Induced OBE’s cause memory impairment when recalling experience

induced_OBE_photoEhrsson’s team have published an interesting new paper in which they claim that a subjects experiences whilst in an induced OBE state, can later be shown as impaired, when the subject is asked to recall the experience in a normal (none OBE) state. Continue reading

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Near-Death & Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind

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For two particular reasons, I sometimes find myself returning to read Kenneth Ring’s excellent 1997 paper “Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind: A Study of Apparent Eyeless Vision“.

1) Hidden away in this paper is a quote which I’ve always found really interesting from perhaps his best congenitally blind subject, Vicki, who said she was never able to discriminate colours during her OBE NDE, but only “…different shades of brightness…”. Continue reading

OBE portion of the NDE

Rather than invoking something that leaves the experiencers body as an explanation for the verifiable OBE portion of the NDE. It’s possible that these experiences might involve the use of third party/ies eyes, or, more accurately third parties conscious awareness. Using conscious awareness offers a possible explanation for the common lack of body, and field theories of consciousness (McFadden, Pockett) make a lot of sense to me.

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Telepathy

I’ve have had one, what I consider to be, ‘telepathic experience’ in my life, which I will relate below. It is so unusual, was verified to be accurate, and also witnessed, that I have little option to accept that it is entirely possible to come into posession of information in a way that is outside of our current scientific understanding.

My father had purchased a terraced house on the other side of town, with the intention of setting up an Accountancy practice. The council had refused planning permission for an office in that area, so the house had been left empty whilst he appealed.

I was aged around 12, and was going through puberty at the time. I awoke in terror, in the early hours of one morning, after having what seemed like a nightmare, but the content of which had a noticeably different and unusual quality. Continue reading