Astral projection: myth or reality?

astral projectionWhat is astral projection? A creature of imagination, a game of the brain or an alternative approach to reality? This question concerns not only those who practice astral projection (intentionally or unintentionally), but all those trying to understand what happens to consciousness and mind. The most suitable organization to answer this question is the International Academy of Consciousness.

Here is a part of the interview of David Lindsay, director of New York Department (which is considered one of the most organized and promising part of the organization), who responded to a series of questions related to the mysterious phenomenon of astral projection.

What is astral projection?

Astral projection is a so-called out-of-body experience, i.e. a situation in which our non-physical body (in other words, conscience or soul) get separated from our material body.

Many psychologists believe that it is some kind of hallucination experienced by people who have had a trauma in childhood and believe being separated from their physical body, because it was very painful for them to be under domestic violence and similar conditions.

However, based on the results of experiments with people who had out-of-body experiences, this phenomenon happens in our non-physical body and seems to be the body which we use after the biological death.

In a nutshell, it is a separation of the individual consciousness from the physical body by using the non-physical body.

What are the types of out-of-body experiences?

There are many different types of out-of-body experiences. The most common by far are those that give a sense of travel and relaxation, for example, when you can fly over a landscape.

Sometimes we can have an out-of-body experience as the result of training and it can us help find information that will be useful in a very practical way in our lives.

What can astral projection give us?

One of the most important benefits of astral projection is a thriving way of perceiving our lives. We do not see it simply as a material world, just a physical body anymore. We understand that we are more than just a physical body. It is a very important advantage, considering the materialistic way of life we have today.

It also helps us to look with a different perspective at our personal problems. When we realize that we are more than just a physical body and this life is temporary, then we begin to have more balance and optimism.

There are other advantages, such as the fact that we become more self-aware. Through the out-of-body experiences we begin to see ourselves in a broader context and acquire images from different cultures. Sometimes we even can discover our previous lives.

“Astral projection proves the existence of the soul”

When we begin to consciously have out-of-body experiences, we see clearly that we have a soul, a spirit. We do believe that we have this existence that survives after physical death, and we will have another life in the future, after leaving this life. We can see it very clearly as a result of these experiences.

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Anna LeMind

Anna LeMind

Anna is the founder and lead editor of the website She is passionate about learning new things and reflecting on thought-provoking ideas. She writes about science, psychology and other related topics. She is particularly interested in topics regarding introversion, consciousness and subconscious, perception, human mind's potential, as well as the nature of reality and the universe.

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  1. James April 29, 2012 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    There’s just been an article published on seriouswonder…

    it explains about the phenomena and how to do it will be posted soon check it out, gives you a good understanding…

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