An even more baffling experience: Paramahansa Yogananda whisked my consciousness out of my body and parked it over a house in Dallas. Whoa!
As an atheist, I felt my best bet for explaining such experiences would be by intensifying my study of physics. I had been studying physics ever since age 10 when my uncle gave me that crystal set (see the 1a - Encounter video). No batteries, no on-off switch, how did it work?
In trying to answer that question, I would have preferred to read library books on electronics; but – so soon after WWII – the library had none available. Instead, a kindly librarian suggested that I check out some of the physics books that the library always had on its shelves. After studying two hours per day every day, it finally began to sink in. At age 13, I passed my test to become a ham radio operator.
Continuing my studies, I finally landed in a quantum physics class at the University of Missouri during my fifth semester of engineering studies. I had been reading quantum physics for years, but I never understood why the physicists were involved in arguments regarding telepathy and consciousness – until I took that course.
Along the way, two physics teachers urged me to major in physics. But – attracted by the civil rights movement – I wound up getting my Ph.D. in psychology. Nevertheless, I kept reading about physics, hoping that eventually I would figure out how my guardian angel had so much power.
And the answer is? These physics videos convey the results of my quest. In the process, I also learned how Kriya Yoga works. (This one is the first of several; the others are still in progress.)
Is belief in the supernatural warranted? Is belief in miracles warranted? No. Miracles are but the operation of natural laws that are not yet understood by many people, just as launching a rocket to the moon was a “miracle” for those who did not understand.
In case you're interested in the rest, I've written it all as a .PDF document:
Again this note: Normally, we don't tell such stories, and for years I never even told my wife. However, I began to feel that I should do so back around 2005. I balked. But then a friend called to say that he was getting a strong message that I should write an autobiography. I had never told him any of my stories, so I thought he might be right. But again I got cold feet. So I wrote to SRF for advice. After a monk called to say that I should tell my stories, I bought two new high-definition camcorders and began. Let the chips fall where they may.
Back story and explanation:
This an autobiographical video by Larry Dominus Reavis, Ph.D., a Christ-ian yogi.