posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 03:21 PM
Ok i want to start this off by saying this is not a post about the new age belief that we have a spirit and it can leave our bodies at will. This is
more a post about dream states and science.
I started looking into astral projection because i had heard so much about it that i thought not everyone could be making it up and must actually be
experiencing something. I know quite a lot about dream states and i started to think that the astral experiences mentioned by so many is very similar
to an experience that the great physicist Richard Feynman wrote about in his book "Surely you're Joking Mr.Feynman".
He writes about something he did when he was younger, as he was going to sleep he would become more and more aware of the process of falling to sleep.
Eventually he was able to control his dreams, do anything in them. This is known as lucid dreaming, it is not a supernatural phenomenon and i believe
it is the same thing as astral projection. The only difference is what you are imagining. With astral projection you imagine you have left your body,
with lucid dreaming you often dream of the real world, or an altered real world.
I have experimented with lucid dreaming and astral projection techniques, both lead to similar experiences. My body feels heavy, then i can't really
feel it and finally it starts to sort of vibrate. Not physically shaking but just the sensation of it vibrating. However i found that if i start
lucid dreaming i can change that dream, very slowly into an astral projection dream. So i truly believe they are the same thing.
Why am i posting this? Well i am posting it because of how fun lucid dreaming/astral projection is! Want to swim underwater? Fly? See a beautiful
forest? Then LD/AP is for you.