Those natural powers and trained skills that arise from mastery of the particular “rules of engagement” that characterize the astral plane. With understanding the nature of astral substance and energies and the unique characteristics of the many sub-planes and resources of the astral plane, we need to train the astral body in much the same as we do the physical body—by learning and practice.
In most situations, we are interested in using the astral to explore the non-physical universe and to influence physical actions.
Still anchored in the physical body, we make use of various OBE procedures to do these things. In most cases, it is vital to set specific goals, and it is through such work that we do gain skills, train our astral “muscles,“ and grow in consciousness.
AUTHOR: Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
SOURCE: Astral Projection for Psychic Empowerment, by Carl Llewellyn Weschcke & Joe H. Slate, Ph.D.