The How to, The When & The Why! What is an Astral Projection? Many of you have most likely heard this term tossed about, but do you really know what it is? Almost everyone has had an Astral Projection at least once in their lives. Astral Projection is not enlightenment, it is a skill that can be learned by anyone who decides that he or she wants to learn how to have regular Astral Projections.