Astral Projection Techniques
SUMMARY: Article about Astral Projection Techniques by Craig Hamilton-Parker. Includes methods to help you to separate the etheric and physical body during sleep and in the lucid dream state. Teachings about the soul as it moves into an astral body (or “etheric double”).
5 steps to Astral Projection
During an astral voyage, communication with other astral projectors is possible. Of interest is the work of Robert Monroe who founded the Monroe Institute and published several accounts of his experiences of astral projection including “Far Journeys”. Robert Monroe developed a method he calls Hemisync to induce mental states that are favorable for projection
Sometimes the astral traveler reports being attached to his/her physical body by a silver umbilical cord. Pets to react in a frightened way, and some claim seeing an astrally projecting person’s spirit as a colored beam or shot or light darting around the room.
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How to Astral Project
- Step 1. Before dropping off to sleep, put your body into a deep state of relaxation. Do this by systematically tensing and relaxing each muscle one at a time. Start with the toes and work up the body to the face. This will put your body into such an unfamiliar deep state of relaxation that in the early days you may feel a little discomfort. Your body may feel unbearably heavy but there’s nothing to worry about.
- Step 2 Now let your breathing become slow and deep. You may want to use some of the breathing techniques we learned at the beginning of the book. Slow, deep breathing will relax you further and keep you alert. Focus your attention on the center of your forehead but DON’T go to sleep.
- Step 3 Become aware of just how heavy your body feels. Think of it as being cumbersome and made of clay. Now set your attention on your astral duplicate body. See it as made of light. It is weightless and free. Picture in your mind’s eye images of bubbles, sunlight, feathers floating on the breeze, smoke rising upwards. Your body is heavy but your soul is weightless.
- Step 4 At this point many people report of being able to ‘see’ the darkened room even though their eyes are closed. It appears bathed in a purple light. If you get this far, try to focus your attention on the ceiling light fitting.
- Step 5 Imagine drawing the light bulb towards you. As you do this you may feel yourself floating towards the ceiling. Try to stay conscious. You will become aware of floating in your astral self and may even see your sleeping body laid below you on the bed.
The studies made by researchers such as doctor’s Sabom, Kubber-Ross, and Moody of testimonials from hospital patients who have been snatched from the brink show that most people report similar experiences- they step outside of their body into their astral form.
From a vantage point, usually on the ceiling, they see their ‘dead’ body. Sometimes they recall, when resuscitated, of having seen their operation in progress. They narrate details about the procedures that, without extensive medical knowledge, they could have never known.
ASTRAL TRAVEL DREAMS
From my Book Psychic Dreaming:
Out-of-body dreams, in which you “float” up and look down upon yourself or upon another place, are a form of a psychic dream. Some psychics claim they visit other locations, often ones that they’ve never seen. Traveling out of the body is sometimes called Astral Projection.
Frederik van Eeden presented one of the first studies of out-of-body dreams to the Society of Psychical Research in 1913. Van Eeden had already presented evidence for lucid dreams in which the dreamer becomes conscious while the dream is taking place. He told the society that his own lucid dreams were often preceded for several nights by dreams of flying. Sometimes these lucid dreams included apparent clairvoyant received information that could be verified later. In other instances, he believed he left his body.
In one instance while ‘flying’ he dreamed that he would be robbed of a large sum of money, a predicted event that was to take place soon afterward. Of great interest to Van Eeden was when he noted that sometimes he would dream of lying on his stomach when in reality he was lying in bed and on his back. If he allowed himself to wake slowly he would experience the sensation of slipping from his ‘dream body’ that was lying face down into his actual sleeping body.
Depending upon the person, the appearance of the ‘dream body’ ranges from a gossamer-like form to an exact replica of the physical body. Having the ability to project consciousness can open up many interesting opportunities to the dreamer. Some claim to be able to travel to remote locations. They claim to be able to walk the beaches of Hawaii, explore the ancient pyramids of Egypt or even have a free ticket to the moon.
My Astral Projection Experience
I have had many of these experiences myself but have found in most instances that it is hard to keep up consciousness for long periods of time. My own experience is one of projecting my awareness and not a dream body. Nonetheless, on occasions, I have looked down at my sleeping body from the ceiling and have sometimes awoken with clear memories of having visited a remote location. Many people report having these experiences during puberty.
At first, being without a body is frightening if you have never heard about astral projection. It is natural to assume that you are dead and panic sets in. The result is usually a quick return to the body. A quick return is sometimes accompanied by sensations of a jolt to the physical body accompanied by a loud band and a flash of brilliant light. Once the first fears are overcome astral travel becomes natural and is not accompanied by any negative sensations.