The Skeptic’s Dictionary definition of the day …
Astral projection is a type of out-of-body experience (OBE) in which the astral body leaves its other six bodies and journeys far and wide to anywhere in the universe.
There is scant evidence to support the claim that anyone can project their mind, soul, psyche, spirit, astral body, etheric body, or any other entity to somewhere else on this or any other planet. The main evidence is in the form of testimonials.
via astral projection – The Skeptic’s Dictionary – Skepdic.com.
Although most of us haven’t had the exhilarating and life-affirming experience of nearly dying, a lucky few have returned from being “living challenged” to report their near-death experiences (NDE). An intriguing study (AWAreness during REsuscitation, or AWARE) to test this phenomenon is taking place at a number of medical centers throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada (and, if you buy into the Drake Equation, on other planets in the universe as well). One of the most amazing characteristics of the AWARE study is its catchy acronym from such a clumsy phrase. If nothing else, at the end of the day, these researchers should get an honorable mention for creativity from the Journal of Near-Death Acronyms (JNDA).
The main purpose of this research is to discover if there is any truth to the concept of an NDE.
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