So, I had a . . . Interesting experience last night. I've been reading up on Astral projection for a while now, learning about what's its like getting there, and what the Astral Plane looks like. Lately I've been trying some techniques for getting there (I haven't made it to the Astral yet), and breathing exercises. Last night I was trying the rope technique and focusing on floating out of my body. While trying to clear my mind, (not remembering deciding to do so) I pictured blackness all around me, and a tiny opening glowing white and pictured myself floating toward the light. Not long after that I started to feel like I was being pulled upward, vaguely I noticed that any sound was fading. It was kind of intense. And then my heartbeat started speeding up. The pulling feeling quickly faded, sound came back, and it was over. So, was I starting to leave my body? I tried it again about a hour and twenty minutes later with no success, again forty minutes after that, nothing. Again this morning, still nothing. I'm not afraid, just nervous. Also, is twitching and jerking normal when trying to project? This only happens sometimes, but I'm relaxed when it happens.
Now on a lighter note, I have some questions for when I'm in the Astral.
I know you can change your appearance by thinking about it, but how about clothes?
Are there any towns in the Astral, or just wilderness?
How can you tell another traveler from a native of the Astral?
Does the place where you project determine where you end up in the Astral? And if you leave the Astral in one spot, will you end up there the next time you project?
Thanks to all who answer ;)