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Robert Monroe Technique

Step One:
Relax the body. According to Monroe, "The ability to relax is the first prerequisite, perhaps even the first step itself" to having an OBE. (Out of Body Experience). This includes both physical and mental relaxation. Monroe does not suggest a method of attaining this relaxation, although progressive muscle relaxation, coupled with deep breathing exercises (inhale 1, exhale 2, inhale 3... until about 50 or 100) are known to work well.

Step Two:
Enter the state bordering sleep. This is known as the hypnogogic state. Once again, Monroe doesn't recommend any method of doing this. One way is to hold your forearm up, while keeping your upper arm on the bed, or ground. As you start to fall asleep, your arm will fall, and you will awaken again. With practice you can learn to control the hypnogogic state without using your arm.

Another method is to concentrate on an object. When other images start to enter your thoughts, you have entered the hypnogogic state. Passively watch these images. This will also help you maintain this state of near-sleep. Monroe calls this Condition A.

Step Three:
Deepen this state. Begin to clear your mind. Observe your field of vision through your closed eyelids at the blackness in front of your. After a while you may start to notice light patterns. These are simply neural discharges. They have no specific effect. Ignore them. When they cease, one has entered what Monroe calls Condition B. From here, one must enter an even deeper state of relaxation which Monroe calls Condition C-- a state of such relaxation that you lose all awareness of the body and sensory stimulation. You are almost in a void in which your only source of stimulation will be your own thoughts.

The ideal state for leaving your body is Condition D. This is Condition C when it is voluntarily induced from a rested and refreshed condition and is not the effect of normal fatigue. To achieve Condition D, Monroe suggests that you practice entering it in the morning just as you are getting up, or after a short nap.

Step Four:
Enter a state of Vibration. This is the most important part of the technique, and also the most vague.
Many projectors have noted these vibrations at the onset of projection. They can be experienced as a mild tingling, or as if electricity is being shot through the body. Their cause is a mystery. It may actually be the astral body trying to leave the physical body.
For entering into the vibrational state, he offers the following directions:
1. Remove all jewellery or other items that might be touching your skin.
2. Darken the room so that no light can be seen through your eyelids, but do not shut out all light.
3. Lie down with your body along a north-south axis, with your head pointed toward magnetic north.
4. Loosen all clothing, but keep covered so that you are slightly warmer than what might normally be comfortable.
5. Be sure you are in a location where, and at a time when, there will be absolutely no noise to disturb you.
6. Enter a state of relaxation.
7. Give yourself the mental suggestion that your will remember all that occurs during the upcoming session that will be beneficial to your well being. Repeat this five times.
8. As your breathe, concentrate on the void in front of you.
9. Select a point a foot away from your forehead, then change your point of mental reference to six feet.
10. Turn the point 90 degrees upward by drawing an imaginary line parallel to your body axis up above you head. Focus there and reach out for the vibrations at that point and bring them back into your body.
Even if you don't know what these vibrations are, you will know when you have achieved contact with them.

Step Five:
Learn to control the vibrational state. Practice controlling them by mentally pushing them into your head, down to your toes, making them surge throughout your entire body, and producing vibrational waves from head to foot. To produce this wave effect, concentrate on the vibrations and mentally push a wave out of your head and guide it down your body. Practice this until you can induce these waves on command. Once you have control of the vibrational state, you are ready to leave the body.

Step Six:
Begin with a partial separation. The key here is thought control. Keep your mind firmly focused on the idea of leaving the body. Do not let it wander. Stray thoughts might cause you to lose control of the state.
Now having entered the vibrational state, begin exploring the OBE by releasing a hand or a foot of the "second body". Monroe suggests that you extend a limb until it comes in contact with a familiar object, such as a wall near your bed. Then push it through the object. Return the limb by placing it back in coincidence with the physical one, decrease the vibrational rate, and then terminate the experiment. Lie quietly until you have fully returned to normal. This exercise will prepare you for full separation.

Step Seven:
Dissociate yourself from the body. Monroe suggests two methods for this. One method is to lift out of the body. To do this, think about getting lighter and lighter after entering the vibrational state. Think about how nice it would be to float upward. Keep this thought in mind at all costs and let no extraneous thoughts interrupt it. An OBE will occur naturally at this point.

Another method is the "Rotation Method" or "roll-out" technique. When you have achieved the vibrational state, try to roll over as if you were turning over in bed. Do not attempt to roll over physically. Try to twist your body from the top and virtually roll over into your second body right out of your physical self. At this point, you will be out of the body, but next to it. Think of floating upward, and you should find yourself floating above the body.
Thank you my friend.

Thank you for these techniques.  I'm very familar with the vibrational state.  But I've noticed that in the steps outlined above, there is no mention of the loud humming, and/or the high pitch noise and/or bell/chimes heard in the head that always precedes the vibrations.  Its like these sounds are prerequisites for me to ride the frequency wave in order to come out once the vibrations begin.  I normally lie on my right or left side & roll out and then wander around my apartment or go through walls etc should I come out on the ethereal level. But how does one come out on other levels/planes i.e. mental, astral, celestial, etc and how does one know when one comes out at other higher planes?


Also, could you please explain why one would have to remove their jewellery. This has never affected me before.  But I would be interested in learning more.


Thanks in advance

My friend induces his astral projection abilities not by lying in the bed..He does it by sitting comfortably in his fave chair and its usually after dinner around 8pm.Its just by accident when he discovered this ability..He was scared at first not knowing what was happening.Its when his pupils(eyes) starts to dilate followed by involuntary closing of his eyelids similar to sleep patterns.That's when a third eye between his eyes starts to appear while his pair of eyes disappear.Right now he can travel around his neighborhood.He can go down underwater and in deep ravines. By the way this friend of mind has a very developed third eye..he can see through several dimensions and  have encountered many creatures "great and small"..including spirits of the long dead.

Yep, all of these techniques are good ones. Especially the part about removing jewelry and one should either be naked or loose pajamas. I read somewhere that the position of being flat on your back makes projection easier, but I'm usually on my side how I usually sleep. I also agree with the North-South axis position.

In order to overcome the fear that sometimes kicks in at the vibrational state, one can choose to halt the projection at the vibrational state and practice more consciously this state in several practice sessions. The weirdness of the vibrational state is what usually throws people off. The best technique I know for getting around this is to train the mind more and more to a relaxed, non-concerned state, to just literally ignore them, but keep the mind focused on the separation. When projection is conscious, it is totally a matter of the will.

thanks for the post . I'll give it a try.

An e-book guide!

Great tips. I have been trying to have an OBE for some time now. As a child I had them all the time. Now in my 30's its not as easy.

Thank you very much. Very happy for a routine to practice. I did it twice and just having trouble redoing it. Will give your steps some dedicated time and practice. Thanks again.


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