Beyond the Threshold ...
From the Introduction:
"... this book is being written for the beginner practitioner. I will assume your knowledge of the subject is limited and will thus offer a simple, step-by-step guide to leaving the body. Although 'astral projection' is often used as a catch-all term for any conscious activity occurring outside the body, throughout this work I will make a clear distinction between etheric projections and astral projections (etheric projections being the most common, at least for me).
"By applying the same techniques I use, I believe that anyone can achieve the out-of-body state on a regular basis and with their full critical faculties intact. Surely if I can do it, you can do it (if you really want it). It is only a matter of conditioning, allowing yourself to see the 'door' that you never noticed, to realize the freedom that you never knew you had -- to edge pass the threshold and beyond matter."
TABLE OF CONTENTS
How It Started: My First Out-of-Body Experience
Questions & Answers
The Ectoplasmic Fog
Stuck In Stuff (Windows, Ceilings, Etc.)
Stuck In "Mud"
The Sleeping Bag Syndrome (or Mummy Madness Again!)
Catalepsy / Sleep Paralysis
Don't Over Do It (Unless You Want To)
Disembodied, Floating Head
Malicious Spirits & Mischief-Makers
My Trips to the Moon (In-Flight Failures)
Pre / During / Post Projection Noises
The Art of Locomotion
Preparations / Preliminaries
Kicking the Fear Habit
Peace & Quiet & Naked
Veganism & Vegetarianism -- Does It Help?
Techniques for Out-of-Body Travel
The Dream-State Method
The Morning Method: The Easiest Method for Inducing an OBE
The Catapult Projection Method
The Visualization Method
The Portal Method
The X Marks-the-Spot Method
Summary: 7 Steps to a Conscious Projection
Objective Reality or Lucid Dreaming?
Validating Your Projections
The Astral Jukebox
Quotes Used In This Book
About the Author
by Jonas Ridgeway
I first learned about the out-of-body experience as a teenager from my mother, who had experienced the phenomenon herself many times (spontaneously). At first she didn't know what was happening to her. She couldn't make sense of how she could be awake and floating above her body and so she had seen a doctor about her condition, who was of no help. Fortunately, she discovered the book Journeys Out of the Body by Robert Monroe which explained everything to her.
I was so fascinated with this subject that I was determined to figure out how to induce the phenomenon myself and have since had hundreds of fully conscious projections. This book, Exploring Your Inner Reality, details the steps I took to initiate these experiences and the strange situations I encountered while being out of body.