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1  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: An App to remain aware all day on: October 16, 2017, 23:27:27
New link :
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.oormi.awarenessnow
2  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: An App to remain aware all day on: September 22, 2017, 12:29:19
did you help make this in any way, i ask because of thee two swan symbols are similar

Sorry for late reply. Yes, I'm involved in development of those apps. There is a series of apps about spiritual stuff. Smiley
3  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Astral Projection Guide - free Android app on: September 21, 2017, 15:17:52
Have you tried it? Impressions?

Haven't started regular use yet. I'm involved in developing the app Smiley
Anyhow, it has no magic technique in it, just a simple set of instructions. The goal is to provide a framework app which the user themselves can feed instruction into. So you can feed in your own technique and the app will guide you through it.
4  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Astral Projection Guide - free Android app on: September 17, 2017, 16:13:55
This is a free app for android phones, guides you through the steps via voice.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.oormi.astralprojection

Fully customizable steps and more. Hope it will be useful for all.
5  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / An App to remain aware all day on: August 25, 2017, 07:05:13
Hello all,

An useful app to remain aware all day, and its very simple.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.oormi.awarenessappbeta
6  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Meetings in Second Life on: March 27, 2017, 05:59:19
Hello everyone !

I have started a new group in the Second Life virtual world, where we meet almost daily and discuss and share all sorts of knowledge.

https://my.secondlife.com/groups/29b45924-0608-fd55-03c8-5d04e7d1cf82

Everyone is most welcome to join and meet in this beautiful VR world. Its as good as meeting in Astral Plane Smiley
See the link for more details.
7  Astral Chat / Welcome to Members Introductions! / Re: Looking for answers on: March 01, 2017, 03:36:06
Experiences come and experiences go.

Clinging to them can be disappointing. Instead try to see what these strange happenings are trying to teach you. Are they a hint for something? Are they showing you a big picture of all that is? Are they inviting you to progress beyond? What do you need to do next in order to evolve?

In my opinion, and as Tom Campbell says often, such experiences are nudges from the larger reality that hint towards our own ignorance. Such experiences serve to destroy beliefs and encourage exploration.

Are they dead people? Who knows, but something higher is trying to tell you something important.
8  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: How to Astral Project in 8 steps on: February 24, 2017, 10:25:44
Should be easy to customize it to suit your need.
I find the going back to sleep without alarm step something new. I never tried it, I wonder if I will wake up after 1 hour as he says. If that fails, the attempt would fail I guess. So some may simply want to cut that step (after some experimenting).
9  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Something Extraordinary Happening ... on: February 24, 2017, 10:20:46
Just sharing this somewhat speculative but very positive article I found.

http://gostica.com/spiritual-lifestile/something-extraordinary-happening-world/
10  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / How to Astral Project in 8 steps on: February 24, 2017, 09:19:54
Found this new blog:

How to Astral Project in 8 steps
http://allaboutastral.com/how-to-astral-project-in-8-steps/
11  Spiritual Evolution / Welcome to Spiritual Evolution! / Re: Shifty Me on: February 22, 2017, 10:56:03
Bloodshadow, AP is a tiny step towards the ultimate. Isn't it?
Spiritual evolution starts with recognition that I am not this body. It should not stop at the Astral body. Its just another vessel, a shell, non-physical, but essentially discard-able.
Obviously, I like AP a lot, but thats not my ultimate goal. And I urge others also to look beyond. Who are you? Ask it now Smiley
12  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Urge to move and mind floods with thoughts on: February 21, 2017, 12:35:53
I'll start to feel this urge to roll over to my side, which I hear is pretty common.

I struggle with that too. I don't have a solution (yet), but I've a theory on why that happens. Perhaps knowing the cause will bring up some good solution.

IMO, Changing postures is a natural action that happens while sleeping. If you have seen those sleep research videos where they video people when they are sleeping, you will see that sleep is not an inert and passive process, both mind and body are highly active. Its not like waking action, more like automated actions. The sleepers change postures every few minutes (can't recall, but I guess 20-40 mins). Why does the body do that? To keep blood circulating around. Some muscles and parts of the body get pressed against the bed and circulation is lowered there. So brain has evolved this mechanism to keep flipping the body like a burger to keep it from getting damaged while sleeping. (You think you have a soft bed, but imagine the scene a million years ago, humans slept probably on ground or rock, naked !).

So the urge to flip over is natural and if you resist it, you are fighting mother nature. In other words, resistance mostly fails. Body prefers survival not oobes Cheesy

What do I do? I move, and then in 2-3 mins, I move back to oobe position (on back with hands on side, legs uncrossed). This relieves the urge but spoils the relaxed state, but I've seen that it only takes a few seconds to go back to the relaxed state. Just forget that you moved, and continue as if nothing unusual happened.
13  Spiritual Evolution / Welcome to Spiritual Evolution! / Shifty Me on: February 21, 2017, 11:59:05
Its my observation (and I guess of many of you) that what I call "myself, me or I" is not constant, it keeps shifting from one thing to other. This made me think Cheesy

In the early days, there was no I, there was just this magical experience of seeing through these two holes in the head. Later people told me I was me, something different from them. As I grew, I grew.

It was very fuzzy initially, but later took a form, which could be seen in the mirror. Others had similar forms, and they referred to themselves as I, so I started calling this body as I too. So I sat, I ran, I stood or danced. Actually body did all that, something simply tagged it as belonging to I.

Later a name was added and I was this name now, just a sound. More additions happened, and I was now also a son of particular humans that lived with me and fed me etc. Many things started piling up under the umbrella of I - looks, education, degree, profession, age, relations, attitude, nature, likes, dislikes, things I did, things I did not do and hundreds of things were I.

I was thoughts, I was emotions and feelings, I was a personality, an individual, which kept changing everyday and every second. Not very long ago, the I was a seeker, full of ego and "knowledge", I the knower, I the seeker, I the ignorant who is getting wiser. I was lost in me.

It slowly became apparent that I is only a thought, an idea, a concept which is a tag for certain experiences, namely that came via this body and mind. Everything else was not-I ..... objects, others, anything that was not so immediate and could not be controlled. So the mind divided the continuum of experiences into two - I and not-I. When seen neutrally, there were just events, experiences, some bearing tags of I, some not.

Another interesting thing to note was, the mind was not consistent. Sometimes I was sitting, sometimes "my" body was sitting. Other times it disintegrated into "my leg", "my hands", "my eyes" etc. Sometimes I was thinking, sometimes the thoughts were "mine". Sometimes I was a writer, sometimes I was just doing the job of a writer. So the identification and ownership kept alternating. It was just a play of language, a convenient way of describing some things. There was no concrete I there.

The I also becomes Self, the witnessing consciousness. This is the new game in the town. So I am that. But then when seen closely, its just another tag for an experience that simply is there. Now this experience also got added into the giant container of I.

I keeps changing colors. I is virtual, not a real thing, so it can do that. It is highly dependent on what is most important to the mind - body, people, objects, skills. It all is held together in a structure called memory. No memory, no I. The personality thus constructed out of millions of life experiences is just a few bits of memory, which is assigned to a variable - I.

Once I realized this, the I almost disappeared, it became unimportant. There was just "this-ness" - the experience of now and here. Now it is very clear that the thing called I was just an illusion, an artificial construct in the mind. Its back to the magical experience of seeing through these two holes in the head Cheesy
14  Astral Chat / Welcome to Members Introductions! / Re: Hi ! on: February 21, 2017, 09:29:29
Yes, there is a striving.
15  Astral Chat / Welcome to Members Introductions! / Re: Hi ! on: February 19, 2017, 20:29:13
cool can't wait to hear about them, have you written them in a journal? What is your reason for projecting? Mine is to meet with my higher self and try to become the person  I strive to be since a young age.

I had a journal long ago, and there is not anything remarkable in that Smiley
The reason was to know, to know the answers to everything. And to have fun, of course..

I hope you find the higher self. I can say these days with some confidence that I found what this thing called higher self is. The trick was to realize that there is no lower self (the ego or the mind or the mental image of "Me"). The higher self is then just a Self, the universal consciousness. We experience this Self every moment, we are the Self.
16  Metaphysics / Welcome to Quantum Physics! / World Is A Simulation on: February 19, 2017, 10:30:29
A snippet from my blog. Food for thought Smiley

The advent of virtual worlds generated via computers has rekindled an interest in theories that propose non-existence of a material world. These days the simulated worlds look as real as the real world, especially when high end hardware is employed. Total sensory immersion into a simulated world is not a fiction, it is inevitable. As we know, these extensive, rich and life like worlds on our screens are nothing but numbers. What makes us suspect that our everyday world is also nothing but numbers? There are many reasons. Quantum description of the matter immediately suggests that there are no actual entities, only values. In other words, the matter is just numbers.  Strangely, the physical universe satisfies many requirements of a simulated world. A short list of such requirements is as follows:

* Things are quantized, finite and limited.

* Processes are algorithmic, logical and mathematical.

* A VR appears out of nowhere, however it can evolve via evolutionary algorithms and can go from simple to complex.

* There is a limit on the “frame rate". In other words, things take time to happen and the effects appear after a delay. In the case of our world the speed of light is the limit.

* There would be some constants, some global fixed values, that appear for no obvious reason. E.g. there are physical constants like c or G or h that appear in many equations.

* Some phenomena would appear non-local. A program can modify two values together without simulating the mediating behaviour. So we have things like entanglement.

* Loading of processors can happen when there is a huge amount of data to be crunched. We see such effects near very large bodies, such as stars, where time slows down near their surface because there are too many particles to compute.

* Statistical nature. Some outcomes are predicted instead of being calculated exactly. This is faster but less accurate. So we have laws of thermodynamics, gas laws or fluid dynamics, probability distributions and uncertainty principle.

* Instances of entities may appear. If there are trillions of entities, a program can simply use instances of one model or a class to create those trillions. This saves enormous amount of memory and computing but the result is that all those trillions of entities are exact clones. We have electrons, protons and all such entities here, that are identical in every way.

* Strange phenomena may appear. Such as apparitions can appear out of nowhere requiring no cause, no matter and can disappear leaving no traces. Its the special effect equivalent.

* Strange effects like healing via intention or placebo effects can happen, as it would be possible to steer a program in desired direction if one can manipulate the inputs.

* Non-virtual (real) entities can assume discard-able virtual forms. Avatars in gamespeak. In physical world we have bodies - the avatars for non-physical players.

There are more similarities. There are experiments to prove the simulated nature of the universe, such as the famous double slit experiment and the delayed choice quantum eraser experiment. There are theories and proofs for the simulation hypotheses.  However, there are some ridiculous assumptions too. Once you say that the universe is simulated, there arises a need for a simulator, a computer and operators of that computer. So people imagine all sorts of things from aliens to future humans. It is perfectly possible but highly improbable. Plus there are big holes e.g. the presence of avatars, if the avatars are aliens or humans from future, they would know beyond any doubt that they are playing a game. The only possibility left is that we are just bots, dummy players, which is not anyone's experience as far as I know. Bots would mean no consciousness or subjective experiences. No amount of simulation would produce that.

So far only Thomas Campbell comes close to a satisfactory answer, which is - the consciousness itself is the computer, aka the simulator, of this universe. And since it is simulating the stuff out of itself, it is only natural that everyone experiences a consciousness behind oneself and everything else. This is my direct experience and also of many of you. This is the original claim of non-dual teachings, that are unchallenged since thousands of years.

Useful links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simulation_hypothesis

http://www.my-big-toe.com/

https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/0801/0801.0337.pdf

http://www.theuniversesolved.com/evidence.htm
17  Astral Chat / Welcome to Members Introductions! / Re: Hello everyone from a physicist! on: February 19, 2017, 04:30:48

I would love to research OBEs scientifically or spiritual topics rigurously (if possible).
I would also be interested on using OBE as a research tool for many topics.

Then you will like MBT by Tom Campbell a lot. Highly recommended for all science lovers.
https://www.my-big-toe.com/
He has a forum too.

And welcome Smiley
18  Astral Chat / Welcome to Members Introductions! / Re: Hi ! on: February 19, 2017, 04:24:29
welcome to the forum, hope to hear more from you, enjoy your stay. I haven't had a projection in a while but I'm always here to help with great advice, there is a lot here to inspire

Thank you Bloodshadow. I'm also going through a dry spell, after initial almost spontaneous oobes years ago.
19  Astral Chat / Welcome to Members Introductions! / Re: Hi ! on: February 18, 2017, 07:44:21
Welcome to the Pulse, Tarun!

Have a wander around the forum and enjoy the information that is shared. Good people and lots of good ideas to jump into!

Thank you!
20  Astral Chat / Welcome to Members Introductions! / Hi ! on: February 18, 2017, 04:47:09
Hi,

My name is Tarun. I'm only a student of all things spiritual. I blog about spiritual stuff.
Hope to hang out here with great people. Smiley
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