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Astral Travel vs Doing Nothing

astral travelReading through some blog posts on astral travel got me to thinking about the whole idea of why this technique can be useful for many people.

Problem solving is something we all struggle with to some extent and I have found that I am most effective when I do one of the focus disciplines I have learned over the years. No matter what it is, it always requires me to be still.

One of my favorite is to sit in a fairly darkened room and trance myself with a candle flame. Once that state is reached, when all the voices in my head have had their say and are quiet, answers some times come within moments.

The answer takes only moments; it’s the getting to the state that I can receive them that takes the time, and effort. This can take half and hour or more, and sometimes even then I can’t get to the state I need to be in. This is all time that I am supposedly “doing nothing”.

What I know many people have trouble with is this taking the time to “do nothing”. We, in the Western world, are driven by a combination of the Protestant work ethic and a persistent state of ADD. We can’t sit still. We have to be doing something. We might be missing someone texting us, or posting on our Facebook page: God forbid we miss that!

We have all these jobs to do and people to meet and things to say and TV to watch and on and on. “Sit and look at a candle for an hour? What a waste of valuable time!”, I hear you saying. The point that is missed is that doing those focus exercises is anything but “doing nothing”. To do them well takes a tremendous amount of effort. Try it for a few minutes. Try to stop the constant flow of thought for 5 seconds. Try to hold one image for 10 seconds.

Since I know all of this and have experienced all this, the idea of how using astral travel or OBE instead might be appealing to some people. My focus exercises take time out of my “busy” day. Astral travel takes place at night when I sleeping anyway. So, presto, I have solved the “time wasting” issue since, when sleeping, I’m not doing anything anyway, right?

This is all a bit tongue-in-cheek, but anything that helps someone deal with their issues and get answers to important problems can’t be all bad. Even in our busy society, people still say, when asked to make a tough decision, “Let me sleep on it.” Singer found his solution to his sewing machine problem in a dream. Many others have done the same. So can you; or you can program an out-of-body experience to bring you the answer.

There’s more than one way to skin a cat – and get a problem solved.

Happy travels!

P.S. Want to learn more about getting out of your body? Read “The Travels of a Dream Walker”

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Fringe-ology: Ghost Story or Reality?

Journalists, what’s left of them, rarely engage in anything out of the mainstream for fear of being ridiculed or of being let go from their job.

Steve Volk is a journalist who decided it was time to tell the story he’d been carrying since childhood – a true live Ghost Story. Here’s how it’s described on a YouTube video trailer:

Fringe-ology is journalist Steve Volk’s attempt to reconcile a mysterious ghost story from his childhood with his lifelong, down to earth occupation as a journalist. His solution was to do journalism—to investigate that family ghost story, and other paranormal topics, in the high style of narrative nonfiction. What he found is a great tale that’s been relegated to the fringe of our discourse for too long—a story about all of us, a story filled with ghosts, UFOs, maverick scientists, psychics, spoon-benders and the people who love and hate them. More importantly, he found common ground we can all share—a place for skeptics and believers, spiritualists and scientists, to stand together—not at the fringes, but at the heart of what it means to be human. On sale June 7, 2011, wherever books and e-books are sold. For more information, visit

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Learning Astral Travel

astral travelA really valid question when someone is first introduced to the concept of astral travel, or out-of-body experience, is, “Why learn how to do them?” That question has as many answers as there are people asking.

My First Astral Travel – Short and Sweet!

For me it was simply the adventure of seeing if it was possible. I began with the following exercise: I ate some fairly salty stuff just before going to be and then put a glass of water out on the kitchen counter. I went to bed and told myself to remember where the water was.

The experience was short and sweet because when I found “myself” hovering near the glass of water, I was so shocked I slammed back into my bed! But, I had done it.

But There is More…Much more!

There is, however, much more to it than simple amusement. It is, first and foremost, a way to prove to yourself that you are greater than your body. It opens a door to a different reality which is ours, and one that is always accessible to us. For some, this is the proof they need that there is some sort of spiritual self. It is, for some, touching the hem of God’s garment.

And for others it gets to the crux of the question about life after…life. Here’s how one very experienced astral traveler who calls her self Karen659, one of our favorite guest bloggers, puts it in a recent post on the Astral Projection Blog:

There is no doubt at all now, and it is such peace of mind and comfort to absolutely, positively KNOW that we will continue on after death and in an even higher level of performance than we currently have now.

Read the rest of the blog here: Why Learn Astral Projection?

Astral Travel Experiences from a Pro!

And to go to her own site filled with fascinating descriptions of her own experiences, click on the image above or go to The Travels of a Dream Walker.

Monroe Institute Facilitator in WA State

The Monroe Institute has a new Outreach Facilitator in WA State who will be holding workshops in the Yelm/Rainier area, southeast of Olympia. The first one is scheduled for April 30 – May 1, 2011 at The Center for the Creative Arts, 302 Binghampton St, Rainier, WA. Contact telephone is 360.458.1311.

Yael Klein will be facilitating a Workshop called “Excursion”. As the name may suggest attendees will work with expanded states of awareness, but in a supportive group environment.

This is how Yael explains it on her website:

“This intense two-day adventure into expanded states of awareness facilitates profound relaxation, deep contemplation, increased intuition, and communication with the higher self and with related energies. Important personal revelations are commonplace during an Excursion. The class includes explanation, discussion, and supportive group interaction. Specifically designed exercises with Hemi-Sync® audio-guidance technology form the core of the workshop.”

Yael has been a TMI facilitator since Jan 2011 and brings to this a long history of working in the realm of exploring human consciousness and our untapped potentials as human beings. As she says, her passion is to help those who seek to find more about the mystery of their inner self, and to discover their hidden potentials.

Thew workshops will be kept small (max 10 people) to maintain the intensity of the experience. To register for this exciting first workshop visit Yael’s website, Awareness Now, at!register

Astral Projection and Dual Consciousness

astral travelJust reading through another blog post done by our favorite guest blogger “Experiencing Dual Consciousness – On Another Level” during astral travel.

Astral Travel and Human Emotion?

Some interesting points came out of her recollections. One was that when she was OB, she had an encounter with her husband who was, as she recounts, “most adamant about me getting up and taking care of some things.” She then describes being disappointed “at the loss of vibrations and a potential OBE.”

Even out of body, old patterns remain! Is this a guilty reaction to spending too much time out, whatever “too much time” means? Is this the receiving of a sub-conscious message from her husband who might feel jealous of her astral travel? Continue reading

The Gateway Experience

View Larger Image of The Gateway Experience 18 CDsThe Gateway Experience 18 CD Set

The Gateway Experience® In-Home Training Course also known as the The Gateway Experience Complete Set is one of the flagship products of the Monroe Institute. It was invented and developed by Robert Monroe, founder of the world renowned Monroe Institute (Faber, VA) and  Monroe Products (Lovingston, VA).

Regular $499.95, now on sale for $374.95, AND for a limited time includes a FREE Sleepsonic Eyemask (a $24.95 value) and discounted shipping!

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In a word, the Gateway Experience is amazing! And that is easy to say simply because it has been scientifically and clinically proven in its ability to harness the power of human potential and to transform one’s life in spectacular ways.

After years of research and experimentation, the Gateway Experience was carefully crafted and refined in the laboratories at the Monroe Institute.Buy The Gateway Experience at

It is based upon the core program offered at the Monroe Institute, known as the Gateway Voyage®, which has been taught for the past thirty years.

The Gateway Voyage® is an extraordinary six day intensive that brings together all of the most advanced discoveries and technologies that were pioneered by Robert Monroe, one of the world’s greatest authorities into expanding human consciousness.

Taken directly from the Gateway Voyage®  program came the Gateway Experience® In-Home Training Course, which was whittled down from the full six days to about 22 hours and spread over 18 CD’s.

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The 18 CD’s are also segmented into Waves, where each wave is comprised of 3 CD’s that can be worked into a listener’s schedule incrementally:

Wave I – Discovery ($99.00)

Wave II – Threshold ($99.00)

Wave III – Freedom ($99.00)

Wave IV – Adventure ($99.00)

Wave V – Exploring Focus 15 ($99.00)

Wave VI – Odyssey ($99.00)


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Sleepsonic Headphones-in-a-Pillow Systems

Sleepsonic Stereo Speaker Pillow - Learn MoreWith that much material included on the Gateway Experience® set, it is most beneficial to use tools to help optimize your listening experience while working with this amazing audio technology.

Many people do not have problems using a pair of high quality digital stereo headphones. However, more and more people find it cumbersome to have a closed earcup on their heads especially during the night.

That’s where the state-of-the-art Sleepsonic® Headphones in a Pillow becomes the perfect complement to enhance your comprehension and absorption of all of the exercises with the Gateway Experience®.

Developed by two entrepreneurial and inventive minds the inventors of Sleepsonic® first created the pillows for their own personal explorations while using the Gateway Experience CD set.

The Sleepsonic® Pillow Headphones has been tested and refined to provide the most comfort and ease when working with the Gateway Experience® recordings. Sleepsonic was created as an effective alternative to bulky headphones or earbud inserts that can have detrimental effects to a healthy hearing condition.

Today, Sleepsonic® is offered as an accessory to participants at the Monroe Institute. It is also offered in the Monroe Products catalog and website as an effective alternative tool while listening to Hemi-Sync® audio programs and Metamusic while in bed. Sleepsonic® has gained popularity not only to lucid dream and consciousness explorers, but also to those with sleep problems such as insomnia, tinnitus and sleep apnea.

The Sleepsonic® is a pair of digital stereo headphones embedded in a custom designed pillow. Its gold plated male connector easily plugs into your stereo, CD player, mp3 player or computer headphone jack.

You will rest in maximum comfort on a high quality foam pillow, coupled with a pair of highend, digital stereo headphones speakers with Innovative Sound Delivery™ design that you will find conveniently placed to either side of your head.

As you lie back and place your head on your Sleepsonic®, you will feel relaxed while allowing the Gateway Experience® exercises take you on an extraordinary journey! Sleepsonic® allows you to move your head from side to side without the discomfort of regular headphones or earbuds. You still get the benefit, since the brain has the capacity to hear the lowest frequency possible.

The Sleepsonic® Pillow comes in three sizes: Mini, Regular Size. You also can choose several different fabric covers including: Brocade Quilt or the natural Cotton Quilt. Mini-pillows come with either Organic Sherpa cotton or plain cotton pillowcases.

As a Special Offer, has the Gateway Experience Package with a Free Eyemask (A $19.95 value), which  includes the Gateway Experience Series Set, plus a Sleepsonic®  Eyemask for just $399.00! .

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Overcoming Fear While OOB – The Final Part

OOBIn the previous part, Karen wrote about how to deal with negative entities while you are OOB. This final part talks about some of the great resources she recommends to help you along the way.

Resources for the OOB Experience – The Path Already Trod

To help overcome your fears, I recommend reading and learning about the astral realms and OOB travel. (Good sites/books are recommended on my blog or email me for suggestions.) In this way, it will help impress upon your subconscious to give you NO DOUBT whatsoever that you CANNOT be harmed in the astral!! Remember, any fear stops OOBEs, as you will not be allowed to continue with them – as it will only cause more ‘fearful’ constructs.

A great resource for information is William Buhlman’s website and books. Under “Questions and Benefits,” someone asks him about fear and he recommends affirmations and offers advice on overcoming various fears individuals have about going OOB.

In his workshops, William Buhlman tells us that we are more protected than we think. We are also more than what we are, a multidimensional being, just as Jurgen Ziewe described in his book, Multidimensional Man, another great book about learning lessons out of body.

Robert Monroe and his books, along with this Gateway Experience website, offers many articles and enlightened reading for those who seek more knowledge about out of body travel.

Ultimately, though, every individual is different…and not knowing individual backgrounds and belief systems, I can’t tell you how best to proceed. My answer to is to go with what ‘feels right’…and you can’t go wrong!

Controlling Your Emotions – The Secret to Success While OOB!

In summary, a key aspect to successfully navigating the astral realm is to learn to have complete control over your emotions – ANY emotion except for loving energy is to be kept in check. It is not easy, but with practice you CAN do it! Be confident, unemotional, affirm your intentions, and surround yourself with white light protection or whatever works for you will all make for a very successful experience.

You are a soul, just as others are souls, immortal and with the same powers. So if you are afraid to meet entities, KNOW that you are also an entity, and nothing can be stronger than you. Do not give away your control by offering them fear. It is true that many negative encounters are merely an energy representation of our own inner fear based thoughts, as William Buhlman describes it.

I agree with him that learning to journey out of body can be a highly effective way to confront and resolve our inner fears and blocks, as facing our problems or fears and taking control is the most effective way to overcome and eliminate them.

KNOW that you are safe and protected at all times, and act as if you are NOT afraid. This is an effective tool for all aspects of our lives, if we want to change a behavior, we only have to act as if we have already changed it…and then we can claim it. Practicing this in our ‘real life’ situations prepares you for making the changes you need to guide to you successful OOB experiences!

Karen’s blog for lots more of this is: