Friday, August 31, 2012

Video: Introduction to the out-of-body-experience

What is an out-of-body experience? 

What are the benefits of this phenomenon? 

David Lindsay, an instructor with IAC New York, defines and discusses the impact and benefits of having an out-of-body experience. This experience may lead to life-improving insights and the impact can stay with a person for the remainder of his or her life.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Achieve More Frequent Out-Of-Body Experiences With New IAC Method

- by Nelson Abreu

Millions of people around the world have had spontaneous projections of the consciousness and many have had positive inner transformations. What if millions could do it intentionally and often? The development of consciousness science and our overall evolution would eventually reach a tipping point. However, today, many beginner conscious out-of-body experience attempts end up with the individual simply falling asleep or fail to relax enough in their attempt to remain lucid.

The Punctuated Progressive Procedure aims to increase the rate of success of a beginner’s OBE attempts.  It was developed by International Academy of Consciousness lucid projectors based on years of personal experiments and decades of projectiology research and first presented at a conference in 2006 in Utah, USA. It could be described as a sequence of relatively brief projective sessions with audible wake-up calls or sounds at the start of each session.  

The idea is that if you do fall asleep (and consequently completely relax and loosen the energy body and create a natural partial projection), then the experiment is not lost. On the contrary, you regain lucidity, you re‐start from a more physiologically relaxed point. As it takes less and less time to (possibly) fall asleep or come close to it, you can start to reduce the time interval.

To maximize effectiveness, one can relax without worry of falling asleep at first (though still trying to stay lucid) by setting the alarm in a sequence like: 30 minutes; 15 minutes; 10 minutes; 10 minutes; 5 minutes; 5 minutes; 5 minutes...

The seeds of the method were planted when researchers noticed that occasional sounds like birds chirping outside or random sounds from a computer desktop would wake them up.  Upon regaining consciousness, they would feel greater relaxation due to the brief sleep and more activated bioenergy sensations as a result of the loosening of the energy linking the physical and “astral” bodies.  It was also noted that as the session when on, the would-be projector stayed awake less and less time and required more frequent wake-up sounds.  Frequently, this led to a point where the experimenter felt deeply relaxed but also lucid enough to have a conscious “take off.”

You can now learn this technique with IAC’s OBE Workshop: Punctuated Progressive Procedure.  Whether you can relax easily but have difficulty maintaining lucidity or normally stay awake but have a hard time relaxing, this method could help you achieve more frequent projections if applied with some diligence. 

We have received great feedback from the first training sessions done in Miami and New York.  One student let us know that she got so close enough to a projection during the 3-hour workshop at IAC that she took up on our challenge of trying it daily for at least a week. On the 2nd or 3rd try, she had her first fully conscious projections and she had a couple more that week.

The research also noticed that ffective times to project include mornings of incomplete sleep when you get up, do some mild activity for an hour to two hours, and then return more alert but with the body ready to quickly relax. This allows you to enjoy more of the hypnagogic period (in between awake and asleep).

Another finding was that with this method, you are likely you will have the body very relaxed (or even reach the state of temporary, harmless sleep paralysis) but be awake enough to notice the onset of the energetic sensations associated with expansion of the energy body and consequent partial separation of the subtle body.

In one application of this procedure, a researcher started to dream that he was brushing his teeth in the bathroom. Suddenly, he started feeling the vibrational state and other energetic sensations.

This reminded him that he was trying to project and made him realize he was dreaming. This brought him out of the dream and he was able to complete the OBE with lucidity. This shows that the procedure allowed him to reach, progressively, a good level of relaxation for the OBE to start to naturally take place, but his lucidity ‐‐ although low enough to start dreaming ‐‐ was still enough to feel the energetic sensations.

Of course, you run the risk of the alarm ringing as you project or during a projection, so a vibrating or some other not‐too‐startling method is recommended. In this case, the instructor will act as the "alarm." This does not necessarily have to stop your attempt, but if it bothers the body enough or surprises you enough, it could. On the balance, the initial research showed success with this – especially after nights of limited sleep but also in the early evening or late afternoon. The OBE also tends to restore vitality which helps recover from poor sleep. Of course, there have been successful applications of the technique at other times such as 12pm, 6pm, 9pm in "normal" days ‐ when the body was good enough to rest but there was still enough lucidity not to fall asleep right away.

Ideally, one will have enough control over bioenergy, lucidity and physiological and psychological relaxation and won't need a crutch, method or any other technique. But any healthy method to get started helps. A good attempt could last at 1 and half hour to two hours: more is likely to be futile, while less might mean quitting just as you were getting close! 

We invite you to contact the nearest IAC educational center to learn more about our core out-of-body experience training, part of the Consciousness Development Program (CDP).  Modules 1 and 2 serve as basic preparation for lucid projection and are a pre-requisite for the OBE Workshop: Punctuated Progressive Procedure.

Look for this new workshop in December in London and New York City!

Nelson Abreu, B.S. Electrical Engineering, is a volunteer at International Academy of Consciousness - California Educational Center 

Monday, August 20, 2012

New Book by IAC Instructor Luis Minero - Book: Demystifying the Out-of-Body Experiences

Launch: 2012!
San Francisco Bay area, CA:
October 10 to 14

Miami, FL:
October 23 to 28

Los Angeles, CA:
October 30 to November 4

New York, NY:
November 6 to 12

London, UK:
December 13 to 16

Book will be launched October, 2012:

Regular price: $19.99

Get it here at a discount: $16.99*

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the Out-of-Body Experience:

A Practical Manual for Exploration
and Personal Evolution
The Scientific Approach to the 
Out-of-Body Experience

Master the skills of leaving the body using logic and reason. Improve self-understanding and achieve personal growth with over a dozen exit techniques. With well-ordered, rational explanations, Demystifying the Out-of-Body Experience describes how and why out-of-body experiences (OBEs) work. This is a groundbreaking guide for using OBEs to understand our place in the reality that exists beyond our physical life and dreams.

Meet spiritual guides, loved ones who have crossed over, and even other out-of-body travelers. Learn communication techniques and memory aids to get the most out of each experience, in addition to tips for creating a program of OBE mastery. Contrary to popular belief, many people have in fact come back from “the other side” and shared what they experienced, what they did, and whom they met. And now, you can be part of this reality and exploration.

Perfect for beginners and experienced seekers who want to learn about the non-physical planes in a non-mystical context and want to evolve the condition of their soul. Based on the research of the International Academy of Consciousness.

Useful links:

• Practical training classes on Spiritual Development and OBEs
Purchase the book "Demystifying the Out-of-Body Experience"
Luis Minero

Luis Minero (Los Angeles, CA) graduated with honors in chemistry from Florida International University. He has taught courses on OBEs, paranormal phenomena, and spiritual growth all over Europe and the Americas since 1996, and at Miami-Dade College from 1997 to 2002. Beginning in 1999, Luis has served the International Academy of Consciousness (IAC) in directorial positions in the Florida and California centers. Currently, he is the Education Director of IAC Global.

For the full Bio of Luis Minero, click here.
© 2012 All rights reserved.  

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Personal Account: Out-of-Body Experience

This article was originally published in Journal of Conscientiology in Volume 5, 2002-2003 of Issue 17, July under Mentalsomatic Perspective

Personal Account of a Projective Attempt
- by Kim McCaul

Pre-projective period

I was taking the second stage of a course in projective techniques at the IIPC’s office in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro. The course took place over four consecutive days from May 11-14, 1998. Ever since the course began I had noticed a difference in my nocturnal perceptions, with more lucid projective experiences. During the course itself, although I had had a sense of having been projected, so far I had not had any experiences I could recall. The last lesson was the technique of projecting with the mentalsoma. There had been three or four students in each of the previous classes but today I was alone with the instructor. 

I did not have any expectations and felt calm although with many thoughts relating to my daily life running through my mind. These continued even during the energetic exercises (Basic Mobilization of Energies) preceding the technique. During the absorption of energies, the final exercise before starting the technique itself, I felt a lot of activity in the two superior chakras (frontal and crown) which seemed to form one single chakra, situated more or less half-way between the two. The inside of my head appeared to heat up from the inside out, starting from the pineal gland until the heat focussed itself on this midway point between the chakras. So far I had been sitting and now as I lay down this part of my body remained active. After being talked through the psycho-physiological relaxation I put all my attention into this energetic process, knowing that it was the “entrance” to the mentalsoma.

Projective period

There was no sense of “take off” whatsoever. It merely felt as if the body disappeared and instead I found myself in a vast space, or rather it was I who was vastly spacious, expanded. This occurred without any great sense of ecstasy or even the feeling that this experience was in any way special. It simply felt like a change of environment or better of perception. I felt as if I was looking at my intraphysical life from the outside. From here I saw that all the hazards of life, and all those events which we might call “intrusions” are nothing other than energetic phenomena. This realization made me feel very calm. I wondered how they managed to appear so “real”?

I understood that I was not the person who was having the projection of the mentalsoma, but rather a mentalsoma who was having the experience of being an intraphysical being. In an inversion of the usual perception which sees the ‘I’ going from the intraphysical to engage in extraphysical experiences I saw that in relation to the infinity of the mentalsoma any experiences of the personality with which I was currently identifying myself were merely ephemeral phenomena. 

I attempted to understand how the intraphysical experiences of the intraphysical consciousness related to this timeless state of the mentalsoma (i.e. what is the meaning of life?) without succeeding, but also not really caring too much about the answer.

Post-projective period

I had no awareness of any interiorization and no sense of the time that might have passed. When my perception returned to the soma it was rigid, the hands were cold, and balls of hot energy were pulsating in the base of my spine as well as at the top of the head. Now the crown chakra was distinctly active. I spent another ten minutes or so lying there without moving until the instructor gave the command to return to intraphysicality. My mouth was dry and my body felt at the same time rigid and subtle.

The experience had energetic impacts which lasted at least for the subsequent two weeks during which I felt my holochakra expanded and my mind much calmer than usual. It was easy to reestablish an energetic connection with the recently experienced projection and this caused an increase of my intraphysical vibrations. Gradually this faded.


The experience gave me some insights into a problem I had pondered for a while. Why don’t we manage to live more by the mentalsoma during our day-to-day life? One possible explanation might be the great difference between its reality and our intraphysical needs. The perception of the mentalsoma, when pure or naked, without the interference of denser energies, is so far removed from the needs of our day to day that bringing it into our life would have to be learnt slowly. Put differently, the intraphysical consciousness must be trained to know its own reality without alienating itself from itself, i.e. causing mental imbalances. When healthily balanced however, experiences of the mentalsoma can have profoundly curative and life enhancing capacities as they allow the intraphysical consciousness to act in knowledge of its actual extraphysical origin, thus providing a source of inner freedom and happiness. 

Kim McCaul is a volunteer instructor with the IAC based in Adelaide, Australia. He has been studying conscientiology since 1997.  Kim is an anthropologist who works in the applied area of Australian Aboriginal affairs.