This thread is in no way promoting the use of drugs to obtain OoBEs, and as such, asks its responders to refrain from posting any personal accounts
of drug usage.
It's been a little over a year since I started to delve into the world of OoBEs (Out of Body Experiences), Meditation, Inner Chi, Chakras, and all
other things metaphysical... and let me say, I feel very enlightened. I have many members on ATS, and great personal friends, to thank for leading me
in the right directions, discussing personal accounts, and giving me pointers I've needed to reach this state. The subject is much easier to study
and practice when the information comes from reliable sources, which is why I've created this thread, to help those on this site curious in
researching, studying, and obtaining higher states of consciousness and Astral Projection.
Let me first start by saying that Astral Projection is very much real, but it is only the door to whats really going on around us. One does not need
to Astrally Project or have an OoBE to see or feel this reality, but if you chose to do so, take the subject very seriously. It is a very personal
decision to try and reach a higher state of consciousness, and only you can decide the balance you need in incorporating these practices in your daily
Now we start.
is the most used, and most balanced, technique for focusing chi, opening chakras, and unlocking many parts of our mind. It is also
the key to successful Astral Projection. I'm not going to talk too much on methods for meditation, or different mantras, because everyone has their
own techniques. It is important though, so if you are unfamiliar with meditation, you can explore more on the subject by clicking the link below.
How to Meditate
There exist many types of OoBEs, conscious or non conscious, but it can be argued that all OoBEs are also Astral Projections
. Astral Projection
is, simply put, your inner self ("soul") escaping from your physical body and existing in what is called the "Astral Plane." The Astral Plane is a
lot like our physical world, but more beautiful and with less limitations. When you exist on this plane, you are in what we call your "Astral Body,"
pretty easy to remember.
We will go into ways of how to actually Astrally Project (AP) soon, but first, lets talk about what you can first expect to see and experience when
beginners AP. Like I said earlier, expect a lot of the same environment. Most first timers appear/project in the room they are sleeping/meditating in.
Things are, for the most part, the same, but objects may
appear a little different because since the astral world consists of thoughts and
intentions, many objects are in the form they were thought up to be, typically making them more beautiful.
Also, physical boundaries are no longer there, so expect to be able to float, walk through walls, that sort of thing. I would say flying is to be
expected, but the first few times you project, you'll probably be so excited of what your doing, that you'll wake up before you get to do what you
want, but flying is very possible.
Oh, and don't be surprised if you hear your name being called too, we'll get into that too.
When people dream, they are APing without realizing it, which is why APing is often referred to as "Dream Yoga." When you encounter people in your
dreams, or while APing, those are usually real people, also sleeping or APing and not knowing it (I'll give a great example later).
When you don't realize your APing, or Lucid Dreaming (which is when you realize your dreaming in your dream and take control), your consciousness is
asleep. That is why the first step in APing, is to awaken your consciousness while your awake. This may sound confusing because some of you are
thinking, "if I'm awake, so must my conscious be," but thats just not the case. Somewhere along the road, humans fell asleep. This is easy to see
by our infatuation with "things." When someone sees something flashy that they want, their mind becomes infatuated with that object and desires it
instead of seeing what it truly is, just an object, and that person becomes lost in their own thought and not aware of who or where they are. This is
something that, at extremely advanced levels, people should always be aware of, who and where they are, at all times. God knows I'm not nearly that
far advanced yet... not even close.
Many methods of how to AP exist, and have been talked about on ATS numerous amounts of time, ie: the rope method, or imaging your floating above or
below yourself, but don't listen to those. Sure, they may work, but you wouldn't stand a chance of successfully APing if you jump into those without
realizing the goal and concept behind APing, which is awaking your consciousness, so just forget about those. They don't matter. More than likely
your first AP will be from awakening in a dream.
So, back to awakening your consciousness during the day. As stated earlier, meditation is a great way of doing this, but not the only way. To be
conscious during the day, you should constantly ask yourself, "Am I dreaming?" Then, realize where you are. Right now, I am in the computer room of
my house, which resides in my neighborhood, which exists in northern California, which is part of the United States, which is part of the planet earth
in the milky way galaxy of our entire known universe. Wow. That should really give you the sense of how small we really are. Its an awestruck thought,
and you should try and remember this when your driving, in school, the mall, at work, etc. It just gives you a good view on reality, and takes you
away from the things we get caught up in everyday which cause us to forget ourselves. The same things that make our consciousness fall asleep, even
when we're awake.
The goal of asking yourself "Am I dreaming?" during the day, and realizing where you are, is so that it becomes second nature, and you start asking
yourself that in your dreams. When you ask yourself if your dreaming in your dream, you'll probably notice that you really are. Same goes for not
getting caught up in fancy things. As I said earlier, when you get caught up in fancy things, you become awestruck by them. Instead of wondering what
that thing really is, you just think, oh, that's really cool. When your dreaming, you tend to see some crazy things. If you realize that what your
seeing is crazy, and not just become awestruck by it, you'll probably realize that your dreaming, and that's the first step to successfully
Here is a piece written on achieving Dream Yoga written by the 2nd Dalai Lama:
The method of training in retaining dreams is twofold: during the day practicing an appropriate mindfulness meditation and at night applying the
forceful method of the oral instruction.
The first of these involves regarding all objects perceived during the daytime as things of a dream. One must think to oneself, "These objects are
but dream experiences and I must recognize this dream as a dream."
Practicing this mindfulness during the day will have the effect that at night when a dream occurs one will automatically think, This is but a dream
experience." The stronger becomes the instinct of the training cultivated during the day, the stronger will become one's ability to recognize the
dream state when asleep.
Also, before I forget, let me show you the passage written by Samael Aun Weor, which gives a good example of both the above, and meeting other people
in your dreams, as we mentioned a few paragraphs above:
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