Many people ask me ‘What is the quickest way to have an out-of-body experience?’, or ‘What is the best technique?’. The thing is there is no one quick answer to either of those questions since we are all individuals with our own mindsets which may make the process of astral projection easy or difficult.
So I guess the best astral projection technique is the one that you are most comfortable with, which fits into your lifestyle and which you can do as often as possible.
It took me about 3 months of inner work before I had my first OBE, and I certainly wasn’t expecting it. I was actually trying to lucid dream by using the ‘staying awake while falling asleep’ method. I had tried this technique many times but had never had success, what was different about this particular night I don’t know.
You can read about the process I went through that led to my first OBE on the Astral Projection Beginners Course area of the site.
I only really started trying out astral projection techniques after I had my first one as I didn’t want to lose the skill. I’m quite a visual person so I thought a visualisation technique would work well plus I combined it with a tactile method to double my chances. Here is a video describing the technique.
The above technique worked very well for me but it may not work for other people, I often still find myself in my parents’ garden, albeit the astral version of it, like a kind of base camp. Beings have also, on more than one occasion, come looking for me there if they needed help.
Here is another customized technique by Nanci Trivellato.
I have also used the ‘staying awake while falling asleep’ method and although this has worked on occasions it is not a technique I have had the most success with. Many of my attempts result in me falling asleep, I have managed an OBE with this technique a few times and I do love that feeling of observing my body go deeper and deeper into sleep while I am fully aware. I imagine that I am in a lift going down and down, I try to replay the feeling of going down in a lift, down and down, I try to not get involved in what is happening and simply observe quietly in the background. You may start to hear strange noises and these can be distracting, they may even jolt you out of your practice, this is why it is important to remain calm and simply observe. You may also feel what are known as ‘the vibrations’ these in themselves can be a bit disturbing simply because we are not used to them. I don’t generally get vibrations just a gentle ‘fizz’ of energy.
Once you get to this stage it is important to focus your attention away from your body, outside the window, for example flying around, or in a place that you particularly like. Staying too focused on the feelings you are having within may prevent exit, so it’s important to focus your attention away from your physical body.
In the video opposite you will find a few methods described by Robert Bruce, including the famous ‘Rope Technique’.
And finally here is some interesting advice from Tom Campbell, he makes it sound rather simple. Intent and practice is the key!