Treatise on astral projection by Robert Bruce
Treatise on astral projection
Second Edition By Robert Bruce
This version has been completely
rewritten and updated with thought to all the feedback it has received since it
was first released on the Internet in 1994.
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by applying my experience as a projector and mystic, to solve some of
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certain aspects of the astral dimension and the projection process
that are very complicated. Much of it is misunderstood and it can all
be very confusing at times. This series of articles attempts to shed a
little light on the subject, and hopefully, explain what its all about.
The theories and conclusions in this Treatise are largely drawn from
my own projection experience. It is the goal of this Treatise to
develop greater understanding and new, simpler and more effective
techniques for projection. The ideas, theories and techniques
discussed here are constantly under development and are subject to
modification and change as new discoveries and insights come to light.
The astral is the closest dimension to the physical. It overlays and
permeates the world like a huge mind net, catching and holding all
thought. Its contents are created by the collective consciousness of the
world mind. It contains all the thoughts, memories, fantasies, and dreams
of every living thing in the world. In it, the laws of sympathetic
attraction, or like attracts like, causes this ocean of mind stuff to
strata and settle into layers or pools. These pools of thought are more
commonly called astral planes, astral worlds, astral sub planes or astral
The astral dimension is composed of astral matter and is aptly
described as mind stuff. It is extremely sensitive to thought and can be
moulded into any shape or form. These creations can be so perfect as to be
indistinguishable from reality.
The best way to explain this, mind stuff, is to draw a comparison
between astral matter and unexposed, high speed photographic film. When
this film is exposed to light, focused by the cameras lens, a perfect
image of reality is instantly burnt into the film by the chemical reaction
of the film to light. When astral matter is exposed to thought, focused by
the lens of the mind, a perfect image of reality is instantly formed out
of astral mind stuff by the reaction of astral matter to thought. The
complexity and durability of any creation in the astral dimension depends
largely on the strength of the mind doing the creating.
This is how the subconscious mind creates dreams: By tuning into the
astral dimension during sleep, it can create any scenario it wishes. This
is the subconscious mind's way of solving problems and of communicating
with the conscious mind. It creates a series of complex thought form
scenarios and projects them into the mind stuff of the astral dimension,
where they become solid. The conscious mind then lives through and
experiences these created scenarios in the dream state. In a way its like
a movie projector (subconscious mind) projecting onto a movie screen
Any new object in the real world is assimilated into the astral
dimension over a period of time. A thought form representation of it first
grows in the lowest part of the astral, close to the physical dimension,
becoming more and more permanent as time goes on. As with all thought
forms, the more attention paid to it the quicker it grows.
The higher up in the astral dimension, or the further away from the
physical, the less thought forms, of the physical world, as we know it,
are found. Physical things have to soak in to it for a very long time
before they take shape, and are found, in the higher astral.
Have you ever tried to move around a strange house in the dark? You
bump into everything, right. But as you become familiar with it though, a
mental picture of your surroundings forms in your mind, and you can find
your way around it better. The longer you spend in this house the stronger
this mental picture becomes. This is similar to how things are assimilated
and grown, as thought forms, in other dimensions.
The generation of thought forms in the astral also works in the
reverse. If a physical object has been around for a very long time, it
will have grown a lasting thought form impression in the astral. After the
object is destroyed or removed, its thought form still endures. You may,
for example, in the astral, find furniture in your house you don't have,
jumbled up with your own. This is caused by the decaying thought forms of
old stuff, belonging to previous tenants etc, still being there, years
after the originals have gone.
Old thought forms do not follow their physical counterpart around when
they are moved. New ones begin to grow in the astral wherever it is while
the old ones slowly decay. The longer a thing is in one place, the
stronger the thought form will become in that place. This also applies to
buildings, structures and geological features. You may project into a park
and find a house, bridge, stream, hill etc that you know is definitely not
there. These may have existed in times past. The higher up in the astral
you go, the older the thought forms are, or the further back in geological
time you appear to be.
The rate of growth of a thought form depends largely on the amount of
attention paid to it. For example, a famous painting; loved, viewed and
highly thought of by millions, will have a much stronger thought form than
that of a common painting that hangs in someone's bedroom and is only
viewed by a few. The number of thought forms you find in the astral also
depends on how close you are to the physical dimension. If you are very
close, as in a real time projection or OOBE, very few thought forms, if
any, will be found. In a real time OOBE you are not quite in the astral
dimension but are existing as an astral form in the buffer zone between
the astral and the physical dimensions.
In the physical body we have 220 degrees of vision, i.e. we can only
see in front of us, but not behind, above and below at the same time. In
the Astral body we have MORE than 360 degrees of vision and can see on all
sides at once. This is Spherical vision. During projection, habit forces
us to focus our attention in one direction only, where we feel the forward
part of our vision is. The view behind, above, below, left and right is
still there, and seen all at once, but it can not be assimilated by the
brain, all at once. This goes against the brains lifelong habit of frontal
vision. Spherical vision is like being one huge multi faceted eye that can
see in all directions, up, down, left, right, front, back, but all at
In the astral body you do not have any physical organs, i.e., eyes. You
are a non-physical point of consciousness floating in space. You are also
unaffected by gravity and other laws of physics. In this state there are
no ups or downs, backs or fronts, left or rights. It is only lifelong
habit that tries to force this perspective on you during projection.
It is important to understand spherical vision, if you are to operate
competently in the astral. This is especially so when you project, in real
time, close to the physical dimension. Spherical vision will often cause
you to think you are in a mirror image dimension, or a reversed copy of
reality. This means your house, for example, will appear to be reversed,
back to front. This is caused by you losing your original natural
viewpoint during projection.
At some point during the projection you have become disoriented and
taken a different viewpoint from normal, i.e., you have rotated or turned
upside down or inside without thinking. This reverses your natural left
right, up down viewpoint. This tricks the subconscious mind into reversing
the place you are in so your conscious mind can function properly.
As you don't have a physical body in the astral, if you want to look
behind yourself you don't have to turn around, or move at all. You just
change your viewpoint to the rear. This, when done without moving, causes
the mirror image effect, in a way its like looking in a mirror to see
The diagram below illustrates this reversal of viewpoint without
turning, note left and right do not change:
That is, if viewpoint (A) becomes viewpoint (B) without turning, then
Left and Right are not reversed. This causes the subconscious mind to use
its creative power to correct the view by reversing it, or parts of it.
This is easier and causes fewer problems for the conscious mind than if it
had to try and accept a reversal of left and right.
A similar effect can be had by lying down and looking above your head,
or standing on your head and trying to pick the left and right sides of
things. This causes a slight confusion in your sense of left and right,
i.e., you have to consciously calculate which is left and right from your
reversed position. This slight confusion is all that is needed to trick
the subconscious mind into creating something easier to accept.
Your brain is unable to assimilate this reversal and thus gives you a
new perspective according to what it feels is left and right at the time.
Once you consciously notice this anomaly it is too late to reverse it. The
brain cannot accept a conscious change of left and right.
If you understand spherical vision though, and happen to get reversed
sometime during a projection, it is no longer a problem. You can take it
into account and function normally, rather than thinking you are wasting
your time in some strange mirror dimension, i.e., if you had plans to do
something in the astral you still can. All you have to do is, take your
left right coordinates from the building or structure around you, and
ignore your own sense of left and right completely.
Everything you see while you are in the astral dimension is directly
perceived by the mind. It is a simple matter for the subconscious mind to
twist or reverse, all, or even part of, your conscious perception of
reality during a projection.
Note: This reversal of viewpoint can happen many times during any one
real time projection.
The subconscious mind has VASTLY greater powers of visualisation than
the conscious mind. It is like comparing a super computer to an child's
calculator. In the astral dimension, during any conscious projection or
lucid dream, where the conscious mind is aware, this difference can cause
great confusion. The subconscious mind simmers beneath the surface during
any projection. All that creative power is just bursting to get out, to
create, and it will do just that any chance it gets. This difference in
creative power, combined with the lifelong habit of normal frontal vision,
is the cause of the "Alice In Wonderland Effect." Let me explain....
Take these together:
The incredible creative power of the subconscious mind.
The weak creative powers of the conscious mind.
The sensitivity of astral matter to thought.
Left, right sense reversals.
And you have a recipe for total confusion.
You project your astral body and look around your room. Everything
appears normal, but suddenly, you notice the door is on the wrong wall?
While looking around, you have seen this door with your rear vision,
confusing your natural left, right, brain perspective. The brain can't
assimilate this because your frontal perspective, and the position of the
furniture, pictures, windows etc, are normal; but the view behind you is
reversed. This tricks the subconscious mind into creating a door where it
thinks it should be. When you look at this door, it appears real, even
though you know it is in the wrong place. Once it has been created, it
will not be uncreated, as that would be unacceptable to your conscious
mind. i.e. solid doors don't normally have a habit of vanishing before
When you turn to where the door really should be, you will, usually,
find the door there as normal. Now you may have two, or more, doors where
there should only be one. If you go through the real door, you will find
the rest of the house as it should be, hopefully. But, if you go through a
false door, the mind knows its false and won't accept it opening to a
normal part of your house that it knows can't possibly be there. So, if
you open this door you will find something else. It is usually a corridor
or passage, you don't have, leading off into other parts of the house you
don't have either.
From then on, if you go through this door, you are in Wonderland, where
everything is possible, just not very plausible. What you are doing, in
effect, is entering the astral dimension via uncontrolled creation,
through this door you don't have, but now do. Once the subconscious mind
starts creating like this it continues to do so at a geometric rate. It
has to, for the conscious mind to assimilate the abnormal situation it is
in. At some stage, in this creative maelstrom, the subconscious mind loses
it completely and starts tuning in to other parts of the astral. At this
point of the projection, all semblance of reality is lost and you fade
into the astral dimension proper.
There are many ways this "Alice" effect can happen during a projection,
the above example is just one variation. It has been noted by many
projectors that at sometime during a projection they seem to lose control
of it. Objects appear, disappear, and generally everything gets a little
strange. This is caused, basically, by the subconscious mind's vast
creative ability being triggered. It starts making and unmaking things,
and tuning into other areas of the astral and generally making everything
difficult for the poor projector.
To avoid the above problem: Concentrate on what you are doing while you
are projecting and don't let your mind wander. The vision reversal problem
can be minimised if you concentrate on your forward vision during
projection, i.e., focus in one direction at a time. When you turn, follow
the room around with your vision and don't allow it to flit from one view
to another. The astral is not a good place to relax if you have serious
The vast creative power of the subconscious can, however, be utilised.
It is an extremely valuable tool if you know how to use it. I will outline
ways to do this, in the third part of this series, under the heading:
"Virtual Reality Projection" where I will outline how to custom create
your own personal astral realm.
When you project the astral body close to the physical world you do not
have a body as such. But, the mind cannot accept this and so provides a
thought form one made out of etheric matter. If you try and look at your
body, say your hands, you will find they start to melt very quickly. They
look pale and odd, and in a couple of seconds your fingers start to melt
away like ice under a blow torch. They shorten into pale stumps, then the
rest of your hand and arm starts to melt away too. This melting effect
only seems to happen when you deliberately try and observe a body part or
consciously create something.
Deliberately observing an astral body part like this, uses the
conscious mind, which, having poor creative powers, can't hold complex
shapes together for very long and it is this that causes the melting
effect. If you happen to notice parts of your body, in passing, during
projection this melting effect will not be seen.
You can use your conscious mind to create objects while projecting. The
duration of these, thought form, created objects depends on the strength
of your creative visualisation ability. It also depends on how much time
and effort you put in to a creation.
This same melting phenomena happens with any conscious creation done in
the astral dimension. If you create for example, a sword, it will appear
in your hand just as you imagine it, briefly, and then melt away just like
the hand did. If you concentrate on it you can hold it in shape, but as
soon as your concentration wavers so does the creation. This is similar to
any other visualisation you do in the real world. It is difficult, and you
have to concentrate to hold the visualisation in your minds eye. Once your
concentration wavers, so does the visualised image. This illustrates the
vast difference between the creative powers of the conscious and the
To make a lasting thought form object you have to trick the
subconscious mind into creating it for you. I will deal with this subject,
in greater depth, later in the series.
During sleep, the energy body, also known as the etheric body or
vitality sheath, is put on charge. It expands and opens in order to
accumulate and store energy. The energy body can, normally, only do this
in its expanded state during sleep. Once expanded, the chakras trickle
power, in the form of etheric matter, into the energy body. During this
recharging process the astral body separates and tunes into the astral
dimension where it can create and experience dreams.
If this separation is done consciously, or if you become aware after
it, you can take some control over it. It then becomes an OOBE, astral
projection or lucid dream.
The main differences between an OOBE, astral projection and a lucid
The OOBE (out of body experience) is a real time projection close to
the physical world. This often occurs as part of a near death experience.
This is where a person is knocked out of their body as a result of some
kind of severe trauma, i.e. car accident, surgery, heart attack, child
birth etc. OOBE'ers are aware of things happening in the real world, in
real time; such as conversations and events centred around, or near to,
their physical body. In many cases, these events and conversations are
accurately reported by the person after they have returned to their body.
Note: The OOBE is slightly different from astral projection or lucid
dreaming because of its real time, objective aspect. This is caused by the
astral body containing a large amount of etheric matter, which holds it
close to the physical world.
There are two main causes of real time OOBE:
A person's body is near death, or thinks it is, which causes a large
amount of etheric matter to be channelled into the astral body in
preparation for the death process.
The person has active chakras which are doing a similar thing,i.e.
channelling etheric matter into the astral body. Having active chakras
can be a natural ability, or it can be developed by training.
Note: You can project consciously, and have a real
time OOBE if enough etheric matter is generated by the chakras. In an
OOBE, reality is perceived as objective (real) and time is normal (real
Technically, when you project into the physical world in real time as
in an OOBE, it is really into the boundary area of the buffer zone,
between the physical and astral dimensions. If the astral body contains
enough etheric matter it can exist only slightly out of phase from
reality. This means the projection is in real time and so close to the
physical dimension as to be indistinguishable from it.
Note: I have checked this many times, by projecting, in real time,
during the day and scouting my local area for road works, accidents,
incidents etc, then verifying the accuracy of my findings afterwards.
There are strong natural barriers to conscious, real time projection,
the OOBE, in the physical world. The amount of etheric matter generated
and channelled to the astral body, is one of them. It limits the duration
of any real time projection to the degree of chakra development and
This is where the astral body is projected into the astral dimension,
where things are quite different from the real world. Time is distorted
and extended, i.e., an hour in the astral can be like a few minutes in the
physical dimension, depending on what part of the astral you are in.
Reality is fluid and changeable.
This is where a person becomes fully aware that they are dreaming
during a dream. They either take some kind of conscious control over the
course of events, or they convert the experience into an astral
projection. Lucid dreaming is more similar to an astral projection than to
an OOBE, as time and reality are distorted.
Many astral projectors black out before making a conscious exit from
their body and return to awareness in the astral dimension. You become
aware after the actual separation from the physical body and are usually
already in the astral dimension. If you miss the conscious exit from your
body you are technically having a lucid dream, not an astral projection as
you have become aware after separation.
All three types of projection are closely related, i.e., they all
involve the astral body separating from the physical and experiencing a
reality separate from the physical body.
physical body has fallen asleep, the astral body always projects into
the physical world. Once the energy body has expanded, the astral body
floats free and hovers just above the physical body, but within the
expanded energy body's field of influence. Within this field, known as
cord activity range, the astral body is held close to the physical
world as it is within a field of etheric matter.
conscious astral projection it may appear as if you are projecting
straight into an astral plane. But there is always an intermediary
phase at the beginning, when you are existing as an astral form close
to the physical dimension. This, real time part of any projection, may
be missed if you black out at the moment of projection. The area
around the body, within cord activity range, is flooded with etheric
matter and within this field the astral body is held in real time
close to the physical dimension.
is the actual life force substance generated by all living things by
simply being alive. It is a substance in-between physical matter and
astral matter, part physical and part astral. This etheric matter has
actual weight. It is a very refined substance in between matter and
energy and is similar to its coarser cousin, ectoplasm.
There have been
scientific studies done on this phenomena. Dying people in hospitals
have had their beds placed on delicate scales shortly before death and
hooked up to EEG and ECG monitors. In all cases, at the exact moment
of death, a sudden weight loss of approximately one quarter of an
ounce is observed. This is caused by a large amount of etheric matter
being transferred into the astral body at the moment of physical death.
This is similar to the sudden transfer of etheric matter into the
astral body during a near death experience where the body believes it
is dying. This sudden, massive transfer of etheric matter is the start
of the death process.
been studied in a similar fashion. Materialisation mediums have been
placed on delicate scales and then asked to produced ectoplasm onto
another set of fine scales. These mediums were observed to lose weight
at exactly the same rate as the weighed ectoplasm gained weight. When
the medium reabsorbed the ectoplasm this weight transfer was reversed.
Ectoplasm is produced by the chakras. It converts part of the physical
mass of the mediums body into another substance, ectoplasm.
or disincarnate entity, including the astral body, in order to
function, in real time, close to the physical dimension; must contain
etheric matter. Without etheric matter, nonphysical entities fade back
into their dimension of origin. Etheric matter can only be obtained
from living inhabitants of the physical world.
The famed "Silver Cord"
does more than just tie the two bodies together. It is a true
umbilical cord, transmitting information and energy between the
physical and subtle bodies. It is seen by some projectors and not seen
by others. Sometimes it is seen emanating from the navel, sometimes
from the forehead. The area the cord is seen emanating from may depend
on chakra activity. Whichever chakra is the strongest, most active,
could have control of energy flow to the subtle bodies. There is also
the belief system of the projector to consider and the creative power
of the subconscious mind. The cord will usually appear to be wherever
you believe it will be, courtesy of the subconscious.
Once the astral body
enters the astral dimension it must have a good supply of astral
energy from the chakras in order to interact strongly with that
dimension. Clear astral memory depends greatly on the amount of energy
available. As the astral dimension is the natural domain of the astral
body, it will not fade out of it due to a lack of energy. As in the
real world, if a person hasn't eaten or slept for a few days they
don't dissolve into another dimension. They just get weak and listless
and don't interact strongly with the physical world.
What it boils down to is
this: The astral mind must have enough energy to give it strong, vivid
memories. These astral memories must be strong enough to make a good
sized wrinkle in the physical brain, so the physical mind can recall
them when it wakes up.
For example, if you haven't
slept for a few days you will be tired, listless and your interaction
with reality will be weak and vague. If you see a movie in this tired
state you will retain little memory of it. Afterwards, you may only
remember fragments of it and your memory of it will be a vague blur.
If, however, you see a movie when you are well rested, fresh and full
of energy, it is different. You take in everything about the movie and
enjoy it. Your memory of it will be crystal clear.
This is similar to what
happens after a low powered astral journey. The astral body lacks
energy and so does not have clear enough impressions of its journey.
This causes it to fail making its memories the dominant ones when it
returns return to the physical body. As I stated earlier, there must
be strong, vivid memories if a wrinkle is to be made in the physical
brain and the experience remembered.
Fully developing the
chakras and learning how to control them can take many years,
depending on natural ability. This will not, however, stop you using
them in a very basic way; to enhance your OOBE's and lucid dreams, at
a very early stage in your development. Raising energy and stimulating
the chakras is extremely simple to do. This raised energy will
automatically flow into your astral body, prior to and during
By learning to raise
energy and control the flow of power through the chakras, the nature
of your dreams, lucid dreams and OOBE's will change. They will become
vivid and unforgettable experiences. This, in a way, gives you a
second life, full of rich experiences you can enjoy, learn and grow
The commonly accepted
names for the seven known levels of existence, from lowest to highest,
are: Physical, Astral, Mental, Buddhic, Atmic, Anupadaka and Adi.
These higher planes are similar in structure to the astral dimension
but at a much higher level of consciousness and are completely
separate from it. In between the different levels are intermediary
areas or buffer zones, sometimes called lower sub planes.
A good analogy for the
different dimensions and their buffer zones is the Earth's atmosphere:
If the air in the Earth's atmosphere was the astral dimension, the
stratosphere would be the buffer zone and the vacuum of space would be
the mental dimension. You can fly in the Earth's atmosphere in a
normal air plane/astral body. A very powerful jet plane is needed to
take you into the stratosphere, but you need a space ship/mental body,
to travel through space. This explains why a different subtle body is
needed to travel into these different levels of existence.
The astral body can enter
the buffer zones, or sub planes, of the dimensions above and below the
astral dimension, if it contains the correct type of energy. i.e. To
exist in the buffer zone between the physical/astral levels (in real
time) the astral body must contain etheric energy. To exist in the
buffer zone between the astral/mental levels it must contain mental
With enough control over
the chakras, the energy for these higher levels can be produced. The
production of one particular type of energy will raise the
consciousness to that level and energise the corresponding subtle
body. This is usually done by consciousness raising meditation and
advanced energy work on the chakras. The consciousness can then
experience that level of existence. If enough energy is available, and
conditions are right, the meditator can project that particular subtle
body directly into its natural dimension.
Depending on the skill
and natural ability of the operator, if a higher body is energised and
projected so, usually, are the lower ones. The astral body contains
within it all the other subtle bodies and can, during a projection,
project the mental body into the mental dimension and so on. This will
sometimes give multiple sets of memories from the one projection. The
general rule is, whichever subtle body contains the greatest amount of
energy, will have the strongest memories. These dominant memories will
be the ones retained by the physical mind upon its return to the
into levels higher than the astral dimension takes a high level of
skill. You need to be proficient in both consciousness raising and
chakra control, but it is achievable. I have, so far, projected into
the Astral, Mental, Buddhic and Atmic levels of existence. It is
commonly believed that it is only possible for a human to project into
the Astral, Mental and Buddhic levels and not possible to project into
the higher Adi and Anupadaka.
These dimensions have
been named, and are described, so someone must have been there or they
would be unknown. If you realise the true nature of the mind you will
understand there are no limits. It was also once said that the sound
barrier would never be broken.
BTW: These dimensions
don't have signposts on them saying Welcome to the Astral dimension,
ta...daa! or "Mental dimension, watch your mind!". So I will describe
the higher levels I have been to using these accepted names.
This is a topsy-turvy
world like Alice found in Wonderland. Everything seems objective (real)
but is changeable and fluid. Anything and everything can be found
there, from base, coarse levels full of sexual energy; to beautiful,
serene places full of spiritual harmony. Time is distorted and
extended there. An hour in the Astral can seem like only a few minutes
here in the physical. Compared to the physical world it is at a much
higher vibration. It's like playing a video tape at twenty times
normal speed, although this is not apparent when you are there.
Moving amongst the astral
dream pools is usually a hit or miss affair for most projectors. It
takes a lot of experience to make planned astral journeys to specific
There are an infinite
number of realities, planes, realms and dream pools in this dimension.
As I stated before, they naturally strata and settle into pools of
related thought. During sleep, or in a lucid dream, the subconscious
mind usually creates one especially for you, your own personal dream
theatre. When you become aware during a dream, you take control over
it. This control is taken over from the powerful subconscious mind.
Without its powerful controlling influence, your personal custom
created realm will change. You will begin tuning into other
sympathetic parts of the astral, and the reality you are in will mix
with other realities and take on different aspects.
In a conscious projection
into the astral dimension, you can tune into any part of it and travel
into different realities, other dream pools, or a mix of many. There
are various techniques for this but they all involve some way to
disorient the subconscious mind, tricking it into moving you into a
different Astral reality. Some projectors look at their hands and
watch them melt. Others spin around, causing left right reversals.
These methods all disorient the mind and trick the subconscious into
tuning into another part of the astral.
It's very difficult to
describe how to move amongst the levels, you really have to learn by
doing it, by trial and error. You have to learn how to use and control
the subconscious mind, how to trick it for a specific result.
Here is a simple,
reliable method, I have developed, to create your own personal realm:
Get a poster of a pleasant scene, something bright and sunny. The
bigger the better, but standard poster size will do. Hang it on the
wall of the room you are going to project in, or another room close
by. Get a small spotlight and set it so the poster is highlighted when
the main light is turned off, a normal directional bedside lamp will
do. Place the light under, or above, so the light spreads out over it
giving a diffused effect illuminating it, a bit like a movie screen.
Entering your custom
realm: When you project, go towards the poster, keeping your mind
blank. Don't think about what you are doing, just gaze at it and move
towards it. As you approach it in this way, your subconscious mind
will be tricked into creating an astral realm exactly like the poster.
Just move up to and into the poster. It is like stepping into another
world. Everything in this world will be exactly like in the poster. It
will appear to be a normal three dimensional world, an exact copy,
indistinguishable from reality.
To customise this world:
Cut and paste small pictures of things, or people, you want to find in
this world with you when you enter it. Don't just stick a whole
picture on the poster. Get scissors and cut around the object, or
person. Try and find pictures that are approximately the same scale as
the poster. If you cut out a small picture of someone, living or dead,
your subconscious will create a thought form shell of them and they
will be there waiting for you. This may be an excellent way of
communicating with those that have died.
Spirit Communication: (I
have a theory) The subconscious creates this thought form shell of a
person. This shell can be animated by the perfect, detailed memory of
your subconscious. But, if there is love there, between the projector
and this created person, the spirit of this, diseased person, will be
drawn to this scenario and will use this opportunity to communicate
with the projector, by animating the created image of their body.
These are found in the
buffer zone between the astral and mental worlds, part astral part
mental and, in a way, extending into all levels. They are a record of
every thought and event that has ever occurred, like a huge, infinite,
mental history, picture book. The Akashic records also contain
probabilities stemming from, and created by, past events, actions and
thoughts. This is like looking into the future. To make any kind of
sense of the Akashic records yourself, some skill in clairvoyance is a
If you tune into the
Akashic records yourself you will normally see those events with the
greatest amount energy around them. Wars and disasters are the easiest
to see because of this. The energy surrounding these events make them
stand out above all the rest, making them easier to see. If you look
into the future, the area of probabilities, you enter into a confusing
maelstrom of symbolism mixed with actual events.
This future symbolism is
caused by the belief systems of the major religions. Millions of
people in the world have believed in some form of prophecy for
thousands of years. Whether it is the Bible's "Book of Revelations" or
the prophecies of Nostradamus. These ancient prophecies are all richly
steeped in symbolism. This symbolism affects the way people think and
dream about the future. This symbolism, in turn, manifests in the
Akashic records as symbolic representations of future events. The
symbolism is a big help, it makes consulting the Akashic records
You can use the Akashic
symbolism as an index. For example, the reference below to "The Dogs
of War" is easily understandable as representing war. The "Grim Reaper"
is a universal symbol of death and destruction. So, if you are
interested in this kind of future event you tune into this symbolic
index for WAR, then browse through the category of past and future
wars. Apart from some clairvoyant ability, a knowledge of history,
geography, religious symbolism, current affairs world leaders and
heads of state is a big help; when indexing past and future events.
For example, in the
future vision I give below: If I had known WHO the well known person I
saw addressing a crowd below WAS, and recognised the country; I could
have made an accurate prediction of future events instead of being
wise, AFTER the event.
I entered the state of
consciousness called the Akashic records. There I was inundated with a
mass of symbolism. I was seeing in four dimensions at once. My
conscious mind did not assimilate this very well. I saw wars, famines,
plagues, disasters, earthquakes, volcanoes erupting, plane crashes,
murders, etc, it was terribly confusing and depressing.
I saw one piece of
symbolism I recognised though and tuned into it, indexed it. The Grim
Reaper holding The Dogs of War (as described by various prophets)
These dogs were fearsome beasts with Red eyes and slavering jaws. They
were held in check by this hooded figure, with an evil skull for a
face, carrying a sickle. He released these dogs as I watched,
symbolising a coming war.
Tuning into this scene, I
was there floating above it all, I could feel the sunshine and smell
the city below me. I saw a man standing on a raised dais, under two
giant scimitar swords. He was giving a charismatic speech to many
thousands of people. One of the swords turned into a Christian
Crusader's broad sword. The man was Saddam Hussein, the scene was in
Baghdad, at the monument to the unknown soldier. I saw this six months
before the Gulf war started. I did not learn WHO Saddam Hussein WAS,
or WHERE this scene took place though, until it was televised during
the gulf war.
Looking through the
Akashic records is like leafing through an infinite mental photo
album. You are bombarded with an awesome array of the sights and
sounds of past, present and probable futures. You have to select one
of these thought records, tune into it and enter it. You will then
live through the record as if you were really there, watching it as it
Consulting with the
Akashic records can be done alone if you have the skill, but is
normally done with the assistance of an advanced being from a higher
level of existence. This is done as a sort of telepathic guided tour.
The enormous amount of information and chaff is filtered out for you
and the selected record, of past events or future probability, is
presented to you clairvoyantly, via a telepathic link with the...
Some people claim to have
entered the Akashic Records and found something like a library there,
with real books. The past, present and future was recorded as text in
these books. Some people even say they have read a record, then
entered into it, and experience the record first hand.
All these claims are
consistent with the Akashic Records. These are librarian assisted
guided tours, where the Akashic Records have been presented as
something familiar, easy to use and easy to accept.
This is a spectacular
dimension! Iridescent rivers of sound bounded by rainbow shores of
pulsating light. Thoughts appear as kaleidoscopic patterns of light
and sound. You walk across fields of ideas under a sparkling crystal
sky of inspiration. If you enter this world don't try to rationalise
or understand it, or you may go mad, for it is beyond human
understanding. Just accept it all, go with the flow and enjoy it!
This dimension is what, I
believe, the ancient Vikings called the famed "Rainbow Bridge" into
Asgard. It truly looks and feels as if you are walking up a rainbow
into some wonderful world where the Gods must surely dwell.
Exist here in wondrous
amazement. Let loose the child within you to play in this fairy
wonderland. Everything feels real and solid. Time is even further
distorted here than in the Astral and reality is kaleidoscopic.
This is a warm, abstract
world filled with utter peace and infinite love. It is a dimension of
pure White. There is no sight or sound perception here other than the
all pervading, brilliant White. In this dimension you very quickly
relinquish conscious thought and individuality. You cannot think for
long once you enter here and there is no need or desire to do so.
There is an irresistible urge drawing you into a quiet stillness. It
is like being immersed in warm, pure White cotton wool. In this world
you cease to be an individual and you become, PART OF THE ONE. You
also cease to be male or female. In a way this is like returning to
the Mother's womb. You are surrounded, absorbed and assimilated by
infinite loving warmth, understanding, forgiveness and atonement. AT-ONE-MENT
Time here ceases to have
any meaning. If you enter this world you will never, ever want to
leave it, you cannot leave it, until your physical body calls and
drags you back. This is the healing, resting place of the soul.
This dimension appears be
the spirit world. Here, spirits wait for those they loved during their
time on earth. This is the happy place of the gathering. It is the
place where the reunion of souls takes place.
The light in this world
is purest, brightest silver, brighter than the flash of an arc welder.
It is so bright it seems impossible to look at, but it is, for all
that, a supremely gentle light, soft and soothing. It is the light of
divine love. The people here appear as they did in the physical world,
but at their most magnificent. They glow ecstatically, ablaze with the
brightest love, happiness and joy imaginable. The atmosphere is
electric and vital, but at the same time deeply spiritual. In this
world you can FEEL the presence of God as a tangible all pervading
Communication here, is
done by high level telepathic imaging, similar to one-on-one
clairvoyance only much more vivid and real. It leaves speech and
thought for dead. Time stands utterly still here. Reality is more real
and solid than normal reality. Compared to this, the physical world is
a vague, tired dream full of half dead people.
I have entered this
dimension only four times in my life. Each time from the very deepest
consciousness raising meditation, with all my chakras wide open and
fully functioning. There was also extreme crown chakra activity. The
feeling of this was like a thousand fingers vibrating, and deeply
massaging, the whole top of my head above the hairline.
On these four occasions
my energy has soared to seemingly impossible heights within me,
carrying my spirit and consciousness with it. At the climax of this
deeply mystical experience I have heard the sound of one long, pure
musical note slowly rising in pitch. I have felt this note in the core
of my being, in my heart, calling me, drawing me to it.
I have focused on this
note and attuned to it. With every ounce of strength and energy I
possessed I have focussed my consciousness on it and projected to it.
Stripping away my physical body, I have projected straight into this
dimension. It was just like stepping, slipping, through a heavy
curtain into another place and another world. I am still aware of my
physical body, duality, during this whole experience.
I look about me with
wonder, the light is so silver and bright it burns deeply into my soul
and I can feel its healing touch within me. There in front of me is my
long dead son. He was eight years old when he left me, and he looked
just as he did when I last saw him. He was beaming with happiness, his
eyes bright and shining. I cuddled him up to me and wept with the joy
of seeing him. I looked beyond him and there was a large crowd of
people waiting for me. These were all the friends and family I had
known and loved and lost during my life. There were also many people I
did not know. They all seemed very familiar though and I felt I loved
them all. They were clapping and jumping up and down, cheering me in
greeting. There were many tears of joy and lots of hugging and kissing.
Looking beyond them, I
see we are in a natural stone amphitheatre. The ground is smooth rock
and it rises to a ridge a couple of hundred meters away that curves
towards us. On the top of this ridge are Angels. They looked just like
Michaelangelo painted them. They were incredibly beautiful, with large
White feathered wings, curly Golden hair and Alabaster skin. They were
blowing long sparkling golden horns, and the pure high note came from
Stepping from the crowd I
walked into the open. I look in awe at these angels and wave at them.
The note started to die away as I did this and the Angels began
lowering their horns. I stand for a timeless moment in silence,
looking all around me. Then everything began to shimmer and I slipped,
fell back into my physical body. I wept. I have never wanted to come
When you leave your body
for the final time, at death, this is what I believe will happen:
You will be projecting,
in real time, for the first few days, close to the physical world,
until your supply of etheric matter runs out. Then you will go through
the second death and enter the Astral dimension. There, you will purge
yourself of all desire, by being able to have anything you have ever
wanted, in abundance. This is done through having the full use of your
subconscious mind's powerful creative ability. Here you can saturate
your every need and desire, until you see these desires for the
illusions they really are.
You will then shed your
Astral (desire body) and enter the Mental dimension. There you will
see your past life, examine and express every thought you have ever
had and every action you have ever done. There, your thoughts,
memories and experiences will be added to the Akashic Record. Which is
the recorded experience of the entire human existence in the physical
Shedding your mental body
you will then enter the Buddhic dimension. There you will stay for
timeless healing, for rest, atonement, forgiveness and understanding
of self. In this world your inner wounds will heal and your soul will
be nurtured by divine love. Your spirit will become whole and perfect
Then you will shed your
Buddhic body and enter the Atmic dimension. There you will wait in the
divine presence for those you love. Then, one day, you will go on to
the next level of existence; where the last great mystery of life will
be revealed to you....
trigger the projection of the Astral body, while fully conscious,
there are four major requirements:
Relaxing your body 100% while staying awake.
Concentrating 100% on what you are doing.
enough energy available.
Pressuring the astral body to separate.
these four things will trigger an OOBE.
exercises that will teach how to relax the body, concentrate, clear
the mind, raise energy, stimulate the chakras and enter the trance
learn and master, a full body relaxation exercise. If you know one
already it can be adapted to suit. Here is a very simple one:
lie down, and relax. Starting with the feet, tense and relax them.
Continue this with calves, thighs, hips, stomach, chest, arms, neck
and face until your whole body is deeply relaxed. Go over this a few
times, making sure your muscles stay relaxed.
Deep physical relaxation is the key to bringing on the trance state,
i.e., deep relaxation CAUSES the trance state. Once you are in the
trance state, projection on the astral body is relatively easy.
begin meditation, you will be plagued with thoughts from your surface
mind, which acts like a huge Memo pad. It carries messages, reminders,
pressing thoughts, problems to solve, unresolved issues etc. It is
constantly busy, it NEVER rests, thoughts, thoughts, thoughts, one
after the other, all clamouring for attention.
you attempt to clear your mind, with the breath awareness exercise
below, it is wise to deal with these surface thoughts by the act of
contemplating them. Sit comfortably, do the relaxation exercise and
think, nothing more, just think. Search out the strongest thoughts in
your mind and examine them, try to resolve and understand them.
word: THINKING. Contemplation does not involve clearing the mind, or
visualisation. It requires you to THINK, deeply and thoroughly, about
something, to gain a deeper understanding of its nature and how it
relates to you, an insight.
This is a
simple form of meditation. It will clear your mind and focus your
lie down, close your eyes, do the relaxation exercise and clear your
mind. Breathe deeply and slowly and focus on the breath entering and
leaving your body. Feel it coming in and feel it going out. Focus your
whole attention on your lungs and the breathing process. This simple
action is enough to occupy your surface mind. Firmly push intruding
thoughts away, as they begin, before they can gather strength and
awareness occupies the surface mind and allows you to think on a much
are very distracting, they generate surface thoughts. A car horn will
generate: "Who's that, what's happening?" A door opening will generate:
"Who's coming in or going out?" The surface mind is always very
curious about what is happening around you. It wants to know all, and
it wants to inform you of every little thing going on around you. It
will pressure you to open your eyes, get up and go find out what's
allow this to happen. USE these annoying, attention getting thoughts
as a training aide. By learning to quash and ignore them, your powers
of concentration will grow.
these annoying little thoughts as they begin, before they can take
root and grow into something stronger.
that, what's happening? becomes: "Who's th............"
coming in, or going out? becomes: "Who's co............"
practise the start of these distracting thoughts will get shorter and
shorter until you get:
Wh....?........?.......... and " W...?................... "
people say they can't clear their mind as they are too easily
distracted by all the small noises that surround them, in normal day
to day activity. DON'T use music or other sounds to blanket these out,
USE them for training. It's like weight lifting, if you train with
feather dusters your strength will not increase. You need to master
this, the hard way, if you want to give your mind real muscle.
but surely you will master the ability to clear your mind. Once
accomplished, you will have gained a valuable mental tool. You will be
able to concentrate 100% of your attention, on one task, to the TOTAL
exclusion of everything else.
sometimes meditate, in the trance state, successfully, in a noisy,
crowded room with little children crawling all over me. NOTHING breaks
be able to concentrate and focus completely on what you are doing.
Lack of concentration is the single, biggest cause of projection
failure. It affects every aspect of projection, from the relaxation
exercise, to the trance state and actual projection.
your ability to concentrate: Sit and relax. Close your eyes and clear
your mind of ALL thought. Breath slowly and deeply and count each
breath, at the end of each exhale. Hold it totally BLANK, apart from
the counting, for as long as you can. See how long you can hold it
like this. Be honest with yourself, every time a thought intrudes
start counting from the beginning again.
doing well if can do this for longer than ten breaths. Ten breaths is,
however, not long enough. Don't worry though, this can be improved on
with the exercises below.
After image retention: Relax, calm your mind, and look at a candle or
a light bulb. Place this light in front of you, a couple of feet away,
and stare fixedly at it for a minute or two. Close your eyes and
concentrate on the after image this will generate behind your closed
eyelids. Try and keep sight of it for as long as possible. Use breath
awareness to keep the mind clear, while you are doing this. Try and
make the after image grow, instead of fading away.
One point stare: Pick a spot on a wall and gaze at it. Don't focus on
it, just gaze at it gently. Clear your mind of ALL thoughts and
forcibly hold it blank. Concentrate HARD, on breath awareness while
you are doing this. When you feel a thought beginning, push it away,
don't let it finish! Hold this for as long as you can. Do this several
times a day, or more if you can.
breathing: Sit and relax. Close your eyes and clear your mind. Do the
breath awareness exercise and imagine the air you are breathing IN is
brightly coloured energy of your favourite colour. Imagine the air you
are breathing OUT is a murky Grey, full of toxic waste. This is a
purification exercise. It stimulates your chakras into absorbing
energy on the inhale and getting rid of negative energy on the exhale.
your best not to tense up while you are doing these concentration
exercises, it is ALL mental. In the beginning, it may feel as if you
have to tense your mind into a tight ball to stop it thinking, but in
time you will find the opposite to be true. When you get used to it,
clearing the mind is VERY relaxing.
When you have attained a deep level of relaxation and mental calmness,
you will feel your body begin to get very, very heavy. This heaviness
is the main symptom of your brain waves changing from the Beta to the
Alpha level as you enter a trance. The trance state is caused by deep
physical and mental relaxation. There is nothing weird or supernatural
about it. It simply means your body has entered the sleep state while
your conscious mind is fully awake.
relaxation exercise and calm your mind through breath awareness.
Imagine you are climbing down a ladder in the dark. Don't visualise a
ladder, just imagine you can feel yourself doing it. On the exhale,
feel yourself climbing a step or two down the ladder with your
imaginary Hands (outlined below). On the inhale, feel yourself holding
still on the ladder. What is needed is a mental falling effect inside
your mind. This changes the level of brain wave activity from the
awake level (Beta) to the asleep level (Alpha) or the deep sleep level
(Theta). Once your level of brain wave activity reaches Alpha you will
enter a trance. Keep doing this for as long as it takes. The time it
takes to enter trance will vary, depending on your experience with
deep relaxation and mental calmness.
Once you get the heavy feeling, stop the mental falling exercise.
don't like the ladder, imagine you are in a lift, feel yourself
falling on the exhale and holding on the inhale. Or, Imagine you are a
feather, feel yourself floating down on the exhale and holding still
on the inhale. As I stated above, you need a mental falling effect to
lower your level of brain wave activity. This mental falling effect,
when combined with deep relaxation and mental calmness, will cause you
to enter the trance state. Feel free to use any scenario you are
familiar with to bring about this going deeper feeling.
feels like: Everything gets quieter and you feel like you are in a
much bigger place. There is a very slight humming feeling in your
body. Everything feels different. It feels a bit like putting a
cardboard box over your head in the dark, you can feel the atmosphere
change. It's like everything goes fuzzy or slightly blurred. Any sharp
noises, while in trance, feel like a physical blow to the Solar Plexus.
of trance you achieve depends greatly on your relaxation,
concentration skills and will power. To enter a deeper trance, i.e.,
Theta level and beyond, you have to concentrate much more and for much
longer, on the mental falling sensation aided by breath awareness. The
first level of trance, i.e., when you get very heavy, is quite deep
enough for projection. I strongly advise against forcing yourself
deeper than a light trance, until you have plenty of experience with
the trance state.
you tell if you are entering a deep trance? There are four very
uncomfortable feeling of cold that doesn't make you shiver, coupled
with a steady loss of body heat.
Mentally, you will feel very odd and everything will feel extremely
slooooow. Your thought processes will slow down as if you had been
given a strong pain killing injection.
will feel disassociated from your body, i.e., a strong floating
sensation and everything will seem far away.
These four things, ALL TOGETHER, signify you are entering a deep
mistake the mild floating sensation you sometimes get with light
trance, i.e., as you astral body comes loose. Or the slight loss of
body heat from sitting still for a long time and the mild paralysis,
i.e., the heaviness, for a deep trance. The sensation of deep trance
is quite uncomfortable and unmistakable for what it is.
very difficult to get into the deep trance state, as you need highly
developed relaxation, concentration and trance state skills plus lots
and lots of will power and mental energy. You will not accidentally
fall into it.
are worried you are going too deep, remember this:
pull yourself out of it at any time. Concentrate ALL your will on
moving your fingers or toes. Once you can move a finger or toe, flex
your hands, move your arms, shake your head, i.e., reanimate your
body; and get up and walk around for a few minutes. Falling into a
deep trance should not be a problem with these exercises.
seen many people in meditation groups etc, enter a light trance and
not be able to pull themselves out of it, i.e., they float away with
the faeries. Usually some kind person will talk them out of it or
massage their wrists etc to get them to come back to reality. This is
unnecessary and is the result of lop- sided training, i.e., no
concentration or will power training. The person only THINKS they
cannot come back and therefore does not try very hard. It is also a
good way of getting attention from the group.
Your mind is extremely powerful and has vast untapped resources. It
can do ANYTHING, no limits, if it is trained, conditioned and properly
At some point after entering the trance state, you will feel a mild
paralysis come over you. This will soon be accompanied by a deepening
vibration and a buzzing feeling all over. You may also feel like you
are huge and swollen. The paralysis, vibrations and the huge feeling
are symptoms of the energy body expanding and the astral body
loosening. This is part of the normal sleep process. The energy body
expands and opens in order to accumulate and store energy. During this,
the astral body drifts free, slightly out phase with the physical
people blow their projection simply because they are not used to the
trance state. They think it is a briefly opened window into the Astral
dimension. This is simply NOT true. If you stay mentally and
physically calm when you enter the trance state, you can maintain it
for hours. I regularly spend several hours at a time in the trance
state, during meditation.
you enter trance, you think: "Yes! I've done it!...I'm in a trance!
Gotta hurry and get out quick...before it stops!" You'll blow it for
sure! The trance will be ended by the simple act of getting over
excited, i.e., breaking relaxation and mental calmness.
good idea to spend time in the trance state, just getting used to it,
before you try and project. Just relax, stay calm, focus on breath
awareness, and hold the trance. It won't end until you want it to. Get
used to how it feels.
are comfortable doing this, do the energy raising and chakra
stimulation exercises, below, in trance.
not HAVE to be in a trance to learn energy and chakra work, it just
works better in trance.
practise can be done lying down, but is best done in a comfortable
astral body will be loose in the trance state, so try lifting your
astral arms and legs out, one at a time. Use your HANDS to do this, as
shown in the next section. Focus and FEEL your awareness in an arm and
slowly lift it free of your body. You may feel a slight tickling or
localised dizziness inside your arm or leg, as you do this. Lift your
astral arm up and look at it, with your eyes closed, but DON'T move a
muscle. In this state you should be able to see it through your closed
eyelids, but don't worry if you can't, this will come later.
your astral arms free is good practise for projection. Later, you will
use these astral arms to pull your astral body free of the physical.
imaging is a perception or FEELING of localised bodily awareness.
hands are very closely linked to your bodily awareness. They are
intimately aware of every part of your body. Imaginary HANDS, outlined
below, is only an extension of this (hand to body) awareness. When you
are asked to feel your awareness, in any part of your body, PRETEND
your hands, your real hands, are going to touch that area of your
body. Then use the awareness this generates in that area to imagine
your imaginary HANDS are there.
eyes closed and hold your hands out a foot or so in front of your
face. Concentrate, FEEL where they are and try and SEE them through
the blackness behind your closed eyes. Cross your wrists, slowly move
them about, turn your hands over, open and close your fingers. Look
hard, concentrate, as if you were trying to see in the dark, and you
will see a faint moving shadow in your minds eye, where your hands and
your eyes and touch the tip of your nose with the index finger of your
right hand. You'll find you can accurately put that finger on any part
of your body with your eyes closed. Try it, put your hand, your real
hand, on different parts of your body like this. You know exactly
where your hands are at all times, you can sense and feel where they
are. If you observe what is happening in your mind, while you are
doing this, you will notice you become aware of the part of your body
you are going to touch, the instant you make the decision to touch it.
your whole body like this, getting used to the sensation of awareness
it generates in different areas of your body.
happening is this: Part of your mind is shifting into, and
HIGHLIGHTING, the area you are going to touch, in order to guide your
hand to the exact spot. Your mind shifts part of its awareness to this
spot and acts like a homing beacon for your hand.
ability to shift your awareness into different parts of your body like
this is VITAL to energy work and this projection method.
do not have to actually visualise these HANDS, i.e., see or imagine
you can see them. It is ALL tactile, NOT visual. You just have to be
able to pretend to FEEL them doing something, like you are rehearsing
some simple action in your mind.
originally developed this technique for blind people. Blind people
cannot visualise AT ALL, if they have been blind since birth, but they
do have a very keen sense of bodily awareness. The majority of sighted
people also have great trouble with visualisation of any kind, and all
projection techniques depend heavily on visualisation. This being the
case, I developed a projection technique that does NOT depend on
visualisation to exert pressure on the astral body to separate. It
turned out to be so much easier, and more successful, than the other
visualisation based techniques, that I discarded them in favour of
this simple tactile method.
Blind people are not blind in astral form. The astral body does not
have any organs as such, it is a point of consciousness only. The
astral body you are aware of while projecting is provided courtesy of
the subconscious minds creative ability.
chakras are situated at:
chakra (base of spine, between anus and genitals)
chakra (slightly below the belly button)
Plexus chakra (1 hand-span above the belly button)
chakra (centre of the chest)
chakra (base of throat, above where it joins the chest)
chakra (exact centre of forehead)
chakra (whole top of head above the hairline)
best imagined as roughly the size of the palm of your hand, except for
the crown chakra which is much larger.
are non-physical organs that transform raw subtle energy into more
subtle, and useable, forms of energy, of a different type. The chakras
do not, themselves, contain energy. Raw energy is drawn up from the
planet, by the minor chakras in the legs and feet, and fed into the
main chakra system.
energy is, in essence, pure thought energy that permeates and binds
the universe together. This living energy field can be tapped, more
deeply, by the application of focussed, creative will. It can be drawn
into the human body and transformed, by the chakra system, into a more
subtle and useable form of energy.
chakras are attached to the spinal cord and nervous system via certain
glands and nerve ganglia. The full chakra system is extremely complex.
There are 7 major and over 300 minor chakras in the human body. There
are also several non-physical chakras situated outside of the body.
Detailed maps of the chakra system and their connecting meridians and
pathways, have been used for thousands of years in Eastern mysticism
and medicine, i.e., acupuncture. The chakra system is used with every
psychic ability, no exceptions. Whatever the psychic ability, the
method of development or the terminology used to describe it, it is
all done the same way, through chakra stimulation. It is impossible to
manifest any psychic ability without first stimulating the chakras.
people will deny this, above, and claim they have never done any
chakra, energy work, but still have psychic abilities. There are many
ways to develop yourself, agreed, but they all, directly or indirectly,
stimulate the chakra system. And let's not forget natural ability.
Many people are born with naturally active chakras and hence, natural
are people who exhibit psychic abilities when aided by a nonphysical
spirit entity. This entity stimulates the chakras of the medium
directly, by melding with the medium and causing psychic abilities,
clairvoyance, channelling, healing, production of ectoplasm etc to
manifest through the medium. This is why they are called Mediums or
channels, i.e., they have the ability to become a passive vehicle for
a spirit entity to affect, or communicate with, the physical world.
not need a spirit entity to develop and use, a psychic ability. If you
learn to control your own chakras and energy, you can do these things
on your own, with no spirit entity involved, and without the inherent
risk involved with that method.
lie down, do the relaxation exercise and clear you mind with breath
awareness. Focus your awareness in your feet. Use your HANDS to pull
energy up from your feet, through your legs, to the base chakra.
Imagine you are gripping energy and pulling it up through you. Just
like you did when you used these HANDS with breath awareness and
colour breathing, pulling air and energy into your lungs.
and imagine your HANDS are inside your legs and just inside the front
of your torso as you do this.
breath awareness as an aide to energy raising. Draw energy up through
you, with the inhale, and hold it in place on the exhale. Do this over
and over again, pulling energy to the Base chakra, for at least a few
minutes. You may or may not feel anything while you do this. Even if
you don't, you are still drawing some energy with this exercise. The
amount of energy drawn up through you will increase as the chakras
develop with time and use.
feet, up the legs to the base centre, is a natural path for the energy
that flows through you. This energy will stimulate your chakras and
they will transform this, basic energy, into energy of a different
type. This transformed energy will then flow into your subtle bodies,
energising them. With practise, you will actually FEEL this energy
tingling and surging through you.
chakra: Your imaginary HANDS are used for this. Imagine you are
tearing open a bread roll at the site of a chakra when you are asked
to do this. You don't have to visualise anything, just FEEL like you
are doing this, as if you were doing it in real life without looking
at what you are doing.
are non-physical centres, so you need a non physical method to
stimulate them. This is achieved by focusing your awareness in the
area of a chakra and using your mind to manipulate it. You need a
localised, mental opening effect in a chakra to stimulate it; this
tearing open action, with your imaginary HANDS, provides it. By moving
your point of awareness to the site of a chakra and causing a mental
opening effect with your HANDS, you are directly stimulating the
the energy raising exercise, as above, before stimulating the chakras.
Use breath awareness to aide your HANDS in pulling energy into each
chakra, i.e., draw energy UP on the inhale and HOLD it on the exhale,
with all the chakra stimulation exercises below.
chakra: Raise energy up to your Base chakra. Use your HANDS to
open it. Pull energy INTO the Base chakra. Repeat this first step,
thoroughly, seven times.
Draw energy from the feet, through the Base chakra and on up to the
Spleen chakra. Open the Spleen chakra. Repeat this three times,
starting at feet.
chakra: Draw energy from the feet, through the Base and Spleen
chakras and on up to the Solar Plexus chakra. Open the Solar Plexus
chakra. Repeat this three times, starting at feet.
Draw energy up from the feet, through the Base, Spleen and Solar
Plexus chakras and on up to the Heart chakra. Open the Heart chakra.
Repeat this three times, starting at feet.
Draw energy up from the feet, through the Base, Spleen, Solar Plexus
and heart chakras to the Throat chakra. Open the Throat chakra.
Repeat this three times, starting at feet.
Draw energy up from the feet, through the Base, Spleen, Solar Plexus,
Heart and Throat chakras to the Brow chakra. Open the Brow chakra.
Repeat this three times, starting at feet.
Crown chakra: Draw energy up to the Crown chakra as in the
previous step. Open the Crown chakra. This chakra is much larger
than the others ( whole top of head, above hairline). Imagine you
have a much larger, flatter bread roll inside the top of your head
and are tearing it open with your HANDS, or like you are tearing
your scalp open. Repeat this entire process twice, starting with the
your best not to tense any muscles during these exercises. You may,
however, feel a slight internal contracting, a feeling that is NOT
muscular while you are stimulating your chakras. These are the glands
and nerve ganglia, linked to the chakras, contracting in response to
the stimulation. This internal contracting is normal.
or Root chakra, is THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE TO ACTIVATE. This chakra is
the doorway for the subtle energy. Unless this is opened sufficiently,
the energy cannot flow into the other chakras. I suggest you
concentrate most of your time and energy into stimulating your Base
chakra, at least in the early stages of chakra development.
When I first started raising energy and developing my chakras, many
years ago, I didn't feel ANY sensation for several months. Many people,
though, have reported to me strong energy and chakra sensation the
first time they used them. Some people have more natural chakra
activity than others. Lack of any sensation, though, will not stop you
from stimulating and developing them, even if, as was my case, you
feel nothing at first. I did not have ANY natural chakra activity or
ANY natural psychic ability when I first started energy work.
Check your muscles for any tensing during the energy raising and
chakra stimulation exercises, and re-relax as needed. Your muscles
will automatically try and respond to the mental action of pulling
energy up through you. Remember, this is ALL mental, your body must
stay calm and relaxed throughout.
sensations you will feel in your chakras can vary, according to the
degree of activity occurring in them, i.e., your physical make up,
natural ability, concentration and relaxation skills affect this. It
can vary from a gentle warmth, a localised pressure, or bubbling (like
stomach wind), a localised dizziness, a tingling, a gentle pulsing, to
a heavier throbbing, or a combination of some or all of the above. The
heavier the thrumming, the more active the chakra. If you place your
hand on a chakra, when it is active, you will actually feel the flesh
the chakras, when active, can cause other odd, localised sensations:
chakra: You may feel a very slight burning or tingling, or a cramping,
like you have been riding a bicycle for too long, to begin with. Once
it is working properly, you will feel a gentle pulsing or throbbing
between your legs, at the site of the chakra.
Plexus Chakra: This can sometimes cause a shortness of breath feeling,
which can cause you to hyper-ventilate. This will pass, with time and
use, as the chakra stabilises.
Chakra: The heart chakra merits special mention due to the strong, and
sometimes frightening, sensation it can cause. When strongly activated
it can feel like your heart is racing at an impossible rate. It is a
powerful sensation. Try and ignore this when it happens, it won't hurt
you. It is not your heart racing but the chakra working. I know this
is easier said than done, ignoring it, but with practise and
familiarity you can. This racing is more apparent in the early stages
of development. I think this is caused by a lack of energy flowing
from the lower centres. In a way it is like a pump racing, when it
does not have enough fluid to pump.
chakra, when fully operational, feels like: Place one hand on your
chest, with your finger tips resting in the middle of it over your
heart. Tap your fingers on your chest, in time with your heart.
Increase this rate until you are tapping as fast and hard as your
fingers can move.
Your actual heart rate does NOT speed up with this racing sensation.
If you hook yourself up to a heart monitor, you will see that your
heat beat hardly changes at all.
Chakra: The throbbing in it can cause a very mild choking feeling,
because of the sensitive area it is in. This feels something like
having an emotional lump in the base of your throat.
Chakra: When fully active it feels like a thousand soft, warm fingers
gently massaging the inside of the top of your head, above the
hairline, and extending down in the centre of the forehead, to include
the brow chakra, which is part of it. This sensation is the reason the
Buddhists call it "The Thousand Petalled Lotus".
may feel a stronger sensation in some chakras and little or none in
others. Concentrate on the lowest ones with the least sensation. This
will help balance the energy flow in the chakra system.
are unbalanced, during projection the inactive chakras can cause
failure, i.e., you may get your body partly loose but find you are
stuck to your body at the site of the inactive chakra. If this happens,
concentrate on stimulating the inactive chakra prior to projection.
After beginning chakra work, you may find psychic abilities start to
grow in you. This is a natural offshoot of stimulating the chakras. In
my next series, on more advanced energy work, I will show how to
develop and use some of these abilities and how to raise the Kundalini.
Some relaxation, breath awareness, concentration and mental hands
exercises should, ideally, be carried out daily. They can be done
anywhere and anytime you have a few minutes to spare.
Many people have asked me "How long does it take to learn projection?"
My answer is: Because everybody has different levels of natural
ability and skill, it will take as long as it takes. I have had
letters from people, who have been trying various other methods for
several years, but with no results; get out the very first time they
tried this technique. Other people, with NO relaxation or
concentration skills at all, are looking at several months training
before they will get out.
ingredient to the new projection techniques is an invisible, imaginary
ROPE hanging from your ceiling. This ROPE will be used to exert
dynamic pressure at a single point on your astral body to force its
separation from the physical.
technique is similar, but more direct and hence more effective than
other more passive and indirect methods, such as reaching out and
pulling vibrations into you, or visualizing yourself in front of
yourself. The idea of pulling vibrations into you is vaguely illogical,
if you understand the mechanics of projection.
vibrations are an effect and NOT a cause of projection. When enough
pressure is exerted on the astral body to loosen it sufficiently, the
energy body expands and energy flows through the chakra system to be
stored in the energy body. This flow of energy through the hundreds of
chakras and their connecting web, or meridians, CAUSES these
vibrations. This normally happens, unnoticed, during sleep.
passive, indirect methods of projection do exert some pressure on the
astral body to separate, but over a wide area. They still shift the
point of consciousness out of the body, albeit obtusely. Any mental
action that exteriorizes the point of consciousness will exert some
pressure on the astral body.
action of pulling yourself hand over hand up a rope is a strong, one
pointed, natural action that is easy to imagine yourself doing. The
ROPE technique concentrates ALL your mental resources into one strong,
DYNAMIC action which exerts a high level of pressure directly on a
single point of the astral body.
many other, more subtle, ways that exert pressure on the astral body
as well. Many of these are unsuspected for what they are. Most
meditation exercises, for example, exert PASSIVE pressure on the
astral body. You may imagine you are going down in a lift, falling,
climbing down a ladder, or just floating downwards. Whatever the
technique, it is designed to reduce brain activity. Any self induced,
inward falling sensation places passive pressure on the astral body,
which will cause brain activity to lower and bring on the trance state
where a deeper level of the mind is revealed.
action of inward falling obtusely shifts the consciousness out of the
body, exerting passive pressure on the astral body over a wide area,
but in the reverse to that needed for projection, i.e., general
downwards pressure. This, in a way, is like trying to get your astral
body to FALL out of your physical body on its own, i.e., your point of
consciousness tries to FALL, downwards, out of the physical body.
people do to project is to either exert forward, passive pressure on
the astral body, by visualizing themselves floating out of themselves,
and HOPE, they can make it happen, i.e., trigger the projection
reflex. Or, they try a more direct method, such as visualizing
themselves out of their body, which is very, very, difficult. Lets
face it, 99% of people can't visualize for peanuts and the act of
mentally visualizing yourself OUT of your body, AND shifting your
consciousness INTO this visualization is almost impossible for most
people. The other popular method is to try to pull vibrations into you.
This method is slightly more effective than most as it exerts some
pressure at a single point, but it is still an indirect mental action
and, therefore, obtuse.
above, and the general lack of information about the mechanics of
projection, i.e., HOW it happens, accounts for the extremely high
failure rate amongst people learning to project.
passive pressure, over a wide area, on the astral body, for long
enough, WILL activate the projection reflex, eventually. But this can
take a long time and can be mentally exhausting. I have developed,
through recent research, a better, faster and more dynamic method of
projection that is very effective. I call this technique simply ROPE.
It is not that using an imaginary rope for projection is such a new
idea, it's not, but the understanding of the mechanics of it and the
application of this knowledge to ROPE is.
fully understand how a thing works, you can use that thing more
efficiently and, therefore, get better results.
ROPE method overcomes the general misdirection of mental resources and
the chronic waste of mental energy caused by the usual lengthy
procedures needed for projection. ROPE shortens the time needed to
cause a projection and optimizes the use of available energy.
the most important ingredients for a successful projection is to be
properly motivated. Without this motivation you will not have enough
mental energy to succeed and will either fall asleep or forget the
projection afterwards. It is, therefore, important to keep preparation
time as short as possible so it is not such a daunting and mentally
a new projector has in abundance is enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is pure
mental energy. ROPE, plus the understanding of HOW it works, harnesses
and makes better use of this energy resource and vastly improves the
length of ribbon, string or rope to the ceiling above you. Have it
hanging within arms reach so you can easily reach up and touch it.
Reach out and touch it frequently, until you are used to where it is
in your mind. This ribbon is only a tactile aide. By being able to
reach out and touch the ribbon, you used to the spatial coordinates of
where the invisible, imaginary ROPE is. This grows both in your mind
and hence as a thought form, making it easier to imagine yourself
reaching out and climbing the ROPE with your imaginary HANDS.
do NOT have to actually visualize, or see, the ROPE at any time, just
know where it is supposed to be. This method uses NO visualization at
out and pulling on this invisible, imaginary ROPE with your imaginary
HANDS shifts the bodily awareness induced point of consciousness, out
of the body, with a strong natural action that puts direct pressure on
one point of the astral body.
important point, if you happen to have more activity in your Brow
Chakra, rather than in your Heart Chakra, which is sometimes the case.
Move the position of your imaginary ROPE so your arms would be at a 45
degree angle above your head. If you use the visual aide, ribbon, move
this so it is hanging down over your head, rather than over your chest.
the angle of the ROPE shifts the point of pressure you are exerting on
your astral body to the most active chakra area and gives better
case, position the angle of the ROPE at the most natural, and easy to
imagine attitude for you. It is important that the angle and position
of the imaginary ROPE feels natural. Experiment with this angle until
it feels right for you.
exercises in the previous parts of this series ARE necessary training
for projection. They are, however, not all needed, in themselves, for
the projection process. If you do all the relaxation, mental calming,
mental falling, chakra opening and energy raising exercises during the
actual projection, you can use up your supply of mental energy. This
can cause mental exhaustion and you may find yourself short of energy
and willpower for the all important exit.
exercises should be done separately from the projection itself. They
are training and development exercises, designed to improve control
over body and mind and to increase the flow of energy through the
chakras. This is like working out in a gym as a part of football
training. You don't actually use these exercises to play football,
they just improve your fitness and strength so you are able to play
training exercises separately UNLESS you are trying for an advanced,
real time projection. It is, then, still necessary to go through the
full procedure, and activate all the chakras, prior to the actual
point of learning to project is to get your astral body to separate
from the physical while fully conscious. The earlier you get a fully
conscious projection the better. Otherwise, you may eventually give it
all up as just too difficult. Therefore, I strongly suggest all
beginners concentrate on the simplest, most effective way of getting a
conscious projection. Once you have some projection experiences under
your belt you can try for some of the more advanced, and hence, more
difficult, types of projection.
the training exercises you have learned to relax your body, to clear
your mind and to concentrate. You have begun to develop (MBA) (mobile
bodily awareness) and how to use MBA, i.e., using your imaginary HANDS
to preform certain tasks both inside and outside of your body. You
have also begun to awaken and develop your chakras so your energy flow
is stronger and you have, hopefully, spent time getting used to being
in trance. These skills have prepared your body and mind for
though the exercises, in themselves, are not all used during the
projection sequence, they still need to be done regularly in order to
develop the necessary skills and energy levels for conscious
the relaxation, concentration and mental calming exercises are done
daily. Use your imaginary HANDS with these exercises. The energy,
chakra work and other exercises should be done at least once a week to
be effective. If you wish to do them more often, fine, just don't tire
yourself out too much.
difficult to give one, universal projection sequence as everybody has
different levels of skill and natural ability. For this reason I give
a more flexible sequence and I suggest you tailor a projection method
to fit your own needs and level of skill. Keep in mind the old saying
"What works, works!" Play around with your sequence until you find
what is right for you, what is easiest and most effective.
here is the full sequence for advanced, real time projection.
relaxation exercises thoroughly.
your mind through breath awareness.
trance using mental falling method.
energy and open all chakras.
yourself out with the imaginary rope.
3* and 4* can be swapped to suit, i.e., do the energy work before,
or after, entering trance. Energy and chakra work is more effective
done in trance, but some people have trouble getting into that state.
Doing the energy work first will usually help bring about the trance
still have trouble getting into trance, use the ROPE climbing method
at step 3* instead of the mental falling exercise, until you are in
trance. Then stop the ROPE climbing and do the energy work before
continuing with the projection, i.e., using the ROPE at step 3* will
help force your body into the trance state.
This is a
complete projection method in itself, if you have good powers of
concentration. I suggest beginners concentrate solely on this method
until they have more experience. This projection method will give you
a normal Astral projection. The duration of this projection, in real
time, will depend on the level of chakra development and energy flow
you have attained.
relaxation exercise thoroughly, until you are completely settled.
This should only take a few minutes, don't overdo it.
out with your imaginary HANDS and pull yourself, hand over hand, up
the strong, invisible, imaginary ROPE hanging above you. Try and
imagine the feel of a strong, thick, coarse rope in your HANDS.
try and visualize this ROPE! I want you to imagine you are reaching
out and climbing this ROPE in the pitch dark, so you can't see it at
all, you just know where it is and can imagine the feel of it.
Visualization wastes valuable mental energy that can be better put
to use exerting direct pressure on your astral body.
will feel a slight dizzy sensation inside you as you do this,
specifically in your upper torso. This is caused by exerting dynamic
pressure on the astral body. The dizzy sensation comes from the
astral body loosening. This feeling of vertigo will intensify the
more you pull on the rope.
feeling and any feelings of pressure or vertigo, etc, caused by
your mental action of pulling on the ROPE MUST be carefully noted
by you. Learn the EXACT mental action you are doing to cause this
vertigo. You will have to train your mental climbing action to
cause this feeling. So, the first few times you try this ROPE
method, concentrate on finding the right mental action to do this.
Once you learn what it is you are doing to cause this, and can
recreate it at will, you are really starting to get somewhere.
SENSATION YOU FEEL DURING PROJECTION or it will distract you,
break your concentration, and ruin your chances for projection.
Concentrate on the single act of climbing your ROPE to the TOTAL
exclusion of everything else. Put everything you have into this
one action, but don't tense up, it must be all mental.
hand over hand, ever upwards, and you will feel the heavy sensation
come over you. The pressure you are exerting on your astral body
will force you into the trance state. Ignore this when it happens
and concentrate on what you are doing.
Keep climbing and
you will feel your chakras open in response to the pressure, don't
Next you will
feel the vibrations start, your whole body will seem to be vibrating
and you will feel paralysed. Concentrate, single minded, on climbing
your rope, don't stop.
you will feel yourself coming free of your body. You will buzz
slightly as you pull yourself out of your body. You will exit your
body in the direction of your imaginary ROPE and will be hovering
above your body. You're free at last!
*NOT* allow yourself to break concentration when the vibrations
start. They are a natural EFFECT caused by energy coursing through
all the hundreds of major and minor chakras in your body. If you do
find yourself being distracted by this, spend more time and effort
doing the concentration exercises until you overcome this problem.
have not mastered using your imaginary HANDS for relaxation, raising
energy and chakra work, you may have difficulty using them for
climbing the ROPE. This does not mean you have to be able to open
your chakras successfully to project using this method, you don't,
it just helps if you can.
method is very direct. It shortens the time needed to project
dramatically! Once you start pulling in earnest on your ROPE you WILL
enter trance, your chakras WILL open, the vibrations WILL start and
you WILL project, very quickly! The speed of this method may frighten
you, the first time you try it. Everything will seem to happen TOO
fast. You will get used to this, though, and will appreciate having
plenty of mental energy to use during your projection.
powers of concentration are good, you have a better chance of getting
out with this method than any other, even if you haven't mastered deep
relaxation and trance skills. What is needed, apart from the ability
to concentrate, is the ability to carry out strong mental actions,
without any corresponding muscular action, i.e., you have to be able
to separate mental and physical actions.
have trouble with any part of the ROPE method, analyse it, find the
problem area, then go back and concentrate on the related training
exercises until you overcome the problem.
Note: One good variation for the simple ROPE technique, is to do the
full sequence of exercises and energy, chakra work first, but separate
from, the actual projection. Do the full sequence, but `don't' close
your chakras. Get up and have a break, make yourself comfortable, have
a drink etc. Then return to your bed /chair fresh, spend a couple of
minutes relaxing and go straight to your ROPE. This will increase the
amount of chakra energy available during the projection.
the most dynamic projection method to date and can override the need
to do just about anything else, once it is learned. Let me explain a
little more of the mechanics of what actually happens when you use
ROPE, by breaking it down:
Clearing The Mind:
The mental act of climbing the ROPE fully occupies and clears the mind.
Brain Wave Activity:
Clearing the mind and exerting, one pointed, dynamic pressure on the
astral body, forces the reduction of brain wave activity.
Reducing brain wave activity forces the body into a deep level of
Exerting dynamic pressure on the astral body, while the physical body
is deeply relaxed, and brain wave activity is at a low level, FORCES
the mind and body into the trance state.
Exerting dynamic pressure on the astral body, while in trance, FORCES
the energy body to expand and the chakras to open.
Exerting dynamic pressure on the astral body while the energy body is
in its expanded state and the chakras are open causes energy to flow
through the 300 odd chakras in the body and causes the vibrational
Exerting dynamic pressure on the astral body while the energy body is
in its expanded, vibrational state forces the astral body to separate
from the physical.
If you exert enough pressure on the astral body, during the final
phase of the projection sequence, the exit, it will override the
projection reflex completely. This forces a manual separation of the
physical / astral bodies.
means: Instead of involuntarily buzzing out of your body via the
projection reflex, at the climax of the projection, and ending
standing at the foot of your bed etc, you will exit your body in the
direction you are pulling on the ROPE.
projection process can be done in less than fifteen minutes, I can do
it in under five minutes. The speed of the method allows you to use
ALL your available energy in one burst. If you don't get out in the
first fifteen minutes I doubt if you will during that attempt. IF this
is the case, either get up and have a break and come back to it later,
or get some sleep.
ROPE method, literally, amazed me with it's ease and simplicity the
first time I used it. It shortened my usual projection time (20-30
minutes, from a cold start) to about 5 minutes, for a normal astral
projection. I still, though, use the full sequence when I do a real
analysis of the mechanics of this process comes from using the ROPE
method myself and carefully observing what was happening to my body
during the separation.
an account of the first time I tried ROPE, while I was developing it
as a viable theory:
down on my bed, I was thinking of my new theory. I had been working
out a projection technique that blind people could do. A technique
that did not require ANY optical visualization. I had come up with the
idea of using the sense of touch to exert pressure on the astral body,
tactile imaging, as this sense is strongly developed in blind people.
there for a few minutes, mulling it over in my mind, while I generally
relaxed and settled myself, ready for sleep. Then I decided to try it
out, to see if it was practical.
did not do any of the usual relaxation, mental calming or chakra
energy exercises. I just wanted to see if I could exert pressure on my
astral body with this method.
out my imaginary hands and began climbing the ROPE, hand over hand. I
immediately felt a sensation of vertigo in my stomach and upper torso
and a dizzy feeling inside my bones, like a tickling inside my arms
and legs. I snapped my mind shut, stopped all thought, and focussed my
will on the climbing action. I could feel the enormous pressure it was
exerting on my astral body, my astral head and upper torso was
starting to lift free, trying to go up the ROPE following the line of
pressure I was creating.
pulling, I felt my brain waves drop into the alpha state and the heavy
sensation came over me as I entered trance. I kept pulling and the
trance deepened, my body was now paralysed. Still pulling, my chakras
opened and the vibrations started. I was amazed, I had only been doing
this for a couple of minutes! I kept pulling and my astral body soon
buzzed free of the physical.
completely different from any other projection I had ever done. The
projection reflex did not seem to have time to cut in and project me
out of my body. I had, literally, pulled myself free on my own. I
floated above my physical body, still aware of myself on the bed.
I went to
go through the wall into the lounge, where there was more light, as it
was pretty dark in my room. Suddenly I was in a strange world. "Where
the hell am I" I thought. There was very dim light and there was a
damp fog all around me. There was a large building in front of me with
an old fashioned thatched roof. To the side of me was an old rail
fence made of massive, rough hewn timbers. I leaned against the fence
and thought about it all. I looked past the house and saw the
reflection of water. There was a lake on the other side of the house.
make any sense to me and I was getting bored, so I tried to move to
another realm in the dream pool. I looked at my hand, this usually
works. It was white and pale and unreal looking, it began to melt
quickly, like white ice under a blowtorch. My fingers were soon stumps
and then my hand melted and my arm began to follow. I tried remaking
it. It grew back as I concentrated on visualizing what it should look
like, but started to melt again as soon as I stopped concentrating.
hit me, why this scene was so familiar to me, I was in a picture! I
have a large picture hanging on the wall in my room, in the exact
position where I had tried to pass through the wall. This picture has
an old house with a thatched roof and a rough hewn fence around it.
There is a lake behind it and it is early dawn, when the sun is just
starting to illuminate things. There was no doubt about it, I was in
enough of this, it was too dim to enjoy the projection, or to do
anything. I focussed on my physical body, which I could still feel. I
concentrated on moving my mouth and eyes and this soon brought me back
to my physical body. I sat up in bed and thought about it while I
recorded the results of my experiment.
back down again I tried climbing the ROPE again. Within a couple of
minutes I was back out of my body again. "This is great," I thought! I
hovered above my body and looked about the room. There in the gloom
was the picture on the wall, the one I had entered by accident. I went
towards it again, just to see if it would happen again. As I got
closer it got bigger and bigger and I seemed to shrink into it. As I
got right up to it, instead of passing through it, I seemed to move
into it and there I was again in this dimly lit, damp world with the
old house and the fence. Everything felt real about it, the fence felt
like wood and even the air smelled different, it had a farm like,
swampish smell about it.
the picture again and returning to my body, I again wrote everything
down in my notebook. I lay there for most of the night, thinking about
what had happened, mulling over the implications of it all, what it
how I discovered `Virtual Reality Projection' or (VRP) This technique
is, at the moment, in its infancy and only a rough method for creating
a custom made world. I plan to do some more experiments with it in the
near future, though, to get the bugs out of it.
the biggest problems with any kind of conscious OOBE is remembering it
all when you wake up.
what you can do about this not remembering. As soon as you wake up,
sit up in bed and pull those memories back. Sit up and think hard. Put
aside a few minutes quiet time each morning to do this. It will train
your dream memory.
this quiet time, run key phrases through your mind until you hit on
something. Say things like: I looked at my watch and... I looked at my
hands and... I was walking... I was talking to... I was just going
to... I was over at... I was flying over... I was having a... I was
inside a... I was with... These are examples of phrases that can lead
you to a fragment of dream memory you can lock on to. Make up some
more phrases to suit yourself.
feel like there is nothing in your mind to remember, but try hard and
put some REAL effort into it. They are there, you just have to reach
in and locate them. Once you lock onto a fragment of memory, more can
be located and more and more. You will be surprised how much you can
remember this way.
important to write these down as soon as you remember them. Even if
you have to do this several times during the night. They may seem
vivid and unforgettable at the time but dream, or astral, memories
will usually vanish in a few seconds if you don't record them. Just
write down a few key words and you can fill in the blanks later. With
practise, this writing down can be dispensed with as your astral
people may find they are stuck in part of their body during projection.
They may come free of their body but be stuck at their head or stomach
area. If this happens, exerting too much pressure by pulling on the
rope may cause some physical pain and discomfort. There are two
possible reasons for this: If you are stuck in the middle, stomach
area, it may be diet related, i.e., a heavy protein or meat meal
before projection can cause this.
Eat a light meal, eat plenty but have fish or white meat instead of
red meat and avoid fats, oils, nuts and cheese.
are stuck at the head, or some other part, this is a sign of an
inactive chakra, possibly caused by an energy blockage.
Concentrate on opening this stuck chakra during the energy exercises.
If this happens during your projection sequence, stop everything and
open that chakra, you will be in trance so it will be easier. Once you
have done some work on it, try pulling on the ROPE again.
More On Rope
ROPE is a
very effective projection technique, but it still has to be learned to
be effective. I would like to elaborate on a couple of points about
the technique, inspired by the feedback I have received so far.
is NO visualisation required - AT ALL - in the ROPE technique. It is
ALL tactile imaging. This means you do NOT have to picture yourself
to climb ROPE, the correct mental action is to REHEARSE the climbing
action in your mind.
mental rehearsal - IS - the ROPE technique *
You need to *mentally*
grit your teeth and strain with the action, i.e., you have to put
maximum mental effort into it, as if you were really climbing a ROPE,
but without allowing your muscles to take part in it - this is ALL
mental. Your body must not be allowed to respond. You also need to
feel you are very strong, full of energy and could climb like this
You will find
that a certain way of holding the focus of your mind, while you
climb, will exert more pressure on your astral body than another. It
is VERY important you note what this is and learn how to apply it.
This will tune your climbing action for the maximum effect. When you
hit on the right mental focus for the action, you will feel a
corresponding dizzy/falling sensation in your Solar Plexus.
To use ROPE
successfully, it is extremely important to make a firm decision to
DO IT. This commitment is VERY important to success. A DO OR DIE
effort is needed. This focuses all your mental energy into a single
point, for a single purpose - to exit your body.
Many people have
emailed me with ROPE success stories. In every case - they have been
practising ROPE when they suddenly decided to give it a go - TO
REALLY DO IT! This commitment to succeed means the difference
between actually getting out - OOBE - and experiencing various
levels of ROPE induced relaxation, trance, paralysis, chakra
activity etc. I cannot stress enough the importance of this
commitment to the success of ROPE induced OOBE.
using ROPE, completely IGNORE ALL PHYSICAL SENSATION AND ANY NOISES
YOU HEAR. If you react to a sensation, in any way, you will lose the
focus of your mental energy and dilute your effort considerably.
energy/chakra work and other exercises in Parts 3 and 4, are designed
to stimulate the flow of energy in your body and increase
concentration, will power and mental control. By increasing the energy
flow during a projection and controlling your mind better, your
duration in real time is increased. It is also easier to exit.
skip all the exercises entirely and just concentrate on learning ROPE.
Everyone has different levels of skill, natural ability and energy
flow. Some people need lots of training in order to OOBE, others do
not. Some people will prefer to learn ROPE by DOING it, rather than
training for it. If your goal is just to have a conscious OOBE, of any
kind, the simple use of ROPE, below, is your best option.
people have the impression ROPE is too complicated. This was possibly
because by the detailed explanation I gave about the mechanics of ROPE
in Part 5, i.e., HOW it works.
THE simplest projection technique to date. All that is needed to use
ROPE in its simplest form, are these two steps:
bed, or sit in your chair, relax and settle yourself down, as you
normally would do before going to sleep.
climbing the ROPE.
* This is
all there is to the simple use of ROPE *
are no time consuming exercises or complicated relaxation exercises
involved, the simple use of ROPE has many advantages. It allows you to
focus all your mental resources on it. In many cases this is all that
is needed to give you your first conscious OOBE.
the simple use of ROPE is less complex, you will find yourself
attempting projection more often, even when you are tired one of the
best times to try - and cannot be bothered with anything complicated.
The increased frequency of your projection attempts gives you more
practise with ROPE and hence the technique will be mastered sooner.
had a great many reports of vivid dreams and heightened lucid dream
activity (L.D.) from people doing the energy/chakra training exercises.
This is happening far too frequently for it to be coincidence.
energy/chakra work increases the level of energy flowing into the
energy body and heightens awareness and memory of the dream and OOBE
state. It is a shame to waste all this energy on uncontrolled dreams,
so I suggest L.D. be used as a secondary goal. This will give you OOBE
experience earlier, in the form of L.D., and help keep your interest
high until you learn how to do the conscious exit.
To become Lucid in dream you need to program yourself with a trigger
to make you realise when you are dreaming, in order to take control
over it, i.e., become lucid. The best way of doing this is by getting
into the habit of doing frequent reality checks during your daily life.
check is when you stop what you are doing and check the reality level
of your situation. This is simple to do. Every time you do a reality
check. Ask yourself:
a normal situation, is there anything strange about it?
fly? Try floating up in the air.
closing your eyes. This is a dead giveaway as you cannot close your
eyes in astral form.
This reality checking must become habitual to be effective.
do a reality check during a dream, you will realise you are dreaming
and can take control of it. It is then important to affirm to yourself
you are going to remember everything. Tell yourself over and over, " I
will remember this when I wake up."
to success with reality checks is to have a good trigger for it. This
should be something you would normally do many times a day. This can
be any kind of habitual action, but here are a few ideas:
Every time you look at your watch, do a reality check. An electronic
watch is a good aid. Set the timer to beep hourly. When it beeps, do
a reality check.
wrist watch, beeping hourly, is the most effective *
Every time you notice your hands, do a reality check.
Smoking: If you smoke, every time you have a cigarette, do a
reality check. You will usually find yourself reaching for a
cigarette during the course of a dream, if you are a habitual smoker.
takes time to make your trigger habitual, usually a few weeks. It also
helps to do a few affirmations before you go to sleep, e.g., "I will
remember to look at my watch"
become aware in a dream, L.D., you should already be in a communal
dream pool. If you want to try changing this to a real time projection,
try and become aware of your physical body. If you can sense it, you
may be able to return to a time location near it. This is difficult,
though, and may end the experience completely, i.e., forcing a return
to the waking state.
you enjoy the L.D. for what it is. Communal dream pools are very
colourful places and usually lots of fun. You will see all kinds of
weird and wonderful things there and have all kinds of adventures.
improve your memory of the L.D. don't forget to remind yourself
constantly during the L.D., to remember it all.
don't like the dream pool you are in, or are in a real time OOBE and
want to enter a dream pool, here are a couple of ways to do it:
closely at your hands and watch them melt. (This is worth doing just
to see the melting hands phenomenon).
around until you become disoriented.
Visualise a place you would like to be. (Instantaneous travel). This
will usually move you to a dream pool similar to your visualised
straight up, as fast as you can. If this fails to shift your reality
location, at least you will experience space flight.
away fast, close to the surface, until you find a place you like.
The blurring of speed will cause a reality shift.
into a mirror, picture or painting. This is the same as VRP (virtual
techniques all trick the subconscious, through disorientation, into
moving you to another reality location.
Many people have motion problems in their first few projections.
Simply getting across a room in the right direction, can be a major
accomplishment. This lack of control is simply because they are
unfamiliar with astral form. It is like being in zero gravity. You
have to learn to move all over again. When you project in real time,
you are just a point of consciousness with a poorly constructed
etheric shell surrounding it. Motion is provided by thought - not
a type of momentum in astral form that causes most of the problems.
This causes you to continue moving for a while, after you decide to
stop. This may take you through a wall or a ceiling etc. This impetus
is caused by the thought you used to cause the motion. If it is too
strong, or too prolonged for the action, you will move too quickly or
too far. Only practise teaches you how to get about with any degree of
accuracy and grace.
is quite a comical process, learning astral motion. I remember
learning to move about my home town, in my youth. I would start by
trying to navigate through my house, usually ending up stuck in the
roof, for a while. Then I would run down the road, trying to build up
speed and take off like a plane. I would get airborne for a while, but
could never quite clear the roof tops of the surrounding houses. I
would often float unintentionally into strange houses, blundering
about like a drunk in zero G. I seemed to be endlessly apologising to
all these strangers in passing, as I floated in and out of their
about in astral form, simply - DO IT. Do not think about what you are
doing, just DO IT. Be aware that motion is provided by your mind. You
have to will yourself into motion, to change direction, and to stop.
This is the best advice I can give you on this. It really has to be
learned by doing. Have fun.
have learned basic motion, do not try anything too ambitious for a
while. Stick close to the surface and learn to get around your local
area first. Practise varying your speed until you gain some control
fly the same way as you learned to move, by using your mind. At first
you may find something very much like gravity affecting you. You may
get yourself into the air only to find yourself slowly arcing back to
earth again. If you persevere you'll find yourself moving in a series
of short flight hops. This is caused partly by habit and partly by the
basic motion problem in general. You sink back to earth when your
motion causing mental action falters. This causes your flight impetus
to stop and the gravity habit then pulls you down.
find yourself, as I did, trying to fly by running down the road and
leaping into the air. This is not necessary. Focus your will into
floating up into the air. Then use your will to provide motion, same
as with basic motion. There is NO gravity affecting you in astral form.
Convince yourself of this and you will be flying in no time.
speeds as defined by, S. Muldoon, and commonly accepted, are a basic
guide only. These are:
these three speeds were a sign of the times back then. These would
have been the only types of speed known to most people. Today, movies,
computer games and air travel have thoroughly prepared our minds to
accept much higher speeds.
practise and good mental control, you CAN vary your speed to your
purpose, from walking speed to supersonic speed. This is a big problem
for the beginner though, the control of direction and speed. It has a
lot to do with how stable the projection is and how experienced you
are at applying your will to motion.
generally accepted that if you can visualise a destination you can
project yourself there instantly, at the speed of thought.
* I have
found this to be highly unreliable *
this instantaneous method usually projects you straight into a
subjective location created by the visualisation of your target. You
may appear to be at your destination but you will usually find many
discrepancies between the real location and where you are.
Instantaneous travel is very like VRP. By using your visualisation
powers to travel with, you will not actually travel. You will create a
subjective copy of a destination and enter it.
found it more reliable to follow the surface for short to medium
distance projection of up to a few hundred miles. Even this can be
difficult as it is easy to fall into the Alice effect while travelling.
All you have to do is break concentration once and you will slip into
a dream pool. Strict mental control must be maintained at all times
when travelling in real time.
It is not
really practical to follow the surface for a long distance. For
example, a country on the other side of the world from you is 12000
miles away. You would need to travel at about 64 times the speed of
sound to reach there in 15 minutes. At this speed in the atmosphere,
everything blurs and clouds and surface features cause disorientation
and a corresponding reality shift. Any real time objective aspect of
the projection will then be lost.
Newbie projectors can normally hold themselves in real time for only a
few minutes. Therefore, any long distance travel is limited by the
real time part of a projection.
long distance you need to study geography. You have to be able to
recognise continents, oceans, countries, states and cities. You also
need to study a map of your target area and note any landmarks. To
project there, after this is memorised, you must go into orbit and re-enter
over your target. As you approach the earth you must adjust your
approach and aim for the geological features and landmarks around your
orbit is a little more difficult than it sounds. Getting up there is
easy, you just go straight up, but stopping when you get high enough
is difficult. Most people, myself included, tend to blast themselves
straight out of the solar system, sometimes right out of the galaxy.
To avoid this, it is important to control your speed during the ascent.
easier to project to the moon first, as a way of entering orbit. This
gives you a large visual target you can project to in moments. Once
there, it is a simple matter to head back to Earth, enter orbit, and
circle until you are above your target. In space, away from the
atmosphere, there are no problems with speed induced blurring.
* NO * limits to distance, destination or speed. You can travel to the
most distant galaxy. The speed of thought is infinite. It is like
folding space and moving without moving. If you can see something, you
can be there....as quick as that. In comparison, the speed of light is
that of a snail. I often go out into deep space, where the galaxies
are just tiny smudges in the distance, to think and meditate. That is
easy, but the trick is getting back for a conscious re-entry. Unless
you have a good knowledge of astronomy, which I do not, this is
difficult. Following the silver cord, if you can see one, is not
practical at that kind of speed, though it will give you a basic
direction to go in.
from a long distance projection, tune into your body and become aware
of it. Then try moving part of your physical body, i.e., a finger or
toe. This will return you to your body, and end the projection with
full memories of the OOBE.
a strange phenomenon you will come across, from time to time, while
you are projecting. I call this "Future Wind."
be OOBE'ing somewhere, minding your own business, when all of a sudden
you will feel an irresistible force. You will feel yourself being
moved against your will, usually backwards, by this force. You can
fight it for a while but it will grow steadily stronger until you are
blown away; over the roof tops, up into the sky and....into the future.
after a while, you will come down in a different place....and time.
Often it will be somewhere mundane, maybe a domestic setting of some
sort. You will be released there and left to wander about... confused.
You may even meet people you do not know, yet, and they will be just
as confused as you are.
be an actual scene out of your future life, it may be a symbolic
vision, or a mixture of both. You may be an invisible spectator to
this scene, or you may merge with your future self, and see out of
your future eyes for a while.
also be a scene of an important future event. It could be a disaster,
natural or otherwise, or something unusual or exciting on the world
scene. These type of events usually have a lot of energy surrounding
them, and this may be part of the reason for the vision.
explanations I can give for this are:
intervention of your higher self: For some reason it decides that
now is the time to show you something from your future.
Clairvoyant interference: Your Brow chakra has become clairvoyantly
active and has tuned into a future setting. Your point of
consciousness is caught up by this vision and projected into the
combination of both of the above - this is the most logical.
another aspect of this wind that is very similar to the above but the
vision you experience is symbolic, or has a symbolic aspect, rather
than an actual future event or scene.
would like to warn you about the symbolic aspect of visions. If you
don't understand the nature of symbolism it can cause great harm to
your life. This warning applies to all clairvoyant visions in general,
whether experienced in astral form or not.
example: You are taken, by a future wind, to a scene in which you see
yourself winning a lot of money. You are sitting at a table checking
your lottery ticket with the results. You see the prize money is $18
million. You check your numbers, or ticket, and find you have the
winning ticket. You feel all the excitement, the surge of adrenalin,
dreams of wealth come flooding into you and your heart races with
this vision, you start buying lots of tickets. You also start to make
decisions that affect your life with a "When the money comes through"
type of attitude. This can cause irreparable damage to your life! You
lose your drive, your initiative, your ambition, i.e., you stop trying.
This imparts a "Cargo Cult" type of belief system on you, a belief
that everything will be given to you - with all the negative aspects
this primitive belief system has.
cause you to mark time in your life, instead of living it to the full.
you may have missed, from the symbolism of the above vision is:
amount of money may be unusual for that lottery draw. $18 million is
an odd amount of money and may be a rare event. This is what I call a
SIGN POST - a date stamp of a future event. This means that when your
local lottery has a prize of the above amount, something important is
going to happen in your life or in the world around you. If you know
how symbolism works, during the vision you would have been able to
pick up more information about this coming event. The setting, the
symbols, the connections to you, the action and the sequence of events
in it, are all important aspects of its meaning. Misunderstanding a
vision can ruin your life. Only experience and the intelligent
application of logic can teach you how to interpret a symbolic vision.
Until you have this experience, it is best to treat any sort of vision
possible reasons for a symbolic vision are:
being given a warning or guidance by your higher self.
being given proof there is a future, a destiny, a meaning, a purpose
to your life.
sign post of this vision may mark a good or bad event in your life.
actually win the lottery. Personally, I would always make sure I had
a ticket in the draw, just in case, but I would not depend on it.
I left my
body and was moving about my home, getting my sea legs. Suddenly, a
force moved me across the room. I tried to fight it but it grew
stronger until I was blown out of the house and up into the night sky.
A short time later I was brought down again, outside my home. I was
just left standing there in the middle of the road. In front of me
stood a refrigerator. It was just sitting there in the road with its
door open. I examined it and could tell it was not working. Behind it
was a massive red brick wall, 40 feet high and twice as wide. There
are no REAL brick walls in this street. Then I noticed my wife was
standing beside me. I turned and said hello to her. She just said
goodbye, very coldly, then turned and walked away. Perplexed, I
watched her walk away. Oddly, instead of walking to our home, she
walked away from it and off into the distance.
experienced with the symbolism and nature of visions I knew what this
foretold, the end of my marriage. I could not understand it as we were
only recently married and very happy together.
decipher a symbolic vision it is necessary to analyse it and break it
down into its parts.
significant aspects of this vision are:
sign post... (the date stamp of the event) * The refrigerator that
did not work.
connections... (something, or someone, in the vision that connects
the events to me). *
was outside my home.
there as me.
The symbol... (the
basic nature of the coming event) * The large brick wall. This
symbolises a barrier or an end to something. This was the only
actual symbol in the vision, but other parts of it were by nature or
action - symbolic.
action... (this signifies the meaning of the vision) * My wife's
modifiers... (these modify the symbol or, in this case, the symbolic
action in the vision). a) My wife departed in a direction away from
our home. b) She walked away until she disappeared from view.
sequence of events:
large brick wall.
I saw the broken fridge (sign post) I saw the brick wall (symbol) and
my wife (connection) said goodbye and left (symbolic action) in a
direction away from our home, until she disappeared (symbolic
timing and sequence of a vision is important to unravelling its
meaning. It is important to break a symbolic vision into its 5 basic
parts and to note this in your journal, while it is still fresh in
There may be more than one modifier to each part of a vision.
after I had the above vision, we moved to another town. The day we
moved, we had to borrow a refrigerator from a relative. Ours had
broken down and was in for repairs. The borrowed fridge did not work
either. After our's was repaired, this other fridge sat on our porch
for two and a half years, waiting to be collected. I remembered the
vision clearly, and knew this fridge was the date stamp of an upcoming
event. I also knew what the event was, but honestly could not see it
happening. One day, though, they came and collected this fridge. A
week later my marriage ended. Suddenly, permanently, and for no
at it in hind sight, it is crystal clear what the vision meant. It was
as simple as it was accurate. Most symbolic visions are this simple.
Be very careful not to read too much into vision otherwise the true
message in the vision will be obscured.
break a vision down into its parts.
is it in itself?"
does it do?"
is its simplest, most basic, symbolic meaning?"
these answers down and then apply common sense and logic to them. This
will give you insight into the true meaning of the vision.
historically, are magical devices used as doorways to other worlds.
There are also numerous superstitions and old wives tales concerning
their effect on the recently departed. After a person had died, all
mirrors in their home were covered. This was so they could not see
their lack of a reflection and be shocked. Another reason for this was
to prevent them from being accidentally trapped in a mirror.
some logic to this if you look at the mechanics of projection. Death,
in the early stages, is very much like a powerful real time projection.
The biggest difference being the lack of a living body to return to.
are normally held close to the physical dimension, in real time, for a
week or so after death. This is until the supply of etheric matter
that binds the spirit to its physical body runs out.
this time it is normal for the spirit to wander among relatives and
loved ones, saying goodbye and coming to terms with their new state of
existence. This goodbye process, eases the psychological trauma of
death, and helps prepare the spirit for the next stage of existence.
happen with mirrors, is this: A new spirit can inadvertently enter a
mirror. If this happens, they enter a mirror world in the same way a
projector enters a picture through VRP. Once in a mirror world they
usually do not know where they are, or how to get out of it, and can
be stuck there for the duration of their real time stay. This will not
interfere with the journey of the soul. It will just cause confusion
for a few days until it enters the next stage of existence. This can
though, make their last days near the physical world very confusing
and interfere in the natural goodbye process.
believe, is where the old superstitions came from. Therefore, in the
light of my understanding of projection and the death process, I think
the covering of mirrors after a death is a VERY good idea, for the
benefit of the deceased. This is best done for two weeks, to be sure.
It is possible to communicate with a recently departed spirit during
its real time, post death wandering. This can be done by leaving a
letter, uncovered, for the spirit to read. They can also hear you, so
talking to them is also effective. I think a good practise would be to
have goodbye letters, from all the people that loved the deceased,
stuck to the wall in the spirit's old room. Leave the letters open,
with all pages clearly in view, to make reading easier.
This part expands on some material given in
volume #1 but not covered in volume #2; as well as giving new subject
matter. For those interested, my book, "Astral
Dynamics", is now available. See the
section of this website. RB.
read the enormous number of case histories available on out of body
and near death experiences; you will find many accounts hinting at
perceptions of duality which indicate symptoms of the mind split
effect at work. It is fairly common, during an OOBE, to be aware of
the physical body while also being aware of existing in the projected
double, or less commonly, vice-versa. This effect appears to indicate
the existence of telepathic and bio-energetic links between the
physical body and it's remote projected double (possibly via the
silver cord). This link appears to serve the purpose of providing the
projected double with the necessary energies it requires whilst
operating out of body, while also maintaining an unbreakable
connection with it's physical body. This connection also allows the
physical body to be, in many ways, monitored (or sensed) so that no
harm can come to it during an OOBE.
OOBE, at the moment the projected double is generated and projected
from the physical body, the projector's mind effectively splits into
two identical parts (mirror images) each containing a complete copy of
thinking mind and memory. One copy always remains firmly locked inside
the physical body (original hard copy) while a mirror image is
reflected into and maintained in the exterior projected double.
splitting of consciousness into two (or more) separate but identical
copies happens during sleep or any kind of OOBE. I call this effect "The
Mind Split Effect":
mentally awake physical mind happens to observe (with real time or
astral sight) it's projected double at close range during a projection,
a strong visual and telepathic connection can form between them. This
can be a very disturbing experience and I don't recommend this be
tried for more than a few seconds at a time. The awake physical mind (whilst
a projection is in progress) must see and be seen by it's projected
double for this type of connection to occur. Vision, seeing each other
at the same time, appears necessary for this type of connection to
occur. Once this happens, each side of the mind split, physical and
projected, connect and begin to see out of each other's eyes at the
same time. Each becomes aware of each other's vision and perspective
as well as that of their own.
visual side of this connection occurs, each side of the mind split
instantly becomes aware of each other's thought's as well,
simultaneously and compounding. This appears to be something like
telepathic feed back, much like holding two identical 'mental' mirrors
facing each other. This gives an unnatural glimpse of mental infinity
- a mental reflection of a mental reflection of a mental reflection,
identical minds connect, while separated during an oobe, the two
identical sets of vision and thoughts create something that can best
be described as a visual and telepathic loop, compounding and feeding
back upon itself in a never ending loop. This is an unnatural,
incomprehensible, disturbing and possibly dangerous event for any
mortal mind to experience.
uncomfortable and confusing state appears to only occur at close range
and can easily be avoided by not looking too closely at each other (physical
and projected double) and by not thinking at each other at close range
(within approximately twenty feet) during a real time projection. Note:
this can only happen if both sides of a projector, physical and
projected, are awake and become visually aware of each other during a
real time projection.
goes a long way towards explaining why dreams and projection memories
can sometimes appear so chaotic. The mind splits for a very good
reason and the separated copies are meant to function separately.
experimented with this phenomena many times during real time
projections, after discovering it accidentally during a powerful real
time OOBE. I recreated the original 'accident' and studied it because
the original experience raised so many questions. I had always been
curious of the way I could often feel my physical body while close to
it, and this mind split effect appeared to hold many of the answers I
had been searching for. Like many other projectors, I had often
experienced confusing anomalies during projections: of being aware of
events and noises near my physical body, in and around my house, plus
being aware of my remote existence during a projection. This sense of
perceived duality, of having two different sets of perception, one
physical and one remote, has been reported by many other projectors
but has never, I believe, been properly studied or understood.
an account of one of the first times I experienced the mind split
effect and mental/visual feedback:
been meditating in my chair by the fire and returned to normal
awareness as the rain started drumming on the roof. The weather was
pretty wild and the wind was starting to shake the windows and doors.
I looked at the clock, it was almost 3 AM. This was not unusual for me,
as sometimes I will meditate all night. I felt well rested and full of
energy and thought to myself "I've never projected in a storm before,
I wonder what it's like?" Closing my eyes once again, I relaxed back
into myself and soon projected out of my body, using the 'point shift'
method, as given in Vol 1 of the Treatise. This method is very similar
to the method given by T.Lobsang Rampa in his book 'You Forever'.
While this method is more difficult than the Rope method, given in Vol
2, it is very effective and is the original method I learned when I
first taught myself conscious exit projection. I have been projecting
since the age of 4 or 5, but this was always spontaneous and I had
little control of when I would project. I taught myself to project
deliberately at the age of 21, and found Rampa's books a great help?
side note: many people have claimed that Lobsang Rampa was discredited,
that he was 'exposed' as being nothing more than an English plumber
cum writer on metaphysics. But, if you read his first book 'The Third
Eye' you'll see that he fully explained his circumstances, and how he
came to be living in the body of an English Plumber. He claims to have
swapped bodies with a suicidal English plumber who was about to kill
himself - while his own Tibetan body lay dying of wounds. This feat
was accomplished during an astral operation carried out by high
ranking Tibetan masters (spirit masters) to preserve Rampa's
unfinished life path, while freeing the Plumber (with his full
permission) who was at the exact end of his life. Personally, I found
Rampa's books to be very good reading, and they contain a great deal
of useful information on projection, clairvoyance, metaphysics, etc.)
the projection: After exiting my body I moved through the wall and
floated out into the rain drenched night. What a gloriously wet
feeling that was. I could feel and taste the cool rain and blustering
wind passing through me. The smell of rain and wetness was everywhere,
seeming to fill me with a bright and happy energy. I floated up to the
roof and sat on the chimney, looking out over the town. I felt a
little bit like a very wet Mary Poppins. I watched the rain dancing
over the roofs and streets, swirling through gutters and gurgling into
drains. It seemed to have a friendly voice and rhythm all its own
"drink me, splash me, gurgle me, slosh me." (It seemed funny at the
sitting on the roof, I felt my body stirring in room chair below me.
This effect had often intrigued me and I decided to slide back through
the roof and study it more closely.
passed through the roof I saw my body sitting in the chair, right
where I had left it, but suddenly I became aware of also watching my
projected double (from my perspective in the chair) sliding down
through the ceiling - both at the same time! It was ME, sitting in the
chair watching another ME floating down through the ceiling, but it
was also ME floating in front of my chair some ten feet away -
watching myself sitting in the chair. This was not only confusing, it
started making me feel quite ill.
I had two
sets of vision and two sets of thoughts, all at the same time and all
joined together, it was fascinating. It also made a lot of sense. Just
because the projected ME was outside it's physical body, why should
the physical ME have to stop thinking. Why would it be left (as is
commonly believed today) as a mere empty shell during a projection?
This raises the question of 'what' actually leaves the physical body
during a projection?
projected ME (real time double) moved about the room, observing my
physical body in the chair - while it watched me back at the same time.
I could still see the projected ME, even when my projected double was
situated behind the physical ME. I could feel myself in the chair
perfectly, as I tried to follow the movements of my projected double
about the room. This took some very real effort, and it also took a
lot of energy to move my projected double. It felt like I was moving
through thick mud and I felt an enormous pressure building up inside
both of ME.
existing in both my physical body as well as in my projected double -
both at the 'same' time. I was fully awake (mentally) and aware and
thinking inside both aspects of myself. Inside my physical body, my
consciousness appeared to be actively centred in my etheric body, and
this appeared to be how the physical ME was able to see the projected
ME (real time sight - seeing through closed eyelids). I came to this
conclusion because of the way I could move around 'inside' my physical
body, and could even see behind myself without physically moving. My
etheric body appeared to be, quite literally, able to turn around
inside my physical body. This ability of the physical body to see
through closed eyelids and from different perspective's is frequently
described by projectors and trance meditators.
etheric body appears to be the very first level of subtle body, one
stage up from the physical body. This appears to be so closely
enmeshed within the physical body that it cannot normally leave it's
confines while it still lives. During the full trance state, as well
as during the projection process, however, it appears to gain some
limited freedom of movement. It will also often gain the ability to
see into the real time zone, and sometimes even into the astral
dimension, around it. The etheric body appears to be responsible for
the ability to see through closed eyelids and covers, as is often
reported by projectors near the exit stage of a projection.
observations: the centre of waking consciousness appears to shift over
'into' the etheric body when the physical body enters the trance state
and falls asleep. This is very like an internal projection, taking a 'reflection'
of consciousness one step away from the physical body and mind, while
still holding it's original place within the confines of the physical
body. This stage, I believe, is the very first level of the multi
dimensional projection process, and is marked by the 'heaviness'
experienced when the full trance state is entered, which is also the
sign the physical body has fallen asleep.
process makes a lot of sense and answers a lot of questions when
projection case histories, plus the 'mechanics' and 'dynamics' of
projection, are studied. It points to projection being a staggered
process where consciousness is reflected one stage at a time away from
the physical body and mind. Each stage becomes progressively more
subtle and refined, while still maintaining firm telepathic and
energetic links between each stage. Basically, this allows the
projection of all the higher subtle bodies at the same time, while
keeping a safe and unbreakable link between them and the physical body
(the original hard copy).
below shows the physical body as (0) with the dream mind marked as
(-1) below it, and the first four stages of higher subtle bodies above
Mental body, and above.
3 = Astral body.
2 = Real time body.
1 = Etheric body.
0 = Physical body. (base line)
-1 = Dream mind
projector's mind splits during any kind of OOBE. One complete copy (original
hard physical copy) staying at all times safely inside the physical
body, capable of thinking and dreaming. A perfect thinking copy,
containing full memories, both conscious and subconscious, 'reflects'
into the extruded real time body. Each copy is capable of thinking and
acting independently during an oobe if enough vital energy (vitality)
is available. Neither copy may be aware of the other's continuing
existence or awake state. This is the natural mind-split effect which
always occurs, but is very seldom noticed, during sleep and all types
of OOBE. During a conscious exit projection, consciousness is first
reflected into the etheric body. From the etheric body it is then
reflected into the real time 'projectable' double when that body is
generated. The real time double appears to be generated inside the
combined physical/etheric bodies and does not appear to project
outside the physical/etheric body until a copy of consciousness is
transferred (reflected) into it.
the actual moment of projection, of the exit of the real time body out
of the physical body, all potential copies of mind are closely
enmeshed and held together safely inside the physical body. One full
copy always stays inside the physical/etheric body and this (the
original copy) appears to fall asleep and thus moves itself safely,
but temporarily, out of the picture to allow the natural projection
process to occur. The original copy of mind will begin dreaming at
some point after it falls asleep.
original copy does not move itself out of the picture, the difficulty
of projection increases dramatically, as with conscious exit
projection where the mind is awake throughout the projection process.
This last factor alone accounts for the sheer difficulty of conscious
dreaming mind of the physical body appears to account for the reality
fluctuations commonly experienced shortly after the exit stage of a
projection. This event may also be associated with the physical body's
dream mind entering the REM sleep state (REM = Rapid Eye Movement)
which is commonly associated with the dreaming state. The physical
body's dreaming mind also appears to account for the hypnagogic
imagery and visions experienced during the trance state and during the
pre-projection state, or where the mind is held awake and balancing on
the verge of sleep.
moment of separation, as the real time body projects free of the
physical/etheric bodies, the mind appears to split or reflect a
complete copy of itself into an 'exterior' subtle body. From this
moment onwards both copies, one internal and one external, continuing
to record their memories separately. Neither will usually be aware of
the other's presence or existence, apart from the occasional vaguely
shared feelings and remote perceptions of each other. The separateness
of the mind-split effect and memory recording will continue until
reintegration occurs. Upon reintegration, or waking, only one set of
memories will usually be retained, but sometimes a mixture will occur.
This can be part dream, part physical/etheric and part OOBE memories.
The successful 'downloading' of projection memories strong enough to
override physical/etheric body and dream memories for the same time
period, strong enough to leave a lasting impression on the physical
brain of a projector, appears to be the real key to successful and
repeatable OOBE. See my new book "ASTRAL DYNAMICS" Chapter 21 -
Overcoming The Mind Split - for more detailed information on this.
fairly common for projector's to experience a perfect projection right
up until the exit, where they feel all the vibrations, rapid heart
beat, floating sensation, etc, and then it all just 'goes away'. This
leaves the projector, usually energetically exhausted, often partially
or fully paralysed, thinking they have simply failed the exit. What
may often happen in cases like this are normal and successful OOBE's,
but where consciousness has remained awake and 'centred' in the 'physical/etheric'
mind after the mind split of projection has occurred. The resulting
memories retained after the experience, in cases like this, are thus
from the physical/etheric side of the experience only.
projected double, in many cases, simply stays out of it's body for too
long, which allows the physical/etheric mind's to fall into a deep
sleep. Once deep sleep occurs, the projected double becomes
effectively locked out of it's physical/etheric body for the duration
of sleep, or until waking occurs. (re why I recommend short
projections) The projection side of this experience (the memory of it)
has thus been totally lost, as if it never was. The physical/etheric
mind (internal) side of the experience has the only solid memories for
the whole experience, and the projected double's memories have failed
to make a strong enough impression on the physical brain to become 'memorable'
after reintegration. Basically, the projection memories have failed to
make the final 'wrinkle' in the physical brain after the projection.
mind-split also appears to occur between the real time double and the
astral body. This begins to happen 'naturally' within several minutes
of the start of an average real time projection, but can often occur
within a few seconds. At some point during any real time projection
reality will always begin to fluctuate. This appears to be the sign
that the physical/etheric mind has begun dreaming. At this point the
real time body usually begins to run low on energy (in most cases,
apparently not having enough energy to maintain it's conscious
integrity whilst the dream mind is active) and it thus starts shifting
into the seemingly more easily maintained (but more dimensionally
remote) astral vehicle in the astral dimension. Soon, the real time
body will effectively fall asleep and will then be reeled in to hover,
as if asleep, just above the sleeping physical body. It will remain
there until the natural waking of the physical body and mind causes
reintegration of all it's multi-dimensional aspects, thus ending the
The sleep state,
or trance state, is required for projection to occur.
Trance = body
asleep + mind awake.
The waking state
is required for reintegration to occur.
exception to the above is the in-between trance state, where the
body is asleep but the mind is fully awake.
sleep prohibits reintegration of physical/etheric and projected
this may all sound a little complex, but it sheds a great deal of
light on many of the seemingly mysterious difficulties which can beset
a projector. It also explains why projections are so time limited and
difficult to maintain, let alone remember in detail. All through my
research and studies, in the incredibly complex field of theoretical
metaphysics, I have found that the further I get from the relatively
normal reality of the physical dimension the more outrageously
complicated everything becomes. There is nothing simple about the
mechanics and dynamics of projection, far from it, but it can be
understood if the lower levels of projection are studied, ie, etheric
and real time bodies. If the principals this yields are then applied
to the higher aspects of projection, and even dreaming, a few precious
constant factors appear. This methodology may not solve all problems,
nor answer all questions, but it at least provides some kind of a
logical and understandable framework to work in.
split is, I believe, an integral part of the workings of Universal Law,
where the mind splits and reflects itself into many different parts,
levels and aspects, each belonging to a different dimensional level.
During the full multi-mind-split process, the highest level (highest
subtle body) appears to be drawn into the centre of the universe, into
the Source of all consciousness, by what I have called the Akashic
Pulse. There, the influential and conditional energies (consciousness
seeds), contained within each individual energy egg (each person) are
processed and updated according to Universal Law. These are adjusted
according to past and current thoughts and actions, and as further
modified by Karmic Law.
seeds affect and influence us all profoundly. They cause the
attraction and repulsion effect, all our likes and dislikes and
natural tendencies, which are the visible workings of Universal Law in
the physical dimension. Universal Law is that which attempts to guide
us all along our individual life's paths, towards predetermined but
eminently variable goals (variable according to laws of free will and
important aspect of the mind split, to many people, is the way it
shows how the physical body and it's mind are 'never' 'ever' left
empty and unguarded during sleep or any type of out of body experience
or projection. They are thus never exposed to being entered, molested,
possessed or interfered with by any other projector, or by any type of
inorganic being, entity or demon. A conscious exit projector's
physical body and mind are, according to my research, far more
projected than they are during the full waking state - where natural
non-physical senses become somewhat dulled or inactive.
OOBE, the projector's energy body appears to expand and create a very
sensitive perimeter, a kind of expanded energy cocoon around itself.
This appears to extend in all directions for approximately 20 feet (6
metres) often filling or overflowing from the room around the
projector's physical body. This sensitive energy perimeter acts
something like an early warning system. If it is broached by another 'awake'
person, another projector, or any other type of energy being or
entity, and a negative reaction occurs, it will instantly snap shut
and reel back the projector for immediate reintegration and the return
of full waking consciousness.
early warning system appears to be particularly sensitive during any
type of conscious OOBE, where the projected double is fully aware it
is out of it's body. It seems, however, to become slightly less
sensitive to 'real' awake people once the physical body and mind have
fallen into a deep sleep. It will, however, always react violently and
instantly if touched by anything which causes a negative reaction in
it's perimeter field.
Note: See my book "Astral
Dynamics" Part 5 - The Akashic
Connection - for more detailed information on the higher aspects of
the mind split, the workings of Universal Law and of the Akashic
the most important things to do after a successful exit, especially
the first few times, is to keep the projection ultra short. Ten
seconds out and then get straight back into the physical body. Please
trust me on this. Ten seconds of REAL out of body experience with a
fully conscious exit and reentry, are worth a thousand all nighters
that are forgotten! An ultra short oobe is, in most cases, the 'major'
contributing factor to a successful first time conscious exit
again, if a projector stays out too long, especially a novice
projector, and their physical/etheric body falls into a deep sleep,
the projected double will not usually be able to reanimate it's
physical body and mind when it returns. It can thus become locked out
for the duration of the projection, or until natural waking occurs.
Projection requires the physical body to fall asleep, and the reverse
applies, with reintegration requiring the physical body to wake up. If
the physical body and mind fall into a deep sleep, sometimes even a
good shaking will fail to wake them. The slight energy rush caused by
reentry can thus also fail to awaken a deeply sleeping, and possibly
dreaming, physical body and mind.
One way of cementing projection memories is to make contact with
yourself during an OOBE. Keeping in mind the nature of the mind split,
agree with yourself to try and make contact from both sides of the
projection, from both physical and projected sides. Some degree of
real time sight (seeing through closed eyelids in physical body) is
required for this. Agree for your projected double to be in a
particular place, say the foot of the bed, and that it will look and
think at where your physical head is, or should be. Do this even if
the physical or projected double cannot clearly see its counterpart -
which often happens on both sides. Often only a vague ghostly shape is
seen, or a depression in the bed. The physical body should trust its
projected double will be doing this and should try to do the same, by
thinking and concentrating and 'feeling' for where it's projected
double is 'supposed' to be. Once contact is made, memories will flood
both ways and will become cemented - making a strong and lasting
impression upon the physical brain. After the initial contact, the
projected double should move away quickly to avoid nauseating mental/visual
feedback problems. This connection and memory downloading process, if
successful, can allow the duration of real time projections to be
dramatically extended. The projected double can periodically return to
it's physical counterpart and download (top up) it's projection
memories. If this is done, I suggest no more than a few minutes
interval between each memory download. The projected double should
also reenter it's physical body the moment it detects signs it is
tiring, or the moment it begins experiencing reality fluctuations -
which is a sure sign the dream mind is becoming active, which
indicates the physical mind is falling asleep.
To increase out of body vitality and capability it is important to
have enough energy flowing from the physical/etheric bodies to the
projected double. This is best done by the projected double while it
is out of body. It must reach out and 'feel' itself sucking energy
into itself, feeling energy rushing into it from it's physical body.
This out of body awareness action appears to create a strong energy
demand in the projected double, which causes an increased flow of
energy from the physical/etheric body to meet this demand. The
increase in the clarity and ability this can cause during a projection
can be quite amazing, and happens very quickly. This technique is
especially useful if you have projection vision problems or blindness.
Everything will noticeably brighten and light will be seen all around
the projector, lighting up the darkness and following them about
wherever you go. This technique can be used with great effect to solve
or ease most common projected double related weakness problems, visual
This new set of 'improved' and 'simplified' deep physical relaxation
exercises are to replace those in the original Treatise.
big hurdle you need to overcome is deep physical relaxation. With the
thousands of letters I have had from people having problems achieving
OOBE - one problem area stands way out, DEEP PHYSICAL RELAXATION.
Everyone seems to rush through learning this, most important of skills,
to get on with the more interesting stuff, like the projection attempt
itself. But, as with any type of metaphysical development (metaphysical
= mind science) any skill not thoroughly learned will eventually stop
the aspirant cold, forcing them right back to the beginning to learn
it properly before they can proceed.
must be spent learning the skill of totally relaxing your physical
body than with any other skill - it is THAT important. Relaxation is a
progressive skill that can be learned and improved with time and
practise. The biggest problem with deep physical relaxation, in the
early stages, is that it takes so long that if done properly as part
of a projection attempt the projector can become mentally exhausted or
bored. This can ruin a projection attempt as the projector may then
have little energy or enthusiasm for the exit. If this becomes a
problem, I suggest deep physical relaxation be learned and practiced
regularly but 'separately' from projection attempts, until such time
as the projector can attain deep physical relaxation fairly quickly.
level of physical relaxation is absolutely necessary to consciously
project your astral body. This is quite easy to achieve, though, if
you go about it in the right way and practice regularly.
physical relaxation plus a clear mind = Trance State
trance state is achieved when the physical body goes to sleep while
the mind stays awake and in control of itself. A conscious exit
projector needs to be able to attain some level of the trance state
before they can successfully project out of their body. Deep physical
relaxation leads to and naturally brings about the trance state. The
trance state is entered automatically once the physical body enters a
deeply enough relaxed state.
Note: Just as sleep is possible without deep physical relaxation,
so is the trance state. It is quite easy to fall asleep and even enter
the trance state while stressed and full of tension, relying on
physical/mental tiredness to overcome lack of relaxation and trance
ability. Just because you feel the sensations of trance (ie, heavy
body feeling) it does not mean you have attained deep physical
relaxation. Many people do this and think they have found a handy
short cut, only to find conscious exit projection virtually impossible.
Most people, in this case, will fail right on the exit, because their
physical body is too tense.
is also why sleeping for a few hours first, then waking for a
projection attempt, works better for most people who lack relaxation
and trance ability. The body has time (sleep) to overcome it's sleep
deficit and physical tension. This makes projection much easier and is
a good way to get early results with conscious exit projection.
I suggest sitting in a comfortable arm chair, with good arm and neck
support, and a pillow under your feet. The pillow is necessary because
when relaxed to a deep level, supporting muscles in the feet will tend
to relax and can cause some discomfort. If an arm chair is not
available, use a high backed dining chair. It is possible to use a bed,
but falling asleep can be a big problem. If a bed must be used, I
suggest laying on the back (never the side) with hands and forearms
held vertically above the bed, with elbows resting comfortably on the
bed. Adjust and vary this position slightly for comfort. This position
will reduce the likelihood of falling asleep.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bare feet (or loose socks)
depending on the local temperature. Tight clothing and shoes will
cause discomfort with deep relaxation, and will also restrict the flow
of blood and energy.
Good posture helps a great deal with deep relaxation. Do not slump in
the chair. If good posture is used the body will be well balanced.
Then, when a deep level of relaxation is achieved, the body will stay
well balanced and will experience no distracting discomfort. If
posture is not good when relaxing deeply, muscles will relax and the
body will sag, causing discomfort in the spine and joints, which will
interfere with the level of relaxation attained. Put a pillow behind
the lower back and one behind the neck, if necessary, to make sure the
body is not sagging.
Tensing and relaxing muscle groups:
kept the relaxation exercises as simple as possible. All that is
required is to progressively tense and relax opposing groups of
muscles. If you already know a full body relaxation discipline, stick
with it or adapt it to this one, making sure all muscle groups are
body stretch: Stretch your arms and legs, really stretch, as if
you were very tired, and take several long, slow, deep breaths.
calves: Lift up your toes and tense both feet and both calves at
the same time - and then relax them. Curl up your toes and repeat.
Thighs: Tense both your thighs, knees and calves at the same
time - then relax them. Press down with your heels and tense thighs,
calves and feet, then relax them.
and groin: Push your buttocks backwards, tense and relax. Push
hips forward, tense and relax.
lower back: Push out your stomach and tense up all stomach
muscles, tense and relax. Suck in your stomach and tense lower back
and buttocks, tense and relax.
upper back: Arch shoulders and suck in chest and tense all upper
back muscles, tense and relax. Push shoulders back and push out
chest and tense all muscles, tense and relax.
Tense your shoulders, arms and hands, making fists. Pump your arms,
bringing fists to shoulders a few times, tense and relax.
neck forward and place chin on chest and tense all muscles, tense
and relax. Push head way back and push chin up high, tense throat
and jaw muscles, tense and relax.
Jaw, face and
head: Move head back, open mouth wide and screw up face, tensing
all muscles in your head, tense and relax. Smile widely while
screwing up face, tensing all facial muscles, tense and relax. Frown
deeply while screwing up face, tense all facial muscles, tense and
stretch: Give yourself a full body stretch, trying to arch and
tense as much of your body as you can, tense and relax.
Repeat the above
process until you feel you have relaxed your body as much as
possible. Each time you do this, pay particular attention to the
relaxation part - letting your muscles droop and totally relax after
will get progressively easier to do the more often you do it. In
time, you will be able to relax your entire body simply by waving
your awareness, your mental hands, over it.
head and neck areas are the most difficult of all body parts to
relax, as inner tension affects them greatly. Use awareness actions
to massage them. 'Feel' your 'awareness hands' deeply massaging your
neck and head, as if someone were actually massaging them. Use your
memory to recreate the required awareness actions. Feel your 'hands'
penetrating deep within the muscles and tendons in your head and
neck and 'feel' all the tension leaving your body.
your awareness throughout your body, searching for any tense areas.
If you find any, massage them away until your body is totally
see 'The Nature of the Mind Split Effect' (article)
degree of physical paralysis is a sure sign an OOBE is IN PROGRESS. It
shows the mind split, in some form, has already occurred. The physical
body has varying degrees of difficulty animating itself when the mind
split effect is active. Even though they may not be aware a projection
is in progress, a projector's physical/etheric body may feel total
physical paralysis, or some degree of lethargy and heaviness and
disorientation in their physical body. The degree of this depends
greatly upon the strength of the projection and how much energy is
being used to maintain it. Strong sensations like these point to an
OOBE being in progress.
degree of paralysis shows the 'strength' of the projection. A full
powered Real Time OOBE will cause total physical paralysis (full
waking paralysis) while a lighter level of projection can still allow
the projector's physical body to stumble to the bathroom - albeit
mumbling incoherently and feeling like they are walking on pillows,
body fairly numb and fuzzy - but ambulatory all the same.
paralysis (often called sleep paralysis) will also occur where the
real time body has been generated 'inside' the physical/etheric body,
but actual separation or full projection from the physical/etheric
bodies has not occurred. This means a partial projection has occurred,
albeit internally, and is causing some degree of waking paralysis. The
real time 'projectable double' in this case has not projected
completely free of it's physical body. If this is suspected, the
projector should relax and let it happen, or use a projection
technique like rope. A full projection can then occur if it has not
Many people are plagued by waking paralysis, and it can indeed be a
terrifying experience, capable of causing psychological damage. Waking
paralysis can best be broken by concentrating on a single big toe and
trying hard to move it. Concentrate 'everything' on moving that big
toe. Once this moves, even a tiny bit, full physical movement will be
bouts of vibrations, waking paralysis and other projection related
symptoms are a big problem for some people. Many people do not like
these sensations and some can be absolutely terrified by them. Because
of this, many people avoid sleep as a way of avoiding the projection
symptoms, or other projection related problems, like bad oobe
experiences or nightmares. This is the very worse thing they could do
as this will have the reverse effect, and will greatly worsen the
sleep causes overtiredness which encourages projection symptoms.
Sleeping flat on back encourages projection symptoms.
raises vibrations and encourages projection symptoms.
sleep can also cause a loss of appetite which can further aggravate
this debilitating condition. Together with disturbing energy
sensations and bad OOBE experiences, this can set up a psychological
reflex and a physical condition which can progressively worsen the
longer it is allowed to continue.
first thing to address in cases like this is the lack of sleep, which
is the 'root' cause of the whole problem. I strongly suggest sufferers
of this condition seek medical advice 'urgently' and to ask for a
strong enough sleeping medication which will promote long lasting and
dreamless sleep. (I suggest people tell their doctor they are
suffering from insomnia caused by bad dreams - which is partly true -
to save lengthy explanations) Once the sleep deficit is overcome and
normal sleep patterns return to normal, appetite will return and the
projection related symptoms will quickly cease. Keep in mind here that
the medication must be taken regularly (as per medical advice) until
the sleep deficit is completely overcome before the medication can be
stopped, or the problem may reoccur.
use of medication is not possible, I suggest getting up early in the
morning and undertaking more physical exercise than usual. This will 'naturally'
tire out the physical body, making for easier and heavier sleep. This
type of natural tiredness is quite different from 'overtiredness'
caused by a sleep deficit that has been built up over a long time. The
biggest problem with waking paralysis and OBE exit symptoms is that
these 'wake up' the physical body and mind. Therefore, if the physical
body and mind are 'naturally' very tired, they will not wake so easily,
and waking paralysis and etc will be slept through, instead of them
disturbing sleep and causing fear episodes, etc.
exit sensations, including the famous vibrations, are simply energy
movement sensations. The strength of these, however, appears to be
caused by the attempt to shift the centre of 'waking' consciousness 'outside'
the bounds of the physical body, along with the real time body as it
projects. This forces a reflection of 'waking' consciousness to go
with the projecting double as it projects 'outside' the physical body.
This throws a spanner into the normal 'sleep projection' mechanism,
and causes a type of teeth rattling bio-energetic jarring to occur in
the physical/etheric body as it tries to accommodate the unusual
demand placed upon it. Normally, this shift of reflected consciousness
would follow the real time body, outside the bounds of the physical
body, naturally, while falling asleep. This causes far lighter and
less noticeable energy movement sensations - ie, not enough to disturb
the 'falling asleep' process. It is the presence of 'awake'
consciousness during the projection process which causes all the
problems. It seems that maintaining two awake and active copies of
consciousness, both interior and exterior, requires a great deal more
energy flow than nature generally provides for, and this in itself
appears to be the real cause of heavy exit sensations. This is, in
other words, a true complication of consciousness, of spirit
incarnation into a bio-energetic vehicleu
this may sound like the same thing - a natural shift of 'falling
asleep' consciousness out of body, as when compared with a deliberate
shift of 'awake' consciousness out of body - but there is a vast
difference in the energy requirements and resulting sensations for
each. When a projector succeeds in shifting their centre of awareness
strongly enough along 'with' their projecting double, there is also
much more likelihood of them retaining their OOBE memories after
reentry and reintegration - when they wake up. Heavy exit sensations
quickly reduce after the first few conscious exit projections, through
forced bio-energetic development. The energy body progressively
becomes used to the conscious exit process, and steadily adapts and
develops in response to further awake OBE attempts, to provide for and
handle the required energies.
projections are ruined by a surge of energy in the torso, as energy
flows through the legs and lower primary centres, through the navel
and solar plexus to the heart and higher centres. This feels very much
like the 'falling' sensation you get occasionally while drifting off
to sleep. This feeling makes you catch at the sides of the bed, as if
to stop yourself from falling. All these sensations are caused by a
surge of emotional type energy through the energy body and heart
centre, as the real time double is generated and the projection out of
sensation is so strong in some people it leaves them breathless and
wide awake, thus breaking the delicate relaxed state necessary for
conscious exit oobe. This can be an infuriating problem. The torso
energy surge often contains a great deal of emotional, nervous and
adrenalin affecting energies as massive amounts of energy move through
the lower primary centres into and through the heart centre. This can
be felt in much the same way as any emotional surging type of body-rush
would be felt...like a huge wave of excitement, much like you may feel
if you suddenly won a million dollars, or like the feelings caused by
riding roller coaster or bungie-jumping.
arousal is, also, not uncommonly related to this type of energy surge,
as there is a primary energy centre (major chakra) situated directly
over the genitals. (This centre is not mentioned in the Treatise, but
is dealt with in my book "Astral Dynamics" under the Core Skills &
Energy section) A strong upwards energy rush of energy will thus often
involve this genital centre, to a greater or lesser extent, depending
upon the energy makeup of the projector. Arousal usually breaks the
delicately balanced state required for conscious exit oobe.
prone on the back seems to intensify the torso energy surge problem.
One way of easing this problem is to experiment with other resting/projection
positions, to find one where the sensations are weaker or less
distracting. These sensations are generally weaker when lying on your
side or when sitting semi-upright. Lying fully on your side, however,
tends to promote lucid dreams rather than OOBE's.
energy surge is, basically, caused by massive energy movement through
the energy body and it's primary centres (major chakras). Heavy energy
movement sensations are caused by energy blockages in energy
structures not accustomed to conscious exit projection. The heavier
the sensations the stronger will be the energy blockages causing them.
When the energy body is unused to heavy primary centre energy movement,
and the projector is awake, these sensations can severely disrupt
projection attempts. The only way to solve this particular problem
appears to be regular meditation, relaxation, trance & energy work,
which promotes energy body development. This is best done separately
from actual projection attempts. These exercises should be continued
until energy centres and their connecting pathways grow strong enough
to handle the stronger energy movements which happen during a
conscious exit oobe.
cause of failed projection appears to be a failure to shift the
'centre' of consciousness out of the physical body along 'with' the
real time double as it projects free of the physical body. It is
extremely important a projector keep their mind clear and focused on
the action and sensation of leaving their physical body, to go with it,
and not to lose touch with what is happening. Heavy exit sensations
can make this difficult, I know, but they must be 'totally' ignored.
Stay focused on the projection and where the centre of consciousness
is going. If concentration slips at the wrong time, the real time body
can project out, without a strong centre of waking consciousness. A
reflection of mind will still transfer into the projecting real time
double, but the projector's strongest centre of consciousness will, in
effect, remain behind locked inside the physical/etheric body. This
copy will be, in effect, left behind, feeling some degree of paralysis
and weakness, thinking it has failed the projection completely, and
will usually fall asleep shortly afterwards. In this case, strong
memories are created in the physical brain, for the same time period
as the projection. The projected double's memories can thus have
trouble overwriting these upon reintegration. The whole idea, with
this aspect of projection, is to make the 'projection' memories the
strongest and most memorable memories for the same time period.
is a complication of the mind split effect which causes enormous
problems for projectors. It goes a long way to explaining what may
have occurred when (as happens to many people) everything goes fine
right up until the exit stage, with all the right sensations:
vibrations, rapid heartbeat, falling or floating sensation, etc, and
then everything just stops. It just goes away, leaving the almost-projector
lying there wondering what happened and why they failed. Most people
this happens to also feel exhausted, or partially or fully paralysed,
after their seemingly failed projection attempt and soon fall into a
deep sleep. The projection, in this case, will proceed without them,
being centred in their projected double, without them being aware they
have succeeded. In most cases, no memory of the successful projection
will be evident upon waking.
has many colours:
heavy projection exit sensations.
the unknown out of body environment.
Religion instilled worry/fear of doing the wrong thing.
many subtle forms. All of these can be progressively overcome by
understanding the mechanics and dynamics of OOBE and by experiencing
the projected state at first hand. Projection out of body requires
some bravery and fear is one of the first natural barriers faced by
all new projectors standing on the threshold of a conscious exit
projection. Fear is a natural barrier, apparently designed to stop
people projecting until they are psychologically ready to operate out
of their bodies.
bravery is not the ability to feel no fear, but is the ability to
control fear whilst continuing to function in a reasonably normal
oobe, a projector is virtually invulnerable and can pass through solid
matter, sit on ground zero during an atomic blast, or even to bask
within the heart of a supernova unscathed. The only thing to fear
while out of body is 'fear' itself. Nothing else can directly hurt a
projector and nothing can get at their physical body and mind during a
conscious projection. While it is fairly rare to come across anything
nasty or negative during a projection, any troublesome entity a
projector might stumble across cannot, therefore, directly harm them.
They can, however, show themselves as a form designed to scare the
daylights out of a projector, and this can cause psychologically
damage. This can also result in a subconscious fear of OOBE. It can
cause an instinctive, negative baulking type of reaction which can
ruining every conscious exit. This can stop a projector from enjoying
conscious OOBE for the remainder of their life, unless they can
program themselves to overcome it. If this is already the case, I
suggest a course of affirmations and self hypnosis be used to overcome
OOBE exit sensations is the very first of the natural barriers to
conscious exit oobe needed to overcome. This is not easy and can take
a lot of control, as well as a lot of faith that the heavy physical
sensations of early conscious projections will not actually hurt you.
The sensations can be 'extremely' physical and violent, especially
during the first few conscious exit attempts, but will always
progressively reduce during subsequent projections.
physical heartbeat is 'not' actually increased by a conscious exit
projection attempt. It is not 'caused' to physically race by the OOBE
attempt - although it will often definitely 'feel' like it is racing
so fast it seems about to explode. This racing sensation is the heart
chakra (primary centre) working overtime to provide the energy needed
to generate and project the Real Time vehicle. The difficulty here is,
again, caused by the real time body attempting to take an 'awake' copy
of consciousness out of body. This is something quite different from
natural sleep projection, and therefore can cause some rather extreme
energy movement sensations, which are often felt as extremely physical
may, indeed, increase in speed when the heart chakra becomes fully
active 'if' the projector becomes frightened. Fear and panic can cause
further sensations by way of an 'actual' rapid heartbeat, shortness of
breath, vertigo, nausea, cramps and pain, etc. The best way to get
over this is to concentrate everything on climbing ROPE and getting
out of body as 'quickly' as possible - while totally ignoring the
racing heart sensation and heavy bodily vibrations. The sooner the
projector gets out of their body the sooner these will stop. The heavy
physical sensations can, to a great extent, be reduced by regular
meditation and energy work, which progressively develops the energy
body, enabling it to provide and deal with the energies required for
conscious exit projection. A smooth and rapid exit from the physical
body is, however, the very best way of overcoming this.
note that 'not' everybody experiences heavy exit sensations, but it is
far better to be prepared for a worst case scenario than to be caught
by surprise and scared out of a perfectly good projection. Heavy exit
sensations, on their own, can also cause psychological scarring and
make each future projection attempt even more difficult to achieve.
This is like how you might wince by instinctive reflex action while
brushing a once sensitive tooth, even long after it has been repaired
and no pain will be felt.
the out of body environment itself is not easy to get over. This is
simply caused by fear of the unknown and most people get some degree
of this the first few times they get out. This type of fear seems
related to the natural fear of the dark which all children have to
grow out of. This type of fear goes away gradually, as you become
accustomed to projection sensations and the out of body environment
through progressive personal experience. A new projector must be brave
and control and ignore this fear, if only for a short time. Even if
they still feel strong feelings of fear, they can and must ignore
these and go on with their OOBE attempt. Once they get out of body,
they'll have overcome the first great barrier to OOBE and fear levels
will be greatly reduced the next time they get out. Becoming
progressively more and more familiar with the out of body environment,
through multiple projections, is of the best ways of overcoming this
type of fear.
out, if only briefly and for the very first time, is the most
important goal for any new projector. This will make the out of body
environment much more real and it will make it even more achievable
next time. Even if a projector only manages the conscious exit a
couple of times, the memory and 'reality' of OOBE will be forever
instilled into them by those experiences. The knowledge that they can
exist apart from their physical body and remain intact, alive and
functioning, will remain with them forever. This, on it's own, can
also greatly help to reduce the fear of personal death, and even the
pain of grief felt when a loved one is lost. OOBE provides very
attainable first hand experience of what it will be like to die. What
is death if not the final projection out of body? If OOBE has been
experienced, therefore, they are not going to some strange place or
having some totally unknown experience, ie, death. They are only
repeating (albeit with slightly more finality) something they have
already experienced before.
Projecting during daylight hours is the very best way to quickly
overcome fear of the out of body environment. There is 'nothing' scary
about flying around out of body on a bright sunny day. It's an
enormously enjoyable experience, to say the very least. Have you every
wondered what it would be like to fly like Superman? And, if you worry
about meeting something scary: I have never seen or heard of any type
of negative or troublesome entity, not even the simple mischievous
types, operating out in the open in full sunlight. While it is
possible to come across some things inside a building, the chances of
meeting something scary are extremely remote if, after the exit, the
projector immediately heads outside into the open and into the full
sunlight. The action of doing this quickly, immediately after the
exit, may also throw a projector straight into the astral planes,
again greatly reducing the likelihood of meeting anything scary.
people worry they are breaking God's laws, or infringing upon
something in the Bible, by having OBE's. There are NO direct Biblical
references which directly state projection is wrong, evil or even
advising against it. In fact, there are many references within the
bible that mention OBE, ie, if memory serves me, St Paul speaks on
this, when telling of one man's mystical experience: "whether in or
out of his body I cannot tell".
not written in the Holy Bible then it 'must' be evil is another common
flame against OBE. However, the majority of the technological
accomplishments of the modern world are also 'not' in the Bible. This
does not make them evil in any way.
witchcraft, as witches are known to have OBE's, and they therefore
must be evil is another popular flame against OBE. Well, this is like
saying that air travel is evil, simply because Hitler was known to fly
in aircraft, or that the night is evil, simply because witches are
generally more active at night, or that explosives are evil, simply
because some people make bombs out of them to hurt people with.
My way of
seeing this is: God created the heavens and the universe and
everything within them. His creation is perfect and nothing has been
overlooked, down to the smallest atom. God also created the integrated
physical and energetic subtle bodies within man, and unseen inside His
design lays the potential for the natural multi-dimensional mind split
effect, which occurs to 'everyone' whenever they sleep. The ability to
have conscious out of body experiences is a 'natural' ability and,
even though many people find it difficult to accomplish, everyone has
the potential for this ability. I think, if God did not want people to
have OOBE's, He would have designed us a little differently, and made
projection impossible? To think otherwise is to claim that God made a
mistake, which is to say God is fallible, which is definitely
irreligious and probably goes against all known religious and Biblical
laws. My life experience leads me to sincerely believe that God is
wise and that HE never ever makes mistakes.
possible to call for help from another projector when attempting to
project, or to call someone to meet you when you get out of body. Once
you hit the trance state, or feel heavy and are close to falling
asleep, mentally call out the person's name several times, as loudly (mentally)
as you can. If they are out of body they will definitely hear you, no
matter where they are or how far away them might be, and will be drawn
to come visit you. If this person is experienced, they may be able to
help you out of your body.
projector, although they may be able to help in other ways, will not,
however, be able to actually 'pull' another projector out of their
body. Any attempt to do so will be perceived by the projector as a
psychic/energy body attack (very unpleasant cold shivers, etc) which
will tend to break their delicately balanced 'projectable' state. A
projector can best help another projector by waiting for the natural
projection (sleep projection) to take place and then making them aware
they are projecting, helping them to remember it. Good advice at this
time would be for them to dive back into their physical body shouting
"I did it!" to help them cement their oobe memories.
when a natural projection occurs, the real time body will drift slowly
out of it's physical body and hover just above it, mimicking it's
sleeping position. The real time projector in this state is asleep,
just as it's physical body and mind are. A helpful projector can best
help them attain an OOBE by gently waking the sleeping projector's
real time body and urging them to reenter their physical body before
it falls too deeply asleep. If this has already happened, a joint
projection can then proceed. In this case, I suggest the novice
projector periodically returns to their physical body and keeps a
close eye on the time. They can then make sure they are hovering
nearby and ready to dive back into their physical body shouting "I did
it!" the moment the alarm clock starts to go off, when they feel the
first tugs from the physical body as it begins reeling them in for
Personally, I do not advise projectors call out to 'unknown' spirits
or 'unknown' guides to help them project, unless they know 'exactly'
who or what they are calling, and can verify their credentials as to
exactly who and what they are. Calling blindly for any help from
anywhere carries a high risk of attracting the unwanted attention of
undesirable astral wildlife and mischievous spirit entities. Most
types of intelligent astral wildlife and spirit entities appear to
require some kind of 'permission' before they can interfere with a
living person's life. Calling blindly for help can provide an entity
with all the 'permission' it needs, albeit obtusely. And, once
permission is given in cases like this, it cannot so simply or easily
be revoked. It is, I believe, a very unsafe practice indeed, to
deliberately solicit the help of unknown spirit entities, as any type
of open invite or request for help may invite a negative entity to
trouble you instead. Calling upon Angels, however, does not carry the
same cautions as does blindly calling upon unknown spirits.
to God (in whatever form or name you believe in) asking for His
protection and help, however, are 'highly' recommended and do not
carry this same risk. I thoroughly recommend a prayer for protection
be 'sincerely' said before any projection, even just a few words,
regardless of belief or religion - or even the lack of it. Prayers are
most effective when said from a deeply relaxed 'quiet' mental state;
ie, from in the trance state.
spirit of some kind does manifest during an OBE, and the projector is
not sure if they are genuine or not, a simple test is to ask it to go
away and leave you alone, and to return at another time, when called
upon. Any good spirit will obey this request, and will return another
time when called upon. If a spirit does not leave, or argues against
this request, saying it knows better than you what's good for you, etc,
then its a pretty safe bet this spirit is not who they say they are.
certain skills necessary to be learned by any projector wishing to
OOBE at will. There are 'no' safe shortcuts to projection. The
difficulties associated with conscious exit OOBE are best thought of
as natural barriers, barriers which are there for a 'reason' and which
are therefore unwise to avoid. If there is a friendly spirit or guide
associated or interested in the progress of a projector, and they are
interested in helping, they will know 'exactly' what the projector is
doing and 'when' they are doing it. If they are willing and able to
help with them learning projection, they will do so, without any
request from the projector.
difficulties of conscious exit OOBE are 'natural' barriers and it is
unwise to avoid the lessons these hold and the skills that can be
gained in overcoming them. These skills: deep physical relaxation,
clearing the mind, concentration, trance, bodily awareness actions,
energy raising and the ability to overcome fear, are necessary
requirements for successful and safe out of body operations. In a
nutshell, if you cannot make it out of your body under your own steam,
you should not be projecting at that time. This does not, however,
mean you should not keep trying, as once the necessary skills are
learned, and you have fulfilled the requirements for OBE operations,
you will have passed the first natural barrier and will be ready to
take your first steps out of your body.
this may appear obvious to many people, I have had a lot of queries
over this matter. The physical body's eyes must remain closed at all
times during a projection attempt. (you wouldn't believe how many
times I've been asked about this:) Real Time and/or Astral sight will
enable by itself during or just prior to a conscious projection exit.
If a projection is too dark or the projector feels they are blind, I
suggest they use the out of body energy raising techniques, as given
earlier. It is also possible to create light by visualisation, by
visualising a torch or lamp, etc. Many people find they simply have to
ask for their sight when out of body and they get it straight away.
Another way to overcome darkness is to visualise a well lit
destination and use the instant travel method to project there.
(Rapid Eye Movement)
Movement, commonly called the 'REM' state, often happens during an
oobe attempt - often, but not always. This is a natural event
triggered by the trance state when the physical body is very tired -
when the physical body falls into a deeper sleep than is actually
required, but with the mind still being held awake. The REM condition
signposts the ideal time to have a lucid dream, as this indicates the
dream mind is becoming active. If fear or other difficulties make OOBE
difficult I suggest the projector focus on having a lucid dream at
this time, as this will give some type of related out of body
experience which will help prepare them for a full blown conscious
exit OOBE later on. At this time a 'conscious' lucid dream becomes a
viable alternative to a conscious OOBE, especially if REM activity is
disturbing and breaking the concentration of the projector. Keep in
mind here that a lucid dream can be converted into a Real Time or
astral projection if the projector focuses on and 'feels' for their
body. They will then either project back to their body, or near to it,
and a full OOBE can continue, or is then much easier to attain.
Note: A good way to attain a lucid dream, if lying down when
the REM state hits, is for the projector to stop the OOBE attempt,
staying relaxed and turning on their side (not their back) and to
imagine a department store setting while allowing themselves to sink
gently into sleep. If all goes well, they'll slip directly into a
lucid dream with no apparent break in consciousness.
Note* This section contradicts, corrects and replaces an earlier
section in the original Treatise - on closing primary energy centres
after using them. The reason for this contradiction is simply that my
continuing research has led to an increased understanding of the
energy body and how it works - with experience teaching me otherwise
in this case:)
type of energy work it is, traditionally, believed to be important to
close all energy centres that have been stimulated or opened. While
this idea appears to have some merit on the surface, I have come to
the conclusion it is a completely illogical practice. No localised
awareness action or visualised action can cause an energy centre (chakra)
to deactivate or close. This applies to any type of energy centre,
secondary or primary. Experience tells me that no matter how an
awareness action is performed at the site of an energy centre it will
'always' cause stimulation. It is a mistake to think that any
awareness or visualised action can succeed at closing or deactivating
an energy centre. This is a little like fanning a spark (inactive
energy centre) into a flame with an stimulation action (making the
spark an 'active' energy centre) and then trying to make that same
flame go out by blowing up on it from a different direction. However
it is done, it will continue to fan the flame.
this: Most popular chakra opening methods involve visualising a small
door or pair of curtains opening over the site of a chakra. Once this
is done that chakra is deemed to have been 'opened'. This method is
then simply reversed to 'close' that chakra at the end of the session.
Once these doors have been visualised as closing, the chakras are
deemed to have been 'closed'.
chakras are complex non-physical 'vortexes' of energy, each with a
great many functions, about the size of the palm of your hand. If you
look at just how a visualised 'little door' opening technique like
this would affect a powerful energy structure like this, it becomes
fairly obvious that a reversed action of 'closing' a simple little
door would have little or no effect. It would also not affect it in
the desired way. If you understand how bodily awareness and Tactile
Imaging works, as per the Treatise, it becomes clear this reasoning is
somewhat faulty. Both opening and closing methods involve a visualised
or bodily awareness action at the site of a major chakra. Both opening
and closing actions will, therefore, each cause some degree of
stimulation. Primary energy centres can not be likened to simple
mechanical devices that can be switched off or closed by any such
visualisation or awareness action.
centres are, I think I have shown, not simply little doorways that can
be opened and shut with good intentions and a little visualisation.
Some people may dispute this, as energy centres are 'traditionally'
supposed to be closed after use; as per popular new-age type theories
and literature on this subject. Be that as it may, my logic is sound
and based on repeatable experiments, and energy centres simply 'cannot'
be deactivated or 'closed' in this way. If a person thinks they have
succeeded at doing this, they will find this is merely a coincidence,
and that the energy centres in question were deactivating on their own
anyway. In most cases, primary energy centres will begin deactivating
very quickly from the moment relaxation discipline is broken, when
physical body movement and normal levels of mental activity are
the energy 'raising' action and taking energy down through the legs
(not through primary centres) however, does help reduce activity in
primary energy centres. This reversed energy raising action does not
involved any type of direct chakra stimulation and will reduces the
amount of energy flowing into the energy body, especially through the
legs. This reduces the amount of energy available to primary energy
centres, thereby reducing activity in them to some extent. This does
not, however, involve any focused awareness actions at the sites of
centres, primary and secondary, naturally reduce their level of
activity once relaxation discipline is broken, as well as when they
cease to be stimulated or used. The best way to deactivate energy
centres is to stop stimulating and using them. Energy centres will
also cease activity when they become energetically exhausted. This
will happen when the supporting energy body circuitry shuts down,
becomes exhausted, or for some other reason becomes incapable of
providing the required energy flow necessary to maintain primary
energy centres in their active state.
if no significant continuing energy movement or activity is felt in
primary energy centres, after a development session or projection
attempt, they should be left alone. An attempt should be made to
reduce activity 'only' if continuing chakra sensations are pronounced
or become bothersome and uncomfortable. If left alone, they will
naturally deactivate very quickly once relaxation discipline is broken
and physical movement and activity are restored.
energy raising action in the legs and arms alone - pushing energy
back down and out of the body.
awareness on any primary energy centres.
relaxation and trance and restore normal physical and mental
activity. Move, stand, talk, stretch and restore full circulation
Curl up and go to
sleep - if this is appropriate.
substantial snack or meal.
Press and hug a
pillow into an uncomfortably overactive centre, then go to sleep or
take a nap.
massage or slap the sites of overactive energy centres.
like walking, jogging, swimming, aerobics, etc.
shower - cold if necessary.
Combinations of the above actions will slow or stop energy centre
point of any OOBE technique is to exteriorize bodily awareness outside
of the physical body to trigger the projection reflex quickly, whilst
the projector remains mentally awake. This, apparently simple,
awareness action can, however, be extremely difficult for most people
to maintain for more than a couple of seconds. If this is done only
briefly, however, over and over and rhythmically, for long enough, it
will also have the effect of triggering the projection reflex.
is the outline of a new technique I call YOYO. I have used this myself
and it seems to have almost as many good points as the Rope technique,
but most people find YOYO much easier. This method is a good
alternative if you are having trouble with ROPE. This can also be used
as a good preparatory exercise for an OOBE attempt. It helps 'loosen
up' the projectable double, even if another technique is to be used
for the actual exit.
yourself into a deeply relaxed state, or into the trance state if
possible, as you normally would prepare for using an OOBE technique.
Pick a target on
the ceiling above your bed, or on the wall if using a chair. This
can be a light fitting or picture (anything) or you can tape a small
paper target up above you.
Stand on a chair
(careful not to fall) and get the feel of what it is like to have
your face up close to the target. Feel the changed spatial
coordinates. Feel what this new position (up next to the target)
feels like from there. Feel where the floor and bed and furniture
and windows and doors are now. Memorise what it 'feels' like to be
in this position, up close to your target.
Instead of using
ROPE, shift your awareness out of your body and push it right up
next to the target, as if target were right next to your face.
Imagine and 'feel' yourself being at the target, right up close to
it. Hold your awareness there for one second only and then pull your
point of awareness back to your body. Feel yourself move right up to
the target and, briefly, feel your spatial coordinates in the room
change as your bodily awareness changes location. Feel the room move
around you, briefly, as you fly up to the target and back to your
body. Feel the room change back to normal when you pull your centre
of awareness back to your body.
awareness back and forth between the target and your body at roughly
one second intervals (whatever feels most natural). Try and develop
a natural rhythm, in and out, in and out, over and over.
When you get used
to using this technique, extend your time at the target slightly,
just a little bit longer. Always keep this time short enough to be
comfortable and achievable so you can do it repeatedly, over and
over, with ease. This takes concentration but is quite easy when you
get the hang of it.
Keep this up and
it will trigger the projection reflex just like ROPE.
technique as you see fit, with other OOBE techniques like ROPE, or
rolling out of your body, or feeling yourself floating out of body,
point shift, etc. You may, for example, trigger the projectable
state, feeling vibrations, etc, using YOYO and find it easier to
finish off the exit using ROPE, or by rolling out of your body, or
with another favourite method.
opinion, disorientation and head pressure, during or after an OBE or
OBE attempt, stem from forced bio-energetic development, caused by an
OBE attempt. Any problems resulting from this will settle down over a
couple of days. I do not advise further attempts until you feel
completely normal again - as things must have time to adjust and
develop in response to what has happened - as a muscle must be given
time to heal and develop after being overworked and strained.
logical observation, and partly true, the assumption that the heart
chakra is not getting enough energy, and that this is causing it to
race during an OBE attempt, is not entirely correct. This matter is
far more complex than it appears.
cease a projection causing bodily awareness action, ie, Rope, and
observe the throbbing in your heart chakra slowing, you have actually
eased the pressure that was forcing your energy body to generate your
projectable double. This eases the load on the heart chakra, thus
slowing its activity.
chakra is forced to provide a lot of energy, to generate the
projectable double, during an awake induced OBE attempt. Excessive
heart centre activity, and all other heavy exit sensations, are 'caused'
by the presence of 'awake' consciousness, which cause a plethora of
bio-energetic conflicts to arise. To support this: think how easily
you project out of body when your mind is asleep, and out of the bio-energetic
equation? When asleep, you'll find you slip out with hardly a murmur
from your hear chakra, feeling only a mild, brief falling sensation.
At the very worse this level of exit sensations will make you catch
the sides of your bed, especially at times when you are drifting in
and out of sleep, before actually falling asleep.
awake consciousness is present during an OBE attempt, a true 'complication
of bio-incarnated consciousness' arises. Your awake mind changes the
whole equation, and the usual bio-energetic projection mechanism comes
under a lot of unusual pressure. It finds it must work overtime to
provide the energies needed to generate the projected double while
awake consciousness is present. When awake consciousness is present
during projection, the bio-energetic projection mechanism has to
overcome the awake mind's conscious control over its physical body,
and the 'tension' this automatically generates.
true, I mean that the heart chakra does speed up when increased energy
demands are placed upon it. This can occur during an OBE, when the
projected double deliberately draws more energy from its physical/etheric
counterpart, which is energetically maintaining its projected double
via the Silver Cord. A noticeable heavier thrumming will also be felt
from within the perceived chest area of the projected double when this
happens, even though it does not have a chest, per se. This is
especially noticeable at close range, within 20 feet (6 metres) or so,
during a Real Time OBE, and eases with greater distance.
heart centre throbbing speeds up during a conscious exit OBE attempt (which
is especially noticeable during early OBE's and OBE attempts), this is
a sign that awake consciousness is throwing a spanner into the works,
so to speak.
from the 'unavoidable' presence of awake consciousness - which must be
overcome through repeated OBE attempt experience (which develops the
projection mechanism to the point where it can compensate), plus
simple bio-energetic development - most of the problems this causes
stem from a lack of deep physical relaxation. This is the most 'widespread'
problem and general cause of this. The vast majority of would-be
projectors do not attain a sufficient state of deep physical
relaxation prior to OBE attempts, and then experience heavy exit
sensations and problems as a result.
you might say, "I'm in full trance and so 'must' be deeply physically
relaxed enough for projection to occur. Well, while an understandable
assumption, think on this: it is quite possible to attain a fairly
deep level of trance (usually too deep for easy OBE) while the
physical body still retains sufficient physical tension to interfere
with the projection mechanism. In a similar way, it is also possible
to fall asleep while still full of stress and tension. For example, I
can attain a full trance state while standing and even walking - which
obviously entails physical tension, which obviously would interfere
with an OBE attempt, if I attempted one at this time.
suggestion is to read The Treatise on OBE, Version 2.00, parts 1 - 8,
and then to spend at least a few weeks practicing deep physical
relaxation, and trance work only. Do this 'separately' from OBE
attempts, preferably at times when you are wide awake, like in the
morning. This makes relaxation and trance work much harder, but has
far more development benefits because of this.
following the above advice, you still have problems, I'd consider the
Mind-Split as being the culprit stopping you from 'remembering' your
OBE's. If you experience vibrations or other exit sensations prior to
the racing heart centre sensation, it possible that you had already
succeeded at projecting, but had missed the exit: meaning that after
your projected double had departed, your physical/etheric aspect was
continuing to attempt projection. Under this circumstance, projection
is impossible, re the etheric body cannot leave its physical
counterpart while a OBE is 'already' in progress.
emotional content of the reentry phase is 'extremely' important as it
strengthens OBE memories. If the mind split is responsible, and it
probably is, for failed OBE attempts, this means your memories of
existing in your physical/etheric body are not allowing your OBE
memories to 'overwrite' them after reentry. The nature of the physical
brain is to record only a single memory for any single time period.
During an OBE, two completely separate sets of memory are present -
those of the physical/etheric body and those of its projected double.
The 'strongest' memory set will be the set retained, as a recallable
memory, after an OBE. The memories of the physical/etheric body have
more of an immediate impact on the physical brain, as these memories
are automatically recorded, as per normal physical memory recording.
for an OBE memory download to take place, and overwrite these memories,
they have to be stronger and have more 'impact' than the resident
memories. Emotion can thus be used to empower OBE memories, to give
them more impact on the physical brain. It is for the above reasons
that fearful or exciting, more dramatic, OBE's are more easily
remembered than are the more mundane type.
remember during my early days of OBE (when I started doing it
deliberately) floating near my physical body trying to work out why I
seemed to be failing and losing the OBE memory most of the time. I was
trying to OBE just about every night, but had only succeeded a few
times that year. At these times, my projected double had no problem
exiting my physical body. I wondered, as it was so easy, why I was not
remembering more of my OBE's. Then I remembered how excited I was
during and after these OBE's, and started to wonder....'hmmm, maybe
emotion itself had something to do with carrying the OBE memories back
into my physical body with me?'
I made a
successful 'emotional' reentry that night, and remembered my OBE
reasoning. I have applied this reasoning ever since then, and have
thus had countless successful OBE's. Now, I always 'shout' my success
'savagely' in some way as I make the reentry. I hold the OBE memory
very strongly in mind and use a trigger phrase to enforce an effective
memory download, ie, "I did it!" or "My hands melted!" or etc. This
works! I always come to (wake up) with my trigger phrase on my lips,
and with full memory of my OBE. This really does make a world of
Good luck!...never give up!...you'll succeed if you keep trying!
30. 9. 2007