posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 10:33 PM
Well, i'm not very expert about OOBE, but since i've been (unsuccesfully) trying to acheive one from quite some time now, i can try and give my 2
cents about this subject.
First of all, if you haven't already done that, i suggest you to look for 2 books by William Buhlman: i don't know their title in English, but at
least in my own language it's quite self explanatory, so if you perform a brief research i think you'll manage to find them easily.
I suggest you this author because he doesn't only properly explain what an OOBE is, but he suggests also some easy exercises.
And now, what is an OOBE? We could say it's quite a state of the mind (mind not meant as "brain", but meant as a wider and more "spiritual"
concept, we could say "consciousness"). You can travel out of your body, yes, but you do also explore your inner self.
In a nutshell, your spirit parts from your body and then can wander around in different vibrational levels. There are several of these levels, some
are more "dense" and with lower vibrations (closer to our common reality), while others are "lighter" and have much quicker vibrations. To each
level corresponds a state of your consciousness: in the lower ones, your astral body will resemble your material one (someone in this topic has
mentioned the "residual self image" of Matrix), but as you proceed further your projection will lose its "material" aspect, till you'll become
and "expression of consciousness" (forgive me if it sounds a little cryptical, but i can't find a way to proprely translate it), the very essence
of your thoughts.
Vibrational levels are also connected to your inner depth (the higher the level, the deeper you "travel" inside yourself) and the way you perceive
your surroundings (at the lower levels, you'll perceive what's around you more or less as if you were normally conscious, while at the higher ones,
well i dunno how to explain it, but according to what Buhlman wrote, we could speak about aesthasys or Nirvana - my opinion, at least).
Well, that's what i've learnt so far; as for the techniques, the simpler the better, we could say. So, as many others in this board would, i can
suggest you to repeat yourself before falling asleep many many many times your intention to have an OOBE (an example could be "Now i'm gonna get out
of my body" or "Now i'm going to have an OOBE"... do NOT say "I want to get out of my body/have an OOBE": there's a slight but substantial
difference between stating that you're GOING TO have an OOBE and stating that you WANT to have an OOBE).
At this point, several things could happen: you could simply fall asleep as usual, or your sleep could be interrupted by odd noises (like the sound of
waves or a roaring engine, sometimes also voices), a vibrating feeling, often (statistically) inability to move. Don't panic, it's a good sign: it
means your spirit is almost ready to leave your body. So, calm down, follow the flow of your preceptions, calmly follow the noise and/or the
vibrations (eventually helping them to grow and get wider/louder). Try and move your spirit: it could be useful to concentrale upon another room in
your house, "sending" your spirit there, or imagine your spirit being weightless and floating towards the top of your room. Try not to think of your
body, or you'll return inside it. If you succeed, usually you'll be hearing a *snap* and there you are, free to roam and explore.
Well, that's what i've learnt so far: it's more theory than practice because so far i haven't managed to acheive a complete OOBE (being as smart
as i am, every time i approach an OOBE -i understand it because my point of view is some inches in front of my eyes- i find myself thinking "cool,
now i'm getting out of my BODY... d'oh!!" because just thinking of my body puts me back inside), so i hope i haven't written misinformed things.
Still, I hope it may prove useful.
[edit on 12-11-2005 by Sparhawk]
[edit on 12-11-2005 by Sparhawk]