Saturday, 5pm The goal of this module is to provide a detailed description of methods for obtaining information using out-of-body experience state. This is the phenomenon’s most exciting field of application and one that practically everyone finds interesting. Covering this topic on day two will allow you to further motivate the students to make attempts on yet another night.
How is it possible? The most important thing to cover under this topic is that obtaining information from out-of-body experience is possible, regardless of what the explanation for the phenomenon itself is. Mystics and the esoterically-minded point to information fields, the actual physical exit of the soul from the body, and akashic records. Pragmatics see an explanation in the enormous resources of the subconscious mind that we have access to in out-of-body experience.
What kind of information can be obtained? Your task is to teach practical things. With that in mind, it wouldn’t be right for you to tell people that they can find out whatever they want from out-of-body experience, even if that is your personal belief. Nobody has ever proven that this is the case. The roughest estimate of the upper boundary of the amount of information that can be accessed in out-of-body experience is 1,000 times what the waking mind “knows”. This estimate is perhaps far too pessimistic. Meanwhile, the information accessible in out-of-body experience relates to us in one way or another: it relates to us personally, to our friends and family, our job, our hobbies, and our environment, which is exactly the information that will be useful in real life.
How to Obtain the Information There are three primary techniques for obtaining information used by novices:
Animate Objects These include people, animals, and other beings in out-of-body experience who you can simply talk to and obtain information from in that way. It’s preferable that such objects somehow relate to the information you are to obtain.
Inanimate Objects These include books, notes, televisions, radios, computers, signs, captions, symbols, etc. For example, you can look for a book on a given topic while in out-of-body experience and then look through it and read it.
The Episode Technique Here out-of-body experiencer goes to a place associated with the information he needs and simply takes it all in through his eyes. For example, say an out-of-body travelr has lost his real-world car keys. He would concentrate on them in out-of-body experience and be translocated to a place where he could have lost them.
How to Verify Information The whole difficulty here lies in the fact that while the techniques for obtaining information themselves are quite simple, the information obtained is easily distorted by erratic interference from the human mind. It’s therefore necessary to know ways to verify the trustworthiness of information. For example, you can immediately ask a control question when speaking with an object like, "What’s my name?" or, "How much is two times two?" If the object is unable to correctly answer even questions like this, you’ll need to change your approach. After finding out what you came for, you can also ask a follow-up question like, "Why is that the case?" or, "How do you prove it?" Either way, you should verify any information obtained in out-of-body experience in real life before acting on it. There’s no guarantee that it will be accurate, even if the objects have passed every test.
How to Increase Accuracy There are a number of ways to increase the accuracy of information you obtain. First, start off from the simplest things, and then gradually transition to more complicated ones. Second, the information to be obtained should be as specific as possible (e.g. "How can I increase sales at work?") and not general and vague (e.g. "What’s the meaning of life?"). Third, the information should be obtained in a passing manner that is offhanded, detached, indifferent, and deadpan – as if the information were not important.
Examples Give some examples of information obtained in out-of-body experience either from your own experience or the practitioner accounts in the book out-of-body experience. You can also find a number of illustrative examples on our internet forums and websites.
Wrapping Up the Lesson Saturday, 5:45pm If you have the time and desire to do so, you can practice some simulated attempts with the group so that they will better remember the procedure. This should be done in the same way as it was at the end of the Friday session. Also recommend that they practice the techniques more both at home and throughout the day, but never before going to bed. The better the techniques work while practicing, the better they will work upon awakening.
Let the students know that on Sunday you will be requiring not only an entrance into out-of-body experience and completion of their plans of action, but also phase-control techniques like deepening via sensory amplification and secondary separation from the body. Those who have already accomplished the first item on the group plan of action (finding a mirror in out-of-body experience) may go on to task number two, which is simple but mind-expanding experience: eating something in out-of-body experience.
Pay close attention to group morale regarding the prospect of making attempts on yet another night and morning. People usually start to tire and have difficulty concentrating before yet another set of attempts. This often results in the success rate for the second night being substantially lower than that of the first night – sometimes by several fold. To keep that from happening, try to get the students enthusiastically motivated to make more attempts.