© copyright Alfred
Ballabene, Vienna, 2000
[This article is posted with the express permission of the author.]
Here in this short article are not brought hindrances and how to master them.
This article is written for those who never have entered a deeper state with
pre-state symptoms like images, sounds, vibrations etc. It's for those who
desire OBEs but have the feeling to be led by misfortune at this aspect.
|"I have studied several other methods and have tried them out
but they wont work. Is astral projection only for some people. I seem to
be stuck and was wondering if you may help me out a little with some
There truly exists a disposition for astral projection. It is similar
to painting or other arts. You can be born with good dispositions and
performing in the art seems to run an easy way. But if you have no
disposition, you can learn this art nevertheless, it only needs some
"I'VE TRIED TO ACHIEVE OBEs FOR MANY YEARS WITHOUT
Let you know that I think that astral projections are very difficult
to me, no method brought success,
"GOD DOES NOT ALLOW IT TO ME"
("HE TRATADO DE HACERLO POR VARIOS AÑOS,
SIN TENER UN RESULTADO SOLIDO" Sabes alfredo, creo que las salidas
astrales se estan poniendo mas dificiles para mi, debido a que
ciertamente no he podido dar con un metodo, y que "DIOS NO ME LO
I am sure God likes you.
If anyone goes along a frequented street, he/she never would find a
treasure! This needs to go aside the routes and to search. And if you
search, you never find the (spiritual) treasure in the first instance,
it needs time. You never know of which manner the treasure will be,
that's a secret (the secret of spiritual life).
Make your experiences first by achieving the hypnagogic state and
tell me what you have seen.
In my respond to the first letter you have read, that as far as I believe OBEs
may be difficult for one or the other. This may be because of different
reasons. May be one of the reasons is a missing disposition. Mostly, however;
the cause for this failure is of other origin like:
fear to face the subconscious
There are many possibilities to counteract these hindrances.
1) First I would recommend to learn how to achieve a good relaxation, by
means of autogen training. Even to take a hypnotic session to learn how to
come to deep relaxation will be a very useful task.
2) For the second I would recommend to explore the hypnagogic state, the
state between sleep and awakeness.
Try following exercises - they do not fit directly for astral projection, but
it trains your subconsciousness and the kind of awareness which you need for
astral projection. Let me remark that in astral projecting you are at the
border between sleep and daytime awareness - and keeping your inner awareness
at that border can be trained. For instance in such a way:
Before falling asleep, or in the short phases of being awake in the night,
or in the early morning when you still stay in bed at the weekend, or when you
are taking a nap in the daytime, then direct your awareness at the inner
images you may see from time to time (the state is called hypnagogic state).
There is nothing additional to do as to keep your awareness at these inner
visions. By the time you will get a feeling for these processes. Then you have
managed a first step for astral projecting.
Alfred Ballabene, Vienna,
Austria, Europe, 2000
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