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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