The astral dimension contains a wide variety of what could be
called non-physical subtle energy life-forms; or as Carlos
Castenada so aptly calls them: inorganic beings. Some of these
have a positive nature (nice) and some seem have a negative nature
(not so nice). The intelligence level of each type varies
enormously. The vast majority of each type appear to have their
own agendas, like to keep to themselves, and in general do not
like being bothered or interfered with. Not counting high-level
beings like demigods, angels and spirit masters, they range from
friendly and helpful, to occasionally helpful, to playful, to
neutral, to mischievous, to malicious, to downright nasty and
Inorganic beings appear in a wide variety of illusory forms. Some
of the less intelligent types seem animalistic and predatory by
nature, much like the animal and insect wildlife found in the
physical dimension. I call the less intelligent, animalistic and
negative types simply, Astral Wildlife. Although these all appear
to come from somewhere in or near the astral dimension, many of
these are capable of operating in the real time zone. And some of
these, unfortunately, delight in tormenting projectors, especially
You can find absolutely anything in the astral planes, given the
fluid nature of its many internal environments. In a way, the
astral can be likened to the ocean: there are fish, shellfish,
octopus, dolphins, whales, sharks, barracuda, sea snakes, crabs,
shrimp, jellyfish, turtles, seals and penguins, etc, etc. Some of
the ocean wildlife is friendly, some is harmless, some are only
harmful when disturbed, annoyed or hungry, some can be
unintentionally harmful, and others are downright dangerous all
the time. There are also many travelers, some even from far off
lands, found sailing, flying or swimming thereabouts.
Although many parts of the astral planes appear to be full of
life, it is fairly rare to meet up with interested beings whilst
traveling there, but it does happen occasionally. Just about every
astral plane and realm has some kind of local inhabitants. These
life forms often live in specific areas or realms, and often seem
quite unaware there is any other reality or dimensional level than
their own. They are often amazed when they meet an astral
traveler. Other types you'll meet seem to be well aware of other
dimensions, but most seem to have little patience with projectors
and tend to ignore them.
In a way, approaching astral beings you do not know is very much
like approaching strangers in the physical dimension. Most
strangers ignore other people, even when politely asked directions
or questions. Strangers will, at best, give cursory answers as
they hurry away while actively trying to ignore you. Astral
beings, like most strangers, don't seem to enjoy getting involved
with the affairs of strangers, usually having much more important
things to do with their time.
While projecting, you'll also occasionally meet up with other
projectors like yourself, but most of these will not even be aware
they are projecting. It seems that the awareness and memories
projectors have of their physical existence, of who and what they
are, varies greatly. Many seem as if they are sleepwalking or
dreaming, or are just going along with the flow of life and events
in an astral realm, as if they were a part of it and actually
lived there. They are often quite surprised when it is pointed out
to them that they can fly, etc.
I suspect this variability in awareness and memory is caused by
many factors, such as: energetic development and activity, the
amount of energy flowing into the projected double from its
physical/etheric body, and whether or not a projector has made a
conscious exit or not and has retained awareness afterwards. The
conscious exit out-of-body seems to cause a much greater flow of
energy into the projected double than is usually available to
sleep projectors. It is also possible that the unbroken
continuance of awareness provided by a conscious exit projection
removes much of the dreamlike qualities associated with existing
in other dimensions.
The most important thing to realize about any beings, intelligent
or otherwise, you might come across in the astral is that they are
not all dream beings or creations of your own subconscious mind.
They usually have their own life, meaning and purpose; whatever
that might be. They are, in most cases, not mere decorations to be
toyed with or used by any passing astral traveler. Most astral
beings do not seem to appreciate being questioned and annoyed, by
what may seem like to them to be a constant stream of lost and
meddlesome astral travelers.
For all the above, some astral beings will converse with and even
actively help and encourage astral travelers, especially if
projectors are courteous and sincere in their approach. Like
attracts like in the astral planes and, if you are friendly and
sincere, you are thus far more likely to meet beings who are also
friendly and sincere.
This case history shows a projector meeting and interacting with
an astral being, or another projector (hard to say which) as well
as showing some other interesting aspects of projection.
A: Mr. R: I woke around 4:00am and couldn't get back to sleep. So
turned on the radio very softly. I decided to attempt an OBE by
laying on my back. Its difficult for me to fall asleep on my back,
but that's the best position for me to OBE from. Every time I've
been on my back and experienced paralysis and vibrations, and I'm
ready to try exiting my body, my throat muscles close up and I
can't breathe, which startles and wakes me up. But last night, I
tried a little trick that has worked for me before. I lay on my
back with my head slightly turned to one side. This prevents my
throat from closing up.
B: After the exit, I soon found myself on a sunny rock cliff
overlooking an ocean. A beautiful woman was there in a swim suit,
with her back to me. I wanted her sexually and, thinking she was
just a dream creation of mine and not a real person, I thought I
could do anything I wanted, so put my hand on her shoulder. As she
turned, I noticed she was protecting a little girl in a swimsuit
who was cradled in her arms. I backed away and the scene started
getting a little wavy. I remembered to look quickly at my hands
and the scene stabilized again.
C: I thought, "Wait a minute, Robert Bruce warned me these could
be REAL spiritual entities or other projectors, and not just
dream-beings." As I thought this, I felt something very WARM
coming from the woman. She turned around to face me, smiled and
then left. I intuitively KNEW she was aware that I was new at this
and didn't really mean to bother or harm her. She didn't speak,
scream or cry out. She just faded away. Then I thought "I'm going
to start treating all dream figures with respect from now on." and
dived off the cliff, floated out into the harbor and then flew out
over the sea.
D: I thought of going back to my room and looking at my body
sleeping. Suddenly, the ocean disappeared and everything turned
white. I heard two short whistle sounds and I was suddenly back in
my room, opposite the bed and my body. I knew I had to stay calm,
and I did. But I swear, my first thought was, "I can't wait to
tell Robert!" I just floated there for some time, delighting in
the feeling of floating and of being out of my body!
E: Then I noticed something odd. I couldn't see my physical body
properly! I looked harder at the bed but could only see a faint
depression, showing the outline of my body where it should be. I
must have looked too hard and focused UPON THE BODY, because I was
then sucked backed into it. This felt like something was rushing
INTO my physical body..
A. This shows how unnoticed breathing problems like sleep apnea
can affect projection. It also shows how the resting position can
B. Rod shifted straight into an astral plane after his first
conscious exit. It shows how he stabilized a reality fluctuation
by briefly looking at his hands.
C. A revelation, as Rod discovers that some people in the astral
may actually be real people, travelers just like himself or real
astral beings, and deserving of respect and consideration. It also
shows a touching empathic exchange as the woman expresses her
appreciation towards him for his realization and concern (warm
feeling) before leaving.
D. Shows how you can return close to your physical body and
convert an astral projection into a real time projection if you
think about or feel for your physical body.
E. Reality fluctuations are apparent upon Rod's return (invisible
physical body). His subconscious mind may not have been able to
accept the existence of two bodies at the same time. It also shows
his re-entry as being perceived by his physical body rather than
by his projected double. He felt something rushing into his
physical body, from his physical body's perspective, and not his
projected double rushing into his physical body. This shows the
physical/etheric body and mind were disturbed by and became aware
of his re-entry. His physical body and mind were woken up for the
reentry, allowing for a perfect shadow memory download, which
shows mind-split effects at work here.
Projecting into the astral planes is a lot like going for a swim
in the ocean. You'll rarely see anything big or intelligent, and
even more rarely will you come across anything truly dangerous.
You will, in the astral ocean, mainly come across harmless fish,
seals and dolphins, occasionally meeting other swimmers like
yourself in passing (swimmers = other projectors).
The best conduct and safety rule during any type of projection is
to keep to yourself, always be polite, and to mind your own
business unless approached or invited to do otherwise. And, always
be ready to move quickly away if anything strange or threatening
happens, or if you feel uncomfortable in any way.
Only very rarely will a projector come across advanced spiritual
beings, and even more rarely will they encounter angels. In my
opinion, angels are a race of highly advanced spiritual beings.
They most definitely exist. I have seen angels many times, in
OBE's and visions, as well as with my bare eyes on a few rare and
Angels are impossible to track down or find intentionally during
an OBE. They are especially rare in the real time zone and low to
mid astral planes. You will occasionally come across them
accidentally, especially in the high-astral and mental dimension.
Angels and other advanced spiritual beings seem to only make
themselves visible when they have a very good reason for doing so.
They are definitely not the type to stop and chat in passing.
Angels and advanced spirit beings, unlike most astral inhabitants,
do not appear limited to any particular plane or dimension level.
They have the ability, I believe, to manifest in any level, even
in the real time zone and the physical dimension itself. They have
the ability to enfold lesser beings in their energy and
temporarily transport them into other dimensional levels. In this
way, they will often be seen helping the spirits of deceased
people to manifest temporarily in the real time zone, or even to
help them appear visibly in the physical dimension itself. This is
something like a brief visit manifestation, and this kind of thing
always has very good reasons behind it, although those reasons may
not be apparent at the time.
To add to the above, and purely for interest's sake: I have seen
many spirits manifesting in the physical dimension, due to the
nature of my mystical work and clairvoyant ability. Each time, I
have seen at least one advanced being, sometimes even an angel, at
work in the background. The spirits brought back in this way are
always enfolded in a flood of brilliant-silver light.
Typically, a spirit manifestation like this will begin with a
strong build up of energy in the room, accompanied by many silver
motes and tiny sparkles of light. A tangible aura of power and
presence spreads throughout the room and the atmosphere becomes
electric. A narrow, vertical shaft of brilliant-silver light then
appears and quickly expands, as if curtains of light were being
drawn apart just wide enough for a person to walk through. A huge
gush of brilliant-silver light, along with a tangible feeling of
power, excitement and love spills through this parting in the
dimensional veil. The visiting deceased spirit then simply walks
through this opening and stands just inside the room, bathed and
held within this pool of light.
At this time, if you have the sight and you look further back into
the light behind the deceased spirit, you will usually see at
least one advanced spirit being or angel standing there, as if
patiently waiting a dozen or so feet behind the spirit visitor. A
deceased relative or friend of the visiting spirit will also often
be seen standing just behind and to the side of the spirit
visitor, often holding their hand or resting a hand on their
Lower Sub-Plane Wildlife:
The most troublesome types of astral wildlife appear to come from
the notorious lower astral sub-planes. These contain the darker
and more negative aspects of the astral planes. These can be
likened to parallel shadows of the more positively oriented parts
of the astral planes. While still a part of the astral planes,
technically speaking, they are a distinctly separate aspect or
part of it, containing all the darker qualities. Another way of
looking at this is to consider this to be the night side of the
astral planes, something like the dark side of the moon that never
gets any light from the Sun.
Low astral wildlife are normally only capable of operating in
dimensions similar to or lower than their dimension of origin.
This is a reasonable suggestion, based on them having energetic
limitations set by their nature and dimensional level of origin.
Some of these beings do seem capable of operating in the real time
zone. The real time zone can be thought of as being fairly neutral
territory, dimensionally speaking.
All lower types, regardless of classification or origin, appear to
be predatory loners by nature. They also appear to have varying
degrees of strength, intelligence and ability. By nature, all
negative beings exhibit a cold and almost insect-like nature.
Higher feelings like love, compassion and mercy are totally alien
to them. This does not, however, mean they are evil in the
strictest sense of the word. It just means they have no higher
feelings whatsoever. Just as a garden spider has no higher
feelings, it is not evil for killing and eating a beautiful
butterfly. It is a spider and therefore acts according to its
nature, and spiders need to feed on insects to survive.
From my experience, negative types do not work well together,
regardless of any possible shared origins. They usually appear to
be quite aggressive and combative towards each other, which
results in a distinct pecking order whenever they are found
together. I believe, groups of astral wildlife only appear to be
working together if they are encountered as doing such. They may
sometimes be forced to work together, temporarily, through
circumstances where they have a common interest or need.
Astral wildlife can manifest in an enormous variety of illusory
and changeable forms. A regular favorite is the form of an ugly
grinning monkey. The gargoyle and harpy forms are also quite
common. Some of them seem to prefer a more traditional horned
demon-type of look, while others go for a more contemporary
appearance. These latter forms are possibly modeled on horror
movies and TV shows, or even from the modern nightmares of
The size and appearance of an entity, as seen by a projector, or
with real time or astral sight, gives no any fair indication of
its actual strength and intelligence. Many small and weak entities
seem to delight in looking big and dangerous. This is much like
how an animal will fluff up its fur to make itself seem bigger
that it really is during a confrontation. Stronger and more
intelligent entities, however, do not seem to bother overmuch with
pretense and may even use their original form, if they have one
that is. I have seen entities the size of polar bears run
screaming when "BOO!" is said to them. And, I have seen others the
size and appearance of large rats that I would not interfere with
Many entities seem to choose a form they have taken from the mind
of a projector, which indicates some degree of telepathic ability.
They use this to generate the maximum level of fear possible. This
is a very good reason for projectors to keep their minds clear and
mask their true feelings when they encounter or are forced to deal
with astral wildlife.
The weaker and by far the most common types of astral wildlife,
those responsible for the majority of Elemental and Dweller-type
scare attacks, (See Astral Dynamics), seem to have very little
power of their own. These are fairly weak, timid creatures and
their appearance is always a greatly exaggerated illusion. They
will usually beat a hasty retreat whenever approached by a
projector with a firm or confrontational attitude. Most negative
entities dislike direct attention and actively avoid being seen.
They will thus generally avoid direct encounters with projectors,
preferring to use illusion to do their mischief for them. This is
especially so with more experienced projectors who are far more
likely to fight back.
Some types of astral wildlife seem attracted to, and possibly even
to feed upon, the energetic vibrations generated and broadcast by
overly fearful projectors. Once encountered, continued fear and
timidity, on the part of a projector, seems to make astral
wildlife more aggressive. Their intimidating behavior is, however,
always minus any kind of direct attack. This indicates they are
not capable of mounting a direct attack on a projector, and my
experience supports this. Increased and continuing fear on the
part of a projector will often attract others of the same type,
thus increasing their numbers and making things generally worse
for a projector. For all this, the appearance of these types is
still quite rare.
The vast majority of astral wildlife do not, I believe, have the
power to directly injure a projector, but caution is always
advised in these matters. It is commonly thought that non-physical
entities of any type are completely harmless to projectors, and
are only capable of scaring them. While this is generally true, as
with the Elemental and Dweller types discussed in 'Astral
Dynamics' there are exceptions. The real time, astral and all
higher bodies are virtually invulnerable, and definitely cannot be
destroyed or killed. However, it is possible to suffer energetic
damage and weakness through intense or prolonged attack by the
stronger and more intelligent types of non-physical entities.
While cases of this are extremely rare, if the energetic substance
of a projected double became damaged, this damage could reflect
back into its physical body. In this case, the physical body could
experience unusual tiredness. Even more rarely, swellings, rashes
and strange marks could also appear on the physical body. These
are much like the swellings, watery blisters and rashes that are
an occasional side-effect of energetic development work, (See
Astral Dynamics for more details) especially during the early
stages when energetic pathways are being cleared and conditioned.
All these symptoms heal unusually quickly, often disappearing
within just a few hours. The energy body heals and restores itself
very quickly if its substance is disturbed or damaged in any way.
Any significant attack causing energy substance loss in the
projected double has a fail-safe side-effect. It causes the
immediate abortion of that projection as a reflex action.
Projection is a delicately balanced process involving a constant
two-way energetic-cum-telepathic exchange between the physical
body and its projected double. It does not take much to interfere
with this process and cause it to abort, resulting in the
immediate return of the projected double to the safety of its
Please keep in mind here that attacks, and especially attacks
causing actual energetic damage or substance loss, are rare in the
extreme and are not something to overly worry about. To draw a
parallel of the risks involved, this is roughly equivalent to a
recreational swimmer being seriously injured by dangerous marine
life. Injuries are fairly rare events for the average swimmer,
with the biggest danger being nothing more than an occasional
jellyfish sting. Professionals and deep-sea divers, however, spend
a great deal more time in the more unexplored and untamed parts of
the ocean depths, and thus face a slightly greater risk of harm
than do recreational swimmers. This also applies to frequent
projectors, especially those with a natural propensity for the
more occult and metaphysical aspects of out-of-body exploration.
Lastly, this also applies to more experienced and adventurous
projectors, most especially those who actively help people
suffering from psychic/demonic attack and other such entity
The above section provides some clues as to how the relative
strengths and threat potential of any type of astral wildlife or
non-physical entity can be gauged. If anything manifests directly
and acts in an openly threatening or intimidating manner, it can
reasonably be judged as having no real strength and thus of being
no actual threat. These types can thus be safely confronted and
will be found easily discouraged and driven away, by even the most
inexperienced and timid of projectors if they have the right
attitude. If, however, anything is encountered which acts in a
timid or furtive rather than an openly threatening manner, and
immediately tries to hide or leaves the area, then this is best
left well enough alone and not followed or interfered with.
Discretion is always the better part of valor during such
To the very best of my knowledge, if a projector minds their own
business, stays calm, uses common sense and projects away if they
ever find themselves in a bad situation, they have very little to
worry about. Out of all the thousands of projection related case
histories I have been consulted on, I have only come across a very
small handful of situations where really troublesome astral
wildlife were involved. And, in the majority of these cases, once
this situation was confronted with a braver and more positive
attitude the problem entities, whether real or imagined, simply
vanished. Below are two fairly typical experiences where very low
orders of astral wildlife are encountered:
Low Astral Wildlife - Case Histories:
Mr. D: My experience can only be explained as bizarre. My first
OBE (so far) happened as I was just nodding off to sleep. I was
trying to leave my body in my waking state but did not succeed and
so I fell asleep and began to dream. Suddenly I felt as if my
astral body were being sucked out of my body through my mouth (I
thought my teeth were going to fall out!). Then I'm floating above
my body and my vision is all blurred. I was in shock and forgot
that I shouldn't panic. I decided to try flying and so began
floating through the roof but quickly willed myself to stop this
as it was all getting just too weird. A little white thing
suddenly flew through the wall making a whirring noise
(imagination? You tell me?) and latched on to my finger, and this
also was just too weird. I found a bottle of chocolate milk on my
bed which wasn't there in real life, but it seemed empty when I
picked it up. Then more little white things started flying in and
sticking to my fingers and it all got just too weird for me. I
couldn't handle this so I willed myself back into my body.
Furry Sharp-Toothed Things:
Mr. K: My brother and I experienced what we both believed to be
conscious astral projection. We both "saw" each other that night.
(we were both projecting at the same time, and from the same
room). I saw him through a murky vision...but what he saw on me
scared him. He said he saw what looked like small, pale,
hand-sized, furry little creatures all over my projected body.
Their only recognizable features were fur and a mouth full of tiny
sharp teeth. Either we both had the same dream, or nightmare, or
our attempt at joint projection was successful. It was our first
intentional and conscious attempt and because of what we
experienced that night we have not tried it since. As a matter of
fact, we have avoided the subject all together since then.
These both appear to be fairly normal first time projections,
apart from the astral wildlife involved. In Dave's case, the exit
sensations were felt from within the dream state. These appear to
have woken Dave and he then experience the full conscious exit.
The sucking pressure he felt on his mouth is a little unusual, but
quite understandable. There are some fairly large secondary energy
centers situated in and around the mouth and lips, and the tongue
is also covered with a high concentration of energy exchange
The active configuration of the energy centers of individual
projectors varies quite a bit. The mouth area may, as in Dave's
case, be more active than usual and thus cause more noticeable
sensations during a projection exit. All new projectors should
therefore expect many subtle variations of what they have heard
are normal conscious exit projection sensations.
The small entities encountered in both the above cases are a very
low order of astral wildlife. These are a small, energy feeding
type of entity, something like a lower astral version of a
mosquito or leech. These things are quite common and seem to
bother some people more than others, just as mosquito's are
attracted more to some people than to others. These small entities
would have fed on these people regardless of whether or not they
were projecting; and done them no real harm in the process. It may
be coincidental that these projectors surprised them while these
mosquito-like beings were feeding. It is likely these were
attracted to these projectors solely because it was sensed they
were sleeping at this time. They either didn't notice, or didn't
have the intelligence to care, that their intended prey was
consciously projecting and not sleeping at this time.
The fingers or toes are the most common attachment areas for
energy feeding types, large or small. These areas both contain
high concentrations of energy exchange ports and important
secondary energy centers, through which energy is normally
exchanged. These areas can also function in reverse, as with
healing where a reverse energetic flow is generated by a healer.
An energy feeding entity, in a similar way, creates an energetic
demand upon the etheric body in order to drain energy from it. If
the entity is hungry or low on energy, this energetic flow is
probably triggered automatically through simple contact.
It is also possible the sucking sensation Dave felt in his mouth,
during the exit, was caused by these small energy feeders. Some of
them may have been attached to the mouth area of Dave's etheric
body and were disturbed or dislodged when he projected, only to
return and attempt to reattach a short time later.
The above types of experience, while fairly rare, can also be
classed as something like a Dweller on the threshold kind of
experience. This type of astral wildlife appears to be no more
dangerous than the average leech or mosquito. They are more
annoying than harmful, although they will often scare the
daylights out of an inexperienced or uninformed projector. I
suggest all small energy feeding types, in any possible variation
of the above, be treated accordingly…as natural pests. If these
projectors had actively imagined these small entities as bursting
into flames, or even swatted at them with their real time hands,
they would have vanished or detached themselves and beat a hasty
retreat. For more on this subject (See Astral Dynamics).
Astral Dynamics: A New Approach to Out-of-Body Experiences