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76  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: What's more important: practicing phasing or meditation? on: July 27, 2018, 21:06:22
What would be the most efficient/fastest way of getting to that point? Could i just meditate for multiple hours every day or would I get diminishing returns beyond 30 minute sessions? If it's like learning to play the piano then short and frequent sessions especially before and after sleep would be best due to the resulting neurological adaptations. I really want to get good at this and would want to spend whole days meditating but it often feels like a waste of time as I spend less than 1% of the time actually meditating due to forgetting that I'm meditating and getting distracted from being restless/uncomfortable. I know it took you like 10 years, I'm not far off that, but haven't made any real progress. To keep going I think I need to feel some kind of progress but I've never felt an improvement so it's a bit demotivating.
Just set some time aside each day.
I have a routine I do in the morning... I get up, shower, sit in bed and meditate for 10 - 15 minutes.
That's really all it takes.  I think the more the merrier, but then I really do ENJOY meditation.

I could meditate hours on end and not bat an eye, while someone else who might not really truly enjoy the experience yet (it can take time to learn to enjoy it) might not be able to sit still for 30 minutes, let alone 2 hours.

Whatever you do, just stick with it.  There's really no way to do this "fast".  Smiley
77  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: What's more important: practicing phasing or meditation? on: July 25, 2018, 20:41:03
There are lots of expert meditators who have never phased so practicing phasing techniques must be important, and most people who are good at phasing are also good at meditating. So what's more important to develop well: the meditation or the phasing ability? I guess if you become a good meditator then phasing wouldn't take long to learn but can practicing a phasing technique alone be enough to get ok at phasing?
Meditation.  By a long shot.

Learning to meditate is like building yourself a super strong foundation from where you can begin to have all these other metaphysical experiences.
It's essentially your launchpad.  I'd go as far as you will NEVER learn to phase without having a strong base in meditation, because you are REQUIRED to meditate towards the goal of phasing/projecting.
78  Healing / Welcome to the Healing place! / Re: In need of healing? on: July 24, 2018, 20:55:50
Welcome back.  Smiley

Awfully kind of you!
79  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Projection Experiences! / Re: Mind Blowing Realization!! on: June 30, 2018, 10:33:33
Yeah, we never did really figure out what happened to AZ.  Nice guy.  Hope nothing bad happened.  :/
80  Psychic and Paranormal / Welcome to Psychic and Paranormal! / Re: AR - Alternate Realities / AP - Astral Projection on: June 27, 2018, 20:50:56
I guess it's a limitation when people see the world "Astral" in "The Astral Pulse".  hehe

There's nothing stopping anyone from posting questions or starting discussions on those other topics.
We do have a wide variety of subforums here.  Smiley
81  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Will Ayahuasca trigger the ability to have astral/OBE experiences? on: June 25, 2018, 03:11:54
Nope, at least not directly. 

Ayahuasca simply opens your consciousness to what you don't usually consciously have access to about yourself.  It's a means of self-questioning to find answers.

The answers you find could lead to something like that.  Probably not though.

In the end, you are already consciousness.  You already project.  You're, literally, not missing anything by being able to consciously project.  You come from consciousness and one day you'll return to consciousness.  Don't be in such a rush to return.

There are, as you put it, people, family and all the rest that you have physically here.  Be THERE for them.  THAT is the point of this physical reality.  Not to escape it by projecting. 
Love the people you can now, while you can.  Smiley
82  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: What's the process of your body falling asleep supposed to feel like? on: June 15, 2018, 11:40:13
(Don't say vibrations, I don't get vibrations.)

I've been meaning to ask this for a while, but every time I've tried to relax and not move a muscle for about an hour, I start to physically feel like I do in the morning, mainly needing a glass of water and caffeine to perk myself up. Sometimes I also feel colder than I do when I'm a little more awake. When I don't swallow for about 10-20 minutes the feeling is 'worse' in that for a few seconds swallowing feels like sandpaper. Is this feeling due to my body falling asleep? Or is it just dry?

I just want to know how close I am to experiencing Body Asleep; Mind Awake.
Good, cause it's not vibrations.

Have you read those stories where people describe a heavy blanket being pulled over their body and their body becoming really heavy?  And/or they feel something heavy sitting on their chest (look up the old hag syndrome)?  THAT the process of your body falling asleep. 

Essentially, the MA/BA (mind awake/body asleep) point is one of sleep paralysis, but the process I mention above is the actual process of your body falling asleep.  Most people freak out when the begin to experience it because they've NEVER actually experienced it before.  Smiley

I hope that helps!
83  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Meditation on: June 15, 2018, 11:37:28
I have meditated a lot. I am curious as to why I never seem to be able to exit through meditation, relaxing, letting go or just not thinking. I can easily get to a dream stage or at least receive a few random images at times. I can fall asleep temporarily just to get back to focus. I usually completely tune out from my surroundings after a while but still not, not even when I wake back up in my mind during this. Only times I usually project is when waking up from deep sleep during night-time. Anyone more experienced who has any idea why this is so? All I got to do is find myself waking up from deep sleep and then I can exit but not during the day and light sleep, relaxation or meditation...
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You're searching for the pinnacle of projecting... it's NOT EASY.  Essentially, everything you've been raised and trained to believe goes 110% against it.
Consider this: if it was easy, more people would be doing it.  Smiley

I'm certainly no expert on this, but it's more than just all of those many concepts...

I'll list everything NOT required:  relaxing... letting go... not thinking... those things, in ALL instances aren't required.  It's a misconception which most people continue.
Those things just make projecting "easier"... they don't CAUSE it or aren't directly linked to doing it.

It's about finding a fine balance between falling asleep and remaining consciously aware.  You need to keep walking that tightrope until you find the correct mix "FOR YOU".  That's the trick... and that's why nobody can really help you with it.  You need to find that correct mix which works just for you.   If you find you keep falling asleep, then work on finding something to keep your mind stimulated.  If you find you're not projecting, then you're too stimulated and then you need to find something to continue pushing your awareness away from the physical.

Trial and error.  Most people quit well before this point though.  Keep up the good work!
84  Astral Chat / Welcome to Members Introductions! / Re: Greetings from the Windy City on: June 14, 2018, 11:29:22
Welcome aboard, I look forward to reading your posts.  Smiley
85  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Asking questions to astral beings on: June 11, 2018, 08:57:46
Yes, they do have answers.  Maybe you just dont understand what I'm trying to do very well.  And my "left brain" is already done working out all the bugs, so all that's left to do is let the left side relax because it knows everything is going to be taken care of.  That will keep it from working against me.
Actually, I know what you want to do better than you do...

Good luck.
86  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Asking questions to astral beings on: June 11, 2018, 00:20:41
Just in case the thing that I heard was nothing more than confirmation bias, it would still be nice if someone who was really good at receiving messages without going OBE so they can be written down could see if I was right.  What I want to know is what precise settings to set the brainwave entrainment device I'm building to in order to reach the state I'm trying to reach, taking into account that my mind was still making revisions to what I wanted that state to be as recently as yesterday
You're asking questions which, literally, have no answers to.

You're also being too "left-brained" about this... stop over-analyzing this stuff.  That kind of thing only works against you.
87  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / FYI, RE: Ted Vollers, of MBT forums on: June 07, 2018, 10:59:16
I feel it's appropriate to notify everyone here that Ted Vollers, the long time administrator and good friend of Tom Campbell has passed today.
I don't know the circumstances of his passing, unfortunately.

Some people might remember him as a stubborn old guy on Tom's forum, not everyone agreed with how he operated on the forum, but needless to say that he held a vast knowledge of Tom's work and was instrumental in the spreading of Tom's work.

Thank you Ted.  RIP. 
88  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: Help me interpret this please on: June 05, 2018, 10:07:26
You're the chosen one!!

You don't NEED to do anything...
Do what you feel drawn to.

Start with Binaural Beats and go from there.  Smiley
89  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Anyone have success despite adhd? on: June 05, 2018, 10:05:22
I'm 110% with Phildan on this... ADHD doesn't exist.  It's an excuse for big pharma to sell you medication and make BILLIONS of $$$.
First, stop identifying yourself with ADHD... you'll NEVER get past it unless you do this.  Second, focus yourself when you're working on tasks.

"BUT I CAN'T FOCUS!" people say...

BS... you can, you CHOOSE not to.  Stop TRYING to focus, and FOCUS!! 

My god, humanity has fallen so far...
90  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Download link for PDF doc on: May 31, 2018, 21:13:46
That's phasing.

You phased.  Smiley

But I will say, be careful when you make statements comparing your experiences with what someone else said.  It simply doesn't work like that.
It's that single concept/idea which has caused so much stress and frustration in people trying to learn to project.  The fact is that experience is unique to the experiencer and you CANNOT have the same experience or even know what the other person experienced... even if they describe it just as if you would.

It's a trap!  Smiley

And yes, we all do have to find out our own way... if you wish to blow your money on it, go crazy, I won't stop you.  However, I *WILL* tell you that you won't gain any fresh information which you already can't get from this forum FOR FREE.  And we're here to assist you along the way... again, for free.  Smiley  We're awesome like that.  Cheesy
91  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Download link for PDF doc on: May 31, 2018, 10:28:44
Donald has been around for along as even *I* can remember.  It's a good book, if not a tad convoluted with ideas and concepts.
You'll probably end up confusing yourself even more, but it's as good as any place to start.
92  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: How to pass the hypnagogic stage? on: May 31, 2018, 10:27:55
There's no easy way to do any of this stuff.  Sadly.  Or else this forum really wouldn't exist.

You're also confusing your "states".

The void state isn't the same as hypnogogic imagery or mind awake / body asleep (ma/ba).  They're all different experiences, sort of.
If you're experiencing hypnogogic imagery, then you're essentially having micro projections.  It's just a matter of continuing what you're doing until you're solidly projecting.
If you're experiencing the void state, then you're already projecting.  Place your intent and go venture forth.
If you're experiencing ma/ba state, then you're essentially projecting as well.  It's sort of a launchpad experience, same as the void state... place your intent and go forth.

Your problem is that you have too much "book knowledge" in you and you're confusing lots of things up.
It's hard to fill a waterbucket which is already full.  Get it?  Smiley
93  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: The VELO technique on: May 29, 2018, 09:51:42
I've searched around on this forum, but don't see any information on how to perform the VELO (Voluntary Energetic Longitudinal Oscillation) technique by IAC. I'm tempted to purchase the new book, but it's like 500 pages, so thought I would ask here if anyone has read that book and what your opinion was on how helpful it is to achieve the vibration state, and if you've tried it, the process of doing it or point to an older post. Reviews said it is a good, but very technical book.
I really wouldn't waste the money.

See, the problem here is one of over-complication... and these IAC chaps seem to be no different.
First stop AIMING for the Vibrations.  They're not the goal you want here and by focusing on them as an endgame you're instructing your consciousness to quit your attempt the moment you feel them.  Second, just meditate.  Explore your consciousness while you're sitting quietly.  Maybe try the noticing or mental rundown exercises.  ALLOW whatever may happen to simply happen.  Third, don't force anything.  Forcing anything is a surefire way to immediately fail.

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As far as my own experiences, the only time I've had lucid dreaming / astral projecting experiences was after waking up in the middle of the night and going back to sleep, or taking a nap.
So then what's the problem?  That's how MOST people experience them at all!  Smiley

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However, due to some of my sleeping issues, it is very hard for me to take a nap anymore, and also trying to practice in the middle of the night has been inefficient, very much hit or miss. I had an experience two weeks ago when I was really tired and kept waking up in the middle of the night, so I visualized myself climbing out of the body and felt a floating sensation, and traveled to a place with healing books. But I never felt vibrations and it felt more like a dream. It wasn't crystal clear, so I wonder if I'm in an in between state between lucidity and astral projection. I've only heard vibrations a handful of time, once when I was a kid and had sleep paralysis and heard a loud rattling sound, but never as an adult have I had sleep paralysis.
Here's a tip for you to ease your mind...
ALL of this is "hit or miss".  There's no such thing as a surefire way to project.  Whoever says that they have "IT" is a liar.  Complete and utter liar.
You don't need vibrations and you don't need sleep paralysis.

What I see from your post is that you've got a bucket-full of knowledge regarding astral projection and it's all garbage.
Just sit back, relax, explore your own mind in a quiet manner and allow whatever to happen to happen!! 
94  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Asking questions to astral beings on: May 28, 2018, 09:51:59
So, you're saying that I could have been in an altered state of mind without even realizing it?
Essentially, yes.

Consider the times you read a book or are watching a really good tv show...
You're entirely enthralled in those activities.  There might come a point where you even forget or don't realize what's going on around you.
THAT is an altered state of mind.

An altered state of mind doesn't just come about during meditation. 
95  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Asking questions to astral beings on: May 27, 2018, 10:10:19
My reiki practitioner told me that I shouldn't be going into altered states of mind unless I feel that I'm ready.  But since i need that information so much I'm sure that the powers that be have other ways of getting it to me.  And I've really got nothing to lose.
No offense meant to them, but "those" people are usually kind of full of themselves.

You go in to an altered state of mind *MANY* times throughout your day and night.  There's no harm in exploring it.
No harm will ever come to you.

As for "powers that be"... there aren't any of those.  There's only YOU. 
Whatever your question is, I can tell you this... It's not as important as you think it is.
No question is really.
96  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Projection Experiences! / Re: What is your techniique(s)? on: May 27, 2018, 10:07:12
Thanks Xanth. So do you personally practice noticing every day just before sleep?
I honestly don't practice much at all anymore.
I prefer to put my time into spiritual growth. 
Although, the happy side effect is that I do have many more spontaneous projections.  Smiley

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Ive had limited success with this method. For some reason i have a difficult time consciously conjuring hypnagogic imagery.
Well then, that's your problem.  You don't have any part in the CREATING of what you see... you simply sit back and enjoy the ride and allow your awareness to engage in whatever does appear.  Smiley 

Working with a creation of your own is more of a Mental Rundown thing.
http://www.unlimitedboundaries.ca/2010/09/06/phasing-method-mental-rundowns/
http://www.unlimitedboundaries.ca/2010/09/17/phasing-mental-rundown-in-greater-detail/

Give those a quick read.  They'll explain a bit more the mental rundown.

97  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Asking questions to astral beings on: May 26, 2018, 04:29:56
The misconception is that to interact with the non-physical you must also be non-physical. 
This misconception comes from the idea that you're a physical being and that the non-physical is separate from you and this physical reality.
You, me, this reality we're currently experiencing is all one and part of the "non-physical"... it's all part of consciousness.

First, meditate a bit to relax and calm your mind and do what Phildan suggest.  This is how you communicate with consciousness, or as people more incorrectly call them "spirit guides", "angels, etc...
The answer you receive will most likely NOT be anything verbal.  It could come to you in ANY way, shape or form... so be open to the answer however it may come to you.
98  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: I have proof that GOD cannot be black!!! on: May 25, 2018, 21:04:02
With the racist undertones of this entire thread... I'm just gonna let this one die a slow death.  Smiley
99  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: OBE 's stopped!? on: May 22, 2018, 20:58:10
Hi, well I think about it sometimes,  is that enough intention though?
Intent isn't "just thinking about it sometimes"... it's the placing of your entire willpower (whether consciously or unconsciously) towards a goal.

To answer the question "is it enough?"... well, it depends.  I'd say probably not, but what do YOU think?  It's YOUR Intent, after all.  Smiley
100  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Projection Experiences! / Re: What is your techniique(s)? on: May 22, 2018, 20:55:51
Phasing  Smiley

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