Scepticism to astral travel!

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The concept of other worlds

As far as we know, science have not proven other dimensions. If this was the case, then we would have heared about it, in main stream news. The next question then becomes, is it possible to travel with consciousness outside our own body? This becomes tricky to answer, because we do have memory and perceptions. Meaning that you could remember details from a room and be able to visualise this room vivedly from different angels. In this way it would possible to create the illusion of “traveling” in your room. consciousness as defined in science is just electrical signals inside your brain.

The concept of another body

Another point to ponder is to understand that most thing in nature exist because a reason. There have to be a logical reason why something exist. What then is the purpose of other worlds, or the ability to travel outside your own body?

Another point to consider is that IF it were possible to move your consciousness outside your

body, then what would happen with your physical body? Another point to consider is what would happen if you dont come back to your body with your councessness? And what happens if someone wakes you up or you have to go to the toilet?

A probable explonation – Hypnogogia

Now, We do know something about is the state of hypnagogia.
Hypnagogia is often described as “hypnogogic hallucination”. the reason is people can see vivid images and hallucinate in this state. This happens in a state of consciousness that is between awake and asleep. This sounds very much like out of body experience or astral travels. You can also get the same effect with sensory deprivation.

A scientific phenomena – Lucid dreaming

The phenomena of lucid dreaming are confirmed by science. It’s a vivid dream, where your perception senses the dream world as very “real”. A lot of astral travels sounds like lucid dreams. Many reported astral travels are probably lucid dreams. The believers of astral travels say they can meet friends in the journeys. But when you stop of think about it, isn’t it normal to dream about close friends who you know very well.

Why it is important to have Scepticism to astral travel

If you believe in astral travel, you risk believing things you just dream about. For example, if you have a nightmare about a friend or family member betraying you, you might lose trust in this person. When in reality it is just a dream, not an astral journey. Here the unconscious mind is just processing different ideas picked up during the day, .- for example from television. This is another reason to have Scepticism to astral travel!

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2 comments on “Scepticism to astral travel!

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    I hope you appreciate the Sceptical perspective on this topic.

    The believers have 3 other articles on the topic of astral travel.


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