Synopses & Reviews
Astral Projection and the Nature of Reality
goes beyond preconceived notions about how to get out of the body and then back in, as well as the dimensions to which the out-of-body adventurer can travel.
Magnus starts with a brief history of astral projection and then guides the reader through a step-by-step course for reliable projection. He explains how, once out-of-body, we create our own astral world, and he offers techniques for understanding our mind and the nature of reality.
Magnus offers detailed exercises and proven techniques for reliably exiting your body; confronting the basic fears that can hold you back; taking advantage of psychic side effects; taming your mind; navigating a world in which you have the ultimate power to create; integrating the lessons you learn from OBEs into your everyday reality; replenishing your energy . . . and much more.
Plus, incisive journal entries of his many out-of-body adventures will convince you that it can be done and give you the inspiration to go farther than you ever thought possible.
"Part phenomenology, part introduction and part instruction manual, this book attempts to explain the nature of astral projection and urge readers to give it a try. Magnus, entrepreneur by day, certified Reiki master by night, confesses early on that after becoming interested in astral projection via the Internet and many initial attempts to move beyond the realm of the physical, it was sleep that opened the door to his first experience of getting 'sucked into another dimension of existence.' Magnus provides readers with exercises galore, personal journal entries of astral experiences and a serious dose of encouragement to join him in discovering new realms. Those readers who are eager, like Magnus, to 'get [their] mind and body in shape for the big exit' and experience worlds 'that may or may not resemble our physical universe' have come to the right place. Magnus is passionate about his subject, knowledgeable in personal experience and adept at describing his topic with clarity. Yet beyond his initial informational chapters, Magnus presumes that, like him, 'you [too] have seen the astral,' an assumption that may or may not be accurate. Ultimately, this is not a book that will persuade skeptics." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
This book provides information for those interested in out-of-body experiences, from preparation to execution to exploration. Software engineer and self-proclaimed interdimensional traveler Magnus goes further than other authors in this area, explaining more about the nonphysical dimensions through which the astral adventurer can enter and travel. He gives a brief history of astral projection, describes how we subconsciously create astral worlds in our minds, offers techniques and exercises to tame fears and addictions, and explains how our actions in other dimensions affect our physical lives in this one. Various ways to prepare for astral projection are discussed, such as visualization, sleep states, affirmations, and attitude. This book is an excellent and practical breakdown of current knowledge in the area of astral projection, and the exercises, along with the author's accounts of his out-of-body experiences, make his account extremely readable and enjoyable. Suitable for all public libraries and for specialized collections dealing with New Age and perhaps even psychology materials. Brad Eden, Univ. of Nevada Libs., Las Vegas (Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
. For nearly a decade, Hampton Roads has been at the forefront of publishing books on the out-of-body exploration of the astral world. Following in that tradition comes Astral Projection and the Nature of Reality, a work that goes farther than ever before in explaining the dimensions to which the out-of-body adventurer can go. Magnus provides a brief history of astral projection and then guides the reader through a step-by-step course for reliable projection.
About the Author
John Magnus is a software engineer, inter-dimensional traveler, writer, and musician originating from Sweden. His physical body currently lives in Meridian, Idaho, USA, with his wife Barb, Jazz the Dalmatian, Sam the Mutt and three cats.
He can be reached via www.johnmagnus.com.