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Astral Projection was my very first spiritual development tool and quite by accident.  I remember the first time it happened. I was twelve years old.  I was reading a fictional book about twins that were separated at birth and used astral projection to visit each other.  I was in seventh grade and only had my school library for books so I picked every spiritual sounding one that I could get my hands on.  I didn’t know it yet, but I was about to embark on my first spiritual awakening via Astral Projection.


I began ditching school just so I could stay home and read this book. I am also a twin, so I was fascinated by the prospect of these twins being separated and using astral projection and their twin connection to be together. It started with a wish. A wish I wished every single night. There were no instructions as the book was meant to be a story, not an instructional how to. I managed to turn it into a how-to book by willing it so. Finally, one night after wishing really hard to please have this experience for myself….it happened…

I was half asleep and starting to dream, or so I thought. Whoosh!!! Whoosh!! I heard this sound so loudly I could swear I was still awake. Then I was floating up through my ceiling and into the night air.

Before I knew it, I was flying over what looked like San Francisco. I began to feel a tug at my back. I knew it meant I had to head back to my body. I also saw a silver cord attached to me. Something I had heard nothing about. I thought it was great I had a “leash” so I didn’t go too far. Suddenly I was back in my room waking up to the sun and realizing I had to go to school. I KNEW my experience was real. It would be 10 years before I experienced it again.

How I began consciously projecting

I got my own apartment at 22 years old and almost immediately began to experience many spiritual things. This would be my third awakening in my life. I devoured several spiritual books in only a few months, had acupuncture for the first time, started seeing spirits again and realized I wanted to re-visit astral projection.

But this time, with a proper “how to” guide.  I had a myriad of subjects in front of me. Some books were about people’s spiritual experiences, some were “how to” and some were self-help. I knew I needed knowledge. I had been having spiritual experiences all of my life and chose to use this time in my new apartment to really rip into the subject of metaphysics. If only I had known the amazing journey I was creating at that moment!

I credit my first experiences to a deep desire to understand this incredible inner world I was having and a need to give it expression. I read a book called Adventures Beyond The Body by William Buhlman. There was only one exercise in it that worked for me, but oh did it ever work.

Astral Projection would become my first spiritual tool. I had no idea the amazing teacher it was. The exercises I was doing were also strengthening my ability to visualize and teaching me to meditate. All while preparing me to exit my body at will.

I worked with it only three times before I had my first exit. Some familiar things came back to me. The feeling of falling asleep, followed by a sudden awake feeling and a whooshing sound. At first, I got scared but allowed myself to stay in it. I left my body and found myself floating in space with colors beyond my imagination. It only lasted a few seconds before I was sucked back down to earth and into my body. I continued to practice every night until I was having nightly “escapes” into the spirit world.  

I noticed that there was a man watching me from afar. Some kind of guide that seemed to be making sure I didn’t wander off too far. I noticed lessons that would almost seem like dreams. I also wasn’t in the astral realm. I learned later that I had gone further than that. I didn’t have the typical experience of seeing my bedroom or immediate reality. I would get sucked inward and end up in a space like a place that I could navigate freely. I had to ask to see things clearly sometimes and any fear-based thoughts would send me barreling back to my body and end the experience.

I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I only wanted some kind of teacher I didn’t feel I could seek out in the physical world yet. I think back on these experiences and how much they shaped what I have become. I was shown things like a healing table and a place that felt like home. This practice opened my mind without any outside influences telling me what something should be or shouldn’t be. Eventually, I sought out a meditation class and other metaphysical resources. I still cherish these early explorations and highly recommend them if you have a desire to teach yourself astral projection.

Raina and I have created an Astral Projection collection of meditations to assist you in achieving an OBE (out of body experiences).

In Love,

Lori Camacho

Trance Channel, Clairvoyant Healer and Spiritual Teacher, Lori Camacho, has been serving others with her gifts of clairvoyance and vibrational healing abilities since 2003. It was in 2007 that Lori began to spontaneously vocalize Raina, the wise consciousness she had memories of communicating with as a child. Together Lori and Raina have created many workshops, classes, and writings.


  • I have had one OBE in my life I would love to do it again I have seen spirit and Aural

    • Lori Camacho says:

      Hi Thomas. You can. Its a matter of practice like anything else. I believe there is a link in that post to our astral projection meditations. There are 3 different methods. I listened to something initially to help me as well. Once I had the hang of it, it would just happen without me even trying. It’s an incredible way to have organic experiences with spirit.

  • Dolores Shepherd says:

    Hi. I travel every night and I literally feel sometimes when my spirit is entering back into my physical body, right before I awake. I have yet to accurately identify what all these spiritual beings whom I visit and travel with are trying to tell me. I also am in full connection with my spiritual team during the day as well, they show me so many images and as I try to embrace my true self more and more, I find myself stuck. I am not religious but I love Jesus and his teachings and he too visits me with Blessed mother and the saints and sometimes they pass me a spiritual cup to drink out of. I love my gifts but am at a huge standstill. I was told I’m a dream whisperer and of course a seer. I’m in love with the universe and am so longing to find out who we are, our true nature, I am in love with the idea of becoming my spiritual self completely in this physical body before I pass. Sorry for the rant but I am at a standstill in my life, just confused of my next step.

    • Lori Camacho says:

      Hi Dolores

      Yes, that was my same issue. I was very psychic and had tons of experiences but needed a teacher eventually. Tell yourself to ask the beings who they are and try to have as much consciousness as you can. I would tell myself to remember to look at certain things or approach a being if I saw one. When you are ready for a teacher, the Sage Spiritual Foundation course would be good. I created it specifically because of what you are saying here. We can only do so much alone. good luck in your night travels!

  • Keshay says:

    The book you were reading wouldn’t happen to have been Stranger with my face by Lois Duncan would it? I read that many years ago and became intrigued by the preternatural after reading her book The Gift of Magic. My husband and I are embarking on a spiritual journey together to learn astral projection

  • Jessie long says:

    Hi. My name is jessie and I had a couple questions . I have been having what I believe is just sleep paralysis but with something or someone bad in them . But sometimes I am floating in my room . I cannot see myself ever . I know I’m frightened to look at whatever is with me but it’s always trying to get me to look. All i can do is pray . This has been happening for some years now snd all i know how to do is pray. Can you tell me what this means or what I can do?

    • Lori Camacho says:


      It sounds like you are leaving your body and having this experience upon returning.The person in your dream that you are perceiving as bad is most likely your dark shadow. They are trying to bring you a memory or healing you have either repressed or not wanted to look at. Read my article here on The Dark Shadow. That will give you some insight on what that is. It is a necessary part of your healing and psyche. I hope this helps.

  • Berto says:

    I’ve been embarking on these journey and it’s leading me to a lot of new places I’m trying to figure out all the information because I feel the energy reaching me. I having Astro projected yet I’m slowly starting to ease into it

  • Somefellow says:

    Lori, what authorizes you to call yourself a spiritual teacher?

    • Lori Camacho says:

      I have taught spiritual development in a variety of subjects through classes, workshops, and privates both myself and in a trance state with Raina for 16 years. Many of my experiences that led to that are on this blog. It would be a lot to list here. I think this is what you are asking.

  • Georgia says:

    I really want to astral project but I’m so scared that something might happen.Do you have any tips or tricks to stop me being afraid?

    • Lori Camacho says:


      Yes. I suggest reading “Journey beyond the body”. It’s the best book on astral projection ever and really helped me. The important thing to know is that you actually leave your body every night and have no memory of it. And every morning you wake up. There is nothing to be afraid of. You are only making yourself conscious while having the experience. I hope that helps. It
      s a great tool.

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