Here is where I like to distinguish between astral projection and out of body experience.
I'm not sure how the rest of the experts define these, but in my world, an out of body experience is when you separate your astral body and physical body but you remain floating around the earth plane. This happens to people during surgery where they float above their body and watch the surgery.
In an astral projection you move your astral body to another plane of existence. It's not like Earth.
In either case I wouldn't say you can make things like in a lucid dream. You are a visitor in another plane, it's not all under your control. However you have access to abilities there that you do not have here. Read my articles on astral projection on my blog for more information.
Erin Pavlina, Intuitive Counselor
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