OOBE resources

Brian_the_bard

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#1
Robert Monroe - Far Journeys PDF

"What is the out-of-body experience? For those who have not encountered the subject as yet, an out-of-body experience (OOBE) is a condition where you find yourself outside of your physical body, fully conscious and able to perceive and act as if you were functioning physically—with several exceptions. You can move through space (and time?) slowly or apparently somewhere beyond the speed of light. You can observe, participate in events, make willful decisions based upon what you perceive and do. You can move through physical matter such as walls, steel plates, concrete, earth, oceans, air, even atomic radiation without effort or effect. You can go into an adjoining room without bothering to open the door. You can visit a friend three thousand miles away. You can explore the moon, the solar system, and the galaxy if these interest you. Or—you can enter other reality systems only dimly perceived and theorized by our time/space consciousness"

Monroe's Technique


Robert Monroe - Journeys Out Of The Body PDF
 
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Brian_the_bard

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#3
Brian,

Have you managed to have an OOBE - if you have, please tell us about your experience(s).

David
Not deliberately but I mentioned this one in the lucid dreaming thread.

I had a spontaneous OBE once. I woke up and I could feel my arms supporting my head as is usual when I lie on my front, but when I "opened my eyes" I found myself floating along a country lane looking down at a woman who I imagined had an early start at work. It was dark, but when I looked at some distant trees, they appeared to be in daylight. Suddenly I got scared and woke up. I still keep trying to rationalize the experience but it was too real to be just a dream!
 

Brian_the_bard

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#4
The Ultimate Guide To Astral Projection And Out Of Body Experiences
This looks to me like a good site!

"Some people are skeptical if OBEs are real or are a just a “trick of the mind.” You can debate about this all day but the point is to try to experience it for yourself and come up with your own answers. Whether it’s “real” or not doesn’t matter. What matters is that you definitely experience something completely extraordinary. It will leave you questioning everything you thought was possible."
 
#5
The Ultimate Guide To Astral Projection And Out Of Body Experiences
This looks to me like a good site!

"Some people are skeptical if OBEs are real or are a just a “trick of the mind.” You can debate about this all day but the point is to try to experience it for yourself and come up with your own answers. Whether it’s “real” or not doesn’t matter. What matters is that you definitely experience something completely extraordinary. It will leave you questioning everything you thought was possible."
That seems like a great guide on how to have one, Thanks very much for posting that here.
 

Brian_the_bard

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#7
The Phase free PDF
A practical guidebook for lucid dreaming and out of body experiences.

"As regards sensory perception of the phenomenon itself, this is not a mere visualization exercise. Reality itself is but a dull daydream in comparison to the phase state! You won't feel your physical body on the bed there, and all of your senses will be fully immersed in a new world of perception. You can touch and behold anything, walk and fly, eat and drink, feel pain and pleasure, and much, much more. And all this with even more realism and lucidness of perception than daily life! This is the reason many novices experience shock - or even mortal fear - upon entering this state. It's a true parallel world in terms of perception."


https://perfumedskull.com/2016/01/17/science-explaining-or-science-splaining-neurologists-take-on-sleep-paralysis-oobes-and-demon-dominatrices/
"I appreciate Jalal’s emphasis on the role of ‘cultural priming’ to understand how socialization and preexisting expectations will shape a person’s experience of neurological phenomena, but it seems like cultural priming is just as much to blame for how this science writer has framed what’s really going on with these spooky phenomena as well. If I have to resort to anthropomorphizing my nervous system in line with parochial cultural cliches to explain a cultural phenomenon scientifically, then to what extent (and by what means) is my explanation any more or less enlightening/desirable for understanding the relationship between consciousness and reality than saying ‘a spirit from another realm came in the night and pressed down upon me’?"


http://www.dailygrail.com/Mind-Mysteries/2015/5/Science-Claims-OBEs-Solved-Yet-Again-Is-It-Really
"But there is a very important part of this study that’s being misrepresented by news outlets, specifically by Live Science.

In order to achieve a brain-state in their tests subjects that can be thought of as similar to that which is present during an OBE, the researchers had to create a perceptual illusion using cameras and mirrors, which caused the subject to perceive their body in abnormal spatial orientations. Admittedly, that seems logically similar to what OBE reporters claim to be their experience. However, these researchers, and those reporting their findings are glossing over the very real and very important assumption that lies at the heart of that similarity.

Is the brain activity associated with the induced illusion of an abnormal spatial orientation the same as the brain activity of someone who is undergoing an Out-of-Body Experience? It’s conceivable that they are, but that connection has not been proven by this paper.

To make matters worse, the Live Science writer in question didn’t even provide a direct link to the paper in question so that readers could, and would be encouraged to, go look at the results themselves, rather than taking that one writer’s word for it."

 
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Brian_the_bard

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#8
http://www.esolibris.com/articles/astral_projection/obe_experience_01.php
"By employing a more updated ontological model and scientific paradigm for research, scientists can investigate the existence of nonphysical dimensions, employing a variety of methods that include the analysis of detailed, consensual information from accounts of personal experiences of lucid OOBEs. Experimental research conducted by a number of scientific organisations further corroborates the reality of the OOBE phenomenon.

In light of this knowledge, the objective of this article is to detail further why the OOBE is such an important tool, underscore that the OOBE is a universal phenomenon well within the capabilities of every human being, explain some facts about the OOBE based on decades of accumulated research, and demonstrate why we cannot afford to keep thinking of this natural, universal, long-acknowledged phenomenon as odd or extreme"
 
#9
The Ultimate Guide To Astral Projection And Out Of Body Experiences
This looks to me like a good site!

"Some people are skeptical if OBEs are real or are a just a “trick of the mind.” You can debate about this all day but the point is to try to experience it for yourself and come up with your own answers. Whether it’s “real” or not doesn’t matter. What matters is that you definitely experience something completely extraordinary. It will leave you questioning everything you thought was possible."
This is basically how I do it, I use Galantamine though to increase awareness. I've experienced a lot bizarre and amazing things.
 
#11
As I no doubt mention too often, I think I've read most western books written on the subjects of OBE, astral projection and lucid dreaming pre 2005 (and many since too, just out of curiosity!). Thinking back, I would probably say these were my 2 favourites specifically from an OBE/astral projection angle not lucid dreaming (though no doubt I've forgotten some gems that should make this a list of 3 or more!):

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Astral-Projection-Workbook-Out-body/dp/0850308119/
J H Brennan, The Astral Projection Workbook

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Leaving-Body-Step-Step-Body-x/dp/0135280265/
D Scott Rogo, Leaving the Body, A Complete Guide to Astral Projection

These are probably most memorable because they both present a wide variety of techniques completely unrelated methodologically, so each chapter is fascinating "anew"!. As I grew older, I delved into particular techniques in more depth in more specialist books - but these "beginner" books are most etched into my memory.

I think also that practicing a "complex" of techniques drastically increases the likely of "success", from experience I would say there is a "compound" effect, and the more "mystical" practices one does, the more one becomes "accident prone" to a wide variety of altered states/visions/obes/astral travel/lucid dreams etc, and it is sometimes quite spontaneous, not always during a formal practice/technique.

Anyway, these 2 books above should be enough for anyone to get a fairly good and well-rounded grasp of the general types of techniques available.
 

Brian_the_bard

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#12
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/aug/02/my-out-of-body-experience
http://www.robertpeterson.org/amazon-interview.html
http://www.the-line-up.com/7-people...hat-completely-changed-their-outlook-on-life/
http://prestondennett.weebly.com/out-of-body-exploring.html

"In the classic style of Robert Monroe, Bruce Moen and other advanced astral
travelers, Dennett has explored and charted distant areas of the astral plane. More
than an adventure story, the book is also a guidebook to the Other Side. It presents
methods on how to initiate an out-of-body experience, how to maintain the fragile
state of consciousness and how to improve out-of-body vision and movement. And
finally the book provides a list of exciting and unique experiments you can do once
you have your own out-of-body experience. After reading this book, your
conception of the Afterlife will never be the same."

OBE Research Foundation
 
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