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tushar panda wrote:Is anyone over here interested in astral projection .
Astral Projection is the new fangled name.
Initially it was called tuning out, and students, husbands, employees have been successfully practicing it for ages, as and when required.
I have been told it is most useful for husbands.
What you do what you sleep, I would just call that "dreaming" instead of "astral projection". I don't know what your definition of "astral projection" is - I'm going with the definition in the Skeptic's Dictionary.
Astral projection is a type of out-of-body experience (OBE) in which the astral body leaves its other six bodies and journeys far and wide to anywhere in the universe. The notion that we have seven bodies (one for each of the seven planes of reality) is a teaching of theosophist Madame Blavatsky. On its trips, the astral body perceives other astral bodies rather than their physical, etheric, emotional, spiritual, etc. bodies.
The astral body is one of seven bodies each of us has, according to Madame Blavatsky. The astral body is the seat of feeling and desire and has an aura. How the physical body and the other alleged bodies interact is unknown, but it is said to be by some sort of occult force. The astral body is said to be capable of leaving the other bodies for an out-of-body experience known as astral projection.
The evidence for the existence of the astral body remains a mystery. There is no scientific evidence for such an entity. As James Randi says: the idea of an astral body "appears to satisfy most of the questions about dreaming, [life after] death, or hallucination, without offering any proof or appeal other than the convenience of such an invention and the resulting lack of requirement for applied thought and/or research."
In other words, this is some mystical, new age thing, for which there is no scientific evidence that it exists in the real world.