FOR ASTRAL PROJECTION
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Note: After having
studied many methods of Astral Projection, I have found that this is the
easiest to do. Monroe teaches these techniques in a week, but they can
be easily done in a day, with proper devotion. I feel that this technique
is superior to others because it does not require intense visualization,
which many people cannot do. enjoy!
(Taken from Leaving The Body: A Complete
Guide to Astral Projection, D. Scott Rogo, Prentice Hall Press)
One of the chief
barriers people learning to project face is fear. Many are afraid that
they may die, or be harmed in some way as a result of their projection.
Nothing could be farther from the truth. The Canterbury Institute, renowned
for its occult studies, executed an experiment in projection involving
over 2,000 people. None of them were hurt in any way by this, and now,
three years later, none have complained of any newly arising problems.
Once you are aware
that you cannot be harmed by projecting, you should begin Monroe's techniques,
step by step.
Step one: Relax
Monroe, "the ability to relax is the first prerequisite, perhaps even the
first step itself" to having an OBE. (out of body experience) This includes
both physical and mental relaxation. Monroe does not suggest a method of
attaining this relaxation, although Progressive Muscle relaxation, coupled
with deep breathing exercises (inhale 1, exhale 2, inhale 3.... until 50
or 100) are known to work well.
Step two: Enter
the state bordering sleep.
This is known
as the hypnagogic state. Once again, Monroe doesn't recommend any method
of doing this. One way is to hold your forearm up, while keeping your upper
arm on the bed, or ground. As you start to fall asleep, your arm will fall,
and you will awaken again. With practice, you can learn to control the
Hypnagogic state without using your arm. Another method is to concentrate
on an object. When other images start to enter your thoughts, you have
entered the Hypnagogic state. Passively watch these images. This will also
help you maintain this state of near-sleep. Monroe calls this Condition
Step three: Deepen
Begin to clear
your mind. observe your field of vision through your closed eyes. Do nothing
more for a while. Simply look through your closed eyelids at the blackness
in front of you. After a while, you may notice light patterns. These are
simply neural discharges. They have no specific effect. Ignore them. When
they cease, one has entered what Monroe calls Condition B. From here, one
must enter an even deeper state of relaxation which Monroe calls Condition
C-- a state of such relaxation that you lose all awareness of the body
and sensory stimulation. You are almost in a void in which your only source
of stimulation will be your own thoughts.
The ideal state
for leaving your body is Condition D. This is Condition C when it is voluntarily
induced from a rested and refreshed condition and is not the effect of
normal fatigue. To achieve Condition D, Monroe suggests that you practice
entering it in the morning or after a short nap.
Step Four: Enter
a state of Vibration.
This is the most
important part of the technique, and also the most vague. Many projectors
have noted these vibrations at the onset of projection. They can be experienced
as a mild tingling, or as is electricity is being shot through the body.
/their cause is a mystery. It may actually be the astral body trying to
leave the physical one.
For entering into
the vibrational state, he offers the following directions:
1. Remove all jewelry or other
items that might be touching your skin.
Even if you don't
know what these vibrations are, you will know when you have achieved contact
2. Darken the room so that no light can
be seen through your eyelids, but do not shut out all light.
3. Lie down with your body along a north-south
axis, with your head pointed toward magnetic north.
4. Loosen all clothing, but keep covered
so that you are slightly warmer than might normally be comfortable.
5. Be sure you are in a location where,
and at a time when, there will be absolutely no noise to disturb you.
6. Enter a state of relaxation
7. Give yourself the mental suggestion
that you will remember all that occurs during the upcoming session that
will be beneficial to your well-being. Repeat this five times.
8. Proceed to breath through your half-open
9. As you breath, concentrate on the void
in front of you.
10. Select a point a foot away from your
forehead, then change your point of mental reference to six feet.
11. Turn the point 90 degrees upward by
drawing an imaginary line parallel to your body axis up and above your
head. Focus there and reach out for the vibrations at that point and bring
them back into your body.
Step five: Learn
to control the vibrational state.
them by mentally pushing them into your head, down to your toes, making
them surge throughout your entire body, and producing vibrational waves
from head to foot. To produce this wave effect, concentrate of the vibrations
and mentally push a wave out of your head and guide it down your body.
Practice this until you can induce these waves on command.
Once you have
control of the vibrational state, you are ready to leave the body.
Step six: Begin
with a partial separation.
The key here
is thought control. Keep your mind firmly focused on the idea of leaving
the body. Do not let it wander. Stray thought might cause you to lose control
of the state.
Now, having entered
the vibrational state, begin exploring the OBE by releasing a hand or a
foot of the "second body". Monroe suggests that you extend a limb until
it comes in contact with a familiar object, such as a wall near your bed.
Then push it through the object. Return the limb by placing it back into
coincidence with the physical one, decrease the vibrational rate, and then
terminate the experiment. Lie quietly until you have fully returned to
normal. This exercise will prepare you for full separation.
Step seven: Dissociate
yourself from the body.
two methods for this:
One method is
to lift out of the body. To do this, think about getting lighter and lighter
after entering this vibrational state. Think about how nice it would be
to float upward. Keep this thought in mind at all costs and let no extraneous
thoughts interrupt it. An OBE will occur naturally at this point.
is the "Rotation method" or "roll-out" technique. When you have achieved
the vibrational state, try to roll over as if you were turning over in
bed. Do not attempt to roll over physically. Try to twist your body from
the top and virtually roll over into your second body right out of your
physical self. At this point, you will be out of the body but next to it.
Think of floating upward, and you should find yourself floating above the
body. Monroe suggests you begin with the lift-out method, but argues that
both are equally efficacious.