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1076  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: I just realized that I live 10 miles from The Monroe Institute on: March 17, 2012, 03:24:00
Yeah, they seemed WAY out there in price, haha, I would never pay to take a course- I am sure I learned everything they would teach anyhow in about 6 months on my own.

And I agree that they probably have not done much after developing hemi-sync, etc.

I think it is mostly for the sake that they are one of the very few enduring locations dedicated to the practice and study of projection that interests me; they feel like "peers" somehow in that regard. But yeah... who knows rolleyes
1077  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / I just realized that I live 10 miles from The Monroe Institute on: March 16, 2012, 16:09:39
What a strange coincidence that is... it feels like fate, haha... as though I am intended to visit...

I definitely feel I should drop by there soon and interact in some way.

As I have felt often these years, I don't know what to make of it.

Has anyone here been before?

1078  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Projection Experiences! / Re: Smoked Green Tea on: March 16, 2012, 03:56:43
These dudes- although I think people have stopped caring and talking about them gradually over the last decade or so.

People seemed infatuated with the "grays" or "zetas" way back.




1079  Astral Chat / Welcome to News and Media! / Re: Coast to Coast AM Radio on: March 16, 2012, 02:04:40
I don't think the US. wants war with Iran or Syria... they are each capable of doing what the Vietcong did. They would make the Iraqi's look like novices at insurgency, they have so many hidden mountain caves and social support networks.

But yeah, I guess I can check him out!

1080  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: What might happen if suddenly physically awoken? on: March 15, 2012, 15:27:06
It is more or less the same feeling as being woken suddenly from a dream- disorientation, and little more.

I tend to believe the the concept of "distance" in a non-phsyical context is meaningless- it is only a perception of being closer or farther; what is really changing is where the consciousness is focused. Space is only a construct or a metaphor in non-physical realms, you think you are moving away, or that other things are outside of yourself, but there is only unity- one uniform field of consciousness. You can't be far from your body, since there is literally no place you could go.
1081  World Cultures, Traditions and Religions / Welcome to World Cultures, Traditions and Religions! / Re: a question about fundementalist islam on: March 14, 2012, 20:58:41
Yeah, I can attest. One of the principles at my old firm was Lebonese Druze, and he took his whole family to Virginia.
1082  Magic / Welcome to Magic! / Re: Witches? on: March 13, 2012, 20:49:40
Yeah, the oath-breaker meaning of warlock is the older one, Chaos mage, and the male-form of witch seems to be a more recent meaning.

I was unaware of this, but there is also a male form of the word "witch": "witcher"; this is aparently of slavic origins.
1083  World Cultures, Traditions and Religions / Welcome to World Cultures, Traditions and Religions! / Re: a question about fundementalist islam on: March 13, 2012, 20:41:25
I think spirituality is different for every individual, centering around their life experiences. It may happen that way for a lot of people coming from a fundamentalist background, but I doubt there is a set "plan" for everyone- no two people have had the same life, afterall!
1084  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: New Thomas Cambell and Neil Kramer interview on: March 13, 2012, 05:11:46
Somehow I don't think there will be a transition; I feel like the people who are interested in these matters at all are mostly already here, and most others may have very fortified reasons for not having interest or wanting to be involved. I think these ideas will grow over time in society, but I don't think they will take over mainstream thought, at least not for quite a while. Thomas Cambell even admitted himself at the start of one of his lectures that the people who were there that day were there because they were already quite versed in the sort of thing he had to share- people don't show up at functions like that by accident.

But it is definitely great to have folks like Tom (he is sort of a second-generation Monroe) who bring some much-needed rigor and methodical legitimacy to the subject!
1085  Magic / Welcome to Magic! / Re: Witches? on: March 13, 2012, 05:02:45
Well, a witch is a number of different things, based on the tradition.

Some consider witches to be people who derive power from nature forces to aid them; a variant idea states that witches are in league with pagan earth-gods and goddesses, like Hecate and Inarna; others say they are people versed in spell-casting and charms. Still others say that they are people who have made a contract with the devil in exchange for various powers.

No one really agrees what a witch is exactly, or at least different traditions have their own opinions, so it would seem natural to me that there could be a lot of confusion.

And I don't mean to mock you, Beansta, I apologize- I tend to make light of pretty much everything.
1086  Astral Chat / Welcome to News and Media! / How Darth Vader charges his phone on: March 12, 2012, 21:50:57
Well, here is a device that charges your phone with... your breathing:

http://now.msn.com/living/0312-aire-mask.aspx

I am glad they have the energy crisis all figured out.

Now we can move on to the bigger issues!
1087  Magic / Welcome to Magic! / Re: Witches? on: March 12, 2012, 21:42:54
There are lots of ways he could have known... maybe cats liked him alot, or he had an urge to deliver presents to Italian kids!
1088  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Is it possible to affect the physical realm when astral projecting? on: March 12, 2012, 20:04:20
But the thing is, if you were able to pull it off, who would you tell, and how would you explain how you came by the knowledge?
1089  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: I am a superhero...and I have an idea. on: March 12, 2012, 10:28:34
Well... not impossible, but terribly improbable is all!

I am also one of those that suspects any number of wonderous things could be possible for a person who attains a certain level of clarity and a profound amount of discipline and control... I would also extend that to what can be done in the projection environment. That said, there are many here who have practiced projection for decades, and if they have attained the abilities you are talking about, they are not talking!

So Maybe if you were like... Yoda or something, lol, it might be possible, but if you got to that point, you might find yourself focused on different things entirely.

While I have heard instances of people having minor effects on the physical environment, the main value of projections for most is personal discovery, exploration, and growth- if these interest you, you are still well-served with pursuing projection!
1090  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: I am a superhero...and I have an idea. on: March 12, 2012, 09:52:31
Hi Overman, and welcome to the forums!

Those all sound like good intentions, but it isn't really like that...

For one, if it is possible to affect the phsyical at all, you can really only affect the subtlest of changes. It is not really possible, as far as anyone here I have interacted with would lead me to believe, that you could go around stopping crimes in real time- that is certainly beyond me. In reality, you can't really do all of those things as one person... it just isn't feasible, or at all realistic with regards to what projection actually is.

As a human society, it is just not possible for one person to solve every problem our culture has. It took lots of people to generate all those problems, and it can and should take many to solve them.

But don't be discouraged! You can still do many of the things you are setting out to do with projection! But it will take serious time and discipline, and you can't expect to do magic overnight. If you adjust you expectations slightly, you can still acheive great things!

Goodluck!
1091  Astral Chat / Welcome to News and Media! / Re: Rayel declares war on: March 11, 2012, 22:12:33
It is disrespectful to vicitims of natural disasters to say that their suffering is the focused and chosen wrath of God- that not only did they lose their homes, but they deserved it as their just punishment. The creator of these videos should spend their time in better ways than looking for victims to condemn.

And God's chosen medium to speak to us... is his twitter acount?
1092  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Why do you want to Astral Project? on: March 11, 2012, 04:16:10
You get those abilities... by doing them, lol.

If you want to be a good songwriter, learn piano or guitar, and start learning chords and music theory, and take apart your farvorite songs to figure out why you like them. There is more to it than that, but not much more. Lots of people want musical skills, but the people who have them get them because they are disciplined enough to study what needs to be done!
1093  2012 and The Transition of the Ages / Welcome to 2012 and The Transition of the Ages / Re: The photon belt - One of my interests this month lol on: March 10, 2012, 21:15:30
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My metaphysics teacher taught the class that we are already in the photon belt now but in dec we will become completely immersed in it and she also said that scientists don't know if we will survive but we will. If scientists were worried it would mean that the photon belt would have to be a fact. but its just a theory!   


When you say that scientists don't know that we will survive, or that they are worried, what specificly do you mean? Which scientists, for instance, and where can I read about their statements?

I don't mean to be argumentative, just wary- I have seen people try to justify things to others by saying that "scientists" are asserting them; very much deception can and does happen this way, because people have a reverence for the idea of science, and accept the purported word of "scientists", even when they cannot access it directly.

I would not want to see you or others lied to by people using this tactic, afterall!
1094  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Mind Expansion on: March 10, 2012, 18:27:33
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What fascinated me was that the posture of 'straight' is the same as when you are laying down comfortably on your back; the most successful projection position. If you read the Tao De Ching, you will see Lao Tzu is pretty much raving about "The Way," the astral plane, the entire book. There is no doubt in my mind that this dude was projecting all the time.


Yeah, the funny is though, while Laozi is in love with the straight, if you read the Zhuangzi, which is the other major book of Daoism, he is mainly ranting about the virtues of the crooked! A crooked tree, he tells us, does not fear the carpenter's hand, and a crooked man doesn't need to fear the social slavery of others, he is free to do as he wills.

1095  Energy Body and The Chakras / Welcome to Energy Body and The Chakras / Re: What scientific evidence is there for Chakras? on: March 10, 2012, 07:25:43
My personal theory on chakras is that they are the major nerve ganglia. If you think it about it, it makes sense:

Root-Genital and Messentry nerves
Subnavel- adrenal nerve ganglia
Solar plexus- solar plexus (  wink  ) , a MAJOR nerve center in body
Heart- cardiac nerve ganglia
Throat- the very sophisticated vocal nerves around larynx and pharynx
Third Eye- Frontal lobes
Crown- rest of parietal, occiptal, temporal lobes region

I say this also because the feelings I have felt relating to them, which mesh faily well with their metaphysical descriptions, always seem like a nerve buzzing to me. I have no doubt at all that I am experienceing something when I contemplate chakras, the effects are very intense. The third-eye center in particular can give a very intense and terrible, searing pain that feels like someone is trying to drive a marble directly into my forehead. If you experienced it, you would not doubt that there is a sensation associated with it. Now as I say, I fancy that what I am feeling is a stimulation of concentrated nerve centers; perhaps there is also a metaphysical component, but there is really no way for me to study that aspect or prove/disprove it, since there is no way to gather reliable data.
1096  2012 and The Transition of the Ages / Welcome to 2012 and The Transition of the Ages / Re: The photon belt - One of my interests this month lol on: March 10, 2012, 06:54:26
Indeed, and why even worry about something we can't do anything to prevent, on the very slim offchance it were real?

It is like saying there is a 1.3% chance that the sun is going to explode in the next 100 years. It would be a chance, yes, but there is no way to prepare for it or against it, and we would not suffer any conseqences for not preparing, since the result would be the same. and in the overwhelmingly likely event it doesn't happen, very much effort was wasted.
1097  World Cultures, Traditions and Religions / Welcome to World Cultures, Traditions and Religions! / Re: Help Me on: March 10, 2012, 03:13:13
Well... your friends look out for you.

If there was such a thing as the devil (assuming the properties normally ascribed), would the devil be looking out for you? Would the devil be trustworthy?

You could certainly be a friend to the devil, but I don't know that the devil could be a friend to you!



... but then, it looks like someone may have managed:

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I pulled in to Nazareth, was feeling 'bout half past dead
I just need some place where I can lay my head
"Hey mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?''
He just grinned and shook my hand, "No'' was all he said

Take a load off, Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off, Fanny
And you put the load right on me

I picked up my bag, I went looking for a place to hide
When I saw Carmen and the Devil walking side by side
I said "Hey Carmen, come on, let's go downtown''
She said "I gotta go but my friend can stick around''


Take a load off, Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off, Fanny
And you put the load right on me

Go down Miss Moses, there's nothing you can say
It's just old Luke, and Luke's waiting on the judgment day
"Well, Luke my friend, what about young Anna-Lee?''
He said "Do me a favour son, won't you stay and keep Anna-Lee company?''

Take a load off, Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off, Fanny
And you put the load right on me

Crazy Chester followed me and he caught me in the fog
He said "I will fix your rat if you'll take Jack my dog''
I said "Wait a minute Chester, you know I'm a peaceful man''
He said "That's okay boy, won't you feed him when you can?''

Take a load off, Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off, Fanny
And you put the load right on me

Catch a cannonball now to take me down the line
My bag is sinking low and I do believe it's time
To get back to Miss Fanny, you know she's the only one
Who sent me here with her regards for everyone

Take a load off, Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off, Fanny
And you put the load right on me
1098  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Mind Expansion on: March 10, 2012, 02:53:06
Well, like you said in the last part, it is about being comfortable, and for me, that usually means posture is not meaningless, but crucial  wink

If I don't align my back the right way, my bony butt tends to get high-pressure spots after an hour, and I am too uncomfortable.
1099  2012 and The Transition of the Ages / Welcome to 2012 and The Transition of the Ages / Re: The photon belt - One of my interests this month lol on: March 09, 2012, 20:09:10
Well, since I have first had contact with circles like ours (1998 or so) I have been hearing prophecies related to the photon belt, and when the earth would pass through it (2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2010, and now 2012).

None of the others have come to pass. It doesn't mean it isn't real, but it makes it awfully hard to believe in the stuff, you know?
1100  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Trying to lose weight on: March 09, 2012, 19:55:09
Not Going to lie... you guys just forced me to make garlic bread.

A significant amount of butter has transferred from the fridge to my stomach today!
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