Unity North Atlanta Panel Discussion: Beyond the Physical Documentary Film.
Another solid video absolutely jam packed with great information from Tom. Enjoy!
I finally received my copy of this documentary tonight in the mail, and I just finished watching it!
I must say that it is, without a doubt, THE BEST documentary on Projection that I have *EVER* seen.
I highly suggest you purchase a copy for your own viewing pleasure!
A big thanks to everyone at Path11 for making this, and to the experts who took the time to be interviewed.
You guys did a tremendous job! Many thanks to you all!
You can purchase the DVD (and the first one too!) from here: http://thepathseries.com/the-films/beyond-the-physical/dvd/
So, I was browsing the news this morning and I came across this article that would seem to support Tom Campbell’s argument that “belief” can change reality. Tom relays an study done that shows this exact nature. The experiment was that children in a class would do worse if the teacher was told beforehand that they would. The belief that the teacher believed that the children would do worse, came true. This wasn’t an isolated case.
Very interesting. 🙂
It’s nice to see some of Tom’s ideas and concepts which support My Big TOE, are actually being supported by today’s science and studies.
Tom was invited to speak in Ireland last month, the subject of the talk was ENTIRELY about Projection. Phenomenal video on the subject.
It’s a two parter, so please, I HIGHLY recommend anyone and everyone who is interested in learning Astral Projection to listen/watch it.
The frustration that people experience while learning to project is entirely due to attempting to build your house before building a solid foundation first.
Just as one can’t immediately play Beethoven or Bach without LOTS of practice first… you also can’t just do a conscious exit projection without first mastering your mind. Yes, I said “mastering” your mind. This means that one must spend a long time (time may vary) with their own consciousness via meditation before you’ll have any success real success.
This is the source of the frustration of just about every single person who has ever tried to do this and failed. Of this I can 100% guarantee.
Everyone wants to do astral projection with as little work as possible to get the fastest results possible. <– That's a model for FAILURE
Especially if they prescribe to the idea that that's the ONLY way to project. There are a myriad of ways to project, the HARDEST being the conscious exit projection. I guess I should explain quickly what that is. A Conscious Exit projection is one where you sit/lie down with the express intent to project.
So now, if you've read Michael Radugas OBE4U eBook, he has what he calls "indirect" methods for projection. To cut a long story short, all those acrynoms which rhyme with WILD are those. I honestly forget all the acrynoms people use for these. WBTB? MILD? DEILD? These are all "indirect" methods for projecting… and they're every bit as valid as a conscious exit for projecting. They'll take you to the same place, and allow you to do the same things as any conscious exit projection.
Techniques for this kind of stuff are everywhere. The problem is that I think it's rare for people to acknowledge the validity of such a projection right upon first learning this stuff. Why? Because people get indoctrinated into the "it's *only* a lucid dream, it's not a REAL astral projection" mindset, then they read about conscious exits and believe those to be REAL astral projections. So they ignore everything else. Then when they finally fail and become frustrated that they can't do it… they quit altogether saying it doesn't exist.
And I should say now that I *LOVE* indirect methods. They account for perhaps 80 – 90% of my projections. A member on the Astral Pulse, cosmic, shared a great method: Projection Method. It’s simply noticing with falling asleep. It doesn’t get much easier than that. I have, on many occasions said to try stuff like this.
Personally, I’d like to see people eventually take the proper time to learn to master their mind… learn to meditate… learn to focus their minds, then learn to hold that focus for extended periods of time. The only reason people fail is because they’re impatient.
I like Tom Campbell’s opinion here: Take the long view, in 15 – 20 years, you’ll be really good at it.
Let’s make it a point to tell people, “If you want to project with minimal effort, give these techniques a try”… but also to point out that if you want to make this a part of your “life”, not just a fad, then you’re going to have to take the long view, as Tom suggests. Otherwise you won’t get much out of this.
Tom Campbell speaks about this reality potentially being a school-room of sorts… he jokes about how we should probably view it as being akin to a kindergarten classroom instead of some kind of place of higher learning. All jokes aside, I’m wondering how close to the truth this is.
And more to the point… I’m thinking it’s not only supposed be this way, I’m wondering if it’s supposed to STAY this way.
I sit here wondering what it would be like to live a physical life in a reality which is more spiritually aware, where the consciousnesses which inhabit it know of their true origins, and I’m forced to wonder just how “productive” such a reality would be to live in, in terms of increasing the quality of your consciousness. Learning by first hand experience is probably the best way to “grow”… which would make this physical reality *THE* best place to learn about how to move towards Love.
The discussions we have here (in the MBT facebook group and Tom’s forum) regarding MBT and who’s right and who’s wrong… they’re ultimately 100% meaningless. They’re designed to assist us in guiding us towards the ultimate truth: Love. I think I’ve finally found the truth to Tom’s message, and I don’t think it has anything to do with the content of his TOE.
This is a video created during the most recent My Big Toe Forum get-together held in Boston earlier this year.
It’s a four parter, each roughly an hour long… the first video, if you listen to it all, will give you the basics you to learn to project. Very well done.. great questions, better answers!
I highly encourage you to listen/watch all four of these videos. They’re absolutely full of THE BEST information on the subject you’ll ever find.
This isn’t exactly Astral Projection related, but I wanted to share it none-the-less.
I’m just going to cut and paste the youtube description:
This video starts out explaining the basics regarding the double slit experiment, then it goes into detail regarding the setup and results of the delayed choice quantum eraser experiment with its rather strange results. The measurement data of this experiment implies that information obviously traveled backwards in time, which violates known scientific principles regarding causality and time.
Finally it provides an explanation for these strange results based on the My Big Toe model of physicist Thomas Campbell who claims that we are living in a virtual reality and that reality as we know it is based on information and created from this information as any other virtual reality simulation on a computer.
Most of the the content presented in this video is also available in written form at this link :
This past September, Tom Campbell gave a 3 day workshop in Calgary, Canada.
This video is the first day of that workshop. I believe two more will be posted soon, so please check back here or his youtube channel for updates.
Here is a direct link to the entire four-video playlist: Four-Video Playlist
EDIT: I’m stickying this video. If you’re serious about learning the art of Astral Projection, then taking the 1 and 1/2 hours to watch this video is your first step. Consider this your first small commitment to learning to explore the non-physical. Tom answers pretty much *EVERY SINGLE QUESTION* you could possibly have regarding exploring the non-physical.
Part 5 of Tom’s 2010 New York Workshop video remakes has been posted on his youtube account.
This part starts off mostly about HOW to meditate, HOW to experience the larger reality (aka how to have astral projections), and WHAT you’ll experience. Very solid video. Also, please watch all 5 videos… they’re all around 1 1/2 hours each, but they’re well worth the time. Most of what he talks about is experiencing the non-physical via meditation. This is, in my opinion, the BEST way to learn, but it’s also the harder method. It’s well worth the learning because you can then experience the non-physical anytime anywhere. Put in the effort, the rewards are great!
First off… this is my Anniversary post! It’s been one full year since I created this website! WOOT!
Now onto the post! This video has absolutely NOTHING to do with Astral Projection, but I felt the need to share it anyway as it has to do with spiritual growth. This is my most favourite video on youtube of Tom’s. It’s a short 2 minute video clip of Tom Campbell doing an interview before one of his workshops back in May 2010.
If you sit down and actually take in what Tom is saying here, don’t let it just bounce off you with a “well ain’t that nice” attitude… but if you actually TAKE IT WITHIN YOURSELF and make it part of you then, this video contains the most LIFE CHANGING message that you’ll ever hear. This single 2 minute video has made me look at my life in such a profoundly different way, and I’m so very thankful and much better for watching it. I have to remember if I ever meet Tom in person, to say “Thank you Tom”. 🙂
I found a response that Tom had made to someone who was having problems with meditating. I think it’s a complete gem. Please do read. 🙂
You need to learn to meditate consistently first before trying more complex things, no wonder you are frustrated. Some how we have to calm that mind down or figure out a way to keep it occupied with non-operational non analytical fluff.
sound: Breathe normally but slowly, you can’t meditate holding your breath. Listen for the mantra while you inhale (breath in)(like listening for the thunder), Then hear the sound of the mantra in your mind while you exhale (breathe out), immediately listen for it again during the next incoming breath, then hear it again while exhaling, etc. As soon as any thoughts intrude, Gently (casually) put them side and begin listening and hearing again with the next breath — always breathing smoothly and slowly. keep this up. for just 5 minutes — set a timer or an alarm. when that gets easy lengthen it to 10 minutes, when that gets easy lengthen it to 20 minutes and then to a half hour. Do this at least several times a day (more when the times are short). EVEN IF THE IF THE LISTENING AND HEARING ONLY LAST A MICROSECOND BEFORE BEING INTERRUPTED, KEEP IT UP, JUST GENTLY AND CALMLY BUT FIRMLY PUT THE THOUGHTS ASIDE AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE AN INTERRUPTION AND THEN GO BACK TO LISTNING AND HEARING. Just do it with no expectations – we are not trying to meditate yet, first we must minimize those interruptions — that’s all, forget meditation for now — we are only trying to minimize the interruptions.
If you keep at it, the time between interruptions will grow – even if it grows from one microsecond to two microseconds, stick with it and it will continue to grow. After three months of multiple times a day, you should notice some progress. At that time, if the interruptions have slowed enough, report in and we will go to step 2
Sight: Same as above except instead of listening and hearing imagine a soccer ball levitating in front of you in one spot. As you breathe in let the ball spin slowly forward (top moving toward you, point closest to you moving down, and point on the bottom surface of the ball moving away from you), As your breath stops, let the ball stop, then as you breathe out let the ball spin slowly backward. Just intently watch the ball. Breathe slowly and rhythmically. All the rest is the same.
You do not need to wait 3 months to let us know what is happening, but do wait three months before analyzing anything or making any judgments. Just do and observe.
It’s a great suggestion really. Don’t jump headlong into meditation… learn to stop those mental interruptions, and before you know it you’ll be meditating!
Tom goes into a wonderful explanation of HOW to meditate and WHY you should meditate.
Starting on page 174 of Tom’s book, MBT… he relates three exercises for learning to meditate. Each method focuses upon one of our major methods of learning: Auditory, Visually and by Touch. He uses those as a means of quieting and focusing the mind away from the physical.
You can read the book and the associated pages here for free: My-Big-Toe
It’s a link that is fully endorsed by Tom himself… so feel free to read the whole thing should you choose to.
The auditory exercise is about repeating a mantra.
The visual exercise is about allowing objects to appear before you in the blackness (sound familiar?) or creating a simple “scenario” and playing it out allowing yourself to perceive all the sensory input from it (also sounds familiar, eh?).
The touch exercise is about creating the sense of you touching something, like running your hands over a fur coat.
So yeah… you’re to keep doing the chosen exercise and bringing your attention back to it whenever you notice that it’s wandering. However he mentions that when the image/sound/scenario begins to slip away (aka your mind begins to wander), but no extraneous thoughts appear, then just let the image/sound/scenario go and drift in the still oneness of your consciousness. <– That’s the point consciousness state.
Once you’re in that state where you’re experiencing that “drifting oneness of consciousness” you have *ALREADY* phased. It’s just a matter at that point to place your Intent towards what you want to do, and allow it to happen.
And this part is of UTMOST IMPORTANCE:
Be careful not to try too hard, and do not struggle with high resolution, image quality, or anything else. Images may be felt as well as seen. Struggling to make your meditation be how you think it should be is always counterproductive. No expectations. No struggle. No demands. The point is not to force your will on the process, but to let the process unfold naturally as it captivates your attention.
So back in the end of March, the forum go-ers over at Tom Campbells MBT Forums had a small get-together with Tom to finally have a chance to meet face-to-face and have a good MBT-discussion!
Lots of audio and video was taken during the event. The video portion is still being edited and will be a few more weeks away… however, the audio has been released!
Head over to that link and save each of the audio files. Each one is roughly 200mb, and there are five in total. It’s almost 10 hours of audio from that weekend! Lots of questions by everyone, lots of answers by Tom! Great information! I highly encourage everyone to listen to these when you have the time. 🙂
EDIT: OH! This was my 100th post! I didn’t even realize until I was checking up on my posts just now. 😀
As the subject suggests, there seems to be two ways of successfully projecting your consciousness away from the Physical.
The first way I call the “After Sleep Exit”. This is probably the easiest way for beginners to begin practicing because, when you wake up from sleep or a nap, you’re generally already relaxed and your mind is in that optimal point where your it’s drifting on that edge of sleep, without being fully awake yet. This means that you only need to initiate an exercise (two examples would be the Noticing or Mental Rundown exercises) to practice.
The second way, is a bit more practice-intensive. It’s commonly referred to as a “Conscious Exit”. It’s an exit you do from a fully conscious state, generally anytime during the day after you’ve been fully physically aware and active. This particular way requires you to initially put your mind into that “edge of sleep” state. This is what most beginners have the most trouble with as it actually requires a base knowledge and understanding of meditation. Without that base knowledge and practice of meditation, you’re going to find it very hard to focus your attention away from the physical long enough for your consciousness to make the shift.
This is where the Point of Consciousness State meditation comes into play. My suggestion for those of you wanting to learn to project at any time of day whenever you want is to first learn to quiet your mind and remove any sense of physical awareness or your physical surroundings. Any form of meditation should allow you to do that… I highly suggest google to find one that suits you best.
I’ll try to expand on this at a later time, but I wanted to get this down as it’s been bouncing around my head lately. I’ll see if I can find a list of potential meditations you can use to attain this State. In essence, it’s also called the “Trance” state. Trance… Sleep Paralysis… Point of Consciousness… the idea is to remove your consciousness from this physical reality and exist as just a “point of consciousness”. LoL
I also wanted to bring up the post that Tom made regarding the Astral Pulse’s own Frank Kepple. I have to give Frank a lot of credit as his information was what initially propelled my own experiences in the non-physical. Until I began reading and understanding what he was saying, I was in quite the non-physical stalemate.
It would seem that Tom was made aware of the Frank Kepple Phasing Resource on the Astral Pulse thanks to one of the members of his own forum and he had this to say about Frank: http://www.my-big-toe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2589
JoshM: Granted, your books goes into greater detail but it appears to me that the maps that are given by both of you might be overlapping.
Tom: I did read over Frank’s posts — interesting that he cut up consciousness-space into four areas after declaring that there was no separation within consciousness. Everything he said was driven by genuine experience — Frank is a good explorer. Of course there is overlap — we (and everyone else) are exploring the same larger reality — there should be major overlap. The difference is the extent of our experience, the context or structure we place that experience within, and how we communicate that structure to others. Each of these reflect the uniqueness of the explorer — his beliefs and interpretations.
JoshM: I am wondering if his description of what he calls “Focus 4” related to what you are talking about when you talk of the need to go beyond OBEs and go “out of your mind”.
Tom: Yes, it is — that is one description of it. I find his Focus 3 and 4 to be defined rather narrowly. The superset of the larger reality is bigger yet.
JoshM: A description I once read of this place he labeled “Focus 4” was that it felt like you were losing your mind.
Tom: That feeling is only temporary — until one gets oriented and accustomed to that mode of awareness and existence — then it becomes much like any other reality frame — only different.
JoshM: Am I way off base and making a connection where none exists?
Tom: No, you are on target. One reality, many views and perspectives, each necessarily limited and structured by the mind of the beholder.
So it would seem that Tom is very respectful of Franks experiences and even goes as far as to call him a “good explorer”. The rest of the thread is equally interesting.
Someone brought my attention to a post on Tom Campbells “My Big TOE” forums that he wrote up regarding the use of Binaural Beats. As most people already know, Tom was instrumental in the initial creation of the Monroe Laboratories regarding their original Explorer Team’s efforts of exploring Consciousness.
They essentially took the book that was already written regarding Binaural Beats and began to add to it and refine it.
This post that I’m going to link to you here is a great place for people wanting to start out with Binaurals to assist them in their meditations or Non-physical exploration: http://www.my-big-toe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=5056&p=22957&hilit=binaural+beat#p22957
One can use binaural beats to encourage OOBE, remote viewing, or healing ability.
You can purchase Hemi-synch, a professional mix of binaural beats and other sounds (Google “The Monroe Institute”) or you can make your own binaural beat audio file for free. Which is better? Only you can answer that with experimentation — everyone is different. Both have the ability to help you learn to be a good meditator. Many individuals find binaural beats helpful, some don’t. Google “binaural beat” and find a site that lets you make your own customized audio file for free.
The binaural beat frequency is the difference between two base frequencies. A pure tone generated at the base frequency goes in one ear and the base frequency plus the desired beat frequency goes in the other ear (using stereo headphones). The two tones combine in the brain producing a “beat” frequency that is the difference between the two pure tones. This beat frequency (which you can “hear”) drives your brain wave pattern toward the beat frequency, thus inducing an altered state of consciousness similar to a very effective and practiced meditation state.
If you already know how to meditate you won’t need to ramp in and out. Make several binaural beat stereo audio files using different base frequencies and use each for a month to pick the one you like best.
Some suggestions: 100 Hz and 104 Hz; 500Hz and 504Hz; 2000Hz and 2004; 5000Hz and 5004Hz These different base frequencies will all produce a 4 Hz binaural beat. Males tend to like the lower frequencies and females the higher.
You can try a slightly slower beat (difference between frequencies) of 3.75 or 3.8 instead of 4 later on if you get to that level of refinement.
Experiment. Continue to experiment always, but don’t jump between things too quickly. Take the long view …take your time .. don’t rush the process.
Many people, especially in the beginning, want to ease themselves into and out of the 4Hz theta brainwave state. This softening and slowing the transition to and from the desired theta state of 4 Hz (to make it easier to follow) is called ramping. The ramp going in from beta to theta should be slow and gradual enough for you to follow. The ramp coming out from theta back to beta can be much quicker and steeper. On and off ramps are individual.
A typical relaxed, focused in the physical, awake state is in the beta region (20 to 15 Hz) A typical meditation state is in the alpha-theta region (somewhere between 14 to 7 Hz). To encourage OOBE or remote viewing, or healing ability, you want to be in the theta region at about 4 Hz or slightly less (3.75 Hz to 3.8Hz).
If you are a good meditator you don’t need ramps at all.
If you are fair, start in the alpha region and step down in 1 Hz steps from 10Hz to 4Hz to theta. Each step should last anywhere from 30 sec to 3 minutes depending on how quickly you can follow (better meditators follow more quickly).
If you are poor at meditation, start in the mid beta region and step down in 1 Hz steps from beta at 20Hz to theta at 4Hz. Each step should last anywhere from 30 sec to 3 minutes depending on how quickly you can follow. Lower your starting beat frequency as you get better at it.
Once you are in the 4 Hz theta state that is your goal, stay there for a half hour to two hours — that’s enough. You are in this physical reality for a reason. Do not use this as an escape. It is a tool, as is meditation itself, for teaching you to eliminate the noise in your mind thus allowing you to more powerfully, clearly and steadily focus your conscious intent. You want to learn the process of coming and going to and from this 4 Hz state so that eventually you can do it on your own. Sometimes try it on your own without the binaural beats.
So you see, you have to do some experimenting to optimize your sound to your ability and then modify the sound as your ability changes. One size does not fit all.
Trying to sort all this out in a week or two won’t work so well. Pick 3 to 5 different configurations that span your personal unknowns. If you are a good meditator, use each one for a few days cycling through all configurations three or four times each. If a fair mediator, use each configuration for a week or two, cycling through all configurations at least three or four times each. If you’re a poor meditator, use each configuration for at least three weeks, cycling through all configurations four or five times each. Dispense with a given configuration when it is clearly inferior to the others (but not too quickly). Every three to six months add new more refined configurations that are converging to your optimum. In several weeks to a year, depending on where you start and how quickly you progress, you should find an optimum sound. Use it for six months to a year or two, by then it will be time to change it because you will have changed. Commit to a life of constant experimentation because, as you progress, what is optimum changes.
Binaural beats are like training wheels on a five year old’s bicycle — eventually you must wean yourself from the training wheels and take them off or they will retard your development by locking you into specific altered states when you should be free to shift states as easily as you shift your attention. Eventually, you will even let go of formal meditation because you no longer will have a need for the process. You will be able to accomplish the same thing (actually better, being unencumbered) instantaneously. Do not become habituated or addicted to this tool or any tool — or the tool that was once so helpful may turn into a self-limiting crutch.
I bolded last paragraph because I feel it’s the MOST IMPORTANT part of it all. Please read it… understand it… then read it again just incase. 🙂
Tom Campbell (http://www.my-big-toe.com/forums/index.php) talks a bit in his books and lectures about “Belief Traps” and how they can trap us into a certain way of thinking or trap us into ignoring something fundamental to our journey here.
I was thinking about that yesterday and trying to figure out what kind of belief traps I’ve been trapped in over the past little while. In a post I made back at the end of December (How I Came To My Beliefs), I made the distinction that there was a point where I didn’t know that I was allowed to believe something that ended up being very important towards what I needed to know in order to progress.
I’ve noticed that this is a Belief Trap… and it’s one that I’ve still been trapped in for a while as well. I have to thank Tom for opening my eyes to such information and to realize that I am allowed know certain things in order to progress. I notice it a lot in others now too, it’s those times when people post questions on the Astral Pulse asking if it’s okay if they do so-and-so.
As I’ve been progressing along my non-physical path as of late, I’ve slowly been coming to the conclusion that a base knowledge in meditation is a prerequisite for learning how to explore the wider reality. This isn’t something I learned from Tom, it’s something that I’ve been slowly coming to terms with myself over the last few months. However, Tom’s “Belief Trap” ideas were the catalyst for me to understand this. I needed someone to tell me that I was allowed to know this, as strange as that might sound. I can apply and confirm it by looking at my own past experience as I’ve spent the last 15 years of my life learning how to meditate. Through that time, I never once considered how that has helped me along my current path of experiencing the non-physical.
Well, the truth is that it has greatly helped me. This is why and how I found Frank Kepples Phasing exercises so much easier to do and learn from when compared to the classic separation OBEs (aka Monroe-style), because, in essence, they ARE meditation exercises. I just took it for granted that certain things that I did when using the Noticing or Rundown exercises were normal and that everyone just automatically did them too. Well, they’re not. They’re something I’ve learned to do over the last decade and a half. Stuff like learning how to quiet your mind (surface thoughts), fully relaxing the body upon command and being alone with your consciousness. These are skills/tools that one *needs* to learn if “conscious exit” projections is on their list of things “to do”.
To do a conscious exit by Phasing, you have to meditate to get into the proper state first. Sure, we have a couple of “exercises” which you can do to assist you to get there, but they’re not really “exercises”, they are “meditations”. They’re designed to assist you to discover the act of quieting your thoughts and focusing your mind towards a single intent. A byproduct of that is, when you get deep enough and good enough, the “point of consciousness” experience that Tom talks about. This is, in essence, phasing to Focus 21 (the void), which is the Phasing/Projection experience. That’s exactly what we’re doing when we practice Noticing or Mental Rundowns. We’re quieting our mind and focusing it upon a single intent. That intent takes the form of “noticing the blackness” or “visualizing a scene”. <– They become TOOLS to move our consciousness away from this physical awareness and our physical senses… taking us to the “Point of Consciousness”.
So, if you want to experience the non-physical in all its larger glory… put down all your preconceived notions about methods this and techniques that, and just learn to be alone with your consciousness. Master yourself before you try to master the larger reality, for that is the real journey. The non-physical is only a small part of your being… and the fact you’re here in this physical reality in the first place is proof enough of that.