List of OBE and astral travel authors

Ian Gordon

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When Steve wrote about and invited interviewee Jurgen Ziewe, I'd never heard about him.

I'm looking to round out a list of the major OBE and astral travel authors.

Can anyone add a name if it isn't listed here? Or let me know if I've got anything wrong. Or if some of these authors aren't actually OBE authors or whatever else (who's trustworthy, etc. etc.). Thanks!

Name and date and title of first published OBE book
Robert Monroe, Journeys Out of the Body (1971)

William Buhlman, Adventures Beyond the Body: How to Experience Out-of-Body Travel (1996)

Bruce Moen, Voyages into the Unknown (Exploring the Afterlife Volume 1) (1997)

Robert Bruce, Astral Dynamics: A New Approach to Out-Of-Body Experiences (1999)

Rosalind McKnight, Cosmic Journeys: My Out-of-Body Explorations With Robert A. Monroe (1999)

Kurt Leland, Otherwhere: A Field Guide to Nonphysical Reality for the Out-of-Body Traveler (2001)

Jurgen Ziewe, Multidimensional Man (2008)

Von Braschler, Seven Secrets of Time Travel: Mystic Voyages of the Energy Body (2012) (not sure this is actually OBE and he published other books before this one, but they didn't seem to be specific to OBE travel)

Graham Nicholls, Navigating the Out-of-Body Experience: Radical New Techniques (2012)

Luis Minero, Demystifying the Out-of-Body Experience: A Practical Manual for Exploration and Personal Evolution (2012)
 
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From here:

http://obebibliography.info/general.htm


nd. Alegretti, Wagner & Rosalia Monteiro. Introduction to projectiology. International Institute of Projectiology, Rio de Janeiro,

nd. Dawson, Jenny. The disembodied self, in The Unexplained, vol 1, issue 6. London.

nd. The Astral Projection, Asociacion Flor de Mayo, AlbuquerqueNM.

1895 Leadbeater, C. W. The astral plane. Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar.

1909 Durville, H. Le fantôme des vivants. Librairie du Magnétisme, Paris.

1910 Durville, H. Projection of the human double. Annals of Psychical Science, 9:477-479.

1925 Powell, Arthur E. The etheric double [and allied phenomena]: The health aura of man (I). Theosophical Publishing House, WheatonIL. [also published in London, 1925]

1926 Powell, Arthur E. The astral body and other astral phenomena (II). Theosophical Publishing House, London. [265p, index. Also published at WheatonIL, 1973].

1929 Muldoon Sylvan Joseph & Carrington, Hereward. The projection of the astral body. Rider, London. [revised edition 1956, 320p, illus, index. Also published by Samuel Weiser, York Beach ME, 1973. Cases, theory, techniques]

1930 Osty, E. Le vision de soi. Revue Métapsychique, No. 3, 185-197.

1932 Hall, L. Astral projection: What happens during sleep. Harbinger of Light, 63:53-54.

1936 Muldoon, Sylvan Joseph. The case for astral projection. Aries Press, Chicago. [173p. 2nd ed., 1946. Also published by Rider, London, 1946]

1938 Odeberg, J. Les phénomènes de bilocation. Psychica, 18:173-179.

1938 Shirley, Ralph. The mystery of the human double: The case for astral projection. Rider, London. [189p, bibl, footnotes. Forward by Leslie Shepard. Also published by University Books, New Hyde Park NY, 1965.]

1942 Battersby, Henry Francis Prevost. Man outside himself: The methods of astral projection. Rider, London. [xii, 102p, bibl. Also published by University Books, New Hyde Park NY, 1969; and by Carol Publishing Group, 1979. Introduction to American edition by Leslie Shepard.]

1951 Muldoon Sylvan Joseph & Carrington, Hereward. The phenomena of astral projection. Rider, London. [222p, bibl.] [also published by Sun Books, AlbuquerqueNM, 1951; also Samuel Weiser, New York, nd]

1964 Crookall, Robert. The techniques of astral projection: Dénouement after fifty years. Aquarian Press, London. [111p, bibl. Also published by Samuel Weiser, New York, nd.]

1965 Helio-Arcanophus. Life outside the physical body and colour. Atlanteans Association, UK. [phamplet]

1965 Smith, Susy. The enigma of out-of-body travel. Garrett/Helix, New York. [189p, bibl, index; review of OBE, case studies, research, hypotheses] [also published by Helix Press, New York, 1965; New American Library, New York, 1968; and by Signet, 1968.]

ca 1967 You are two.

1968 Green, Celia E. Out-of-the-body experiences. Published for the Institute of Psychophysical Research by Hamish Hamilton, London. [142p, ref notes, index, bibl. Also published by Ballantine Books, New York, 1973]

1969 Knight, David C. Out-of-body experiences. In D.C. Knight (Ed.), The ESP Reader (pp. 273-316). Grosset&Dunlap, New York. [xiii, 432p, bibl, gloss]

1971 Brennan, J.H. Astral doorways. Aquarian Press, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England. [115p, illus]

1972 Giletto, Michael J. Identity, Pain, Astral Projection. M. Giletto, RichmondVA.

1973 Bord, Janet. Astral Projection: an altered state. Samuel Weiser, YorkBeach ME. [64p, illus. Paths to Inner Power series. Also published by Aquarium Press, UK, 1973, as Astral projection: understanding your psychic double.]

1973 Bord, Janet. Astral projection: understanding your psychic double. Aquarian Press, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, UK. [Also published by Samuel Weiser, York Beach ME, 1973, as Astral Projection: an altered state.]

1973 Crookall, Robert. Ecstasy: The release of the soul from the body. Darshana International, Moradabad, India. [163p.]

1973 Greenhouse, H[erbert] B. Your questions answered about astral projection or "out-of-body" experiences. In his, The book of psychic knowledge: All your questions answered (pp. 160-171). Taplinger, New York. [253p, bibl]

1974 Barton, Winifred G. Meditation and astral projection. Psi Science Productions, Ottawa.

1974 Dane, Christopher. Psychic travel. Popular Library, New York. [192p. author: Eugene Olson?]

1974 Greenhouse, H[erbert] B. The astral journey. Avon, New York. [359p, bibl, index] [also published by Doubleday, Garden CityNY, 1975; popular overview of cases and research]

1974 Regush, Nicholas (Ed.). The aura and out-of-body experiences. In their, The human aura (pp. 59-73). Berkley Books, New York. [237p, bibl]

1974 Roca-Muntaänola, J. Viaje al antiuniverso : el viaje astral: parapsicologâia, esoterismo, metafâisica. Editorial Alas, Barcelona, Spain. [174 p]

1974 Rogo, D. Scott. An experience of phantoms. Taplinger, New York. [214p, refs, bibl, index. Survey of OBE studies, and induction techniques]

1974 Walker, Benjamin. Beyond the body: The human double and the astral planes. Routledge & Kegan Paul, Boston. [224p, ref notes, index] [also published by Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1974]

1975 Alvery, Robert. Out of the body experiences. Regency Press, London and New York. [118 p]

1975 Sculthorp, Frederick C. More about the spirit world: Being a further collection of personal experiences during conscious astral projection, followed by a treatise on the electro-magnetic basis of the spirit body and its faculties.Greater World Association, London. [vii, 70p]

1976 Holroyd, Stuart. Psychic voyages. The Danbury Press. [144p, illus. A volume of the series, The Supernatural. Also published by Doubleday, Garden CityNY, 1977]

1976 Studer, Jack J. Treasures of the psychic realm. DeVorss, Marina del Rey CA. [46p.]

1977 Society of Metaphysicians. An introduction to the study of astral projection. Society of Metaphysicians, Hastings UK.

1977 Tansley, David V. Subtle body: Essence and shadow. Thames and Hudson, New York.

1978 Rogo, D. Scott (Ed.). Mind Beyond the Body: The Mystery of ESP Projection. Penguin, New York. [365p, ref notes, bibl.]

1979 Greene, Richard A. The handbook of astral power. Next Step Publications, NashuaNH.[169p. Revised from The handbook of astral projection]

1979 Greene, Richard A. The handbook of astral projection. Next Step Publications, CambridgeMA.

1980 Baumann, Elwood D. They travel outside their bodies: The phenomenon of astral projection. Watts, New York.

1980 Gowan, John Curtis. Out-of-body experience (OBE) and bilocation. In his, Operations of increasing order. [published by author] Westlake Village CA. [384p, index, bibl]

1980 Lewis, David H. Astral projection. [published by author]

1980 Martin, Anthony. The theory and practice of astral projection: Exploration in a world beyond the body. The Aquarian Press, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England, 1980. [96p, bibl, notes, index. Later published as Martin, Anthony. Understanding astral projection: Exploration in a world beyond the body. The Aquarian Press, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England, 1990. 112p, bibl, index.]

1980 Ring, Kenneth. Body separation: Leaving the body behind; and Peace and out-of-body components. In his, Life at death: A scientific investigation of the near-death experience (pp. 45-53, 220-233). Coward, McCann&Geoghegan, New York.

1981 Bradbury, Will (Ed.) Leaving the body. In his, Into the Unknown, Reader's Digest Assn, PleasantvilleNY. [Illus. Encyclopedic presentation of metaphysics, inc. witchcraft, healing, Atlantis, divination, astrology, ghosts, spiritualism, psi, dreams, astral projection, and UFO's]

1981 Mitchell, Janet Lee. Out-of-body experiences: A handbook (forward by Gertrude Schmeidler). McFarland, JeffersonNC. [128p, ref notes, index, bibl] [also published by Ballantine Books, New York, 1987]

1981 Reader's Digest. Leaving the body. In their, Into the unknown (pp. 270-285). Reader's Digest Assn, PleasantvilleNY. [352p, illus, index, bibl]

1982 Blackmore, Susan J. Beyond the body: An investigation of out-of-the-body experiences. Heinemann, London. [xv, 271p, illus, ref notes, bibl, index] [Published for the Society for Psychical Research. Also published by Paladin Grafton Books, London, 1983; and by Granada. Edition with postscript appended: Academy Chicago Publishers, Chicago, 1992]

1982 Steiger, Brad. Astral projection. Para Research; Rockport MA. [234p, index]

1983 Gabbard, Glen O. Review of: Janet Lee Mitchell, Out-of-body experiences: A handbook. Theta, 11:68-69.

1983 May, A. The mindless body: Being out of it! New Realities, 3(5):56-62.

1983. Richards, Steve. The traveller's guide to the astral plane. Aquarian Press, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England. [110p. index, refs]

1984 Di Simone, G. Esperienze fuori del corpo (OBE): Un esperimento a sostegno della sopravvivenza. Mediterranee, Rome.

1984 Gabbard, Glen O. & Twemlow, Stuart W. With the eyes of the mind: An empirical analysis of out-of-body states. Praeger, New York. [272p, figs, ref notes, index]

1984 Harary, Keith & Russell Targ. Astral Travels.

1984 John-Roger & Movement for Inner Spiritual Awareness. Passage into spirit. Baraka.

1985 Grey, Margot. Second phase: Separation from the body. In her, Return from death: An exploration of the near-death experience (pp. 34-43). Arkana, Boston. [also published in London]

1985 Llewellyn Editorial Staff. The truth about astral projection. Llewellyn Publications, St PaulMN. [30p. Pamphlet, compiled by Lllewellyn editorial staff.]

ca 1986 Cole, Ingela. Andra verkligheter. [Swedish]

1986 Roberts, Jane. Seth: Dreams, and projection of consciousness. Stillpoint, WalpoleNH. [also published by Bantam, New York, 1989]

1986 Vieira, Waldo. Projeciologia: Panorama das experiencias da consciencia fora do corpo humano [Projectiology: An overview of experiences of consciousness outside the human body]. International Institute of Projectiology, Rio de Janiero. [scholarly overview, case histories, Portuguese with English summaries, 900p, bibl, 40 illus. name index, place index, subject index]

1987 Ashcroft-Nowicki, Dolores. The Astral Projection.

1987 Brandon, Ruth. Out of body, out of mind. St. Martin's Press, New York.

1987 Klemp, Harold. Soul travelers of the far country. Eckankar.

1987 Uppman, Agneta. Ut ur kroppen: mina upplevelser i en annan dimension. Natur och Kultur, Stockholm. [238p. Swedish]

1988 Cole, Ingela. Andra verkligheter: mina ut-ur-kroppen-upplevelser i en annan dimension. Natur och Kultur, Stockholm. [Swedish]

1988 Daniels, Pat, et al, (Eds.). Psychic voyages [a volume in the series, Mysteries of the Unknown]. Time-Life Books, Alexandria VA. [144p. index, bibl, illus.]

1990 Kramer, Carol. Expanding consciousness: a conversation with Robert Monroe. Body, Mind, Spirit, pp. 54-57, 77 (Mar-Apr).

1990 Martin, Anthony. Understanding astral projection: Exploration in a world beyond the body. The Aquarian Press, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England. [112p, bibl, index. First published as Martin, Anthony. The theory and practice of astral projection: Exploration in a world beyond the body. The Aquarian Press, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England, 1980. (96p, bibl, notes, index)]

1991 Harary, Keith. Out-of-body experiences, Vol I. Pubnet.

1991 Harary, Keith. The role of OBE, lucid dreams, and other altered states in mental health. In proceedings of the conference, The Dynamics of healing: Altered states, ritual & medicine. Institute for Advanced Psychology, San Francisco; May 5, 1991. [available on audiotape from The American Society for Psychical Research]

1991 Miller, Russell. Out of body travels. Self, 13(8):124-127 (Aug). [survey, interview with Rick Stack, photo]

1991 Rizer, Arden C. (Ed.). Astral projection: Out-of-body experiences. American Spirit.

1991 Vieira, Waldo. Projeciologia: Panorama das experiências da consciência fora do corpo humano. [Projectiology: An overview of experiences of consciousness outside the human body], 3rd edition.Instituto Internacional de Projeciologia e Conscienciologia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. [866 pp. refs, name index, place index, subj index, bibl. Portuguese with English summaries]

1992 Out-of-the-body experiences, in Mysteries of mind, space & time—the unexplained (Vol 18, pp 2149-2163). H S Stuttman, Inc. Westport CT, 1992. [also published as Out-of-the-body experiences, in The unexplained mysteries of mind, space and time (Vol 18, pp 2149-2163), Orbis Publishing Ltd, UK.]

1992 Out-of-the-body experiences, in The unexplained mysteries of mind, space and time (Vol 18, pp 2149-2163), Orbis Publishing Ltd, UK, 1992. [also published as Out-of-the-body experiences, in Mysteries of mind, space & time—the unexplained (Vol 18, pp 2149-2163). H S Stuttman, Inc. Westport CT.]

1993 Bourgine, Jerome. Le voyage astral: enquete sur les voyages hors du corps. Editions du Rocher, Monaco.

1993 Devereux, Paul Spirit Paths, Shape-Shifting and Out-of-Body Travel. Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul MN.

1993 Green, Carl R. & William R. Sanford. Out-of-body experiences [Exploring the Unknown series]. Enslow Pub, Hillside NJ.

1994 DeGracia, Donald J. Do OBE: How to astral project. http://www.lava.net/~goodin/do_obe/index.html, 1994.

1994 DeGracia, Donald J. A retrospective analysis of the phenomenology of OBE: Accounts collected via the international computer networks. 72662.1335@compuserve.com.

1994 Müller, René. Interdemensional connections and traveling. http://www.spiritweb.org/Spirit/rkm-interdim-traveling.html.

1994 Peterson, Bob. OBE observations. http://www.spiritweb.org/Spirit/obe-obsv-peterson.html.

1994 Smed, Jouni A. Out-of-body experience: Frequently asked questions (FAQ). http://www.iol.ie/~dgbrowne/obe-faq.htm.

1994 Vieira, Waldo. 700 Experimentos da Conscienciologia [700 Conscientiology Experiments]. Instituto Internacional de Projeciologia e Conscienciologia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. [1,058 pp. refs, bibl, Portuguese]

1994 Wilson, Ian. A look at lucid dreaming and out of body experiences. http://www.spiritweb.org/Spirit/obe-wilson.html.

1995 Bruce, Robert. Treatise on astral projection, http://www.tower.net.au/~rsb/treatise.html

1995 Conway, D[eanna] J. Flying without a broom: astral projection and travel. Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul MN.

1995 George, Leonard. Out-of-body experience. In his, Alternative realities: The paranormal, the mystic and the transcendent in human experience (pp. 204-208). Facts On File, New York. [360p, bibl, index]

1995 Lemaire, Jean-Paul. Hors du corps, hors du temp [Out of body, beyond time]. Intuitions: Nouvelles Valeurs au Qoutidien, No 29, Spring.

1995 Peterson, Bob. Out-of-body experiences vs. Lucid dreams. http://www.spiritweb.org/Spirit/obe-vs-lucid.html.

1995 Vieira, Waldo. PENTA Manual: Personal energetic task. Instituto Internacional de Projeciologia e Conscienciologia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. [142 pp. Also available in Portuguese as Manual da TENEPES and in Spanish as Manual de la TENEPES]

1995 Vieira, Waldo. Projections of the consciousness: A diary of out-of-body experiences. Instituto Internacional de Projeciologia e Conscienciologia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,. [240 pp. Also available in Portuguese as Projeções da consciência: Diário de experiências fora do corpo físico and Spanish as Projectiones de la consciencia]

1996 Brown, Courtney. Cosmic voyage. Dutton-Signet, New York.

1996 DeGracia, Donald J. Plane talk: Astral meanderings. http://www.lava.net/~goodin/library2.html.

1996 Eby, Carol. Astral odyssey: Exploring out-of-body experiences. Samuel Weiser, York Beach ME. [xi + 255p. bibl, index]

1996 L'Esperance, Ed. Being stuck in the physical: Concepts. http://www.lava.net/~goodin/articles/ed2.html.

ca 1996 de La Tour, Kevin. The Out-of-Body Experience and Your Health. http://members.aol.com/iipnyusa/articls1.htm.

ca 1996 de La Tour, Simone. Out-of-Body Experience: Fact or Fantasy? http://members.aol.com/iipnyusa/articls1.htm.

1997 Moen, Bruce. Voyages into the unknown: exploring the afterlife, vol 1. Hampton Roads, Charlottesville VA. [256p]

1997 Peterson, Bob. Out-of-body experiences: How to have them and what to expect. Hampton Roads, Charlottesville VA.

1997 Slasher, Eddie. Explorations out of the body: A beginner's roadmap to the universe. Nova Science Publishers, Commack NY.

1998 Moen, Bruce. Voyages beyond doubt: exploring the afterlife, vol 2. Hampton Roads, Charlottesville VA. [296p]

1998 Webster, Richard. Astral travel for beginners. Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul MN. [bibl, index]

1998Smith, Angela Thompson. Remote perceptions: out-of-body experiences, remote viewing and other normal abilities. Hampton Roads, Charlottesville VA.

1999 Bruce, Robert. Astral dynamics: a new approach to out-of-body experience. Hampton Roads, Charlottesville VA.

1999 Craze, Richard. Astral projection: a beginner’s guide. Hodder & Stoughton.

1999 Moen, Bruce. Voyages into the afterlife: exploring the afterlife, vol 3. Hampton Roads, Charlottesville VA. [320p]

2000 Bruce, Robert. Astral dynamics: a new approach to out-of-body experience. Hampton Roads, Charlottesville VA.

2001 Leland, Kurt. Otherwhere: a field guide to non-physical reality for the out-of-body traveler. Hampton Roads, Charlottesville VA. [288p. Author’s OBEs]

2002 Vieira, Waldo. Projectiology: an overview of experiences of consciousness outside the human body. International Institute of Projectiology and Conscientiology, Rio de Janeiro. [1,232p, bibl, illus. name index, place index, subject index. Overview, theory, case histories.]

2003 Persson, Camilla. Upptäck ditt andra sinne: en introduktion till utanför kroppen-upplevelser. Energica Förlag, Orsa, Sweden. [182p, Swedish. Translation of title: Discover your second mind: an introduction to the out-of-body experience]

2003 Phillips, Osborne. Astral projection plain and simple: the out-of-body experience. Llewellyn Publications, St Paul MN. [151p, biblio, index]
 

Ian Gordon

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Holy sh**. Thanks Chuck. :)

I know you're an OBE afficionado, feel free to tell me if you think some authors-practitioners are better, bad, if some are people we are likely to pass by and miss but shouldn't. Whatever.

I see I missed Don DeGracia.

I guess my real motivation is to explore those authors who have "mapped out" the astral and afterlife realms (Monroe, Buhlman, etc.), whatever you want to call them, and not so much authors who just put out how-to-OBE manuals.
 
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