Most people have heard of astral projection at some point or another during the course of their lives. Perhaps it was mentioned by a knowledgeable friend, a book, or a movie.
However, there are only a small number of people that understand that astral projection is both real and something that anyone and everyone can do. In fact, many people have actually experienced at least one astral projection in their lives and while some may be aware of this experience, many people are not.
We need to first look at the definition for astral projection. To state this in very simple terms, astral projection’s definition is a human being able to move out of their physical body. All humans have this ability, in fact they actually do it when they are sleeping in the night.
When our bodies are at rest and our conscious minds largely disengaged, our subconscious remains active. You may not remember doing so, but you have almost certainly had some experience with astral projection.
You can astral project and visit any place or time of your choosing. If you can visualize it, you can be there in an instant. When you’re astral traveling, your astral body can cross any distance in no time at all. As long as your physical body is at rest, your astral body is free to explore the universe.
The next question is what the astral body is. It is the ethereal body. The astral body is the invisible duplicate of the body. It houses all our desires and feelings. Does the astral body leave and not return? A silver cord connects the physical and astral bodies together.
The silver cord is attached from the moment that the astral body and the physical body connect. It only detaches at the moment of death when the astral and physical body permanently disconnect from each other. It is this cord that recalls the astral body to the physical body.
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.
Astral projecting while in a chemically induced altered state can be dangerous; your astral body will be affected and travel the lower levels of the astral plane, which are more hazardous.
Mental preparation is key when astral projecting this is true whether you are just learning, fine-tuning your experiences or if you are an expert. Once you have, the process of preparation down it is easy to reach the space of astral projection and to control this process.
There are a number of different methods of preparation depending on whom or what you consult.
Some individuals prefer doing astral projection alone in their homes. Meanwhile, others learn various methods that help them gain control and enjoy their experiences while being lead by numerous professionals in the astral projection field.
There are several books on this subject and you can locate other aids to help you online. One type of aid is that of hypnosis recordings that are created for astral projections to get you into the desired state of mind.
You can listen to these recordings to relax and allow your subconscious to hear the messages on the recordings that it’s time to astral project.
There have been a number of recent advances in sound technologies, one of which is called ‘binaural beats’. Binaural beats work by transmitting slightly varied sound frequencies in each of the listeners ears. The effect of this is to foster quick entry into a deeply relaxed state of meditation, which is necessary for successful astral projection.
You may not be successful on the first few tries, but don’t let this discourage you.
It is not an ability that you have to acquire, we are all capable of doing it, many have just forgotten how and need to fine tune the natural skill.
If you still don’t believe in astral projection, just remember the last time that you had a dream that you were flying followed by a sensation of falling right before you awoke. The sensation of flying was how it feels to travel with your astral body and the falling was your astral body coming back to you.
Astral projection is a real ability that everyone has, everyone can use and all it needs is a bit of fine-tuning in order to be able to do it at will.