What is astral projection?
Astral Projection occurs when you consciously separate your soul or astral body from your corporeal body. If the body houses your soul, as some believe, then astral projection is the separation of those two. Your consciousness goes with the astral body.
Is it the same as an out-of-body experience?
Yes, the effect is the same. An out-of-body experience can sometimes happen unconsciously, though. In other words, I consider an out-of-body experience to be when someone suddenly, and without conscious intent, leaves their body. This happens during trauma or surgery for example. It doesn’t usually last very long, whereas astral projection lasts as long as you want it to.
What happens to your body when you astral project?
Your body is left behind in a sort of stasis. It’s still alive and functioning even though the astral body is gone. A silver cord, as it’s called, attaches your astral body to your corporeal body and keeps you connected. If the silver cord is cut, you die.
Is that what happens in death?
I believe so, yes. Your astral body, your spirit, your soul, whatever you want to call it, the essential, conscious “you,” leaves your body behind, just an empty shell of organs, blood and flesh with no soul. Your soul continues on to its next destination.