Astral Projection is no longer an underground discussion amongst spiritualists & believers of the astral realm; the manifestation into the entertainment spectrum has a long history of B-Horror films, and now we have Blockbuster Hollywood movies on the topic of astral travel.
Released in 1975, the B-Horror film “Psychic Killer,” is one of the first cinematic adaptations of astral projection. Originally produced as a “paranormal thriller,” the plot of the movie involves a mental patient who masters the art of astral projection; he uses his new-found talent to assist him in homicides, leaving no trace of his whereabouts.
Three years after the release of “Psychic Killer,” a film with a similar concept “The Astral Factor,” screened at the Grindhouse circuits across the States. A manic who’s imprisoned for the murder of his mother starts to study books and methods of astral projection. He later uses his O.B.E to strangle the five women who are responsible for testimony that persuaded his guilty verdict.
1984 brought the teen fantasy film “Dreams Come True,” and holds the highest ranking on IMDB of the latter astral movies. A young couple discovers the realm of astral travel. They explore the concept and learn that the adventures they’ve been taking are only the start of their journey.
The plot doesn’t change much with the 1985 astral horror film “The Blue Man (Eternal Evil).” A detective hunts down a woman and a TV producer who are using astral projection for ill intentions. This film differs from the previous two; astral travel is involuntary, and the murders are not planned.
Luckily, horror isn’t the only genre astral travel is associated with. In the two scenes below, astral projection is utilized in “Ace Ventura” and “Beverly Hills Ninja.”
A 1995 episode of the “X-Files” entitled “The Walk” focuses on a Lieutenant Colonel Victor Stans who lost the use of his legs in a war. He dreams and longs for the ability to walk again, this manifests into a dose of reality. FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully discovers that astral projection might be a factor in the case.
Enter The Void, a 2009 French drama directed by Gaspar Noe, isn’t directly tied to the practice of astral projection but delivers in the form of surreal images in the form of “floating.” It illustrates the essence of life after death and the world of reincarnation. The film is shot from a first-person viewpoint. The cinematography showcases the mystical spirit that we might experience in the life-after-life cycle.
The first mainstream Horror flick regarding astral projection was released in 2010. Insidious examines a realm know as “The Further,” and a comatose young boy’s ability to astral projection. Demonic tones are present in the overall plot; increasing the connection between black magic and astral ability. Insidious has spawned multiple sequels and continues to broaden the interpretations of astral projection.
The latest film to induce astral projection is 2016’s “Dr. Strange.” Dr. Strange was originally brought to the Marvel Universe to exhibit the mystical qualities that were missing from the comics at-the-time. His career as a surgeon comes to an end when a car accident ruins the use of his hands. He hears about “The Ancient One” located in the Himalayas & becomes a disciple of mysticism.
The Ancient One is based on the Theosophical traits relating to Djwal Khul or The Tibetan. He is one of the Masters of the Ancient Wisdom. Djwal Khul or Master DK as known to followers of Alice Bailey, first communicated with Madame Blavatsky, founder of the Theosophical Society & author of many books on the topic, including The Secret Doctrine. He relayed information of the cosmos, esoteric & was vital (according to Blavatsky) in bringing the 20th/21st century into a spiritual awakening.
Several short films have been influenced by astral projection. “Sleeping with Angels” is a 2012 experimental film about a man named David Ante. David is a victim of sleep paralysis and enters the realm of an entity called Prophecy. The film stars Hussein Fatal from Tupac’s “The Outlawz.”
“Narco Leap” is an upcoming web series in 2017.
Producer/Director Kate Green described the concept of the film to Project Astral:
“It’s about a young woman, Heather, who had never been very remarkable. Things don’t get any easier when her persistent teenage lethargy escalates into full blown Narcolepsy. As if things weren’t bad enough she begins waking up from these vivid dreams screaming and most recently on the floor of a shopping Mall. The dreams are always in different places but have a recurring theme; being trapped in someone else’s body. Heather tries to take control of the dreams and is thrust into a world of espionage. With the help of her only friend, Antony, she investigates what is happening to her only to learn that she is Astral Projecting and commandeering the bodies of real people across the globe. Heather’s “superpower” is something the military wants to use as part of a covert operation turning people that can astral project into trained assassins. It isn’t long before Heather is on the run fighting to stay alive and to stay awake.”
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