If you’re considering learning how to astral project you might want to be aware of some of these dangers. These are things that people should know before they start, as they could make you not want to learn in the first place.

That being said, if you follow best practices, you’ll probably be absolutely safe. Having an OBE is not actually dangerous at all, but there are lots of people asking questions online, and worrying about certain perceived ‘dangers’ so we’ll cover them here:

Common dangers of astral travel explained

1: Dying in waking life, for real

A common fear is that you can die in waking life if you die in a dream or an OBE. This is simply not true. The only thing that IS true is that if you get killed in waking life WHILE you’re having an OBE, you’ll die for real.

Having an OBE doesn’t protect you from the dangers of the real, physical world. If you get stabbed, shot or otherwise fatally injured in the real world while you’re having an OBE experience, you’ll die, period.

2: Getting possessed by a demon or evil entity

Getting possessed is something that can only normally happen when you let it. Possession can happen, but you have to invite the entity in, OR be really weak or vibrating at a low frequency. Make sure that when you astral project, you’re vigilant and firm with any spirits or entities you come across.

Dangers of astral projection and posession

If you come across anything threatening in your OBE travels, make sure you imagine or visually imagine a bright, white light coming from your abdomen and shining all around you. Say no to anything trying to enter your body or come back with you.

3: Getting lost and separated from your physical body

You can’t get physically separated from getting BACK to your body while astral projecting. It’s a myth, and there’s no real danger here to worry about.

In the same way, you can’t get trapped or kept in the astral realm against your will. Sometimes it can SEEM like this is happening but all you need to do is focus all your energy on returning to your body, and you will. Visualize your silver cord and imagine it pulling you back to your body.

Also, sometimes you can be delayed by an entity that wants to keep you there, but often only by a few minutes or so. Nothing has the power to really keep you in the astral realm against your will, so don’t worry about that!

4: Evil demons that want to have sex with you

There are demons or entities in the spirit or astral realm that literally just want to suck the energy out of you, sexually. No matter how tempting, these should be avoided at all costs. The energy they will steal is valuable!

All you need to do is say no, and just like before, imagine a white light shining through you that blocks them out and pushes them back. You have the power here!

The physical world is more scary

Despite many people worrying about the supposed dangers of the astral realm, the physical, real world is much more scary! Think about all the terrible things that happen in the real world every single day!

It makes the astral realm seem like a beautiful, safe escape and improvement to your life, and it is! If you’re sensible, and learn the right way to do it, astral projection doesn’t have to be dangerous at all. In fact, it’s almost always very safe, positive and life changing.