Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
View your shopping cart Shopping Cart | My Account | Help | Become a Fan on Facebook Become a Fan | Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us | Watch Us on YouTube Watch Us | Subscribe to our RSS Feeds Subscribe
Browse ProductsAuthorsArticlesBlogsEncyclopediaNewslettersAffiliate ProgramContact UsBooksellers
Advanced Search
ENCYCLOPEDIA
Glossary
What's New
Most Popular
List of Articles

Email Exclusives
Sign up to receive special offers and promotions from Llewellyn.

Get the Latest Issue of New Worlds

March/April 2015 Issue

New Worlds Catalog

Get the FREE app for your tablet and mobile device. Now available in the iTunes Store and the Google Play Store

Also available as a PDF File.

Click for more information about New Worlds or to receive issues via mail.


The Llewellyn Encyclopedia
Print this Term Print this Article

The Astral Traveler

This article was written by Llewellyn on May 15, 2002
posted under Astral Projection

"When I go out of my body," says a woman who has done it often, "I feel good. I enjoy it. It’s like having a high without being high."

"No words can describe the exhilaration and freedom that I experienced," a man remarks. "At no time in my life had my mind been so clear."

From the evidence of a huge body of testimony on the subject, it is safe to say that astral projection is about as pleasant an experience as one can imagine an experience's being. In fact it is more than simply enjoyable—it is so powerful that many who have had it tell us it has caused them to lose their fear of death. It has the capacity to change lives because those persons who experience it know the full dimensions of being, which are far deeper and far more profound than they could possibly have known before.

To the astral traveler even the physical world may look unimaginably different. The astral eye is sharper than the physical eye. Through it light is brighter, color is deeper, auras and energies around living things are visible, and objects break down into their molecular and atomic components. The soul of the world is revealed and the inadequacies of ordinary physical perception become
all too manifest.

A doctor who went out of his body saw his own body through new eyes: "With all the interest of a physician I beheld the wonders of my bodily anatomy, intimately interwoven
with which, even tissue for tissue, was I, the living soul of that dead body." When astral traveler lngo Swann is out of his body, he often does not see normal objects, which look to him like "the forms of certain light rays and
ionization of the air around changing light sources," according to parapsychologist Janet Mitchell, who has tested Swann’s talents in the laboratory.

Much of the fun of astral travel stems simply from the fact that you are free from the constraints
of biology, gravity and distance. You can go anywhere—up into outer space or down into the depths of the ocean—and you won t have to worry about freezing, drowning or coming to any of the sort of harm your physical body would suffer
in those environments. And the best part of all this is that there are no travel agents to pay or airline tickets to purchase. It’s all free!

Demons, fairies, and saints—together? These are not three categories we think of together. In past eras, however, perceptions of the supernatural world were much more fluid. Magicians of the Renaissance would not be averse to calling upon whatever beings were available that could teach them secrets, acquire treasure, or gain the love of... read this article
5 Reasons to Combine Crystals, Oils, and Essences to Facilitate a Life Well Lived
May Bush and Wishing Tree Magick for Beltane
Improving Your Habits with Lunar Help
Dispelling the Superstition and Fear of Communicating with Our Loved Ones in Spirit
Everyday Witchcraft

Most recent posts:
Driving Our Own Bus Called "Life"
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Kerry Nelson Selman, author of the new Crystal Resonance. Recently, as I was meeting and greeting...

The Secret in the 7 of Wands
Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot It is not often that book comes along that really changes the way we understand tarot. Marcus Katz and Tali...

May Wine with a Modern Twist
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Melanie Marquis, author of The Witch's Bag of Tricks, A Witch's World of Magick, and the new...




Zeroboxer Zeroboxer
By: Fonda Lee
Price: $11.99 US,  $13.95 CAN
Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot
The True Story of the World's Most Popular Tarot

By: Marcus Katz, Tali Goodwin
Price: $19.99 US,  $22.95 CAN
Dating Down Dating Down
By: Stefanie Lyons
Price: $9.99 US,  $11.50 CAN
Evidence of Eternity Evidence of Eternity
Communicating with Spirits for Proof of the Afterlife

By: Mark Anthony
Price: $15.99 US,  $18.50 CAN
Journey of Souls Journey of Souls
Case Studies of Life Between Lives

By: Michael Newton
Price: $16.95 US,  $20.95 CAN