Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Astral projection and Lucid dreamiing

  Astral Projection or "Out of body" experiences (OBE) are personal experiences in which people feel as if they were to see the physical world from a place outside their physical body. At least 5 and possibly up to 35 100 people had an OBE at least once in their life (Blackmore, 1982). CEF is very exciting because they may be deeply disturbing and deeply moving. Understanding the nature of this vast and powerful undoubtedly help us better understand the experience of being alive and human. The simplest explanation is that the EFC is exactly what it seems: the human consciousness that separates the human body andtraveling in discorporate in the physical world. Another idea is that they are hallucinations, but this requires an explanation of why so many people have the same illusion. Some of our experiments led us to consider the Order of the British Empire as a natural result of the normal brain. Therefore, we believe that OBE is a mental event happens to healthy people. In support of this, psychologists Twemlow and Gabbard (1984) concluded investigations and psychological tests that the typical OBE experimenter is "a good approximation of" average American in good health. "(P. 40) Our concept was also proposed by the British psychologist Susan Blackmore, is that the OBE begins when a person loses touch with sensory information from the body while remaining conscious (Blackmore, 1988; Laberge - Lucidity Charter Levitan - Lucidity Letter). The person retains the feeling of having a body, but this feeling does not come from data supplied by the senses. The "outside the body of the person," also sees a world that resembles the world in which he lives usually in the evening, but this perception does not just feel good. The living body and the world of OBE is made possible by the wonderful ability of our brain to create images of the world quite convincing, even in the absence of sensory information. This process is evidenced by each of us every night in our dreams. In fact, all the dreams that could call the CEF as experience events and places other than the actual location and activity of our body. OBES like what? Therefore, we say that SCF may be a kind of dream. But even so, are extraordinary experiences. The vast majority of people who have been CEF say they are more real than dreams. Common aspects of experience that are included in an "out of body-body" just like physics, have a sense of energy, feeling vibrations and hearing strange loud noises (Gabbard and Twemlow, 1984). Sometimes a feeling of bodily paralysis precedes the OBE (Salley, 1982, Irwin 1988, Muldoon and Carrington, 1974, Fox, 1962). For sleep researchers, these phenomena are strangely reminiscent of a strange experience called sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis sometimes occurs when the person is awake or to fall into REM sleep, the state has produced the most vivid dreams. During REM sleep, the muscles of the body except the eye muscles and those responsible for the circulation and respiration, are immobilized by order of a midrib of the lower brain. What prevents us from acting our dreams. Sometimes this paralysis is activated or remains active while the mind of the person is awake and conscious of the world. Some people have reported experiences during sleep paralysis are as follows: "I feel completely removed from myself, the" feeling of being separated from my body, "" strange experience in the course of execution, and hearing "ringing in the ears," and "roar in her head." These facts seem to be very similar to the OBE sensations of vibration, strange noises, and away from physical body (Everett, 1983). The Fear has also been described as a common component of sleep paralysis (see "Questions and Answers" on hold, vol. 2, No. 1 for a discussion to overcome the fear of sleep paralysis). OBES When reality? Thus, it seems possible that at least part of the EFC is derived from the same conditions as sleep paralysis, and that these two terms may actually appoint two aspects of the phenomenon. As a first test of this idea, we must ask ourselves how CEF actually occur at times when people are likely to experience sleep paralysis - that is, make FEDs happen when people are sleeping, sleeping, rest or while they are awake and active? Researchers have discussed the timing of OBEs by asking people who claim to have had to describe CEF whenthey arrived. In one of them, over 85 percent of respondents said they were EFC while resting, sleeping or dreaming. (Blackmore, 1984) Other studies also show that most of the EFC occur when people are sick in bed or at rest, with a small percentage coming while the person is drugged or medicated. (Green, 1968; Poynton, 1975; Blackmore, 1983) Survey evidence supports the theory that the FED might arise from the same conditions as sleep paralysis. There is also evidence that people tend to have CEF also tend to have lucid dreams, flying dreams and fall, and the ability to control his dreams (Blackmore, 1983, 1984; Glicksohn 1989, Irwin, 1988) . Because of the close link between OBE and lucid dreaming, some researchers in the field have suggested that the CEF is a kind of lucid dream (Faraday, 1976, Honegger 1979, Salley, 1982). A problem with this argument is that although people have the EFC also tend to have lucid dreams, OBE are much less frequent and can occur in people who have never had lucid dreams. In addition, the CEF is markedly different from lucid dreams in that during a typical OBE experimenter is convinced that the OBE is a major event happens in the physical world and not a dream, unlike a lucid dream, in which, by definition, the dreamer is certain that the event is a dream. There is an exception that connects the two experiences - when it leaves the body, but we also know that we dream. In our studies of the physiology of the initiation of lucidity in the dream state, it was noted that very few have gathered experience lucid dreaming listed as obese. The dreamers are described in the bed, feeling strange bodily sensations, often vibrations, loud noises tinnitus, and after leaving the body and floating above the bed. These studies have revealed that lucid dreams have two ways to start. In the most common variety, the dream "initiated lucid dream" (EPID), the dreamer is conscious of being in a dream while fully participating. EPID occur when dreamers are right in the middle of REM sleep, which shows many characteristics of rapid eye movements. We know it is because our dreamers have a preset Search deliberate movement signal when they realize their dream. These signals appear in our record of physiology, so we can identify the time of onset of lucidity and see what kind of brain state dreamers were at that time. EPID represent about four out of five of our dreams lucid dreamers have had in the laboratory. In the remaining 20 percent, the dreamers wake of a dream report, then return to the dream state with a conscience intact - one moment they are aware that you're lying in bed in the sleep laboratory, and the next moment are aware they have entered a dream and no longer perceive the space around them. We call these "awakening began Lucid Dreams" (wild). A quick glance at the reports of dreams and physiological records led us to believe that the content of the dream-type OBE happened mainly in the desert. Thus, the scientific data have been analyzed in the experiment described below. The laboratory study The data that we studied consisted of 107 lucid dreams from a total of 14 different people. The physiological information that we collected for each lucid dream always include brain waves, eye movements and muscle activity of the chin. These measures are needed to determine if a person awake, asleep and in REM sleep or not. In all cases, the dreamer signaled the beginning of lucid dreaming, making a clear pattern of eye movements has been identified by someone who has not participated in the experiment. After checking that all the lucid dreams were signs that the eye they had occurred in REM sleep, which ranked in the EPID and wild, as long as the dreamers had been in REM sleep without awakening before being lucid (forDILDs two minutes or more, less than two minutes to Wilds), and in his report while they realized I was dreaming while participating in a dream (EPID) or directly entered the dream of the day while Now the lucidity (wild). Alongside the physiological analysis of dreams has each report the presence of various events that are typical of OBEs, such as feelings of body distortion (including paralysis and vibrations), floating or flying, the references to be aware of being in bed, sleeping or lying down, and the feeling of leaving the body (eg, "I float out of the body"). RESULTS: Over OBE-like events in the jungles Ten of the 107 lucid dreams qualified as SCF, the dreamers, it feeling like they had left their bodies in sleep. Twenty of the lucid dreams were wild and 87 were EPID. Five of the Wilds will SCF (28%) and five were EPID (6%). Therefore, SCF were over four times more likely in the deserts of the EPID. The three events related to the OBE, we were also more frequent in the wilderness in the EPID. Nearly one third of the forests containing distortions of the body, and more than half of them NCLUDED floating or flying or awareness of being in bed. This is compared with EPID, which less than one fifth involved body distortions, only one third included floating or flying, and a consciousness which is the fifth since the bed. The five reports that are classified as EPID CEF were actually very similar to those of nature-CEF. Dreamers felt in her bed and the strange experience sensations including paralysis and floating out of the body. Although this sounds like wild lucid dream, which was classified as EPID for physiological recordings showed no awakenings preceding lucidity. However, it is possible that these people could have a moment to be aware of their environment (and thus "wakes up") while still showing brainwaves normally associated with REM sleep. The science of the EEG is not sufficiently advanced that we can say that people know by looking at their brain waves. Anecdotal reports indicate that the dream of people sometimes made aware of the feelings of their sleeping bodies during sleep - for example, the dream you try to run while the legs become heavier and heavier, so long as they believe that their condition remains true. OBES and the deserts outside the laboratory, Our laboratory studies have shown that when the FEDs happen in lucid dreams that occur or when a person comes into REM sleep right after waking up or immediately after learning in her bed. However, we wonder if this relationship is applied to the OBE and lucid dreams that people in their homes in the "real" world. Not being able to take the sleep laboratory to the homes of hundreds of people (the DreamLight soon as we can provide this capability!) We have investigated the FEDs and the dream of other experiences, something like Historically, the studies mentioned above. The difference between this and previous investigations is that, in addition to asking if people had OBE, was asked specifically about certain events that we know are associated with deserts, namely, lucid dreaming, referring directly to a waking dream it and sleep paralysis. A total of 572 individuals completed our questionnaire. They were students in an introductory course in psychology or readers of the lamp. Approximately one third of the group reported having had at least one OBE. Just over 80 percent had had lucid dreams. Sleep paralysis was reported by 37 percent and 85 percent were able to return to sleep after waking. People who reported more sleep-related experiences also reported more Obes. For example, the 452 people who claimed to have lucid dreams, 39 percent also reported OBEs, whereas only 15 per cent of those who were not called lucid dreams said they had Obes. The group with most people reporting EFC (51%) were those who reported having had lucid dreams, the dream of return, and sleep paralysis. It is hoped that people can go directly to dreams after waking up to be subject to deserts, and thus have frequent lucid dreams. In fact, in this investigation, inform the frequent dream return also tended to report frequent lucid dreams. Therefore, we believe that the recurrence rate was a dream associated with OBE frequency in this study only reinforces our conclusion that the research laboratory wild associated with obesity. WHAT WE KNOW NOW? Both studies compared the frequency of SCF in both types of lucid dream, and examined the relative frequency of OBE and sleep-related events in many people. We learned that when CEF occur during the lucid dream, which usually occur in lucid dreams arising from short awareness in REM sleep, and that people who have some special dream experiences are more likely to be CEF that people do not. These experiments are the dream of returning to the state of sleep after awakening, lucid dreaming and sleep paralysis. We have described our functioning theory that OBEs occur when people lose the support of your organs of sense, as in falling asleep without losing consciousness. This combination of events is more likely when a person goes directly from the previous day in REM sleep. In both states of mind is alert and active, but when he is awake, he was the processing of sensory information from the outside world, while in the dream is the creation of a mental model of independent sensory stimuli. This model includes a body. In dreaming, in general, our own experience in an agency similar to the "true" because that is what we are accustomed. However, our internal senses in the physical body, that when we are awake, we realize our position in space and movement of our members. This information is interrupted during REM sleep. Therefore, we can dream of doing all sorts of things with our dream bodies - flying, dancing, ranging from monsters, being dismembered - all while our physical bodies are safe in his bed. During a wild, or sleep paralysis, the mind remains awake and alert good job of showing the world that awaits us there - but can not feel it. So we're in a dream world mentally. Perhaps we are ending the sensation of gravity as part of sensory information goes out, and then suddenly we feel lighter and float upward to where we know that our real body is in motion. The room around us seems almost, because it is the best estimate of our brain about where we are. If you did not know he had fallen asleep, we may well think that we wake up, still in touch with the physical world, and that something strange is going strong - a departure from the spirit of the body physics! The unusual feeling of leaving the body is exciting and frightening. This, combined with realistic images of the bedroom is enough to account for the OBE experiences linked to convince many that "it was too real for a dream." Dreams, too, can be incredibly real, especially If you attend their reality. Usually, we go through our dreams, without much thought about them, and waking I remember nothing about them. Therefore, they seem "unreal." But life saver is also true - the memory of a typical ordinary day is flat and lacking details. This is a novel, exciting, or frightening events that leave vivid impressions. If we stop what we do, we can look and say: "Yes, this world is solid and real." But if you look back and try to remember, for example, brush your teeth this morning, the memory may be vague and not very realistic. Compare this a past event that excited or frightened, it may seem more "real" in retrospect. Lucid dreamers often comment on their own dreams, I know it's a dream, but everything looks incredibly realistic! All this suggests that the feeling that something is real does not mean it happens in the physical world we all share when we are awake. This is not to deny the inner experiences that are real, they have very profound effects on our lives. However, as amply demonstrated lucid dream, we can learn to distinguish between our personal dreams and events in the Consensus dream that we call physical reality. When we do, we see that what we thought one thing - the world of yesterday - is in fact another - a dream. Evidence that some or even most of the CEF are dreams are not sufficient to permit us to say that a genuine OBE is impossible. However, for clarity, if you have an OBE, why not try to see if the world OBE passes the test of reality? Is the room where you're really sleeping? If you left your body, where is he? It changes things when you do not look at them (or when)? Can you read something twice and must remain the same on both readings? If any of your questions and surveys leave no doubt that it is in the physical world, is it not logical to believe that dream? Another point to consider is that the dream does not always happen in REM sleep. Most do, but there are probably a number of conditions in which other people may lose contact with the sensory experience in a mental universe. Some states, so that we know are of hypnotic trance, anesthesia, and sensory deprivation. OBEs have been reported in the states concerned (Nash et al., 1984, Olson 1988). Thus, the argument that an OBE can be a dream because the experimenter could not sleep, can not keep. The "in-the-body" EXPERIENCE To end this debate about the origins of the Order of the British Empire, an event considered by many incredible, metaphysical by others, let us consider the situation is normal: the "in body" experience. That means being in a body? say that you're in a body implies that the self is an object with defined borders that can be contained by the borders of another subject - the physical body. However, we don ' have no evidence that the self is a concrete thing. What we see as "outside the body in an OBE is the experience itself. This experience of being in "a body is normally based on input from the perception, both the world outside the body and processes in the body. This gives us a sense of location in the same space. However, it is the body and its organs of sense, they occupy a special place, not me. The car is not the body or brain. If we believe that the self is a product of brain functioning, but not reasonably say that the car is in the brain - is the meaning contained in these words on this page? May it makes no sense to a target level that the ego is nowhere. Instead, the ego is the place where she feels. Its location is purely subjective and derived from the input of the sense organs. Leaving aside the question of the essential nature of self, perception is probably a phenomenon related to brain function. So when we live in a world that looks like eyes that are accustomed to perceive with our usual equipment -, ears, etc., all things related to our brains, it would be logical to assume that our brain is of usually create the experience. And should we really leave our bodies - cutting off all relations with them - it would be unreasonable to presume that we would see things the same way. Therefore, even if no amount of contradictory evidence can not exclude the possibility of a true "experience of body" in which the individual exists in a completely independent body, it is very unlikely that this would be a way to use systems identical to the perception of human physical form. Spiritual teachings tell us that we have a reality beyond this world. The EFC can be, as it is easy to interpret, a literal separation of the oil physical body of the soul, but is an indication of the magnitude of the potential that lies entirely in our minds. The worlds we create in dreams and OBE are as real as this, and yet are infinitely more varied. How much more exciting than "out of body" in a world where the only limit is your imagination to be in the physical world in a body incapable of ether! Freed from the constraints of physical life, developed by the consciousness that can transcend the limits, who knows what might be or become?

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