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!