Following on from last week’s spiritual exercise – which was pronouncing the mantra Om – this week’s featured spiritual exercise again comes from a Hindu sacred text, but describes how this most famous mantra Om can also be used for astral projection. Mantras are one of the main techniques for astral projection, as they can both stimulate chakras that help with the astral split and help to focus the mind, which needs to be concentrated for most out-of-body experience techniques to work. Here are some tips for succeeding with astral projection – all the best with it this week!
The ancient Hindu text the Mahabharata describes a mantra exercise that can be used for astral projection:
“Casting off (this) body, he who departeth, stopping up all the doors, confining the mind within the heart, placing his own life-breath called Prana between the eye-brows, resting on continued meditation, uttering this one syllable Om which is Brahman, and thinking of me, attaineth to the highest goal.”
~ The Mahabharata, Book 6: Bhishma Parva: Bhagavat-Gita Parva: Section XXXII (Translation by K.M. Ganguli)
This practice can be carried out at the time of going to sleep. Lie down in a comfortable position, allow your body to relax, and then imagine the energy of the breath between your eye brows. Chant the mantra Om out loud a few times and then continue internally, let the vibration of the mantra resound within your heart, chanting until the astral split takes place.
The passage highlights the need for the practice to be done from the heart and without being distracted by any other thoughts or external sensory perceptions (i.e. it must be done with undivided attention).