Author, educator, and OBE expert, Rick Stack, discussed the Seth material, as channeled by Jane Roberts into numerous books. He personally attended over 100 Seth sessions given in Jane Roberts' classes in Elmira, NY in the 1970s. Seth, a non-physical entity, who spoke through Jane, is credited by many to have kicked off the New Age movement, with his central thesis that you create your own reality (which is similar to the more recent 'Law of Attraction'). Seth said that our own thoughts, emotions, and beliefs construct our reality, and there is now scientific evidence that the power of thought can affect matter, Stack pointed out.
Seth also talked about how our souls are part of a larger identity, and that all time is simultaneous such that the whole array of our past and future reincarnated lives exist together, and we can potentially interact with them in dreams and out-of-body experiences (OBEs). In books such as The Nature of Personal Reality, Seth guides people to understanding their belief systems, finding joy in their lives, and seeing themselves as gods-in-training. Interestingly, Stack reported that currently in Taiwan, Dr. Tien-Sheng Hsu is using the Seth material to help heal people.
Seth said people could spiritually evolve through lucid dreaming and OBEs (he did not make a large distinction between the two). Stack shared some of his personal OBEs, and techniques for achieving them. For instance, he'll wake himself up after 4 hours of sleep, and then sit in a chair and give himself the suggestion that he will have an OBE and bring his waking consciousness with him wherever he goes.
First hour guest, medium and paranormal investigator Chip Coffey talked about some of the challenges that psychic kids face. Growing up as a psychic child himself, he particularly understands some of the issues involved. Kids with psychic gifts often have difficulties figuring out what is going in their lives, and how to manage it, he noted. Parents can be confused as well in attempting to evaluate and diagnose the situation. He discourages them from becoming like "psychic stage parents" trying to foster the ability in their kids, but rather suggested they just listen to their child, and let things play out naturally.
Bumper music from Thursday April 05, 2012