An interesting post indeed. I have a book on astral projection and it talks about all sorts of things affecting it. It interested me because the book
wasn't written by monks or anyone who claim to have any kind of spirituality, it was just a few regular american guys. They did a test on one guy
who could leave his body on command, they made him go into another room, and look inside a box and wake up and tell them what was in it.
Anyways, in the book it gave some warnings and guidelines..
They say..stay away from powerlines! One individual got suck to the power line, and they had to travel along it all the way to the pole, or the end,
and kinda crawl down off of it.
Thunderstorms could cause problems as well.
The temperature also. Something like if its near or below freezing point it can be more dangerous.
I can see why it would be dangerous, I do believe your energy is immortal but what happens if you get stuck to something like the sun? Do you gotta
wait until it goes supernova to leave?
They also gave a few techniques to leave your body, either through muscle relaxation, meditation, or unconcious willing. They say it has a big effect
if you throughout your day say to yourself "I am going to astral travel", and when you go to bed, say in your mind "I have will, I have power."
They also recommend you either be lieing on your back, or on your right side, ...or left side? i don't remember which side, but it has an affect.
When you leave your body, you never reall leave.. they say to actually imagine being tethered to your head, or your stomach, and some people actually
report seeing this. This is how when you simply think of waking up, it is instantaneous, because you never left. If you left, I'd think your body
would be up for grabs, or essentially.. be dead.
I astral travelled a little while ago and I think it happened entirely because I fell asleep while in a semi-deep meditation.
I noticed 2 things: Its' true as they say, you have no voice! I was yelling trying to wake my room-mate up but I just felt drained the louder I
tried t be, the sound was barely audible, its like I was trying to produce vibrations I was un-capable of, at the moment anyway.
The 2nd thing, as I got closer to my room-mate..(He was asleep in his room, his face turned into some horrible ugly, grey being with jagged teeth, it
scared the hell out of me and I went back to my body, with a few minutes of sleep paralysis, which was...irritating, it was a struggle. What's
interesting is the creature he turned into was something I could see him comming up with in his mind, like a guard dog, I asked him about it
Well I eventually woke up and had to go to work, and I was DRAINNNNED. And I'm a super energetic guy. I felt I was dragging my body for several
hours, that is apparently a side-effect. It has such an affect on your body when you come back from those frequencies.
(also I'll just add, my first OOBE if you can call it that, I was young, I just remember I was waking up, and i was looking at the wall, and I
remember thinking my vision was higher then it should be.. I was paralysed, lying on my stomach, and I could see the top of my head, all the hair and
everything, and then I woke up and my vision was lower. Very interesting. )