What is “Astral Projection”?

A Christian perspective



Astral projection is the idea that one can, with practice, “project” one’s consciousness, soul, or spirit, outside of the body while in a sleeping state.


There are many books and resources that would tell you how this is achieved with much practice. But what isn’t always exposed however, are the negative aspects, and harmful/terrifying experiences and attacks the practice often brings about.


If one were to think of our fleshly body as an automobile and our spirit as the person inside it driving around, one might gain a more accurate view of astral projection. One would never drive into a known dangerous neighborhood, get out and leave the car unlocked. Yet, with astral projection, this is exactly what people attempt to do. They try to “get out” of their bodies while asleep and roam around in their spirit. All the while their body remains open and unguarded. It is theorized, in the opinion of this author, that this may be one possible way for demon possession, “prior lives”, and and/or “split personality” to occur.  If one leaves their body, it is a very real possibility for another spirit to come in and occupy it as well.


Most people who have become involved in this practice have many fears about leaving their body. Remember, fear is a good thing. Fear is a God-given self-protection mechanism. Fear keeps us from doing stupid things. Fear helps keep us alive. When we stand on a high precipice and look down, why do we feel fear? The answer is obvious--So we don’t fall and get killed! Fear is our instinct that tells us we are in danger when our mind is ignoring common sense.


So why do people do things that are very dangerous and potentially harmful to themselves? Probably because they become addicted to the adrenaline rush they feel if they survive.  Keep in mind the old saying,


“There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots. But there are no old, bold pilots!”


If you play with fire long enough—you will get burnt!


Ecclesiastes 12:6-7

Remember him-before the silver cord is severed,
or the golden bowl is broken;
before the pitcher is shattered at the spring,
or the wheel broken at the well,
and the dust returns to the ground it came from,
and the spirit returns to God who gave it.


There are some who believe the reference to the “silver cord” in the above bible verse is a reference to the silver cord that is thought to connect our soul to our body that is at times reported by those who have left their bodies. If this cord is ever severed, we cannot get back into our body. The separation of spirit and flesh becomes final. In other words, we die. Our body then becomes a carcass.


So as the Bible advises us, it is best to “remember God” and abandon attempts to mess around with things beyond our understanding. For anyone who has successfully astral projected, they should now be aware that there is a vast world that exists outside of the physical realm—in confirmation of God’s Word-the Bible. And the Bible advises us on that as well. King Solomon, who wrote the book of Ecclesiastes, concluded by saying,


Now all has been heard;
here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
for this is the whole duty of man.
For God will bring every deed into judgment,
including every hidden thing,
whether it is good or evil.

-- Ecclesiastes 12:13-14


If you are interested in this subject, you are probably seeking and searching for answers as to what life is and what life is all about. You are probably curious about the creation we live in and what is out there. The Bible tells us answers to many of life’s questions, such as, “Why are we here?”, “What is the meaning of life?”, and “How did this all come about?” You should know that God has a whole new world that he seeks to share with us—with you. The Bible teaches that there will come a day when Jesus Christ will return to judge the living and the dead, and to reward those who obey Him with eternal life in this new world.


In Acts chapter 17 when the apostle Paul was in Athens, Greece about 2000 years ago, he spoke to a group of religious and spiritual people, people who wanted to know God, and told them:


"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and

does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he

needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.

From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth;

and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.

God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him,

though he is not far from each one of us. 'For in him we live and move and have our

being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.'
"Therefore since we are God's offspring, we should not think that the divine being is

like gold or silver or stone--an image made by man's design and skill. In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For

 he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed.

He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead."

(Acts 17:24-31)


The purpose of us being here on earth is to seek and find God. God has a plan and a purpose for you and your life. According to the Scriptures, God has determined the times and the exact places you should live so that you might search for Him and find Him. It is no accident that you are reading this right now.


For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD , "plans to prosper you and

not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me

and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me

when you seek me with all your heart.

(Jeremiah 29:11-13)


How are we to enter into the relationship that God desires to have with us? The Word of God tells us that as well. Click here to find out the answer…




Similar/synonymous terms/concepts:

Lucid dreaming, remote viewing, out-of-body-experiences, out-of-body travel