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1151  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Why wouldn't NEGs exist? on: September 17, 2010, 03:01:32
i'm starting to think the whole thing is in your mind, rtz and all.

It is a foregone conclusion, I think, that a large amout of the experience is in the mind, probably the majority. The question is really more about exactly how much is in the mind, and what is potentially independent. With respect to the rtz type experiences in particular, people generally look to "validation" type experiences to give them a foothold in thinking that the rtz is in fact indepenednt. I guess the extent to which you place soundness in the studies and anecdotes that conclude validations are possible is the extent to which you might think rtz experiences are purely mental or not.

Most people feel that there is a "hyper-reality" aspect to the OBE that suggests that OBE are really a state with a greater amount of reality than waking life, but this is hard to use as evidence, since anything a human experiences in an altered mental state is suspect. I know that most people seem to look down on validations, but I really see no other way of establishing that OBE have objective reality to them. Having experienced OBE for myself, and the separation it seems to hold from the waking world does not seem alone sufficent to deny it is a physical experience. It is mainly validations and studies of the interaction of the physical and mental worlds, and discussions of what in philosophy is called the "Hard Problem of Consciousness" ( Read some of David Chalmer's ideas online)  that tend toward establising a non-materialist viewpoint for me.
1152  Astral Chat / Welcome to News and Media! / Re: Mainstream Media Commercial on: September 15, 2010, 22:36:04
Ha!  I also really dislike the mainstream/liberal media.  

I love this guy though (and he tells me how to live my life):

Don't know where I would be without O'Reily!

 cheesy cheesy cheesy

And since we had the data loss, I get to have my second 666 post! evil cool evil
1153  Metaphysics / Welcome to Quantum Physics! / Re: Quantum Jumping?? on: September 15, 2010, 15:27:17
Hey kurt, how's the quartz treating yout these days ? wink
1154  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: Beautiful, Vivid music... on: September 15, 2010, 03:57:54
I know! That definitely happens to me as well. It is like each thought or emotion has a chord color to it. I wish I could hold it in memory and write them all down, I am sure it would be incredible.

The 19th century German Philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer felt that it was primarily through two types of experiences that we are able to sublimate our mundane lives and connect with transcendent forces: ascetic and meditative practices, and aesthetic rapture, chiefly music. I think I agree for the most part. For me, I think the most powerful experiences come when the two are combined, such as when music becomes an object of meditative concentration, or when one plays music as an act of meditation itself, such as in the Japanese art of Shakuhachi flute playing.
1155  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Looking into the future and taking to animals on: September 14, 2010, 06:05:50
I am wondering if anyone knows if through astral travel we can look into the future and the past, as these "realms" contain all that has ever happened and all that could ever happen an infinite number of times all at once.

There are some that claim to have visited a state of existence now termed the "Akashic record"; this state is said to contain tremendously detailed imprinits of all reality past, present, and future, availible to anyone who can mentally navigate the records through intentions. These records are said to take the the form of thought and sensory input, as well as objective schematics. So it is like they are blueprints for reality, accompanied with a sample of what it is like to live and experience those realities as well. But you might have known that already. wink
1156  Metaphysics / Welcome to Quantum Physics! / Re: Quantum Jumping?? on: September 14, 2010, 03:34:54
He's a guy in his 70's who's apparently learned to do all manner of things to an amazing level, piano, photography, painting - I've watched a couple of Youtube vids about him, he certainly can do these things - of course it doesn't prove the way he says he learned, but interesting nevertheless.

Eh, I can do all that stuff pretty well... ain't needed no dopplegangers or triplegangers yet.

And the way he approaches the keys on the piano, the way he holds his thumbs is very different from how a pianist would normally approach them. He basically hit a bunch of keys without any real harmonic structure. It is cool that he is learning new skills, but those displays don't necessarily require metaphysical intervention.

Not saying it is impossible, but in the time it might take you to try something like that diligently, you might develop the skill you are looking for naturally  wink

We all have latent creative abilities in us, and many people would be amazed at the type of skills you can develop if you only believed it was possible. That seems to me to be the primary agency here, at least.

But intersting nonetheless!
1157  Astral Chat / Welcome to News and Media! / "The Corporation" on: September 13, 2010, 03:17:19
Those of you who know anything about my political views will probably have heard me rant about how I feel corporate agency has taken the world to such and such a place in such and such a handbasket. Notwithstanding, I think others may be interested in this documentary, which analyzes, in graciously biased perspective, the recent history of corporations in the world.

The makers of the film have made it availible free online, asking for donations.
1158  2012 and The Transition of the Ages / Welcome to 2012 and The Transition of the Ages / Re: Channeling from the Pleiadians.. on: September 12, 2010, 19:48:26
No.. If a spanish person meets an asian person, they will at least introduce themselves. If not the world would be completely different. Let's just assume there is other intelligent life out there. If they had means of intergalactic travel, would you want to know about them, or would you prefer them to lurk in the shadows?

Spanish people and Asian people are not different species, from different worlds. One is not a "gorilla" in comparison to the other, so this analogy can't hold.
1159  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: My dream guide on: September 12, 2010, 04:10:06
That's good. I thought you read them, but I wanted to make sure. I will continue to reply, then  wink
1160  2012 and The Transition of the Ages / Welcome to 2012 and The Transition of the Ages / Re: Channeling from the Pleiadians.. on: September 12, 2010, 04:06:00

Well, I suppose it might be like this:

Consider a society of gorillas. Sometimes people come in contact with them, very occasionally, but mostly people just leave them alone. They are not particularly interesting, except as a novelty. Besides, it is their right to be left alone, and to do as they please, and to live their lives unmolested, doing gorilla things.

Gorillas are capable of learning basic forms of human language, and a couple in captivity have been taught to communicate thusly. But no one is going out and teaching entire societies of gorillas sign-language, or giving them pieces of human technology, or dressing them up in human clothing. Where would it get them? They are capable of living this way, but would not do so naturally, and probably would not really benefit from it. It does not suit or interest them, so people leave them alone... to do gorilla things, as they would anyhow.

Does this make sense?
1161  Astral Chat / Welcome to News and Media! / Re: Senate Bill 510 - A Preview on: September 12, 2010, 01:09:31
Not far from the truth. It has been wittled away through the Regan years and later. The FDA seems to have no standards at all for what it will pass today.
1162  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: My dream guide on: September 11, 2010, 23:10:18

Not gonna ask how you narrowed the search thusly.

Just curious though... do you read the responses to your posts? Just post a reply if so wink
1163  2012 and The Transition of the Ages / Welcome to 2012 and The Transition of the Ages / Re: History and Celestial Time on: September 11, 2010, 22:37:41
It makes sense that many civilizations might think that, however; There are only so many choices about how to think about sequential time. The two big ones are cyclical periods, and complete linearity. The Abrahamic religions are all linear- they believe in a creation point, and in an eschaton to end things.

If you don't think of there being a begining or an end to time, then either you must think of time as being cyclical, or else imagine that every moment in time will be different from every other before, or at the very least that events have no pattern at all, and this is somewhat counter-intuitive, since there are forces in the universe that ensure that certain patterns are upheld, such as gravitational orbit.

Another rational reason for surmising that time might be cyclical is scaling up from smaller scale measurements of time. Days, seasons, years, solar-system relationships in planetary alignment, and the procession of the equinoxes all happen in cycles. It is only natural for a mathematical Hindu mind to think that perhaps these cycles, in many scales, are themselves units in even greater cycles, which are themselves units in ever larger cycles.
1164  Psychic and Paranormal / Welcome to Psychic and Paranormal! / Re: Question i need help with:Immortality on: September 10, 2010, 01:57:16
Hard to say whether that is true or not. Depends on whether you mean think of yourself as your awareness, or as your personal identity,which is defined by memories, habits of thought, and perspective.

It seems pretty likely that self as awareness may be immortal, while self as personal identity may die with the body. After death, you will likely still exist in some form, but will forever lose the perspective you have now. You will be you, but not you at the same time. Sort of like a person who, for some reason is always attached to a bicycle. When they are finally seperated from it years later, they will still exist, but they will not feel like the same person, as they will have gained some abilities and sensations, and lost others. Imagine this change, only with perspective and cognitive apparatus substituted for bicycle. You will gain some abilities and sensations, and will lose others.
1165  Astral Chat / Welcome to News and Media! / Re: Yes We Can = Thank You Satan on: September 08, 2010, 23:39:26
Lol... the backwards translations make no sense at all. They were clearly not trying very hard.

"Woman don't add?"

"He came with game?"

"Pharoah Zeus?"

"That ain't leaved- selled by the gambit- selled back?"

Need to do better than that. I liked "Thank you Satan", though- that one at least sounded very clear and with purpose. Maybe Obama runs with Lucifer, who knows... hard to say what team he is playing on sometimes.
1166  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Possessed!:( on: September 08, 2010, 13:38:33
Yeah, that is what I mean. Can't read them individually, but as a body.
1167  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Possessed!:( on: September 08, 2010, 00:48:29
I thought that too, at first. But if you look at his posting history, he has literally been posting these one-liners for years. If you read the last 50 or so as a whole, they seem to have sincerity in them, and tell a distinct story, so my guess is they are in fact genuine questions. But who knows  rolleyes
1168  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Astral Music Gods on: September 07, 2010, 13:03:27
Which is why it makes sense that we created this universe as a collective. A perpetual cycle of life

Lol... you can't just take a piece of a post out of context, and cite it as support of your premise, regardless of original intent. There is no relationship at all between what you just asserted and the meaning of that post  rolleyes
1169  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Astral Music Gods on: September 07, 2010, 02:28:29
You miss my point.. IF we created this universe for ourselves, God is irrelevant...

But that is saying the same thing. Whether or not God is irrelevant is just another another question about the importance or position of God in our reality. By focusing on whether or not God is relevant, you automatically give the concept relavence- it is self defeating.
1170  Metaphysics / Welcome to Metaphysics! / Re: Mirror Hallucinations on: September 07, 2010, 00:23:57

I've done this with dolls in a dark room. You can make them move and come to life. 

that sounds scary, i'm not going to be trying that anytime soon.

Yeah, lol... that sounds like the last thing I want to do... take a ton of time to put serious, dedicated effort into freaking myself out. shocked
1171  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: New Tracks on: September 06, 2010, 19:41:24
Do you use a keyboard, or go the pure midi route?

Listened to the second one there. Like the counterpoint, but feels like it wants a stronger central melody- like it has no focus. I know this is characteristic of a lot of ecltronic music, but it still bothers me. But good work  wink
1172  2012 and The Transition of the Ages / Welcome to 2012 and The Transition of the Ages / Re: Nothing is going to happen 2012 on: September 06, 2010, 19:34:31
Mayans sure know how to ruin Christmas... and about astronomy, blood sacrafice, empire building, an all.

But mainly ruining Christmas.
1173  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Astral Music Gods on: September 06, 2010, 13:01:01
Why is it so important whether or not there is a god, or whether we're god, or whether we are a part of god, etc?

To use the music example, it's like there are 80 people in an orchestra. No one there is focused on where everyone in the orchestra came from, what they they did to get there, who their parents are, who their instructors were, where their instruments were made, etc. The focus is all on the art and its creation. The rest seem to be extraneous details, at least as far as the orchestra is concerned that moment. Maybe the other details will come into play later, as far as who goes home where, etc, but in that moment, there is only the music.
1174  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Metallic objects? on: September 06, 2010, 12:54:11
That probably has more to do with more of the body's focus being put into digestion, and the corresponding physical sensations, I would guess.
1175  Psychic and Paranormal / Welcome to Psychic and Paranormal! / Re: Help please:zombie question on: September 04, 2010, 17:06:53
Lol.... maybe you can ask Freddy, maybe he knows?
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