Astral projection is the sense of being outside the body, able to watch your own body while you are conscious of your existence apart from your physical body. Sometimes called an “out of the body experience,” astral projection is an altered state of consciousness that has been experienced by up to 8% of Americans, according to some studies.
The Dalai Lama has said that people can train their minds to experience astral projection, and many people have achieved this goal. It may be part of your religious observations, an aspect of higher consciousness development, or just a cool experience you want to try.
Some people practice astral projection in order to communicate with loved ones who have left the physical world and moved on to the spirit world. Others seek to attain a higher form of consciousness. You may even be a skeptic, wanting to try astral projection yourself to see whether people who claim this skill are describing their experience accurately.
There are many different methods of achieving astral projection, most involving relaxation, meditation, visualization, or self-hypnosis. Teachers of astral projection methods acknowledge that the techniques require intense concentration and practice.
Whatever method you choose for inducing the out of body experience, it will be enhanced by the use of binaural beats. The binaural beats used for astral projection induce Theta and Delta waves in the brain. These are the same frequencies that have been identified in the brains of people experiencing astral projection in research studies. Tuning your brain into these wave frequencies makes it easier to enter the state of astral projection.
How does it work?
When you listen to one frequency through one ear and another frequency through the other, your brain automatically tunes itself to the frequency that brings the two tones together into an apparent rhythm. Binaural beats for astral projection induce theta waves, the deep relaxing brainwaves associated with dreaming, creativity, and intense emotions. They also can induce delta waves, the brainwaves associated with deep sleep beyond dreaming.
Delta waves aren’t usually available to us in a waking state. Delta waves are the slowest of all brainwaves, the waves associated with deepest meditation as well as with deep sleep. Binaural beats make these slower waves available to you through the natural tuning of the brainwaves to these frequencies. You don’t have to work at relaxing or consciously make efforts to slow your brain; the binaural beats cause your brain to tune itself to the appropriate frequencies.
This tuning simply makes your brain more receptive to any astral projection technique you choose to practice.
Is it safe?
Binaural beats are known for inducing an altered state of consciousness, but they are quite safe. There is no danger in using binaural beats. The sounds gently induce completely natural responses in the brain.
Astral projection itself is also safe. It can be an odd sensation, different from your usual experience, but again there is no danger involved. Astral projection has been a part of many spiritual traditions since the time of Ancient China and Ancient Egypt. From the spiritual traditions of India to the “soul journey” of the Amazon, astral projection has been described in sacred texts and included in numerous spiritual practices.
For centuries, astral projection has been encouraged as a means of increased knowledge and enlightenment. It has, however, generally been considered a sign of a higher consciousness, greater spirituality, and a very special ability. People have spent years striving to achieve this special way of knowing the universe.
The use of binaural beats simply makes this experience accessible to more people.