It may be a profound experience, but the fundamental problem is that there's really no way to scientifically measure whether or not a person's spirit "leaves" or "enters" the body. The simplest and best explanation for out-of-body experiences is that the person is merely fantasizing and dreaming. Because there is no scientific evidence that the soul exists — or for that matter that consciousness can exist outside of the brain the premise behind astral projection is rejected by scientists.
One of the most important scientific principles, Occam's Razor, is that if you have a phenomenon to be explained and several different theories are proposed as solutions, the simplest one (or the one with the fewest assumptions) is likely to be the correct answer. (One common illustration of this is the statement, "When you hear hoof beats, think horses, not unicorns" or, in this case, "When you have a dreamlike experience while sleeping or resting, think dreaming, not astral projection.")
Practitioners of astral travel insist that it must be real because it seems so vivid, and because some of the experiences are similar, even for people from different cultures. But it's not surprising that many people who try astral projection have similar experiences — after all, that's what the term "guided imagery" is: when an authority (such as a psychologist or astral travel teacher) tells a person what they should expect from the experience. The power of suggestion can be powerful, and a person who is told they will encounter an alien or godlike entity who imparts cosmic wisdom is likely to imagine exactly that.
The problem is that there's no evidence that those people who leave their bodies are actually going anywhere and certainly not anywhere on Earth. One strong piece of evidence that the "travel" takes place in the mind is that those who return from out-of-body experiences can't give verifiable details or information about the places they've been or what they've seen. If real, astral travel would be incredibly useful. There would be no need to send humans into dangerous conditions — such as the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan — to find out what the situation is (or if a meltdown is imminent); instead, engineers should be able to simply visit the site astrally to survey the damage and report back without danger of radiation contamination.
According to researcher Susan Blackmore, author of "Beyond the Body: An Investigation of Out-of-the-Body Experiences," people who experience astral travel "have been found to score higher on measures of hypnotizability and, in several surveys, on measures of absorption, [a] measure of a person's ability to pay complete attention to something and to become immersed in it, even if it is not real, like a film, play, or imagined event." Out-of-body experiencers are more imaginative, suggestible, and fantasy-prone than average, though have low levels of drug and alcohol use, and no obvious signs of psychopathology or mental illness.
It is also possible that some out-of-body experiences are the result of dreaming during what is called "microsleep" — falling asleep for anywhere from a fraction of a second to half a minute, and not realizing it. This is common when people are tired, relaxing, or doing tedious activities such as long-haul trucking. In some cases the person may believe they have been out of their bodies for minutes or even hours when in fact they simply experienced microsleeps. If a believer in astral projection has a sudden, unexplainable and vivid dream and does not know they were asleep, this could easily be interpreted as an out-of-body experience.
Though astral projection practitioners are convinced their experiences are real and not merely dreams or fantasies,their evidence is all anecdotal just as a person who takes peyote or LSD may be truly convinced that they interacted with God, dead people, or angels while in their altered state. It is not a coincidence that drug users refer to a psychedelic experience as a "trip."
Astral projection is an entertaining and harmless pastime that can seem profound, and in some cases even life-changing. But there's no evidence that out-of-body-experiences happen outside the body instead of inside the brain.
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- OST: HANGING GARDEN " AT EVERY DOOR" www.youtube.com/watch?v=w10ull…
If you have 10 minutes, listen to it alone in the dark with headphones. You´ll see the invisible. And the video is a fucking masterpiece.