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Lets say that the impossible happens and the silver cord is severed... why would this kill you?
Originally posted by Gazrok
by doing so, the soul would not be able to find it's way back to the body. Without a connection to the soul, the body would die... It is thought that there ARE some beings with the ability to sever the cord...that exist in the astral plane.
Not that I believe this, but then, I didn't believe in the cord either, before...
Originally posted by popeye0314
The silver chord is usually attached at your head, the area that would be called the soft spot on a baby.
You can pull it out, you can cut it, or you can pull it apart.
Originally posted by popeye0314
Kris - Just curious to know if the tree was at all religous based?
My first strategy for contacting people from the out-of-body state--using thought power--didn't seem to
work. My second strategy--flying--didn't work well either; some distraction always stopped me before I
reached my goal. I decided to try a third strategy, walking. At least until I could find a better way to
travel. After all, what could go wrong with walking?
That's when I discovered the "silver cord" the books talked about. Most books call it the silver cord,
based on a verse in the Bible (Ecclesiastes 12:6). The cord, they said, connects the astral body to the
physical and will pull you back inside in case of danger. I soon found out the cord doesn't play fair:
03/08/80 Sat - OBE #11
...I jerked myself out of line of my body, and floated up. I tried to get away from my body
by clawing the atmosphere and using my legs to push. I got about five feet away from my
body when the cord's pull became stronger and started pulling me back toward my body.
I fought the pull and about one foot away from my bed, I resisted the pull for a few seconds,
and then was violently sucked back into my body by my cord. After I was rejoined to my
physical body, I woke up and looked around.
I wasn't in danger, or even emotional during the whole OBE, and yet the silver cord pulled me back in
the body against my will. Why?
Sylvan Muldoon and Hereward Carrington tried to address the cord-problem in their book, The
Projection of the Astral Body. They claimed there was a "cord activity range" which was like a
fifteen-foot magnetic field all around the physical body. If you're within the cord activity range, they
said, the silver cord was likely to pull you back inside. However, once beyond that range, you are free to
I was fairly angry with my silver cord, but what could I do to keep it from pulling me back to my body?
Many books on astral projection warned me against tampering with my astral cord. They said if I
damaged the cord, my body would suffer great physical harm, and if my cord was broken my body
But what made them the experts? How often have people actually tried playing with their astral cord? I
decided to be cautious about my cord, but not cave in to fear and occult superstition. I decided not to
accept my limitations, but to fight back!
07/30/81 Thu - OBE #44
...My cord started a gentle tug back, but I responded immediately by resisting and, with a
swimming-like motion, propelled myself forward in a southeast direction through the corner
of my bedroom and into our kitchen hall. I walked into the kitchen against the tug of my own astral cord.
After struggling all the way to the kitchen, I got very angry at walking with the cord tugging
against me. I turned around and grabbed hold of the cord and I yanked it with all my might,
to make more slack.
The cord drooped down to the floor and I continued....
In the experience above the astral cord seemed like a glowing piece of garden hose. I soon found out the
silver cord can take different shapes, especially when the astral traveler is a somewhat disoriented
01/31/82 Sun - OBE #63
Last night I stayed up watching a television show until 1:00am. I was very tired. This
morning I woke up early once, and went back to sleep.
I started to dream. I dreamed that there was a party going on at our house. Then I woke up.
The only thing I remember from that dream was (1) JP and CA were outside when the
dream ended, (2) My bedroom door was open and (3) LD and some others were upstairs, in
JP and CA's bedroom.
I drifted back toward sleep, but then I realized that I could project very easily; all I had to do
was to throw my consciousness forward, and start astrally swaying. I was laying on my right
side. So I pushed my whole consciousness forward. At once I was zapped into my astral
body, and I started swaying forward and backward. The vibrations had built until they were
noticeable, but were getting constantly stronger. I knew I was now partly in and partly out of
On a forward swing (or swaying) I lunged forward, and twisted up to separate the two
bodies, in a very sudden and violent manner. In my astral body now, as I made the
movement I felt a great tearing sensation coupled with the feeling that my solar plexus had
just dropped and I felt a bit sick to my stomach.
I was not seeing, but once again mind-sensing. I was about a foot above my body, and I was
in a laying position, pointed perpendicularly away my body and about a foot away from the
bed. For a second I worried that I might have torn my astral cord, and made a permanent
projection (death). Then I thought, "Well, it's too late to worry about it now. Either I'm okay,
or the damage has already been done." So I ignored it and decided to try to contact LD.
I was groggy. I noticed that I seemed to have a computer printout in my hand, and I felt the
need to take this printout with me and show it to LD. I still had that last dream in mind. My
bedroom door looked open, although the physical door was really shut. And I somehow
believed that LD was upstairs in JP and CA's bedroom. So I took the end of my computer
printout, and I walked into the dining room. I didn't want my computer printout to tear, so I
walked very carefully, and I turned to see how my printout would unfold itself. The other
end was sitting on the floor next to my bed--apart from my body.
I walked backwards and I watched it unfold and grow longer with each additional page
being unfolded from the main pile. Upon looking back into my room I saw the printout, but
not any astral cord, so I realized that the printout that was unfolding WAS my astral cord [in disguise]! That's why there seemed no end to it! It only took the appearance of a printout!
I tried to climb through the ceiling into their apartment, but I was unsuccessful; I blacked
How's that for taking your work home with you? Anyway, since my astral cord didn't break during that
experience, I decided not to be so "gentle" the next time I was out! No more Mister Nice Guy!
02/06/82 Sat - OBE #64
...I was in my astral body, swaying. I struggled, and pulled away [from the body] a little bit,
but I felt the resistance of my astral cord.
Last night I had been conditioning myself for these problems. I kept saying the following
affirmations to myself: (1) When I am in my astral body, everything is governed by thought
whether conscious or unconscious. (2) Nothing on Earth is solid to me, except in my mind.
(3) I will feel no resistance, nor any restriction of my freedom. (4) I will be able to go
wherever I wish without interruption. (5) I should be able to see through walls and ceilings.
Well, now I felt the resistance of my astral cord, and I thought, "Hey! This isn't fair! I am
projecting and I should be free!" But just then I was violently sucked back into my body
after having resisted as long as I could. I woke up in my physical body after a short
blackout, and without any ill effects.
I said to myself, "I'm not giving up that easily!" and I tried the same procedure. It was
relatively easy this time, and I slipped right out. I pulled away from my body on purpose,
and I started walking toward my bedroom door. This time I could feel my astral cord taking
up the slack, and exerting a greater force. I was three feet from my body on the bed, and I
was upright and facing my bedroom door.
When I felt my cord starting to tighten, I turned around and faced my body. I'd like to note
here that I was only mind-sensing during the whole projection. And since I was not
"seeing," I had to feel where my cord was. I felt it, and it was now joined to my astral self at
the bottom of my rib cage, or just a little below my heart, and between where the ribs divide
The cord itself felt smooth but very rigid, like a piece of garden hose. The cord was about
one centimeter in diameter.
Anyway, I put my hand just above my cord, so that I would see where it was when I woke
up. I somehow thought that my physical hand would be moved to that spot too. I got into a
kung fu stance with my weight mostly on my back leg. I was now prepared to play
tug-of-war, with my own astral rope!
I yanked at the cord as hard as I could. I started resisting its pull, and I kept trying to
reassure myself that I should, by all rights, be free from this menace.
I resisted the cord's pull for a little while, as long as I could, and then I got sucked back in
[my body] again.
Apparently my kung fu stance didn't help me resist the cord any better. The cord held up against my most determined effort to pull on it, without any damage.
There has been a lot of discussion about the astral cord, what it is and whether or not it exists. Many
people who have had out-of-body experiences or near-death experiences have reported seeing a cord or
cable linking their astral body to their physical body. People from all societies and all parts of the world
have reported seeing a cord regardless of location, age and religious beliefs.
Just as many people don't see any silver cord, even when they look for one and even when they expect to
see one. I've had OBEs in which I have seen a cord, and ones in which there was apparently no cord. I
personally believe that the astral cord exists only as a psychological comfort or point of reference. I don't
believe it has any actual connection with the physical body. Also, I don't believe it has any function,
except as a psychological symbol.
I don't believe that playing with the silver cord can damage the body, and I don't believe the body will die
if the cord is severed. However, I caution you against such antics, just to be safe.
Originally posted by DaRAGE
Anyways... Does this sound reasonable/plausable?
Originally posted by popeye0314
Faceless - Do you think that humans would be allowed to rome freely into the spiritual without any means of protection for others or even protection from ourselves?
There are many forms of protection in the spiritual. The chord is one example. You are kept track of and you are kept from going where you shouldn't.
In addition to the chord which works much like the retractable extension chord, there are also:
Astral leaches - If you stray into a place that is off limits to the living, you will be attacked by them and they will drain your energy level to a point that will return you to this world. These are mosltly used in earth like residential areas of the spiritual where people exist in the same manner we do on earth.
Guard dogs - typically a lot like a doberman, these dogs are used in extremely off limits places. Example: Gates to Hell are protected by these dogs, hence the name hell dog.
Your own emotions are also a form of protection. If you try to do something that would be an emotional rise, you will lose touch with the spiritual. This protection will take care of all most any trouble you can get in to. If your heart rate raises you will be swept back and have no control.
The chord is a connection, but it isn't a part of you. It is mechanically connected. It is a tracking device of sorts.