Julian Johnson, in "The Path of the Masters", is very emphatic that the only way to achieve redemption is through the tuition of a Master. He then goes on to describe how the Master is able to travel out of his body and to reach the many upper realms away from the earth.
However, I can do this. And so can the many people I have trained with and those whom I have taught myself. The only difference seems to be the way that this travel outside the body is achieved. The Master teaches a method that begins with a deep meditation. My friends and colleagues and I journey with the drum. The monotonous beat of the drum sends our brainwaves into the theta state and then we can journey at will.
I like the way that Johnson describes the experience of journeying:
"The student leaves his body in much the same way a dying man leaves it, except that the student does it voluntarily and the process is always under his own control, and he can come back into the body any moment he wishes to return. Otherwise, his passing out of his body is practically the same as that of a dying man. He thus learns what death means, and also what lies beyond death - even becoming acquainted with the future home to which he is to go when he finally leaves his body. He may also converse with friends who have long ago left their bodies.
"In fact, there is no death at all. There is simply a shifting of the scenes, an awakening in a new world."
It is true that journeying removes all fear of death.