Most people will have heard at some point in time in their lives the term astral projection. It is possible they may have heard it there are a number of books, movies and people who have studied or follow a new age path.
However, astral projection isn’t something which only happens in fictional entertainment it’s very real and it is something which every man and woman has the capacity to do. You have almost certainly done it yourself, though you may not have known that this is what you were doing.
First, it is a good idea to understand what astral projection is. In simple terms, astral projection is the ability to leave ones body. Everyone has this ability, and everyone does this at night during sleep.
When you are asleep our physical mind is at rest and the subconscious mind takes over. When this happens that is when a person astral projects. Most people simply don’t remember doing this.
When astral projecting, you can visit any place in the past, present or future. All you have to do is to focus on it and you can go there. Your astral body is not limited by physical proximity and when your body sleeps, it is free to travel.
This brings us to the next logical question what is the astral body? The astral body is essentially an invisible ‘double’ of your physical body. The astral body is also known as the ethereal body, and is the seat of our feelings and desires. You may wonder why the astral body doesnt just leave and never return. This is because the astral body remains connected to the physical body via a silver cord.
This silver cord was connected the first time the astral body entered the physical body and can not be severed until the astral body leaves the physical body for the last time, death. It is the silver cord that prevents the astral body from straying away.
When you astral project, your astral body leaves the physical universe and travels the astral plane this is a non-physical double of the physical universe. While there is some disagreement about exactly how the astral plane works, it is agreed that it is composed of a number of different layers.
It is natural at this point to wonder whether or not astral projection is dangerous in any way. The answer is both yes and no. We have already established that the astral body cannot permanently leave the physical body, and that everyone is capable of astral projection.
But, just like anything you do, you need to be able to think effectively. Solid thinking skills are required so that you can go where you want and know what you plan to accomplish.
The danger then comes when you astral project when you mind is not sound. So if a person is under the influence of alcohol or drugs they could end up in bad places. The bad places would be the lower levels of the astral plane.
This is the reason it is imperative that you understand how to do this and where you want to project to. Your goal is to do astral projection using your conscious mind. You need to have total control over your astral body and what it is doing. Your total control comes from the thoughts you think.
If you are well prepared ahead of time, you may find that you are able to astral project very quickly.
Most people like to do their astral projection while alone in the privacy of their home.
That said, there are astral projection professionals who conduct group astral travel sessions in order to help others learn how to control their astral projection and to make the most of the experience. You may want to try astral projection both on your own and in a group under the guidance of a professional.
You can find various other resources such as books online. For instance, you can create the right state of mind by listening to quality astral projection hypnosis recordings.
It will help you relax and walk you through the various stages.
This is beneficial since you can continue playing the recording repeatedly until your subconscious mind picks up the message that it is all right for you to leave your body.
There have been many recent advances in an audio technology called ‘binaural beats’. This technology works by slight variances in sound frequencies played in each ear. The effect of this is a quick and complete relaxation that fosters a deep meditative state. This meditative state is necessary if you want to successfully astral project.
On your first couple of attempts at astral projection, you may not succeed. This is nothing to get discouraged over; practice makes perfect with astral projection as it does with every other kind of skill.
As long as you stick with it, you’ll develop this latent ability and be able to enjoy all of the benefits which astral projection has to offer.
Still not convinced? When was the last time you dreamt of flying or felt as though you were falling? The flying was the astral body moving through the astral planes. The falling sensation came when you noticed that astral body coming back to the physical body.
Astral projection can be learned and if you practice regularly, you’ll master this ability sooner than you may think.