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Is astral projection a sin?

Discussion in 'Younger Adults 17-23' started by Ultraviolet, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Ultraviolet

    Ultraviolet Newbie

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    I do this thing called astral projection, which is where I meditate and try to achieve an altered state of conciousness that gives the feeling of being out of one's body. Literally, it feels that there is a separation of me and my body. Is this a sin.
     
  2. solarwave

    solarwave Guest

    I don't think so
     
  3. Lord Herdsetk

    Lord Herdsetk What were they thinking?

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    If you can really do that, more power to you.
     
  4. tcwoods91

    tcwoods91 Friend of God

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    I wouldn't do it as this is the kind of thing that gets people started in the occult. I've read some testimonies that involved this kind of thing and it was a start for falling away from God. It's best to avoid this kind of thing. An alternative that I'd give instead would be to spend your time actively seeking after God, in prayer with Him. I think you'll be amazed at what God does in your life when you are actively seeking His will in your life!
     
  5. Alyssabee10

    Alyssabee10 Newbie

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    I don't think so...in regards to tcwoods91 comment, I believe that while yes, it is the kind of thing that could get people started in the occult, I think that it is also up to the person(you) to make sure that you don't take it too far, you know what I mean? As long as you keep God first, I can't see how astral projection could be a sin. :)
     
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  6. CutiePi

    CutiePi Nooblett

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    Personally I would call astral projection, lucid dreaming, etc to be kind of 'fringe' things. In and of themselves I wouldnt really say anything is wrong about doing them, however... From there I can tell you exactly how easy it is to become curious about, and then involved in more occult-y things...

    Just be aware that its easy to be curious and then more about the occult/paganism/etc.
     
  7. Jerome jnr

    Jerome jnr To be, or not To be?

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    Jesus never taught it, the great men in the bible never did it, so why do it?
     
  8. Lord Herdsetk

    Lord Herdsetk What were they thinking?

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    Allow me to play devil's advocate for a minute....


    Jesus never taught about facebook, or internet forums, or Microsoft Windows. Why use them?

    Okay maybe that was a terrible example. Basically, is there anything wrong with astral projection at its core principle? If so, please explain.

    Personally, I think its kind of silly. That's it.
     
  9. Jerome jnr

    Jerome jnr To be, or not To be?

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    If you play with fire long enough—you will get burnt!
    Ecclesiastes 12:6-7
    Remember him-before the silver cord is severed, or the golden bowl is broken; before the pitcher is shattered at the spring, or the wheel broken at the well, and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. There are some who believe the reference to the “silver cord” in
    the above bible verse is a reference to the silver cord that
    is thought to connect our soul to our body that is at times
    reported by those who have left their bodies. If this cord is ever severed, we cannot get back into
    our body. The separation of spirit and flesh becomes final. In other words, when we die. Our body then
    becomes a carcass. So as the Bible advises us, it is best to “remember God” and
    abandon attempts to mess around with things beyond our
    understanding. For anyone who has successfully astral projected, they should now be aware that there is a vast world that exists outside of the physical realm—in
    confirmation of God’s Word-the Bible. And the Bible advises us on that as well. King Solomon, who
    wrote the book of Ecclesiastes, concluded by saying, Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the
    matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.
    -- Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
    And yea we've all got one life to live, lets use it wisely.
     
  10. Lord Herdsetk

    Lord Herdsetk What were they thinking?

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    If we die if something goes wrong in astral projection and we believe and accept Christ, won't we just end up in heaven anyways?

    Besides, there's really no indicator that someone is actually able to leave their body through with their soul....Actually I take that back. You ever heard of the saying 'someone is out of their mind?' That's astral projection, because it requires you to be out of your mind.

    I wouldn't worry too much about it. I don't buy into it, but if they can do it more power to them.
     
  11. wanderbloom

    wanderbloom Newbie

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    Why do you do this? What is your goal? I think the answers to those questions will help you decide whether it's a sinful habit or not.

    If you are doing it to connect with the dead, it is sinful:
    There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God,
    —Deuteronomy 18:10-13


    Another verse to consider:
    Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
    —Galatians 5:19-21
     
  12. DannyX18

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    LOL how stoned are you when you astral project?
     
  13. explodingboy

    explodingboy Guest

    I'd say it comes down to two options,

    1- Where are you astral projecting yourself?

    and B - As a rule of thumb, it's to my knowledge an almost entirely pagan, eastern mystic practice with no biblical backing.
     
  14. Lord Herdsetk

    Lord Herdsetk What were they thinking?

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    *sigh*
     
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  15. TanteBelle

    TanteBelle Guest

    This is what is classed in with 'spiritualism' or let's put it biblically - witchcraft. Scripture is full of passages warning the people to keep away from witchcraft, delving in the spiritual realm, and divinations! Do I think you're making up your experience? Absolutely not; I believe in the spiritual realm very much ....... but you never hear God working in that way. It's a dangerous art to play with.
     
  16. Sadiegrl

    Sadiegrl Merging my Theology with Reality!!!

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    I have felt at times while praying that this is happening....not on purpose but just as i silent my mind and concentrate on being in His presence and then for the people i pray for...i swear i see them but not on a physical state...mentally...them being attacked by huge dark clouds...and it seems like my prayers for them, stirs these dark things...but i dont want to sound like a freak or something...but i dont do it often as i feel like the bad things noticed me and then come for me....seriously though, doing it intentionally without God opens up a whole other area with which we know nothing about...better to leave it alone or just spend time praying and being in His presence...
     
  17. Danyc

    Danyc Senior Member

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    Do it, who cares. 'Astral projection' is nothing more than an incredibly relaxed state of mind akin to specific stages of sleep. As is most meditation or 'enlightenment'. The human brain is fascinating and I say we make use of it. Only one person in this thread has made the relevant point; that is, all that matters is why you are doing it.
     
  18. lindseyk3

    lindseyk3 I can't understand life without Him.

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    I fully agree with wanderbloom and danyc- You're intentions and motivations behind doing this are key to whether or not you can label it sinful. I would encourage you looking to the Word for answers about what is considered witchcraft/occult behavior, but overall, meditation is not a sinful act as far as I understand.
     
  19. Sapphire Dragon

    Sapphire Dragon Truly Loved... as are you.

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    I don't feel that astral projection is a sin. It is basically doing something that allows you to explore even more of God's creation- beyond the physical realm and into the spiritual. :) The experience of love there is even more profound. It can bring you closer to Him, as long as He is guiding you.
     
  20. iLogos

    iLogos Gal 5:16 So Walk In The Spirit!

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    it's only a sin if you say you do it but don't really do it :)
     
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