WARNING: Robert's "astral projection" is *not* the same thing as Bardon's Step Nine astral wandering. If you attempt Bardon's techniques for real, under the assumption that they are the same techniques, you *will* risk damage to yourself.
If you want to perform Robert's technique then definitely use Robert's excellent book, "Astral Dynamics". BUT, if you want to pursue Bardon's technique *without hurting yourself*, you *will* need to do the work of Steps One through Eight *first*.
>> Could you please elaborate a little bit more on this please? I don't understand why it would be dangerous. <<
As I understand Robert's technique, one creates and projects an energy body and then follows it with their mental body. In Bardon's "astral wandering" however, the solitary mental body is separated first and then the true astral body (not a created energy body) is drawn out of the physical body and inhabited by the mental body. This means that when following Bardon's method as it's laid out, the physical body is left empty of the causal agents that keep it a living thing (i.e., the astra-mental corpus). This is where the danger arises. To be able to perform the Bardonian technique you MUST be able to transfer the *will* and the *intention* that the physical body keep breathing and pumping blood, into the astra-mental body, and be able to *maintain* the splitting of focus that requires. If these responsibilities are not properly transferred and maintained, then any significant interruption (such as being physically touched) will break the connection of will and intent sufficiently to damage, if not kill, the empty physical shell.
Bardon's technique stretches the "violet cord" that connects the mental body to the astra-physical body and then does the same to the "silver cord" that connects the astra-mental body to the physical body. Robert's technique stretches only the "violet cord" of the solitary mental body. This cord is VERY flexible and fairly difficult to injure. The "silver cord" however, is delicate and can be injured easily by repeatedly "snapping" back into the physical body. It requires the Elemental Equilibrium and a good deal of careful practice before Bardon's astral wandering can be practiced without risking damage to this cord.
In my IIH Step Nine commentary I offer a less risky alternative to Bardon's sequential separation (it still requires that one have completed Step Eight). You can find that on pages 117 through 118 of my book or at: http://www.ABardonCompanion.com/IIH-Step9.html
My best to you,
:) Rawn Clark
13 Sep 2002