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Dreams kind of tell you how powerful your mind can be if you just close your eyes and let your imagination fly...

But why do you wait to fall unconscious to do this?

Have you ever tried to just... stay awake, but keep your eyes closed, and let your soul soar?

If any of you decide to take a moment, to close your eyes, and let your mind wander - say, pretend you are a bird, where do you fly? What do you see? - Please let me know!

Also, have you ever astral traveled? What was that like? What do you know of astral travel?

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I don't practice Esotericism. 

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Though astral projection practitioners insist their experiences are real, 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. 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. Until the existence of an astral plane can be proven — and made accessible — there's always the continuing adventures of the Sorcerer Supreme. 

Article: https://www.livescience.com/27978-astral-projection.html

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Out-of-body experiences (OBEs) are hallucinatory visual experiences that involve seeing the physical body placed in an external visual space. Many psychiatric di*ord*rs, brain dysfunctions, pharmacological agents, and altered psychological states are reportedly associated with these phenomena. OBEs have been linked to various brain lesions, particularly in the parietal and temporal regions, psychiatric di*ord*rs, severe emotional states like a near-death experience, substance use, migraine, and epilepsy, but very few have been reported in dissociative identity di*ord*r. In this report, we present the case of a 15-year-old male patient who described a strange experience where he found himself to be floating outside his own body while he visualized his own body from a third-person perspective. On further evaluation, a diagnosis of dissociative identity di*ord*r and dissociative fugue was formulated. The patient showed improvement after undergoing abreaction, hypnosis, and relaxation training along with supportive psychotherapy. Dissociative di*ord*rs occur due to an internal conflict between ego and self, when a person is unable to successfully repress a traumatic experience, or when a repressed memory or experience comes out of the cocooned barrier, leading to an altered state of perception and self-experience, which is described by the patient as OBE. This report presents a scarce differential in the context of psychiatric illness, which might be helpful in the formulation of approaches toward management in cases of such OBE, making it a strange yet intriguing addition to the literature.

Article: https://www.cureus.com/articles/67007-astral-projection-a-strange-out-of-body-experience-in-dissociative-di*ord*r

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