Astral projection has been around for thousands of years. The idea that man is in control of his environment, and the connection between his thoughts and experiences has been a hot topic in both scientific and spiritual circles. There have been so many misconceptions about astral projection because it’s been poorly described by many. In an effort to squash some of the myths surrounding astral projection, author Edain McCoy helps to set the record straight about what it is and how to actually do it.
Reality can be defined as the creation of thought, and its projection into the physical realm. In the world of astral projection, the conscious mind leaves the physical body and moves into the astral plane. The astral plane is defined as encompassing the “entire physical and non-physical universe.” In Astral Projections for Beginners, McCoy describes it as “the art of sending forth the consciousness at will to other places, other worlds, or other times, and then bringing it back with full knowledge of what has been experienced.”
To help you get a better understanding, here’s McCoy’s detailed step-by-step guide:
Step 1: The Foundation
There are only three prerequisites for astral projection. First, if you’re serious about this, you must try it in a quiet and safe environment.
Second, your body must be warm and in a relaxed position. Since this requires a great deal of calm, you must be completely comfortable in a posture that minimizes movement. Finally, it’s really important that your consciousness be altered by some form of meditative practice.
Meditation, for some, can be a feat in of itself. McCoy suggests different meditative practices ranging from controlled breathing, mental counting, chanting, and visualization. They all produce the desired effect. The purpose of meditation is to lower your brain waves and allow your mind to relax enough to accommodate the desired astral projection.
Step 2: Keeping Track
Get a journal to jot down your experiences. McCoy suggests chronicling things like time of day, weather conditions, planetary astrological information, etc. This information will, over time, paint an accurate picture about your astral projection success to failure ratio. It will be easier to determine what elements make for a more successful projection experience. You’ll get a greater perspective on the overall experience, too.
Step 3: Spring Cleaning
To make sure you have a positive experience, you’ve got to be open to cleaning out your chakras, also known as “energy centers,” that are found throughout the body. There are seven chakra centers that correspond to different mental, emotional, and physical functions. Since psychic messages and energy pass through these chakras, it’s key to make sure that they are clean. By making chakra cleansing a routine, the energy flow will remain unblocked. You’ll have an optimal experience.
You’ve got to do some exercises for each chakra. Get ready for a full list. Chakracise your crown chakra through prayer or meditation. Clear your brow with visualization, remote viewing, and lucid dreaming. Cleanse your throat chakra by gargling with saltwater, singing, or screaming. For your heart chakra, do some push ups, swimming (breast stroke), and hug yourself. It works! If you dance, you can clear your solar plexus. Try The Twist, hoola hooping, and belly dancing. Performing pelvic thrusts and circular pelvis movements clear your sacral chakras. Try stomping your feet upon the ground, marching, and doing squats to clear your root chakras, and chakracise your aura by showering, soaking an epsom salt bath, smudging with sage wand, or deep cleansing breaths.
Be sure to use your favorite incense, oils, ointments, or any other aids like candles to help you relax and feel comfortable. Many people have said that their astral experiences were successful because they used these tools. Did it work for you?