No longer is it adequate, necessary or indeed desirable to rely solely on psychics or channeled information for evidence of Spiritual realities. Over the last few decades in particular Astral Projection, sometimes known as Astral travel or Astral Travelling and “Out of Body Experiences”, often known simply as “OBE”, have become increasingly more important at all levels in pointing the way forward and thereby reconnecting mankind with inner realities and destiny and purpose in life. All that anyone requires to achieve Astral Projection is effective Astral Projection methods.
Astral Projection is also the best possible preparation for the next physical death, which of course everyone will experience sooner or later. “Death” is an event in the personal evolution of every person, and event experienced a multitude of time, that should never be feared, being the next stage of a joyous Spiritual journey on the return to Our Creator, The Source, to God.
Those who can Astral project from their physical body by the prcoess of Astral Projection or Astral Travel in order to explore the inner realms of reality, their next home, never fear “death”, knowing beyond any doubts whatsoever from first hand experience that in reality the finality of so called “death” really does not exist, and is in fact no more than a completely natural transition from the dense, low vibration of Energy of the dense physical world of matter, to a much higher Energy vibration and correspondingly finer density of existence in the inner worlds, the Astral and Spirit worlds. Again it should be mentioned at this stage that the Astral and Spiritual worlds are not actually “higher” relative to the physical world, but are in fact “inner” dimensions with The Source, Our Creator, God at the very centre of all creation at the very highest vibration of Energy.
“Death” not only no longer holds any sort of fear for people who learn and engage in Astral Projection by using an effective Astral Projection method, but indeed the situation known as death usually becomes something to be embraced with excitement and anticipation when the time arrives, and with it a knowing beyond all doubt the true reality of the life of peace, tranquillity and harmony awaiting beyond the confines of the physical world.
In addition to Spiritual exploration, meetings with deceased relatives and friends and for general information gathering, Astral Projection is also extremely useful for many other valuable purposes including for example healing and manifestation. Indeed an entire book could be written on the profound benefits of Astral Projection or Astral travel but by far the best way of discovering these profound realities is by direct experience. Those who experience Astral Projection and out of body experiences see and know the physical world for what it really is, a temporal experience, and have a much more profound understanding of the true meaning of life, usually resulting in a complete re-evaluation and appraisal of individual priorities and direction.
There is actually nothing at all new about Astral Projection, even the most ancient cultures for example the ancient Egyptians and many others were totally familiar with, and made maximum use of these completely natural abilities. Many cultures, for example the native American Shaman, still use Astral Projection extensively today for many purposes benefiting their people.
There are many references, albeit in symbolic form to Astral Projection and Astral Travel in the books and bibles of the popular world religions. Highly advanced, no longer visible ancient civilisations of thousands of years ago used Astral Projection extensively to manifest things required on Earth. Even very earliest humans of hundreds of thousands of years ago at the very dawn of civilisation were capable of Astral Projection, very often practiced by the tribe shaman or “medicine man”. Indeed, the entire tribe would often participate in the Astral Projection process by drumming and other methods and rituals designed to invoke the required altered state for Astral Projection. It is now thought the paintings found on the walls of caves around the world, many of which are very similar indeed despite the vast distances separating them across entire continents, are actually pictures depicting experiences of Astral travel, and more importantly such depictions relate important information bought back from the Astral worlds by the shaman for the benefit of the tribe. However, as with so many inner abilities such as clairvoyance, mankind has largely lost the instinctive ability to Astral project due largely to the millennia of ongoing creed, dogma and materialism.
So what exactly is Astral Projection or Astral Travel? First of all it is most important to keep in Mind that Astral Projection is an extremely normal and natural ability of all human beings. Every time we achieve a certain stage of sleep the Energy and Astral bodies are automatically projected out of phase with the physical body, often associated with rapid eye movement, abbreviated to “REM”, signifying the onset of a type of low level Astral Projection. Most people who are untrained in remembering dreams and sleep activities will have no recollection of this process.
Astral Projection is a completely natural human process, as natural in fact as sleep itself. The main difference between Astral Projection during sleep and Astral Projection in the usual meaning of the term is in the latter case the process is carried out with full conscious awareness and control with an appropriate Astral projection method, rather than both Mind and body being in the sleep state, with Astral Projection the body is in the sleep state but the Mind is fully awake, aware and in conscious control over the entire process; this then is the fundamental basis of all Astral Projection and Out of Body experiences.
As discussed earlier, humans fundamentally comprise three distinct bodies; the physical body, the Astral Body and the Mental or Spirit body. There is also an intermediate body effectively acting as an “interface” or “transformer” between the physical and Astral bodies, usually known as the Etheric or Energy Body. Under normal circumstances most people are only aware of the existence of their physical body, being entirely focussed on the five physical senses of sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch, through which the three dimensional world of matter is experienced. The inner much more subtle bodies are always very much present however, albeit existing beyond the range of the perception of the five physical senses.
We are all multi-dimensional beings, concurrently occupying physical, Astral and Mental bodies, even though most people are only aware of the physical body. Astral Projection or Astral Travel is the projection of Consciousness beyond the limitations of the five physical senses in order to assume awareness and control of the Astral Body with its own Astral senses, within the Astral planes. Astral Projection is not actually projecting to the Astral plane as such, because as humans we are already multi-dimensional beings, continually and concurrently existing in the Astral and Spiritual worlds at an infinite number of levels of Energy. Where we perceive ourselves to “be” at any time is determined by at what level of vibration of Energy our conscious awareness is focussed. Astral Projection is therefore a projection of Consciousness beyond the confines of the physical body, thus becoming consciously aware of the Astral worlds thereby assuming control over the Astral Body already residing there.
The Astral worlds are very real indeed, seeming much more solid and real than the physical world, the physical world merely being a very pale projection of these inner or more specifically inner realities; an illusion that might seem very real, but is really only “real” in accordance with and as perpetuated by the restricted perception of the five mundane physical senses existing exclusively to enable interaction with the physical world of matter. As previously noted, Eastern traditions often refer to the physical world of matter as “maya”, illusion. It should also be noted that although the Astral worlds appear to be much more solid, “real” and vibrant than the physical world, the Astral worlds have been and are still being created by the Minds of human beings in accordance with recent experiences within the physical world, and the Astral worlds are therefore in and of themselves not true reality, true reality being our true home as immortal Spiritual beings in the inner, inner world of Spirit. By comparison with the physical world, the Astral worlds are, at the mid to inner levels a much more pleasant place to be, with anything desired being instantly created by the Mind without the need for money, work or any of the other trappings of a physical existence.
Astral projectors or Astral travellers, like those who have passed on after the experience known as “death” do not find themselves in some sort intangible “dream world” but rather experience a very solid, vibrant, intense environment where all senses seem greatly magnified. The senses involved of course are the inner Astral senses and not the five mundane physical senses so much taken for granted in the physical world of matter. Thoughts can actually be seen to take shape instantly and anything desired can be instantly manifested by means of the powers of the imagination in the very process of creation. This is also why the Astral worlds are known as the “desire worlds” and the Astral Body known as the “desire body”.
Everyone dwelling at any particular level of the Astral planes exists at exactly the same level of Spiritual evolution, vibration and density, and accordingly absolute peace and harmony prevails at the mid-Astral worlds and inner. Of course in the lower Astral worlds although everyone is also on the same level and of a like Mind, character and personality, those worlds reflecting the people living there can be anything but peaceful and harmonious, being a direct reflection of the dark lives of those people while living on Earth.
In the peace and harmony of the mid to inner Astral worlds there is no money, no factories or offices, no formal work, no bosses and no formal leaders, everyone of their own freewill working together harmoniously as Spirit for common causes. People living within the Astral worlds still nevertheless retain their materialistic perspective and earthly desires, the main reason they are still living there, and it is not until these desires have been completely recognised, satiated and purged, with material things seen for the illusions and barriers to progress they really are, can further progress be made to the inner vibrations and ever more blissful conditions of the upper Astral and Mental worlds.
It is these human characteristics of the mid-Astral residents that causes the mid-Astral worlds where many Astral projectors find themselves to be very similar indeed in appearance to Earth, so similar in fact that after the transition known as “death” many people do not immediately become aware of the fact they have “passed on”. Similar houses, cars, trains, gardens, leisure, entertainment and many other typical Earthly characteristics all created by the desires human Mind over aeons of time, often as an extension of their previous material lives on Earth, all being represented within the Astral worlds. The Astral worlds were not therefore created for humans, but rather by humans as a reflection of what they believe life at that level should represent. This applies to all levels and realms of the Astral worlds, and indeed the Astral worlds of the beings of other planets are similarly created according to their own particular worlds, environments and perceptions.
Everyone upon passing over to the Astral worlds after physical death will be attracted to the precise degree of vibration and density of their own Astral body, character, beliefs, perceptions and level of Spiritual development. It is very important to remember however that all of these worlds, past, present and future, still exist concurrently within the Universal continuum of the Ether, The All, God. Unlike Earth however the Astral worlds contain everything from the past, present or even the future as relates to Earth time. This is one reason why the Astral worlds often seem so much like the physical world that some people who have passed on from Earth and why they often do not realise they have actually “died”, often taking quite some time before they can accept it. In addition to a familiar Earth-like environment and people, the Astral worlds are inhabited by numerous entities and beings who have never physically existed on Earth, including from the past and future of Earth, and some who will even originate from other planets in the physical Universe.
Within the Astral worlds a cause in the form of a thought will immediately result in a corresponding effect whether it is positive, neutral or negative. New residents and visitors very quickly learn this important principle. The Astral projector should always know and understand these laws before projecting otherwise it is very easy indeed to become caught up in undesirable situations that are in reality no more than the manifestation of his or her own Mind. For example if the Astral projector is afraid of meeting an “evil being” then he or she will upon projecting probably come into contact with that very same evil being. The evil being will however be merely a projection of the imagination and accordingly not at all real but nevertheless seeming very real and terrifying for those unprepared for such situations.
It is most important therefore within the Astral worlds for the projector to maintain a passive state of Mind at all times but with an air of mild curiosity. In this way everything will seem normal, and opportunities to explore and learn will rapidly present themselves quite naturally, very often by meeting other Astral residents or quite likely a guide. The guide might be a personal “Spirit guide” or one of numerous willing Astral guides who are only too willing and able to help all Astral projectors. At the final analysis however the best way to learn about the Astral planes and the Universal laws prevailing there is to actually go and gain experience at first hand; this is exactly what the advanced intelligences of the inner realms are endeavouring to bring about in this new era for mankind.
There are many aspects of Astral Projection or Astral Travel and the Astral worlds in general the projector using an Astral projection method will need to get used to very quickly indeed. travel is instantaneous; it is simply a matter of thinking where you wish to go or who you wish to be with, and you will instantly find yourself there simply by focussing on the destination. Of course a projector needs to know where they wish to go in the first place and this is where an Astral guide can be most useful. Meeting deceased relatives, friends and others is very straightforward assuming they are still dwelling at the same or lower level of the Astral worlds. A person in a lower Astral world cannot however project to a person in a inner Astral world due to the higher vibrations existing there, vibrations that cannot be tolerated by an Astral body of lower vibrations. By simply thinking about the person, by visualising them and by desiring and creating the intent to be with them as if you are already there, you will instantly find yourself in the presence of that person.
All communication in the Astral worlds takes place by thought transfer, and is therefore instantaneous. Such thought transfer can be basic telepathic communication to the exchange of entire packages of information in symbolic form including imagery. There is no problem talking as on Earth with the “mouth” of your Astral Body if that is what you wish to do, and indeed new arrivals within the Astral might instinctively do, but nevertheless actual communication is still carried out telepathically by words, images or symbols over any distance, and therefore speaking as with a physical mouth is superfluous.
Many people newly arriving in the Astral worlds will quite understandably speak their mouth as a matter of habit, but this still results in telepathic communication nevertheless, and they quite soon realise that communication is by pure thought transference and will learn to use that mode of communication. Although telepathic communication can be performed a word or symbol at a time, it is much more efficient, as the people of the Astral worlds soon discover, to send entire “packages” of thoughts which the recipient can absorb at will.
Is Astral Projection safe? Yes, absolutely. No actual harm can come to an Astral projector by using a safe and effective Astral Projection method. A question often asked is whether another being can enter and take over the physical body of a projector while the projector is still away from the physical body in the Astral worlds. The answer to this is quite simply this situation cannot occur any more than it can happen while experiencing normal nightly sleep projections.
Another question often asked is whether it is possible to get “stuck” in the Astral planes and not be able to return to the physical body. Again there is no danger of this situation occurring whatsoever. While still possessing a physical body a fine silver cord, the Astral matrix, maintains a permanent connection between the physical and Astral bodies, and this connection is only finally severed at the point of physical death. In order to return to the physical body it is only necessary to think about being actually there at that moment and it will happen instantly regardless of your Astral situation at the time.
There have been numerous methods for achieving Astral Projection used over the course of many thousands of years. Many methods taught in modern books and elsewhere require very considerable practice, discipline, willpower, patience, concentration, and very often even a high degree of natural ability; many of these methods are often for all practical purposes beyond the scope of most people as many have already discovered.
Many if not most of the methods often described today are designed to initially result in what is commonly known an “Out of Body Experience” or “OBE”. The terms Astral Projection and Out of Body Experiences, often abbreviated to “OBE”, are often confused or used interchangeably. In fact Astral Projection and OBE properly describe distinctly different situations. Astral Projection can be defined as a projection of Consciousness beyond the confines of the five physical senses to assume control of the Astral Body, the Soul, which then becomes the principle centre of conscious awareness and the vehicle of travel while interacting with the Astral worlds. OBE can be best be defined as an “Etheric projection”, where the centre of Consciousness is projected away from the physical body to the Etheric Body, also known as the Energy Body. The Etheric or Energy Body is denser than the Astral Body with correspondingly lower vibrations. An OBE therefore takes place closer to the physical world. The Etheric plane is often referred to as the “real-time zone”, taking place close to the physical world of space and time rather than within the Astral realms beyond space and time. Although an OBE, an Etheric projection appears to be taking place in the physical world itself, the environment experienced during an OBE is actually a dense reflection of the physical world within the Etheric plane, and accordingly has many characteristics of the Astral plane of which it is a lower vibration, higher density aspect, including, as most people quickly realise, sensitivity to thoughts.
Thoughts can quickly cause what are often known as “reality fluctuations” where familiar surroundings and objects can suddenly appear, alter in appearance or even disappear completely. It is quite possible and indeed common to convert an initial OBE to a full Astral Projection simply by consciously raising the vibrations of the Etheric Body. This can be accomplished by using the power of the Mind to form the definite intent to transition to the Astral, achieved for example by focussing on a particular Astral locale or a particular person residing within the Astral worlds. An intent is then formed to be at that locale or with the person, or by issuing a definite statement in the form of a command in the present tense, for example; “ I am now in the presence of my grandfather”, or, assuming you have an Astral locale you are already familiar with; “I am now at…and then the name of the locale”.
Astral Projection or Astratl Travel and OBE methods like all inner abilities require long-term commitment and practice. It is no good approaching these things in a less than committed way or as some sort of novelty. Everyone can succeed with Astral Projection or OBE, but the Mindset for success must be absolute, regardless of how long it takes. Likewise, the desire for Spiritual exploration must be absolute and most importantly for all the right reasons, reasons you will for example find in this book. Your Mind, and in particular subconscious Mind should be so programmed to succeed with Astral Projection and OBE that it becomes an integral part of your psyche. The more you desire to experience these abilities the more likely you are to succeed, and the sooner you are likely to succeed.
As with most abilities, regular and dedicated practice makes perfect; it is not good enough to simply practice for just a few minutes for a few nights and give up if there is no success; like most things, success will come to those who persevere. Therefore before embarking on these important objectives, take time to make a full intellectual and emotional commitment, together with the resolve to succeed. The profound benefits for those who do so will more than justify such commitment and resolve, and the experiences will become increasingly more frequent and profound as time progresses.