The phase next to near astral moves to the mental plane. It is there where you can get access to informational field. Almost all of our so-called prophetic dreams containing information come from this level. It is at this level of consciousness where it’s possible for a dreamer to perform actions to have certain influence on events.
Perception on mental plane ‘transfers’ a dreamer to the level of near astral, if the dreamer doesn’t ‘hold the phase’ him(her)self. The experience shows that it is only advocates of meditative techniques who can ‘hold’ the phase in near astral. At higher levels of consciousness it is an incredibly difficult task, and human brain is hardly up to it. To do it you need practice, nerves of steel and healthy physical body which is the medium of consciousness.