Watching Paint Dry
Well, some exciting news, the recruitment for the AWARE II study leapt by 33% recently to 4%. For those not good at math, it was previously 3%. Facetiousness aside, I am a little concerned and at the same time reassured.
I am concerned because at this rate I will be so old as to have an actual death experience before this study reports its final results, but reassured that it is still active and ongoing (entries are being made into the database). Also, as stated before, I am hopeful that the subjects being enrolled are more suitable by being 1. Alive, a big step forward from AWARE I, and 2. being in a position to actually see any projected images at the time of the event.
Meanwhile man continues on his self-destructive course, with the upper echelons of society thieving from those without the power or political influence to fight back; psychopaths of various religious and political extraction murdering defenceless civilians and the rest of us devouring resources that we believe are infinite while polluting the only home we have with complete disregard for future generations.
Ultimately we need a global shift in thinking, in behaviour, away from the material and towards the spiritual, and in my view this study has the potential to help foment that. However, such a change would only occur on the back of rock solid data arising from research that was conducted rigorously, and above reproach. Ultimately, my hope is that this is the reason why recruitment is so slow…every case has to meet sufficient criteria to withstand the scrutiny of modern science.