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(Daily Mail)   Have YOU ever had an out-of-body experience? This woman can leave her body at will: "People only retain the ability to have them if they practice from childhood, researchers think these experiences could be more common than previously thought"   ( divider line
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2014-03-07 09:53:05 PM  
4 votes:
Define "define".
2014-03-07 09:51:08 PM  
4 votes:
Define "legitimate news source"
2014-03-07 09:13:20 PM  
4 votes:
Define "researchers."
2014-03-07 10:02:50 PM  
2 votes:
She ate the Wal Mart bottom round steak.
2014-03-07 10:53:23 PM  
1 vote:
I had a girlfriend that could do this every time we had sex.  It was was weird... she would get totally vacant absent stare and be totally unresponsive to anything I did.  I'm not sure if she was abused as a child, or she was entering some meditative state, or it was all the rohypnol I gave her, but it was a damn good skill.  I never did get to ask her about that, with the restraining order and all.
2014-03-07 10:32:21 PM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: Whenever I begin to become aware that I'm dreaming I always start looking for a cute chick to have sex with. Is that weird?

I typically do two things:
1) Try to run/fly as fast as I can in a particular direction, to see what my brain generates in terms of scenery, and to see if I can outrun it and have it lose complexity.  It's pretty much like how it used to be (maybe still is?) with video games, when you can travel faster than the graphics card can render the surroundings.

2) I randomly assault people.  The people I assault usually take issue with this, to which I laughingly reply "it's a dream, there are no consequences!"

Based on that, if I ever lose touch with reality and think I'm dreaming when I'm not, I'm probably going to come out of it in a jail cell.
2014-03-07 10:20:12 PM  
1 vote:
My favorite dreams are when I was dreaming of being at work right before I wake up to go to work...
2014-03-07 10:01:52 PM  
1 vote:
Sounds legit. It is from the SCIENCE section of the Daily Mail.

MrEricSir: I had nightmares sometimes as a kid, and one night something sort of "clicked" when I realized I didn't have to go along with the nightmare and could make my own choices. It was over a decade later that I learned this was a common phenomenon, thanks to the 1997 edition of the Internet Yellow Pages.

I am a lucid dreamer too. My realisation was kind of the opposite of yours, though. It was long before I knew that not everyone could do it.
2014-03-07 09:57:36 PM  
1 vote:
Lucid dreams for me are often accompanied by sleep paralysis and varying levels of terror.  Not so great for me.

There is a reasonable body of evidence to suggest out of body experiences and near death experiences are related to natural DMT in the body, e.g. the work of Rick Strassman and others.

Also, I recall reading about hospitals who have begun to place novel objects and images above areas in which near death/out of body experiences might occur.  Typically hidden from ground-level view atop shelving or cabinetry in the hospital rooms.  The thinking is that the potential exists that someone could have one of these experiences, "levitate" or whatever... and be able to later articulate objects hidden above them they would not have seen or known existed unless there was merit to their experience.

Interesting stuff IMO.  There is more to life and consciousness than meets the eye.
2014-03-07 09:51:53 PM  
1 vote:

SecretAgentWoman: I've had "lucid dreams" which I think is similar, if not the same damn thing.

Lucid dreams are awesome. I always feel so alive afterward, even the odd nightmarish one I fail to mentally overcome.
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