Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Podcast: Out-of-Body Experiences and Multidimensional Filters


IAC instructor Nelson Abreu contributed a chapter relating projectiology to research conducted at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Laboratory (PEAR).  ICRL, which carries on the work of PEAR, is now offering its first webinar series, a digital offering of nearly 40 years of multidisciplinary research on different aspects of human consciousness by its scholars. ICRL members include artists, scientists, engineers, and philosophers and the webinars - like the book - cover a broad range of perspectives on how consciousness and perception directly alter the physical world.

Each episode is moderated by one of the authors of the 14 essays that comprise Filters and Reflections: Perspectives on Reality (ICRL Press, 2009), an anthology inspired by the original article, Sensors, Filters, and the Source of Reality.

Episode 4, entitled "Out-of-Body Experiences and Multidimensional Filters" by Nelson Abreu is among those now available for download or streaming:

"The ability of consciousness to acquire information and experience about places and events beyond the usual physical senses has been reported since the beginning of recorded history and described in many cultural traditions. In recent times, these phenomena are referred to as “Out-of-Body Experiences (OBEs),” and are closely related to those described as “Near Death Experiences” or “Remote Perception,” among other labels. While still regarded with skepticism by mainstream science, a substantial number of scholarly studies and subjective reports have attested to their reality and raise important questions about the nature of consciousness and its interactions with the physical universe. This evidence suggests that consciousness can not only transcend the physical body, but also reduce or modify the effects of the physiological, cultural, and psychological filters that limit and color this mind-Source communication. The out-of-body experience and allied phenomena also suggest the existence of subtle “bodies” and dimensions that need to be explored and integrated into our current models of consciousness."



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