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APREAD.TXT ASTRAL PROJECTION/OOBE CLASS CONDUCTED ON THE COMPUSERVE NEWAGE FORUM BY DONALD J. DEGRACIA COPYRIGHT 1994 ************************************************************************ README FILE AND INSTRUCTIONS ************************************************************************ ------------ INTRODUCTION ------------ You are now reading the README file which accompanys 15 other files (AP_01.txt - AP_15.txt). These files contain relatively comprehensive lessons on how to achieve astral projections/OOBEs. These files were written as notes for an on-line class I gave in the New Age forum on CompuServe during May and June of 1994. If you are reading this file, then you did NOT obtain this package from CompuServe's New Age forum. What you are reading is the version I have released everywhere else in cyberspace. The only difference between this package and the original class notes is this README file. The text in AP_01.TXT through AP_15.TXT is unchanged. I am releasing these notes to the Public Domain essentially as a free book on how to astral project. Please note however that all of the material is copyrighted. I hope you will find this material useful and enjoyable. I have stressed a practical approach to inducing astral projections/OOBEs while at the same time trying to provide a reasonable balance between differing views of this phenomena. ------------ INSTRUCTIONS ------------ There's really not much to say. If you are reading this file, then you have already unziped the archive DO_OBE.ZIP. The reason for packaging this material as 15 relatively small ASCII files is so that you can easily read these files using the DOS EDIT program or Windows Notepad. The files are sequentially numbered and all you have to do is read them in sequence! At the end of this README file is the table of contents. You may want to keep these 16 files in their own subdirectory. ------------ DISTRIBUTION ------------ Please feel free to upload DO-OBE.ZIP to your favorite BBS or FTP sites. Do NOT upload the individual files. Distribute only the full archive. Thanks. --------------------- CONTACTING THE AUTHOR --------------------- I can be reached at the following e-mail addresses: CompuServe: 72662,1335 (72662.1335@compuserve.com) [PREFERED] CompuServe: 71331,3516 (71331.3516@compuserve.com) [Rarely used] Internet: ddegrac@cms.cc.wayne.edu [Very rarely used] If you send me e-mail and do not hear from me within a few days, try one of the alternative addresses listed here. Please feel free to write me with questions, comments, criticisms or anything else. I will try my best to give a quick reply back to any mail I receive. ---------------- ABOUT THE AUTHOR ---------------- Since 1987, Donald DeGracia has had numerous out-of-body experiences. He is an avid student of occultism, science, history, social science, and philosophy. His whole orientation towards the OOBE involves a point of view that seeks to synthesize scientific and occult knowledge. Donald has a Bachelors of Science degree in chemistry, and is currently obtaining a Ph.D. in physiology. He presently works as a biochemical researcher in the field of cerebral ischemia and reperfusion, and has published a number of papers in this area. Donald and his lovely wife Kathy are currently situated in Detroit, MI. -------------- Special Thanks -------------- Special thanks goes to my wonderful wife Kathy, who had the patience and excellent grammar skills to proof and edit these notes. Thanks also goes out to Jeff Wiley, a fellow traveler/dreamer for his helpful suggestions, and to Rilla Muldon for giving me the impetus to write these notes. ------------------------------ DETAILED LIST OF FILE CONTENTS ------------------------------ 1. AP_01.TXT [FILE 1] WHAT IS ASTRAL PROJECTION? PART 1 Introduction 1. What Is Astral Projection? 2. Different views of astral projections. A. Occult views 2. AP_02.TXT [FILE 2] WHAT IS ASTRAL PROJECTION? PART 2 A. Occult Views (continued from file 1) i. Occult Anatomy B. Scientific Views i. Parapsychology - OOBEs ii. Psychology - Lucid Dreaming 3. AP_03.TXT [FILE 3] WHAT IS ASTRAL PROJECTION? PART 3 3. Tying It All Together 4. Radio Station theory of consciousness - The Subplanes 5. Mystical view of consciousness 4. AP_04.TXT [FILE 4] HOW TO ASTRAL PROJECT - PART 1 1. USING DREAMS AS A SPRINGBOARD FOR ASTRAL PROJECTING 5. AP_05.TXT [FILE 5] HOW TO ASTRAL PROJECT - PART 2 2. TRANCE METHODS A. PUTTING YOURSELF INTO A TRANCE i. Hypnogogic Imagery ii. Kinesthetic Sensation 6. AP_06.TXT [FILE 6] HOW TO ASTRAL PROJECT - PART 3 3. Don's Actual Experiences On The Border Between Waking And Projecting 4. Other Techniques For Getting Out Of Body A. Visualization Methods B. Drugs, Tapes And Other Devices 7. AP_07.TXT [FILE 7]1. IN THE OOBE REALM - PART 1 1. Describing OOBEs with words 2. The State Of Your Mind In The OOBE State 3. The OOBE world: objective or subjective? 4. The Dweller at the Threshold 8. AP_08.TXT [FILE 8] IN THE OOBE REALM - PART 2 5. Things You Can Do There That You Can't Do Here A. Moving, Flying and the "Wind" B. Moving through walls C. Exercising psychic powers 9. AP_09.TXT [FILE 9] IN THE OOBE REALM - PART 3 C. Exercising psychic powers (continued from FILE 8) 6. Places you can go: Sights and vistas A. Life in the void B. Life on the planes i. The Lower Realms ii. The Middle Realms 10. AP_10.TXT [FILE 10] IN THE OOBE REALM - PART 4 ii. The Middle Realms (continued from FILE 9) iii. The Higher Realms iv. The Surreal Regions 11. AP_11.TXT [FILE 11] IN THE OOBE REALM - PART 5 7. Things And People You Meet A. Nonhuman Denizens Of The Planes 12. AP_12.TXT [FILE 12] IN THE OOBE REALM - PART 6 B. Meeting People: Dead Verses Dreamers i. The Character of People In OOBEs 13. AP_13.TXT [FILE 13] IN THE OOBE REALM - PART 7 B. Meeting People (continued from FILE 12) 14. AP_14.TXT [FILE 14] IN THE OOBE REALM - PART 8 8. Getting into trouble 9. Waking up - Returning Back To The Physical Realm 10. Astrology and OOBEs 11. Wrapping it all up A. Review. B. OOBEs: Subjective Or Objective? C. Maya and Buddhi 15. AP_15.TXT [FILE 15] ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY-Recommended Reading List ----------------------------------------------------------------------- END OF README FILE.


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