Dead as a Doornail. Prof. Matt McCormick Department of Philosophy California State University, Sacramento. Near Death and Out of Body Experiences (NDEs and OBEs).
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Prof. Matt McCormick
Department of Philosophy
California State University, Sacramento
“I had the sensation of floating up out of my body and hovering over myself on the operating room table. Then I travelled up a tunnel towards a light.“
“After waking up I found myself still very, very tired and I allowed myself to fall back asleep. In doing so, I became conscious of some familiar sensations attributed to out-of-body experiences - I felt very heavy yet very light and I felt gentle electric-like pulses running through my body. Very soon after the onset of these sensations I knew it was time to get up - not up in the physical world - up outside my body in the astral plane!”
Your mind can reach this other place and draw from it.
Or maybe your mind can channel the magic into this world.
There are many ways to get there falsely:
Some philosophers are tempted by this sort of method, I know I have been:
Could it be established that someone had an OBE during a period of brain death?
It doesn’t look like it.
OBE report at 10:45
Suppose someone came back from real brain death and reported an OBE.
How would we establish that the experience the patient reports happened during the period of flat brain activity?
Do we just take their word for it?
“I was floating up through space to heaven. And they had a clock there that said 10:04. I also checked my angel watch.”