The Astral can be visited consciously through astral projection, meditation, out of body experience, lucid dreaming, or other means. Individuals separate their consciousness in the astral from their physical body using various methods. The astral dimension is also thought of as a 6th sense or extra sensory perception. Psi phenomena including telepathy, PK, and precognition use another sense that has not been fully discovered or investigated.
Experiencers of near death and out of body describe being in a place that has no parallel to any known physical setting. The environment includes characteristics of lucid awareness, thought actions, unnatural or abstract things and events. There is a similarity between the characteristics of lucid dreams, astral projection, near-death, and out of body experiences. By linking these characteristics with Psychic phenomena including extra-sensory perception and psychokinesis, it creates new ways to investigate the phenomena.
Astral projection is an interpretation of an out of body experience in which the projector has intent on having this experience. The existence of an “astral body” or conscious awareness separate from the physical body occurs. Often the projector has the feeling of consciousness leaving the physical body to travel into the astral plane. The idea of astral travel is rooted in common worldwide religious accounts of the afterlife in which the consciousness moves onto the astral. The spiritual traveler leaves the physical body and travels in their astral body into ‘higher’ realms.
Accomplished travelers say they manage to wake their minds up while letting their bodies go to sleep peacefully. As you wake up, for a brief period your body is completely paralyzed and there might be a buzzing sound in your ears. Concentrate on vibrations and try to increase them to a higher level so that you attain the required energy to break free from your physical body.
Using sound tones, light, and consciousness one has the ability to make contact with extra-terrestrials. This can be a life altering experience to realize that we are not alone in the universe. An authentic ET experience in not an abduction but a willing and open contact with another conscious being that is aware we are attempting to make contact. A common feeling of a lucid dream state is reported in ET contacts as well.
A lucid dream is any dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming. Lucid dreaming is the ability to become know you are dreaming during the dream. In a lucid dream, the dreamer has greater chances to exert some degree of control over their participation within the dream and are able to manipulate their imaginary experiences in the dream environment.
A lucid dream can begin in one of many ways. A dream-initiated lucid dream starts as a normal dream, and the dreamer eventually concludes it is a dream. A wake-initiated lucid dream occurs when the dreamer goes from a normal waking state directly into a dream state, with no lapse in consciousness. The wake-initiated lucid dream occurs when the sleeper enters REM sleep with self-awareness from the waking state.
Throughout time though dreams were considered les and less important and by-products of psychological conditions. In the turn of the 20th-century dreams were reinvigorated by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. They both looked were devoted to dream analysis and interpretation. Jung, an avid dreamer himself, wrote essays on topics such as telepathy, precognition, and psychic powers.
ESP or Extra-Sensory Perception is the acquisition of information about or response to an external event, or object, or influence. The information could be physical or mental, and from the past, present, or future. The receptive aspect of psi is seemingly the paranormal receptive of information from the environment (Telepathy & Clairvoyance). The expressive aspect in which the mind influences the structure of a physical system in an environment (PK). ESP could be accommodated by extending the philosophical framework of science.
Telepathy – the awareness of information or emotions from another mind.
Clairvoyance- The ability to perceive objects or events without the use of the “normal” senses or logic.
Precognition- the ability to receive information about objects or events from the future.
Remote viewing studies deal with information received from a target object or locations. The information is channeled from the target to a receiver. Viewers can pick up information from a distant location while in a light, relaxed state and allowing the information to flow in. The remote viewer may provide evidence about a target that is concealed from physical interpretation and parted at a distance. Remote viewers practice various styles (SRV & CRV) to collect the information of a target. Remote viewing is typically tested under visionless circumstances, in which the remote viewer must know nothing about the object when testing. These studies have also uncovered a difficulty in the connection and what psi phenomena it relates to.