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101  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: Talking to the Hand on: October 12, 2016, 03:31:58
I can agree with every word of Szaxx's reply. I haven't developed the skill to do it on command, but I have programmed my mind enough to recognize and take advantage when the opportunity presents itself; this for me is usually in the early morning before first waking or during middle of the night WBTB attempts.

'Playtime with the music/noises'- Yes, that is a fun time exercising and experimenting with the push/pull tension of the mental and NP energies that are present. Working within this narrow area of the transition seems heavily dependent on what has been on my mind previously or my prior activity. A year ago, I was at a business meeting and spent a very enjoyable evening at a bar where a young woman played piano and sang cover songs; she was exceptionally good. In the middle of that night, I came aware in 'playtime' and created and played around with a song on piano for what seemed like 30 minutes. It just happened automatically. That was cool.

The point consciousness I have experienced numerous times. In my Fieldtrip experience, when I was placed outside the town about two hundred yards away, I was in point conscious mode. There is no body awareness and interestingly there are none of the attendant bodily or PR concerns like 'How am I standing, floating, hovering? How do I move? How do I see?' There is no sense or thought about temperature or comfort.

102  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Tests, Quests and Challenges on: October 11, 2016, 09:42:50
Lumaza- just reading your thread here led me this morning to deviate from my ongoing morning dream and to recognize the ebb and flow of my consciousness as I became increasingly aware of both my dream and the fact of my normal waking process.

I keep a boat on the river nearby, and I have to make the decision soon, when to have it winterized, so it has been on my mind. This morning, my dream involved three different scenarios: one involved finding and crewing my boat, and I was chasing it, like it would appear in different locations on the river. There was also a dream involving my participation in a house (which may relate to the Pulse). This dream series was close to my last of the night and sometime early morning, so I was heading towards complete waking. But as I neared the 'surface' of full waking, I was able to recognize and re-submerge myself back into the depths of the dream and let the dream continue. I was thinking about what you had said about dream recognition in this or another thread and that became a conscious operative thought at this point.

In this experience, I was able to watch the dream progress and not interfere with it, watch my awareness nearly break the surface of 'full' consciousness and then let it slide back down into the waiting dream 'current', like simply allowing my awareness to flow down a stream...hence my wonderment at the song, "Row, row, row your boat..." I did this like six or seven times before I finally came completely awake...all the time thinking about your post! lol It is so sad, but early this morning I had the grasp of some of the subtle features that allowed me to manipulate and re-direct my dream back to where I wanted it. I even had thoughts of how I would later describe this...and yet, within a few minutes it began to fade...and within an hour it was gone...

Writing this out provokes another question: How many of us experience dreams in groups of two or three at a time? I am saying that I will have a sequence of three or more dream storylines going on throughout the night. Sometimes, they are all resolved by morning; sometimes not. Anyone?

There is SO much subtle stuff that I wish I could remember or convey from this morning...but of course, I had to get up and go to work...
103  Spiritual Evolution / Welcome to Spiritual Evolution! / Re: Willingness to Fail on: October 10, 2016, 10:13:36
I think that is one of the most coherent, existential, human statements ever expressed. Nothing more need be said.
104  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Projection Experiences! / Re: Grass, Gravel and an Old Friend on: October 10, 2016, 04:59:16
I cannot remember seeing anything that could be a biodome except possibly in my Talking to the Hand experience. I did not get much time to look around but the area where all the test modules were was kind of amorphous and hazy at the borders and edges. I had the impression it was like a fairgrounds with 20 by 20 foot tents arranged in rows, maybe 50 tents in all. But like you say, the exterior material was ambiguous, different from tent to tent. It's funny, one impression tells me tents and tent fabric; another impression was of more modern materials like you say, hence I called them modules.

Maybe this is the amorphous and changeable quality inherent in the biodomes themselves and is an indication of their purpose.
105  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: Talking to the Hand on: October 10, 2016, 04:04:50
If the other characters reacted to my taking the lead, then I did not sense it. It was like they just fell out of the way, like deadwood as Szaxx aptly put it.

The fetal remains of the day- It was what occurred to me as the metaphor I was being quizzed on. I did not feel strongly that it was correct, but it was all I could come up with, that is until a couple months later. Since I was not immediately told I was wrong, then maybe this particular sim was a two-parter and I think the real test was to see if I could raise my awareness another notch and mentally change the dream by imprinting the design on the panel. The design possibly did not matter either.

In Leland's book Otherwhere, he has a great description of the ten levels of dreaming and once you have learned how to function within each level you are put through an Initiation test where you have to go through all ten levels in succession in order to graduate and be allowed to move beyond the Training areas and into the wider astral regions. I think that I did this all the way up to the final test, but I came up just short. When I recognized the Formula One driver, I knew it could not actually be him but I did not realize the test was completed and I could have just walked over to him and talked; but I thought I needed to hurry off to the next test. Maybe if he had been holding a sign that said 'end of test'. Damn, I was that close!

Anyway, that is my current interpretation, lol. Thanks for your insights and confirmations Nameless!
106  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Projection Experiences! / Re: Grass, Gravel and an Old Friend on: October 10, 2016, 03:36:48
The first environment I found myself in with the freshly cut grass, I did not stay but a few seconds, so I really can't give a more detailed description.

The second environment, the giant statues definitely had a Dali-esque feel to them and the landscape I thought I sensed a much less Dali feel, but I still felt it. Maybe my interpretation was a bit off and what I sensed about the landscape was actually a subtle 'knowing' that it was an artificial construct.

In that case, maybe I was sensing that it was what Leland describes as one of the 'bio-domes' of the learning/simulation areas.

When you read that Leland piece on Simulations, Nameless, you mentioned having seen what might be the bio-domes. Can you elaborate on that?
107  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Any good books for learning more about the places we can travel to? on: October 09, 2016, 07:06:38
If JOB was a bit confusing, then you are in for a real treat if you read Far Journeys!

I recommend it because it will give you a sense of some of the Non-Physical Realities, but you have to understand that these experiences are all subject to our individual interpretations, the 'experiencers' interpretation. The content is dependent on the context and that is dependent on the experiencer.

That doesn't mean that if ten of us experience the same particular NP event that we will get ten completely different interpretations. We might get that. Or we might get five people generally agreeing and the other five with completely divergent opinions. Or it could be any of a number of permutations.

It all depends on the person having the experience.

What's more is the apparently infinite range of experiences available to us in the NP.

And honestly, there are not many projectors who have explored that deeply into the NP. Monroe is one, Kurt Leland is another. Swedenborg has some excellent but heavily overlaid religious experiences. The same could be said for Dante's Inferno which may be an actual astral travelguide of the Underworld. The rest of them, at least the published ones, really haven't gotten much further than what is commonly referred to the RTZ/etheric least what I have seen written and I have collected over thirty books on OBE alone.

At the risk of over-promoting the Pulse, some really good experiences/classification systems can be found here by the likes of Szaxx, Bedeekin and some archived works by Frank Kepple (which you can thank Xanth for his herculean task of assembling all Frank's works) and Ginny comes to mind. So there is that.

My own favorite author is Kurt Leland. His earlier experiences parallel my own, and I resonate with his insights. He freely admits that he is working from what he calls 'provisional beliefs' and that these are constantly open to revision. I can respect that and I have found it true in my own explorations and researches for the last 45 years or so. His personal psychic abilities naturally led him into the Theosophical system for categorizing these incredibly varied experiences. You don't need to get all caught up in the 1800's mystical aspect of it. This frame-of-reference posits the idea of nine 'planes' of existence: Physical, etheric, astral, mental, causal, buddhic...etcetera. So that is ONE way to categorize 'where' these experiences are occurring...but you need to keep in mind that it is still JUST one interpretive method. I happen to follow it as well, because so far, it is confirming my experiences. At the same time, I have to keep in mind that to some degree, this may be 'coloring' my experiences. I am okay with that as long as I keep it in context; when I get to the point that my interpretation needs to change, then I will consider it.

Leland has a very basic description of how to understand your experiences within the NP (and this includes your dreams) You have to keep in mind that in the NP-

                         Everything is Energy, Information, and Consciousness

Leland has a website, which sadly hasn't been updated since 2010; he is working on a new book and I am looking forward to it with great enthusiasm. His last book, The Multidimensional Human, I have read seven times. I have never read any other book seven times, lol. I am not one who makes notes in the margins or underlines, or highlights passages...I have scribbled all over this book, it has confirmed so many of my experiences and insights. On his website, you can get a taste of what he has by reading his Astral Projection Log which has some absolute gems in it. Here on the Pulse, we have commented on some of these and when experiencers like Lumaza and Szaxx comment favourably on them, then it just confirms my own thinking.

Sadly, all of Kurt's books are out of print currently. MDH is readily available; Otherwhere is a spectacular read but at times pricey on the used book market (as book retailers realize the value in his work), I paid 60USD for my copy and it was worth every penny. The Unanswered Question is the other one I have and is a bit of a textbook for the first half, but very good overall; it explores a comparison of his interpretations of the Egyptian Book of the Dead and the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Excellent in it's insights. All three of these books give you some serious things to think about. MDH gives you that AND some techniques to build up your ability to get you there. Haven't ever met or communicated with the guy and if allowed only one word, it would be thanks!

The theosophists break it down to some relevant subplanes within the astral and mental. Leland makes a distinction with the personal Astral dreamspace which leads to the Astral Proper (which is where our afterlife takes place; I have been there but not enough times to venture any personal opinion except that I think it is there); there appears to be a Simulation/Training Zone which is in between and my experiences over the last several years have taken place there.

Honestly, there is no one else in print that I am aware of; at least no one that impressed me as far as regarding the question you have asked.

108  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Permanent Astral Topics! / Re: Jeff's OBE tips on: October 07, 2016, 07:12:36
Great point Lumaza.

I also call it a form of mental conditioning or asking/giving permission from your higher self.

It is like there is a kind of 'organic' process that needs to take place where the long-conditioned resistance to having an OBE has to be progressively overcome. The resistance takes many forms: from simple annoyances like itches, twitches, tickles, monkey-mind chatter to more energetic exit symptoms that surprise us initially: energy body swaying, spinning, body parts slipping out,..finally to the incredible SP and fear-test hallucinations like all sorts of audio disturbances and full-blown, in-your-face hallucinations.

What helped me and I think can help others is the use of affirmations to communicate with the inner self/higher self/subconscious (however you wish to define it).

"I ask permission of my higher self to have an out of body experience. I want to do this. I am ready to do this and ask for help from my higher self."

Come up with your own wording but make it short, simple and sincere. Write it down once a day. Recite it verbally or in your mind when you prepare for an attempt or go to bed. Say it 3 times. This is a highly-effective form of mental programming.

As new and aspiring projectors, we all initially want and expect to have an OBE in a relatively few number of attempts, but for most of us, it takes more than a few tries...maybe a better target is ten or twenty attempts. That is not meant to discourage anyone, it's just the reality for most, me included. And part of this may be a combination of the actual attempts along with the resulting internal messages being communicated and an internal process (the mental conditioning) taking place.

The evidence that this process is taking place in a steady, progressive manner is to observe the variety of energetic sensations as previously described and littered throughout the OBE literature. The more notable symptoms are the SP, the vibrations, the etheric/energy body sensations, the hypnogogia in all it's forms. All of these are good evidence that progress is being made, your Non Physical awareness is waking-up, coming on-line. I have experienced and read of others having dreams about having an OBE. That is an excellent sign that your inner self is experimenting with the idea, 'trying it out for awhile' per se, from the relative safety of a dream environment.

It can take these seemingly small, baby-steps for awhile, but it is definite progress. Each time, you are getting a little closer to your goal, your Non Physical awareness is developing. Don't dismiss these experiences; write them in a journal and you will further reinforce the process.

Experiencers like Lumaza have also taken the time to give us a great variety of useful energetic visualizations to help 'awaken' our energetic essence, our 'true selves'. If you put in the effort, you will see results.

Another aspect to this is: It really can be as simple and straight-forward as to just request what you want.

                                                    Ask and you shall receive

109  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Projection Experiences! / Re: Grass, Gravel and an Old Friend on: October 06, 2016, 07:31:48
Thanks for the compliment Nameless! I still get the occasional fear test during SP or when first coming aware while still focused in my physical body. When I get an experience where I have that high a level of lucidity, I'm just so happy for the opportunity and that happiness translates into a pretty fearless attitude (at least for awhile lol).

Your encounter with a NP entity who is initially afraid of you sounds like some type of test that is next-level and more subtle than the basic entity-trust test. Your initial read on you being their fear test is an interesting perspective. You could also add this question: How do you handle the situation when the roles are reversed?

It has become clear to me that when you are thrown into a perplexing situation like that right from the start, you are really being tested on your instinctual nature and responses. This makes a lot of sense to me when I think back on those short-lived, odd situation dreams that we just sort of shrug off wondering what the point of it was.
110  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Meet the guy that became infinite in 15 minutes, and lives to tell about it. on: October 05, 2016, 09:10:26
Thank you Xanth!

Plasma, I can feed you a variety of drugs or crack you in the head with a crowbar...each will possibly introduce you in some fashion to the Astral. Neither of them are recommended and that is the position the Pulse has to take, so your entreaty needs to come to an end.

You need to learn to do it yourself.
111  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Projection Experiences! / Re: Grass, Gravel and an Old Friend on: October 05, 2016, 08:16:25
Glad you liked that Nameless! Please add any questions or interpretations...

This is part of the 'unlocking process'...please do some free association and add to the process...

EV  grin

112  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: What Are These Sensations? on: October 03, 2016, 09:21:17
Crap...I still can't figure out how to quote...

Okay...everything Lumaza said in his last post, I can multiply like by grin 2 seconds is spot on...

The first couple times in the Void, the first couple times 'traveling dimensionally', the first few times you 'materialize' in a new dimensional space...your awareness is SO hard-pressed, SO over-excited, SO over-loaded with a 'GI-NORMOUS' amount of new sensory is almost impossible to kind of quickly conform to it...or you lose it and get eventually learn a form of is OK if it takes a few tries; because it will...

That's why I still like listening to Lumaza and Szaxx...I can barely understand them at times, but that is because they are so close to the leading edge, the event horizon...each trying to describe it in their own way...the rest of us trying to follow, to interpret...

What fun, magical stuff!
113  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: We used to call them... on: September 28, 2016, 08:12:15
This is a great question to drill down into Nameless, thank you for creating it!

It is an insightful, implicit point to ask, " What made the difference in our experiences between our own and that of our friends?"

I had early childhood experiences but they were all cloaked in Dreams. Mostly OBEs but also one ET event and a few semi-physical events. None of it I could share with family; they were completely disinterested. There was also zero family history to draw on. My childhood friends were also similarly unaware. Pretty quickly, I learned to go silent.

As young boys, we didn't discuss much of fantasy, except to briefly express it, but in no way to give it any credence. When I came to realize this contextualization around me, at about the age of ten, I quit discussing my experiences altogether and kept them internalized; apparently no one else was getting the experiences I was.

But like LightBeam says, I had a knowing about it all...

I distinctly remember sitting in my third grade class, looking at all the other students, and realizing that I am somehow an alien being placed here among them...

I didn't have a PR ghost experience until I was about 22, but that was a solid event that confirmed my PR/NPR has only widened since then...I am an observer...

114  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / MOVED: Satan on: September 26, 2016, 06:20:43
This topic has been moved to Welcome to World Cultures, Traditions and Religions!.
115  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Astral Projection/OOBE Then and Now on: September 20, 2016, 07:56:34
Maybe I'm not fully understanding: You are getting poked/pushed/pulled out into an etheric/RTZ obe when you really don't want to? And you prefer the LD variety?

My suggestion would be the possibility that you are being challenged to add some new exit methods to your repertoire. Lumaza first turned me onto this idea as a possible explanation for when an exit method quits working for a person. Your Higher Self/Guides may be literally dragging you, kicking and

Then again, on a serious note, there could be a valid reason that needs your attention at that particular vibration? Accept the exit and ask the question, Why do you want me here? What am I supposed to see?

My obes as a child were a mixture of dreams, LDs and etheric obes. When I re-started the practice in 2006, it was all etheric/RTZ but pretty quickly moved into a mixture and then solely Phasing directly. The last couple years has been mostly LDs with the quality increasing dramatically over time.

Hope that answer is somewhere in the ballpark... grin
116  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Sending/Receiving on: September 20, 2016, 07:38:25
Yes indeed, an interesting question. I will add my 2 cents worth to the good answers already given.

Our Earth Learning System is basically of a predatory nature and an attitude of cold, logical ruthlessness does seem to work best, at least for the short term. The lack of an apparent, immediate negative-feedback response does leave "good" people scratching their heads, wondering why they should persist in "good intent" actions which are often the more difficult path.

But this is one part of the harsh reality of this learning system and one key to it's effectiveness. The "contrasts" provided by the choices we all make, the good versus bad, the Good versus Evil...and all the shades in between.
These are the demonstrations and actions we learn by; by what we observe others doing and how it affects everyone; by our own actions and how it affects everyone.

As Szaxx pointed out, hopefully we soon learn that destruction is short-term and self-terminating.

And at least for most of us, we are given a most challenging tool to figure it all out- Free Will

But an integral, necessary part to this learning system are the people who choose the "bad intent" course of action. Without them making that choice, we would not have the contrast or the potential lessons from which to observe and learn, even when their actions do us harm. We can speculate that a person continually making "bad" choices eventually becomes a "bad" person, possibly an "evil" one, and that their road to redemption will be equally hard and long as the road that got them there in the first place; but are they not just as necessary to the equation as the "good" person? An interesting not so-philosophical question.

A fascinating place Earth: in one part war, another part peace; one part poverty and disease, another prosperity and relative health; slavery there, freedom just a few hours away...

117  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Ap technique you enjoy on: September 14, 2016, 09:16:12
One thing you guys might try is a visualization with more movement in it.

Astralsuzy, if you can regularly get to the point where you are starting to snore, then this may be the "boost" you need.

These are visualizations known as Rundowns and I came across the first one years ago, developed by a member named selski; she called hers the Trampoline Rundown. It simply consists of visualizing yourself bouncing on a trampoline. The movement seems to activate your etheric/energy/dreaming body and you begin to feel exit sensations of various types and you let those take over until an exit occurs.

I soon realized that this method could apply to many pleasurable activities and sports. The more rhythmic, the better; the more up & down or side-to-side movement, the better.

So dance, ballet, skiing, snowboarding, motocross, cross-country, riding a horse, get the idea.

This worked amazingly well for me one night, quite by accident, as I was up late with stomach pains, very tired and trying to sleep. The image of me, seated on a sled coming down a bouncy snowfield...and I just let it take me as the sensations increased...the next thing I knew I was dumped on my back and sitting on a gravel road in some dark forest, all of it quite real at this point!

118  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Projection Experiences! / Re: Ssild obe on: August 29, 2016, 09:20:16
You ask the question, "Is the astral like this?"

Early in your experiences, your environment may seem fairly unstable, changing and fluid. Later on, it will noticeably stabilize. Part of the reason for this instability is that the environment "reflects" your awareness and challenges you to adapt to your new modes of perception. This new Non-Physical environment is very thought-responsive and with a few experiences you should start to understand how much your concentration and focus will need to adapt and improve. It is an intriguing challenge and the learning probably never ends.

You related this experience very well and moved through it with good insights, some of which you described and some others that indicate good instinctive understanding.

In the "classic" definition, this reads like an etheric or RTZ experience; it is a subset of the astral. That is one definition. Another way is to just group them all together for awhile and call them Non-Physical or NP experiences, as I see you have done elsewhere. Your early experiences may relate to this particular environment for awhile, but will eventually progress into other environments as your learning grows.

A few questions that you might think about:

1- Was your environment in full color, black and white, or other?
2- In the NP you don't have physical eyes; so how were you "seeing"?
3- How was your thinking affected? How did you feel? A new combination of feel/think will develop in the NP.
4- If you could feel the wall, but not pass your hand through it; if you could dive through the bedroom door but land on the floor on the other is this possible? Some things are solid and others are not...

Good experience and you handled it well! Your fun is just beginning!
119  Psychic and Paranormal / Welcome to Psychic and Paranormal! / Re: evil shadow people info 4 friend on: August 25, 2016, 11:52:24
An issue I forgot to mention is the "continuity" of experience that can evolve over a series of similar SP events. This can lead to a misconception that reinforces the reality of the SP experience over a series of occurences. This is a very powerful reinforcement of what is actually a "false" event to the point of it being very difficult to dis-believe.  

Another resource to check out is:

120  Psychic and Paranormal / Welcome to Psychic and Paranormal! / Re: evil shadow people info 4 friend on: August 24, 2016, 11:24:43

I have a strong opinion on this subject of Sleep Paralysis and the "Evil Shadow People", so I will offer a personal perspective. I have dealt with this myself since I was a teenager; I have also conquered it and come to understand it in its variety of ways to deceive us.

I also spent nearly two years moderating a forum devoted to sleep issues which included Night Terrors and Sleep Paralysis. Needless to say, I saw a lot of this.

Xanth, funfire, Nameless and Bluefirephoenix are all explaining this phenomenon and how to handle it, within a variety of perspectives. The challenge for you, is to explain it to your friend. Good luck! The power of this phenomenon is tremendous and the manner to overcome it is no easy task.

This is possibly the first challenge of entering the Non Physical Realms. It is the basic and most fundamental fear test. We can openly give you the answer because that is not the hard part; the hard part is applying the answer. funfire has given the answer already, go back and read the post; and that is to embrace the bad guys with unconditional love and acceptance. The challenge is to do that within that moment of absolute fear. I know it and have been there; many of us have, so we know the abject terror that possesses your friend at that moment. But that moment is the crux of the decision; do you operate your consciousness from a position of Fear or Love?

So, now having the answer, let's work backwards a bit. Nameless pointed out that your friend "wakes up fit and fine" despite these awful experiences. If it was really that bad and that real, wouldn't your friend be chewed up, spit out and disappeared into some godawful hell by now? Apparently not...and that leads into BFP's point...

Bluefirephoenix makes the assertion that your friend's experiences are SELF-generated. I believe that she is exactly right. I know, it is horribly real and very scary. And I base my assertion on my own experiences and a hundred other people's reported experiences. For starters, take twenty minutes and do two searches on Wikipedia: Do a search on Sleep Paralysis and then do a search on Night Hag. On Night Hag, especially read the Folklore section to see the variety of cultural experiences and commonality that SP inspires, it's quite interesting. This is not an individual thing, it is experienced by millions. Now we have some better perspective to understand just where we actually are.

These SP experiences are self-generated because the generative force works through the subconscious mind of the individual. That is why these nasty SP experiences seem SO totally designed for each of our particular weaknesses and fears...that's even why a certain degree of ironic fright is thrown in. That's because it's all pulling from our innermost, deepest thoughts/desires/wishes/fears. Our subconscious actually links us to the "astral".

That is also the huge irony of the challenge of entering the NP, the is only through the successful understanding and control of our subconscious mind. Until we come to complete terms with this challenge, we go no further; we only muddle around within our own subconscious. Don't get me wrong, there are great ideas and lessons to learn and understand here, some really cool adventures...but that is where we are. We may get the exceptional trip into the Astral Proper, usually accompanied, but that is the exception and a fairly rare thing, until we progress.

Like BFP stated, we have to remain open to new information/ideas. I like Kurt Leland's idea of "Provisional Beliefs"... jeez, it seems my whole life has been nothing but a series of provisional beliefs... grin

121  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Curious About Walk-Ins on: August 24, 2016, 09:55:21
Nameless,  I will toss out another idea that may relate to your experience at age three; it may not relate AT ALL or it might. I do know that I had a number of experiences between 2 and 5 that may simply be natural formative experiences fully explainable by conventional child psychology...or there may be NP components involved as well.

This is simply a soul theory that says that the soul may originally enter the child at different times: during impregnation, any time during pregnancy, or any time during the first five or six years of childhood.

Unfortunately, I have forgotten most of my earliest memories (1-3) other than some oddities that stuck with me for quite awhile. Ages 4-6, I have some "beauts" that I remember very clearly and keep to myself.

Some other OBE posters have recounted early memories that have triggered the process within me. If you want to search a bit, look at some of CFTraveler's postings here on the Pulse that may relate.

Bluefirephoenix's second case may relate to something I am coincidentally reading in Dolores Cannon's first book of her Convoluted Universe series. That has to do with parallel universes and continually branching timelines from our own. This theory proposes that there are an infinite number of branching and parallel universes that aspects of our soul participate within, each with varying degrees of differentiation. And sometimes the universes collide and interpenetrate one another and a shift of personalities between two soul aspects can take place. Like a convergence or an alignment. The convergence may last for an instant or minutes or hours; it may last for weeks or years. It is very rare, but Cannon's regression cases suggested the possibility very strongly.

Certainly, much more divergent personalities and lifestyles have been reported in both the literature and my own personal connections; lifetimes on obviously alien planets or in dimensions where the person is clearly out of place within the extant society but has no choice but to adapt as best as possible until a return shift occurs. Monroe reported this in his first book; quite bizarre at the time, maybe not so much today. This has only happened for me in brief glimpses and leaves my thinking very incomplete on the subject, but the anecdotal evidence is growing, at least for me. BFP's friend sure sounds like one...

Interesting discussion.

122  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Curious About Walk-Ins on: August 23, 2016, 08:58:55
I first came across the concept of Walk-ins back in the late '70's, early '80's through a series of books by the psychic author Ruth Montgomery. At this point, some 35 years later, I still have the books but can't remember details or the best of the series. I pulled from my shelf "Strangers Among Us", which I think was a pretty complete and good read.

Basically, a Walk-in situation occurs when a person becomes SO dissatisfied with their current life, SO incapable of completing their Life Mission, possibly contemplating suicide...that an alternative is introduced; that alternative is that another soul will step in and take over that particular life and its particular karma/circumstances, thereby relieving the first soul of its task so it can return to the Afterlife and strategize a new life/approach. Thus, the opportunity afforded by the present Physical being/circumstance is not wasted.

This was an interesting concept at the time to contemplate, but I must admit that as disconsolate as I was at the time, and as close to self-termination as I was at times, the option was never afforded me. So I just don't know...possibly the idea relates directly to the quality and opportunity provided by a specific life that may be abandoned. The personal implications of this were uncomfortable... sad, lol...

I also find it interesting that I haven't encountered the idea in any writings after those by Ruth, maybe a few simply by reference. Currently I am reading Dolores Cannon's work and I haven't seen a mention.

The theory seems natural and possible, but that's all I have I must admit, after only a few decades, lol.

123  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Failing Phasing on: August 21, 2016, 08:58:13
You are getting closer to the exit you are looking for. Like Szaxx said, it may be a function of just letting the enfolding scene develop a bit further. I have experienced "bounceback" within varying degrees of NP scene development at this point, so it is something you need to be aware of; the answer is to relax slightly and allow the scene to strengthen to the point you are drawn back in. Getting bounced a couple times early on is normal.

It might also involve something else like having given yourself permission to do this in a subconscious way. It may only be a minor issue at this point, but may help a little; so include an affirmation to allow this experience to happen. It can't hurt your chances.

124  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: SP Music on: August 21, 2016, 08:21:10
As much as I love music of all forms, I admit to almost no natural talent. I have pursued bass and guitar over the years and only recently discovered a bit of a natural ear for keyboard which I need to follow.

NP food experiences! Now that IS a new concept for me!

That's like a BST I could get lost in!

125  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: SP Music on: August 21, 2016, 07:48:15
What a lovely, dynamic exposition!

Electric violins and viola/bass! I have loved that since I was about 15 and the emergence of ELO, followed by Jean Luc Ponty!

Had you listened to that earlier in the evening LightBeam? It is interesting that your subconscious may have used that piece to capture your attention and incorporate it in reminding you of your project!

I was in Arizona last year, at a business meeting; in the bar one evening was a female pianist/vocalist who just captured my attention with her renderings of several covers. As with most of my stays away from home the last several years, I can't sleep well and this occasionally leads to some memorable NP experiences (some good/some really bad); this was one of those. After a fitful couple hours of sleep, I became aware of a piece of music playing in my head and was able to concentrate on the piano specifically, and to follow the progressions beyond my normal ability. It was a beautiful and original piece and I knew that with my lack of greater musical understanding, that this piece would elude my remembering; nonetheless, I had the transcendent understanding of the moment.

I have read of others having these NP musical experiences to explore; it was nice to finally get one of my own!

Yours sounds equally delicious!
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