There are a lot of websites out there offering advice on how to astral travel. It has been called the ultimate spiritual experience, allowing practitioners to develop their intuition, have hyper-realistic lucid dreams, journey to planes where the laws of regular space-time don’t apply, and even tap into universal wisdom. However, what most of these sites don’t mention is that these kinds of adventures take planning and practice—lots of it. Much like lucid dreaming for the first time, when you finally achieve astral projection you probably won’t be able to transition right from your bedroom to Paris or the heart of a dying star. The best way to ensure a fulfilling astral journey is to take the experience in small steps. First, work on getting yourself into the right state for separation. Next time, separate and move a small distance from your body, and so on. This article is going to teach you some basic tips and tricks to help you astral project reliably.
One of the hardest steps in astral projection can be getting yourself into the right state of mental relaxation. During the day, our minds are often buzzing with activity; even if you lie down for that midmorning nap— which many practitioners claim is the ideal time to astral project— it can be hard to calm your mind. Astral travel needs a mind that is alert enough to perform mental tasks, coupled with a body that wants to fall asleep. This is the basis of the proven “4 o’clock in the morning” method: set your alarm for 4 A.M. and go to sleep at your normal time. When the alarm goes off, get up out of bed. This will be difficult, but don’t worry—you only have to stay up and active for about two minutes. Go to bathroom or splash water on your face, then return to bed and lie down on your back. A small dose of activity will wake up your brain, while your body will still want to go back to sleep.
In this state, imagine yourself standing in a corner of your room away from the bed. Picture looking at your body in bed from this detached point of view, and try mentally repeating a simple affirmation like, “I am going to astral travel. I am going to leave my body.” Make sure your new point of view is the last thing in your mind as you drift off. At this point you may experience some of the sensations associated with an impending astral separation, including vibrations in the body, buzzing in the head, changes in weight perception and hypnagogic hallucinations.
Here’s the tricky part: in order to separate from your body, you must ignore these sensations. They are signals that you’re about to astral project, but these sensations can also distract you from the mental task of separating. An effective if not well-known separation technique is the “hanging rope” method: imagine a rope hanging above your head, then imagine the action of reaching up, gripping it with both hands, and using it to climb out of your body. Advocates of this technique stress that it’s not a visualization technique, but a method that hones your ability to imagine tactile sensations and physical movement away from your body. This mental activity can give you something to focus on throughout the distracting sensations which precede an astral projection. It also trains you to shift your bodily awareness to a point in space which is divorced from your physical body.
After you successfully achieve separation, you will probably find yourself in a version of your bedroom. For your first journey, focus on exploring the physical space of your bedroom and seeing if you can affect anything in it (by touching and handling objects, etc). It may be hard to stray very far from your body or stay separated very long the first time, but that’s okay—this is practice. Once you feel comfortable in your astral body, concentrate on returning to your physical one even if you feel like you want to explore more. You may even encounter a guide entity in your room when you first project; in this case, talk to it and tell it you will project again in twenty-four hours. Giving yourself a day or so before you attempt to astral project further will give you time to plan what you want to do, and even more importantly, to process the experience you’ve just had. Especially if you’ve never astral traveled before, it’s a lot for your brain to take in. You risk being overwhelmed if you don’t give yourself time to savor each part of the experience.
Astral journeys take planning and a clear idea of where you’re going to go and/or what you’re going to do once you achieve that state. Furthermore, the more time you spend planning your journey, the less you have to think about it when you’re actually trying to astral project. Clear planning ahead of time will allow you to devote all your mental energy to separating from your body during your actual practice. The best way to get started planning your journey is probably to read up on the astral projection experiences of others to give you an idea of what might appeal to you. You might also want to get the support of people around you who may be able to offer you ideas about what to try out while you’re away from your body. Planning your astral journey, much like planning lucid dreams, is a form of visualization which makes it that much easier to get the most out of your astral travels.
This was really helpful! I’m still afraid of astrol projecting, because I don’t want my physical body to get possessed. Any advice on helping with my physical boy not getting possessed?
how can i recall my past dreams I also been having a dream about a dark evil spirit pinning me down once saying it was going to kill me
The advice above influenced me. Thankyou . My question is should I close my eyes and imagine myself in the corner of the room or keep them open and do so? And I don’t meditate. Will that affect my accuracy in the projection?
I would appreciate It if you would kindly answer these two questions.
Thanking you again ! 🙂
Great questions! I always keep my eyes closed whenever I’m trying to have traveling experiences, but each person truly is different in their preferences. Meditation is just another means of calming the mind, which, to me, is one of the single-most important factors when trying to have out of body experiences. Meditation doesn’t have to be a mystical experience, but it certainly can help you get into a state that is most conducive to lucid dreaming, astral projection, and out of body experiences.
How do you know if your “guide” is good and I’ve been interested in trying to astral project for awhile but I just cant do it. Any advise?
Hello there. First off I want to say that I ha e Astral Projected twice willingly so far. I am 26 years old. Anyways, the first time I AP’d was a about a month ago almost I would say? I used an app on the Google Market called “Binaural Beats Therapy”. I didn’t have Co.from where it was that I went but once I was where I was at, I had COMPLETE control. I won’t go into my experience because it was a but “nightmarish” but it was something I personally knew I had to face. When I awoke, I felt SO “in-tune” with myself and I was overwhelmed with e edgy and had no worries about NOTHING…no thoughts of depression or suicides or ANYTHING of that matter. Now this “Spiritual Awakening” of energized feeling only lasted for about a week. I have recently been feeling down more than what I have been since I had this “Awakening”. Now, the SECOND TIME I AP’d willingly, was a few nights ago. A good friend of mine was murdered a little over a month ago in the apartment in which I was living with him in at the time. I wasn’t there when this happened though….now, when I AP’d the other night, I was out loud and to myself that I wanted to see him. I saw him alright. Again, I didnt have control on where it was that I was going, but once I got to where I was, I had control. He brought me back to the apartment to where we once lived in. Now…here’s the thing and I remember this experince VERY clearly. I was in his room and didn’t travel outside of it nor did I look around around the apartment before getting there. I was just ALL OF A SUDDEN in his room. The way his room used to be set up, he had a couch along with his bed and everything else that I know he had. Now, I remember he was sitting on the couch, and I was somewhat standing a little bit in front of him, but I was able to see into his bathroom. This is where it gets weird…I was looking into the bathroom and I was looking into the mirror. I asked him “If your sitting on the couch, how the hell is your reflection in the mirror?” He responded “I dont know who that is, but it isn’t me.” The events that took place, I dont FULLY remember, and I dont really remember everything we talked about but I know we had a LONG conversation. But I am under the impression that he is stuck there in the apartment because of the fact when he was murdered, I dont believe he ever saw it coming and it caused him to get jerked out so fast that he just became attached to where he was without FULLY knowing that he was killed. Since my first Projection, when I came back, I began to figure thinkin’.gs out about me that ONLY made sense to me. I have good Intuition. Ive always been able to somewhat “sense” when something isn’t right, and if something is in the same room as me. Since my first projection, I’ve been able to explain to someone that I personally DONT know and tell them what kind of person they are…I can perform Telekinesis (not extreme, but move a cap in a bowl of water and not necessarily in the exact direction I want to)…I believe I have the ability to contact those who have passed. Since my first AP experience, I ha e discovered that I believe myself to be a Pagan Prophet of something of that sort, which explains why the “Bible” never really made much sense to me. But I know how all this sounds. I was diagnosed with A.D.D. and A.D.H.D. when I was a little. I know I have Anxiety (wasn’t ever diagnosed with it) and possibly Bipolar as well (again, not diagnosed). I’ve looked up the symptoms and that’s what leads me to believe me having Bipolar. But anyways, the whole point of this is, is that I have tried “Self Hypnosis”. I’ve tried “Binaural Beats”. I’ve tried “Meditating”, and I just can’t seem to get myself back in the concsious state of mind of being FULLY mentally aware of what I am.meant for and what I can do. I used to smoke a lot of pot and I have been clean of it for about a month now….I’ve done shrooms once, back in April and I must say it was SUCH an exhilirating experience. Oh, and another important thing I can’t forget to mention about my shroom experience. A few days after, I began to get this “unwanted” feeling when I living there with my roommate and his other friends. I didn’t have anything towards no one there and neither did anyone there. But I went into my roommates room when he was at work, and I had this “horrific terror” comeover me that I had NEVER experienced before. It felt as if it was death and I turned around to leave the room and it felt as if SOMETHING was RIGHT BEHIND ME and it MADE ME run out of the room. Now this goes back to what I stated earlier about my friend telling me that his refelction in the mirror and he didn’t know who it was…Maybe THATS the entity that’s keeping him trapped there and won’t let him leave from fully departing? Now I dont have access to that apartment since its STILL under investigation…but how would I go about trying to figure out what this “demonic presence” is that I feel is keeping him trapped there? I mean if I have the ability the contact the deceased, how could I safely go about freeing him from its possession? And when I saw the reflection, I did.t even see any portion of myself in the mirror. I remember the reflection in the mirror I saw was in fact my friend, but it wasn’t him. It had this blank stare as if it were looking past me and I remember the eyes were black from what I can remember. Maybe share teeth as well, but can’t fully remember. But I went off track and my ORIGINAL question I was going to ask was since I’ve tried the methods of “self hypnosis” and such dont seem to work for me, how could I easily get my mind to leave myself to figure out more about me? Now my SECOND QUESTION that has suddenly arose, is how do I go about getting that “demonic presence” out of the apartment so he can go about moving on? I own no kind of “wiccan” paraphernalia, nor do I have any money at the moment to buy anything that could possibly “drive” out this presence…and I dont have access to the apartment as I mentioned earlier as well. BUT! Since my body physical body isn’t in the apartment, and if I were to call upon him again and hopefully he’ll bring me back to the apartment, would it be possible for me to drive the “demonic presence” out without me having to physically be there? Im.sorry for saying so much and I know you’ll find ALL of which I have said to be VERY interesting, but any information will surely be of help since I apparently dont know what it is that Im doing. But the reflection doesn’t want me. I know its keeping him there against his will, but I just want to know how to draw it out of the mirror and get it to move on…but since it was an Astral Projection experience, I could have possibility been I. The lower planes in which my friend was sent to when he was murdered, so it would probably be a little difficult for me to.get something to leave that feels it’s where it belongs…so since THATS the case, how would I get my friends entity/spirit to move on to a higher plane of no longer being captive by this? But like I said, I dont think he fully realizes he’s no longer living. But how could I make him realise this and move on and at the same time, me avoid any danger of this “evil presence” coming after me? Im not scared and it didn’t strike any fear into me when I saw this “reflection”. I was very curious as to who it was. But I know what it is and I just want to get my friend to safety and to get him to realize what has happened so.he can move on. If its something that HAS to be physically, then it probably more than likely won’t happen. But I NEED TO KNOW HOW I can easily (even thkugh there isnt such an “easy”) project myself out of my body.