Kurt Leland has been fascinated with the possibilities of consciousness since he had his first astral projection experiences at age 14. He has researched such experiences for many years through personal exploration and the writings of contemporary authors such as Robert Monroe (Journeys Out of the Body, Far Journeys) and Jane Roberts (The Seth Material, Seth Speaks); cross-cultural studies of The Egyptian and Tibetan Books of the Dead and various Hindu and Buddhist sacred texts; and ancient and modern accounts and theories of dreams, shamanic journeys, and near-death experiences.
In 2005, he came across Annie Besant’s Man and His Bodies. He began a course of deep reading in Theosophy, including the writings of Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater and the major works of H. P. Blavatsky.
This exposure to Theosophy gave Leland tools for teaching others how to safely explore their subtle bodies and the consciousness phenomena associated with them, which are not limited to astral projection.
Deeply impressed with Besant’s teachings, he dedicated a portion of his website to a comprehensive bibliography of her 600 plus books, pamphlets, and articles called “The Annie Besant Shrine,” including links to locations where many of these texts may be read online.
Leland is also an award-winning poet and composer, and author of five nonfiction books. He maintains an intuitive counselling practice, Spiritual Orienteering, in the Boston area. For more information visit www.kurtleland.com.