Astral Projection

“Psychic phenomenon in which one deliberately attempts to experience ones consciousness as outside or separate from ones physical body. Has variously been described as “like lucid dreams” (Dion Fortune), “Travelling in the Spirit Vision” (the Golden Dawn), “OOBE” or “Out of the Body Experience” (miscellaneous). Many Occultists recommend that the practitioner develop the ability to project astrally in order to gain the faculty of Clairvoyance, and to perform magic generally.”—

“While full-scale astral projection may not immediately occur, the degree of lucid dreaming, dream memory, and even a limited increase in one’s ‘magical voice’ will be experienced. It is up to each aspirant to make the most of these ‘out-of-body’ dream states, and increase their level of intensity so as to realize full and controlled projection of consciousness.

Unlike other methods of projection, through regular practice, the method outlined here will in most cases work gently and progressively, i.e. increased dreaming, then lucid dreaming, and finally astral projection, thus allowing for an acclimation of consciousness to these new states of being.”—A Kabbalistic Guide to Lucid Dreaming and Astral Projection

“I performed a Magic Ceremonial at night, followed by attempt at Astral Projection. I prefer the Esoteric Theosophist Society’s seven-fold division for these practical purposes. I think Physical Astral Projection should be preceded by a (ceremonial) “loosening of the girders of the soul.” How to do it is the great problem. I am inclined to believe in drugs—if one only knew the right drug.”—THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON THE KING

“Every person will have a different level of “peak performance” with these techniques. Only a rare few are able to enter wholly into the magickal space, and become entirely unconscious of their physical body; for these people, the end result of this work is indistinguishable from the classical descriptions of astral projection. Most people will find that a certain portion of their awareness remains “outside”, and that the intensity of the sensations they have never attains the brightness and clarity of normal perception. I fall at the low end of this latter category myself; in my visions, colors are more implied than they are perceived directly, and most of the time I need to focus intently to perceive fine details.”—A Short Course in Scrying


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