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Basically, everytime you go to sleep, a part of your brain produces this chemical and the product that we endure is our dreams.
'___' is exerted by the body only during the REM part of sleep as well as when the body is under enough stress to cause death. That is why when people almost die they talk about hallucinations and seeing #, they are actually just tripping the hell out on '___' - T.Labonte
Strassman even reproduced mystical and religious experiences with the psychedelic drug. Skeptics can say, then, that this drug is merely a hallucinogen. It makes you see things that aren't there. And it explains thousands of historical accounts of paranormal phenomena in one fell swoop.
On the other hand, the experiments provided new and startling information. Volunteers described bizarre visions of alien life forms - even subjects that wanted and fully expected to see angels and fairies saw other-worldly beings. It provokes the question: is '___' like a door to an alternate reality? Does it facilitate lucid dreams, the out-of-body state and glimpses into other dimensions?
Dr. Rick Strassman conducted FDA- and DEA-approved clinical research at the University of New Mexico in the 1990's where he injected sixty volunteers with '___', a compound found in the human body. Strassman found that the volunteers often had experiences similar to near-death experiences (NDEs).
Originally posted by CaticusMaximus
Perhaps *YOU* cannot comprehend it... but that doesnt mean *others* cannot. You are using inductive reasoning, and its leading you to false conclusions.
Originally posted by smilesmcgee
reply to post by Murgatroid
This has been debunked. It turns out the parents were "coaching" the story out of the kid and he really doesn't remember much of anything. The parents get rich because of it and a bunch of suckers eat it up. Not proof.
Strassman advanced the theory that a massive release of XXX from the pineal gland prior to death or near-death was the cause of the near-death experience phenomenon. Only two of his test subjects reported NDE-like aural or visual hallucinations, although many reported feeling as though they had entered a state similar to the classical NDE. His explanation for this was the possible lack of panic involved in the clinical setting and possible dosage differences between those administered and those encountered in actual NDE cases. All subjects in the study were also very experienced users of XXX and/or other psychedelic/entheogenic agents. Some speculators consider that if subjects without prior knowledge on the effects of XXX had been used during the experiment, more volunteers would have reported NDE. Critics have argued that neurobiological models often fail to explain NDEs that result from close brushes with death, where the brain does not actually suffer physical trauma, such as a near-miss automobile accident. Such events may however have neurobiological effects caused by stress.
Originally posted by slugger9787
reply to post by Wandering Scribe
can say that again.
For those of you who have not had a NDE,
I will pray, especially for DestroyDestroyDestroy
to have one in the next three days.
I will pray for that for him. come hell or high water.
I do not think this will ever be proven. My reason to believe in continuation of life is based on my personal experiences and observations. I really don't need anybody to prove something like that and make it 'official'. There is nothing more ridiculous than a media article or a news video that 'officially' proclaims that there is or there is no life after death. No single person here is entitled to know anything about what is outside this small ball of blue marble and outside this life. This is the only thing about it that has been proven over thousands of years. But it doesn't mean we cannot learn something new while trying to find the answers.
Originally posted by 0bserver1
If this ever will be proven, my question would be " how is it possible that my soul or spirit is bound to this body , why can't I switch between bodies ?"
Originally posted by DestroyDestroyDestroy
Don't know if we can really discuss NDEs without violating ATS T&C's. The reason why people all have similar experiences during NDEs is that they are all tripping on the same hallucinogen, '___', which is flooded into the brain from the pineal gland during the death process.
Some food for thought, your brain stays active for a few minutes after your heart stops. A '___' trip usually lasts around 10 minutes.
Again, however, we cannot discuss the effects of mind altering drugs on ATS. A near death experience is simply a very powerful hallucination.