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Out of Body

OBE Update 1 - Progress is progress

Update Oct 2014: Due to my partner also being interested in obe and lucid dreaming, my motivation to success has been recently reignited. We have both been making slow progress, and by comparing our individual approaches, have been able to find a few more pieces of the puzzle. Some of this might seem obvious, but for us there have been several blindspots we have discovered along the way, so I'll put this out there as it may inspire others who have had similar hinderances.

Out of Body Experiences and the Angular Gyrus of the Brain.

This is great article and website, well worth a look.

There have been cases where people have had OBEs, and seen things from an out-of-body perspective that they could not have seen from their body's location. This writer holds that the brain is involved in triggering OBEs, but once they're happening, other mechanisms predominate.

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Scientific Reasoning for Separating the conscious and Body

OBE is a natural event that statistically has happened to about 80% of all humans according to William Buhlman the leading author of this natural phenomenon. Often though it is chalked off as a nightmare or forgotten by the experiencer and has even been a commonly confused event by many as UFO ABDUCTION. OBE has specific notable effects when experienced. The trained observer can not only recognize the OBE onslaught, but also control the experience and aid it to a higher level of experience.

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Focus 10: Mind Awake/Body Asleep. By ASHES

For those unfamiliar with the focus levels a little background is in order. The story goes back to Robert A. Monroe, who began to experience involuntary Out of Body Experiences (OBE) in 1957. These early experiences have been documented in his first book "Journeys out of the body" (Monroe, 1971).

http://www.explorations-in-consciousness.com/focus10.html

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