Translation of the book: Revista Crista de Espiritismo – Techniques for Out-of-Body Projection – What is Astral Travel
Editor and Art Director: Victor Rebelo
Journalist: Érika Silveira
By Wagner Borges
There are several passages in the Bible that mention out-of-body experiences. I have listed some of them and put the corresponding citations and references here, together with some comments pertinent to their analysis. Naturally, these are synthetic comments, since the space we have at our disposal does not allow us to go deeper into the subject.
Corinthians II; Chap. 12; V.1-4: “If it is necessary for me to boast, even if it behooves me,
I will come to the visions and revelations of the Lord.
I know a man in Christ who, fourteen years ago, was taken up to the third heaven (whether in the body or OUT OF THE BODY, I do not know, God knows) and I know that such a man (whether in the body or OUT OF THE BODY, I do not know , God knows) was caught up in Paradise and heard ineffable words, which it is not lawful for man to refer. ”
Paul of Tarsus (Saul of Tarsus) says that such a man was a Christian, but everything indicates that he himself had passed through these experiences.
The expression “OUT OF THE BODY” is marked twice and leaves no room for doubt as to its meaning. If such a man went to Paradise (advanced subtle plane, upper plane), with
Physical body is that it was not.
Corinthians I; Chapter 15; Verse 44: “It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. ”
The term “spiritual body” is Paul of Tarsus’ reference and corresponds to the spiritualistic references of a subtle body that interpenetrates the physical body: astral body, perispirit, light body, subtle body, psychosoma and others. In Paul’s writings, the spiritual body corresponds to the “soul,” a psychic principle attached to the higher principle (pure spirit, esoterically corresponding to the mental body, the pure mind, or divine principle). This is evident in two other excerpts from it: Thessalonians I; Chap. 5; Verse 23:
“May the God of peace sanctify you in all things; And your SPIRIT, SOUL, AND BODY be kept whole and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ “
Hebrews; Chap. 4; Verse 12: “For the word of God is living, and efficacious, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and pierced even to the point of dividing SOUL AND SPIRIT, joints and marrow, and is apt to discern thoughts and purposes from heart”.
From these passages, it is very clear that Paul knew how to classify the various vehicles of manifestation of consciousness (energetic bodies that consciousness uses).
Apocalypse; Chap. 1; Verse 10: “I found myself in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard a loud voice from behind me like a trumpet …”
. If John was IN SPIRIT, it is obvious that the physical body was not together at that time. It is clearly a projection of consciousness. There are spiritual reports that John was a great projector and clairvoyant.
Ezequiel; Chapter 3; Verse 14: “Then the Spirit lifted me up and carried me away; I was embittered in the excitement of MY SPIRIT … “
From what can be understood, Ezekiel was projected out of the body by an extraphysical helper in a typical assisted projection. It is a pity that the space of this matter does not allow us to cite other parapsychic accounts of Ezekiel, an authentic medium of antiquity. In several verses he speaks of UFO sightings and even of psychophony, popularly called mediumistic embodiment, as follows: ch. 2; Verse 2: “Then the Spirit entered in me, when he spake unto me, and set me on my feet, and heard what he spake unto me …”
In Kings II (Chap.6, Verses 8 through 12) there is a section on the parapsychic capabilities of the prophet Elisha, who knew of the Syrian war plans at a distance. This suggests that he perceived the enemy’s plans by clairvoyance or moved out of the body and invisibly followed everything that was happening in the distant war camp.
Note: There are also several cases of reports of muslims on youtube, where they accurately describe the leaving of the body while sleeping.
As you can see, this is a faculty of all human beings, regardless of religion, belief, race or culture. It does not matter if he’s rich, poor, religious or atheist.
It is no coincidence that psychological hospitals are full of people. Most of them do not believe in God, and when a phenomenon happens, they think they suffer from schizophrenia and are treated with remedies that cut the effect.
Poor materialists, poor and ignorant atheists!