Jerry Gross' Out-of-Body
Gross is a leader in the field of out-of-body
explorations. As a well known out-of-body
teacher and practitioner, he holds workshops
on astral projection in the United States
and abroad. Jerry began having spontaneous
out-of-body experiences in early childhood.
As he grew older, he developed ways to court
these experiences, to invite them with greater
frequency. So powerful was their impact
on his life that he founded
Search and Prove,
an organization dedicated to bringing the
out-of-body experience to mass consciousness.
Jerry has proven conclusively, under scientifically
controlled conditions that he has been able
to astral project himself to a distant location,
observe a situation, move an object, and
then return to his body with total recall
of these events. Jerry teaches that astral
projection is a beautiful, fulfilling, enlightening
experience that anyone can learn. He believes
the out-of-body experience allows all of
us to leave our cumbersome bodies and travel
in the spirit world ... our true home. Jerry
feels that the ability to leave the body
is "one of the gifts we are all given at
birth, but most of us have forgotten about."
The following are some articles that describe
his research in out-of-body experiences.
Introduction to Astral Projection
The concept of
astral projection has been around for a
long time, but until today, it has been
hidden from most of humanity. Now, with
the aid of astral projection, new levels
of knowledge and power enable us to discover
the answer to Man's eternal question about
life in the physical body. Death takes on
a new meaning as we begin to realize that
it is only a transition to another dimension,
or place of existence. By learning to astral
project, we can learn many things about
ourselves, and unlearn many things that
were previously thought to be true. This
leads us to the realization that our physical
bodies are only a part of our entire selves,
and there is more to our existence than
meets the eye!
In our limited
awareness, the reality we live and breathe
on Earth, with its beautiful landscapes,
mountains, rivers, streams, animals and
insects, can be compared with the petals
on a flower. What we see is not the whole
flower, but only a part. This is because
man has lost touch with the use of his own
mind. He concludes, erroneously, that the
physical world is the only reality there
is. He believes that his life as an individual
has only to do with the flesh body of himself,
and concludes that the physical world is
solid and real because his senses tell him
it "feels" solid and real. The mind has
abilities that go beyond the five senses
of the physical world. The petal of the
flower that we now experience is the material
world or physical realm of existence. It
has a specific vibration, just as all creatures
on this level vibrate at the same rate.
Because of this, regardless of where we
go on this level, all things take on the
appearance of being solid, material objects.
Just as the colors of the rainbow show the
effects of the different vibrations of light,
and the melodies on the piano show the effect
of the different notes, so, too, does the
entire universe contain various octaves,
or rates of vibration. These universal harmonics
comprise the different levels of existence.
So the Earth
realm we live on is only one of many realms.
There are other spheres that we describe
as being above or below us. Actually, they
are not really above or below us, but rather
at all times around us, permeating all things.
Astral projection allows us to discover
that the people and objects existing on
these other realms can be just as solid
and real as any object on the Earth terrain.
And if we happened to be in another level,
looking back "down" into this region, we
would view an Earth that was not solid.
Right now, at every instant, we are living,
coexisting with, and walking through people
and objects of another dimension! When a
person astral projects, he or she can see
these other frontiers.
When we were
born into this physical world, we were provided
with a physical body to carry out our duties.
Astral projection allows us to project "out
of the body" and into the next realm of
existence, which is the astral realm. When
we do this, we are in another body, which
is called the "astral body." We already
possess this astral body, just as all other
people, animals, creatures and everything
on Earth possess an astral body.
The astral body
has some amazing properties. Unlike the
physical body, which is held down by gravity,
the astral body can overcome this limitation
by the effort of thought alone. While out
of the body, we can not only walk around
as if in the physical, but also soar above
the trees, or go out into space. Another
property of the astral body is that it cannot
be injured. One of the greatest fears while
on Earth is pain or injury. While out of
the body, this normal human reaction can
be unlearned, because there is absolutely
nothing that will cause damage to the astral
body! In the next dimension, fire,
knives, guns, falling from great heights,
electrical shocks, disease, wild animals
or being run over by a steam roller can
do no harm. Many people receive lessons
about this in their dreams. Watch for them,
because you'll discover that you always
survive - don't you?
Introduction to the Astral Realm
In this next
level of existence, which all of us can
visit, there are many familiar things, such
as cars, trains, planes, and highways. Everything
that is on this Earth right now comes from
the astral realm. Many people get this backwards.
They think the astral dimension was molded
from Earth. The truth is, the Earth was
fashioned from the ideas and discoveries
which originated on the astral.
When we are out
of the body, communication is accomplished
by thought. Another word for this is telepathy.
In other words, it is not necessary to move
our lips in order to be heard, although
we can do this if we wish. Sometimes, when
we hear what we think is just a thought,
this could actually be someone communicating
to us from the astral.
This next realm
of existence has been sought after, researched,
and argued about by philosophers and religious
people from time immemorial. Until now,
it has remained elusive and has evaded discovery
to all but the most diligent. The individual
who looks within instead of without, who
looks to correct his own imperfections,
and who treats others as he wishes to be
treated will have the door of discovery
swing wide open for him.
When we begin
to explore this, we must first overcome
the obstacle of fear, which will present
itself in many forms. The fear of death,
pain, injury, the unknown, evil, devils,
hell and Satan may loom up before us. We
must conquer our own fears head on, and
they will rapidly disappear.
We are mental
creators, and out of the ether of the next
dimension, we can create that which we wish
around us. If we are convinced a devil is
out there to trick or deceive us, and if
we have already pictured in our minds what
this devil looks like and what he plans
on doing, we should really not be surprised
when our worst fears are confirmed. The
devils we create become real and solid in
the next dimension because we created them.
In the astral
realm, we can meet those we love, or that
which we fear. If we have no fear, we won't
meet fear. It's as simple as that. So we
can save ourselves trouble by putting nonsense
like that out of our mind. Remember there
is nothing that can harm us while we are
out of our bodies. This teaching of fear
has held people in mental bondage long enough!
Its exposure is sure to cause a fury in
those who have become trapped in the habit
of their own thinking. We must release ourselves
from the death grip of fear and set ourselves
In the astral
realm, we can also visit our loved ones
who have passed on before us. We can then
ask them face-to-face how they like their
new surroundings. We can see schools and
universities, and may even find ourselves
in a classroom, listening to a lecture.
This is also
where we can discover the history of the
world, and the history of our lives. The
"Hall of Records" contains our present lives
as well as our past. In it, are recorded
our accomplishments and our failures. We
can meet our spiritual teachers - which
the churches have termed our "guardian angels"
- and we can ask them for advice and guidance
on our problems.
The astral realm
is a vast dimension of existence, and contains
life in abundance. It does not operate by
the very same laws of the Earth realm, and
so many things that are quite impossible
on Earth, are quite commonplace in the astral.
Mind over matter is common. Colors are more
beautiful, and we may experience endless
fascination with new and exciting things
that there are to see and discover.
For many centuries,
the teachings of certain churches have been
that some things are mysteries and are not
to be questioned. Eve eating from the tree
of knowledge and the subsequent expulsion
from the Garden of Eden was sighted as proof.
This erroneous interpretation was made by
those who were ignorant, or by those who
wanted to keep the masses of people in subjugation.
Man's redemption in the final analysis will
come from his knowledge of himself and his
love of his neighbor, not from his ignorance.
The astral realm
contains many things that are not on Earth
at this time. Some of them may appear in
the future on Earth, and some are from the
Earth's past. Many different types of animals
that have become extinct on Earth exist
in the astral. Remember, there is no death.
enables us to use the part of our mind that
has been dormant or sleeping. We can wake
up this part and put it to work. It is called
the subconscious, and it can be used to
give us the knowledge we need to find out
more about ourselves, our purpose on Earth,
and our relationship with God. Most people
think of their mind as only that portion
they recognize as their conscious mind,
or waking mind. It has been said that the
mind is ten percent conscious, and ninety
percent subconscious. We can learn to expand
this ten percent.
to the astral realm at night while they
are asleep. Think of this! Astral
projection takes place without a person
even being aware of it! As strange
and hard to believe as this sounds, it is
true. To begin exploring astral projection,
pay attention to your dreams each night.
Eventually, you will come to the realization
that you were in the astral realm, but did
not realize it.
When we take
the first step, of allowing for the possibility
of multiple realms and astral projection
as realities, we can then focus on ways
to understand, explore, and actually experience
these things. In doing so, we can open the
door to an amazing and expansive existence
that was heretofore beyond our wildest imagination!
OBE Questions and Answers
When noted out-of-body
teacher and practitioner Jerry Gross wants
to travel long distances, he doesn't bother
with the time and expense of catching a
plane. He just uses a different kind of
plane, and travels there astrally. Unless,
of course, he is teaching one of his many
classes and workshops on astral projection,
also known as OOBE or out-of-body experience.
Gross, the ability to leave the body has
been with him since childhood. Yet, rather
than regarding this as a special gift, he
believes that this is an inherent ability
that can be developed by anyone. In the
following article, Gross discusses the out-of-body
experience with freelance writer and former
workshop participant Sandy Jones.
"What is astral projection? How
would you describe it?"
projection is the ability to
leave your body. Everyone leaves
their body at night, but before
they do leave, they have to put
the physical mind to sleep. Most
people don't remember this, but
when the physical mind is asleep,
the subconscious takes over, and
this is usually when you do your
astral projection. In other words,
everybody does it, but they just
don't remember doing it."
"What is your earliest recollection
of doing this? What was it like?"
"I can remember doing this clear
back to when I was about four years
old. I never lost the ability to
astral project, and kept it throughout
my whole life now. Everyone is born
with this ability. If you think
back, you can probably recall having
dreams of being somewhere: but as
you got older, you lost the ability.
What I'm trying to teach is that
you can do this at will."
"In those days, astral projection
was almost unheard of. Did you ever
tell anyone about it? How did they
"It was strange for me because at
that age, I thought everybody did
it. I used to talk about it, until
it kind of got out of hand, and
when I started getting into trouble
with it, I went to my Grandmother,
who could do it too. She told me
not everyone could do it, so it
would be best not to talk about
it, and to come to her if I wanted
to talk about it. So throughout
all my life, most of my experiences
with astral projection were kept
a secret, except for her."
"These days, with the many publications
on near-death experience and related
topics, the concept is not so unusual.
Is this experience the same as what
is described in the near-death experiences?"
"It's not quite the same, because
when you astral project, you don't
have to go through the white light,
tunnel. When you project, you
usually go right where you would
like to go, right away. Remember
this, when you're out of the body,
no time or no distance. Everything
is right here, now. Astral projecting
is a little different than the death
experience, because in the death
experience, you are getting ready
to leave the body for the last time.
During the death experience, a person
sees the white light and there is
usually someone there that you know
waiting for you. When you astral
project, you decide where you want
"When you leave your body, what
happens to the physical body?"
"When your physical body sleeps
and the astral body leaves, the
physical body just rests. No harm
can come to you through this."
"What do you do when you leave the
"I go to the astral realm and communicate
with my teachers, I visit other
places and other dimensions, and
I visit my loved ones who have left
the Earth realm. There are many
things you can do once you develop
"It has been said that there is
a silver cord attached to the body,
and that this cord could be severed
when you astrally project, thereby
making it impossible to come back
to your body. Is there a danger
of this happening?"
"Absolutely not. The silver cord
is connected to you when you enter
the physical body for the first
time, and it is not cut again until
you leave for the last time. If
this were possible, that you couldn't
get back to the body, it would happen
to you at night when you do leave
the body. There is no danger in
this; it is a gift given to us to
learn how to use."
"Are there any dangers people should
be aware of?"
"When you do this consciously, there
is no danger in it. One thing I'll
say, you must develop your thinking
skills and know what you want and
where you want to go. The only dangerous
part of it is if you practice it
while you are taking in drugs or
alcohol. Remember back in the sixties
when people were taking the drug
called LSD, and they had some bad
trips? They ended up in the lower
astral. I'm trying to teach that
you can have full control of what
you are doing. I would suggest if
you like to drink or take drugs
that you not try it."
"What else can you do when you leave
"That is entirely up to you. You
must know where you are going. You
cannot just leave your body and
have no destination because you'll
bounce around like a rubber ball.
Remember, you are controlling yourself
with your thoughts, so if you think
of California, you'll be there.
One of the most important things
I like to teach people in my workshops
is how to use their minds to astral
project. The best thing I can say
is to learn to control yourself
so you'll go where you wanted to
go. When you first start out this
might happen for awhile, but after
you get full control of it, you'll
realize someone else is watching
you, a teacher or guide. They'll
contact you then and let you know
it's time for you go on and learn."
"How would the average person know
if this is for real? Is there a
way to prove it, and have you ever
been asked to prove it?"
"In my workshops, I teach you to
astral project by having you sit
in a chair and go out and turn around
and look at yourself. If you are
lying in bed, you can rise up, turn
around and look at yourself lying
on the bed. You'll have proof enough
when you are able to look at your
physical body, from outside of it.
I've been asked to prove this many
times, in radio shows, and at the
Whole Life Expo at the Los Angeles
Convention Center where I traveled
astrally from St. Paul, Minnesota
to Los Angeles and moved a box they
had set up on the stage for me.
Once you learn how to do this you'll
have proved this to yourself, and
that's why I call my little group,
Search and Prove. I want you to
prove this to yourself for that's
the ultimate proof. Don't take my
word for it, prove it to yourself."
"Are certain kinds of people more
inclined to develop this ability
"I would say some learn faster than
others. I had one lady who took
two years before she finally succeeded.
The most important thing is to keep
a positive mind and know you can
do this, because as soon as doubt
comes into your mind, you won't
be able to do it. The negative is
taking over then. So it's important
to keep an open, positive mind that
you can do this. It might take a
little time, but it will happen.
I like to think about people going
on a diet. They get real enthused
about it at first, when they've
lost a couple of pounds. All of
a sudden it gets hard to lose, and
they give up. It's the same way
with astral projection. If things
don't happen right away, some people
"Does daily lifestyle make a difference
in being able to project?"
"No. If you have a normal lifestyle,
you shouldn't have any problem."
"If people have the inherent ability
to do this, why is it that so few
can actually do it?"
"As I said earlier, they lost it
when they were young. They must
learn how to bring the ability back
again, because everyone can do this.
We all do it when the physical is
asleep. So you must learn to do
it while you are sitting in a chair,
awake, or lying on a bed. You must
learn to allow the subconscious
to take over, and not let the physical
mind control you."
"Some people have dreams of flying.
Were they actually out of their
bodies? How can you tell the difference
between dreaming and actually being
out of the body?"
"Usually when people dream of flying
they are out of the body because
this is the way you get around.
If you ever wake up in the middle
of the night, or early in the morning
with a jolt, this is the astral
body returning to the physical.
Usually your dreams are in the beginning
of your sleep cycle at night, and
those dreams are nothing more than
an accumulation of your thoughts
during the day. If you wake up in
the morning and remember your dream
real well, it is usually an astral
body experience; so keep track of
these clear dreams for they are
lessons for you. It might not make
much sense at first, but later on
down the road, it will all come
together for you."
"If you could give one piece of
advice to people who are astral
projecting, what would it be?"
"The main thing is to start remembering
your dreams and have a pencil and
paper next to your bed, or a tape
recorder. Another piece of advice
I'll give you is, right before you
go to sleep at night, say to yourself
three times, "I will remember, I
will remember, I will remember."
From that point on, within about
two to three weeks, you are going
to start remembering everything
that happens to you while the physical
is sleeping. Actually, the best
piece of advice I could give is
to come to a workshop, because we
really do have a lot of people who
have good experiences at them. The
workshop is the best way I know
to teach anyone to do this because
I am able to spend a lot of time
with the participants. We practice
different techniques from 9:00 in
the morning until sometimes 11:00
at night. By the end, they have
good experiences, and I find this
with all my workshops."
Example of an Out-of-Body Experience
One of the most
moving experiences I had while out of the
body involved a teenager who drowned. About
six months later his mother called me and
asked me to come over and talk to her. When
I arrived she wanted me to find out whether
her child was in heaven or where he was.
She showed me his room and I went there
to see all of his clothes, his drivers license,
his billfold and everything else he owned,
all laid out. There was a big picture of
him with a candle burning on a table below
I said to her, "Well, you
don't have to worry about where he went
because he's here."
So I went
out of the body and communicated with him
to get his feelings. He was so depressed
that he went swimming that day and drowned,
and caused such sorrow for his mother. He
just couldn't leave her and took it upon
himself to feel all the guilt and blame
for what happened. He was very sad because
of what he was putting his mother through.
So I told him I'd talk to his mother and
let her know what to do. Maybe I could make
her understand that he was fine and wanted
to move on.
He said to me,
"I sure would appreciate it."
I said to him, "You have nothing to feel
guilty about because those days you were
in the body that was given to you. But it
was time for you to leave."
The reason he only lived to seventeen years
was because he took his life in the life
before and had to come back and finish those
years that were cut off from a previous
life so he could continue on his way.
A day or two later I returned to the mother's
house to visit with her again. I explained
to her what her son had told me. She cried
and cried and asked me what to do. I told
her to get rid of all his things from that
room because this wouldn't do her any good.
She could keep a few things but to just
give away all the other things in that room.
Another thing I told her was that instead
of feeling sorry for herself because he
was gone she should be feeling joyfulness
within herself. I said he was on his way
to a better life and that she had performed
her duty to him by allowing him a physical
body to be in, in this physical world. So
I told her that when she thinks of him to
just think of love and that this would bring
her peace. That way she'd find out just
how much more peaceful her life on Earth
A few years later
I accidentally met this woman again and
she said things were just going wonderful
for her. She had cleaned out the room and
when she did this immediately a certain
peace came over the whole house. She felt
such love and the guilty feelings all left
"Once in awhile," she
said, "I get a glimpse of him and know he
comes down to Earth to see how I am. I also
know this, when it is my time to leave this
Earth he'll be waiting for me to help me
over to the next realm of existence."
There are many such stories such as
this but somehow people are hesitant to
talk about them. But these things happen
to many people so the best thing to do when
a loved one must leave is to grieve for
a moment and then wish them well as they
go on their way.
"Thus all things
altered. Nothing dies. And here and there
the unbodied spirit flies."
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