Astral Projection (Masters) ©2005 University Of Metaphysical Sciences
Written by Christine Breese, D.D., Ph.D.
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
astral projection and didn’t know that was what it was! Almost everyone has had an astral projection at least
once in their lives, even if they didn’t realize it was an astral projection at the time. Enid Hoffman says in her
book Develop Your Psychic Skills (1981), “Out of body experiences are much more common than most people
suppose. Many people simply don’t remember them. Others assume that they have been dreaming.”
There is abundant material, reports and evidence that the astral worlds do indeed exist based on the
multitudes of individuals who have reported astral experiences, accurately described places they have never
been to, and witnessed events that could not have been possible for them to know about otherwise. There are
literally millions of accounts about astral projections that you can read in books and on the internet. I highly
suggest beginning with Robert A. Monroe’s books on astral projection, which are included in the bibliography
and other areas of this course.
An astral projection is what happens when you have an Out of Body Experience, or OBE. This
happens when your consciousness allows itself to travel outside the physical body and into other dimensions,
particularly the astral planes. The astral planes are the closest dimension to the earth plane. It has both
pleasant and unpleasant energies, and is very dualistic. Some spirits get trapped in the astral planes without
realizing that they can move on to higher dimensions where duality is less prominent.
There are people who have astral projections often and with regularity. It is like leading a double life.
You can have a life and friends here on Earth, but you can also have a life and friends in the astral worlds. The
spiritual realms are highly populated, and you can make friends and acquaintances there just the same way
you do on Earth. You can even re‐visit places of interest or sanctuary if you choose to. The astral worlds are far
more liquid and non‐static than the Earth plane, where everything is quite malleable and can change easily. In
the astral worlds you can walk through walls, fly, experience multiple streams of consciousness and have peak
spiritual experiences. However, you must be in control of your emotions and thoughts and be able to choose
what you want your experiences to be like or you will be tossed to and fro in a dualistic reality that draws you
like a magnet to whatever you are resonating with. If you are severely depressed, astral projection is not a
good idea, for you will attract energies to yourself in the astral worlds that will do more harm than good. It is
best to enter the astral worlds with a pleasant frame of mind. What you put out comes back to you with
immediacy, and there is not the delayed effect as there is on the Earth plane, where you have time to change
your thoughts and emotions before something comes to you to match them. In the astral worlds, everything is
instantaneous, especially the law of Like Attracts Like.
In this course you will learn about the art of astral projection, how it works, how to do it, and how to
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. You will be able to traverse the universe freely in your astral body, and you will have experiences that
are unexplainable to those who are not “in the know.” If at first you don’t succeed, just keep practicing!
Intention and persistence will be quite necessary if you want to attain this spiritual power (siddhi).
Review Of Literature
(Exam questions are not drawn from the Review Of Literature section)
Develop Your Psychic Skills (1981) by Enid Hoffman covers many types of psychic skills, and only one
of them in this book pertains to astral projection and out of body experiences. This book is not dedicated to the
skill of Astral projection per se, but it does have some interesting things to say about this siddhi. There are also
a few accounts of astral journeys in this book, but not as many as some of the others I will suggest in a
moment. Many first‐timers have found themselves floating on the ceiling looking down at their physical form
on the bed. However, after the initial shock, OBEs will become a welcome adventure. Enid Hoffman says in
her book Develop Your Psychic Skills (1981), “This kind of spontaneous experience can be scary because you feel
a lack of control. Once this has happened to you and you find that nothing bad occurs, you lose your fear and
the next OBE becomes fun...”
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