A Study on the Benefits of OBE Development and Practice
What benefits do OBE practioners experience above the general population?Does assistantial/altruistic motivation, general overall health, or deeper understanding of spiritual growth improve with this phenomena, and how much? Do benefits increase as people become long-term practitioners or OBEs vs. short-term practitioners?
This presentation seeks to create a bridge between overwhelmingly subjective accounts on out-of-body experiences (OBEs) and more objective and measurable results, in order to better understand the tangible benefits that individuals derive from these experiences. It will present the results of a survey of individuals who either participated in OBE-related courses and/or who have had OBEs. This preliminary survey utilized several standardized psychological tests to measure the alleged benefits of OBEs, such as understanding life purpose, death acceptance, level of spirituality and profundity of the experience and others. The survey was administered to 377 people in 3 languages.
Luis Minero currently serves as President of the International Academy of Consciousness (IAC). He is a chemist, and has been an IAC instructor and researcher since 1995. Minero has also served as the global director of IAC’s administration department (2006-2012), and of the education department (2012-2014). He has decades of personal experience with paranormal phenomena, including out-of-body experiences (OBEs). He is the author of the book “Demystifying the Out-of-Body Experience.” His scholarly papers on the study of OBEs and consciousness have been published in the Journal of Consciousness, and he has lectured at major congresses and taught thousands of classes throughout North and South America, Europe, and Australia. Minero’s main areas of research include assistance, intuition, evolutionary intelligence, universalism, acquisition of experience, and nonphysical entities.