Out-of-body experiences discussed by two experts at Vail Symposium event on Monday
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What: “Out of Body Experiences,” with Luis Minero and Scott Taylor, moderated by Thomas D. Abraham.
When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 21
Where: The Arrabelle at Vail Square, 675 Lionshead Place, Lionshead Village.
Cost: $25 preregistration online, $35 at the door, or $10 for students and teachers.
What: Workshop: “The Path for Multi-Dimensional Awareness and Inner Growth,” with Luis Minero.
When: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22.
What: Workshop: “OBE Practice Using the Monroe Institute Method,” with Scott Taylor.
When: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22.
Where: Colorado Mountain College, 150 Miller Ranch Road, Edwards.
Cost: Each workshop is $40 preregistration online, $50 at the door, or $15 students, teachers and Vail Valley Young Professionals Association Members.
VAIL — The confinement and expansion of consciousness is never more prevalent or more commonly experienced than during out-of-body experiences. The experience is so common that one in 10 people report to have had an out-of-body experience, according to a 2007 study conducted by University College London.
Severing the physical connection with the body, out-of-body experiences are often caused by brain traumas, sensory deprivation, near-death experiences, dissociative and psychedelic drugs, dehydration, electrical stimulation to the brain and even dreams while sleeping.
On Monday, at The Arrabelle at Vail Square, the Vail Symposium presents two out-of-body experience experts to explore this consciousness phenomenon as the second lecture in its three-part Consciousness Series.
“We are very excited our two panelists could be here to explain such a commonly experienced and intriguing concept,” said Julie Norberg, executive director of the Vail Symposium. “Our Consciousness Series got under way last week with a big crowd. The (out-of-body experience) program will continue this discussion.”
Panelist Luis Minero is the author of “Demystifying Out-of-Body Experiences.” He began studying and developing his abilities in paranormal phenomena in his early teens. After becoming a volunteer in Conscientiology in 1995 in Miami, Florida, he began giving classes on out-of-body experiences, paranormal phenomena and spiritual growth in 1996. Speaking English, Spanish, Portuguese and German, he has lectured on various topics related to the out-of-body experience in several countries across Europe, North America and South America and has helped thousands of individuals to develop their own skills.
Joining Minero will be Scott Taylor, whose 1981 shared-death experience led to a lifelong exploration of the nonphysical universe. His curiosity led him to The Monroe Institute to learn its out-of-body meditative technique in 1983. He is now a facilitator at The Monroe Institute and the author of “Into the Light,” a Monroe Products CD that features four meditations based on different types of near-death experiences.
Thomas D. Abraham, a Ph.D. student of cognitive neuroscience, will moderate the discussion between the two panelists. Abraham is also a consciousness researcher and volunteer with the International Academy of Consciousness.
On Tuesday, both panelists will host workshop opportunities at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. Minero’s workshop, “Path for Multi-Dimensional Awareness and Inner Growth,” will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The workshop will explain how to use an out-of-body experience to develop spiritually.
Taylor’s workshop “OBE Practice using The Monroe Institute Method” will introduce participants to meditative states similar to an out-of-body experience. Taylor’s workshop will begin at 4:30 p.m.