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If astral projection was proven to be real, would it also prove the existence of?

the soul?

Scientifically speaking.

Do you think that scientists would lean towards it being proof of the body having a soul or would they go in a totally different direction with the explanation?

And personally, what would it say to you?
Thanks for the great answers so far. Since I am not a scientist, I was interested to know how scientists would approach such a discovery.

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Adonai
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Adonai

Astral projection has a well documented history within the NDE or near death experiences of many thousands. I think the difference is the NDE and Astral Projection is one act or incident is by choice and the other is not. Astral projection being a voluntary self willed projection of consciousness and the NDE being by “accident” as the body apparently is no longer able to “hold” consciousness due to injury in truamatic or non-truamatic situations. During sleep ones consciousness often leaves the body into other non-physical realms during “dreams”. This is normal and is further validation consciousness survives outside of… Read more »

bad tim, dance the maypole
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bad tim, dance the maypole

i wouldn’t go that far. i believe we are all part of a super-consciousness, and a lot of stuff like that could just as easily be explained as looking from a different perspective. like moving the camera position in a video game.

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¤Ghastly Simian¤

I think that scientists would be forced by the government to cover any evidence up of astral projection being a real phenomenom. If they did release information of such a discovery to the public, they wouldn’t use it as conclusive evidence for one having a soul, but would claim it’s an undiscovered human sense.

Tom E
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Tom E

If cars were proven to be real, would it also prove the existence of gasoline?

Deenie
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Deenie

I”m not sure what the difference is between a soul and a spirit. ..but I think we all have one or the other of them….and animals do too. At least I believe they do…and hope they do . They should all be in Heaven.

Gomez Addams
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Gomez Addams

Skeptics will tell you that “astral projection” (also known as an out-of-body experience) is purely hallucinatory. Granted, OBE’s can be chemically and electrically induced in a laboratory. However, this does not mean that a supernatural component can be ruled out. In many OBE’s, people travel far from their bodies, and can see real things and hear real sounds that could not have possibly been hallucinations. There are plenty of documented cases like this, even though it has never been concretely demonstrated in a lab. Bear in mind that, during an OBE, you’re still alive, and there is clearly a physical… Read more »

Minerva
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Minerva

It would definitely prove that we have a non physical body layer along with our physical bodies. It would also prove that consciouness exists independently from the body. I think science would have a hard time still with the concept of the soul as it implies a sentient creator. However, the “soul” technically is the “body of light” the ancient and occult texts speak of so often, and that is what astrally projects. With some of the work that’s being done with photons and DNA, I don’t think science is that far off from this actually.

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wushuboy001

I already believe in a soul, so I am strictly talking about proving things scientifically, here. I don’t think it would. There could be other explanations that would allow someone to gather the information from a distance. For example, such a journey could be orcestrated by what I refer to as the Grand Omni-present Deity, G.O.D. for short. (Oh darn-it, Guarenteed Overnight Delivery already copyrighted that name.) We could have the ability to sense light from pairs subatomic particles or some crazy quantum-physics sounding idea which I wouldn’t even understand. Perhaps our physical bodies are capable of traveling on the… Read more »

TR
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TR

No, not a soul per se. It would seem to demonstrate the existence of the ability of the human consciousness to perceive images though means other than the optic nerve, and at a distance. Since there could possibly be many explanations offered for this ability, only one of them being the “soul”, it would not be strong evidence arguing for just the soul explanation. Therefore, scientists, if they are being systematic and scientific, would not jump to conclusions such as this. The existence of the soul would have to await the proposal of falsifiable hypotheses before it could be scientifically… Read more »

Gary Y
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Gary Y

Perhaps they would need to prove the existence of the soul in order to prove astral projection?

Good question.

Tuesday Smith
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Tuesday Smith

I think yes personally, but scientifically speaking, I think no. It might lead to something else proving there is a soul, but directly there would still be too many more questions, and therefore no positive conclusion.
Also, in order to prove something, I think it would have to be defined first.

To me, it would prove there is a soul, but that’s such an intense personal belief (having nothing to do with any religion), that although I think it’d be pretty cool to see it proven, it really wouldn’t matter much to me.

eri
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eri

If astral projection is someday demonstrated, I wouldn’t go as far to say ‘now we’ve proved there’s a soul’ but it could be a possibility. For example, say someone got an Ouija board to correctly name a sequence of random die rolls in the next room. Is that evidence for ghosts? Or spirits? Or ESP? Or telepathy? You still need to narrow it down further, but the results would definitely mean there’s something going on – and if we cant see it happening, we can figure out how it’s happening.

Sheba Jack
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Sheba Jack

I am a skeptic, but if they could prove that astral projection was real and not imagined, then I would be inclined to go with your theory.

BTW this was a good question.

Chaoscleaner
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Chaoscleaner

I think it’s been “proved” that it’s real by Governments. (Not so sure about the scientific community though.) Russia used it as a spy technique on us (and we probably did them as well, but IDK)
Would it prove the existence of the soul? Good question. It might be along the same category as “do dreams prove an existence of another reality?” So it probably depends on who you’d be asking.

Trafox
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Trafox

Yes it would, as astral projection is defined as the training of one’s soul to leave the physical body.

So, the question is quite self-explanatory.

If you prove santa real, it means he’s real.

Clown Knows
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Clown Knows

Scientists, like any other humans, first choose their truth and then find evidence to prove their truth.

You can not convince anyone of a “truth” contrary to their “truth”.

By the way, “science” requires the use of the scientific method. Unfortunately, researchers don’t use the scientific method, just data mining, therefor there is no such thing as science.

MrToothpick
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MrToothpick

No, it would only be evidence of astral projection. There would be no reason to think a soul was involved.