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7 Tips for Astral Travel Success

This post was written by Anna
on July 20, 2010 | Comments (20)

Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Richard Webster, author of more than seventy-five books, including Astral Travel for Beginners.

A few weeks ago, I met a man who told me he’d been interested in astral travel for many years, but had never managed to leave his physical body.  I was puzzled, as, over the years, I’ve helped many people astral travel.  Some have been able to astral travel immediately, while others have taken weeks or even months.  However, this was the first time I’d met someone who’d apparently tried for years without success.

After chatting with him for a while, I realized why he had not been successful.  The most important factor in his lack of success was that he liked the idea of astral travel, but wasn’t prepared to spend the necessary time to master it.  Every now and again he’d make a half-hearted attempt to astral travel, but would give up before he left his physical body.  When I asked him why he didn’t repeat the experiment on a regular basis, he replied that he was busy, and sometimes months would go by before he tried again.  To me, this indicated that although he was curious about astral travel, his desire to achieve it was almost non-existent.

I also learned that he used the same method each time he tried to astral travel.  Although he’d read about other techniques, he hadn’t tried any of them.  It pays to experiment, as no technique works well for everyone.  A method that suits you may not work as well for me.

Before he left, I gave him a few suggestions that I hoped would help him to astral travel:

  1. You must have a strong desire to astral travel.
  2. Wear loose-fitting clothing, and make sure the room you are in  is warm enough.
  3. Protect yourself by visualizing yourself surrounded by pure  white light.
  4. Remain positive and confident that you can astral travel.
  5. You must be persistent, and practice regularly until you  achieve success.
  6. You must be prepared to allow it to happen.  Many people panic as soon as they  sense a sinking sensation, and this prevents them from achieving their  goal.  You must learn to go with  the sinking sensation and allow it to continue until you find yourself free of  your physical body.
  7. Experiment with different methods.  Astral Travel for Beginners contains fifteen different ways to astral travel.

Although I haven’t seen this man since, I’m confident that if he applied himself, and practiced regularly, he would quickly master the art of astral traveling.  I hope these suggestions help you, too.

Our thanks to Richard Webster for his guest post! For more from Richard, visit his author page for a complete listing of his books and articles.

Reader Comments

Written By Kyle
on July 20th, 2010 @ 5:45 pm

Great post, and it makes me want to start trying to astrally project. My question/issue, though, is somewhat tangentially related to this. You state, “When I asked him why he didn’t repeat the experiment on a regular basis, he replied that he was busy, and sometimes months would go by before he tried again. To me, this indicated that although he was curious about astral travel, his desire to achieve it was almost non-existent.”
-I am understanding of your (perhaps) frustration (maybe that’s too harsh of a word), but I also feel the frustration of the man. At my job, I often work 11 hours a day, sometimes more, and on some weekends. With commuting time, that’s 13 hours. Getting ready time, that is now 14 hours. Plus, I need to cook, get ready for the next day, etc. After everything, I’m wiped out. I have been successful in doing some sort of study/practice everyday (though I admit that my quality is not often the highest, due to my exhaustion). However, even in this above schedule, where I have, say 2-3 hours of “free time” before going to bed, I am in such an exhausted and depleted physical and mental state that I don’t have much energy to do anything and that simple meditation makes me fall asleep. My point isn’t to make excuses but rather to ask, for those of us who really *do* want to astrally project but we have somewhat hectic schedules that leave practice time short (and drowsy), what advice or strategies have you seen people take to fit this important practice in their busy lives? Thanks!

Written By Erin
on November 21st, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

for a long time every time i relaxe on my living room couch i get the sinking feeling and it feels as if i have fallen off the couch but i know my body has not moved. every time i try to keep calm but i end up panicing and i can move or see well but i can hear every thing that is going on. i can be stuck like that for hours untill some one nudes my body. i told my friend about this and she said that i was astral projecting, is it true or is this some kind of REM sleep?

Written By Space traveler
on January 4th, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

To Kyle: try setting aside some time in the morning to wake up early and then project. I personally found it to be easier than trying before going to bed because I would often times be too tired to even make an attempt. Plus if you do it as soon as you wake up (and you keep your body movements to a minimal) it will be much easier to get into the sleep/non-sleep state of being because your body is still partially in the sleep paralysis state. Good luck and happy travels! 🙂

Written By Kitty
on January 8th, 2012 @ 12:30 am

Hey…is numbness normal? Because…sometimes instead of vibrations I get numbness. I need tips on how to fully achieve obe. Answers appreciated. ^___^

Written By Kp Allen
on April 6th, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

I cant see to relax enough to even get close I want to project so bad I try constantly,please help me!

Written By Christian Noel B. Dela Mar
on August 19th, 2012 @ 11:12 pm

Hi Sir,
Recently my mother died but what is making more pain was we couldn’t have any communication because she can’t speak at that time but she’s happy and I knew it. I just want to know if I can talk to my mother when i do this astral projection…Thank you and more power….

Written By Orion
on November 16th, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

A short story for you, tell me what you think, I will even say it is a true story but not even my mother would believe me.

Making a long story short. When I was 15 I had a witch living next door to me. She is all into that stuff, and even went so far as to teach me a few spells (I do not think any of them worked). When it came to the Ouija board the triangle would go wild every time I even grazed it, to the point neither of us were able to keep it in contact for very long, but the story needs to be kept short. Well, she lent me one of her books which had an entire section devoted to astral projection.

Keeping it short, I read it, tried it, got nothing. She told me to stop expectation of it as my mind was getting in the way. Next night I tried again for almost 9 hours straight. I laid there nude (book said nude, I followed instructions), kept my breathing slow and heart rate slow in time with my slow exhales, the room was a bit chilly but I did not pay any attention to that. In my mind I had imagined every part of my body one limb at a time, each part glowing as I slowly went from one part to another until I could see all of myself as one glowing body and a cord of light extending from my center, and as the hours went past I imagined this rising slowly attached by that glowing cord, I had felt weightless for a long time, most of my body was numb from not moving.

Here is the kicker, I thought I had failed, I had my eyes closed the entire time, I had followed every instruction to the letter and even dropped any expectation of what it would be like ( I was even able to get the girls out of my head, no small feat for a 15 year old boy). I never got a sinking sensation, I could not see my surroundings, so I opened my eyes.

It was at this point I fell into my body, I fell so hard the bed broke underneath me and I was bounced from the bed to land on the floor a few feet away. I was bleeding and hurting from this violent action. The sensation of super speed extreme falling I have felt twice sense, in a dream of being raptured (opposite direction though), and in a 5G climb in a jet.

Epilogue, I have never been able to do it again, to even come close. I do get a sinking sensation, the same one I get when about to fall asleep, which nearly makes me jump out of bed in fear of falling. This is almost 30 years later now.

My neighbor (the witch, you remember her) had said I was emotionally scarred from the experience. Some time later that year I lost my virginity (finally) which she said may have been the reason but that does not fit with what I had read.

Your thoughts on this?
Your thoughts as well as why I could not see anything?

When my body is completely exhausted I and I am falling to sleep standing is when I get the sinking falling feeling which makes my heart jump start with adrenaline. I can otherwise still control my breathing and heart rate, to the point where a dentist who wanted me to relax thought I had died as my heart rate dropped to 1 to 2 beats a minute. For that I synchronize breathing and heartbeat until I feel every beat as a pulse though my entire body, and picture a quiet mountain lake with a slow waterfall, the lake is my body, the ripples my heart beating, the wind my breath, and I slow the wind and thus the ripples and sink lower as the waterfall drains me.
I have taught others to do this (two others) as well. Its my form of meditation, but for me meditation is without thought.

Written By angel
on February 23rd, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

….I am now in room of recordingguy liveing peace of material as prove i was astral projected in his room by the fire place ….one feather and myn smal photo in black white color

Written By Bobby
on March 30th, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

Please! I need some help. I attempt to astral project a lot. I have been successful, but it only lasted for a minutie or so. I couldn’t see, nor hear, but I knew without a doubt that I had finally done so. I accomplished this through a self hypnosis track for extreme relaxation. This track did nothing but cause me to fall back into that state of sleep/alertness. It seems that I can no longer Astral project regardless of the method I use. And the biggest problem I think is getting in my way is , as silly as it sounds, itchiness. Is there any advice anyone could give me regarding this manner?

Written By Rainicorn
on May 10th, 2013 @ 10:47 pm

I am very excited. Although I could not see my surroundings,(I tried on my carpet floor) I could no longer feel the carpet beneath my legs and instead felt the fan blowing beneath/ on my limbs(it was on in the room next to the one I was working in) and I felt as if I was in a whole different state of mind. I slowly felt the carpet lift off my legs and arms and instead felt the cool, sweet wind from the fan. It was an amazing first experiment!(P.S. this was my first try,and I am very excited to try again tonight!!!)

Written By Kristine
on July 11th, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

I went through a stressful time in my life a few years back and my body would not be able to wake from sleep. In fact, now that I’ve read up on astral traveling, that is the perfect explanation to what was happening to me.
I really wanted to wake up in the morning but somehow couldn’t. The more I’d try to get up, the more my spirit was able to remove or further itself from my body but my body was almost paralyzed. There were a few times when I would actually see my body laying on the bed as if I were floating above. I actually heard my parents talking in the other room and wanted to alert them and have them come shake my body awake. I was able to float out of my room and into theirs. I watched them talking and walking around but they did not see me. Wen I saw things through spirit, I saw almost like through a bright fog.
Eventually I figured out that if I counted to three and “jumped out of sleep” my body would finally reconnect with my spirit and I would awaken. It was terrible because I’d wake up in such a startled manner.
I haven’t had this really happen since those few months years ago when I was almost plagued by this daily occurrence. It frightened me and I never found out what it was.

Written By Carlos
on July 12th, 2013 @ 11:07 pm

I’m 31 now and as early as 10 years old I can remember having what science explains as sleep paralysis. I have been terrified of this for years but as of late decided to do some research. This used to happen to me almost daily (during naps, regular sleep) until I was about 18/19. Presently it happens at the least twice a month, at the most 6/7 times. Scientifically speaking, I get it–my body completely in the state of sleep, my mind awake and responsive. My fear came from the fact that I could see myself lying in bed…I could feel my breathing and my heartbeat, but I was watching me. Even freakier, I could see my partner in bed next to me…not his back, but his face, hear his low breath. Since I started reading on this a few weeks ago, I realized it was much more, which I always suspected. Now I’m eager to have it happen again. I think (and hope!) I’ve lost the fear. Can’t wait until my next episode!

Written By craig
on July 19th, 2013 @ 8:07 am

hello, my son Michael has started astral travelling, it just happened, which is fantastic but he told me that he had a bad experience that concerns me and now I am unsure of what to tell him. he said that he got out and went out of his room, but as soon as he went down the hall a voice called out and said ” come here ” he went back to his room, but as soon as he entered he was thrown back into his body and the spirit was pressing it’s head against Michael’s head and started growling. he does protect himself.

Written By Matt
on August 12th, 2013 @ 1:54 am

Thanks for the article. Ive been trying to consciously astral travel for several months. Ive accidently done it several times. Ive had one experience which was incredibly vivid where i was outside my apartment. It makes me question life everyday. I appreciate your article because i fear if i do not learn to really leave my body consciously i am harming my spirit in this physical realm. Everyday i feel the need to really let my spirit go. In a positive way. Well thanks again and i wish everyone the best. Life is hard please take great care. I know i stumble everyday but i get up the next.

Written By Jake
on August 13th, 2013 @ 11:46 pm

Alright, so every night for the past few months I’ve tried to astral project. I’ve tried what i thought to have been everything. The furthest I can get is the immense vibrations. Sometimes I even get them really heavy as soon as I lay down. I protect myself with bright white light. Slow down my breathing, than i feel the strong vibrations. than I’ll try a technique. But either i wake up frustrated cause I’ll think I’m moving my astral body than i realize I’m moving my physical body. The immense vibrations freak me out and i wake up. Or, I just fall into a dream state and lose consciousness. Is there any tips on getting over the intense vibrations.

Written By Baka
on August 26th, 2013 @ 8:11 am

I have extreme Attention Disorder and Hyperactivity Disorder. I can’t stay still. I have never had sleep paralysis and cannot meditate. Yes, I am 14. I drink tea and even tried hypnosis, but I don’t even know what relaxation could feel like! You all have had some sort of experience. Could you please help me?

Written By Astral Traveler
on September 19th, 2013 @ 9:58 pm

Great post, thank you so much for sharing the info. I’ve been practicing astral projection for over 10 years and I could agree with most of what you’ve said.

Written By jennifer alfaro
on February 15th, 2014 @ 12:50 pm

Could you please e-mail me? I’ve been wanting to do this for about a year now.. if you get thr chance. Jennyalfaro1997@gmail.com

Written By Julie
on March 27th, 2014 @ 2:00 pm

About a month back I slept on the sofa in my bungalow,on two occasions while asleep I thought I had left the sofa twice to walk into the bedroom carrying my pillows with me even seeing the bed and placing the pillows on it,only to wake with a jolt still on the sofa,can’t explain what happened this is the first time this as happened to me .


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