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The Art and Practice of Astral Projection

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Gives all the necessary theory and directions to enter the astral plane, function there, and return with memory available.
Paperback, 130 pages
Published January 15th 1974 by Weiser Books
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Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: people with no access what so ever to any other OBE books.
Although this book was probably revelational in the 70s, today it is quite dated.

For one, especially at the beginning, the writer assumes for some unfathomable reason that the reader is male. Why?? Were women in the 70s illiterate or something? I kid you not, he writes a few jarring sentences that use words like "you, as a man".... erm. No. If this was an 18th or 19th century book then I'd be much more forgiving, but by 1976 Ophiel should have known better.

There's however something else that's f
Jul 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: occult
This is the best book on the subject that I have ever read. Usually when you pick up a book on astral projection you are inundated with all manner of stories about someone else's astral travels, but with no real discussion on how to do it yourself.

This book however, is the exception. Ophiel offers real methods and explains them, and, they WORK!
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ophiel is a great teacher/writer who makes esoteric subjects easier to understand. When you read his books, you really feel like he is talking to you, the student. Encouraging, enthusiastic and genuine, he spells out very clearly, step by step, how to achieve success in the "occult" world. He presents four different methods on how to astral project including the lucid dreaming method in this book. His writing can be funny and wacky, for instance using all CAPS to emphasize the importance of the ...more
Matt Williams
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good book if you are interested in the art of astral projection. Worded in away which is easy for the reader to understand. Not a book to be rushed, instead you should move through the sections as you practice them. Having an understanding of astral projection already, I was able to just read through and take in the information and adapt it to my current meditation and learning methods. I'd say this is more of a guideline of what to do, and that the reader/student should try and create their own ...more
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Peter Smith
Nov 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
If Astral Projection is truly a different process than Lucid Dreaming, which in my limited experience - truly felt like it might be - this really informs you how to get there and what to do. It is not easy.

Castaneda's The Art of Dreaming helped me the most personally though, as far as gaining control in the dream world...
Jun 06, 2020 rated it liked it
One of the first books I ever read on Astral Projection. However, the techniques in this book describe something more akin to mental travel than astral projection. The astral and mental vehicles are entirely different.
Charan Kumar
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Dec 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a must read if this is a topic of interest for you. Ophiel's sense of humor and personality shines through his words again. ...more
Russell Eric Dobda
Dec 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: dreams
Short book with 3 methods of Astral and Etheric projection.
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
Not a bad intro to astral projection, although don't expect anything spectacular here. There are much better written books around nowadays than when this was published in the 60s/70s. The author's plugs for his other books and courses are a little distracting. He basically gives 4 methods for exploring mind/consciousness projection type work. Although he hammers in the point over and over that he's the only one giving practical advise in the "occult" matters, he does leave out some detail in doi ...more
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