posted on Sep, 21 2004 @ 06:23 PM
Originally posted by Lucid Lunacy
There seems to be active interest in OBEs, or Astral Travel, in the ATS community. I'm not going to elaborate but I will say I have been involved in
many paranomal experiences for many years now. Extracting knowledge from most spritual systems from a broad range of cultures, past and present. I see
alot of common themes, which makes sense to me =)
I research and practice alot with meditation, obes, lucid dreaming, and like techniques. It's been my experience that these all draw from the same
source ___(insert whatever word there). I might even venture to say they are the same thing. Perhaps what makes them different is 'Intent'?
That being said here is my suggestion to aspiring astral travelers:
Become an experienced lucid dreamer. Then use THAT state to have your OBE. My most profound astral travel experience was a conscious OBE I had during
a lucid dream.
I also must agree with what Lucid Lunacy has stated here. Him and I have been friends for quite some time now, and we have both experienced OBE's or
LOBE's we like to call them. He is quite knowledgeable in the the realms of this discussion and any questions should be U2U's to him as he will be a
great benefactor in ones journey towards OBE's and many other phenomena.
There has also been some research done about what some doctors and scientists call the God Spot in the brain. I haven't had the time to delve into
its complexity, functions, etc however this is what I have heard about it. A portion of the brain that all humans have, and is ready available for use
(meaning it isn't developed by certain people and not for others depending on personal subjective experience) has been shown to suggest a region of
the brain for recieving and transmitting 'spiritual' messages. For example, Persons who experienced a seizure, and afterward admitted that they had
an OBE or an extremely spiritual journey, showed intense usage of the Godspot. Also when persons were asked to think about religion or spiritual
events in their life, the 'God Spot' showed an interesting level of activity.
Since I haven't seen the research myself, I can only guess at what these finding might implicate.. however, for those interested in furthering your
knowledge about the God Spot or OBE's I suggest looking this up