Astral projection is an out of body experience that assumes the existence of an astral body separate from the physical body and is capable of traveling outside of it. This idea is based upon religious beliefs of the afterlife in which the consciousness is described as the out of body experience. The spiritual traveller leaves the physical body and travels into higher realms. Furthermore, astral projection is frequently associated with dreams and meditation. Patients have reported these feelings through hallucinations, however there is no scientific evidence that supports any manifestation of the consciousness being able to separate from neural activity. There is also no scientific evidence to support the idea that one can consciously leave the body and make observations.