Muldoon, Sylvan - Repression, suppression and intensified desire
Type of Spiritual Experience
A fascinating observation given that Sylvan achieved out of body experiences using repression of thirst
Here however, he says he could not achieve anything by repression of sexual desire.
A description of the experience
Projection of the Astral Body – Muldoon and Carrington 1929
One must not conclude that a suppressed desire is no longer a desire; for the suppression is merely by the conscious mind and the real desire is present in the subconscious. A suppressed desire is really an intensified desire in the subconscious mind, and it thus comes to the surface and acts as a suggestion while we sleep.
In the case of ordinary desire, we might continue for many days - even months – before the impression of it would be strong enough to assert itself while we slept; but in the case of a desire which is necessity, such as thirst, - even the course of an hour will greatly impress the desire upon the subconscious mind.
You know this without my statements; if you do not, the next time you get thirsty try to suppress the desire and notice how the desire within you accumulates, until eventually you can endure it no longer!.............
...........Knowing how sexual desire becomes active during sleep, it might be thought that this would be a strong activating factor, and that it would assist the body to project; yet this is a ‘stress’ which works against itself, so far as projection of the astral body is concerned; for …. the blood in the physical body begins to circulate more rapidly, and "incapacity " of the physical body is not present ; consequently the astral body does not project; in fact it is drawn more closely into the physical body instead of moving outwards from the zone of quietude.