astral projection - have you ever...?

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  1. Happyontheinside profile image72
    Happyontheinsideposted 13 years ago

    I would like to know if anyone else has ever had any out-of-body experiences; and what they saw whilst they were 'under'.

    I have been researching this particular skill with the open mindedness of one who will believe anything until she dissproves it to herself, and about three weeks ago believed I was ready to start trying it out. Obviously although I have been trying for quite some time I couldn't get past the meditation stage, but I am a patient girl and understand that it takes some time.

    Anyways; yesterday I was in my room, thought I'd give it another go in the knowledge that it would take a while to get used to. I lay down, relaxed, went through the usual process of trying to imagine what I would look like from across the room - when I think it actually might have worked. I was still in bed because I could see myself lying there (much to my own shock!) I looked down at myself, came closer, pointed at my own face and then woke up...I have read that the shock of seeing yourself can force you back into your body...It was like dreaming but I wasn't asleep.

    I started this thread because it wasx different from what I had read about. I experienced no 'whispering', no bright colours and certainly did not feel like I was flying...I was simply in two places at once, and when I moved it seemede to be by thought rather than with legs.

    Apologies if this is a bit odd...I am a very spiritual person and experiences like this are simply part of my life. I would like to know if others ever experienced anything like it as part of my constant need for verification.


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      plantit1posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I experienced being out of my body once. My mother was very ill with a terminal disease and so afraid of dying. She was crying to me asking me to help her. I remember feeling completely powerless not knowing what to do or say to her and the next thing I was up in the corner of the room looking at her and myself. Time stood still for those split seconds as I realized that this life was like a play and I was just suppose to play along. I quickly returned to my body and begin hugging my mother which caused her to calm right down. So now I have that rememberance to recall when things get too hairy, we're spirits having a human experience.

      1. CrystalStarWoman profile image60
        CrystalStarWomanposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        What an amazing experience smile

    2. CrystalStarWoman profile image60
      CrystalStarWomanposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I don't find this 'a bit odd' at all lol

      I have had lots of strange experiences over the years and find it all very fascinating and wonderful.

      Several years ago I used to write a newsletter, sharing my experiences and inviting readers to share theirs.

      People used to write and say how much they enjoyed reading about all the amazing 'stuff' that was happening to others. They didn't feel like they were alone anymore - just knowing that there were like-minded people out there, having similar experiences was an inspiration and encouraged them to explore further...

      (I have just written a hub about a strange experience of possible astral travel that I had, that's when I saw the link to this forum topic!)

    3. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Everyone does in their dreams , some have control while some do not.

  2. double_frick profile image62
    double_frickposted 13 years ago

    many people unconsciously astral travel during dreamtime. its definitely possible to astral travel consciously while awake, during meditation.

    there have been times that i just *pop* appear somewhere.
    and there have been times that myself, and others with me, have literally flown through space. i'm not one to exaggerate, and i guess i don't expect others to believe me, lol. but i believe me. and the people who were also there, my boyfriend for one, believe me. smile

    its really fascinating.

    i actually have heard more about quantum jumping more...basically like teleportation.
    now THAT is something i want to learn, if its actually possible. ;P

  3. Happyontheinside profile image72
    Happyontheinsideposted 13 years ago

    That sounds fun...Though I think the projection scared me enough for now. It's good to know others have similar experiences. I believe you wink

  4. TerryGl profile image58
    TerryGlposted 13 years ago

    I have heard that binaural beats can be used with great effect for astral travel.

    I have not tried that beat myself yet, I have used the sleeping and non smoking ones with great results.

    There is quite a lot written about binaural beats and astral travel.

  5. perfumer profile image66
    perfumerposted 13 years ago

    Hello Happy,

    I usually hear a hissing noise right before leaving the body and then I begin to move very slow at first and speed up gradually. I can control the speed through breathing techniques which I never learned anywhere. I don't have these experiences at will but if I read any books on OOBE, I experience them more frequently. Robert Monroe is my favorite author on OOBE.

    Your experience was definitely an OOBE, some don't need to hear or see to leave the body, they just use their thoughts. Your bilocal existence is an advanced case of OOBE even though this was your first time.

    Good luck with your journey

  6. Happyontheinside profile image72
    Happyontheinsideposted 13 years ago

    terry; I looked at some of your hubs - I haven't heard of Binaural beats before and found it quite informative. I used to have a real problem sleeping and found that a certain track of music helped me to drift off. So I am perfectly willing to accept that sounds can alter your conscious state.

    Thanks for the advice perfumer, I'll go look up Robert Munroe now and see what I can find...It must be really inconvenient to have it happen without controlling it. I'm going to do a bit more research then try it again.


    1. TerryGl profile image58
      TerryGlposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      If you or anyone else is interested I have a link where you can download a free binaural beat for sleep. You do have to provide an email address on the site but the owner, Steven Aitchison does provide some free resources that are next to done.

      Just email me for the link.

  7. Black Lilly profile image59
    Black Lillyposted 13 years ago

    I think everyone can experience something like this.

    First of all I think you have to be clean enough. By saying that I mean no alcohol, no smoking or any form of drugs, no red meat (no meat at all, if you can do that), no coffee. No stress.
    Plus your conscious mind should not be afraid of what you might see - and this is the concept most people struggle with. You must have a deep belief that it actually CAN happen, though not go too far and make your mind respond to your "order" by simply creating an illusion, instead of really experiencing it.

    Anyone can try it and... just be open to whatever this brings. It might be a surprise wink

    Another way people tend to experience something extraordinary is after a huge emotional shock - accidents, death of the loved, etc. This also tends to purify people and open certain channels.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I don't use drugs nor do I condone them. However many people use drugs to induce OBEs.

  8. AdeleCosgroveBray profile image88
    AdeleCosgroveBrayposted 13 years ago

    I invite you to take a look at the work of Stephen LaBerge, who has done a lot of research in this field.

    And yes, I have experienced astral travel as a deliberate choice; many times, in fact.  Maybe I'll write a Hub about it when I get time!

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    Pani Midnyte Odinposted 13 years ago

    When I was four years old, I was staying at my grandmother's house for the week. I wanted to be with my mother very badly, but I couldn't. One day, my grandmother had me take a nap. My mother happened to be at home for a few minutes. (*Remember my grandmother's house and my mother's house were two different places, clear across town from each other*) My mother heard me laugh and looked to see my playing with my blocks in the living room. She immediately called my grandmother and my grandmother said she was looking at me right at that moment, taking a nap peacefully. My mother asked my grandmother to wake me up so she did. As soon as I was awake, I disappeared from my mother's living room.

    Since then, I have had many out of body experiences. Some were involuntary, while some I induced myself.

    Inducing them doesn't work for everyone, but here are some tips:

    -It usually helps if you have been to the place, or have a photo of the place you are trying to project yourself to.
    -Play some soothing music.
    -The Obsidian stone is believed to be linked to astral projection. Placing an Obsidian stone in each hand while you try to project yourself may help.
    -Try not to think about anything other than the place you are trying to project yourself to.

    If the above doesn't work, you can turn to more drastic measures like recreating the place.
    -Hang photos of the place all around you, play music and sounds that you'd hear there, use candles to make the place smell the way it would smell there, envelope all 5 of your senses with images, smells, sounds, and feelings you would experience while you were there.

    Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Good luck!

    1. perfumer profile image66
      perfumerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Today is a good day for having an easy OOBE or Lucid Dream.

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    Minnalousheposted 13 years ago

    I've had several, most were involuntary. There is no mistake when you have them, you won't be thinking "did I actually astrally project or was it a dream?" If you think that, it didn't happen. At least not fully. Dreams, even lucid dreams are very different. When you are fully in an OOBE it is as real, if not more real, than physical waking. Monroe Institute uses binaural beats to help induce these, most that you find on the net are crap though. Monroe laces in multiple frequencies but seem to focus on the 4Hz and 10Hz ranges. One of the best books I've found on the topic is by Robert Bruce called Astral Dynamics. I don't agree with his split mind theory, but his techniques are solid.

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      hamstersmessiahposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Most lucid dreaming (if not all) is actually done on the Astral Plane.  I dream  very lucidly and often even dream on an even higher plane, the Causal Plane, which is the next level up from the Astral. 

      When I am awake, I have found that I can momentarily project myself into inanimate objects and sometimes small creatures and animals.  I believe this is the way to opening the path to telepathic communication as I have had communication with spiders, rocks, trees and even traffic signs. 

      Everything we see around us possesses an innate spirit and has a consciousness although it may not possess a language as such.  These things can communicate without words in images and sounds although I have had experiences where some small creatures have communicated in words.

  11. Mikel G Roberts profile image66
    Mikel G Robertsposted 13 years ago

    There was this one band camp...   wink

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    china manposted 13 years ago

    Being a total sceptic and first class cynic to boot - I have to SAY that this is pure b******t

    - however - I have also had out of body experiences including conciously flying over the area around my home - and then going out the next day to the places that I saw in my travels, I had never physically  been to these locations before, and was shocked to actually find it all there as I had seen, including a huge black puddle hidden behind a farm that was absolutely unmistakeable.  Freaky but interesting.

  13. Beelzedad profile image58
    Beelzedadposted 13 years ago

    While the brain has the capacity to remember images, it doesn't have the capacity to travel, especially outside of the cranium. That's just silly.

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      hamstersmessiahposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      i am more than my brain.  i possess a spirit that is capable of transcending and projecting out of my human form.  this is the mistake that most skeptics make is thinking that they are limited to their human form.

      1. Beelzedad profile image58
        Beelzedadposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Good one! Hamster projecting. Love it. smile

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        china manposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        wasting your time with this one Hamstermessiah - he doesn't even believe that there is energy in your body let alone a spirit !

  14. ddsurfsca profile image71
    ddsurfscaposted 13 years ago

    It is absolutely possible to astro project.  I have done it, but study up before you attempt it, and spend hours in meditation.  The one problem, and it is a problem, is that if you travel outside the room where your body is, it has been recorded of cases where the spirit loses track of where the body is and you die.  If you do it stay in the room.
       As for skeptics, sorry folks, I have done it and if you are interested in details, email me and I will tell you the story.  Honest to goodness truth....

    1. Beelzedad profile image58
      Beelzedadposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think it's really a matter of anyone being skeptical, it's biology 101. smile

      1. perfumer profile image66
        perfumerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Here we are discussing about Biology 707 not 101:)

        1. Beelzedad profile image58
          Beelzedadposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Haha... and from what I've been reading here, seems like the brain is a 747. smile

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      msorenssonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer. It is possible to go into realms that have "playful" spirits and bring them back therefore when one does this at will, it is best to be grounded first.
      I have never done it at will.

      1. profile image55
        (Q)posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I'll have some of whatever she's smoking. I'm up for some playtime.

  15. earnestshub profile image84
    earnestshubposted 13 years ago

    Our past Prime Minister had many out of brain experiences, do they count? smile


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