Out of body experiences!

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by 390beretta, May 22, 2012.

  1. 390beretta

    390beretta Long timer

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    NJ Brett,

    Hi might have. But we just didn't get that far into the experience. That's what I meant in my OP when I said it's difficult for men to talk about this kind of stuff. What he was very clear about was: That he left his bike and was several hundred feet above it briefly so that he could see over the crest.
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  2. boduke

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    I have had a couple of experiences that I would say transcended the conventional since of reality.
    I don't tell people about it because I don't know how to "explain" or verbalize in a way that would be adequate.
    The quote above rings true and I would add that we are connected to the universe in a way that defies our ability to define...be the ball Danny
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  3. tokyoklahoma

    tokyoklahoma 75%has been 25%wanabe

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    Some parts of his story sound like "remote viewing", you may want to research that subject.
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  4. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    If I ever was several hundred feet above my bike, that would get my attention!
    Too much lds in collage?



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  5. ragtoplvr

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    There was a study on the floating above thing, in the operating room they put memorable pictures on top of the equipment, where no one could see unless they were floating. So far none of the out of body people were able to see it.

    Rod
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  6. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    Now the only way I could rationalize knowing something is there ahead of time would be the miraculous computational power of the subconscious, but as far as leaving your body, this is a good little 101, if you wanna look into it.
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  7. Cykel

    Cykel I'm Adventurer?

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    This is exactly where my mind went when I read the original post, but I'll say that I have had similar experiences while in a "conscious state." I think it's possible to reach a similar level of clarity while riding. Whether it's safe to do so is an entirely different topic, but if you've ever read "Wherever You Go, There You Are," the book has some interesting material on the intelligence of your senses (he calls it "inner intelligence").

    Also a bit of a tangent, but I might recommend "Thinking Fast and Slow," which has some interesting dialogue on "learning" intuition. Your mind can analyze traffic at very impressive speeds if you are free from distraction, experienced, and are not forcing your attention but are rather simply being in the moment. I think that is where a lot of the "I knew this would happen but not sure how I knew," comes from.

    Impressive event, though, and certainly rare. I personally am inclined to believe it. These topics always interest me :norton

    Addition: On the motorcycle awareness vs car distraction. I can't even really drive with the radio on anymore. I just turn it off and go in silence.
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  8. 390beretta

    390beretta Long timer

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    Cykel, I'm with you there! I find the radio a distraction I don't need. I'm sure I'm a better/safer cage driver from my MC riding experience.

    I'd like to recommend a book: The Gift of Fear, by Gavin DeBecker. Has nothing at all to do with MC riding but does have to do with the "spidey sense" as one of the previous posters called it.
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  9. ShaftEd

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    Wayne Rainey in his autobiography mentions this exact thing. He was in a race and so in the zone that he visualized that he was floating above the bike watching himself race. Seems to be something about total focus.
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  10. Alijonny

    Alijonny ADVENTURERERERERERER

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    I believe there is more to life than we will ever know. Just from a scientific standpoint, what we come from and how we can even do what we are capable of is just beond amazing.


    Example: How can we do what we do and be so quiet about it? How come we can't make robots or machines that are as quiet as our muscles? I need sleep. Just rode from Chicago to Tennesee, now unwinding...lol.

    Btw a good read on how the brain works is "how we decide" by Jonah Lehrer. Read the first story and try to put it down. I dare you...
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  11. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    One time when visiting friends of my parents, the owner of the house - a current police officer - felt he knew us enough to entrust us with a story he had only told his family and a few co-workers.

    He stated that he had pulled over a car one evening, got out of his cruiser and proceeded to walk up to the driver's door. Before he got to the door, though, he said he felt as if a hand was placed on his shoulder from behind with the intent to slow or stop him, and so he did stop. He states that he was then able to see through the door panel and saw an Uzi that the driver had hidden and waiting for him.

    At that point our friend drew his weapon and ordered the perp to show his hands, etc. and all went well. After backup arrived, further investigation found a stash of illegal fully-automatic weapons in the trunk of the car. At the station the perp asked him how he knew, but our friend never told him.

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    I have had my own out-of-body experience that was detailed and turned out to be true, but it didn't save my, or anyone else's, life... and it was in a slightly different form than I've heard about, so I'm not sure what it meant... only that it showed me something (i.e. that ability) existed.

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    I don't feel that I have to believe in any organized religion, or subscribe to any deity, to realize there is something more going on. I just don't know what that "something" is.
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