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Re: Review of what Dr. M., A.D. and D. DeG. have written on OOBEs and PSI, with additional comments by Daniel Caldwell

Jun 15, 1996 01:20 PM
by Bjorn Roxendal

At 01:55 AM 6/12/96 -0400, you wrote:
>Various comments have been made by Dr. Mike Mueckler
>on the "reality" of out-of-the-body- experiences and psychic

Another interesting page is

"The Astral Projection Home Page".

I think this is interesting because it can give theosophical web makers
ideas as to how to build successful pages.

You will find this sales pitch for astral travel:


>    -- What is Astral Projection?
>    Astral Projection is the projection of your mental body to
>    any place outside your physical body. To do this, the
>    mental body needs a part of your astral body to serve as
>    its vehicle. It's not an unnatural thing to happen. In fact,
>    we unconsciously do it two to four times at night, when
>    we are asleep. Many little children for example report
>    'flying' dreams. Those weren't dreams, but astral
>    projections. The real fun starts if we can train our being
>    to astrally project 'at will', or, in other words, when we
>    are conscious. When you are consciously 'out there' (on
>    the Astral Plane), you can go anywhere you want, see
>    what you want to see, heal the sick, work some spells
>    and meet the other beings on the Astral Plane; the
>    elementals, the guides, other astral travellers, earthbound
>    spirits, angels etc. You can even have Astral Sex! It's
>    even more fun than Netsurfing!
>even more fun than Netsurfing!
>    -- How to do it?
>    There are many ways to achieve Astral Projection. In
>    fact, there are about as many different ways as there are
>    practitioners. Shamans may call up on the help of nature
>    spirits to take him out of his body. A traditional
>    Quabbalist may meditate upon the path between Yesod
>    and Tiphareth. A Golden Dawn or Enochian ritualist may
>    use the 'skrying in the spirit vision' rituals. So, there's not
>    one way to do it. Please remember this as you go along
>    and feel free to make any adjustments you want to make
>    to the following meditation. As long as it 'feels right',
>    you're doing fine. The meditation in this text, however,
>    was designed to more or less 'bridge' the different
>    methods used to Astrally Project. It's Wiccan nor
>    Crowleyian nor GD'ian nor whatever. The designers
>    (Denning&Philips) have taken a good look at all the
>    'overlapping' points in all those different rituals, and have
>    concluded that these 'overlap' points are the important
>    'points' in the process of astral projection. They managed
>    to sythesize these points into the following meditation.
>    -- Preparation.
>    You have to prepare yourself properly before you can
>    succesfully astrally project. It takes a long, long time of
>    hard work and practice before you can just sit down and
>    pop out. Only the best and most dedicated magicians
>    may achieve this status. Us mere mortals have to
>    gradually glide into the process and gently persuade our
>    bodies to let go of part of its consciousness and astral
>    body. Here are some important points:

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