Astral projection, also known as an out-of-body experience, is when a person has the feeling of departing from their physical body in order to observe their world in a different realm. When the “astral body” or “soul” separates from the physical body, it is able to travel in the astral plane to higher realms and other dimensions.
During the separation, your consciousness stays with the astral body while your physical body rests, which allows new experiences that wouldn’t have been possible in the physical body. The astral projection will last as long as you want, and then the astral body will return to your physical body when the astral travel is complete.
People have different goals with astral projection, which may include things such as talking with deceased relatives, time travel, visiting other realms and planets, and visiting other parts of the world. The experience of speaking with angelic beings and gaining a better understanding of the universe can be the reasons that you might be interested in astral projection.
The Science of Astral Projection
During astral projection, there is a connection between the astral body and the physical body, so that you can return when you are ready. This connection is often referred to as the “silver cord,” which is like an umbilical cord that tethers the astral body so that it can return to the physical body. Many people have wondered about the scientific basis of this experience: what happens to the physical body when the astral body separates?
In the Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, researchers reported information about a woman who had out of body experiences. The researchers studied the physiological data while she was sleeping, and found that her out of body experiences happened when the body was in a non-awake, non-dreaming stage of brain wave activity. The alpha activity of the brain was slowed, and there was no indication of activation within the autonomic nervous system.
Other evidences of astral projection occur when a person has been medically tested as non-responsive, unconscious, or declared clinically dead. In these instances, doctors indicated that the body was unresponsive, but after awakening, the person was able to share details about the activities that occurred in the room. While the body was unresponsive, astral projection made it possible for them to observe the other people in the room, as well as the procedures that were completed.
The truth is that scientists can only measure the physical responses that are happening within the body, there is not a way to measure the supernatural experiences that are occurring to the astral body. Science can’t fully explain all aspects of astral projection at this point, and much of the information on the topic is based on personal experience and anecdotal evidence.
When you are on your own, it is difficult to scientifically measure when the astral body leaves your physical body. But, anyone who has experienced astral projection knows that it must be real, because of the vivid experiences they have during the projection. Because there is limited scientific information about astral projection, the best proof that you can find is to experience astral projection for yourself.
How to Initiate an Out of Body Experience
There are different methods that can be used to initiate an out of body experience, and it takes practice to master this experience. Sometimes, it may happen spontaneously, which is more common when someone experiences physical trauma such as severe injury or surgery. An out of body experience can also occur intentionally, and you can learn how to initiate an astral projection on your own.
Some people suggest that you begin by mastering lucid dreaming, because it allows you to learn how to stay conscious in your mind while allowing your body to sleep. Waking the mind while the body is asleep makes it easier to allow the astral body to leave your physical body.
Other methods involve deep relaxation and visualization to help you achieve a deep meditation in order to reach the vibrational state, which is your opportunity to move out of the body. Raising your frequency to a high enough virbrational state will make it possible for you to leave your body. Many people experience white noise or buzzing in this state, although the sensations may be unique from one person to the next.
For many people, it will require patience and practice as you learn to initiate astral projection. Some people are able to achieve it quickly, but most people will need to give it some time before they master the experience. Remember, that the body doesn’t want the soul to leave for extended periods of time, so it can be hard to separate them. With high levels of conscious awareness and commitment to your practice, you will be able to learn astral projection.