The Subspecialty Projectiology
Projectiology, a sub-discipline of conscientiology
Projectiology, a sub-discipline of conscientiology, is the science that studies the projection of the consciousness outside of the physical body (also known as an out-of-body experience – OBE – or astral projection), as well as correlated parapsychic and bioenergetic phenomena.
Based on projectiological data, the projection of the consciousness is a real experience that takes place in a dimension other than the physical. Conscious projectors are able to temporarily leave the restriction of their physical body and access non-physical dimensions where they discover new aspects of the nature of consciousness.
The OBE is completely different from dreams (ordinary or lucid), and from other altered states of consciousness. It is not a type of hallucination, neither is a creation of the imagination nor is it a daydream.
The characteristic subjective aspect of the phenomenon of the out-of-body experience suggests the conditions for the existence of Subjective Projectiology. However, certain occurrences – such as physical bilocation – also speak in favor of a Naturalist Projectiology, or one of objective, ostensive, physically visible manifestations that stem from the consciousness when projected. However, even in ‘subjective’ projectiology, there are cases of out-of-body experiences that allow conscious projectors to access actual and verifiable information that they would not otherwise be able to access.
It is not the intent of projectiology to convince anyone of the multidimensional reality. Its approach is to provide motivated individuals with knowledge, information, and techniques so that they can have and sponsor their own multidimensional experiences by themselves.
Projectiology employs the rigor of scientific methodology in order to conduct its research on the out-of-body experience, manifestations of bioenergy and psychic phenomena. Nonetheless, projectiology is not reduced to experimental projectiology, as it requires theories and methods that are adapted to the singularity of its scope, which is the human being when considered in a broad, comprehensive, integral, multidimensional, and multiexistential manner. Projectiology experiments are based upon the consciential neoparadigm.
In line with the consciential paradigm, great importance is placed on personal experience as a definitive tool that proves the OBE phenomenon to oneself. Individuals who went through a conscious projection know the veracity and authenticity of their experience, becoming then academic to prove to others what they went through.
By understanding the mechanisms surrounding these transcendental phenomena, projectiology knowledge is able to eliminate the fears, misinformation, romanticism, and mysticism that often surround these phenomena.
The out-of-body experience is a phenomenon known since ancient times. Early references to the OBE are found in Ancient Egypt where priests considered the existence of a subtle body (Ka), as well as in Ancient Greece, where it was mentioned in the writings of Plato, and the studies of the historian Herodotus.
During the Middle Ages, as a result of the repression and fear imposed by religious ideologies of the time, the out-of-body experience was studied and practiced within secret societies and schools. In the 18th century, the Swedish scientist Emmanuel Swedenborg made early attempts to systematize the study of the out-of-body experience and in the 19th century, the French writer Honoré de Balzac prophesized the creation a new science that would study this phenomenon.
In the last decades of the 20th century, researchers such as Karlis Osis, Janet Lee Mitchell, and Robert Morris, to name a few, published the results of their scientific investigations into psychic experiences and out-of-body phenomenon. From this point on, the out-of-body experience became the subject of more rigorous scientific investigation.
Anthropologists have recently identified that 95% of cultures worldwide believe in some sort of extracorporeal experience (Alcock & Otis, 1980). The out-of-body experience is currently considered to be a universal phenomenon, present in all civilizations and described in many philosophical, religious, and literary writings throughout human history.
Although the phenomenon of conscious projection has been known for millennia, projectiology is a relatively new area of study that focuses on the application of interdimensional phenomena. It is the practical side of conscientiology.
There are many benefits associated with the ability to consciously leave the physical body. The first and foremost benefit is the replacement of belief with direct, personal experience.
The formal research as well as self-experimentation into the out-of-body and correlated phenomena allows a greater understanding of our reality as consciousness. By being able to leave the body with lucidity, we are better able to answer for ourselves the fundamental questions in life, such as “who am I?”, “what am I doing here?”, “is there more to life than our physical experience?”, “is biological death the end of existence?”.
Benefits of the out-of-body experience include:
- Elimination of the fear of death;
- Increase in psychic abilities;
- Greater understanding of the purpose of life;
- Ability to communicate with non-physical consciousnesses;
- Greater sense of humanity and desire to help others;
- Value life more greatly.
Projectiology’s research subjects include the following:
- Projection of the consciousness and its applications;
- Characteristics of the subtle bodies;
- Non-physical dimensions;
- Types of bioenergy, and their applications;
- Paranormal phenomena;
- Altered States of Consciousness;
- Interaction between physical and non-physical, dimensions and consciousnesses;
- Techniques to leave the physical body with lucidity and subsequent recall;
- Mechanisms that facilitate and inhibit projective ability;
- Aspects that optimize the preparation for OBEs;
- Types of out-of-body experiences;
- Levels of lucidity while outside the body;
- Sensations associated with the process of leaving the physical body;
- Relationship between projectiology and conventional sciences.