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Some degree of physical paralysis is a sure sign an OOBE is in PROGRESS. It shows the mind split, in some form, has already occurred. The physical body has varying degrees of difficulty animating itself when the mind split effect is active. Even though they may not be aware a projection is in progress, a projector’s physical/etheric body may feel total physical paralysis, or some degree of lethargy and heaviness and disorientation in their physical body. The degree of this depends greatly upon the strength of the projection and how much energy is being used to maintain it. Strong sensations like these point to an OOBE being in progress.
The degree of paralysis shows the strength of the projection. A full powered Real Time OOBE will cause total physical paralysis (full waking paralysis) while a lighter level of projection can still allow the projector s physical body to stumble to the bathroom – albeit mumbling incoherently and feeling like they are walking on pillows, body fairly numb and fuzzy – but ambulatory all the same.
Waking paralysis (often called sleep paralysis) will also occur where the real time body has been generated inside the physical/etheric body, but actual separation or full projection from the physical/etheric bodies has not occurred. This means a partial projection has occurred, albeit internally, and is causing some degree of waking paralysis. The real time projectable double in this case has not projected completely free of its physical body. If this is suspected, the projector should relax and let it happen, or use a projection technique like rope. A full projection can then occur if it has not already happened.
Note: Many people are plagued by waking paralysis, and it can indeed be a terrifying experience, capable of causing psychological damage. Waking paralysis can best be broken by concentrating on a single big toe and trying hard to move it. Concentrate everything on moving that big toe. Once this moves, even a tiny bit, full physical movement will be instantly restored.
Unwanted Vibrations & Projection Symptoms:
Frequent bouts of vibrations, waking paralysis, and other projection-related symptoms are a big problem for some people. Many people do not like these sensations, and some can be absolutely terrified by them. Because of this, many people avoid sleep as a way of avoiding the projection symptoms or other projection-related problems, like bad out-of-body experiences (OOBE) or nightmares. This is the very worst thing they could do as this will have the reverse effect and will greatly worsen the condition.
- Lack of sleep causes overtiredness which encourages projection symptoms.
- Sleeping flat on the back encourages projection symptoms.
- Hunger raises vibrations and encourages projection symptoms.
Lack of sleep can also cause a loss of appetite, which can further aggravate this debilitating condition. Together with disturbing energy sensations and bad OOBE experiences, this can set up a psychological reflex and a physical condition that can progressively worsen the longer it is allowed to continue. The very first thing to address in cases like this is the lack of sleep, which is the root cause of the whole problem. I strongly suggest sufferers of this condition seek medical advice urgently and to ask for a strong enough sleeping medication that will promote long-lasting and dreamless sleep. (I suggest people tell their doctor they are suffering from insomnia caused by bad dreams – which is partly true – to save lengthy explanations)
Once the sleep deficit is overcome and normal sleep patterns return to normal, appetite will return, and the projection-related symptoms will quickly cease. Keep in mind here that the medication must be taken regularly (as per medical advice) until the sleep deficit is completely overcome before the medication can be stopped, or the problem may recur. If the use of medication is not possible, I suggest getting up early in the morning and undertaking more physical exercise than usual. This will naturally tire out the physical body, making for easier and heavier sleep. This type of natural tiredness is quite different from overtiredness caused by a sleep deficit that has been built up over a long time.
The biggest problem with waking paralysis and OOBE exit symptoms is that these wake up the physical body and mind. Therefore, if the physical body and mind are naturally very tired, they will not wake so easily, and waking paralysis and similar sensations will be slept through, instead of disturbing sleep and causing fear episodes, etc.
Heavy Exit Sensations:
Heavy exit sensations, including the famous vibrations, are simply energy movement sensations. The strength of these, however, appears to be caused by the attempt to shift the center of waking consciousness outside the bounds of the physical body, along with the real-time body as it projects. This forces a reflection of waking consciousness to go with the projecting double as it projects outside the physical body. This throws a spanner into the normal sleep projection mechanism and causes a type of teeth-rattling bio-energetic jarring to occur in the physical/etheric body as it tries to accommodate the unusual demand placed upon it.
Normally, this shift of reflected consciousness would follow the real-time body, outside the bounds of the physical body, naturally while falling asleep. This causes far lighter and less noticeable energy movement sensations – i.e., not enough to disturb the falling asleep process. It is the presence of awake consciousness during the projection process which causes all the problems. It seems that maintaining two awake and active copies of consciousness, both interior and exterior, requires a great deal more energy flow than nature generally provides for, and this in itself appears to be the real cause of heavy exit sensations. This is, in other words, a true complication of consciousness, of spirit incarnation into a bio-energetic vehicle. I know this may sound like the same thing – a natural shift of falling asleep consciousness out of body when compared with a deliberate shift of awake consciousness out of the body – but there is a vast difference in the energy requirements and resulting sensations for each.
When a projector succeeds in shifting their center of awareness strongly enough along with their projecting double, there is also much more likelihood of them retaining their OOBE memories after re-entry and reintegration – when they wake up. Heavy exit sensations quickly reduce after the first few conscious exit projections through forced bio-energetic development. The energy body progressively becomes used to the conscious exit process and steadily adapts and develops in response to further awake OOBE attempts, to provide for and handle the required energies.
Torso Energy Surge:
Many projections are ruined by a surge of energy in the torso as energy flows through the legs and lower primary centers, through the navel and solar plexus to the heart and higher centers. This feels very much like the falling sensation you get occasionally while drifting off to sleep. This feeling makes you catch at the sides of the bed, as if to stop yourself from falling. All these sensations are caused by a surge of emotional-type energy through the energy body and heart center, as the real-time double is generated and the projection out of the body begins.
This sensation is so strong in some people it leaves them breathless and wide awake, thus breaking the delicate relaxed state necessary for conscious exit OOBE. This can be an infuriating problem. The torso energy surge often contains a great deal of emotional, nervous, and adrenaline-affecting energies as massive amounts of energy move through the lower primary centers into and through the heart center. This can be felt in much the same way as any emotional surging-type body rush would be felt… like a huge wave of excitement, much like you may feel if you suddenly won a million dollars or like the feelings caused by riding a roller coaster or bungee jumping.
Sexual arousal is also not uncommonly related to this type of energy surge, as there is a primary energy center (major chakra) situated directly over the genitals. A strong upwards energy rush of energy will thus often involve this genital center, to a greater or lesser extent, depending on the energy makeup of the projector. Arousal usually breaks the delicately balanced state required for conscious exit OOBE.
Lying prone on the back seems to intensify the torso energy surge problem. One way of easing this problem is to experiment with other resting/projection positions, to find one where the sensations are weaker or less distracting. These sensations are generally weaker when lying on your side or when sitting semi-upright. Lying fully on your side, however, tends to promote lucid dreams rather than OOBEs. This energy surge is basically caused by massive energy movement through the energy body and its primary centers (major chakras). Heavy energy movement sensations are caused by energy blockages in energy structures not accustomed to conscious exit projection. The heavier the sensations, the stronger will be the energy blockages causing them.
When the energy body is unused to heavy primary center energy movement, and the projector is awake, these sensations can severely disrupt projection attempts. The only way to solve this particular problem appears to be regular meditation, relaxation, trance, and energy work, which promotes energy body development. This is best done separately from actual projection attempts. These exercises should be continued until energy centers and their connecting pathways grow strong enough to handle the stronger energy movements that happen during a conscious exit OOBE.
Lost Focus During The Exit:
A common cause of failed projection appears to be a failure to shift the center of consciousness out of the physical body along with the real-time double as it projects free of the physical body. It is extremely important for a projector to keep their mind clear and focused on the action and sensation of leaving their physical body, to go with it, and not to lose touch with what is happening. Heavy exit sensations can make this difficult, I know, but they must be totally ignored. Stay focused on the projection and where the center of consciousness is going. If concentration slips at the wrong time, the real-time body can project out without a strong center of waking consciousness.
A reflection of mind will still transfer into the projecting real-time double, but the projector s strongest center of consciousness will, in effect, remain behind locked inside the physical/etheric body. This copy will be, in effect, left behind, feeling some degree of paralysis and weakness, thinking it has failed the projection completely, and will usually fall asleep shortly afterward. In this case, strong memories are created in the physical brain for the same time period as the projection. The projected double s memories can thus have trouble overwriting these upon reintegration.
The whole idea with this aspect of projection is to make the projection memories the strongest and most memorable memories for the same time period. The above is a complication of the mind split effect which causes enormous problems for projectors. It goes a long way to explaining what may have occurred when (as happens to many people) everything goes fine right up until the exit stage, with all the right sensations: vibrations, rapid heartbeat, falling or floating sensation, etc., and then everything just stops. It just goes away, leaving the almost-projector lying there wondering what happened and why they failed. Most people this happens to also feel exhausted or partially or fully paralyzed after their seemingly failed projection attempt and soon fall into a deep sleep.
The projection, in this case, will proceed without them, being centered in their projected double, without them being aware they have succeeded. In most cases, no memory of the successful projection will be evident upon waking.
FEAR has many colors:
- Fear of heavy projection exit sensations.
- Fear of the unknown out of body environment.
- Religion-instilled worry/fear of doing the wrong thing.
Fear has many subtle forms. All of these can be progressively overcome by understanding the mechanics and dynamics of OOBE (Out-Of-Body Experience) and by experiencing the projected state firsthand.
Projection out of body requires bravery, and fear is one of the first natural barriers faced by all new projectors standing on the threshold of a conscious exit projection. Fear is a natural barrier, apparently designed to prevent people from projecting until they are psychologically ready to operate out of their bodies.
During an OOBE, a projector is virtually invulnerable and can pass through solid matter, sit on ground zero during an atomic blast, or even bask within the heart of a supernova unscathed. The only thing to fear while out of body is fear itself. Nothing else can directly hurt a projector, and nothing can harm their physical body and mind during a conscious projection.
While it is fairly rare to come across anything negative during a projection, any troublesome entity a projector might encounter cannot directly harm them. However, they can manifest as forms designed to scare the projector, causing psychological damage. This can lead to a subconscious fear of OOBE, which can stop a projector from enjoying conscious experiences for the remainder of their life, unless they can program themselves to overcome it. If this is the case, a course of affirmations and self-hypnosis is suggested to overcome it.
Fear Of OOBE Exit Sensations:
Fear of OOBE exit sensations is the first of the natural barriers to conscious exit OOBE that needs to be overcome. This is not easy and can take control and faith that the physical sensations of early conscious projections will not hurt you. The sensations can be extremely physical and violent, especially during the first few conscious exit attempts but will progressively reduce during subsequent projections.
The physical heartbeat is not actually increased by a conscious exit projection attempt. It is not caused to physically race by the OOBE attempt, although it will often feel like it s racing so fast it s about to explode. This racing sensation is the heart chakra working to provide the energy needed for the projection.
The heavy physical sensations can be reduced by regular meditation and energy work, which develops the energy body, enabling it to deal with the energies required for conscious exit projection. A smooth and rapid exit from the physical body is the best way to overcome this.
Fear Of The Unknown Out Of Body Environment:
Fear of the out of body environment itself is not easy to overcome. This fear of the unknown gradually goes away as you become accustomed to projection sensations and the out of body environment through personal experience. A new projector must be brave and control and ignore this fear, even if only for a short time.
Becoming progressively more familiar with the out of body environment through multiple projections is one of the best ways to overcome this fear. Getting out, even briefly and for the first time, is the most important goal for any new projector. This makes the out of body environment more real and achievable next time.
Religion Instilled Worry/Fear:
Worry about breaking religious laws or infringing upon something in the Bible by having OOBEs is common. There are no direct Biblical references that state projection is wrong or evil. Prayers for protection before projection are recommended and do not carry the same risks as blindly calling upon unknown spirits.
Calling For Help:
Calling for help from another projector or experienced guide can be helpful when attempting to project. However, be cautious when calling unknown spirits, as this can attract unwanted attention. Prayer for protection is highly recommended before any projection.
Calling blindly for help from unknown spirits carries a risk of attracting undesirable entities. Prayers to God for protection are highly recommended. Experienced guides or friendly spirits will help without request and know when the projector is ready for assistance.
Skills for Successful Projection:
Certain skills are necessary for successful and safe out of body experiences. These include deep physical relaxation, clearing the mind, concentration, entering a trance state, energy raising, and the ability to overcome fear. These skills are essential for successful and safe projection.
Physical Body s Eyes:
While this may appear obvious to many people, I have had a lot of queries over this matter. The physical body s eyes must remain closed at all times during a projection attempt. (You wouldn t believe how many times I ve been asked about this :)) Real Time and/or Astral sight will enable by itself during or just prior to a conscious projection exit. If a projection is too dark or the projector feels they are blind, I suggest they use the out of body energy raising techniques, as given earlier. It is also possible to create light by visualisation, by visualising a torch or lamp, etc. Many people find they simply have to ask for their sight when out of body and they get it straight away. Another way to overcome darkness is to visualise a well-lit destination and use the instant travel method to project there.
REM (Rapid Eye Movement):
Rapid Eye Movement, commonly called the REM state, often happens during an OOBE (out-of-body experience) attempt – often, but not always. This is a natural event triggered by the trance state when the physical body is very tired – when the physical body falls into a deeper sleep than is actually required, but with the mind still being held awake. The REM condition signposts the ideal time to have a lucid dream, as this indicates the dream mind is becoming active. If fear or other difficulties make OOBE difficult, I suggest the projector focus on having a lucid dream at this time, as this will give some type of related out-of-body experience which will help prepare them for a full-blown conscious exit OOBE later on. At this time, a conscious lucid dream becomes a viable alternative to a conscious OOBE, especially if REM activity is disturbing and breaking the concentration of the projector. Keep in mind here that a lucid dream can be converted into a Real Time or astral projection if the projector focuses on and feels for their body. They will then either project back to their body, or near to it, and a full OOBE can continue, or is then much easier to attain.
Lucid Dream Technique:
A good way to attain a lucid dream, if lying down when the REM state hits, is for the projector to stop the OOBE attempt, staying relaxed and then turning on their side (not their back) and to imagine a department store setting while allowing themselves to sink gently into sleep. If all goes well, they ll slip directly into a lucid dream with no apparent break in consciousness.
Closing Energy Centers:
Author’s Note : This section contradicts, corrects, and replaces an earlier section in the original Treatise – on closing primary energy centers after using them. The reason for this contradiction is simply that my continuing research has led to an increased understanding of the energy body and how it works – with experience teaching me otherwise in this case 🙂
After any type of energy work, it is traditionally believed to be important to close all energy centers that have been stimulated or opened. While this idea appears to have some merit on the surface, I have come to the conclusion it is a completely illogical practice. No localized awareness action or visualized action can cause an energy centre (chakra) to deactivate or close. This applies to any type of energy centre, secondary or primary.
Experience tells me that no matter how an awareness action is performed at the site of an energy centre, it will always cause stimulation. It is a mistake to think that any awareness or visualized action can succeed at closing or deactivating an energy centre. This is a little like fanning a spark (inactive energy centre) into a flame with a stimulation action (making the spark an active energy centre) and then trying to make that same flame go out by blowing up on it from a different direction. However it is done, it will continue to fan the flame.
Consider this: Most popular chakra opening methods involve visualizing a small door or pair of curtains opening over the site of a chakra. Once this is done, that chakra is deemed to have been opened . This method is then simply reversed to close that chakra at the end of the session. Once these doors have been visualized as closing, the chakras are deemed to have been closed . Primary chakras are complex non-physical vortexes of energy, each with a great many functions, about the size of the palm of your hand.
If you look at just how a visualized little door opening technique like this would affect a powerful energy structure like this, it becomes fairly obvious that a reversed action of closing a simple little door would have little or no effect. It would also not affect it in the desired way. If you understand how bodily awareness and Tactile Imaging works, as per the Treatise, it becomes clear this reasoning is somewhat faulty. Both opening and closing methods involve a visualized or bodily awareness action at the site of a major chakra. Both opening and closing actions will, therefore, each cause some degree of stimulation.
Primary energy centers cannot be likened to simple mechanical devices that can be switched off or closed by any such visualization or awareness action. Energy centers are, I think I have shown, not simply little doorways that can be opened and shut with good intentions and a little visualization.
Some people may dispute this, as energy centers are traditionally supposed to be closed after use; as per popular new-age type theories and literature on this subject. Be that as it may, my logic is sound and based on repeatable experiments, and energy centers simply cannot be deactivated or closed in this way. If a person thinks they have succeeded at doing this, they will find this is merely a coincidence, and that the energy centers in question were deactivating on their own anyway. In most cases, primary energy centers will begin deactivating very quickly from the moment relaxation discipline is broken, when physical body movement and normal levels of mental activity are restored.
Reversing the energy raising action and taking energy down through the legs (not through primary centers) however, does help reduce activity in primary energy centers. This reversed energy raising action does not involve any type of direct chakra stimulation and will reduce the amount of energy flowing into the energy body, especially through the legs. This reduces the amount of energy available to primary energy centers, thereby reducing activity in them to some extent. This does not, however, involve any focused awareness actions at the sites of primary centers.
Energy centers, primary and secondary, naturally reduce their level of activity once relaxation discipline is broken, as well as when they cease to be stimulated or used. The best way to deactivate energy centers is to stop stimulating and using them. Energy centers will also cease activity when they become energetically exhausted. This will happen when the supporting energy body circuitry shuts down, becomes exhausted, or for some other reason becomes incapable of providing the required energy flow necessary to maintain primary energy centers in their active state.
Note: If no significant continuing energy movement or activity is felt in primary energy centers after a development session or projection attempt, they should be left alone. An attempt should be made to reduce activity only if continuing chakra sensations are pronounced or become bothersome and uncomfortable. If left alone, they will naturally deactivate very quickly once relaxation discipline is broken and physical movement and activity are restored.
Ways Of Reducing Primary Centre Activity:
- Reverse the energy raising action in the legs and arms alone – pushing energy back down and out of the body.
- Stop focusing awareness on any primary energy centers.
- Break mental relaxation and trance and restore normal physical and mental activity. Move, stand, talk, stretch, and restore full circulation and movement.
- Curl up and go to sleep – if this is appropriate.
- Have a substantial snack or meal.
- Press and hug a pillow into an uncomfortably over-active centre, then go to sleep or take a nap.
- Vigorously rub, massage, or slap the sites of overactive energy centers.
- Physical exercise, like walking, jogging, swimming, aerobics, etc.
- Take a shower – cold if necessary.
Combinations of the above actions will slow or stop energy centre activity.
YO-YO OOBE Technique: The whole point of any OOBE technique is to exteriorize bodily awareness outside of the physical body to trigger the projection reflex quickly, whilst the projector remains mentally awake. This, apparently simple, awareness action can, however, be extremely difficult for most people to maintain for more than a couple of seconds. If this is done only briefly, however, over and over and rhythmically, for long enough, it will also have the effect of triggering the projection reflex.
Following is the outline of a new technique I call YOYO:
- Get yourself into a deeply relaxed state or into the trance state if possible, as you normally would prepare for using an OOBE technique.
- Pick a target on the ceiling above your bed, or on the wall if using a chair. This can be a light fitting or picture or you can tape a small paper target up above you.
- Stand on a chair (careful not to fall) and get the feel of what it is like to have your face up close to the target. Memorize what it feels like to be in this position, up close to your target.
- Instead of using ROPE, shift your awareness out of your body and push it right up next to the target, as if the target were right next to your face. Hold your awareness there for one second only and then pull your point of awareness back to your body.
- Bounce your awareness back and forth between the target and your body at roughly one-second intervals.
- When you get used to using this technique, extend your time at the target slightly, just a little bit longer. Keep this up, and it will trigger the projection reflex just like ROPE.
- Vary this technique as you see fit, with other OOBE techniques like ROPE or rolling out of your body, or feeling yourself floating out of the body, point shift, etc.
Racing Heartbeat, Disorientation & Pressure: Disorientation and head pressure, during or after an OBE or OBE attempt, stem from forced bio-energetic development caused by an OBE attempt. Any problems resulting from this will settle down over a couple of days. I do not advise further attempts until you feel completely normal again. Most of the problems this causes stem from a lack of deep physical relaxation. This is the most widespread problem and general cause of this. The vast majority of would-be projectors do not attain a sufficient state of deep physical relaxation before OBE attempts and then experience heavy exit sensations and problems as a result.
Emotion & Re-entry: The emotional content of the re-entry phase is extremely important as it strengthens OBE memories. If the mind split is responsible, and it probably is, for failed OBE attempts, this means your memories of existing in your physical/etheric body are not allowing your OBE memories to overwrite them after re-entry. The nature of the physical brain is to record only a single memory for any single time period. During an OBE, two completely separate sets of memory are present – those of the physical/etheric body and those of its projected double. The strongest memory set will be the set retained, as a recallable memory, after an OBE. Emotion can thus be used to empower OBE memories, to give them more impact on the physical brain. Shout your success savagely in some way as you make the re-entry. Hold the OBE memory very strongly in mind and use a trigger phrase to enforce an effective memory download.
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