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Tyrone Huckstepp

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Is channeling real/possible or just a hoax?

I've read a few books and articles about channeling and even attempted it my self with little success. There seems to be evidence in so called book and information as well as otherthings which people have channeled which are quiet compelling. 
The sorce of where some people get the information seems to be scattered tho, as some people claim it to be from higher guides/angels/old souls which is believable, but some claim to channel with deities/gods such as Dionysos and Medusa even planets such as Saturn. These seem to be a little more far fetched.

Channeling is acceptable in a variety of cultures and religions, so is it possible or is it just in people's heads? Or are some people just plain making it up? What are your thoughts?


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    Aug 1 2011: I'm not sure whether the information is coming from where they say it is coming from, but if you want to read some INTERESTING shit ('scuse, I have a potty mouth), then I suggest you read "The Law of One" as channeled by the "Social Memory Complex" called "Ra."


    There's a lot of information there in various categories, but I suggest you start from Session 1 and progress through the texts that way. If you do end up reading it I'd be very interested to know what you think!
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        Aug 1 2011: Really? Your source for disclaiming metaphysical inquiries is Wikipedia?

        I'm not simplistic enough to think that I know everything about existence. I also do not only acknowledge truth with my eyes. I am more than willing to believe in consciousnesses without incarnate flesh and meat bodies, as well as consciousnesses that do not necessarily communicate with mouths and language.

        If you have a problem with that, just remember that it's your problem.
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          Aug 1 2011: Good comment, thanks I will check out the link. Referring to some of the other earlier comments, I can understand that people could be making it up, or active. But when I read some of the channeled books and text, it seems possible that this information is coming from a higher source than just someone's imagination. 

          If you are to believe in consciousness and see it as the foundation of life, this changes the paradigm from a simple physical, science based explanation for everything and opens up the possibilities for many thing that are undetectable by our senses. There for the possibility of channeling seems possible so do things suck as astro traveling, and levitation of objects using your mind. This idea comes from the point that all matter arises from consciousness and our minds seem to have a unique relationship with consciousness so there for maybe the possibility is there to connect with the the consciousness of an object and manipulate it in such a way. Just a thought :)
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          Aug 2 2011: Well, you've already made up your mind haven't you? I checked your sources and I must say that my short wiki seems more reliable...
          But I'm not going to participate in this any more, I leave it to someone with the energy...
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          Aug 3 2011: Everyone already has there set beliefs and ideas, and it is very difficult to give them new ideas, let alone change their mind, or view on things.

          To a point yes my mind is set on the idea that what you see isn’t what you get, and science cant reduce everything to a most basic form, so there for be able to explain everything through equations, that point alone is to say that we think we are above and beyond the universe.
          We are vulnerable if we do not know something or can’t explain it, when we are walking home in the dark and we see a strange shadow. Vulnerability is seen as weak and insignificant, If we are able to expose something, understand it, and explain it, we are beyond it. We have broken it down to something smaller and are now superior to it. The scary shadow in the dark vs. oh it’s just a tree. We have reduced the possibilities of what it could be to something we can understand and control.
          Science wants reduce everything to something smaller and so we can understand it, there for we can control it, and are beyond it. We will be the master of the universe. How arrogant we must be.

          I have made up my mind yes, not is saying this is how it is, but more being open to new ideas and possibilities, not just saying “well science can’t prove it, so your wrong.”
          I’m sure your mind is set as well, but I could only guess that you haven’t put much research into the subject, as your reference was Wiki, which it states it’s self that it makes no guarantee of validity of its content. (Just wiki search Wikipedia). To look at limited sources of information and look for the parts you agree with will only add confidence that your ideas are right. I m not trying to put your method down as i and I’m sure many people do it, we listen for what we want to hear. I only encourage you to open your mind a little to other possibilities and not just shrug off an alternate idea by thinking you know the answer and are beyond it by saying “I leave it to someone with the energy.”
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        Aug 1 2011: I'm in agreement, Tyrone.

        In fact, I have a conversation related to what you've said above, here: http://www.ted.com/conversations/4380/beyond_just_science_and_religi.html

        Only difference is that I believe consciousness is the result of the infinite omni-universe experiencing itself. ;o)

        Thanks for being willing to step out of the "conformity lines" in your topic matter!

        P.S. As an Australian (or someone who lives there), you might be very interested to look into the philosophies of the Aborigines if you haven't already!
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          Aug 1 2011: I've just read the first session of the link you posted, it's interesting so far :)

          I also like that idea; When we look up at the stars at night in awe and wonder, we are truly aware and conscious of our selves.

          I have read a little into the beliefs of aborigines and a few other primal people's. I love how simple and in touch with nature and the university hunter and gatherer people's where, if only we could have the same compassion and respect in this time

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