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  1. Perhaps I will...lots of language, you say? I'm good with language. Words are right up my street. It's only words...and words are all I have...to take your heart away. One of my Bee Gees fan moments there. :)
  2. Yes, you're correct about that. I simply got the impression that Darby was questioning the integrity of my sources. Perhaps they are misinterpreting what they have experienced, but I am just trying to point out to Darby that I do know some of my sources to be trustworthy, as, like I said, I got the impression (perhaps wrongly, but still) that he was questioning their integrity. What I meant was that if the human mind is capable of imagining or hallucinating an experience where they go out of their body (or appear to) without having taken any kind of drug which would result in hallucinations of this kind - well, I personally would find that very impressive. Regardless of the fact that the mind is being tricked into perceiving it as an OBE, I would still think it remarkable that the mind can come up with such an extraordinary hallucination, so that would suggest to me, that there is some source of hidden, untapped power in the human mind which people are not aware of. Maybe not, like I said, science isn't my strong point. Which electrons would cause these hallucinations and how/why would this happen?
  3. Perhaps you are right (notice that I usually say that I believe in astral projection rather than stating it as a definite fact) but I would ask, would the laws of physics apply to spiritual phenomena? Or, to put it another way, isn't it possible, that spiritual and metaphysical phenomena could override the rules of physics? To play devil's advocate, even if what was believed to be an OBE (out-of-body experience) really was just a trick of the mind, surely that would at least show that a person's mental capabilities are much more advanced than is generally presumed? Also, my comments about being able to trust certain sources are more in response to Darby. I get the impression, Darby, that you appear to think that all of my sources of information are unreliable. I'm just trying to say that that isn't the case, some of my sources are people I know in person and that I know I can trust.
  4. No, you have completely misunderstood what I was saying there. First of all, what do you mean by "consciously leave their bodies while unconscious?" That's a paradox and that's not what I said at all. What I said, was that people can leave their bodies whilst asleep but that is NOT astral projection, because their mind is unconscious at that time. What is astral projection is when a person leaves their body while their mind is awake. And when that happens, Darby, people can, and do, remember their experiences. People who leave their bodies consciously are not unconscious at the time - I don't know where you got that from? When a person astral projects, their mind is consciously awake. Therefore, they remember what they experience. As I said, I think you misinterpreted what I was saying there. Also, I know I can trust those people that I know personally who have had such experiences. P.S. Please forgive me if the tone of the post seems slightly worked up. It's just frustrating if what I write is misconstrued and plus it's early and I haven't had my morning's fill of caffeine yet.
  5. I've read that everyone has the ability to project and that the main way to make it work is simply to practice, practice, practice. There are numerous techniques that people have shared that they have found useful to assist them in leaving their body. One does have to be in a state of deep relaxation, very deep relaxation. A phrase that has been used for it is "mind awake, body asleep", i.e. mentally the person has to be awake but the body has to be in such a deeply relaxed state that it is in the condition it is in whilst asleep (even though the person is awake.)
  6. The person that I referred to (who I know from school) is someone that I know in real life (and by that I mean offline, as opposed to online.) So it's not some post on a forum that I've found on the web somewhere, it's somebody that I actually know and used to go to school with. Like I said, not all of what I have learned about astral projection is from the internet. Some of is, yes, but the rest is from books, and from people that I know offline, whom I have spoken to face-to-face. My point is, I'm not just picking up random stuff from the Internet, I explore other avenues as well. All right, I will try to define it (but don't you already know what astral projection is?) Astral projection is the act of consciously leaving one's body. According to what I have read, people can also leave their bodies while asleep but since they are sleeping, they do so unconsciously and therefore can't remember the experience. Astral projection is when one is able to leave their body whilst being consciously awake. Again, from what I have read and from what others have told me, when the individual leaves their body, they have a body termed as the astral body (usually on a first projection most people only manage to float above their bed and fly around their room for a bit. Sometimes when they look down at their physical body in the bed it has the effect of snapping them straight back into their physical body and thus ending the projection.) This astral body is connected to the physical body by what is described as a type of white cord. From my reading on the subject, I have learned that projectors can both interact with the physical world/dimension and the astral plane/dimension. Robert Bruce, in his book Astral Dynamics, also spoke of what he described as "a buffer zone or intermediary area dividing the physical universe from the astral dimension proper." This he called the Real-Time Zone (or RTZ.) I will read up on some stuff and see if I can find any information about this. I haven't looked into astral projection tests a great deal, so I can't give you anything at the moment. I do believe that some experiments have been carried out in the past, though, so I'll see if I can find anything. I think Robert Monroe, who wrote several books about his out-of-body journeys, may have engaged in some form of experimentation to prove the reality of what was occurring, so I will look through his book and see what I can find. Please understand though, Darby, that I am not basing what I say about astral projection from the Internet alone. Some of what I have read is from the web, yes, but I have also spoken face-to=face with people that I know personally about this topic and read books as well.
  7. Summer Breeze - The Isley Brothers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T88fbHOmvRk
  8. I'd be interested to know what happened, could you go into some detail?
  9. Also, to go back to my original question, how many of you think that time travel could be a possibility?
  10. Unfortunately I can't do that. All I can give is testimony from those I have spoken to who have told me they have managed to travel through time through astral projection. I know that you won't see that as being "enough" and I understand why. However, I trust those who have related their experiences to me. A friend of mine whom I know from school has been interested in paranormal and metaphysical matters for several years and he told me that he has, on several occasions while projecting, travelled back into the 1970s and viewed our hometown as it was then. He has nothing to gain by lying about something like this and it is clear that he genuinely believes in what he is saying and really believes that he has had these experiences. Either he's wrong, in which case he's misguided, or he's right, and has had these experiences. I believe that he has had these experiences, which is why I believe that time travel is possible through astral projection. I can't give concrete evidence, as I said, all I have to go on is testimonials by those that I trust.
  11. On Broadway - The Drifters My Dad was watching American Beauty and the tune was played in the film, it made me want to listen to the song. It's a good one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPYRtjxYEH8
  12. Just wondering how many people here actually believe that time travel could be possible. I believe that time travel can currently be undertaken through astral projection. As to whether it is possbile for mankind to one day build a physical device capable of transporting people into the past or into the future, I can't say for certain, but I like to think that it is possible, however remote.
  13. Sorry, I didn't mean to ignore your post. I responded to Twighlight's and was going to come back later but I ended up going to bed instead (I was tired.) I think I understand what you were saying. You are not saying that I should throw myself wholeheartedly in to science and study it all day, every day and make myself knowledgeable about all areas and read up on it to the point where I neglect everything else. But you are saying that I probably need some level of scientific awareness in order to help me decide for myself which claims/stories are most likely false and which ones are more likely to be possible. I suppose what I now believe you to be saying is that I should try to take heed of what science has to say and apply it when necessary. And yes, I agree that would be useful, and I want to make it clear that I do not ignore what science has to say, it's simply not something I focus on a great deal, compared to other subjects - not just spirituality, but also subjects poetry. When I read your original post I interpreted it more as you telling me that science was of greater importance than other subjects/topics which I am interested in and that I should neglect these in order to pursue a subject which you see as being more worthy of attention. I assume now, though, that that is not what you meant. It's not quite right to say that I have no interest in science at all. Science is a very broad subject so there are areas in which I have an interest, it's simply not the prevailing interest in my life. In general, though, I regard a subject such as science as being a great and intellectual subject which has done a lot for society and with which I believe we are the better for. I think it's important for people of different fields to have respect for other subjects, as they each have their merits and worth. For example, I currently have a biography of Richard Feynman from the library (I thought it might be interesting to read about his life.) I've been flicking through it (have yet to begin to read it properly) and one thing that disappoints me is his attitude to subjects such as English and Philosophy and humanities subjects in general. He did not seem, at least in his younger days, to have a great deal of respect for them and seemed to view them as being inferior to the sciences and mathematics and somehow not as intellectual, which is a view I completely disagree with. A quote in the biography states one of his attitudes as being, for example, that "English spelling was ridiculous and unnecessary to learn and did not represent intellectual development, or so he thought." So I strongly get the impression that, at least in his days as a student, he had very little respect for English/the humanities. I appreciate that his expertise and his level of interest was mainly in mathematics and physics, but I simply feel it was a shame that at that point, he couldn't seem to see that the humanities had their own worth and a great intellectual value (just a diffent kind of intellectual value to maths and science.) I hope his views changed as he grew older. I am in no way trying to criticise Mr Feynman here, as I recognise what a great mind he was. I was just disappointed in what I saw as a rather narrow way of thinking.
  14. That's partly my point, though - you are clearly very interested in science, but if a person does not have a major interest in a certain subject, it can be very difficult for them to motivate themselves to study it at any great length or read up on it. I used to enjoy subjects like English and History but a number of my schoolmates found the subjects boring or difficult and once they were out of the classroom promptly turned their minds away from whatever they had learned, and I would bet have not read an English or historical textbook since leaving school. There are some areas of science that interest me and I genuinely do have a lot of respect for the sciences. (I'm also always really pleased whenever a scientifically-minded person expresses respect or admiration for the humanities subjects.) But, generally, if given the choice to read a scientific text or, for example, a book of poetry, I would choose the book of poetry.
  15. My Old Piano - Diana Ross Funky song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMxINnr1Gsg
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