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Title: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Xanth on September 07, 2011, 20:40:26
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_q5CDE2Nko

This is the 5th in a series of 5 video remakes from his 2010 New York workshop, which was just completed and uploaded today.
This particular video starts off with his opinion on how you should start making your way and experiencing the non-physical realities.

The first five minutes is JAM PACKED with good information.  I'm still watching it, I'm sure there's more.  :)

It turns out that the entire 1 1/2 hours of the video is about Astral Projection and experiencing the larger reality.  BONUS!


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: faxman on September 07, 2011, 21:20:16
This video is more than gold.

Thank you Ryan for sharing this link with us.


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: BlueHalcyon on September 07, 2011, 21:42:10
Aaawwww yyeeaaahhhh!

Cheers Ryan :)


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Orion- on September 07, 2011, 21:44:47
Very interesting, I'm listening to it right now.


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: AJDIN on September 08, 2011, 06:13:42
Thanks Ryan!


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: astraladdict on September 09, 2011, 01:56:24
Thanks for sharing

~astraladdict


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Lionheart on September 09, 2011, 08:11:09
 This video should be mandatory for everyone coming to this site. It is one of the best videos out there on Phasing. He is dead on and straight to the point.  He also answers almost any question you could ever have on the consciousness. A must for new and old members alike, a great refresher!


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Szaxx on September 09, 2011, 19:35:41
Hi
 A video worthy of a locked, dedicated 'beginners to AP'  thread with perhaps a poll to the contents therein.
There's not many videos on this subject as clear as this telling you the way it is. The room description is a perfect example of the way things need to be addressed.  ''No fear at all'', that given comment means so much, I spent many years overcoming fear  on my own and worked it out by deliberating  nightmares every night, this allows a way out of any situation, as long as you can remember it. All the time a different view on this was there. Simply being told that your fears will manifest, would have saved many an emotional awakening. This has been said repeatedly on the pulse.

A stepping stone has been created.


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Xanth on September 09, 2011, 20:28:14
Hi
 A video worthy of a locked, dedicated 'beginners to AP'  thread with perhaps a poll to the contents therein.
There's not many videos on this subject as clear as this telling you the way it is. The room description is a perfect example of the way things need to be addressed.  ''No fear at all'', that given comment means so much, I spent many years overcoming fear  on my own and worked it out by deliberating  nightmares every night, this allows a way out of any situation, as long as you can remember it. All the time a different view on this was there. Simply being told that your fears will manifest, would have saved many an emotional awakening. This has been said repeatedly on the pulse.

A stepping stone has been created.
It's funny though, because you can explicitly tell someone that... and obviously, they don't have to believe you... which is fine, but then they continue to wonder why they keep experiencing the "Boogieman" in their experiences.  LoL

They continue to think that something OUTSIDE of themselves is the cause and they simply refuse to believe that it's something coming from within them.


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: apsinvo on September 09, 2011, 23:51:11
Absolutely great video. Why didn't I know about this sooner?


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Xanth on September 10, 2011, 01:13:28
Absolutely great video. Why didn't I know about this sooner?
It was just released the other day.  :)


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: NoY on November 16, 2011, 15:54:00
Well worth watching Ryan  8-)


:NoY:


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Ident on November 16, 2011, 16:13:22
I watched all five of them a couple or so weeks ago. It was a day well spent and I wish I had perfect recall.


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: horaciocs on January 09, 2012, 19:46:31
It should be required reading over here

http://books.google.com.br/books?id=RYHtBPiZVgsC&printsec=frontcover&dq=my+big+toe&hl=en&sa=X&ei=hUMLT8G_KpDAgAeY15zFAw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=my%20big%20toe&f=false

Available for free by Google, Tom Campbell's "My Big TOE". Full trilogy, a dense, thick read, but definitely a rewarding and belief-smasher one.



Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: horaciocs on January 10, 2012, 17:31:07
Really, the My Big TOE trilogy is THE source for Tom Campbell's stuff, it's a gem, I have mine in print, it's a masterpiece


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Dreamshards on January 11, 2012, 04:46:27
Very inspiring, and I feel like all of my feelings and ponders are made clear and less foggy by his lecture. I will have to check out his book as well, I'm still in the middle of the lectures though. Thinks for the great find!


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Choi on February 27, 2012, 19:35:45
Thank you so much. Every question I had in this subject was answered in 5 minutes by this wonderful man haha!


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: maryamkhan90 on March 11, 2012, 06:21:23
Awesome article once again. Thank you;)


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Contenteo on March 20, 2012, 09:09:46
This was shared in a recent thread, however, it may be nice to have in this sticky as it is Campbell at his best.
Check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAU735oFu6E&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAU735oFu6E&feature=player_embedded)

Cheers,
Contenteo


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: xTr1gger on September 27, 2013, 09:24:05
Very informative.
Thanks!


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: soarin12 on September 27, 2013, 18:59:14
It's funny though, because you can explicitly tell someone that... and obviously, they don't have to believe you... which is fine, but then they continue to wonder why they keep experiencing the "Boogieman" in their experiences.  LoL

They continue to think that something OUTSIDE of themselves is the cause and they simply refuse to believe that it's something coming from within them.
Yes, but one reason they refuse to believe it is because they are receiving conflicting points of view from the most experienced members of Astral pulse.  Lionheart and Szaxx continually share experiences about retrievals and ET entities which they believe to be coming from OUTSIDE of themselves.  So what are people to think?  I personally have had enough experiences to believe that most of my neg. experiences are my own fears manifesting, but how could I be sure that they ALL are when I have experienced members telling me that they are meeting ETs and are helping lost souls and have verification to prove it?  See what I mean?  Am I missing something??   


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Astralzombie on September 27, 2013, 20:24:08
Yes, but one reason they refuse to believe it is because they are receiving conflicting points of view from the most experienced members of Astral pulse.  Lionheart and Szaxx continually share experiences about retrievals and ET entities which they believe to be coming from OUTSIDE of themselves.  So what are people to think?  I personally have had enough experiences to believe that most of my neg. experiences are my own fears manifesting, but how could I be sure that they ALL are when I have experienced members telling me that they are meeting ETs and are helping lost souls and have verification to prove it?  See what I mean?  Am I missing something??   

I think you are misunderstanding them. They are indeed talking about coming into contact with sentient beings but they aren't talking about demons and monsters and vampires. There are plenty of beings that don't have our best interests at heart but there are no demons, I can't overstate that enough.

The scariest things anyone will face is there own demons manifested. Plain and simple. These go away after understanding and confrontation. But if you keep giving into fear and avoid the "fight" your mind only makes them stronger. It's a loop and it serves a purpose that I don't filly understand.

Keep in mind that we are also trying to be sensible to the Christian beliefs of others and try not to be offensive .


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: soarin12 on September 27, 2013, 23:39:08
I think you are misunderstanding them. They are indeed talking about coming into contact with sentient beings but they aren't talking about demons and monsters and vampires. There are plenty of beings that don't have our best interests at heart but there are no demons, I can't overstate that enough.

The scariest things anyone will face is there own demons manifested. Plain and simple. These go away after understanding and confrontation. But if you keep giving into fear and avoid the "fight" your mind only makes them stronger. It's a loop and it serves a purpose that I don't filly understand.

Keep in mind that we are also trying to be sensible to the Christian beliefs of others and try not to be offensive .
OK.  When I said 'negative experience' I wasn't thinking of demons, monsters & vampires.  I was thinking more like a person or other entity who was angry/wanted to kill you/fight you...etc.  Something like that I think could go either way---either could be a thought form (coming from inside) or real entity (coming from outside).  In fact I just read a retrieval by Szaxx the other day where a person was angry and was trying to fight him.  I imagine that could be experienced as scary/negative especially if the projector wasn't experienced in dealing with this type of thing. 

If Xanth was talking about gouls you would see in a horror flick then I totally understand where he's coming from.  I think the confusion comes when people make blanket statements that negs./scary experiences are coming from 'inside' when I think in truth it is a little more complex than that as I described above.  But yes I do understand that most are fears manifesting.


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Szaxx on September 28, 2013, 00:52:57
@soarin12
Don't worry I've done a long PM for you. I'll post it now.
 Its off topic on this one. :wink:


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Lionheart on September 28, 2013, 00:53:30
  I imagine that could be experienced as scary/negative especially if the projector wasn't experienced in dealing with this type of thing. 
The projector wouldn't be experiencing these if he/she wasn't able to handle them! You are only given what you can handle and if you can't handle it for some reason, you are being taught how to.

 When I had my first Retrieval, first off, I didn't even know it was a Retrieval until others told me. But, it was a very simple, cut and dry scenario. Everything in it made sense to me, so did the solution.

 But, through the last couple of years they have become much more involved. But, that's only because I evolved as well.

 Last year in my X-mas Kiosk, I met a couple who had a daughter that was experiencing extreme nightmares. I asked them to have their daughter come and see me. She explained how this "monster" was after her and always chasing her in her Dreams. I calmly told her that she likely ended up in his Realm and that in his Realm, that's what all the entities looked like. If anything she was the scary one. I said, possibly this "monster" is looking for a friend. I told her next time she saw him in a Dream to turn face him and give him some kind of "peace offering", like a cookie or some flowers.
 A couple of days went by, then one day I turned a looked, she was with her boyfriend and she reached out and gave me a big hug. She said she made a "new friend", then winked as she walked away with a smile on her face.

 Do you see what I am saying here? This "monster" was only scary and threatening when she believed he was indeed a "monster", but when she learned that all the entities in that area were the same and she was the "outsider" everything changed. Once again, change your mindset, change your reality!  :-)


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Szaxx on September 28, 2013, 01:08:19
I had to ask for the excitement. I wanted to help.
Lionheart hits the nail on its head. You will not be put into any situation you can't handle.
These are the rules basically.
One other rule is 'you can only scare yourself'.
Think about that one.

We may need to start a topic on retrievals for those with questions. Information is mind calming.  :wink:


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Lionheart on September 28, 2013, 01:21:35
We may need to start a topic on retrievals for those with questions. Information is mind calming.  :wink:
Like this?  http://www.astralpulse.com/forums/welcome_to_astral_projection_experiences/souly_for_retrievals-t37273.0.html   :-)


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: soarin12 on September 28, 2013, 04:43:09
The projector wouldn't be experiencing these if he/she wasn't able to handle them! You are only given what you can handle and if you can't handle it for some reason, you are being taught how to.

 When I had my first Retrieval, first off, I didn't even know it was a Retrieval until others told me. But, it was a very simple, cut and dry scenario. Everything in it made sense to me, so did the solution.

 But, through the last couple of years they have become much more involved. But, that's only because I evolved as well.

 Last year in my X-mas Kiosk, I met a couple who had a daughter that was experiencing extreme nightmares. I asked them to have their daughter come and see me. She explained how this "monster" was after her and always chasing her in her Dreams. I calmly told her that she likely ended up in his Realm and that in his Realm, that's what all the entities looked like. If anything she was the scary one. I said, possibly this "monster" is looking for a friend. I told her next time she saw him in a Dream to turn face him and give him some kind of "peace offering", like a cookie or some flowers.
 A couple of days went by, then one day I turned a looked, she was with her boyfriend and she reached out and gave me a big hug. She said she made a "new friend", then winked as she walked away with a smile on her face.

 Do you see what I am saying here? This "monster" was only scary and threatening when she believed he was indeed a "monster", but when she learned that all the entities in that area were the same and she was the "outsider" everything changed. Once again, change your mindset, change your reality!  :-)
Yes, I get now.  Thank you for the great explanation.  When you say "you are only given what you can handle," that is a much more spiritual position than I was taking.  Meaning you are trusting (experiencing) a higher power to guide you and not let you get into real trouble. (your own fears being the worst you can experience)  The position I was taking was more like--well, it's mostly all good but sh#t happens.  Not a very faith filled position for a christian.  I'm embarrassed. lol!  I think having all this explained in detail somewhere on the forum would be a good idea, because when some people get the idea you are saying--negs. are from your subconscious and only positive experiences can be of an outside source--it seems at first glance like wishful thinking.  Further discussion brings clarity, though.  Thank you! :)


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Szaxx on September 28, 2013, 23:04:29
ROFL
Nice one Lionheart. I hadn't forgotten this topic. I wasn't sure if a brief history of the days leading up to the retrieval scene would appropriate your original intent.
It saves having to name a topic. The contents part are easy, the title, that's another story.
I'll fast read it again for its feel and post when ready.


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Skyes on December 16, 2013, 14:06:03
This seems amazing. I can't wait to watch it :)


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: deepspace on January 06, 2014, 02:30:36
Every single time I listen to Tom Campbell, I hear something that I have just recently become aware of. Never fails. It's really amazing. I was just posting on this forum something I realized recently: how consciousness is natural and we just need to work removing the blocks and let it happen.
 
Just heard Tom say the exact same thing. I don't have to think about whether I agree with a lot of what he says because so much of it are things I've already been thinking about and decided were right. Really amazing!


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: NF91 on February 14, 2014, 17:46:08
Every single time I listen to Tom Campbell, I hear something that I have just recently become aware of. Never fails. It's really amazing. I was just posting on this forum something I realized recently: how consciousness is natural and we just need to work removing the blocks and let it happen.

I recently became aware of this as well. I spent so long trying to make ap happen. I was in the way of myself. Though I have learned exactly what I needed to when I was ready for it. it's amazing how well we truly know ourselves. So much more than what our daily conscience thinks it knows.


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: TylerSnotgern on February 18, 2014, 06:44:11
The projector wouldn't be experiencing these if he/she wasn't able to handle them! You are only given what you can handle and if you can't handle it for some reason, you are being taught how to.

It is well documented that we can pick up evil spirits from many sources. They can attach to the physically living on their death or find a living being from their near earthbound state. Whose to say that evil spirits cannot attach to OBErs?

Whose to say with full concordance that never has an OBE not end up in physical death? Since the living died in such awful circumstance, they could not report their illfatedness.  :-(  The courage of the OBEr is not in his fragile and misguided belief that he is somehow sanctified from a physically destructive outcome but from his lack of concern of one.



Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: deepspace on February 19, 2014, 08:23:36
It is well documented that we can pick up evil spirits from many sources. They can attach to the physically living on their death or find a living being from their near earthbound state. Whose to say that evil spirits cannot attach to OBErs?

Whatever or whoever these entities are, one thing is clear to me from my experience: Fear is the doorway through which they enter. Their only power over us is power we give them so don't give them any credit. Light is more powerful than darkness. Be the light and you will not be afraid. Being afraid attracts and invites negative entities and darkness in. You are telling them that they are stronger than you. I used to be afraid of them, afraid to go out at night. But as I developed spiritually, I realized that light has more power than darkness and I am stronger than they are. Be the light.



Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Xanth on February 19, 2014, 13:30:47
It is well documented that we can pick up evil spirits from many sources. They can attach to the physically living on their death or find a living being from their near earthbound state. Whose to say that evil spirits cannot attach to OBErs?
That's simply not part of my experience.  Hence, it doesn't apply to me.
See that?  I just disproved all of the well documented sources as they simply don't apply to me because I CHOOSE for them to not apply to me. 

It entirely revolves around two things:
1.  Belief - if you TRULY believe you're 100% safe, and I mean even more than "believe", but instead you "KNOW" you're safe... then nothing can harm you while projecting.
2.  Positive Mindset - keeping positive and loving goals/intents in mind while projecting will also keep everything bad (if such exists) away from you.  If you're constantly doing sneaky and underhanded things such as spying on people... it *WILL* bite you in the butt eventually.


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: deepspace on February 19, 2014, 20:38:12
That's simply not part of my experience.  Hence, it doesn't apply to me.
See that?  I just disproved all of the well documented sources as they simply don't apply to me because I CHOOSE for them to not apply to me. 

It entirely revolves around two things:
1.  Belief - if you TRULY believe you're 100% safe, and I mean even more than "believe", but instead you "KNOW" you're safe... then nothing can harm you while projecting.
2.  Positive Mindset - keeping positive and loving goals/intents in mind while projecting will also keep everything bad (if such exists) away from you.  If you're constantly doing sneaky and underhanded things such as spying on people... it *WILL* bite you in the butt eventually.


Part of what you project is your own beliefs so it's best to rid yourself of such beliefs, particularly the negatives ones, especially ones that involve fear. Unfortunately, a lot of religions perpetuate fear-based beliefs in "evil" and "demons", etc. so it's no wonder that some people are manifesting these demons or whatever you want to call them. I experienced this first hand and there was a time in my life where I wouldn't have even considered AP because of fear. Just like in our physical reality, in the Astral there are people who are negative, like to hurt or scare others, but they can only effect you if you let them. It's your choice.


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: TylerSnotgern on February 19, 2014, 20:41:09
That's simply not part of my experience.  Hence, it doesn't apply to me...I just disproved all of the well documented sources as they simply don't apply to me because I CHOOSE for them to not apply to me. 
You only apply that which you have personally experienced? Interesting.  :?

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It entirely revolves around two things:
1.  Belief - if you TRULY believe you're 100% safe, and I mean even more than "believe", but instead you "KNOW" you're safe... then nothing can harm you while projecting.
2.  Positive Mindset - keeping positive and loving goals/intents in mind while projecting will also keep everything bad (if such exists) away from you...

It is bad habit of thinking that the world consists of just so many things and facts, and that we know every possible one of them because we can experience them. If they are not experienced, they are not real or knowable.

I seriously disagree with this posture.


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: TylerSnotgern on February 19, 2014, 20:50:39
"It is well documented that we can pick up evil spirits from many sources. They can attach to the physically living on their death or find a living being from their near earthbound state. Whose to say that evil spirits cannot attach to OBErs?"

Whatever or whoever these entities are, one thing is clear to me from my experience: Fear is the doorway through which they enter. Their only power over us is power we give them so don't give them any credit. Light is more powerful than darkness. Be the light and you will not be afraid. Being afraid attracts and invites negative entities and darkness in. You are telling them that they are stronger than you. I used to be afraid of them, afraid to go out at night. But as I developed spiritually, I realized that light has more power than darkness and I am stronger than they are. Be the light.

You will need to preach that sermon to the spiritually possessed who of no consequence or knowledge, much less fear, of such attachment, are nonetheless not only possessed but influenced, many times heavily directed and controlled, by the spirit attached.

See Fiore, Tramont, Woolger and dozens of others who write extensively about spirit attachment, release and possession/depossession.

To wit, there are abilities of spirits, good and bad, which are positively known and demonstrated repeatedly and there is no reason to believe that these capabilities cannot exist within the world of the astrally traveling.

Fear, lack or abundance of it, plays no part.


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Xanth on February 19, 2014, 21:15:44
Wow... Aren't you the little straw man.  Twice in one day too.  LoL

I'll get back to you later about this probably.  Maybe. 


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: deepspace on February 19, 2014, 21:59:43

You will need to preach that sermon to the spiritually possessed who of no consequence or knowledge, much less fear, of such attachment, are nonetheless not only possessed but influenced, many times heavily directed and controlled, by the spirit attached.

See Fiore, Tramont, Woolger and dozens of others who write extensively about spirit attachment, release and possession/depossession.

To wit, there are abilities of spirits, good and bad, which are positively known and demonstrated repeatedly and there is no reason to believe that these capabilities cannot exist within the world of the astrally traveling.

Fear, lack or abundance of it, plays no part.

So what you are basically saying is that anyone of us could be suddenly taken over and possessed by some evil spirit against our own will? That is pretty frightening really. If this is the case, we should all live in fear. But better yet, maybe we should all adopt a belief system that will supposedly protect us, while leaving the fear there "just in case". It might be a good idea to create a place for such people to all coexist with guaranteed protection from such things (so long as the maintain the correct beliefs) and of course never venture out beyond the border of the protected area.


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Lionheart on February 19, 2014, 22:06:44
 He read that in a book, so it must be true!  :roll:

 It is strange though how people that don't believe in things like this, never have to encounter them. That should be the enough proof for people right there!  :wink:

 I'm not saying there aren't spirits lingering, as of Ghosts. I am just saying that this Demonism thing is all built on Fear and we can see by television programming how the masses love their Fear.


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: TylerSnotgern on February 19, 2014, 22:22:36
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So what you are basically saying is that anyone of us could be suddenly taken over and possessed by some evil spirit against our own will? That is pretty frightening really. If this is the case, we should all live in fear.
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Do you live in fear of cancer? Or being struck in the head with an asteroid? Or of the seas rising and engulfing the planet yet every one of these events have happened as have spiritual possession. Possession without even being aware of it happening. Google here is your friend.

Whether or not you fear the known or unknown is entirely your personal make-up. I don't fear possession even though I am personally aware of it happening to those who I have been involved in past life regressive states. Including the depossession and release of said spirit attachments.

Again, Google is your friend, you will find 1,000s of cases reported by hundreds of scientists, medical doctors and psychotherapists.
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But better yet, maybe we should all adopt a belief system that will supposedly protect us, while leaving the fear there "just in case". It might be a good idea to create a place for such people to all coexist with guaranteed protection from such things (so long as the maintain the correct beliefs) and of course never venture out beyond the border of the protected area.

That is my point, there is no guarantee of protection but what does it matter that here is not? Isn't this life journey a learning experience first and foremost? Isn't learning from suffering considered the most efficient way?


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: deepspace on February 19, 2014, 23:55:59
I wonder, does Tom believe in the movement of the Earth?

The senses (expereinces) of every person report to him that the earth is a fixed, immovable body, and that the sun, moon, planets, and stars move around the earth every twenty-four hours. It is only when one accepts the reports of the reasoning faculties, that he knows that the earth not only whirls around on its axis every twenty-four hours, but that it circles around the sun every three hundred and sixty-five days; and that even the sun itself, carrying with it the earth and the other planets, really moves along in space, moving toward or around some unknown point far distant from it.

If there is any one particular report of the senses (experiences) which would seem to be beyond doubt or question, it certainly would be this elementary sense report of the fixedness of the earth beneath our feet, and the movements of the heavenly bodies around it--geocentricism--and yet we know that this is merely an illusion, and that the facts of the case are totally different--heliocentrism.

If reality only comes from experience what a woeful sate we are in.  :cry:

Just because we understand the rules that apply to our reality does not mean we understand the reality itself. It also doesn't mean the physical reality we experience has fixed, objective properties. If you take a look at the quantum world, in fact just the opposite is true. Those who believe in a subjective, non-materialistic reality have just as much scientific basis if not more than those who believe in a material, objective reality. I think what Tom is proposing is that we could be living in some kind of virtual-reality simulation. This is not a far-fetched idea at all. And Tom isn't the only physicist that thinks the best model for our physical reality is a computer. But as you say "Google is your best friend here"  :-)



Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Xanth on February 20, 2014, 00:35:53
You only apply that which you have personally experienced? Interesting.  :?
Nonphysically, yes.  I have never experienced "demons" or "being possessed"... as such, they're simply not part of my paradigm.
Why should I worry about something, which for 34 years, hasn't been a factor?  I can only conclude that such things simply don't exist and are only experienced by others because they believe in them or they worry about them and expect them in some subconscious manner.

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It is bad habit of thinking that the world consists of just so many things and facts, and that we know every possible one of them because we can experience them. If they are not experienced, they are not real or knowable.

I seriously disagree with this posture.
It's also a bad habit to attempt to pull a straw man over and over again.  How about we stick with what actually said in a post?

I'm going to suggest you re-read what I ACTUALLY posted... then get back to me.
Continuing this kind of posturing isn't going to be tolerated here.


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Lionheart on February 20, 2014, 06:51:59
 Just a thought! If you have so much to rebut Tom about, why don't you go to his Forum and do it?

 Tom's not here to speak up in his own defense!  :wink:


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: TylerSnotgern on February 20, 2014, 06:52:27
Here is a discussion about the whether or not Campbell's credentials are indeed valid  :?

http://www.toequest.com/forum/toe-theories/6717-curious-about-the-credentials-thomas-warren-campbell-author-my-big-toe.html (http://www.toequest.com/forum/toe-theories/6717-curious-about-the-credentials-thomas-warren-campbell-author-my-big-toe.html)


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: TylerSnotgern on February 20, 2014, 06:55:15
Just a thought! If you have so much to rebut Tom about, why don't you go to his Forum and do it?

 Tom's not here to speak up in his own defense!  :wink:
The subject of this thread, which I did not start, is "How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell" so I am well on-topic. If Mr. Campbell wishes to defend himself here, would you deny him that opportunity?

Send him an email.  :-)


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Xanth on February 20, 2014, 12:20:06
The subject of this thread, which I did not start, is "How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell" so I am well on-topic. If Mr. Campbell wishes to defend himself here, would you deny him that opportunity?

Send him an email.  :-)
In all honesty, this thread is about how to experience the larger reality, not to over analyze Tom work.  Accessing the nonphysical is only a small portion of his work.  He's really no different than someone like Adyashanti in what he does.   He's a guide to help you become a better person.

If you disagree with what he or someone else says, just ignore it.  It's not part of your reality then.   So let's please keep this thread on topic.   Thanks.   :-)


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: deepspace on February 20, 2014, 16:04:07
I've actually just finished reading the complete trilogy of Tom Campbell's My Big TOE (MBT). It was a long slog, and difficult going, not because it is technically difficult, but because he continually talks around the subject and constantly repeats himself, which does get a bit wearing.

Tom continually talks about consciousness being digital, and realities being virtual. Personally, I don't think the word ‘digital’ actually adds anything to the concepts, in my mind consciousness could just as well be continuousness. I have had a brief look at some of the digital physicist’s papers, but I can't say the ideas grabbed me. It's something that I may investigate further, but I don’t feel that the truth lies in that direction.

The big disappointment in MBT is that Tom never one backs up his ideas with any proof. No mathematical proof, not even any anecdotal proof. He hints at how modern physics can be derived from the digital theory of consciousness but says that is beyond the scope of the book. This is not a criticism; Tom explicitly states that he is simply saying how things look to him from his explorations and experiments. Tom continually says that it is up to each of us to find our own way to experience a larger reality. So not only does he not back up any of his claims, but he doesn't really tell us how to find out for ourselves. Just that we should.

I don't think we should be waiting for science to prove the existence of the "Larger Reality" or anything else about the NPR really. After all, the only thing that science can prove is the rules that govern the physical reality. That's very useful information for us to function in the Physical Reality, but doesn't offer us anything for the Non-Physical Reality.

It's up to each one us individually to explore and find the meaning behind our existence here. Tom gives us a lot to think about and while I too don't agree with everything he says, his ideas have added a lot for me. We're all on the same journey here to learn. When we talk about "How to experience the Larger Reality" the key word here is experience. That's mainly what I'm interested in, actually going there myself, not taking anyone's word for anything. I listen to a lot of ideas and take what I can use from them, put what I can't use on the shelf for reference.


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Astralzombie on February 20, 2014, 20:48:41
Tyler, MU, The OD, or whatever your name is, it is becoming obvious that you do not believe in any of this. You make a few posts so that you come across as sincere and then you start up with this stuff.

If you really wanted to engage Mr Campbell in a sincere debate, you wouldn't have made an butt out of yourself and been banned from his own forum FIVE times.

Your ban from the Pulse is quickly on it's way if you do not stop with your attitude. In all honesty, you should have been banned by now but we are a site that believes in giving people a chance to correct their behavior.

It's clear to me that there is something in your mind's pathology that compels you sabotage yourself even though you simultaneously crave and need the interaction with people. Most people just go out and make friends in their personal lives. Then they join forums that fit a certain niche so that they may discuss topics that aren't of your everyday garden variety.

You do not have to be a believer to be a member here. You're even welcome to think that we are all delusional but you are not welcomed to be rude to any of our members, respected authors, or anyone else for that matter.

Since you probably do not have many people with whom you can have a healthy repertoire with, you would do well to tone down your words here.

Oh, and in case you didn't know, forums report problem members to other forums, so you may come to find it increasingly difficult to find other forums to troll. Keep that in mind.

The bottom line is this: Be respectful and you MAY continue to be a member here. I put "may" in bold because you may have already ticked off the boss to a degree that it might already be to late. 


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: Xanth on February 20, 2014, 21:11:25
It's too late,  but nicely said anyway!   :-)

Just a note to everyone here, we do take into consideration your posting and behaviour on other forums.   Please be considerate where ever you post because you are representing all forums you're a part of whether you believe it or not.  If you're a troll somewhere else, we WILL find out.

The individual in this case has been trolling forums under countless names for over ten years now in attempts to defame certain individuals.   We won't harbour that kind of person here.

Anyway, please keep that in mind when you're posting elsewhere and please continue the discussion.  :-)


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: James on July 01, 2014, 01:09:42
Thanks for this Ryan,

Great intro and I learned quite a bit.

James


Title: Re: How to Experience the Larger Reality - Tom Campbell
Post by: OOBE717 on September 17, 2015, 05:39:13
That man is very bright. Not many scientists seriously working on theories of everything. The way he talks about astral projection is interesting because he refers to it as a language to extra dimensional conciousness. His work is a recommended read