Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Adventures in Astral Projection

Adventures in Astral Projection
With guest blogger Carolyn Sullivan

What is Astral Projection, you ask? Quite simply, it is the act of your consciousness leaving your body and going somewhere else. It is also called an out of body experience, alternate state of being, remote viewing, lucid dreaming. There are other names for it, but I think you get the picture.
Sir Argus Wherlocke has the gift of astral projection. He escapes the dank cell his body is caged in and finds himself naked in a rose garden. (I hope he is careful around the thorns!) According to all the laws of AP no one should be able to see him, unless he or she is a sensitive, but Lorelei Sundun does see him. I am not going to give away anymore of the story then that, but I will say that Hannah has come up with a great way to get around the “laws”, and once you see what it is, you will realize it is possible. (If He’s Dangerous, June 7, 2011)
Ah, now you are wondering who I am, and why Hannah would ask me to write a blog about Astral Projection. Without giving out my real age, I will admit that I began studying “New Age” subjects long before someone plastered the tag “New Age” on them. Back then we were learning “ancient mysteries”. Discovering ways to expand the mind. Barnes and Noble did not have a section dedicated to “Alternative Religions”, “New Age”, or Tarot Cards. Charmin was a toilet tissue, nobody had ever heard of a Shaman. They would rather believe you were talking about toilet paper that Mr. Whipple begged you not to squeeze, than something that defied the rules of their religion.
          Concerned friends gave me copies of H. P. Lovecraft novels, hoping to scare me out of the “stage” I was going through. Nothing stopped my search for greater understanding. I kept studying and moving along in my own research.
          When Hannah asked me to write a blog on this subject, I was honored. It had been decades since I last researched the subject. I had spirit travel down solid. I thought great strides must surely have been made since I first traveled on the Astral Plane. The book shelves and internet must be loaded with reams of comprehensive material. Others must have developed a system that could take you from the comfort of your body and onto another plain in zero to sixty. (We will return to this thread shortly.)
          Television has handled AP in nifty ways. The most notorious show that used Astral Projection as a plot devise was Charmed. Actually, they got more right than they did wrong. The eldest sister, Pru (played by Shannon Doherty), had the gift of telekinesis (able to move objects with mind power). The first time Pru “left her body” was an accident, but she found it was a powerful tool in the sisters’ fight to protect San Francisco from evil. After that she studied and practiced. 
          Did you see the key word in there? Practice. That is the nitty-gritty of everything you want to do in life. To develop a new skill takes time, a smattering of knowledge, and lots of practice.
          The most important ingredient in your quest to jump out of your body and check on your husband, kids, boss, etc, is a strong belief that you can do this. You cannot go into it thinking “I hope I can, I hope I can, I probably won’t.” You MUST believe “I can do it. I can do it!”
          The next step is a nice soothing bath, or if you prefer, shower. Use the time you spend cleansing yourself to think about what you are going to do.
          Go someplace quiet. This is something you have to do alone. No giggling friends, snorting spouses, demanding kids, or barking dogs. Bring a pleasantly scented candle and incense with you. You need a candle, preferably white. Incense is not really required, but since the dawn of religion it has been believed that incense can protect you and take messages to the gods for you. However, if the scent is too strong it will have you thinking about your aching head, polluted sinuses, or rioting belly. Remember, you need a quiet, pleasant place in order to feel safe.  If incense draws you out of the moment, sacrifice the incense and get it out of your area.
          Light the candle and shut off the lights. (Special note: Never meditate in the dark, it invites evil to enter.)
          Make yourself comfortable. You could be there for a long time and you don’t want to tip over when your spirit goes on walkabout. While she is taking a look-see wherever you have sent her, your body could decide to tip over and the jarring will jerk you back to your body.
          Clear your mind and focus on the candle flame. (I am not a chanter, so when I meditate I look into the flame and let my spirit take over. If you are a meditation chanter, go ahead and get those sounds out.)
          When you are deep into the meditative state encourage your spirit to leave your body for a few minutes. Do not overdo. Very few people can achieve an out of body experience the first time. You must do this over and over. Remember, if you want to get to Carnegie Hall you must practice, practice, practice.        
For your first flight you should limit yourself to hovering around where you are and watch your body. This may not work the first time you try it, nor the twelfth, maybe not even the hundredth. But if you don’t keep trying you will never find the joy and the freedom you feel when you can go to other places.
          This has worked for me, but I will caution you, once you become proficient in Astral Projection be careful where you go. Do you really want to see what your husband does on his “boys’ night out”? Will it make you a better parent if you hover over your teenage daughter while she is dating that tattooed freak you’ve warned her about? It is far better to go to another plain and seek self awareness rather than playing a game of gotcha with friends and family. It is fun to play spy until you see something that makes you want to gouge your own eyes out.
          Now back to the subject of my current research. I did find large tomes and gigabites of information. The technique I have shared is my own, however, some of what I have just shared with you has been printed into book form for large sums of money and gives you approximately three-hundred pages of dry reading. I found one online site that wanted me to read twelve articles on how to get started, and even more articles on preparation. It broke the ritual into twenty-five steps.  Twenty-five steps!
          My method has worked for me for more than a quarter of a century. It has also worked for everyone I have taught it to. Save your money, save your time, and follow my free course in Astal Projection, courtesy of our mutual friend Hannah Howell.
          If you want your spirit to fly like a hawk over the plains, it is better to KISS. Keep. It. Simple. S. . .
Believe in yourself.
          And practice.  Practice.  PRACTICE!

Carolyn Sullivan has been working in the psychic business for more years than she admits to being alive. Everyday she posts Animal Totems, the color of the day, and assorted words of wisdom on her website thebewitchinghour.com and also on her facebook page, The Bewitching Hour. http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bewitching-Hour/111323905616176 If you would like to know more about Astral Projection, Telekinesis, Psychic readings, etc. write to her at:

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  1. I had an out of body experience myself. Back in 1970 when I was 19 years old. I was in a car accident...went through a windshield. I saw myself being put into the ambulance! I told my Dad, as he was a believer of the unknown but actually told me NOT to tell anyone or they'd think I was crazy! It changed my life!

  2. Interesting post....I am definately looking forward to the new book, and was lucky enough to find it on the shelf today, a week early I guess. Woo-hoo!
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  3. This was facinating. I seem to get stuck just flying through the cloudes. LOL Maybe I just like the freedom.

  4. Very fascinating blog. Something I'd like to try in the future. :)

    Amber Skyze

  5. Trying to comment again...LOL

    While I have a few reservations regarding AP and other gifts I look at it this way: God in His wisdom granted your abilities and it is up to YOU to practice and improve them, not take them for granted or cast them aside. This includes everythin from writing, singing and whatever your talent may be up to and including the extra gifts you may have been granted.

  6. interesting & I must admit your method sounds much better than 300 pages or 25 steps (eek). think such things are interesting and don't believe in doubting what you don't know -- the mind is much more than we can even begin to understand. that said, I know I'm enough of a skeptic to kept right where I'm parked when I'm not dreaming at night.

    thought the ability was well used in the book and the how's to the excepting interesting and a believable possibility as well.


  7. Interesting subject! I can't wait to read the new book.