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Are Out-of-Body Experiences “Real”?

When your brain is stimulated in specific places, you may feel as if you’ve left your body, or as if shadowy, phantom people are seated beside you. Read more about the latest research in experiences some might call “paranormal” here.

I don’t think people who believe in paranormal realities see research like this as damaging to their point of view. For years, transpersonal psychologists and paranormal reseachers have been begging for more study in these areas so we all may differentiate what’s explainable from what’s not.


Here’s a list of books on paranormal and altered states of consciousness by pioneering thinker Charles T. Tart (who has an online directory of narratives written by scientists who’ve experienced the paranormal. I can’t access the link today for some reason, but here it is anyway). And here‘s the text of a speech by a researcher and theorist named Eric Weiss–whom I’ve been meaning to quote for you here–calling for more research into “subtle” realms and dream states.

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Arthur Herbert Pruett

posted October 3, 2006 at 10:52 pm

I have had all these experiences and know that they have meanings, warnings, propheseys, etc. My communication with the Creator has taught me that everything in God is eternal, even the people who believe in Him. “Faith is the victory that overcomes” We who overcome shall be eternally with our Creator.

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Arthur Herbert Pruett

posted October 3, 2006 at 10:53 pm

I could write a book about all my experiences; Publishers?

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krista white

posted October 5, 2006 at 4:04 pm

I don’t feel this debunks the mystical experience at all. Just remember, as above, so below. For every spiritual/mystical experience we have, there must be it’s physical counterpart that fascilitates its expression. It seems researchers may have found another “connection” between the “spirit” body and the physical body.

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posted October 5, 2006 at 5:21 pm

“For every spiritual/mystical experience we have, there must be it’s physical counterpart that fascilitates its expression.” How do you know this?

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krista white

posted October 5, 2006 at 5:55 pm

While I am here in this body, I’m assuming my soul expresses itself through my physical self. I don’t think it can just “do” that. If it’s going to express itself through this body, there must be a “connection” point somewhere. Or many connection points, who knows. I’ve always wondered if the chakras are where the soul “plugs in” to the physical body. I could have the most wonderful, prophetic, spriritual dream you can imagine…but I still require my physical brain to remember it and process it so I can at least attempt to understand it. Then my physical self can learn/gain/share what it can from the dream (hopefully). That’s what I mean about the “facilitating physical counterpart.” The angular gyrus may be one of one of those counterparts. Sometimes it’s hard to wrap the words around what I see during meditation, so I hope this makes it slightly more clear.

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posted July 30, 2007 at 12:33 am

I’ve had oobe’s all of my life. I don’t know what it means, if anything. I keep an open mind and enjoy the nice sensation I get from them. I used to have very unpleasant oobe’s, but I’ve trained myself to calm down. Life chugs along :)

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