New Energy Ways
In my opinion, New Energy Ways (NEW for
short) is the most advanced bioenergetic manipulation and
development system in the world. A cut-down version of the entire
NEW system (OBE specific) is included here in Astral Dynamics.
The ability to raise and manipulate
personal energy is invaluable during OBE training, development, and
opera-dons. After all, the projected double is generated by the
energy body, and is wholly composed of energy. So when it comes to
OBE, the manipulation and development of personal bioenergetic
resources are primary considerations.
The NEW system is very easy to understand, learn, and use. It has a
wholly Western approach that does not rely on tongue-twisting
Eastern concepts and terms. The NEW system was developed from
scratch, independently from existing
a few similarities will be found with NEW and the underlying
principles of some Eastern bioenergetic systems:
Qi Gong (Chi Kung)
These similarities were pointed out to
me after I had developed the NEW system.
"They exist simply because
the human energy body is what it is, and has not changed in
thousands of years. In my opinion, the ancient originators of these
Eastern disciplines (logically) must have used similar hands-on
trial-and-error procedures as I used while developing and
road-testing the NEW system.
The skills required for any kind of
metaphysical or psychic development, including the ability to
project out of body, seem pretty daunting - but please do not panic!
Taken one at a time these skills are easy to learn, especially when
explained and taught the right way. The following units are
carefully structured to present everything in easy-to-understand,
bite-sized pieces, and in just the right order to make the learning
No prerequisite skills or abilities are
required here. Anyone can learn and use these techniques. I say this
without reservation. Using these tools, it will not take years of
work before achieving noticeable results.
Many people will get results the very
first time they use them, especially with the NEW system.
Let's face it, 99 percent of people can't visualize for peanuts.
That is, 99 percent of people think they cannot visualize for
peanuts. But, this is all wrong too, because 100 percent of people
can visualize perfectly - they do it all the time - but they just
don't know they are doing it!
This confusion comes about simply because visualization is generally
so poorly explained and taught. Visualization is very easy and does
not take any time at all to master. It is a natural ability everyone
uses all the time.
I have come across countless developmental problems relating to the
issue of energy-body manipulation and development techniques. This
problem significantly increases the difficulty encountered with any
kind of serious energetic development, seriously lengthening
development time. Consequently, most people give up before getting
worthwhile results. Note: I use the term energy body as simply
another way to describe the pure-energetic aspect of the etheric
If you belong to a meditation or development group, ask people - one
at a time and in private - how they really get on with
visualization. Note the slightly worried and uncomfortable looks you
get, especially from those teaching it. Most people, if they are
completely honest, will admit they have a few problems with
visualization, or that they just can't do it. You will find the
occasional few who claim they have no problem whatsoever with
visualization. These lucky few can easily see in their mind's eye
whatever they visualize, just like watching TV behind their closed
The lucky few with this type of visual
ability are unintentionally also a big part of this widespread and
Mind's-Eye Visual Ability
The commonly used term visualization is at the root of this problem.
Many teachers tell their students that, with a little practice, they
should be able to see what they are visualizing. Unfortunately,
while this is partly true, it is not something that can be learned
quickly, barring strong natural ability.
To put it in a nutshell: visualization is not a visual skill. You
are not supposed to actually see what you visualize. If you do see
something, it is no longer visualization, but a mind's-eye vision
type of ability.
During any meditation or training exercise requiring deep physical
and mental relaxation and visualization, a few people will develop
partial clairvoyance, or an awake semilucid dream type of visual
ability, or both. These mind's-eye visual abilities enable these
people to actually see what they are visualizing, as in the lucid
dream state - in which the conscious mind takes creative control of
the dream environment.
lucid dreaming are both very
Now, there is nothing wrong with using this type of lucid
dream-cum-clairvoyance type of ability to enhance visualization.
It's very interesting and useful-but it is not an ability that most
people can easily learn.
The problem compounds when this type of creative visual ability
becomes the accepted norm, and people think they must develop this
visual ability to visualize properly. When one person, especially a
group leader, tells the rest of the group that they can really see
what they are visualizing, the rest of the group thinks they are
doing something wrong or that they lack natural ability, and
therefore cannot keep up. If they continue believing this, they
never will be able to develop themselves to any significant extent.
A similar problem can arise when neophytes are exposed to more
advanced students, or to those who have realized that visualization
is really the constructive use of imagination. These people,
although they do not truly see anything when they visualize, use
visual terms when describing their visualizations or nonphysical
Development groups and the New Age movement commonly use the visual
terms I see, I saw, lam seeing. More accurate terms should be used
instead, such as I sense, I perceive, I feel, I intuit, I am
imagining, or lam imaging. But they are not.
Now, here's the other side of the problem: The vast majority of
energy work, energetic developmental exercises, and projection
techniques taught today completely rely on visualization techniques.
Given no viable alternative, you obviously cannot do development
exercises properly and simply cannot develop yourself if you have a
problem with what we might call "visual visualization".
Understanding exactly what visualization is and is not thus becomes
a crucial issue to all aspects of development. Yet everyone, without
exception, can visualize easily and perfectly if taught correctly.
The development exercises and techniques in this book are based not
on visualization, but on a concise, non-visual imaging system I
developed called tactile imaging, based on the active use of the
sense of touch and feel and body awareness. This is very easy to
learn and is extremely effective, far more effective in energetic
manipulation and development than visualization-based techniques
could ever be.
People who actually see what they visualize may be at a slight
disadvantage when they begin using the non-visual tactile imaging
techniques in this book, if they do not change their way of doing
things. They will have to stop trying to see what they are doing and
learn how to feel what they are doing for these techniques to work
If you are like most people and cannot
visualize very well, you are going to do very well indeed with these
Using Your Imagination
We are all capable of easily
creating and visualizing the most complex scenario in our minds,
without training and with no exceptions. Over the years, I have
asked many people who claim they cannot visualize if they ever
reminisce, fantasize, daydream, or imagine things.
The answer is always "Yes!" Everyone is
perfectly capable of using imagination to build complex and detailed
fantasies in the mind's eye. So, let's get something straight here:
Imagination is visualization. Visualization is imagination. They are
one and the same. And neither is truly a visual ability.
Visualization is not a visual ability. You do not actually see what
you visualize, just as you cannot actually see your imagination or
fantasy. True visualization is pure imagination. Imagination is the
generator of all daydreams and fantasies, whether memories are
relived or something fictional is created based on memory. You
cannot really see memories or fantasy creations, but they are so
vivid and realistic that they are indistinguishable from any mind's
eye creation that is more visual.
Concise imagination and concise imaging
are terms that are much more apt and workable for the use of
imagination to construct detailed fantasies or visualizations.
Memory plays an important part in constructive imagination.
Imagination is based on memory. If you have ever lost anything, you
have most probably tried to re-create your past actions in your
mind's eye to help you remember where you lost it. You have replayed
these, using imagination, going over your every movement step by
step. This is perfect visualization, concise imaging - based
entirely on memory.
As a sample exercise: get up and go to the kitchen, get a drink of
water, and return. As you do this, carefully take note of everything
you do and see and feel along the way. Then sit down, close your
eyes, and relax. Remember what you just did, from the beginning, and
re-create this sequence of actions in your mind - in your mind's
eye. It is important to feel everything as if you were actually
doing it. This is exactly like creating a fantasy based on real-life
Remember getting out of your chair and how the room looked as it
moved around you as you turned; remember your steps as you walked to
the kitchen, what you saw and felt when you arrived, and how your
hand looked and felt as it reached out for a glass; remember filling
it and drinking; remember how the water tasted and smelled and felt;
and remember returning the glass, walking back to your original
position, and sitting down again. Do this in real time, taking
roughly the same length of time to re-create it in your mind's eye
as it took to actually do it.
You cannot actually see these actions, but you can remember them and
feel them easily. This is exactly like any fantasy you have created
in your mind's eye. You can almost see a good fantasy, they can be
so real. Fantasies are constructed with imagination. Today this is
more commonly called visualization.
Again, relaxed and with your eyes closed, try constructing a
completely fictional scenario in your mind's eye, with all the
necessary parts taken from memory. Remember what it's like to brush
Rehearse this action in your mind, in
your mind's eye, without actually doing it first. Imagine there is a
table in front of you with a hairbrush on it. Carefully feel
yourself reaching out (without actually moving your arm), take the
imaginary brush, and lift it slowly to your head and brush your
hair. Feel your arm moving all the way as you do this in your mind's
eye. Feel your hand pulling the brush through your hair over and
over, without actually moving. This is constructive imagination
(fantasy or visualization) only.
Finally, return the imaginary brush
to the imaginary table.
You must feel all these movements as you construct them in your
mind's eye. Do not try to see this happening, imagine and feel it
happening. If may help if you consider that you are using your
projected double's arms and hands to perform these actions.
You have just successfully created a construction of pure
imagination (a complex fantasy or visualization) in your mind's eye.
Any visualization or imagination exercise, no matter how lengthy or
detailed, is simply an extension of what you have just done in these
One last constructive imagination exercise: with your eyes closed,
remember what it feels like to walk barefoot across a beautiful lawn
on a lovely sunny day, with trees and shrubs and flowers all around
you. Construct this from your memories in your mind's eye, and
^/yourself as being there inside your creation. Remember a time when
you actually did something like this, or remember a scene from a
movie you can use for this purpose.
Feel yourself walking across the lawn toward a massive ancient tree
with heavy leafy branches hanging down all around it. Some of these
branches are touching the ground. Imagine the tree becoming bigger
and bigger as you approach it. Walking through a small break in the
branches, you now move into the restful shade under its leafy
boughs. You find yourself standing inside a secret clearing behind
You can smell the living wood and leaves
of the tree, intermingled with soft, earthy smells like moss, bark,
decaying leaves, and damp earth.
Walking around closer to the great bole of the ancient trunk, you
see the shape of a comfortable chair carved into the wood and
massive roots of the tree. Soft green moss is everywhere and you can
feel its friendly touch underfoot. Moving over to it, you sit in
this chair and relax. Leaning back, hands clasped behind your head,
you close your eyes and listen and feel and smell the secret world
You hear the wind gently whispering and
murmuring through the branches. You hear small birds fluttering and
fluting and insects humming and buzzing all around you, calling and
chirping softly to each other. Sit here a while, feeling totally
relaxed and at peace with the world, letting all your cares and
problems melt away into nothingness.
You have just successfully constructed a detailed fantasy scene in
your mind's eye. This was full of actions, sights, sounds, smells,
and tactile perceptions, based entirely on your memory and
imagination. This is exactly what you need to do when you follow any
led meditation, where a voice leads you through a fantasy scenario
while music and special effects help stimulate your imagination and
transport your mind there.
You don't actually see what you are
visualizing or imagining, but you can generate a detailed mind's-eye
perception of it all the same.
If you are blind and cannot imagine in a sighted way, please convert
the exercises in this book into more tactile imagination exercises
by replacing the colors, scenes, and sighted descriptions with
something from your own non-sighted memory.
Use your remembered perceptions of a
lovely walk taken in a park and adapt the exercise to suit. Enhance
all exercises like this to take into account enhanced perceptions of
sound, smell, texture, taste, and spatial awareness. This can easily
be done with any constructive imagination or visualization exercise,
and can also be done with any led meditation containing sighted
details or instructions.
Note: Some of these early exercises may cause slight feelings of
vertigo or localized dizziness in the stomach and lower chest areas,
and even some bone-deep tickling sensations in the arms and legs.
Many of these exercises move a point of
body awareness outside the bounds of the physical body, which tends
to affect the etheric body and often causes energy-movement