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techwulf
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« on: August 13, 2014, 06:37:49 »

I am someone who is very sceptical when it comes to things of a supernatural, or metaphysical nature. Don't worry though I'm not here to argue, or debate with everyone, but I will admit that I am not a believer in anything of a spiritual nature. My reason for coming here is to find ways to gain better control over my own physiology through meditative techniques such as meditation, or lucid dreaming. I mean if a Tibetan monk can increase there body temperature with training, then why couldn't someone increase say there visual frame rate, or maybe even cause an adrenaline release mentally. I don't expect to find ways of developing super powers by any means, just hopefully ways by which to gain more mental control over my own physiology if I can.

I do have a background with astral projection. Several years back I experimented with it. I got to the point where I could easily reach sleep paralysis by simply laying down relaxing, and focusing on the vibration sensation that would slowly consume me. Except when it came to separating, I couldn't ever do it. I tried everything from the role out technique to the pulling myself out from a rope, to simply attempting to teleport out. One day I finally got up walked to the front door of my house and froze inside of the door as I tried to pass through it. I remember seeing the wooden grains within the door. I teleported back to my body, and that was the last time I was ever able to reach even a state of sleep paralysis.

One might ask how I could not believe in anything supernatural after such an experience. I have no reason to explain this other than my belief simply faded away. I was serving a mission for the church I was raised in when this happened. Definitely not an opportune time to start to doubt. I remember feeling like it was restricting my mind, my imagination. I am a maladaptive daydreamer, I can easily sit and daydream for an entire day if I'm not careful. And where I am capable of daydreaming that much, I guess theological ideas that cause me to filter my imagination came to be a large conflict. Combine that with a strict rule set of only being permitted to read a handful of books, along with no television, internet, or communication with family and friends except through weekly emails. My imagination was a heck of allot more active at that time because It became my only real form of entertainment. So I began fighting the believe with which I was raised up in. I began to see inconsistencies in its concepts and dogma. It wasn't as flawless as I had always thought it was. It was a devastating experience, but one that I am glad I went through, as it made me who I am now, and it set my mind free.

Anyway now that I am on my fourth paragraph, I should probably tie this littleish intro up. I hope to participate in some fun dialogue with people, and hopefully not butt heads with too many of you. So.. yeah, Hello Everyone Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2014, 12:15:45 »

Welcome Techwulf  grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2014, 20:55:41 »

Welcome Techwulf!   smiley  Because of my personal experiences with God, I am a believer, but I definitely agree that man made -or man distorted theology restricts the mind and imagination.  I have experienced that too!
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