Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Ten OBE Techniques From My Blog

Ten OBE Techniques From My Blog

by Bob Peterson

Many people ask which astral projection/out-of-body technique is the best? The answer is: the one that works for you. Everyone is different and requires different approaches to jar them out of their normal stubborn in-the-body programming.

In this blog article I want to share ten OBE techniques from ten years of this blog. These are in no particular order.

  1. Hypnagogic Object Swinging Technique
    This is still my favorite AP/OBE technique because it engages the imagined sense of motion.
  2. Sneaking Past the Gatekeeper
    This is one of the oldest techniques I posted on my blog, from 2013.
  3. Turning Lucid Dreams into OBEs
    Everyone always wants to know "What is the easiest AP/OBE technique? Well, this is it. Simply induce a lucid dream, then transition it into a full-blown OBE. This article explains how.
  4. The "Almost Move" Technique
    I developed this technique many years ago and have used it many times. It's quite effective. I didn't publish it on my blog until March, 2016. One year later, when I read Michael Raduga's book The Phase, I realized the technique is very similar to a technique Raduga calls "Phantom Wiggling."
  5. Wake Back To Bed (WBTB)
    I don't know who invented WBTB, but it has become one of the most widely-used astral projection techniques of the modern era. It's been quoted in several modern books on the subject. That's because it's very effective.
  6. Motion-Based Techniques
    This article has several motion-based techniques like: (1) rocking forward-backward, (2) rocking side-to-side, (3) Swinging arms technique, (4) Elbow push technique, and (5) Yoyo technique.
  7. Feet Zoom Technique
    This is another motion-based technique.
  8. Lines of Force Technique
    This one is from Robert Monroe's first book, Journeys Out of the Body, and it the technique that gave me immediate results (the vibrations) on my very first attempt in 1979.
  9. Harnessing Unfamiliarity
    This isn't exactly an exit technique, but I feel it's important to try, especially if you've been unsuccessful for a long period of time.
  10. Clean Room Gloves technique. Some people may find it easier to leave the body by engaging as many non-visual senses as possible.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of out-of-body techniques. I recently sat down and wrote out a list of techniques and came up with almost 100.


If you want to have an OBE, here's what you should do:

  1. Learn and practice rapid and total relaxation. To get started, read my article on Relaxation techniques.
  2. Learn how to focus your mind for OBEs. To get started, read this article.
  3. Get into some good OBE habits like the habits explained in this article. 
  4. Try one of the techniques in this article. If that doesn't work, try another, and another, until you find one that works best for you.
  5. Practice practice practice. Never give up.

There are many other important things to consider, such as conquering your fear and changing your belief system, but they're out of the scope of this article.

Bob Peterson
05 April 2022

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  1. When using visualization, should I be trying to "see" the item right in front of me, or is it more imagining it being right in front of me? I ask because, when trying to do the former, I'm easily distracted by the random swirls and patterns created by my closed eyes.

  2. Hello. I am an experienced astral projector. I've very much been enjoying reading through your blog. I just tried "Lines of Force" for the first time last night. I thought it would be fun to try something different. I felt a slight euphoria at first. Then my head felt lighter.

    As I brought the lines over my head for the first time I heard a loud banging. It's fairly typical for me to get hypnagogia. When I repeated the entire process I fell asleep. It was fun to try.

    Usually I use commands and target location to exit along with remembering how it feels... like a cool wind on a hot day etc. I may try it again tonight while also using exit commands as I bring the lines up over my head. Cheers! :-)