Cool idea for a thread, Hellrat. It's funny that you mention astral projection (because as you already saw on FB), I seriously feel that I almost had an outer body experience early this morning.
Last night I couldn't sleep, so I eventually went to bed at 2:30 am, sleep deprived. Around 5:00 am, after experimenting with some second-hand lucidity (lucid dreams would be a good topic for this thread too), I found myself in this kind of dream space - as in where I was sleeping, and I knew I was sleeping, but found myself devoid of any dreams - there was just a kind of blackness. Then I got this message, in actual words, that said, "Contact your spirit guides". So I acknowledged this and made an attempt to do so. I formed a kind of mantra, and then I became totally aware that I was really in my bed, sleeping. I could almost feel my body on the mattress, even. But I kept up the mantra, and I felt a vibrating sensation all over my body, could hear this slight ringing tone (soft, but there), and felt like I was being gently pulled upwards. The vibration and ring grew stronger, as if I was being pulled into a place where I could speak freely with my Guides.
But you see, I'm skeptical about these kind of things. I don't believe much in spirits, "the other side", etc. So I thought, what if these aren't my guides that are creating this ringing sound, but rather something in my room getting into my dream space? Once that thought was announced, the vibration started the fade, as did the ring. Startled, I started up the mantra again, requesting the assistance of my guides. It all faded in and out, and eventually it was all gone. I then woke up...shivering.
So you see, now I'm not as skeptical towards the concept of "Spirit Guides". It MAY have been just a dream, but god damn was it friggin' strange. I honestly think it was another force making contact with me.
Last edited by The Creature (2012-12-28 15:36:15)