Astral plane

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The FX television show, American Horror Story, Season 3 (also known as Coven) and Season 8 (also known as Apocalypse) mention and perform the act of Descensum as a way of traveling to the astral plane. The Song, "Astral Plane", was featured on the album The Order of Time by Valerie June. Archangels. Bardo. Barzakh. Astral projection. Celestial sphere. Celestial spheres. Chakra. Esoteric cosmology. Linga sarira (subtle body). Plane (esotericism). Pure land. Takama-ga-hara. Thought-Forms (book). Bruce, Robert, Astral Dynamics: A NEW Approach to Out-of-Body Experiences, 1999, ISBN: 1-57174-143-7. Buhlman, William, Adventures Beyond the Body: How to experience out-of-body travel.


Astral may refer to: Astral body, a subtle body posited by many religious philosophers. Astral journey (or astral trip), the same as having an out-of-body experience. Astral plane (AKA astral world), a plane of existence postulated by classical (particularly neo-Platonic), medieval, oriental and esoteric philosophies and mystery religions. Astral projection, a controversial interpretation of out-of-body experiences. A ghost or spirit. Astral, a Magic: The Gathering gaming set. Astral (band), a dream pop band. The Astral (book), a book by Kate Christensen. Astral (wrestler) (born 1989), Mexican Mini-Estrella professional wrestler. Astral Weeks, a 1968 album by Van Morrison.


Astral projection. Out of body experience. Doppelgänger. Fetch (folklore). Soul. Chapter 1 Sugata naki maboroshi, pp. 11–36. Chapter 2 Hitodama kō, pp. 37–62. Chapter 3 Ikiryō no yūri, pp. 63–98. Chapter 4 Tamashī no wakare, pp. 100–125.

Mastodon (band)

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In a MusicRadar interview, guitarist Bill Kelliher confirmed the album is about an "out-of-body experience", and looks at the concepts of astral travel, wormholes, Stephen Hawking's theories and the spiritual realm. The album follows a quadriplegic who learns astral projection. On his journey he flies too close to the sun, burning his umbilical cord which connects him to his body, and flies into oblivion. At the same time in Czarist Russia, Rasputin and his cult were channeling spirits and brought the quadriplegic to their time. He explains his situation and foretells the assassination of Rasputin. Inevitably Rasputin is assassinated and Rasputin guides him back to his body.

Jack Parsons (rocket engineer)

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Following his apparent success in doing so, Parsons recounted having an out-of-body experience invoked by Babalon, who astrally transported him to the biblical City of Chorazin, an experience he referred to as a "Black Pilgrimage". Accompanying Parsons' "Oath of the Abyss" was his own "Oath of the AntiChrist", which was witnessed by Wilfred Talbot Smith. In this oath, Parsons professed to embody an entity named Belarion Armillus Al Dajjal, the Antichrist "who am come to fulfill the law of the Beast 666 [Aleister Crowley]".

List of New Age topics

Astral projection. Aura (paranormal). Elementals. Gaia hypothesis. Gaia philosophy. Lucid Dreaming. Near death experience. Out-of-body experience. Paradigm shift. Past life regression. Perception. Psi (parapsychology). Reincarnation. Soul travel. Subtle body. Automatic writing. Charismatics. Clairvoyance. Dreaming. Extrasensory perception. Indigo children. Levitation. Longevity. Mediumship. Oracles. Palmistry. Parapsychology. Psychokinesis. Remote viewing. Telepathy. Time travel. Atlantis. Avalon. Bermuda Triangle. Earth. Earth mysteries. Kun Lun Mountains. Lemuria (continent). Ley lines. Machu Picchu. Mount Kailash. Mu (lost continent). Portals. Shambhala. Shangri-La. Stonehenge. Alchemy.


Clairvoyance is considered hallucination by mainstream psychiatry. de:Hellsehen Astral projection. Aura. Clairvoyance (book). List of topics characterized as pseudoscience. Out-of-body experience. Postdiction (retroactive clairvoyance). Precognition. Remote viewing. Second sight. Photoacoustic effect. Synchronicity. Inner eye. Thought-Forms (book). James Alcock (1981). Parapsychology: Science or Magic? A Psychological Perspective. Pergamon Press. ISBN: 0-08-025772-0. Willis Dutcher (1922). On the Other Side of the Footlights: An Expose of Routines, Apparatus and Deceptions Resorted to by Mediums, Clairvoyants, Fortune Tellers and Crystal Gazers in Deluding the Public.

Outline of spirituality

Astral projection. Dhikr. Meditation. Muraqaba. Prayer. Remote viewing. Yoga. Astrology. Augur. Cartomancy. Cleromancy. Divination. Dowsing. Pendulum. Fortune-telling. Geomancy. Haruspex. I Ching. Omen. Tarot reading. Lucid dream. Out-of-body experience. Anthroposophy. Christian mysticism. Christian mystics. Esotericism. Hermeticism. List of occultists. Mysticism. Salvation. Spiritualism. Western mystery tradition. AMORC. FUDOFSI. FUDOSI. Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Illuminates of Thanateros. Knights Templar. Ordo Templi Orientis. Subud. Constant Chevillon. Dion Fortune. Max Heindel. Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers. Baron Carl Reichenbach. Rudolf Steiner. Osho. Rosicrucian.

Transmigration (novel)

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Astral Projection. Out-of-body experience. List of science fiction novels.

Life review

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Although rare, there are also a few accounts of life reviews or similar experiences without a near-death experience, such as during the simpler out-of-body experience or when under circumstances of intense threat or duress. The perception of time appears to be subjective and has been described as from lasting less than a few seconds to instantaneous. Accounts differ as to what phase of a near-death experience a review might take place in. Subjects frequently describe their experience as panoramic, 3-D or holographic.

Temporoparietal junction

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Out-of-Body Experiences. Theory of Mind. Morality.

Celia Green

In 1968 Green published an analysis of 400 first-hand accounts of out-of-body experiences. In 1975 Green and McCreery published a similar taxonomy of 'apparitions', or hallucinations in which the viewpoint of the subject was not ostensibly displaced, based on a collection of 1500 first-hand accounts. Green has put forward the idea that lucid dreams, out-of-body experiences and apparitional experiences have something in common, namely that in all three types of case the subject's field of perception is entirely replaced by a hallucinatory one.

George Nugent Merle Tyrrell

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Tyrrell created the term out-of-body experience in his book Apparitions. A review in Nature for Science and Psychical Phenomena praised Tyrrell for his "obvious sincerity" but suggested the book was "full of flaws" which aroused suspicion of Tyrrell's critical faculties. *Whately Carington Grades of Significance (1931). Science and Psychical Phenomena (1938). Apparitions (1943). The Personality of Man (1946). Homo Faber: A Study of Man's Mental Evolution (1951). Man the Maker: A Study of Man's Mental Evolution (1952).

Oliver Fox

Astral Projection: A Record of Out-of-the-Body Experiences. University Books.

Max Heindel

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Esoteric knowledge - Esotericism - Mysticism - Occultism - Theosophy. Rebirth - Law of Cause and Effect. [[The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception#The Rosicrucian conception of God and the scheme of evolution|The Rosicrucian conception of God and the scheme of evolution]]. Rosicrucian Manifestos. MAX HEINDEL: A Short Biography. Chronology about Max Heindel and The Rosicrucian Fellowship. The Mystic and Occult in Max Heindel's Writings. Description of Heindel's books. Max Heindel en The Rosicrucian Fellowship by Ger Westenberg. Important Differences in the Teachings of Heindel and Steiner.


Vaśiṭva: control of natural forces. 1) trikālajñatvam: knowing the past, present and future. 2) advandvam: tolerance of heat, cold and other dualities. 3) para citta ādi abhijñatā: knowing the minds of others, etc. 4) agni arka ambu viṣa ādīnām pratiṣṭambhaḥ: checking the influence of fire, sun, water, poison, etc. 5) aparājayah: remaining unconquered by others. anūrmimattvam: Being undisturbed by hunger, thirst, and other bodily appetites. dūraśravaṇa: Hearing things far away. dūradarśanam: Seeing things far away. manojavah: Moving the body wherever thought goes (teleportation/astral projection). kāmarūpam: Assuming any form desired. parakāya praveśanam: Entering the bodies of others. svachanda


Out-of-body experience. Syndrome of subjective doubles. Bhaskaran, R; Kumar, A; Nayar, K. K. (1990). Autoscopy in hemianopic field. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry: 53 1016-1017. Blanke, O; Landis, T; Seeck, M. (2004). Out-of-body experience and autoscopy of neurological origin. Brain 127: 243-258. Brugger, P. (2002). Reflective mirrors: Perspective-taking in autoscopic phenomena. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry 7: 179-194. Brugger, P; Regard, M; Landis, T. (1996). Unilaterally felt ‘‘presences’’: the neuropsychiatry of one’s invisible doppelgänger. Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology 9: 114-122.

Hereward Carrington

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Carrington kept extensive records of his research and investigations, and corresponded with notable figures of the day including Israel Regardie, Nandor Fodor, Aleister Crowley and one of the earliest pioneers in the field of astral projection, Sylvan Muldoon, with whom he co-authored three books, including The Projection of the Astral Body (1929) and The Phenomena of Astral Projection (1951). A large collection of his writings and correspondence is held by Heidieh Croce, the heir to Marie Carrington's estate, as well as the Princeton University library. He can be heard as a contestant on 7 October 1953 radio edition of You Bet Your Life.