I haven't read most of this discussion, just want to share a way how to prove OBEs. This comes from Robert Bruce's book "Astral Dynamics" (The best book about AP that I've read, although it's without the spiritual stuff and a bit scientific, just pure metaphysics and empirical), page 28.
The method is fairly simple:
Take a deck of cards, shuffle it, take a random card from it, do not look at it and tape it on a window, facing outward.
Now, when you project out of your body, fly through the window and look at it. That's it.
1. Your phyiscal body should be at least 6 meters away from the card
2. DO NOT TRY TO GUESS THE CARD, otherwise it will manifest in the outer reality and you will see the card that you've guessed. Thoughts manifest quite quickly in the astral dimension.
3. Glance at the card only briefly and immediately return to your body while repeating it's name
4. To make this work you of course have to project as close to the physical reality as possible
Personally, I didn't have a chance to do this test, as I've projected from my body only once and I was a bit scared so I didn't try any cool stuff. Actually I thought that I was sleepwalking
, regardless the fact that I've been studying this phenomena thoroughly and projected on purpose - it was just too real. It took me only a few months to experience that projection, but I was lucky - so be open minded about it, it's not that hard to experience it.
Now I know the proper technics and dynamics (
) of the projection, but don't have much time for it.
I can recommend the book Astral Dynamics to anyone who wants to project out of body, it's written very well. You will be able to relax deeply and work with your energy too. His NEW - New Energy Ways system is pretty effective.