More on The Rope Technique
More On Rope
ROPE is a very effective projection technique, but it still has to be learned to be effective.
I would like to elaborate on a couple of points about the technique, inspired by the feedback I have received so far.
- There is NO visualization required -AT ALL -in the ROPE technique. It is ALL tactile imaging. This means you do NOT have to picture yourself doing it. That is, to climb ROPE, the correct mental action is to REHEARSE the climbing action in your mind. This mental rehearsal -IS -the ROPE technique.
- You need to ‘mentally’ grit your teeth and strain with the action, i.e., you have to put maximum mental effort into it, as if you were really climbing a ROPE, but without allowing your muscles to take part in it -this is ALL mental. Your body must not be allowed to respond. You also need to feel you are very strong, full of energy and could climb like this all night.
- You will find that a certain way of holding the focus of your mind, while you climb, will exert more pressure on your astral body than another. It is VERY important you note what this is and learn how to apply it. This will tune your climbing action for the maximum effect. When you hit on the right mental focus for the action, you will feel a corresponding dizzy/falling sensation in your Solar Plexus.
- To use ROPE successfully, it is extremely important to make a firm decision to DO IT. This commitment is VERY important to success. A DO OR DIE effort is needed. This focuses all your mental energy into a single point, for a single purpose -to exit your body.
- Many people have emailed me with ROPE success stories. In every case -they have been practicing ROPE when they suddenly decided to give it a go TO REALLY DO IT! This commitment to succeed means the difference between actually getting out OOBE -and experiencing various levels of ROPE induced relaxation, trance, paralysis, chakra activity etc. I cannot stress enough the importance of this commitment to the success of ROPE induced OOBE.
- While using ROPE, completely IGNORE ALL PHYSICAL SENSATION AND ANY NOISES YOU HEAR. If you react to a sensation, in any way, you will lose the focus of your mental energy and dilute your effort considerably.
All the energy/chakra work and other exercises in Parts 3 and 4, are designed to stimulate the flow of energy in your body and increase concentration, will power and mental control.
By increasing the energy flow during a projection and controlling your mind better, your duration in real time is increased. It is also easier to exit. You CAN skip all the exercises entirely and just concentrate on learning ROPE. Everyone has different levels of skill, natural ability and energy flow. Some people need lots of training in order to OOBE, others do not. Some people will prefer to learn ROPE by DOING it, rather than training for it.
If your goal is just to have a conscious OOBE, of any kind, the simple use of ROPE, below, is your best option.
Simple Use Of Rope
Some people have the impression ROPE is too complicated.
This was possibly because by the detailed explanation I gave about the mechanics of ROPE in Part 5, i.e., HOW it works. ROPE is THE simplest projection technique to date.
All that is needed to use ROPE in its simplest form, are these two steps:
1. Go to bed, or sit in your chair, relax and settle yourself down, as you normally would do before going to sleep.
2. Start climbing the ROPE.
This is all there is to the simple use of ROPE.
As there are no time consuming exercises or complicated relaxation exercises involved, the simple use of ROPE has many advantages.
It allows you to focus all your mental resources on it. In many cases this is all that is needed to give you your first conscious OOBE. Because the simple use of ROPE is less complex, you will find yourself attempting projection more often, even when you are tired one of the best times to try -and cannot be bothered with anything complicated.
The increased frequency of your projection attempts gives you more practice with ROPE and hence the technique will be mastered sooner.
Lucid Dream Backup
I have had a great many reports of vivid dreams and heightened lucid dream activity (L.D.) from people doing the energy/chakra training exercises. This is happening far too frequently for it to be coincidence.
The energy/chakra work increases the level of energy flowing into the energy body and heightens awareness and memory of the dream and OOBE state. It is a shame to waste all this energy on uncontrolled dreams, so I suggest L.D. be used as a secondary goal.
This will give you OOBE experience earlier, in the form of L.D., and help keep your interest high until you learn how to do the conscious exit.
To become Lucid in dream you need to program yourself with a trigger to make you realise when you are dreaming, in order to take control over it, i.e., become lucid.
The best way of doing this is by getting into the habit of doing frequent reality checks during your daily life.
A reality check is when you stop what you are doing and check the reality level of your situation. This is simple to do. Every time you do a reality check. Ask yourself:
1. Is this a normal situation, is there anything strange about it?
2.Can I fly? Try floating up in the air.
3. Try closing your eyes. This is a dead giveaway as you cannot close your eyes in astral form.
Note: This reality checking must become habitual to be effective. When you do a reality check during a dream, you will realize you are dreaming and can take control of it. It is then important to affirm to yourself you are going to remember everything. Tell yourself over and over, “I will remember this when I wake up.”
The key to success with reality checks is to have a good trigger for it. This should be something you would normally do many times a day.
This can be any kind of habitual action, but here are a few ideas:
- Time: Every time you look at your watch, do a reality check. An electronic watch is a good aid. Set the timer to beep hourly. When it beeps, do a reality check.
A wrist watch, beeping hourly, is the most effective
- Hands: Every time you notice your hands, do a reality check.
- Smoking: If you smoke, every time you have a cigarette, do a reality check. You will usually find yourself reaching for a cigarette during the course of a dream, if you are a habitual smoker.
Note: It takes time to make your trigger habitual, usually a few weeks. It also helps to do a few affirmations before you go to sleep, e.g., “I will remember to look at my watch”
When you become aware in a dream, L.D., you should already be in a communal dream pool. If you want to try changing this to a real time projection, try and become aware of your physical body. If you can sense it, you may be able to return to a time location near it.
This is difficult, though, and may end the experience completely, i.e., forcing a return to the waking state. I suggest you enjoy the L.D. for what it is. Communal dream pools are very colorful places and usually lots of fun. You will see all kinds of weird and wonderful things there and have all kinds of adventures.
Note: To improve your memory of the L.D. don’t forget to remind yourself constantly during the L.D., to remember it all.
Changing Your Reality Location
If you don’t like the dream pool you are in, or are in a real time OOBE and want to enter a dream pool, here are a couple of ways to do it:
- Look closely at your hands and watch them melt. (This is worth doing just to see the melting hands phenomenon).
- Spin around until you become disoriented.
- Visualize a place you would like to be. (Instantaneous travel). This will usually move you to a dream pool similar to your visualized target destination.
- Fly straight up, as fast as you can. If this fails to shift your reality location, at least you will experience space flight.
- Fly away fast, close to the surface, until you find a place you like. The blurring of speed will cause a reality shift.
- Walk into a mirror, picture or painting. This is the same as VRP (virtual reality projection).
These techniques all trick the subconscious, through disorientation, into moving you to another reality location.
The Astral Form In Motion
Many people have motion problems in their first few projections. Simply getting across a room in the right direction, can be a major accomplishment. This lack of control is simply because they are unfamiliar with astral form.
It is like being in zero gravity. You have to learn to move all over again. When you project in real time, you are just a point of consciousness with a poorly constructed etheric shell surrounding it.
Motion is provided by thought -not muscles.
There is a type of momentum in astral form that causes most of the problems.
This causes you to continue moving for a while, after you decide to stop. This may take you through a wall or a ceiling etc. This impetus is caused by the thought you used to cause the motion. If it is too strong, or too prolonged for the action, you will move too quickly or too far.
Only practice teaches you how to get about with any degree of accuracy and grace. It really is quite a comical process, learning astral motion. I remember learning to move about my home town, in my youth. I would start by trying to navigate through my house, usually ending up stuck in the roof, for a while. Then I would run down the road, trying to build up speed and take off like a plane.
I would get airborne for a while, but could never quite clear the roof tops of the surrounding houses. I would often float unintentionally into strange houses, blundering about like a drunk in zero G.
I seemed to be endlessly apologizing to all these strangers in passing, as I floated in and out of their houses.
How To Move
To move about in astral form, simply -DO IT. Do not think about what you are doing, just DO IT.
Be aware that motion is provided by your mind. You have to will yourself into motion, to change direction, and to stop.
This is the best advice I can give you on this. It really has to be learned by doing. Have fun. When you have learned basic motion, do not try anything too ambitious for a while. Stick close to the surface and learn to get around your local area first.
Practice varying your speed until you gain some control over it.
Learning To Fly
Learn to fly the same way as you learned to move, by using your mind.
At first you may find something very much like gravity affecting you. You may get yourself into the air only to find yourself slowly arcing back to earth again. If you persevere you’ll find yourself moving in a series of short flight hops. This is caused partly by habit and partly by the basic motion problem in general.
You sink back to earth when your motion causing mental action falters.
This causes your flight impetus to stop and the gravity habit then pulls you down. You may find yourself, as I did, trying to fly by running down the road and leaping into the air. This is not necessary. Focus your will into floating up into the air. Then use your will to provide motion, same as with basic motion. There is NO gravity affecting you in astral form.
Convince yourself of this and you will be flying in no time.
The three speeds as defined by, S. Muldoon, and commonly accepted, are a basic guide only.
1. Walking speed.
2.Motor car speed.
3. Instantaneous travel.
I think these three speeds were a sign of the times back then.
These would have been the only types of speed known to most people. Today, movies, computer games and air travel have thoroughly prepared our minds to accept much higher speeds. With practice and good mental control, you CAN vary your speed to your purpose, from walking speed to supersonic speed.
This is a big problem for the beginner though, the control of direction and speed.
It has a lot to do with how stable the projection is and how experienced you are at applying your will to motion.
It is generally accepted that if you can visualize a destination you can project yourself there instantly, at the speed of thought.
I have found this to be highly unreliable.
I find this instantaneous method usually projects you straight into a subjective location created by the visualization of your target. You may appear to be at your destination but you will usually find many discrepancies between the real location and where you are. Instantaneous travel is very like VRP.
By using your visualization powers to travel with, you will not actually travel. You will create a subjective copy of a destination and enter it.
Long Distance Travel
I have found it more reliable to follow the surface for short to medium distance projection of up to a few hundred miles.
Even this can be difficult as it is easy to fall into the Alice effect while travelling. All you have to do is break concentration once and you will slip into a dream pool. Strict mental control must be maintained at all times when travelling in real time. It is not really practical to follow the surface for a long distance.
For example, a country on the other side of the world from you is 12000 miles away. You would need to travel at about 64 times the speed of sound to reach there in 15 minutes. At this speed in the atmosphere, everything blurs and clouds and surface features cause disorientation and a corresponding reality shift. Any real time objective aspect of the projection will then be lost.
Note: Newbie projectors can normally hold themselves in real time for only a few minutes. Therefore, any long distance travel is limited by the real time part of a projection.
To travel long distance you need to study geography. You have to be able to recognize continents, oceans, countries, states and cities. You also need to study a map of your target area and note any landmarks. To project there, after this is memorized, you must go into orbit and re-enter over your target.
As you approach the earth you must adjust your approach and aim for the geological features and landmarks around your destination.
Orbiting the Earth
To enter orbit is a little more difficult than it sounds.
Getting up there is easy, you just go straight up, but stopping when you get high enough is difficult. Most people, myself included, tend to blast themselves straight out of the solar system, sometimes right out of the galaxy.
To avoid this, it is important to control your speed during the ascent. It is easier to project to the moon first, as a way of entering orbit. This gives you a large visual target you can project to in moments. Once there, it is a simple matter to head back to Earth, enter orbit, and circle until you are above your target.
In space, away from the atmosphere, there are no problems with speed induced blurring.
How Far Can You Go?
There are * NO * limits to distance, destination or speed. You can travel to the most distant galaxy.
The speed of thought is infinite. It is like folding space and moving without moving. If you can see something, you can be there….as quick as that. In comparison, the speed of light is that of a snail.
I often go out into deep space, where the galaxies are just tiny smudges in the distance, to think and meditate. That is easy, but the trick is getting back for a conscious re-entry. Unless you have a good knowledge of astronomy, which I do not, this is difficult.
Following the silver cord, if you can see one, is not practical at that kind of speed, though it will give you a basic direction to go in. To return from a long distance projection, tune into your body and become aware of it. Then try moving part of your physical body, i.e., a finger or toe.
This will return you to your body, and end the projection with full memories of the OOBE.
There is a strange phenomenon you will come across, from time to time, while you are projecting.
I call this “Future Wind.” You will be OOBE’ing somewhere, minding your own business, when all of a sudden you will feel an irresistible force. You will feel yourself being moved against your will, usually backwards, by this force.
You can fight it for a while but it will grow steadily stronger until you are blown away; over the roof tops, up into the sky and…. into the future. Then, after a while, you will come down in a different place…. and time.
Often it will be somewhere mundane, maybe a domestic setting of some sort. You will be released there and left to wander about… confused. You may even meet people you do not know, yet, and they will be just as confused as you are. This may be an actual scene out of your future life, it may be a symbolic vision, or a mixture of both. You may be an invisible spectator to this scene, or you may merge with your future self, and see out of your future eyes for a while.
This can also be a scene of an important future event. It could be a disaster, natural or otherwise, or something unusual or exciting on the world scene. These type of events usually have a lot of energy surrounding them, and this may be part of the reason for the vision.
The only explanations I can give for this are:
- The intervention of your higher self: For some reason it decides that now is the time to show you something from your future.
- Clairvoyant interference: Your Brow chakra has become clairvoyantly active and has tuned into a future setting. Your point of consciousness is caught up by this vision and projected into the vision.
- A combination of both of the above -this is the most logical.
There is another aspect of this wind that is very similar to the above but the vision you experience is symbolic, or has a symbolic aspect, rather than an actual future event or scene.
Note: I would like to warn you about the symbolic aspect of visions. If you don’t understand the nature of symbolism it can cause great harm to your life.
This warning applies to all clairvoyant visions in general, whether experienced in astral form or not.
For example: You are taken, by a future wind, to a scene in which you see yourself winning a lot of money. You are sitting at a table checking your lottery ticket with the results. You see the prize money is $18 million. You check your numbers, or ticket, and find you have the winning ticket. You feel all the excitement, the surge of adrenalin, dreams of wealth come flooding into you and your heart races with excitement.
After this vision, you start buying lots of tickets. You also start to make decisions that affect your life with a “When the money comes through” type of attitude. This can cause irreparable damage to your life! You lose your drive, your initiative, your ambition, i.e., you stop trying. This imparts a “Cargo Cult” type of belief system on you, a belief that everything will be given to you -with all the negative aspects this primitive belief system has.
This can cause you to mark time in your life, instead of living it to the full.
What you may have missed, from the symbolism of the above vision is:
The amount of money may be unusual for that lottery draw. $18 million is an odd amount of money and may be a rare event. This is what I call a SIGN POST -a date stamp of a future event. This means that when your local lottery has a prize of the above amount, something important is going to happen in your life or in the world around you.
If you know how symbolism works, during the vision you would have been able to pick up more information about this coming event. The setting, the symbols, the connections to you, the action and the sequence of events in it, are all important aspects of its meaning. Misunderstanding a vision can ruin your life.
Only experience and the intelligent application of logic can teach you how to interpret a symbolic vision.
Until you have this experience, it is best to treat any sort of vision with caution. Some possible reasons for a symbolic vision are:
- You are being given a warning or guidance by your higher self.
- You are being given proof there is a future, a destiny, a meaning, a purpose to your life.
- The sign post of this vision may mark a good or bad event in your life.
- You may actually win the lottery. Personally, I would always make sure I had a ticket in the draw, just in case, but I would not depend on it.
Future Wind Example
I left my body and was moving about my home, getting my sea legs.
Suddenly, a force moved me across the room. I tried to fight it but it grew stronger until I was blown out of the house and up into the night sky. A short time later I was brought down again, outside my home.
I was just left standing there in the middle of the road. In front of me stood a refrigerator. It was just sitting there in the road with its door open. I examined it and could tell it was not working. Behind it was a massive red brick wall, 40 feet high and twice as wide. There are no REAL brick walls in this street. Then I noticed my wife was standing beside me. I turned and said hello to her.
She just said goodbye, very coldly, then turned and walked away. Perplexed, I watched her walk away. Oddly, instead of walking to our home, she walked away from it and off into the distance. Being experienced with the symbolism and nature of visions I knew what this foretold, the end of my marriage. I could not understand it as we were only recently married and very happy together.
To decipher a symbolic vision it is necessary to analyze it and break it down into its parts.
The six significant aspects of this vision are:
- The sign post… (the date stamp of the event) – The refrigerator that did not work. The connections… (something, or someone, in the vision that connects the events to me).
- My wife.
- It was outside my home.
- I was there as me.
- The symbol… (the basic nature of the coming event) – The large brick wall. This symbolizes a barrier or an end to something. This was the only actual symbol in the vision, but other parts of it were by nature or action -symbolic.
- The symbolic action… (this signifies the meaning of the vision) – My wife’s cold goodbye.
- The symbolic modifiers… (these modify the symbol or, in this case, the symbolic action in the vision).
- My wife departed in a direction away from our home.
- She walked away until she disappeared from view.
- The sequence of events:
- The broken fridge.
- The large brick wall.
- My wife’s actions.
OR: When I saw the broken fridge (sign post) I saw the brick wall (symbol) and my wife (connection) said goodbye and left (symbolic action) in a direction away from our home, until she disappeared (symbolic modifiers)
The timing and sequence of a vision is important to unraveling its meaning. It is important to break a symbolic vision into its 5 basic parts and to note this in your journal, while it is still fresh in your mind.
Note: There may be more than one modifier to each part of a vision.
A year after I had the above vision, we moved to another town.
The day we moved, we had to borrow a refrigerator from a relative. Ours had broken down and was in for repairs. The borrowed fridge did not work either.
After ours was repaired, this other fridge sat on our porch for two and a half years, waiting to be collected. I remembered the vision clearly, and knew this fridge was the date stamp of an upcoming event.
I also knew what the event was, but honestly could not see it happening. One day, though, they came and collected this fridge. A week later my marriage ended. Suddenly, permanently, and for no foreseeable reason. Looking at it in hind sight, it is crystal clear what the vision meant. It was as simple as it was accurate. Most symbolic visions are this simple. Be very careful not to read too much into vision otherwise the true message in the vision will be obscured.
Always break a vision down into its parts.
Ask of each part:
1. “What is it in itself?”
2. “What does it do?”
3. “What is its simplest, most basic, symbolic meaning?”
Write these answers down and then apply common sense and logic to them.
This will give you insight into the true meaning of the vision.
Mirrors, historically, are magical devices used as doorways to other worlds.
There are also numerous superstitions and old wives tales concerning their effect on the recently departed. After a person had died, all mirrors in their home were covered. This was so they could not see their lack of a reflection and be shocked. Another reason for this was to prevent them from being accidentally trapped in a mirror. There is some logic to this if you look at the mechanics of projection.
Death, in the early stages, is very much like a powerful real time projection. The biggest difference being the lack of a living body to return to. Spirits are normally held close to the physical dimension, in real time, for a week or so after death. This is until the supply of etheric matter that binds the spirit to its physical body runs out.
During this time it is normal for the spirit to wander among relatives and loved ones, saying goodbye and coming to terms with their new state of existence. This goodbye process, eases the psychological trauma of death, and helps prepare the spirit for the next stage of existence.
What can happen with mirrors, is this: A new spirit can inadvertently enter a mirror. If this happens, they enter a mirror world in the same way a projector enters a picture through VRP. Once in a mirror world they usually do not know where they are, or how to get out of it, and can be stuck there for the duration of their real time stay. This will not interfere with the journey of the soul. It will just cause confusion for a few days until it enters the next stage of existence.
This can though, make their last days near the physical world very confusing and interfere in the natural goodbye process.
This, I believe, is where the old superstitions came from. Therefore, in the light of my understanding of projection and the death process, I think the covering of mirrors after a death is a VERY good idea, for the benefit of the deceased.
This is best done for two weeks, to be sure.
A Better Goodbye
It is possible to communicate with a recently departed spirit during its real time, post death wandering.
This can be done by leaving a letter, uncovered, for the spirit to read. They can also hear you, so talking to them is also effective. I think a good practice would be to have goodbye letters, from all the people that loved the deceased, stuck to the wall in the spirit’s old room.
Leave the letters open, with all pages clearly in view, to make reading easier.
OOBE and Duality
OOBE & Duality
If you read the enormous number of case histories available on out of body and near death experiences; you will find many accounts hinting at perceptions of duality which indicate symptoms of the mind split effect at work.
It is fairly common, during an OOBE, to be aware of the physical body while also being aware of existing in the projected double, or less commonly, vice-versa.
This effect appears to indicate the existence of telepathic and bio-energetic links between the physical body and it’s remote projected double (possibly via the silver cord). This link appears to serve the purpose of providing the projected double with the necessary energies it requires whilst operating out of body, while also maintaining an unbreakable connection with it’s physical body.
This connection also allows the physical body to be, in many ways, monitored (or sensed) so that no harm can come to it during an OOBE. During an OOBE, at the moment the projected double is generated and projected from the physical body, the projector’s mind effectively splits into two identical parts (mirror images) each containing a complete copy of thinking mind and memory.
One copy always remains firmly locked inside the physical body (original hard copy) while a mirror image is reflected into and maintained in the exterior projected double. The splitting of consciousness into two (or more) separate but identical copies happens during sleep or any kind of OOBE.
I call this effect “The Mind Split Effect”:
If a mentally awake physical mind happens to observe (with real time or astral sight) it’s projected double at close range during a projection, a strong visual and telepathic connection can form between them.
This can be a very disturbing experience and I don’t recommend this be tried for more than a few seconds at a time. The awake physical mind (whilst a projection is in progress) must see and be seen by it’s projected double for this type of connection to occur.
Vision, seeing each other at the same time, appears necessary for this type of connection to occur.
Once this happens, each side of the mind split, physical and projected, connect and begin to see out of each other’s eyes at the same time. Each becomes aware of each other’s vision and perspective as well as that of their own. Once the visual side of this connection occurs, each side of the mind split instantly becomes aware of each other’s thought’s as well, simultaneously and compounding.
This appears to be something like telepathic feed back, much like holding two identical ‘mental’ mirrors facing each other. This gives an unnatural glimpse of mental infinity – a mental reflection of a mental reflection of a mental reflection, continually compounding.
When two identical minds connect, while separated during an OOBE, the two identical sets of vision and thoughts create something that can best be described as a visual and telepathic loop, compounding and feeding back upon itself in a never ending loop.
This is an unnatural, incomprehensible, disturbing and possibly dangerous event for any mortal mind to experience. This uncomfortable and confusing state appears to only occur at close range and can easily be avoided by not looking too closely at each other (physical and projected double) and by not thinking at each other at close range (within approximately twenty feet) during a real time projection.
Note: this can only happen if both sides of a projector, physical and projected, are awake and become visually aware of each other during a real time projection.
This all goes a long way towards explaining why dreams and projection memories can sometimes appear so chaotic. The mind splits for a very good reason and the separated copies are meant to function separately.
I have experimented with this phenomena many times during real time projections, after discovering it accidentally during a powerful real time OOBE. I recreated the original ‘accident’ and studied it because the original experience raised so many questions.
I had always been curious of the way I could often feel my physical body while close to it, and this mind split effect appeared to hold many of the answers I had been searching for.
Like many other projectors, I had often experienced confusing anomalies during projections: of being aware of events and noises near my physical body, in and around my house, plus being aware of my remote existence during a projection.
This sense of perceived duality, of having two different sets of perception, one physical and one remote, has been reported by many other projectors but has never, I believe, been properly studied or understood.
Here is an account of one of the first times I experienced the mind split effect and mental/visual feedback: I had been meditating in my chair by the fire and returned to normal awareness as the rain started drumming on the roof.
The weather was pretty wild and the wind was starting to shake the windows and doors. I looked at the clock, it was almost 3 AM. This was not unusual for me, as sometimes I will meditate all night. I felt well rested and full of energy and thought to myself “I’ve never projected in a storm before, I wonder what it’s like?”
Closing my eyes once again, I relaxed back into myself and soon projected out of my body, using the ‘point shift’ method, as given in Vol 1 of the Treatise. This method is very similar to the method given by T. Lobsang Rampa in his book ‘You Forever‘.
While this method is more difficult than the Rope method, given in Vol 2, it is very effective and is the original method I learned when I first taught myself conscious exit projection. I have been projecting since the age of 4 or 5, but this was always spontaneous and I had little control of when I would project.
I taught myself to project deliberately at the age of 21, and found Rampa’s books a great help.
(As a side note: many people have claimed that Lobsang Rampa was discredited, that he was ‘exposed’ as being nothing more than an English plumber cum writer on metaphysics. But, if you read his first book ‘The Third Eye‘ you’ll see that he fully explained his circumstances, and how he came to be living in the body of an English Plumber. He claims to have swapped bodies with a suicidal English plumber who was about to kill himself while his own Tibetan body lay dying of wounds.
This feat was accomplished during an astral operation carried out by high ranking Tibetan masters (spirit masters) to preserve Rampa’s unfinished life path, while freeing the Plumber (with his full permission) who was at the exact end of his life. Personally, I found Rampa’s books to be very good reading, and they contain a great deal of useful information on projection, clairvoyance, metaphysics, etc.)
Back to the projection: After exiting my body I moved through the wall and floated out into the rain drenched night.
What a gloriously wet feeling that was. I could feel and taste the cool rain and blustering wind passing through me. The smell of rain and wetness was everywhere, seeming to fill me with a bright and happy energy. I floated up to the roof and sat on the chimney, looking out over the town.
I felt a little bit like a very wet Mary Poppins. I watched the rain dancing over the roofs and streets, swirling through gutters and gurgling into drains. It seemed to have a friendly voice and rhythm all its own “drink me, splash me, gurgle me, slosh me.” (It seemed funny at the time:)
While sitting on the roof, I felt my body stirring in room chair below me. This effect had often intrigued me and I decided to slide back through the roof and study it more closely. As I passed through the roof I saw my body sitting in the chair, right where I had left it, but suddenly I became aware of also watching my projected double (from my perspective in the chair) sliding down through the ceiling -both at the same time!
It was ME, sitting in the chair watching another ME floating down through the ceiling, but it was also ME floating in front of my chair some ten feet away -watching myself sitting in the chair. This was not only confusing, it started making me feel quite ill. I had two sets of vision and two sets of thoughts, all at the same time and all joined together, it was fascinating.
It also made a lot of sense. Just because the projected ME was outside it’s physical body, why should the physical ME have to stop thinking. Why would it be left (as is commonly believed today) as a mere empty shell during a projection? This raises the question of ‘what’ actually leaves the physical body during a projection?
The projected ME (real time double) moved about the room, observing my physical body in the chair -while it watched me back at the same time.
I could still see the projected ME, even when my projected double was situated behind the physical ME. I could feel myself in the chair perfectly, as I tried to follow the movements of my projected double about the room. This took some very real effort, and it also took a lot of energy to move my projected double. It felt like I was moving through thick mud and I felt an enormous pressure building up inside both of ME. I was existing in both my physical body as well as in my projected double -both at the ‘same’ time.
I was fully awake (mentally) and aware and thinking inside both aspects of myself. Inside my physical body, my consciousness appeared to be actively centered in my etheric body, and this appeared to be how the physical ME was able to see the projected ME (real time sight seeing through closed eyelids).
I came to this conclusion because of the way I could move around ‘inside’ my physical body, and could even see behind myself without physically moving. My etheric body appeared to be, quite literally, able to turn around inside my physical body.
This ability of the physical body to see through closed eyelids and from different perspective’s is frequently described by projectors and trance meditators.
Note: The etheric body appears to be the very first level of subtle body, one stage up from the physical body. This appears to be so closely enmeshed within the physical body that it cannot normally leave it’s confines while it still lives.
During the full trance state, as well as during the projection process, however, it appears to gain some limited freedom of movement. It will also often gain the ability to see into the real time zone, and sometimes even into the astral dimension, around it.
The etheric body appears to be responsible for the ability to see through closed eyelids and covers, as is often reported by projectors near the exit stage of a projection. My observations: the centre of waking consciousness appears to shift over ‘into’ the etheric body when the physical body enters the trance state and falls asleep.
This is very like an internal projection, taking a ‘reflection’ of consciousness one step away from the physical body and mind, while still holding it’s original place within the confines of the physical body.
This stage, I believe, is the very first level of the multi dimensional projection process, and is marked by the ‘heaviness’ experienced when the full trance state is entered, which is also the sign the physical body has fallen asleep.
This process makes a lot of sense and answers a lot of questions when projection case histories, plus the ‘mechanics’ and ‘dynamics’ of projection, are studied. It points to projection being a staggered process where consciousness is reflected one stage at a time away from the physical body and mind. Each stage becomes progressively more subtle and refined, while still maintaining firm telepathic and energetic links between each stage.
Basically, this allows the projection of all the higher subtle bodies at the same time, while keeping a safe and unbreakable link between them and the physical body (the original hard copy).
The list below shows the physical body as (0) with the dream mind marked as (-1) below it, and the first four stages of higher subtle bodies above it.
4 = Mental body, and above.
3 = Astral body.
2 = Real time body.
1 = Etheric body.
0 = Physical body. (base line)
-1 = Dream mind
The Incredible Mind Split
A projector’s mind splits during any kind of OOBE.
One complete copy (original hard physical copy) staying at all times safely inside the physical body, capable of thinking and dreaming. A perfect thinking copy, containing full memories, both conscious and subconscious, ‘reflects’ into the extruded real time body.
Each copy is capable of thinking and acting independently during an OOBE if enough vital energy (vitality) is available. Neither copy may be aware of the other’s continuing existence or awake state.
This is the natural mind-split effect which always occurs, but is very seldom noticed, during sleep and all types of OOBE. During a conscious exit projection, consciousness is first reflected into the etheric body.
From the etheric body it is then reflected into the real time ‘projectable’ double when that body is generated. The real time double appears to be generated inside the combined physical/etheric bodies and does not appear to project outside the physical/etheric body until a copy of consciousness is transferred (reflected) into it.
Before the actual moment of projection, of the exit of the real time body out of the physical body, all potential copies of mind are closely enmeshed and held together safely inside the physical body. One full copy always stays inside the physical/etheric body and this (the original copy) appears to fall asleep and thus moves itself safely, but temporarily, out of the picture to allow the natural projection process to occur.
The original copy of mind will begin dreaming at some point after it falls asleep. If the original copy does not move itself out of the picture, the difficulty of projection increases dramatically, as with conscious exit projection where the mind is awake throughout the projection process.
This last factor alone accounts for the sheer difficulty of conscious exit projection. The dreaming mind of the physical body appears to account for the reality fluctuations commonly experienced shortly after the exit stage of a projection. This event may also be associated with the physical body’s dream mind entering the REM sleep state (REM = Rapid Eye Movement) which is commonly associated with the dreaming state.
The physical body’s dreaming mind also appears to account for the hypnagogic imagery and visions experienced during the trance state and during the pre-projection state, or where the mind is held awake and balancing on the verge of sleep.
At the moment of separation, as the real time body projects free of the physical/etheric bodies, the mind appears to split or reflect a complete copy of itself into an ‘exterior’ subtle body. From this moment onwards both copies, one internal and one external, continuing to record their memories separately.
Neither will usually be aware of the other’s presence or existence, apart from the occasional vaguely shared feelings and remote perceptions of each other. The separateness of the mind-split effect and memory recording will continue until reintegration occurs.
Upon reintegration, or waking, only one set of memories will usually be retained, but sometimes a mixture will occur. This can be part dream, part physical/etheric and part OOBE memories.
The successful ‘downloading’ of projection memories strong enough to override physical/etheric body and dream memories for the same time period, strong enough to leave a lasting impression on the physical brain of a projector, appears to be the real key to successful and repeatable OOBE.
See “ASTRAL DYNAMICS” Chapter 21-Overcoming The Mind Split, for more detailed information on this.
Mind Split Effects
It is fairly common for projector’s to experience a perfect projection right up until the exit, where they feel all the vibrations, rapid heart beat, floating sensation, etc., and then it all just ‘goes away’.
This leaves the projector, usually energetically exhausted, often partially or fully paralysed, thinking they have simply failed the exit.
What may often happen in cases like this are normal and successful OOBE’s, but where consciousness has remained awake and ‘centered’ in the ‘physical/etheric’ mind after the mind split of projection has occurred. The resulting memories retained after the experience, in cases like this, are thus from the physical/etheric side of the experience only.
The projected double, in many cases, simply stays out of it’s body for too long, which allows the physical/etheric mind’s to fall into a deep sleep.
Once deep sleep occurs, the projected double becomes effectively locked out of it’s physical/etheric body for the duration of sleep, or until waking occurs. (re why I recommend short projections) The projection side of this experience (the memory of it) has thus been totally lost, as if it never was.
The physical/etheric mind (internal) side of the experience has the only solid memories for the whole experience, and the projected double’s memories have failed to make a strong enough impression on the physical brain to become ‘memorable’ after reintegration.
Basically, the projection memories have failed to make the final ‘wrinkle’ in the physical brain after the projection. Another mind-split also appears to occur between the real time double and the astral body. This begins to happen ‘naturally’ within several minutes of the start of an average real time projection, but can often occur within a few seconds.
At some point during any real time projection reality will always begin to fluctuate. This appears to be the sign that the physical/etheric mind has begun dreaming.
At this point the real time body usually begins to run low on energy (in most cases, apparently not having enough energy to maintain it’s conscious integrity whilst the dream mind is active) and it thus starts shifting into the seemingly more easily maintained (but more dimensionally remote) astral vehicle in the astral dimension. Soon, the real time body will effectively fall asleep and will then be reeled in to hover, as if asleep, just above the sleeping physical body.
It will remain there until the natural waking of the physical body and mind causes reintegration of all it’s multi-dimensional aspects, thus ending the mind split.
Notes On Projection & Reintegration
- The sleep state, or trance state, is required for projection to occur.
- Trance = body asleep + mind awake.
- The waking state is required for reintegration to occur.
- The only exception to the above is the in-between trance state, where the body is asleep but the mind is fully awake.
- Deep sleep prohibits reintegration of physical/etheric and projected doubles.
I know this may all sound a little complex, but it sheds a great deal of light on many of the seemingly mysterious difficulties which can beset a projector.
It also explains why projections are so time limited and difficult to maintain, let alone remember in detail. All through my research and studies, in the incredibly complex field of theoretical metaphysics, I have found that the further I get from the relatively normal reality of the physical dimension the more outrageously complicated everything becomes.
There is nothing simple about the mechanics and dynamics of projection, far from it, but it can be understood if the lower levels of projection are studied, i.e., etheric and real time bodies. If the principals this yields are then applied to the higher aspects of projection, and even dreaming, a few precious constant factors appear.
This methodology may not solve all problems, nor answer all questions, but it at least provides some kind of a logical and understandable framework to work in.
Purpose Of Mind Split
The mind split is, I believe, an integral part of the workings of Universal Law, where the mind splits and reflects itself into many different parts, levels and aspects, each belonging to a different dimensional level.
During the full multi-mind-split process, the highest level (highest subtle body) appears to be drawn into the centre of the universe, into the Source of all consciousness, by what I have called the Akashic Pulse. There, the influential and conditional energies (consciousness seeds), contained within each individual energy egg (each person) are processed and updated according to Universal Law.
These are adjusted according to past and current thoughts and actions, and as further modified by Karmic Law.
These seeds affect and influence us all profoundly. They cause the attraction and repulsion effect, all our likes and dislikes and natural tendencies, which are the visible workings of Universal Law in the physical dimension.
Universal Law is that which attempts to guide us all along our individual life’s paths, towards predetermined but eminently variable goals (variable according to laws of free will and individual choices). An important aspect of the mind split, to many people, is the way it shows how the physical body and it’s mind are ‘never’ ‘ever’ left empty and unguarded during sleep or any type of out of body experience or projection.
They are thus never exposed to being entered, molested, possessed or interfered with by any other projector, or by any type of inorganic being, entity or demon.
A conscious exit projector’s physical body and mind are, according to my research, far more projected than they are during the full waking state -where natural nonphysical senses become somewhat dulled or inactive. During an OOBE, the projector’s energy body appears to expand and create a very sensitive perimeter, a kind of expanded energy cocoon around itself.
This appears to extend in all directions for approximately 20 feet (6 meters) often filling or overflowing from the room around the projector’s physical body. This sensitive energy perimeter acts something like an early warning system.
If it is broached by another ‘awake’ person, another projector, or any other type of energy being or entity, and a negative reaction occurs, it will instantly snap shut and reel back the projector for immediate reintegration and the return of full waking consciousness.
This early warning system appears to be particularly sensitive during any type of conscious OOBE, where the projected double is fully aware it is out of it’s body. It seems, however, to become slightly less sensitive to ‘real’ awake people once the physical body and mind have fallen into a deep sleep.
It will, however, always react violently and instantly if touched by anything which causes a negative reaction in it’s perimeter field.
ULTRA Short OOBE
One of the most important things to do after a successful exit, especially the first few times, is to keep the projection ultra short.
Ten seconds out and then get straight back into the physical body. Please trust me on this. Ten seconds of REAL out of body experience with a fully conscious exit and re-entry, are worth a thousand all nighters that are forgotten!
An ultra short OOBE is, in most cases, the ‘major’ contributing factor to a successful first time conscious exit projection. Once again, if a projector stays out too long, especially a novice projector, and their physical/etheric body falls into a deep sleep, the projected double will not usually be able to reanimate it’s physical body and mind when it returns. It can thus become locked out for the duration of the projection, or until natural waking occurs.
Projection requires the physical body to fall asleep, and the reverse applies, with reintegration requiring the physical body to wake up. If the physical body and mind fall into a deep sleep, sometimes even a good shaking will fail to wake them.
The slight energy rush caused by reentry can thus also fail to awaken a deeply sleeping, and possibly dreaming, physical body and mind.
Projected Double Contact
One way of cementing projection memories is to make contact with yourself during an OOBE.
Keeping in mind the nature of the mind split, agree with yourself to try and make contact from both sides of the projection, from both physical and projected sides. Some degree of real time sight (seeing through closed eyelids in physical body) is required for this.
Agree for your projected double to be in a particular place, say the foot of the bed, and that it will look and think at where your physical head is, or should be. Do this even if the physical or projected double cannot clearly see its counterpart which often happens on both sides. Often only a vague ghostly shape is seen, or a depression in the bed.
The physical body should trust its projected double will be doing this and should try to do the same, by thinking and concentrating and ‘feeling’ for where it’s projected double is ‘supposed’ to be.
Once contact is made, memories will flood both ways and will become cemented -making a strong and lasting impression upon the physical brain. After the initial contact, the projected double should move away quickly to avoid nauseating mental/visual feedback problems. This connection and memory downloading process, if successful, can allow the duration of real time projections to be dramatically extended.
The projected double can periodically return to it’s physical counterpart and download (top up) it’s projection memories. If this is done, I suggest no more than a few minutes interval between each memory download.
The projected double should also re-enter it’s physical body the moment it detects signs it is tiring, or the moment it begins experiencing reality fluctuations which is a sure sign the dream mind is becoming active, which indicates the physical mind is falling asleep.
Energy Raising During OOBE
To increase out of body vitality and capability it is important to have enough energy flowing from the physical/etheric bodies to the projected double.
This is best done by the projected double while it is out of body. It must reach out and ‘feel’ itself sucking energy into itself, feeling energy rushing into it from it’s physical body.
This out of body awareness action appears to create a strong energy demand in the projected double, which causes an increased flow of energy from the physical/etheric body to meet this demand. The increase in the clarity and ability this can cause during a projection can be quite amazing, and happens very quickly.
This technique is especially useful if you have projection vision problems or blindness. Everything will noticeably brighten and light will be seen all around the projector, lighting up the darkness and following them about wherever you go.
This technique can be used with great effect to solve or ease most common projected double related weakness problems, visual or otherwise.
Improved Relaxation Technique Note
This new set of ‘improved’ and ‘simplified’ deep physical relaxation exercises are to replace those in the original Treatise.
The first big hurdle you need to overcome is deep physical relaxation. With the thousands of letters I have had from people having problems achieving OOBE – one problem area stands way out, DEEP PHYSICAL RELAXATION.
Everyone seems to rush through learning this, most important of skills, to get on with the more interesting stuff, like the projection attempt itself. But, as with any type of metaphysical development (metaphysical = mind science) any skill not thoroughly learned will eventually stop the aspirant cold, forcing them right back to the beginning to learn it properly before they can proceed.
More time must be spent learning the skill of totally relaxing your physical body than with any other skill -it is THAT important.
Relaxation is a progressive skill that can be learned and improved with time and practice.
The biggest problem with deep physical relaxation, in the early stages, is that it takes so long that if done properly as part of a projection attempt the projector can become mentally exhausted or bored.
This can ruin a projection attempt as the projector may then have little energy or enthusiasm for the exit. If this becomes a problem, I suggest deep physical relaxation be learned and practiced regularly but ‘separately’ from projection attempts, until such time as the projector can attain deep physical relaxation fairly quickly. A deep level of physical relaxation is absolutely necessary to consciously project your astral body.
This is quite easy to achieve, though, if you go about it in the right way and practice regularly.
Deep physical relaxation plus a clear mind = Trance State
The trance state is achieved when the physical body goes to sleep while the mind stays awake and in control of itself.
A conscious exit projector needs to be able to attain some level of the trance state before they can successfully project out of their body. Deep physical relaxation leads to and naturally brings about the trance state.
The trance state is entered automatically once the physical body enters a deeply enough relaxed state.
Important Note: Just as sleep is possible without deep physical relaxation, so is the trance state. It is quite easy to fall asleep and even enter the trance state while stressed and full of tension, relying on physical/mental tiredness to overcome lack of relaxation and trance ability. Just because you feel the sensations of trance (i.e., heavy body feeling) it does not mean you have attained deep physical relaxation. Many people do this and think they have found a handy short cut, only to find conscious exit projection virtually impossible. Most people, in this case, will fail right on the exit, because their physical body is too tense.
The above is also why sleeping for a few hours first, then waking for a projection attempt, works better for most people who lack relaxation and trance ability. The body has time (sleep) to overcome it’s sleep deficit and physical tension.
This makes projection much easier and is a good way to get early results with conscious exit projection.
- Seating: I suggest sitting in a comfortable arm chair, with good arm and neck support, and a pillow under your feet. The pillow is necessary because when relaxed to a deep level, supporting muscles in the feet will tend to relax and can cause some discomfort. If an arm chair is not available, use a high backed dining chair. It is possible to use a bed, but falling asleep can be a big problem. If a bed must be used, I suggest laying on the back (never the side) with hands and forearms held vertically above the bed, with elbows resting comfortably on the bed. Adjust and vary this position slightly for comfort. This position will reduce the likelihood of falling asleep.
- Dress: Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bare feet (or loose socks) depending on the local temperature. Tight clothing and shoes will cause discomfort with deep relaxation, and will also restrict the flow of blood and energy.
- Posture: Good posture helps a great deal with deep relaxation. Do not slump in the chair. If good posture is used the body will be well balanced. Then, when a deep level of relaxation is achieved, the body will stay well balanced and will experience no distracting discomfort. If posture is not good when relaxing deeply, muscles will relax and the body will sag, causing discomfort in the spine and joints, which will interfere with the level of relaxation attained. Put a pillow behind the lower back and one behind the neck, if necessary, to make sure the body is not sagging.
Tensing and relaxing muscle groups:
I have kept the relaxation exercises as simple as possible. All that is required is to progressively tense and relax opposing groups of muscles.
If you already know a full body relaxation discipline, stick with it or adapt it to this one, making sure all muscle groups are covered.
- Full body stretch: Stretch your arms and legs, really stretch, as if you were very tired, and take several long, slow, deep breaths.
- Feet and calves: Lift up your toes and tense both feet and both calves at the same time -and then relax them. Curl up your toes and repeat.
- Knees and Thighs: Tense both your thighs, knees and calves at the same time -then relax them. Press down with your heels and tense thighs, calves and feet, then relax them.
- Hips, buttocks and groin: Push your buttocks backwards, tense and relax. Push hips forward, tense and relax.
- Stomach and lower back: Push out your stomach and tense up all stomach muscles, tense and relax. Suck in your stomach and tense lower back and buttocks, tense and relax.
- Chest and upper back: Arch shoulders and suck in chest and tense all upper back muscles, tense and relax. Push shoulders back and push out chest and tense all muscles, tense and relax.
- Arms: Tense your shoulders, arms and hands, making fists. Pump your arms, bringing fists to shoulders a few times, tense and relax.
- Neck: Arch neck forward and place chin on chest and tense all muscles, tense and relax. Push head way back and push chin up high, tense throat and jaw muscles, tense and relax.
- Jaw, face and head: Move head back, open mouth wide and screw up face, tensing all muscles in your head, tense and relax. Smile widely while screwing up face, tensing all facial muscles, tense and relax. Frown deeply while screwing up face, tense all facial muscles, tense and relax.
- Full body stretch: Give yourself a full body stretch, trying to arch and tense as much of your body as you can, tense and relax.
Repeat the above process until you feel you have relaxed your body as much as possible. Each time you do this, pay particular attention to the relaxation part -letting your muscles droop and totally relax after tensing them.
- This will get progressively easier to do the more often you do it. In time, you will be able to relax your entire body simply by waving your awareness, your mental hands, over it.
The head and neck areas are the most difficult of all body parts to relax, as inner tension affects them greatly. Use awareness actions to massage them. ‘Feel’ your ‘awareness hands’ deeply massaging your neck and head, as if someone were actually massaging them.
Use your memory to recreate the required awareness actions. Feel your ‘hands’ penetrating deep within the muscles and tendons in your head and neck and ‘feel’ all the tension leaving your body.
Move your awareness throughout your body, searching for any tense areas.
If you find any, massage them away until your body is totally relaxed.
Some degree of physical paralysis is a sure sign an OOBE is IN PROGRESS. It shows the mind split, in some form, has already occurred.
The physical body has varying degrees of difficulty animating itself when the mind split effect is active. Even though they may not be aware a projection is in progress, a projector’s physical/etheric body may feel total physical paralysis, or some degree of lethargy and heaviness and disorientation in their physical body.
The degree of this depends greatly upon the strength of the projection and how much energy is being used to maintain it. Strong sensations like these point to an OOBE being in progress.
The degree of paralysis shows the ‘strength’ of the projection. A full powered Real Time OOBE will cause total physical paralysis (full waking paralysis) while a lighter level of projection can still allow the projector’s physical body to stumble to the bathroom – albeit mumbling incoherently and feeling like they are walking on pillows, body fairly numb and fuzzy -but ambulatory all the same.
Waking paralysis (often called sleep paralysis) will also occur where the real time body has been generated ‘inside’ the physical/etheric body, but actual separation or full projection from the physical/etheric bodies has not occurred. This means a partial projection has occurred, albeit internally, and is causing some degree of waking paralysis.
The real time ‘projectable double’ in this case has not projected completely free of it’s physical body. If this is suspected, the projector should relax and let it happen, or use a projection technique like rope.
A full projection can then occur if it has not already happened.
Note: Many people are plagued by waking paralysis, and it can indeed be a terrifying experience, capable of causing psychological damage. Waking paralysis can best be broken by concentrating on a single big toe and trying hard to move it. Concentrate ‘everything’ on moving that big toe. Once this moves, even a tiny bit, full physical movement will be instantly restored.
Unwanted Vibrations & Projection Symptoms
Frequent bouts of vibrations, waking paralysis and other projection related symptoms are a big problem for some people.
Many people do not like these sensations and some can be absolutely terrified by them. Because of this, many people avoid sleep as a way of avoiding the projection symptoms, or other projection related problems, like bad OOBE experiences or nightmares.
This is the very worse thing they could do as this will have the reverse effect, and will greatly worsen the condition.
- Lack of sleep causes over tiredness which encourages projection symptoms.
- Sleeping flat on back encourages projection symptoms.
- Hunger raises vibrations and encourages projection symptoms.
Lack of sleep can also cause a loss of appetite which can further aggravate this debilitating condition.
Together with disturbing energy sensations and bad OOBE experiences, this can set up a psychological reflex and a physical condition which can progressively worsen the longer it is allowed to continue. The very first thing to address in cases like this is the lack of sleep, which is the ‘root’ cause of the whole problem.
I strongly suggest sufferers of this condition seek medical advice ‘urgently’ and to ask for a strong enough sleeping medication which will promote long lasting and dreamless sleep. (I suggest people tell their doctor they are suffering from insomnia caused by bad dreams which is partly true -to save lengthy explanations)
Once the sleep deficit is overcome and normal sleep patterns return to normal, appetite will return and the projection related symptoms will quickly cease. Keep in mind here that the medication must be taken regularly (as per medical advice) until the sleep deficit is completely overcome before the medication can be stopped, or the problem may reoccur. If the use of medication is not possible, I suggest getting up early in the morning and undertaking more physical exercise than usual.
This will ‘naturally’ tire out the physical body, making for easier and heavier sleep. This type of natural tiredness is quite different from ‘over tiredness’ caused by a sleep deficit that has been built up over a long time. The biggest problem with waking paralysis and OBE exit symptoms is that these ‘wake up’ the physical body and mind.
Therefore, if the physical body and mind are ‘naturally’ very tired, they will not wake so easily, and waking paralysis and etc. will be slept through, instead of them disturbing sleep and causing fear episodes, etc.
Heavy Exit Sensations
Heavy exit sensations, including the famous vibrations, are simply energy movement sensations.
The strength of these, however, appears to be caused by the attempt to shift the centre of ‘waking’ consciousness ‘outside’ the bounds of the physical body, along with the real time body as it projects. This forces a reflection of ‘waking’ consciousness to go with the projecting double as it projects ‘outside’ the physical body.
This throws a spanner into the normal ‘sleep projection’ mechanism, and causes a type of teeth rattling bio-energetic jarring to occur in the physical/etheric body as it tries to accommodate the unusual demand placed upon it.
Normally, this shift of reflected consciousness would follow the real time body, outside the bounds of the physical body, naturally, while falling asleep.
This causes far lighter and less noticeable energy movement sensations -i.e., not enough to disturb the ‘falling asleep’ process. It is the presence of ‘awake’ consciousness during the projection process which causes all the problems. It seems that maintaining two awake and active copies of consciousness, both interior and exterior, requires a great deal more energy flow than nature generally provides for, and this in itself appears to be the real cause of heavy exit sensations.
This is, in other words, a true complication of consciousness, of spirit incarnation into a bio-energetic vehicle. I know this may sound like the same thing -a natural shift of ‘falling asleep’ consciousness out of body, as when compared with a deliberate shift of ‘awake’ consciousness out of body -but there is a vast difference in the energy requirements and resulting sensations for each.
When a projector succeeds in shifting their centre of awareness strongly enough along ‘with’ their projecting double, there is also much more likelihood of them retaining their OOBE memories after re-entry and reintegration -when they wake up. Heavy exit sensations quickly reduce after the first few conscious exit projections, through forced bio-energetic development.
The energy body progressively becomes used to the conscious exit process, and steadily adapts and develops in response to further awake OBE attempts, to provide for and handle the required energies.
Torso Energy Surge
Many projections are ruined by a surge of energy in the torso, as energy flows through the legs and lower primary centers, through the navel and solar plexus to the heart and higher centers.
This feels very much like the ‘falling’ sensation you get occasionally while drifting off to sleep.
This feeling makes you catch at the sides of the bed, as if to stop yourself from falling. All these sensations are caused by a surge of emotional type energy through the energy body and heart centre, as the real time double is generated and the projection out of body begins. This sensation is so strong in some people it leaves them breathless and wide awake, thus breaking the delicate relaxed state necessary for conscious exit OOBE. This can be an infuriating problem.
The torso energy surge often contains a great deal of emotional, nervous and adrenalin affecting energies as massive amounts of energy move through the lower primary centers into and through the heart centre. This can be felt in much the same way as any emotional surging type of body-rush would be felt…like a huge wave of excitement, much like you may feel if you suddenly won a million dollars, or like the feelings caused by riding roller coaster or bungee-jumping.
Sexual arousal is, also, not uncommonly related to this type of energy surge, as there is a primary energy centre (major chakra) situated directly over the genitals. (This centre is not mentioned in the Treatise, but is dealt with in my book “Astral Dynamics” under the Core Skills & Energy section)
A strong upwards energy rush of energy will thus often involve this genital centre, to a greater or lesser extent, depending upon the energy make-up of the projector.
Arousal usually breaks the delicately balanced state required for conscious exit OOBE. Lying prone on the back seems to intensify the torso energy surge problem. One way of easing this problem is to experiment with other resting/projection positions, to find one where the sensations are weaker or less distracting.
These sensations are generally weaker when lying on your side or when sitting semi-upright. Lying fully on your side, however, tends to promote lucid dreams rather than OOBE’s. This energy surge is, basically, caused by massive energy movement through the energy body and it’s primary centers (major chakras).
Heavy energy movement sensations are caused by energy blockages in energy structures not accustomed to conscious exit projection. The heavier the sensations the stronger will be the energy blockages causing them.
When the energy body is unused to heavy primary centre energy movement, and the projector is awake, these sensations can severely disrupt projection attempts. The only way to solve this particular problem appears to be regular meditation, relaxation, trance & energy work, which promotes energy body development.
This is best done separately from actual projection attempts.
These exercises should be continued until energy centers and their connecting pathways grow strong enough to handle the stronger energy movements which happen during a conscious exit OOBE.
Lost Focus During The Exit
A common cause of failed projection appears to be a failure to shift the ‘centre’ of consciousness out of the physical body along ‘with’ the real time double as it projects free of the physical body.
It is extremely important a projector keep their mind clear and focused on the action and sensation of leaving their physical body, to go with it, and not to lose touch with what is happening. Heavy exit sensations can make this difficult, I know, but they must be ‘totally’ ignored.
Stay focused on the projection and where the centre of consciousness is going. If concentration slips at the wrong time, the real time body can project out, without a strong centre of waking consciousness. A reflection of mind will still transfer into the projecting real time double, but the projector’s strongest centre of consciousness will, in effect, remain behind locked inside the physical/etheric body.
This copy will be, in effect, left behind, feeling some degree of paralysis and weakness, thinking it has failed the projection completely, and will usually fall asleep shortly afterwards. In this case, strong memories are created in the physical brain, for the same time period as the projection. The projected double’s memories can thus have trouble overwriting these upon reintegration.
The whole idea, with this aspect of projection, is to make the ‘projection’ memories the strongest and most memorable memories for the same time period. The above is a complication of the mind split effect which causes enormous problems for projectors.
It goes a long way to explaining what may have occurred when (as happens to many people) everything goes fine right up until the exit stage, with all the right sensations: vibrations, rapid heartbeat, falling or floating sensation, etc., and then everything just stops.
It just goes away, leaving the almost-projector lying there wondering what happened and why they failed. Most people this happens to also feel exhausted, or partially or fully paralyzed, after their seemingly failed projection attempt and soon fall into a deep sleep. The projection, in this case, will proceed without them, being centered in their projected double, without them being aware they have succeeded.
In most cases, no memory of the successful projection will be evident upon waking.
FEAR has many colors:
- Fear of heavy projection exit sensations.
- Fear of the unknown out of body environment.
- Religion instilled worry/fear of doing the wrong thing.
Fear has many subtle forms.
All of these can be progressively overcome by understanding the mechanics and dynamics of OOBE and by experiencing the projected state at first hand. Projection out of body requires some bravery and fear is one of the first natural barriers faced by all new projectors standing on the threshold of a conscious exit projection.
Fear is a natural barrier, apparently designed to stop people projecting until they are psychologically ready to operate out of their bodies.
“True bravery is not the ability to feel no fear, but is the ability to control fear whilst continuing to function in a reasonably normal fashion.” (RB)
During an OOBE, a projector is virtually invulnerable and can pass through solid matter, sit on ground zero during an atomic blast, or even to bask within the heart of a supernova unscathed. The only thing to fear while out of body is ‘fear’ itself.
Nothing else can directly hurt a projector and nothing can get at their physical body and mind during a conscious projection. While it is fairly rare to come across anything nasty or negative during a projection, any troublesome entity a projector might stumble across cannot, therefore, directly harm them.
They can, however, show themselves as a form designed to scare the daylights out of a projector, and this can cause psychologically damage. This can also result in a subconscious fear of OOBE. It can cause an instinctive, negative baulking type of reaction which can ruining every conscious exit.
This can stop a projector from enjoying conscious OOBE for the remainder of their life, unless they can program themselves to overcome it.
If this is already the case, I suggest a course of affirmations and self hypnosis be used to overcome it.
Fear Of OOBE Exit Sensations
Fear of OOBE exit sensations is the very first of the natural barriers to conscious exit OOBE needed to overcome. This is not easy and can take a lot of control, as well as a lot of faith that the heavy physical sensations of early conscious projections will not actually hurt you.
The sensations can be ‘extremely’ physical and violent, especially during the first few conscious exit attempts, but will always progressively reduce during subsequent projections.
The physical heartbeat is ‘not’ actually increased by a conscious exit projection attempt. It is not ’caused’ to physically race by the OOBE attempt -although it will often definitely ‘feel’ like it is racing so fast it seems about to explode. This racing sensation is the heart chakra (primary centre) working overtime to provide the energy needed to generate and project the Real Time vehicle.
The difficulty here is, again, caused by the real time body attempting to take an ‘awake’ copy of consciousness out of body. This is something quite different from natural sleep projection, and therefore can cause some rather extreme energy movement sensations, which are often felt as extremely physical sensations.
The heart may, indeed, increase in speed when the heart chakra becomes fully active ‘if’ the projector becomes frightened. Fear and panic can cause further sensations by way of an ‘actual’ rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, vertigo, nausea, cramps and pain, etc.
The best way to get over this is to concentrate everything on climbing ROPE and getting out of body as ‘quickly’ as possible -while totally ignoring the racing heart sensation and heavy bodily vibrations. The sooner the projector gets out of their body the sooner these will stop.
The heavy physical sensations can, to a great extent, be reduced by regular meditation and energy work, which progressively develops the energy body, enabling it to provide and deal with the energies required for conscious exit projection.
A smooth and rapid exit from the physical body is, however, the very best way of overcoming this. Please note that ‘not’ everybody experiences heavy exit sensations, but it is far better to be prepared for a worst case scenario than to be caught by surprise and scared out of a perfectly good projection.
Heavy exit sensations, on their own, can also cause psychological scarring and make each future projection attempt even more difficult to achieve.
This is like how you might wince by instinctive reflex action while brushing a once sensitive tooth, even long after it has been repaired and no pain will be felt.
Fear Of The Unknown Out Of Body Environment
Fear of the out of body environment itself is not easy to get over.
This is simply caused by fear of the unknown and most people get some degree of this the first few times they get out. This type of fear seems related to the natural fear of the dark which all children have to grow out of.
This type of fear goes away gradually, as you become accustomed to projection sensations and the out of body environment through progressive personal experience.
A new projector must be brave and control and ignore this fear, if only for a short time. Even if they still feel strong feelings of fear, they can and must ignore these and go on with their OOBE attempt. Once they get out of body, they’ll have overcome the first great barrier to OOBE and fear levels will be greatly reduced the next time they get out.
Becoming progressively more and more familiar with the out of body environment, through multiple projections, is of the best ways of overcoming this type of fear. Getting out, if only briefly and for the very first time, is the most important goal for any new projector. This will make the out of body environment much more real and it will make it even more achievable next time.
Even if a projector only manages the conscious exit a couple of times, the memory and ‘reality’ of OOBE will be forever instilled into them by those experiences.
The knowledge that they can exist apart from their physical body and remain intact, alive and functioning, will remain with them forever. This, on it’s own, can also greatly help to reduce the fear of personal death, and even the pain of grief felt when a loved one is lost. OOBE provides very attainable first hand experience of what it will be like to die.
What is death if not the final projection out of body?
If OOBE has been experienced, therefore, they are not going to some strange place or having some totally unknown experience, i.e., death. They are only repeating (albeit with slightly more finality) something they have already experienced before. Projecting during daylight hours is the very best way to quickly overcome fear of the out of body environment.
There is ‘nothing’ scary about flying around out of body on a bright sunny day. It’s an enormously enjoyable experience, to say the very least. Have you every wondered what it would be like to fly like Superman? And, if you worry about meeting something scary: I have never seen or heard of any type of negative or troublesome entity, not even the simple mischievous types, operating out in the open in full sunlight.
While it is possible to come across some things inside a building, the chances of meeting something scary are extremely remote if, after the exit, the projector immediately heads outside into the open and into the full sunlight.
The action of doing this quickly, immediately after the exit, may also throw a projector straight into the astral planes, again greatly reducing the likelihood of meeting anything scary.
Religion Instilled Worry/Fear
Many people worry they are breaking God’s laws, or infringing upon something in the Bible, by having OBE’s.
There are NO direct Biblical references which directly state projection is wrong, evil or even advising against it.
In fact, there are many references within the bible that mention OBE, i.e., if memory serves me, St Paul speaks on this, when telling of one man’s mystical experience:
“whether in or out of his body I cannot tell”.
If it’s not written in the Bible then it ‘must’ be evil is another common flame against OBE. However, the majority of the technological accomplishments of the modern world are also ‘not’ in the Bible.
This does not make them evil in any way. OBE is witchcraft, as witches are known to have OBE’s, and they therefore must be evil is another popular flame against OBE.
Well, this is like saying that air travel is evil, simply because Hitler was known to fly in aircraft, or that the night is evil, simply because witches are generally more active at night, or that explosives are evil, simply because some people make bombs out of them to hurt people with. My way of seeing this is: God created the heavens and the universe and everything within them.
His creation is perfect and nothing has been overlooked, down to the smallest atom. God also created the integrated physical and energetic subtle bodies within man, and unseen inside His design lays the potential for the natural multidimensional mind split effect, which occurs to ‘everyone’ whenever they sleep. The ability to have conscious out of body experiences is a ‘natural’ ability and, even though many people find it difficult to accomplish, everyone has the potential for this ability.
I think, if God did not want people to have OOBE’s, He would have designed us a little differently, and made projection impossible? To think otherwise is to claim that God made a mistake, which is to say God is fallible, which is definitely irreligious and probably goes against all known religious and Biblical laws.
My life experience leads me to sincerely believe that God is wise and that HE never ever makes mistakes.
Calling For Help
It is possible to call for help from another projector when attempting to project, or to call someone to meet you when you get out of body.
Once you hit the trance state, or feel heavy and are close to falling asleep, mentally call out the person’s name several times, as loudly (mentally) as you can.
If they are out of body they will definitely hear you, no matter where they are or how far away them might be, and will be drawn to come visit you. If this person is experienced, they may be able to help you out of your body. Another projector, although they may be able to help in other ways, will not, however, be able to actually ‘pull’ another projector out of their body.
Any attempt to do so will be perceived by the projector as a psychic/energy body attack (very unpleasant cold shivers, etc.) which will tend to break their delicately balanced ‘projectable’ state. A projector can best help another projector by waiting for the natural projection (sleep projection) to take place and then making them aware they are projecting, helping them to remember it.
Good advice at this time would be for them to dive back into their physical body shouting “I did it!” to help them cement their OOBE memories. Often, when a natural projection occurs, the real time body will drift slowly out of it’s physical body and hover just above it, mimicking it’s sleeping position. The real time projector in this state is asleep, just as it’s physical body and mind are.
A helpful projector can best help them attain an OOBE by gently waking the sleeping projector’s real time body and urging them to re-enter their physical body before it falls too deeply asleep. If this has already happened, a joint projection can then proceed. In this case, I suggest the novice projector periodically returns to their physical body and keeps a close eye on the time.
They can then make sure they are hovering nearby and ready to dive back into their physical body shouting “I did it!” the moment the alarm clock starts to go off, when they feel the first tugs from the physical body as it begins reeling them in for reintegration.
Personally, I do not advise projectors call out to ‘unknown’ spirits or ‘unknown’ guides to help them project, unless they know ‘exactly’ who or what they are calling, and can verify their credentials as to exactly who and what they are.
Calling blindly for any help from anywhere carries a high risk of attracting the unwanted attention of undesirable astral wildlife and mischievous spirit entities.
Most types of intelligent astral wildlife and spirit entities appear to require some kind of ‘permission’ before they can interfere with a living person’s life. Calling blindly for help can provide an entity with all the ‘permission’ it needs, albeit obtusely.
And, once permission is given in cases like this, it cannot so simply or easily be revoked. It is, I believe, a very unsafe practice indeed, to deliberately solicit the help of unknown spirit entities, as any type of open invite or request for help may invite a negative entity to trouble you instead.
Calling upon Angels, however, does not carry the same cautions as does blindly calling upon unknown spirits. Prayers to God (in whatever form or name you believe in) asking for His protection and help, however, are ‘highly’ recommended and do not carry this same risk. I thoroughly recommend a prayer for protection be ‘sincerely’ said before any projection, even just a few words, regardless of belief or religion -or even the lack of it.
Prayers are most effective when said from a deeply relaxed ‘quiet’ mental state; i.e., from in the trance state. If a spirit of some kind does manifest during an OBE, and the projector is not sure if they are genuine or not, a simple test is to ask it to go away and leave you alone, and to return at another time, when called upon. Any good spirit will obey this request, and will return another time when called upon.
If a spirit does not leave, or argues against this request, saying it knows better than you what’s good for you, etc., then its a pretty safe bet this spirit is not who they say they are. There are certain skills necessary to be learned by any projector wishing to OOBE at will. There are ‘no’ safe short cuts to projection.
The difficulties associated with conscious exit OOBE are best thought of as natural barriers, barriers which are there for a ‘reason’ and which are therefore unwise to avoid.
If there is a friendly spirit or guide associated or interested in the progress of a projector, and they are interested in helping, they will know ‘exactly’ what the projector is doing and ‘when’ they are doing it. If they are willing and able to help with them learning projection, they will do so, without any request from the projector.
The difficulties of conscious exit OOBE are ‘natural’ barriers and it is unwise to avoid the lessons these hold and the skills that can be gained in overcoming them.
These skills: deep physical relaxation, clearing the mind, concentration, trance, bodily awareness actions, energy raising and the ability to overcome fear, are necessary requirements for successful and safe out of body operations. In a nutshell, if you cannot make it out of your body under your own steam, you should not be projecting at that time.
This does not, however, mean you should not keep trying, as once the necessary skills are learned, and you have fulfilled the requirements for OBE operations, you will have passed the first natural barrier and will be ready to take your first steps out of your body.
Physical Body’s Eyes
While this may appear obvious to many people, I have had a lot of queries over this matter.
The physical body’s eyes must remain closed at all times during a projection attempt (you wouldn’t believe how many times I’ve been asked about this.)
Real Time and/or Astral sight will enable by itself during or just prior to a conscious projection exit. If a projection is too dark or the projector feels they are blind, I suggest they use the out of body energy raising techniques, as given earlier. It is also possible to create light by visualization, by visualizing a torch or lamp, etc.
Many people find they simply have to ask for their sight when out of body and they get it straight away.
Another way to overcome darkness is to visualize a well lit destination and use the instant travel method to project there.
REM (Rapid Eye Movement)
Rapid Eye Movement, commonly called the ‘REM’ state, often happens during an OOBE attempt -often, but not always.
This is a natural event triggered by the trance state when the physical body is very tired -when the physical body falls into a deeper sleep than is actually required, but with the mind still being held awake.
The REM condition signposts the ideal time to have a lucid dream, as this indicates the dream mind is becoming active. If fear or other difficulties make OOBE difficult I suggest the projector focus on having a lucid dream at this time, as this will give some type of related out of body experience which will help prepare them for a full blown conscious exit OOBE later on.
At this time a ‘conscious’ lucid dream becomes a viable alternative to a conscious OOBE, especially if REM activity is disturbing and breaking the concentration of the projector. Keep in mind here that a lucid dream can be converted into a Real Time or astral projection if the projector focuses on and ‘feels’ for their body.
They will then either project back to their body, or near to it, and a full OOBE can continue, or is then much easier to attain.
LD Note: A good way to attain a lucid dream, if lying down when the REM state hits, is for the projector to stop the OOBE attempt, staying relaxed and turning on their side (not their back) and to imagine a department store setting while allowing themselves to sink gently into sleep. If all goes well, they’ll slip directly into a lucid dream with no apparent break in consciousness.
Closing Energy Centers?
This section contradicts, corrects and replaces an earlier section in the original Treatise -on closing primary energy centers after using them.
The reason for this contradiction is simply that my continuing research has led to an increased understanding of the energy body and how it works -with experience teaching me otherwise in this case.
After any type of energy work it is, traditionally, believed to be important to close all energy centers that have been stimulated or opened. While this idea appears to have some merit on the surface, I have come to the conclusion it is a completely illogical practice. No localized awareness action or visualized action can cause an energy centre (chakra) to deactivate or close.
This applies to any type of energy centre, secondary or primary. Experience tells me that no matter how an awareness action is performed at the site of an energy centre it will ‘always’ cause stimulation. It is a mistake to think that any awareness or visualized action can succeed at closing or deactivating an energy centre.
This is a little like fanning a spark (inactive energy centre) into a flame with an stimulation action (making the spark an ‘active’ energy centre) and then trying to make that same flame go out by blowing up on it from a different direction. However it is done, it will continue to fan the flame.
Consider this: Most popular chakra opening methods involve visualizing a small door or pair of curtains opening over the site of a chakra. Once this is done that chakra is deemed to have been ‘opened’. This method is then simply reversed to ‘close’ that chakra at the end of the session.
Once these doors have been visualized as closing, the chakras are deemed to have been ‘closed’.
Primary chakras are complex non-physical ‘vortexes’ of energy, each with a great many functions, about the size of the palm of your hand. If you look at just how a visualized ‘little door’ opening technique like this would affect a powerful energy structure like this, it becomes fairly obvious that a reversed action of ‘closing’ a simple little door would have little or no effect.
It would also not affect it in the desired way. If you understand how bodily awareness and Tactile Imaging works, as per the Treatise, it becomes clear this reasoning is somewhat faulty.
Both opening and closing methods involve a visualized or bodily awareness action at the site of a major chakra. Both opening and closing actions will, therefore, each cause some degree of stimulation. Primary energy centers can not be likened to simple mechanical devices that can be switched off or closed by any such visualization or awareness action.
Energy centers are, I think I have shown, not simply little doorways that can be opened and shut with good intentions and a little visualization.
Some people may dispute this, as energy centers are ‘traditionally’ supposed to be closed after use; as per popular new-age type theories and literature on this subject. Be that as it may, my logic is sound and based on repeatable experiments, and energy centers simply ‘cannot’ be deactivated or ‘closed’ in this way.
If a person thinks they have succeeded at doing this, they will find this is merely a coincidence, and that the energy centers in question were deactivating on their own anyway.
In most cases, primary energy centers will begin deactivating very quickly from the moment relaxation discipline is broken, when physical body movement and normal levels of mental activity are restored. Reversing the energy ‘raising’ action and taking energy down through the legs (not through primary centers) however, does help reduce activity in primary energy centers.
This reversed energy raising action does not involved any type of direct chakra stimulation and will reduces the amount of energy flowing into the energy body, especially through the legs. This reduces the amount of energy available to primary energy centers, thereby reducing activity in them to some extent. This does not, however, involve any focused awareness actions at the sites of primary centers.
Energy centers, primary and secondary, naturally reduce their level of activity once relaxation discipline is broken, as well as when they cease to be stimulated or used.
The best way to deactivate energy centers is to stop stimulating and using them. Energy centers will also cease activity when they become energetically exhausted.
This will happen when the supporting energy body circuitry shuts down, becomes exhausted, or for some other reason becomes incapable of providing the required energy flow necessary to maintain primary energy centers in their active state.
Note: if no significant continuing energy movement or activity is felt in primary energy centers, after a development session or projection attempt, they should be left alone. An attempt should be made to reduce activity ‘only’ if continuing chakra sensations are pronounced or become bothersome and uncomfortable. If left alone, they will naturally deactivate very quickly once relaxation discipline is broken and physical movement and activity are restored.
Ways Of Reducing Primary Centre Activity
- Reverse the energy raising action in the legs and arms alone -pushing energy back down and out of the body.
- Stop focusing awareness on any primary energy centers.
- Break mental relaxation and trance and restore normal physical and mental activity. Move, stand, talk, stretch and restore full circulation and movement.
- Curl up and go to sleep -if this is appropriate.
- Have a substantial snack or meal.
- Press and hug a pillow into an uncomfortably over-active centre, then go to sleep or take a nap.
- Vigorously rub, massage or slap the sites of overactive energy centers.
- Physical exercise, like walking, jogging, swimming, aerobics, etc.
- Take a shower -cold if necessary.
Combinations of the above actions will slow or stop energy centre activity.
YO-YO OOBE Technique
The whole point of any OOBE technique is to exteriorize bodily awareness outside of the physical body to trigger the projection reflex quickly, whilst the projector remains mentally awake.
This, apparently simple, awareness action can, however, be extremely difficult for most people to maintain for more than a couple of seconds.
If this is done only briefly, however, over and over and rhythmically, for long enough, it will also have the effect of triggering the projection reflex.
Following is the outline of a new technique I call YOYO. I have used this myself and it seems to have almost as many good points as the Rope technique, but most people find YOYO much easier. This method is a good alternative if you are having trouble with ROPE. This can also be used as a good preparatory exercise for an OOBE attempt.
It helps ‘loosen up’ the projectable double, even if another technique is to be used for the actual exit.
- Get yourself into a deeply relaxed state, or into the trance state if possible, as you normally would prepare for using an OOBE technique.
- Pick a target on the ceiling above your bed, or on the wall if using a chair. This can be a light fitting or picture (anything) or you can tape a small paper target up above you.
- Stand on a chair (careful not to fall) and get the feel of what it is like to have your face up close to the target. Feel the changed spatial coordinates. Feel what this new position (up next to the target) feels like from there. Feel where the floor and bed and furniture and windows and doors are now. Memorize what it ‘feels’ like to be in this position, up close to your target.
- Instead of using ROPE, shift your awareness out of your body and push it right up next to the target, as if target were right next to your face. Imagine and ‘feel’ yourself being at the target, right up close to it. Hold your awareness there for one second only and then pull your point of awareness back to your body. Feel yourself move right up to the target and, briefly, feel your spatial coordinates in the room change as your bodily awareness changes location. Feel the room move around you, briefly, as you fly up to the target and back to your body. Feel the room change back to normal when you pull your centre of awareness back to your body.
- Bounce your awareness back and forth between the target and your body at roughly one second intervals (whatever feels most natural). Try and develop a natural rhythm, in and out, in and out, over and over.
- When you get used to using this technique, extend your time at the target slightly, just a little bit longer. Always keep this time short enough to be comfortable and achievable so you can do it repeatedly, over and over, with ease. This takes concentration but is quite easy when you get the hang of it.
- Keep this up and it will trigger the projection reflex just like ROPE.
- Vary this technique as you see fit, with other OOBE techniques like ROPE, or rolling out of your body, or feeling yourself floating out of body, point shift, etc. You may, for example, trigger the projectable state, feeling vibrations, etc., using YOYO and find it easier to finish off the exit using ROPE, or by rolling out of your body, or with another favorite method.
Racing Heartbeat, Disorientation & Pressure
In my opinion, disorientation and head pressure, during or after an OBE or OBE attempt, stem from forced bioenergetic development, caused by an OBE attempt. Any problems resulting from this will settle down over a couple of days.
I do not advise further attempts until you feel completely normal again -as things must have time to adjust and develop in response to what has happened as a muscle must be given time to heal and develop after being overworked and strained.
While a logical observation, and partly true, the assumption that the heart chakra is not getting enough energy, and that this is causing it to race during an OBE attempt, is not entirely correct.
This matter is far more complex than it appears.
When you cease a projection causing bodily awareness action, i.e., Rope, and observe the throbbing in your heart chakra slowing, you have actually eased the pressure that was forcing your energy body to generate your projectable double. This eases the load on the heart chakra, thus slowing its activity. The heart chakra is forced to provide a lot of energy, to generate the projectable double, during an awake induced OBE attempt.
Excessive heart centre activity, and all other heavy exit sensations, are ’caused’ by the presence of ‘awake’ consciousness, which cause a plethora of bioenergetic conflicts to arise.
To support this: think how easily you project out of body when your mind is asleep, and out of the bio-energetic equation? When asleep, you’ll find you slip out with hardly a murmur from your hear chakra, feeling only a mild, brief falling sensation.
At the very worse this level of exit sensations will make you catch the sides of your bed, especially at times when you are drifting in and out of sleep, before actually falling asleep. When awake consciousness is present during an OBE attempt, a true ‘complication of bio-incarnated consciousness’ arises.
Your awake mind changes the whole equation, and the usual bio-energetic projection mechanism comes under a lot of unusual pressure. It finds it must work overtime to provide the energies needed to generate the projected double while awake consciousness is present.
When awake consciousness is present during projection, the bio-energetic projection mechanism has to overcome the awake mind’s conscious control over its physical body, and the ‘tension’ this automatically generates. By partly true, I mean that the heart chakra does speed up when increased energy demands are placed upon it.
This can occur during an OBE, when the projected double deliberately draws more energy from its physical/etheric counterpart, which is energetically maintaining its projected double via the Silver Cord.
A noticeable heavier thrumming will also be felt from within the perceived chest area of the projected double when this happens, even though it does not have a chest, per se. This is especially noticeable at close range, within 20 feet (6 meters) or so, during a Real Time OBE, and eases with greater distance.
But, when heart centre throbbing speeds up during a conscious exit OBE attempt (which is especially noticeable during early OBE’s and OBE attempts), this is a sign that awake consciousness is throwing a spanner into the works, so to speak.
Apart from the ‘unavoidable’ presence of awake consciousness -which must be overcome through repeated OBE attempt experience (which develops the projection mechanism to the point where it can compensate), plus simple bio-energetic development most of the problems this causes stem from a lack of deep physical relaxation.
This is the most ‘widespread’ problem and general cause of this. The vast majority of would-be projectors do not attain a sufficient state of deep physical relaxation prior to OBE attempts, and then experience heavy exit sensations and problems as a result. No way! you might say, “I’m in full trance and so ‘must’ be deeply physically relaxed enough for projection to occur.
Well, while an understandable assumption, think on this: it is quite possible to attain a fairly deep level of trance (usually too deep for easy OBE) while the physical body still retains sufficient physical tension to interfere with the projection mechanism. In a similar way, it is also possible to fall asleep while still full of stress and tension.
For example, I can attain a full trance state while standing and even walking -which obviously entails physical tension, which obviously would interfere with an OBE attempt, if I attempted one at this time.
My suggestion is to read The Treatise on OBE, Version 2.00, parts 1-8, and then to spend at least a few weeks practicing deep physical relaxation, and trance work only. Do this ‘separately’ from OBE attempts, preferably at times when you are wide awake, like in the morning. This makes relaxation and trance work much harder, but has far more development benefits because of this.
If after following the above advice, you still have problems, I’d consider the Mind-Split as being the culprit stopping you from ‘remembering’ your OBE’s. If you experience vibrations or other exit sensations prior to the racing heart centre sensation, it possible that you had already succeeded at projecting, but had missed the exit: meaning that after your projected double had departed, your physical/etheric aspect was continuing to attempt projection.
Under this circumstance, projection is impossible, re the etheric body cannot leave its physical counterpart while a OBE is ‘already’ in progress.
Emotion & Re-entry
The emotional content of the re-entry phase is ‘extremely’ important as it strengthens OBE memories.
If the mind split is responsible, and it probably is, for failed OBE attempts, this means your memories of existing in your physical/etheric body are not allowing your OBE memories to ‘overwrite’ them after re-entry.
The nature of the physical brain is to record only a single memory for any single time period. During an OBE, two completely separate sets of memory are present -those of the physical/etheric body and those of its projected double. The ‘strongest’ memory set will be the set retained, as a recallable memory, after an OBE.
The memories of the physical/etheric body have more of an immediate impact on the physical brain, as these memories are automatically recorded, as per normal physical memory recording.
In order for an OBE memory download to take place, and overwrite these memories, they have to be stronger and have more ‘impact’ than the resident memories. Emotion can thus be used to empower OBE memories, to give them more impact on the physical brain. It is for the above reasons that fearful or exciting, more dramatic, OBE’s are more easily remembered than are the more mundane type.
I remember during my early days of OBE (when I started doing it deliberately) floating near my physical body trying to work out why I seemed to be failing and losing the OBE memory most of the time.
I was trying to OBE just about every night, but had only succeeded a few times that year. At these times, my projected double had no problem exiting my physical body.
I wondered, as it was so easy, why I was not remembering more of my OBE’s.
Then I remembered how excited I was during and after these OBE’s, and started to wonder…
‘hmmm, maybe emotion itself had something to do with carrying the OBE memories back into my physical body with me?’
I made a successful ’emotional’ re-entry that night, and remembered my OBE reasoning. I have applied this reasoning ever since then, and have thus had countless successful OBE’s.
Now, I always ‘shout’ my success ‘savagely’ in some way as I make the re-entry.
I hold the OBE memory very strongly in mind and use a trigger phrase to enforce an effective memory download, i.e.,
“I did it!” or “My hands melted!” or etc.
This works! I always come to (wake up) with my trigger phrase on my lips, and with full memory of my OBE.
This really does make a world of difference.