Astral projection (or astral travel) is an of out-of-body experience (OBE) that uses an "astral body" separate from the physical body and capable of traveling outside it. Astral Projection or astral travel involves the astral body leaving the physical body to travel to other planes.
The idea of astral travel is rooted in common worldwide religious accounts of the afterlife in which the 'consciousness' or soul's journey or "ascent" is described in such terms as an "out-of body experience", wherein the spiritual traveller leaves the physical body and travels in his/her subtle body (or dreambody or astral body) into higher’ realms. It is therefore associated with near death experiences and is also frequently reported as spontaneously experienced in association with sleep and dreams, illness, surgical operations, drug experiences, sleep paralysis and forms of meditation.
It is sometimes attempted out of curiosity, or may be believed to be necessary to, or the result of, some forms of spiritual practice. It is possible to have time travel related experiences during an Astral Projection.
A Guide To Astral Projection and Out-of-Body Travel
Information and advice about how to prepare to leave your body succesfully, what to expect and what you can do while exploring the astral plane.
Astral Projection and Time Travel
Astral time travel -- real or imagined? More information about the astral projection phenomena and astral traveling through time.