Traveling to other dimensions using one's finer astral body has always intrigued man, as have levitation, invisibility, andtime travel. Throughout the 20th century, many fine books have been written about these topics.For over a quarter century, I have been fascinated by the Astral World and the possibility of astral travel. My introductionto this enticing subject came in the form of tattered old copies of Robert Crookall's
Astral Projection: A Record of Out-of-Body Experiences
Case-book for Astral Projection
.My next encounter with astral projection was H. F. Prevost Battersby's
Man Outside Himself
. As I continued reading aboutastral projection and out-of-body experiences (OBE), works by Fox, Muldoon, Powell, Smith, and "YRAM" cluttering mydesk and shelves. Each book glimpsed into the astral world and higher levels. I read time and time again how many had madeastral trips, bringing back words of encouragement, prophecy and descriptions of exciting "worlds" beyond ours.It soon became evident to both myself and colleagues that a newer, easier and more reliable method of projecting out-of-body must be developed, and a tutorial written, to assist first-time (and even advanced) students on their quest. It was of utmostimportance that this work be written to answer students' questions and, furthermore, to assist the seasoned researcher inconducting theoretical studies and practical experiments. Therefore, an author of such a guide should be well versed in thetheory, practice and behavioral aspects of such a multidimensional undertaking.Each author, however, left me slightly empty — always expecting more, but always getting less than I anticipated. Someworks provided a deep philosophical theory of astral travel with no practical application. Others, though expertly written, gavesome practical applications but no logical theory backing up the author's assumptions. Lastly, there were hundreds of bookscontaining case study after case study documenting people who suddenly, and without apparent reason, experienced OBEs.Although descriptions were meticulous, these guides contained nothing but a series of good and intriguing stories. I longed forstill more.Finally in the early spring of 1996, I discovered Mr. Robert Bruce's work on the Internet. In a series of constantly updatedarticles, I realized he was introducing an excitingly innovative approach to out-of-body projection and astral travel. Anapproach which included sound yet radically different theory, detailed practical experiments and, finally, individual casestudies. In these studies, the reader meets many people who tried his new techniques and experiments and experienced almostimmediate results in projection. I also discovered, while reading his on-line comments and correspondences, that Robertmeticulously tried and retested his experiments: going down many blind alleys and often into some frightening situations,discovering the best and safest avenue for the would-be projector. In some cases, his journeys caused psychical and astralshock. In plain, jargon-free descriptions, Robert lays bare his fears, hopes and dreams. He also outlines many potentialproblems and practical solutions awaiting the student of astral travel.Over the months, I became an admirer of Robert's works and in September 1996 began corresponding with this Australianmystic and arcane experimenter. Robert, a true perfectionist, is constantly fine-tuning his experiments and theories. In thislatest endeavor,
, Robert takes his readers on a fascinating mystical, scientific and arcane journey into theastral dimension and beyond.This wonderful book has the potential for allowing anyone, regardless of spiritual or metaphysical training, to achieve aconscious exit from their body and to travel through the various levels of finer worlds. In an easily understood and well-illustrated format, Robert slowly guides reader out of body and into this world of wonder and excitement.
consists of over five years of constant revisions, experiments, research, and personal insight. It is sad this book did not existtwenty-five years ago when I started my quest. My path would have been far less rocky and my results and discoveries farmore amazing if it had.
Professor C.E.LindgrenD. Ed., F.C.P., F.R.S.A.