what if he's right and the times I thought I saw the real thing was a dream, too? Perhaps there were differences between what I saw while out of body and reality, but I just didn't realize it?
What or who tells us (besides a close-minded and materialism-superstitious Randi) that reality fluctuations as well as dream content is "not real"? There are certainly differences to physical 'real'ity, except if you are a pro in using etheric projection or remote viewing techniques.
Remember that physical reality is only stable perhaps because your physical brain is 'tuned' in to it while in beta-waves-state, itis not stable otherwise! I'd say actually it is not stable at all. Maybe it is not even 'real'. Or at least not more or less real than astral planes, dream planes, etc.?
So don't fall into the skeptics traps please. This is what they use to discourage you. Reality fluctuations are normal. If you don't want them maybe try practice etheric projections (ask todd about this). We talked about this in several threads recently, e.g. here:http://www.astralpulse.com/forums/welcome_to_out_of_body_experiences/etheric_projection_and_kundalini_symptoms-t37565.0.html;msg308121#msg308121
Imv, the best explanation for reality fluctuations I found so far is the "sea shell bubble analogy"
Juergen, who occasionally also posts here on this forum as MDM (*waves hand to Jürgen, if you read this*).
Allow me to quote from his interesting website regarding this topic:
"The greatest criticism Out-Of-Body travellers face from skeptics is the fact that they are unable to supply proof of their OBE excursions, for example by reading messages out of sight from physical view or information from remote locations. The reason for this becomes obvious if we look at the diagram 1 of the sea shell. The shell represents the physical body and the seabed the physical world. The air bubble represents the projected subtle energy body and the area above the sea the higher dimensional counter part. As the OBE body is composed of the energy of the higher dimension its natural attraction is towards it and it passes very quickly from one dimension to the next, like an air bubble would find the quickest way to the surface and into the air.
It is relatively rare for the energy body to remain for any length of time on the physical level. I can count on one hand the number of times I was able to look at my physical body from the outside. OBE travellers often report discomfort whilst still on the physical level or a strong pull either towards it or away from it. Sometimes this can be accompanied by confusion, blurriness, blacked-out vision or disorientation.
OBE excursion take mostly place on the first dimensional counterpart of the physical, which appears to be an exact copy, but isn’t. Travellers often report slight abnormalities which they find confusing, such as the layout of their bedroom having changed, furniture being added or removed, pictures having changed etc. When asked to find information placed at a different location in order to test the authenticity of their experience they will nearly always fail to give an accurate report." - J. Ziewe
Source (pic and text): http://www.multidimensionalman.com/Multidimensional-Man/Mechanics_of_Out-of-body_travel.html
Also interesting, Robert Bruce's descriptions of perfectly normal RFs in the "RTZ":http://books.google.de/books?id=PId1UeRY_TYC&pg=PA225&lpg=PA225&dq=%22reality+fluctuations%22&source=bl&ots=-uNWZOmNmS&sig=4cirqIYFtDmo8laru1BjXmTJdYM&hl=de&ei=fDISTYbEApKn8QPbrYWFBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=%22reality%20fluctuations%22&f=false