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funsway
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An "out of body" story -- at least one in which a person is "asleep" but their mind is "out and about."

Offered to stimulate some alternative thinking rather than challenge anyone's view ...

All that sways …

“If only telepathy was real!” The whispered plea echoed off the walls solid and imagined. Several others nodded in agreement.
Jessica was pleased that so many had come. She chuckled inside at the hypocrisy since few had come when she could still speak and move. Did they crave what she might say and felt guilt over not having asked or shared when they could? Or were they now secure in acceptance that she could never tell what she knew? Love or fear? What drew them now? She was far from death but understood that her paralyzed state was considered more dreadful than death for many. Her sister was a dancer. Perhaps that is why she had cried out.
“If you ask specific questions I can answer,” Jessica projected. A single tear welled up in her right eye when she thought “yes” and two when she thought “no.” But each grieving guest was too filled with themselves to either ask or see. “Look mom!” she prayed internally. “Remember when you would have me hold the Rosary and I could make the suspended Crucifix swing or twirl? You thought it sacrilegious – my laughter and not the actions I think.” From her propped position she could only see the window with its blind-filtered setting sun. Faces and forms and fumbling fingers were all around but she was not allowed to see. Actually, no one thought that she might wish to see them, projecting that she would be distressed by their closeness. “If only you had heard what I was saying! If only you would listen now!”
“I don’t know about telepathy but think it is kind of magical that the entire family is finally together again.” Jessica recognized Uncle Phil’s voice – not heard joking for more than twenty years. She did not have to see the reproachful glances.
“Yes, she thought,” and a single tear drop fell and the dangling beads in her mother’s hands swayed in sympathy. “You all create illusions rather than dealing with life as it is. Magic isn’t about tricks and deception. The magic is that you are alive to see something of awe and wonder and share it with one another.” An ancient song misted into her thoughts:
“Look at me, just look at me – I am here inside,” the Slave Girl Song.

The dangling cord on the window blind quivered a bit! Then it began to swing.

“Do you remember the stilts I made for you when you were ten?” asked Jimmy, searching for some moment of joy from their past.

“No,” responded the pendulum as Jessica recalled that the stilts had been made for a neighbor girl and she had not been allowed to try them. The cord swinging in a circle went unnoticed and her two tears were quickly wiped away. Another tune interrupted her discomfort as she reached out to her brother as best she could. “If you could read my mind, love – what a tale my thoughts would tell…”

Jessica chose to dream rather than attempt to communicate any more. She sensed her soul suspended from a silver thread that stretched into a starry reach of ever. She swung gently to and fro, every swinging, ever aware of the magic found in the ability to say “yes” again and again and again.
"the more one pretends at magic, the more awe and wonder will be found in real life." Arnold Furst

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On 2013-05-30 23:34, Slim King wrote:
Wrong again!!!! LOL
Dave, I’m human, so if it turns out I am wrong, my ego will take a hit, and I will resist at first. Ultimately, though, I will appreciate being corrected, so I will ask a favor:

Point out the two things in my post where I am most egregiously in error and let’s discuss them. We may each learn something.



@Pakar Ilusi: Thanks



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On 2013-05-31 01:41, Smoking Camel wrote:
Garrette. Thanks for your comments.

This kind of stuff needs to be interpreted on an intuitive level. There's many different layers to reality and our narrow minded senses can only percieve a small fragment of the whole. Have you tried getting making contact with your higher self or your spirit guides? They will no doubt help you grasp the reality of all of this.

Have you entertained the idea of a trip to Peru? Spend sone time with a shaman, Recieve higher wisdom and guidance form the vine...... Maybe we could organise a Café trip...... See if randi will sponsor it.
Hi, SC.

I don’t think I fully agree on interpreting things “on an intuitive level.” I’m a big fan of intuition, and there are countless people – include most people on this board who perform readings – who have far more finely tuned intuitions than I ever will, but intuition is not paranormal and does not trump fact.

You might skip the rest of my post, but please read this part: If you accept my analysis of Sheldrake’s lecture, are you willing to discard it as support for the position that the paranormal is real? If you don’t accept my analysis, can you point out where I have gone wrong?


I’m not sure what you mean by “layers to reality,” but it is true that humans’ limited sense cannot perceive it all, or even most of it. But what can be perceived and understood through technology has grown exponentially over the past couple of centuries.

Regarding higher self and spirit guides: Yes, I have. I spent my first 25 years or so as a very strong believer, and I didn’t just believe; I sought out. The stories I have told about my Castaneda phase have frightened people (me, too, at the time). I was the person deemed most talented at “sensing ghosts,” and even now I can give that impression. (I can even convince people who consider themselves excellent ghost detectors that they are mistaken about where the presence is: ”No, no. It’s not there; it’s in THIS room.”) To be honest, I recall feeling special during those years of belief, as if I were attuned to knowledge that few others had, but I never felt I had grasped reality. And my sense of wonder and astonishment now that I have relooked at those beliefs and ultimately discarded them has grown far beyond what I felt I had then.

Regarding Peru, I would love to travel there under nearly anyone’s sponsorship, whether it be Randi’s or Sheldrake’s. I would like to see Machu Picchu, but as it is so heavily traveled now, I would prefer alternate sites like the more recently (re)discovered city of Choquequirao (“the other Machu Picchu”). While I doubt it would result in a spiritual re-awakening, I am open to it. And if the trip happened, it woudn’t be my first visit to a supposedly sacred site. I have spent time with shamans (African, not South American), and with Native American Medicine Men, and with Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani (nearly as wise, and certainly as humane, a man I have ever met), and had lunch with Tahseen Saeed Bek, the leader of the Yazidi religion, in the sacred city of Lalish where I entered their temple cavern (I was not allowed into the Holy of Holies, but I went everywhere else). The early part of my martial arts career was in a form of ninjutsu, one aspect of which involved the focusing and use of chi. I studied the religion of my parents and very nearly went into it as a vocation. The number of Christian holy sites I have visited is literally in the thousands; the number of revered priests, nuns, and monks with whom I have spoken (beyond shaking hands as the service let out) is in the hundreds. The books on spirituality I have read and owned is equal or greater than the books on skepticism and science.

What I’m saying is that I am not coming into this as a newbie. Perhaps there are things I have not experienced that you would consider critical to my ability to make a decision regarding spirituality and the paranormal, but I daresay I could turn that back around and say there are things you have not experienced or studied regarding science and skepticism that are critical to your ability to make a decision.

Thanks, and cheers.
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Funsway,

A very nice tale. I especially like the Gordon Lightfoot reference. One of my all time favorite songs. Your leaving the telekinesis unnoticed was the right decision; a lesser author would have taken the other route.
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Nice tale Funsway Smile I don't know if it was intentional but the silver thread you mentioned is often experienced during an OBE (although not by me).

Garette, I very much enjoy reading your thoughts and rebuttals. You have a way of very clearly putting your point across that cuts through all the mumble.

Best
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Silver thread, sometines called the Aka Cord

AKA is the Hawaiian Huna word for the energy substance which surrounds us and connects us to each other it is how information and mana ( the life force and energy) travel. All contact whether in the physical or on another level involves the exchange of threads of aka material or energy. It has been said that some Astral Traveler's see this cord to help them still feel connected safely to their physical body while other's do not see it.
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A rough translation of a an ancient Turkic poem/reflection more than 8,000 years old. Sung, of course, rather than written an Carvanserai and only set down in parchment during the Ottoman reign.

"there’s a silver thread by connection
between one’s inner eye and divinity;
and you only need to hang your heart there
to know the secret essence of living."

So, does one see something profound that is called a "silver thread" or is the thread remembered or known from other loves?
"the more one pretends at magic, the more awe and wonder will be found in real life." Arnold Furst

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Interesting, but what it mostly has done is make me have to listen again to Loreena McKennitt's "Caravanserai" from her CD "The Book of Secrets." Highly recommended.
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On 2013-05-31 07:36, Sean Giles wrote:
Nice tale Funsway Smile I don't know if it was intentional but the silver thread you mentioned is often experienced during an OBE (although not by me).

Garette, I very much enjoy reading your thoughts and rebuttals. You have a way of very clearly putting your point across that cuts through all the mumble.

Best
Sean
Thanks, Sean. I enjoy your posts, too.
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Here is Websters!!!!!

Definition of PARANORMAL

: not scientifically explainable : supernatural


If Science can't explain it ... Then it's paranormal!!!! Simple as that!
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So now gravity is "supernatural" as well?

BTW- "Websters" is a public domain name. There are literally dozens of dictionaries that call themselves "Websters." Any one can. Definitive dictionaries include the OED, Websters New Collegiate Dictionary, etc.

You have defined the word so broadly that it really has no definite meaning at all.
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On 2013-06-01 10:17, mastermindreader wrote:
So now gravity is "supernatural" as well?

BTW- "Websters" is a public domain name. There are literally dozens of dictionaries that call themselves "Websters." Any one can. Definitive dictionaries include the OED, Websters New Collegiate Dictionary, etc.

You have defined the word so broadly that it really has no definite meaning at all.
I didn't define it Bob ... Just using the one provided by the number one skeptic forum. BTW Are you performing anywhere public from the 7th to the 20th of June ... I'm in the northwest and I'd love to see you in person.
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Unfortunately not. I won't be performing in the area during that period.
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Too bad ... I was hoping to get to Pike Street and see Sheila Lyons.
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I thought TMC shut down discussions regarding supernatural themes...
I was told the decent into name calling was a very sudden and prolonged expectation.
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No. We can discuss the paranormal in this mentalism area, since many of us base our performances on paranormal themes.

It is RELIGION that can get a thread shut down.

If the Café was going to shut down discussions regarding supernatural themes, why do you suppose they have a bizarre magic forum?
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