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I’ve been having intentional out of body experiences and practicing astral projection since 2013. Ever since I had my first experience by accident, I had become obsessed with trying to recreate the experience learn all about it.

I read everything I could get my hands on. I watched countless tutorials and tried all sorts of different techniques and even attended a 5 Day Out of Body Exploration Intensive at the Monroe Institute. It took me weeks of daily practice to finally have one intentionally. It was amazing, exhilarating, and totally mind-blowing. I didn’t know such a thing was possible!

TL;DR – If you want the skinny without reading this massive wall of text, try this: Set your alarm for 4 hours after you go to bed. Busy yourself for 15 minutes and go back to bed. Try to stay aware as you drift off to sleep. When your body starts buzzing with energy, stay still, let go and relax. Let your “self” fall through the bed or float up. You are now out of body! If it doesn’t happen, do it again the next night. And the next. It takes practice!

Read on for more explanation:

So what is an out of body experience?

Whether it’s called astral projection, OBEs, or lucid dreaming, it’s one of those things that you don’t really know if it’s true until you experience it for yourself. You may hear someone claim they had an OBE or read about people having an NDE (near death experience). The stories range from “I suddenly found myself floating above my body in bed” to “I flew through the universe, spoke to God, and got all the answers to life’s biggest questions.”

It’s all about consciousness. Is there one reality that everyone experiences? Or does each person experience their own reality inside their heads? Where do we go when we dream? Why does it feel real until we wake up? What is reality anyway?

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Some people are skeptical if OBEs are real or are a just a “trick of the mind.” You can debate about this all day but the point is to try to experience it for yourself and come up with your own answers. Whether it’s “real” or not doesn’t matter. What matters is that you definitely experience something completely extraordinary. It will leave you questioning everything you thought was possible.

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Why would you WANT to have an out of body experience?

I didn’t realize I wanted to have an OBE until after I already had one. Once I experienced it, I knew it was something I wanted to keep exploring. But what’s the point? Why keep exploring? What am I ultimately after? To put it simply, to have direct experience of spiritual and metaphysical concepts. Instead of reading, trusting, or having faith in what you’ve been told by religions, science, or gurus about the nature of reality, you can experience it for yourself. Instead of endlessly seeking answers in books or belief systems, you can use dreams, astral travel, or OBEs as a learning tool or playground of consciousness.

Instead of looking “out there” for answers about spirituality, metaphysics, God, Heaven, angels, demons, aliens, ETs, faeries, spirits, ghosts, psychic powers, telepathy, remote viewing, or any of that stuff, you can experience non-physical reality for yourself. Now, depending on your belief system or current worldview, results may certainly vary! But the potential is infinite.

You may have heard the phrase, “we are spiritual beings having a physical experience.” This is just one way, albeit a very dramatic way, of experiencing this for yourself.

How do you have an Astral Projection?

I’m going to cut to the chase and tell you the method that works well for me. I call it my “fuck it” method. The reason I call it that is because I tried lots of other techniques and when they didn’t work, I said “fuck it” and rolled over and went to sleep. Then after I stopped caring or trying, I ended up having one. So there you go!

The Wake Back to Bed (f*ck it) method

This method was adapted from the popular WBTB method. This was the one that helped me the most!

Let me first say something really important. It’s not necessarily the technique, it’s more about your mindset and effort. To have an astral projection you must first have an open mind. Be open to the possibility of their being more to reality than what you experience with your five senses. The second thing is effort and practice. If you put in time every single day to thinking about, learning about, and practicing, you’ll be more likely to experience something. Many people try haphazardly and give up and say it doesn’t work. Some people try for weeks and months and years off and on and still never had one. I can’t explain why it comes easy to some people and harder to others.

Get rid of any judgements, stereotypes, or misconceptions. If you believe you can do it, you are more likely to do it. If you believe you can’t or it’s not real, then you’ll likely have a harder time. Just allow for the possiblity to exist in your mind. What have you got to lose? Don’t get attached to any outcome or expectation. And finally, don’t take MY word for it, I’m just sharing what I know. I certainly don’t have all the answers! Try this out for yourself. Put in the time and do your own research.

See also:  My Quantum Sphere Healing Experience with Carla Fox

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On with the Method:

Note, I know this is a wall of text. Let me repeat the TL;DR from above: Set your alarm for 4 hours after you go to bed. Busy yourself for 15 minutes and go back to bed. Try to stay aware as you drift off to sleep. When your body starts buzzing with energy, stay still, let go and relax. Let your “self” fall through the bed or float up. You are now out of body! Read on for more explanation:

  1. Set your alarm for 4 hours after you go to bed. Yup, you’ll be getting up in the middle of the night to do this. For most of you, this is probably around 3 or 4 AM. The reason for this is to get some REM sleep and dream cycles in. You are more likely to have an OBE or lucid dream after you’ve already been sleeping for a few hours. You will be more relaxed and more “ready” so to speak.
  2. Keep yourself occupied for 10-20 minutes. You’re staying awake long enough to not fall immediately back to sleep. What worked for me in the beginning was to read about OBEs or lucid dreams. It also helps if you read or think about this a lot during the day. I also think meditating (or sitting in silence) for 5-10 minutes relax the mind and body and get you in a state of mindfulness. Mindfulness helps you stay aware as you drift off to sleep.
  3. Go back to bed, but NOT in your normal bed. Try the couch or a spare bedroom that you don’t normally sleep in. The slight difference in familiarity will keep your mind more “alert” so you don’t fall asleep as easily. Remember, we’re trying to delicately stay aware while our body drifts off to sleep. This is easier said than done, but it IS possible with practice.
  4. Lie still for at least 30 minutes. I know, this sounds hard, but this is important. Try lying on your back in a relaxed position. If you want, listen to a guided meditation or OBE instruction. I listened to Robert Monroe’s Hemi-Sync audios. Especially the explorer series because it guided you along. They are expensive, but you might be able to find them for free online to try it out. Look up Hemi-Sync or binaural beat meditations on YouTube. Here’s an example. Another alternative is William Bulhman’s How to Have an Out of Body Experience audio instruction. He’s talks about a “target technique” where you picture a location that you know well and hold your focus on that location for as long as possible. If successful, as you fall asleep your consciousness will project into that location. I don’t use that technique, but I heard it helps.
  5. If nothing happens, just go to sleep. I would lie in bed listening to these guided meditations and binaural beats for sometimes up to an hour, with no luck. I couldn’t get relaxed enough to fall asleep, my mind was too alert. If this happens to you, which is likely, just say fuck it and roll over and go to sleep. Forget about having an OBE tonight, try again the next night. Loosely pay attention to any hypnogogic imagery (imaginations, visuals, colors, etc). Don’t have any attachment or expectation. You already did your practice, so good work.
  6. Notice the Vibrational State when it happens. If you notice a shift or change in your body where it’s now vibrating or buzzing with energy, this is the magical state you need to be in! This is a huge milestone, even if you aren’t able to actually project out just yet. For more info on the vibrational state, I wrote about it after these steps.
  7. Project out by rolling, standing up, or simply floating down. There are various ways to project out when in the vibrational state. If you read online, you might find info on the rope technique, target technique, etc. These are all just what worked for that particular person and not right or wrong. I found surrendering and letting go to be what worked for me. If I noticed myself in the vibrational state, I would simply stop resisting, stay still, relax and keep letting go. Just relax and relax and notice yourself floating down or up. I will float down through my bed and out of my body that way.
  8. Think, demand, or declare “clarity now!” When you have begun to feel the separation, if you aren’t automatically “out” yet, you can use your conscious intention or thoughts to say “clarity now!” or “doorway now!” This is somewhat an intermediate step, though. My first time having an intentional OBE I didn’t know these tricks. I just tried to physically get out and I noticed I was standing outside my body in my living room. I was able to walk around and act as if it were “real” life. I later learned that sometimes the environment gets fuzzy or you start to phase back to physical reality. And if that happens, you can rub your hands together (for immediate tactile sensations) or demand clarity and you’ll notice that your reality gets clearer, more vibrant, and more real!
  9. Leave the house, fly, or do something! Once you get out of body and things seem stable, do something! I typically leave the house through my front door (by habit). I know that I could walk through the walls or even think myself to a new location, but I’m not that advanced yet. While I’m out, I just notice how things look. Often they are slightly different than the “real world” I just came from. Sometimes I talk to people that I see (are they other astral travelers, dream characters, dead people, or what?). I sometimes look at my hands or what I’m wearing. I look in the bathroom mirror for weird results! This is up to you. There’s an infinite amount of things you can do in this state, and once you get here, your only limit is your imagination!
See also:  Is the Ego good or bad? (ep 07)

Astral Projection

Key Point: The Vibrational State

There is a certain moment when you know you’ll be able to go out of body. This is what is commonly called the “vibrational state.” In other words, it’s the moment between sleeping and waking where your body falls asleep, but your conscious mind is still awake. This is also called sleep paralysis.

A note on sleep paralysis

You may have felt this in the past and often associate it with fear or scary hallucinations. In fact, I used to have night terrors as a kid and have learned that night terrors are indeed related to OBEs, astral projection, and lucid dreams. It’s all related to the subtle phase between sleeping and waking.

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Many people refuse to attempt to enter sleep paralysis consciously because they have had scary experiences during it. But it was actually my night terrors that opened the door for positive out of body exploration. I simply became aware of my night terror about to happen and when I didn’t resist and stayed mindful, that’s when the fear went away immediately and I floated out of my body. That was my first OBE and it changed everything!

Entering sleep consciously

Most of the time when you lie down to go to sleep at night, your mind is thinking a lot. It’s cycling through what happened earlier that day, what needs done tomorrow, etc. There’s lots of self-talk and daydreaming happening here. What happens for most people is they begin to fall asleep and they aren’t aware or mindful enough to notice it happening. They enter their first sleep stage unconsciously. The trick is to enter sleep consciously.

Mindfulness Matters

We keep hearing about mindfulness these days. It’s about awareness. Expanding your awareness and learning how to focus it. What are you paying attention to? Are you walking around sleepwalking through life or centered, present, and aware? The more mindful you are, the more equipped you will be to have an out of body experience. Practice meditation daily and use lucid dream reality checks throughout the day. Constantly ask yourself “am I awake?” or “am I dreaming right now?” My favorite reality check is to try to push my finger through my other hand. If it comes out the other side, I’m dreaming/OBE.

Side Note:

I actually made some patches for out of body explorers and lucid dreamers. I also sell them on Etsy. Notice the “reality check” on the Lucid Dreamer patch:

How do you know when you’re in the vibrational state?

Your body will fall asleep (sleep paralysis) and you’ll feel a variety of sensations during this process. The sensations range from a full body “buzzing” feeling, to feeling “tingly” all over, to intense energy resonating throughout your body. This is often accompanied by sounds such as buzzing in the ears or what sounds like radio static or even voices! It can be scary if it’s your first time experiencing this. Try to be mindful and open rather than fearful or resistant. It can be weird at first, but eventually you get comfortable!

Experiment, Don’t Try too Hard

It’s a paradox I know. You have to put in effort, but you can’t try too hard otherwise you won’t be able to relax. Imagine meditating “really hard” so you can have a mind-blowing out of body experience. It’s not gonna happen (I tried!). The trick is to keep letting go and relaxing. This is why getting up in the middle of the night is so helpful, it’s easier to relax.

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If you find a technique that works for you, keep going with it. Don’t hold on to any particular method. Don’t try to be perfect or get all upset if you can’t do it. It takes time, patience, practice, and dedication. But also openess, allowing, detachment, and letting go.

Good luck with your practice! Below you’ll find some of my favorite resources for astral project, lucid dreaming, and out of body experiences. Feel free to share your own tips or experiences in the comments! Dive in!

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Tips and Resources for Astral Projection and Out of Body Experiences

Robert Monroe! I have to recommend Robert’s trilogy of books. The first book is called Journeys Out of the Body. It’s old, but it’s a must read. He documents his discoveries after having a totally random OBE one night. He thought he was crazy, but what unfolded after was extraordinary! He went on to found the Monroe Institute which has been huge in research and education of consciousness. He’s no longer alive today, but his teachings live on!

William Bulhman is an incredible writer and speaker about OBEs. He explains clearly that out of body travel (or astral travel) is key to obtaining your own answers to life’s biggest questions. You know, who are we, why are we here, what’s our purpose? He is a proponent of direct experience in spiritual or esoteric subject matter. Move past intellectualizing about non-physical reality and experience it for yourself as a path to personal growth. His books Adventures Beyond the Body, Adventures in the Afterlife, Secret of the Soul were all fantastic. I also recommend his audiobook How to Have an Out of Body Experience. He’s done some some really great interviews on YouTube if you look him up. Here’s one below I really think you’ll like:

The Path Documentaries are brilliant. They are well produced documentaries interviewing many of the luminaries in the out of body exploration arena. They have so far released two films in their trilogy: Afterlife and Beyond the Physical. The makers of these films have created a new podcast too which is worth listening to.

Charlie Morley is another wonderful writer and teacher from the lucid dreaming school of thought. His book Dreams of Awakening blends mindfulness and Buddhist teachings with lucid dreams. He doesn’t get into out of body or astral travel much, but I think it’s a brilliant perspective to keep in mind. He’s also a breakdancer like myself, so he’s a man after my own heart.

World of Lucid Dreaming – I can’t leave out the work of Rebecca Turner. I haven’t explored much of her work, but she seems to put out great content all the time on the subjects. She’s a great writer and teacher and shares so much. I think she’s great.

Robert Waggoner wrote one of my favorite books simply titled Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self. It was hugely relevant for me as someone who enjoys personal growth and discovery. He covered all sorts of topics related to consciousness and the metaphysical and provided some explanations and examples. It inspired me to look at my out of body experiences as opportunities to explore my deeper self.

Stephen LaBerge is probably one of the most well known writers and educators in the lucid dreaming field. He’s got to be credited with making lucid dreaming mainstream. His knowledge, teachings, and techniques are helpful to anyone looking to explore consciousness. His book Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming is widely considered a must-read. I admit, I only got halfway through because to be honest his book was kind of boring to me.

Multidimensional Man – I remember watching videos of this guy and feeling inspired. I admit I haven’t explored his entire body of work, but he seems to have produced a ton of great content about consciousness, awareness, metaphysics, out of body and astral travel and all that. Good stuff!

Teal Swan has been a big inspiration for me. She talks about a TON of interesting topics realted to spirituality, consciousness, and the human experience. She’s done videos about astral travel and out of body experiences that I think are worth checking out.

Robert Bruce – A kind Redditor /u/Atmic pointed out I was missing material from Robert Bruce. According to Atmic: “He’s my favorite AP researcher/author — very pragmatic, non dogmatic approach based on empirical evidence. I’ve even paid to work with him during a weekend seminar. He has a lot of great work, but the seminal piece in my opinion is Astral Dynamics. That’s a link to the 10-year revised/updated version, but the original is just fine if you run across it. You can get a taste of his style.

More Helpful Links

If you want 1 on 1 help, I am available for coaching sessions. If you have any other resources for out of body experiences, astral projection, or lucid dreaming please comment below:

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Evgeniya
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Evgeniya

I’ve had few lucid dreams before when I was reading books about it, but then I kinda stopped and did not have them since. And tonight after reading your article I really wanted to experience it again. I knew that astral might be too hard to achieve in one night. So I literally said fuck it and went to sleep. By the morning I had a lucid dream, where I realized that I could experience astral as well. So I managed to do so. It was weird and not that long. What I realized when I woke up is that… Read more »

Jeff Finley
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So interesting Evgeniya! I’m so happy for you. The terms astral/lucid are all limited because they are trying to describe spectrum of consciousness. A lucid dream is a dream in which you realize you’re dreaming. But it’s not much different from astral projection or out of body state. I used to believe they were different states, but what I’ve learned is it’s all just a spectrum of awareness/consciousness. In a lucid dream, you could suddenly realize you’re dreaming, take a look at your surroundings and decide to use your free will to manipulate the dreamscape. The same thing happens in… Read more »

orenji
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orenji

I had my first OBE about 3 months ago :) I have to say it was quite the experience and when I woke up I was questioning if I had experienced it at all. When it happened I heard strange static and almost a loud breathing sound… this happened in the middle of the night when I was half awake. At first I was scared since I had no idea what was going on and when I relaxed I was suddenly standing in front of my bed and I saw myself sleeping in bed and my husband. I had read… Read more »

Jeff Finley
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Dania, what an awesome experience! I love how you found a classroom, I’ve heard about those in OBE states. Multi-dimensional learning, you can find your spirit guides out there! I remember having a similar experience with a minister type guy found me outside on my street and guided me to his house where there were lots of people gathered at like a buffet type setup. He seemed helpful, but I my lucidity wasn’t always 100% and it was hard to hear or understand all the time. I think next time you OBE, consciously intend and think to go back to… Read more »

orenji
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orenji

I’ve been dying to go back to talk to her. I have to try and focus more on having an OBE for sure. I’ve been distracted as of late with… life (lol). I’ll keep you posted if it happens!! Thanks for sharing your experience too!

codey beekman
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codey beekman

How did you know that the night terror was about to happen if you were sleeping? Usually when i have night terrors i don’t remember them. Sometimes i do and sometimes i don’t. Mine are no longer of fear but of just things happening, like i think i see something and i have to turn the tv on or think its later than it is and act like i have to get up for college classes. My heart still races but its not like i know its going to happen. Could you explain that a little to help me better… Read more »

Jeff Finley
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Sometimes the night terror happens when I’m sleeping and I wake up in it without knowing how it started. But sometimes I can witness it starting. And then it’s just about not fighting it, but surrendering to it knowing that you’re going to be ok. The more you fear, the more you see scary stuff. Try to wrap the whole scenario in love and acceptance.

Yosi Ben Zvi
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Wow, what a wonderful resource you’ve created Jeff – was about to buy a Kindle eBook and just could not make my mind on which one so I decided to Google :) I stumbled across Robert Monroe’s trilogy almost a decade ago and devoured them all and had some great lucid experiences myself by sheer luck or mistake – I was creating electronic muisc back then (by the name of Insomnia by the way) and was sleeping really hecticly. So stumbled upon the technique you are describing as I was often working at night, then going to sleep and getting… Read more »

Emily Sweet
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Emily Sweet

My boyfriend has described certain instances of feeling like he can’t move or being held down. According to his father things like that runs in the family because his father can see things. My boyfriend doesn’t have these episodes often but just recently he did. He again described the feeling of being held down. He recalls calling my name asking for help. No clear words came out of his mouth. The strange thing though is as he was trying to call for me a large hand was felt grabbing his foot. Just as I reached for him and asked if… Read more »

Shashwata Shastri
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Shashwata Shastri

Do you really think that your method will work? If you can really go out of your body then do not do it again.

Meagan dixon
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Meagan dixon

I tried last night for the 2nd time to have an obe. I entered sleep paralysis and freaked out. (I had forgotten this part) tonight I am going to try again. This time I will try to calm myself and hopefully have my first OBE. Its helpful knowing I can wake up whenever.

Mario Issa
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Mario Issa

Thank you for your advices,they sound real,i hope to have anObE soon!

Gabriel Dee
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Hey Jeff,

I created a guided meditation to induce out-of-body experiences that your readers could find useful:
https://youtu.be/vpDAR55JOCY

Justin Gaylor
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Justin Gaylor

Jeff, thanks for such an in-depth description of the process! What you describe here is more or less what I settled on for myself as well about 5 years ago when I worked to induce an OBE. I was successful two separate times (each around 3am) only after I gave up and just decided to go to sleep. The vibrations came quickly, along with strange auditory sounds like wind blowing across my ears. Once I was out, it was incredibly peaceful. It truly is an experience one can only understand by putting in the practice to induce it (or having… Read more »

CONNOR CARTER
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CONNOR CARTER

Well I was about to have an obe I felt my body shutting down for the night and I realized that my eyes were open just as soon as I was about to enter a lucid state so I backed out and missed my chance for the night

Na
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Na

Plus msg me how to stop them I been have random sit up and I don’t want them. Plus msg me on my email. Chasepeterson367@gmail.com

Lorenzo
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Lorenzo

Hi, I would recommend getting in touch woth the IAC community. They are located in several places around the world. I’m reading the book of OBEs by Luis Minero, which I admire a lot as a person and instructor(great great book). I’ve read before LaBerges and Moreleys bookl on Lucid Dreams, however I personally think that these are two completely different things(Dreams amd ObES)…depends a lot on your current beliefs I Would say. Personally I’ve never succeeded in becoming religious even though I was kind of pushed into it and I tried myself to become christian. Like you, Mr Finley,… Read more »

Valentina
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Valentina

hey! I have some questions, can you walk through objects? Is it possible for you soul to die? (lets say you fall of a building or something like that while you are on your astral dream) How far can you travel? How do you return to your body?

Sorry for all the questions, I had my first OBE a few days ago and I loved it but I was really scared at the same time. I would love tottery it again but Im scared

Pranay
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Pranay

Hey! Few weeks earlier I think I had an obe where I felt coming out of my body, it felt amazing nothing like I ever felt before…but it happened in a second…I tried to have an obe before, but didn’t expect to happen this fast, I was sleeping on my back, I didn’t see my body, because I think my astral body was floating on its back…but then I heard this strange sound like “gha gha ga ga gha”, I was terrified and I didn’t want my first encounter to be a demon(lol…who does?), so I immediately tried to go… Read more »

James Church
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James Church

I’ve been trying to astral project for alost a week now, and I use roughly the same method as you. But when I enter the Vibrational Stage, I feel myself floating up out of my body. Due to this, I get a sort of surge of excitement and panic coming from my core. When I try to relax and take deep breaths and that sort of stuff, I end up slowly floating back into my body anyways. I was wondering, when I feel myself floating out of my body, should I just open my eyes and I’m out? If this… Read more »

Astralme
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Astralme

So ive been at this for quite some time… it started as sleep paralysis (which was scary to the point where i didnt want to go to sleep) but i conquered the fear and transformed my fear into something else…. now i can go into “astral mode” it starts with a loud sound through my ears like blood pouding and rushing through them then i know im in *oh and please dont judge me???????????? but it happens easier through arousal**.. but problem is… i can open my eyes and see all around me but i get about halfway up with… Read more »

Julia
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Julia

Ive been having sleep paralysis / lucid dreams for over 8 years now. It started out terrifying feeling like there was a presence in the room with me, once i was able to calm myself I was able to turn it into lucid dreams. Last night during the full moon I felt something new and a lot more intense. I was having a lucid dream, during which i touched someones hands and felt a shock through my hands and it jolted me awake I remember looking through my blinds and seeing the moon and just laying there. Then I felt… Read more »

Caroline W
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Caroline W

You’re very descriptive about what that was like. I don’t feel I’m qualified to give advice, but thank you for helping me understand what the feeling is!

Ivan C
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Ivan C

The moment I clicked & started reading , It felt like extra validation to me . When I first went through the experience which in my part was lucid dreaming not OBE , based on what you wrote . . I woke up around 3 or 4 am . I intentionally made my body vibrate the more I did it it I appeared in one of my old classrooms , but was aware what I had done . It was dark , but with the light of the moon projecting down & tried to move , I remember telling myself… Read more »

Towa
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Towa

I recently had a proper OBE astral projection experience after knowing about it. I have done it before by accident but thought it was just a lucid dream. I’m now trying to master it and replicate it too. I succeeded in doing it again a week after and will continue to practice it. But once I’m in I don’t know what to do. What do you do when you are in the astral world? have you tested to see if it affects our physical reality?

Sharon Song
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Sharon Song

Hi Jeff, thank you, what a fantastic read ! I am very much wanting to try and have an OBE or many with any luck and determination. I have in the past experienced extremely scary sleep paralysis where i felt i was being pinned down by some entity on my chest and being strangled. I was petrified and couldn’t resist it as in move or call out for help. That i never want to experience again. Lets put them awful experiences aside for now. The next thing Jeff i want to mention is i have had what i believe to… Read more »

Sharon Song
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Sharon Song

Hi again Jeff. Sorry but i made a typing error above!
Where i wrote ” then someone went back into my body and lived to tell my story.” it was meant to say SOMEHOW i went back into my body.

Lilly
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Lilly

I’m wondering if when you astral project you also have a spirit guide? Iv’e been astral projecting by accident and I don’t understand it, especially since not one website I have seen has described the experiences Iv’e had although I know it is astral projection because I get that same sucked out feeling that you are describing, where you just kind of go blank. But first time it was weird I saw all these lines, like infinite strings that I believe were people’s consciousness, I kept going, flying and then I came across this door but the door gave me… Read more »

Gilbert Warda
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Gilbert Warda

Hello Fellow Traveler – Many a time I have posted this awesome page in our Sleep Paralysis and astral travel Group. This time Jeff, it caught the attention of friend William Buhlman and others in our group. William was quite impressed with your overview. As I and many others. My group was growing very fast and rapidly as my Golden Rule was and still is (No Ridicule – No Debates) as my group was a one of a kind group that merged Sleep paralysis and Astral travel for the first time on Facebook. And due to it’s success it gained… Read more »

Mandy Florkowski
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Mandy Florkowski

I am new to the concept of astral projection, and I have done much research on it. I have been trying to astral project myself for a few days, and I haven’t succeeded yet, but that doesn’t bother me because I’ve heard that it can take a while. I want to ask someone who knows a lot about astral projection a question. Now we’re getting to the actual question. Although I haven’t successfully astral projected yet, something weird happened last night. (Well, it was technically very early morning, but I typically refer to my sleeping time as the night and… Read more »

TimBo266
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TimBo266

I can remember many years ago the fighting of “beings” while in a paralyzed state. I remember well the first time I made the separation. It was a scary experience. The next time it was like simply stepping into another room. No struggling or fears. Years have passed and now I find myself levitating in my dreams and moving around. At first I have good altitude but quickly are pulled back to levitate just above the height of people. I did not think much of it but I do recall just about every time it’s happened. Someone told me they… Read more »

Paul Kerry
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Paul Kerry

Another good read and one that is not an instruction book per se but is instructional in reading it. Silvan Muldoon’s book called “The Projection of the Astral Body” is a diary of sorts about his life from an early age as a rather sickly child who ended up having involuntary and eventually voluntary profections for most of his life. There is a forward by Dr Herward Carrington who also takes part in the documentation of much of the books content. It is most interesting to read of Mr Muldoons own experiments to try and rationalise his OBE’s but his… Read more »

Paul Kerry
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Paul Kerry

To Mandy above, This has happened to me so many times. You feel like its happening, you’re almost too scared to open your eyes to find you havent projected but still do and its always the same. You must let go of any expectations and even resolve yourself to the fact you may never project awake, don’t assume that you will even if you follow all the advice, sometimes you’re experience will be subtle and different, so go with your instincts and try to follow your own path. It happened out of sleep for me and I am too impatient… Read more »

Justin
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Justin

Don’t forget Robert Moss, an amazing author when it comes to lucid dreaming

Dennis Tannen
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Dennis Tannen

My first OBE was in 1970 while in the Navy. While laying in my rack (bed), I felt and heard what would be described as static. It started at my feet and climbed thru my body. When it reached my head I was out of my body. I started keeping a journal of my experiences in case I could not get back into my body. I found that I could go wherever I wanted as fast as I thought about where I wanted to go. I met several other people in my OBE that were doing the same as I.… Read more »

Windwalker
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Windwalker

Hey Jeff! Ive had vibrations for forty years and have also explored meditation, astral travel and consciousness for much of that time. Yet it is just recently that i have discovered that these vibrations can lead to a consciously controled astral experience. Ive read Monroe and Buhlman and anything else i can get my hands on and im kicking myself for not realising what these vibrations were for the last four decades. Ive had many obe’s that i assumed were some weird lucid dream that started with the vibes and even have had what most would call alien abduction. But… Read more »

Corlette
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Corlette

Mr. Finley, please I need your help. I have been traveling but not on purpose. It seems to happen when someone I am close to needs me. Once I was able to touch my best friends cheek and she could feel it. This only happens when I am awake and I can’t control it. There is so much more to the story. Is there anyway that we could talk?

Parham
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Parham

Hi,
My first OBE was about a year ago. It was very short but excuting. After that I practice and try diffrent methods but I havent had any success. My question is, after vibrational state, how do you know you are out of your body? Do you open your eyes? Do you move? Or you imagine you move your body?
Thanks

Tessa
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Tessa

This is great! I have been spontaneously astral projecting since childhood, it always happens when my sleep is disturbed mostly between the hours of 3am-6am. I am now working on intentionally exiting my body but I have A LOT of fear due to the astral jerks that have been tormenting me since childhood, you know, the old hag and other entities that feed off of fear. I would say that 80% of my experiences have been negative but the 20% have been amazing, I have seen my loved ones in spirit, I have been to strange cities and had intimate… Read more »

temi
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temi

i really love your write up its really good i can remember 3years ago when i wake up in the midnight i was not able to move my body if i shout i couldnt here my voice like i culdnt talk but if i go back i will wake up with full control i had the experience like 4 times in the night and 2 in at noon really terrifying i can also remember one night i had a sort of dream which i was falling and will jerk back awake i could also remember a sort of dream that… Read more »

Sinsha
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Sinsha

How to come back from projection

Daniele Yeonas
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Daniele Yeonas

Hi Jeff! I have been trying to have an astral projection, or OBE, for a few weeks now. I am currently reading Robert Monroe’s book, “Journeys Out of the Body”, and it is incredibly intriguing. Anyways, this morning (it is a Saturday, so no work) I woke up around 7am and tried to go back to sleep but I couldn’t. I figured I would try to have an OBE. I was laying on my back and had my arms on my sides over the blankets. i started to focus on my breathing and praying I would have an OBE. All… Read more »

Daniele Yeonas
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Daniele Yeonas

Awesome! Thanks for the inspirational words! Also, do you suggest listening hemi sync or binaural beats? When I had an OBE this morning, which i described above, I had no music or anything. Which works for you best? And which technique? Ie: rope technique, rolling, etc…

Debb
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Debb

I need to learn how to control things when I leave my body because I have a horrible time getting back in.. Sometimes It feels as though I am being sucked out windows and I go into what seems to be a different time usually hundreds of years ago.. Can you teach me or tell me what to do to get back in my body I actually tried to sit on myself and everything it takes me a long time to get back in and it’s very scary for me but I have left Manytimes over the last 40 yrs.… Read more »

Bearface
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Bearface

How many times were you entering out until you could OBE at will?

Helen
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Hey Jeff! Great site, thank you. Since I was a kid, I have been having astral projection ‘feelings’ but I’ve always fought the feeling. Lately, at night, these feelings have progressively become stronger and fighting the sleep paralysis is becoming harder. I feel I am meant to AP for whatever reason but I just cannot get over the ‘fear’ factor. I usually do feel a presence in my room just as I get these vibrational sensations but it’s just the fear that I cannot overcome. I hear shadow men wait for you?? How on earth do you get over the… Read more »

Pete
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Pete

Loved reading your stuff. Wanted to give a recommendation to help induce OBEs. There’s a great teacher named Dr. Joe Dispensa whose work I’ve admired for a while. He does a great job of bridging science and spirituality. His latest book is called Becoming Supernatural and there’s a guided meditation download related to the book called The Pineal Gland. Both available on his website (I have no financial connection to him). I read the book and did the meditation, and on my very first try without even intending to I had my first full OBE. Over the past couple weeks… Read more »

Joel
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Joel

I had a dream. I went to my friend’s room upstairs and I had a chat with him. I hugged him and I was returning to my room. But on my way back. I see a girl and in first I think a girl is trying to scare me. She comes towards me with her hands like zombies she catches my hand and I see her scary face. I get scared. I try to loоsen her grips with my other hands. Her finger tends to release. Somehow she falls by the stairs. And I get reminded that this is just… Read more »

Miha
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Miha

Hey! I have had some out of body expiriences :). Today i had one that was very “real” so i googled out a little about those kind of things and found your page. I decided to write you because your descriptions are matching my expirience. I also found a lot of similareties with people that left comments. So today i went for a sleep in the middle of the day and after this strange faze you call vibrational stage i came out of body in the area of my head i think. I was lifted up and i started to… Read more »

Amber
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Amber

Hi, I just started researching OBE’s due to me almost having one by accident last night. I was touching my face, but feeling the sensation outside of my body. For the past few weeks I’ve been having trance like states, which I’ve just now discovered as being the vibration phase or sleep paralysis. I hear people who isnt myself talk to me while im in this trance. This experience led me to remember a very strange event that happened to me about one year ago. I fell asleep on my parents couch, woke up, went upstairs to go sleep in… Read more »

Lanre
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Lanre

I just wanna give kudos to you Jeff. You replied almost all the comments since 2015. You are awesome man.

Windwalker
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Windwalker

Are you still having obes Jeff? If so, how often? Have you ever had an obe without the vibrational state. Just curious.

Wendy
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Wendy

I wake up very often during the night feeling like the bed is vibrating. I’ve read that this could actually be my body in a vibrational state, trying to have an OBE. Any thoughts?

Carly
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Carly

Hi Jeff! I’m so stoked to have found your page. I have been having astral catalepsy experiences since my teens, and they usually take the form of being unpleasant and as if a negative entity is in the room and/or on top of me or trying to communicate with me. Sometimes they are sexual. I have always felt like I have to fight it off but have gotten really good at just bringing white light in the room in order to wake up. Sometimes I still feel threatened and like I was have fight them off. This morning I had… Read more »

kayleigh
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kayleigh

hiya, i really want to get into astral projection, I believe i have astrally projected during sleep before, as have had vivid dreams of India and a temple, also one of my friends woke to find me on the edge of his bed, unfortunately I don’t remember visiting him. Sometimes i get a strange feeling like the one you get on a roller coaster whilst meditating and falling asleep, do you think this is like the vibration stage? I do think i’m possibly trying to hard, which is why I can’t do it while conscious, I think i’m going to… Read more »

DARKID
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DARKID

Just one question what if you can do it as you please but don’t know that it was a dream til you wake up or you can do it all night but i want to be more advance and completely control it? i didn’t know that there is a lot of people that have this ability and even practicing it what i do before i sleep is think of what i want then i have a dream of that but sometimes have an interaction to spirit a real one no two about 5 times i first experience this when i… Read more »

DARKID
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DARKID

wow awesome
just kidding

DJames
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DJames

I’ve come across many websites like this but all are useless, this one extends some motivation, if any. What I like to see is teaching on Simulating Death, to die before you die, because that is what I did when I was merely 12 years old, it took me over 30 years to realize that’s the key to astral projection

Windwalker
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Windwalker

Dying is only the key to a PERMANENT astral projection. Most people want the temporary kind.