After the physical body has fallen asleep, the astral body always
projects into the physical world. Once the energy body has expanded,
the astral body floats free and hovers just above the physical body,
but within the expanded energy body's field of influence. Within this
field, known as cord activity range, the astral body is held close to
the physical world as it is within a field of etheric matter.
During a conscious astral projection it may appear as if you are
projecting straight into an astral plane. But there is always an
intermediary phase at the beginning, when you are existing as an astral
form close to the physical dimension. This, real time part of any
projection, may be missed if you black out at the moment of projection.
The area around the body, within cord activity range, is flooded with
etheric matter and within this field the astral body is held in real
time close to the physical dimension.
Etheric matter is the actual life force substance generated by all
living things by simply being alive. It is a substance in-between
physical matter and astral matter, part physical and part astral. This
etheric matter has actual weight. It is a very refined substance in
between matter and energy and is similar to its coarser cousin,
There have been scientific studies done on this phenomena. Dying
people in hospitals have had their beds placed on delicate scales
shortly before death and hooked up to EEG and ECG monitors. In all
cases, at the exact moment of death, a sudden weight loss of
approximately one quarter of an ounce is observed. This is caused by a
large amount of etheric matter being transferred into the astral body
at the moment of physical death. This is similar to the sudden
transfer of etheric matter into the astral body during a near death
experience where the body believes it is dying. This sudden, massive
transfer of etheric matter is the start of the death process.
Ectoplasm has been studied in a similar fashion. Materialization
mediums have been placed on delicate scales and then asked to produce
ectoplasm onto another set of fine scales. These mediums were observed
to lose weight at exactly the same rate as the weighed ectoplasm gained
weight. When the medium reabsorbed the ectoplasm this weight transfer
was reversed. Ectoplasm is produced by the chakras. It converts part
of the physical mass of the mediums body into another substance,
Any non-physical or disincarnate entity, including the astral body, in
order to function, in real time, close to the physical dimension; must
contain etheric matter. Without etheric matter, nonphysical entities
fade back into their dimension of origin. Etheric matter can only be
obtained from living inhabitants of the physical world.
The famed "Silver Cord" does more than just tie the two bodies
together. It is a true umbilical cord, transmitting information and
energy between the physical and subtle bodies. It is seen by some
projectors and not seen by others. Sometimes it is seen emanating from
the navel, sometimes from the forehead. The area the cord is seen
emanating from may depend on chakra activity. Whichever chakra is the
strongest, most active, could have control of energy flow to the subtle
bodies. There is also the belief system of the projector to consider
and the creative power of the subconscious mind. The cord will usually
appear to be wherever you believe it will be, courtesy of the
Once the astral body enters the astral dimension it must have a good
supply of astral energy from the chakras in order to interact strongly
with that dimension. Clear astral memory depends greatly on the amount
of energy available. As the astral dimension is the natural domain of
the astral body, it will not fade out of it due to a lack of energy.
As in the real world, if a person hasn't eaten or slept for a few days
they don't dissolve into another dimension. They just get weak and
listless and don't interact strongly with the physical world.
What it boils down to is this: The astral mind must have enough energy
to give it strong, vivid memories. These astral memories must be
strong enough to make a good sized wrinkle in the physical brain, so
the physical mind can recall them when it wakes up.
e.g. -- If you haven't slept for a few days you will be tired, listless
and your interaction with reality will be weak and vague. If you see a
movie in this tired state you will retain little memory of it.
Afterwards, you may only remember fragments of it and your memory of it
will be a vague blur. If, however, you see a movie when you are well
rested, fresh and full of energy, it is different. You take in
everything about the movie and enjoy it. Your memory of it will be
This is similar to what happens after a low powered astral journey.
The astral body lacks energy and so does not have clear enough
impressions of its journey. This causes it to fail making its memories
the dominant ones when it returns return to the physical body. As I
stated earlier, there must be strong, vivid memories if a wrinkle is to
be made in the physical brain and the experience remembered.
Fully developing the chakras and learning how to control them can take
many years, depending on natural ability. This will not, however, stop
you using them in a very basic way; to enhance your OOBE's and lucid
dreams, at a very early stage in your development. Raising energy and
stimulating the chakras is extremely simple to do. This raised energy
will automatically flow into your astral body, prior to and during
By learning to raise energy and control the flow of power through the
chakras, the nature of your dreams, lucid dreams and OOBE's will
change. They will become vivid and unforgettable experiences. This,
in a way, gives you a second life, full of rich experiences you can
enjoy, learn and grow from.
Higher Levels And
Their Buffer Zones
The commonly accepted names for the seven known levels of existence,
from lowest to highest, are: Physical, Astral, Mental, Buddhic, Atmic,
Anupadaka and Adi. These higher planes are similar in structure to the
astral dimension but at a much higher level of consciousness and are
completely separate from it. In between the different levels are
intermediary areas or buffer zones, sometimes called lower sub planes.
A good analogy for the different dimensions and their buffer zones is
the Earth's atmosphere: If the air in the Earth's atmosphere was the
astral dimension, the stratosphere would be the buffer zone and the
vacuum of space would be the mental dimension. You can fly in the
Earth's atmosphere in a normal air plane/astral body. A very powerful
jet plane is needed to take you into the stratosphere, but you need a
space ship/mental body, to travel through space. This explains why a
different subtle body is needed to travel into these different levels
The astral body can enter the buffer zones, or sub planes, of the
dimensions above and below the astral dimension, if it contains the
correct type of energy. i.e. To exist in the buffer zone between the
physical/astral levels (in real time) the astral body must contain
etheric energy. To exist in the buffer zone between the astral/mental
levels it must contain mental energy.
Higher Level Projection
With enough control over the chakras, the energy for these higher
levels can be produced. The production of one particular type of
energy will raise the consciousness to that level and energize the
corresponding subtle body. This is usually done by consciousness
raising meditation and advanced energy work on the chakras. The
consciousness can then experience that level of existence. If enough
energy is available, and conditions are right, the meditator can
project that particular subtle body directly into its natural
Depending on the skill and natural ability of the operator, if a higher
body is energized and projected so, usually, are the lower ones. The
astral body contains within it all the other subtle bodies and can,
during a projection, project the mental body into the mental dimension
and so on. This will sometimes give multiple sets of memories from the
one projection. The general rule is, whichever subtle body contains
the greatest amount of energy, will have the strongest memories. These
dominant memories will be the ones retained by the physical mind upon
its return to the waking state.
Projecting consciously into levels higher than the astral dimension
takes a high level of skill. You need to be proficient in both
consciousness raising and chakra control, but it is achievable. I
have, so far, projected into the Astral, Mental, Buddhic and Atmic
levels of existence. It is commonly believed that it is only possible
for a human to project into the Astral, Mental and Buddhic levels and
not possible to project into the higher Adi and Anupadaka.
These dimensions have been named, and are described, so someone must
have been there or they would be unknown. If you realize the true
nature of the mind you will understand there are no limits. It was
also once said that the sound barrier would never be broken.
BTW: These dimensions don't have signposts on them saying "Welcome to
the Astral dimension, ta...daa!" or "Mental dimension, watch your
mind!". So I will describe the higher levels I have been to using
these accepted names.
The Astral Dimension
This is a topsy turvy world like Alice found in Wonderland. Everything
seems objective (real) but is changeable and fluid. Anything and
everything can be found there, from base, coarse levels full of sexual
energy; to beautiful, serene places full of spiritual harmony. Time is
distorted and extended there. An hour in the Astral can seem like only
a few minutes here in the physical. Compared to the physical world it
is at a much higher vibration. It's like playing a video tape at
twenty times normal speed, although this is not apparent when you are
Moving amongst the astral dream pools is usually a hit or miss affair
for most projectors. It takes a lot of experience to make planned
astral journeys to specific realities.
There are an infinite number of realities, planes, realms and dream
pools in this dimension. As I stated before, they naturally strata and
settle into pools of related thought. During sleep, or in a lucid
dream, the subconscious mind usually creates one especially for you,
your own personal dream theatre. When you become aware during a dream,
you take control over it. This control is taken over from the powerful
subconscious mind. Without its powerful controlling influence, your
personal custom created realm will change. You will begin tuning into
other sympathetic parts of the astral, and the reality you are in will
mix with other realities and take on different aspects.
In a conscious projection into the astral dimension, you can tune into
any part of it and travel into different realities, other dream pools,
or a mix of many. There are various techniques for this but they all
involve some way to disorient the subconscious mind, tricking it into
moving you into a different Astral reality. Some projectors look at
their hands and watch them melt. Others spin around, causing left
right reversals. These methods all disorient the mind and trick the
subconscious into tuning into another part of the astral.
It's very difficult to describe how to move amongst the levels, you
really have to learn by doing it, by trial and error. You have to
learn how to use and control the subconscious mind, how to trick it for
a specific result.
Virtual Reality Projection
Here is a simple, reliable method, I have developed, to create your own
personal realm: Get a poster of a pleasant scene, something bright and
sunny. The bigger the better, but standard poster size will do. Hang
it on the wall of the room you are going to project in, or another room
close by. Get a small spotlight and set it so the poster is
highlighted when the main light is turned off, a normal directional
bedside lamp will do. Place the light under, or above, so the light
spreads out over it giving a diffused effect, illuminating it a bit
like a movie screen.
Entering your custom realm: When you project, go towards the poster,
keeping your mind blank. Don't think about what you are doing, just
gaze at it and move towards it. As you approach it in this way, your
subconscious mind will be tricked into creating an astral realm exactly
like the poster. Just move up to and into the poster. It is like
stepping into another world. Everything in this world will be exactly
like in the poster. It will appear to be a normal three dimensional
world, an exact copy, indistinguishable from reality.
To customize this world: Cut and paste small pictures of things, or
people, you want to find in this world with you when you enter it.
Don't just stick a whole picture on the poster. Get scizzors and cut
around the object, or person. Try and find pictures that are
approximately to the same scale as the poster. If you cut out a small
picture of someone, living or dead, your subconscious will create a
thought form shell of them and they will be there waiting for you.
This may be an excellent way of communicating with those who have
Spirit Communication: (I have a theory) The subconscious creates this
thought form shell of a person. This shell can be animated by the
perfect, detailed memory of your subconscious. But, if there is love
there, between the projector and this created person, the spirit of
this, diseased person, will be drawn to this scenario and will use this
opportunity to communicate with the projector, by animating the created
image of their old body.
The Akashic Records
These are found in the buffer zone between the astral and mental
worlds, part astral part mental and, in a way, extending into all
levels. They are a record of every thought and event that has ever
occurred, like a huge, infinite, mental history, picture book. The
Akashic records also contain probabilities stemming from, and created
by, past events, actions and thoughts. This is like looking into the
future. To make any kind of sense of the Akashic records yourself,
some skill in clairvoyance is a definite help.
If you tune into the Akashic records yourself you will normally see
those events with the greatest amount energy around them. Wars and
disasters are the easiest to see because of this. The energy
surrounding these events make them stand out above all the rest, making
them easier to see. If you look into the future, the area of
probabilities, you enter into a confusing maelstrom of symbolism mixed
with actual events.
This future symbolism is caused by the belief systems of the major
religions. Millions of people in the world have believed in some form
of prophecy for thousands of years. Whether it is the Bible's "Book
of Revelations" or the prophecies of Nostradamus. These ancient
prophecies are all richly steeped in symbolism. This symbolism affects
the way people think and dream about the future. This symbolism, in
turn, manifests in the Akashic records as symbolic representations of
future events. The symbolism is a big help, it makes consulting the
Akashic records easier.
You can use the Akashic symbolism as an index. For example, the
reference below to "The Dogs of War" is easily understandable as
representing war. The "Grim Reaper" is a universal symbol of death and
destruction. So, if you are interested in this kind of future event
you tune into this symbolic index for WAR, then browse through the
category of past and future wars. Apart from some clairvoyant ability,
a knowledge of history, geography, religious symbolism, current affairs
world leaders and heads of state is a big help; when indexing past and
For example, in the future vision I give below: If I had known WHO the
well known person I saw addressing a crowd below WAS, and recognized
the country; I could have made an accurate prediction of future events
instead of being wise, AFTER the event.
I entered the state of consciousness called the Akashic records. There
I was inundated with a mass of symbolism. I was seeing in four
dimensions at once. My conscious mind did not assimilate this very
well. I saw wars, famines, plagues, disasters, earthquakes, volcanoes
erupting, plane crashes, murders, etc, it was terribly confusing and
I saw one piece of symbolism I recognized though and tuned into it,
indexed it. The Grim Reaper holding The Dogs of War (as described by
various prophets) These dogs were fearsome beasts with Red eyes and
slavering jaws. They were held in check by this hooded figure, with an
evil skull for a face, carrying a sickle. He released these dogs as I
watched, symbolizing a coming war.
Tuning into this scene, I was there floating above it all, I could feel
the sunshine and smell the city below me. I saw a man standing on a
raised dais, under two giant scimitar swords. He was giving a
charismatic speech to many thousands of people. One of the swords
turned into a Christian Crusader's broad sword. The man was Saddam
Hussein, the scene was in Baghdad, at the monument to the unknown
soldier. I saw this six months before the Gulf war started. I did not
learn WHO Saddam Hussein WAS, or WHERE this scene took place though,
until it was televised during the gulf war.
Looking through the Akashic records is like leafing through an infinite
mental photo album. You are bombarded with an awesome array of the
sights and sounds of past, present and probable futures. You have to
select one of these thought records, tune into it and enter it. You
will then live through the record as if you were really there, watching
it as it happens.
Consulting with the Akashic records can be done alone if you have the
skill, but is normally done with the assistance of an advanced being
from a higher level of existence. This is done as a sort of telepathic
guided tour. The enormous amount of information and chaff is filtered
out for you and the selected record, of past events or future
probability, is presented to you clairvoyantly, via a telepathic link
with the... librarian.
Some people claim to have entered the Akashic Records and found
something like a library there, with real books. The past, present and
future was recorded as text in these books. Some people even say they
have read a record, then entered into it, and experience the record
All these claims are consistant with the Akashic Records. These are
librarian assisted guided tours, where the Akashic Records have been
presented as something familiar, easy to use and easy to accept.
The Mental Dimension
This is a spectacular dimension! Iridescent rivers of sound bounded by
rainbow shores of pulsating light. Thoughts appear as kaleidoscopic
patterns of light and sound. You walk across fields of ideas under a
sparkling crystal sky of inspiration. If you enter this world don't
try to rationalize or understand it, or you may go mad, for it is
beyond human understanding. Just accept it all, go with the flow and
This dimension is what, I believe, the ancient Vikings called the famed
"Rainbow Bridge" into Asgard. It truly looks and feels as if you are
walking up a rainbow into some wonderful world where the Gods must
Exist here in wondrous amazement. Let loose the child within you to
play in this fairy wonderland. Everything feels real and solid. Time
is even further distorted here than in the Astral and reality is
This is a warm, abstract world filled with utter peace and infinite
love. It is a dimension of pure White. There is no sight or sound
perception here other than the all pervading, brilliant White. In this
dimension you very quickly relinquish conscious thought and
individuality. You cannot think for long once you enter here and there
is no need or desire to do so. There is an irresistible urge drawing
you into a quiet stillness. It is like being immersed in warm, pure
White cotton wool. In this world you cease to be an individual and you
become, PART OF THE ONE. You also cease to be male or female. In a
way this is like returning to the Mother's womb. You are surrounded,
absorbed and assimilated by infinite loving warmth, understanding,
forgiveness and atonement. AT-ONE-MENT
Time here ceases to have any meaning. If you enter this world you will
never, ever want to leave it, you cannot leave it, until your physical
body calls and drags you back. This is the healing, resting place of
This dimension appears to be the spirit world. Here, spirits wait for
those they loved during their time on earth. This is the happy place
of the gathering. It is the place where the reunion of souls takes
The light in this world is purest, brightest silver, brighter than the
flash of an arc welder. It is so bright it seems impossible to look
at, but it is, for all that, a supremely gentle light, soft and
soothing. It is the light of divine love. The people here appear as
they did in the physical world, but at their most magnificent. They
glow ecstatically, ablaze with the brightest love, happiness and joy
imaginable. The atmosphere is electric and vital, but at the same time
deeply spiritual. In this world you can FEEL the presence of God as a
tangible all pervading force.
Communication here, is done by high level telepathic imaging, similar
to one-on-one clairvoyance only much more vivid and real. It leaves
speech and thought for dead. Time stands utterly still here. Reality
is more real and solid than normal reality. Compared to this, the
physical world is a vague, tired dream full of half dead people.
I have entered this dimension only four times in my life. Each time
from the very deepest consciousness raising meditation, with all my
chakras wide open and fully functioning. There was also extreme crown
chakra activity. The feeling of this was like a thousand fingers
vibrating, and deeply massaging, the whole top of my head above the
On these four occasions my energy has soared to seemingly impossible
heights within me, carrying my spirit and consciousness with it. At
the climax of this deeply mystical experience I have heard the sound of
one long, pure musical note slowly rising in pitch. I have felt this
note in the core of my being, in my heart, calling me, drawing me to
I have focused on this note and attuned to it. With every ounce of
strength and energy I possessed I have focussed my consciousness on it
and projected to it. Stripping away my physical body, I have projected
straight into this dimension. It was just like stepping, slipping,
through a heavy curtain into another place and another world. I am
still aware of my physical body, duality, during this whole experience.
I look about me with wonder, the light is so silver and bright it burns
deeply into my soul and I can feel its healing touch within me. There
in front of me is my long dead son. He was eight years old when he
left me, and he looked just as he did when I last saw him. He was
beaming with happiness, his eyes bright and shining. I cuddled him up
to me and wept with the joy of seeing him. I looked beyond him and
there was a large crowd of people waiting for me. These were all the
friends and family I had known and loved and lost during my life.
There were also many people I did not know. They all seemed very
familiar though and I felt I loved them all. They were clapping and
jumping up and down, cheering me in greeting. There were many tears of
joy and lots of hugging and kissing.
Looking beyond them, I see we are in a natural stone amphitheatre. The
ground is smooth rock and it rises to a ridge a couple of hundred
meters away that curves towards us. On the top of this ridge are
Angels. They looked just like Michaelangelo painted them. They were
incredibly beautiful, with large White feathered wings, curly Golden
hair and Alabaster skin. They were blowing long sparkling golden
horns, and the pure high note came from them.
Stepping from the crowd I walked into the open. I look in awe at these
angels and wave at them. The note started to die away as I did this
and the Angels began lowering their horns. I stand for a timeless
moment in silence, looking all around me. Then everything began to
shimmer and I slipped, fell back into my physical body. I wept. I
have never wanted to come back.
When you leave your body for the final time, at death, this is what I
believe will happen:
You will be projecting, in real time, for the first few days, close to
the physical world, until your supply of etheric matter runs out. Then
you will go through the second death and enter the Astral dimension.
There, you will purge yourself of all desire, by being able to have
anything you have ever wanted, in abundance. This is done through
having the full use of your subconscious mind's powerful creative
ability. Here you can saturate your every need and desire, until you
see these desires for the illusions they really are.
You will then shed your Astral (desire body) and enter the Mental
dimension. There you will see your past life, examine and express
every thought you have ever had and every action you have ever done.
There, your thoughts, memories and experiences will be added to the
Akashic Record. Which is the recorded experience of the entire human
existence in the physical dimension.
Shedding your mental body you will then enter the Buddhic dimension.
There you will stay for timeless healing, for rest, atonement,
forgiveness and understanding of self. In this world your inner wounds
will heal and your soul will be nurtured by divine love. Your spirit
will become whole and perfect once more.
Then you will shed your Buddhic body and enter the Atmic
dimension. There you will wait in the divine presence for those you love. Then,
one day, you will go on to the next level of existence; where the last great
mystery of life will be revealed to you....