Yram - The pull of the cord
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Practical Astral projection - Yram
Whatever may be the density of the atoms of the substance which we use to penetrate into other dimensions, the connection between the physical body and its more subtle double is maintained by means of a kind of cord. The extent to which this cord can stretch seems to be limitless, and it resembles the trail of a rocket as it soars into space.
Where the cord joins the double it consists of thousands of very fine, elastic threads, which seem to suck the double into them. To make a detailed study of this point, it is important to practise re-entering the -body very slowly. The nearer we come to our physical body the more we feel those ties which draw us back, which pump us, so to speak; and it seems as if we were irresistibly melting into our body. The stronger this feeling becomes the more we feel the material sensation of the physical being. First of all these sensations seem far away, then they become stronger and stronger until we are reabsorbed completely into the physical body.
The following is an example; while projected I was passing over a magnificent countryside, the whole panorama seeming to be lit up by brilliant sunshine. I could distinguish every detail. I arrived by the sea, the waves of which were beating against the shore, and sat down on some cement steps near which some children were playing. With delight I breathed the salt air, whilst a fresh wind caressed my face.
Now, the definitely material feelings of this state were complicated by other vibrations transmitted by the astral cord. During this projection someone was walking in the room and each step on the floor produced reverberations in my astral body which each time drew me nearer my physical form. I was fully conscious of these simultaneous states and, while tasting of the pleasure of this projection, my will strove vigorously against the pull of these thousands of invisible ties. Finally, I succumbed, and was forced to return to my room.