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Originally posted by JayinAR
reply to post by The GUT
In any event, I too am pretty open to many possibilities in regards to the phenomenon. Lately I have even started contemplating the theories stating this is all in our heads. I just can't figure out why the phenomenon is SO DAMN elusive
"Is your reality real or is it just an invention? Created by entities that feed off your attention."
-Mr Mask, Extraterrestrial hypothesis vs Jacques Vallée
Intriguingly, many volunteers refused to believe that these experiences were hallucinations or dreams, as they seemed too real. Strassman reported being initially quite baffled by and unprepared for the frequency of these entity experiences among his volunteers. In his book he even entertains the idea that these entities are genuine inhabitants of some sort of normally invisible alternative reality, perhaps of a parallel universe.
Strassman (2001) reported that “about half” of the 60 volunteers entered what he described as “freestanding, independent levels of existence” of a highly unusual nature. These places were inhabited by what volunteers described as intelligent “beings”, “entities”, “aliens”, “guides”, and “helpers”. These appeared in a variety of forms, such as “clowns, reptiles, mantises, bees, spiders, cacti, and stick figures.” These beings have been reported by other investigators, including Terrence McKenna, who described them as “self-transforming machine elves,” as well as in more sober case reports from research on people with schizophrenia conducted in the 1950s. Strangely enough, reports of these kinds of beings seem to be unique to '___', as Strassman was unable to find anything similar in the research literature on other psychedelic drugs.
There were some consistent themes in experiences of entity contact. Participants frequently reported that the beings seemed to be waiting for them. Volunteers were subjected to an examination by these beings in what appeared to be a technologically advanced setting. Volunteers felt like their mind and body was probed and tested, or even modified in some unexplained way. The beings communicated with the user through gestures, telepathy, or visual imagery. Sometimes the entities seemed loving and caring, other times emotionally detached. Strassman noted the striking parallels between these entity contact experiences and accounts of alien abduction. He considered that “alien abduction” experiences might occur due to the spontaneous release of naturally occurring '___' in the human brain, although this theory has never been tested.
Originally posted by ImpactoR
But currently let's firstly see if there are ANY beings at all..
Should we separate them" Can we separate them?
I'm really enjoying the thought-provoking discussion here
Originally posted by ZetaRediculian
Harvard psychiatrist, Dr John Mack also suggested the interdimensional explaination for his findings on abductions.
It led them down a philosophical path that had to do with our interactions with and perceptions of time, space, and other non-Newtonian "dimensions" such as awareness and being.