Traveling to other dimensions using one's finer astral body has
always intrigued man, as have levitation, invisibility, and time
travel. Throughout the 20th century, many fine books have been
written about these topics.
For over a quarter century, I have been fascinated by the Astral
World and the possibility of astral travel. My introduction to this
enticing subject came in the form of tattered old copies of
Robert Crookall's Astral Projection: A Record of Out-of-Body
Experiences and Case-book for Astral Projection.
My next encounter with astral projection was H. F. Prevost
Battersby's Man Outside Himself. As I continued reading
about astral projection and out-of-body experiences (OBE),
works by Fox, Muldoon, Powell, Smith, and "YRAM" cluttering my desk
Each book glimpsed into the astral world
and higher levels. I read time and time again how many had made
astral trips, bringing back words of encouragement, prophecy and
descriptions of exciting "worlds" beyond ours.
It soon became evident to both myself and colleagues that a newer,
easier and more reliable method of projecting out-of-body must be
developed, and a tutorial written, to assist first-time (and even
advanced) students on their quest. It was of utmost importance that
this work be written to answer students' questions and, furthermore,
to assist the seasoned researcher in conducting theoretical studies
and practical experiments. Therefore, an author of such a guide
should be well versed in the theory, practice and behavioral aspects
of such a multidimensional undertaking.
Each author, however, left me slightly empty - always expecting
more, but always getting less than I anticipated. Some works
provided a deep philosophical theory of astral travel with no
practical application. Others, though expertly written, gave some
practical applications but no logical theory backing up the author's
assumptions. Lastly, there were hundreds of books containing case
study after case study documenting people who suddenly, and without
apparent reason, experienced OBEs. Although descriptions were
meticulous, these guides contained nothing but a series of good and
intriguing stories. I longed for still more.
Finally in the early spring of 1996, I discovered Mr. Robert
Bruce's work on the Internet. In a series of constantly updated
articles, I realized he was introducing an excitingly innovative
approach to out-of-body projection and astral travel. An approach
which included sound yet radically different theory, detailed
practical experiments and, finally, individual case studies.
In these studies, the reader meets many
people who tried his new techniques and experiments and experienced
almost immediate results in projection. I also discovered, while
reading his on-line comments and correspondences, that Robert
meticulously tried and retested his experiments: going down many
blind alleys and often into some frightening situations, discovering
the best and safest avenue for the would-be projector.
cases, his journeys caused psychical and astral shock. In plain,
jargon-free descriptions, Robert lays bare his fears, hopes and
dreams. He also outlines many potential problems and practical
solutions awaiting the student of astral travel.
Over the months, I became an admirer of Robert's works and in
September 1996 began corresponding with this Australian mystic and
arcane experimenter. Robert, a true perfectionist, is constantly
fine-tuning his experiments and theories. In this latest endeavor,
Astral Dynamics, Robert takes his readers on a fascinating
mystical, scientific and arcane journey into the astral dimension
This wonderful book has the potential for allowing anyone,
regardless of spiritual or metaphysical training, to achieve a
conscious exit from their body and to travel through the various
levels of finer worlds. In an easily understood and well-illustrated
format, Robert slowly guides reader out of body and into this world
of wonder and excitement. Astral Dynamics consists of over five
years of constant revisions, experiments, research, and personal
insight. It is sad this book did not exist twenty-five years ago
when I started my quest.
My path would have been far less rocky
and my results and discoveries far more amazing if it had.
D. Ed., F.C.P., F.R.S.A.
This remarkable, invaluable book... I've never seen anything quite
like it. In one fascinating volume, Robert Bruce has gathered
together a personal narrative, a "how-to", a troubleshooting guide,
and a theoretical perspective on the nonphysical structure
underlying the strange and multidimensional life we all lead.
Whether you are a skeptic, a veteran astral projector, a newbie, or
an armchair traveler, there's treasure here.
I first came across Robert Bruce as a presence in an Internet
news group called alt.out-of-body ("out-of-body experience" is, of
course, the modern term for what used to be called astral
projection), so I recognized his name when he contacted us at
Hampton Roads to see if we would have an interest in publishing his
I said we would, but was unprepared for
the quality of the manuscript that he sent us, electronically, from
half a world away in Australia. It's in a class by itself. What he
says here rings true. In fact, it does a lot more than ring true. It
opens doors. Astral Dynamics provides the intelligent and motivated
reader with everything needed to put theory into practice.
The book's six parts may be read each on their own, but they have
been placed to build nicely one upon the other.
Part One, "Elements of Projection",
presents Robert's theory of what actually goes on when the
projectable double leaves the physical body. This in itself,
right out of the gate, is fascinating terrain. His theory of the
consequences of the mind-split that results from projection is
itself worth the price of the book.
Part Two, "NEW Energy Ways",
presents his stunningly practical method of raising energy and
awareness by using touch, which he calls Tactile Imaging. I have
tried this method on half a dozen people, selected more or less
at random, each of whom obtained the desired awareness within
seconds! And then, as if the new method of visualization weren't
enough, Robert proceeds to describe the nature and anatomy of
our energy bodies, a description firmly rooted in his own
Part Three, "Core Skills", builds on
this foundation, demonstrating how to succeed at the three tasks
that are essential to success in astral projection: deep
physical relaxation, taming the mind, and attaining the trance
Then part Four, "Projection Exit and
Technique", tells you what you need to know to stop reading
about astral projection and actually do it.
Part Five, "The Akashic Connection",
proceeds into the realm of the theoretical, not for the sake of
getting lost in theory, but in order to make sense of things
seen and heard. Particularly interesting is Robert's description
of the nature and meaning of what he calls the Akashic Pulse. As
to his description and analysis of the astral planes, the silver
cord, the etheric body, and the Akashic record - I doubt that
these have been equaled anywhere in the subject's extensive
modern literature. I am confident that they have not been
Finally, Robert's section on strange
astral phenomena takes on a few conundrums that are worth
exploring. Projection into higher realms; reality fluctuations;
astral noise; what Robert calls astral wildlife... he covers the
turf as it hasn't been covered to date.
And he does it so casually, in so
unpretentious a manner, his mood ranging from deepest awe to
casually joking, with all the range between.
If you have any interest at all in the subject of astral projection,
lucid dreaming - higher consciousness in general - you're going to
love this book. I predict that it will become a classic, read and
valued for many years to come.
Chairman, Hampton Roads Publishing
Other worlds and dimensions exist all around us, every minute of
every day, that very few people ever see or step into, even though
they believe or know them to be there. By picking up this book you
have taken your first step towards a level of understanding few
aspire to, let alone achieve.
For almost a decade now (at the time this book was released) I have
made myself available to the global Internet community as a free
consultant and adviser. In this time I have counseled, advised and
helped with an enormous variety of issues and problems, including
OBE, astral projection, clairvoyance and energetic development, to
name but a few.
You may be surprised to find that these
areas, while seemingly quite different, are all very closely
related. This service has been, and still is, a true labor of love
for me. It has given me a progressively increased understanding of
the real problem areas with these subjects, allowing me to use my
experience and inspirational abilities to find practical and
innovative solutions that really work.
In 1991, I stumbled upon the Internet and World Wide Web and
couldn't believe my luck. I had found an electronic medium which
allowed me to communicate my ideas to millions of people around the
world. I quickly became seriously involved with OBE and paranormal
related news-groups, and soon wrote a fairly disjointed but
comprehensive series of articles for them called "A Treatise on
Astral Projection". I made these freely available to the global
Internet community as I wrote them.
These articles were designed to answer questions I was continually
being asked, as well as to dispel many common misconceptions and
problems, as I saw them. The series rapidly grew to book length and
became extremely popular resource material. Over the years since,
through public interest and demand, I have written a far more
comprehensive and detailed work, Astral Dynamics - the book you are
now reading. This deals with all aspects of out-of-body operations,
and encapsulates my current knowledge on OBE.
My sole motivation for writing comes from a genuine desire to share
my knowledge with mankind. The primary goal has always been to
create a user-friendly, readable and useful tutorial, guide and
reference work for all who aspire to travel out of their bodies.
Other than in subject matter, Astral Dynamics bears virtually no
resemblance to the original series of articles. I took the
opportunity while writing this book to update and expand upon my
original theories, procedures and guidance, while answering some of
the more interesting questions posed to me over the years.
You now read the fruits of my ongoing
experience, exploration and seemingly endless problem solving.
The guidance offered within this book is largely drawn from my own
personal experience as an active hands-on mystic and backyard
metaphysical researcher-cum-mad-scientist, having practiced
conscious-exit OBE and related disciplines most of my life. Because
of this, you may notice a distinct lack of references to other
written material within this book. Unless referenced or otherwise
specified, everything within Astral Dynamics is my considered
opinion, based on my personal experience.
This unorthodox approach comes about simply because I rarely accept
partisan opinion, and never take anything at face value. I delight
in taking a fresh look at all things considered mystical,
metaphysical or paranormal. This approach has given my searching
mind a keen edge, allowing a far deeper understanding of these
things than would otherwise be possible. It also allows me something
I dearly love - the opportunity to discover!
Some of the theories, explanations, techniques and procedures given
within Astral Dynamics are completely new (some might kindly say
radical and inspirational) whilst others are logical improvements on
existing ones. All have been thoroughly road-tested by my many
volunteers and me, and all have been found to be safe and effective - provided that all cautions given are duly heeded. These are taught
in simple, progressive, easy-to-grasp stages, and are written in
plain English with many illustrations.
And on the matter of plain English: Well, the English language and
its grammar are not quite up to the task of discussing some of the
subject matter within this book, i.e., but I refuse to fall into the
trap of using Eastern terminology to discuss metaphysical and
esoteric matters. While this solves some problems it can also be
needlessly confusing. I have instead constructed some descriptive
phrases and bent the meanings of some words to suit.
My extensive use of the word energetic,
and constructions like bio-energetic and pure-energetic, are good
examples. In the context of this book these refer to different
qualities of energy manifested by the human energy body and its
various aspects, including its projected double. Please check the
glossary for other word-usage peculiarities found in this book.
The new techniques and procedures released in this book, especially
the NEW energetic manipulation and development system given in part
two, "NEW Energy Ways", have been extremely effective. These are, I
believe, the most advanced and effective of their kind in the world
today. For all their apparent sophistication, they are very easy to
learn and are simple to use. As a whole, they provide a powerful set
of tools for manipulating and developing the energy body, and in the
case of OBE, of stimulating the projection reflex and empowering all
aspects of out-of-body operations.
Conscious exit projection is, as I believe and intend to show,
nowhere near as difficult as is commonly believed today.
It is my sincere belief that armed with
the knowledge within this book, just about anyone is capable of
repeatedly achieving conscious out-of-body experiences - if they
will just take a little time to learn how it all works.
"Per Ardua Ad Astra"
Through Travail to the Stars