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My Astral Projection Truth: What is Astral Projection and How to do it!

I just finished editing version three of my free Book! It’s now ready for downloading!

I’ve also re-branded it in honor of Frank Kepple, who put in so much time and effort into teaching others to experience the larger reality. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t have progressed as much as I have.

It’s now “My Astral Projection Truth: What is Astral Projection and How to do it!

This Book represents everything I’ve learned over my life, but mostly the last 2 – 3 years of my practices in Projection and Phasing. It’s now a 60 page Book full of great information regarding how you can begin to explore the furthest reaches of reality on your own! All the information I provide in it was the same information that helped propel me towards the experiences I now enjoy.

Feel free to pass it around to where ever you wish, as long as the information remains intact and all credit is given where due. Β I hope the information helps you as much as it has helped me.

Thanks for reading! Please leave me some feedback on how you like the Book, and if there was any parts of it that are unclear or confusing. I’m happy to re-write sections to make them easier to understand.

Astral Projection Facebook – Question Response

Someone on the Astral Projection facebook group asked the following question which I would like to address here.

When I am working on AP I lay down on back I usually don’t sleep on my back and I can’t fall a sleep in that position. I get vibrations very quick after 3-4 minutes, then I get numb and I wait for things to happen and only thing that happens is that I open my eyes and start to hallucinate and I see the light through the window and it all goes or sometimes I just wait and I can’t get my physical body to sleep and from the point of numbness and vibrations I don’t know what to do please

Well, what it boils down to here is what it is you’re doing when you’re “just waiting” for your physical body to fall asleep. If you’re just lying there waiting for something to happen, then you’re going to be lying there for a while. You need to give your mind something to do, something to focus on, while the rest of you drifts away.

Basically, what you need to do is focus your mind away from everything that is physical. All of those physical sensory inputs (sight, hearing, etc) need to be completely ignored. This is a lot harder for a most people to do than it sounds. This is the part where you need to “do something”… that something can literally be any technique available. Pick a technique that resonates well with you and use it.

You can focus on your breathing…
You can do the Noticing exercise…
You can do a Mental Rundown…
You can visualize a single object, like a geometric shape…

Whatever you do, you need to be able to focus on it 100% to the exclusion of all else. Now, that doesn’t mean if you get an itch you ignore it or fight against it. If you get a distraction of some kind, just gently and calmly take care of it. Scratch your itch, get a drink if you’re thirsty, etc…

The point here is that to project, it’s more than just lying there waiting for something to happen. You have to actually engage your mind in an activity that diverts the attention away from everything physical. Once you do that, what you’ll find is that you’ll be in a void of sorts… it’s not that you won’t still “feel” or “sense” the physical, it will be that you’re just completely ignoring it instead.

Once you find yourself excluded from this physical reality and you’re experiencing the Void, you have projected! From here, you can ask questions of guides, or place your Intent to experience whatever you want. The limit is your imagination at this point. Although, the hardest part here is going to be holding this state for extended periods of time. This is where becoming really good at meditation will help… considering the fact that what you just did WAS a meditation, you’re probably doing pretty good.

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What’s the “blackness” in the “3D blackness”

I just read a post on World of Lucid Dreaming, where the poster mentioned that they couldn’t get to the 3D blackness in a lit room.

Well, the 3D “blackness” doesn’t LITERALLY mean “blackness”. It just means… “empty space”. Or a lack of visual sensory input.

Does that help?
Here’s a quick exercise you can do to show the effect…
Stand in front of a mirror and pick a spot on your face and just stare at it. Try to not blink or move your eyes from that spot. What are you looking for? Well, as you stare at the unchanging visual, you’ll begin to see irregularities happen. Things will appear and disappear… things will move and bend…
THIS effect is the what the 3D blackness is. Basically, when you view an unchanging scene, your mind will begin to slowly shut off your visual perception. That’s the very event which you’re watching when you do this… this is part of the reason why we blink, it “resets” the scene we’re looking at. When we “enter” the “3D blackness”, all that means is that our visual sensory input has been reduced to near zero.
At that point, we’ve visually removed ourselves from “seeing” this physical reality and you’re now “seeing” a different non-reality reality. You’re seeing the lack of visuals. It’s kind of the same as the sound you hear when there’s no sound to hear… you’re ALWAYS hearing something. Well, you’re also always SEEING something. That’s what you see when there’s nothing to see… 3D Blackness. It’s calming and serene.
It’s really a different state of consciousness. It’s a state of consciousness you can use to project from too!

What Kind of Projection Experience Did You Have?

I found a simple questionnaire a little while ago which I then modified slightly to work with my own particular terminology system for determining the type of awareness you had during any particular non-physical experience.

Ask yourself the following two questions, answer them with either yes or no, then look up the answers in the following legend to find out what kind of experience you had.

Answer the following questions:
Did you realize you were dreaming? (just that single objective, did you know you were dreaming?)
A. Yes
B. No

Did you have a \”waking awareness\”, in that you had all your physical memories and knew who and where you were.
C. Yes
D. No

A & C = Astral Awareness Experience
A & D = Lucid Awareness Experience
B & C = Dream Awareness Experience
B & D = Dream Awareness Experience

Some More Astral Projection Questions!

D01, on the Spiritual Forums forum asked these questions:

I\’d like to answer them here, because they\’re actually really great questions!

1) Can an individual close one\’s eyes and instantaneously arrive at the astral bridge (1 minute or less) being only a practitioner of qigong–never practicing astral projection–for 1 year; or, is this a delusional thought?
In the world of Projection, anything is possible. People have spontaneous projections even without knowing what a projection is… this is usually the first step in their discovery of the process. If you\’re excellent at focusing… and more importantly, focusing away from the physical, then yes, this kind of thing would be very possible. There is a big HOWEVER though. The problem is that someone who hasn\’t had any direct projection experiences of their own, doesn\’t really know or understand how the process happens.

I won\’t say it can\’t happen, because as I said… anything can happen. For this particular scenario, even with the training that QiGong provides, it\’s probably just unlikely

In the end, just work on meditation… and more importantly, work on trying to ignore the physical as much as possible. This will remove you from this reality… which is the end goal. πŸ™‚

2) If an individual does not see their astral body leave the physical body, then did I really experience astral projection?
Yes, it\’s a Projection. Projection is about being consciously aware that you\’re experiencing a reality that you recognize as not being this physical reality. That\’s it really. The sensations of \”leaving\” the body and other separation phenomenon are only symptoms of the process by which you have this experience. Just like a lucid dream illustrates the process that you projected by becoming aware while ALREADY being in the non-physical… or the classic obe separation experience whereby you have the perception that you\’re \”separating\” from your body is only the process by which you experience the non-physical.

So anytime you have an experience where you recognize you\’re not in this physical reality, *IS* a Projection. You can understand now that you\’ve probably had more Projections than you realize.

3) Does the astral bridge look like Space with only star like figures swirling around, and can this be referred to Dr. Robert Monroe\’s 3D blackness
That is one particular interpretation, yes. Your interpretation can, and probably will be, be much different. It can even be different each time you experience it.

4) Is Dr. Monroe\’s Focus 21 the astral bridge and if so does one have to get to arrive at that stage, or see it, in order to astral project?
Just to clarify one quick thing. Robert Monroe wasn\’t a doctor. He was an electrical engineer. πŸ™‚
Now onto your question… my understanding is that, yes, Focus 21 (or around there somewhere) is the \”bridge\”. You don\’t have to ever experience it in order to project, consciously or otherwise. More often than not, you\’ll probably skip right past it.

Now, my honest opinion, is to completely forget about any of the \”Focus Level\” stuff and just project. Don\’t be so concerned with what other people say happens AFTER you\’ve projected, just work towards having experiences in the non-physical… explore and have fun. Log your experiences… then after having LOTS of them, go back and begin analyzing them.

Is Phasing the Same as Astral Traveling

I saw the above question just now and I wanted to get my answer down. I’ll just get right to the point: yes, Phasing and Astral Traveling are the same thing. They’re synonyms. Meaning that they’re different words we use to describe the same thing.

There are other words that you’ll see people use to describe Astral Traveling, such as:

Astral Travel
Astral Projection
Etheric Projection
Out of Body Experience
Lucid Dreaming
Remote Viewing
MILD (basically any of those -ILD techniques)

Doing any of those above labels will take you to the same place (the non-physical) where you can do the same things.
“Dreaming” would be the only one from that list that is slightly different from the others. The other labels describe an event where you’re Conscious and Aware that you’re in the non-physical… dreaming denotes that you’re not aware that you’re in the non-physical. That’s the only difference between a dream and the rest of those labels.

In the end, I like to simply call what we experience a “Projection”. Mostly because if someone was to ask me “Was what I experienced an astral projection?” and I answer saying that it was probably a lucid dream, then immediately the individual asking the question feels like they failed because they didn’t have an “astral projection”. They didn’t do what they originally set out to do. It has a very negative connotation towards it. Whereby if I just say that, yes, they had a Projection, then it has a more positive influence upon them. They succeeded! And really, they DID succeed at what they wanted… which is to become aware while being non-physical.

I never worry about if I’m lucid or astrally aware in the non-physical. I simply ask myself, “was I conscious and aware while having a non-physical experience?”, and if the answer is YES, then I’m happy. Even if I didn’t, a dream awareness experience is still highly valuable to me.

The Many Kinds of Astral Projectors – Bedeekin

Bedeekin made this hilarious post on the forums a bit ago, and I really wanted to share it with everyone!
Taken from:

So far… this is a great collection of peeps on here Xanth. You seem to have brought a balance to the force. It\’s made me see more clearly the different views of individuals that can be placed within specific groups… just like physical reality. Here is my list of \’Types\’.

The Lucid Dreamers… These generally stick to the idea that all nonphysical experiences are Lucid Dreams. Whether it be from Sleep Paralysis or through a dream. They tend not to theorise too much and it seems to be a 50/50 on whether there is more to it than a chemical reaction of a meat based brain. They usually do it to do cool stuff like fly and be superhuman. It\’s cool to control your dreams right?

The OOBErs (Out of Body Experiencers)… these tend to stick to the idea of a RTZ projection being the only true one. They relate \’Astral Projection\’ as a different animal more closely related to dreams and stick to their guns that they actually externalise a type of second (ethereal) body or soul. OOBEs rule!! This group gets upset quickly… generally by the APers.

The APers (Astral Projectors) … These class themselves as spiritual generally speaking. They use a system that relies on an esoteric view originally defined by the theosophical movement that combined many eastern philosophies into one big westernised mass. They categorise different types of projection into specific subtle body types. This is a popular view with lots of props and metaphors… like crystals, energy work and chakras etc. Usually taken on board by the modern newbie.

The love and lightworkers. These are more closely related to the APers but go that one step further by fully embracing the cosmic super-galactic oneness attitude.. they tend to wear dream catchers around their neck and are a modern version of the hippie… they are generally vegan and sign off a post with \’namaste\’ or \’Love and light to you and yours\’.

The Magicians. These embrace the black magic or Wiccan view. Will use spells to ward off demons.. or incantations to manifest them. Horoscopes and tarot cards are essential accessories. Prone to write long posts with symbols and diagrams of sacred geometry. Usually have a poster or avatar of a pentagram or Aleister Crowley holding his fists to his face.

The Hardcore Materialists These are of Russian origin and flatly point to it all being nothing but \’meat brain\’ materialism. They will announce how amazingly mind expanding it is, but \’meat based\’. How you can use it to learn new things, but \’meat based\’. How you can find lost objects, but still \’meat based\’. Will produce very dodgy documentaries and try everything in their power to promote it as \’meat based\’. Everything is \’phase\’… apart form the \’meat based\’ bit. Will use pretty \’meat\’ to promote their materialism.

The phaser A relatively new and balanced group of individuals that use meditation to project. Prone to being a bit too vague for the newbie with words such as \’passively observe\’ and \’surrender\’. Previous to learning about phasing, they will have tried every other method in the past but failed. Because of this it\’s the best method for everyone.

The My Big Toeists Devout followers of Thomas Campbell. Usually over the age of 40. They use very frustrating circular argument for those who dare to contradict Tom Campbell and his theories. Can be seen in Campbell lectures throughout the world. Can be misconstrued as a cult to the outsider. Would happily have a copy of MBT in every hotel room in every country. Everything is DATA.

The armchair APer They will have read EVERYTHING… but just don\’t seem to project. However. This doesn\’t dissuade them from telling actual projectors what it is and the best way to do it. Prone to YoYo thinking due to their noncommittal attitude and whatever book/website they are reading at the time.

The Newbie aaaah… the newbie. Has also read everything they think they need to know before they attempt projecting only to realise it\’s not as easy as getting a phone app. Will vehemently try every binaural beat there is and will say \’almost there\’ frequently. Will have success and want to know if they succeeded. It\’s all open ground… demons, silver chords and possession is entirely possible.

I will say.. it takes one to know one… I have been a few of these in the past.. and I hope it made you smile a little.

There are probably a few \’groupings\’ I missed.

If anyone has any other groupings they want to add, please feel free to leave a comment or join in the thread on the forums! πŸ™‚

Frank Kepple Practical Guide to Astral Projection

Bluremi, a member of the Astral Pulse, took the PDF I made of all of Frank Kepple\’s posts and re-formatted it and organized it by category!

It\’s an absolutely fantastic job! He posted it on Google Docs for everyone to read. My thanks go out to Bluremi for all the hard work he put into sorting these posts.

Learning Astral Projection & Meditation – Emptying Your Cup

I think everyone, at one point or another throughout their lives, has hear this phrase before – \”Empty your cup\”.
It\’s not directly spiritual or religiously related, although it can be related to just about every aspect of your life.

This is something that I have personally experienced, and I whole-fully believe that everyone has to do in order to progress on their path. That path can be learning Projection, Meditation, Spirituality in general… anything.

\"EmptyFor myself, it was relating directly to the first two… Projection and Meditation. Over the 15+ years I\’ve been practicing meditation, I read and learned much about what others were telling me that meditation was about, the same was true about projection. Everyone was filling my head with what I should be experiencing and feeling when doing these things. What did I actually learn? I learned that all the stuff I was learning that I THOUGHT was the truth, actually wasn\’t. What it was doing was getting in the way of what *I* was experiencing. I was throwing away valid and valuable experiences because they didn\’t match up to what others were telling me. This is a huge mistake…

So I came to a conclusion that in order for me to actually progress, I had to forget everything I thought I knew about Projection and Meditation. My cup had become so full with the notions, ideas and concepts of other people, that I had no room for my own notions, ideas and concepts to grow and flourish. I don\’t know exactly when this action happened, but it did… and ever since that day, I have found my own path through the forest instead of relying upon the footsteps of those who have come before me. I\’m now self sufficient in my opinions and beliefs, because they\’re no longer beliefs to me… they\’re now based solely upon my own direct experiences, and as we know, \”direct experiences\” are the trump cards with knowledge.

So please, if you\’re looking to learn anything new, be it anything about this physical reality or non-physical reality, you\’ll be doing yourself a huge favour by forgetting everything you think you know and begin to explore with the wonderment of a child. Everything is new.

Forget the labels you\’ve learned… dreaming, lucid dreaming, astral projection, out of body experiences, etc… forget it all. They are the labels of others… they only serve to confuse. Just go out and experience and learn from those experiences. πŸ™‚

EDIT: It\’s been pointed out to me that people are taking this too literal. What I suggest above shouldn\’t be taken as such, it isn\’t literal.
Nothing in relation to projection should ever be taken literally. I\’m speaking about everything you\’ve been told about what projection is supposed to be or is.

Your ideas.
Your concepts.
Your labels.
What you identify with Projection.

Ditch them as they\’re useless to you.
Start from a position of \”not knowing\”.

How to Project using a Focused Breathing Technique

I want to focus upon a usual technique that people like to use to Project with. Focusing upon your breathing.
The main action here is, well obviously, focusing upon your breathing, so let\’s focus on that for a minute, because that\’s going to be your make or break action.

Try this:
Don\’t worry about vibrations, noises, heavy feelings, SP… NOTHING. Forget you even know all that stuff. Forget everything you\’ve learned up until this point about astral projection. It\’s useless knowledge. (This should be your first step with ANY projection technique, I\’ll explain later in another article). Now, focus all your attention completely and utterly upon your breathing. Breathe in… feel the air passing through your nostrils, passing up your nose, down into your lungs… don\’t just \”feel\” it though, completely ENGROSS YOURSELF in the sensations. Then when your lungs are comfortably full, begin to breathe out… completely engrossing yourself in every sensation associated with that biological movement. Each time you breathe in again, increase the depth of how completely engrossed in focus you are on those sensations…

The deeper you get, the more \”lost\” in the moment you\’ll become… keeping the focus on the sensations will keep your mind active, just keep at it.

Focus… deeper… focus… deeper… focus… deeper… etc… eventually the physical reality will completely melt away. At one point you\’ll notice it has melted away and you\’ll notice that you\’re not experiencing ANYTHING. It will be just YOU there, no physical anything. This alone will probably snap you back to reality, but then just keep doing what you\’re doing. Keep teetering between \”here\” and \”there\”… and eventually you\’ll notice yourself \”there\” and you\’ll remain \”there\”.

Are Astral Projections \”Internal\” or \”External\” Experiences?

So, which is it? When we \”project\” our consciousness away from this physical reality, are we projecting to something internal to ourselves or external to ourselves?

I\’ll answer this from my own experience. Basically, since all is consciousness, there is no \”physical body\”. There never was, it\’s all virtual. So there\’s nothing to \”separate\” from. And since there\’s no physical body, there\’s nothing \”internal\” with which you project into. You ARE consciousness, so it\’s not so much that you have to get out of your body in order to project… it\’s that you need to focus away from what you\’re experiencing (this physical) and open yourself to something that isn\’t this physical. It\’s like a wave, individual among the body of water it is born from. Each of us are a wave OF (not in) the ocean. A wave can\’t separate from the ocean, anymore than you can separate from this body of consciousness that we\’re all apart of.

So projection isn\’t something internal to you… and it\’s not external to you either. Why? …because you ARE it. You are the ocean. You are everything. Projection is you experiencing yourself (consciousness) from a slightly different perspective. You\’re shifting your perception away from experiencing yourself as one thing, towards experiencing yourself as something else.

Does that make any sense or have I confused the matter more?

Meditation – Correct Breathing

A lot of people don\’t know this, but there actually is a \”CORRECT\” way to breath. And yes, this does relate to everything you do… from simple meditation, to living your daily life. Breathing properly will enhance everything you do. You\’ll feel much better too!

You\’re supposed to breath using your diaphragm. Simply put, if when you\’re breathing anything but your stomach is moving then you\’re doing it incorrectly.
Most people these days breath from their chest… this is horribly bad because those muscles are vastly weaker than your diaphragm. It\’s easier and better to breath from your stomach than it is your chest. Breathing from the chest is something that most people learn to do as they get older, it\’s an image thing.
My Sensei (I train [well I haven\’t for year or so at the moment hehe] in yoshinkan aikido) always said that to breath properly means to \”get fat\”… then \”get skinny\”! This is the kind of autonomic breathing that kicks in when you fall asleep.

If you watch a baby lie there breathing, you\’ll notice that it will do all the breathing using its stomach. This is what adults should strive for as well.

Doing this kind of breathing also assists the body in falling asleep, because it\’s the normal type of breathing that it\’s used to doing naturally and tricks the mind into thinking the body is asleep.

Have you ever listened to someone make that transition from awake to asleep. You can actually pinpoint the EXACT second that they \”fell asleep\” due to how their breathing changes. This \”sleep breathing\” is what you want to emulate while meditating.

So while you\’re practicing your projections, or even while you\’re going about your daily life, try to breathe correctly. Your body AND consciousness will thank you for it! πŸ™‚

Projection is like Walking!

Funny subject, I know! I wanted to get your attention! So, how exactly is projection like walking? Well, I\’ll explain.

Consider all the labels that we use to describe our non-physical experiences. Now compare them to something like \”movement\”.
For example: walking is a form of movement, running is a form of movement, standing still is also a form of movement (or a lack of movement for that matter).

We use different labels to describe what is, in essence, a form of movement. They all feel completely different, so we don\’t question the labels we use. Also, we all agree on what it means to be running (or walking or standing still). This is just a no-brainer concept, right?

So let\’s talk about the non-physical labels we use: dreaming, lucid dreaming, astral projection, obes are all \”non-physical experiences\” in the same way that walking, running and standing still are all forms of \”movement\”.

One (movement) is a measure of \”speed\” and the other (projection) is a measure of \”awareness\”. Really simple, eh?

What is “Intent”

People ask me, “How do I project?”.

Well, it’s 95% Intent… 5% Technique.

So, what is Intent and how do you use it to project?

This is the best way I can think of to describe Intent:
Intent is the difference between intending to move your hand, and actually moving your hand. You can intend to move your hand as much as you want. Sit there, look at your hand and just “think” about moving it. It won’t do anything, right? It won’t do anything UNTIL you actually MOVE your hand. That act of actually moving your hand is you placing the Intent to do so. So, Intent is the “action” which occurs a fraction before you do something.

If you can figure out how to harness this power, the power of Intent, then you can Project very easily. In terms of Projection (phasing in particular), it’s all about ALLOWING your consciousness to shift to the non-physical. It’s extremely hard to describe it beyond that, but once you figure it out, you’ll see just how easy all this stuff really is. At that point, the hardest thing you’ll then need to worry about is STAYING in the non-physical. For that, there are other techniques… which, ironically, also involve entirely around using your Intent! πŸ™‚

Have a great holiday everyone!

Astral Projection Labeling Our Experiences

I’ve made Astral Projection posts of this nature in the past, but as I’ve re-read them, they’ve seemed confusing, even to myself! And I wrote them! LOL

So I wanted to see if I couldn’t clarify things further.

I want to explain why “labeling” your experience in an attempt to categorize and define them is a bad idea, especially when you’re just starting out.

When I first started attempting to explore the non-physical, 10+ years ago, I had terms like “out of body experience”, “astral projection”, “lucid dream” and more all knocking around my skull. The only experience I had originally known about were lucid dreams, as I’ve been having those for as long as I can remember. It wasn’t until I really started putting the puzzle pieces together within the last 2 – 3 years that I figured out the actual nature of those experiences.

I found that there is one constant, one commonality, that linked all of these, supposedly, separate experiences/labels… dreams, lucid dreams, astral projections, out of body experiences, false awakenings, etc… there is one factor which everyone seems to completely ignore: YOU. Well, more to the point, Consciousness! Because you ARE consciousness. This is why these experiences all feel “different” and “separate”, because the “YOU” is different in each case.

YOU are the label. YOU are the definition.

How did I figure this out? What experiences did I have which gave me this conclusion? I have directly experienced the full spectrum of, what I can only describe as, “levels of awareness” within a single non-physical experience. I have started an experience with a dream awareness (normal dream), then become lucidly aware (lucid dream), then initiated a technique and brought forth my full waking awareness bringing me to an astral awareness (full astral projection). “Awareness”, to me, is a point along this spectrum. At each “level”, it feels like a different and completely separate experience. I can completely understand why people feel this way, but these aren’t experiences which you “have”… they’re experiences which you “are”. There is a vast difference between those two statements.

That spectrum looks kind of like this:

(Keep in mind that these are MY metaphors… MY labels. But I ask you to try and identify these labels in comparison to the ones you use. I try to make the comparison as obvious as I can using words and terms which people “mostly” agree upon. LoL)

“Dream Awareness” …… “Lucid Awareness” …… “Astral Awareness”

On the left of this spectrum, you have the experience which you don’t realize you’re in the non-physical. Essentially, it’s you dreaming… it’s you experiencing a reality that isn’t this physical reality, you just don’t realize that fact. It’s you having a dream awareness. You have to have a very base level of awareness in order to experience this, otherwise you won’t directly experience the event, so you’ll have zero chance of remembering it (which would be any experience taking place to the left of this point). If you’ve ever awoken in the morning with brief flashes of symbols and images from the dreams you had during the night, then you had a dream awareness experience, but you were just on the very cusp of having the bare minimum level of awareness in order to remember the experience.

On the far right, you have the experience which you do realize you’re in the non-physical *AND* you have the same awareness which you have right now while reading this post. You’re wide awake and fully aware of who you are with all your memories of such. THIS experience is what most people (and myself) would consider the “holy grail” of projections. It’s what most people refer to as an Astral Projection. It’s you experiencing the non-physical with an astral awareness.

I should point out, too, that your awareness can move both ways along this spectrum. You can gain awareness, and lose awareness.

So far I’ve described the two ends of the spectrum. Where does a “lucid awareness” fit into all this then?

Well, in the middle is the point where we have become “aware” that we’re in the non-physical and experiencing a reality that isn’t this physical reality. Anything to the left of this point is a “dream awareness experience”, or as most people call them, a “normal dream” (it’s important to point out here that the further right you move from the far left, the more “clear” and “vivid” your experience will become until you actually become lucidly aware). It’s at this point that the only thing you have is a base awareness that you’re in the non-physical. At this time, the closer you can bring your awareness to your full waking awareness, the further to the right you’ll move along this spectrum towards the “astral awareness” (aka, full astral projection). I have some techniques I’ve written about on my website to accomplish this. If you can’t find them, please let me know and I’ll provide the links.

So, as you can see, an astral projection is just a “dream” where you have a full waking awareness. However, don’t let the “just” fool you… what most people consider a “dream”, as I mentioned above, doesn’t exist. There is no such fundamental experience called a “dream”. There is only you experiencing the non-physical unknowingly!

This is why labeling an experience is a waste of time, because they’re all the same experience. What differs is only how consciously aware you are during the experience. This is why I don’t really worry too much if I had a lucid awareness experience or an astral awareness experience, because I know that what’s important is that I was consciously aware in the non-physical! I have a set of goals which I always keep solidly in my mind, so even if I’m only lucidly aware, I still remember enough to do them… such as meeting a guide. Sometimes it works out, other times it doesn’t… but as I said, in the end, I’m happy that I had an experience outside this physical reality.

I have a challenge for anyone who can project. Try to experience the full spectrum of awareness in a single non-physical experience. If you manage it, try to take note how each “level” feels compared to the last.

The Key to Most Astral Projection Techniques/Methods

Someone posted a PDF on the Astral Pulse tonight showing 66 different Astral Projection techniques.

The thing is that they\’re not 66 different techniques. They\’re the same technique with 66 slight variations. Well, that is, the ones that you do while consciously awake. There are ones listed where you initiate them from a lucid awareness experience in the non-physical.

It\’s a great write-up and all, but I think it\’s more important for people to understand *WHY* each of those techniques work.

I\’d encourage people to take a bunch of techniques they read about (here or wherever) and try to break them down into their base parts. Try to figure out makes the technique tick. Here\’s a hint… they\’re all asking you to do the *EXACT SAME THING* just in slightly different ways.

Ok that wasn\’t so much of a hint as telling you. LoL

Just about every technique incorporates Visualization or Mental Concentration/Focus in some way as a method of fixating your awareness away from the Physical. That\’s it… that\’s the entire secret. That\’s what took me over 10 years to figure. I use this concept to create my own visualizations and you can use this knowledge to further help yourself to project.

There\’s nothing mystical or magical about any of this and most importantly: ANYONE CAN DO IT.

Morning Projection – Friday, June 29th, 2012

I had today off work, so after dropping my girlfriend off at the train station I came back home and began a Phasing session. I haven\’t had much chance to actually do much projecting lately, so I was really looking forward to this and suffice to say I wasn\’t disappointed.

The experience began with me in my old bedroom at my parents house. I tore open the blinds, opened the window and jumped out… unfortunately, at this point I began to lose the experience. Everything started to fade to black, as it did I focused upon a patch of grass in the distance and \”relaxed\” a bit, and the scene came back to me stronger than ever. I relaxed and brought all my attention and focus towards that patch of grass, trying to see as much detail of it as I could.

After that, I flew to the front of the house and had the urge to fly upwards as high as I could in order to get a better view and perhaps just to see how high I could get. Well, for one reason or another I couldn\’t get very high, nor could I even fly very fast. When I landed, there was a gentleman there who was going to \’help\’ me, and teach me to fly faster. He strapped these \”shocking\” wrist straps to me and took me around while slightly shocking me… at no point did it ever hurt, but I was getting slightly faster than I initially was, but still not where I wanted to be. Next he put this cloak around my shoulders which also did some shocking, this didn\’t work much better than the wrist cuffs though. LOL

Anyway, along with the man and his shocking stuff, there were random people walking by whom I was trying to engage in conversation. One lady seemed to be kind of Mexican in appearance and a tad stocky, I kept asking her name and all she kept repeating was \”C\” or \”Sea\”, I couldn\’t get much else out of her.

Another couple who walked by looked to be an old-style priest/nun combination… the old nun looked to be quite sick, she had brown lines all over her neck and face, and I remember hearing something about her being the cause of the priest dying. I shook the nuns hand and said hello, but I don\’t remember too much more about that part.

The entire experience felt like it lasted around 30 minutes. Thankfully I know approximately when I fell asleep… and 1 1/2 hours of physical time had actually passed.

Possible Cause for \”Reality Fluctuations\” in our projections

There was a discussion on the Astral Pulse recently where we talked about \”Reality Fluctuations\”. I wanted to share with you a statement made and my response to it in hopes that it\’ll shed some light on this phenomenon. This is the thread in question should you want to read the whole thing. My post is on the second page, at the end.

The original statement:

There are never any defects in the RTZ when I stay projected in my bedroom. The defects start when I leave my room, and they get much worse when I project outside my house.

My response:

There\’s a reason for that, in my opinion… and it illustrates the very \”subjective\” nature of this so called reality that people label the \”RTZ\”.

Basically, you know your room really well. You could probably close your eyes right now and visualize every detail of your room, down to the smallest part.
This \”knowledge\” of your environment gets a little more iffy the further away from your room you get until you get so far away where you can\’t rely upon your memory of the area to get a firm \”build\” of it to experience.

And the further you get out, the more the \”collective\” nature kicks in… whereby you\’ll begin to see the environment meshed with other people\’s thoughts and ideas of how they perceive their surroundings. This is, I believe, the nature of the \”fluctuations\” people experience.

This goes for other non-physical realities as well.

This is part of the \”subjective\” aspect of the non-physical reality you find yourself in.
To me, it\’s obviously being created by your mind to a degree, and the other minds you\’re sharing that reality with.
The \”RTZ\” really seems to be no different than any other collective \”non-physical\” environment.

This effect can even begin happening within your immediate surroundings upon the initial projection \”exit\”. If you don\’t truly remember where something was put, then it just might not be where you think it was. This actually lends more credibility to Tom\’s MBT Theory of the larger consciousness system. The only data available in whatever reality you find yourself in comes from your own consciousness, unless it\’s a collective reality of sorts shared by at least one other consciousness. If you\’re not sure where a certain item is, then the data for that item\’s placement won\’t be available to the reality in order to render it to your consciousness in the location you believe it to be.

The Vigil Method & Fred’s New Book!

Fred (Major Tom from the Astral Pulse) from the Explorations-in-Consciousness website/forum released a chapter from his now released book, “Explorations in Consciousness”. It describes what the author calls “The Vigil Method”.

You can find the method at the following link: The Vigil Method


So you want to join the ranks of those who, in the words of the poet John Magee, have “…slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.” You won’t be flying an airplane, which inspired those words, but the rewards of learning how to project are even greater. So how do you make the OBE happen?

Clearly, the voluntary induction of the out-of-body state is associated with sleep. There are other situations in which the OBE occurs, such as during trauma or other extreme events, but the voluntary induction of the state is associated with the natural sleep rhythms of the physical body. In particular, Robert Monroe was the first to fully recognize the importance of being able to reach the MABA state (Mind Awake/Body Asleep) in order to effectuate the OBE.

Please do head over to Barnes and Noble or Amazon to purchase Fred’s new book! It’s promising to be an excellent read!

In Explorations in Consciousness, Frederick Aardema, a clinical researcher, provides a profound, in-depth account of the out-of-body experience, during which the explorer of consciousness is able to transcend the boundaries of time and space.

Congratulations Fred!

Morning Projection – April 6th, 2012

I had a really awesome astral awareness experience this morning. First, I\’ll mention that it was \”astral\” and not \”lucid\” because I was firmly and fully consciously aware of who I was.

It started as a normal dream awareness experience where I was visiting my old place of employment. From there I quickly clued in that I was in the non-physical (which, ironically is VERY physical when you\’re experiencing it first hand LoL – this is why the labels physical and non-physical are really bad for this), at which point I flew up and away!

I wanted to test some things, like the properties of water… and I landed and found a muddy puddle of water. From there I begin just touching it and splashing it. Everything felt just as it should. At that point, I felt he usual \”waking up\” signs. My sight started to blur and darken a bit, so I took this opportunity to practice a method of remaining in the experience. On a curb of concrete next to me was what looked like a small metal plaque with the numbers \”2701\” on them. I focused really hard and really intently upon the plaque and its numbers. I even reached out and felt them in order to bring my awareness more into the reality I was experiencing.

Well, everything started to darken, but not completely! It took a few seconds and it was a bit iffy… but I eventually managed to refocus my efforts into the non-physical reality I was in, and cleared everything up. After that, I had what felt like another 10 – 15 minutes. I took the time to fly around and bust through some walls (yeah I dunno why I enjoy doing that LOL), and mostly just taking in the sights from where I was. I don\’t remember too much of the details except seeing some people who were working on a high rise as I was flying by.

Anyway, the amount of concentration and focus I had to put into retaining my experience was immense. I remember the sensation of opening my non-physical eyes as wide as I could in order to get the traction there I needed. I hope to get more chances like that to test and practice these kinds of things.