The U.S. Government Funded a Study on Astral Projection in the 80s: The Results They’ve Kept Buried

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Government conspiracies are always a fun topic.

From presidents being assassinated to political figures hiding the existence of extraterrestrial beings, it’s hard to ignore that there is potential for secrets to be kept from the public’s eyes and ears.

It would make sense, too, as there are, to the higher-ups throughout the world, pieces of information that aren’t necessary for everyone to see.

It’s a need-to-know sort of thing, and essentially, these are the real-life X-files.

Today, we’re going deep into the minds, literally and figurately, of the case studies that were conducted by the U.S. Government throughout the late 1970s and 80s regarding astral projection.

Just what is this fancy term, and why was the government so interested in what it could do? Read on to see.

What Exactly Is Astral Projection and Why Were They Studying It?

Let’s take a step back here.

Getting to this point in time, the later 1970’s, certain items had become popular (such as various recreational drugs) and the U.S. government was becoming increasingly littered with movements and scandals.

From Watergate to women’s and gay rights, along with environmental issues poking their head, there was much to discuss during this period.

Of course, we also experienced one of the craziest war-times in recent memory with the ending of the Vietnam War in 1975. This bloody battle paved the way for military branches to invest in studies and programs that looked to unlock the human mind.

One of the biggest backers of any psychological study to be done was the U.S. Army, as they had seen firsthand what it was like to experience a psychological breakdown. One of the components of psychology is the idea of consciousness.

For the military, warfare was at a turning point. Technology had been advancing faster than anyone could’ve imagined. Between the different weapons rapidly becoming available and the nuclear missiles race, a lot of military bodies were searching for a trump card for everything.

What better way than astral projection? It could be a new type of psychological warfare that the U.S. government could use to keep the American population safe and sound.

It’s no coincidence, then, that with astral projection it all comes back to the idea of human consciousness. Bear with us here as this may get a little complicated.

Defining Astral Projection in the Simplest Terms

At its core, the definition of this phenomena seems simple. Put in laymen’s terms, it’s the ability to travel out of your own body.

The best way to explain it comes in the form of a simple analogy. If you were to lay down in your bed and concentrate deeply enough to separate from your physical body in the form of an astral body, then you’d be able to complete an out-of-body experience (OBE) which is the foundation of astral travel.

The idea is that you can move around on an “astral plane,” as it’s called, to see, hear, and enter the world of celestial spheres. Overall, here you’d potentially be exposed to mystical religions and philosophies, along with the population of angels and spirits, among other beings.

What happens when you die, and where do you go? If the astral world does exist, that’s where you’d end up.

So, the astral projection would allow you to travel into the realm while you’re still able to breathe safely in this world.

If all of this sounds a bit farfetched and crazy, so if you’re thinking that you wouldn’t be wrong. In fact, as you’ll see below, there are certain items that we have access to that look to displace the theory of entering any astral area.

The Drugs Versus Natural Phenomena Debate

The biggest issue with any form of astral projection comes with proving that an OBE occurred.

How do you go about providing evidence to someone who claims to have moved from their physical self into another dimension? The answer still isn’t known, and the fact remains that anyone could claim to have an out-of-body experience without distinct evidence supporting them.

Did that stop the government from pushing this on certain people? Of course not.

Let’s take a quick step back though.

One interesting piece of information regarding any claims of astral projection comes with the use of any pharmaceutical enhancements. Certain drugs, such as DMT, ketamine, and phencyclidine, are all classified under the hallucinogenic drug tree.

These medicinal pills were often given to those with certain needs, to help them cope with everyday parts of life. Drugs are always going to be a target, of course, which makes a lot of different stories regarding these psychological tests thought-provoking.

While their experiences may suggest a form of astral travel, there’s no way of telling if it was due to the drug aid, or due to them being able to separate their body from their minds.

Why Was the Government Experimenting with This Stuff Anyway?

This is a popular question.

As we mentioned before, the biggest beneficiary of these case studies and programs were entwined with specific branches of the military. The thought was that by using astral travel throughout wars or battles, soldiers and commanders would have an upper-hand on the enemy.

Think about it: if you could stay safely within the confines of your home base, but then travel along the astral plane to an enemy’s hideout and spy on them, you’d be able to learn quite a bit about them and their tactics.

As such, it would make sense regarding the military uses.

Thus, the U.S. Army was the first branch to really push for the studying of this technology.

The Experiments Begin on Army Officers

Everything officially started back in the early 80’s and concluded with this 29-page declassified CIA document in 1983, which was formally released to the public in late 2003.

Commander Wayne McDonnell was tasked with providing evidence and thoughts on an organization’s studies to expand a person’s consciousness. They did this by “Hemi-Sync,” which was a term developed to explain synchronizing your brainwaves together.

Project Center Lane, as the operation was known, was started as the Commander deemed the Monroe Institute’s studies worth the Army’s time and money.

As such, officers were then accepted into the study, which used hypnosis techniques to aid the men in reaching that astral plane. For the U.S. Army, their main goal was to learn foreign languages and use “habit control training,” which is more than likely code for special battle skills that would benefit the soldiers.

So, What Did They Find Out About Astral Projection?

Over the course of the tests, there were 251 Army intelligence officers that were selected to be in the first year of tests. Among them, a small group of 35 were to be given a shot at astral projection, as they exhibited the traits needed for testing.

The testing was supposed to allow the officers a chance to heighten their senses, heal any wounds, and even solve problems around the world, not dictated by a physical being.

But what happened?

Unfortunately, not much.

There were a few interesting testimonies from soldiers. One, apparently, was targeted to go back in time and view Mars a striking 1-million years ago. This remote viewing process, as it was called, allowed him to see far back into our world and the world of an alien race.

It’s quite a gripping tale, honestly.

Without Any Testing, We’d Get Nowhere

At the end of all the testing and people tied up with the studies, it’s unfortunate that nothing truly concrete was found regarding astral projection.

This type of psychic ability, so to speak, could’ve transformed the way the world works.

Just remember that unless the U.S. government decides to stop testing different experiments and avenues, there are bound to be countless failures.

While there was some mild success, according to transcript details and accounts, the lack of concrete evidence makes it hard to truly buy into the whole study. It’s hard to dismiss the efforts done here, of course, but for the time being astral projection and its subsequent testing methods will have to be put on hold.

But, thanks to the government, we know at least one man got to talk to aliens.

3 Shocking Interdimensional Adventures at ECETI Ranch

Source: Sterling Nicole Bennett


This feeling could only be described as being smeared from one reality to the next. I could hear my screams slow down as if they were being pulled out of me. There was a weight on my chest like I was under water. I heard a voice in my head that I did not fully recognize as my own. “Relax, go with the flow. Ride this out.”

Related SoulTech Changed My Life: Portals and Shamanic Journeys

by Sterling Nicole Bennett, September 12th, 2018

The week of August 8th – 13th I had the privilege of attending the first ever SoulTech Gathering at ECETI Ranch. The following is my account of the overflowing spirit guide communication, portals, and life-changing realizations that provided me with long-awaited pieces of my story that will follow me throughout my life.

The aim of ECETI (Enlightened Contact with Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) is to help with public awareness of the E.T reality and to assist people with connecting to positive otherworldly beings.” – ECETI


Black Helicopters and.. PORTALS?


The following experience happened the night of August 8th, 2018 in my dream state.

“The Lion’s Gate (Portal) is opened as an alignment between the star Sirius, Orion’s Belt, planet Earth and even the Great Pyramid of Giza generates a universal enlightened perspective.” – AstroStyle

A group of around 10 people, including Teresa Yanaros and myself, were outside watching the night sky. Teresa and I began gathering our blankets to go back inside when we felt the instinct to look to our right. We saw a low hovering black helicopter. Teresa pointed and yelled, “WHAT IS THAT?”

I looked up to the apex of the sky where earlier that night I had watched Vega, the brightest star in the constellation of Lyra. Instead of finding Vega in its expected position, there was a bright glowing square directly above my head. It looked as if someone had taken a square cookie cutter and cut a hole in the sky. I pointed at the square and started to scream, afraid at first. Then, the feeling of fear was taken away by the sense of excitement and release as I ascended into the square portal above my head.

This feeling could only be described as being smeared from one reality to the next. I could hear my screams slow down as if they were being pulled out of me. There was a weight on my chest like I was under water. I heard a voice in my head that I did not fully recognize as my own. “Relax, go with the flow. Ride this out.”

The next thing I know, I’m navigating my way through what appear to be endless colorful tubes, and that’s the last thing I remember from that experience.

Receiving My Guide’s Name

I spent time on August 12th talking to my spirit guide. Those of you who have been following my blog know that I’ve been pressing him for more information for over a year now. I am happy to report that he finally gave me the answers I was looking for. That’s right folks! I finally got the Green Man’s name!

Related: Who is Ilyana and the Green Man? LWAP

When walking through the medicine wheel at ECETI Ranch, I set the intention to be open to receiving messages from the Green Man. I focused on the strange occurrence in my dream a few nights prior involving the square portal in the sky right where Vega is located.

I looked to my right and saw the green man squatting down next to the Orion shrine in the medicine wheel. (This is only the third time I’ve seen him, so I was pleasantly surprised.) I smiled at him and asked him to please tell me his name. After a few moments, he finally revealed that his name is Laurel.

Multi-Dimensional Time Travel

That night, I was woken up at 3 am to the sound of some sort of large craft flying overhead.  I got some water and began meditating on Laurel in an attempt to establish a psychic connection before falling asleep.

The following events happened in my dream state on the night of August 12th, 2018.

I was on the field of dreams at ECETI Ranch asking a few people about the repetitive Déjà vu I’ve been experiencing lately, hoping they might have advice or insights for me. At that moment, I had intense Déjà vu and watched as reality split into two. I was rapidly shifting between two separate realities without control.

The first reality, we will refer to as R1, was where I stood on the field of dreams when the realities split. The second, referred to as R2,  was on a bayou with a picnic table to my right. At the table sat members of my biological father’s family whom I’ve never met. Time began overlapping as I rapidly shifted between realities.

In a different location inside of R1, I found myself observing a young man and woman talking a few feet away from the ECETI sky watch area. The woman was tall and had an archery bow in her hand. I began to uncontrollably jump POV between the young man and a third-party observer. The woman said it was time for her to go as she crouched over, placing the bow on the ground. She then proceeded to bring the bow up and over her body as if she was pulling a blanket over herself. I could see through the portal she was creating and into the new location she was traveling. She was using the bow to open a portal to another place. It was communicated to me that in the future, this would be normal, and this is where technology on this planet is heading.

After a few dozen rounds of jumping between R1 and R2, I found myself back in R1 at ECETI Ranch talking to James Gilliland. I sat crouched over on the floor of a hallway, repeating “but I’m ACTUALLY portal jumping.” I told him what was happening, and he laughed it off the way an experienced, wise man would. He informed me that this type of thing happened all the time and welcomed me to the club. James believed me and wasn’t surprised.  This advice comforted and encouraged me to calmly ride it out.

It was then when I found myself jumping to yet another reality, R3. I was standing in a nice living room that appeared to be my own. The room overflowed with family and friends celebrating what at the time I thought was my birthday, but now upon reflection, I suspect it might have been a party celebrating my new found ability. It felt more like a bat mitzvah, celebrating my graduation into who I really am. It came to no surprise to the dozens of family members who joined in the celebration.

To my surprise, I saw my dad standing in the corner of the room. My dad passed away in 2007 and ever since has been an incredibly powerful guide in my dream state. He was staring at the ground in front of him, seemingly out of it. I said aloud, “Dad?” I looked around. “Can no one see him? He’s right there!” I pointed and was surprised that no one was able to see what I could see. Even more surprising to me was that everyone seemed unmoved by the fact that I could see a being in another reality. Almost as if they were expecting this to happen.

The Future of Channeling

I ran towards him and saw a definite line on the ground that I carefully stepped over. It was clear to me that this was the line between dimensions, and I was able to see it. My dad was whispering, and I couldn’t understand what he was saying. I turned around and yelled for everyone to be silent so that I could hear what he had to say.

He carefully spoke sentences one by one, giving me just enough time to write the previous one down before he continued. I was amazed at what was happening and overtaken with gratitude for the experience. I jumped back to the celebration and reported my findings. A tall woman walked up to me and took the paper from my hands as a crowd of my family members gathered around to hear the message from the other side.

It was then that I fell back into R1 from R3 and found myself back at ECETI Ranch on the field of dreams.

It was at that moment that it all became incredibly clear to me. Someday, those of us who are psychically inclined will be able to see beings as clearly and tangibly as I saw my father. Some of us will be able to see and jump between realities with our physical body.


It was confirmed to me that my guide Laurel is in fact who I suspected him to be: a multidimensional time-traveling portal jumper. My suspicions of being trained throughout the years on the astral plane were confirmed. Laurel showed me that portal jumping amplifies channeling and mediumship. After all, the realm in which transitioned souls occupy is just another reality waiting to be explored.

What messages have your guides given you recently? Do you feel the energies shifting?

Disclaimer: I do not condone the careless exploration of any other realities whatsoever. This article’s intent is to report on my findings, hoping to encourage others who are experiencing similar events.

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The Eight Step Guide To Astral Travel

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Astral travel, also known as astral projection, is another term for what is commonly referred to as an out of body experience.

It can take place whilst awake and whilst lucid dreaming. An astral projection is where the conscious mind leaves the physical earthly body and enters into a parallel dimension.

It is an entering of the consciousness. People are able to experience their true being. If you are a beginner, follow these simple steps to learn how to astral project.

The Eight Step Guide To Astral Travel

1. Health

Ensure that you are in good health and feeling full of energy before you begin to try; the amount of energy you have will determine your ability to project out of your body, how long you can stay outside of your physical body and which frequency you can reach during your projection.

2. Relaxation

You must be able to enter a complete state of relaxation. Work your way up, or down, your body, consciously relaxing each group of muscles. Release all tension and feel your body becoming looser and lighter.

Relax your mind.

Feel calm and peaceful and let any distracting thoughts just fade in and out. Focus on your breathing, feeling the breath enter your body, then slowly leave your body.

Meditation is a fantastic way to fully relax your body, calm your mind, and prepare you physically and mentally for a projection.

3. Try Different Methods

Everybody has the ability to be able to astral project, but most people do not have the awareness, belief or understanding to actually do so. There are different ways to project.

Some people imagine pulling on, and climbing up, a rope; your “inner body” is tugged out of your “physical body” as you climb further and further up the rope.

Ignore all other feelings and focus solely on moving higher and higher up the rope. You must be relaxed when you do this.

As you climb higher you will feel yourself start to vibrate. Continue and you will leave your body below, finding yourself hovering above.

Other people use visualization techniques in the beginning to help them learn how to astral project. Having relaxed your body fully, visualize yourself floating out of your body.

Believe this will happen, intensely invoke the feelings of this happening. Vibrations will start. Continue imagining yourself floating free from your physical body until you do in fact float out of it.

Another method is to imagine a fixed and immoveable object. See this in your mind and imagine reaching out and holding onto this object, using it to pull yourself free from your body.

As your pull becomes stronger you should feel yourself moving nearer and nearer to the object, until eventually you reach it and are outside of your body.

4. Sounds

Binaural beats can help even the most obstinate minds to astral project. These sounds affect the frequency of brain waves and can assist with astral travel.

They must be listened to using headphones, as different sounds are sent through each ear to target the different sides of the brain.

5. Have no Fear

Fear of leaving your body can be a major reason why you find that you cannot. You must let go of all fear.

Whilst in projection, the astral body and the flesh and blood body are linked by an energy flow, often referred to as the silver cord. You are completely safe and cannot lose your way.

Also, during the projection process, a partial paralysis happens. Beginners should not be afraid of this.

6. Try Different Times

There is no set time of day that is better to astral project, although most people prefer to project last thing at night or first thing in the morning.

As a beginner, be aware that putting yourself into a deep state of relaxation last thing at night could possibly send you to sleep, and thus make you incapable of performing a projection that time.

7. Project

It is possible that an astral travel may happen spontaneously. For the majority of people though, they must intentionally try to project themselves. Vibration levels are increased to allow people to consciously explore different realms.

8. Return

Projection can last anything from a few seconds to a couple of hours. Eventually though, the consciousness must return to the body it left behind. To re-enter your body, focus on your core and imagine yourself being pulled back inside.

When your two selves merge again, you will probably feel a bit dizzy. This is completely normal, and after a few moments you will return to normal.

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