Astral projection is the spiritual
belief that you can project your soul outside your physical body and travel
around. Some believe you can even go to different planets and universes.
Although popular among otherkin/therians/spiritual religions/etc., it is not
just for those communities, nor does this belief contradict with any other
religious beliefs, so you’re all welcome to try it.
Figure a time of day. It’s supposedly easier in the morning for beginners, about
an hour or so after you’ve woken up. This is because you’re still a bit dreary,
and are at your most relaxed. An exhausted dreary can instead cause you to fall
asleep, or perhaps not get you as properly relaxed. It’s up to you. For some,
the time might not be morning. I’m foolish, and tend to not get around to
projecting until around 11. Not so good an idea, don’t follow my lead. (Also
keep in mind I’ve got a really strong tether to psychic things, and have been
doing this a while.)
Find a comfortable area you can lie
down on. A couch or bed will do just fine,
but if you’re an oddball like me and can use the floor with just as much ease,
be my guest. Also make sure you’re not too hungry or too full. If you’re
hungry, eat something light and little. If you’re full, maybe wait a bit until
your stomach is content.
Make sure the room is at a
comfortable temperature. Too hot or
cold won’t do, so adjust if necessary. It seems like a lot, but it’s all worth
it, I promise. Getting under blankets is fine, so long as they don’t put you to
and Physical Preparation:
For beginners, it’s suggested you
start out straight as a pencil, with your arms at your sides and your legs
together. However, if you sleep on your back,
this is probably not the best choice for you. Really, AP is fine in any
position, so long as it doesn’t put you to sleep. Lately I’ve been doing it on
my side, and only once did I fall asleep (I was so tired, though).
Once you find your comfortable and
non-sleep related position, take deep breaths. No need for something as intense as Past Life Regression,
but enough so that you can focus on it and grow relaxed. Many choose to focus
on their breath as the relaxation part, but it’s not mandatory. Close your
in The “Zone”:
Close your eyes and relax.y Like mentioned, some choose to focus on their breathing to
clear their mind. Others daydream, but some may find that too distracting.
Another way is by simply pushing everything out of your mind. Or perhaps
focusing on one thing. It might be the AP journey, it might be the hum of a
lawn mower or the ticking of a clock. Whatever method suits you best, try it
out. Try multiple methods, you never know what little thing might make your
Imagine your limbs are weightless,
and don’t focus on your physical body. You could use the Past Life Regression
method, where you’re on a hill and the sun warms each part of your body until
you relax and they “Fall away”. This is a really flexible part of the whole process, so don’t worry about how you get there.
Exiting your body:
another flexible part of this process. Really, Astral Projection itself
can be put into any way shape or form, so long as you have the proper
order (but really, can you physically do this in any other
order?) There are many a-methods of doing this, so try ones that help
you. I personally just sit right up and out of my body, but once again,
I’m decent at it as well as- it might not suit you well. I’ve been told
it’s not an easy method, nor a preferable one.
Here’s a list of methods to get you started. Try every single one if you must, you’ll get it.
Here’s another list. Some are… interesting, aren’t they?
Dont give up. Keep trying. Reuse certain methods. Use the method you were avoiding because you were a little weirded out by it.
Commonly it’s said you’ll feel tingles/vibrations when moving your astral limbs out of your body. If you don’t, it doesn’t mean you’re doing it wrong. Sometimes I get them, sometimes I don’t. Don’t worry about them, though they feel weird.
I’m out. Now what?:
beginners and first timers, you don’t have to do too much. Yes, it’s
exciting, and I’m sure you’ll want to do a lot, but also remember
there’s only a certain amount of time you can stay in a single position
without moving. I usually last an hour. Once I lasted two.
around your room. look at your physical body. You may find your soul
isn’t human. You may have to move differently than you’re used to. This
is why AP is so helpful for otherkin. Examine something in your room for
practice. Anything you do in this plan will not affect the physical
world. Take that as you will, pleasing or disappointing.
few practice runs, you’ll be able to go farther and farther. Each time
even, you may go a bit further. You can even go to other worlds. Yes,
you can go to your canon if you’re fictionkin. Yes, you can go to canons
when you’re not fictionkin, and yes you can go to other canons when you
are fictionkin. A lot is possible.
However, (and I’ll go into
detail on the other post) please note when you exit this world, you do
in fact affect things. I’m not sure the logic in that, but that’s what
I’ve found. Both universes and worlds other than our owns are in fact
affected by you, so keep that in mind with what you say and do.
Don’t worry, you can’t get your physical body hurt in the astral plane.
Have fun, meet your favourite characters, go and visit worlds unbeknownst to us.
Returning to your physical body:
not recommended to awaken quickly, so try to avoid it. It can result in
very unpleasant feelings. If you need to, however, it should not harm
you past dizziness and slight dissociation in a sense (you may feel
distant and disconnected. You’ll return properly in a little bit, don’t
Simply “bungee-cord” back to your body. Think about
returning, and slowly wake yourself up. Become more and more aware of
your surroundings. Focus on a noise again if you wish. When you feel
your limbs and physical body again, open your eyes and relax for a bit
before jumping up or anything.
I wish you the best of luck.
Remember, everyone can do it, you don’t need to be psychic or have any
previous knowledge of anything in metaphysics/spirituality or else wise
in this sort of respect.