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1  Psychic and Paranormal / Welcome to Psychic and Paranormal! / Re: Interesting Experiment on: September 24, 2018, 00:12:48
Maybe in the 70's that grant would go through  cool

Princeton's little deal with the falling foam balls (PEAR) was always a neat little anomaly, but not sure if they ever eliminated all the alternative interference possibilities, like the gravity of people in the room, nearby obects, etc.
I'm not familiar. What did the distribution look like?
2  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Striking a Balance on: September 23, 2018, 23:54:05
"everyone else is a bunch of schlubs."
 Ahh. Anyone who uses the word schlub can join my exclusive club anytime.
3  Psychic and Paranormal / Welcome to Psychic and Paranormal! / Re: Interesting Experiment on: September 08, 2018, 11:52:58
Did it 8 times, got it right 7 times, with two choices ( there is about a 3.5% chance of an outcome that strong or better in 8 trials).

Is it statistically significant? Would have to do it 10,000 odd times and get back to you on that  wink
You start applying for a grant and I'll...wait.
4  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: So bothered and ticked off about relationship towards suicide on: July 02, 2018, 12:43:03
It is one of those case by case things. There are huge differences between people in a state where they are likely to suicide / have suicided. Some of these people may have made a rational choice, others may have made a less reasonable choice. Most human situations are like that.

People in a terminal situation, where it costs them a lot of anguish to keep living... I think strong arguments can be made that it is logical and acceptable for those people to suicide.

Rational cases can be made that is is reasonable for people to suicide to avoid falling into the hands of a viscious enemy in a war or war-like situation.

A common component with people who are in a state where they are likely to suicide is that they believe, rightly or wrongly, that their situation will never improve. Determining how well-founded they are in this reasoning can be a helpful first step in considering how to help them. Many people can be put into a frenzied / irrational state by a temporary situation. Some of these people can be helped by a person who can give their situation perspective.

Most suicidal people resent being lied to or spoken to in an unnatural way by would-be helpers. One of the challenges for helping them is that you should be truthful, while helping them to gain a better outlook on reality, where appropriate.

Lives do have value, and generally should not be wasted casually if it can be helped.
Some of your best work, Still...Godspeed...
5  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Projection Experiences! / Re: Beware the Talking Monkeys! on: May 17, 2018, 10:22:44
Wow. Frank...Is there an astral memory lane, Selski?
6  Spiritual Evolution / Welcome to Spiritual Evolution! / Re: The Event - Mass Awakening - Dimensional Transcendence on: April 02, 2018, 23:39:41
I've never understood all this "dimension" talk...
Ya, me too. Is it like the highest achieving kids pull up the lowest kids by increasing the average? If so, not much incentive to work on yourself. Just wait for whatever they call this and get pulled along on a spiritual free ride.
7  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Where is robert monroe. on: February 28, 2018, 07:31:18
Thread killer. Show some respect.
You need to start taking yourself seriously.
8  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Where is robert monroe. on: February 27, 2018, 09:36:29
Robert Monroe sleeps wid da fishes.
9  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Ayahuasca on: February 20, 2018, 01:24:10
I had a friend go down to Peru last year and give it a go. He is still an insufferable, condescending, pontificating tw*t. So it did him no good on that account. I think of "westerners" taking it because they are lazy and impatient with non drug methods of achieving the same results. Maybe the people who don't achieve these states, despite their desire, just aren't ready. Then you force this on the ego. Oh boy...
10  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Sexual Orientation and Energy on: December 01, 2017, 05:20:30
Please tell me you don't have a vocal affectation as well...Don't be mean...don't be a jerk, but be a little aloof. When the girls are talking to you, look them up and down with the slightest hint of a smirk...but still pay attention to their every word...just don't over show it. And with your "friendliness", don't be overly available. "....ya, um...I have a girl I'm trying to date on the other line, so...why don't you call me back later" Don't be a doormat, essentially. Assert yourself and cut off overly needy girls...quick! Be a "part time" friend. Get them to respect your time. Keep your pecker in your pants and the respect you are due will come. Stay the course and best of fortune to you...
11  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: The Unsolvable Mystery of Reality Itself on: October 22, 2017, 16:33:23
Doesn't that only apply as a retrospective process? Nothing can be a valid concept permitted that there isn't anything around to label it. Nothing and something are both self fulfilling in that sense.
Possibly you need a binary/opposite in order to understand either. Can't know hot without cold. Good/evil. Something/nothing. Maybe they can't exist without opposite, but in this case, nothing is nothing and shouldn't exist but created, like zero.
12  World Cultures, Traditions and Religions / Welcome to World Cultures, Traditions and Religions! / Re: Error of Perception on: October 21, 2017, 22:29:08
" least treating the system as though it were objective tells us that that approach has at least temporary value."
 Yes. This becomes a framework, made up of root assumptions. I believe I have heard it referred to as consensus reality. For the sake of continuity, we all agree to a baseline-the physical "laws" for instance. Surely, this provides a more stable experience than say, your house suddenly floating away into the clouds or you unexpectedly accelerating exponentially as you start to walk... 
 From this, individual perception adds infinite shadings to the equation and what you perceive is your business...
13  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: The Unsolvable Mystery of Reality Itself on: October 21, 2017, 22:16:23
Nothing becomes something when you conceptualize it. It's as though the act of thinking about it changes its information state. Kind of like the act of trying to observe a particle or wave.
14  World Cultures, Traditions and Religions / Welcome to World Cultures, Traditions and Religions! / Re: Error of Perception on: October 13, 2017, 19:25:58
Again, nothing to add but I'm bookending this baby...hello Selski... wink
15  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: The Unsolvable Mystery of Reality Itself on: October 13, 2017, 03:20:01
" ...why an illusion of separateness and duality seems to arise in the most complex of these experiences..."
 How do you know what the most complex experiences are and if indeed a duality is attached to them? Let's go the other way. How do you know that the lesser experiences lack this illusion? I'll take my pedantic prickery one further and suggest that it is "currently" unknowable but not "absolutely" unknowable. Besides, ask anyone around here and they'll tell you the same thing. It's 3.
16  2012 and The Transition of the Ages / Welcome to 2012 and The Transition of the Ages / Re: Star Seeds and ETs ? on: October 10, 2017, 16:22:14
I have nothing of value to add to this discussion but my quirks can't allow the inaction to continue. I just got tired of seeing, "Last post by Stillwater-Re:Starseeds and ET's. Now it won't show that. Now I can sleep...truly.
17  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: I keep getting dreams of hell. on: September 03, 2017, 15:43:20
I honestly don't think anyone here is qualified to answer a question like that.

I would be very suspicious of any answer you received to such a question.
As a self appointed expert it is incumbent upon me to stick my nose into other peoples problems. I believe in a bespoke universe, custom tailored to our individual needs and not an off the rack universe where one clumsy answer has to be forced to fit all. Quit asking questions of others that only you can answer. But of course, this path is more challenging...
18  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Experienced Astral Travelers on: August 07, 2017, 23:04:04
"it is the old dreidel spinner part in me"
 Ahhh...well then, shalom!
19  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Experienced Astral Travelers on: August 07, 2017, 22:14:58
"You can pay me, or keep the money (whichever you like), because I am about to help you!"
 I always suspected you were an alright fella, Stillwater. And it's good to hear you're a vegetarian...I like girls too!  wink
20  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: What if I never have children, will I have a worser reincarnation next time? on: April 08, 2017, 02:12:08
Firstly, don't let this bug you. I am 50 and will never have a genetic heir. When I would think about being a parent, my feelings were of revulsion and dread. I admitted this to myself quite readily. And the child I never had thanks me for owning that.
 I get along with children quite well and make great efforts to not condescend. They are usually a good source of amusement and I appreciate the time I do spend with them.
 My personal biases have led me to formulate a narrative relative to having children. It is this. Having children in this age, in this prosperity, in this mobility is a lifestyle choice. Don't need extra hands to work the farm and our extinction by lack of numbers is unlikely. A child may be an accoutrement to flesh out a fashion. More likely, it is an opportunity for us to mould a little life in the image of our ego.
 Children aren't for everyone. Foster care is full. Without judgement, some people aren't ready to be parents and yet find themselves in just that situation.
 If I had any advise to offer, it would be this. Honour your true feelings about being a parent and find peace with that honesty.
21  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: How will I know if I am dead? on: February 13, 2017, 01:51:16
You will know when you only get one more tax notice.
22  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Astral sex? on: January 21, 2017, 08:40:56
If by "bees knees", you mean an orgasm that includes losing control of your bowels and other messiness, well then, have at it.
23  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Just putting this here on: December 11, 2016, 04:55:49
Gee, why the incredible disconnect between your original post and the one currently viewable? How dare you make my previous allusions to golden showers seem non applicable. Maybe your future posts should be edited with the same brevity with which you subjected your original post. Not everyone here is twelve years old and willing to read the non sequitur drivel you subject us to. Concision. Please make this your prime consideration when posting in the future.
24  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Help me on: December 10, 2016, 22:17:14
"Does your ex tinkle you off?"
 No-one has ever "tinkled" me off. Not because I object to it per se, but because it doesn't appeal to me. I'm all for free expression, so if tinkling is your thing, good for you.
 Now if you mean "ticked" off, well... ya...them ticking you off is probably why you're not together.
25  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Is there such a thing as a non-physical world? on: October 23, 2016, 02:54:28
"I have two very strong self evident truths that I have arrived at."
 ...And I would would never challenge their validity...on a personal, subjective level. The point I was trying to bring us to is the larger cultural acceptance of our subjective experience. When I say self evident, I was speaking at the (forgive me for using this word) paradigm level that lens our understandings of what is possible. We are still using a 500yr old mechanistic metaphor upon which many of our current assumptions are based. This is the dominant narrative upon which we base what is possible or accepted as "evidence"
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