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Astral Projection

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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).
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).

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Astral Projection (Masters) ©2005 University Of Metaphysical Sciences
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Astral Projection
Written by Christine Breese, 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
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 revisit places of interest or sanctuary if you choose to. The astral worlds are far
more liquid and nonstatic 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 firsttimers 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
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helpful to the curious spiritual seeker. It also offers up a brief account of some scientific experiments and
studies that prove the existence of the ability to have an astral projection.
In OutOfBody Experiences In Thirty Days: The Free Flight Program (1989) by Keith Harary and Pamela
Weintraub, 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
exploring sexuality. The authors claim that leaving your body in an astral projection can actually help
strengthen your relationship with your body.
OutOfBody Experiences: A Handbook (1981) by Janet Mitchell explores the ability of consciousness to
detach itself from the body and travel for 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, such as, “Is it possible to go out and not be able to return.” Janet also gives an astonishing history
of peoples first hand accounts of experiencing astral projection.
Astral Projection: A Record Of OutOf Body Experiences (1975) by Oliver Fox is a guide book for
experiencing astral projection. It gives an interesting technique based on the experiences of the author.
In Astral Voyages: Mastering The Art Of Soul Travel (1999) author Bruce Goldberg describes how to free
yourself from the laws of space and time and travel to different realms such as astral, causal, mental, etheric,
and the soul plane. The author had more than 25 years of experience with himself and others in astral
projection before he wrote this book. It is a very detailed book with more than 65 exercises.
Leaving The Body: A Complete Guide to Astral Projection (1986) by Scott Rogo presents eight different
methods for inducing astral projection. The author also goes into great detail about the benefits and drawbacks
of each method. The last chapter of the book explores what the benefits of astral projection could be.
The Astral Body (1982) by author A.E. Powell is a compilation of information which explains in detail
the functions, composition, and many other elements of the astral body. His work is based on the experiences
of famous clairvoyants such as H.P Blavatsky, C.W. Leadbeater, and Annie Besant.
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
book might be appealing because it is grounded in objective observation rather than only personal experience.
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, yet no doubtfascinating.
Far Journeys (1985) also by Robert Monroe expands on his previous book Journeys Out Of The Body. It
gives his latest insights into astral travel based on his experiences and more than a decade of psychic research.
The appendix has interesting information on commonly asked questions about out of body experiences.
Reflections On Life After Life (1977) by Raymond Moody Jr., M.D. shares research from the author about
near death experiences. The book is based on hundreds of reports and gives fascinating accounts about the
near death experience and actual death state. This book gives us a glimpse into an unknown world in hopes
that we may better find our way in life and death.
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
though astral projection may seem profound and mystical that it is also a very natural ability of consciousness.
In The Nature of Personal Reality (1974), Jane Roberts channels a being named Seth who shares through
her very interesting information about many topics including astral travel. This book is unique from the
others in that the material is presented from someone who exists on a different level than humans. Seth speaks
with the authoritative voice of someone who believes they clearly know the nature of reality. If you haven’t
ever read a channeled book and are curious this may be a good first one.
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
believe in channeling or not the information in this book is certainly worth investigation.
Adventures In Consciousness (1975), another Seth book by Jane Roberts, explains the many levels of
human awareness and speaks of the ability to travel between them. Reading this book gives you interesting
ideas to contemplate and for doing self psychotherapy. The insights offered by Seth also give greater
understanding into how astral projection could be possible.
The final book used for this course was Psychic Politics (1976) by Jane Roberts. This book shares the
actual thoughts of Jane Roberts about Seth’s teachings and her own experiences. It is very interesting to hear
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about her process of channeling Seth and the modifications she experiences in her awareness when this
happens.
First Experiences
When you first experience an astral projection, this might induce fear. Some people think that it is
possible to get lost in the astral worlds and not be able to get back to the physical body. This is not the case.
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 occupy the astral worlds. You will always find someone who can help
you if you cannot find your way back. If, however, you simply relax your mind and imagine yourself back to
your body, you will find yourself there.
Some people fear that a demon 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
you give your explicit consent. There are also guardian angels taking care of this issue, making sure that your
body is safe while you have an astral projection.
How Are Astral Projections Caused Or Induced?
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
outside your human body. We will discuss techniques for this shortly. However, it is a skill that can be learned
and it is possible for anyone who decides that he or she wants to learn how to have regular astral projections.
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
themselves floating over their body in the operating room
Spontaneous: Spontaneous astral projections are not unusual, and for those who have not had a
physical trauma, this is likely to be their first experience. It happens when a person is just drifting off to sleep
or upon awakening, or it can happen while a person is taking a nap in the afternoon. It is not unusual to have
these spontaneous projections during a dream as well.
Mind Altering Substances: There are cultures that use hallucinogens and psychotropic drugs (power
plants, as they are called by indigenous cultures) to induce astral projections. It was not an exact science, 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
who were trained to assist the spiritual journey with wisdom and proficiency. If you are not privy to this sort
of teacher and facilitator, then you should refrain from using this method of inducing astral projections.
However, this course would not be complete unless you are informed of these methods.
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
body with fasteners that are latched to a post with a rope or chain and he or she dances around the post until
collapsing with exhaustion. At that point an astral projection might be had when he or she lies down to finally
rest. Marathon runners have reported astral projections as well. I have personally had an astral projection with
an extreme physical temperature change: I came out of a long session in a sweat lodge, having reached my
limit. I directly laid down in a cold running creek nearby, and immediately experienced an astral projection,
the extreme temperature change being the inducing mechanism.
Other Methods: There are other methods for astral projections, but they are more unusual and unique
experiences of an individual nature that have been reported, but not necessarily duplicated by others.
Whatever method works for you is the right one for you. Watch for moments that might be possible avenues
for you, perhaps you have a unique method of your own.
Astral Projection Is Not Enlightenment
Astral Projection can give you a new lease on life. It brings you the true knowledge of Earth as an
alternate version of realities among many. Living across the dimensions is an exquisite experience indeed. Of
course, this is a level of freedom of consciousness that is experienced by veryf ew.
Once a person lives as a citizen of more than one reality, not solely the human reality, the human body is no
longer a limitation to the possibilities for consciousness to have experiences. The ability to straddle dimensions is

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