Robert Monroe 'Journeys out of the Body' book review

There aren’t many books in European and North American Literature that explore and discuss how a person’s spirit and mind might actually leave their body. There seem to be three possible reasons for this. Firstly, that such an ability is impossible. Secondly, that it is possible but no one has achieved it or thirdly, that it is possible, many people can achieve it but no one's allowed to talk about it. This third possibility does fit with our history. In the last two-thousand years, the institutions that dominated us, in particular the Catholic Church, have regarded any investigation of non-physical behaviour as witchcraft. Anyone who practiced such witchcraft faced the punishment of excruciating death.

The medieval and Renaissance periods of such intolerance were followed by our current period, beginning roughly in the eighteenth century. This period has been better in some ways for us, simply because our major religions don’t burn investigators at the stake. But it has also been worse in another way because our secular, scientific establishment, who supposedly really understands how the universe works, keeps telling everyone that non-physical phenomena, such as spirits, ghosts, astral travel, telepathy etc are impossible. Because of this, anyone who might be able to 'astrally travel' would still think twice about talking about it, both from a religious and secular perspective.

But in fact, scientific evidence clearly shows that 'astral travel' is possible. All living creatures must exist as non-physical minds, with spirit bodies, ones that positively influence their physical bodies, because this is the only way that Life can exist. This is because Life always increases organisation in the universe. This magical phenomena is in direct opposition to entropy, which should govern all physical matter in the universe. Therefore, the only way to resolve this Life-Entropy paradox is to conclude that there is a non-physical, organising presence positively influencing all living things. Without an organising influence originating from outside physical reality, Life would collapse in the face of entropy’s disorganising effect. For more on that subject, do please check out my book, 'how science shows…' and my influence idea article. Read More...

A haunted house and hidden truths in our ancient past

A while ago, I wrote a blog article about a very strange but memorable experience I had one night, when it seemed that I was helping the spirit of my deceased nephew overcome his fear at the circle of white light waiting for him. Yup, it sounds weird even now and I’m tempted to put the whole experience down to being a bizarre dream, except for the fact that the dream occurred pretty much exactly after the moment he suffered his sudden, unexpected and fatal aneurism. I wrote that article only after much thought, because I was unsure that it was an appropriate thing to do in such tragic circumstances, but eventually I decided to write publicly about what I experienced because I think it’s crucially important that we talk about such experiences. Unfortunately, in our modern Western World, such experiences are regarded as delusions or signs of madness. This view is not only out of step with most of human history, it is also unscientific. As I've described in my book ‘How science shows that almost everything important we’ve been told is wrong’, it is scientifically impossible that only physical things exist, since Life cannot exist in the Universe without an external, non-physical organising influence. Without that influence, Life could not continually work directly against Entropy and would cease to exist. The impossibility of Materialism was openly stated by many brilliant, Nobel-Prize-Winning physicists but after the Second World War, this viewpoint was effectively banned.

I'm therefore keen to explore non-physical phenomena scientifically. As part of this exploration, here's a very strange experience I had a few years ago. Read More...