@septentriones: Haha, what you're saying is actually quite indeed close to correct, though there is a bit more. We are a culmination of our experiences, but that doesn't mean that our minds cannot advance further than that, for all that is required is the idea of an experience, for example, I have never been sledding down a mountain. However, I can imagine a sled, imagine a mountain, and myself in motion, so I can build the idea of the experience. If you can transcend your own personal experiences and create new ones idly, your potential for knowledge is increased 10fold.
In college, I had the opportunity to teach a “Student-Initiated Course,” or basically a course on whatever I wanted. So I got together with two of my friends and we put together a course on religious studies. Now, Stanford gave us incredible flexibility to teach essentially whatever we wanted…but the student instructors never got letter grades — it was always Pass/No Pass (everybody always passed), issued by the sponsoring professor. Until we came along.
It is impossible not to be curious out having an out of body experience. Not just because it is something bound in mystery and excitement – the idea of being liberated from the limiting confines of our bodies is indeed very appealing – but because it is something which makes up a certain essence of our culture. Mankind has always dreamt about releasing himself, whether through controlled flight or artificial weightlessness, or through redemption and religious experiences.
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