Some of you post with such desperation of wanting an astral projection experience and I know what you mean. There was a long time I thought it was
simply something I would never attain but I was wrong. Like you I had problems with all the techniques out there, I found them to be too complicated
or not getting to the root of the process.
If I had to recommend some videos to watch: Lucidology101
on youtube. Those videos have some
really good tips but some are also very detailed and overly complicated. I found it interesting because I reached a point where astral projection was
easy when the right conditions were there for it, so it had some good ideas for me but mostly I felt there was an even simpler way to deliver this to
I made a podcast (My Astral Projection Guide
)posted on this site in the podcast
section under spiritual or paranormal. It's a couple years old and since then my methods have become even more direct and the sounds in my podcast
are higher pitched and gentle. The lucidology101 video guy pretty much has the opinion that it's the result of struggling less... so overtime, lots
of things changed, but if this is new to you then my podcast may still seem relavant in the sounds / feeling sense. But anyways, let's get to it.
..Briefly before we get into the technique.
Our subconscious is MUCH easier to utilize than we think but it's misunderstood. I learned that we don't actually WANT to astral project. Our
fears of it outweigh the NEED.. The fear can't be the dominant factor, so explore that and deal with it. You'll still have it for the first few
experiences most likely. We have these misconceptions that we could die or something, meanwhile I fly around, get stuck to walls, dissolve and shoot
out a new "vessel".
In my opinion. we are actually just shooting out an energy projection, and that's why it's called an astral(name of the place or type of energy
(projected energy into the "astral" realm), but forget the names. We are taking energy from our body and throwing it into
that realm and using it to remote view in a sense. It is very sensitive, easily destroyed and runs out of power quickly and when it does the
experience is over and you need to fire out a new one if you wish to continue.
This to me is what makes it stand out as involving a physical element beyond the usual dreaming experience we are used to. To me this shows that
dreaming is not just a process of the brain or if it is, astral projection is still utilizing something in the body, while working it into
The next day you may feel really tired all day and kind of 'funky'. This thing really can take a huge toll on your body's physical energy in the
beginning, especially the more you struggle with the process. You may feel like you are dragging your feet for several hours of the day. There are all
sorts of physical symtoms like your entire body is vibrating, being aware of your entire skull, feeling like your teeth are magnetised together and an
extreme pressure in your head. Nothing dangerous.. but what i'm trying to say is I really think it's taking some electromagnetic energy / "chi"
out of your body, and that's actually what you are exploring with. So throw out your fears that it's your soul moving around or something and you
could die or be posessed. It's a creation, a projected energy form. Just my opinion. I've had like 100 projections in the past few years, only maybe
30 on different occasions but I can make them last an hour or all day, just having one after another... it usually ends with me not wanting to sleep
through my entire day and so I wake myself up. Otherwise i'd just keep shooting out energy bodies / simply... projecting. There's no complicated
process to this except imagining yourself somewhere in the room. So you don't have to worry about gathering energy, although it would help. You
don't have to worry about forming this vessel and concentrating on it and actually SHOOTING it out. It's very simple. One thing I like to do before
I project though is I try and select a destination, eventually I'll go somewhere that is more fitting to what my mind wants or is more maleable. It
might take a few tries, but they all have different feelings and you can actually create people. It's interesting and i'm sure different for
The confusing part is thinking you are just feeling your physical body laying in bed, and associations change as well. What I mean is, you can
project and know people you don't know in this life.. you could walk around your house which looks identicle to you but when you wake up you realize
it was nothing like your house in this life. So what i'm saying is your associations change and this can confuse you and end a potential projection
before it begins. This is much like the problem with lucid dreaming and you wake up thinking "How could I not know it was a dream, it was
ridiculously different!" Not to you in that "place"...It is like another home to you of which you are familiar with.
I've had experiences where it looked like I didn't even close my eyes.. I was in bed, AWAKE...but still felt the vibrations... I stared at the wall,
amplified the vibrations, got out of bed expecting it to be the physical world, only when I left my room I was somewhere else. My visuals / conscious
mind never had that black out phase. It was just a smooth and deceiving transition.
What i'm saying is half of this astral projection thing is just mind games and confusion. You could be closer than you think.
When you go to bed, really put it in your mind that you want to wake up a couple hours before usual.. use an alarm clock if you wish, but the key is
you need to fall asleep after. When I set my "mental alarm".. I usually wake up in a daze staring at the clock, which activates my conscious
awareness and I easily drift back to sleep and remember to astral project.
Now, this is it. As you are falling asleep, in your mind tell yourself you have SLEEP PARALYSIS, try and remember what it feels like if you
experienced it before. Convince yourself it's happening, imagine what it's like. When you fall asleep, you may just wake up into sleep paralysis.
You'll hear some crazy sounds, and your body will be vibrating.
Remember when I said the subconscious doens't WANT to project? Remember when I mentioned energy. Nature wants to constantly conserve energy, you are
part of nature, you are the same.. don't believe me? You have the option of opening a door or going through the one that is half open because someone
nearby just went through it. You'll go for the half-open one because it takes less effort - less energy used. You'll see 4 doors and a lineup of
people going through the same damn door. This isn't a conceptual explanation, go to city building and observe this.
So your subconscious doesn't want to project because it takes energy and it's unnecessary. So what we do is go to sleep paralysis, the state in
between. Don't try to jump straight into it with two feet. We just go to the sleep paralysis.
So now, you're in sleep paralysis. From there, just RELAAAAAXXX more and more.. just relax.. then imagine yourself somewhere, or imagine you see
yourself moving out of the bed. The vibrations you feel, I used to find if I increased their intensity, their frequency, that it helped with the
"separation".. that it was a matter of vibrating your energy so high that was no longer compatible with your brain and body, and that's what caused
the projection. Well it worked. But I found I still struggled a lot unnecessarily. I found the head to be the part that wanted to STICK the most, as
I observed little "ghost limbs" moving freely superimposed on top of a sleeping body.
It's very simple.. just relax and freely imagine yourself somewhere, it could be in the room or somewhere else.
So a run down on the basics here..... wake up before you usually do.. I say two hours vs 1 because it's a better chance of falling back to sleep...
why not earlier? The idea is to hopefully wake up in a heavy dream state. If you wake up and your mind feels foggy with images, you're guaranteed
success, if not 80%.
1. Wake up early.
2. Imagine you have sleep paralysis as you fall asleep.
, imagine yourself somewhere while in sleep paralysis
(Optional)4. Increase the frequency of the sound/vibrations.
I wanted to touch on this vibration thing before I ended this. I said earlier that it has become more gentle than in the podcast when I was a
beginner. When you are laying in bed and hear that ringing in your ears referred to as
".. That is the sound. It just gets REALLY loud.. and your body vibrates. I have done
certain meditations where this sound has taken on different variations with pulses and fluctuations. I think it really is like tuning into the sound
of the electromagnetic field emanating from you.
Well, about this sound. Later on you may wake up from a quick nap or if you just came out of a projection and if you hear this sound and its a bit
louder than usual but it's fading, this is your opportunity to engage another projection experience. Make the sound louder, hold onto it and
intensify it and the body buzzing will follow.
It's little things like that where you learn in time that once you start an astral projection, it stops only when you want it to. You can sleep 14
hours, you'd be surprised.
[edit on 24-8-2010 by CavemanDD]