The first workshop I ever taught was on the subject of astral projection. I get asked regularly which books are the best. In this day of self-publishing, there’s a lot of crap books out there – most being watered down regurgitations of older classics, and others being a short manual without any solid information or practices. As such, I thought it would be a good time to share my five favorite classic books on astral projection and these are the five books that I recommend in all my astral projection workshops to avoid wasting your money on books that suck. These books will give you a solid foundation and mastery of astral projection.
With this selection, I’m ignoring books on witch’s flight and the use of entheogenic substances. I will save that for another book list. I sincerely believe that before attempting those, one should focus on attempting to be able to leave their body and navigate the astral realms without anything other than their body, mind, and spirit. Having a firm grip of the energy work involved in astral projection will create a solid foundation for any attempts at witch flight without the use of plants or entering the Witch’s Sabbath, and will ensure mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health isn’t being potentially jeopardized and that they won’t become a crutch preventing you from leaving your body without these substances. The blurbs with each book are not my own words, but rather the blurb that is provided by the publisher for their product description.
Astral Dynamics: The Complete Book of Out-of-Body Experiences
By Robert Bruce
“Astral projection is a technique that lets your soul explore the universe while leaving your body behind. It’s been a topic of endless speculation. If you’ve ever wanted to try it, Astral Dynamics is the perfect guide for you.
Astral Dynamics will teach you everything you need to know to accomplish successful out-of-body travel. It explores the physics of the nonphysical world and provides useful advice for astral travelers, including how to exit the body, how to get around on the astral plane, and how to get back to your body with solid memories of the event. The guide is written in plain language with commonsense terminology. Robert Bruce brings his twenty-five years of interdimensional experience to the aid of astral travelers around the world.”
Astral Projection for Psychic Empowerment: The Out-of-Body Experience, Astral Powers, and their Practical Application
By Carl Llewellyn Weschcke & Joe H. Slate, Ph.D.
“Science is confirming what ancient wisdom has always asserted―that reality is far more complex than we have imagined, and that our individual potential is far greater than we have believed. In this time of expanding consciousness, the new frontier―the gateway to spiritual growth and self-empowerment―is through the astral realm.
Astral Projection for Psychic Empowerment introduces you to the real-world benefits that come from exploring the astral plane. Learn controlled, self-induced astral projection and reach beyond physical limitations to new sources of knowledge. Live and love more fully than you have ever thought possible by tapping your immense unconscious powers and integrating them into your conscious experience.
This comprehensive guide includes true case studies of astral projection, scientific test results from laboratory studies, and a seven-day developmental program designed to unleash your highest potential.”
Journeys Out of the Body: The Classic Work on Out-of-Body Experience
By Robert A. Monroe
“With more than 300,000 copies sold to date, this is the definitive work on the extraordinary phenomenon of out-of-body experiences, by the founder of the internationally known Monroe Institute.
In 1958, a successful businessman named Robert Monroe began to have experiences that drastically altered his life. Unpredictably, and without his willing it, Monroe found himself leaving his physical body to travel via a “second body” to locales far removed from the physical and spiritual realities of his life. He was inhabiting a place unbounded by life or death. His record of these explorations has comforted millions of people who have experienced paranormal incidents.”
This practical guide to achieving conscious out-of-body experiences is based upon Robert Bruce’s extensive knowledge of astral projection, Brian Mercer’s methods for personal success, and valuable feedback from volunteers who have tested this program. Presented in an easy-to-follow workbook format, the thirteen-week program introduces astral projection methods and provides daily exercises that progressively prepares and trains readers for this incredible, life-changing experience.”
Practical Guide to Astral Projection: The Out-of -Body Experience
By Melita Denning & Osborne Phillips
“The Practical Guide to Astral Projection by Denning and Phillips is simply the best step-by-step set of lessons for learning this skill ever published. Over a quarter-million people are using this book to help them learn this valuable skill. If you want to learn how to project your consciousness onto the astral plane, you should use it, too.
First, as the book shows, this skill is natural. You do it all the time (in dreams, for example.) In a sense, it is more natural than walking. It is a skill you can develop with practice. Further, it allows you to have spiritual experiences on the astral plane. Plus, what you create on the astral plane creates changes on the physical plane. This is true magick! Heal someone on the astral and they will be healed on the physical. Create opportunities on the astral and you will have them on the physical. You can even experience sex on the astral plane for one of the most dynamic experiences you will ever have. And you can learn how to do all of this in The Practical Guide to Astral Projection.
But it is not only the information in this book that makes it easy to understand and use. The very design of each chapter―as well as the illustrations, photos, charts, etc.―make it easy for you to learn the techniques to consciously control your astral projection experiences. The book begins by showing you what astral projection is and what it is not, what can happen and what is fantasy. As a result, you will discover that astral projection can be safe, comforting, exhilarating, and fun. Then you will learn methods of being able to let your consciousness leave your body and safely explore the astral plane. With this book in hand you can explore realms you’ve only dreamed of. Make your dreams a reality.”
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