One of the major stumbling blocks to astral projection or out of body experience is fear. And the dangers of Astral projection seems to be one of the most common questions asked about the subject.

Can you physically die while astral projecting?

You can die during astral projection to the same level as during any period of ‘normal’ sleep, because the process of astral projection is the same as when you go to sleep every night, the only difference being the level of consciousness you bring with you. Lucid dreaming and Astral Projection are just different levels of consciousness and intention of where you wish to be during the period outside the body, whether in the noetic planes or the astral counterpart of the physical one. The same dangers apply each night you fall asleep. So the only danger is the consicous fear you may have.

How far away is safe from the body?

Tom Campbell believes in his book My Big Toe that space is a physical concept and although there is a sense of movement and travel when out of the body, this is a mental construct. So you never really move away from your body. Not sure where I feel on this one but…

When out of our body, during sleep or conscious projection, we are attached by a silver cord. Mentioned first in the bible. This cord is the energy link between the astral body and your physical body. It is essential to feed energy or prana into your physical body and will not be cut during life.

This cord extends as far as you need but keeps you connected to your physical body.

Demon possession, it is a real concern?

Due to literature and cinema, this has become the biggest fear among most people. Like attracts like and althrough the astral plane is occupied by many shades of character, your vibrational state will be the best security against evil. If you are not living a good life than you are opening yourself up to influences from negative energies.

Can you get lost and forget how to get back to your body?

Once Robert Monroe went so far into the noetic planes that he could not find which way was back to his body. It hit a energy wall that seemed to stand in the way of his body. He lived to tell the tale, and went on to have thousands of other experiences. You can get sidetracked, you can get delayed, but you will always be able to get back into your body or maybe not, the truth is that we do not have all the answers but we do know that with the extensive record of people experiencing out of body states, the evidence is that you will always come back, and in some case even when you don’t want to.


Being able to astral project is not a necessary component of living this lifetime, but it is fun and extremely intriguing.  It will help you realize that you are not your body, and that your consciousness lives on after death.  Before you venture into the astral plane, make sure you are protected and vibrating at a high frequency.  Always ask your guides, angels, and God to protect you.  Be safe and have fun out there!


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