reply to post by Strayed
I will try not to be so confusing in my response, but because of the complexity of your experience, this may be something of a task. You have an
understanding of OBEs. Know that when a person who feels that they are "out" of the body, are not "out" in a physical sense. You experienced
bilocation of your consciousness. You were aware of the physical experience you were having in your room, but there was an energetic reflection.. a
copy if you will 'elsewhere'. This 'elsewhere' is the reciprocal of the physical realm that we live in, the temporal realm. Here we experience
space/time which has 3 dimensions of space to 1 dimension of clock time. Experiences in the temporal realm are in the realm of time/space which has 3
dimension of time and 1 dimension of clock space.
Space/time and time/space are reciprocals. I'll use simple math to try to help me here. 1/2 X 2/1 = 1. Reciprocals will always balance out at one.
Imagine an infinity symbol shaped seesaw. On one side we have space/time (where you are now reading this) and on the other side, time/space (where we
'go' when we experience dreams/afterlife) The balance of these reciprocals (space/time--material realm and time/space--temporal realm) is motion.
There is a theory called Dewey Larson's Reciprocal Systems Theory of the physical universe. In it, he argues that rather than simply existing in a
universe of matter, we exist AS a universe of motion that is dependent upon the interaction between the temporal realm, (Larson calls this the Cosmic
sector) and the material realm. I choose to stick with calling it the temporal realm as I feel it more accurately describes the area dominated by
time, as compared to our physical universe that is dominated by space and matter, therefore the Material realm.
On 3d time/clock space... In the temporal realm, when we move through a landscape, which is actually a representation of our individual psyche (except
when elements from the collective unconscious intercede into your awareness) we are moving in 3 dimensions of time and one of space. As an example...
in the material realm, we move around from different reference points in space, from point A to point B and so on. In the temporal realm we move from
different reference points in TIME, from moment A to moment B. When you stand still in the temporal realm, what you perceive around you is the your
psyches representation of you, TO you, at the present time. When you take a step forward in the temporal realm, you are stepping forward in time.
"The physical body grows by the consumption of food, and so does the anima(soul, existing in 3dtime/clock space) but is eating "food for thought,"
what is termed in psychology as feelings (not to be confused with emotions). Just as "thinking" is a rational function to organize information in
space, feeling is the corresponding, rational function to organize information in time. Because the body is normalized in clock time, and the soul in
clock space, they evolve at different rates--which often may not appear to be directly correlated." -Bruce Peret, co-developer of RS2
That you saw an Eastern type of place, and were in the process of broadening the way you thought about different philosophy issues, this, to me, is
indicative of opening your mind to new ideas, perhaps of the spiritual world, that are generally more accepted in Eastern theosophy over Western
The drinking and smoking definitely had an effect. If you were smoking enough, and depriving the physical brain of the necessary amounts of oxygen, it
becomes very easy to make the switch over to the reciprocal side... this is why I think breathing is so important in meditative and shamanic
practices. There is a technique that involves hyperventilating (that I do not recommend without thoroughly researching it first) that will allow you
to shift your consciousness from the material to the temporal realm.
Bilocation is not an easy task, and this is coming from experience. I've had it happen a few times, but it wasn't because I was trying to bilocate. I
was experiencing my goings on in the temporal time/space realm, and at the same time I was fully aware of my resting physical body in the material
I recommend for you, and anyone else reading this that's on a path of self discovery to visit this site and read the central information therein.
Introduction to Magnum Opus
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