posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 11:50 AM
Originally posted by Griffo
I was watching 'The Wright Stuff' this morning as I do occasionally when this topic was brought up.
It seems that out of body experiences are nothing more than a temporary glitch in the brain.
I had some out of body experiences, even moreso
as a child, and I figured it had more to do with my physiology and my brain than with actually leaving my body.
I look at it the way I look at the sun rising in the East. Watch the sun rise, it gets higher and higher in the sky, so it sure seems like the sun is
Similarly, the OBE can seem real.
But in the case of the sunrise, even the very real observation of the sun "rising" doesn't mean that's what is happening. It sure LOOKS that way
and seems that way, but we know the reality is quite different.
Likewise my personal experience might lead me to observe that my OBE was just as "real" as perceiving that "the sun is rising". It's just that
deeper investigation and understanding is required to learn that our perceptions about the sun actually rising, or about actually being out of our
body may not be correct perceptions even though they seem quite real to us.
Since we now have a sun-centered model instead of an earth-centered model of the solar system, this should be a big clue that we can't always trust
our perceptions, even something as seemingly real as the "sun rising". So I try to examine all human perceptions in this light, it doesn't mean
they are all wrong, but it should really make you ask yourself how you know which perceptions are very convincing illusions like the sun rising
illusion...in fact we still say "the sun rises in the East" even though we now know better, it's a very realistic illusion.
I can't claim that my out of body experiences were otherwise, though I feel a little offended by them saying it's a symptom of a confused mind, I
don't think I was confused.