Steps to your first Out-Of-Body Experience
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One of the
chief barriers people learning to project face is fear. Many are afraid
that they may die, or be harmed in some way as a result of their projection.
Nothing could be farther from the truth. The Canterbury Institute, renowned
for its occult studies, executed an experiment in projection involving
over 2,000 people. None of them were hurt in any way by this, and now,
three years later, none have complained of any newly arising problems.
are aware that you cannot be harmed by projecting, you should begin monroe's
techniques, step by step.
one: Relax the body.
According to Monroe, "the ability to relax is the first prerequisite,
perhaps even the first step itself" to having an OBE. (out of body
experience) This includes both physical and mental relaxation. Monroe
does not suggest a method of attaining this relaxation, although Progressive
Muscle relaxation, coupled with deep breathing exercises (inhale 1, exhale
2, inhale 3.... until 50 or 100) are known to work well.
two: Enter the state bordering sleep.
This is known as the hypnagogic state. Once again, Monroe doesn't recommend
any method of doing this. One way is to hold your forearm up, while keeping
your upper arm on the bed, or ground. As you start to fall asleep, your
arm will fall, and you will awaken again. With practice, you can learn
to control the Hypnagogic state without using your arm. Another method
is to concentrate on an object. When other images start to enter your
thoughts, you have entered the Hypnagogic state. Passively watch these
images. This will also help you maintain this state of near-sleep. Monroe
calls this Condition A.
three: Deepen this state.
Begin to clear your mind. Observe your field of vision through your closed
eyes. Do nothing more for a while. Simply look through your closed eyelids
at the blackness in front of you. After a while, you may notice light
patterns. These are simply neural discharges. They have no specific effect.
Ignore them. When they cease, one has entered what Monroe calls Condition
B. From here, one must enter an even deeper state of relaxation which
Monroe calls Condition C-- a state of such relaxation that you lose all
awareness of the body and sensory stimulation. You are almost in a void
in which your only source of stimulation will be your own thoughts. The
ideal state for leaving your body is Condition DA. This is Condition C
when it is voluntarily induced from a rested and refreshed condition and
is not the effect of normal fatigue. To achieve Condition D, Monroe suggests
that you practice entering it in the morning or after a short nap.
Four: Enter a state of Vibration.
This is the most important part of the technique, and also the most vague.
Many projectors have noted these vibrations at the onset of projection.
They can be experienced as a mild tingling, or as is electricity is being
shot through the body. Their cause is a mystery. It may actually be the
astral body trying to leave the physical one. For entering into the vibrational
state, he offers the following directions:
all jewelry or other items that might be touching your skin.
the room so that no light can be seen through your eyelids, but do not
shut out all light.
3. Lie down
with your body along a north-south axis, with your head pointed toward
all clothing, but keep covered so that you are slightly warmer than might
normally be comfortable.
5. Be sure
you are in a location where, and at a time when, there will be absolutely
no noise to disturb you.
a state of relaxation
7. Give yourself
the mental suggestion that you will remember all
that occurs during the upcoming session that will be beneficial to your
well-being. Repeat this five times.
to breath through your half-open mouth.
9. As you
breath, concentrate on the void in front of you.
a point a foot away from your forehead, then change your point of mental
reference to six feet.
the point 90 degrees upward by drawing an imaginary line
parallel to your body axis up and above your head. Focus there and reach
out for the vibrations at that point and bring them back into your body.
Even if you
don't know what these vibrations are, you will know when you have achieved
contact with them.
five: Learn to control the vibrational state.
Practice controlling them by mentally pushing them into your head, down
to your toes, making them surge throughout your entire body, and producing
vibrational waves from head to foot. To produce this wave effect, concentrate
of the vibrations and mentally push a wave out of your head and guide
it down your body. Practice this until you can induce these waves on command.
Once you have control of the vibrational state, you are ready to leave
six: Begin with a partial separation.
The key here is thought control. Keep your mind firmly focused on the
idea of leaving the body. Do not let it wander. Stray thought might cause
you to lose control of the state. Now, having entered the vibrational
state, begin exploring the OBE by releasing a hand or a foot of the "second
body". Monroe suggests that you extend a limb until it comes in contact
with a familiar object, such as a wall near your bed. Then push it through
the object. Return the limb by placing it back into coincidence with the
physical one, decrease the vibrational rate, and then terminate the experiment.
Lie quietly until you have fully returned to normal. This exercise will
prepare you for full separation.
seven: Disassociate yourself from the body.
Monroe suggests two methods for this. One method is to lift out of the
body. To do this, think about getting lighter and lighter after entering
this vibrational state. Think about how nice it would be to float upward.
Keep this thought in mind at all costs and let no extraneous thoughts
interrupt it. An OBE will occur naturally at this point. Another method
is the "Rotation method" or "roll-out" technique.
When you have achieved the vibrational state, try to roll over as if you
were turning over in bed. (do not attempt to roll over physically.) Try
to twist your body from the top and virtually roll over into your second
body right out of your physical self. At this point, you will be out of
the body but next to it. Think of floating upward, and you should find
yourself floating above the body. Monroe suggests you begin with the lift-out
method, but argues that both are equally efficacious.
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