First of all, a big hello to everyone here at ATS!
I am a 23 (24 tomorrow) year old male who was born and lives in England. My main interests include music, film, video games, computing, astronomy
(just beginning with this venture) and football (soccer to Americans). I support Manchester United, although maybe admitting that could have been a
I first found this site through a chain of events which looking back at, seemed like a mini awakening. I want to be careful here and not sound "new
age" or anything like that as I am only just embarking on this journey. I have always felt like I never fitted in to the "norm" growing up and
always seemed to think differently to others. Again, I don't want to come across as trying to sound "different" but that is the truth. Certain
things that went on in the world never seemed quite right, however I never really had anyone in my social circle/family who I could talk to about
these feelings, ideas etc. I realise i'm starting to go off on a tangent here, so i'll try to get back on track.
Whilst working at my previous job I met a girl who also seemed "different", in the way that they didn't really fit in with the norm either. We got
talking about certain world events (9/11, endless wars) until eventually she brought up the topic of the "Zeitgeist" films. She quickly touched upon
the subject of the films and so after that I had finished my shift I went home and acquired the films and watched them over the period of a few days.
Well my mind was blown, how could these things really be happening in the world? 9/11 a false flag, economic hitmen etc etc. I'm sure if you are
aware of the films, you know their subject matter.
After following up some of the information in the films I randomly came across a youtube video which was titled something like "The man THEY don't
want you to know about, Ron Paul." After watching this video I felt like I had to research more into this man and his ideas etc. What he was saying
seemed so obvious and logical, although hugely contrasting to what I was always reading about in the mainstream news and newspapers. I then realised
that the whole game was messed up, why weren't the other politicians, leaders etc not talking about the same ideas and beliefs? What Ron Paul stood
for and was trying to achieve seemed like a no brainer. Why didn't everyone support him, after all it would have been beneficial to the majority!
I went from video to video of Ron Paul, just trying to learn what I could about him and what he was trying to achieve. Now bear in mind that I said I
was born and live in England, so until then I had never really been interested in US Politics, let alone UK Politics. This man spoke to me, his ideas
and proposals just seemed so logical and common sense. To cut a long story short, on one of the videos I watched there was a comment by a poster which
mentioned something about a site called "ATS". Well I immediately had to google that term and low and behold, I found that it stood for
I set about reading all of the top topics and just basically started to read everything I could that was rated highly (lots of flags). It feels like
it has been a snowball effect as where I am now is about 100 steps forward in terms of enlightenment from where I was upon discovering the site. So
after about 4 months of lurking and just educating myself to all of the goings on I was never aware of, I now have decided to register an account and
start to get actively involved in discussions and hope to add something to the community.
From 18-23 I was addicted to smoking cannabis (I know drug talk is not allowed, so that is as far as I will go with that). I believe that contributed
to me not following up on my feelings of being different and not thinking like the mainstream, as I was basically using it to mask the problems I
should have been tackling.
ANYWAY, I have recently quit smoking it and am hoping to embark on both a "metaphysical" journey and of course one of enlightenment of the current
goings on in the world (become more "awake, for lack of a better term).
It is from ATS that I have discovered about Lucid Dreaming, Meditation, Astral Projection and such techniques. I had heard of these terms before I
found the site, however I never knew anything about them or how to achieve them. Now that I see a Metaphysics forum, I do hope to learn how to use
these techniques and hopefully better myself spiritually as well as mentally. This is where I urge anyone who can help me get started with these to PM
me with any help they can give. Anything appreciated
I've tried meditation a few times by focusing on breathing and clearing my mind of thoughts, however I feel there is more to it than that.
There's a lot more to say but I have rambled on long enough already, if you made it this far then thank you very much for taking the time to read my
thread. If you want to ask me anything then go ahead, I look forward to hopefully hearing from some of you!