Critics of astral travel claim that there is an astral projection danger in that the cord that connects the astral body with the physical body could be severed and the astral body, which is the subconscious mind, would be unable to return to the physical body.
At this point, the person who is lost in a different astral plane will not awaken. There is no scientific evidence as to this astral projection danger. In fact, there are no accounts of deaths happening due to astral travel. But then again, there is also a lack of scientific evidence that there is such a thing as astral projection. It is widely believed by those who are religious and those who are followers of paranormal activities that everyone has the capability for astral projection and has experienced such an occurrence at some point in his life.
Most people think that they are dreaming when they unconsciously go on an astral travel. This is because astral projection only happens when you are in a relaxed state of mind such as when you are sleeping. Your physical body relaxes and your subconscious mind takes over and controls your astral body. This is the time when your deepest set desires and emotions take the helm. Pent up childhood yearnings are relived when you subconsciously travel back to your childhood days. You might not have any memory of this when you wake up but you will have a feeling of suddenly having everything fresh in your mind as if it just happened the day before.
There are people to do astral projection deliberately for one reason or another. Some therapies use astral projection to help uncover past influences on present behavioral manifestations. Some people simply do astral travel as a means to calm their spirit. You can learn how to astral travel at will. You can even make suggestions to your subconscious as to where you want to travel. There are no time or distance limitations to where you want to astral travel. It just takes some time and practice to be able to will your astral body to go to specific places at specific times.
If you are interested in knowing more about astral travel, you can start by doing a search on the internet. You are likely to find a whole lot of information, both good and bad, about traveling to other astral planes. There are also tools that you can avail of in these internet sites to help you achieve the right state of mind in order to do astral projection on your own. For beginners, there are audio materials that could guide you through the steps you have to take in order to go on an astral travel. There are also binaural beat materials that you can listen to in order to condition the subconscious until such time that it is ready to start astral travel.