Astral Projection ( AP ) is often misunderstood, and confused with
OBE (Out Of Body Expirience) and there are many differences, and
commonalties that make AP special. First thing you need to know
that is KEY to the way you will operate in the astral: AP is
NOT OBE, and what you know of OBE will not apply to AP!
AP is on the higher spectrum of vibrations. More higher, and up by
�heaven�. You will travel with a body that is called your �Astral
Body� and it is your true form, it is the way you look to everyone
in the astral when you physically die. AP is generally easier than
OBE (but there are people who OBE easier than AP) and AP involved
meeting people which is not done in OBE.
The Astral plane itself is comprised of �etheric matter�
which can alter shape, size, color, smell, ect� by thought, hence
the Astral is �Subjective�. This can cause the traveler to believe
that he/she is lucid dreaming, or imagining it all inside
their head. This is not always true. Due to etheric matter, the
astral is slightly different to each traveler. For example: Say
your from Africa, to you the astral might have sand, and the
buildings might be made out of sand, whereas if your from America,
the Astral might look like concrete streets, and plaster
buildings, with garbage cans things like that. The buildings will
still be in the same locations, but the appearance may differ.
Also due to this substance of matter, you can make whatever you
like in the astral, and it is real.
The Astral plane comprises of many beings. Some are good, and some
are bad. Most people you meet, and see will be nice. The nice
ones, are guides, friends, family, and strangers. The bad beings,
we call Shades. Shades live in the lower astral away from
the holy light of creation. Where it is dark, there they pray on
the weak and the unknowing by trickery, and lies, and deceit. They
can pretend to be people that are nice, or they can tell you bad
things. Physical violence from shades is not common, but I have
heard of some stories. Shades want to harm you, so that you will
become a shade when you die. They do this because of tragedies in
their own lives. Shades are often created by people who were
murdered, or committed suicide, or died in like car wrecks or
drownings, things like that. Once you know how, and why they try
to harm you, they can�t any more. They only have what power you
give them, and will leave you alone once they know that they can�t
do anything to you. To tell if someone�s a shade, you can flash
them with love, or holy white light, and if they run away then
they were a shade. You can yell at shades, and tell them to �GO
AWAY!!� things like that.
The Astral is split up into levels. At each level, a different
thing happens. We call those levels Foci. Here are the
levels that you will mostly deal with when you AP (in order)
Focus 10: This is the �Mind awake, body asleep� stage, its where
your physical body has fallen asleep, and your mind is awake, you
know that your sleeping, and can hear the snoring, and things like
that. This state will launch you into the others, this is the
Focus 12: A daydream like state, where you can receive messages
from your guides, and begin to expand your mind.
Focus 17: This is where linear time breaks down, and you are in
the past, present, and future. The Akashic Records are
Focus 21: This is where the gateway to the other dimensions break
Focus 27: This is �heaven� however you believe in it. This is also
the jump way to other dimensions, and other worlds.
There are many Techniques for reaching the Astral. This is a
practice technique that is used to help you to solidify the
Astral. I consider this �Crawling before you walk�. Its relatively
simple, and kinda fun: (Thanks to the site of the skypony for the
1.�Get into a comfortable position, dim the lights a bit, and
relax. You should be sitting comfortably, and able to glance at
this screen with little difficulty, or attention. Once you feel
you have relaxed and are comfortable, then continue.
2. Now close your eyes, relax, and see in your mind's eye, your
imagination, a black void before you. Nothing there. Just
Now in that void, about two feet in front of you, imagine an
orange floating there. A nice, cool, ripe orange, perhaps even
dripping slightly with dew. See the orange hanging there in your
mind's eye. Use your imagination.
Now, with your imaginary hands, reach out and hold that orange,
Feel it! Imagine the temperature, cool, and damp. Feel the
texture, and give it a gentle squeeze. Feel the orange until you
can sense how it feels in your mind, your imagination.
Now take the orange with both hands, and rip the orange in two
halves. Feel it rip, and see the juices squirt! Hear it rip open,
and feel the cool, wet juice as it trickles down your imaginary
Take one half of the orange, and bring it to your imaginary nose.
Smell the ripe, tangy, orange scent. Don't be surprised if the
sensation of smell doesn't quite "feel" normal. It may be more of
a "knowing" of how it smells, in your mind.
Now, take a bite out of it with your imaginary mouth! Feel your
imaginary teeth biting into it. Taste the juice. You can even spit
out a seed if you find one.
What you have just done, was to project into the Lower Astral
Realm. You used your mind to create the orange, and you used your
Astral Senses to sense it. It was all very real, but by now that
orange has likely dissipated.�
The astral is just that simple, but it does get more complicated
as you go.
This Technique is the one I use, and so do others to actually get
into the astral: (Thanks to the site of the skypony for supplying
�Find a nice, quiet, comfortable place to relax. Lie down, sit up,
whatever is most comfortable for you. You will likely be on the
edge of sleep during this exercise, and if you should fall asleep
(what we call "clicking out"), don't worry about it! It happens
all the time *smiles*
As you progress into the Astral Realm, your Astral perceptions
increase greatly, you can actually feel it happening. Don't be
surprised if things suddenly seem like they "zoom" into awareness.
Now then, as you relax into a comfortable meditative state. State
your intention. Ask that you be surrounded by the Light, guided,
guarded, and protected. Use your powers of visualization to see,
in your mind's eye, a bright, warm, White Light surrounding you.
Breath in this Light, and allow it to fill, and surround you. If
you focus on this, you will feel the warmth, and love of this
Great White Light surrounding, and filling you.
State your intent to be connected to the Highest Guide you can
perceive. Your Guide loves you intensely, and you will be able to
perceive this love as tangible sensations. See within your heart,
a point of Light. Small, yet bright, and glowing there. As you
breath, see, and feel this Light growing inside you. It will feel
like warm, loving water as it expands to fill your entire body.
Slowly, lovingly. Notice that this Light has a color. This is the
color by which you will identify your High Guide.
Your Guide loves you dearly, and as you focus on expressing your
love for this being of Light, the sensations within you will
intensify tangibly! Now, let your love, and your Guide's love
spread beyond your body, to fill the room, the house, the town,
the world, and onward until you see and feel this great Loving
Light filling the Universe!
Relax for a few monents, and bask in this radiant Light of Love.
When you are ready, it's time to attune to your Guide, and meet
them in the Astral Plane.
Now you will create your Practice Spot. Begin by seeing a void of
empty blackness. Now below you create a patch of green, lush,
grass. Not very large. Maybe only 20 feet across. Stand on this
patch of grass. Notice you are wearing no clothing of any sort.
This will help you to attune to this realm, to feel it.
Take some time to feel the grass. Roll around in it a bit. Feel it
on your skin, it's lush, green, cool, soft texture. This will help
you to pull more consciousness into the Astral Plane, and attune
to it's vibrations, making it all the more clear, all the more
Once you have had some fun playing in the grass, it's time for an
epiphany. This can be a little weird, so be ready to accept what
you find to be true.
Look at your Astral Body, your true self. In the Astral Plane,
mind is the builder. Therefor, as you truly are within, so you
appear. One can change their appearance here with concentration,
but as soon as it is relaxed, their true form naturally returns.
So who are you? Male? Female? (which is actually a representation
of degrees or positive, or negative energy in the Astral). How old
do you appear? Do not be too surprised if your true self does not
appear as your physical self. *smiles* Throughout all your Astral
ventures. Simple perceive, and receive. Focusing on things can
change them (mind is the builder). So simply see what you see, and
Once you are comfortable as your true self, sitting there on the
lush, green grass. Try to perceive your High Guide. the connection
was already made when you filled yourself with your Guides love
and Light! Now simply see what you see, as you call to your High
Guide. They are already there with you.
You may see a Light, a figure, a face. Open yourself to feeling
the Love, and Light from your Guide. Stay there for a moment. And
allow yourself to perceive your High Guide. Is your Guide male?
female? What do you see? What do you sense? Be with your High
Guide. And don't be embarrassed if you find this meeting highly
emotional. The sensations of compassion, and Love can be quite
Ask your High Guide what to call them? What is there name? You
might hear a name, as if within your mind. You might simply "know.
Trust what you perceive!
Now it is time for you two to go play *smiles*
If your Guide has a message for you, be intent to "hear" it. I say
"hear" because they mostly use Non-Verbal-Communication (NVC)
within. This means you will simply "know" what they mean. As well,
you may hear a voice within you. At times, you will get like a
ball of information. As if an entire concept was just "dumped"
into your mind. You will know what they mean, but it takes no
words. Be open to whatever you receive.
Do you have a question for your Guide? Simply ask it! And see what
you perceive in return. Your Guide may wish to take you somewhere,
show you something. You may see symbols, images, or "hear" things.
If you are shown something you do not understand, simply ask it be
presented in another form, and it will be.
Stay and be with your Guide for as long as you wish. When you are
ready to return, thank your Guide for their devotion, and their
Love. Relax, and stretch your physical body. Awaken slowly,
gently. You may wish to keep a journal of your Astral ventures, so
upon returning, write down what you experienced.
*special note: Once you have the ability to go within as in this
exercise, and have found your High Guide, you will never feel
alone again. For you will have a sense of their presence, wherever
ALWAYS go within WITH your High Guide! They will look after you
out there, keep you out of mischief, and protect you from shades.
Shades are mischievous entities who will try to frighten,
distract, or fool you. You can always tell the Light from the Dark
in the way they interact with you. A being of the Light will
always present any information you need in a loving, and
compassionate way. If you feel you are in contact with a shade,
simply dismiss them, and forget about them. They cannot harm you.
And the Love and Light of your High Guide will protect you as
Once you learn to do the above, and are easily able to go within,
and be with your High Guide, they will teach you everything you
need to know. Their great hope, as is mine, is that you will
strive to find your way home. If you havn't read "Whitemane, Path
of a Skypony" yet, now would be a great time to do this.
As well, once you are comfortable with going within, and being
with your High Guide, you can save YEARS of seeking, and expedite
your learning process exponentially by attending the Gateway
program at the Monroe Institute (see the Links from the Home
Page). I state this as a seeker of 20 years who went to Gateway
recently, and found only confirmation of what I had been taught
already, plus a wealth of new experiences to go with it. It should
be stated here that I have no affiliation with the Monroe