This experience occurred after I had moved to Dallas at the age of twenty-two. My personal development had advanced greatly and I decided to practice astral projection using the techniques described by Denning and Phillips. I had been practicing daily for about two weeks. The sessions were very frustrating. I was able to leave my body and look around fine, but my mind was split between the two bodies. I couldn’t seem to get it to “snap out” like what I had experienced before.
Like the times before, I was asleep when I felt a strange sensation and then I suddenly landed in a waking state. The experience of projection was easier to remember this time. I assume this was a result of the practice. It took no time for me to realize exactly what was happening.
I found myself in a hallway. I was also in a doorway, but I didn’t look in the room beyond. Instead I was facing on the hallway ahead. I was preoccupied with discovering and remembering the attributes, characteristics, and abilities of the astral body. I started by looking at my hands. This is the first time I had ever looked at my body of light. My hands were shaped normally but they were somewhat translucent and seemed to glow a little. The glow was a soft white. Next question: Can I touch things? Are they solid to me? Yes, indeed they are! I touched the door and wall and was able to feel them just like I would have in my normal body.