Astral Travel Triggers – Factors Responsible For Out-Of-Body Experiences
Astral projection studies have revealed that one out of ten people experience an out-of-body experience (OOBE). Most of these OOBEs are spontaneous. This means that they happened without the subject trying to induce them in anyway. There are many factors such as illness, sleep, meditation, and others that can trigger an astral travel experience. Some of them are mentioned below.
Some people experience an OOBE when they are in the jaws of death. Such OOBEs are usually reported by people undergoing a major surgery or those who have met with an accident.
The most famous report of an OOBE triggered by trauma (also known as near death experience of NDE) can be found in a fictional tale written by Ernest Hemingway. The story is based on the writer’s experiences during the First World War. He writes: “I felt my soul or something coming right out of my body, like you’d pull a silk handkerchief out of a pocket by one corner. It flew all around and then came back and went in again…”
2. Lucid Dreaming
People are said to be lucid dreaming when they are completely aware that they are dreaming. Most cases of lucid dreaming are really cases of astral travel, where the astral body leaves the physical and goes wherever it chooses to.
Practice lucid dreaming and make a note of your experiences. Do you really “dream” that you have stepped out of your body? Or have you really stepped out of your body?
3. Psychedelic Drugs
Psychedelic drugs (not really recommended) can alter a person’s state of consciousness. In other words, drug intake puts a person in a state of consciousness favorable for astral traveling. However, these drugs can also induce hallucination and make you feel that you are outside your body when you are actually hallucinating.
4. Sleep Paralysis
Robert Monroe, the avid astral travel practitioner, simply called sleep paralysis “Mind Awake, Body Asleep.” Sleep paralysis is a condition in which the physical body is fast asleep and unable to move, but the mind is wide awake and active. It is the most common astral travel trigger. Students of astral projection consciously and willingly enter this state in order to experience an astral travel. Sleep paralysis also happens spontaneously when a person is sick or under stress.
Meditation puts a person in a state of consciousness favorable for astral travel. It is the safest astral travel trigger that you can use.
6. Binaural Beats
Binaural beats is the latest gift of technology for people who are struggling to have an OOBE. When people listen to binaural beats, they get into a state of mind that is ideal for astral travel. Several practitioners claim that binaural beats are the best astral projection triggers around.
Most astral travel techniques are built upon these triggers (except drugs). The best astral projection techniques out there are a permutation and combination of meditation, relaxation, visualization, and concentration.