Muldoon, Sylvan - Getting lost in an OBE
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Sylvan Muldoon and Hereward Carrington – The Projection of the Astral Body
You may wonder if this (projection) is not after all a dangerous practice. You may wonder if the phantom, once free, cannot lose itself; if it might not remain at a distance for too long a period of time, and allow the physical body to expire.
As a rule the sub-conscious controlling power [composer] knows exactly what it is doing; it is a far better detector of conditions than the conscious mind. Do you think that one could project himself into the free state - outside cord-activity range - and be conscious there and refuse to come back, and thus allow his physical body to die? Naturally one who has never projected may sieze upon this idea; but he will find, when he attempts to stay away too long from the physical body, that he cannot retain consciousness.
Some authorities believe that a projector can become lost, while out of the body. This is not true. Again these same authorities will tell you that the astral body can project to distant and unfamiliar places by an effort of will. This is true, and being true the projector cannot become lost, for he can return to his physical body by willing to do so.
The subconscious mind [composer] can intervene in the twinkling of an eye and pull back the phantom instantly, from any distant place into cord activity range, whence it is pulled back into the physical.
So, you see it makes no difference whether one does get outside cord-activity range, and is free ; he is still under the operating conscious will.