2 : Starting Out
After the physical body
has fallen asleep, the astral body always projects into the physical
world. Once the energy body has expanded, the astral body floats free
and hovers just above the physical body, but within the expanded energy
body's field of influence. Within this field, known as cord activity
range, the astral body is held close to the physical world as it is
within a field of etheric matter.
During a conscious astral projection it
may appear as if you are projecting straight into an astral plane. But
there is always an intermediary phase at the beginning, when you are
existing as an astral form close to the physical dimension. This, real
time part of any projection, may be missed if you black out at the
moment of projection. The area around the body, within cord activity
range, is flooded with etheric matter and within this field the astral
body is held in real time close to the physical dimension.
Etheric matter is the actual life force substance generated by all
living things by simply being alive. It is a substance in-between
physical matter and astral matter, part physical and part astral. This
etheric matter has actual weight. It is a very refined substance in
between matter and energy and is similar to its coarser cousin,
There have been scientific studies done
on this phenomena. Dying people in hospitals have had their beds placed
on delicate scales shortly before death and hooked up to EEG and ECG
monitors. In all cases, at the exact moment of death, a sudden weight
loss of approximately one quarter of an ounce is observed. This is
caused by a large amount of etheric matter being transferred into the
astral body at the moment of physical death. This is similar to the
sudden transfer of etheric matter into the astral body during a near
death experience where the body believes it is dying. This sudden,
massive transfer of etheric matter is the start of the death process.
Ectoplasm has been studied in a similar fashion. Materialization mediums
have been placed on delicate scales and then asked to produce ectoplasm
onto another set of fine scales. These mediums were observed to lose
weight at exactly the same rate as the weighed ectoplasm gained weight.
When the medium reabsorbed the ectoplasm this weight transfer was
reversed. Ectoplasm is produced by the chakras. It converts part of the
physical mass of the mediums body into another substance, ectoplasm.
Any non-physical or disincarnate entity, including the astral body, in
order to function, in real time, close to the physical dimension; must
contain etheric matter. Without etheric matter, nonphysical entities
fade back into their dimension of origin. Etheric matter can only be
obtained from living inhabitants of the physical world.
The famed "Silver Cord" does more than just tie the two bodies
together. It is a true umbilical cord, transmitting information and
energy between the physical and subtle bodies. It is seen by some
projectors and not seen by others. Sometimes it is seen emanating from
the navel, sometimes from the forehead. The area the cord is seen
emanating from may depend on chakra activity. Whichever chakra is the
strongest, most active, could have control of energy flow to the subtle
bodies. There is also the belief system of the projector to consider and
the creative power of the subconscious mind. The cord will usually
appear to be wherever you believe it will be, courtesy of the
Once the astral body enters the astral
dimension it must have a good supply of astral energy from the chakras
in order to interact strongly with that dimension. Clear astral memory
depends greatly on the amount of energy available. As the astral
dimension is the natural domain of the astral body, it will not fade out
of it due to a lack of energy. As in the real world, if a person hasn't
eaten or slept for a few days they don't dissolve into another
dimension. They just get weak and listless and don't interact strongly
with the physical world.
What it boils down to is this: The astral
mind must have enough energy to give it strong, vivid memories. These
astral memories must be strong enough to make a good sized wrinkle in
the physical brain, so the physical mind can recall them when it wakes
e.g. If you haven't slept for a
few days you will be tired, listless and your interaction with reality
will be weak and vague. If you see a movie in this tired state you will
retain little memory of it. Afterwards, you may only remember fragments
of it and your memory of it will be a vague blur. If, however, you see a
movie when you are well rested, fresh and full of energy, it is
different. You take in everything about the movie and enjoy it. Your
memory of it will be crystal clear.
This is similar to what happens after a
low powered astral journey. The astral body lacks energy and so does not
have clear enough impressions of its journey. This causes it to fail
making its memories the dominant ones when it returns return to the
physical body. As I stated earlier, there must be strong, vivid memories
if a wrinkle is to be made in the physical brain and the experience
Fully developing the chakras and learning how to control them can take
many years, depending on natural ability. This will not, however, stop
you using them in a very basic way; to enhance your OOBE's and lucid
dreams, at a very early stage in your development. Raising energy and
stimulating the chakras is extremely simple to do. This raised energy
will automatically flow into your astral body, prior to and during
By learning to raise energy and control
the flow of power through the chakras, the nature of your dreams, lucid
dreams and OOBE's will change. They will become vivid and unforgettable
experiences. This, in a way, gives you a second life, full of rich
experiences you can enjoy, learn and grow from.
Higher Levels And Their Buffer Zones
The commonly accepted names for the seven known levels of existence,
from lowest to highest, are: Physical, Astral, Mental, Buddhic, Atmic,
Anupadaka and Adi. These higher planes are similar in structure to the
astral dimension but at a much higher level of consciousness and are
completely separate from it. In between the different levels are
intermediary areas or buffer zones, sometimes called lower sub planes.
A good analogy for the different
dimensions and their buffer zones is the Earth's atmosphere: If the air
in the Earth's atmosphere was the astral dimension, the stratosphere
would be the buffer zone and the vacuum of space would be the mental
dimension. You can fly in the Earth's atmosphere in a normal air
plane/astral body. A very powerful jet plane is needed to take you into
the stratosphere, but you need a space ship/mental body, to travel
through space. This explains why a different subtle body is needed to
travel into these different levels of existence.
The astral body can enter the buffer
zones, or sub planes, of the dimensions above and below the astral
dimension, if it contains the correct type of energy. i.e. To exist in
the buffer zone between the physical/astral levels (in real time) the
astral body must contain etheric energy. To exist in the buffer zone
between the astral/mental levels it must contain mental energy.
Higher Level Projection
With enough control over the chakras, the energy for these higher levels
can be produced. The production of one particular type of energy will
raise the consciousness to that level and energize the corresponding
subtle body. This is usually done by consciousness raising meditation
and advanced energy work on the chakras. The consciousness can then
experience that level of existence. If enough energy is available, and
conditions are right, the meditator can project that particular subtle
body directly into its natural dimension.
Depending on the skill and natural
ability of the operator, if a higher body is energized and projected so,
usually, are the lower ones. The astral body contains within it all the
other subtle bodies and can, during a projection, project the mental
body into the mental dimension and so on. This will sometimes give
multiple sets of memories from the one projection. The general rule is,
whichever subtle body contains the greatest amount of energy, will have
the strongest memories. These dominant memories will be the ones
retained by the physical mind upon its return to the waking state.
Projecting consciously into levels higher
than the astral dimension takes a high level of skill. You need to be
proficient in both consciousness raising and chakra control, but it is
achievable. I have, so far, projected into the Astral, Mental, Buddhic
and Atmic levels of existence. It is commonly believed that it is only
possible for a human to project into the Astral, Mental and Buddhic
levels and not possible to project into the higher Adi and Anupadaka.
These dimensions have been named, and are
described, so someone must have been there or they would be unknown. If
you realize the true nature of the mind you will understand there are no
limits. It was also once said that the sound barrier would never be
BTW: These dimensions don't have
signposts on them saying "Welcome to the Astral dimension, ta...daa!"
or "Mental dimension, watch your mind!". So I will describe
the higher levels I have been to using these accepted names.
The Astral Dimension
This is a topsy turvy world like Alice found in Wonderland. Everything
seems objective (real) but is changeable and fluid. Anything and
everything can be found there, from base, coarse levels full of sexual
energy; to beautiful, serene places full of spiritual harmony. Time is
distorted and extended there. An hour in the Astral can seem like only a
few minutes here in the physical. Compared to the physical world it is
at a much higher vibration. It's like playing a video tape at twenty
times normal speed, although this is not apparent when you are there.
Moving amongst the astral dream pools is
usually a hit or miss affair for most projectors. It takes a lot of
experience to make planned astral journeys to specific realities.
There are an infinite number of
realities, planes, realms and dream pools in this dimension. As I stated
before, they naturally strata and settle into pools of related thought.
During sleep, or in a lucid dream, the subconscious mind usually creates
one especially for you, your own personal dream theatre. When you become
aware during a dream, you take control over it. This control is taken
over from the powerful subconscious mind. Without its powerful
controlling influence, your personal custom created realm will change.
You will begin tuning into other sympathetic parts of the astral, and
the reality you are in will mix with other realities and take on
In a conscious projection into the astral
dimension, you can tune into any part of it and travel into different
realities, other dream pools, or a mix of many. There are various
techniques for this but they all involve some way to disorient the
subconscious mind, tricking it into moving you into a different Astral
reality. Some projectors look at their hands and watch them melt. Others
spin around, causing left right reversals. These methods all disorient
the mind and trick the subconscious into tuning into another part of the
It's very difficult to describe how to
move amongst the levels, you really have to learn by doing it, by trial
and error. You have to learn how to use and control the subconscious
mind, how to trick it for a specific result.
Virtual Reality Projection
Here is a simple, reliable method, I have developed, to create your own
personal realm: Get a poster of a pleasant scene, something bright and
sunny. The bigger the better, but standard poster size will do. Hang it
on the wall of the room you are going to project in, or another room
close by. Get a small spotlight and set it so the poster is highlighted
when the main light is turned off, a normal directional bedside lamp
will do. Place the light under, or above, so the light spreads out over
it giving a diffused effect, illuminating it a bit like a movie screen.
Entering your custom realm: When you
project, go towards the poster, keeping your mind blank. Don't think
about what you are doing, just gaze at it and move towards it. As you
approach it in this way, your subconscious mind will be tricked into
creating an astral realm exactly like the poster. Just move up to and
into the poster. It is like stepping into another world. Everything in
this world will be exactly like in the poster. It will appear to be a
normal three dimensional world, an exact copy, indistinguishable from
To customize this world: Cut and paste
small pictures of things, or people, you want to find in this world with
you when you enter it. Don't just stick a whole picture on the poster.
Get scizzors and cut around the object, or person. Try and find pictures
that are approximately to the same scale as the poster. If you cut out a
small picture of someone, living or dead, your subconscious will create
a thought form shell of them and they will be there waiting for you.
This may be an excellent way of communicating with those who have died.
Spirit Communication: (I have a theory)
The subconscious creates this thought form shell of a person. This shell
can be animated by the perfect, detailed memory of your subconscious.
But, if there is love there, between the projector and this created
person, the spirit of this, diseased person, will be drawn to this
scenario and will use this opportunity to communicate with the
projector, by animating the created image of their old body.
The Akashic Records
These are found in the buffer zone between the astral and mental worlds,
part astral part mental and, in a way, extending into all levels. They
are a record of every thought and event that has ever occurred, like a
huge, infinite, mental history, picture book. The Akashic records also
contain probabilities stemming from, and created by, past events,
actions and thoughts. This is like looking into the future. To make any
kind of sense of the Akashic records yourself, some skill in
clairvoyance is a definite help.
If you tune into the Akashic records
yourself you will normally see those events with the greatest amount
energy around them. Wars and disasters are the easiest to see because of
this. The energy surrounding these events make them stand out above all
the rest, making them easier to see. If you look into the future, the
area of probabilities, you enter into a confusing maelstrom of symbolism
mixed with actual events.
This future symbolism is caused by the
belief systems of the major religions. Millions of people in the world
have believed in some form of prophecy for thousands of years. Whether
it is the Bible's "Book of Revelations" or the prophecies of
Nostradamus. These ancient prophecies are all richly steeped in
symbolism. This symbolism affects the way people think and dream about
the future. This symbolism, in turn, manifests in the Akashic records as
symbolic representations of future events. The symbolism is a big help,
it makes consulting the Akashic records easier.
You can use the Akashic symbolism as an
index. For example, the reference below to "The Dogs of War"
is easily understandable as representing war. The "Grim
Reaper" is a universal symbol of death and destruction. So, if you
are interested in this kind of future event you tune into this symbolic
index for WAR, then browse through the category of past and future wars.
Apart from some clairvoyant ability, a knowledge of history, geography,
religious symbolism, current affairs world leaders and heads of state is
a big help; when indexing past and future events.
For example, in the future vision I give
below: If I had known WHO the well known person I saw addressing a crowd
below WAS, and recognized the country; I could have made an accurate
prediction of future events instead of being wise, AFTER the event.
I entered the state of consciousness
called the Akashic records. There I was inundated with a mass of
symbolism. I was seeing in four dimensions at once. My conscious mind
did not assimilate this very well. I saw wars, famines, plagues,
disasters, earthquakes, volcanoes erupting, plane crashes, murders, etc,
it was terribly confusing and depressing.
I saw one piece of symbolism I recognized
though and tuned into it, indexed it. The Grim Reaper holding The Dogs
of War (as described by various prophets) These dogs were fearsome
beasts with Red eyes and slavering jaws. They were held in check by this
hooded figure, with an evil skull for a face, carrying a sickle. He
released these dogs as I watched, symbolizing a coming war.
Tuning into this scene, I was there
floating above it all, I could feel the sunshine and smell the city
below me. I saw a man standing on a raised dais, under two giant
scimitar swords. He was giving a charismatic speech to many thousands of
people. One of the swords turned into a Christian Crusader's broad
sword. The man was Saddam Hussein, the scene was in Baghdad, at the
monument to the unknown soldier. I saw this six months before the Gulf
war started. I did not learn WHO Saddam Hussein WAS, or WHERE this scene
took place though, until it was televised during the gulf war.
Looking through the Akashic records is
like leafing through an infinite mental photo album. You are bombarded
with an awesome array of the sights and sounds of past, present and
probable futures. You have to select one of these thought records, tune
into it and enter it. You will then live through the record as if you
were really there, watching it as it happens.
Consulting with the Akashic records can
be done alone if you have the skill, but is normally done with the
assistance of an advanced being from a higher level of existence. This
is done as a sort of telepathic guided tour. The enormous amount of
information and chaff is filtered out for you and the selected record,
of past events or future probability, is presented to you clairvoyantly,
via a telepathic link with the... librarian.
Some people claim to have entered the
Akashic Records and found something like a library there, with real
books. The past, present and future was recorded as text in these books.
Some people even say they have read a record, then entered into it, and
experience the record first hand.
All these claims are consistant with the
Akashic Records. These are librarian assisted guided tours, where the
Akashic Records have been presented as something familiar, easy to use
and easy to accept.
The Mental Dimension
This is a spectacular dimension! Iridescent rivers of sound bounded by
rainbow shores of pulsating light. Thoughts appear as kaleidoscopic
patterns of light and sound. You walk across fields of ideas under a
sparkling crystal sky of inspiration. If you enter this world don't try
to rationalize or understand it, or you may go mad, for it is beyond
human understanding. Just accept it all, go with the flow and enjoy it!
This dimension is what, I believe, the
ancient Vikings called the famed "Rainbow Bridge" into Asgard.
It truly looks and feels as if you are walking up a rainbow into some
wonderful world where the Gods must surely dwell.
Exist here in wondrous amazement. Let
loose the child within you to play in this fairy wonderland. Everything
feels real and solid. Time is even further distorted here than in the
Astral and reality is kaleidascopic.
This is a warm, abstract world filled with utter peace and infinite
love. It is a dimension of pure White. There is no sight or sound
perception here other than the all pervading, brilliant White. In this
dimension you very quickly relinquish conscious thought and
individuality. You cannot think for long once you enter here and there
is no need or desire to do so. There is an irresistible urge drawing you
into a quiet stillness. It is like being immersed in warm, pure White
cotton wool. In this world you cease to be an individual and you become,
PART OF THE ONE. You also cease to be male or female. In a way this is
like returning to the Mother's womb. You are surrounded, absorbed and
assimilated by infinite loving warmth, understanding, forgiveness and
Time here ceases to have any meaning. If
you enter this world you will never, ever want to leave it, you cannot
leave it, until your physical body calls and drags you back. This is the
healing, resting place of the soul.
This dimension appears to be the spirit world. Here, spirits wait for
those they loved during their time on earth. This is the happy place of
the gathering. It is the place where the reunion of souls takes place.
The light in this world is purest,
brightest silver, brighter than the flash of an arc welder. It is so
bright it seems impossible to look at, but it is, for all that, a
supremely gentle light, soft and soothing. It is the light of divine
love. The people here appear as they did in the physical world, but at
their most magnificent. They glow ecstatically, ablaze with the
brightest love, happiness and joy imaginable. The atmosphere is electric
and vital, but at the same time deeply spiritual. In this world you can
FEEL the presence of God as a tangible all pervading force.
Communication here, is done by high level
telepathic imaging, similar to one-on-one clairvoyance only much more
vivid and real. It leaves speech and thought for dead. Time stands
utterly still here. Reality is more real and solid than normal reality.
Compared to this, the physical world is a vague, tired dream full of
half dead people.
I have entered this dimension only four
times in my life. Each time from the very deepest consciousness raising
meditation, with all my chakras wide open and fully functioning. There
was also extreme crown chakra activity. The feeling of this was like a
thousand fingers vibrating, and deeply massaging, the whole top of my
head above the hairline.
On these four occasions my energy has
soared to seemingly impossible heights within me, carrying my spirit and
consciousness with it. At the climax of this deeply mystical experience
I have heard the sound of one long, pure musical note slowly rising in
I have felt this note in the core of my being, in my heart,
calling me, drawing me to it. I have focused on this note and attuned
to it. With every ounce of strength and energy I possessed I have
focussed my consciousness on it and projected to it. Stripping away my
physical body, I have projected straight into this dimension.
just like stepping, slipping, through a heavy curtain into another place
and another world. I am still aware of my physical body, duality, during
this whole experience.
I look about me with wonder, the light is
so silver and bright it burns deeply into my soul and I can feel its
healing touch within me. There in front of me is my long dead son. He
was eight years old when he left me, and he looked just as he did when I
last saw him. He was beaming with happiness, his eyes bright and
shining. I cuddled him up to me and wept with the joy of seeing him. I
looked beyond him and there was a large crowd of people waiting for me.
These were all the friends and family I had known and loved and lost
during my life. There were also many people I did not know. They all
seemed very familiar though and I felt I loved them all. They were
clapping and jumping up and down, cheering me in greeting. There were
many tears of joy and lots of hugging and kissing.
Looking beyond them, I see we are in a
natural stone amphitheatre. The ground is smooth rock and it rises to a
ridge a couple of hundred meters away that curves towards us. On the top
of this ridge are Angels. They looked just like Michaelangelo painted
them. They were incredibly beautiful, with large White feathered wings,
curly Golden hair and Alabaster skin. They were blowing long sparkling
golden horns, and the pure high note came from them.
Stepping from the crowd I walked into the
open. I look in awe at these angels and wave at them. The note started
to die away as I did this and the Angels began lowering their horns. I
stand for a timeless moment in silence, looking all around me. Then
everything began to shimmer and I slipped, fell back into my physical
body. I wept. I have never wanted to come back.
When you leave your body for the final time, at death, this is what I
believe will happen:
You will be projecting, in real time,
for the first few days, close to the physical world, until your supply
of etheric matter runs out. Then you will go through the second death
and enter the Astral dimension. There, you will purge yourself of all
desire, by being able to have anything you have ever wanted, in
abundance. This is done through having the full use of your
subconscious mind's powerful creative ability. Here you can saturate
your every need and desire, until you see these desires for the
illusions they really are.
You will then shed your Astral (desire
body) and enter the Mental dimension. There you will see your past
life, examine and express every thought you have ever had and every
action you have ever done. There, your thoughts, memories and
experiences will be added to the Akashic Record. Which is the recorded
experience of the entire human existence in the physical dimension.
Shedding your mental body you will then
enter the Buddhic dimension. There you will stay for timeless healing,
for rest, atonement, forgiveness and understanding of self. In this
world your inner wounds will heal and your soul will be nurtured by
divine love. Your spirit will become whole and perfect once more.
Then you will shed your Buddhic body
and enter the Atmic dimension. There you will wait in the divine
presence for those you love. Then, one day, you will go on to the next
level of existence; where the last great mystery of life will be
revealed to you....do we reincarnate???