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ROBERT CROOKALL


Robert-Crookall


year of birth : 1890 | place of birth : Lancaster, England, UNITED KINGDOM

nationality : BRITAIN | occupation : A  Geologist, a well respected Investigator of Out Of Body Experiences

 

BOOKS BY THE MASTER      

“ The study and practice of astral projection " ... " The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications " ...

" Intimations of Immortality: Seeing that Leads to Believing " ... " More Astral Projections " ...

" The Interpretation of Cosmic and Mystical Experiences " ... " Dreams of high significance " ...

" Out-of-the-body Experiences: A Fourth Analysis " ... " Psychic Breathing: Cosmic Vitality from the Air " ...

" The Jung-Jaffe view of out-of-the-body experiences " ... " What happens when you die " ...

" The Techniques of Astral Projection " ... " During Sleep: The Possibility Of "Co Operation" Between Living &The Dead  " ...

" Events on the threshold of the after-life " ... " The Casebook of Astral Projection " ... " This World and the Next " ...

" Ecstasy: The release of the soul from the body " 

Robert Crookall, a geologist, became a well respected investigator of out of body experiences. He produced numerous manuscripts which were extremely well referenced. In his writings he had a predilection for digressing and, consequently, often repeated himself within individual books. In fact, much of the same information is found in several of his books, however, the approach he utilizes for many of them differs. To the average reader many of his books could be considered a bit on the laborious side but his consistent attention to detail was outstanding.

Often he broke his writings into separate sections that dealt with specific aspects of the out of body experience. He used a number of terms that are vestiges of psychic and astral projection literature from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Based on information he collected Crookall deduced the existence of at least four planes or realities. He believed that we each possess a specific body designed to operate best in each of the separate realities. That is, each body interpenetrates the others but has the ability, under proper circumstances, to leave the successively denser bodies behind and journey into the plane that it is best suited for. He referred to these withdrawals by various names such as births, dissociations, sheddings and loosenings. In his hierarchy the densest matter is that which makes up the physical body which obviously operates in the physical world. Next is the more subtle body called the vehicle of vitality, also called the etheric or vital body. Even more subtle is the soul body, also called the emotional or psychical body. At the top of this progression is the spiritual body. This has also been called the divine, cosmic or celestial body.

He believed that the vehicle of vitality was a vital link between the physical body and soul body. According to him this may be the subconscious self and the part that operates in most dreams. The corresponding world for this body he often called Hades, Sheol, Bardo or Greyworld. However, he did not consider this body to be a vehicle of consciousness. He believed that the soul body possessed a super-conscious mind which is responsible for psychic phenomena like telepathy, clairvoyance, telekinesis and other phenomena. He believed the spiritual body was the eternal self or oversoul that was responsible for mystical experiences, transcendence and selflessness. The place of animation for this body is the true heaven.

While the foregoing may seem a bit tedious I would direct your attention to the easiest of his works to digest. For the most part they contain numerous brief anecdotes about individual out of body experiences. Crookall collected them over many years and often went to great lengths to get follow up information.

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