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|07-17-2011, 06:55 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Possible Accidental Astral Projection Experience During Self-hypnosis?
I have never talked to anyone about this before, and I know I shouldn’t feel embarrassed but I am. My whole life I have felt that if I told people some of the things that have happened to me that I would be regarded as crazy. I am just really curious about the experiences I have had and want to get some feedback on it. Let me give you a little bit of background info:
As far back as I can remember dreaming, I have been able to have lucid dreams. There were times in my life where I had many of them, and they were almost annoying because I would consistently wake up and have trouble getting back to sleep. At first I would wake up almost instantly, but slowly I began to get more control. I finally was able to balance in between getting caught up in the emotion of the dream and forgetting I was dreaming and losing control, or changing things to rapidly and waking up. I am now able to make great changes in dreams and it is magnificent. I haven’t had one in about a year though- mainly because I am in nursing school (very stressful) and my dreams are usually about my studies. Also- when I don’t lucid dream, my dreams are strange, they can be very vivid and very long, almost like whole lifetimes. Sometimes it is hard to adjust because the dreams are so life-like, I wake up and just want to go back to sleep, go back to the other life.
When I was younger a friend of mine wanted to try hypnotism on me. We practiced an exercise where I was to imagine an orb flowing over me and absorbing in my negative energy. When she did this to me, I felt a pleasant tingle on my feet, which gradually got stronger, followed by my legs, arms and torso, and when It got to my head suddenly the room started spinning, as if I had too much to drink (although I was 14 I hadn’t even tasted alcohol yet). I began to feel very anxious and wanted it to stop, and it did, but I felt very strange as if.. Well I really don’t know how to describe it. I was very scared and promised myself I would never try hypnotism again.
A few years ago I had a psychology professor who was studying hypnotism. She offered to hypnotize any of us if we were interested. I had a lot of trouble sleeping so I asked her to teach me a self-hypnosis method that might help me sleep.
The beginning of the hypnotism was very cheesy, babbling brook kind of stuff, but then it started to work.. I was very relaxed, almost sleeping which would never happen to me (very picky sleeper) on a hard school desk. I felt as if I lost consciousness, but then it happened again! I began to get those tinglys (I really thought they were cool) but the spinning happened and it scared me. I told myself to relax, that it was just what hypnotism felt like.
Maybe I was hypnotized, but I remember every bit of it. I was in a heightened state of awareness, it felt very strange. I could feel and hear everything it seemed and vibrations were running through me. I didn’t move though, I never saw my body, actually I can’t remember if I saw anything. After a minute or so of this I did feel a bit anxious and wanted to stop it. Suddenly I snapped out of it and it was before the professor was even finished.
I thought it worked great! I was excited to try it out. I tried it the next time I woke up in the night, and I had what I thought were awake dreams. I was lying in bed, with my eyes open, and saw hallucinations. I thought I was half dreaming. It was bizarre, but it only lasted a few seconds.
I was a little nervous about having another “wake dream” experience so I waited a while before trying it again. This time I adapted a little from what the teacher did and a little from the original hypnotism my friend did to me. It was early in the morning, maybe 6am, but I wanted to sleep in, but couldn't because it was very bright in my room. I tried it again. I seemed to fall asleep but then something woke me up suddenly. It was happening and it was super strong and very unpleasant. The room was spinning, my body was numb. I had this feeling of doom and I could see my arms and legs, but I was looking at my ceiling.
*For the following please note, I may have been dreaming* There was a demon there. I cannot tell you how I know this, but it wanted me. It was very vivid. I was spinning and numb and paralyzed with fear. It was laughing at how scared I was- It was enjoying this, although I could not see the being, I was able to see, I could feel it, it was above me, showing me words and symbols and things to scare me, and I tried to look away but it would go wherever I looked. I wanted to wake up, but I couldn’t, and I thought it was going to kill me. It felt like I was being attacked, but not in a painful way. I tried to reach my hand over and hit the bar on my bed to wake up my mom and have her wake me up, but it wasn’t working, if felt like I moved, but the bed made no noise. This went on for at least five minutes. I could not leave and I could not escape this thing. When I did wake up, it wasn’t like waking up from sleep. I didn’t open my eyes- it just ended, I could move, and I felt as if a weight had been lifted from me.
At first I thought it was sleep paralysis, but that wouldn’t last for five minutes, and I saw things, hallucinations maybe? Was this a side effect from sloppy hypnotism? Was it all a dream and I just didn’t realize it? I never even heard of astral projection until last night. Does my ability to lucid dream have anything to do with this? Am I just crazy? If I am capable of Astral projection, what do I do when this happens and is that thing still going to attack me? Was it a demon? Can it possess me? *shudder*
Thank you whoever takes the time to read all this and answer my questions, I really appreciate it! Hopefully I can help you guys with lucid dreams!
Last edited by ModernArtemis; 07-17-2011 at 09:10 PM.
|08-07-2011, 04:29 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New Zealand
Hi, you might by now have researched the topic of astral projection a bit more. However I found your question while looking for astral projection methods myself. I've never been able to do it, spontaniously or on purpose and have been wanting to try it for ages. I found that nothing seemed to work until I found this course on how to do it. Here's the link http://www.med.wayne.edu/degracialab...ics/do_obe.pdf
This guy describes OOBE's or astral projection in great detail. He also says that both lucid dreams and astral projection is pretty much the same. After reading just the first 20 orso pages of this course I was able to have my first and 3 days later my second astral projection. I am now very keen to learn more and to be able to do OOBE's more often and at will. (So far I've only been able to do it after having had a good sleep first and waking up at 2am and while I'm still very relaxed to do the OOBE method that this guy explains. I was very conscious at the time of actually getting out of my physical body and then walking through walls or flying through the ceiling! Quite exhilarating!)
So, if you want to know more about astral projection I would highly recommend you read this course. It will help you understand what is going on, and will hopefully also help you feel less scared.
Oh and don't feel embarrassed about this. Like I said, I wish I had your ability to do this spontaniously. You're very lucky you can do this. From what I've read about people who have done lots of OOBE's it is the most exciting thing ever!
Hope this helps.
|08-07-2011, 05:03 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2010
In there books on astral projection Robert Monroe and William Buhlman astral project from self hypnosis with out intending to. They did not see a demon on there first trip out tho. This may of been a dream , the demon could of been a thought form created by you out of fear , a real demon , or just a bad dream. There are many books on a.p. and lots of info on the net , here is a link Astral Dynamics Down-Under Community desert rat
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