Patrizio E. Tressoldi's collected publications

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Tressoldi is an Italian researcher investigating out of body experiences through means of hypnosis, among other things. What makes him interesting to me is that he publishes his methods online for anyone to try.

out of body experience induced by hypnotic suggestions and exploratory neurophenomological study
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2820689

A guide for OBE induction
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3148432

All his papers.
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1602198
 
#2
I wonder if techniques like this will lead to studies which may allow people out of their body so that they can go to the next room and read a number that has been written on a piece of paper (as an example of one way to do it) so that they may report it to the researchers when they come back to their body.

Basically, I’m wondering if this stuff will ever be proven.
 
#3
Tressoldi is an Italian researcher investigating out of body experiences through means of hypnosis, among other things. What makes him interesting to me is that he publishes his methods online for anyone to try.

out of body experience induced by hypnotic suggestions and exploratory neurophenomological study
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2820689

A guide for OBE induction
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3148432

All his papers.
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1602198
nice. thx for sharing this. I found this interesting:
This study clearly indicates that OBE-like experiences can be induced using hypnosis, and hence it would open extremely interesting opportunities for the detailed study of cognitive characteristics of this particular state of consciousness, with all its further implications about mind-body and mindbrain relationships.
 
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nice. thx for sharing this. I found this interesting:
This study clearly indicates that OBE-like experiences can be induced using hypnosis, and hence it would open extremely interesting opportunities for the detailed study of cognitive characteristics of this particular state of consciousness, with all its further implications about mind-body and mindbrain relationships.
I wondered about that - I mean safe OBE's on demand would open up enormous possibilities!

David
 
#5
Unless they can produce statistically significant amounts of verifiable information, you don't know if they are really producing OBEs. You can hypnotize anyone to believe anything. For example, you can hypnotize someone to think they can speak the language of aliens who live on Mars and they start speaking jibberish. Just because someone is hypnotized to think they are having an OBE doesn't mean they are really out of their body.

This is a common tactic in materialist attempts to explain paranormal phenomena. They ignore the paranormal aspects and then give what remains a materialist explanation. (This is exactly how we got from Mesmerism (paranormal healing) to hypnosis.)

Charles Tart published a paper that discussed experiments with hypnosis induced OBEs and found the experimental subjects said they believed the experiences were real but when prompted for verifiable information about their environment they were always wrong.

http://www.newdualism.org/nde-papers/Tart/Tart-Journal of Near-Death Studies_1998-17-73-99.pdf
All the participants reported vivid OBEs that seemed like real experiences to them. They included journeys to places they knew, like downtown Davis, that were vividly experienced, as well as vivid experiences of journeying to the target room. None of their reports of what they saw on the target table bore any clear resemblance to the targets. A formal analysis was not worth the trouble.
One reason I believe that many techniques that claim to produce OBEs only produce lucid dreams is because they exceedingly rarely produce verifiable information.

It seems to me, based on various accounts that I have read, that spontaneous OBEs are more likely to produce verifiable information and therefore are more likely to be real than induced OBEs.
 
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I wonder if techniques like this will lead to studies which may allow people out of their body so that they can go to the next room and read a number that has been written on a piece of paper (as an example of one way to do it) so that they may report it to the researchers when they come back to their body.

Basically, I’m wondering if this stuff will ever be proven.
I think these guys believe, reading the paper but they have to research around the subject until science and the public are ready. Theres also the issue of veritability according to Robert Bruce, Monroe, Nicholls that the astral zone seems to show the explorer things that have not yet happened, or things that happened in the past and often that which it does show is only partially correct which would be a huge hurdle for a public to accept. I'm still reading his publicationss though, sometime within the next month I will be testing his protocol on a friend who would make a good subject (high hypnotizable, explorer mindset) and I'll of course post my results here. I should note I am not a scientist and I cannot consider any results to be scientific, but it would assuage my own curiousity somewhat whatever happens.
 
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Charles Tart published a paper that discussed experiments with hypnosis induced OBEs and found the experimental subjects said they believed the experiences were real but when prompted for verifiable information about their environment they were always wrong.

http://www.newdualism.org/nde-papers/Tart/Tart-Journal of Near-Death Studies_1998-17-73-99.pdf


One reason I believe that many techniques that claim to produce OBEs only produce lucid dreams is because they exceedingly rarely produce verifiable information.
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This seems exactly right to me. obe's rarely produce veridical info, except maybe during ndes. Jan holden said the same thing to me, basically. And spot on reguarding hypnosis.

But then thats a quagmire. Are they having real experiences or not? Obe's feel very real according to both secular and spiritually minded folks.. The closest i ever got is a strong vibration.
 
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