posted on Apr, 10 2010 @ 12:33 PM
reply to post by Noxaran
That's some pretty interesting stuff. Often such journeys produce wonderful bits of philosophy; they can be life changing. Which side of the fence
are you on, though, in terms of explaining it? Do you believe something paranormal/mystical is going on? Or do you suppose that it's all a strange
kind of imagination - like dreams - perfectly explicable in terms or neurobiology?
I suppose that if you take your free-written statement literally, you must hold a mystical worldview(gods and "our own universes" and all that).
How can you rule out the much more mundane explanation; that altering brain chemistry alters conscious experience is a straightfoward, purely
If it's a matter of choosing to believe the mystical explanation over the scientific explanation, is this choice justified? Given the successes of
neuroscience and the utter failings of every mystical worldview to date, does it still make sense to choose to believe the latter, despite being
exposed to the former?
Thanks for posting. I hope you get your 20 before too long, I'm looking foward to your first thread. Welcome to ATS and I'm glad to be a part of
your early membership experience. I don't know how carefully you've read the T&C(based on your post I would say you get the message relevant to
this conversation) but be very careful in your wording, as you have been, when you respond here and when you discuss your jounrey.