Yes, I am skeptical about spirits however I am willing to listen. Truthfully as of now I am not good at astral projection however in my last book I was able to determine the difference between simulated and real astral experiences. I had 11 real/conscious ones over 6 months and about 12 simulated conscious ones so doing it in a science lab would not be practical. In my classification of a simulated astral/phase experience you act lucid/conscious and may fly, tell people your dreaming and even perform experiments (if your curious like me). The problem however is that you don't follow your actual multistep plan which you have sworn to follow no matter what. My 11 fully conscious/real astral/phase experiences so far (specifically picked out and inserted in my phase only book "teenage phase adventures") have all been focused on completing my multistep plans.
Personally, I'd just consider them all "projections". My only requirement is that I know I'm consciously aware in a reality that isn't this physical reality.
Thanks, so you knew about my experiences before I came here?
I used to post a bit over on obe4u as well. Name Ryan.
I stopped because the administration over there is a tad too closed minded for my tastes. Hopefully Michael fixes that problem one day. But meh... this place keeps me plenty busy.
Thanks for the compliment! Basically my main goal overall with these books is to determine if the astral/phase is purely in your mind or is it really another place. So every year my focus will be on one area (first one was existence of the state/entry methods and this one is all about the astral/phase people). I started off with a 100% believe that it was a real place not created by your mind but now I am 99% sure it is just your conscious mind awake within your subconscious mind. I am still holding onto the 1% due to someone I met called tony who was able to accurately "predict" a few things and even recall two events in order of a shared astral experience back I had with him in 2009 when he pulled me out of my body. I have also had a personal alien encounter back in around 2004 and after what I saw I have always remained somewhat open to the supernatural.
Might I suggest another option?
Does it really matter if the astral is a work of fiction from your mind?
Also... what *IS* the mind anyway?
And if some information you attain from the astral is helpful to you in some manner... isn't that a good thing regardless of where it came from?
Just so many little questions that really end up, to me at least, with the answer of: It doesn't matter 'where' the astral is or what's 'creating' it... it's been helpful to so many people.
The most dominate trait I found out about people within the phase/astral in my last book (it wasn't a focus) was their intention to distract you as well as act quite lazy. It seemed like they didn't want you conscious and were not willing to do what you say. This seemed common through the entire phase/astral environment in general. For example when I achieved extreme lucidity, was unstoppable and would not fail my goal no matter what, the phase tried making me lose consciousness. Since I have the ability to stay/extend the experience as long as I want if I am in the right place and can remain focused on my plan I got offered a Temptation. I received an email within the phase/astral from tony (a person who's trying to convince me it's not all in my head) which I had been waiting for in real life. I wanted to take the chance to reply to the email within the astral/phase to prove a connection to the real/electronic world. Sadly I lost lucidity/consciousness as soon as I focused on the email and stopped trying my multistep plan. The phase tricked me once and I won't let it do that again
I think that's mostly caused by an individual consciousness' lack of focus more than anything else. Gain a bit more control and focus over your own thoughts and that "distraction" which people seemingly believe is external all of a sudden goes away entirely.
The only exception to the astral/phase trying to kick me out is the time I became trapped within it and and was unable to escape. The reason I think that may have happened is either it was trying to scare me as a way of reverse psychology making me think it's dangerous/less desirable than the physical world. Either that or my fear of wanting to escape the phase confused my mind into believing that it had to prevent my access to the physical rather than the phase/astral. You can check out that exact experience here if you wish: http://forum.obe4u.com/index.php?topic=842.msg4346#msg4346
I'd say it was a lesson in self-belief.
Anyway thanks for the welcomes and hopefully my research will finally expose the truth about the phase/astral whatever that may be. Good luck to you all
Make yourself at home, I'm sure you'll enjoy your time posting here.