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  • Paperback: 504 pages
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; Pap/Cdr edition (November 8, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738704679
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738704678
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Robert Bruce (Australia) is a published metaphysicist. His articles, tutorials, and personal experiences are featured on his popular website, and

Brian Mercer (Washington state) has been interested in metaphysical pursuits for as long as he can remember. He is an information technology professional and part time novelist. In addition to the website listed below, he also hosts  and

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Preparing for Liftoff

What follows are the results of my first night of energy work.
I've had sporadic instances of involuntary projection throughout my life. I've tried
gaining control of it for many years but nothing has ever worked.

I've always thought that energy work for astral projection was a waste of time. It was
annoying to be bogged down with silly “New Age” energy rituals, when all I wanted to do
was project.

Then I read Robert Bruce's tutorial. Maybe there is something to this! This was the
first time I'd ever read anything that spelled out the mechanics behind this type of energy
work, why it's needed, and what it does at a core level. Posts on Robert's online forum further
reinforced the validity of doing the energy work. Over and over I was running across
postings from people who were getting very measurable results.

I went to bed thinking that this would never happen to me and started doing energy
work. For a few minutes I felt an ache in my heart center. I kept “circling” there between
passes up the legs and down the arms and in a few minutes it stopped. Then I felt a lot of
activity and itching in my brow center, then something like electricity going through that
area, as if the blood vessels had been shut off, then suddenly opened.

After that I must have woken up thirty times during the course of four hours of sleep.
Every time I woke up it was like another memory was being restored, and each time I was
still on autopilot, doing the energy exercise. By now I can't remember what I was remembering
specifically, but I do remember that every memory that surfaced served to connect
me to something else I had long forgotten. One by one I kept remembering connections to
things, people, places, experiences. Life became a lot bigger than I ever thought it was.


Flexing Your Astral Muscles

What to Expect
• Setting up your meditation space
• Learning to relax
• Breathwork
• Body awareness exercises
• Energy body stimulation
• Your dream journal
• Affirmations
Optional: BrainWave Generator instructions

This book emphasizes goal-oriented action
rather than just sitting and reading about
OBEs. Just enough information is given at the
start of each week to guide you through the
coming week's activities, building on what has
come before.

This week we'll show you how to organize
a place for your daily energy work and teach
you a deep physical relaxation and breathing
technique.We'll also give instructions for this
week's energy work, setting up a dream journal,
and using affirmations. Finally, for those
using the optional BrainWave Generator to
supplement your OBE program, we'll offer
instructions for the current week's preset.
Now that you have read all the instructions
in the introduction, let's waste no time getting

Setting up Your Meditation Space
First on the list is to select a suitable place to
practice energy work, meditation, and other
OBE-related training exercises.

There are several desirable qualities for an
ideal meditation space. It should be quiet and
allow you to practice undisturbed. Lighting is
also important. There will be exercises requiring
full lighting and those requiring low lighting
or darkness. A room with a curtained window
or a variable illumination lamp will suffice.
Headphones or earplugs are ways to eliminate
sound, but you also don't want to be
unexpectedly disturbed by others. People in
busy households may need to innovate to create
suitably private spaces. One aspiring projector
partitioned a large walk-in closet and
turned half into a small private area. Another
rigged a makeshift tent in her bedroom. Others
have found useful areas in attics, basements,
and garages. Think creatively.

Depending on its size, your private space
should have a bed, cot, or easy chair or some
place where you can lie down comfortably. A
hard-backed kitchen or desk chair will also be
required for some exercises. Your space should
be big enough to accommodate this chair,
with the option of placing it against a wall for
exercises that require head support. Ideally,
your space should be somewhere you feel
comfortable and safe.

Try to avoid using the room in which you
normally sleep. If you must use your bedroom,
it is best not to use your bed for the daily exercises.
We are all conditioned to start falling
asleep when we get into our own beds. The
purpose of the exercises in this program is to
learn how to achieve a deep level of relaxation
without falling asleep. If you must use your
bedroom, find a comfortable place on the floor
where you can do your exercises using a folding
bed, small mattress, or a combination of
pillows and blankets. An easy chair, deck chair,
or beanbag chair are other good options.
Another handy item is an illuminated clock,
preferably analog with a second hand.Many of
the coming exercises need to be timed, so a
clock that's easily visible from your practice
position will help. A countdown timer, such as
those used for baking, can be used to supplement
the clock. You can set and forget this, so
you won't have to keep looking at the time to
see when an exercise is over.

The atmosphere of your meditation space
is also important. It should feel comfortable,
safe, and friendly. Atmospheres are affected by
décor, as well as by how a place smells and
feels. Burning incense and essential oils is one
of the most efficient ways of changing an
atmosphere and giving it a spiritual quality.
For the purposes of this program, it will help
if you select a particular incense or essential
oil that you do not normally use elsewhere.
Use this during every training session. This
will set the mood and help program your
body/mind to respond to your daily exercises
more quickly than you otherwise would. In
time, tension will begin oozing out of you the
moment you smell your special OBE training

Your daily exercises don't all have to be
done in the same location. Some techniques
will be practiced numerous times during the
day wherever you happen to be. These mainly
consist of reciting affirmations, doing short
concentration and mind-clearing exercises,
energy work, and so on. Put daily travel and
waiting time to good use for these.

Learning to Relax
One of the first tasks is to learn how to make
yourself so comfortable that your mind and
body will almost disassociate. We say almost
because a slight body/mind connection is crucial
for straddling that fuzzy edge between
sleeping and waking. Deep physical relaxation
is the foundation upon which everything else
in this program will rest. If you do not thoroughly
learn this essential skill, you could
waste a lot of time and effort making projection
attempts with little chance of success.

This program contains an excellent routine
that, once learned, will progressively take you
to the deeper levels of relaxation that are
required to induce trance and an OBE.
Deep physical relaxation is the one OBE
preparation skill that is most commonly overlooked
or poorly done. Being relaxed enough to
fall asleep does not mean that you have a sufficient
level of relaxation to induce an OBE. Even
though you may feel deeply relaxed, your body
can still possess significant levels of physical
tension. For example, you can still fall asleep
while you are tense or in pain. Physical tension
can prevent you from projecting, even if all the
other skills required for having an OBE have
been mastered.

The purpose of this first week's relaxation
practice is to learn the steps of the routine.
Staying awake and lucid in a state of deep
physical relaxation takes practice. With this in
mind, try to avoid doing the relaxation exercises
when you are overly tired. Falling asleep
during this routine will condition you to fall
asleep every time you perform it, in much the
same way as you habitually start falling asleep
when you go to bed.

Relaxation training begins on Day 1. Each
day more steps are added until, by the end of
the week, the full routine is revealed. Your goal
for the end of this first week is to complete the
routine without having to refer to the instructions.
It is easy to miss steps at first, so this
week be sure to review the instructions after
each session to make sure you are not forgetting
anything. The deep physical relaxation
routine is progressive, and in time will become
almost automatic.

If you find that you are physically or mentally
tense before relaxation practice, first take
a hot shower or bath and/or a short nap. Some
light exercise, a stretching routine, or a massage
will also help relieve tension.

Another factor involved with deep physical
relaxation is temperature. The body reacts to
cold by tensing and shivering its muscles to
generate heat. Even if you are a little cold...

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I think that you have to really practice and put in the time and effort for things to work.
By the end of the first month of using this new book my energy body was buzzing all day long and even my normal dreams were being regularly transformed into OBEs.
Daniel Jordan
This book was by far the easiest to understand, and most well written treatise on the subject of astral projection I have read thus far.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

106 of 109 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jordan on August 13, 2005
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While defiantly not as technical or detailed as his other book, Astral Dynamics, Mastering Astral Projection provides the techniques in a much more structured format. I had owned Astral Dynamics for over a year, periodically doing some of the exercises, but unable to make any real progress. By the end of the first month of using this new book my energy body was buzzing all day long and even my normal dreams were being regularly transformed into OBEs. The affirmations plus the additional exit techniques make this book unique from its predecessor, but most important for me was the day by day structure which forced me to take the time and do the work needed to be able to consciously project.

If you have natural iron clad will power, then defiantly just buy Astral Dynamics. Otherwise, it doesn't get any better then Mastering Astral Projection.
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160 of 168 people found the following review helpful By cds333 on April 24, 2007
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This book was by far the easiest to understand, and most well written treatise on the subject of astral projection I have read thus far. It lays out it's information in an easy to follow, well structured way, as to not overwhelm the reader, whilst conveying the necessary and pertinent information clearly and effectively. It is well deserving of it's many 5-star reviews; and as for it's 1-star reviews, I feel I must shed some light on this matter.

Many of them (the negative reviews that is) are written by the same person; a rival "author" who goes by Sapphire. This individual is infamous on Amazon for writing all of his own reviews, as well as writing negative reviews for competing books. He has many fake identities which he uses on Amazon, including: "A. reader"/"Astral Reader", "Mark", "William Broderick", and about 30 others. He has very poor understanding of English grammar and syntax, which is painfully obvious in many of the self-written 'reviews' for his books, as well as in his books themselves. As some of us began to catch on to the fact that most of his reviews were written by the same person, he changed his tactics to include blatant plagiarism; where he would simply cut and paste from other authors' reviews to hide his terrible grammatical skills. I verified this treachery by simply Googling a line from one of his grammatically correct reviews; and to my surprise, it came from another review right here on Amazon, for a book on astral projection no less! Sapphire not only writes only 5-star reviews for himself, but he deletes any review which threatens to either A) expose his terrible 'books' for what they are; or B) expose his dishonest reviewing tactics.
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149 of 157 people found the following review helpful By P. Krol on October 12, 2004
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I like that it is organized in a day by day method. It averages about 2 pages per day. This really helps me stay motivated and focused. The explanations are clear and concise. I also enjoyed the dual perspective of a novice, with all the difficulties he faced, and an experienced projector. Just enough information is given so you can easily focus and not feel overwhelmed. It is suggested that you also read books that describe out of body experiences (OBE) to help your subconscious accept the idea. This is great advice.

When I was reading Astral Dynamics by Robert Bruce and reading The Art of Dreaming by Carlos Castaneda I had and OBE when I drifted off to sleep. I felt my body leave my other physical body just like I was passing right through it. I wasn't expecting to project so I panicked and returned to my body. It really felt like I was being yanked right out of my body. After I realized what had happened I was really excited and somewhat disappointed that I didn't fully go through with the projection. It wasn't until later that I found out that Carlos is a fraud, but he is an entertaining author anyway. What was important is that my subconscious believed and was inspired by the book which helped induce an OBE. So stick with the books suggested in the back of Mastering Astral Projection for reputable authors who have projected.

If there was anyway I would improve this book I would prefer more pictures. Astral Dynamics has some helpful pictures when learning the energy development exercises that Mastering Astral Projection doesn't. The lack of pictures doesn't detract from the easy instructions, but it would have been nice. On the CD that comes with the book the software is for MS Window computers so Apple/Linux fans are kind of out of luck.
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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Holly Carter on December 1, 2004
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This book is divided into two parts. Part One (weeks 1-6) focuses on learning the prerequisite skills for learning to have an out of body experience. Part Two (weeks 7 - 13) focuses on learning deliberate conscious exit projection. Initially concerned about a day-by-day program, I was relieved to discover that Part One wasn't just fluff to fill out the 90-day course. Instead, it focuses on the fundamentals of learning OBE that are critically important later on. There is enough new material each day to keep you engaged without making you feel overwhelmed.

The chapter content was written by both Robert Bruce and Brian Mercer, which shows clearly in Mr. Bruce's humorous, easy-going style and Mr. Mercer's clear, well-organized desire to communicate the basics of astral projection to OBE novices. The book is broken down into thirteen chapters, one chapter to be read each week before completing the daily exercises. Two pages of instruction are devoted to each day's practice, and this includes space for writing notes and observations. The space for journal writing varies by day, however. It would have been nice to see more writing space (though, I suppose, the book is big enough as is!)

The computer CD-ROM that comes with the book is, in itself, worth the price of admission. It is full of extras: An electronic dream journal template, affirmations recorded on MP3, and a shareware program called the BrainWave Gen, a stereo headphone sound program that has 25 listening "presets", each lasting from 60 to 90 minutes. The technology is very similar to the Gateway Experience wave programs. Also, like the Gateway Experience program, the sound recordings are integrated into the 90-program.
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