Hmmm...what was the question again? Oh yeah:
Originally Posted by RandomJohn
I have a question for the experienced lucid dreamers or astral projecters...Has anyone ever used lucid dreaming to induce an out of body experience or astral projection (or had it spontaneously happen)? I'm curious to hear of your experiences with this.
I hardly count myself experienced in this area, however I have had some interesting experiences that I don't fully understand yet. I have on occasion found myself "popping" out of a lucid dream into what I think is an astral projection. The assertion is that dreams take place in the astral, so I think what that means is awareness exits the dream state where it is synthesizing an environment and into some locale in the astral.
What's interesting and what leads me to believe these are not a dream environment is that my level of lucidity seems to increase once that shift occurs.
I haven't learned to do it consistently, so as far as I'm concerned the jury is still out. I follow the approach of questioning; that wondering if something is real is the first step to understanding.