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

May/June 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

Astral Projection Story #3 - Astral Space Exploration

This article was written by Llewellyn on May 09, 2002
posted under Astral Projection

One of the most remarkable parapsychological experiments of all time took place on April 27,
1973, at the Stanford Research Institute in California. As physicists monitored their activities, two of America’s leading psychics, Harold Sherman and lngo Swann, projected their consciousnesses into outer space and toward the planet Jupiter. Pioneer 10 was scheduled to approach Jupiter the following December, and the Stanford scientists wanted to compare the psychics’ impressions with
the data the space vehicle would radio back.

Swann and Sherman reported that the planet had dense magnetic fields and massive storms. The atmosphere was so heavy, they said, that it would deflect radio probes and thus prevent Pioneer 10 from landing on the surface as planned. Subsequently both their description and their prediction were confirmed.

On March 11, 1974, a follow-up experiment in astral space exploration was conducted. This time parapsychologist Janet Lee Mitchell monitored the proceedings in Swann’s New York studio while Sherman participated from his home in Arkansas. The men were going to explore Mercury, which in 16 days Mariner 10 would be approaching.

Although the two men projected themselves toward the planet at the same time, neither was aware of the other’s astral presence during the experience. Nonetheless they reported seeing the same things about the planet; some of this information—such as their claim that Mercury has an atmosphere—contradicted what scientists believed about conditions there. But it turned out, when the Mariner data became available, that the psychics were right. After all, they were there.

Astral projectors have known for a long time, of course, that space and distance are no obstacle in the out-of-body experience. The Sherman-Swann experiments are significant, not because the two psychics traveled into space, but because they were able to make scientifically valid observations about what they saw there. The implications of this fact for future scientific research of all kinds are obvious—if only scientists were willing first to acknowledge the reality of
out-of-body projection and to find out how and why it works. A few scientists,
most of them in the parapsychological field, are working to unravel the mysteries of astral travel.

My new book, Haunted Plantations of The South, has just hit the bookshelves. In the book, I share brief histories and ghost stories of nearly one hundred separate plantations throughout eight southern states. Some of the plantations are successful bed and breakfasts, while others have unfortunately been all but forgotten. However, with each story... read this article
Traditional Lughnasadh with a Modern Twist
5 Gemstones to Help You Balance the Masculine Within
The Moon in Midlife
5 Ways Dreams Can Help at the End of Life (And How You Can Help Your Dreams Now)
The Natural Psychic... It's Time

Most recent posts:
Respect Is a Necessity When Hunting Ghosts
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Richard Southall, author of How to Be a Ghost Hunter, Haunted Route 66, and the new Haunted Plantations...

Llewellyn Titles Win 2015 COVR Awards
The annual COVR (Coalition of Visionary Retailers) awards were announced this weekend at INATS in Denver. Two Llewellyn titles won 2015 COVR...

Your Tarot Ethics
My friend Michael thought having me write about tarot ethics would be interesting. I think I might disappoint him because I don’t have a set of tarot...




Llewellyn's 2016 Witches' Datebook Llewellyn's 2016 Witches' Datebook
By: Llewellyn
Price: $11.99 US,  $14.99 CAN
Llewellyn's 2016 Witches' Calendar Llewellyn's 2016 Witches' Calendar
By: Llewellyn
Price: $13.99 US,  $16.99 CAN
Llewellyn's 2016 Astrological Calendar Llewellyn's 2016 Astrological Calendar
83rd Edition of the World's Best Known, Most Trusted Astrology Calendar

By: Llewellyn
Price: $14.99 US,  $17.99 CAN
Llewellyn's 2016 Witches' Spell-A-Day Almanac Llewellyn's 2016 Witches' Spell-A-Day Almanac
Holidays & Lore, Spells, Rituals & Meditations

By: Llewellyn
Price: $11.99 US,  $14.99 CAN
Llewellyn's 2016 Magical Almanac Llewellyn's 2016 Magical Almanac
Practical Magic for Everyday Living

By: Llewellyn
Price: $11.99 US,  $14.99 CAN