Originally posted by Yarium
This is my first post on ATS
Welcome Yarium, I hope you decide to stay and learn with the ATS community.
Real and objective astral projection is only possible through the awakening of consciousness. If we do not work with our consciousness then any
efforts towards learning to astral travelling will be in vain. You will get out with enough practice no doubt, but you will quickly lose concentration
and consciousness as fantasies take over, and the astral projection will turn into a dream.
To excercise the consciousness we must practice directed
attention. We must renounce the conditioned and repetitive thought patterns which take
us away from the moment, and into a mind-made future or past. When we accept this moment we begin to awaken consciosuness and dissolve the ego.
In the astral dimension we repeat the things we do in this physical dimension. If we are aware and conscious in this dimension, so too will we be in
the astral. For this reason it is of upmost importance to be in a continious state of awareness so that in the astral we will have a conscious astral
experience. Aditionally, if we are aware during the day, we will astral travel without any effort, as this awareness is all that is needed for a
The following course goes into detail the steps needed to achieve objective astral projections, and the path to awakening consciousness:
The Introduction to Astral Projection Podcast
contains basic information about astral
projection, and techniques that can be used to achieve it.
The most important thing to remember is that to astral project you must
allow the physical body to go to sleep, while mantaining consciousness.
Any technique which allows you to do that, will work.
The first step is to relax your three brains. Relax your physical body by observing any tension and directing consciousness towards it. Relax your
emotional centre by observing any emotions, and letting them go. Relax your mind by observing your thoughts. Once your motor, emotional and mental
centres are relaxed you are ready to begin your technique, whatever it may be.
Originally posted by 5Lostboy5
It is stinky ... but I am not sure why but I am almost for sure that not everyone can have OBE because of lack of wanting to maybe ...
Everybody is able
to astral project, but not everybody wants to put the efforts towards achieving it. Anyone who is able to dream is able to
consciously renounce those fantasies, and can become conscious of the astral.
Originally posted by dgtempe
I dont know if this is classified as an OOBE but i do dream of flying alongside somebody else and we make stops in different countries...then i wake
up. (No, my arms arent tired)
Is this the same thing or something else?
What you experienced was lucid dreaming. The difference between astral projection and lucid dreaming is the amount of subjective elements within the
astral. That is to say that lucid dreaming is conscious control of a fantasy, while astral projection is conscious control of an objective experience.
Unless you are without egos, if you are having an astral projection there will always be a certain amount of dream elements within it, but these will
be outnumbered by objective astral matter. It is very easy for the dream elements to over power the astral experience, and when this happens the
astral projection turns into a dream.
It is possible to turn a lucid dream into an objective astral projection. Simply clear your mind, and realize that the dream is not real. The dream
only exists because you are identified with it. When you realize it is not real it begins to dissappear, replaced by authentic astral matter.
Originally posted by trocious1
Also, does anyone know a good technique as to when I can open my eyes? I try to move sometimes or open my eyes but it only does it with the physical
It is always best to use your intuition to feel
if you have split or not. Most of them time however, it is best to check during the vibrational
stage. Simply stand up as you would in the morning, and jump with the intention of flying.
[edit on 12/12/2005 by AkashicWanderer]