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Astral Projection Techniques For Beginners

Updated on October 24, 2013

Learn Easy Astral Projection Techniques For Beginners

Let me first say that astral projection techniques for beginners are many and you can spend years in trying all techniques from all the books and courses available for learning how to have an obe.

I should know. I've been practicing various astral projection techniques for a few years already, and only very recently I've gotten any success at all.

In this article I will describe various techniques that you can try in learning to astral project, and give you the best resources and books on learning this awesome way of learning about yourself, your inner self, and the world around you.

If there is anything I've learned throughout the years is that not every technique works for everyone. What worked best for me might not do anything for you. I guess this is why there are so many different techniques, because as we are unique, we respond to different stimuli, and we learn based on different wasy of teachings.

I'll tell you all about my way as well.

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How to have an out of body experience
How to have an out of body experience

The Best OBE Course I Can Recommend

by a great master of astral projection

This is the one astral projection course that helped me truly have my first AP. The set of 6 CDs have been put together by none other than William Buhlman, one of the major teachers in astral projection. I got interested in AP years ago by reading his book Adventures Beyond The Body. Awesome book as well, highly recommended.

Btw, there is an even better course on astral projection, however that might be out of the budget of many people. I will discuss it briefly towards the end of this article.

A Fun View Of How NOT To Have An OBE

It was seriously fun to watch this 13 minutes video. It tells you what NOT to do to avoid getting out of body experiences. Because if you DO them, you will probably have one...

As humorous as it is, this video sums up pretty well the main things one should do to have an astral projection. Totally recommended!

If You Liked The First Part, Then Watch Part 2 - Equally Fun!

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astral projection myths

7 Myths About Astral Projection Techniques For Beginners

When I first started learning astral projection, I've read everything I could on the subject, I've soaked up information like a sponge, I visited all the AP and OBE forums, I've watched countless videos, bought a lot of products (books and video courses) and I by the end I could have written a disertation on the topic.

But still, I didn't have a real out of body experience, with all my intellectual knowledge about it.

And one thing I've learned over time is that there is a lot of misinformation, there are a lot of myths around the subject, and some of these wrong informations were what kept me from having a real OBE.

So here are some of the major myths about astral projection techniques for beginners that I came across. Some you might already know, and others you might find curious, while there are some that you might not even agree with. That's ok. Just be aware that there is lots of stuff out there, and not everything works as expected.

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  1. Don't try to have an out of body experience in the night, because it won't work. I've stayed away from trying to AP in the evening exactly because early on I've learned that I should not do it.

    How wrong I was! My first successful astral projection happened just before falling asleep, in the night. That's right. First myth busted! Just thinking that I could have had an astral projection earlier if I actually tried and didn't listen to the all-knower gurus out there makes me cringe. Oh well, better late than never.

  2. Do not try to have an AP in bed - go to a couch, outside of your bedroom. Here is another myth busted. This one ties in together with the previous myth, but while the first one is about trying to AP in the night, this is about the location. Like I said before, my first successful AP happened in my own bed, just before falling asleep.

  3. It is very difficult to have an astral projection, and it might take you years of trying - Well, this is not exactly a myth, but it doesn't have to be this way. You have to try several techniques and stick with the one feels best for you. And you have to try regularly. Then it won't take you years until you have your first conscious astral projection.

  4. You can't learn OBE, it happens spontaneously, so don't even try. Wrong again. With regular practice you will get have an out of body experience, all you need is to find the astral projection technique that works best for you.

  5. Very few people have an astral projection - In fact, we all astral project during the night when we sleep, but we simply don't remember because we lose consciousness and then slip into a dream.

  6. You might not come back to your body when you're out projecting - This is totally not true. AP is a very normal part of our being and we practically astral project every single night. We always come back. Don't forget that we are astral beings, we are souls in a temporary body, so being out in the astral is a very natural state for us. There is no 'not coming back to the body'.

  7. Our body can be possessed during sleep. Have you been watching movies such as Insidious - Astral Projection by any chance? (Great movie by the way but totally wrong when it comes to real astral projection experiences).

    No entity can possess the body while it is out there traveling in the ether. You are connected to your body by a so-called silver cord, so you are never truly detached from it. Nothing can come in at all. The only time you are not connected to your body is when you are dead. Then there is no silver cord. And we all die only once in this life, and it won't happen any time during a regular astral projection.

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The Rope Technique For Astral Projection

As taught by Robert Bruce

The rope technique is one that most people try when learning to astral project. It is actually quite a good technique and many folks have great results with it. Sadly this is not the technique that brought my first out of body experience, but then again, we are not all the same, and what works for one, might not work for the other person.

Being a very popular technique, here it is described below.

The rope technique for astral projection is actually quite easy. Once you get your body asleep (completely relaxed, as in not feeling it anymore), start visualizing a rope that you grab and start climbing it. The visualization of the movement of climbing can bring about a real astral projection. Here bring yourself to the point where you begin to feel vibrations, and then you exit your body.

Note: there are two main ways for astral projection: astral in the nearby physical environment (your own room, you see your environment and your body, and projection directly in the astral plane - here you are going directly into the astral, you're completely out of your environment).

The rope technique brings you out of your body into the real time zone, not into the astral directly.

This technique has been started by Robert Bruce in his Astral Dynamics book. If you don't have it yet, I strongly recommend you get it. It's a mountain of a book teaching you how to project from beginning to advanced techniques, some which might just be the right for you!

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Just Some Of The OBE Books I Have At Home

Just Some Of The OBE Books I Have At Home
Just Some Of The OBE Books I Have At Home

The Roll Out Technique

This is another great technique that pulls you out of your body in the real time zone.

There are two versions to this technique. The roll-out and the lifting technique. In the lifting technique, you visualize yourself lifting out from your body, while in the roll out technique, you imagine yourself rolling to the left or right when the vibrations come. Two main reasons why this might not work for everybody are because 1 - you are not relaxed enough, and 2 - because you might be afraid that you physically roll out of the bed.

One way to easily achieve the roll-out of the physical body is by gently rocking yourself from side to side. Eventually you break free from your phisical body and end up in the ether - but still in the physical real time (you actually see your body lying in the bed or couch near you).

I'm not quite sure who thought of this technique first, but it is included in most astral projection techniques for beginners books out there.

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Journey out of the body robert monroe

The Phasing Technique

This is a very interesting technique, one that was coined by Robert Monroe, maybe the most popular astral projecting teacher all around.

Basically while with the previous techniques when you leave your body you land somewhere in the room, when you phase out of your body, you go to another realm altogether. So you won't be seeing your body at all, or your home, or your neighborhood. You'll be in another dimension directly.

It is said that the real time projection is actually an interruption before phasing. That if you don't try to get out of your body by the various astral projection techniques mentioned before, if you simply let yourself go (without falling asleep), you eventually end up in the astral directly.

Many people find phasing much easier than trying to get out of their body in the real lifetime.

Robert Monroe has written a set of 3 books on his experiences with astral projection and phasing, and his teaching on the subject. He is really known as the father of astral projection. His books are not only recommended, but necessary on the bookshelf of any serious astral projection learner.

To really learn phasing, you need to get his books. There are many websites talking about phasing, but none teach it as well as the person discovering this technique in the first place.

Robert Monroe's Books On Phasing - for Astral Projection

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binaural beats

Astral Projecting Using Binaural Beats

One of the favorite astral projection techniques for beginners is using Binaural Beats.

There is a lot of talk about binaural beats and there are many that you can find online (paid and free). Not everything lends itself equally to astral projection though. It all depends on what frequencies are the beats at and what wave lengths they induce in the listener.

For example there are binaural beats that simply help you get into an Alpha state of meditation and relaxation. Or there are binaural beats that help with letting go of headaches and stress. And there are also binaural beats for brainwave entrainment suitable for giving you a much needed sleep (especially when you are suffering from sleep problems.)

Here are some of the real binaural beats that help with your AP session.

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The Gateway Experience Waves
The Gateway Experience Waves

Gateway Experience Waves For Astral Projection

Hemi-Sync - By The Monroe Institute

If you really want to get good at astral projection beyond beginner level, and you are interested in the actual astral voyage - i.e. getting to an astral plane rather than simply hanging around your body in the real time, there is no better course out there than the Gateway Experience Waves by Robert Monroe Institute.

Yes, this is the institute founded by the very Robert Monroe (I talked about him a bit earlier on in this article) who started the whole phasing technique.

I have this course, so I don't endorse it simply because it's there. I've tried it and it's awesome. It's great! Granted, it costs more than pretty much everything else out there, but what you get out of it is really worth it. It is the entire Astral Projection course (and if you go to their Gateway real courses, you spend a couple of thousand dollars at least).

Highly recommended!

Gateway Experience For Astral Projection - Learn how to astral project with this full kit of 6 CDs.

Here the entire knowledge is condensed in these Hemi-Sync CDs that help you with your out of body exploration.

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Do You Have Experiences With OBE Techniques For Beginners? - Leave Your Comments Below

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      astralman 4 years ago

      Great article. I wrote a lens on astral projection techniques as well, check it out - it's different than yours.

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      CornellMarCom LM 4 years ago

      Interesting reading. Something I want to explore.

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Perfect for just before I go to sleep!

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      NakedCavewoman 4 years ago

      Very interesting - thank you!!

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      hovirag 4 years ago

      the guy on the videos is really funny - explaining through forbidding :)

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      mrsclaus411 4 years ago

      A very interesting lens! Learned a lot on astral projection. Thanks for sharing this informative lens!

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I attended once a session but never really got into it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi I just wanted a recommendation for binural beats around $30-50 that I can buy off amazon which helps you and how do i use them

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      orca2312 4 years ago

      @kislanyk: um i dont know how to say this but im young and iv'e always wanted to astro project but i just don't know how could you maybe give me any more tips because this page was very interesting. :)

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      orca2312 4 years ago

      @termit_bronx: how do you concentrate on your heart chakra?

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      SecondSally 4 years ago

      Interesting stuff. It made me want to learn more.

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      termit_bronx 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing these wonderful tips with us! I meditate every night before going to sleep. For now I only concentrate on heart chakra and trying to remove my thoughts. Later I will also learn astral projection.

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      BarbaraCasey 5 years ago

      I wonder if you have to "leave your body" to see into other dimensions. There's so much we don't know. It took me years just to figure out the mediumship thing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      very interesting info on astral projection - it is sure to help anyone just starting out.

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      Ok, this is just fully fascinating to me! I've never heard of astral projection and am off to find even more information on the subject. Blessed!

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      hewman-being 5 years ago

      Thanks for the info! I once spontaneously left my physical body and was aware of it just after going to bed like you, I felt very different, turned around and saw myself asleep in bed. Was an incredible experience, even though I ended up getting pulled back into my body after just wondering around the house for a few minutes! Just getting back into AP after 3 years or so of abstinence from it. Thanks again :)

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      laughingapple 5 years ago

      Really great lens. I became interested in this and Lucid Dreaming a few years ago but never really pursued it. You have lots of great information that I am going to check out.

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      dave-sutton 5 years ago

      As you have said, we Astral project while asleep. I'm quite happy just meditating when I feel stressed.

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      Lisa Musser 5 years ago from Kansa, USA

      I haven't had one yet, but I'm working on it.

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      Genycis LM 5 years ago

      Nice lens. I actually always wondered myself as to how to achieve this, but the only out of body I had was years ago as a late teen, and that was due to a loss of an aunt. It was not something I deliberately did either, it happened in my sleep ironically enough, almost like a dream but more vivid and not dreamlike to feeling. Great lens though, maybe I can figure this out and experience it one day.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've not had any out of body experiences. I suppose I'm waiting around for the traditional method -- death. (LOL!) Take care.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      This would be quite interesting to attempt.

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      Mona 5 years ago from Iowa

      An interesting read. I've not sought to project myself but find the idea intriguing. You done a wonderful job writing about it all.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have had many experiences of the paranormal including an OB Experience during an NDE (near death experience). However, have never consciously tried Astral Projection! Now, surely you have got me interested in trying this one! :)

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      I would like to learn more about this. What are the benefits? Any negative effects?

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      @the-good-stuff: Oh it is real alright. As a matter of fact, we all astral project during the night, it's just that we don't recall it in the morning. This is called involuntary astral projection. But learning how to astral project consciously, now THAT's something worth looking into and hope this lens gives you a few ideas to get you started if you're curious about it :)

      Thanks for visiting!

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      @AlleyCatLane: Definitely it's worth learning more about it. I'll post soon another lens on the benefits (and possible dangers) of astral projection. It's a subject on its own, that's why I didn't want to cram it all in here, because this is mostly about the techniques for those who are already interested in learning. Thanks for the visit!

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      the-good-stuff 5 years ago

      I always though Astral Projection was science fiction and not real. Now I feel compelled to find out more!