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tushar panda
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Is anyone over here interested in astral projection .


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tushar panda wrote:Is anyone over here interested in astral projection .

Shouldn't that be "over there"?


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Astral projection. Sorry if you disagree, but it's just another new age nonsense idea that does not have anything to do with reality.


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tushar panda wrote:Is anyone over here interested in astral projection .


Sure.
Astral Projection is the new fangled name.
Initially it was called tuning out, and students, husbands, employees have been successfully practicing it for ages, as and when required.
I have been told it is most useful for husbands.


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tushar panda
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Jesper Young wrote:Astral projection. Sorry if you disagree, but it's just another new age nonsense idea that does not have anything to do with reality.


Its not nonsense because it is what you also do while dreaming ...

may be it is an updated version

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What you do what you sleep, I would just call that "dreaming" instead of "astral projection". I don't know what your definition of "astral projection" is - I'm going with the definition in the Skeptic's Dictionary.
Astral projection is a type of out-of-body experience (OBE) in which the astral body leaves its other six bodies and journeys far and wide to anywhere in the universe. The notion that we have seven bodies (one for each of the seven planes of reality) is a teaching of theosophist Madame Blavatsky. On its trips, the astral body perceives other astral bodies rather than their physical, etheric, emotional, spiritual, etc. bodies.

That doesn't sound the same as "dreaming" to me.

And the astral body is the following:
The astral body is one of seven bodies each of us has, according to Madame Blavatsky. The astral body is the seat of feeling and desire and has an aura. How the physical body and the other alleged bodies interact is unknown, but it is said to be by some sort of occult force. The astral body is said to be capable of leaving the other bodies for an out-of-body experience known as astral projection.

The evidence for the existence of the astral body remains a mystery. There is no scientific evidence for such an entity. As James Randi says: the idea of an astral body "appears to satisfy most of the questions about dreaming, [life after] death, or hallucination, without offering any proof or appeal other than the convenience of such an invention and the resulting lack of requirement for applied thought and/or research."

In other words, this is some mystical, new age thing, for which there is no scientific evidence that it exists in the real world.
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Projection my ass.
Eduardo Bueno
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This whole thing is too much fishy, isn't it?
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tushar panda wrote:Is anyone over here interested in astral projection .




yes
read about it
somewhere

yogis/monks in Himalayas are said to live for about thousands of years
they live in a different 'plane'
they can appear (as a regular human) when they wish to

and those doing astral travel claim to having gone and met them
 
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