Originally Posted by Will Richards
I have found over the years that there is a lot of BS spoken about this natural phenomena. There are three ways to check if you are astral travelling or in some fantasy. The first is that everything you see is vivid colour and the second is that there is a silver cord connecting your projected self back to your body. Also, you will feel a sucking kind of sensation as you return to your body.
The silver cord phenomena has been mentioned a lot in some books but I'm not sure if it has any basis in fact. I've heard to look for it when projecting but I have never seen it , and the modern cases that I've read don't mention it at all. When I have seperated from my body, as the edges of my lighter body passes through the physical one I can feel the blood moving through the veins and arteries, very warm and wet. Its really disturbing but completely amazing.