Travel, or Astral Projection, is often called Out of Body
Experiences, or OBE. In brief, it is the experience that your spirit
has become separate from your body and can move independently of it.
People have often reported the sensation of leaving their bodies to
hover near the ceiling in hospital rooms after accidents - this, astral
travelers say, is stress-induced astral projection.
People often travel astrally while asleep, and everyone can learn to
astrally travel at will, according to Joe H. Slate, author of Rejuvenation Strategies for Living
Younger, Longer and Better. In his book, he recommends visiting
the astral plane periodically for its rejuvenating properties.
Where do you go?
Astral travel can take you either to astral dimensions (also called
higher planes of existence, the astral plane, etc), or to farflung
corners of our own dimension here on earth. Some travel back to their
childhoods, to uncover mysteries of their youth, or even to explore
Some people have reported traveling several years into the future, but
most people travel to explore the astral realm, speak to beloved
teachers who have ascended to the astral, and in general exercise their
astral body preparatory for its ultimate migration.
How do you do it?
Some people prepare for astral travel as part of their normal sleeping
routine, much like lucid dreaming. They form the intention to travel in
their dreams during sleep, recite some affirmations about their
intentions (where they want to go, who they want to see) while lying in
bed, and then either travel or not during their sleep period.
Others make astral projection a more waking state meditation, performed
while seated rather than lying down, but much of the preparation and
mental activity is similar, and entails mentally visualizing your
astral body glowing with energy and lifting separate from your physical