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January 15, 2008

Astro Traveling

astral projection

Everyone has Out Of Body (OOB) experiences every time they dream,
but few have them as intentional learning experiences. By publishing this technique
we know we are going somewhere very controversial. Some say that OOB or
Astral travel should not be taught at all, or only while in the presence of
a very experienced guide. Others feel that being OOB in the dream body,
astral body, or whatever you want to call it, is much less dangerous than
being in our physical body. Also, it is cited that self-knowledge brings
self-control, and lack of it often goes hand in hand with being out of
control. In many traditions, it is felt that you will be taught what you
need to know exactly when you need to know it. Perhaps just the fact that
you are reading this now points to this being the time when you are supposed
to deal with it. But it may not be so. In any event, the Meditation Society
of America is dedicated to sharing techniques, not to hiding them, and it is
with this in mind that we share this basic methodology. Whether or not you try it is up to you.
The Astral Body - A Short Summary of Traditional Teachings
Our physical body is built and maintained by eating food. If you ingest
nutritious food you will be healthy, and if you eat junk, your health will
suffer. Your astral body is a higher, finer body composed of subtler
material. It is built by feeding yourself what is healthy for your spirit.
And that would be good acts, words, and thoughts. These "sattvic", righteous
actions produce the holy material that makes up the astral body. But, if you
fill with negativity, you will not have enough energy to form a strong functional astral body.
One way to help understand the way this works is to picture your astral body
as a balloon. Your kindness, acts of charity, compassion, prayers,
meditations, good intentions, and so on, produce astral energy that fills
the balloon. When it is full enough, you will rise out of the confines of
your physical body. When it is even fuller, you will escape the pull of
Mother Earth's gravity and be able to roam the solar system. This goes on
until your astral body fills totally, and the balloon bursts. Your
pre-preatomic energy is free to join the infinite divine creative
consciousness that permeates the universe, and you are free of all limitations, be they physical or astral. Still using the balloon analogy, it is said that negativity will both dissipate the astral energy you had been filled with, as well as placing
heavier, denser energy inside. This loss of "good" and gain of "bad" will
affect you as much as hydrogen leaking out of a real balloon and putting
sand into it. You will be bogged down and not be able to ascend to the
heavens. This is a powerful life-changing situation. It is said that one
moment of anger will negate whatever gains months of meditation had brought.
Similarly, the intention you have for using it is felt to be very important
in the construction of the astral body. As an example, let's say that all
you wanted to use it for was to go to a card game, leave your body, and in
the astral, be able to see the other players' hands. Your materialistic
desires and plans to have an unfair advantage would probably deplete you of
astral energy to the degree that you wouldn't be able to use your astral
body any more than a deflated balloon can fly. Although winning at cards
initially may seem attractive, there is no doubt that spiritual evolution is
a far greater treasure. So if you do try astral travel, it is suggested that
this be the intention motivating your use of this technique.
The astral body is the body you will take with you when you die. The greater
the quantity of astral energy, the higher stage of evolution you will be
reborn into. You can't have any faith in your body, mind, or emotions
surviving death. Only your consciousness, your awareness, has this potential
The astral body is the vehicle that carries it until liberation, and the
re-union with everything, everywhere, takes place. This is when you
experience the Divine Body and live happily ever after. Basic Astral Technique
After preparing yourself in whatever way you have found to enter into a meditative, relaxed state, do the following:
1) Close your eyes and visualize yourself sitting or laying down in
position you are in. See yourself in as great a detail as you can.
2) Visualize your astral body getting up and leaving your physical
body and
floating to a position approximately 10 feet above your physical
3) Float up through the ceiling of the room you are in, or right up
in the
sky if you are outdoors. When you are about 100 feet in the air,
look down
and see the area you were just in. See the rooftops, treetops,
4) Float very much higher and then sees the area beneath you.
5) Think of somewhere on earth and let yourself be pulled there. This
usually happens instantaneously with the first place you think of.
It is
suggested you preplan your "flight". Look around. Be conscious of
surroundings without commenting, comparing, or judging. No mental
6) Let your self, your awareness, be pulled back to high above where
started. Now, let the universe pull you to wherever you are supposed
to go.
Be silently conscious of your surroundings, learn what you are
supposed to,
and be pulled back again.
7) Float back down to above the building or area where you started.
Look at
the environment, and float down through the rooftop to the top of
the room
you started in, about 10 feet above your body.
8) Look down at your physical body, and let yourself be pulled back
into it.
Lay or sit still and let your physical body absorb what your astral
body has
learned. Silently witness the process.
9) Live happily ever after.