Foundations of Astral Projection for the Curious Traveller
hey all, Tine just asked me in his http://www.highexistence.com/discussions/topic/possesion/ thread to make a sort of guide to astral projection detailing with the process of doing so and techniques that help with it.
quick note before I begin: this is a process that requires full submission and dedication, if you aren’t willng to do so, you may end up unsatisfied with the results you get. also keep an "astral journal" so after each session, write down how everything that happened durin these trips inward and outward. it’s a good practice
so here goes.
1.) the 2 most crucial parts of the astral projection eperience is that you allow yourself to enter a deep meditative trance and have the energy o sustain an astral projection, the latter of which can be achieved by the raising of the kundalini, choosing to astral project during a time of the day that you are fully awake, aware and energized. this is the foundation, if one of the two are missing, the chances of a conscious astral projection become rather low.
2.) after you’ve raised your energy and entered the state of relaxation you must take great care in not moving, even the slightest twitch of the finger is enough to make you leave that hypnotic state you’d been working toward entering. I find that internally chanting affirmative mantras e.g. "my focus will be sharper than obsidian" helps you stay grounded in this state, as well as keeping other thoughts at bay, and once you feel you can let your mind be at ease, you can now begin step 3
3.) for your protection in the astral plane, picture yourself sheathed in a radiant, white light that emanates from within, so that any entities interested in your physical body may no access it
4.) you must begin to "feel" your astral body and accept that it is separate from your physical one, though it rests inside of you. at this point, you can begin to remove your astral body, which is done in a few ways
a. you can try to make your astral body float out, which takes practice but is arguably the quickest way to get out
b. there is the "astral rope" trick, where you imagine that a roe hangs over your body, just in (astral) arms reach, you now imagine your astral arms reaching out and grabbing said rope, climbing hand over hand, slowly hauling your astral self out
c. rolling out. as stated you ierally roll out of your body, slowly at first, making sure you are calm and relaxed, which is to be said for all exiting techniques, as the strain you put on yourself to get out can lead to frustrations that will quickly kick you out of your trance.
d. imagine that your astral body is slowly ballooning in size, until it is simply too "big" to be contained by your physical body, at which point you shift in either direction until you are no longer attached, at which point you can shrink your astral body accordingly.
e. the possibilities to exiting your body are only limited to your imagination, so if you fin something else that works for you, that isn’t one of these 4, that’s great and I’d love to hear your methods.
5.) at this point, you want to stay "in your room" and begin looking around, do you see clearly, is eveything foggy and somewhat indistinct to you? if so begin focusing on clearing your astral vision, again slowly, allowing yourself the time so that you stay relaxed. once you feel things have cleared up for you, begin looking at your physical body, as a sort of check that you are completely out, and not hanging on by a pinky, next you should check to see if you have remembered to keep yourself by the white light, if not, do so now, it IS important. that means both your astral and physical bodies
6.) begin exploring this room now for changes, are there things there that weren’t before? are there things missing? are there any entities in there with you? if so, do not interact with them at this point as it is hard to judge intent if you are just starting out.
7.) ifyou have just started astral projection now or recently, this is probably a good place to stop, return to your physical body and reflect on the experience.
a. what worked?
b. what didn’t work?
c. what do you need to work on next time?
d. and most imprtantly, how did you feel?
so you’ve been practicing astral projection pretty consistently now for about 2 months, or about 50 times, you’ve probably hit a few rough patches where something goes wrong or doesn’t go at all.
common "slip ups” include
a. you forgot to protect yourself in a white light and got snapped back into your physical body in response to a disturbance
b. you rushed it…nuff said, you’ll know when this happens
c. you ended up falling asleep and began dreaming instead
d. (which is the proverbial "doozy") you got WAY too overzealous in your belief of your abilities to do so, so you may have skipped steps or half assed them due to impatience
remember, even seasoned astral projectors fall into these mistakes from time to time, but you must follow the process for the good of your experience, as a rule, you should probably expect to to spend ~ an hour doing preparation for the actual astral projection, including, 30 minutes of meditative trance/self hypnosis, 15 minutes to clear your thoughts, and another 15 for gathering your energy from within to power this. and finally that white light of protection
^ that is your day’s serving of fruits and vegetables, don’t skimp on it
so, back to the point, now that you’ve become acquainted with the process of bringing yourself into a deep trance, separating from your physical body, clearing your vision so that you can see well and you’ve probably made the bold step out into the astral world
1.) traveling to other places. you may already be aware of this by this point, but ther are two ways to travel in the astral plane. the slow way, and the fast way, the slow way being just flying there at a seed of your choosing, or instant travel. but the only stipulations of these things is that
a. you go to a place you know, e.g. your school
b. you have permission to go there, so no inappropriate spying or going to restricted areas, the same rules apply in the astral plane .
and not to beat a dead horse, but as you travel, be mindful of your relaxatio, don’t overexert yourself if you don’t have to, this might trigger that "snapback reflex", but going on…
2.) (will add to this later, I’ve outlined the basics above, feel free to ask clarifying questions, which I will try to answer to the best of my knowledge but otherwise there will be more)
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eh, I’d say it varies person to person, its less about needig the meditation practice beforehand (although it makes matters easier) I’d say anyone who has a deep spiritual connection to themselves, as well as a good amount of self disciplie/emotional awareness could go right in, but fr the sake of putting a number on it, I’d say 2 months or so would do it
@Isaac, yes, but then that blurrs the lines between astral projection and lucid dreaming which are similar, but distinct from eachother, so you could start astral projecting then fall asleep, but continue, therefore making it an unconscious astral projectio
Yes.. that happens to me a lot. I wasn’t sure if it was astral projection or not though. I’ll be asleep and can see my surroundings but can’t move my body. So it takes a few minutes to wake up. I have to turn my body all the way around for me to wake up but I can see everything that’s happening where I’m sleeping at.
it sounds like an unconscious astral projection that went semi-lucid, but your astral body didn’t separate, so as a result you were experiencing sleep paralysis, its not uncommon next time try to stay like this but push for separation and see what happens
I wouldn’t know at all, I’ve done all of mine while sober, although theoretically some would noticable effects on the experience
good question, to me astral projection is like going home after having travelled to a land far away, like australia. in this way I see astral projection as going back to where we truly live. and that this “Waking life” is a sort of school, or more abstractly like a business trip for a journalist. we learn about this other culture through mingling with nature and the people throughout, and at the end, take all we learned back home to share with everyone, as each soul will have their own perspective on this 3 dimensional life.
moreover, I can feel myself leaving my body, inthat sense I know that this thing I’ve been lugging around for 20 years is just a vessel, that will in time return to earth while “I” return “home” so I guess in a sense, this astral projection is also like a phonecall to check in with everyone there
and I haven’t yet seen things out there that I haven’t already seen in reality, or haven’t been aware of the fact that I saw them, save a wandering entity or two. I kind of just take it as it is, I realized that I validate so much in life already, so perhaps as a sign of respect or some expression of catharsis try not to validate or quantify it.
although I do have a morbid curiosity to jump into my subconscious and see what lurks in those seldom explored nooks and crannies, I just hope that when and if the time comes for me to do so, I’m prepared for what I witness
Fantastic thread and resource here guys! I used to AP by complete accident when I was younger, and I had no idea what was going on lol. I can recall two very vivid instances of “floating” above my bed and the living room downstairs at the time. Now that I think of it, I don’t really even have regular dreams anymore; lucid dreaming is pretty much my standard, if I dream at all.
realistically…probably not, in my experience with binaural beats, they seem very hit or miss. sometimes they allow you to go deeper into trances faster and sometimes they annoy the hell out of you or don’t work. so needless to say I’m a purist
don’t let that discourage you tough, experiment to see what works best for you
brandon, i did this once by accident on a speed boat and i left my body behind , i was attached like on a kite really high above the speeding boat, and my body fainted, when i came to , everyone was really scared and i was dazed for a long time. this scares me. i thought alot about it last nite when i couldnt sleep, going out of my body, is it of any benifit to me, or is it more useful to go deeply inside of it. like feeling deeply within the cells. that too is a journey.
i appreciate your ability to do this. you are a brave warrior of the spirit and real sky walker!
@Stonedragon; your scary experience is something that’s very common to people who may astral project on random occurrence/by accident. I truly feel that AP is nothing more than the consciousness temporarily leaving the physical reality (3D space-time) rule set, and instead transitioning (temporarily) to a “higher” density/dimension (which is a superset of our physical, 3D space-time rule set/reality) with full memory and awareness.
I believe this is why many report “pulling” and “buzzing” just before exit/re-entry; consciousness “re-asserting” itself into the standard vibrational wavelength of our home (3D) territory : )
Reports of non-physical beings and entities (including conversations and exchanges), are actually quite common as well. For me this just solidifies that sentient consciousness is present on all levels of existence, in a fractal/octave/scale type manner. I have yet to personally encounter anything of this magnitude, but I generally don’t AP for very long, and all the times that I have, I didn’t stray too far from where I was sleeping.
i want to try it again then, it does sound useful afterall. i will follow brandons advice. thanks for the explain jason. very good and useful information. i need to digest this. i mean what if we get out there, and cant come back. i love my life too much still to want to leave it.
@Stonedragon: I am most certain that we can’t become trapped while AP-ing, although that would make a great movie or book! : ) Just remember that our reality behaves in causal chains, and our thoughts and emotions resonate and create feed back loops, with each cycle amplifying in intensity.
In layman’s terms, your fear of getting stuck and leaving your life behind is going to constrict and define the nature of your AP experience. Non-physical reality (“Meta” and/or everything and anything “beyond” our “outside” the boundaries of the closed set that is our physical reality) is more malleable to our conscious intents. Vibrations are higher, and our intents manifest quicker as a result. This can create paradise or trouble depending on the evolutionary status of the conscious observer : )
@stonedragon, Jason is right, any considerable mental strain/anguish/fear will most likely bring you back to your body out of reflex, so the chances of you getting “stuck” are vey slim but if it really concerns you, I’d suggest taking the slow approach toward astral projection, test the waters for a bit and keep a journal of your thoughts and concerns
I believe in ya ;)
i was just out in the garden laying in the breezy spring sun, spaced out on my juice cleanse, and trying this.
i got quite far actually, so relaxed and white light around the body. i could feel the astral body clearly inside of me, and i just let it float out a bit. then the image came of that boat trip and i went inside again, but i did imagine what it was like to be up there hovering over the garden. it felt so free and nice. actually im less afraid now. im good at visualization. is that the same thing.
thanks for the tips guys… the body is such a heavy shell, actually.
thanks, that means a lot, and if we are going to enter a shift in the vibrational rate of our consciousness or what have you, I believe that this bidness of astral projection will be my catalyst
and yes, keep me posted, man shoot, we may even run into each other out there at some point
i want to thank you too brandon. you are a seasoned traveller in this domain. and it is kind to share your expertise with us earthlings. tonite i am going to make a serious attempt at it in my bed. the rafters in this old stone farmhouse, could be good to sit up on! ill let you know. lets keep each other posted on this important work.