Projectiology, IV-V


IV. (pp. 202-236) Altered States of Consciousness

87. (p. 205) Mechanisms of Lucid Projection

"it can be affirmed that projection of the consciousness from the human body is produced by ... the vibrations of ... the mentalsoma."

93. (p. 218) Lucid Projection and Dreams

"When sleeping, every human being or intraphysical consciousness departs from the state of coincidence of the consciousness’ vehicles of manifestation either lucidly, semilucidly or nonlucidly." {Actually, during a dream one’s "vehicle of manifestation" is one’s dream-body, from which there is seldom any "disco-incidence"; just as during projection of the astral body one’s "vehicle of manifestation" is one’s astral body (from which there would seldom be any "disco-incidence" during projection)}.

"Upon accumulating lucid consciential projection experiences, it is observed that the tendency is to make dreams more rational and apparently less incoherent, thus permitting the consciousness'’critical judgement to allow it to discover that it is dreaming." {Actually, the more physically-possible ("rational") a dream may become, the less readily available is any superficial evidence that one is dreaming on the basis of ordinary "critical judgement". Nor is any waking projection-experience necessary to enable one to realize when one is dreaming (inasmuch as realizers of this have usually never undergone any waking projection.) Indeed, to perform astral projection (or any other praeternatural performance) whilst awake would inure one to thinking that miraculous happenings are so commonplace in waking life that to witness physically impossible events during a dream would cease to produce a sensation that they constitute indications that one is dreaming.}

95. (pp. 221-3) Comparisons between Dreams and Lucid Projections

p. 221

"in fact, we do not dream, we are dreamt, we suffer the dream, we are the objects of the dream." {The dream is the divine world, insofar as the dreaming human is privileged to perceive the divine world.}

p. 222

"In dreams, there is neither time nor a clear, immediate awareness". {Actually, in all dreams there are both time and immediate awareness.}


"In dreams, the dreamer neither recalls nor is aware of the ordinary, physical waking state." {Actually, in lucid-dreaming there is recollection and awareness of the waking world, with a keen realization that one is asleep and dreaming in a dream-world sharply distinct from the waking-world.}


"In dreams, the images of the experiences are less intense than those of the ordinary, waking state." {Actually, in dreams the experience may be, and often are, more intense than those of the waking state. This is especially pronounced in lucid-dreaming.}


"In a dream, it would be useless to attempt to plan the execution of a specific action, while in the oneiric state, in a specific place chosen before sleep." {This is commonly done by adept lucid-dreamers, especially by practitioners of mutual-dreaming.}

p. 223

"In recurring dreams, there is there is a reprise of the same personalities, scenarios and dream story lines that involve 1 constant there." {Recurrent dreams are similar to repetitive rituals; perhaps the recurrent dreams are a divine suggestion to the dreamer to perform or to participate in some religious ritual (while awake) of a sort indicated by the dream.}

96. (pp. 224-5) Ordinary Dreams about Lucid Projection

p. 224

"Among the more striking characteristics of dreams with lucid projection as their theme, the following ... can be singled out :"

p. 225

"a dreamer ... feels himself ... to be ... illuminated by the summer sun, at a time when it is actually night". {However, in a "dream of false awakening" occurring at night, the room in which one is dreaming that one awaketh is invariably as dim as the night [although on one’s going out of the apartment and out of the house it is daylight, in the dream].}


"One of the most common dreams in which the consciousness of the veteran projector identifies that it is dreaming, occurs after a prolonged assistential projection ..., when the consciousness ... encounters the physical penis in erection (androsomatics). ... In this case, the erotic dream, when it occurs, almost always begins immediately". {Apparently the similarity of rendering assistance, to making love erotically, would dispose toward such a dream-sequel.}

97. (pp. 225-7) Semilucid Projection

p. 225

"Semilucid projection : a dream that the intraphysical consciousness ... enters into a state wherein he/she knows he/she is dreaming".

"Synonymy : ... dream of knowledge; high dream; lucid dream; ... translucid dream".

p. 226

"Semilucid projection has similarities and direct relationship with at least the following ... intraconsciential occurrences : ... Daydream or waking dream. ... The hypnagogic state." {Actually, the lucid dream entaileth such a conscientious praesence of mind, awareness of the situation, and realistic stability of the dream-scenery itself; that the lucid dream is as unlike hypnagogy and unlike daydreaming as could be readily-well expected.}

p. 227

"The following are ... types of oneiric experiences that may, in many cases, ... be semilucid projections : ... An agreeable dream of unimpeded flight, with a clear view of landscapes. {I experienced (while in a suburb of Washington, D.C.) 2 such dreams : one a map-like overview of the route from the D.C. area to Asia, and the other a realistic view of Ceylon from hundred of miles above it.} ... A dream of an abrupt fall with immediate physical awakening ... . {I have dozens of times experienced "dreams of false awakening" (including a long series in the early 1970s); these were commonly incurred as a result of realizing in an immediately praeceding dream that I was then dreaming. I have read accounts of Americanj Indians experiencing sequences of "dreams of false awakening" from the same outset} ... A dream of sliding along on your bare feet. ... A dream of being dressed ... in a manner that is inappropriate for the environment or scenario of the oneiric experience." {Cf. dreams of transforming into an animal upon donning the skin of that animal : this is a traditionally-known type of dream, in Europe and elsewhere.}


"Certain so-called veridical dreams – presumably supranormal dreams that in some ways correspond to the facts or events beyond the dreamer’s normal knowledge or sensory range – also constitute semilucid projections." {I have come to foreknowledge of future events more commonly while awake than while asleep. However, I did experience once, some years before the invasion of <iraq or even of Kuwayt, a dream suggestive of a forthcoming military conflict there; when I saw a map of <iraq with the names of the cities there in unfamiliar forms (apparently military code-names), similar to a dream which I had experienced earlier (but after the Korean conflict of 1952-3) of a map of Korea with the names likewise in in unfamiliar forms – in cases of both these dreams, I was aware during the dream that I was dreaming and wondered while looking at the maps what such a sort of dream could signify.}

100. (pp. 233-4) Lucid Projection and Hallucination

p. 233

"Hallucination ... : ... an experience with the characteristic of sensory perception, but with no evident sensory stimulation." {Classical Latin /alucinatio/ is ‘revery’ (LD), perhaps related to Latin /alucita/ ‘gnat’ [c.f., e.g., the "hallucination" of a "gnat" mentioned by Carlos Castan~eda ("SR", cf. "DJ&SA")] [the small, still voice of the deity is heralded by a praeternatural gnat’s humming (EO&P, p. 167b, s.v. "Clairaudience")]}

p. 234

"the hallucination ... would have to be a collective or a groups one, because it would simultaneously occur with the projector, the assistant or assistants, and witness-observers, in the case of joint or shared apparitions." {This is true not only of projections of subtle-bodies, but also of flying-saucers, ghosts, poltergeists, telepathy – and indeed all praeternatural phainomena.}

LD = Lewis & Short : A Latin Dictionary.

"SR" = "Review of A Separate Reality", in :- LIFE May 14, 1971.

"DJSA" = "Don Juan and the Sorcerer’s Apprentice", In TIME Mar. 05, 1973.,9171,903890-3,00.html

EC&P = Lewis Spence : Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology.

101. (p. 236) Comparisons between Hallucination and Lucid Projections

"Hallucinations do not permit encounters with extraphysical consciousnesses". {Actually, hallucinations are encounters with deities, which are universal consciousnesses.}


V. (pp. 237-343) Vehicles of the Manifestation of the Consciousness

103. (p. 240) Types of Holosomatic Vehicles

the __soma



headquartered in the __


"nerve elements"

hath direct ascendancy of the __



and controlleth it through the __

golden chord

"central nervous system"

104 (pp. 243-4) Prae-resoma

p. 243

"Pre-soma : the activation and encasing of the extraphysical consciousness, by way of the psychosoma, in the holochakra, thereby initiating the connection of the silver cord in the incipient soma."

"The pre-resomant : the first connection of the holochakra ... in matter for the formation of the new soma".


"There are 11 different consciential conditions that occur in the dense pre-physical / physical / post-physical chronological order". {These are reckoned as 12 in the Bauddha account of the links in the chain of "dependent origination".}

"The recent-desomant : the traces of the holochakra after the first desoma."


"In the pre-resoma condition, the extraphysical consciousness ... often extraphysically attends the wedding (nuptials) of its future parents". {It might more reasonable be expected that the guardian-angel of the soul about to redincarnate could attend the wedding of that soul’s future parents. }

p. 244

"The extraphysical consciousness can even energetically (cardiochakra) participate or intervene (affinity) in the articulations (engagement) for the upcoming wedding."

106. (p. 246) Lucid Projection and the Human Body

the __ body

hath a more direct relationship with __



energetic para-


emotional para-




{The author’s use of the term "human body" is intended to mean "material body" (deha), as contrasted with the "subtle bodies" (kaya). A more appropriate use of the term "human body" might be anthropomorphic bodies in contrast to theriomorphic bodies (such as [Aztec] tonal and nagual).}

107. (pp. 251-4) Pineal

p. 251

"base of the rational soul (Rene’ Descartes); conarium; cyclopean eye; epiphysis".

p. 252

"The pineal gland received its name because it is shaped like a pine cone ... . ... The pineal gland originates in the epithalamus, which is the structure in the diencephalon ... above the anterior quadrigeminal tubercula ... . ... The pineal gland secret[e]s the hormonal called melatonin".

p. 253

"Parapsychological studies admit that the pineal gland is the fulcrum of the final energetic connection of the silver cord in the human body."

p. 254

"Meticulous comparative studies ... show a greater volume of the epiphysis in ... sensitives ... . ... Other comparative studies ... show an epiphysis twice the normal size in ... Hindus, as compared with the average size found in ... Europeans."

110. (p. 256) Discoincidence of the Vehicles of Manifestation

"Dreaming and perceiving that one is dreaming ... is due to an extracorporeal dream or a discoincident dream." {In none of my hundreds of dreams in which I was aware that I was dreaming, and in none of the numerous published records which I have read of dreams in which other persons realized while dreaming that they were asleep, is there any indication nor suggestion of any "extracorporeal" or "discoi:ncident" character to any such dream. In the one instance which I remember of "extracorporeal" or "discoi:ncident" occurrence in a dream, I was not aware that it was a dream.}

111. (p. 257) Holochakra

"Holochakra : the vibratory, energetic, luminous ... provisional envelope that structurally ... envelopes the human body".
"Synonymy : ... aetheric body; ... djan; ... kesdjun body (Georgi Ivanocitch Gurdjieff : 1949); ... odic body; pranamayakosha".

"The holochakra is ... utilized in Chinese medicine ... to explain the mechanisms of the workings of ... acupuncture, ... acupressure, and shiatsu."

113. (p. 260) Paraphysiology of the Holochakra

"Lucid dreams, or semilucid projections, almost occur when the consciousness projects in the psychosoma ... . It is still not known why this occurs." {Apparently, this is visible (in other persons) to sensitives able to see auras. If so, it may be a manifestation of a microcosm-to-macrocosm interaction-effect [inasmuch as the dream-world is another macrocosm].}

114. (p. 262) Looseness of the Holochakra

"every two hours, in certain periods, an energetic shower through the coronochakra triggered by the will".

"Facilitation of perception of the lucid projector’s self-luminosity or the lights around oneself, which can sometimes by seen by witnesses around the projector ... in the immediate post-projective period."

116. (pp. 264-6) Human Aura

p. 264

"Aura ... : a field of an unknown nature, ... having a luminous appearance to sensitives ..., the colors of which are probably connected to the ... thoughts of those involved".

"The human aura typically has a large vibrant oval form, crossed by many currents of light in constantly moving rays or vortexes {vortices}."

p. 265

"The mega-aura is the aura of the serenissimi which reaches to vast distances through the impulsion of consciential energy."


"The aura surrounding the head, also called nimbus, gloria, halo, aureole ..., when very dark, is generally indicative, to the clairvoyant, of the individual’s imminent desoma."

p. 266

"At least the following ... objects present larger auras than other objects ... :"

"Certain personal objects ... pertaining to worship, idolatry or adoration."

"Images of temples in general."

"Tombstones in cemeteries".

"Mystical books or those related to catechesis."

117. (p. 268) Silver Cord

"Chapter 12, Verse 6 of the book of Ecclesiastes, the Preacher ... : "Remember ... before the silver cord is broken and the golden bowl is crushed ..."".

118 (pp. 269-70) Para-Anatomy of the Silver Cord

p. 269

"There are those who refer to this selfsame silver cord as a copper cord when it is more dense, ... within the extraphysical sphere of energy, and in partial projections related to ... the human body."


"Within a distance of 2" to 6" (5 to 15 cm), the silver cord has a diameter of 2" (5 cm)."

p. 270

"It is put forward, as a hypothesis, that the connection of the silver cord in the human body is established by the medulla oblongata and the brain."


"In certain extraphysical situations, the silver cord seems to be denser and heavier than the psychosoma or ... weighs more than 3.5 oz (100 g), if we consider the psychosoma to have a total weight of 2.5 oz 970 g)."

119. (p. 271) Paraphysiology of the Silver Cord

"The integral silver cord only exists ... until the final projection or first desoma, when the human body is deactivated. ... Remnants of the silver cord remain connected to the psychosoma, in the holochakra, and disappear with the second desoma ... upon deactivation of the holochakra."

125 (p. 282) Psychosoma ("astral double")

























































131. (p. 298) The Soma and Consciential Prioritization

"sexual consciousnesses ... should also be ... those women ... who prioritze the sexual organs by performing the so-called oldest profession, prostitution."

133. (pp. 300-2) Para-Anatomy of the Chakras

p. 300

"Seen from in front, ... the chakra has a substantially circular form and its spiral rotation produces certain radiations. A cross section view shows that each chakra or vortex is a depression in the holochakra. The opening is in the most external part ... . The shaft of the vortex, which is an extraphysical extension, terminates ... close to the human organism. ... The chakras also present spirals".




color etc.




reddish, 4-petaled : "The sexochakra initiates its action receiving geoenergies through the soles of the feet (pre-kundalini) and the legs." {likewise in Haitian vodun}



above navel

greenish : "archeus-director, ... hub-of-the-soul."




"enables ... (takeoff) ... in the psychosoma."




yellowish : "romanticism, .. artistic tendencies."



medulla oblongata

"active in the consciousness’ communication, being the controller of the masses."




"clairvoyance in all its forms and manifestations."




"luminous aureole" : "serenity".


"Others. The chakras can also be extraphysically sensed and seen in the palms of the hands, the articulation {in Borneo, "souls" is said to be in the joints/articulations} of the cubitus (... elbows), shoulders, knees, pelvis and in the soles of the feet." [with these cakrais in "soles of the feet" and "knees", cf. the the "soles of the feet" and "legs" mentioned supra, p. 301]


"The medium-sized vortices form circles around the main vortex, acting like satellites. The small vortices, being more numerous, are located on the periphery of the holochakra and are, in turn, natural satellites of the medium-sized chakras."

134. (p. 304) Paraphysiology of the Cakra-s

What the author else hath designated as "showers", some have designated "orgasms" :

"1. ... The anthropomorphistic orgasm, or the one occurring throughout the human body by way of the psychosoma.

2. ... The cosmic orgasm (holo-orgasm), characteristic of greater samadhi, ... occurs by way of the mentalsoma".

"It is presumed that the kundalini ... is activated by the functions of the human cerebellum."

139. (p. 311) Paraphysiology of the Golden Chord

"The golden cord is the connecting element (passport) by way of which the ... consciousness leaves the extraphysical dimension per se and enter the mentalsomatic dimension, and vice versa."

140 (pp. 311-2) Comparisons between the Silver Cord and the Golden Cord

p. 311

"It is presumed that one of the golden cord’s insertion point is located directly in the mental soma".

p. 312

"It is presumed that the golden cord is ... under the remote command of the mentalsoma."

142 (p. 315) Parapsychophysiology of the Mentalsoma

"Among the characteristics of the parapsychophysiology of the mentalsoma, at least the following ... can be singled out :

... Omnipresent cosmic mind. ...

Psychometrizer of the universe."

144. (p. 321) Parapsychopathology of the Mentalsoma

"One of the processes ... in the extraphysical dimension takes place in the setting up of live {actually, dead} theatrical acts with various groups ... (parapsychodrama). These include the participation of ... assistant-extraphysical consciousnesses ... . They also portray with them ... didactic-therapeutic theatrical pieces and dramas, preparing them for extraphysical life {the author’s meaning here of the word "life" is ‘remaining dead’} or another upcoming or impending intraphysical life."

147. (p. 329) 1st Desoma

"Eastern beliefs accept that adult resoma can occur through possession by an extraphysical consciousness – which has just left its human body – of another human body, at the same instant that it is abandoned by its former occupant". {This in the "walk-in" ("walkin") celebrated in UFO-contactee literature. As a traditional religious belief, this practice is ascribed to the founder of the Ajivika religious-order, namely Gosala Maskarin.}

"There is also a hypothesis that Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, was reborn at an adult age, precisely on the occasion of his baptism".

"There are ... the most well-known and controversial cases ... in the West ... :

1. ... Cyril Henry Hoskin – Carl Kuan Suo, or Tuesday Lobsang Rampa, in 1949 (Rampa, 1353, p. 94).

2. ... David Paladin (1926-1944) – Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) ... (Banerjee, 74, p. 45)."

Rampa, 1353 = Tuesday Lobsang Rampa (pseudonym for Cyril Henry Hoskin) : Entre os Monges do Tibete. Transl. by Affonso Blancheyre. Rio de Janeiro.

Banerjee, 74 = Hamendras Nat Banerjee : Vida Prete`rita e Futura. Transl. by Sylvio Montero. Rio de Janeiro, 1984.

148. (p. 331) 2nd Desoma

"Second Desoma : deactivating and discarding the holochakra, including retraction of the remnants of the silver chord and the aura of the holochakra".

"Second desoma constitutes the purification of all ectoplasmic emanations ... . The ectoplasmic emanations of the average ... disintegrate 2 or 3 days after deactivation of the soma (human body."

153. (pp. 337-8) Comparisons between the Psychosoma and the Mentalsoma

p. 337

"The mentalsoma permits the condition of cosmoconsciousness".

p. 338

"The parapsychic perceptions ... are more advanced when the consciousness is operating in the mentalsoma."


"The consciousness, when operating in the psychosoma, is more of a participant (protagonist) than an observer (spectator) of extraphysical events.

The consciousness, when manifesting through the mentalsoma, is fully an observer".


"The psychosoma allows the consciousness to articulate extraphysical speech or mechanicoid transmental dialogue.

The mentalsoma only enables pure extraphysical telepathy".

156. (p. 343) Relationships between Cakra-s and Consciential Phainomena


ability of cakra


extraphysical praecognition/retrocognition


internal autoscopy; projective heteroscopy


extaphysical projective psychophony


cardiac self-desoma


projective ectoplasmy; telekinesis; parapyrogenesis


interconsciential possession


Waldo Vieira (transl. from the Portuguese by Kevin & Simone de La Tour) : Projectiology : a Panorama of Experiences of Consciousness outside the Human Body. Rio de Janeiro : International Institute of Projectiology & Conscientiology, 2002.