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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 Astral Projection (Masters) ©2005 University Of Metaphysical Sciences 1
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 Out‐Of‐Body 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. Out‐Of‐Body 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 Out‐Of 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 doubt fascinating. 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 Astral Projection (Masters) ©2005 University Of Metaphysical Sciences 2
about her process of channeling Seth and the modifications she experiences in her awareness when this happens.
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 very few. 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 Astral Projection (Masters) ©2005 University Of Metaphysical Sciences 3
not enlightenment. Enlightenment happens when a person realizes oneself as eternal consciousness that is having an experience. Enlightenment means “to know,” or know who you really are, in metaphysical terms. The ability to traverse dimensions is a spiritual power, not enlightenment. This is really important to understand so that you can keep it all in perspective as you attain spiritual powers. Attaining these abilities is not a requirement for enlightenment, and not everyone has to pursue them in order to be just 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 will not be tempted to misuse them. All that is required to be “enlightened” is the ability to be awake, present and fully conscious in every moment, aware of who and what you are even in the midst of whatever is going on around you, realizing yourself as an eternal being having a temporary experience of being human, and knowing that you can’t really be harmed by any experience, not even death or unpleasantness. Realize astral projection for what it is: simply another arena for consciousness to have adventures in, just like lucid dreams are, and not a requirement for enlightenment. However, astral projection, as with other spiritual powers like psychic abilities and lucid dreaming, can assist with enlightenment. You will learn, even if you have only brief glimpses of other realities, that you are far freer than you thought you were and you will look at life on earth with new eyes. You will learn about your consciousness and your identity through astral projections and other abilities, so realize that it is useful on your spiritual path if you find yourself with these powers, but not the end of your journey of awakening. Uses of Astral Projection • Practice influencing your reality on Earth by practicing control of your own energy in the astral realms • Explore the mysteries of the universe • Meet other beings, including your own selves • Work things out within yourself, invent scenarios, live fantasies • Assist other beings on the astral plane • Learn from the Masters
The Right Setting For Astral Projections
It is important to have an environment that is conducive to astral projections. You must feel safe and at ease. It must be an environment free of emotional or mental stress as well. If you live in an abusive or disruptive household, you will have a difficult time with astral projections, not only because it will be difficult to relax your spirit, but also because there may be negative energies around the area if your house is disruptive. A calm state of mind and emotions are necessary for success with astral projection. Make sure you have cleared up pressing matters and have clarity in your mind and heart before embarking on an astral journey. If you have issues in your mental or emotional bodies that remain unresolved, they may prevent you from being able to achieve astral projections. This is a safety mechanism that is built into your consciousness, and could be a good thing, actually. If you have unresolved issues from childhood, or anger at a spouse, child, parent or other person, you may find yourself fighting these demons within you in the astral worlds, where you are only a beginner. It is important that you learn to master your mind and emotions on the Earth plane before you enter the astral worlds, for on the Earth plane there is a slower law of cause and effect, and time to reverse actions and reactions. On the astral plane, the law of cause and effect is immediate, and emotional and mental overtones are immediately reflected back to you. This can attract some unsavory entities to come and toy with you if you are not in a good place in your inner landscape. 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 mental and emotional states and see if there are some underlying issues that you need to clear up first before 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 is conscious or unconscious, makes fertile ground for unpleasant experiences on the 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 don’t want to experience what might be a possibly terrifying or disturbing encounter with dark entities or energies. If you find that you are not in the right physical, mental or emotional environment for astral projections, you may want to wait until you are in the right atmosphere before attempting to have OBEs. You Astral Projection (Masters) ©2005 University Of Metaphysical Sciences 4
will have better experiences if you are in the right environment, inside and outside or your body, than you will if you “push the river” before you are ready. Also, you may want to refrain from attempting astral projections if you are physically ill. Physical illnesses can “bleedthrough” into your astral experiences and cause disturbing conditions or events. Below are a few pointers about setting up the right environment for your adventures in the astral worlds: Isolation • you should be undisturbed so you don’t come back with a jolt due to noise or the touch of another person Noise • ear plugs, music, or use “white noise” to block out other noises Distractions • alone vs. with someone near, or a pet • phone off • take care of business so that your mind doesn’t wander to your “to do” list • thoughts cleared, calm state of mind • no visitors Temperature • warm • blankets useful, body temp drops after projection Clothing • loose, warm, comfortable Light • none, best if it is dark in the room. Fears • examine and face them all so that you don’t run into them in the astral worlds where they might be quite exaggerated • affirmations, affirm that you are willing and able to have astral projections, believe! • fears are ego based, not soul based, so go beyond ego, remember who you really are, that you are eternal consciousness, free to go wherever you want to go in the universe • calm your emotions: anger, fear or depression are not good to have in your energy when you have astral projections, they can be quite detrimental to your quality of experiences
Astral Plane Laws
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, among the multitudes of other kinds of experiences you can have in the astral worlds. Realize that you are entering a dimension that is similar to Earth reality in its natural laws, but that there are some differences to be aware of. First and foremost, realize that the law of karma is much quicker than it is on the Earth plane. The very fact that you are attempting to have astral projections purposefully means that you are too evolved not to be aware of karmic repercussions for your actions in the astral worlds. There is no mercy! Nor is there a time lapse, like there is on Earth, where you might even have time to change the repercussions if you realize the error of your ways and correct the imbalance within yourself. Karma returns to you on 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 also be asked to assist those who have not finished the “crossover” from Earth life to the after life, and have lingered longer than necessary in the astral worlds. There is a large clean‐up effort going on in the astral worlds, and humans who have achieved the ability to traverse the dimensional lines are being called on as part of their training to participate in this clean‐up effort. There are dark energies that simply need to be given the love and the light they need to move into their higher state, and some of them are just consciousness loop thought forms that need to be dispersed or converted back into their raw form: simply put—energy. Another thing to realize is that Duality is still part of the astral dimension, and is a governing force, just as it is on Earth. There are both light and dark energies, good and evil. There are friendly entities, and unfriendly entities, pleasant places and unpleasant places. The astral worlds are still “lower” dimensions, not the heavenly realms that some people might think they are. In fact, the astral worlds are a transitory plane, a bridge between the Earth plane and the heavenly realms. Many souls passing on from their Earth lives do not realize that they have not reached the heaven realms yet, and that they are still immersed in the duality that the astral worlds are governed by. For instance, a person may “see the tunnel of light,” be greeted by angels, maybe even Jesus or some other revered figure, welcomed by family, etc. If some one is from a different religion, different scenarios might present themselves upon death. For instance, perhaps a fleet of virgins is there to greet him if he is Islamic and has performed self sacrifice, or Jesus comes to greet the newly deceased Astral Projection (Masters) ©2005 University Of Metaphysical Sciences 5
if he or she is a Christian. A Buddhist might meet Buddha. However, this is all still a product of the mind and is not the end of the journey. 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, that they are still immersed in a dream of the mind and that their journey isn’t over.) Tibetan Buddhists call the astral worlds the Bardo worlds, in loose terms, and that becoming trapped in the astral worlds is a certainty that a reincarnation back onto the Earth plane will be the natural result of such trappings. Tibetan Buddhists believe that it is of utmost importance that the soul realize that these worlds are illusions and it is the only way to break the reincarnational cycle. They also believe that even a pleasant adventure in the astral worlds will sooner or later become sour and disintegrate for the soul hoping to stay there forever, and perhaps even become 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 order to escape the terrifying turn of events that are presenting themselves in the astral worlds. Either way, the astral worlds are to be seen for what they are: another realm for the mind to have experiences that are simply projections of consciousness, and not “truth.” Another law of the astral planes is that manifestation is instant. You need $100? It is immediately in your hands. You need a bench to sit on? There it is. You can manifest anything you want anytime. Whatever you want to experience, it is there. Whoever you want to meet, he or she appears. Whatever it is that you project from your mind, it will appear. You can also unmanifest things as quickly as you manifest them. You don’t want to tangle with that Tasmanian devil? Simply wish it away and it is so. No entity has control over you unless you let it, and you are not stuck in any experience unless you think you are, which in itself may be part of the lesson that you are trying to learn in the astral worlds during a situation like that. Like attracts like, which is the same as the law on the Earth plane. If you think dark thoughts, you will attract dark experiences. If you think light thoughts, you will attract light experiences. You might be thankful if you have not had an astral projection during darker times in your life, even thought you might have liked 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 played out, and maybe in a more exaggerated way than they were being experienced on the Earth plane. Be sure that you are going into the astral worlds with the mental and emotional tones that will bring you good experiences, for like attracts like without exception. Last but not least, realize that there are all levels of beings in the astral worlds. There are evolved beings and there are lesser evolved beings, just like on Earth. There are souls who have had lifetimes on Earth and those who have not. There are angels and demons both. As said before, the astral worlds are governed by 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 opportunity to meet friend and foe alike, and participate with the different kinds of beings who are there. Just as you choose your friends on the Earth plane, you will want to choose your friends in the astral worlds the same way. What do their actions and words tell you about who they are? What energy do you pick up from the other soul? Are you able to feel a heart connection? Below is a synopsis of the laws in the astral worlds that we just covered in this section: Karma • returns quicker than on Earth Duality • good/evil Manifestation • is instant, including fears Like = Like • like thought/emotion attracts like experience, same as on Earth plane All levels • all levels of beings, experiences and situations exist, just like on Earth
Maneuvering On The Astral Planes
Maneuvering on the astral planes can be a little tricky at times. There are a few things to know that will help you when you attempt to direct your experience once you find yourself in an astral projection. First and foremost, you must develop awareness of your inner senses. The five physical senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell) are only a few of many senses that you have. There are more senses, and ones that even extend to a deeper level than your physical senses, but are useable anyway, even in daily life. For instance, haven’t you ever “felt” someone’s presence near, or “knew” someone was watching you or staring at you? This is an extension of a physical sense: touch. So are the sensations of floating, heaviness or lightness when you are meditating. There are other senses that are not related to physical senses, but are in a different category altogether. Your psychic “knowing” isn’t necessarily related to any particular physical sense, but is a Astral Projection (Masters) ©2005 University Of Metaphysical Sciences 6
classic example of an inner sense. In the Seth series of channeled writings by Jane Roberts, Seth claims that there are 19 distinct senses that a human can become aware of, and I would add to that that perhaps there will be more as evolution occurs in the species during the journey through time. Becoming aware of your inner senses is absolutely necessary to have success with astral projections and directing where it is you go. You won’t always want to be tossed to and fro by your experiences and you will want to “learn how to walk” to where it is you want to go in the astral worlds. 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 didn’t know you had in your awareness. The first place to start is to look for your astral body. Some call it the light body. Some say it is only part of the light body. However one might describe it, even a beginner can sense the inner body. Your astral body is similar to your physical body in its appearance and projection of its image. The astral self looks like the image you inhabit in human form, for the astral body maintains its mental construct of its human identity. The astral worlds are not very “far” from the earth, and your human experience of self is carried over into the astral worlds. As you lay in your bed, couch or recliner, notice if you can find an outline of your physical body made out of light, either right outside your skin or right inside your skin. Sense the “second self” as some call it. Once you sense it, see if you can move your inner body independently of your physical body. For example, try to lift your astral hand, but not your physical hand. When this truly happens, you are ready for astral projection. You can try this during the 2nd meditation on your Astral Projection CD. Your emotions will assist in steering your astral experiences. Just as your emotions serve as steering mechanisms on Earth, they can serve you in your journeys in the astral worlds. You can sense danger, use discernment, and make choices. You can control your inner landscape on the emotional level by focusing on positive emotions, which in turn attract pleasant experiences, just the same as on Earth. Your mental level is without a doubt a steering mechanism of obvious proportions. After all, thinking makes it so. What you visualize and wish to create, it will appear in the astral worlds around you or you will find yourself being brought to it. On one hand, you could find yourself suddenly surrounded by what it was you were thinking about. On the other hand you might find yourself suddenly being whooshed to a far distance to some location in the astral worlds and find yourself suddenly placed in the midst of what it was you were thinking of. Sometimes people have reported that they would think of something, and then some sort of “automatic pilot” in their consciousness takes them to a far distance quite quickly, if distance could be thought of to exist in the astral worlds. So be careful what you think! It is immediate and steers experiences. You can also ask for assistance from the beings that populate the astral worlds. Do not hesitate to ask for help if you find yourself in trouble in the astral worlds! A spirit friend will come to your assistance in an instant and will either calm the situation down or whisk you away from the scene. High, loving spirits can disperse darkness like child’s play, and so can you if you have conquered your own fear and know that it is all illusion. Nothing can truly harm you, not on the Earth, and not in the astral worlds: not even death of the physical body. Your consciousness is completely free, independent of any kind of form you might hold in any present moment. If, however, you forget that and find yourself in a frightening situation on the astral planes, don’t’ be afraid to call for help. There are guides watching your progress and overseeing your first steps in the astral worlds the way a parent monitors a baby learning to walk. There is always someone there to help you. Another way that the population of the astral worlds can help you is that you can ask them directions and they will be happy to oblige. Don’t be embarrassed to ask directions. If you’re lost and really don’t know where you are or how to get where you want to go, being willing to ask directions may be your only way out because that in itself is part of the lesson in learning how to maneuver on the astral planes. Being willing to enlist the assistance of your fellows on the astral planes is necessary for continual progress. After a while, you will become proficient enough to get around on your own and you may not need to ask for assistance so often as your skill and ability evolves. Here is a synopsis of the steering mechanisms you can use in the astral worlds: inner senses: • underneath physical senses and more • develop through meditation and exercises that flex muscles of consciousness emotional: • can be a trustworthy basic steering mechanism • danger alert, discernment, choice • inner control method for attracting pleasant experiences mental: • thinking makes it so communication/interaction • astral plane is highly populated Astral Projection (Masters) ©2005 University Of Metaphysical Sciences
Phenomena Are Signs Of Success
When you experience phenomena, you know you are entering “The Zone.” Don’t worry if you feel things suddenly being out of the ordinary. It is a sign that you are moving into the right direction! Weight changes are common for people who are entering the state of awareness that is necessary to experience OBEs. You may feel heavy or light, still or floating. Whatever your experience, just let it be alright. You may even have distorted perceptions of the proportions of your physical body. For instance, your arms might suddenly feel longer, or you might feel something at the top of your head. Just relax into the sensations of your body. This means you are reaching the body asleep/mind awake state. You might find your breathing becomes very slow and rhythmic, like that of a yogi in deep meditations. You will eventually lose awareness of the activity of breathing itself. As you deepen, you might suddenly realize that you actually stopped breathing (this usually happens on an exhalation, you haven’t inhaled for a few moments and rested in the stillness of the “not‐breath”). This is perfectly alright. Trust your automatic nervous system to kick in as needed. Many times during the night you rest in the spaces between the in‐breath and the out‐breath while you are asleep. Your body always takes its next breath when it is ready to continue. It is automatically programmed and will not fail you. Let it be alright. Again, you are experiencing the body asleep/mind awake state of awareness. 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. It means you are beginning to separate your consciousness from the physical body, and there will be some sensations that are unusual to you. Some people get very frightened when they experience what is called Sleep Paralysis. It is actually quite normal (refer to the section about sleep paralysis in the UMS course Dreams & Dreaming.) Sleep paralysis is a condition purposely imposed on your body through your own body’s chemistry to prevent movement or acting 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 astral projection, for your body sleeps while you have experiences in the astral worlds. It is necessary that your body remain unmoving during astral projections as well for the same reasons as during dreamtime. Also, it is necessary that you not move your physical body while you move your astral body out of it when you first reach the state necessary for astral projections. You must be able to lift out, and without paralysis of the physical form, 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 moments of awakening from the sleeping state that the body is still immersed in. Hypnagogic images are a mish‐mash of different visuals, like geometric designs, lights, flashes, scenes of places you may or not be familiar with, faces, or unknown objects that are not recognizable to your human interpretation. They happen quickly and in a disjointed fashion, moving in and out of your awareness without a “story” or making sense. Just let these images pass, and soon you will find yourself in a coherent astral zone after you have passed through the hypnagogic state. The first time I purposely induced an astral projection, I found myself pushing up through thousands of images and dreams, as if coming to the surface of water, and suddenly I was free and able to fly wherever I wanted. It seemed to be some kind of consciousness membrane I pushed through. I often have that experience of the hypnagogic state right before a deep experience in meditation or some sort of soul travel, and it lets me know I have pushed past my human limitations on my consciousness. Do not be afraid of these images, they are alright. Accompanying these hypnagogic images are sometimes auditory, like whistles, ringing, pops, cracks, names, music, or the doppelganger effect like a helicopter flying by. Don’t be afraid or worried about them. This is just mass consciousness “noise” that is floating about all the time. Same with the images. Just let these all go and pass into the void on the other side, or emerge in the astral worlds. These are only fleeting and temporary perceptions that are not your destination. Some have thought these are the voices of demons, and perhaps there are some strange images and sounds, but again, realize it is just psychic noise that you will push past in a moment. 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 rolling over to get out of your body. Also, if you feel vibrations, this is an excellent sign. You might feel as if an electrical current is running through you, or as if you are shaking very fast. This is fine. This means that you’re moving through a dimension, or your astral body is separating from your physical body. Astral Projection (Masters) ©2005 University Of Metaphysical Sciences 8
If you have a racing heart, just relax. Sometimes people have a fear response to astral projection, especially when it is about to happen! It is an adrenaline response. It also can have something to do with the heart chakra opening and opening to the vastness of the universe. 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 stabilize and stay awake in the astral worlds in a short time.
Bilocation & Near Death Experiences
Bilocation is the manifestation of your form (astral or physical) in another place that is different from where your physical body is. It has been reported in more than one instance that yogis and spiritual teachers have appeared to their students, whilst their body is actually elsewhere. The illusion that the person was appearing in form to the spectator is called bilocation. Often, this is a result of astral projection. This is a case where a person observes the astral body of the 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 person who is actually doing the bilocation is putting extra attention and effort into making himself or herself visible to the ordinary person. It is not uncommon for the astral projection form of the journeyer to deliver a message to the observer, or give some sort of inspiration or upliftment. Near Death Experiences (NDEs) are the ultimate astral projection, in a way. It is an out of body experience that goes further than just about any astral experience can, bringing one to the gates of death, or transition, as I like to call it. The person who has an NDE often comes back with full consciousness of the event. He or she retains memories of the “other side,” which is actually an astral dimension. Technically, a person who is having an astral projection can experience that same place even though he or she is not having a near death experience. Many people think that they have gone further than they really have during a near death experience. The astral plane is only one layer, or frequency, removed from the earth plane. It would be as if it is the next radio station on the dial. There is some speculation in some schools of thought as to whether or not the astral plane is as far as a person can go in his or her astral form without having to give up the body. Some believe that if a person goes beyond the astral realm, death is the result of the physical body. Some will say that the universe is our playground and that everything is open to us as a human, whether we are incarnate or not. However, no one has really proved this one way or another, so no one really knows. It seems that the astral worlds could be very large unmapped territory to human consciousness, and that our adventures have only begun as far as exploring the human perception of the astral dimension.
Astral Projection Tips
Relaxed Body/Relaxed Mind Relax your body first, and the mind will follow. If you have not attained the ability to relax the body at will, you must first develop this ability before you will have much success with astral projection. There are many ways to relax the body, but a great technique to start with it the Toes To Head Relaxation meditation in the Meditation Skills course here at UMS. When the body is relaxed, the mind will naturally follow the cue. Breathing Following your breathing is an excellent way to focus your mind, gather energy, and quiet the mind. Just breathe naturally and follow your in and out breath, allowing yourself to “fall asleep” in the body while your mind stays awake. Then you will be in the state that is necessary for achieving and OBE. Visualization When you tell a story, the mind will follow and create images. For instance: pink elephant. Did you not just see a pink elephant in your mind? Images are the language of the mind. If you visualize yourself rising up out of your body, your mind will make it so. If you visualize yourself floating on the ceiling, your mind will make it so. Loss of Physical Attention Put less attention on physical body, and more alertness directed to inner reality. Concentrate on your inner landscape. Allow yourself to experience loss of hearing, touch, awareness of body position, and so on. Notice what is happening inside instead. Are you spinning, rocking, vibrating…? Body Asleep/Mind Awake: This is LITERAL! Trance states are similar to deep sleep. Your brainwaves fall into the theta and delta range, which are present and predominant while you are sleeping. However, your mind can still be awake and alert during this Astral Projection (Masters) ©2005 University Of Metaphysical Sciences 9
time. This is a fine line to walk. It is easy for the mind to slip into the asleep state, and it is easy for the body to come back to wakefulness if you cannot learn to balance yourself and straddle the two realities of awake and asleep at the same time. If you have trouble keeping the mind awake while your body is asleep, give the mind things to do that keep it busy while the rest of you relaxes. You can use the focus on breathing to keep the mind busy, mantras or affirmations, counting, or a visual focus point, like gazing at a point of light in your mind’s eye. Concentration is necessary. Signs of reaching the body asleep/mind awake state are the following: • breathing slows down, as if sleeping • vibration, shaking, rocking or floating • vivid imagery • stillness • awareness goes out 360 degrees in all directions • alert waiting space
Astral Projection Techniques
6:00 AM One technique is to wake up for 20 ‐ 30 minutes around 6 AM, then go back to bed and stay as aware as possible while your body falls back to sleep. If you can maintain awareness while your body goes back to sleep, you can easily have an astral projection from this state. Movement of Astral Double Technique Your astral double is the body you have that is in the shape of your physical body, but is made of astral light and substance. As mentioned earlier, you can experience this second body as having its edges just outside of your physical form or just inside your physical form. It has been reported both ways. The first thing to do is feel it and experience it. Once you can feel it, you can move this astral body. First try moving an astral hand or foot, but not the physical hand or foot. See if you can elongate yourself, making your legs or arms ten inches longer. Feel the astral double doing the movement, leaving the physical body behind. Once you have achieved this, see if you can actually imagine the astral double performing a real activity. For instance, imagine the astral double climbing a rope, swimming, flying, jumping onto trampoline 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 movements in the astral planes. Imagine yourself floating near the ceiling, and soon you will be. Floating Balloon Imagine that there is a balloon tied to your crown chakra. It is floating and light goes up from your feet to the crown chakra. Its then goes up through string and into balloon. This light is your consciousness. Look around from the point of view of the balloon, all of your consciousness having moved into it. Soon you will realize that the physical form is gone and your astral double has taken its place. Pinpoint of Light 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 done moving. Let your consciousness flow out toward that point of light, relaxing more and more, letting yourself be carried into the point of light. Follow that light out into infinity and soon you’ll find yourself in the astral worlds. Find The Seat Of Consciousness Where is your seat of consciousness? Is it in your head, heart, solar plexus, above your head... where? When you find this spot notice a pinpoint of light in that spot and focus the center of your consciousness more in that spot. Move it if you want your consciousness to be seated in a different spot. Shrink yourself down to the pin point (expansiveness might be felt instead) and become smaller and smaller and smaller. Soon you will find yourself in your astral body ready to travel. You can also try moving the pinpoint of light up and down in your brain. This induces vibrations which are a precursor to astral projections. Silver Cord Observe a silver cord that goes from the astral body double to your physical body. It may be a cord that goes from your crown chakra to the crown chakra of your astral double. It may go from your belly button to the belly button of your astral double. Wherever you see this cord connected is fine. Send consciousness through the cord into your astral double until all your consciousness is there instead of in your physical body. 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 you’re 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 through the point of view of your astral double long enough, your consciousness will transfer itself there. So imagine yourself floating over your bed, perhaps about 3 feet, looking down on your sleeping physical form. Astral Projection (Masters) ©2005 University Of Metaphysical Sciences 10
Stay focused in the point of view of the astral self. Soon all your consciousness will transfer there and you will be free to travel in the astral worlds. If floating above your body is difficult, simply stand in the room somewhere and gaze at your physical body. Perhaps you might even like to sit in a chair in the bedroom and gaze at your sleeping form. Whatever is easiest for you is the best way to go about this. Floatation Tanks There have been many successful reports of people having astral projections while experiencing a floatation tank. A floatation tank is the size of an oversized bathtub inside, and a lid closes down over the top of it. You are completely deprived of all sensory input through sounds, smells, and sight. In this state of lack of input, it is not uncommon to have an astral projection. Perhaps it is the floating feeling that is so conducive to 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 way to induce that floating feeling, the rocking that the astral body does before it escapes the physical form. Monotone/Rhythm Some people find that a monotone or a rhythm helps them with an astral projection. I have had success with the rhythm method, listening to the sound of a ticking clock. I found this rhythm to be a perfect frequency to ride on while having an astral projection. It also can help focus the mind while your body falls asleep. Shamans have used this method of having a consistent sound in the background, a very simple sound, to be conducive to spiritual experiences. The Monroe Technique Robert Monroe is very famous in metaphysical circles for his writings about astral projections. He has outlined a specific technique that has worked for him and it is listed below: 1. Relax Body 2. Enter hypnagogic state (see fleeting dreamlike images/shapes, no story to them, though) 3. Deepen 4. Enter vibration state (you will literally feel as if you are vibrating at the energy level) 5. Control vibration state (find stability in the vibrational state, becoming comfortable with it) 6. Partial separation (observe your physical body and your astral body both occupying the same space and time, but being separate bodies) 7. Disassociation from body Creating Your Own Technique You may find that creating your own technique is in order. There is no one formula for attaining astral projections. You may have your own unique way for getting out of your body and into your astral form. Below are a few things you might want to include in your technique: Gazing ‐ with motion Affirmation Chakra Energy Exercise/Technique Floating Breathing Stillness Visualization Listening for sound in ears ‐ let sound get louder Visual – motion Visual ‐ Point of Light Consciousness Expansion ‐ senses extend beyond physical body Gazing ‐ looking at point Creativity! above/below/behind body
Astral projections are wonderful experiences. They greatly assist with your needs for adventurers and exciting experiences outside the human limitations of life on Earth. OBEs assist you with learning about the mysteries of the universe, how consciousness works, and finding answers to questions that you have not been able to ask anyone but yourself. You will meet friends and guides, demons and enemies, and to learn about yourself in the process. Realize that the astral worlds are the big leagues. You are playing with the “big boys” 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 slightest of negative emotions can bring you challenges great and small. However, if you are wise enough to know that it is all an illusion, you will be safe. If you think for a moment it is real, you might find yourself feeling harmed, just the same as you feel harmed when you are on earth when you think it is also real. So don’t fear the astral worlds. You won’t be hurt, and you will learn so 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. You are free to explore the universe as you wish. Astral Projection (Masters) ©2005 University Of Metaphysical Sciences 11
The astral worlds are quite similar to the lucid dreaming worlds, however there are some differences. The lucid dreaming worlds are directly connected to your own consciousness and are not necessarily connected to the consciousness of others. The worlds of lucid dreaming are inside your own head, your own virtual reality. The lucid dreaming world is directly projected from your consciousness, and only your consciousness. This does not mean that there are not spiritual influences from your guides and spirit friends in the lucid dreaming worlds, as lucid dreams are not necessarily projected by anyone else’s consciousness but your own. The astral worlds, on the other hand, are made up of not only your own projections but the projections of others as well. You are inside a larger virtual reality machine, the same kind that makes up the Earth reality of humans. The reality is made up 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 participate with your own, just as they do on Earth. 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 listening to the meditation, becoming very relaxed, I found myself using the facilitator’s voice like a rhythmic sound that my experience rode on. I began to rise through the ceiling, over the house, up into the sky and over the town, and suddenly I felt as if I had a thousand dreams all at once in the span of only a second or two. Then it was as if I had broken through membrane of some sort and was free. The sun was just setting in real life, and this translated into the astral worlds as well. I turned toward the sun and found myself zooming very 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 slowed me down. There was a certain humor in their energy, as if I was the one that almost got away, the child who had started to run before I knew how to walk. They turned me around and gently brought me back to my body. I didn’t want to come back, but at the same time I was so excited at the experience I had just had. It was the first time I had such an eye‐opening adventure outside of my body. Thus began my adventures in astral projection. I actually did not have my next astral projection for two years even though I tried very hard. It turned out that I had a lot of personal work to do with the ability to control fear before I was ready for the astral worlds. I have a lot of issues to come to peace with, or I would have acted them out and experienced even deeper fear in the astral worlds which would have made my path more difficult. I am thankful now that I was not able to get out of my body then, for who knows what kind of dark energies would have been attracted to my consciousness projections at that time. It is much better than I worked them out before entering the astral worlds. However, that first experience kept me on the spiritual path, like the carrot in front of the horse. I knew that my reward for doing my spiritual homework would be the freedom that I had experienced in that first astral projection. It kept me focused on the path.
Beware Of Addiction To Peak Spiritual Experiences
Another thing to be aware of is that eventually the novelty of the ability to astral project wears off. I did it so many times that it because a distraction on the spiritual path, as most spiritual powers (siddhis) will become sooner or later. I didn’t feel the desire to do astral projections anymore because it became a “been there done that” feeling. I realized that I spent more time in that state than I spent in a physical body, given that there is unlimited time and space between lifetimes, and that I wanted to really focus on the phenomena that being in a physical body is about. I spent plenty of time in an astral reality between lifetimes, as we all do, but the time that we get to spend in a physical form in a physical world having a human experience is relatively short compared to the eternity that we live in. Once I experienced a lot of astral projections, I realized that my true desire was to really focus here on my human experience on earth and stay committed to my mission to help others here. That was the most fulfilling thing I could do, even more fulfilling than astral travel, lucid dreaming, psychic intuition, all of it. While those things were fun for a while and helped me discover the nature of consciousness more, being here on Earth fully was what really became important to me. The astral works will always be there for 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 doesn’t make me suffer that much because I know this whole experience is just a thought passing through the mind of God. It’s a passing dream in God’s imagination. I don’t have to take life that seriously. It’s not personal: Astral Projection (Masters) ©2005 University Of Metaphysical Sciences 12
Now and then, astral projections happen anyway if spirit decides I need one, but I don’t 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 healing space with their guides, or sometimes I get called on to dispel a dark energy since I don’t fear it. It is as if I get called on for training of some sort in those worlds. I don’t know for sure, but it is more for others than it is for my own purposes these days when an astral projections happens. While the beginning of achieving a spiritual power (siddhi) is exciting and useful for your growth, if addiction becomes evident to things like lucid dreaming, astral travel, telepathy, or other spiritual powers that are super human, then those are things you need to stop. It is easy to get trapped by the addiction to peak spiritual experiences, which is an addiction many spiritual seekers and aspirants fall prey to as they discover 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) is not a requirement for enlightenment. True enlightenment has nothing to do with spiritual powers (siddhis), and in fact these distractions can prevent enlightenment while making you think you have achieved it. Be careful with this spiritual trap, it’s a very potent one!
If more people in the world knew how to astral project, I think we would have a much different world. People would be more aware of effects of their actions and thoughts, and how it affects 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 another on the Earth. Even if excessive astral projection isn’t healthy, at least a small dose or experience of it is. Attaining the ability to have an astral projection is not a requirement for enlightenment. However, I encourage anyone who is interested in it to develop this ability. It can greatly help you in your understanding of yourself and learning about the nature of reality, not only in the astral worlds but also on earth. It will give you a chance to be of service in ways that you never thought possible. You may be a lightworker on earth but you can also be a lightworker in the astral worlds. Your help is needed there too. I wish you the best of luck and Godspeed in your attainment of your ability to have astral projections if this is your heart’s desire. You will find it to be rewarding, and there are many spirit beings there awaiting your arrival. Remember, this is something you already know how to do. You are not learning it. The freedom to travel the dimensions is your natural state. You are only returning to what you already are, consciousness that is free to move about in the universe as it chooses.
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Astral Projection Exam Questions
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1. In what ways are the Astral planes similar to the earth plane? A. They are both dualistic dimensions C. You can re‐visit favorite places B. You can make friends and allies in both places D. All A, B and C 2. In what ways are the astral planes different than the earth plane? A. things are more malleable and changeable C. you can walk through walls and fly B. thoughts often manifest instantaneously D. All A, B and C 3. Astral projection can only happen spontaneously, you can’t make it happen. T F 4. There are only two different ways to have an astral projection. T F 5. You cannot be enlightened until you learn to travel the astral planes. T F 6. The astral world can be a good place to practice manifesting on the earth plane. T F T F 7. A calm state of mind and emotions are necessary for success with astral projection. 8. Which is not a suggestion for setting up the right environment for astral projection? A. be alone and undisturbed by sudden noises C. Wear loose comfortable clothes B. Make sure you are around stimulation, such as pets or people D. make sure you are warm 9. The astral world is the same as Heaven T F 10. The astral worlds are a transitory plane. T F 11. The Tibetans call the astral planes: A. inner‐realm B. Illusory worlds C. Bardo worlds D. “dream of the mind” 12. Your beliefs directly create your experience in the astral planes. T F 13. Developing inner senses is very important in learning to maneuver on the astral planes. T F 14. Your astral self appears the same as your human self because: A. This is who you truly are D. Astral body is a mental‐construct projected into B. So you can recognize yourself in spirit the form of what has been called a “second self” C. So you will be tricked into thinking you’re real 15. What is not listed as a steering mechanism in the astral worlds? A. Paying close attention to intuition and emotional cues C. Developing and using inner senses B. Closely controlling thoughts to have desired experiences D. Carrying an “astral compass” 16. Some of the “phenomena” you may experience before having an out of body experience are: A. Feeling very heavy or very light C. Experiencing other distorted perceptions of body B. Feeling very small or very large D. All A, B and C 17. Imagining your astral double engaging in activities is one way to “find” the astral body T F
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