posted on Mar, 10 2007 @ 09:05 AM
Interestedalways: you write: How can a chemical in our brain, either naturally present or induced by another chemical to create that breaking free
mental awareness/energy movement.
I suspect most have asked many of the same questions as you.
Approx. a dozen times in life, I've been 'in two places at once', almost always in response to extreme fear. At those times, I have seen myself
from a vantage point 'above', meaning 'I' have been in the air above myself (and usually to one side). From that location, I have seen 'myself'
The 'me' below has not seen the 'above' me.
These little episodes have been of very brief duration: possibly only split seconds.
During these experiences, neither of 'me' has had any thought processes. The 'me' in the air however, has functioned as a recording
instrument, because afterwards, I remember the situation from the perspective of 'above'. But the 'me' in the air doesn't actually 'think'.
It just records what it sees and then a moment later I'm back in the 'below me' again and the action continues. But there is a definite break in
the recordings made by the 'below me': it remembers almost everything, but there's a little blip, and then the memory resumes. So the
'blip' or missing segment must be when I leave my body(which has its own set of memories/recordings). It's a very brief missing moment and the two
viewpoints are almost seamless.
The 'below' me is the 'action' me: it does the thinking and reacting. The 'me' in the air does the recording when fear forces me out of my
body. Then it jumps back into the physical/reactor 'me'.
For example, one night after a particularly harrowing day (involving the paranormal) I sensed someone behind me. I actually thought it was another
member of the household, so didn't turn around immediately.
When the sensation became too strong to ignore, I finally turned around to see who was there. Instead of another member of the household, it was a
nightmare entity. It issued a direct threat.
Without warning, I suddenly saw everything from the vantage point of high up. I could see my physical self sitting frozen in fear down below. I
could also see the back of the entity. During those few moments I had no thoughts at all, I was just seeing ... and obviously recording.
Then the physical 'me' was on its feet and flying from the room, after which it engaged in a number of actions, including grabbing other members of
the household and pulling and carrying them from the house and into the car and to safety.
I've had a few similar experiences and thus have clear memories of two separate vantage points: both from the usual perspective (floor level) and
from above. Therefore I have detailed memories of the 'object or situation of fear '. My memories include the object/situation from the usual
perspective (front) and also from above and behind.
Whilst fear undoubtedly releases and/or causes hormones/chemicals to flood the brain and body, it's my personal belief that 'spirit' itself is
responsible for bilocation as I've experienced and described. Some people are prone to dislocation of a particular joint or joints in their physical
body. For example a friend of ours finally had to have pins inserted in his shoulder because it had become dislocated so often when he played
basketball. Another friend's knee 'pops out' often and frequently.
So it may be that some individuals are more prone than others to 'leaving their bodies' under certain circumstances. Extreme fear seems to be the
trigger in my own case. For others, physical pain may cause them to briefly bilocate. A woman I know left her body while doctors were delivering her
daughter during a very difficult birth. She hovered above the action and in her case, she was capable of normal thought, because she decided she did
not want to return to her body. Only feelings of obligation towards her newborn daughter finally caused her to do so, but she was reluctant, even
It may, as you say, be chemicals (natural or induced) that allow the spirit to temporarily be in two places at once. When spirit withdraws entirely
from the physical body, then we have 'death'.
All my Out-of-Body experiences have been spontaneous. I've never deliberately sought to leave my body. I have had a few extremely interesting and
detailed Oob experiences that were not caused by fear, but again I did not 'think' during the experiences but as usual, simply 'recorded'
them, similar to a video camera. The resultant memories could be interpreted as 'conscious' (i.e., 'involving thought and conscious
decision') but I suspect that this is a retrospective interpretation resulting from our human need to believe we are 'in control' of our actions
However, Robert Monroe (ex. Monroe Institute) claimed to be consciously controlling his Oob experiences, so perhaps for some it is possible.