Mastering Astral Projection: 90-day Guide to Out-of-Body Experience

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9780738704678: Mastering Astral Projection: 90-day Guide to Out-of-Body Experience

Projecting out-of-body requires a delicate balance of mind, body, and spirit. Mastering Astral Projection offers everyone the opportunity to explore nonphysical dimensions and learn more about their spirituality.

This practical guide to achieving conscious out-of-body experiences is based upon Robert Bruce's extensive knowledge of astral projection, Brian Mercer's methods for personal success, and valuable feedback from volunteers who have tested this program. Presented in an easy-to-follow workbook format, the thirteen-week program introduces astral projection methods and provides daily exercises that progressively prepares and trains readers for this incredible, life-changing experience.

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About the Author:

Robert Bruce (Australia) is a published metaphysicist. His articles, tutorials, and personal experiences are featured on his popular website, http://www.astralpulse.com and http://www.astraldynamics.com
Brian Mercer (Washington state) has been interested in metaphysical pursuits for as long as he can remember. He is an information technology professional and part time novelist. In addition to the website listed below, he also hosts  and  http://www.kaladrious.com/

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PART 1

Preparing for Liftoff

What follows are the results of my first night of energy work.
I've had sporadic instances of involuntary projection throughout my life. I've tried
gaining control of it for many years but nothing has ever worked.

I've always thought that energy work for astral projection was a waste of time. It was
annoying to be bogged down with silly “New Age” energy rituals, when all I wanted to do
was project.

Then I read Robert Bruce's tutorial. Maybe there is something to this! This was the
first time I'd ever read anything that spelled out the mechanics behind this type of energy
work, why it's needed, and what it does at a core level. Posts on Robert's online forum further
reinforced the validity of doing the energy work. Over and over I was running across
postings from people who were getting very measurable results.

I went to bed thinking that this would never happen to me and started doing energy
work. For a few minutes I felt an ache in my heart center. I kept “circling” there between
passes up the legs and down the arms and in a few minutes it stopped. Then I felt a lot of
activity and itching in my brow center, then something like electricity going through that
area, as if the blood vessels had been shut off, then suddenly opened.

After that I must have woken up thirty times during the course of four hours of sleep.
Every time I woke up it was like another memory was being restored, and each time I was
still on autopilot, doing the energy exercise. By now I can't remember what I was remembering
specifically, but I do remember that every memory that surfaced served to connect
me to something else I had long forgotten. One by one I kept remembering connections to
things, people, places, experiences. Life became a lot bigger than I ever thought it was.

WEEK 1

Flexing Your Astral Muscles

What to Expect
· Setting up your meditation space
· Learning to relax
· Breathwork
· Body awareness exercises
· Energy body stimulation
· Your dream journal
· Affirmations
· Optional: BrainWave Generator instructions
This book emphasizes goal-oriented action
rather than just sitting and reading about
OBEs. Just enough information is given at the
start of each week to guide you through the
coming week's activities, building on what has
come before.

This week we'll show you how to organize
a place for your daily energy work and teach
you a deep physical relaxation and breathing
technique.We'll also give instructions for this
week's energy work, setting up a dream journal,
and using affirmations. Finally, for those
using the optional BrainWave Generator to
supplement your OBE program, we'll offer
instructions for the current week's preset.
Now that you have read all the instructions
in the introduction, let's waste no time getting
started.

Setting up Your Meditation Space
First on the list is to select a suitable place to
practice energy work, meditation, and other
OBE-related training exercises.

There are several desirable qualities for an
ideal meditation space. It should be quiet and
allow you to practice undisturbed. Lighting is
also important. There will be exercises requiring
full lighting and those requiring low lighting
or darkness. A room with a curtained window
or a variable illumination lamp will suffice.
Headphones or earplugs are ways to eliminate
sound, but you also don't want to be
unexpectedly disturbed by others. People in
busy households may need to innovate to create
suitably private spaces. One aspiring projector
partitioned a large walk-in closet and
turned half into a small private area. Another
rigged a makeshift tent in her bedroom. Others
have found useful areas in attics, basements,
and garages. Think creatively.

Depending on its size, your private space
should have a bed, cot, or easy chair or some
place where you can lie down comfortably. A
hard-backed kitchen or desk chair will also be
required for some exercises. Your space should
be big enough to accommodate this chair,
with the option of placing it against a wall for
exercises that require head support. Ideally,
your space should be somewhere you feel
comfortable and safe.

Try to avoid using the room in which you
normally sleep. If you must use your bedroom,
it is best not to use your bed for the daily exercises.
We are all conditioned to start falling
asleep when we get into our own beds. The
purpose of the exercises in this program is to
learn how to achieve a deep level of relaxation
without falling asleep. If you must use your
bedroom, find a comfortable place on the floor
where you can do your exercises using a folding
bed, small mattress, or a combination of
pillows and blankets. An easy chair, deck chair,
or beanbag chair are other good options.
Another handy item is an illuminated clock,
preferably analog with a second hand.Many of
the coming exercises need to be timed, so a
clock that's easily visible from your practice
position will help. A countdown timer, such as
those used for baking, can be used to supplement
the clock. You can set and forget this, so
you won't have to keep looking at the time to
see when an exercise is over.

The atmosphere of your meditation space
is also important. It should feel comfortable,
safe, and friendly. Atmospheres are affected by
décor, as well as by how a place smells and
feels. Burning incense and essential oils is one
of the most efficient ways of changing an
atmosphere and giving it a spiritual quality.
For the purposes of this program, it will help
if you select a particular incense or essential
oil that you do not normally use elsewhere.
Use this during every training session. This
will set the mood and help program your
body/mind to respond to your daily exercises
more quickly than you otherwise would. In
time, tension will begin oozing out of you the
moment you smell your special OBE training
scent.

Your daily exercises don't all have to be
done in the same location. Some techniques
will be practiced numerous times during the
day wherever you happen to be. These mainly
consist of reciting affirmations, doing short
concentration and mind-clearing exercises,
energy work, and so on. Put daily travel and
waiting time to good use for these.

Learning to Relax
One of the first tasks is to learn how to make
yourself so comfortable that your mind and
body will almost disassociate. We say almost
because a slight body/mind connection is crucial
for straddling that fuzzy edge between
sleeping and waking. Deep physical relaxation
is the foundation upon which everything else
in this program will rest. If you do not thoroughly
learn this essential skill, you could
waste a lot of time and effort making projection
attempts with little chance of success.

This program contains an excellent routine
that, once learned, will progressively take you
to the deeper levels of relaxation that are
required to induce trance and an OBE.
Deep physical relaxation is the one OBE
preparation skill that is most commonly overlooked
or poorly done. Being relaxed enough to
fall asleep does not mean that you have a sufficient
level of relaxation to induce an OBE. Even
though you may feel deeply relaxed, your body
can still possess significant levels of physical
tension. For example, you can still fall asleep
while you are tense or in pain. Physical tension
can prevent you from projecting, even if all the
other skills required for having an OBE have
been mastered.

The purpose of this first week's relaxation
practice is to learn the steps of the routine.
Staying awake and lucid in a state of deep
physical relaxation takes practice. With this in
mind, try to avoid doing the relaxation exercises
when you are overly tired. Falling asleep
during this routine will condition you to fall
asleep every time you perform it, in much the
same way as you habitually start falling asleep
when you go to bed.

Relaxation training begins on Day 1. Each
day more steps are added until, by the end of
the week, the full routine is revealed. Your goal
for the end of this first week is to complete the
routine without having to refer to the instructions.
It is easy to miss steps at first, so this
week be sure to review the instructions after
each session to make sure you are not forgetting
anything. The deep physical relaxation
routine is progressive, and in time will become
almost automatic.

If you find that you are physically or mentally
tense before relaxation practice, first take
a hot shower or bath and/or a short nap. Some
light exercise, a stretching routine, or a massage
will also help relieve tension.

Another factor involved with deep physical
relaxation is temperature. The body reacts to
cold by tensing and shivering its muscles to
generate heat. Even if you are a little cold, your
body may not actually shiver but your muscles
may tense. This can increase the difficulty of
physically relaxing to the degree required.
If you are doing this program in a cold climate,
keep your body temperature at a comfortable
level during the exercises. Use light
blankets, comforters, and loose-fitting, warm
clothes. If practical, heat your practice area to
a comfortable level. The general rule is, if the
method you are using to keep warm is distracting
(e.g., if the blankets or clothes are too
heavy or restrictive), try another approach.
Novices often start by paying good attention
to relaxation exercises, but then pay only
cursory attention to them later in the program.
Avoid this mistake or one day you will
find yourself having to backtrack to relearn
what has been poorly done. Each time you do
it, approach the routine with care and attention.
Think of each minute bit of tension in
your body as a barrier to success. Each day try
to become more relaxed than the day before.
In time this will become habitual.

Breathwork: Breath Awareness
Breathing is key to conscious-exit projection.
It promotes deep relaxation, provides clearer
inner focus, and increases the amount of
energy available for projection.

The breathing methods in this program are
safe and straightforward. You begin this week
very simply with daily, five-minute practice
sessions. Each week hereafter you will build on
and refine the basic technique. By the time
you reach Part 2 of the program, you will have
all the breathing skills required for OBE exit
practice.

This week you will be learning breath awareness.
All this involves is quieting your thoughts
by focusing on the internal sensations of the
breath cycle. Sit quietly, close your eyes, and
focus your attention on the leading edge of the
airflow as it passes into and out of your body. It
is easier to focus on the leading edge of the
breath than it is to hold the entire mental picture
of the breathing process itself.

If you find the above leading-edge breathwork
method difficult, you will find it easier to
focus instead on the rise and fall of your chest
and abdomen. Just close your eyes and focus
your awareness on the feeling of your body filling
and rising, then emptying and contracting.
Focusing on this action helps keep your mind
clear.

Do not change your breathing rate or depth
during this exercise. Do not try to count out
breaths to a prescribed rhythm. Simply observe
your breathing and use this as a focus of attention
to help clear your mind. If your thoughts
wander, simply release them and bring your
attention back to your breathing. No matter
how many times foreign thoughts creep in,
push them aside and refocus on your breathing.
This takes a little practice, but you will
quickly get the hang of it if you persevere.

During Week 1, the breath awareness technique
is used at the beginning of your daily
practice routine, right after deep physical relaxation.
This promotes further relaxation and
helps quiet the mind for the exercises that follow.
However, breath awareness can be done
anytime and anywhere. Do it for five minutes;
no more time is required. Waiting and travel
time are excellent opportunities for practice.

Stimulating the Energy Body
This week you will also start learning how to
stimulate your energy body. Your energy body
is a subtle energy counterpart of your physical
body. It has many parts, aspects, and functions,
including several large primary energy
centers and hundreds of smaller ones. Primary
energy centers are often called chakras or psychic
centers.
In essence, these can be thought of
as nonphysical organs that are involved with
the underlying spiritual, biological, emotional,
and mental processes that are associated with
the complexities of living.

The ability to stimulate, raise, and manipulate
your personal energy is invaluable during
OBE training. The substance of your projected
double is generated by the energy body and is
wholly composed of your living energy. So
when it comes to having an OBE, the development
and manipulation of your personal
energy resources is a fundamental skill. Lucidity
during an OBE is also dependent upon the
flow of personal energy.

The exercises in this program rely primarily
on the use of body awareness. This is the ability
to focus and localize your attention on specific
parts of your body. By giving this point of
focus movement, it is possible to stimulate
your energy body at that location. Combined
with other techniques, this enables you to
deliberately manipulate the substance of your
energy body. This in turn allows you to raise,
move, and store vital energy and to activate
energy centers in a controlled way.

No prerequisite abilities or skills are required
to learn and use body awareness techniques.
They are easy to understand and use.Most people
will get noticeable results the very first time
they use them.

Body awareness exercises begin on Day 1 of
the program. To improve your body awareness
sensitivity, repeat the exercises as often as you
can until you get the feel for the technique.
Each time you do this you will improve your
sensitivity to energy movement, which is
important for all the exercises and techniques
that follow.Make good use of travel time and
waiting time for extra practice.

On Days 2 through 7 you will explore other
ways to stimulate your energy body.When body
awareness is focused on a primary or secondary
energy center and given motion, that energy
center is stimulated, causing noticeable sensations.
Individual energy centers can thus be targeted
and manipulated in a controlled way. (We
will explore primary energy centers more during
Week 4).

Preparing for Energy Work
Little preparation is needed for energy work...

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