I have found that Meditation gets me there quicker than anything. I use a candle, and concentrate on Seeing thru my Third Eye. You will need to be completely relaxed..... sometimes I will cheat just a wee bit and use melatonin or valarian root to help relax.
Windora, there's not alot of information about astral projection in this article I wrote a while back, but you might find some of the stuff in it of interest: http://www.cauldronliving.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?action=viewnews&id=76
Very intersting article! The entire time i was in school learning about the salem witch trials, i never thought astral projection was part of it....though now that i know it....it makes sense! Thanks for the knowlegde!
I've tried several times.. but every time it feels like I'm RIGHT on the edge, but it's almost like someone's got their thumb between my eyes, holding me back. I've taken it as a hint that it's not time yet, or I'm not prepaired enough..[smile] Either way, I'm not too worried. It'll happen when I'm ready.
My first real OBE was very recently...
While out, i realized that i had some fears that i had never given much credence to. i thought, I was not afraid of OBE, but i think i have some fears buried deep within my self-consious.
I have found that raising energy and repeating affirmation is a good and basic way to start.
Also, thier are tons of books out thier, none of which have helped me very much.
but read Robert Monroe's account of his OBE's they are fascinating.