An American, Baird T. Spalding, wrote three volumes on his visits to Tibet and about the lives and teachings of the "Masters of the Far East" before he had ever left the American continent. (He added two further volumes after he had gone to India and returned.) He attached himself, with a party of fourteen disciples, to me for a couple of weeks when he discovered that I was in India at the time. I pointed out to him that his descriptions of the Masters did not tally with the facts as some of us knew them. He finally admitted that the books dealt with visits made in his astral body, not in his physical body as readers were led to believe. A similar situation arose more recently over the book The Third Eye, written by "Lobsang Rampa," an alleged Tibetan who turned out to be an Irish plumber writing under the dictation of an alleged Tibetan "astral body"!
-- Notebooks Category 16: The Sensitives > Chapter 13: The Occult > # 56