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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@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 ;)
@hlalhabattu, My current problem is I will be completely relaxed after doing 30 minutes of kundalini meditation, then I will feel the vibrations and feel myself rising out of my body or think I am but instead I find that I am just raising my own physical body of instead, so I will relax again and feel again myself rising only to find its my physical body rising yet again. I try visualizing the rope and the rolling however I nothing happens or again I feel my actual muscles reacting instead of the astral. What should I do?
it can get pretty weird trying to differentiate an AP and a lucid dream because of how similar they are, the major difference is that though both deal with altered states of consciousness and control over it to some degree, in lucid dreams you are asleep when you are consciously astral projecting you are and must be awake, that said, the flying i those certain dreams you have can serve as “practice” for flyig in the astral plane when you go there.
@blankey, that’s not proof to me
@hlalhabattu, What experiences have you personally had that have convinced you that you’re actually leaving your body but staying in objective reality? I’ve had both waking and sleeping obe’s but I’ve never been able to verify that I’m experiencing something other than a subconscious simulation of sorts. Most of my exploration has been through lucid dreaming but there have been times when it started in my bedroom and everything was exactly where I left it and I would have sworn I wasn’t dreaming but then I went outside and still had the dreamlike ability to manifest my thoughts. Do you still have lucid-dream-like abilities while you are projecting? I do, and this has me convinced that we can travel further and further from our bodies but never farther than our brains
Thanks so much, last night I almost made it all the way through using you’re technique, and it was definetly the strongest vibrational stage i’ve ever experienced! But I couldn’t separate I simply just don’t know how to, do you visualize your spirit coming out if your body? Explain this part for me because I can get to the vibrational stage easily and Im great at visualizing, so I just don’t see what the problem is with me trying to separate from my body. I know it sounds like im very frustrated with it, but that’s not the problem bc I meditate to where I calm down and am able to go through the steps properly again.. could you give me some advice on how to separate? Much appreciated
@antu, I believe these are merely projections of yourself, so no need to be frightened.
Oh and I tried this earlier today, I felt my astral body leave for about 2 seconds and maybe a few inches from my regular body but then I got too scared of the sensations it was giving me and snapped out of it. I need to overcome my fears.
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.
@aneris that is good, it’s best to do this kind of thing in stages, after my first time I think I waited like a week before I tried again, but just remember the less stress and pressure you put on yourself, the easier it becomes to “get out” and when I choose to go about right before, so even if I don’t actually AP it sets up a pretty awesome opportunity to lucid dream and I can go straight from the energy work into sleep because of how relaxed I am. that’s also something you can try
@blankey, Grrr.. I ‘m afraid that solid facts is what we should call results. :)
I went online to check it out, and found many many books on Astral Projection with promising titles, resulting with me wanting to buy them all. But then I thought “Wait a minute”!
“One must be the best!”. And then I thought “Yeah and one must be the worse”. And then one question popped into my head: “But which is which???”. So I believe I adequately justified why we should believe a book is good after we see 100% results! :D
Well.. I like this site a lot! I ‘m sure I’ m high!.. Not pretty sure if I exist though.. :P
Another thing I’m sure about is that I’ll give the book a chance, and I’ll be back with some feedback!
@aizen, hmm, that is quite a problem, I’d suggest you go at the process of separating slower, once your vibratory levels raise, stay relaxed. I think that the major problem is, you may be stressing too much to separate, and the resulting tension can be causing your brain to in turn tell your muscles to moves instead of your energy body.
1. keep calm and be aware of stress levels
2. be slow about it
3. also, make sure you have completely self-hypnotized before progressing to energetic separation
hope this helps, if not feel free to ask for more tips and I’ll try my best to help
@udntnome, I’d say the feeling of the separation itself speaks loud enough to me, feeling your “physical body” slowly drift into paralysis as your “astral body” reaches out and literally removes itself, either all at once or bit by bit (feeling your arms stretch out and push against you to hoist the rest out is a very interesting sensation). as for the case of remaining lucid during this process, it’s a given that you’ve got complete control over your actions while AP-ing, so the only limit is that of your degree of lucidity while projecting, as you may drift back or only get partially out, etc.
I had my first astral projection experience last night. It was pretty amazing even though it didnt last very long. The bright light and the humming sound were so overwhelming. I felt like there was a gigantic big screen tv right over my head playing multiple tv channels at once. Like that sound when a room full of people are all talking at the same time.
I was so overwhelmed & amazed that I guess I got snapped back into my body. I remember thinking “I finally did it!” haha. The only bad part was that once I got snapped back into my body, I went into a brief state on sleep paralysis. I was back in my bed but couldnt move at all or felt like I was moving in extremely slow motion. Once I realized I was in sleep paralysis, I heard this loud snarl sound & seen this dog like creature above me. It didnt frighten me one bit because I have read numerous accounts of people seeing scary things during sleep paralysis. So I knew this was normal. I just willed myself to close my eyes and fully wake up.