'Luis Minero notes that, throughout the world, there are many designations for what he called “bioenergy”. These include prana, ch’i, ki, vital fluid, orgone, and etheric energy. Each of these is typically accompanied by a philosophy, as well as various cultural traditions and exercises.
He maintains that an understanding of this energy is very useful for separating one’s consciousness from the physical body – and he describes an exercise for doing so. He also points out that out-of-body realms consist of various levels and are actually largely composed of “thosenes” or thought-forms. '