Astral projection to the Temple of Sphinx

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The following is an account of astral projection by one of the students of Samael Aun Weor, from Samael’s Q&A book called Beyond Death. I thought it may be inspiring to read this story it if you are looking for depth in astral projection, because it shows some of the many things that one can achieve with this wonderful ability of astral travel. Here it goes:

“On a certain occasion in the countryside when I was performing an exercise of meditation, I felt as if I was vibrating while leaving the body; then, suddenly I felt that I was flying at a great speed and arriving at Egypt in a couple of seconds. I landed close to the Sphinx and felt the heat of the sand in the soles of my feet, I was able to touch the enormous decayed stones of that gigantic monument. It was a great surprise for me to see such an open panorama and such a vivid perception of the sky, as well as a tenuous breeze from the Nile river that was blowing and moving some large, thin palms.

After a brief rest, I felt myself driven by a special attraction that lifted me from the floor; thus, floating, I soared approximately to the height of the nose of the Sphinx. In the nose I found a small opening; I entered through it and went down a set of steps that descended in very narrow manner ending at a chamber guarded by a brown-skinned guardian. He wore an apron and golden sandals. On his head he had a hairstyle with a golden diadem that resembled a cobra in the attitude of attack. In his right hand was a lance that hindered my passage. His very penetrating eyes were bluish green. He did not even pronounce a single word; he only examined me and performed a greeting pass which I answered; he smiled, took hold of the lance and with an amiable reverence allowed me to pass; I then penetrated into a great chamber where I heard very soft songs from a choir chanting prayers in the form of delectable hymns.

There was a pink colored smoke from incense in the environment, which smelled like an extract of red roses and which made my body vibrate from head to toes. There were also many Egyptian symbols on the walls, which—in spite of not understanding them—were very familiar to me. So, after observing the rich decoration of that chamber, which undoubtedly must be a very special temple, a gong sounded and three Masters appeared who had calm and venerable faces, yet very penetrating sight; two of them came dressed with yellow tunics and one with a very white tunic; after saluting me they welcomed me with a very fraternal hug.

Thereafter, they celebrated a Mass on an altar that was between two enormous columns and that had a great golden scarab that shone in the midst of the incense smoke. Then a crystalline water fountain, that I did not notice before, became illuminated; they guided me towards it, and in it I began to see my face as black and horribly bearded, like the face of an orangutan; then I saw many passages of my present life where I committed all types of sin; so, I ended up moaning and crying.

Later they admonished me and gave me advice in a symbolic manner. They gave me a scarab of solid gold; they put it on my right hand and closed it while pronouncing some words that I did not understand; then they told me to keep it and to become worthy of always having it by my side. Then, they blessed me and I returned to my body. Very impressed, I woke up instantaneously, without forgetting any detail to the present day.”

Spiritual Protection in the Astral Plane (Part II)

Shakti, the Divine MotherTwo very effective recitation techniques to dispell negtivity  are called Bellilin and Jupiter. Performing Jupiter recitation in the astral should be done in the following way: place the palm of your left hand on the solar plexus area, and point your right hand towards a spirit you want to dispell. Fingers of your right hand should be in a form of a gun, i.e. thumb up, middle and index finger outstreched. Then say out loud and with strenght:

In the name of Jupiter, father of gods, I dispel you, Te Vigos Cosilim!

The reason your left hand should be on your solar plexus is to protect yourself from possible interference by the spirit. Solar plexus is a sensitive area and it is there where they usually hit. Sometimes I would feel a pain in that area after attack, when returning back to my body, but it goes away quickly.

Bellilin is a little different than Jupiter as it entails singing. It can be done each time before doing a practice to clear a room of negativity. You do it out loud every time, but if for whatever reason you cannot, then do it mentally. After that you can do a circle of protection around your room so that nothing of a lower nature can enter in. You can also use it to dispell a neg (or a group of them) in the astral. Unlike Jupiter, you don’t have to point your hand at anyone specific. Just singing Bellilin will affect all of them. In my experience Bellilin has proven even stronger than Jupiter. The recitation goes like this:

Bellilin, Bellilin, Bellilin,

Amphora of salvation,

I would like to be next to you,

Materialism has no strength next to me,

Bellilin, Bellilin, Bellilin.

Here is how you sing it. You repeat it three times.

You can also perform both of these recitations in the physical world upon a person who acts negatively.  They won’t be as efficient because physical body serves as a shield. In the astral there is no such shield, and if a spirit is negative it will work on them. However the effect can still be significant and some have said that they still managed to clear away negativity from a person upon whom they performed the recitations.

One important thing to mention is, if you ever find yourself in a situation with a neg, it’s always better to re-locate yourself and not waste any time on them. Because the astral has less dimensional laws than our world, it is possbile to teleport where you want to go.  One of the techniques for teleporting while in the astral involves visualizing a location and feeling it around yourself. You can at first experiment how that works with locations that are very familiar to you and which you won’t have any problem visualizing. The key aspect of this technique is to FEEL yourself in a location you want to teleport to. Protective recitations are great if you are not good in quickly changing locations.

The Circle of Protection

Another very useful thing is the circle of protection. It is done by asking your own Divine Father, which is the main aspect of your Being/Spiritual Self, to order your elemental intercessor (another aspect of your Being) to draw a magical circle of protection around your room so that negative entities cannot enter. You make this petition to your Father out loud (or mentally if you cannot out loud) three times. Then you imagine a small sphere of light (representing your elemental intercessor) making a circle around your room three times. As the sphere moves it leaves a circle of light behind it. You should imagine it going from left to right. Thank the Father once you complete your circle of protection.

This circle is very effective and it prevents those of very low energy to enter it. One time when I woke up within the astral in my room, I heard someone trying to open a door but it couldn’t due to the circle. You can also do it, together with Bellilin, each time you go to sleep so that you protect yourself during the night.

Lastly, enjoy the astral. Don’t let negs get you back to your body by triggering your emotions. There are beautiful places in the astral, and negs are usually in the lower levels of the astral. Once you learn how to move up to higher astral levels you can easily avoid them altogether. Also remember that they cannot harm you, they may try to trick into thinking that they can, but they cannot. Your astral body cannot be harmed. Their main weapon is scaring you back to your body.

Spiritual Protection in the Astral Plane (Part I)

When a seeker is serious about finding the truth about reality and existence, they will eventually encounter negative entities in the astral plane. Negative entities, also known as negs, are spirits that decided to follow the dark path, which involves strengthening and increasing negative inner aspects, such as anger, lust, pride, envy etc. The more they advance within this dark path, the more bestial they become, both internally and in their appearance, until eventually they turn into demons.

Many people these days have astral experiences, but most of them unfortunately do not know the potentials of it and are not aware that they can get some amazing answers about life, death and countless other mysteries. Many of them are also just not interested in it and are using the astral to indulge in their mundane desires. However, there are seekers who genuinely yearn for knowledge and they are the ones which, if they persist for long enough, will eventually be noticed by negative entities. Negs main weapon is scaring seekers so that their experience ends without achieving anything concrete.

Fortunately, special recitations exists that can ward them off. These recitations are words of a higher nature that are charged with positive energy. Since the nature of negs is of a very low type, they cannot stand this high energy and as a result they flee or get “frozen” (by this I mean that they cannot move for a while).

Recitations also serve a purpose of verifying if a being you are talking to in the astral is negative or not. Often we can sense energy of the spirit we commune with, but sometimes we cannot and then it’s good to perform a check, especially if they are telling us something out of place. However, don’t overdo it by using it on every spirit you encounter because you can get emotional end excited when doing it which can get you back to your body. Use it when it is obvious that you should use it or when you feel that something is not right.

You can also use it if you invoke a spiritual master to see if it is really a master that showed up. With spiritual beings you can often sense high loving energy, and in that case there is no need to use recitations because negs do not have love. Another way to recognize negs is by looking into their eyes. The more developed toward darkness they are, the more negative and deform their eyes will be. They are using seekers own emotions against them (usually by making them angry, excited and fearful) to get them back to their body.

Most of the negs I encountered looked more or less like every other human spirit. Demons on the other hand look bestial and are more difficult to fight with, but protective techniques work on them as well, you just need to be more focused when using it and not allowing their appereance to scare you. Like it’s the case with normal negs, their main weapon is also using your own fear against you in order to send you back to your physical body.

There are also many helpers out there that are helping us in many ways, either by showing themselves so that we see them, or just by influencing a situation without necessary making themselves known. Once I was passing by some place and a neg spotted me and started attacking me with fists, which is silly because you do not feel pain in the astral. Nevertheless, I got emotional about it and started to call for help. At that very moment some woman came, and as she was approaching us the neg ran away.

Protective techniques  are described in the Part II of this topic.

Myths about astral travel

There are many myths about astral travel and astral projection which I have encountered. All of them mention some sort of “danger” of astral travel, which makes poor seekers weary as to whether they should continue with the spiritual search or not. What I’ve noticed is that most of the misinformation comes from people who don’t have any substantial astral experience. There are also people who deliberately spread misleading information, while knowing that what they spread is misleading. Such people do not want others to search for the truth for various reasons. Often they are just jealous that someone actually has enough courage to search for the important answers of life.

What is sad is that such lies, myths and misinformation can have a detrimental effect on a person who has only just started questioning things and gathering information on astral travel and spirituality in general. Such “newbies” are an easy target because they have no experience of non-physical realities so they are easy to mislead and become diverted from their goal, making them believe that it’s better to drop this entire non-physical venture and to return to the comfort zone of mundane life.

I will mention here some of the myths about astral projection which I have encountered so far, and will explain briefly about each:

The “silver cord” can be cut and you can get lost while far away from the physical body.

This is a classic one. No, it cannot happen. The “silver cord” is a connection between your physical and astral body. It is cut only at the moment of your physical death. That connection can stretch to infinity. You cannot get lost or get stranded from your body. Each time you experience a heightened emotion like fear, elation, anger etc., you return back to the body. Because of this time limit of astral experience, there is the problem of acquiring substantial knowledge. Another way to return back is simply by intending to return.

One needs to be a vegetarian in order to astral project.

I’ve heard a lot of comments about various prerequisites for astral projection, one of them being the above mentioned. This is false. You don’t have to be a vegetarian in order to astral project. Eating quality food is definitely important and beneficial, but it’s not a requirement for astral travel, even though it may yield beneficial, long term results in this field. Generally, the only thing needed for astral projection is to be concentrated on one thing at the moment your physical body falls asleep.

You can astral project only during spring and summer.

This is false too. There are no seasonal restrictions related to astral travel. We actually astral travel every night we go to sleep (unconsciously), and we do that regardless of the seasons.

You can get possessed.

That’s completely untrue. There is a special connection between you and your physical body which makes it impossible for anyone to possess it. Also, astral beings do not really go around looking for other people’s bodies – not even negative entities. Possession is only possible if you deliberately invite an entity into your body and consciously allowing them to use it. That’s a form of channeling, and personally I wouldn’t recommend it.

You could die..

False! Your astral body cannot be destroyed, nor can you (the consciousness/soul) be destroyed. You can, for example, have your leg bitten by a sea creature, but it will be replaced by a new one. Astral body is of totally different substance than the physical body and astral plane has different laws than the physical dimension. In the astral you can fly through hot objects (like the sun) or you can pass through walls etc. without being even slightly harmed.

Astral projection is anti-religious/satanic, and if you do it you will end up in hell.

Religious dogmas and conditionings have left a big psychological imprint on people’s personalities, making them feel fearful to even thought about any other form of spirituality that is outside of orthodox religious thinking. If you want to get to the answers about life and realities beyond this mundane life, you will have to be brave enough to question things, regardless of if you are religious person or not.

Being open for knowledge is a prerequisite for receiving it. As a matter of fact, astral travel is directly and/or indirectly mentioned in many sacred texts, such as Mahabharata, Bible, Nag Hamadi scriptures and many others. Also, all sacred texts describe the process to spiritual awakening, which in a major way consists of destroying inferior inner energies such as fear, anger, jealousy, lust etc., and by doing that you are increasing your consciousness which is trapped within those energies. Increased consciousness further results in spontaneous astral projections and waking up within dreams. The person then eventually stops dreaming altogether and is conscious the entire time their physical body is asleep. Therefore as you can logically deduct, astral travel is a completely natural ability and it occurs spontaneously in the process of spiritual awakening.

So these were just some of the many myths that exist. I may update this post with some more myths. Just bear in mind that nothing can happen to you on your astral travels, you can only gain much.

Potentials of Astral Travel

Astral travel, the ability to travel outside of the physical body, is an amazing thing to experience and develop. It is said that every person experience this at least once in a lifetime. It seems it is very common for children to experience it, some of them even frequently. Unfortunately, this natural ability for children is lost as we get older. The reason for this is that as children we still do not have all the layers of psychological energies which develop and/or become active as we grow up. Those energies are the multiple inner subjective states, and also the formation of the personality with its conditioned behavioral patterns which then cloud our perception even more. I don’t remember having a conscious out of body experience as a child, but I do know that my dreams were extremely vivid and meaningful.

There are several terms related to astral travel. I will start with astral projection, which is commonly known as projection of our astral body (with our consciousness inside it) out of the physical body and into the 5th dimension, also known as the astral plane. Once out of the physical body in this conscious manner, we can explore this higher dimension, which is referred to as the astral travel.

The astral plane has many levels, separated from one another by their vibrational frequency. All of these levels occupy the same space, just as all dimensions occupy the same space. So for example, our three dimensional world is actually occupying the same space as the 5th dimension. The reason why we don’t see the 5th dimension is because we are on a lower frequency vibration. When we are outside of our physical body and in our astral bodies, we are automatically in the 5th dimension because the frequency of our astral body corresponds to the frequency of the astral plane. There are also higher types of spiritual bodies with which we can travel higher up, like the mental and causal bodies.

Our astral body is part of our spiritual make up; it’s a body which we can use and which we do use every night when we go to sleep. Each night when we fall asleep, our consciousness leaves the physical body and enters the lower astral levels where the dreamers from all around the planet go every night. The subconscious projects images in front of dreamers minds and they see it as a 3D reality. However, it’s not really a 3D reality but a mask of hallucinations projected by our subconscious. If we would become aware that we are dreaming, this mask would dissolve and we would see the reality of the astral world. The difference between usual falling asleep and astral projection is in being conscious/unconscious at the moment when the astral body is detaching from the physical.

The process of astral projection is very simple. One basically needs to lie down in a comfortable position and thoroughly relax the body, which is followed by concentration on one single thing, like for example a heartbeat, third eye, breathing etc. If one manages to maintain concentration at the time when the physical body falls asleep, then one will astral project because that is the moment when astral body detaches from the physical body. The astral and physical body are connected by the so-called silver cord, so there is no need to worry that you will not be able to find your way back. As we always get back after unconsciously venturing the astral world every night, so too we get back when we are out there consciously.

The astral body, as well as our consciousness/soul in it, is indestructible. Physical laws do not apply to it because the astral world has different dimensional laws. You cannot be harmed by falling on the ground from a great height or by flying through the sun etc. The astral world has much fewer laws than the physical world, and because of that we can fly, we can pass the solid objects, we can teleport and much more. Besides, we (the consciousness/soul) are immortal.

The potentials of the astral world are great, some even say “infinite”. You can travel to wherever you wish. You can explore far away places on Earth, our solar system and beyond. It’s a spiritual ability, so it is best to use it for spiritual purposes and ones own spiritual progress. It’s sad to see how many people are keen to use it to fulfill their own selfish desires, such as spying on people, having astral sex, creating ones own fantasy world etc. It is much better to use it to discover your own spiritual purpose, to know why you are here on Earth, where were you before you were born, and where you are going after your physical body dies. You can talk to beings of light, visit sacred temples and advanced extraterrestrial cities and receiving knowledge about things you have never dreamt of. To use it for the purpose of  spiritual awakening is the most productive use of it. You can be guided in this manner by Higher beings who want that you liberate your potential and get to know the Truth about Life.