Sunday, March 31, 2019

Astral Projection and Meditation

Credit - Nina
Came across this interesting article today. I've always thought that moving into the astral state was a form a meditation. You utilize the same techniques of relaxation and breathing to get to a semi or higher level of consciousness. Here is part of what Baker notes in her article:
"To be fully honest, my experience in the meditation was that once I felt my spirit body leave my physical body, I felt it shoot all the way out into the astral plane within seconds. The problem was, I could hear Nuur still guiding me through the meditation, describing my soul body as "floating inches above my physical body," when in fact I was already feeling completely weightless, out of my body, all the way out in the astral plane. But frankly, that didn't last long. The total experience lasted an hour, and I'd say about 50 of those minutes were of me coming in and out of it, as my thoughts kept bothering me about whether or not I was moving too fast for the meditation. As Nuur took me through each level of the astral plane, I'd felt like I didn't care, and that I wanted to get to the upper layers, which I felt I'd already been drawn to in the beginning. In the moments when I was really able to be present, what I visualized was a scene similar to driving through New York on an EXTREMELY foggy night, with beams of light passing me by, seemingly out of nowhere. Or, if you ever opened your eyes underwater, it was a lot like that."
See more at I Tried Astral Projection & Experienced A Higher Level Of Deep Meditation

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Star Wars and Astral Projection

At first this seemed like a silly mix of astral projection and Hollywood - yet the article does at least talk about ODEs and some of the research going on. Nice to see Buhlman noted as well. This quote was interesting:
"Allegedly, one of the first times scientists analyzed OBEs was with a 2014 paper from Andra M. Smith and Claude Messierwere published in Frontiers of Human Neuroscience. An fMRI showed a “strong deactivation of the visual cortex” when the researchers activated “the left side of several areas associated with kinesthetic imagery,” which essentially concluded that the subject did at least perceive experience the OBE. But most scientific studies involving OBEs consider them to be a kind of hallucination triggered by a neurological mechanism."
But, I don't like that it ends with hallucination as noted by other studies. Call it small progress.

You can find the article here:

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Old Astral Projection Book

I stumbled across this at a used bookstore and hadn't heard of it before! I see that the Kindle edition is only $1.99 and seems to be a good one to pick up - especially since this is an early set of astral projection accounts before the topic was popular.

It says that 'Astral Projection, A Record of Out-of-the-Body Experiences' by Oliver Fox (Hugh George Callaway) was first published in 1962 - but it was really based on work from the 1920s and 1930s. What's interesting to me is the description of the two techniques for initiating an out-of-body experience with either dream awakening or the pineal doorway. I had posted some government work with the pineal gland last year here. It would be great to hear people's reactions to this.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Astral Projection Induction - A Time Travel Story

Andrew Basiago
Ok, if you read my post on how our government may seem to know more about astral projection that most of us who have followed it for years, I've stumbled across yet another very odd experiment in the past apparently funded by past black-ops budgets.

I happened to be listening to an older podcast of Art Bell's Midnight in the Desert radio show interviewing Andrew Basiago of time traveling fame. If you don't know who Basiago is I recommend watching this video that tells his back-story. Basiago claims that as a child he was part of a government project that was funded to construct a time travel device in the 1960s. His father was a key scientist/engineer on the project and apparently allowed his son to be a traveler in the device (quite odd in my mind).

There is quite a long story to this, but, when Basiago mentioned astral projection I stopped in my tracks and started to focus on what he was saying to Art Bell. Read this part of the interview:
(Basiago) "I can correct historical record on that -- Ingo Swann often claimed that remote viewing began at SRI in 1972. However, I and my childhood colleagues -- I like to say that we were small mediums at large -- we were doing conventional remote viewing for the Office of Naval Intelligence no later than the fall of 1969. And, in fact, we were tasked -- and it makes sense why we were because John McCain's father was then the commander of the entire pacific fleet of the United States Navy -- we were asked to determine whether lieutenant commander McCain was in the POW compound known as the Hanoi Hilton and if so where he was in the building. I imagine that they either wanted to bomb its location or maybe extricate him from that location. We were doing conventional remote viewing for United States Navy. Then they began manipulating our environment or at least our perception.
One of the things they were doing was spinning us and by spinning us in due to induce inducing out of body experiences. During one of those OBEs I came to a mechanical limit beyond which my consciousness could not could not go any any farther. When I described that machine or that limit to the astral plane -- this was a direct quote from the lady from DARPA who was debriefing me -- she said others have described it; we think it's the technical infrastructure that's propagating the hologram that we find ourselves in -- we're calling it the matrix. This was upon me returning to my body from an induced OBE -- induced by being physically spun clockwise on my back beneath a spiral image on the ceiling at thirty three rotations per minute -- which is certainly a curious number in many ways; for masonic connection, to connection to the recording industry with the 33 rpm records, etc. But we we not only were going out of body but when I reached into physical limit of those OBEs one time that's what the debriefing lady from DARPA said and this was what? 29 years before the production and release of The Matrix trilogy??"
(Art Bell) "I can clearly see how the spinning you talked about, physical spinning, could lead to an alternative...altered state I guess." (Basiago) "Yes, and that was what I call astral time travel. They deracinated our minds almost an shamanic way -- a very tribal way and we left our bodies and went elsewhere and we were questioned about where we went. So that again is very fuzzy logic time travel."
Rotating clockwise on your back? 33 rotations per minute?  Spiral image on the ceiling?  Apparently, there is more to understanding how to induce an OBE than meets the eye.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Astral Travel Triggers

David DeHetre - Creative Commons
Yesterday I recalled a story told to me by an acquaintance through the family of my wife. He noted that when he was about 10 years old he spontaneously had an out-of-body experience while sitting in a grassy field outdoors. He said that he felt what he thought was his body floating up and hovering high over the field where he could see his physical body below. I cannot remember if he thought he had just rested for a cat nap when this occurred. But, the important point is that his astral moment was spontaneous.

Oddly, I see others that claim you cannot have an astral projection experience unless you meditate, have detoxed, practice deep breathing and use discipline of thought.  Take a look at these quote fragments from this article on Astral Travel, Telepathy and Dream Control:
"Restoring perfect health (important condition, freeing resources of the mind/consciousness from attending emergencies arising in your physical body etc..) This is best achieved by full physical detoxification and mind/thought control...Pure intentions - not harming anyone and anything, unconditional ACCEPTANCE of everyone else, full forgiveness for other people's mistakes. Note that people make mistakes and hurt others simply because their awareness and understanding are limited...Vegan diet (important condition, that seems to free resources of the mind/consciousness from unnecessary metabolism etc..)  Eating little, drinking PURE water, NO dinners. Since most of the astral travel happens at night we need every resource from our mind. Metabolising food seems to take a lot of conscious resources from the mind....Meditation (I practice @2 hours a day for several years now) . Make sure that you choose a good teacher for it..."
Really?  That's not what I've read in many of the astral books I own. If you look at this link from Above Top Secret written by someone doing it for the first time you can see that triggering by disrupting the sleep cycle is just enough. Also, like my friend's story above - if you've had the experience when you were young it may be much easier to trigger an event.  As you can see in that link:
"The young woman told Messier she had been triggering out of body experiences since she was four or five years old. She’d first done so when she was bored during 'sleep time' at preschool. 'She discovered she could elicit the experience of moving above her body and use this as a distraction during the time kids were asked to nap,' the study reports. She continued to perform out-of-body experiences — or 'extra corporeal experiences,' as the study calls them — as she grew to adulthood, typically as an aid to sleep. Where others might count sheep, she willed herself to leave her body."
Clearly, both techniques work as the author in that link points out so well in the quote below - spontaneously in a nap or sleep cycle or directed as in a meditative or edge of consciousness moment.
"One moonless dark night, I had just curled up in my sleeping bag. I had just begun to drift off into sleep when suddenly I found myself outside the tent, kind of walking/floating around in the dark. I became alarmed and felt really disoriented. I could not figure out how I had gotten outside the tent and what I was doing there. I cried out for my cousin who was in the tent sleeping. But he did not hear me. I went into the screen tent looking for help. I yelled as loud as I could and in the next instant I was back in the tent dripping in sweat."

Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Strange Reincarnation Account of Arthur Yensen

Arthur Yensen's book I Saw Heaven
While searching for some more other-dimensional accounts while in the astral plane I stumbled across the NDE experience of an Arthur Yensen. It is actually quite an interesting story. Seems that while attempting to live the hobo experience during the Depression, he had hitched a ride with someone, subsequently had a car accident and was injured. During that time he experienced a spectacular vision of a spiritual dimension.

One part that really caught my eye was this quote from him:
"Reincarnation certainly explains a lot of things that would be hard to account for otherwise. From my experience I'm convinced we have all lived and died many times. The reason we don't remember our former lives is because our vast soul memories are not transferred to our baby brains at birth. All we know in this life is what we learned in past lifetimes. That would be the reason why some things are so much easier for us to learn than others. For example, Mozart didn't have to learn music because he already knew it.

 One of the good things about reincarnation is that at the beginning of each lifetime we are cleared of all past prejudices, learning blocks and wrong teachings, and are ready for a fresh start - just like a new term at school - and, like school, when we have learned enough of life's lessons, we graduate and don't have to come back to this Earth anymore, except as volunteers to teach stragglers."
Be sure to read his entire account!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Using a Candle Flame for Astral Projection

Using a candle to assist with astral travel
Irina Patrascu - Creative Commons
I thought this was an interesting find by Steve Jones on using a candle to assist with astral projection. I had never really thought about it much but in my quest to look deeper at both Kabbalistic and magick traditions candles do come up quite often as the means to a deeper trance-like state. Also, the candle symbolizes other things as known to ritualistic activities.

Take a look at this quote from the astral pulse site (which I think Steve Jones was referring to):
"When you have rejoined the flame and your two energies are one, you are ready to move your consciousness, your mind and all that is within you into the flame. Gaze into the flame now for a few moments and close your eyes. Do you still see the flame burned into your vision? Keep this picture with you and move the light within you into the flame. See it growing as it fills with your essence. Allow it to grow into a light large enough for you to step through. When your spirit light has filled the flame, your subconscious mind will follow. All that remains is for you to convince your conscious mind to join the walk through the doorway and you are well on your way to a successful astral projection!"
Steve notes in his blog that the candle flame meditation acts as the lure to pull your astral body out. Here's another tutorial (quite psychedelic!!) on YouTube that has some interesting candle techniques.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Astral Projection and the Power of Words

pshutterbug - creative commons
How strange it was to come back to this blog after five years and discover a very unusual article on astral projection that really had no bearing on what I had been searching for. Seems that something is pushing me on this revival journey to the astral plane. But, I have to give a bit of a backlog on this first.

I have always been very interested in philosophy in my life and even spent some months in graduate school at a major university in their Philosophy of Science program. Unfortunately, I had to drop out of the program due to lack of funding (and other considerations). But, one thing that I found myself very interested from that program was the philosophy of language - especially Wittgenstein. The deeper  philosophic part of this path is irrelevant except for the fact that Wittgenstein led me to how language shapes our reality.

Jump ahead 30 years and add to that so of the more Sethian beliefs that we create our own realities. But, the real question behind that is how? As I have read through some works by shamans, Jewish mystics, and eastern philosophies it has been starting to dawn on me that our reality is shaped by language - and, more importantly, words themselves. Long story short -- this eventually led me to Kabbalistic beliefs about how words create reality -- now imagine how surprised I was this weekend when I stumbled into the article titled A Kabbalistic Guide to Lucid Dreaming and Astral Projection -- take a look at this particular quote!!
"The projection of consciousness has been an integral part of kabbalistic teachings, from the Merkavah (Chariot) Riders and their journeys to the starry Palaces (Hekelot) of the invisible world, to Traveling in Spirit Visions with the early adepts of The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in the 19th can early 20th centuries. While a wide variety of approaches has been formulated to assist the disciples of these diverse schools, much of their techniques require an extensive amount of preparatory teachings and/or ritual assistance. For those who have little or no knowledge of traditional 10-12th century Merkavah doctrines, or no interest in learning the necessary signs, symbols, and invocations for Golden Dawn style techniques and their ‘spin offs’, yet want a Hermetic approach to their inner world, there is a solution. It is also simple, direct, and does not require an extensive amount of visualization or creative imaging."
What? How did my research into kabbalistic beliefs on the power of words lead to astral projection? What really shocked me in this article was the focus on projecting from the neck rather than from the body or the top of the head as taught by many others. Take a look at this quote:
"When going to sleep, or even just relaxing a few minutes, turn your attention to the area of your ‘Adam’s Apple’ and imagine a brilliant blue-black (or indigo/ultra-violet) sphere there, about the size of a tennis ball. Make it brilliant an translucent, as though it were illuminated from the inside, with its center point around the thyroid gland. It should be large enough to also touch the back of the nape of the neck, and if done very large (as Regardie suggests)[xvii], it may even have its farthest edges at the bridge of the nose and brushing the thymus gland, or heart. What is important here, is that the image is three-dimensional, and not just as a flat plate in front of you. Thus, the sphere, or ball, will encompass your neck, and parts of your head."
I hope that is enough to get you to read the article. If you don't understand Kabbalistic thinking, that's ok. The key to the article is the section on how to project in a way which was really quite novel to me!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Astral Projection and Pineal Gland - What our Government Knows

Well, I understand that it has been nearly 5 years since I've posted in this blog. So much has happened in my life from graduate school, found and lost kinships to many deaths near and dear to me. It's been probably the most difficult time in my life. However, I've always kept a watchful eye on any out of body types of reports or articles but have left dormant my own practice and abilities.

Where does that leave us in 2016? One thing that has bothered me in the last 5 years has been the increasing Government disclosure on funded programs to enhance OBE abilities. I've read many books in this half decade and keep stumbling across bits and pieces of evidence that our Government at very high, clandestine levels has been utilizing psychic and astral abilities in both internal espionage and supposed exo-planetary communications.

Now, I know this sounds quite odd that this would be a surprise to me considering the remote viewing (RV) military experiments conducted in the 70s and 80s. But, the extra element that wasn't in the RV material was the work with exo-biological communications - or, in other words, communication with aliens. If you haven't read Dan Sherman's 'Above Black' I strongly suggest that you do. You can find it for free here and here. Also, this good interview is enlightening background as well.

I'll let you read the story but the quick background is that hidden behind the black projects of our Government is a higher level of projects that is so secret that even the President may or may not know of it. One of these projects that has been hinted at is a communications program with aliens which originated from UFO/alien contact in the 1950s and extended from there. 

I really don't care about getting into all of the UFO mythos right now. So, where am I going with this? Simply that those of us who have practiced astral projection without a giant government agenda supporting our efforts might be missing out on where secret governmental science is in stimulating an astral response.

Read this quote and tell me what you think:
"A lot of beings use the pineal gland and their light body to project their consciousness and inner selves to other physical locations and then send that information back through that connection into their physical bodies and then change the vibrations of their physical bodies to match the vibration of the location that they are at and then the body teleports to that location and rejoins the consciousness or what some people are saying are having out-of-body experiences or projecting their minds – a lot of different terminology for what these more advanced beings were doing."
This was taken from an interview with Cory Goode which I also suggest that you read. These are only a couple of sources. But, as you dig deeper you find that pineal gland stimulation is part of a larger program to use OBEs for both national defense as well as somewhat more nefarious things (always in the name of defense, of course). What you have to remember, however, is that material like this is shrouded with layers and layers of cover stories to confuse, deflect and mix the real information with surreal information.

But, I do think the work using the pineal gland is definitely true. Just what it is exactly is hard to determine. Clearly, some earlier works have pointed at the pineal gland and OBEs before. There are conspiracy theories like this one - which I think is over-the-top silliness.  I just don't know where the original research came from. Nevertheless, you should keep a watchful eye on ways to stimulate the pineal if you want to enhance your astral projection efforts.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Astral Projection Guides

I've always wondered who and what my guides would be during an astral journey. Many authors have discussed this aspect of astral projection - both the upside and the downside.

One thing I've learned recently from about six books focusing on mostly the afterlife (psychics, mediums, monks, NDE, etc) is that you must meditate, pray or focus on asking positive guides to help you on your journey. I've read it time and again - ask for help and you will receive.

An example comes from Robert Peterson's 'Lessons Out of the Body' - "Then I looked to my right and saw 'Him.' It was 'the master.' He looked about forty years old.... I knew I had seen him before, although I couldn't pin down when or where. I remember seeing him lift a fully grown man with one hand....I was one of his many students and apprentices...."

Masters seem to appear when you need and ask for help. But, does that always mean an out of body experience is positive? Robert Peterson goes on to note that you can run into other spirits who are not quite so positive. "I came out of my body and was propelled forward...Around me were objects and people. The people I saw didn't look evil, but they didn't look friendly either....They looked dirty....The nearest man looked like he was prepared to fight me. He looked mean and hostile and I could tell by the people's postures and facial expressions that I was being accosted by an astral lynch mob."

From Llewellyn comes this note - "It is true that in a small minority of instances people have reported negative experiences in the astral realm. A few have encountered sinister forms and some even claim to have engaged in psychic combat with them. "No sooner had this unseen force lifted me a few feet than it suddenly hurled me back into myself and I came to," Robert A. Reese wrote of his experience in Fate magazine. "It seemed that something hideous was trying to overpower me." 

My advice? Head right back into your body - don't let any negativity get in your way and always ask for positive light or guidance.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Visions in the Astral Plane - Some Thoughts

I recently had some interesting experiences around visual images within my mind and their relation to astral travel and remote viewing. I've started to discover that the types of imagery within my mind have different properties based on the kind of inner visual streaming I'm doing. This is different than projections into the astral plane - more akin to brain images.

astral projection visionsLet's look a bit deeper at this. Have you ever examined how visual images form in your mind while thinking about the differences based on you state or current level of emotion? Many times I've had odd images streaming away in my mind that I've attributed to daydreams, light sleep, dreams or visualization. Never have I thought about the properties of each.

This all came together for me one morning where I had trouble falling asleep after a very vivid dream. Later, as I was attempting to go back to sleep I noticed something odd about how my inner visions appearing in my mind's eye. The first thing I noticed was how visions started slipping into my mind as I was nearing a light sleep. They were distinctly in a different part of my sleep vision than my dream or a memory from the day before.

If I can explain it this way - the visual images from the dream seem to form somewhat above my eyesight - near the third eye. They are very strong at first but fade rapidly. Whereas, the visual image of my memory talking to a person yesterday seemed to appear directly in front of my closed eyes - mostly clear with colors and discernible faces. But, the visions that were randomly slipping through my mind seems to be slightly fluid - with some form and were to either the left or right side of my closed, direct eyesight line.

These images would start to appear such that when I focused on them more would appear while flowing by. After a minute or two I could actually start to make out a location such as trees, buildings, rooms, etc. Now, I've never been successful at remote viewing but I think this is a start.

As an experiment I would like someone to comment with two coordinate numbers that I have no idea what they represent other than a geographic location known only to the sender. Perhaps I'll be able to use my new inner vision technique to understand remote viewing better.

If you want to learn more about remote viewing check out the Defense Intelligence Agency's CRV Manual.