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 

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