1. MY FAVORITE EXTERIORIZATION PROCESSES
1.1 FIND SOME PLACES WHERE YOU'RE NOT
This is Ron's process from the 2nd ACC and SOP 8C step 1. The pure form often turns on at least some faint degree of exterior perception, and there are many variations. See SOP 8C.
1.2 EXTERIORIZATION BY ALTERNATE SPOTTING
You lie down and close your eyes. Then:
SPOT 3 POINTS IN THE BODY. SPOT 3 POINTS IN THE ROOM.
The commands are run alternately.
This is Ron's process from the 5th ACC. He even uses it on a group processing tape, so its a bit silly to keep it locked up on the upper levels.
1.3 SELF ANALYSIS as an OT Drill.
This is done using the book "Self Analysis".
Alter each command from "Recall a time when ...." to "Look around the city and see if you can spot ....". Skip any commands which don't make sense in the altered form.
You take a command from the book, alter it as above, close your eyes, and then get the idea that your looking down at the city and try to spot the thing asked for. Do the command a number of times, until you feel good about it. Then go on to the next command.
Don't worry about whether or not your really seeing anything or just imagining it. At first you probably are imagining it, but gradually you'll start picking up on real stuff and getting things half right. True clear and certain exterior perception is way up there. Don't expect it to happen in one big jump. Work on drills like this occasionally and gradually your perception improves.
You can also use simple versions of locational processes in a similar manner, spotting things that you like or that are safe to look at or whatever.
I came up with this variation of self analysis myself, but Ron also had a similar alternate use in 1953 which was to change all the commands from "recall" to "mockup" so that the book could be used for self audited mockup processing. There was even a printed version of this variation which was published as "Self Analysis in Scientology", but of course its no longer available at the CofS since mockup processing was forbidden by an HCOB in the early sixties.
1.4 SIMPLY SLIDING OUT.
Richard Monroe had a nice exteriorization technique in his book "Far Journeys". He would simply lay down, close his eyes, and roll over without moving the body, leaving it behind him.
Ron had a similar technique in the 1st ACC. He would have the student, sitting in a chair, remain in the chair while he had the body get up and walk away. The student, as a being, should in theory see the body walking away from him.
Monroe's technique has the advantage of not requiring the PC to work the motor controls of the body while he is separating from it.
In either case, we are separating the motion of the thetan and the body, having one stay in place while the other moves.
1.5 TECHNIQUES THAT ARE NOT VERY GOOD.
Many of the yoga and metaphysical techniques are not ideal.
Often they work with the chakras (disks of energy in the "astral" body) or the third eye (which is surrounded by energy fields) or other forms of heavy energy flows.
These can sometimes exteriorize somebody, but they are difficult and stir up all sorts of energy fields, which often make it more difficult to get out. Fooling around with these things should be left to the advanced students and will be discussed in another write-up.
The only one that I found to be easily workable was to very lightly run a gentle flow of energy up and down the spine and gradually slide out while doing that. This seems to work because you are reassuring yourself that you can retain your control and connection to the body so that you feel safer about sliding out.