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151  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Instant Result Technique (for the desperate/newbie/beginner) on: February 23, 2015, 03:39:59
Yeah the person believes they are not sleeping, but they end up having "microdreams", which last 5-10 seconds at a time. The body figures you have a compelling reason for not sleeping, and so will just take the sleep at any point you sit down, as it can manage.

The waking world blends with the subconscious in ways very much like a projection in that situation.
152  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Instant Result Technique (for the desperate/newbie/beginner) on: February 23, 2015, 02:16:24
The hallucinations bit definitely sounds like classic hypnogogia. Pretty much everyone experiences that either every time, or at least frequently. And ditto on the above. Others have found sleep deprivation to help them, but it is not necessary, or the preferred way.
153  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Where does Sexual Pleasure come from? on: February 15, 2015, 18:33:38
The sensual and sexual are purely in our minds.

People learn to associate them with various parts of the body and stimulation of those areas, but if you are really self-aware of it, the entire thing transpires in your mind, and has no necessary connection to any part of the body in that way. What it really amounts to is a sort of positive feedback loop through the autonomic nervous system.

I think it is important to recognize that sexuality has been denigrated through history and various religions into being something unclean, rather than as a gift given to humanity that actually enables us to be more creative and empathetic beings.

I would disagree that sexuality is a low goal, as is almost universally believed. I would point out that Tantric Buddhists and many others have used sensuality as a path toward higher understanding and connection with  greater realities. It is one path of many. We are physical for a reason. Ever think that maybe we weren't given these bodies and their sensual character to hinder us, but rather to expand us?
154  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Why do people call Ep's Ap's? on: February 07, 2015, 09:56:08
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On a horse there is Jason , a guy that has past life memories of having been a horse .

OMG... I think I heard his story on Coast to Coast one day. More than a little odd, but oh well, lol.

I remember him talking about how he missed having a master so much that he wanted a surrogate master in his current life  rolleyes
155  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Why do people call Ep's Ap's? on: February 02, 2015, 04:10:25
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I just call any experience you have in a reality which you identify as not being this physical reality... a Projection.

Yes, same. To me, the other words just introduce more convoluted mysticism into it. The experience is flooring as it is. The problem with getting any more specific than that is that no one agrees what any of those other words actually mean.

Imagine if there were ten definitions of the word "horse", and everyone in your language randomly chose one of the ten. Would using the word really be effective if it could mean "house", or "snake", or "rock", or "ambulance"? You could figure it out by context in some cases, but in others, you would want to be damn sure which of those definitions you wanted to convey at the time.

So I like to avoid the terms all together, because they carry that baggage with them, and mean different things in different world views.
156  World Cultures, Traditions and Religions / Welcome to World Cultures, Traditions and Religions! / Re: Anyone familar with Buddism? on: February 01, 2015, 06:33:03
One or two  wink
157  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Projection Experiences! / Re: Why Astral Projections Feel “More Real” Than Physical Waking Life on: January 29, 2015, 19:51:53
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There is only one thing you can say definitively about you own reality, "I am having an experience in the present moment." That is the only thing you can't argue with but you can only say it about yourself (am I wrong? Can anyone think of another?)

Yeah, there are really aren't THAT many things you can know definitively.

Another though that most people agree on is Descartes' "Cogito": "I think/perceive/experience, therefore I must exist".

Many people take for granted that if you are starting from a foundation of no knowledge, that proving you exist is a necessary  first step.

Other candidates may include the laws of logic. Many philosophers believe it is impossible for a reality to violate one of the basic logic laws and be stable (quantum physics asside). For instance, it is hard to picture a reality where the law of non-contradiction doesn't apply. Namely, that the same statement cannot be both true and false at the same time in the same circumstance in reference to the same thing. As an example, Mark has 3 apples / or plates / or protons. If that is a true statement, it cannot also be a false one too, otherwise "interesting" things happen logically, and every false statement simaltaneously becomes true according to the laws of logic.
158  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Projection Experiences! / Re: Why Astral Projections Feel “More Real” Than Physical Waking Life on: January 29, 2015, 11:04:25
Yet another language issue I think.

I understand what sentiment people are invoking when they say "it feels more real". The fact that "reality" doesn't admit of degrees, and that nothing that is experienced could be unreal asside, what I think people are talking about is the hierarchy of realities. Most realities are not "base" realities in the sense that they are grounded in the substrates of another reality.

For instance, take the computer game example that Tom likes a lot (and for good reason)- the computer game character's reality is dependent on and grounded in our own reality. There is a one-way direction of that dependence. Mario depends on this reality for his own reality, but this reality doesn't depend on Mario's reality (thankfully).

I think this is the concept people are expressing when they say that... that they have discovered that our current reality is lower on the dependence hierarchy chain by temporarily living outside of the illusion.
159  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Help me find this girl on: January 21, 2015, 01:26:28
I will be direct.

The attitude you are showing toward the person here does not sound healthy.

Consider the roles reversed. Consider a person comes to your door, and tells you that they took a picture of your clothes at the laundromat to remember you by, and that they found you again using psychic abilities, because they were so fascinated by you that they had to see you again.

Would you feel comfortable around this person?
160  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: what is the maximum number of spirit guides people can have on: January 20, 2015, 04:37:26
The same number of angels that can dance on the head of a pin, most literally.
161  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: How did you get here? on: January 19, 2015, 04:30:06
I remember another old site too... called "SpiritWeb" or something like that.

It had great information... and then suddenly it got filled with 400 articles on the various types of aliens there were, lol. Not that there aren't 400 kinds... but you know what I mean  rolleyes

The late 90's were like the second new age, lol, even cheaper than the first one.
162  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: If demons or astral vampires changed to a higher frequency would thay still bad on: January 16, 2015, 15:56:38
I guess it matters then what "frequency" refers to here.

For me the question doesn't arise, because I don't view the world as a "bad-to-good" spectrum which has well defined rungs. I think negativity or malevolence is not an intrinsic property of a consciousness, but probably more akin to something like a role that being is playing in its current reality.

The diference is, in the spectrum view of things, how "good or evil" the entity is one of its more basic identity properties. In the view I am proposing here, I am thinking of it more like a theatre play, where everyone goes home in the end and has fun, regardless of who played Peter Pan and who played Hook (because these were characters, not the natures of the actors who played them).
163  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Astral matter vs Physical matter on: January 16, 2015, 14:53:07
Astral matter has no physicality. It is an idea. When you really get down to it, the physical reality we have now is really basically just ideas, but don't think about that yet.

It will be solid if you expect it to be, and otherwise if that is what you think. It is real all the same, but not in the way it may appear.

"Astral" and "etheric" are basically synonyms to me. I have seen them used as though they described separate phenomena, but I am convinced the distinction only exists as a status symbol for some practitioners to place their acheivements over those of others.

As for the last question... experiences vary. Some people tend to have hazy experiences, for others it is hyper-reality... more lucid than here.

But try to stay away from expectations  and labels. They aren't going to inform you much.
164  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Is Morality a Requirement for Projecting? on: January 06, 2015, 12:23:37
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Could all those antique cultures have been so wrong for so many centuries?

If you really get down to it, there is almost nothing they were right about. There are only a handful that were right about some things part of the time (Egyptians and Greeks were exceptionally good at math, and their mathematical reasoning and proofs still hold up, for example). There is a lot of simple wisdom in those texts, but you just can't take the metaphysical claims at face value. They weren't playing with the full deck. Hell, we aren't playing with the full deck yet. Ancient cultures were at their best when they were thinking with science and logic. That is not to say that only logic is valid, of course (far, far from it), but when you get into speculations about how the world actually works... don't think being from 4000 years ago makes you better at it.

Honor the ancients for their incredible accomplishments, and read their poetry and mysticism. Don't delegate your reasoning to them.
165  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Community Spirit. on: January 05, 2015, 09:37:15
Thus is expended the entire aerospace budget of Thailand for the decade.

Damn worth it though. At the start of the video, I was VERY concerned for the technicians... there is a reason rockets aren't lit by hand, lol.

Hats off to their engineers. All they got was structural... bamboo... and it made it halfway to orbit... AND no one got killed at launch.
166  Astral Chat / Welcome to News and Media! / Re: How to be ultra spiritual on: January 02, 2015, 06:27:53
http://www.wisdomofchopra.com/

The Deepak Chopra quote generator is a lot of fun too.

I learned "Elephants are insects."
167  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Merry Christmas (or whatever other holiday you celebrate)!! on: December 26, 2014, 10:42:16
I don't believe in Christmas, I am a scientologist.

Wait, no I'm not... I thought I was Tom Cruise for a second again.

Happy Christmas everyone!
168  Metaphysics / Welcome to Quantum Physics! / Re: Need list of power sources that can be used both physically and metaphysically on: December 21, 2014, 14:56:30
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A thought process way outside of the box will solve this. Interacting is another story, perhaps resonance itself is key for interaction. It most certainly is in radio reception.
Thoughts.

Without defaulting to the tired language of the new age, being open to some form of influence or energy seems like an invitation to interact with it. When you address the forces themselves... "things" happen.

I don't claim to know mechanisms or wherefores of it all. How it works... I would be only be pitching wide guesses. But address that you would like to court directly, and with fullest sincerity, and it will answer if it is equipped to do so.
169  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Hearing voices :? on: December 16, 2014, 06:45:55
Probably a hypnogogic trance. You can hear all sorts of things that are likely just produced by your brain; it is a similar effect to when you are drifting off to sleep, and end up in that twilight. I wouldn't worry too much about it.
170  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Scam crags list rental home on: December 16, 2014, 05:51:59
The bad word in this story is "prepaid-debit-card".

Poor lady might as well have sent her money to a Nigerian Prince.
171  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, or how I came to experience Primal Union with Creation on: December 08, 2014, 00:48:10
Yeah... What the I Ching is... you count patterns of Yarrow sticks, and there are something like 64 possible outcomes. You then interpret what that outcome means in your situation.

What it amounts to is a way for a Chinese mystic 2000 years ago to ask their ancestors for advice. It is a marked improvement over the previous way, which required the mystic to take a hot poker to the shoulder blade of an ox, and read the way the bone cracked.

172  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, or how I came to experience Primal Union with Creation on: December 07, 2014, 23:20:02
The I Ching is simply a tool for Chinese prophecy.

Also, why five books on Tao?

Read the first 2 sentences of the first one!

"The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao
The name that can be named is not the eternal name"

Just messing with you though, that sounds like fun. Read the Zhuangzi if you haven't already, it is the best of the lot by a long shot if you ask me. The Zhuangzi is like written music to me.

I can relate to the period of tension. Eventually something happens everytime.

173  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Projection Experiences! / Re: Do I have a parasites? on: December 07, 2014, 18:40:05
Fake it till you make it is a VERY powerful principle for life in general.

It gets results especially quickly in psychological situations like this.
174  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Projection Experiences! / Re: Do I have a parasites? on: December 07, 2014, 03:37:04
Then pretend you are your future self  wink

At some point, you will just stop caring about the shadow snail. It is too much work to worry about it, and you have better things to do, you will realize. Why not make that point now, and save the extra time and worry?
175  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Projection Experiences! / Re: Do I have a parasites? on: December 06, 2014, 18:10:17
Do you feel you will be thinking about the snail 3 years from now?
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