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« : January 03, 2011, 12:13:30 PM »

The Art Of Astral Projection by Steve G. Jones - Clinical Hypnotherapist is a complete Astral Projection program including a 23 disc audio program and several books as well as a few bonus audio files including binaural beats.

I have been given a free copy of this entire program (~199.00 retail) for the purposes of reviewing it on my website Spirit-Quest as well as on here.  As luck would have it, the publisher in charge of this program actually knew who I was :) and had remembered my work on the old AS, and Astral Pulse websites and was eager to help me acquire it to review for you guys! 

Since there is so much material to cover, I will post in segments my thoughts as I have a chance to progress through each module, rather than to post it all in one at the end. 

And I should mention there is also a free Beginners Guide To Astral Projection available there as well, which includes an audio portion as well:
http://www.theartofastralprojection.com/

I am so excited to check this kit out!!

« : January 03, 2011, 11:39:24 PM Synergy »

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« #1 : January 03, 2011, 10:58:23 PM »

It took me awhile to download all of the modules... they are ALL audio files (Mp3).  I was given access to the electronic version of the kit, but you can also purchase the full physical kit.

Here is what the 'kit' consists of:

14 Discs in total for the Explorations Beyond The Body - The discs contain audio lessons and exercises, most of which involve hypnosis / visualization techniques that Steve Jones walks you through.  Some of the covered topics include relaxation, visualization, chakra clearing/balancing, raising kundalini, a complete guided hypnosis session for astral projection with binaural beats / embedded brainwave technology, trancework, breathing and much more.

9 Discs in total for the Explorations Intensive - This portion goes beyond astral projection and includes lessons and sessions for things such as exploring the akashic records, psychic abilities, reading auras and more.

2 E-Books - Two full e-books were included titled "Astral Projection Secrets Revealed" and "Understanding Astral Viewing" (the second book's name may a bit misleading because it actually deals with remote viewing which the author calls Astral Viewing)

FIRST IMPRESSIONS This seriously is a VERY complete kit!! I have only had the chance to go through the e-books and listen to one module.  I have to admit I cheated a bit and skipped directly to disc 7, which is the Astral Projection Hypnosis session. For beginners I would definitely recommend following the complete series but since I have much experience with inducing AP on my own, I wanted to see what the session was like. 

The first E-Book "Astral Projection Secrets Revealed" is a basic overview of what Astral Projection is, how to acheive it, who can do it, and the benefits of it, as well as listing the roadblocks etc.  Like my own e-book Spirit-Quest he emphasizes chakra balancing, and he gets into the descriptions of the planes of existence.  It's very thorough!  My only critique is that he left the entire concept of 'Etheric Projection' and the 'Etheric or RTZ' plane out of it all together.  It's not overly surprising to me, as many authors do not bother to get into the semantics, since an OBE is an OBE to the beginner, and the Awe the same whether in the RTZ or Astral.  It could also be that the 'Seven Planes Of Existence' do not distinguish the Etheric as a separate entity from the Physical in many schools of thought.  And indeed the Etheric Plane is part of the physical.... but I personally believe that it deserves to be taught since Etheric Projection is an experience in its own right, and is fundamentally different during the actual experience from an Astral Projection.

The Second Book "Understanding Astral Viewing" gets into the concept of Remote Viewing. It includes a good history, and techniques, and how its related to AP, as well as benefits of learning how to do it.  I have never really gotten into Remote Viewing myself even though I have experienced it naturally (spontaneously) several times.  I will look at it further down the road in order to try to expand what I had experienced (predominantly visual) to try and include the other senses in the RV experience as well.

The First Module I looked at "Astral Projection Hypnosis Session" I have to say was amazing!  Seriously!  Now I should mention I HAVE been hypnotized before... by the Amazing Kreskin actually... so I know what the feeling is like and I knew what to expect as far as induction into the trance state.  It does take awhile... he takes you through a visualization on a beach setting and takes you deeper and deeper into the trance state before embarking on the AP suggestions.  It also has embedded within it, binaural beats (aka Hemi-Sync technology as coined by Robert Monroe).  His voice is very easy to let go to - and though I didn't follow it through completely (I was waiting for a phone call and was a bit distracted) I actually found it very difficult to NOT go to deeply into the trance state and forget that I was supposed to answer the phone when it actually did ring.  (I did get my call btw... but I really didn't want to leave that warm tingly relaxed state so soon!)

So this has just been a first look at the program and in summary I think it has definite potential and for those who have trouble trying to learn how to AP, it may be the solution you are looking for!  The price may be the only obstacle for many... but I guess it depends on how badly you really want to OBE whether you think it's worth it or not! 

And that brings me to my final point for now:
Included in the Full Kit, is a FREE ACCESS PASS that I can give to someone else!!!  I am considering a contest of some sort on my site and the prize will be access to this full kit (199.00 value) for the winner!!


I will post more of the review as I look at more of the modules so stay tuned!!

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« #2 : January 05, 2011, 04:41:44 PM »

I have listened to the first few modules now.  The audio modules are laid out like lessons, only instead of having to read... you can listen.  Some of them contain exercises that have you lay down and Steve G. Jones actually takes you through them by inducing a hypnotic state.  Much of the 'system' that he uses is actually the same way I have been inducing OBEs for a long time on my own.  So, while it IS possible to learn this stuff on your own by reading books, it's a LOT easier when you have a clinical hypnotherapist guiding you through it and actually putting you into a trance state! It removes a lot of the effort! 

The system involves breathing exercises, creating a cylindrical shape around your body, becoming aware of the light surrounding you, clearing your chakras (which I also emphasize in the e-book I wrote), and raising kundalini.... all of this before actually entering a deep trance state to induce OBEs.  It sounds like a lot, but in reality can be accomplished in little time on your own... and the idea is that he is teaching you these preliminaries so you can do them on your own without his guidance.  The ultimate goal is that you will not need the audio files eventually. The preparatory work he goes into is very thorough!

Will post more later!

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« #3 : January 06, 2011, 01:38:34 AM »

So while you're approaching this from a point of view of somebody whose experiences closely mirror that of the lesson plans, do you think somebody who has never been able to induce an OBE - intention or accidental - would reap the same benefits?

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« #4 : January 06, 2011, 03:04:57 AM »

I do believe so.  The hypnosis sessions are very thorough and he walks you through every little detail. In addition to the hypnotic suggestions, he's using background music with binaural tones to help it along.  His initial induction of the trance state is extremely detailed.... much more so than say Raveen or Kreskin when they put people under on stage. 

Usually about 3/4 of the volunteers in a hypnosis show like Raveen etc. actually stay in the trance state while the other 1/4 are escorted off stage because they came out of it (or didn't go under at all).  I would say that the same sort of numbers would be able to actually get into the trance state listening to this.... or maybe even slightly better because of the addition of the binaural tones.  And for those other 1/4, there's always the next night.  The truth is, everyone can be hypnotized... because all it is, is moving down to the theta/delta states (but consciously). We all go into those states every night.  It helps having someone vocally guide you.

Now after you are able to induce the state on your own, and exit on your own, you wouldn't need the recording any more since he only just gets you to exit anyway and beyond that it would be distracting having someone talk to you.  The goal is that he is teaching you self-hypnosis to get into the right trance state for exit on your own. 

Once you can do it without him guiding you... there are the same music tracks on the extended CD included, without any vocal stuff at all. It's just the binaural tones and music.  You can either use them if you want or not... there's a theta one and a delta one. 

So in conclusion, I definitely think it would help people who have no experience with OBEs... more so than it would help me actually.  For one, they would be more open to listening to the suggestions without critiquing them, and they wouldn't have any expectations (or habits like I do). I did notice a few minor differences in how he induces it from what I am used to... and that ultimately for me might be a distraction since I am not expecting it and not used to it.  But for someone just learning, they would be going into it fully and without those expectations etc. 

My goal though is to give that free pass to a beginner (through a contest or something) so that they can complete the modules and post their viewpoints as to how it works from a beginner's perspective.



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