprojectionatthetime.EnidHoffmansaysinher
book Develop Your Psychic Skills (1981),Out of body experiencesare much more common than most people
suppose.Manypeoplesimplydontrememberthem.Othersassumethattheyhavebeendreaming.
Thereisabundantmaterial,reportsandevidencethattheastralworldsdoindeedexistbasedonthe
multitudesofindividualswhohavereportedastralexperiences,accuratelydescribedplacestheyhavenever
beento,andwitnessedeventsthatcouldnothavebeenpossibleforthemtoknowaboutotherwise.Thereare
literallymillionsofaccountsaboutastralprojectionsthatyoucanreadinbooksandontheinternet.Ihighly
suggestbeginningwithRobertA.Monroesbooksonastralprojection,whichareincludedinthebibliography
andotherareasofthiscourse.
An astral projection is what happens when you have an Out of Body Experience, or OBE. This
happenswhenyourconsciousnessallowsitselftotraveloutsidethephysicalbodyandintootherdimensions,
particularly the astral planes. The astral planes are the closest dimension to the earth plane. They have both
pleasantandunpleasantenergies,andareverydualistic.Somespiritsgettrappedintheastralplaneswithout
realizingthattheycanmoveontohigherdimensionswheredualityislessprominent.
Therearepeoplewhohaveastralprojectionsoftenandwithregularity.Itislikeleadingadoublelife.
YoucanhavealifeandfriendshereonEarth,butyoucanalsohavealifeandfriendsintheastralworlds.The
spiritual realms are highly populated, and you can make friends and acquaintances there just the same way
youdoonEarth.Youcanevenrevisitplacesofinterestorsanctuaryifyouchooseto.Theastralworldsarefar
moreliquidandnonstaticthantheEarthplane,whereeverythingisquitemalleableandcanchangeeasily.In
theastralworldsyoucanwalkthroughwalls,fly,experiencemultiplestreamsofconsciousnessandhavepeak
spiritualexperiences.However,youmustbeincontrolofyouremotionsandthoughtsandbeabletochoose
whatyouwantyourexperiencestobelikeoryouwillbetossedtoandfroinadualisticrealitythatdrawsyou
like a magnet to whatever you are resonating with. If you are severely depressed, astral projection is not a
goodidea,foryouwillattractenergiestoyourselfintheastralworldsthatwilldomoreharmthangood.Itis
best to enter the astral worlds with a pleasant frame of mind. What you put out comes back to you with
immediacy,andthereisnotthedelayedeffectasthereisontheEarthplane,whereyouhavetimetochange
yourthoughtsandemotionsbeforesomethingcomestoyoutomatchthem.Intheastralworlds,everythingis
instantaneous,especiallythelawofLikeAttractsLike.
Inthiscourseyouwilllearnabouttheartofastralprojection,howitworks,howtodoit,andhowto
handle yourself once you find yourself outside your body. The meditations included with this course will
assist you in your journeys and your endeavors to get outside your body with your waking consciousness
fully alert and ready to have adventures separate from your human body and the limitations of the Earth
plane.Youwillbeabletotraversetheuniversefreelyinyourastralbody,andyouwillhaveexperiencesthat
are unexplainable to those who are not in the know. If at first you dont succeed, just keep practicing!
Intentionandpersistencewillbequitenecessaryifyouwanttoattainthisspiritualpower(siddhi).
ReviewOfLiterature
(ExamquestionsarenotdrawnfromtheReviewOfLiteraturesection)
DevelopYourPsychicSkills(1981)byEnidHoffmancoversmanytypesofpsychicskills,andonlyone
oftheminthisbookpertainstoastralprojectionandoutofbodyexperiences.Thisbookisnotdedicatedtothe
skillofAstralprojectionperse,butitdoeshavesomeinterestingthingstosayaboutthissiddhi.Therearealso
a few accounts of astral journeys in this book, but not as many as some of the others I will suggest in a
moment.Manyfirsttimershavefoundthemselvesfloatingontheceilinglookingdownattheirphysicalform
on the bed. However, after the initial shock, OBEswill become a welcome adventure. Enid Hoffman says in
herbookDevelopYourPsychicSkills(1981),Thiskindofspontaneousexperiencecanbescarybecauseyoufeel
alackofcontrol.Oncethishashappenedtoyouandyoufindthatnothingbadoccurs,youloseyourfearand
thenextOBEbecomesfun...
Are You Psychic? (1997) by Dr. Hans Holzer is another book that covers several types of psychic
abilities and does not focus solely on astral projection. However, it has some pointers and stories that are
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helpful to the curious spiritual seeker. It also offers up a brief account of some scientific experiments and
studiesthatprovetheexistenceoftheabilitytohaveanastralprojection.
In Out Of Body Experiences In Thirty Days (1989) a thirty day program is given to help induce astral
projection. Ideas are also given for things you could explore in your astral projection such as traveling to
foreign lands, journeying into the future or past, or exploringsexuality. The authors claim that leaving your
bodyinanastralprojectioncanactuallyhelpstrengthenyourrelationshipwithyourbody.
Out Of Body Experiences: A Handbook (1981) by Janet Mitchell explores the ability of consciousness to
detach itself from the body and travelfor an extended period of time. She describes what she believes to be
the safest methods to achieve this, and also answers questions to concerns people often have with astral
projection,suchas,Isitpossibletogooutandnotbeabletoreturn?Janetalsogivesanastonishinghistory
ofpeoplesfirsthandaccountsofexperiencingastralprojection.
Astral Projection: A Record Of Out of Body Experiences (1975) is a guide book for experiencing astral
projection.Itgivesaninterestingtechniquebasedontheexperiencesoftheauthor,OliverFox.
InAstralVoyages:MasteringTheArtOfSoulTravel(1999)authorBruceGoldbergdescribeshowtofree
yourselffromthelawsofspaceandtimeandtraveltodifferentrealmssuchasastral,causal,mental,etheric,
and the soul plane. The author had more than 25 years of experience with himself and others in astral
projectionbeforehewrotethisbook.Itisaverydetailedbookwithmorethan65exercises.
Leaving The Body: A Complete Guide to Astral Projection (1986) presents eight different methods for
inducing astral projection. The author also goes into great detail about the benefits and drawbacks of each
method.Thelastchapterofthebookexploreswhatthebenefitsofastralprojectioncouldbe.
TheAstralBody(1982)byauthorA.E.Powellisacompilationofinformationwhichexplainsindetail
thefunctions,composition,andmanyotherelementsoftheastralbody.Hisworkisbasedontheexperiences
offamousclairvoyantssuchasH.PBlavatsky,C.W.Leadbeater,andAnnieBesant.
In Out Of The Body Experiences (1992) a geologist named Robert Crookall explains his research on
hundreds of individuals who have reported out of body experiences. This book is a scholarly investigation
that sheds light into the similar patterns that occur for people who astral project. For the skeptical type this
bookmightbeappealingbecauseitisgroundedinobjectiveobservationratherthanonlypersonalexperience.
Journeys Out Of The Body (1977) by Robert Monroe reveals the life altering change that came to the
author when he suddenly began to astral project. He describes many of his journeys. Some stories are quite
shocking,yetnodoubtfascinating.
FarJourneys(1985)alsobyRobertMonroeexpandsonhispreviousbookJourneysOutOfTheBody.It
giveshislatestinsightsintoastraltravelbasedonhisexperiencesandmorethanadecadeofpsychicresearch.
Theappendixhasinterestinginformationoncommonlyaskedquestionsaboutoutofbodyexperiences.
ReflectionsOnLifeAfterLife(1977)sharesresearchfromtheauthoraboutneardeathexperiences.The
book is based on hundreds of reports and gives fascinating accounts about the near death experience and
actualdeathstate.Thisbookgivesusaglimpseintoanunknownworldinhopesthatwemaybetterfindour
wayinlifeanddeath.
Astral Projection: The Out Of Body Experience (1990) by Melita Denning and Osborne Phillips is a
practical guide to exploring this perhaps untouched realm of experience. It combines the wisdom of
traditional and occult teachings on this subject. It also gives many exercises. The authors believe that even
thoughastralprojectionmayseemprofoundandmysticalthatitisalsoaverynaturalabilityofconsciousness.
InTheNatureofPersonalReality(1974)JaneRobertschannelsabeingnamedSethwhosharesthrough
her very interesting information about many topics including astral travel. This book is unique from the
othersinthatthematerialispresentedfromsomeonewhoexistsonadifferentlevelthanhumans.Sethspeaks
with the authoritative voice of someone who believes they clearly know the nature of reality. If you havent
everreadachanneledbookandarecuriousthismaybeagoodfirstone.
Seth Speaks (1972) is another channeled book by Seth through the channel Jane Roberts. The book
offers a variety of insights into reincarnation, after death states, and the nature of the soul. Whether you
believeinchannelingornottheinformationinthisbookiscertainlyworthinvestigation.
Adventures In Consciousness (1975),another Seth book, explains the many levels of humanawareness
andspeaksoftheabilitytotravelbetweenthem.Readingthisbookgivesyouinterestingideastocontemplate
andfordoingselfpsychotherapy.TheinsightsofferedbySethalsogivegreaterunderstandingintohowastral
projectioncouldbepossible.
The final book used for this course was Psychic Politics (1976) by Jane Roberts. This book shares the
actualthoughtsofJaneRobertsaboutSethsteachingsandherownexperiences.Itisveryinterestingtohear
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about her process of channeling Seth and the modifications she experiences in her awareness when this
happens.
FirstExperiences
When you first experience an astral projection, this might induce fear. Some people think that it is
possibletogetlostintheastralworldsandnotbeabletogetbacktothephysicalbody.Thisisnotthecase.
You can always get back to your body. If you have a hard time finding your way back, you can always ask
directions from the spirit beings who occupytheastral worlds. Youwillalways findsomeonewho canhelp
youifyoucannotfindyourwayback.If,however,yousimplyrelaxyourmindandimagineyourselfbackto
yourbody,youwillfindyourselfthere.
Some people fear that ademon or evil spirit will take over their physical body while they are away.
This simply does not happen. There are safeguards around this, and no being can occupy your body unless
yougiveyourexplicitconsent.Therearealsoguardianangelstakingcareofthisissue,makingsurethatyour
bodyissafewhileyouhaveanastralprojection.

HowAreAstralProjectionsCausedOrInduced?
Intention: We have touched already on the topic about the intention to have an astral projection, a
willful effort on your part through meditation, stillness and focus to allow your consciousness to operate
outsideyourhumanbody.Wewilldiscusstechniquesforthisshortly.However,itisaskillthatcanbelearned
anditispossibleforanyonewhodecidesthatheorshewantstolearnhowtohaveregularastralprojections.
Physical Trauma: Most people who have had an astral projection without prior knowledge of what
they are or training in the art of inducing them have a projection during a moment when a car accident has
just happened, or a near death happened. It is not unusual for those who experience a close call to have an
astral projection. Suddenly he or she finds himself or herself floating above the scene, feeling somewhat
disoriented about the situation. This also applies to people who go under anesthesia in surgery and find
themselvesfloatingovertheirbodyintheoperatingroom.
Spontaneous: Spontaneous astral projections are not unusual, and for those who have not had a
physicaltrauma,thisislikelytobetheirfirstexperience.Ithappenswhenapersonisjustdriftingofftosleep
oruponawakening,oritcanhappenwhileapersonistakinganapintheafternoon.Itisnotunusualtohave
thesespontaneousprojectionsduringadreamaswell.
MindAlteringSubstances:Thereareculturesthatusehallucinogensandpsychotropicdrugs(power
plants,astheyarecalledbyindigenouscultures)toinduceastralprojections.Itwasnotanexactscience,and
an astral projection could not always be expected. This is not recommended by UMS, of course, for these
traditions were overseen by medicine men, shamans, and other types of spiritual leaders in various cultures
whoweretrainedtoassistthespiritualjourneywithwisdomandproficiency.Ifyouarenotprivytothissort
of teacher and facilitator, then you should refrain from using this method of inducing astral projections.
However,thiscoursewouldnotbecompleteunlessyouareinformedofthesemethods.
Physical Exertion: Sundancing, as per the Native American traditions, was often a method of
inducing an astral projection, although Sundances are used for many purposes. The participants pierce the
bodywithfastenersthatarelatchedtoapostwitharopeorchainandheorshedancesaroundthepostuntil
collapsingwithexhaustion.Atthatpointanastralprojectionmightbehadwhenheorsheliesdowntofinally
rest.Marathonrunnershavereportedastralprojectionsaswell.Ihavepersonallyhadanastralprojectionwith
an extreme physical temperature change: I came out of a long session in a sweat lodge, having reached my
limit. I directlylaiddownina cold running creek nearby,andimmediatelyexperienced anastral projection,
theextremetemperaturechangebeingtheinducingmechanism.
OtherMethods:Thereareothermethodsforastralprojections,buttheyaremoreunusualandunique
experiences of an individual nature that have been reported, but not necessarily duplicated by others.
Whatevermethodworksforyouistherightoneforyou.Watchformomentsthatmightbepossibleavenues
foryou,perhapsyouhaveauniquemethodofyourown.

AstralProjectionIsNotEnlightenment
AstralProjectioncangiveyouanewleaseonlife.ItbringsyouthetrueknowledgeofEarthasan
alternateversionofrealitiesamongmany.Livingacrossthedimensionsisanexquisiteexperienceindeed.Of
course,thisisaleveloffreedomofconsciousnessthatisexperiencedbyveryfew.
Onceapersonlivesasacitizenofmorethanonereality,notsolelythehumanreality,thehumanbody
is no longer a limitation to the possibilities for consciousness to have experiences. The ability to straddle
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dimensions is not enlightenment. Enlightenment happens when a person realizes oneself as eternal
consciousnessthatishavinganexperience.Enlightenmentmeanstoknow,orknowwhoyoureallyare,in
metaphysical terms. Theabilityto traversedimensions isaspiritualpower, not enlightenment.Thisis really
important to understand so that you can keep it all in perspective as you attain spiritual powers.Attaining
theseabilitiesisnotarequirementforenlightenment,andnoteveryonehastopursuetheminordertobejust
as enlightened as a person who crosses dimensions. A person with spiritual powers is not necessarily
enlightened. Spiritual powers can be gained without enlightenment coming first. However, enlightenment
before attaining spiritual powers will be conducive to having better experiences with those powers and you
willnotbetemptedtomisusethem.Allthatisrequiredtobeenlightenedistheabilitytobeawake,present
andfullyconsciousineverymoment,awareofwhoandwhatyouareeveninthemidstofwhateverisgoing
on around you, realizing yourself as an eternal being having a temporary experience of being human, and
knowingthatyoucantreallybeharmedbyanyexperience,notevendeathorunpleasantness.Realizeastral
projectionforwhatitis:simplyanotherarenaforconsciousnesstohaveadventuresin,justlikeluciddreams
are,andnotarequirementforenlightenment.
However, astral projection, as with other spiritual powers like psychic abilities and lucid dreaming,
canassistwithenlightenment.Youwilllearn,evenifyouhaveonlybriefglimpsesofotherrealities,thatyou
arefarfreerthanyouthoughtyouwereandyouwilllookatlifeonearthwithneweyes.Youwilllearnabout
yourconsciousnessandyouridentitythroughastralprojectionsandotherabilities,sorealizethatitisuseful
onyourspiritualpathifyoufindyourselfwiththesepowers,butnottheendofyourjourneyofawakening.
UsesofAstralProjection:
PracticeinfluencingyourrealityonEarthbypracticingcontrolofyourownenergyintheastral
realms
Explorethemysteriesoftheuniverse
Meetotherbeings,includingyourownselves
Workthingsoutwithinyourself,inventscenarios,livefantasies
Assistotherbeingsontheastralplane
LearnfromtheMasters

TheRightSettingForAstralProjections
Itisimportanttohaveanenvironmentthatisconducivetoastralprojections.Youmustfeelsafeandat
ease.Itmustbeanenvironmentfreeofemotionalormentalstressaswell.Ifyouliveinanabusiveordisruptive
household,youwillhaveadifficulttimewithastralprojections,notonlybecauseitwillbedifficulttorelaxyour
spirit,butalsobecausetheremaybenegativeenergiesaroundtheareaifyourhouseisdisruptive.
Acalmstateofmindandemotionsarenecessaryforsuccesswithastralprojection.Makesureyouhave
cleared up pressingmatters and have clarityin yourmindand heartbeforeembarking onan astral journey. If
youhaveissuesinyourmentaloremotionalbodiesthatremainunresolved,theymaypreventyoufrombeing
abletoachieveastralprojections.Thisisasafetymechanismthatisbuiltintoyourconsciousness,andcouldbea
goodthing,actually.Ifyouhaveunresolvedissuesfromchildhood,orangerataspouse,child,parentorother
person, you may find yourself fighting these demons within you in the astral worlds, where you are only a
beginner.ItisimportantthatyoulearntomasteryourmindandemotionsontheEarthplanebeforeyouenter
theastralworlds,forontheEarthplanethereisaslowerlawofcauseandeffect,andtimetoreverseactionsand
reactions.Ontheastralplane,thelawofcauseandeffectisimmediate,andemotionalandmentalovertonesare
immediatelyreflectedbacktoyou.Thiscanattractsomeunsavoryentitiestocomeandtoywithyouifyouare
notinagoodplaceinyourinnerlandscape.
If you are finding it difficult to achieve an astral projection, even after much effort and following
instructions and techniques that are known to produce astral projections, you may actually be preventing
astral projections unconsciously because of unresolved issues within your heart and mind. Examine your
mentalandemotionalstatesandseeiftherearesomeunderlyingissuesthatyouneedtoclearupfirstbefore
entering the astral worlds. Perhaps you may need to simply make peace with your past and accept it and
surrender to it if your life has not turned out to be everything you had hoped it would. Harboring
resentments,whether it isconscious orunconscious, makesfertilegroundfor unpleasant experiencesonthe
astral planes. Your consciousness has a built in safety mechanism to keep you from those experiences by
keeping you earthbound until you work them out. It is possible to override this safety mechanism, but not
necessarily a good idea if you dont want to experience what might be a possibly terrifying or disturbing
encounterwithdarkentitiesorenergies.
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If you find that you are not in the right physical, mental or emotional environment for astral
projections,youmaywanttowaituntilyouareintherightatmospherebeforeattemptingtohaveOBEs.You
willhavebetterexperiencesifyouareintherightenvironment,insideandoutsideoryourbody,thanyouwill
ifyoupushtheriverbeforeyouareready.Also,youmaywanttorefrainfromattemptingastralprojections
if you are physically ill. Physical illnesses can bleed through into your astral experiences and cause
disturbing conditions or events. Below are a few pointers about setting up the right environment for your
adventuresintheastralworlds:
Isolation youshouldbeundisturbedsoyoudontcomebackwithajoltduetonoiseorthe
touchofanotherperson
Noise earplugs,music,orusewhitenoisetoblockoutothernoises
Distractions alonevs.withsomeonenear,orapet
phoneoff
takecareofbusinesssothatyourminddoesntwandertoyourtodolist
thoughtscleared,calmstateofmind
novisitors
Temperature warm
blanketsuseful,bodytempdropsafterprojection
Clothing loose,warm,comfortable
Light none,bestifitisdarkintheroom.
Fears examineandfacethemallsothatyoudontrunintothemintheastralworlds
wheretheymightbequiteexaggerated
affirmations,affirmthatyouarewillingandabletohaveastralprojections,believe!
fearsareegobased,notsoulbased,sogobeyondego,rememberwhoyoureally
are,thatyouareeternalconsciousness,freetogowhereveryouwanttogo
intheuniverse
calmyouremotions:anger,fearordepressionarenotgoodtohaveinyourenergy
whenyouhaveastralprojections,theycanbequitedetrimentaltoyour
qualityofexperiences

AstralPlaneLaws
Note that earthbound astral projections are still a venture in the astral worlds.A human could look
right at you and not see you. Therefore, you are in the astral world. The astral worlds include Earth based
travels,amongthemultitudesofotherkindsofexperiencesyoucanhaveintheastralworlds.Realizethatyou
areenteringadimensionthatissimilartoEarthrealityinitsnaturallaws,butthattherearesomedifferences
tobeawareof.Firstandforemost,realizethatthelawofkarmaismuchquickerthanitisontheEarthplane.
Theveryfactthatyouareattemptingtohaveastralprojectionspurposefullymeansthatyouaretooevolved
nottobeawareofkarmicrepercussionsforyouractionsintheastralworlds.Thereisnomercy!Noristherea
timelapse,likethereisonEarth,whereyoumightevenhavetimetochangetherepercussionsifyourealize
the error of your ways and correct the imbalance withinyourself. Karma returns toyouon the astral planes
with a boomerang whack if you are not careful about controlling your thoughts, emotions and actions. This
goes for good karma too, thankfully, so do many good acts if you can. In fact, you will find yourself being
called on to assist others who are stuck in the astral planes, or who are processing issues there. You may
alsobeaskedtoassistthosewhohavenotfinishedthecrossoverfromEarthlifetotheafterlife,andhave
lingered longer than necessary in the astral worlds. There is a large cleanup effort going on in the astral
worlds, and humans who have achieved the ability to traverse the dimensional lines are being called on as
partoftheirtrainingtoparticipateinthiscleanupeffort.Therearedarkenergiesthatsimplyneedtobegiven
theloveandthelighttheyneedtomoveintotheirhigherstate,andsomeofthemarejustconsciousnessloop
thoughtformsthatneedtobedispersedorconvertedbackintotheirrawform:simplyputenergy.
AnotherthingtorealizeisthatDualityisstillpartoftheastraldimension,andisagoverningforce,just
asitisonEarth.Therearebothlightanddarkenergies,goodandevil.Therearefriendlyentities,andunfriendly
entities,pleasantplacesandunpleasantplaces.Theastralworldsarestilllowerdimensions,nottheheavenly
realmsthatsomepeoplemightthinktheyare.Infact,theastralworldsareatransitoryplane,abridgebetween
theEarthplaneandtheheavenlyrealms.ManysoulspassingonfromtheirEarthlivesdonotrealizethatthey
havenotreachedtheheavenrealmsyet,andthattheyarestillimmersedinthedualitythattheastralworldsare
governed by. For instance, a person may see the tunnel of light, be greeted by angels, maybe even Jesus or
someotherreveredfigure,welcomedbyfamily,etc.Ifsomeoneisfromadifferentreligion,differentscenarios
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mightpresentthemselvesupondeath.Forinstance,perhapsafleetofvirginsistheretogreethimifheisIslamic
and has performed self sacrifice, or Jesus comes to greet the newly deceased if he or she is a Christian. A
BuddhistmightmeetBuddha.However,thisisallstillaproductofthemindandisnottheendofthejourney.
It is not unusual for souls to fall into the temptation to simply partake and enjoy the pleasures of the
astral worlds simply because it is pleasant to be there, and one thinks he or she might have already reached
heaven. (These will be some of the souls you will be guided to assist in their awakening to the truth of their
situation,thattheyarestillimmersedinadreamofthemindandthattheirjourneyisntover.)TibetanBuddhists
call the astral worlds the Bardo worlds, in loose terms. If a soul becomes trapped in the astral worlds it is a
certainty that a reincarnation back onto the Earth plane will be the natural result of such trappings. Tibetan
Buddhistsbelievethatitisofutmostimportancethatthesoulrealizestheseworldsareillusionsanditistheonly
waytobreakthereincarnationalcycle.Theyalsobelievethatevenapleasantadventureintheastralworldswill
soonerorlaterbecomesouranddisintegrateforthesoulhopingtostaythereforever,andperhapsevenbecome
terrifying, and the soul will either awake to the fact that it is all illusion of the mind, or run back to Earth for
another incarnation in orderto escapethe terrifying turnof events that are presenting themselves inthe astral
worlds. Either way, the astral worlds are to be seen for what they are: another realm for the mind to have
experiencesthataresimplyprojectionsofconsciousness,andnottruth.
Another lawoftheastralplanesis that manifestation isinstant.Youneed $100?It isimmediately in
yourhands.Youneedabenchtositon?Thereitis.Youcanmanifestanythingyouwantanytime.Whatever
you want to experience, it is there. Whoever you want to meet, he or she appears. Whatever it is that you
projectfromyourmind,itwillappear.Youcanalsounmanifestthingsasquicklyasyoumanifestthem.You
dontwanttotanglewiththatTasmaniandevil?Simplywishitawayanditisso.Noentityhascontrolover
youunlessyouletit,andyouarenotstuckinanyexperienceunlessyouthinkyouare,whichinitselfmaybe
partofthelessonthatyouaretryingtolearnintheastralworldsduringasituationlikethat.
Likeattractslike,whichisthesameasthelawontheEarthplane.Ifyouthinkdarkthoughts,youwill
attractdarkexperiences.Ifyouthinklightthoughts,youwillattractlightexperiences.Youmightbethankful
ifyouhavenothadanastralprojectionduringdarkertimesinyourlife,eventhoughtyoumighthaveliked
the idea of being able to escape from the pain you were experiencing on the Earth at the time. The astral
worlds are only another place where these thoughts and feelings of pain and suffering would have been
playedout,andmaybeinamoreexaggeratedwaythantheywerebeingexperiencedontheEarthplane.Be
surethatyouaregoingintotheastralworldswiththementalandemotionaltonesthatwillbringyougood
experiences,forlikeattractslikewithoutexception.
Last but not least, realize that there are all levels of beings in the astral worlds. There are evolved
beingsandtherearelesserevolvedbeings,justlikeonEarth.TherearesoulswhohavehadlifetimesonEarth
andthosewhohavenot.Thereareangelsanddemonsboth.Assaidbefore,theastralworldsaregovernedby
duality just as the Earth plane is, and so there is room for all kinds of experiences and entities and their
individual journeys through duality. The astral worlds are highly populated, as well, so you will have an
opportunitytomeetfriendandfoealike,andparticipatewiththedifferentkindsofbeingswhoarethere.Just
asyouchooseyourfriendsontheEarthplane,youwillwanttochooseyourfriendsintheastralworldsthe
sameway.Whatdotheiractionsandwordstellyouaboutwhotheyare?Whatenergydoyoupickupfrom
theothersoul?Areyouabletofeelaheartconnection?
Belowisasynopsisofthelawsintheastralworldsthatwejustcoveredinthissection:
Karma returnsquickerthanonEarth
Duality good/evil
Manifestation isinstant,includingfears
Like=Like likethought/emotionattractslikeexperience,sameasonEarthplane
Alllevels alllevelsofbeings,experiencesandsituationsexist,justlikeonEarth

ManeuveringOnTheAstralPlanes
Maneuvering on the astral planes can be a little tricky at times. There are a few things to know that
willhelpyouwhenyouattempttodirectyourexperienceonceyoufindyourselfinanastralprojection.
Firstandforemost,youmustdevelopawarenessofyourinnersenses.Thefivephysicalsenses(sight,
hearing,touch,tasteandsmell)areonlyafewofmanysensesthatyouhave.Therearemoresenses,andones
that even extend to a deeper level than your physical senses, but are useable anyway, even in daily life. For
instance,haventyoueverfeltsomeonespresencenear,orknewsomeonewaswatchingyouorstaringat
you? This is an extension of a physical sense: touch. So are the sensations of floating, heaviness or lightness
whenyouaremeditating.Thereareothersensesthatarenotrelatedtophysicalsenses,butareinadifferent
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categoryaltogether.Yourpsychicknowingisntnecessarilyrelatedtoanyparticularphysicalsense,butisa
classic example of an inner sense. In the Seth series of channeled writings by Jane Roberts, Seth claims that
thereare19distinctsensesthatahumancanbecomeawareof,andIwouldaddtothatthatperhapstherewill
bemoreasevolutionoccursinthespeciesduringthejourneythroughtime.
Becoming aware of your inner senses is absolutely necessary to have success with astral projections
anddirectingwhereitisyougo.Youwontalwayswanttobetossedtoandfrobyyourexperiencesandyou
willwanttolearnhowtowalktowhereitisyouwanttogointheastralworlds.
To become aware of your inner senses, simply meditate deeply and look for them. They will reveal
themselves to you. Explore your consciousness and see if you can find and flex some muscles you didnt
knowyouhadinyourawareness.
The first place to start is to look foryour astral body. Somecallit the light body.Somesay it is only
part of the light body. However onemight describe it, even a beginner can sense the inner body. Yourastral
body is similartoyour physical bodyin itsappearance and projection ofitsimage. Theastralselflookslike
theimageyouinhabitinhumanform,fortheastralbodymaintainsitsmentalconstructofitshumanidentity.
Theastralworldsarenotveryfarfromtheearth,andyourhumanexperienceofselfiscarriedoverintothe
astralworlds.Asyoulayinyourbed,couchorrecliner,noticeifyoucanfindanoutlineofyourphysicalbody
madeoutoflight,eitherrightoutsideyourskinorrightinsideyourskin.Sensethesecondselfassomecall
it.Onceyousenseit,seeifyoucanmoveyourinnerbodyindependentlyofyourphysicalbody.Forexample,
try to lift your astral hand, but not your physical hand. When this truly happens, you are ready for astral
projection.Youcantrythisduringthe2
nd
meditationonyourAstralProjectionCD.
Your emotions willassist in steeringyour astral experiences. Just as your emotions serveas steering
mechanisms on Earth, they can serve you in your journeys in the astral worlds. You can sense danger, use
discernment,andmakechoices.Youcancontrolyourinnerlandscapeontheemotionallevelbyfocusingon
positiveemotions,whichinturnattractpleasantexperiences,justthesameasonEarth.
Yourmentalleveliswithoutadoubtasteeringmechanismofobviousproportions.Afterall,thinking
makesitso.Whatyouvisualizeandwishtocreate,itwillappearintheastralworldsaroundyouoryouwill
findyourselfbeingbroughttoit.Ononehand,youcouldfindyourselfsuddenlysurroundedbywhatitwas
you were thinking about. On the other hand you might find yourself suddenly being whooshed to a far
distancetosomelocationintheastralworldsandfindyourselfsuddenlyplacedinthemidstofwhatitwas
you were thinking of. Sometimes people have reported that they would think of something, and then some
sortofautomaticpilotintheirconsciousnesstakesthemtoafardistancequitequickly,ifdistancecouldbe
thoughtoftoexistintheastralworlds.Sobecarefulwhatyouthink!Itisimmediateandsteersexperiences.
Youcanalsoaskforassistancefromthebeingsthatpopulatetheastralworlds.Donothesitatetoask
forhelpifyoufindyourselfintroubleintheastralworlds!Aspiritfriendwillcometoyourassistanceinan
instant and will either calm the situation down or whisk you away from the scene. High, loving spirits can
dispersedarknesslikechildsplay,andsocanyouifyouhaveconqueredyourownfearandknowthatitisall
illusion. Nothing can truly harm you, not on the Earth, and not in the astral worlds: not even death of the
physicalbody.Yourconsciousnessiscompletelyfree,independentofanykindofformyoumightholdinany
presentmoment.If,however,youforgetthatandfindyourselfinafrighteningsituationontheastralplanes,
dontbeafraidtocallforhelp.Thereareguideswatchingyourprogressandoverseeingyourfirststepsinthe
astralworldsthewayaparentmonitorsababylearningtowalk.Thereisalwayssomeonetheretohelpyou.
Anotherwaythatthepopulationoftheastralworldscanhelpyouisthatyoucanaskthemdirections
andtheywillbehappytooblige.Dontbeembarrassedtoaskdirections.Ifyourelostandreallydontknow
whereyouareorhowtogetwhereyouwanttogo,beingwillingtoaskdirectionsmaybeyouronlywayout
because thatin itselfis part of the lesson in learninghow to maneuver onthe astral planes.Being willing to
enlisttheassistanceofyourfellowsontheastralplanesisnecessaryforcontinualprogress.Afterawhile,you
willbecomeproficientenoughtogetaroundonyourownandyoumaynotneedtoaskforassistancesooften
asyourskillandabilityevolves.
Hereisasynopsisofthesteeringmechanismsyoucanuseintheastralworlds:
InnerSenses: underneathphysicalsensesandmore
developthroughmeditationandexercisesthatflexmusclesofconsciousness
Emotional: canbeatrustworthybasicsteeringmechanism
dangeralert,discernment,choice
innercontrolmethodforattractingpleasantexperiences
Mental: thinkingmakesitso
Communication/Interaction astralplaneishighlypopulated
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PhenomenaAreSignsOfSuccess
When you experience phenomena, you know you are entering The Zone. Dont worry if you feel
thingssuddenlybeingoutoftheordinary.Itisasignthatyouaremovingintotherightdirection!
Weight changes are common for people who are entering the state of awareness that is necessary to
experienceOBEs.Youmayfeelheavyorlight,stillorfloating.Whateveryourexperience,justletitbealright.
You may even have distorted perceptions of the proportions of your physical body. For instance, your arms
mightsuddenlyfeellonger,oryoumightfeelsomethingatthetopofyourhead.Justrelaxintothesensations
ofyourbody.Thismeansyouarereachingthebodyasleep/mindawakestate.
You might find your breathing becomes very slow and rhythmic, like that of a yogi in deep
meditations.Youwilleventuallyloseawarenessoftheactivityofbreathingitself.Asyoudeepen,youmight
suddenly realize that you actually stopped breathing (this usually happens on an exhalation, you havent
inhaledforafewmomentsandrestedinthestillnessofthenotbreath).Thisisperfectlyalright.Trustyour
automaticnervoussystemtokickinasneeded.Manytimesduringthenightyourestinthespacesbetween
theinbreathandtheoutbreathwhileyouareasleep.Yourbodyalwaystakesitsnextbreathwhenitisready
to continue. It is automatically programmed and will not fail you. Let it be alright. Again, you are
experiencingthebodyasleep/mindawakestateofawareness.
You will notice temperature drops in your body, so make sure you have a blanket over yourself to
keep you warm. You may even feel icy sensations, heat, or the many shades in between. Allow this to be
alright.Itmeansyouarebeginningtoseparateyourconsciousnessfromthephysicalbody,andtherewillbe
somesensationsthatareunusualtoyou.
SomepeoplegetveryfrightenedwhentheyexperiencewhatiscalledSleepParalysis.Itisactuallyquite
normal(refertothesectionaboutsleepparalysisintheUMScourseDreams&Dreaming.)Sleepparalysisisa
conditionpurposelyimposedonyourbodythroughyourownbodyschemistrytopreventmovementoracting
out of your dreams. If your body did not interfere with the messages your brain is sending to your muscles
during dream time, you would be flailing about, perhaps even hurting yourself or someone. It is the same in
astralprojection,foryourbodysleepswhileyouhaveexperiencesintheastralworlds.Itisnecessarythatyour
body remain unmoving during astral projections as well for the samereasons asduring dreamtime.Also,it is
necessarythatyounotmoveyourphysicalbodywhileyoumoveyourastralbodyoutofitwhenyoufirstreach
thestatenecessaryforastralprojections.Youmustbeabletoliftout,andwithoutparalysisofthephysicalform,
you would not be able to make the separation. Let it be alright if you are paralyzed, even if it is for a few
moments when you return from an astral projection. Your body will regain the ability to move within a few
momentsofawakeningfromthesleepingstatethatthebodyisstillimmersedin.
Hypnagogicimagesareamishmashofdifferentvisuals,likegeometricdesigns,lights,flashes,scenes
ofplacesyoumayornotbefamiliarwith,faces,orunknownobjectsthatarenotrecognizabletoyourhuman
interpretation.Theyhappenquicklyandinadisjointedfashion,movinginandoutofyourawarenesswithout
astoryormakingsense.Justlettheseimagespass,andsoonyouwillfindyourselfinacoherentastralzone
afteryouhavepassedthroughthehypnagogicstate.ThefirsttimeIpurposelyinducedanastralprojection,I
foundmyselfpushingupthroughthousandsofimagesanddreams,asifcomingtothesurfaceofwater,and
suddenlyIwasfreeandabletoflywhereverIwanted.Itseemedtobesomekindofconsciousnessmembrane
I pushed through. I often have that experience of the hypnagogic state right before a deep experience in
meditationorsomesortofsoultravel,anditletsmeknowIhavepushedpastmyhumanlimitationsonmy
consciousness.Donotbeafraidoftheseimages,theyarealright.
Accompanying these hypnagogic images are sometimes auditory cues, like whistles, ringing, pops,
cracks,names,music,orthedoppelgangereffectlikeahelicopterflyingby.Dontbeafraidorworriedabout
them.Thisisjustmassconsciousnessnoisethatisfloatingaboutallthetime.Samewiththeimages.Justlet
these all go and pass into the void on the other side, or emerge in the astral worlds. These are only fleeting
andtemporaryperceptionsthatarenotyourdestination.Somehavethoughtthesearethevoicesofdemons,
andperhapstherearesomestrangeimagesandsounds,butagain,realizeitisjustpsychicnoisethatyouwill
pushpastinamoment.
A feeling of being large or small is a good sign, and usually sets in after sleep paralysis has taken
effect. If you feel really small, you can move in any direction and travel astrally. If you feel really large, try
rollingovertogetoutofyourbody.Also,ifyoufeelvibrations,thisisanexcellentsign.Youmightfeelasifan
electricalcurrentisrunningthroughyou,orasifyouareshakingveryfast.Thisisfine.Thismeansthatyoure
movingthroughadimension,oryourastralbodyisseparatingfromyourphysicalbody.
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If you have a racing heart, just relax. Sometimes people have a fear response to astral projection,
especiallywhenitisabouttohappen!Itisanadrenalineresponse.Italsocanhavesomethingtodowiththe
heartchakraopeningandopeningtothevastnessoftheuniverse.
If you blackout, and then wake up again, it is alright. You are treading the fine line between the
sleep/awake border and you may find yourself moving in and out of consciousness. It is alright. You will
stabilizeandstayawakeintheastralworldsinashorttime.

Bilocation&NearDeathExperiences
Bilocationisthemanifestationofyourform(astralorphysical)inanotherplacethatisdifferentfrom
whereyourphysicalbodyis.Ithasbeenreportedinmorethanoneinstancethatyogisandspiritualteachers
have appeared to their students, whilst their body is actually elsewhere. The illusion that the person was
appearinginformtothespectatoriscalledbilocation.
Often,thisisaresultofastralprojection.Thisisacasewhereapersonobservestheastralbodyofthe
person who is astral projecting. It is likely that the person observing the astral form has a highly developed
consciousness and is able to perceive spiritual energy that the ordinary person cannot. Either that, or the
personwhoisactuallydoingthebilocationisputtingextraattentionandeffortintomakinghimselforherself
visibletotheordinaryperson.Itisnotuncommonfortheastralprojectionformofthejourneyertodelivera
messagetotheobserver,orgivesomesortofinspirationorupliftment.
NearDeathExperiences(NDEs)aretheultimateastralprojection,inaway.Itisanoutofbodyexperience
thatgoesfurtherthanjustaboutanyastralexperiencecan,bringingonetothegatesofdeath,ortransition,asIlike
to call it. The person who has an NDE often comes back with full consciousness of the event. He or she retains
memoriesoftheotherside,whichisactuallyanastraldimension.Technically,apersonwhoishavinganastral
projectioncanexperiencethatsameplaceeventhoughheorsheisnothavinganeardeathexperience.
Manypeoplethinkthattheyhavegonefurtherthantheyreallyhaveduringaneardeathexperience.
Theastralplaneisonlyonelayer,orfrequency,removedfromtheearthplane.Itwouldbeasifitisthenext
radiostationonthedial.Thereissomespeculationinsomeschoolsofthoughtastowhetherornottheastral
planeisasfarasapersoncangoinhisorherastralformwithouthavingtogiveupthebody.Somebelieve
thatifapersongoesbeyondtheastralrealm,deathistheresultofthephysicalbody.Somewillsaythatthe
universe is our playground and that everything is open to us as a human, whether we are incarnate or not.
However, no one hasreallyproved this oneway oranother,sono one reallyknows. Itseems thattheastral
worlds couldbe very large unmappedterritory to human consciousness,andthatour adventures have only
begunasfarasexploringthehumanperceptionoftheastraldimension.

AstralProjectionTips
RelaxedBody/RelaxedMind
Relaxyourbodyfirst,andthemindwillfollow.Ifyouhavenotattainedtheabilitytorelaxthebody
atwill,youmustfirstdevelopthisabilitybeforeyouwillhavemuchsuccesswithastralprojection.Thereare
manywaystorelaxthebody,butagreattechniquetostartwithittheToesToHeadRelaxationmeditationin
theMeditationSkillscoursehereatUMS.Whenthebodyisrelaxed,themindwillnaturallyfollowthecue.
Breathing
Followingyourbreathingisanexcellentwaytofocusyourmind,gatherenergy,andquietthemind.
Justbreathnaturallyandfollowyourinandoutbreath,allowingyourselftofallasleepinthebodywhile
yourmindstaysawake.ThenyouwillbeinthestatethatisnecessaryforachievingandOBE.
Visualization
Whenyoutellstory,themindwillfollowandcreateimages.Forinstance:pinkelephant.Didyounotjust
seeapinkelephantinyourmind?Imagesarethelanguageofthemind.Ifyouvisualizeyourselfrisingupoutof
yourbody,yourmindwillmakeitso.Ifyouvisualizeyourselffloatingontheceiling,yourmindwillmakeitso.
LossofPhysicalAttention
Putlessattentiononphysicalbody,andmorealertnessdirectedtoinnerreality.Concentrateonyour
innerlandscape.Allowyourselftoexperiencelossofhearing,touch,awarenessofbodyposition,andsoon.
Noticewhatishappeninginsideinstead.Areyouspinning,rocking,vibrating?
BodyAsleep/MindAwake:ThisisLITERAL!
Trancestatesaresimilartodeepsleep.Yourbrainwavesfallintothethetaanddeltarange,whichare
presentandpredominantwhileyouaresleeping.However,yourmindcanstillbeawakeandalertduringthis
time.Thisisafinelinetowalk.Itiseasyforthemindtoslipintotheasleepstate,anditiseasyforthebodyto
comebacktowakefulnessifyoucannotlearntobalanceyourselfandstraddlethetworealitiesofawakeand
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asleepatthesametime.Ifyouhavetroublekeepingthemindawakewhileyourbodyisasleep,givethemind
thingstodothatkeepitbusywhiletherestofyourelaxes.Youcanusethefocusonbreathingtokeepthe
mindbusy,mantrasoraffirmations,counting,oravisualfocuspoint,likegazingatapointoflightinyour
mindseye.Concentrationisnecessary.
Signsofreachingthebodyasleep/mindawakestatearethefollowing:
breathingslowsdown,asifsleeping
vividimagery
alertwaitingspace
vibration,shaking,rockingorfloating
stillness
awarenessgoesout360degreesinalldirections

AstralProjectionTechniques
6:00AM
Onetechniqueistowakeupfor2030minutesaround6AM,thengobacktobedandstayasaware
aspossiblewhileyourbodyfallsbacktosleep.Ifyoucanmaintainawarenesswhileyourbodygoesbackto
sleep,youcaneasilyhaveanastralprojectionfromthisstate.
MovementofAstralDoubleTechnique
Your astral double is the body you have that is in the shape of your physical body, but is made of
astrallightandsubstance.Asmentionedearlier,youcanexperiencethissecondbodyashavingitsedgesjust
outsideofyourphysicalformorjustinsideyourphysicalform.Ithasbeenreportedbothways.Thefirstthing
todoisfeelitandexperienceit.Onceyoucanfeelit,youcanmovethisastralbody.Firsttrymovinganastral
handorfoot,butnotthephysicalhandorfoot.Seeifyoucanelongateyourself,makingyourlegsorarmsten
incheslonger.Feeltheastraldoubledoingthemovement,leavingthephysicalbodybehind.
Once you have achieved this, see if you can actually imagine the astral double performing a real
activity.Forinstance,imaginetheastraldoubleclimbingarope,swimming,flying,jumpingontotrampoline
and getting higher and higher, or swaying like seaweed in the water. Feel these movements literally and
intensely in the astral body, and soon you will find yourself outside the physical form performing these
movementsintheastralplanes.Imagineyourselffloatingneartheceiling,andsoonyouwillbe.
FloatingBalloon
Imagine that there is a balloon tied to your crown chakra. It isfloating and light goes up from your
feet to the crown chakra. It then goes up through string and into balloon. This light is your consciousness.
Lookaroundfromthepointofviewoftheballoon,allofyourconsciousnesshavingmovedintoit.Soonyou
willrealizethatthephysicalformisgoneandyourastraldoublehastakenitsplace.
PinpointofLight
Another way to have an astral projection is to stare at a pinpoint of light in front of your eyes. If it
moves, relax the mind more until it becomes steady and is done moving. Let your consciousness flow out
toward thatpointoflight, relaxing more and more,letting yourselfbe carried into the pointoflight.Follow
thatlightoutintoinfinityandsoonyoullfindyourselfintheastralworlds.
FindTheSeatOfConsciousness
Where is your seat of consciousness? Is it in your head, heart, solar plexus, above head... where?
Whenyoufindthisspotnoticeapinpointoflightinthatspotandfocusthecenterofyourconsciousnessmore
inthatspot.Moveitifyouwantyourconsciousnesstobeseatedinadifferentspot.Shrinkyourselfdownto
thepinpoint(expansivenessmightbefeltinstead)andbecomesmallerandsmallerandsmaller.Soonyouwill
findyourselfinyourastralbodyreadytotravel.Youcanalsotrymovingthepinpointoflightupanddownin
yourbrain.Thisinducesvibrationswhichareaprecursortoastralprojections.
SilverCord
Observe a silver cord that goes from the astral body double to your physical body. It may be a cord
thatgoesfromyourcrownchakratothecrownchakraofyourastraldouble.Itmaygofromyourbellybutton
to the belly button of your astral double. Wherever you see this cord connected is fine. Send consciousness
throughthecordintoyourastraldoubleuntilallyourconsciousnessisthereinsteadofinyourphysicalbody.
Mirror
This is one of my favorite techniques that has worked for me. See your astral double in the direct
opposite position of your physical body. It would be as if youre looking out from the mirror rather into the
mirror. Your consciousness will transfer to whichever point of view you are looking through. If you look
throughthepointofviewofyourastraldoublelongenough,yourconsciousnesswilltransferitselfthere.So
imagineyourselffloatingoveryourbed,perhapsabout3feet,lookingdownonyoursleepingphysicalform.
Stayfocusedinthepointofviewoftheastralself.Soonallyourconsciousnesswilltransferthereandyouwill
be free to travel in the astral worlds. If floating above your body is difficult, simply stand in the room
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somewhereandgazeatyourphysicalbody.Perhapsyoumightevenliketositinachairinthebedroomand
gazeatyoursleepingform.Whateveriseasiestforyouisthebestwaytogoaboutthis.
FloatationTanks
There have been many successful reports of people having astral projections while experiencing a
floatationtank.Afloatationtankisthesizeofanoversizedbathtubinside,andalidclosesdownoverthetopof
it. You are completely deprived of all sensory input through sounds, smells, and sight. In this state of lack of
input,it isnotuncommon to haveanastralprojection.Perhapsit isthefloatingfeeling thatissoconduciveto
this endeavor, since floating is what one often feels before heading off on an astral journey.Astral projections
also happen easily when one is on the ocean water and is experiencing waves. Being on a boat is an excellent
waytoinducethatfloatingfeeling,therockingthattheastralbodydoesbeforeitescapesthephysicalform.
Monotone/Rhythm
Some people find that a monotone or a rhythm helps them with an astral projection. I have had
successwiththerhythmmethod,listeningtothesoundofatickingclock.Ifoundthisrhythmtobeaperfect
frequencytorideonwhilehavinganastralprojection.Italsocanhelpfocusthemindwhileyourbodyfalls
asleep.Shamanshaveusedthismethodofhavingaconsistentsoundinthebackground,averysimplesound,
tobeconducivetospiritualexperiences.
TheMonroeTechnique
RobertMonroeisveryfamousinmetaphysicalcirclesforhiswritingsaboutastralprojections.Hehas
outlinedaspecifictechniquethathasworkedforhimanditislistedbelow:
1. RelaxBody
2. Enterhypnagogicstate(seefleetingdreamlikeimages/shapes,nostorytothem,though)
3. Deepen
4. Entervibrationstate(youwillliterallyfeelasifyouarevibratingattheenergylevel)
5. Controlvibrationstate(findstabilityinthevibrationalstate,becomingcomfortablewithit)
6. Partialseparation(observeyourphysicalbodyandyourastralbodybothoccupyingthesame
spaceandtime,butbeingseparatebodies)
7. Disassociationfrombody
CreatingYourOwnTechnique
Youmayfindthatcreatingyourowntechniqueisinorder.Thereisnooneformulaforattainingastral
projections. You may have your own unique way for getting out of your body and into your astral form.
Belowareafewthingsyoumightwanttoincludeinyourtechnique:
Affirmation
Exercise/Technique
Breathing
Visualization
Visualmotion
VisualPointofLight
Gazinglookingatpoint
above/below/behindbody
Gazingwithmotion
ChakraEnergy
Floating
Stillness
Listeningforsoundinearsletsoundgetlouder
ConsciousnessExpansionsensesextendbeyondphysicalbody
Creativity!
Discussion
Astralprojectionsarewonderfulexperiences.Theygreatlyassistwithyourneedsforadventuresand
exciting experiences outside the human limitations of life on Earth. OBEs assist you with learning about the
mysteriesoftheuniverse,howconsciousnessworks,andfindinganswerstoquestionsthatyouhavenotbeen
able to ask anyone but yourself. You will meet friends and guides, demons and enemies, and learn about
yourselfintheprocess.Realizethattheastralworldsarethebigleagues.Youareplayingwiththebigboys
when you enter the astral worlds. It is not all fun and games in the astral worlds, unless of course you are
incapable of a negative emotion. Even the slightestof negative emotions can bring you challenges great and
small. However, if you are wise enough to know that it is allanillusion, you will be safe. If you think for a
momentitisreal,youmightfindyourselffeelingharmed,justthesameasyoufeelharmedwhenyouareon
Earthwhenyouthinkitisalsoreal.Sodontfeartheastralworlds.Youwontbehurt,andyouwilllearnso
much about yourself. Another great thing about the astral worlds is that you realize you really are just
consciousness, independent of form and limitations. You are not the identity you always thought you were.
Youarefreetoexploretheuniverseasyouwish.
The astral worlds are quite similar to the lucid dreaming worlds, however there are some differences.
Theluciddreamingworldsaredirectlyconnectedtoyourownconsciousnessandarenotnecessarilyconnected
totheconsciousnessofothers.Theworldsofluciddreamingareinsideyourownhead,yourownvirtualreality.
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Theluciddreamingworldisdirectlyprojectedfromyourconsciousness,andonlyyourconsciousness.Thisdoes
notmeanthattherearenotspiritualinfluencesfromyourguidesandspiritfriendsintheluciddreamingworlds,
asluciddreamsarenotnecessarilyprojectedbyanyoneelsesconsciousnessbutyourown.
The astral worlds, on the other hand, are made up of not only your own projections but the
projectionsofothersaswell.Youareinsidealargervirtualrealitymachine,thesamekindthatmakesupthe
Earth realityof humans. The reality is madeup of the projections of everyone who inhabits that reality. The
astral worlds are more similar to the Earth reality in that way. There will be more curveballs and surprises
than there are in the lucid dreaming world. Other beings agendas will be there to affect your own, or
participatewithyourown,justastheydoonEarth.
My first astral projection happened quite accidentally. It was beginners luck. I had only been
meditating for two days, never having meditated before, not that I knew of anyway. The person leading the
meditation was not actually attempting to create that experience for us all. However, as I was in the group
listeningtothemeditation,becomingveryrelaxed,Ifoundmyselfusingthefacilitatorsvoicelikearhythmic
soundthatmyexperiencerodeon.Ibegantorisethroughtheceiling,overthehouse,upintotheskyandover
the town, and suddenly Ifelt as if I had a thousand dreams all at once in the span of only a second or two.
ThenitwasasifIhadbrokenthroughmembraneofsomesortandwasfree.Thesunwasjustsettinginreal
life,andthistranslatedintotheastralworldsaswell.Iturnedtowardthesunandfoundmyselfzoomingvery
fast toward the light as if automatically. Since I was near the ocean, I was over the water and I remember
looking down, amazed at how fast I was flying. Suddenly, two angelic beings caught me by the elbows and
slowedmedown.Therewasacertainhumorintheirenergy,asifIwastheonethatalmostgotaway,thechild
whohadstartedtorunbeforeIknewhowtowalk.Theyturnedmearoundandgentlybroughtmebacktomy
body.Ididntwanttocomeback,butatthesametimeIwassoexcitedattheexperienceIhadjusthad.Itwas
thefirsttimeIhadsuchaneyeopeningadventureoutsideofmybody.
Thusbeganmyadventuresinastralprojection.Iactuallydidnothavemynextastralprojectionfortwo
years even though I tried very hard. It turned out that I had a lot of personal work to do with the ability to
controlfearbeforeIwasreadyfortheastralworlds.Ihadalotofissuestocometopeacewith,orIwouldhave
acted them out andexperienced even deeper fearin the astralworldswhich would have made my path more
difficult.IamthankfulnowthatIwas notabletogetoutofmy bodythen,for whoknows whatkind of dark
energieswouldhavebeenattractedtomyconsciousnessprojectionsatthattime.ItismuchbetterthatIworked
themoutbeforeenteringtheastralworlds.However,thatfirstexperiencekeptmeonthespiritualpath,likethe
carrotinfrontofthehorse.IknewthatmyrewardfordoingmyspiritualhomeworkwouldbethefreedomthatI
hadexperiencedinthatfirstastralprojection.Itkeptmefocusedonthepathandservedinthatway.

BewareOfAdditionToPeakSpiritualExperiences,SpiritualTrap
Anotherthingtobeawareofisthateventuallythenoveltyoftheabilitytoastralprojectwearsoff.I
diditsomanytimesthatitbecameadistractiononthespiritualpath,asmostspiritualpowers(siddhis)will
become sooner or later. I didnt feel the desire to do astral projections anymore because it became a been
there done thatfeeling.Irealized thatI spent moretime in that statethan Ispent ina physicalbody,given
thatthereisunlimitedtimeandspacebetweenlifetimes,andthatIwantedtoreallyfocusonthephenomena
thatbeinginaphysicalbodyisabout.Ispentplentyoftimeinanastralrealitybetweenlifetimes,aswealldo,
butthetimewegettospendinaphysicalforminaphysicalworldhavingahumanexperienceisrelatively
shortcomparedtotheeternitythatwelivein.
OnceIexperiencedalotofastralprojections,Irealizedthatmytruedesirewastoreallyfocushereon
my human experience on Earth and stay committed to my mission to help others here. That was far more
fulfillingthanbeingallowedtoboparoundintheastralworlds.Theastralworldswouldalwaysbetherefor
my entertainment and exploration later, whereas this experience of being physical in a physical reality is
fleeting, at best. Even if unpleasant things come up in life, and challenges do abound, it doesnt make me
sufferthatmuchbecauseIknowthiswholeexperienceisjustathoughtpassingthroughthemindofGod.Its
apassingdreaminGodsimagination.Idonthavetotakelifethatseriously.Itsnotpersonal!
Now and then, astral projections happen anyway if spirit decides I need one, but I dont have an
ongoing effort to make them happen anymore. It is now just another thing rather than the focus of the
spiritual path now. It seems that sometimes I am called on to help someone in the astral worlds, or hold a
healingspacewiththeirguides,orsometimesIseemtogetcalledontodispeladarkenergysinceIdontfear
it.ItisasifIgetcalledonfortrainingofsomesortinthoseworlds.Idontknowforsure,butitismorefor
othersthanitisformyownpurposesthesedayswhenanastralprojectionhappens.
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Whilethebeginningsofachievingaspiritualpower(siddhi)isexcitingandusefulforyourgrowth,if
addictionbecomesevidenttothingslikeluciddreaming,astraltravel,telepathy,orotherspiritualpowersthat
are super human, then those are things you need to stop. It is easy to get trapped by the addiction to peak
spiritualexperiences,whichisanaddictionmanyspiritualseekersandaspirantsfallpreytoastheydiscover
these possibilities. It is not conducive to awakening and enlightenment if you become distracted by any
experience on the path, no matter how spiritually fun and amazing it is.Achieving spiritual abilities and
powers(siddhis)isnotarequirementforenlightenment.Trueenlightenmenthasnothingtodowithspiritual
powers(siddhis),andinfactthesedistractionscanpreventenlightenmentwhilemakingyouthinkyouhave
achievedit.Becarefulwiththisspiritualtrap,itsaverypotentone!

Conclusion
If more people in the world knew how to astral project, I think we would have a much different
world. People would be more awareof the effectsof their actions and thoughts, and how they affect others.
There would be more compassion and understanding for the plight of others. There would also be the
realization of self as part of a larger whole. If this were the case it would be impossible to do harm to one
anotherontheEarth.Evenifexcessiveastralprojectionisnthealthy,atleastasmalldoseorexperienceofitis.
Attaining the ability to have an astral projection is not a requirement for enlightenment. However, I
encourageanyonewhoisinterestedinittodevelopthisability.Itcangreatlyhelpyouinyourunderstanding
ofyourselfandlearningaboutthenatureofreality,notonlyintheastralworldsbutalsoonearth.Itwillgive
youachancetobeofserviceinwaysthatyouneverthoughtpossible.YoumaybealightworkeronEarthbut
youcanalsobealightworkerintheastralworlds.Yourhelpisneededtheretoo.
IwishyouthebestofluckandGodspeedinyourattainmentofyourabilitytohaveastralprojections
ifthisisyourheartsdesire.Youwillfindittoberewarding,andtherearemanyspiritsbeingsthereawaiting
yourarrival.Remember,thisissomethingyoualreadyknowhowtodo.Youarenotlearningit.Thefreedom
totravelthedimensionsisyournaturalstate.Youareonlyreturningtowhatyoualreadyare,consciousness
thatisfreetomoveaboutintheuniverseasitchooses.

AudioMeditations
Meditation1:FeelingYourAstralDouble
Meditation2:AstralProjectionTechniques
Meditation3:AnAstralJourney

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AstralProjectionExamQuestions

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(Pleasesupplyname,phone#,andaddressasidentifyingfactorsforgivingcreditproperly)

1.InwhatwaysaretheAstralplanessimilartotheearthplane?
A.Theyarebothdualisticdimensions
B.Youcanmakefriendsandalliesinbothplaces
C.Youcanrevisitfavoriteplaces
D.AllA,BandC

2.Inwhatwaysaretheastralplanesdifferentthantheearthplane?
A.Thingsaremoremalleableandchangeable
B.Thoughtsoftenmanifestinstantaneously
C.Youcanwalkthroughwallsandfly
D.AllA,BandC

3.Astralprojectioncanonlyhappenspontaneously,youcantmakeithappen. T F

4.Thereareonlytwodifferentwaystohaveanastralprojection. T F

5.Youcannotbeenlighteneduntilyoulearntotraveltheastralplanes. T F

6.Theastralworldcanbeagoodplacetopracticemanifestingontheearthplane. T F

7.Acalmstateofmindandemotionsarenecessaryforsuccesswithastralprojection. T F

8.Whichisnotasuggestionforsettinguptherightenvironmentforastralprojection?
A.Bealoneandundisturbedbysuddennoises
B.Makesureyouarearoundstimulation,suchaspetsorpeople
C.Wearloosecomfortableclothes
D.Makesureyouarewarm

9.TheastralworldisthesameasHeaven. T F

10.Theastralworldsareatransitoryplane. T F

11.TheTibetanscalltheastralplanes:
A.Innerrealm B.Illusoryworlds C.Bardoworlds D.Dreamofthemind

12.Yourbeliefsdirectlycreateyourexperienceintheastralplanes. T F

13.Developinginnersensesisveryimportantinlearningtomaneuverontheastralplanes. T F

14.Yourastralselfappearsthesameasyourhumanselfbecause:
A.Thisiswhoyoutrulyare
B.Soyoucanrecognizeyourselfinspirit
C.Soyouwillbetrickedintothinkingyourereal
D.Astralbodyisamentalconstructprojectedinto
theformofwhathasbeencalledasecondself

15.Whatisnotlistedasasteeringmechanismintheastralworlds?
A.Payingcloseattentiontointuitionandemotionalcues
B.Closelycontrollingthoughtstohavedesiredexperiences
C.Developingandusinginnersenses
D.Carryinganastralcompass

16.Someofthephenomenayoumayexperiencebeforehavinganoutofbodyexperienceare:
A.Feelingveryheavyorverylight
B.Feelingverysmallorverylarge
C.Experiencingotherdistortedperceptionsofbody
D.AllA,BandC

17.Imaginingyourastraldoubleengaginginactivitiesisonewaytofindtheastralbody. T F
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AudioMeditationReports(Pleasebrieflydescribeyourexperiencewiththemeditationsbelow.)

Meditation1:SensingAstralBody

Meditation2:AstralProjectionTechniques

Meditation3:AstralJourney