30. The Akashic Pulse
This chapter could be called either fantastical conjecture or
groundbreaking metaphysical discovery. I leave this up to you to
decide. The entire nature of OBE research is subjective in the
strictest sense of the word. Be this as it may, coming up is my
finest dish of food-for-thought yet.
This is the best I can do.
the experiential evidence and reasoning I offer here are sound, they
provide a glimpse into many complex
The Astral Wind
If you project regularly into the real-time zone, from time to time
you will come across a mystifying phenomenon that I call the astral
wind. The astral wind, one of the most awesomely powerful natural
forces in the universe, is most dramatic and noticeable when
experienced during a conscious real-time projection.
It is caused, I
believe, by what I call the akashic pulse. I am sure some projectors
will recognize the following scenario, through clearly remembered
projections, dream fragments, or through vague impressions and
feelings hovering near the edge of memory.
You are traveling about the real-time zone, minding your own
business, when all of a sudden you are gripped by an irresistible
force. You feel yourself being dragged away against your will,
usually backward. It feels like you are being blown away by an
incredibly strong wind, but you cannot feel or hear anything
resembling a wind.
Everything is quiet and there is no noticeable
disturbance in the surrounding environment. The astral wind force is
similar to that feeling caused by the physical body when it attempts
to reclaim its projected double, but is far more powerful. There is
no anxiety, no feeling of dread or weakness, just an irresistible
force dragging you away. But, why does this happen, where does it
take you, and what does it do to you?
You may fight the astral wind for a few moments, feeling as if you
are battling a silent hurricane-force wind.
This grows progressively
stronger until you are dragged away, seemingly by the scruff of your
neck, up into the sky and the great beyond. You watch as your house
and town dwindle beneath you, as you are sucked through the clouds
and... into the unknown.
After what seems like a short time, you
find yourself floating downward again... but into another time and
place. You float down at roughly the same angle as you were
originally dragged away. You may see the rooftops of a town or a
city, which you may or may not recognize at the time, growing
steadily larger as you fall toward it.
You are deposited into a mundane setting, sometimes recognizable,
maybe only a few months into the past or future - more usually the
future. The astral wind releases you there for a short time, and you
are free to wander about for a while - never scared but always
perplexed. The entire astral wind experience may appear to be
completely unrelated to you. You may see and interact with people
you know, or total strangers, or both. Sometimes these other people
will be aware of your presence, sometimes not.
They will always be
just as confused as you as to why the meeting occurred and what it
You may witness a real-life scene from your past or future. You may
feel you are just a point of consciousness without a body, an
invisible spectator seeing in all directions at once. Sometimes you
merge with your past or future self and see through a new set of
eyes, as if you were really there. You may arrive somewhere in the
distant past and observe peculiar events. You may see an old town
and houses and people and events from hundreds of years ago, and
wander among unrecognized streets of olden days. No reason for any
of this is usually apparent at the time.
When faced with evidence of this phenomenon, most OBE researchers
say, "Well... fancy that", and immediately throw the whole astral
wind thing into the "Too Hard" basket.
The astral wind is not an
uncommon event. It has been experienced and discussed by many other
frequent projectors. In
The Projection of the Astral Body,
and Carrington call this phenomenon "Super-Conscious Projection",
and describe it as caused by a higher intelligence, forcibly taking
the projector to a higher dimensional level for obscure reasons.
Muldoon mentions one such experience of his own, where he landed in
a house and saw strangers whom he claims to have met in the flesh
several months later. The most popular theory is that the astral
wind force is a high-level demonstration by spirit, giving the
projector some cryptic proof, the purpose and meaning of which
almost always eludes the projector concerned. Generally speaking,
these experiences usually appear to make no sense, even in
Let's examine the logic of this theory: Just why would any
intelligent being do something so apparently bizarre and
meaningless? Why go to all this trouble to confuse sincere and
intelligent projectors and seekers?
Higher beings could quite easily
give projectors clear messages and understandable experiences. They
could, for example, easily create a blackboard and write a simple
message on it, or show simple pictures and symbols. They would
surely choose a message of some import to the projector, rather than
something totally defying interpretation. I think that the astral
wind is not deliberate action by a higher intelligence, but a
natural phenomenon with a natural cause.
But what is the purpose of the astral wind and how does it work? And
how does this apply to all of us down here on Earth in the physical
First and foremost, the vast majority of people do not have
conscious OBEs, and most frequent projectors (a very small minority
group indeed) spend only a short time in the real-time zone before
shifting into the astral planes. Projectors usually lose track of an
astral wind experience on the astral level and remember little about
it. This type of event has been explained away as some kind of
forced or spontaneous high-level projection, or a projection from
within a projection that shifts them to a higher dimensional level.
A real-time astral wind experience is far more down-to-earth and
recognizable than its astral-plane counterpart, because memories of
astral wind experiences above the real-time zone appear to be
greatly affected by the base level of understandability. The
physical brain's translation of this type of higher-level experience
apparently does not allow wholly recognizable memories to form after
a projected double reintegrates With its physical body.
Most frequent projectors are lucky to have two or three decent
projections per month.
These are always of short duration,
especially the real-time parts of them. Mind-split, base-level
understandability, translation, and shadow memory loss problems
cause the vast majority of projection experiences to be forgotten.
This all suggests that people are not meant to be operating
consciously in the real-time zone when the astral wind arrives.
Their projected doubles are meant to be floating in real time, fast
asleep, as in normal sleep projection. The majority of people in the
world are sound asleep whenever the astral wind hits and gathers
them up, so it is not surprising that astral wind experiences are
only rarely reported.
It is fairly obvious from this train of reasoning, that the astral
wind cannot be explained away as deliberate high-level spirit
contact, spontaneous high-level projection, or super consciousness.
There must be a natural cause and effect at work, and even a natural
purpose, behind the whole astral wind phenomenon. Doesn't all this
make you wonder, just a little, about the origin and purpose of the
astral wind? The tantalizing fragments of past and future events,
shown in the tail ends of astral wind experiences, strongly indicate
the akashic records are involved.
If so, where do the akashic
records come into the equation? For that matter, what are the
akashic records? How do they work and why are they there at all?
What is their natural purpose and function? And, what has the astral
wind got to do with them?
Well... I have spent many years pondering
these very same questions.
From Here to Akasha
To quickly recap: the akashic records, I believe, do not exist in
any particular place or time, nor in any particular part of any
dimensional level or realm. They are generated by consciousness in
an underlying, interdimensional, energetic medium that flows
throughout all levels of our infinite multidimensional universe. I
call this underlying medium simply akasha.
Akasha is everywhere and
every-when, an aspect of the ether that absorbs subtle energetic
reflections radiated into it by all levels of consciousness through
the act of living and existing.
One aspect of akasha, the akashic records, can be thought of as
being a complete energetic record of past events and future
probabilities. Past events exist as lingering energetic reflections.
Future records are generated by these lingering energies. The future
thus exists as abstract probability energies, generated by past and
present events, actions, and thoughts.
The stronger the probability
of a future event, the stronger the energies associated with it.
Some probabilities, like big natural disasters, are so strong as to
be virtually unchangeable by any possible human-precipitated
modifying action. These events can thus aptly be called the
inescapable energies of destiny.
Past and present thoughts and actions cause reactions in the
energetic medium of akasha, energetic ripples that affect future
probability energies being generated within akasha. It can aptly be
said, I think, that every action recorded in the energetic medium of
akasha causes an equal and opposite reaction therein. This energetic
action-causing-reaction mechanism has a strong modifying influence
on probability energies, an effect more commonly called karma.
generates an equal and opposite future energetic reaction to match
and balance each action.
Karma is not reward and punishment, but is
the long-term process of energetic balancing whereby individual
consciousness units (spirits) progressively attain balance
throughout multiple incarnations within the physical dimension.
Karmic Law: Every action generates an equal and opposite energetic
reaction within akasha.
Universal Law: Like attracts like and opposites repel, but only as
modified by karmic law.
Influential karmic probability energies are, I believe, compounded
for each individual consciousness unit (each single spirit) into
something I liken to an influential akashic pool.
This is something
like a private energetic storage area, containing both positive and
negative attributes. Positive influential karmic energies have a
positive effect, and negative influential karmic energies have a
negative effect, on the life of the person/spirit concerned. Karmic
law sets the balance of these positive and negative energies.
The akashic pool concept can be further simplified as a kind of
energetic scoreboard accounting for positive and negative actions of
consciousness. These are balanced against the scores of all other
players in the game of life. Conditional life influences are set and
applied to all players according to the rules of balance governing
the universal karmic scoreboard.
Probability energies do not exist just as part of a peculiar set of
records that show past and future events (which is how the akashic
records are normally considered). These energies also have an
incredibly strong effect on the present and future. They are the
energetic modifying essence of now and the future. Probability
energies generate all present and future energetic conditions (life
influences) according to karmic law.
This mind-boggling process
involves an incredibly complex, interconnected, time-spanning series
of delicately arranged attractions and repulsions. Like energies
attract like and opposites repel, but only as set and applied by
Karma is the underlying modifying factor of universal law, the
rule-maker and scorekeeper wrapped in one. Karma and universal law
work hand in hand as aspects of the same influential life-affecting
mechanism. This leads me to believe they are energetically
indivisible, with universal law the influential arm of karma. This
is why probability energies exist, in my opinion, and why they
affect us all so profoundly.
Akasha is a fluid interdimensional medium, an infinite time-spanning
ocean filled with the abstract energies generated by consciousness.
It contains passive energetic reflections and the not-so-passive
influential energies generated by karma.
Akasha exists and flows
through everywhere and every-when. Like a true ocean, it is full of
complex tides and currents, has depths and shallows, shoals and
reefs, and islands and continents. Above all else, it is absolutely
bursting with life in all its wondrous varieties.
The Source of all consciousness lies in the center of the universe.
From this comes the living instrument of karma and the actual
working mechanism of universal law, the akashic pulse.
winds blow through akasha, they absorb and record, compute and
modify, and finally apply karma, through universal law, to all
living beings in the universe. Akasha is the ether, the
interconnecting interdimensional medium, the universal carrier wave
that allows the regular adjustment of all life influences, down to
the minutest details of even the lowliest of life forms.
absorbing, computing, and adjusting mechanism is initiated by The
Source of all consciousness, from within The Great Center, as it
reaches out through the multidimensional universe, generating the
incredible astral wind phenomenon.
The Akashic Pulse
But akasha is not just some strange energetic medium and carrier
wave, part of which contains a peculiar collection of time-spanning
It is a living, breathing, dynamic force that affects
everyone twenty-four hours a day. It is the heartbeat of universal
consciousness. Akasha is responsible for all life conditions and
influences surrounding everyone's lives. It affects us all
profoundly and is as much a part of us as we are a part of it.
The Great Center is at the very top of the dimensional structure,
the highest of all dimensional levels. It holds within it the seat
of universal consciousness, The Source, that great spark of original
life that thought, imagined, created, and filled the whole universe
with the original energies of light and life.
The aspect of The Source responsible for the workings of the akashic
pulse, and for the application of karmic and universal law, can be
likened to an infinitely powerful, intelligently aware, computer
processor. Please forgive me for the overly mechanical description
of what can be called an aspect of God. I am trying to simplify and
explain the unexplainable at the base level of consciousness and
understanding we are all forced to live with.
The astral wind phenomenon occurs when The Source reaches out and
breathes IN a subtle reflection of the life essences of all
individual units of consciousness in the universe. Each projected
double, sleeping or conscious, contains within it a complete
energetic record of all past and present thoughts and actions.
also contains within it a set of conditional and influential
energies that are regularly collected, examined, modified, and
updated by The Source during the astral wind phenomenon. I call
these energies consciousness seeds. Consciousness seeds profoundly
affect the lives of each and every incarnated spirit in the
universe. They are responsible for luck, both good and bad, in all
aspects of life.
These consciousness seeds are drawn in for checking, processing, and
updating during what I call an akashic pulse episode. The Source
checks and processes each current set of thoughts, actions, and
events contained within each individual spirit. These are weighed
and computed against the sum total of all past actions and thoughts,
throughout all incarnations, including their effects on all other
spirits. These energies are then balanced and modified, individually
and in groups, according to karmic law.
The consciousness seeds are
thus regularly updated by karmic and universal law, according to the
divine equation of balance, harmony, and spiritual growth.
The Source then breathes OUT the modified essences of all projected
doubles as a massive interdimensional energetic wave that I call the
akashic pulse. This wave contains within it all the newly adjusted
life essences of all individual consciousness units in the universe.
The essences are now full of updated influential consciousness
seeds, life-adjusting energetic droplets of consciousness.
is breathed back down through the dimensional spectrum and back into
the physical universe, back into the dimension of hard experience.
If you are caught up by the astral wind during a real-time
projection, you return to full awareness as you start falling
through the clouds back toward earth.
As each projected double reintegrates with its physical body, these
consciousness seeds are carried into its etheric body, where they
take root. Some seeds begin their energetic influence immediately,
while others lie dormant, ready to surface whenever their energies
are triggered by real-life events. When a coded seed is triggered,
the energies it releases begin to modify the set of attractions and
repulsions contained within a person.
This profoundly affects how
that person interacts with the environment and with all other
people, because it affects how the attractions and repulsions of
universal law work at the grass-roots level.
This, by the way, may explain deja vu. A powerful seed triggered in
a person causes deja vu - a strong feeling of knowing, of having
seen, experienced, or done something before. I consider deja vu to
be caused by a consciousness seed's coded trigger sequence as it
explodes upward through the subconscious mind.
It feels like an
important memory has suddenly surfaced within the conscious mind - a
memory of something only now being experienced. Many people realize
this at the start of the trigger event, and thus often know exactly
what is going to happen next. This type of experience is most
remarkable and can have a great effect on people's lives.
It is much
like knowing the future before it happens, then of witnessing a
small part of that future as it unfolds.
Life's Little Choices
Life is full of little choices. Everyone makes a stream of seemingly
insignificant choices every day of their lives: what we eat and
drink, what bus or train we catch, what we read, etc., etc. The
little choices we make - and those made for us by other people -
profoundly affect our lives and the lives of others. We have freedom
of choice; our lives are not mapped out like a script to be followed
We have the power to change the future by choosing our
paths in life as we live them, making life's little choices. And
little choices can be just as important as big choices. We never
know when a small choice, or a chance happening resulting from one,
is going to have a big effect on our lives and the lives of others
Our choices are influenced by four main factors: reason,
circumstantial pressure, emotion, and intuition; but not necessarily
in that order. Intuition provides the most random element of choice,
often making us choose to do what we feel like doing. Often when we
follow our feelings no other element is involved. This random factor
is the element most affected by influential energies.
our lives and the lives of others, working through us and through
all those around us, creating long-term reciprocating influential
The astral wind and akashic pulse phenomenon
The akashic pulse is a massive, influential energetic carrier wave.
It influences our thoughts and feelings and adjusts the life
influences and surrounding conditional energies affecting each and
every one of us, on a personal as well as a group basis.
It is a
vast outpouring of universal law, the heartbeat of universal
consciousness. It breathes IN and causes the astral wind to blow
throughout the universe. It breathes OUT, causing the akashic pulse
to flow through all time and space, permeating all dimensional
realities. The infinite complexity and scope of The Source sees all.
It observes and assimilates and calculates and balances and adjusts
all, down to the minutest details of the highest and lowliest of
The Source, shown as a star at the top of the pyramid, is inside The
Great Center, which is at the top of the dimensional spectrum.
is the original center of universal consciousness, the highest level
of consciousness. At the bottom is the physical dimension, our
reality, the dimension of hard experience, where all our lives are
lived and played out at the base level of consciousness and
understandability. Between these two extremes of consciousness are
ascending and descending dimensional layers.
Akashic pulse episodes occur, as far as I can ascertain, two or
three times each twenty-four-hour period. However, I may be
completely wrong here and regret that I cannot be more specific
about timing. (To be more precise it would be necessary to project
in real time for many consecutive twenty-four hour periods. No one
can spend that amount of time out of their body and retain a clear
memory of it.) At certain times during the year the astral wind
phenomenon seems to be much stronger than usual.
I have no firm
answer as to why this is so, but suspect astrological influences may
play a major part in this equation.
Natural Purpose of Projection
During normal sleep, the etheric body expands, refines, and
generates the projectable double, which, as stated, contains a
complete reflection of consciousness and all memories, both
conscious and subconscious. In other words, the projected double
holds a perfect copy of its physical self in subtle energetic form,
one small step away from the physical dimension.
The projected double can also be thought of as containing all the
higher subtle bodies. As the projected double, sleeping or
otherwise, is breathed IN by The Source, its denser subtle bodies
are progressively stripped away like the layers of an onion as it
rises up through the dimensional spectrum toward The Great Center.
This is why the projected double exists separate from the physical
body during sleep. It waits, sleeping or awake outside its physical
body, for the next akashic pulse.
When the astral wind arrives, the projected double is irresistibly
drawn upward toward The Great Center, becoming more and more refined
as it progresses. The coarser layers of its energetic body are
progressively shed as it moves upward, until only its pure essence
remains: the highest possible energetic expression of itself. This
highest and purest of all energetic bodies is assimilated directly
into The Source.
A timeless moment later it is breathed OUT, now
fully updated, and the akashic pulse carries it back down through
the dimensional spectrum. It regains its coarser subtle bodies along
the way, as it is blown back into the physical universe, to finally
reintegrate with its waiting physical body.
This happens naturally during sleep. The assimilation of adjusted
influential consciousness seeds is thus not normally experienced or
remembered by the conscious mind - unless it happens to a fully
awake real-time projector. Real-time projectors will experience the
entire astral wind phenomenon, and may also experience the abstract
metaphorical imagery associated with the coded trigger sequences of
updated consciousness seeds.
This can happen as these seeds are
transferred into their awake real-time double, before they are
downloaded into the physical/etheric body. This event can cause the
awake real-time projector to experience firsthand a powerful
out-of-body mind's-eye vision. Because of the fluid nature of the
out-of-body environment, this is usually experienced as an event
rather than as a vision. I believe that this process causes some
All this points to conscious OBE being an unnatural act of
consciousness; possibly even a loophole in the working mechanisms of
life. But I think this is far too simple an answer when the
long-term potential of OBE is considered.
OBE is way too powerful
and meaningful to be accidental. So it seems logical to suggest that
conscious OBE may be an important part of the spiritual evolutionary
process. As mankind evolves, I believe the OBE factor will steadily
become a more profound and meaningful part of life, on the
individual as well as on the species growth level.
OBE allows for a
strong experiential connection with The Source, The All, The Great I
Am, with the originator of everything - tiny sparks of which rest
deep within our hearts.
Astral Wind Experience
The following is an astral wind experience I had several years ago
during a very powerful real-time projection. I was fully awake in
both my physical/etheric and real time bodies, which gave me a
unique perspective of the astral wind phenomenon.
With time and
hindsight, the results of the seeded influences involved here, and
their coded trigger sequences, can be better examined and
It was a hot summer's night and I was meditating late in the
evening. In full trance, I was raising energy and working on my
higher primary centers. My body started to tingle and I soon felt
whole-body vibrations, which is an occasional side effect of this
type of energetic work. I decided to go with it and project. I
buzzed free into the room, floating several feet in front of my
physical body, and moved toward the back of the house, intending to
leave through the back wall.
A force like the grip of a powerful
wind (all that was missing was the buffeting and howling of a real
wind) pulled me backward. My other aspect, the physical me sitting
in the chair, watched with great interest what was happened to our
real-time double. Neither of us had any idea of what was happening
or why. We decided to go with it and see what happened - not that we
could do anything about it anyway.
I was dragged through the wall and up into the sky at roughly a
forty-five degree angle, backward and facing my house. I could not
turn around and face the way I was moving. I had experienced this
several times before and knew I was in the grip of a powerful
phenomenon, but did not understand exactly what it was. I was not
scared, as this had never hurt me, but was fascinated. I watched my
house grow steadily smaller as I was dragged away by the scruff of
my neck through the night sky into the unknown.
I seemed to momentarily black out after being dragged through a thin
cloud layer. I remember clouds flying past me as if I were skydiving
in reverse. I became aware again as I was falling back to earth; it
seemed like a short time later. I was facing forward this time, but
at about the same angle and speed as when I had left.
wind dumped me in the middle of the road in front of my house, at
the end of a neat, tree-lined cul-de-sac in the suburbs. In front of
me stood a large, solid-looking refrigerator, standing in the middle
of the road, with a massive red brick wall standing about twenty
feet or so behind it. I couldn't see the top of the wall. (In real
life there is no wall or refrigerator there.)
I moved toward the refrigerator. Its door was hanging partly open
and its light was on. I somehow knew that it was broken, and saw it
was full of old toys and junk. The next moment my wife appeared
beside me. She looked at the refrigerator then glared coldly at me.
She firmly said, "Goodbye", then turned and marched angrily away
from me, walking away from our house. Just before she rounded the
corner she stopped and turned, looking back at me.
Her face softened
a little, and with a sad little smile and a small wave, she turned
and continued on her way, climbing over a small fence and walking
out of sight.
I stood there, stunned, looking at the desolate scene around me. I
had a fair idea that the imagery meant that my wife and I were
destined to split, permanently, at some time in the not-so-distant
future. This staggered me, as we were happily married at the time,
busily raising our four small children.
The vision experience ended there and I suddenly found myself back
in my physical body. I got up and recorded in my journal everything
that had happened. About half an hour had passed since I had left my
body. This experience, I now know, was an akashic pulse episode. I
had witnessed the workings of the akashic pulse firsthand during an
extremely powerful real-time projection.
Any projection-related experience, vision, or dream can contain
residual elements from akashic pulse episodes.
Along the same line,
mind's-eye visions can also be triggered in a clairvoyant when they
tune in to consciousness seeds contained within the energy body of
the subject they are reading. This is, very basically, how I
consider personal clairvoyant or psychic readings to work. This type
of mind's-eye vision visually discloses the triggers of influential
seeds, as happened in the above experience. The visual equivalent of
what these triggers represent can appear as simple signs and symbols
(like a refrigerator) or as living metaphorical imagery blended with
apparently real-life events.
Real-life events seen in visions and dreams often resemble simple
pantomime. They are also often seen as a series of one-act plays (a
series of vision segments) with abstract modifying touches showing
karmic influences and future probabilities. They are, by nature,
extremely complex because of high-level understandability and
base-level memory translation problems.
It is possible to learn a great deal about present influences,
coming events and conditions, and changeable factors by analyzing
vision experiences. Possible choices and their probable outcomes,
positive and negative, are very often clearly shown.
Unfortunately, the prophetic content of visions and dreams is often
way too simple and clear for easy interpretation at its face value.
Did I say simple?
This is more aptly described as a sophisticated
blend of overly simplistic abstract representations and real-life
events that can look anything but clear and simple at the time. In
hindsight, though, the true meaning of a vision can be absurdly
simple. This is part of the reason why a set protocol is necessary
for accurate interpretation, to get around the abstract, overly
simplistic metaphorical absurdity of it all.
Following is an OBE-specific version of a universal
vision-interpretation protocol I have been developing for some time.
The nature and interpretation of metaphorical imagery is something
of a passion of mine, as are its universal applications to
perceptions gained through dreams and visions.
This protocol can be
applied and used to decipher any type of vision, vision experience,
or dream, whether experienced in or out of body.
Dreams and vision experiences often have such vague, cluttered, and
seemingly random content that their interpretation can be extremely
difficult, if not impossible.
This is why interpretation is best
saved for clearer and more powerful kinds of experiences, or parts
of experiences, although it never hurts to analyze the smallest and
most insignificant vision segment. With a little practice, it soon
becomes clear which experiences or parts of experiences warrant
serious interpretation and which are best ignored.
protocol - a set procedure - helps.
Keep a journal and record all significant dreams and OBE
experiences. This is sage advice for anyone hungering for personal
spiritual insight and progression. Dreams and visions show and teach
you everything about your past, present, and future. They will guide
you along life's rocky paths, if only you have the eyes to see
through the infuriating simplicity of it all.
Usually only in hindsight do certain vision elements become
meaningful. A record of past experiences allows them to be
researched and compared with other visions and real-life events. The
knowledge and insights gained from repeated comparison of symbology
and real-life outcomes can then be applied to present and future
visions and dreams. The accuracy of this kind of prophetic analysis,
based on identifiable personal vision symbology, works better over
the long term.
Everyone's mind works in different ways when it comes to dream and
We all have our own personal built-in set of
mental filters, made up of symbolic associations peculiar only to
us. Learned mental associations, and those set within us all by the
collective consciousness, are used by the physical brain on the
subconscious level to interpret vision-causing energies from
dimensional levels above and beyond the base level of understanding.
These energies-perceived or received in their pure form during
dreams, visions, and OBEs - must be translated into base-level
format (standard physical brain memory storage format) before they
can be downloaded to become real memories.
I include dreams here, although this book is not about dream
interpretation, as it is often impossible to differentiate between
OBE-gained visions and dream-gained visions. Very often, during
OBEs, only the tail ends or segments of clairvoyant visions and
akashic pulse episodes are remembered, with everything else being
lost to memory. These often seem like normal vivid dreams.
Only by the process of recording and interpreting visual
experiences, in the long term, can the all-important peculiarities
of personal psychological associations be identified.
recording and analysis allow the identification of the symbolism and
imagery generated within vision experiences by the subconscious
mind. In time, repeated patterns appear. These show the forms,
structures, and symbology that make up the metaphorical imagery of
the visions and dreams of an individual. When the basic elements of
these patterns become known, that knowledge can be applied to
personal vision interpretation. A great deal of valuable personal
insight can then be gleaned from seemingly meaningless visions and
As a bonus, the more a set protocol is used, the more
powerful and accurate it becomes as a prophetic tool and guide.
The layout shown below can be simplified or elaborated on as
At least a full page should be used for each experience,
with space left blank at the end for hindsight notes and connections
to be added later. If a vision is lengthy or complex, more than one
page may be needed to break it down. In time, a more-practiced eye
will allow the bulk of interpretation to be done mentally, with much
less attention then being needed on a formal layout. It can be
progressively simplified to reflect increased understanding.
It helps if you use the same layout every time. The keywords can be
added first, transcribed from the notepad you should keep beside
your bed at all times.
The full experience can be written, using the
keywords as a guide, later in the day when you have more time.
Header: At the top of each journal entry (always use a new page for
each vision or dream) show the page number, full date, and moon
phase in bold. On the same line, write a brief phrase to encapsulate
the experience, e.g., "Whale Watching" or "Disneyland", or
"Refrigerator". Do not be afraid to alliterate, as this helps lock
it in memory.
These headers make it easier to search for particular
experiences at a future date. Adding the moon phase is optional, but
I find this a useful reference that, over a full year, shows the
times when significant visions and dreams occurred. This can be a
good indicator as to when more of the same are likely to occur in
the coming year, and how they are affected by astrological
Keywords: List the keywords of the experience on the first line,
below the header, keeping the true sequence of events. Separate
vision segments with a dash - like this - if more than one is
Full Experience: Leave a blank line, then write the full experience
using the keywords as a guide - again using dashes - to indicate
distinctly separate vision segments.
(Leave a blank line between each of the following sections.)
Setting: Briefly describe the background and setting of the vision,
listing each change of background if the vision has multiple
Players: List all the players in the vision, in order of the
importance of their connection to you and your life, as well as by
the significance of the part they play in the vision. If there are
many people in the vision, list those not taking active or
meaningful parts in descending order, as "Supporting Cast" and
Sequence of Events: Note and mark the sequence of events, using
keywords as guide. You can list these separately for a short vision,
but for a longer one it is probably easier to insert these into the
"Full Experience" section, as #1, #2, #3, by inserting numbers,
especially if you are interpreting a lengthy or complex vision.
Symbols: Things that seem odd or out of place are usually symbols
that have deeper meaning than is apparent on the surface. Symbols
can be anything: objects, animals, people, or even the way people
are dressed. Often, several items will appear odd or out of place;
these must all be accounted for.
For example: a police officer may
symbolize legal matters, whereas a firefighter may symbolize damage,
danger, or urgency. An automobile, or any other form of transport,
will usually indicate your life's path. A particular type of
vehicle, say an ambulance, furniture van, truck, or hearse can add
important meaning and indicate future events. An ambulance, for
example, may indicate a coming illness. Interpret each symbol, once
identified, in the most basic way possible and you'll seldom go
Symbolic Actions: Any action that stands out or has meaning, or that
is performed in such a way as to attract attention, is a symbolic
action. Even small and seemingly insignificant actions can be
extremely important. If someone passes an item, or points, or
reveals something, or waves, or smiles, or frowns, or laughs, or
turns away, etc., these symbolic actions hide deeper meaning. Think
simple pantomime here.
Usually, an important symbolic action will
stand out and your attention will be drawn to it during a vision or
dream. Keep in mind that the memory you have of a vision is only a
very small part of the total information held within it. Any
feelings or intuition you have concerning any part of a vision can
be considered an important indicator that, if properly accounted
for, can unearth more information and meaning.
Also, keep in mind that in many cases you will find yourself central
to the action. You will often be trying to do something or to get
somewhere. The rest of the vision will often be built up around this
central action. This, if present, reveals the central theme or
thrust of the experience and generally indicates what the rest of
the symbology is associated with, or can be applied to during
Symbolic Modifiers: These add meaning to symbols and symbolic
actions. If, for example, someone passes an object to you, and the
object is damaged or dirty, the condition of that object is to be
considered a modifying element, altering its meaning. When traveling
in a vehicle, the type and condition of that vehicle is an important
modifying factor. If you find yourself traveling on foot, the
condition of the road and the surrounding scenery will be the
modifying elements to look for.
Signposts: These are the most important elements to look for. They
will always be there, although they may not always be as clear as
the refrigerator symbol given earlier. Signposts symbolize the date
stamps for coming events, something that will mark or trigger them.
They may not be related in any way to the actual events.
is usually something out of place that cannot be missed; there will
usually be only one symbol that fits the bill, if it can be
identified. For example, you may see a car battery sitting in the
middle of your living room during a vision or dream experience. This
would indicate that when a car battery becomes significant, the
other events depicted in the vision will be active, or are about to
become active. It may be something small, like a Christmas gift or
birthday card. It could be anything.
Connections: Note anything connecting players, objects, and events
in vision to your real life.
Questions: What is it in itself? What does it do? How does it
symbolize a connection with my life? What is its simplest and most
basic meaning? Ask these questions of each part and symbol and
action, then apply common sense, logic, intuition, and - most
especially - personal life knowledge to it. This will provide
valuable insight into hidden meanings.
Take care to give each part
the most simple and basic meaning possible. Wishful thinking and
jumping to conclusions will ruin any interpretation, as may ignoring
the obvious. If no clear meaning can be found, simply leave a large
question mark. Its meaning will often become clear only in
hindsight. Do not overcomplicate the interpretation process or you
will erode the meaning and worth of any vision experience. The most
Keep this line of questioning ultra-simple. Do not overlook the
obvious, but also do not overlook the more subtle modifying touches.
Comments and Guesswork: After applying these questions to each part
of your vision, list or write your interpretation of the vision
here. Apply current knowledge here, taken from past visions and
dreams, plus feelings, intuition, and reason. If you have already
started a symbolic index, apply what you have in it. If you are
still lost as to the meaning of a vision or dream experience, take a
wild guess based solely on intuition. Watch out for wishful thinking
and try not to jump to conclusions; these are real killers of
Hindsight: This part is to be left blank until parts of the vision
pan out in real life. Once this happens, the vision must be
re-checked carefully for repeating symbolism and patterns that can
be used to interpret other visions.
Indexing: Make a note of recurring themes, symbols, patterns, and
their apparent meanings, according to past vision and dreams
experiences. Once these are identified, transfer them to an index in
the back of your journal and use this to enhance the interpretation
protocol. The index becomes especially powerful once these items are
linked with real-life events. List page numbers where symbols recur
to make it easier to trace and identify particular elements.
Example Interpretation - The Refrigerator
"Busted Refrigerator" (date) (Full Moon) (page number)
OBE, wind - on road, broken refrigerator, brick wall, wife angry,
[Already given above.]
#1. OBE started inside my house. #2. On the road outside my house.
My wife; myself
Sequence of Events:
I projected; I was blown away by a mysterious wind; I landed on the
street; I saw the broken refrigerator and wall; my wife appeared,
looked at the refrigerator, said good-bye, and marched off; wife
stopped and waved before continuing out of sight.
Road outside my home [why was I there... out on the street?]; large
brick wall [a barrier or ending-or a date stamp?]; refrigerator [odd
symbol, maybe a date stamp?]
Wife said good-bye; wife walked away from me; wife stopped and
Refrigerator light was on [showing light worked?]; refrigerator
appeared to be broken and was full of old toys and junk; brick wall
was huge and looked impassable; wife appeared angry and coldly said
good-bye to me; wife walked away from me and away from our home
[indicating she'd precipitate split]; wife waved sadly back at me
[indicating belated remorse?].
Refrigerator? Brick wall?
I was there; my wife was there [connected by marriage]; I was on the
road outside my home [linking these events with family life].
Comments and Guesses:
Although I could not see how or why, I guessed this vision foretold
that my marriage would end in the near future; most likely
date-stamped by a broken refrigerator.
All the events depicted in this experience came true. A year after I
had the refrigerator experience, my next-door neighbor built a large
brick wall (eight feet high) all around his house. A few months
after that, my family and I moved to another town three hundred
miles south. The day we moved into the new house, our refrigerator
We borrowed one from a relative while ours was in for
repair. The borrowed refrigerator did not work either, apart from
its door light, which did work. After ours was repaired, the
borrowed refrigerator sat on our porch for almost two years, waiting
to be collected. Every time I looked at it, as the children slowly
filled it with old toys and junk, I remembered the refrigerator
experience. I had a feeling that when it was finally collected it
could well signify the end of my marriage.
For all this foreknowledge, I still could not see this happening.
Our marriage had its share of the usual types of ups and downs, but
seemed stable and everything appeared perfectly normal. One day, the
relative came and collected the broken refrigerator. A strong
feeling of deja vu came over me and I wondered again if this meant
the end of my marriage, but still could not see that anything was
But exactly one week after the old refrigerator was
collected, my marriage ended suddenly, permanently, and for no
reason I could have foreseen. I ended up out on the street, quite
literally, as the vision depicted in its simplistic metaphorical
way. It seems the road I was standing on, outside my house in the
vision, was also a symbol with hidden meaning to it.
Looking back, aided by hindsight, the meaning of every item and
action becomes crystal clear. The brick wall I saw was high and
impassable, indicating a definite ending. If there had been any way
to change the future events depicted, a way through, around, or over
the wall would have been depicted in the vision - for example, a
ladder resting against it, or a hole in the wall.
coincidence, a large brick wall was built by my next-door neighbor
just before we left town - or was this just a coincidence? Maybe
this was yet another date stamp, or a cunningly disguised trigger,
releasing influential seeds that began their effect in and around
our lives at that very time.
Of note, the old toys and junk in the refrigerator played a
significant part in the outcome of this experience. I cannot give
details of this here; it is very personal, but I can say that this
symbol was extremely accurate.
While the knowledge of this future event did not allow for any
change in the inevitable outcome, it did make this event much easier
to deal with when it happened. I was mentally and psychologically
prepared for it. I therefore got my life back together very quickly
after this upsetting event. And, here I am today writing this book
only a few years later, which I would never have been able to do if
these events had not transpired as they did.
And that is most
definitely food for thought...
Abstract Nature of Symbolism
I would like to sound a general caution here about the abstract
nature of the symbols and metaphorical imagery commonly found in any
vision. Misunderstanding the nature of metaphorical imagery, plus
wishful thinking and jumping to conclusions, can not only generate a
lot of confusion, it can cause damage to your life.
If, for example, projectors see a loved one die, they may
emotionally deny this and deliberately use their creative ability to
change the outcome of the vision. This may happen because they
simply cannot face the alternative, whatever it actually means.
Emotion can ruin the importance of any vision experience. Any useful
warnings or modifying elements showing ways to change or modify an
outcome can be lost.
For example, the full vision in its unchanged
form may have contained information that had the potential to save
the life in question - if it truly were in danger, that is. The
dispassionate-observer approach is really the only way to handle any
type of vision experience.
The setting, sequence, players, symbols, actions, modifiers, and
connections in any type of vision experience or dream are all
meaningful aspects of it. And the emotional state of the viewer and
how the experience affects them is another very important factor to
take into consideration during analysis. Only experience, logic,
intuition, and a truckload of common sense can teach anyone how to
clearly interpret a real-life prophetic vision experience.
this experience is gained, it is best to treat any sort of vision,
especially those depicting high-interest subjects like
relationships, money, or death, with extreme caution.