The Astral Pulse
News: http://www.astralpulse.com/aup.html. Acceptable Use Policy for the forums. Please read and ensure that you respect these policies. Thank you.

Please note that due to the amount of spam posts we have been receiving over the past few months, we have switched Registration to require you to be approved by a moderator.  We will go through the approval list as often as we can, but if it's been 24 hours and you haven't been Approved yet or you've received a rejection email, please email myself or one of the moderators immediately so we may correct the application.

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause, but it's the last resort we have to fighting the spam for now.
 
*
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register. October 23, 2014, 09:35:07


Login with username, password and session length


  Show Posts
Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 8 9 ... 74
76  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: The Inter-Dimensional Entities Behind the Dark Agenda Thatís Taking Over the Wor on: June 16, 2014, 04:50:14
Probably not.

Honestly, I haven't the slightest clue what enlightenment is though, and I get a bit suspicious when people suggest they do know, because it invariably ends up being either a status claim, or a carrot to goad followers with. My guess is a word, and nothing more, but who knows.
77  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: The Inter-Dimensional Entities Behind the Dark Agenda Thatís Taking Over the Wor on: June 16, 2014, 02:50:18
Quote
I think this may be the wrong approach here. To assume an individual is young or old is a fundamentally useless question if we are to consider ourselves "timeless" beings without beginning or end. Such distinction may merely be an expression of our time borne existence and its overall relatedness to non-physical systems may be subject to question.

But the question remains, why are we here, and why does there not appear to be a uniform purpose to our universal existence? Is knowledge of the world and its purpose, in an intellectual sense, something the monkey brain of man can comprehend? The more I live the more skeptical I become of such an idea. I haven't had an out of body experience, but having read your accounts, if you accept the REALITY at face value of what you guys are stating despite all our advances in technology we are so off the mark its not even funny. It may even have done some harm, considering the growing collective resignation that there is no life beyond the body or any larger system beyond this one. There have been benefits for sure, given we're even having this conversation over such a distance is a miracle, but we seem to be becoming even more dissociated from the true "wider reality" than ever before.

I use this language here because a purpose for our existence is being discussed. I agree with you that it seems likely that not only may we be timeless, but we exist outside of linear time. But in order to discuss a purpose or a goal, to me this implied linear time (else there would be no time before the goal was met). Now if we have been progressing toward this goal, yet have always existed, it seems that we should have made infinite progress. That we have not made infinite progress would imply that we were at some point "created" in our current form (because our finite progress would be explained by finite existence), and in the sense of being created vs always having existed, I use the term "young".

I do not suppose that we are created in that sense, or that the term "young" (or any comparative like that) could be applied to us in any meaningful sense; but to me, I have difficulty of conceiving of a goal for our existence without those constraints (not that we necessarily have one either, but for the sake of the discussion previous).

Dissociation from the wider reality may well be one of the reasons of being here. Perhaps there are things that can only be experienced from a perspective of ignorance and isolation in a place such as this.
78  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: The Inter-Dimensional Entities Behind the Dark Agenda Thatís Taking Over the Wor on: June 15, 2014, 19:35:22
Quote
The action itself is meaningless, but the Intent behind the action is what's important.

True enough. That is what Cervantes wrote the first novel ever (Don Quixote) to say, in around 1000 pages, lol...
79  Integral Philosophy / Welcome to Integral Philosophy! / Re: Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life - on: June 15, 2014, 19:10:30
Easy there, slugger.

I haven't seen a single person advance the doctrine of materialism you are raging so vehemently against.

No face kicking needed yet, pretty sure.

Maybe instead of dropping in monthly, you should just take a moment and look around... is there a single person completely rejecting your thoughts here? Has a single person even been mildly inhospitable?

Might be good to dial it back a few notches is all I am saying... we are friends here, and we happen to actually have similar enough viewpoints at the root.
80  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: The Inter-Dimensional Entities Behind the Dark Agenda Thatís Taking Over the Wor on: June 15, 2014, 18:55:23
Quote
If I was forced to put a definition towards why we're (when I say "we" I mean ALL conscious beings) experiencing this physical reality it would be to purify your Intent towards that of Love.

Possibly, but that also raises a line of questions of its own, such as:

-If our higher existences have always existed, why don't they know all there is to know about love by now?
-If our higher existences have not always existed, when were they created, and from what?
-What are the insects of the world (read- the majority of all animal life) learning about love?
-Why are only higher animals in general (it looks like reptiles, or maybe fish at best) equipped to understand and express love, when there are so few of them?

Love seems like something mostly birds and mammals do here.

If we don't know all about it by now... we must be very young... and why would we be so young, if the world is so timeless?

Honestly... I haven't the slightest clue what this world is exactly for, lol. As I mentioned earlier, my best guess is experience through role playing; Tom Campbell suggests something somewhat similar in saying we are here to "experience life with limits, and the situations that creates" [paraphrasing from memory], but who really knows... at least I haven't heard a definitive argument yet.

The physical world we are sharing here might actually have dozens of separate reasons for being, even...

Picture the internet... why does it exist? Well, not for one reason, but for thousands. It exists to send emails. It exists to check stock reports. It exists for cats. It exists for pornography. It exists for news. It exists for disinformation. It exists for games. It exists for learning. It exists for absurdity. It exists for social connectivity. It exists for social control and surveilance. It exists for spammers. It exists for teachers.

Our world might be like the internet... every single being might be here to do something completely different and valid...
81  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Projection Experiences! / Re: Mugwort ... can it assist in astral projection? on: June 15, 2014, 17:49:21
Why take something with toxicity concerns like that attached to it though... there are other herbs out there.
82  Astral Chat / Welcome to News and Media! / Re: Change your life FOREVER on: June 15, 2014, 11:09:00
Quote
This would be Like tapping on that other 90% brain power you are supposedly not using, plus IMHO is also spiritualistic as Sh1t grin

The brain thing has been said to be a pop-culture myth for a while, with the real truth being something more like you only use 10% of the parts of the brain for any given task, but use all of it at various times when the task is appropriate. If you were using more than that, you would be using areas that are not wholly appropriate for the task, such as using auditory processing centers while tasting food. It would amount to something like an LSD experience (which is not to say that sort of experience is worthless, but usually not super helpful in the survival-oriented sense that our bodies are ordered around).

This sounds like something I did a lot as a kid, and still do occasionally to an extent. When I was trying out a new idea I wasn't sure of, I would have an internal dialogue between myself and other people; I basically built a character of the other person I knew, and imagined with a fair deal of accuracy how their mannerisms, beliefs, values, and thought-patterns would take the idea, and what sorts of responses they would give to questions and statements. These conversations would last for 10 minutes or more sometimes. I guess it is the sort of thing that you either label a person psychotic for, or else call them inventively eccentric over, based on how you are inclined to view them, haha.  wink
83  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: The Inter-Dimensional Entities Behind the Dark Agenda Thatís Taking Over the Wor on: June 15, 2014, 08:11:52
Quote
There is only five dimensions and the fifth is not where we are heading before we meet death.

I sort of think the "dimensional hierarchy" idea was conceived and propagated by ascensionists as you say though... and is more or less predicated on the idea that, "By golly, 4 dimensions are better than 3, and if you thought 4 was good, wait till you see 5"  rolleyes

The actual reality is likely pretty difficult to express with the language and schemes we have.
84  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: The Inter-Dimensional Entities Behind the Dark Agenda Thatís Taking Over the Wor on: June 14, 2014, 08:38:30
Quote
But it also seems to me that he wants to make the usual 'evolutionist' statement because he also overlooks that there was a time before WW1 and 2 and some periods were (in some areas and/or world-wide) even more peaceful. I remember reading about a very peaceful area in Europe  a while ago but forgot what exactly it referred to. I also remember reading a book about a prehistoric time where archeologists found no traces of violence at all in Europe over centuries (!!) with tribes that made a lot of pottery but most is not known about them today, there was almost no conflict. And then of course we have myths and legends about a "Golden Age" maybe eons ago. It's just that this evoluitionist thinking is so flawed imv. There is some achievements, yes, compared to some times when people were even more trigger-happy it seemed. But it is not linear.

For sure. If we are less violent now, I do not think it is owing to our greater human development, so much as circumstance.

I think you might mean the "Pax Romana", where the Romans weren't at war for 200 full years. The Egyptians also enjoyed many centuries of peace because of their isolation, which is one reason they might have become so advanced at mathematics.

Quote
Plus, there are so many wars, mass murder and slaughtery all over the world which we do not even find out about because it is NOT covered, e.g. in the "3rd World", maybe it was alwyas this way, but someone who says that we live in more peaceful times because of some manipulative body-counts might still be very wrong (and cynical...).

Oh yes, there are plenty of these. We all hear about Sudan, but almost no one hears of what happened in places like East Timor. No economic interest in it. Chomsky says a lot on that subject.

Quote
The nuclear stalemate of post-WW2 might have played a part that we have no WW3 (so far?) and thus the giant overkill - but that does not mean that people and societies are 'less violent' in their behaviour or mentality.

It is a terrible thought, but what followed after WW2 was so horrific in some arenas that the world may have been a better place had the Nazis actually won. The Germans were about ready to cast off the Third Reich around the time of their defeat at the hands of the Russians, and had they done so in the case of a German victory as well, as I expect they would have in a matter of years, the way the pieces sat on that chessboard may have been more fortunate than what we actually had. The cleansing that even the Germans had a taste for was probably far less than what the likes of Mao could stomach, and the US-German Cold War would probably have been a bit less intense. Hitler's plans were just not feasible on the scale he pictured them, and I think that alone might have allowed better heads to prevail.
85  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: The Inter-Dimensional Entities Behind the Dark Agenda Thatís Taking Over the Wor on: June 14, 2014, 03:11:41
Steven Pinker indeed uses flawed reasoning at times, and it is true that the west still launches wars of exploitation where it is profitable; but if you compare the last 40 years to the 40 before it, there is no comparison. The last 40 had Persian gulf Hijinx parts 1-5, Bosnia, Kosovo, Grenada, a few major Israeli aggressions, Iraq vs Iran, some paramilitary actions in South America and Africa, and a few other major conflicts. Death toll probably totals 10-15 million between the lot of them. 40 before that... Vietnam, Korean war, mad Soviet expansion, Maozedong's Peoples' revolution in China, Stalin's ethnic exterminations, Eastern European ethnic cleansing in general, and World War 2. Death toll between all of those probably comes in at 150-200 million. Stalin and Mao easily killed more people than died during all of World War 2 alone.

Now compared to that time in history, anything else pales. Without a doubt we are living in a far less violent time than that. But I agree with you that we haven't come that much further socially. I think it is more a matter of military wars being less profitable for many parties than economic war of late.
86  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: The Inter-Dimensional Entities Behind the Dark Agenda Thatís Taking Over the Wor on: June 13, 2014, 02:43:28
There are also "times" for it. Social movements and superstitions create an artificial season for it. The Beatnik counter-culture of the 50's created a short burst of sincere interest in eastern thought. The LSD craze and anti-war counter culture in general generated a superficial interest in metaphysics. We had a huge range of fake channelers spring up over people's fears of something magic happening at the turn of the millenium, and I think everyone well remembers the 2012 fiasco. There is interest out there, but at times like those, it is the worst possible kind.
87  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: The Inter-Dimensional Entities Behind the Dark Agenda Thatís Taking Over the Wor on: June 12, 2014, 14:45:31
Quote
Everyday I see so many things that just make me think "Really, Humanity wants to go this way".   sad

 We are so much better than that. I wonder when we are going to grow up and finally start acting like we are. With the fact that ethics and morals seem to be left behind, I can see it's going to be a long time before we do "wake up".

If you neither want to be here, nor want not to be here, I think you find great peace that lies in the middle ground, in experiencing the ecstasy of existence for its own sake in moments that have no reliance on past or future.

Every now and then I wonder if it is really possible to change this world in a profound way... maybe we are here in this world now because we have affinity to it, as it in suits our development... and once we are developed enough to make a difference, we have already distanced ourselves from belonging here.

My own theory though, from what I have seen and what I reason is that we are here to learn and gather experience by playing roles. You could be the hero, or the foil, or the hero's mother, or maybe the baker who makes bread for the hero, or you are the guy the hero beat up in school before he decided to be heroic, or maybe you are a snail and you love sucking on dirt for sucking on dirt's sake.

Perhaps what we are here reflects our own state of development, but I think probably not. I think it is more like sometimes you want to be the snail, to see what that game is like.

Ethics is damn important, and I truly wish people would live with consideration for what their lives and actions cost other beings in suffering... but I have a feeling it all sorts itself out at the end of the day, when the game is over.
88  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: The Inter-Dimensional Entities Behind the Dark Agenda Thatís Taking Over the Wor on: June 11, 2014, 14:20:04
Quote
LOL Yeah I actually believed it at first but as I thought about it and gained a better understanding of true spirituality I realized it was all a bunch of BS most likely. And so on 2012 I wasn't surprised that we didn't end up in the 5th dimension or consciousness increasing. I believe in practical spirituality. And I have learned how to discern this.

Not to mention... what is the point of this world being here... if it is just going to end up in the 5th dimension with eveything else up there...

The 5th dimension has gotta' be crowded- word on the street is earth is the true hipster place to be right now.
89  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: The Inter-Dimensional Entities Behind the Dark Agenda Thatís Taking Over the Wor on: June 09, 2014, 00:29:58
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp1F16_7lO0

Some critical, and detached thinking couldn't hurt either.

90  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: The Inter-Dimensional Entities Behind the Dark Agenda Thatís Taking Over the Wor on: June 08, 2014, 12:39:12
I will hazard a guess Xanth more or less means what Astralzombie said, or some minor variant thereof.

Perhaps brevity is kindness here.
91  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: The Inter-Dimensional Entities Behind the Dark Agenda Thatís Taking Over the Wor on: June 08, 2014, 02:30:53
Unfortunately, the powerful don't need demons to give them marching orders in order to take over the world. Compound interest and fractional reserve banking alone are strong enough forces to own the world after a mere couple hundred years. Math and ignorance of the population at large are the only tools they require.

As much as I would like to go on a holy quest against the dread forces of doom, lol...

92  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Re enter body in the past ? on: June 04, 2014, 08:58:54
If there are bad people in your life, consider that while you don't have total control over how they treat you, you do have the power to control how it affects you inside. Being around downer people can be a drain, but then, it can also slide right off of you as it comes, to an extent, depending on your circumstances. If you are not totally new to these practices, you will probably know a meditative mindset by now- you can approach confrontations with this same state of mind, and you will come out of it all much differently.

I am sorry to hear that you are sick. It is hard to give any sort of advice about that without knowing more (I am not asking for more information, just stating). In some cases, it can be a sort of opportunity to become a stronger person, but then circumstances do matter.

But what you are asking in general will happen in its own timeline anyhow... you will have many opportunities to look over your past life in the non-physical; and if it will happen on it own... then all that's left is to learn to love your life for what it is. It can be easy to focus on pain, or what you lack, but few people think about how marvelous it is to feel the summer rain on their face, or to take a walk through the woods with the wind bringing the trees to life. It doesn't have to be one thing in particular, but small things are very big things. If you find enough things like that, your problems won't seem that big!

93  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Re enter body in the past ? on: June 03, 2014, 22:21:16
Lots of unlikely things are possible. But all of my experience with this area hasn't provided me with any obvious means to do it... other than wanting to, or asking to, which works more times than it should at various times.

But what I am seeing here is that one of a few things has likely happened, for you to ask a question like that:

1) You regret the way a certain series of events played out, and you want another shot at them

2) You don't like how certain things in your life have turned out at this point, and you would rather they be as they were

3) You are bored of it all, and want to move on to something else

Is it one of these?

94  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Re enter body in the past ? on: June 03, 2014, 19:52:50
I gather this is something you want to try?
95  Astral Chat / Welcome to News and Media! / Re: A fly by of all known planets in our galaxy (1776 of them) on: June 03, 2014, 06:28:40
Yeah... and that is still only 100,000 stars. Creation is immense many orders of magnitude beyond our ability to conceive.
96  Astral Chat / Welcome to News and Media! / Re: A fly by of all known planets in our galaxy (1776 of them) on: June 03, 2014, 03:18:14
So a similar argument to the old Christian notion of the universe being built solely for the earth? As in the rest is just fluff, and they can add it later as we look?

I think Tom said something like that at some point... that the only parts of the world that are really there are the parts conscious beings are looking at- the rest doesn't need to exist.

Maybe, but that only works if humans are the coolest thing in this physical universe, and it is our playground. I feel like there are others out there someplace...
97  Astral Chat / Welcome to News and Media! / Re: A fly by of all known planets in our galaxy (1776 of them) on: June 02, 2014, 18:21:10
Very true, but where I am now, I can't be sure of bringing back trustworthy data of something I can't physically verify. I would never know if I was having an experience of a faraway physical place, or something I had envisioned. It doesn't help that I clearly have an active imagination about those things  rolleyes

98  Astral Chat / Welcome to News and Media! / A fly by of all known planets in our galaxy (1776 of them) on: June 02, 2014, 08:34:47
We all know there are billions of stars in our galaxy, but lets face it, billion is not a word I understand. I can intellectualize the concept, but my mind can't provide me with any picture of what a number on that scale looks or feels like. Here is a recently made video I happened on depicting only the 1776 then-known planets of two months ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw_KfDEypTY

Most of those are the ones that are so close to us we can't miss them with our new tools, such as  the Kepler Space Telescope.

The images I get of vast oceanic worlds full of arthropod life, endless forests known only to snails, and of gentle and warlike cultures is phenomenal.

If you concentrate, you can see Vulcan and Kronos go by.


------------------


To compliment and expand on that, with a very recent article:

http://www.universetoday.com/112265/there-might-be-100-million-planets-in-the-galaxy-with-complex-life/

Quote
The figure came from studying a list of more than 1,000 exoplanets for metrics such as their density, temperature, chemistry, age and distance from the parent star. From this, Irwinís team formulated a ďbiological complexity indexĒ that ranges between 0 and 1.0. The index is rated on ďthe number and degree of characteristics assumed to be important for supporting multiple forms of multicellular life,Ē the research team stated.
Assuming that Europa (a moon of Jupiter believed to have an ocean below its ice) is a good candiate for life, the team estimated that 1% to 2% of exoplanets would have a BCI that is even higher than that. So to translate that into some estimates: 10 billion stars in the Milky Way, averaging one planet a star, which brings us to 100 million planets minimum.


The figure came from studying a list of more than 1,000 exoplanets for metrics such as their density, temperature, chemistry, age and distance from the parent star. From this, Irwinís team formulated a ďbiological complexity indexĒ that ranges between 0 and 1.0. The index is rated on ďthe number and degree of characteristics assumed to be important for supporting multiple forms of multicellular life,Ē the research team stated.
Assuming that Europa (a moon of Jupiter believed to have an ocean below its ice) is a good candiate for life, the team estimated that 1% to 2% of exoplanets would have a BCI that is even higher than that. So to translate that into some estimates: 10 billion stars in the Milky Way, averaging one planet a star, which brings us to 100 million planets minimum.

100 million planets with things at least as complicated as jellyfish or tardigrades probably inhabiting them. There are wonders just out of our current reach, I am sure of it. Probably lucky for them we can't reach them yet.
99  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Seeing Colors Constantly? Auras or eye problems? on: May 29, 2014, 19:12:55
Quote
If it was so I believe our paradigm would have already shifted quite a bit. Besides... There's a lot of people who that don't have good intentions at all and still manage to become quite able with the paranormal.

Sadly, I think "intent" or "desire" might be a stronger catalyst for developing such abilities... and things such as a strong prior belief that they are possible goes a long way.
100  Integral Philosophy / Welcome to Integral Philosophy! / Re: What happens to those who commit suicide? on: May 29, 2014, 17:14:33
I think the universe is probably not so mechanical as for there to be one thing that happens.

It probably depends on the person, and their motives, what possible reasons they may have been here, etc.

What happens on earth to a person who kills someone else? Well, it matters how old they are, it matters how rich or poor they are, it matters why they did it, it matters to whom they did it, it matters if they were told to do it or acted on their own ideas, it matters if someone has declared it a "wartime situation", and it matters what their alternatives were. And that is just a system devised by humans. I would surmise the system run by the universe has even more variables.
Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 8 9 ... 74
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums


The Astral Pulse Copyright © 2002 - 2014
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS! Dilber MC Theme by HarzeM