I decided to write this post as a sort of a clarification, and to expand a little bit upon the meaning of these two abilities. I noticed that many people think about lucid dreaming as something that is happening exclusively in the mind, and believe that through it they can satisfy their unfulfilled desires, have a lot of fun, enhance their personality, as well as work on various obstacles that they have in daily life. Such usage is what many ‘experts’ in this field promote. The former boast with the titles of ‘scientist’ and use it in authoritative way to explain what lucid dreams are all about. Such people ignore, ridicule, or demean the ability of astral projection, which is defined as the projection of consciousness (inside the astral body) out of the physical vehicle. For these people, there is nothing in us that can be projected out in that way, so they label it as a silly occult mumbo-jumbo. Or, there are some others in this field who think of it as real, but also as something that is happening solely within ones own mind. Continue reading
Practices are not only about quantity. Even more important is quality. Easier said than done, but it’s a golden rule and very worthwhile to grasp it well. Someone once said that “definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different resuts”, and that if the door you try to open is not opening by pushing, then you need to pull it. This indicate the need to experiment in order to get to results.
Most people that get stuck somewhere in the process of learning astral projection, is because they are applying the same approach, without getting any result. This indicates that practices are done in a mechanical way. Therefore, before starting the practice, intent to do it with quality, and things might very well start changing for the better. Remember: astral projection is achieved when the mind is awake at the moment when the physical body falls asleep. It is that simple, and a quality practice will move you in that direction. Continue reading
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.”
Dream yoga is a term often used for some kind of control over dreams, such as in lucid dreaming, or using them for specific purpose. In the video I’ll share here the instructor describes the technique of what one must do in order to use dreams to their advantage. By applying this technique, you can become lucid in dream, have astral projection, receive guidance about any issue you are facing, etc.
The technique is very simple – you just need to have intention in mind as you are falling asleep, and consciously repeating it over and over. This technique has much more potency than just requesting something once before sleep, or performing it at some other time of day.
It’s a very well known technique in esoteric traditions, but the instructor from the video explains it in its own way, which is definitely helpful and, even if you already know about it, it can give you additional understanding.
The first time when I decided to properly use this type of dream yoga technique from I was in somewhat difficult situation. I was traveling, and found myself not knowing where to go next. I had to decide between two roads, one separated thousands of miles from the other. At that time I was staying alone in a trailer on a property on a mountain. One morning I woke up quite early, so I decided to return back to sleep, and remembered to apply the dream yoga technique. As I was falling asleep I kept repeating a question to my higher being and guides as to where to go. When I fell asleep I dreamt what would happen if I choose one of those two options. The guidance was very clear, and I knew exactly which road to take.
Dreams are a powerful source of information. Every time we fall asleep we leave our physical bodies behind and travel in our astral bodies in a region of 5th dimension, the place where dreams unfold. It’s a lower region of the astral plane, nevertheless it’s frequently visited by our guides and Teachers who instruct us. This is even more so when we are open to seeking guidance from dreams, when we are the ones who facilitate the contact, and are sincere in trying to find an answer.