There are truths in much of what is written in the OP, and credit is to be given to the author for his (or her, I'll assume for simplicity's sake this
is a 'he') excellent writing. I, too, resonate with the information regarding spiritual freedom and conscious creation, the expansive abilities of our
However, it seems little in the OP is revelatory. The OP is a personal story about the journey of the author. Many on ATS have written similarly
themed threads over the years, infusing their personal tales of out of body experiences with spiritual insights, and these are all without fail
followed by zealotry and skepticism in responses by members who are alternatively attuned to or opposed to the subject matter and tone.
One commonality I've noted among nearly all of these threads is on full display here. The OP claims to be making revelations, yet the author refuses
to identify himself by name, and there is almost always a limit to the revelatory information the author is willing to share (especially if it would
verify his stories, it seems) because he feel it puts the site, the reader, or himself at risk.
In this thread the author made his stand here:
"There are certain things that went on, that if I posted here today, would immediately result in a seizure of this web site for “national
security” reasons, the information deleted, and information about which IP addresses viewed the material would be analyzed for further “action.”
I am simply not going to post anything that I believe may put anyone at risk; it is not going to happen so don’t even ask."
After which the author speaks to why he won't share details of his identity, although he tells stories involving other people who (assuming they
exist) could possibly read this thread and out him:
"There was a point at which I learned, the very hard way, that it is simply not a wise idea in this day and age to publicize the fact that you can
attain a state of out-of-body awareness, without maintaining some degree of anonymity."
These kinds of statements immediately cast doubt on the voracity of the poster's claims, and fan the flames of internal argument and dissent which
always follows, drowning out any reasonable consideration among this constituency.
It's a shame, really, because it just feeds into the stigma surrounding "new agers," or train of thought around spiritual growth and freedom beyond
more prevalent patriarchal paradigms and dogmas.
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